19th Century Literature

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through
the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young
girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic
creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an
exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes
combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland —
have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred
different editions.... Read more
A Tale Of Two Cities

A Tale Of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With 200 million copies sold, it is the most printed original English book, the most printed and among the most famous works of fiction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the... Read more
The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (1850) is considered the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'masterwork.' A work of historical fiction set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Puritan settlement of 1642-1949 itells the story of Hester Prynne, who after having a child as a result of an extra-marital affair attempts to live a life of repentance and dignity although she is marked by having to wear a Scarlett A on her person. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and... Read more
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

Published in 1820 by author Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is an influential historical romance novel set in medieval England. Ivanhoe represents a departure from Scott’s other novels, and remains his most well-known work. Scott explores many different themes in Ivanhoe, chief among them the rivalry and tension between the Saxons and Normans, feudal injustice as well as the oppression of England’s Jewish communities at the time.Critical reception was very positive at the time of publication, and Scott is... Read more
Life On the Mississippi

Life On the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814. It was published in July 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain

The original American satiristCracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England. Branded by Twain's aptitude for broad comedy and biting social satire, the grim truths of Twain's Camelot-fear, injustice, ignorance-resound as clearly now as when it was written
The Song Of Hiawatha

The Song Of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From the book:The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legends and stories of many North American Indian tribes, but especially those of the Ojibway Indians of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They were collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the reknowned historian, pioneer explorer, and geologist. He was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan from 1836 to 1841. Schoolcraft married Jane, O-bah-bahm-wawa-ge-zhe-go-qua (The Woman of the Sound Which the Stars Make Rushing Through the... Read more
Tess Of the D'Urbervilles

Tess Of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, was first published as a censored and serialized version in the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic in 1891. An intimate portrait of a woman, one of literature's most admirable and tragic heroines...Tess Durbeyfield knows what it is to work hard and expect little. But her life is about to veer from the path trod by her mother and grandmother. When her ne'er-do-well father learns that his family is the last of a long noble line, the d'Urbervilles, he sends... Read more
The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more
Works Of Charles Dickens

Works Of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (7 February 1812  - 9 June 1870) was an English author of many notable works, including Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities. Multiple publishing firms have released bound collections of his works. Notable sets of Dickens Works have been published by Chapman and Hall in a 24 piece set, and Baker and Taylor in a 12 volume set. 
Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling

Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner her is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting adventure story, Captains Courageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book, is thrown into an entirely alien environment.
The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby is left responsible for his mother and sister when his father dies. The novel follows his attempt to succeed in supporting them, despite his uncle Ralph's antagonistic lack of belief in him. It is one of Dickens' early comic novels.
Kenilworth

Kenilworth

by Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as... Read more
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott

Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's cunning escapes make this a classic epic.
Orley Farm

Orley Farm

by Anthony Trollope

When Joseph Mason of Groby Park, Yorkshire, died, he left his estate to his family. A codicil to his will, however, left Orley Farm (near London) to his much younger second wife and infant son. The will and the codicil were in her handwriting, and there were three witnesses, one of whom was no longer alive. A bitterly fought court case confirmed the codicil.

Twenty years pass. Lady Mason lives at Orley farm with her adult son, Lucius. Samuel Dockwrath, a tenant, is asked to leave by Lucius, who wants to... Read more
Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

by George Eliot

Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of the Second Reform Act of 1867 which expanded the right to vote beyond the landed classes and was written in the character of, and signed by, Felix Holt.
Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling; I W Taber

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The Yarn Of Old Harbour Town

by William Clark, 1844-1911 Russell

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The Song Of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longefellow

19th Century Literature Books & Ephemera

The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more
Alice\'s Adventures In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through
the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young
girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic
creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an
exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes
combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland —
have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred
different editions.... Read more
Poems

Poems

by Wilde, Oscar

From the book:Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyesSee nothing save their own unlovely woe,Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know, -But that the roar of thy Democracies,Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,Mirror my wildest passions like the seaAnd give my rage a brother -! Liberty!For this sake only do thy dissonant criesDelight my discreet soul, else might all kingsBy bloody knout or treacherous cannonadesRob nations of their rights inviolateAnd I remain unmoved - and yet, and... Read more
Thackeray

Thackeray

by Taylor, Theodore

Tess Of The D'urbervilles (Signet Classics)

Tess Of The D'urbervilles (Signet Classics)

by Hardy, Thomas

Paperback. Like New.
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£3.99
The works of Charles Dickens - 10 volumes

