Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
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Image for <b>Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.</b>

Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.

By: Buckland, Frank

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London:, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,: 1891.

Seller ID: 009215

Condition: Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Penciling on half-title. Scuffing along headbands; corners bumped and rubbed. REF: Hampton p. 20; Starkman & Read p. 67 View more info

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Sara Crewe or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's and Editha's Burglar

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London and New York:, Frederick Warne and CO.,: 1888.

Edition: 4th Edition.

Seller ID: 009268

Condition: Very Good


Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy. A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Two books bound as one, both with numerous full-page illustrations, including frontispieces. Red publisher's cloth with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt beveled edges. Bindings tight with a minor spine lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front-free endpage. Scattered foxing. View more info

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Poems and Songs of Robert Burns. A completely new edition, including over 60 poems appearing for the first time in a collected edition, of which some have never before been published.

By: Burns, Robert; Edited with an Introduction by James Burke

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London and Glasgow:, Collins: 1969

Seller ID: 010354

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue leather wraps with gilt spine titles in slipcase. 12mo; 7.25 inches tall. 736 pages with an index of first lines. The book is without flaw; bindings tight and text clean. Slipcase has light shelf handling. The most complete and definite collection of the works of Robert Burns. View more info

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The Land of the Pigmies.

By: Burrows, Guy ; Introduction by Henry Morton Stanley

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited: 1898

Seller ID: 011096

Condition: Very Good


In his introduction to this work, the Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley offers high praise of both the author and his writing: "With regard to this first literary effort of Captain Burrows I need say but little. Its title is a fascinating one and suggests the satisfaction of our legitimate curiosity respecting the little people whom the Emin Relief Expedition discovered in such numbers in the great forest traversed by the Aruwimi." Publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, half-title. First Edition, First Printing. Bindings a... View more info

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...It's His Way and Other Stories.

By: By the Author of Copsley Annals. [Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London:, T. Nelson and Sons,: 1882.<br>

Edition: First Edition.<br>

Seller ID: 004267


Maroon cloth covered boards, gilt titles and stamped decorations. Bindings square and tight. Text Clean. Some toning. Wear top corners and spine tips. 6 3/8 inches tall. 120 pages. Collection of moral and religious short stories. View more info

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Doctor Johns: Being a Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister in Connecticut. Two Volumes [Complete]

By: By the Author of My Farm of Edgewood [Donald C. Mitchell]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner and Company,: 1866.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002555


Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt spine titles Bindings square, hinges solid. Moderate shelf wear, Top spine bands pulled on both. On laid paper, toning, clean text. 7.5 inches tall. 300 and 295 pages.Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) was an essayist and novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym "Ik Marvel". This publication is a work of fiction. View more info

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Polar Scenes Exhibited in the Voyages of Heemskirk and Barenz to the Northern Regions, and in the Adventures of Four Russian Sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen.

By: Campe, M. [Joachim Heinrich] [Translated from the German]

Price: $185.00

Publisher: J. Harris and Son, London: 1823

Seller ID: 010879

Condition: Good


An early 16th century attempt to locate the Arctic Northwest passage from Europe to China. Joining Van Heemskerk was Commander Jan Rijp; Pilot Willem Barents and Historian Gerrit de Veer. Discoveries made on the voyage were Bear Island in the Barents Sea; and after sailing above 80 degrees N. Lat. Spitsbergen (now known as Svalbard), and was believed (incorrectly) to be a part of Greenland. This exploration also for the first time successfully faced an Arctic winter. The voyage stands in the first rank among the polar enterprises of the 16th century and led to a flourishing whal... View more info

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The Angler's Assistant; Comprising Practical Directions for Bottom-Fishing, Trolling, &c., with Ample Instructions for the Preparation & Use of Tackle and Baits; a Descriptive Account of the Habits and Haunts of Fish, and a Geographical and Ichthyological Account of the Principal Rivers & Streams in England.

By: Carpenter , William

Price: $345.00

Publisher: London, David Bogue: 1848

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010718

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's gilt and blind-stamped decorated green cloth with gilt-stamped illustrated spine. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Spine Sun-faded. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo. 6.75 inches tall; viii, 153 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings, vignettes. ------ A handsome copy. REF: Westwood & Satchell, 50; Albee, 34; Heckscher 357 View more info

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Everyman's Library)

By: Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 1992

Seller ID: 010256

ISBN: 0679413251

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. [No Jacket as issued] Reprinted from the 1924 Routledge & Sons translation from the French by Richard Aldington with an Introduction by Peter Washington. In the two hundred years since its original publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has provoked, on the one hand, shock and censorship, and on the other, the admiration of readers as different as Marie Antoinette, Andre Gide, and Charles Baudelaire. Numerous Contemporary ArtistsThe story it tells of the intrigues of a pair of sexually carnivorous aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France has yet to lo... View more info

Image for …<b>The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, <Br>Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya. <BR>In Three Volumes.</b><br>

The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge,
Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya.
In Three Volumes.

