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La Curée

By: Zola, Émile & Alexander Teixeire De Mattos (Trans. ) & Henry James (Intro. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1924

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 30254

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 323 pages; Stout large 8vo in original laid paper dust jacket with decorative title design to spine. Limited to 2050 copies as one in the set of Zola works issued by Boni. Tightly bound in original black cloth with printed paper title label to spine. Flawed only by a few very small areas of mild silverfish evidence to the sizing of the cloth - lower front corner of the cover and in the gutter of the front hinge. Additional publisher provided title label tipped in at rear. Edges untrimmed and in some places unopened. Text printed on laid paper. Uncommon dust ja... View more info

The Crowning of a King

By: Zweig, Arnold and Eric Sutton (translation)

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1938

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17474

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; In a translation by Eric Sutton. Square, snug copy in original dust jacket. Bound in black cloth with title lettering bright to cover board but flaked and indistinct to spine -- as is common in this title. Pictorial dust jacket is uniformly bright with small spots of rub at spine edges and ends, corners and panel edges. Publisher's $2.50 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Spidered stress creasing to jacket at crown of spine panel is light. A few very short closed tears at jacket edges. Publisher's red top stain is bright and uniform. Illustrated w... View more info

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ; Vols. 1-2 Complete; a New Edition

By: [Irving, Washington]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard: 1840

Seller ID: 38045

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 500 pages; "A New Edition". Two volumes, 12mo, uniformly bound in blue/green cloth with publisher's printed paper labels to spines. Prior ownership of Alice Waddell in manuscript to the top front corner of the title pages of both vlumes. Front endpages lacking from both volumes; in each the first leaf is the title page. Paper labels toned and rubbed with a pair of tiny chips missing from label of Vol I. Expected and usual moderate toning and spotting to page stock. Light shelf rubbing to cloth at extremities. G++ View more info

The Hermit : Or, the Unparalleled Sufferings and Surprising Adventures of Philip Quarll, an Englishman. Who Was Lately Discovered Upon an Uninhabited Island in the South-Sea ; Where He Lived Above Fifty Years, Without Any Human Assistance. ... with an Elegant Frontispiece

By: [Longueville, Peter ]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Printed for A. Millar, W. Law, and R. Cater ; and for Wilson, Spence, and Mawman, York: 1796

Edition: "New Edition"

Seller ID: 26010

Condition: Good


Engraved frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 264 pages; 12mo in full period calf. Illustrated with copperplate engraved frontis facing the title page. Simple period bookplate to pastedown has had the name rubbed from the plate. Leather pitted and chipped at spine. Partial splits to leather at external joints have left the boards tenuously attached; inner hinges holding. Contents clean and generally bright with no foxing or darkening of note. Boards rubbed at edges and corners. Decent copy includes the oft-lacking engraved frontis. A later reissue of this popular 18th century Crusoe-esque ad... View more info

The Last of the Mortimers; a Story in Two Voices.

By: [Oliphant, Mrs. ]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25701

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 373 pages; Cased in 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards with lettering and ruling to spine in gilt. 373 pgs and [8] pg Harper catalog appended at rear. University literary society bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Leather spine scuffed, rubbed and nicked but still sound; small hand lettered paper catalog label affixed at crown. Catalog pages at rear have penciled notes and practice manuscript. Occasional mild soiling and pencil annotation to mildly toned pages of the text. G+ View more info

Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry [complete In 3 Volumes]: Consisting Of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, And Other Pieces Of Our Earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind. ) Together with Some Few of Later Date -

By: [Percy, Thomas]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, J. Dodsley: 1765

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29385

Condition: Very Good


Engraved frontis and vignettes; 1 sheet music; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Printed for J. Dodsley, 1765. 3 vols. Xxiii, (1) , (4) , 344pp; (4) , iii, (1) , 384, (1) pp; (4) , iii, (1) , xxiv, 346, (2) pp. Lacking only the half-title for volume I and the infrequently seen ad as terminal leaf of Vol I. Errata as one final leaf of two pages at rear of Vol III. Snugly bound in early 19th century polished calf with recent professional rebacking using sympathetic calf leather. New morocco labels to spine tastefully tooled in gilt. Prior ownership letterpress stamp of George Campbell, Liverpool appea... View more info

Carl Werner, an Imaginative Story With Other Tales of Imagination [Vol 2 Only]

By: [Simms, William Gilmore]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, George Adlard: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13869

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; New York, George Adlard; 1838. Volume II, only. Paged [3] - 208 with [4] pages of Adlard publisher ads at rear. Bound in original patterned green cloth with lettered paper title label to spine. 1st edition of this very uncommon volume of short pieces by the highly regarded early 19th century Southern writer, historian and novelist, William G. Simms. This 2nd volume contains three of Simms' Cherokee related tales and though sadly lacking the 1st volume of stories, stands independently and thus complete in itself. A well preserved example in the full texture... View more info

The Diary of a Milliner

By: [Woods (Caroline H. ) ] ; Belle Otis

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Hurd & Houghton: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37649

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 200 pages; Scarce fictional work detailing the struggles and successes of a woman who owns a small millinery shop. Soundly bound copy in original brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine and rules to boards in blind. Cloth crimped and a little frayed at spine ends; trace rub through at corner tips. Some moderate surface silverfish patchiness to cloth at spine and board edges. A prior owner name is erased with mild abrasion to glazed front endpage. Text clean, sound and neat. Quite uncommon in original edition. Sabin 2475. G+ thus View more info