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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance by Ainsworth, William Harrison; Illustrations by George Cruikshank

London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition, First Issue, the 3 plates mentioned by Cohn at pp. 16, 28 and 45 in their first state. Handsome early 20th-century binding by Morrell in half brown crushed morocco over beige buckram, five raised bands with g...

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Mandeville: A Tale of the Seventeenth Century by Godwin, William

London: Archibald Constable and Co. / Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First Edition . Recent Quarter Morocco. Fine. 7 7/8" Tall. Three volumes, complete with half titles, volume short titles, and original preliminary and final blanks (t...

From Arroyo Seco Books


The True History of the State Prisoner, Commonly Called the Iron Mask, Extracted from Documents in the French Archives by The Hon. George Agar Ellis

London: John Murray, 1826. First Edition, 1826. Bound in half polished calf over marbled boards. back ornately gilt, ribbon marker, later plain beige end papers. with SCARCE handwritten errata slip tipped at p. 105, reading "p. 105, l. 2 from 6 m. fo...

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In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (Fine Binding) by Symonds, John Addington

London and New York: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / MacMillan & Co. , 1893. First Edition in the earlier blue cloth first state of the binding., now with original blue cloth cover and spine in late 19th c. fine binding of full red crushed morocco, fi...

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Vassall Morton by Parkman, Francis

Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1856. SCARCE, Parkman's only novel, and quite uncommon in such lovely condition and in fine binding. With binder's label rear paste down " Bound by Peter Paul & Bro, Booksellers, Stationers, Printers, an...

From Dale Steffey Books


Beatrice Cenci. Storia del Secolo XVI by Guerrazzi, F. D. (Francesco Domenico), 1804 -1873

Pisa, a Spese dell' Autore, 1854. Hard Cover. 606, [2] page; 24.5 cm. "The most prolific and most incorrigibly Romantic of the many men who wrote historical novels in the period was Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi of Leghorn" (Wilkins, p. 432). The theme of...

From The Owl at the Bridge


Ivan the Fool, or The Old Devil and the Three Small Devils; Also, A Lost Opportunity and Polikushka by Count Leo Tolstoi

New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1891. Very Good Plus, floral end pages, preface by translator Count Norraikow, slight wear to cloth at spine ends, gilt at spine a bit lightened yet still legible, small period prior owner name and date stamp front ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Jack Ballister's Fortunes (1895, The Century Company 1st Ed.) by Pyle, Howard

Pyle, Howard: Jack Ballister's Fortunes, First Edition. RARE. Copyright 1894, 1895 The Century Company, NY. .ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR. Used. Good- Condition/ No dust jacket is included. Boards are smoke-darkened. See spine. No odor. Please see our photos...

From Mary Riversong


A tripa virada. Periodico semanal. Nos. 1 - 3. Together with:- Tripa por huma vez. Livro primeiro e ultimo. Dividido em dous folhetos. Nos. 4 - 5 & post scriptum by [MACEDO, José Agostinho de]

Porto: Na Typ. de Viuva Alvares Ribeiro & Filhos, 1823. Contemporary quarter calf.. "In his political periodicals . . (Macedo) puts forth all his spice and venom . . he bullies and crushes his opponents in the raciest vernacular" (Bell, Portuguese Litera...

From Judith Hodgson Antiquarian Books


Poesie Piemontese e Italiane by Calvo, Edoardo Ignazio, 1773-1804

Brusselle [i.e. Torino], 1847. Hard Cover. 265 pages,  Title from front wrapper, missing from this copy. Special title-page: Follie Religiose, Poema In Ottava Rima Scritto in Lingua Piemontese con note italiane dell' Autore." Other works include most of...

From The Owl at the Bridge


Underground City; or, the Child of the Cavern by Verne, Jules / Kingston, W.H.G (translator)

Philadelphia: Porter & Coates Circa 1883. Brown/black decorative boards, gilt title on spine and front, brown endpapers, 246 pages. Boards lightly smudged, rubbed along edges and sides of spine, rubbed and chipped on ends of spine, corners rubbed an...

From Lindenlea Books



Boston: United States Publishing Company, 1846. [2],[5]-18,35-82pp. Octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume, without wrappers. Scattered foxing and spotting, some pencil names and annotations, still, a good, sound copy, partially untrimmed. First se...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, in Three Volumes by Arranged and Edited By Her Husband J.W. Cross

Boston: Dana Estes & Co. No Date, circa late 1880s. Illustrated Cabinet Edition, All three volumes bound in green cloth with gilt decorations, top edges gilt. Near Fine, tiny rubs to cloth at tips, a quite lovely set. . First Edtion Thus . Cloth. Near...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Caruthers Affair by Harben, Will[iam] N[athaniel]

New York, F. Tennyson Neely, 1898, hardcover, 224 pp, First Edition, Good condition in blue cloth boards decorated with red and silver. Straight and very firmly bound with no markings, spots to boards, spine a bit faded, light spine-end and corner wear, s...

From West of Eden Books


ITALY'S ANSWER... [with:] THREE WISHES [caption titles] by Linton, William J

Brantwood, [Coniston, Windermere: Printed for the Author, 1866. Narrow folio broadside (44.5 x 14cm). Printed on recto only. Folded across middle, light use and foxing at edges, very good. First (?) separate printing of these two poems, the first on the ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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