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $245.00

Publisher: William Pickering,, London:: 1829.<br>

Edition: Second Edition. The first edition was of 12 copies. Complete in three volumes.<br>

Seller ID: 005622

Condition: 8vo; Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75".<br>


Rebound in [Contemporary] 19th-century custom full leather. Showing moderate external wear, with some rubbing and chipping to the spines. Top edge gilt. Bindings firm. Text clean and bright, Printed on laid-paper; an occasional foxing spot noted. The front cover of the third volume displays a small stain in the lower left corner. Antique bookplates can be seen on the front pastedowns. Joints seem tender and books are protected and reinforced by custom clear Mylar sleeves. [spot on lead photo is reflected light from flash] Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary cr... View more info

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With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers [Polar Exploration]

By: Conway, Sir Martin

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010810

Condition: Good


Companion and acting as an appendix to The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. 8vo. 8 inches tall; vi, [4], 235pp. with index; gravure frontispiece, 11 plates, 2 text illustrations, folding map (tape-repaired along folds), top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth, stamped with gilt. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photographs by E. J. Garwood. Ex-library, with markings from Cardiff Public Libraries; spine relaid along back cover, extremities bumped, cloth torn; foxing, chipping, and tears throughout. Difficult to find in any condition. The append... View more info

Image for <b>Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq. with several of his most intimate friends. Now first published from the originals in the possession of his kinsman, John Johnson </b><br>[Complete in 2 volumes]

Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq. with several of his most intimate friends. Now first published from the originals in the possession of his kinsman, John Johnson
[Complete in 2 volumes]

By: Cowper, William [Johnson, John]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for Henry Colburn. new Burlington Street. and Simpkin and Marshall. Stationers' Hall Court ,: 1884.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008348


William Cowper (1731 – 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.Half bound in contemporary aniline calf over marbled boards, four raised bands. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even age-toning, more pronounced in preliminaries. Rubs on corners and tips. Spine label lacking on Volume 2. View more info

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Prue and I

By: Curtis, George William.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper Brothers Publishers,: 1867.

Edition: Later Edition.

Seller ID: 004020

Condition: Good


Brown cloth boards with stamped spine title in gilt, Decorations and blind-stamped decorative boarder. Moderate handling wear, Text clean with a hint of toning. Bindings firm. Rub to spine tips and corners. 7.5/8 inches tall. 214 pages. Essays from an ardent support of Lincoln without his usual political bite. View more info

Image for <b>Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description  </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
[Polar Exploration]

By: Cyriax, Richard J. (1885-1967)

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009495

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal eve... 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 Law in Shakespeare

By: Davis, Cushman K.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: 1883, Washington Law Book,: Washington D.C.:

Seller ID: 009110

Condition: Very Good


"Shakespeare's persistent and correct use of law terms was long ago noticed and caused the conjecture that he must have studied in an attorney's office. …… but that he was more addicted to the employment of legal nomenclature than any English writer (excepting, of course, the jurists) is incontestable;" From Introduction. The author through example from Shakespeare’s plays gives legal explanation. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. previous owner's name stamped on endpage. with index. 12mo; 7.5 inches tall; 303 pages View more info

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Van Bibber and Others.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers Publishers,: 1901.

Edition: Later edition.

Seller ID: 002441


Wine red cloth covered boards with stamped spine titles with black bordered armorial design with gilt titles inside on front. Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Light shelf wear with a spot of rub at corners and spine tips. Text clean with light even toning. 7.5 inches tall. 349 pages. View more info

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Van Bibber and Others.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers Publisher.: 1892.

Edition: First Edition, First Issue. (blanck 4512)

Seller ID: 002635


Green cloth covered boards with stamped spine titles with black bordered armorial design with gilt titles inside on front. Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Light shelf handling with rubbed corners and spine tips. Text clean with toning heavier at the edges. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. A small white sticker on verso of title page, believe it is closing a closed tear or thin spot. Did not attempt removal. Minor dampstain text block near lower spine tip., -249. Frontispiece and 3 plates inserted. 71/4 x 4 13/16. White Laid paper endpage, no advertiseme... View more info

Image for <b> A Manual of Music: Its History, Biography and Literature. A Complete History of Music, Illustrated w/ Chronological Charts, Incl. Biographies & Portraits of Eminent Composers with Characteristic Specimens from their Works, Carefully Analyzed and Explained.  </b>

A Manual of Music: Its History, Biography and Literature. A Complete History of Music, Illustrated w/ Chronological Charts, Incl. Biographies & Portraits of Eminent Composers with Characteristic Specimens from their Works, Carefully Analyzed and Explained.

By: Derthick, W. M. [Editor]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Manual Publishing Co.,: 1888

Seller ID: 008947


ncludes A Dictionary of Technical and Proper Names with Definitions and Simplified Pronunciations. Folio; 628 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 36 cm.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with slight beginnings of discoloration on rear board. Slight shelf lean. I View more info

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...Johnnie Courteau and Other Poems

By: Drummond, William Henry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1909

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 006937


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Boards are darkened on perimeter and spine. Some spotting to rear board. 7.87 inches tall. 161 pages with publisher's advertisements. William Henry Drummond (April 13, 1854 – April 6, 1907) was an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him "one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world," and "one of the most widely-read and loved poets" in Canada. View more info