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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: $156.25

Publisher: Boston, Merrymount Press: 1913

Seller ID: Books008466

Condition: Very Good


Quarter cloth, with grey paper 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 unopened. 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 consists of two parts: a condensation of obituary notices and "An Appreciation of" RWA by his Pastor, Rev. Spencer E... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 corner crease to final leaves from page 121. 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

ISBN: 97809919385

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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 an introductory iii-viii was not bound in; The 20 page Preface is present. Binding is sound. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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, Markland, Burney, Blakeway, Chalmers, Porter, Langton, and others." Olive cloth with gilt to spine and top edges. Quite han... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, and Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides [five volumes in publisher's binding]

By: Boswell, James

Price: $843.75

Publisher: London and New York, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller ID: Books012025

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, 291; viii, 298; viii, 298; viii, 300; xxvi, 360 pages. Five volumes (complete). Attractive publisher's blue cloth stamped in black to front and blind to rear; gilt to spine. Two title pages and frontispiece with tissue guard in each. Profusely illustrated. No date of issue specified. The Journal has the Robert Carruthers introduction (dated 1852) and notes. Pencil signature to front free endpaper of four volumes. Bindings are sound. View more info

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Life of Johnson

By: Boswell, James; R. W. Chapman and J. D. Fleeman eds.

Price: $118.75

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1976

Seller ID: Books011613

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 1492 pages. Third edition, edited by R. W. Chapman and corrected by J. D. Fleeman. Jacket spine sunned, flap is price clipped. Top edge a touch dusty. Clean and unmarked. Overseas customers: due to weight, please inquire for accurate postal options. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 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

ISBN: 0802055567

Condition: Very Good


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

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St. Thomas Aquinas

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $156.25

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011648

Condition: Very Good


237 pages. First printed September 1933 stated. Discreet inked name and date [Nov. 1933] to front pastedown covered by front flap. Jacket rubbed and worn, with a few shallow chips, not price clipped; now in a removable archival sleeve. Binding sound, contents clean. Regarding this book, Etienne Gilson: "I consider it as being, without possible comparison, the best book ever written on Saint Thomas ... the few readers who have spent twenty or thirty years in studying St. Thomas Aquinas, and who, perhaps, have themselves published two or three volumes on the subject, cannot fail to perceive that... View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Journal of Eugene Delacroix

By: Delacroix, Eugene; Walter Pach trs; Robert Motherwell intro]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1972

Seller ID: Books011589

ISBN: 0670003352

Condition: Very Good


762 pages. Foxing to outer edges, verso of covers and endpapers. Binding sound, with no spine crease. No inscriptions. View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Franklin, Benjamin; William Macdonald

Price: $118.75

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent & Co. / E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: Books011489

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 314 pages and three illustrations. Edited, with a bibliographical preface and an historical account of Franklin's later life, by William Macdonald. Temple Autobiographies series. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Foxing to endpapers; former owner's signature stamp and book number to front free endpaper. Contents clean; binding sound. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 The Past is Before Us: Collected Readings from the First Twenty-Five Years of the Belfast Historical Society Newsletter The Recaller

The Past is Before Us: Collected Readings from the First Twenty-Five Years of the Belfast Historical Society Newsletter The Recaller

By: Gillis, Eliza and Viola Gillis, Linda Jean Nicholson MacKenzie eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Prince Edward Island, Belfast Historical Society: 2002

Seller ID: Books011748

Condition: Very Good


151 pages. Inscribed by Hesta MacDonald on first leaf, else as new. 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

Condition: Good


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 Vernon Lee. Violet Paget, 1856 - 1935

Vernon Lee. Violet Paget, 1856 - 1935

By: Gunn, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011616

Condition: Very Good


xi, 244 pages. Previous owner's name to ffep. Light wear to dust jacket. 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

Condition: Good


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