The works of Charles Dickens - 10 volumes

by Dickens, Charles

London : Chapman and Hall, 1897. Gadshill edition. Hardcover. Good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 10 v. fronts., ill., plates, port. Subject; Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870.
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$144.00
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

by Dickens, Charles

London.: Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1905. xx, 675pp, colour frontis, & plates by Seymour & Phiz, with captioned tissue guards. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decoration, clean & bright. Internally, an owner's inscription, early & later pages have some scattered foxing. The Authentic Edition. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£15.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

Bridlington: Priory Books. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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£5.00
THE SACRED FOUNT

THE SACRED FOUNT

by JAMES, Henry

New York: Scribner's. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Second impression. Blue cloth lettered in white and bordered in black on front cover, spine gilt lettered. pp [i-ii), blank]; (iii-iv), half-title; (iii-iv), title leaf; (v-vi), divisional title; 1- (319). text, (320), blank. Spine a bit darkened with gilt lettering dulled but still clear; slight wear to spine ends and outer corners; page edges yellowed, VG clean & unworn otherwise, no owner names. E&L A55a. BAL 10644. Supino 55 4.0,... Read more
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$125.00
IMPRESSIONS. With an Introduction by Henry James

IMPRESSIONS. With an Introduction by Henry James

by LOTI, Pierre (Henry James)

Wesminster (London): Constable. 1898. First UK printing. Hardcover. Green pictorial linen grain cloth stamped in black, page edges rough trimmed. pp (4), 189, [3]. Lovely illustrated title page - poppies, red, Art Nouveau. Decorated initials. Slight wear to ends of lightly darkened spine; small bookplate and 1906 ink gift inscription at front; endpapers are pulpy paper which has caused light offset to first and last leaf; mild foxing early and late; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with clear... Read more
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$40.00
THE PRIVATE LIFE. Lord Beaupré. The Visits

THE PRIVATE LIFE. Lord Beaupré. The Visits

by JAMES, Henry

New York: Harper. 1893. First printing. Hardcover. Bluish-green elaborately decorated cloth stamped in gilt and silver, lettered in gilt, ochre top page edges. Spine just a mite darkened; page edges yellowed; tanning to page edges; ink owner name at front; VG+ otherwise. E&L A39b. Supino 39.2.0. This is in the first issue binding. Contains three of the six stories from THE PRIVATE LIFE (London, 1893). ; 12mo .
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$75.00
VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE and other papers. Illustrated after designs by Norman  Wilkinson of Four Oaks

VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE and other papers. Illustrated after designs by Norman Wilkinson of Four Oaks

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus. 1921. First of this edition. Hardcover. Octavo, blue cloth spine and blue decorated boards, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. pp (2), (x), 193, (3) + 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Some light spots to lower spine with gilt publisher's imprint faded; shelf rubbing to edges of boards; outer corners have rubbing and soft bumps; yellowing to page edges; ink name at front; offset endpaper tanning; creases to upper edges of a few leaves near middle;... Read more
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$35.00
The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Paperback. New.
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£9.25
A Victorian Art of Fiction: Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals. Vol. 1: 1830-1850; Vol. 2: 1851-1869; Vol. 3: 1870-1900

A Victorian Art of Fiction: Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals. Vol. 1: 1830-1850; Vol. 2: 1851-1869; Vol. 3: 1870-1900

by OLMSTED, John Charles, ed

New York: Garland Publishing, 1979. First Edition. Three volumes; octavo (23.5m.); publisher's green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Ex-Simpson Library-UMW with their usual markings, spine labels of Vol. 2 & 3 removed with some glue residue (Vol. 1 shows no evidence of ever having had a spine label), else a Very Good, tight set overall. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Vols. 100 and 165-166.
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$100.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Scott, Sir Walter

Random House Publishing Group, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
Ivanhoe: Abridged Edition for Schools

Ivanhoe: Abridged Edition for Schools

by Sir Walter Scott

Macmillan And Co Limited, 1933. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1933. Reprinted. 273 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrated plates. Pages and plates are lightly tanned and foxed throughout, heavier to endpapers. Occasional thumb-marking present. Previous owner's inscription and brown stained marks to front free endpaper. Binding is slightly shaky. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Soft crushing to spine ends. Moderate tanning to... Read more
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£9.49
Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, Faithfully Presented

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, Faithfully Presented

by Hardy, Thomas

New York: Harper & Brothers , 1893. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 457pp. Brick red decorated boards, light soil and rubbing, corners lightly bumped. Rebound with brown leather spine, gilt lines and lettering. Names on title page and frontispiece verso. Illustrated with 11 B&W plates including frontispiece. New and completely revised edition. Early printing..
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$195.00
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Enriched Classics)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Enriched Classics)

by Twain, Mark

Simon & Schuster, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.46
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Hardy, Thomas

