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161 Descotes, Maurice, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique Les Grands Roles Du Theatre De Corneille
Paris Presses Universitaires De France 1962 0320053512 / 9780320053511 Wraps Very Good 
French Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; 1962 Presses Universitaires De France. Bound in original glossy, pictorial wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Evidence only of casual perusal. VG 
Price: 11.50 USD
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162 Dickens, Charles & Charles Keeping & Christopher Hibbert Christmas Books
London The Folio Society 1988 First Edition Thus Hardcover in slipcase Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 402 pages; 1st Folio edition in distictive scallop edges slipcase. HC in dark green quarter cloth and patterned paper covered boards; title lettering brightly in gilt to the spine. Snugly bound and neat. Illustrated with b&w drawings by Charles Keeping. Light shelf wear to slipcase at edges. Solid unmarked copy. NF/VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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163 Dickens, Charles & George Cruikshank (Illust. ) Sketches By Boz, In Two Volumes; With Twenty Illustrations from ... Cruikshank [Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition]
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson 1858 Hardcover Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 581 pages; [1858-59] T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia. Two volumes, complete. Hardcovers in uniform brown cloth with decorative border and ruling designs deeply impressed in blind to boards; vignette seal of the Peterson 12mo Uniform edition in blind to center of all 4 boards. Pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to spines. Peterson ads at rear advertise for the upcoming 1859 editions of the Peterson magazine. Cloth chipped at crown of Vol II with some loss to the lettering of "Sketches" and with a nick and small chip at the base of the spine same volume. Cloth rubbed thorugh at corner tips with some mild bruising; light nicking to cloth at base of spine Vol I. Retains original bright yellow ensheets; prior owner's pictorial bookplate mounte to pastdowns. Binding sound and contents clean. A bit of light foxing to endpage blanks. Includes double frontis plates to both volumes retaining original tissue guards. Balance of plates interspersed through the text. Early Peterson printing in the 12mo edition with plates by Cruikshank. G++ to VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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164 Dickens, Charles & J. Barnard (Illust. ) The Personal History of David Copperfield (Household Edition, Works of Charles Dickens)
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1872 Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 361 pages; Large 8vo in publisher's decoratively illustrated green cloth. Titles and borders brightly in gilt to spine; decorative pictorial title design to cover in gilt and black. Soundly bound copy with text printed in two colums; illustrated throughout from engravings by Barnard. Tissue guarded frontis portrait of Dickens is dated 1870. Corners bumped with mild abrasion/rupture to cloth. Superficial fray to cloth at spine ends. Shelf rub to bottom board edges exposes boards for and inch or two closes to the spine. Occasional mild spotting to the text pages. Near VG ... V 
Price: 42.50 USD
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165 Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. ) Christmas Stories, [Including "A Christmas Carol"] (In 2 Volumes, Complete) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson 1862 early printing Hardcover Very Good 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 802 pages; [1862] T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia. 2 volume edition with 10 engraved plates by Leech & Maclise. Snugly bound and very neat, recased with original publisher's brown cloth laid down over new boards and spine. Decorative pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to spines; boards embellished in blind. This set professionally recased in matching color cloth, retaining most of the original cloth. Tissue guarded frontis and extra engraved title page in vol I and tissue guarded double frontis in Vol II. Several plates moved front at the time of the recasing. Illustration of Scooge's Third Visitor appears as the illustration on the illustrated extra title page. Endpages refreshed. Prior owner bookplates to front pastedowns over evidence of an earlier bookplate removal. Handsome attractive copy. Dated to about 1862/63 by Peterson ads at rear of the 2nd volume. VG+ thus... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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166 Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. ) New Stories, [Including] "Hard Times" & "Pictures from Italy" (In) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson and Brothers 1861 early printing Hardcover Very Good 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 500 pages; [1861] T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia. With several engraved plates by Leech & Maclise. Snugly bound and very neat, recased with original publisher's brown cloth laid down over new boards and spine. Decorative pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to spines; boards embellished in blind. This set professionally recased in matching color cloth, retaining most of the original cloth. Tissue guarded frontis and extra engraved title page. Endpages refreshed. Prior owner bookplate to front pastedowns over evidence of an earlier bookplate removal. Handsome attractive copy. Dated to about 1861 by Peterson ads at rear. Early American printing od Hard Times. VG to VG+ thus. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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167 Dickens, Charles and W. Eliot Fette (Ed. ) Dialogues from Dickens: For School and Home Amusement
