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The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870),...
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The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Christmas Books

by Charles Dickens

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Illustrated Library Edition
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Chapman & Hall, London, 1860's-1870's. Illustrated Library Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. VGC.Chapman & Hall, London ,1860's-1870's.Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in complete 26 octavo volumes(I to XXVI).This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition.Hardbacks(marbled front and back covers, gilt lettering to the spine) bound in mainly contemporary half leather(four volumes are in more recent half leather, small nicks and dents on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC. Illustrated with many b/w plates.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks,creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small foxing marks inside some of the pages, pages 49-50 in volume I are slightly loose, previous owner's name written on a sticker inside the front cover of each book except for 4 volumes, marbled endpapers and edges of the pages. The front cover of volume XII has come loose but is repairable. Illustrations by… Read More
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Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Flowering Plants
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Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Flowering Plants

by PAXTON, Joseph

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London: Orr & Smith/William S. Orr & Co, 1834. Sixteen octavo volumes (9 ? x 6 ½ inches; 236 x 166 mm). With 717 hand-colored engraved or lithographed plates. Numerous wood engravings in the text. Including the rarely present volume XVI. With an additional 5 colored plates on ornaments, and one unnumbered plate. Half green morocco over green cloth boards. Gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Spines lightly sunned and extremities slightly bumped. Overall a very good complete set. Joseph Paxton was the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire for whom he cultivated and developed one of the most famous European gardens. Nissen 2351 HBS 64304. $15,000.
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SANCTI GREGORII PAPAEI COGNOMENTO MAGNI OPERA OMNIA  (Complete in 17 Vols)
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SANCTI GREGORII PAPAEI COGNOMENTO MAGNI OPERA OMNIA (Complete in 17 Vols)

by Pope Gregory

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1st
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Venice: Sumptibus Caroboli, et Pompeati, 1768. Complete 17 volume set, bound in 16 leather folios. First editions. Published Venice: Sumptibus Caroboli, et Pompeati, 1768-1776. Folios, 8 3/4" x 12", full calf skin vellum with gilt embossed spine titles and marbled edges, 2-color title page in volume one with frontis portrait of pope Gregory, title page vignettes, tail pieces and historiated initials. Text in Latin, printed in 2 columns on heavy rag paper. Mild wear and soiling to the boards, name at bottom of title pages, paper label at foot of spines. An attractive, very good set. Text bright, unmarked, bindings tight. Scarce. . 1st. Full-Leather. Very Good. Folio.
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The Crowborough Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle, 24 volumes
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The Crowborough Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle, 24 volumes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. This set includes the complete works of the iconic crime fiction author, including of course the four novels and over fifty short stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, as well as all his non-Sherlock works such as his plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's signature in the first volume of this set is interesting in that the set was published during the last year of his life, before he died of a heart attack at age 71 in 1930. Octavo. Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle in the first volume. Number 612 of 760 copies. Complete 24 volume set. Brown boards with tan cloth spines, gilt "A Conan Doyle" title to front board, paper titles to spines. Does not include dust jackets. As a whole set the books are clean and unmarked, T.E.G. intact, paper titles on spine intact, no foxing to pages, no writing inside whatsoever. A number of the books show some discoloration to the tan cloth. Those and other flaws are listed… Read More
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L'Assiette au beurre. No. 79, 4 October 1902- No. 311, 6 March, 1907
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L'Assiette au beurre. No. 79, 4 October 1902- No. 311, 6 March, 1907: (9 bound volumes)

by Jules Grandjouan et al.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Beautifully signature-bound in publisher's raw tan linen; front board & spine decoratively lettered; decorative endpapers. Generally, a very good or better set with signature satiric & anarchistic illustrations. One of the most important illustrated radical periodicals. Artists include but are not limited to: A. Roubille, Gustave-Henri Jossot, Konrad-Wagner, Valery Muller, Hermann-Paul, Leonetto Cappiello, Jules Cheret, Juan Gris, Jules-Alexandre Grun, Jossot, Frantisek Kupka, Paul Iribe, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Orazi, Adrien Barrere, Poulbot, H. G. Ibels, Kees van Dongen, Armand Gallo, Ricardo Flores, and many others. Being a periodical that did not shy away from less attractive topics, they covered such topics as crime, economy, leisure and travel, politics, current events, international relations, religion, health and even the Press itself. Color and black and white illustrations copiously throughout. Vol. 1, 2, and 9: front board and spine are beginning to detach but are still sturdy. 10 1/4… Read More
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Panorama chrétien nºs 1-57, 70-129 et Panorama aujourd'hui nºs 1 - 13 (périodiques reliés)...
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Panorama chrétien nºs 1-57, 70-129 et Panorama aujourd'hui nºs 1 - 13 (périodiques reliés) [Christian Panorama and Panorama Today (bound periodicals)]

by René Finkelstein, Robert Masson (éds.), et al. (L'Union des œuvres ouvrières catholiques de France [The Union of Catholic Workers' Works of France])