London: Everyman's Library. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. (1991). Hardcover. 1857150333 . No signatures. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; xxxix, [3], 254, [2], 277, [1] pages. Burgundy cloth boards with black panel and gilt lettering on spine. Bookmark ribbon. Page dimensions: 206 x 124mm. With an Introduction by Patricia Ingham. A Thomas Hardy chronology on pages xxx-xxxix. Series: Everyman's Library, New Series #33. .
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$40.00
The works of Charles Dickens

The works of Charles Dickens

by Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

New York : P.F. Collier. Hardcover. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Physical description: 503 pages. Subjects: Dickens, Charles (1812-1870). Works.
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$13.14
Works of Charles Dickens

Works of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens

This is a handsome, 26-volume set of the "Works of CHARLES DICKENS" in nice condition. (The set was carefully gone through and some minor condition issues were found - please see the detailed condition summary.) The volumes are dated 1867, 1868 and 1869; Hurd and Houghton "Riverside Edition"; New York. The set is beautifully illustrated with many full-page engravings by George Cruikshank, John Leech, F.O.C. Darley, Phiz (H.K. Browne), John Gilbert, and others. Also included is the publisher's original... Read more
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$575.00
THE BOSTONIANS: a novel

THE BOSTONIANS: a novel

by JAMES, Henry

London and New York: Macmillan. 1886. First US issue. Hardcover. Quarter bound in plum cloth gilt lettered and orange cloth sides, black endpapers, two pages of ads at rear with prices in dollars. Second edition, but the first US issue, preceded by the very scarce three volume edition published a couple months earlier in 1886. There were 5K copies divided between the UK and US markets, with 3K for America. This US issue preceded the UK issue by nearly two months. BAL 10576. Supino 28.6.0, binding... Read more
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$295.00
The Song Of Hiawatha

The Song Of Hiawatha

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

London: Henry Frowde / Oxford University Press. Good+. Reprint. Hardcover. Missing DJ if issued, corners lightly bumped, slightly sunned spine, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Undated but assumed early decades 20th century. Nice tight copy, no names inside. ; 184 pages; Longfellow's epic poem edited with introduction and notes by A F Schuster. .
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€32.50
ENGISH HOURS. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell

ENGISH HOURS. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell

by JAMES, Henry

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1905. First US Edition. Hardcover.. The trade issue. Dark blue-green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and pale green, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous full page and vignette black & white illustrations. Design by Bruce Rogers. Ink ownership name and date at front, else fine. E&L A62b. Supino 62.8.0. The second US impression, printed a couple of weeks after the limited issue. A handsome book. ; Octavo .
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$95.00
The Works of Charles Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby

The Works of Charles Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

New York : Hurd and Houghton, 1876. Globe edition. Hardcover. Disbound copy. Spine bands and panel edges dulled and rubbed. Internally quite sound with all pages present. Physical description; 1 vol. illus. Subjects; England Fiction.
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$12.00
THE SPOILS OF POYNTON

THE SPOILS OF POYNTON

by JAMES, Henry

London: Heinemann. 1897. First printing. Hardcover. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in blind, gilt lettered. pp (iv), 286, (1, ad), (1, blank). Title page printed in red and black. Variant with no ads, in the tulip binding, with "OF" on spine in large caps. There were 2000 copies total in only one printing. Edel & Laurence A48a. Preceded the US edition slightly. Spine lightly darkened, with rippling to the cloth, moderate wear and nicks to ends; two light spots to front cover; front free... Read more
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$125.00
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Walter Scott, 1884. Hardcover. Good. 1884. No Edition Remarks. 535 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth illustrative boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. Black and white illustrative plates throughout. Binding remains firm. Crinkling to gutters. Pages are moderately tanned throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Hinges starting to crack. Boards have mild edge wear with slight rubbing to surfaces. There is bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and... Read more
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£15.00
THE REVERBERATOR

THE REVERBERATOR

by JAMES, Henry

London and New York: Macmillan. 1888. First US issue. Hardcover. Dark blue cloth ruled in blind, lettered and decorated in gilt, black endpapers. A little leaned, page edges yellowed, nick and minor rubbing to spine ends and outer corners, else fine and bright, inner hinges not cracked. E&L A31b. BAL 10583. Supino 31.4.0. Variant sheet height of 7 3/8 inches There were 3k copies. ; Octavo .
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$150.00
The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha

by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. Brown cloth with gold stamping on spine, blind stamping on front and rear boards. First Issue with "Dove" for "Dived" page 96, line 7. Publisher's ads dated November, 1855. Very good with modest chipping to spine ends, owner's name on front pastedown.
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$700.00