Boston Lee and Shepard 1871 Hardcover Very Good- 
1871Lee & Shepard HC in original pebbled green cloth with bevelled edges and blind ruled borders to boards. Ornate gilt titling to spine. Soundly bound and clean; foxing to front and rear end pages. No marks. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips. Signature mid book starting slight. Bright clean copy. VG; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 260 pages; HC in original pebbled green cloth with bevelled edges and blind ruled borders to boards. Ornate gilt titling to spine. Soundly bound and clean; foxing to front and rear end pages. No marks. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips. Signature mid book starting slight. Bright clean copy. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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168 Dickens, Charles. Barnaby Rudge; People's Edition
Philadelphia, PA T. B. Peterson and Brothers 1859 Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 729 pages; HC, one volume edition with engraved frontis and illustrated title page but lacking the illustrations appearing in the Peterson 2 volume editions. This example was recased sometime in the last 40 or so years with the original cloth laid dwon on the new boards and spine. Original gilt title lettering and pictorial vignette to spine are a little dulled. Peterson's advertising logo in blind to cloth of front and rear boards. Snugly bound and neat. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown. A VG copy 
Price: 35.00 USD
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169 Disraeli, Isaac Amenities of Literature; Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English Literature. Complete in Two Volumes
New York W. J. Widdleton 1871 reprint 3/4 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 872 pages; A new edition, complete in 2 volumes. In 3/4 leather and marbled boards. Polished calf spines and corners with morocco title labels to spine and decorative gilt detail to spine panels. All page edges marbled. Sound clean copies; no marks. Leather lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners and over raised spine bands. Light shelf rub to paper edged boards at top and bottom edges. Solid and neat with light general shelf wear. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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170 Dora de Houghton Carrington & David Garnett & Noel Carrington Carrington; Letters and Extracts from her Diaries
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1970 0030856590 / 9780030856594 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W drawings & plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 514 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound and clean in original two color cloth with color illustrated dust jacket; publisher's $12.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket edge rubbed with shallow frating at spine ends and a few short cloed edge tears. Spine panel lightly toned. Illustrated with numerous reproductions of Carrington drawings and about 10 plates on glossy stock. VG+/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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171 Douglas, Alfred Bruce Oscar Wilde and Myself
New York Duffield & Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Good 
1914 Duffield & Co HC 1st edition. Original ribbed green cloth. Titles in gilt to cover and spine. Deaccessioned/ex-library copy. Vintage call number painted to base of spine. Evidence of card pocket removal at rear. Several ownership stamps to endpages and edges. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends; pulled at crown. Spine a bit cocked; rear internal hinge splitting at gutter of rear endpages. Illustrated with photos on full page glossy stock. Complete and unmarked but generally worn. G+; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; Original ribbed green cloth. Titles in gilt to cover and spine. Deaccessioned/ex-library copy. Vintage call number painted to base of spine. Evidence of card pocket removal at rear. Several ownership stamps to endpages and edges. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends; pulled at crown. Spine a bit cocked; rear internal hinge splitting at gutter of rear endpages. Illustrated with photos on full page glossy stock. Complete and unmarked but generally worn. G 
Price: 59.50 USD
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172 Dourado, Autran and John M. Parker (Trans) Voices of the Dead
London Peter Owen Publishing 1980 072060558x / 9780720605587 First English Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; Bright, snug and very neat in original crisp edged pictorial dust jacket. 1st English edition. A tiny closed tear to the top edge of the front dust jacket panel and trace shelf rub to jacket edges. NF/VG++ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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173 Downey, Edmund and Charles Lever Charles Lever His Life in His Letters
Edinburgh William Blackwood & Sons 1906 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