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Used - Very Good+
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Première édition [First Edition]
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Hardcover
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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(Voir en bas pour la traduction en français.) Rare collection. This set of periodicals was originally bound for the library of one Monseigneur Maurice Baudoux (1902-1988), Officer of the Order of Canada and archbishop of Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He was awarded the honour of the OC for his work in the western provinces on behalf of French Canada. The binder was the Montréal-based Reliure Deshaies & Associes. The present listing includes 11 bound volumes of periodicals, in orange/brown hardcover, which contain an estimated 16500 pages in total. French language. The sizes vary from 28 - 35 cm tall. Note that there are two gaps in this collection (most of 1962 and 1968). The volumes are, by and large, in Very Good condition. Most of the covers show mild to moderate shelfwear, including but not limited to scrapes and rubbing, and a few are predictably shaken (very thick volumes) but otherwise securely bound without any major defect. Internally, the covers of each issue are generally somewhat… Read More
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(Presentation Copy)  Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition,...
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(Presentation Copy) Historical and Statistical Information, Reflecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States . Parts I, III, and IV

by Schoolcraft, Henry R.(owe) (1793-1864)

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First Edition
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Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1851. "Collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, per Act of Congress of March 3d, 1847." Presentation Copies of Parts I, III, and IV only, each part a First Edition, 1851, 1853, and 1854 published by Lippincott, Grambo & Company, Philadelphia . Part I SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "Prof. George Howe with respect of H.R. Schoolcraft" at front paste down in tidy secretatial hand. Parts III and IV SIGNED AND INSCRIBED alike "Rev. George Howe with respects of H.R. Schoolcraft". George Howe (1802-1883 was an ordained minister and professor at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. and the author of History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina published 1870-1883. Provenance: Part I additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at front paste down "Presented to Joseph Hyde Pratt by Prof. George Howe University of North Carolina". Prof. George Howe (1876-1936) was the grandson of… Read More
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THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS
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THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS

by Shakespeare, William

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London: Jacob Tonson & Edmund Curl, 1709. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS was published in 1709 by Jacob Tonson & edited by Nicholas Rowe. They are the 1st edition of Shakespeare's plays published after the four folios. These are the first illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, 1st edition to indicate acts, scenes & dramatis personae, 1st to provide stage directions, 1st to include a formal biography of Shakespeare. Also includes THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR. VOLUME THE SEVENTH. CONTAINING VENUS & ADONIS, TARQUIN & LUCRECE AND HIS MISCELLANY POEMS published in 1710 by Edmund Curll. "The significance of the 'volume the seventh' as has been generally understood, is in the fact that the book was intended as a supplementary volume to be sold to purchasers of the set of Rowe's Works of Shakespeare" (Alden, 1916). This octavo… Read More
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States.. Complete Set in...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States.. Complete Set in Nine Volumes

by Cranch, William

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First Edition
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New York and Washington City: Printed By C. Wiley, Isaac Riley and Daniel Rapine, 1804. The complete set, in nine volumes, published 1804, 1812, 1816 and 1817. Recently professionally rebound in full dark brown goat sweps imitation leather, spines with two new imitation labels similar to original, saving original flysheets and adding new parchment end papers while retaining the original bookplate in Volume One of John H. Peyton (John Howe Peyton (1778-1847)), a Virginia lawyer and planter who served in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly. Volume One is a First Edition, Washington City, Published for John Conrad and Co.. Volumes Two-Four are Second Editions, so stated at title page, printed in New York in 1812 by C. Wiley. Volumes Five and Six are First Editions, printed in New York in 1812 by Isaac Riley. Volumes Seven - Nine are First Editions, printed in Washington City by Daniel Rapine, Vols. Seven and Eight in 1816 and Vol. Nine in 1817. Published over a period of fourteen years in three… Read More
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[The first bibliography of Italian literature] La Libraria. Nella quale sono scritti tutti...

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3 opere in tre volumi in-12°: (mm 123x70); cc.70, (2); marche tipografiche al frontespizio (Z537) e in fine (Z543); capilettera e fregi silografici; (mm 126x70); cc. 72; marche tipografiche al frontespizio (A117) e a c. F12v (Z543); capilettera e fregi silografici; (mm 126x72); cc. 112, (8); marche tipografiche al frontespizio (di Scoto, V464) e presso il colophon (di Marcolini, U 546). Eleganti legature tardo-ottocentesche in marocchino verde con impressioni in oro ai piatti, sguardie marmorizzate e taglî dorati. Belle copie (la terza con margini sobri).
A very nice set of of the first complete edition of the first bibliography of Italian literature. The first two volumes contain the first and the second edition of the first part of the "Libraria" (the first is distinguished from the second, published in the same year, for the notice to readers - longer and placed on page 44rather than 43v - and for the suppression of the name of Lodovico Domenichi, "against whom [...] the enmity of Doni had broken… Read More
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The Jacques Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac Collection
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The Jacques Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac Collection

by Maritain, Jacques [Raїssa Maritain and Maurice de Gandillac]

