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Pictures from Italy and American Notes; Edwin Drood; with Portions of Master Humphrey's Clock. In One Volume, Dickens, Charles
101 Dickens, Charles Pictures from Italy and American Notes; Edwin Drood; with Portions of Master Humphrey's Clock. In One Volume
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, multiple titles in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to corners, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Sketches By Boz; A Tale of Two Cities. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
102 Dickens, Charles Sketches By Boz; A Tale of Two Cities. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two titles in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light external rubbing, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, sound text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Adventures of Oliver Twist; A Child's History of England. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
103 Dickens, Charles The Adventures of Oliver Twist; A Child's History of England. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two titles in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to corners, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
104 Dickens, Charles The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two volumes in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to corners, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Old Curiosity Shop; Together with Reprinted Pieces. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
105 Dickens, Charles The Old Curiosity Shop; Together with Reprinted Pieces. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two titles in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to corners, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club [Pickwick Papers]. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
106 Dickens, Charles The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club [Pickwick Papers]. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two volumes in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to corners, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, very lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.  Greenway Classics Series, Dickens, Charles
107 Dickens, Charles The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Greenway Classics Series
New York Greenway Publishing Company 1930 Hardcover Good 
New York: Greenway Publishing Company, 1930. Greenway Classics series ca. 1930-40. Three quarter pine green morocco leather over slightly lighter green cloth, gilt spine lettering and decoration, raised spine bands, top edge gilt, green ribbon bookmark. Heavy rubbing to extremities, good hinges, firm text block, gift notation dated 1940 on preliminary blank along with an embossed personal library blindstamp, pages slightly age-darkened but clean with no other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Sketches By "Boz".  Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People, Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)
108 Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) Sketches By "Boz". Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People
London Walter Scott, Limited 1905 Hardcover Good 
London: Walter Scott, Limited, 1905. Undated, ca. 1905. Attractive copy in a prize binding for the Ulverston Victoria Grammar School. Full polished royal blue calf with school seal on front cover in gilt, gilt spine lettering and decoration, raised spine bands, blind tooled inner dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, 386 pages. Includes a school prize bookplate presented to Sydney Robinson in 1907-08 on the front pastedown. Spine subtly faded, additional fading to top ten percent of front cover, light rubbing to the extremities, good joints/hinges, sound text block, pages clean and unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Holly Tree, Dickens, Charles.  Roycroft Binding
109 Dickens, Charles. Roycroft Binding The Holly Tree
East Aurora, New York The Roycrofters [Roycroft] 1903 Paperback Good 
East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters [Roycroft], 1903. Printed by the Roycrofters, 1903. Arts & Crafts tan suede binding with gilt lettering on darker embossed design, initials and margin captions in red, light yellow moire silk endpapers, 66 pages plus colophon. Some edgewear, old moisture spot on front cover, sound binding, clean pages, gift notation on preliminary blank, no other markings.. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Great Expectations. Collector's Edition. The 100 Best Books Ever Written Series, Dickens, Charles. Illustrated By Edward Ardizzone
110 Dickens, Charles. Illustrated By Edward Ardizzone Great Expectations. Collector's Edition. The 100 Best Books Ever Written Series
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Hardcover Very Good 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's edition, bound in full rich burgundy leather extensively decorated in gilt, raised spine bands with gilt lettering, all edges gilt, silk moire endleaves, attached ribbon bookmark. Abour fine condition with a nearly unnoticable rectangular shadow inside the front cover from careful bookplate removal, otherwise looks and feels new and unread, tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Chips from Dickens, Dickens, Charles. Selected By Thomas Mason
111 Dickens, Charles. Selected By Thomas Mason Chips from Dickens
New York Frederick A. Stokes and Brother 1890 Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes and Brother, 1890. Undated, ca. 1890. Near miniature book, 3.5" tall, in maroon cloth with paper spine label, red line borders surrounding text. Very good condition with lightly rubbed edges, light frayed area at front edge of spine foot, firm binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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William Hogarth.  Large Paper Edition., Dobson, Austin (1840-1921)
112 Dobson, Austin (1840-1921) William Hogarth. Large Paper Edition.
London Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited 1891 Signed, Limited Edition Good William Hogarth Signed
London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited, 1891. Signed, Limited Large Paper edition, 1891, #139 of 150 total, and one of 50 copies printed for America (the first 100 were designated for England), signed by Austin Dobson. Printed at the Chiswick Press. A beautifully presented book showcasing Hogarth's works. Contents include a Memoir of the author's life followed an extensive Bibliography and Catalogues. Illustrated with 12 photogravures, 32 other plates (including one folding plate) and fifteen vignette engravings, with full plates tissue-protected. Half cloth, with vellum-colored spine and muted blue paper covered boards, gilt spine lettering, lovely and thick deckle-edged paper, uncut edges, (xiv, 368 + plates). Externally worn, with frayed spine ends and bumped corners, spine sunned. Binding cracked after Table of Contents (between gatherings A & B), some pages a little fingerprinted at the beginning of the book, otherwise clean. Externally fair, internally very good.. Signed by Author. Signed, Limited Edition. Good. Illus. by William Hogarth. 4to (10.5" x 7.5" or 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm). 
