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Image for ...<b>The Lay of the Last Minstrel. A Poem in Six Cantos.  With Notes and an Appendix from the Latest Edinburgh Edition and a Biographical Sketch by William M. Rossetti.  </b><br>

...The Lay of the Last Minstrel. A Poem in Six Cantos. With Notes and an Appendix from the Latest Edinburgh Edition and a Biographical Sketch by William M. Rossetti.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, A. L. Burt,: [No date c1900].<br>

Seller ID: 007259


Maroon cloth covered boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Frontispiece of Scott’s portrait. Bindings square and tight. Top edge gilt with light shelf wear, rubs at lower corners and spine tips. Text clean with only a hint of toning. Previous owner’s name in beautiful period cursive with the date 1903. 296 pages, 7 ½ inches tall. View more info

Image for ...<b>Eighteen-Nineties: A Period Anthology in Prose and Verse</b>

...Eighteen-Nineties: A Period Anthology in Prose and Verse

By: Secker, Martin Secker ; Introduction by John Betjeman.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, The Richards Press,: 1948.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005069


Selections from authors of the late 19th century include: Frank Harris, Kenneth Grahame, Arthur Machen, Alice Meynell, Oscar Wilde, Baron Corvo, A. E. Houseman, Arthur Machen, Alice Meynell, W. B. Yeats….... View more info

Image for <b>Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions:  the 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of the Horse   </b>

Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions: the 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of the Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, H. W. Caldwell CO.: 1994

Seller ID: 009101

Condition: Very Good


Anna Sewell’s novel Black Beauty first published in 1877 was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare,... View more info

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Lewis Arundel or The Railroad of Life

By: Smedley, Frank E.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, The Blackfriars Publishing Co: 1916

Seller ID: 010121

Condition: Good


Bound in half red leather spine decorated with titles in gilt. Hand-colored title page and tissue-guarded frontispiece. Top edge publisher's stain, others deckled. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Boards soiled. 8vo; 22.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall; xiv-512 pages London:,, [No Date:1916] Forty-two illustrations by 'Phiz" [Hablot K. Browne] View more info

Image for <b> Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile </b><br>[Africa Exploration]

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
[Africa Exploration]

By: Speke, John Hanning

Price: $265.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers Publishers: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010281

Condition: Very Good


African exploration classic. First US Edition. Hardcover; 9.5 inches, 24 cm tall; 590 pages + foldout map & publishers advertisements. Bound in publisher's pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and adornment on the spine. From the title page, it includes "map and portraits and numerous illustrations", some of which retain their tissue guards are chiefly from Captain Grant's drawings. This volume is the account of the 1860-1862 expedition sponsored by the Royal Geogra... View more info

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The Queer, The Quaint, The Quizzical. A Cabinet for the Curious

By: Stauffer, Frank H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Robert A. Tripple,: 1882

Edition: [Edition: There were two Philadelphia editions in 1882, by different publishers; priority unknown.]

Seller ID: 008283


A collection of poems, sayings, stories, trivia...simply the unusual with emphasis on literature and book selling.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs at corners. Tipped in sheet on front endpage. A few occasional pencil margin notes. 367 pages with fine index. 8.75 inches tall. View more info

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Wanderings and Adventures in the Interior of Southern Africa [2 volumes complete]

By: Steedman, Andrew

Price: $975.00

Publisher: London, Longman & Co.: 1835

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009783

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. 2 volumes: 8vo; 23 cm.; 9 inches tall; xii, 330; v, 358 pages. Illustrated with [12] steel engravings and a folded map at the end of volume 1. Each volume has a tissue-guarded frontispiece and engraved title page.Recased in original publisher's cloth with renewed endpages. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Foxing to the perimeter of plates. A very handsome set of this important explorat... View more info

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The Adventures of Captain Horn

By: Stockton, Frank Richard.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1901.

Edition: Later Edition.

Seller ID: 004119


Green cloth covered boards with gilt and black titles and decorations. Bindings square and tight, text clean a hint of toning. Light spotting to front board with moderate wear to spine tips and corners. Frank Richard Stockton (1834 - 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. View more info

Image for <b>The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6.  </b><br> [English Country Life]

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6.
[English Country Life]

By: Surtees, Robert Smith

Price: $865.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1846

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009674

Condition: Very Good


This is one of Surtees few non-fiction works, taken from the sporting newspaper Bell's Life in London during the fox hunting season of 1845-6.Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. "His Novels are pre-eminebt in the annals of sport".[ Kunitz]Henry Thomas Alken ... 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 S... 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 wa... View more info

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The Unity of Nature.

