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Image for <b>The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.  </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1897.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008403


An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle. Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened. some minor soil to front and rear boards. 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. vii, 204 + [4] pp. publisher’s adverts. View more info

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The Light of Asia

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd: 1926

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 011153

Condition: Very Good


Limited Edition No. 56 of 3000 numbered copies. Introduction by Sir E. Denison Ross. Color illustrations by Hamzeh Carr. Original tan cloth with printed and gilt design on cover; gilt lettering on spine. 4to; 10.25 inches tall; xxii, [4], 177 pages; 16 colour plates. tissue guards with legends. Gift inscription on ffep: "Dr. and Mrs. Eldon R. James / Long may the Light of Asia shine for you! / With regards and great appreciation! / Maurice P. Dunlap / at Cambridge 8. X. 27." Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning with occasional foxing. Moder... View more info

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The Devil's Pi

By: Cantor, Eli

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Composing Room, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 010120

Condition: New


Amusing story of how the Devil is behind all the problems in a printer's shop, from proof reading to spilled ink. Issued as a Christmas greeting from the Composing Room. Fine. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Issued onion skin wrapper has toned which was only meant to protect until received. View more info

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Canterbury Tales
[Rockwell Kent - Illustrations]

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Garden City Publishing: 1934

Edition: De Luxe Edition.

Seller ID: 009700

Condition: Near Fine


De Luxe Edition. Translation of J. U. Nicolson. Introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould. Text richly illustrated with pen, brush, and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, full page and vignettes. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 627 pages. A collection of short stories told by a group of thirty-odd English pilgrims who are making the sixty mile, four day trip from Southwark, a suburb of London, to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer ( 1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Midd... View more info

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Good Faeries

By: Froud, Brian ; Terri Windling, Editor

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Seller ID: 011112

ISBN: 0684847817

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. --------- Artist Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Bickers and Son,: 1880

Seller ID: 005423


A novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. Brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges, Gold gilt and embossed designs on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Wear to corners. Spine tips pushed with rubbing. Minor area of discoloration lower rear bottom corner. Rear hinge starting. The illustrated plates are photos glued to a plate and all have minor the surrounding pages are flat so it must be something to do wit... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.

By: Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, E. Moxon, Son, & Company,: [n.d. c1880]

Seller ID: 005569


Green decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings square and tight; though front hinge starting. Minimal shelf handling. Illustrated with a few plates, chapter headers. Text clean; Mild toning, Previous owner’s name on front free endpage. 7.25 inches tall. 595 pages with publisher advertisements. View more info

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Peer Gynt
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co: 1936

Seller ID: 001538

Condition: Very Good


First (British) Printing of this Edition. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.--------From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp his translation is an improvement over former ones because he refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chosen unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the literal meaning. Publisher's gilt-pictorial burnt-orange cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and emblem on front with gilt spine titles; brown and white illu... View more info

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent [Arthur Rackham]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press: 1895

Seller ID: 010163

Condition: Near Fine


A fine example of late 19th-century trade bookmaking. Van Tassel Edition. Two volumes. 8vo; xix, 294 pp.; viii, 315 pp. Both volumes with frontispieces and numerous inserted full-plates with captioned tissue guards; additionally each text page features color floral/botanical/holly-and- mistletoe borders. Four of the plates by Rackham, his 5th book.; additional Illustrations by Joseph Jefferson, Arthur Rackham, and Julian Rix. - Blue cloth with titles in gilt-and- white lozenge on upper boards, extravagant gilt decoration on upper boards and spines, beveled boards, top edge gilt; in burg... View more info

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The Magic of the Circus
[pop-up book]

By: Kubasta, V. [Vojtech]

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Derrydale Books / Distributed by Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First US Editiion

Seller ID: 009564

ISBN: 051748305X

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in Czechoslovakia. Vojtech Kubasta was born in Vienna. His family moved to Prague when he was four years old and he lived there his entire life. He demonstrated his artistic talent at the age of four. He had a great desire to become an artist. His father, however, had different goals for his son. He wanted him to study law. Nevertheless, the young Vojtech persisted with his aspiration to become an artist and, eventually, his father agreed that his son could become an architect. The study of architecture, at that time, was considered more of an artistic under... View more info

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The Courtship of Miles Standish

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, Bobbs Merrill Company,: 1903.

