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The Gold-Headed Cane
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The Gold-Headed Cane

by [MacMichael, Dr. William] (1783-1839)

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Published
1827
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London: John Murray, 1827. [viii], 179, [1] pp. Woodcuts. Later half calf over orange woodgrain paste-paper boards, spine head repair, Very Good, bookplate front paste down with old seller's catalogue listing pasted over, pencil notations front paste down and title page with notation "Re-bound by J. D. Rose". "This charming 'autobiography' tells of the adventures of a gold-headed cane, successively… Read more about this item
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Doctor Syntax's Three Tours: In Search of the Picturesque, Consolation, and a Wife
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Doctor Syntax's Three Tours: In Search of the Picturesque, Consolation, and a Wife

by Combe, William; with Eighty Full Oage Illustrations Drawn and Coloured After the Originals by T. Rowlandson

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London: John Camden Hotten (iii)-xlviii, (1), 354, 19 (publisher's catalogue, pp. No Date, circa 1869, date of publisher's catalogue at end. List of the Plates lists 79 colored plates while title page states there are 80. The original ed., complete and unabridged, with the life and adventures of the author, now first written, by John Camden Hotten. Very Good,… Read more about this item
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. In Six Volumes. The Centenary Edition
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. In Six Volumes. The Centenary Edition

by Wordsworth, William

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First Centenary Edition
Published
1870
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Hardcover
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London: E. Moxon, Son & Co. , 1870. Six volumes finely bound by Bickers & Son in full green morocco, sumptuously gilt, marbled end papers, all edges gilt, ribbon markers. Near Fine, tops dulled, corners with mild rubbing, prior owner bookplate covers entire front paste downs, prior owner names in ink first blank end page each volume. Volume I with… Read more about this item
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Flowers of German Poetry
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Flowers of German Poetry

by Flugel, Dr. J. G.

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First Edition
Published
1835
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Hardcover
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Leipsic: Printed for Julius Klinkhardt, 1835. iv, 311, (5, unnumberd) pages. English and German on opposite pages. Bound in contemporary chocolate morocco, floral gilt back, crown over initial "D." stamped center of covers, marbled end papers, page edges red. Extra-illustrated with a strange photograph of a cactus at front blank end page. Very Good Plusm scattered light browning throughout, small… Read more about this item
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Elements of General Knowledge, Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal Branches of Literature and Science, with Lists of the Most Approved Authors; Including the Best Editions of the Classics.....in Two Volumes.
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Elements of General Knowledge, Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal Branches of Literature and Science, with Lists of the Most Approved Authors; Including the Best Editions of the Classics.....in Two Volumes.

by Kett, Henry

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Second Edition Revised and Corrected
Published
1802
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Hardcover
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London: Printed for Messrs. Rivington .....by Bye and Law , 1802. Two volumes bound in contemporary calf. Very Good, 1816 gift inscriptions in ink at title pages, light edgewear and rubbing to boards, toning at end papers only. xx, 480, 454, (1) pages. . Second Edition Revised and Corrected. Calf. Very Good -/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾"… Read more about this item
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THE COMIC ALMANACK: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. First (1835-1843) and Second (1844-1853) Series)
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THE COMIC ALMANACK: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. First (1835-1843) and Second (1844-1853) Series)

by Cruikshank, George; Thackeray, William Makepeace,, and Other

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London: Chatto & Windus No date, circa 1870s . Two volumes finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London in forest green polished calf, gilt backs with Cruikshanks signature in gilt along with four of his comic figures in gilt, patterned end papers with wide floral gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Very Good, light rubbing at edges and joints, a… Read more about this item
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(Eli Lilly Association Copy) Comic Arithmetic
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(Eli Lilly Association Copy) Comic Arithmetic

