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1 Ainsworth W. Harrison & William E. A. Axon (Intro. ) Old Saint Paul's: A Tale Of The Plague And The Fire Everyman's Library [Turnbull & Spears, 1908]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1911 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 476 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends with mild fray to cloth at crown. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1911 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 6.0] VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Emma; Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1908]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1908 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 503 pages; Everyman's Library. February 1908 printing, 3rd printing following the intial 1906 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1909 purchase date penned neatly to blank front endpage. 3rd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 79] VG- 
Price: 55.00 USD
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3 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Mansfield Park Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition Thus; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 494 pages; Everyman's Library. April 1906 printing, 2 months after the intial Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned to pictorial front pastedown. Mild crimping and trace rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Mild sunning to cloth at spine. Nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 79] VG- to VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Northanger Abbey And Persusaion Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 506 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Two shorter novels bound together with separate pagination. Viii, 245, 261 pp. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is uniformly bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 41.0 (though his record of pagination is incorrect) ] VG- to VG 
Price: 95.00 USD
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5 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Sense and Sensibility Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition Thus; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 381 pages; Everyman's Library. March 1906 printing, 2nd after the intial 1905 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Brick red cloth is universally bright across all surfaces. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1907 purchase date penned neatly to blank front endpage. Considerably nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 80] VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
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6 Balzac. Honore De & Clara Bell (Trans) & George Saintsbury (Intro) About Catherine de Medici Everyman's Library [1910]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1910 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 350 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 53.0] VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Baudelaire, Charles Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry
New York Boni & Liveright; Modern Library 1919 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 248 pages; 1919 Boni & Liveright/Modern Library. Flexible cloth covered boards. 1st Modern Library edition with illustrated Brodzky endpapers. Sound clean copy; gift inscription to front endpage staed 5, 3, 19. No subsequent printings noted; no catalogue of titles at front or rear. Prior owner has tipped in several foling newspaper articles and portraits of Baudelaire. Clippings appear to be from circa 1930. Some offset toning from the acidic content of the newsprint. Solid and attractive. 1st ML. VG- to VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
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8 Bronte, Charlotte and May Sinclair (Intro) The Professor; Everyman's Library [Turnbull and Spears, 1909]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1909 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 292 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Turnbull and Spears at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 117.0] VG- to VG 
Price: 90.00 USD
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9 Bronte, Charlotte and May Sinclair (Intro) Villette; Everyman's Library [1909]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1909 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 645 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 120 .0 (though his record of pagination is incorrect) ] VG- to VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
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10 Bunyan, John & Israel Gollancz (Ed. ) The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that Which is to Come; [The Temple Classics]
London J M Dent & Co; the Aldine House 1898 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ 
frontis and decorative title page; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 381 pages; Issued as one in the Dent published series of The Temple Classics. This is the 1st issue of this title under the Temple Classics imprint; 1898 date on title page, with no subsequent printings indicated. Snugly bound in flexible, pebbled blue cloth with owl crest insignia stamped in blind to cover and decorative title panel brightly in gilt to the spine. Presaging the Everyman's Library and Modern Library these Temple Classics are among the most aesthetically attractive of the series of classic books issued in series reprints. Top edge gilt; other edges deckled. Red silk bookmark sewn in. Tissue guarded frontis; decoratively printed title page in red and black. Prior owner name in an attractive and neat hand to front endpage. Handsome volume in well preserved condition. VG++ to NF 
Price: 37.50 USD
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11 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Essays & Lectures on Shakespeare & Some other Old Poets & Dramatists Everyman's Library [Printed by Turnbull & Spears, 1907]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1907 First Edition Thus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 479 pages; Everyman's Library. March 1906 printing, 2nd after the intial 1905 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Brick red cloth is universally bright across all surfaces. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1907 purchase date penned neatly to blank front endpage. Considerably nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 80] VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Dana, Richard Henry & J. E. Patterson (Intro) Two Years Before the Mast, and Twenty-Four Years After Everyman's Library [1912]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1912 First Edition Thus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 503 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman's edition and printing; no additional printings indicated. Temple Press colophon. Soundly bound and clean in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1912 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown. 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 233.0] VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 De Gourmont, Remy and Aldous Huxley (translation) A Virgin Heart
New York Modern Library 1927 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 236 pages; 1927 Modern Library. 1st ML edition. In publisher's flexible green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine and ML logo gilt to cover. Sound clean copy; no marks. Top stain just a little dulled; mild curl to the flexible cloth cover board. Light bumping and rubbing to sips. VG 
Price: 14.95 USD
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14 Dickinson, Emily Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson Modern Library, 25.4
New York Modern Library 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 231 pages; 1st Modern Library edition. Square and snug in original dust jacket with $1.25 price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket surfaces lightly toned; a few small pin head sized holes to the front panel from silverfish predation. Larger patches of loss to the rear panel of the jacket along the lower edge and a 2 inch area adjacent to the spine edge. Scattered throught the text are occasional pencil check marks at the head of certain of the poems. VG/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Edgeworth, Maria & Brander Matthews (Intro) Castle Rackrent & The Absentee Everyman's Library [Richard Clay & Sons, 1910]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1910 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 346 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and rubbing to cloth at spine ends with a mild shelf tap to the base of the spine. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 319.0] VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Gaskell, Elizabeth Cranford, A Tale Everyman's Library [Turnbull & Spears, 1908]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1908 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 255 pages; Everyman's Library. March 1908 printing, 3rd Everyman's printing following the intial 1906 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Turnbull & Spears at front. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Cloth a little sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. 3rd printing of the Everyman edition. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Hardy, Thomas The Mayor of Casterbridge (Modern Library)
New York Boni & Liveright 1917 First Edition Flexible cloth Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 318 pages; 1st Modern Library edition. Snugly bound in original flexible pebbled green cloth. Toledano binding type 1, with Catalog 2 of only 18 titles on the verso of the half-title page. Marbled endpages. Mild stress rubbing to cloth at spine ends and trivial bumping to corners. Expected mild toning to page stock. Light storage tap top edge of the page block has imparted a superficial, tiny corner crease to about 15 pages mid-book. A solid and neat example of the 1st ML edition; uncommon thus. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 Iles, Francis & E. C. Bentley & A. E. W. Mason & Bennett Cerf Three Famous Murder Novels (Modern Library Giant, G66.1) : Before the Fact / Trent's Last Case / The House of the Arrow
New York Modern Library 1945 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Galdone 
Jacket art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 660 pages; 1st Modern Library edition, stated. Handsome copy is snugly bound and very neat in a crisp edged and bright pictorial dust jacket from a design by Galdone. Just trace fading to jacket at spine and a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Well preserved copy of this harder to find Modern Library Giant in 1st edition dust jacketed examples. NF/VG++ 
Price: 70.00 USD
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19 Irving, Washington & Ernest Rhys (intro.) Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent; Everyman's Library [1908]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1908 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 368 pages; Everyman's Library. June 1908 printing, 2nd Everyman's printing following the intial 1906 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Temple Printers at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed rust brown cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Cloth a little sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 181] VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Lytton, Lord [Edward Bulwer] and E. H. Blakeney (Intro) Rienzi; Everyman's Library [1911]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1911 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 444 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends with some trace fray at crown. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Prior owner name and 1911 purchase date penned neatly to blank front endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 651.0] VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
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