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Image for In Memory of Royden Wolcott Allen 1891-1913

In Memory of Royden Wolcott Allen 1891-1913

By: N/A

Price: $97.50

Publisher: Boston, Merrymount Press: 1913

Seller ID: Books008466


Maroon paper spine and grey over boards with gilt to front and spine. Grey endpapers, two blank white leaves, half title, tissue guarded frontispiece, title page, Phillips Brooks quotation, 15 paginated pages, Arthur Hugh Clough quotation, blanks as at front. The Brooks>Page 1 leaves are uncut. Merrymount watermark to paper. No inscriptions. Slight nick to fore-edge of page 5, else fine in chipped glassine wrapper. Apart from the aforementioned quotations, the text consi... View more info

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A Suffolk Boy in East Africa

By: N/A

Price: $110.50

Publisher: London / New York, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge / Pott, Young, & Co.:

Seller ID: Books009632


126, [2], 4 pages. Early issue variant in publisher's rust-red cloth with three leaves of SPCK adverts at rear - the first leaf not numbered, thereafter [1]-4. Published under the direction of the Tract Committee. Binding sound and hinges secure. Front and rear endpapers stained; inscription to front dated 1880. Frontispiece and two full page plates crudely hand-coloured in green. Other illustrations not coloured, including: The Whipping Post For Slaves, Zanzibar. Lower ... View more info

Image for Remembering Colin. A Gathering of Poems for Colin Bernhardt

Remembering Colin. A Gathering of Poems for Colin Bernhardt

By: Bawtree, Michael, et al.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Kentville, N.S., Like No Other Press / Gaspereau Press: 2013

Seller ID: Books009722


60 pages. Clean and unmarked, with no spine crease. View more info

Image for An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism. BOUND WITH: The Works Of Dr Benjamin Franklin, Consisting Of Essays, Humorous, Moral, And Literary, With His Life, Written By Himself & A Call to the Unconverted

An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism. BOUND WITH: The Works Of Dr Benjamin Franklin, Consisting Of Essays, Humorous, Moral, And Literary, With His Life, Written By Himself & A Call to the Unconverted

By: Beattie, James. Benjamin Franklin. Richard Baxter.

Price: $106.25

Publisher: London; Edinburgh; London, J. F. Dove; Thomas Nelson and Peter Brown; J. Smith: 1827

Seller ID: Books010502


xxiv, 268; viii, 324; xii, 174 pages. Three works bound in one volume measuring 5.25 x 3 inches. Contemporary half leather with marbled paper over boards. Engraved frontispiece and engraved title page to first work, published 1827. Separate title page for each work. Franklin published 1831; Baxter not dated. Endpapers dusty; personal library stamp to front pastedown, first free endpaper clipped. Baxter has title page, followed by A2 [ix] The Reason of this Work, likely a... View more info

Image for Kate Douglas Wiggin's Country of Childhood [University of Maine Bulletin vol. LVIII, No. 12 / U of M Studies, Second Series, No. 71: April 1, 1956]

Kate Douglas Wiggin's Country of Childhood [University of Maine Bulletin vol. LVIII, No. 12 / U of M Studies, Second Series, No. 71: April 1, 1956]

By: Benner, Helen Frances

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Orono, ME, University of Maine: 1956

Seller ID: Books009079


v, 145 pages. Covers mottled and spine sunned. Binding is sound and interior clean and free of marks. Photo frontispiece. View more info

Image for The life of Madame de Beauharnais de Miramion, 1629-1696

The life of Madame de Beauharnais de Miramion, 1629-1696

By: Bonneau, M. Alfred. Baroness de Montaignac trs.; Lady Herbert ed.

Price: $156.25

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1870

Seller ID: Books010269


xiv, 349 pages. Boards soiled and rubbed at extremities. Front free slate endpaper fully adhered to front pastedown; foxing up to title page; hinges starting. Text in English. View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides: Complete in Four Volumes

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides: Complete in Four Volumes

By: Boswell, James

Price: $227.50

Publisher: New York, Chicago, Siegel - Cooper: 1896

Seller ID: Books009135


468, 479, 452, 452 pages. Rare issue, not recorded in Worldcat. Appears identical (in title and pagination) to Derby & Jackson though without frontispieces. Each title page is a cancel and no date of issue is specified. Siegel-Cooper opened in New York 1896. Title page: "New Edition, with numerous additions and notes by the Rt. Hon. John Wilson Croker, M.P. and copious notes by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone, Nichols, Steevens, Cumberland, Scott, Ma... View more info

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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, with A Critical Account of His Works

By: Brown, John William

Price: $422.50

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010042


xv, 256 pages. Fine unsigned late C19 binding in red leather, marbled boards, gilt to spine and top edge. Frontispiece evidently not bound in. A handsome volume, with Last Supper headpiece at p. 179. View more info

Image for Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association]

Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association]

By: Burton, Katherine and Louise Perry

Price: $162.50

Publisher: Norton, Mass., Periwinkle Press: 1939

Seller ID: Books010139


Ten leaves, in paper covered boards. One of 150 copies bound individually, of 200 printed. Handmade paper; title in red and black with fencing vignette. Harry Elkins Widener [1885 - 1912], young bibliophile, Harvard graduate [and member of their fencing club, perished on the Titanic. This brief homage mentions: "The most popular and appealing story of Widener's death is that as he was about to step into one of the lifeboats he remembered a newly-aquired rare book lef... View more info