by ( Crownquill, Alfred - Pseud. of Alfred Henry Forrester) Attributed to

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First Edition
Published
1844
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Hardcover
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London: Richard Bentley, 1844. Presentation Inscription front end page -"Sally Reahard from Ruth Lilly - 1938". A wonderful book collecting Association Copy. "An elderly Indianapolis recluse, a fortune in Eli Lilly & Co. stock and a penchant for phenomenal donations to non-profits -- it could describe Ruth Lilly, the $100 million benefactor of the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. Or perhaps a… Read more about this item
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(Association Copy)  A Residence on The Shores of the Baltic. Described in a Series of Letters. In Two Volumes
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(Association Copy) A Residence on The Shores of the Baltic. Described in a Series of Letters. In Two Volumes

by (Anonymous - Elizabeth Rigby, Afterwards Lady Eastlake)

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First Edition
Published
1841
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Hardcover
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London: John Murray, 1841. Two volumes handsomely rebound in late 20th c. quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Both volumes with the ownership signatures of fellow author J. G. Lockhart (John Gibson Lockhart, 1794-1854, Scottish biographer and author), Tipped at 2nd front end page a one page ALS, dated April 8, 1844, SIGNED BY AUTHOR to Lockhart -"Dear Mr.… Read more about this item
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Mademoiselle De La Fayette, Ou Le Siecle De Louis XIII. Two Volumes
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Mademoiselle De La Fayette, Ou Le Siecle De Louis XIII. Two Volumes

by Mme. De Genlis (Caroline-Stephanie-Felicite Ducrest

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Early London Edition
Published
1813
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Hardcover
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A Paris ; Et se trouve a` Londres : Chez L. Deconchy,, 1813. x, 273, 259 pages. Printed in London with the text in French, in the same year as the French First Edition. Very Good Plus, two volumes bound in quarter red morocco over grey cloth boards, boards rubbed, widely scattered toning. An uncommon edition. . Early London… Read more about this item
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A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties; Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse
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A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties; Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse

by Brough, Robert D.

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First Edition
Published
1852
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London: David Bogue, 1852. Finely bound by Riviere & Son in polished calf, ornate gilt back, all edges gilt, wide inner gilt dentelles over dark green paper paste downs, the original red cloth covers bound in at rear. Fine. Hand-coloured frontispiece, textual illustrations. 99 pp. A quite lovely gift-quality copy. . First Edition. Polished Calf. Fine. 16mo - over 5¾"… Read more about this item
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The Professor. A Tale
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The Professor. A Tale

by Bell, Currer (Charlotte Bronte)

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First American Edition
Published
1857
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1857. (1) preliminary leaf, [v]-vii, [9]-330 pages, (6) page publisher's catalogue. In publisher's original brown embossed cloth, Very Good, spine dulled, cloth a bit rubbed and soiled, scattered light toning. The first novel written by Charlotte Bronte under the pen name of Currer Bell, though it remained unpublished until after her death… Read more about this item
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Letters to Imlay, with Prefatory Memoir by C. Kegan Paul
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Letters to Imlay, with Prefatory Memoir by C. Kegan Paul

by Wollstonecraft, Mary

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First Edition
Published
1879
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London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. Very Good, bound in original dark green cloth, back gilt, black end papers, prior owner name dated in year of publication at front blank end pages, light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. lxiii, 207 pages, engraved portraits of Mary Wollstonecraft at frontis and facing P.1, by Opie, engraved… Read more about this item
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The Comic History of England. Two Volumes
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The Comic History of England. Two Volumes

by A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott; Illustrated by John Leech