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Five rare books and associated ephemera (all published in French) from the private library of Maurice de Gandillac, 1930-1966. Maritain, Jacques: Éléments de Philosophie (I): Introduction Générale a la Philosophie, Paris: Pierre Téqui, Libraire-Éditeur, 1930. Reprint of the original 1920 edition. Original wrappers. Minor smudging and toning to wrappers and slight creasing to corners and faint staining to spine; minor toning to leaves. Portions uncut. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on half-title page: "To Maurice de Gandillac / With affection / Jacques Maritain." Volume 1. Maritain, Jacques: De la Philosophie Chrétienne, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1933. First edition. Original wrappers. Small red ink spot to foot of front wrapper; minor toning to leaves. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Jacques Maritain to Maurice de Gandillac on the front free endpaper: "To Maurice de Gandillac / Very affectionately / Jacques Maritain." Maritain, Jacques: Science… Read More
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The Writings of John Muir. Manuscript Edition. [10 volumes].
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The Writings of John Muir. Manuscript Edition. [10 volumes].

by Muir, John

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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916 First edition ["Manuscript Edition"], publisher's maroon leather binding. Number 192 of 750 sets. 10 volumes. Each volume with frontis photogravures with numerous photogravures, halftones and maps. Extra-illustrated (as issued) with added hand-colored gravure frontispieces in the first eight volumes. Portion of an original leaf of manuscript by Muir inlaid to front flyleaf of volume I. Publisher's handsome three-quarter maroon levant morocco with maroon cloth sides, gilt-stamped lettering and floral ornaments on spine, four raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Bound by hand at the Riverside Press. Spines uniformly toned to a dark golden brown. A bit of minor wear or rubbing to some corners with a few just showing. Overall, a beautiful set. "The Writings" were sold by subscription only and could be bound to order. The publisher's normal binding was green buckram with leather spine labels. Copies bound in morocco are excessively rare. Our… Read More
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A HISTORY

by NICOLAY HAY

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First
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There thosands of book on the life of Abraham Lincoln. This ten volumes are RARE AND HISTORICAL. "This has full and Authorized Record of his Private life and Public career. By his two private secretaries. John G. Nicolay and John Hay. With the assistance of Robert Todd Lincoln and the private papers and manuscripts in his possession."Rare Photographs, Maps, Private and Official Papers in Facsimilie.
The ten volumes are in very good shape. Vol. 6 has a slight tare on the top of the spine. The insie papes are all in good condition. This collection is a treasue of American History.
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The Eric Voegelin Collection
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The Eric Voegelin Collection

by Voegelin, Eric

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Rare books, articles, and correspondence, 1928-1989. English and German language works. Voegelin, Erich: Ueber die form des amerikanischen geistes: Tübingen, Germany: Verlag von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1928. First edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor creasing and edgewear to wraps; former library sticker to spine and two-inch sticker scar to front wrap; library stamp to title page with penciled strike-through; otherwise leaves bright and unmarked. A scarce and well-preserved first edition of Voegelin's first published book (later translated as On the Form of the American Mind). [German language work]Voegelin, Erich: Rasse und staat: Tübingen, Germany: Verlag von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1933. First edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor creasing and edgewear to wrappers with some rubbing and spotting; chipping to head and foot of spine; faint sunning to wrappers; occasional pencil underlining and marginalia; otherwise well-preserved. [German language work]Voegelin, Erich: Die… Read More
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Robinson Crusoe. Volumes I. & II.
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Robinson Crusoe. Volumes I. & II.

by Daniel Defoe

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1790. Fine. 14 22 3.5. THIS BOOK IS UNIQUE. Hidden scene on the fore page edges (under the gilding) on both volumes. Tan calf bindings. Gilt embossed edges and centre panel on all sides. Black title plates and gilt banding and titles on the spine. Gilt on all page edges. Dimensions are for one volume. Supplied in a newly made protective box. Magnificent Fore Edge Edition Fore-edge painting: With a double concealed fore-edge painting revealing two scenes. In very good condition. The first known example of a disappearing fore-edge painting (where the painting is not visible when the book is closed) dates to 1649. Around 1750, the subject matter of fore-edge paintings changed from simply decorative or heraldic designs to landscapes, portraits and religious scenes, usually painted in full colour. The technique was popularised in the 18th century by John Brindley (1732-1756), publisher and bookbinder to the Prince of Wales and Edwards of Halifax, a distinguished family of bookbinders and booksellers. The… Read More
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