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Jack Sheppard, A Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1856

Seller ID: 011759

Condition: Fine

Originally published as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany from 1839 to 1840, It is a historical romance and a Newgate novel based on the real-life of the 18th-century criminal Jack Sheppard. Jack Sheppard developed into one of the most popular and controversial of Ainsworth's 'Newgate' novels, complemented by some of Cruikshank's superlative illustrative work. The novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical versions of it had appeared on the London stage. Ainsworth's description of illicit life also provoked criticism. The work was attacked it in T... View more info

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The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 011760

Condition: Fine

A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is beginning to lose favor during the reign of James I as the church once again increased its power, while Parliament's power decreased as the monarch tried to rule without them. [Thompson] William Harrison Ainsworth, (1805 -1882), English author of popular historical romances. Ai... View more info

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...Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.

By: Darley, Felix O. C.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York:, Hurd and Houghton at the Riverside Press,: 1869.<br>

Edition: Early Edition, Second printing.<br>

Seller ID: 003066

Condition: Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings by Felix O. C. Darley; Drawings engraved on wood by J. Augustus Begert and James L. Langridge. [88 drawings]. <br>

Text and drawings of American illustrator's trip to England and the Continent undertaken in 1867-68. Green pebbled morocco leather covered beveled boards, stamped titles and spine decoration in gilt, decoration in circle of travelers in stamped gilt on front. All edges gilt.Bindings square and tight; Light wear. A stripe of bio-predation across front. Three previous ownership marks: bookplate front paste-down; cursive inked name on front free endpage; inked number on top title page. Minor foxing to preliminary pages. Text clean and bright. 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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...Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers. 4 Issues. Mary Baker Eddy; Erasmus; Hypathia; King Alfred.

By: Hubbard. Elbert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Aurora, New York:, Roycrofters,: 1908.

Seller ID: 004055

All in stiff paper boards with extended edges. Moderate handling, bindings firm, Text has toned. Beautiful Arts and Crafts style decorations with decorated first letters designs. View more info

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The Golden Poppy

By: Smith, Emory Evans

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, California, San Francisco News Company/Murdock Press: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011222

Condition: Near Fine

Charming Art Nouveau song of praise to California, in prose, poetry and picture. First Edition, First Printing.. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt; Purple and gold floral endpapers. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 230, [2] pp. Illustrated from drawings & photographs; color frontispiece. Includes a bibliography. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear with minor spotting on rear board.The author was a Stanford University Professor of Horticulture, his impressive collection of prose and poetry of the history and significance of the Cal... View more info

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Barbara A Woman of the West

By: Witson, John

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011662

Condition: Very Good

This was the prolific author's first novel for adults. "All stories of the West seem to have a vigor and go about them that is characteristic and Barbara a Woman of the West by John H Whitson comes under this heading. That the atmosphere of the West should be caught in this story is hardly strange considering that the author traveled extensively in the West where he went as a newspaper correspondent ." [BNS] A characteristically American novel of life in the far West remarkable for the novel plot and non-typical situations. Green cloth decorated boards by Lee Thayer of the Deco... View more info