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Library of the Best American Literature [SALESMAN'S DUMMY] The Lives of Our Noted Literary Men and Women in Story Form

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago And Philadelphia, Monarch Book Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19760

Condition: Good+

Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Large 8vo in a compound "sample" binding of decorative pictorial cloth front and title lettered leather rear boards, with folding flaps of respective binding types showcasing the prospective spine designs. A salesman's "dummy" or canvassing copy, with which a travelling salesman would visit homes pursuing subscribers to purchase the book when published. Perhaps 85 - 100 pages of the over 600 page book are included in this sample, including a chromolithograph frontis featuring portraits of Bryant, Lowell, Longfellow, Emerson, Irving, et. al. Som... View more info

A Lytell Treatise for to Lerne Englisshe and Frensshe; Westmynster, 1497?

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York And Amsterdam, Da Capo Press; Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: 1973

Edition: First Edition Thus; Facsimile

Seller ID: 20536

ISBN: 9022106306

Condition: Near Fine

8vo 8" - 9" tall; Paperback in title lettered, red card stock wraps with black cloth spine. Facsimile photoreprint of the 1497 ed. Bright fresh and neat. About Fine View more info

Schatten Van De Universiteitsbibliotheek Te Gent

By: N/A

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Rijksuniversiteit Te Gent Centrale Bibliotheek: 1967

Seller ID: 21548

Condition: Very Good

B&W and Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 55 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and clean; no marks. Just trace storage evidence to the tips. Spine slightly sunned. Illustrated with attractive B&W and color photographs and scans of medieval manuscript. Text in Dutch. VG View more info

Catalogue Of The Library Of J.h.v. Arnold, Esq. To Be Sold By Auction On Wednesday, April 16th, And Folowing Days, At The Clinton Hall Sale Rooms, Astor Place. . Geo. A. Leavitt & Co., Auctioneers

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Geo. A. Leavitt & Co. , Auctioneers: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28581

Condition: Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 394 pages; Substantial auction catalog with over 3400 lots of unusual and important books. Original title lettered wraps are toned with large chips missing from edges and spine with vertical splits to the spine edge. Contents soundly bound; most pages unopened. Some mild occasional foxing to pages. Contents near VG in worn and tattered wraps. Good only thus View more info

A Catalogue of Papers Relating to Boswell, Johnson & Sir William Forbes Found at Fettercairn House

By: Abbott, Claude Colleer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 31600

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages; HC in original black cloth with paper title labnel to spine. 1st edition, limited to 500 copies. Snugly bound copy; many pages unopened top edge. Ex-library copy with call label to spine, mild ownership attachements including book plate, card pocket and lable to endpages. G+ View more info

Walt Whitman As Man, Poet, and Legend; With a Check List of Whitman Publications, 1945-1960

By: Allen, Gay Wilson and Evie Allison Allen

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Carbondale IL, Southern Illinois University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23288

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages; Square snug copy in original pictorial dust jacket. A few scattered instances of light pencil margin bracketing or notation. Dust jacket lightly toned and midly rubbed at edges. Solid copy. VG-/VG View more info

A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Economic Literature in the Arabic Speaking Countries of the Middle East 1938-1952

By: American University Of Beirut

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beirut, Gedeon Press :: American University of Beirut: 1953

Seller ID: 31644

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; Ex-library cased in heavy cloth preserving the original printed card stock covers. Ex-library with catalog label base of spine and minimal attachments to endpages. Contents bright and fresh. G++ View more info

Fortunia, A Tale ... Translated & Adapted by Richard Schaubeck. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

By: Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine, Comtesse D' and Richard Schaubeck (Trans. ) and Maurice Sendak (Illust. )

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Hallman: 1974

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 26864

Condition: Very Good+

B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; One of a limited edition of 326 copies signed by Sendak and Schaubeck on the limitation colophon. This copy not numbered and out of sequence. Bright clean copy in original slate blue flap-fold wraps. Just superficial shelf evidence to covers at extremities and trace sunning to spine edge. VG++ to NF; Signed by Author & Illustrator View more info

American Picturebooks; from Noah's Ark to The Beast Within

By: Bader, Barbara

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishers: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19488

ISBN: 0027080803

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Color & b/w illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 615 pages; 1st printing. Square, snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Just mild prior reading evidence; contents are clean and neat. Dust jacket price clipped front flap, and has some mild shelf soiling to panels. Two or three tiny closed tears at edges and archival paper reinforcement to shallow chipping at spine ends. Profusely illustrated, many examples in color on glossy stock. VG++/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Seagull Books, [Catalog] Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

By: Banerjee, Sunandini (Designer) & Mahmud Husain & Amithab Kumar (Artwork) & Seagull Books. ; Seagull Foundation For The Arts:

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Seagull Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33929

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued

Photo collages, graphic art & photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 411 pages; 2011 Seagull Books, Calcutta. A stunningly attractive and handsome publisher catalog from the highly regarded publisher of scholarly titles, literature in translation, philosophy etc. Bound in what appears to be a piece of handloomed jacquard cloth with geometric triangular designs in a green and darker green combination. All edges gilt. Lavishly illustrated with striking and evocative collage work on plates as well as drawings and reproductions of cover designs for book newly issued. Includes extended exce... View more info