By: The Duke of Argyll; [Campbell, George]

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, John B. Alden,: 1884<br>

Seller ID: 005636

Condition: 7.5 inches tall. 341 Pages with index.<br>


Blue-green cloth covered boards, gilt spine titles. Minimal shelf wear, some hand-soiling. Bindings firm and square. Text with toning and some marginalia on first 9 pages. Top edge stained red. View more info

Image for …<b> The Reign of Law.</b><br>

The Reign of Law.

By: The Duke of Argyll; [Campbell, George]

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, John B. Alden,: 1884.<br>

Seller ID: 005637

Condition: 7.5 inches tall. 265 Pages with index.<br>


Blue-green cloth covered boards, gilt spine titles. Spine tips/corners rubbed, some hand-soiling. Bindings firm and square. Text with toning and some marginalia through-out. 7.5 inches tall. 265 Pages with index. Top edge gilt. View more info

Image for <b>Alice of Old Vincennes.</b><br>[Illustrations: F.C. Yohn]

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

Image for ...<b>Barchester Towers</b>

...Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, The Heritage Press,: 1958.

Seller ID: 004263


A near fine copy in a slip case with only a hint of wear. Includes Sandglass notes. View more info

Image for <b>The First Christmas Tree  </b> [Howard Pyle]

The First Christmas Tree [Howard Pyle]

By: Van Dyke , Henry

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's Sons: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010245

Condition: Very Good


Original olive-green cloth front designed by Amy Richards with her monogram. The design is stamped in gilt and dark green. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Printed on laid-paper each page of text bordered in oak leaf acorn scroll. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name stamp on top corner of front free endpage. 8vo; 22 cm; 8.5 inches tall; 76 pages. First Edition, First Printing. Four tissue-guarded photo... View more info

Image for <b>Short Tales for Travellers American Love Tales.</b>

Short Tales for Travellers American Love Tales.

By: Various Authors

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, George W. Jacobs: [No Date, circa 1900]

Seller ID: 002195


Red cloth covered boards (not stiff) with stamped gilt titles and decorations. Bindings square and tight, Light wear; Text clean, a hint of toning. Mild hand soiling to boards, previous owner's name written in pencil. 288 pages. 5.75 inches tall. View more info

Image for <b> Candide and Other Stories  </b>(Everyman's Library Book 130)

Candide and Other Stories (Everyman's Library Book 130)

By: Voltaire; Roger Pearson (Translator, Introduction)

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 1992

Seller ID: 010283

ISBN: 067941746X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Candide is the story of a gentleman who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds." On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of a benevolent cosmic plan. View more info

Image for <b> Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East </b><br>[Travel and Description: Russia]

Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
[Travel and Description: Russia]

By: Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Wraxall, Lascelles; Shirley Brooks; [A. W. Kinglake]

Price: $425.00

Publisher: London:, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans,: 1854.

Edition: No Edition indicated, all first published in 1853.

Seller ID: 008255


Three works bound in one volume. "Eothen" is a travel book about the Middle East and Holy Land, the other two cover the mountainous and Moslem areas of southern Russia. "Eothen" is attributed to Kinglake although his name is not present. All three books are somewhat scarce. Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus. From the German of Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Translated By Lascelles Wraxall. 1854. Imam Shamil was an Av... View more info

Image for ...<b>Fin De Siècle: a Selection of Late 19th Century Literature and Art Chosen By Nevile Wallace; With a Note on the Period By Holbrook Jackson.</b>

...Fin De Siècle: a Selection of Late 19th Century Literature and Art Chosen By Nevile Wallace; With a Note on the Period By Holbrook Jackson.

By: Wallis, Nevile: Editor; Holbrook Jackson: Essay

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, A. Wingate,: 1947.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005112


Burnt yellow cloth covered boards. Minor handling wear. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Bookplate with corner removed. Dust jacket with some soiling, some edge chipped, rear panel has minor damp-staining. 22 illustrations, including many full-page plates. Frontispiece. 94 pages. 10 inches tall.Selections from many of the important writers of the late 19th century. View more info