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Image for <b>The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table  </b><br>[Arthur Rackham]

The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Malory, Sir Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1978

Seller ID: 009211

Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket


Sir Thomas Malory (1405 - 1471) collected all the ancient tales of the mythical Arthur and published them under the title Le Morte D'Arthur, becoming the definitive account of the Arthurian legends. The epic tale of valor is noted for having been written in the best English prose of the Fifteenth Century.Bindings tight and square. Text clean Moderate handling wear. Some spotting on the lower text block, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has so... View more info

Image for <b> A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters </b><br>[18th Century Travel]

A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters
[18th Century Travel]

By: Moore, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston:, Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Young, for David West,: 1792

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 008071

Condition: Very Good


This book relates, via series of letters, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria. During these travels, Moore met with several eminent figures, including Frederick the Great and Voltaire. This volume and his subsequent volume of travels in Italy were immensely popular. Bound in full leather, with red leather spine label and gilt lettering to the spine. The text is adorned wi... View more info

Image for <b> Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792 </b><br>[18th Century California; Botany]

Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792
[18th Century California; Botany]

By: Mozino, Jose Mariano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Seattle and London:, University of Washington Press,: 1970

Seller ID: 007544


The author was official botanist on the voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra to 'the limits to the north of California' in 1792. Illustrated with plates that appeared in the original. Includes notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. 142 pg.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears to be a new book except for being on a shelf since 1970. Dust jacket has a few nicks. View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Omar Khayyam ; Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 009807

Condition: Fine


Publisher's cloth with decorated with ornate floral motif to front and spine. Title in gilt in red box. No flaws to book. Top edge deep red. Slip case minor shelf wear, Contains the First, Second, Third and Fifth Editions of the translation, as well as Fitzgerald's Biographical Preface and his brief biography of Omar Khayyam.Deluxe Edition in Slipcase. Illustrated Edmund Dulac. Twelve full-page, full-color plates. Slipcase 10 inches tall. A collection of poems att... View more info

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Veiled Desire: Augustine on Women

By: Power, Kim

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Continuum Intl Pub Group: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010263

ISBN: 0826409342

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Power employs insights drawn from psychology, anthropology and feminist theory, as well as theology, to put Augustine in a new and revealing setting. View more info

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The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri

By: Rosenwald, Lessing

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress,: 1961

Seller ID: 003872

Condition: Near Fine


A comparison of three versions of perhaps the oldest recommended reading list, printed in Florence in 1494, includes original texts, translations, appendices and notes. Tan cloth binding with brown titles, clean and tight. 10 inches tall, 123 pages. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II  </b>

...The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II

By: Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts:, Harvard University Press,: 1956.

Seller ID: 006226


Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust jacket light toning, no flaws. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. The Arden Shakespeare is a long-running series of scholarly editions of the works of William Shakespeare. It presents fully edited modern-spelling editions of the plays and poems, with lengthy introductions and full commentaries. View more info

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The Iliad of Homer.

By: Translated by Ennis Rees

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library, [Random House]: Copyright 1963.

Edition: The Modern Library, No. 166.

Seller ID: 005819


Spine style and endpages those of Modern Library c1963 - 67. No titles on inside of jacket. Bindings tight and square. No flaws to book. Text clean. New Mylar sleeve protecting price-clipped dust jacket with the price of $2.45 has minimal handling wear. Note: From the library of Rod McKuen with slip lad-in. View more info

Image for ...<b> Moliere Comedies </b>

... Moliere Comedies

By: Translation of Donald M. Frame

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,: 1985<br>

Seller ID: 007872


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.This edition contains: The School for Husbands; The School for Wives; The Misanthrope; The Imaginary Invalid; The Would-Be Gentleman; The Miser; and Taruffe or, The Impostor. He wrote in the 17th century.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Leatherette. View more info

Image for ...<b> The Confessions of Saint Augustine </b>

... The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: Translation of Edward Bouverie Pusey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,: 1982.

Seller ID: 007873


Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titlesThe work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever wri... View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Pennsylvania, Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 010583

Condition: New


Red faux-leather boards with raised spine bands; title and decorations stamped in gilt; all edges gilt. Illustrations of Edward Ardizzone.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for ...<b>Candide or Optimism.</b>

...Candide or Optimism.

By: VOLAIRE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut:, Heritage Press,: [no date c 1950].

Seller ID: 003960


Giftable. Book is unread without flaw, slipcase has minimal handling. Sandglass collector notes included. Translation: Richard Aldington, Introduction: Paul Morland. View more info

Image for <b> The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America  </b>[Argonaut Press #7]

The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America [Argonaut Press #7]

By: Williamson, James A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 7.

Seller ID: 009549

ISBN: 9060727029

Condition: Fine


This Argonaut Press issue is considered the essential source-book for Cabot and his voyages. Numerous documents have been discovered in the Italian, Spanish and English archives that provide new insights into these events and era. Includes: John and Sebastian Cabot, voyages in 1497 and 1498, Anglo-Portugese voyages from Bristol, North West voyage, voyages of 1517, 1521, 1527, 1536, English expeditions to North America. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto;... View more info

Image for <b>The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century  </b><br>[Njal Saga] [Iceland] [ Vikings] [Northmen]

The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century
[Njal Saga] [Iceland] [ Vikings] [Northmen]

By: [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland:, Edmonston and Douglas,: 1861.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007518

Condition: Very Good


The English translation of the Icelandic Njal Saga, which was written down in its present form by the year 1200 AD. The first 200+ pages provide a historical background and description of the culture, government, religion, customs, etc. of the Icelandic Northmen (volume I). The remainder of the work contains the Saga, which was an oral tradition of even remoter antiquity. Njal (ca. 930-1011) was burnt alive in his home, one of the last in a series of man-sl... View more info

Image for ...<b>The Works of William Shakespeare. Volumes 1 - 4 [of 8]</b>

...The Works of William Shakespeare. Volumes 1 - 4 [of 8]

By: [Shakespeare] Henry Irving & Frank A. Marshall - Editors

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Blackie and Son,: 1888.

Seller ID: 004488


Dark brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges. Stamped gilt spine titles, Bright intricate front decoration, And facsimile signature. Top edge gilt. Light handling wear. Some bump/push to corners and spine tips. Minor handling wear. Bindings generally firm Some hinges open but solid. Text clean, two column Introductions and notes full page. Hint of toning. Previous owners name in each on first blank page. Volume 1 has a long gift inscription. 9.75 inches t... View more info