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Image for <b>The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization   </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1899

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008404


12 parodies of popular contemporary authors including "The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud," a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes. [Bleiler, 39]Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine a bit darkened. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii-x] 1-246 [247-249] [250: blank] [251-252: ads]. Bal 741; Bleiler 29; de Wall 5809 View more info

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

Image for <b>The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History  </b><br>[19th Century Travel Guide]

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
[19th Century Travel Guide]

By: Brodhead, Luke Wills

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,: 1870.

Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]

Seller ID: 009265

Condition: Very Good, minus


19th century travel guide penned by a manager of the Kittatinny House resort hotel, during it's heyday. It was under L.W. Brodhead's care that the resort expanded to accommodate 250 guests from the original 25. At the time of publishing, there were about a half dozen resort hotels to which the affluent from New York and Philadelphia could retreat for the season. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners rub... View more info

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Sketches of Irish Character
[Ireland]

By: Hall, Mrs. S. C. [Anna Maria Fielding]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,: 1845

Edition: Illustrated Edition.

Seller ID: 008233

Condition: Very good.


In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the pa... View more info

Image for <b>Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.<br> Collected by David Herd, Reprinted from the Edition of 1776, with an Appendix, Containing the pieces Substituted in the Edition of 1791 For Omissions from that of 1776.  </b>[Scotland]

Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.
Collected by David Herd, Reprinted from the Edition of 1776, with an Appendix, Containing the pieces Substituted in the Edition of 1791 For Omissions from that of 1776.
[Scotland]

By: Herd, David [Editor]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Glasgow: 1869., Kerr & Richardson,: 1869.

Edition: Two Volumes – Complete.

Seller ID: 006178


David Herd (1732–10 June 1810) was a noted Scottish anthologist of songs and ballads. [wiki]Patterned cloth over boards. Wear along all spine joints, with some loss volume 1. Moderate edgewear with some sunning. Bookseller label to front endpages. Bindings sound. Text clean, minor toning. ix, 312 pages; 283 pages; plus 74-page appendix. View more info

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The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Manchester and New York:, George Routledge & Sons,: No date but gift inscription of 1902.

Seller ID: 007652


William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 – 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. Quarter red Morocco to red boards. Spine title in gilt, Marbled endpages, top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece with additional plates. 8.75 inches tall, 290 pages View more info

Image for <b> Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction. </b><br>

Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction.

By: Anderson, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Oliver & Boyd,: 1830.

Edition: Second Edition Enlarged.

Seller ID: 008244


Early document important regarding the origins of the Irish Language. Beginning with a sketch of the literary history of the Irish with notices of the eminent men whom that country produced from the seventh century downwards. Additionally, an account of the schools of learning of early and modern date which have been instituted for the Irish and of the various attempts to employ the Irish tongue as a branch and medium of education. [from The Eclectic Review... View more info

Image for <b>Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe  </b><BR>[Joseph Wolf - Illustrations]

Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe
[Joseph Wolf - Illustrations]

By: Arnold, Thomas James

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Nattali and Bond: 1855

Seller ID: 010302

Condition: Very Good


Reynard the Fox is a literary cycle of medieval allegorical Dutch, English, French and German fables. The first extant versions of the cycle date to the second half of the 12th century. The genre is very popular throughout the Late Middle Ages, and in chapbook form throughout the Early Modern period. The stories are largely concerned with the main character Reynard, a red fox and trickster figure. His adventures usually involve him deceiving other animals for his ... View more info

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Skippy Rides through Florida; A Dog's-Eye View of the Sunshine State.

By: As told to Lady Peg Wilks by Skippy, the Boston Terrier

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 010241

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED with an inscription by Lady Peg. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 21 cm; 8.25 inches tall; 164 pages illustrations. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some minor soiling. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has age toned with wear to top edge with a small loss. Older reinforcement on the inside of the jacket. REF: McCarthy, 431; CCE, 747; Jahoda, 184; OCLC: 1742554. ... View more info

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Brigitta

By: Auerbach, Berthold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ginn and Co.,: 1898.

Seller ID: 002199


Burgundy cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine. No DJ. 5 x 7 1/2. 134 pages. Text in German with notes and Introduction in English by J. Howard Gore. Bindings tight and square. Noticed a few small pencil marks. This was a text to instruct in reading German for an English speaking person. Three colored stamps and previous owner's name on front endpages. View more info

Image for <b>The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office. </b>

The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office.

By: Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Richard Bentley,: 1853.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008856


Biographical sketches of the authors and their chief works: Ben Johnson; Sir William Davenant; John Dryden; Thomas Shadwell; Nahum Tate; Nicholas Rowe; Rev. Laurence Eusden; Colley Cibber; William Whitehead; Rev. Thomas Warton; Henry James Pye; Robert Southey; and William Wordsworth.Publisher’s green cloth blind-stamped border design with gilt emblem in center. Spine with five blind-stamped decorative designs and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square... View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

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Balzac's Works - Six Volumes

By: Balzac, Honoré de

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1906.

Seller ID: 004059a


[Lacking volume 3] of a seven volume set. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of ... View more info

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A Border Shepherdess [a romance of Eskdale]

By: Barr, Amelia E.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead: 1887

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010228

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; 16cm; 6.25 inches tall; [4], 325 pages. Frontispiece. Blue cloth, titles and decoration in silver on upper board and spine, top-edge stained brown, in the publisher's matching printed paper dust-wrapper. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free end page. Decorated Dust Jacket worn, chipped and torn at extremities; front hinge starting, with a loss on th... View more info

Image for <b>The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt </b>

The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt

By: Bartlett, William Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1851

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010214

Condition: Very Good


A handsome collectible edition of Victorian-era Egypt exploration. First American Edition. Publisher's navy cloth with stamped gilt decorations on front, rear, and spine. Bindings tight and square. Top edge gilt. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guards in place. A few plates have a hint of foxing on extremities. Small 4to; 10.25 in. 26 cm; viii, 218 + [2] ad pp. 35 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece, two maps, and an addition... View more info

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The Decameron

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; John Payne, Translation

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Rhodes Press: [no date circa 1940]

Seller ID: 008536


A collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death. Stiff cloth covered wraps; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, heavy age-toning. Moderate handling wear. View more info

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

Image for <b>Sara Crewe or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's and Editha's Burglar  </b>

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. ... View more info

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A Sketch of Old England

By: By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: London:, Charles Wiley; Sir Richard Phillips & Co.,: 1822.<br>

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: 004942


New York: Charles Wiley, 1822 Republished London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822 Both items appear on the title page. Believe this to be the London publication. Printer on Fleet Street appears at the bottom of last page. Thus, concluding this to be 1st English Edition. 1822 is the date of 1st issue. James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 - April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. He became a close fr... 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