Image for Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life [inscribed by Cameron and Maclennan]

Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life [inscribed by Cameron and Maclennan]

By: Cameron, Elspeth

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Toronto, Univ of Toronto Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010345


421 pages. Top edge dusty. Warmly inscribed to author H. R. [Bill] Percy by Cameron, and also signed by Maclennan. View more info

Image for Thomas Chandler Haliburton ("Sam Slick"). A Study in Provincial Toryism

Thomas Chandler Haliburton ("Sam Slick"). A Study in Provincial Toryism

By: Chittick, V. L. O.

Price: $78.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009153


xi, 695 pages. Green cloth with gilt to front and spine. No inscriptions; binding sound. Predation or binder's use of defective paper to side margin of pages 634-660 - no text affected and not particularly obtrusive, please see photo. Otherwise a clean and fully presentable example. View more info

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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary

By: Giles, Herbert A.

Price: $112.50

Publisher: Taipei, Literature House: 1962

Seller ID: Books010682


xii, 1022 pages. Two side stitched volumes in wraps; publisher's cloth box with label to spine. A fine example. Due to size and weight, overseas customers please contact us for accurate postal quotes. View more info

Image for Lebensgeschichte Napoleon Bonaparte's, des ersten Kaiser's de Franzosen, mit begonderer Ru¨cksicht auf dessen Zehnjahrige Regierung, Verbannung und Tod.

Lebensgeschichte Napoleon Bonaparte's, des ersten Kaiser's de Franzosen, mit begonderer Ru┬Ęcksicht auf dessen Zehnjahrige Regierung, Verbannung und Tod.

By: Gossler, J. C. [Johann Carl]

Price: $1,556.25

Publisher: Reading, PA, Carl A. Bruckman: 1822

Seller ID: Books010532


443 pages, with District of PA deposit notice to verso of 443. Four parts with pagination continuous and separate title pages: each Reading, Bruckman, 1822. Three woodcut frontispieces; lacking the frontis for part 3. Spine creased; binding sound; staining to leaves. First frontispiece (of Napoleon) with loss; lacks front free endpaper. View more info

Image for The Secret History of the Green Room : containing authentic and entertaining memoirs of the actors and actresses in the three theatres royal. [Vol. 1 of 2 only]

The Secret History of the Green Room : containing authentic and entertaining memoirs of the actors and actresses in the three theatres royal. [Vol. 1 of 2 only]

By: Haslewood, Joseph

Price: $118.75

Publisher: London, H.D. Symmonds: 1793

Seller ID: Books011092


331, vi, [3] pages. Vol. 1 only; good only. Lacking title page, but pagination accords with the 1793 issue. Front board detached. Marginal staining to first 15 leaves and occasionally thereafter. Foxing to rear endpapers. Textblock sound. View more info

Image for Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife: a Biography. Deluxe Limited Edition, Volume 1 [one]

Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife: a Biography. Deluxe Limited Edition, Volume 1 [one]

By: Hawthorne, Julian

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Cambridge, University Press: 1884

Seller ID: Books007097


vi, 505 pages, plus plates as called for. Number 284 of 350 printed. Volume 1 of 2. Good paper was used but the not-quite-tissue guards for the frontispiece and illustrations were of poor quality leaving adjacent pages tanned. Dampstain to lower corner of first 3 of four illustration plates (including frontis. and title page). Brief pencil notation and scoring throughout, but not in abundance. Binding is sound. Spine somewhat darker than boards, with paper label chipped ... View more info

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Ina's Story

By: Hutten, Anne van Arragon

Price: $23.40

Publisher: Kentville, N.S., North Mountain Press: 2010

Seller ID: Books009630


138 pages. As new. View more info

Image for Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Night Side [signed]

Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Night Side [signed]

By: Long, Frank Belknap Long

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011158


xiv, 237 pages. Signed on a rectangular sticker affixed to front fee endpaper. Light wear to jacket (not price clipped). Outer edges foxed. Pictorial bookplate to front pastedown. Binding is sound. View more info

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The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Merton, Thomas

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company:

Seller ID: Books010077


429 pages. White cloth with black titles to spine. This is the Harcourt facsimile issue of the uncommon white cloth first edition. It retains the "first edition" statement on colophon but clearly is not. The jacket is glossy, not priced, and second photo is captioned "Author on the left". This copy is clean and unmarked, in sound binding with sunning to spine. View more info

Image for in safe and sound hands.  The story of The Shaw Group. So far.

in safe and sound hands. The story of The Shaw Group. So far.

By: Muir, Paddy

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Halifax, N.S., The Shaw Group Limited: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011233


xiii, 362pp. includes the text of L.E. Shaw's "My Life in the Brick Industry", first published in 1955. inscription to former owner on ffep. View more info

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A Field of Broken Stones

By: Naeve, Lowell in collaboration with David Weick

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Denver, Alan Swallow: 1959

Seller ID: Books008559


231 pages. Spine darkened, covers spotted. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. View more info