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First Edition
Published
1847
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Hardcover
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London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street , 1847. xii, (1), 320, xii, 304 pages. Two volumes bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt backs with blind tooled decorations, marbled end papers and edges. Each volume with ten hand-coloured etchings and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. Very Good, light rubbing to edges, scattered light to moderate… Read more about this item
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Books and Men
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Books and Men

by Repplier, Agnes

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First Edition
Published
1888
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Hardcover
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at 2nd front end page -"Madame Mary Edwards, with the affectionate regards of the authoress. Christmas 1888". Philadelphia essayist and feminist Agnes Repplier's (1855-1950) first book and first collection of essays; she later earned the nickname "our dean of essayists" from Edward Wagenknecht. Very Good, likely no jacket issued. Prior… Read more about this item
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(Fine Binding by Kelliegram)  The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits
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(Fine Binding by Kelliegram) The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

by Carroll, Lewis; with Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday

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First Edition
Published
1876
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Hardcover
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London: Macmillan & Co., 1876. First Edition, First Issue, with "Baker" not "Butcher" at p. 83. Marvelouly bound by Kelliegram (stamp-signed on rear turn-ins) in hunter green crushed morocco featuring The Baker at ship's railing in the center of the front cover, with gilt floral decorations at corners of covers, spine, and turn-ins, red silk end papers, ribbon marker, all… Read more about this item
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Le Morte Arthur, Edited from the Harleian MS, 2252 in the British Museum / By F. J. Furnivall.; with a Prefatory Essay on ARTHUR By the Late Herbert Coleridge
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Le Morte Arthur, Edited from the Harleian MS, 2252 in the British Museum / By F. J. Furnivall.; with a Prefatory Essay on ARTHUR By the Late Herbert Coleridge

by Furnivall, F. J.; Coleridge, Herbert

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First Edition
Published
1864
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Hardcover
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London and Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1864. lvi, 190 pages. In original brick cloth, gilt lettering back, Near Fine, faint name in ink front end page, tiny rubs to corners, the small bookseller's ticket of Gustav E. Stechert of New York verso front end paper. SCARCE, and important edition and study of the Stanzaic or Harleian Le Morte Arthur.… Read more about this item
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The Life and Correspondence of Andrew Combe, M. D.
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The Life and Correspondence of Andrew Combe, M. D.

by Combe, George

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First Edition
Published
1850
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Maclachlan and Stewart/ Longman & Co. and Simpkin, Marshall, & Co, Edinburgh/ London, 1850. xii, 563 pp.; frontis portrait. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt back, marbled end papers and edges. Very Good, moderate wear at edges calf darkened at joints, light rubbing to marbled boards. Uncommon, particulary in contemporary fine binding. . First Edition. Half… Read more about this item
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Les Beaux Messieurs De Bois-Dore. In Two Volumes
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Les Beaux Messieurs De Bois-Dore. In Two Volumes

by Sand, George

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Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie No date, circa 1868-1893. 359, 336 pp. Two volumes bound in contemporary quarter red morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped back, marbled end papers. From the collection of Sir Archibald Orr Ewing (1818-1893), Scottish baronet and politician, his small armorial bookplates front paste downs. His home Ballikinrain was completed in 1868. Very… Read more about this item
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Entretiens Sur La Pluralite Des Mondes, Augmentes Des Dialogues Des Morts. Nouvelle Edition
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Entretiens Sur La Pluralite Des Mondes, Augmentes Des Dialogues Des Morts. Nouvelle Edition

by Fontenelle, M. De (Bernard Le Bovier)

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New Edition
Published
1800
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Lyon, France: Leroy, 1800. Originally published in 1686, Fontenelle's influential work on the plurality of worlds. Very Good in contemporary calf, lacking the frontispiece, the boards soiled and with light edge wear, light internal toning. The fold-out brightly printed, a small crease at fore edge, else Fine. . New Edition. Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾"… Read more about this item
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(Important Association Copy) The Benin Massacre
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(Important Association Copy) The Benin Massacre

by Boisragon, Captain Alan

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First Edition
Published
1897
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London: Methuen & Co., 1897. RARE, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to his fellow survivor, Ralph Locke at the half-title page . -"Ralph Locke from Alan ? Boisragon, October 1st, 1897". Boisragon, Commandant of the Constabulary of the Niger Coast Protectorate Force, was one of only two survivors of the massacre, and Ralph Locke, District Commissioner of… Read more about this item
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