An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called Quakers

By: Barclay, Robert

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Providence, RI, Knowles and Vose: 1840

Seller ID: 19934

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 587 pages; Bound in full leather, but with both boards detached. Leather at spine browned and chipping. Front endpage toned and brittle along the edges. 2nd free endpage very handsomely adorned withy a large, geometric manuscript bookplate, of Abraham Keyser at Germantown, dated 1846. First several free endpages loose. Text block sound - with light to moderate foxing. Candidate for rebacking; notable for the fine handrendered bookplate. G+ View more info

Mr William Shakespeare Original and Early Editions of His Quartos and Folios

By: Bartlett, Henrietta C.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1923

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 31610

Condition: Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; HC 2nd printing. Soundly bound in original cloth. Ex-library copy with call label to spine and minimal library ownership attachments to endpages. Cloth rubbed and a little frayed at spine ends; boards lightly bumped at corners. A few mild internal splits between signatures. Good thus View more info

As the Light Led

By: Baskett, James Newton

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21700

Condition: Very Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 392 pages; Snugly bound in publisher's heavy blue cloth, ornately embellished with pictorial vine and berry designs in gilt and green to cover and spine. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Just very mild shelf evidence to boards at edges. Mild foxing to the untrimmed page bolock edges. Armorial bookplate with Fowler name and "Watch and Pray" motto is mounted to the front pastedown. VG copy View more info

La Curiosite´ Litteraire Et Bibliographique: [4 Volumes] Articles Litteraires, Reproduction, Extraits et Analyses d'Ouvrages Curieux, Notices De Livres Rares, Anecdotes, Etc.

By: Bonneau, Alcide; et. al

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Paris, Isidore Liseux: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32892

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 volumes, complete thus. Hardcovers uniformly bound in heavy mustard yellow buckram cloth, with original paperback wrap covers bound in. Ex-library with catalog labels to spines and expected attachments to endpages. Contents clean and neat; snugly bound. Original title lettered paper covers show some shelf soiling. Sound decent and complete but with institutional bindings and ownership. G+ thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Miss Pinn, or, The Case of the Missing Librarian

By: Bradley, Carol Winifred & Bruce Bradley (Illust. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Bird in Hand Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29797

Condition: Very Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 24 pages; [SIGNED] 1975 Bird in Hand Press. Limited edition of 200 copies, this copy numbered 18 and signed by the author on the front endpage. Slim HC in cloth backed painted paper covered boards with title lettered paper label to cover. Solid and neat with light fading to quarter cloth color at spine. VG++; Signed by Author View more info

Christopher Sower and Son; The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing

By: Brandt, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elgin, IL, Brethren Publishing House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23435

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; HC/DJ Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's original red cloth is unlettered at spine, as issued. Jacket lightly crimped at spine ends. General slight storage rub to covers. Mild mottling to the cloth along the lower edges of the boards - but no other cosmetic flaws. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG View more info

A History of Egypt; from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest [Karl Kup Copy with Bookplate]

By: Breasted, James Henry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 36971

Condition: Very Good-

Color frontis and fold maps, plates and photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 634 pages; 2nd revised edition. Soundly bound in original decorative pictorial blue cloth. Design to cover in red and dark blue with an extra gilt design to spine. Prior ownership of art historian and curator of collections NYPL - Karl Kup, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Cloth lightly sunned and fading at spine; binding slightly cocked in the spine. Short closed tear to cloth at crown; mild rub and fray at lower front corners. Contents clean and neat. VG- ... Oversize book may require additio... View more info

An Epistle to the Learned Nobility of England Touching Translating the Bible; English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile, No. 855.

By: Broughton, Hugh

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Amsterdam and New York, Walter Johnson and Teatrum Orbis Terrarum: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 19655

ISBN: 9022108554

Condition: Near Fine

8vo 8" - 9" tall; Bright, snug and neat. A facsimile reproduction of the 1597 text, printed on laid paper. handsome copy of this volume of the "English Experience". NF. View more info

The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Noel Douglas: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 37265

Condition: Very Good

[The English Replica Series]; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 233 pages; 16mo HC in publisher's cream colored vellum paper covered boards. Snugly bound and clean with just light toning to the vellum at spine. Last 2 leaves opened a little roughly at the front edge. Prior owner's attractive printed bookplate mounted to the front pastedown. Facsimile printing of the 1st edition of Bunyan's classic - issues in Noel Douglas' series of early English books. VG or better View more info

The English Primers, 1529-1545; Their Publication and Connection With the English Bible and the Reformation in England

By: Butterworth, Charles C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Octagon Books: 1971

Seller ID: 23570

ISBN: 0374911312

Condition: Near Fine

B&W Photograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 340 pages; HC in blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Tight, bright and fresh; appears little if at all read. Issued without dust jacket. Reissue of the 1953 Univ. Of Penn. Imprint. NF View more info