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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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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $125.00

Publisher: USA, The Franklin Library: 1986

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller ID: 009744

Condition: Near Fine


As an American author, poet, and memoirist, Maya Angelou was an impactful civil rights leader who collaborated with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement. She is best known for her series of biographies and even recited her poem, “On the Pulse of the Morning,” at President Bill Clinton's making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, is the fifth book in African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's seven-volume autobiography series... View more info

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Death Is A Lonely Business

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $75.00

Publisher: USA, The Franklin Library: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009745

Condition: Near Fine


Limited First Edition; SIGNED; Includes publisher's letter laid-in. Unread. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling to boards, gilt edges fine. Double page frontispiece by Gary Kelly. View more info

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The Kingdom of the Wicked

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $35.00

Publisher: USA, The Franklin Library: 1985

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller ID: 009743

Condition: Fine


Limited First Edition; SIGNED; No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Includes publisher's letter laid-in. Illustrations by Richard DeFlice.A Roman saga, taking in the excesses of Tiberius, Caligula and Nero and an irreverent account of the early days of Christianity. Sadoc, a dying shipping clerk, sets down for future generations a tale of epic proportions: he is charged with recounting no less an event than the birth of Christianity. View more info

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Erehorne or Over the Range

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Cheshire House: 1931

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 011867

Condition: Very Good


Limited Edition of 1200 this is Number 50. Quarter leather to decorated paper over boards. Top edge gilt; others rough. 4to; 9.75 inches tall; 359 pages. Four Illustrations. Illustrations by H. Charles Tomlinson. Introduction by H. M. Tomlinson. Designed by Richard W. Ellis View more info

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Ted Kennedy. Scenes From an Epic Life

By: By Award Winning Photographers and Writers of the Boston Globe.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Easton Press / Simon and Schuster: 2009

Seller ID: 010961

ISBN: 1439138060

Condition: Fine


Green leather with stamped gilt titles and decorations. Paste-on photographs front cover. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. A bit of dust dulling on the top edge; Easton Bookplate attached but not written on. First Edition, thus. 4to; 10inches tall. View more info

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A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain

By: Daniell, William ; Introduction C. J. Sheperd ; Preface Robert Macfarlane

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 011874

Condition: New


William Daniell's "Voyage Round Great Britain" was published in eight volumes between 1814 and 1825 and included 308 hand-colored aquatints. This edition features a selection of 114 of Daniell's best and most representative aquatints. The extracts have been strung together with brief passages of editorial commentary which retrace the route Daniell purported to follow. Edited and Introduced by C.J. Shepherd. Preface by Robert Macfarlane.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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On the Origin of Species

By: Darwin, Charles ; Introduction by Richard Keynes

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2006

Seller ID: 011871

Condition: New


No book has revolutionized our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations. Bound in buckram printed and blocked with a design by David Eccles; Set in Baskerville; Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates. 4to; 10 inches tall; 415 pages with index.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Man in the High Castle
[Alternet History]

By: Dick, Phillip K.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1995

Seller ID: 010192

Condition: Fine


Fine, No flaws; Unread Unopened. Leather hardcover book with gilt designs and lettering on the front. Spine has three raised ribs and gilt lettering and designs. Satin endpapers. Green ribbon attached to head of spine as a bookmark. All gilt edges. 239 pages. - Philip Kindred Dick (1928 -1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. The Man in the High Castle is an American dystopian alternate history television series, produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free Productions, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions, and Big Light Productions. View more info

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...Camille La Dame Aux Camellis

By: Dumas, Alexandre Dumas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norwalk Connecticut:, Heritage Press,: 1955.

Seller ID: 003961


Blue boards and spine are covered with a blue patterned cloth; on the spine is a burgundy-red panel stamped with the title in gold leaf; Paper for this book, was made by the Chillicothe Paper Co.Book is fine, unopened unread no flaws but gentle sun-fading to spine; slip case is cream colored intact with some age spotting to extremities.Includes the Sandglass brochure. View more info

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Romola: A Novel [2 volumes, complete]

By: Eliot, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C.Winston Company: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011601

Condition: Near Fine


One of George Eliot's most ambitious and imaginative novels. Described by Eliot as 'written with my best blood', the story of Romola's intellectual and spiritual awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, played out against a turbulent historical backdrop of Renaissance Florence during the turbulent years following the expulsion of the powerful Medici family. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Beautifu... View more info

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The Sound and the Fury

By: Faulkner, William; Introduction by Robert Penn Warren

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 010564

Condition: Fine


Green faux-leather raised spine bands decorated and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. A hint of rub on lower text block. Illustrated by Kenneth Francis Dewey View more info

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Madame Bovary: A Storey of Provincal Life

By: Flaubert, Gustave

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 007844

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Translation of Francis Steegmuller; Illustrated by Malcolm Liepke. Gustave Flaubert was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provin... View more info

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Poems

By: G. K. Chesterton ; Selected and Introduced by Kenneth Baker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2007

Seller ID: 011869

Condition: New


G.K. Chesterton better known for his novels, especially the Father Brown stories, also wrote many poems. Kenneth Baker has selected about 120 of his favorites, including three that had not previously been published and written the introduction including an essay on how to read poetry.Unread; unopened minimal shelf handling to the slip case and a bit of sun-fading on the spine. View more info

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She Stoops to Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $16.45

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1962

Seller ID: 006811

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in slipcase. Bindings tight and square. Text clean with gift inscription. Light handling wear to slipcase. Sandglass notes included. Illustrations in color. View more info

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The Wind in the Willows

By: Grahame, Kenneth ; Introduction by Alan Bennett

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1995

Seller ID: 011878

Condition: Near Fine


The stories of Ratty, Toad and Badger. "One of the central classics of children's fiction, was Grahame's fourth book It began life as a series of bedtime stories told to his son Alastair, known as Mouse the first of these was told on Mouse's fourth birthday.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Unread. Slipcase has light sun-fading on top edge. Minor spine tip fraying. View more info

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My Life East and West

By: Hart, William S. ; Edited by Martin Ridge

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press: 1994

Seller ID: 011791

Condition: New


My Life East and West is the autobiography of Williams S. Hart which was originally published in 1929. This is the first reprinting of the book. William S. Hart lived for a while in the Dakota Territory, then worked as a postal clerk in New York City. In 1888 he began to study acting. In 1899 he created the role of Messala in Ben-Hur, and received excellent reviews for his lead part in The Virginian (1907). The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 92. First Edition, Thus. 12mo; 17.5 cm tall; 417 pages with original illustrations; index and publisher's list of title. Top edge gilt. No F... View more info

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...Twice-Told Tales.

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut:, Heritage Press,: 1966.

Seller ID: 003965


Book is unread no flaws but for a hint of dampstain textblock near spine. Slipcase has light handling wear with a trace of damp-stain on top/bottom spine. Includes Sandglass collector notes. View more info

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Italian Cities: Rome, Florence, Venice

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1997

Seller ID: 010375

Condition: Fine


This beautiful three-volume set, is part history, part guidebook, and part chronology of Venice, Florence, and Rome. 3 volumes, xviii+398pp, xiv+435pp, xiii+387pp, colour & b/w illustrations in each volume, indexes.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info