Price: 195.00 USD
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A Wonderful Dream, Doct. Watts [Isaac Watts]
113 Doct. Watts [Isaac Watts] A Wonderful Dream
New London, Connecticut Printed and Sold in New-London 1768 Paperback Poor 
New London, Connecticut: Printed and Sold in New-London, 1768. Undated [1768]. Heavily worn copy with chipping and loss of text. New London imprints 859, with a row of oval linked ornaments below the title, and Arabic numerals on stanzas 2 through 5 only, no cuts or illustrations. Pamphlet, 15 cm tall, 12 pages. Loss to nearly all of 5th and 11th stanzas, partial loss (minor to significant) to about 18 of the 68 stanzas.Outer edges have some very old makeshift repairs with yellow paper, one with the signature of Rhoda Humphrey [Case] (c1749-1805) on one of the yellow pieces, considerable age-toning and wear.. Soft Cover. Poor. 24mo - 5" - 5" Tall. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in  Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity, Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)
114 Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751) A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity
London By Assignment from the Author's Widow, for J. Buckland, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes... [and others] 1763 Hardcover Fair 
London: By Assignment from the Author's Widow, for J. Buckland, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes... [and others], 1763. First edition, 1763. Worn volume in full leather with dark red spine label, raised spine bands, about 10.25" tall, [20], 595, [6] pages. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped with lower half of leather peeled away and absent, joints cracked but covers securely attached, text block sound, large ink smudge to page 309 (text still legible), old dampstains to upper and outer margins of the first 125 pages, outer margins of page 579 through the end neatly trimmed (1.125" to 1.5") but without affecting any of the printed areas, pages age-toned with names of Wm Wiliams and Dorothy Williams with 1763 date on title page, gift notation dated 1818 on front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Collector's Edition, Doyle, Sir Arthur.Conan. Illustrated By Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others
115 Doyle, Sir Arthur.Conan. Illustrated By Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1981 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's edition, bound in full midnight black leather extensively decorated in gilt, raised spine bands with gilt lettering, all edges gilt, silk moire endleaves, attached ribbon bookmark. Fine condition, looks and feels new and unread, tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Advise and Consent, Drury, Allen. Illustrated By Franz Altschuler
116 Drury, Allen. Illustrated By Franz Altschuler Advise and Consent
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1976 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine 
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1976. Franklin Library limited edition, 1976. Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine copy in full deep midnight blue good quality leather with gilt lettering and extensive decoration on covers and spine, raised spine bands, all edges gilt, moire silk endleaves, attached ribbon bookmark. Looks and feels new and unread, with tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The Two Dianas. In Three Volumes. Historical Romances, Dumas, Alexandre
117 Dumas, Alexandre The Two Dianas. In Three Volumes. Historical Romances
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1892 Hardcover Good 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892. Title pages dated 1892. Historical Romances series. Three handsomely bound volumes in three quarter cobalt blue grained leather over marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, frontis portrait in each volume, each volume about 7 3/8" tall. Good to very good condition with some external wear, mainly rubbing and light scuffing to the extremities, spines age-darkened to a deeper blackish blue, firm bindings, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c., Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Situation of the United States, Duyckinck, Evert
118 Duyckinck, Evert Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c., Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Situation of the United States
New York Evert Duyckinck 1809 First US Edition Hardcover Good 
New York: Evert Duyckinck, 1809. First American edition of this hard-to-find book of "trade secrets" and formulae concerning inks, pigments, engraving, tanning, dyes, bleaches, glues, waxes, colored glass, and much more. 12mo (18 cm x 11 cm), full calf, iv, 380p, [xx]. Externally worn, with front cover detached and an old repair to the rear hinge, rubbed and scuffed, spine chipped and dried. Internally very good, with pages free from chips, tears, etc., with some age-toning and occasional light foxing. Old signatures on endpapers and blanks. . First US Edition. Full Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Merriam's American Reader.  The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character, E. And G. Merriam
119 E. And G. Merriam Merriam's American Reader. The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character
Brookfield, Massachusetts E. and G. Merriam 1829 Second Edition Hardcover Fair 
Brookfield, Massachusetts: E. and G. Merriam, 1829. Second edition, 1829. Full calf leather with maroon spine label, 276 pages plus four pages of publisher's ads. Extremities rubbed and a bit scuffed, two horizontal splits to spine covering, good hinges, sound text block, rear free endpaper removed, pages age-toned and lightly foxed with some minor dampstaining, name and 1834 date on preliminary blank.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe 1808 - 1895.  A Brief Record of a Long Life, E. W. H.
120 E. W. H. Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe 1808 - 1895. A Brief Record of a Long Life
Boston Privately Printed By D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press 1897 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Boston: Privately Printed By D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1897. Worn copy of the 1897 first edition. Memorial volume printed by Updike at Merrymount Press. Purple paper covered hardcover with front cover label, 46 pages. Covers unevenly faded and chipped at the spine ends, contents shaken with some pages detached, the three sepiatone plates have dampstains at the inner corners, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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