Seller ID: 009258

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles to spine and front; bindings square a bit shaken; some shelf rubbing to lower edge; tissue guarded frontispiece plus 41 additional illustrations; several of full color and many full page. View more info

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The Song of Hiawatha
[Frederic Remington]

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Chicago:, J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company: 1968

Seller ID: 010356

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile of the 1890 Edition. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Remington's artwork decorates the margins of the text and nearly every page is illustrated. The traditions of the American Native Peoples are presented. Very good in a Good Dust Jacket with the price. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. The jacket has two closed tears on top front edge with mild handling. Now in a new clear Mylar sleeve. 8vo; 23.5cm; 9.25 inches tall; 242 pages with decorated endpages. View more info

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The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Malory, Sir Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1978

Seller ID: 009211

Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket


Sir Thomas Malory (1405 - 1471) collected all the ancient tales of the mythical Arthur and published them under the title Le Morte D'Arthur, becoming the definitive account of the Arthurian legends. The epic tale of valor is noted for having been written in the best English prose of the Fifteenth Century.Bindings tight and square. Text clean Moderate handling wear. Some spotting on the lower text block, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has some top edge wear. 8vo. 507 pages with a glossary. Illustrated w/sixteen full-color plates and sixteen black and white... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Omar Khayyam ; Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 009807

Condition: Fine


Publisher's cloth with decorated with ornate floral motif to front and spine. Title in gilt in red box. No flaws to book. Top edge deep red. Slip case minor shelf wear, Contains the First, Second, Third and Fifth Editions of the translation, as well as Fitzgerald's Biographical Preface and his brief biography of Omar Khayyam.Deluxe Edition in Slipcase. Illustrated Edmund Dulac. Twelve full-page, full-color plates. Slipcase 10 inches tall. A collection of poems attributed to Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyam. View more info

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An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1902.

Seller ID: 000335


Maroon ribbed cloth covered boards; stamped spine titles and decorations; Front covers stamped titles in gilt, decorations and pasted-down portrait by Christy. 19 illustration in two color. All pages decorated by Virginia Keep. Book edges have light wear more so to corners. Signatures loosened but no detachment; A handsome example of Victorian verse and book decorating. Press of Braunworth & Company, Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, New York. View more info

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The Parting at the Burnside.

By: Rouse, Lydia L

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Baptist Publication Society.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


Red-brown cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles decoration in black. Color title page & customary title page. Minimal handling wear. Bindings square and very firm. Text clean, no ownership markings. Light foxing associated with plates. The author wrote late 19th century religious and moral tales some for the juvenile audience. This title was not located on OCLC or elsewhere. This is surprising as this book is well made. The story is a “romance” with heavy moral and religious undertones. View more info

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The Waverly Novels: Count Robert of Paris.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Company, 1881.: 1881.

Seller ID: 003777


Tissue-guarded frontispiece and several plates. Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped boarders. Bindings square and very tight. Light shelf wear and handling. Text clean, though toned. Small separation lower gutter title-page at tissue-guard. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are stil... View more info

Image for <b>Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen  </b><br>[Colored Illustrations by Henry Alken]

Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen
[Colored Illustrations by Henry Alken]

By: Surtees, Robert Smith

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1869

Seller ID: 010440

Condition: Near Fine


Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, these stories originally published in the New Sporting Magazine. ----------- The Bumpus Bookshop of Oxford Street, London enjoyed a reputation for handsome bindings in classical styles from its foundation in 1780 until the 20th century. In fact, the 'bindery' never produced a single binding, instead of outsourcing to the likes of Rivière, and Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a masterpiece of delegation. [Quaritch] Henry Thomas Alken was an English painter and engrav... View more info

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...Enoch Arden and Other Poems

By: TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ticknor and Company,: 1865.

Seller ID: 003776


Green pebbled leather with stamped gilt titles and decoration. All edges gilt. Bindings firm, though one plate seems to have been reinserted. Light handling wear. Tissue-guarded illustrations throughout. 7.75 inches tall, 78 pages. Born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, Alfred Tennyson is one of the most well-loved Victorian poets and by the mid-19th century had come to occupy a position similar to that of Alexander Pope in the 18th. Tennyson was a consummate poetic artist, consolidating and refining the traditions bequeathed to him by his predecessors in the Romantic... View more info

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Alice of Old Vincennes.
[Illustrations: F.C. Yohn]

By: Thompson, Maurice.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Indianapolis,, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1900

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 005096


A story about the Indiana frontier and the settlement of Vincennes before statehood. Olive green cloth covered boards. Stamped titles in gilt. Front decorations of a fort in three color. Textblock firm, slight lean. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on a small sticker. Text clean, printed on laid-paper. View more info