2 Volume Set; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 808 pages; HC 2 volume set. 1st edition. Bright snug set in publisher's original patterned blue cloth boards. Uncommon original edition. Tissue guarded frontis portrait to Vol 1 but frontis plate apparently removed from Vol 2. Bindings snug and externals fresh. Deckled edge at front has superficial foxing/spotting. Small spot of soil/stain to lower edge of cover - Vol 2 - and a quite mild bump top front corner of Vol I. Very handsome shelf presence. Bright and neat. VG+ to NF but for the removed frontis plate for the second volume. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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174 Doyle, A. Conan. A Duet With an Occasional Chorus
London Hodder & Stoughton 1905 reprint Hardcover Good+ 
"Hodder & Stoughton's Sevenpenny Library"; frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages; No date given; circa 1905. An early reprint, part of Hodder & Stoughton's Sevenpenny Library series. Hardcover in original thatched beige cloth with H&S insignia in blind to cover and spine; titles in gilt at spine. Sound and clean. Reprint on lower quality paper has expected and usual, light unfiform toning to page stock. Corners lightly bumped and cloth at spine ends mildly crimped. Two or three mild internal splits between signatures. Prior owner name penciled to front endpage. Early printing. Glossy frontis illustration. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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175 Doyle, Brian Mink River
Oregon State University Press 2010 0870715852 / 9780870715853 Sixth Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages; Larger 8vo trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Very tight and fresh; an unread copy with just superficial shelf evidence/tapping top corners. NF 
Price: 11.00 USD
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176 Doyno, Victor (Ed. ) & Leslie Fiedler Mark Twain; Selected Writings of an American Skeptic
Buffalo, NY Prometheus Books 1983 0879751908 / 9780879751906 Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 450 pages; Large format paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tightly bound and neat. Just mild shelf/handling wear to covers at edges and trace foxing to text block edges. Inscribed and signed by the editor to the title page. Solid copy with unmarkled text. VG++; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.00 USD
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177 Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy In 2 Volumes, Slipcased
New York Boni and Liveright 1926 Fifth Printing Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC 2 volumes, 5th printing. Vol II retains the original title lettered dust jacket and both books remain housed in the original text adorned slipcase. Slipcase and dust jacket copy states "fourth edition" but copyright pages state 5th printing. 431, 409 pp. Vol II generally neat in original dust jacket which is toned to the spine panel with shallow chipping at spine ends and a pair of closed snags to mid panel. Publisher price "2 vols, boxed $5" intact to front flap. Trace silverfish loss to the cloth at crown of spine. Vol I is rather dull to the spine with tiny flecks and pin head spots of loss to the cloth from silverfish predation. Similar effect along the lower edge of the cover board and to a thin swath of the rear board. Prior owner name penned neatly front endpage both voluemes. Mild foxing confined to preliminary pages. Binding sound and snug. Contents neat. Slipcase remains in rather decent condition, with 4th edition copy on the review panel. Text panels are toned and a little chipped at edges. Slipcase is unrestored and is solid at all joints. Books G to VG-. Dust jacket of Vol II in VG- condition and slipcase same. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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178 Dreiser, Theodore and Thomas P. Riggio (Ed. ) American Diaries, 1902-26
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1982 0812278097 / 9780812278095 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages; Inscribed and signed by the editor to the half-title page. Snug, bright copy in a sharp edged original dust jacket. Trace sunning to jacket's spine panel and trace rubbing to jacket edges. NF/VG+; Signed by Editor 
Price: 25.00 USD
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179 Dumas, Alexandre & Henry L. Williams (translation and adaptation) D'Artagnan Forward or The Minority of Louis XIV
New York Street & Smith 1899 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages; HC snugly bound in original heavy green cloth with pictorial design to cover in black, brown and white. Titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine; top edge gilt. Illustrated with several b&w plates on glossy stock. Contents bright and fresh. Some small patches of whitening to the cloth from silverfish preadyion of the cloth's sizing. Several pages of publisher ads at rear. Solid clean copy; VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
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180 Dunbar, Aldis The Sons O' Cormac, an' Tales of Other Men's Sons
New York E.P. Dutton 1920 Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; HC in original ribbed green cloth with gilt ruling and titling to cover board and gilt titling to spine just a little dulled. Sound clean and unmarked. Title and front matter pages unopened along bottom edge. A few pgs in text roughly opened bottom edge. Small nick to top corner of rear board. All else bright and neat. VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
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