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Image for The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]

By: N/A

Price: $747.50

Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner / Riccardi Press: 1914

Seller ID: Books009959

Condition: Very Good


xv, 88, [iii] pages and ten plates with tissue guards titled in red. Paper Copy Number 106 of 500 [there were 12 copies printed on vellum of which 10 were for sale]. This copy bound in the more expensive limp vellum. Top edge gilded; ribbon marker intact, all ties secure. Jacket spine with VELLUM 106 handwritten, sunned. Jacket rubbed at head of spine and splitting for an inch from head of spine along upper hinge and from lower right corner up fore-edge. Pictorial bookplate of Gwendolen Jefferson to front pastedown; front pastedown bubbled. light offsetting to first free endpapers from jacket ... View more info

Image for [Mona Parsons' Dutch Bible, 1643] Biblia, dat is: De gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments : nu eerst, door last der Hoogh-Mog. Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenighde Nederlanden....

[Mona Parsons' Dutch Bible, 1643] Biblia, dat is: De gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments : nu eerst, door last der Hoogh-Mog. Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenighde Nederlanden....

By: N/A

Price: $3,125.00

Publisher: T'Amstelredam, Iacob Pietersz. Wachter: 1643

Seller ID: Books012481

Condition: Good


[42], fol 292, [4], fol 128, [24], fol 146, [8], fol 68; with engraved title and seven folding maps. Six mispagings but complete and in order. Separate title page for New Testament and for Apocrypha, with 1643 Theunis Iacobsz. ende Ian Fredericksz. Stam imprint. Contemporary leather over board, with all eight corner supports, one working clasp and the remnants of the other. Front panel leather wormed (long ago). Unrestored binding is sound, with some loss to leather as expected. Endpapers and first title page grubby. Three first leaves excised: first leaf is the title page. Contemporary inscri... View more info

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The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase]

By: Aesop

Price: $2,340.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1909

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: Books010102

Condition: Very Good


Cream cloth with gilt; top edge gilded, others untrimmed. Light handling to cloth, and foxing to spine. Interior clean and free of inscriptions; tanning to free endpapers. Number 481 of 750 issued, signed by Detmold. 25 gorgeous plates. The original slipcase is sturdy and complete without splitting: long ago covered in patterned book-covering paper (similar to thin wallpaper) that appears to be stuck to the slipcase only along fore-edges. View more info

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The Fables of Aesop

By: Aesop

Price: $468.75

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1909

Seller ID: Books012448

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 152 pages, and all 23 plates with captioned tissue guards. No stated date of issue. Light fading to spine; extremities rubbed - particularly along top half of the rear joint. Binding is sound; no inscriptions. View more info

Image for Studies for Stories [The Cumberers, My Great-Aunt's Picture, Dr. Deane's Governess, The Stolen Treasure, Emily's Ambition

Studies for Stories [The Cumberers, My Great-Aunt's Picture, Dr. Deane's Governess, The Stolen Treasure, Emily's Ambition

By: Anon. [ Jean Ingelow ]

Price: $406.25

Publisher: London, Alexander Strahan: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books012772

Condition: Very Good


256; 279 pages. Finely bound in contemporary leather over marbled paper; edges and endpapers marbled. Scuffing to exteriors; foxing to first few and final few leaves. No inscriptions; bindings sound. View more info

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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

By: Aytoun, William Edmondstoune

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1881

Seller ID: Books008529

Condition: Very Good


[12], 268. Finely bound in full leather with 5 raised bands by John Ramage of London. Spine somewhat darker than boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous illustrations. Foxing to first few and final few leaves, with light sporadic foxing throughout. Unobtrusive stain to lower margin up to page 20, and bleeding of red along lower edge throughout. Overall a handsome and presentable example. binding is sound and hinges secure. View more info

Image for A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze.

A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze.

By: Bene Ferentz

Price: $281.25

Publisher: Nagy - Szombatban, Jesus Tarsasaga: 1773

Seller ID: Books010551

Condition: Very Good


432 pages and 16 page table of contents at rear. Volume four only. Contemporary binding is sound, with small worming to spine. Attractive period endpapers; all edges red. Lacks frontispiece. Light staining throughout. 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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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 Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

By: Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de

Price: $1,493.75

Publisher: Deux Ponts, Sanson & Compagnie: 1787

Seller ID: Books009840

Condition: Very Good


Deux-Ponts [Zweibr├╝cken], 1785-1787. All 18 volumes in sound contemporary binding, half calf over speckled boards, morocco labels numbered in gilt I through XVIII though some rubbed or flaked; all edges red. Illustrated with 114 hand coloured copper plate engravings; collation complete. Various paginations; text in French. Each volume bearing the signature of one early owner with 1799 penned alongside in tome IV. A few early professional marginal repairs to end sheets of one volume; the occasional unobtrusive stain. A handsome set, purchased by its previous owner from Wheldon and Wesley. Ship... View more info

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The Romance of Invention : Vignettes from the Annals of Industry and Science [in prize binding]

By: Burnley, James

Price: $156.25

Publisher: London, &c., Cassell and Company: 1886

Seller ID: Books012770

Condition: Very Good


viii, 376 pages, and the six plates called for. Fine Mercers School prize binding to C.R. Lock 1888. Edges and endpapers marbled. Spine faded; light occasional foxing. View more info

Image for Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands. Written in Latin by William Camden, Clarenceux, King at Arms: and translated into English, with additions and improvements.

Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands. Written in Latin by William Camden, Clarenceux, King at Arms: and translated into English, with additions and improvements.

By: Camden, William; Edmund Gibson

Price: $11,875.00

Publisher: London, W. Boyer, W. Whiston, T. Davies, W. Strahan, et al.: 1772

Seller ID: Books010647

Condition: Very Good


liii, 496; [ii], 485, [122] pages. Complete, with frontispiece portrait, 51 large folding maps by Robert Morden, 9 plates of coins, one plate of curiosities. Numerous in-text illustrations. Full contemporary leather; hinges, spine, and edges professionally repaired with dyed Japanese paper. New rear pastedown to vol. I and new rear free endpaper and pastedown to vol. II. Toning and offsetting to maps (from folds). A remarkably clean interior, with obtrusive foxing only to pages 68-73 in vol. II. A particular advantage to this issue is the folding (vs the double-page] map format, and superior p... View more info

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Logical Nonsense: The Works Of Lewis Carroll

By: Carroll, Lewis. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, eds.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1934

Inscription: Signed by editors

Seller ID: Books010847

Condition: Very Good


xiii, 568 pages. Full leather stamped in gilt. An edition printed on Strathmore Permanent rag paper limited to 125 copies signed by the editors; this copy curiously numbered "L". leather rubbed at head and foot of spine; faint pencil inscription to green front free endpaper; front hinge split but entirely sturdy; small dot of stain at gutter of 5 preliminary leaves. Overseas customers please request an accurate shipping quote. View more info

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Cantigas de Amigo

By: Codax, Martime

Price: $556.25

Publisher: Toronto, ON, The Aliquando Press: 1996

Seller ID: Books012720

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated [19 leaves]. Unnumberd; one of 70 copies issued. Light speckling to top of paper label at head of spine; else fine. View more info

Image for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [fine binding]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [fine binding]

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $781.25

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1860

Seller ID: Books011084

Condition: Very Good


51 pages, and blanks. Illustrated throughout, by three artists: E.H. Wehnert (18); E. Duncan (6); Birket Foster (2). A blank leaf (not a tissue guard) follows each leaf of printed text. Elaborate unsigned binding in full leather with gilt to front, rear, spine, and all edges. Marbled endpapers. Page-mark ribbon remains attached. Printed by R. Clay of London. Light rubbing to extremities; binding is sound. View more info

Image for Poems by William Cowper, with a Memoir of the Author [Browning association]

Poems by William Cowper, with a Memoir of the Author [Browning association]

By: Cowper, William

Price: $243.75

Publisher: London, George Nodes: 1845

Seller ID: Books010664

Condition: Very Good


523 pages. Fine contemporary binding unsigned. All edges gilt. Chromolitho title page. Of particular interest for the Christmas gift inscription from Miss [Louisa] Browning to one of her pupils "for her improvement in music" at Dartmouth Row, Blackheath, 1846. Louisa Browning, an aunt of Robert, had a school there from the 30s through 1861. Professional repair to hinges; binding is sound. Newspaper clipping to front pastedown; 1923 inscription to verso of first front free endpaper. View more info

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The Locks of the Oxford Canal

By: Craig, John

Price: $437.50

Publisher: Andoverford, The Whittington Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books012326

Condition: Very Good


Number 145 of the 300 copies bound in canvas cloth. Fine. View more info

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Chapel Street Torque

By: Crummey, Michael

Price: $156.25

Publisher: St. John's, NL, Running the Goat: 2002

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books012719

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated [4 pages, tissue guard, and cover]. Number 145 of 150 copies issued; signed by author and artist. Thread broken; dent top left. View more info

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Waste Ground

By: Dalton, Mary

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Tors Cove, NL, Running the Goat: 2017

Seller ID: Books012714

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated [24 pages]. "Letterpress printed and hand sewn in an edition of not more than 250 copies. Includes three full page engravings, and one spot engraving." As new, in original plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $1,218.75

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1803

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010644

Condition: Very Good


174, 124 pages; with half title and four plates - complete. Contemporary tree calf bordered in gilt; spine replaced with skiver leather ruled in gilt, original label reattached. All edges and endpapers marbled. Minor toning to paper; plates clean though light tideline lower right not touching the image (faintly present on some leaves) - please consult photos. Binding is sound. For accurate shipping cost outside North America please inquire. View more info