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The Bread-Winners: A Social Study, Anonymous [Hay, John]
61 Anonymous [Hay, John] The Bread-Winners: A Social Study
New York Harper & Brothers 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. First edition, title page dated 1884, The End on page 319. Considered the first labor novel, a work of fiction highlighting the working class in America. Light olive cloth lettered and decorated in dark red, 7" tall. Light rubbing to the extremities, good hinges, sound text block, some binding glue residue between the front free endpaper and preliminary blank at the far inner margin, name in pencil on preliminary blank, no other markings, pages clean with a few instances of very minor finger soil to the margins.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Outre-Mer; A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea. In Two Volumes, Anonymous [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)]
62 Anonymous [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)] Outre-Mer; A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea. In Two Volumes
New York Harper & Brothers 1835 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835. First edition, 1835, with May 1835 publisher's catalog at front, previously published in parts. Heavily worn two volume set in the publisher's pinkinsh brown cloth embossed with a seemingly abstract pattern, gilt spine lettering, 28, [8], 226 + [4], 252 pages. Covers heavily worn and unevenly faded, lean to volume I, hinges iffy but secure, text blocks sound, foxing throughout both volumes, old dampstains throughout the first, large chip to front free endpaper of second, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer.  Being an Account of the Victory at Tunbridge Wells, Anonymous [Stone, Charles John]
63 Anonymous [Stone, Charles John] What Happened After the Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer. Being an Account of the Victory at Tunbridge Wells
New York George Routledge & Son 1871 First US Edition Paperback Fair 
New York: George Routledge & Son, 1871. First American edition [1871]. Worn but complete copy. Sequel to The Battle of Dorking, an important science fiction precursor and the beginning of what is termed invasion literature. Fictional account of an invasion of Britain. Softcover, 7.25 inches tall, 58 pages plus fourteen pages of ads. Covers worn with some spotting and edge chipping, front cover nearly detached, text block sound, pages a bit age-toned but generally quite clean with a few instance of light foxing, no names or other markings.. First US Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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By the Tiber, Anonymous [Tincker, Mary Agnes]
64 Anonymous [Tincker, Mary Agnes] By the Tiber
Boston Roberts Brothers 1881 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. First edition, 1881. Uncommon title in an attractive Victorian binding. Dark olive brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, black and red, 390 pages plus publisher's ads. Covers heavily rubbed, especially at the edges, with light fraying at the corners and spine ends, hinges internally repaired, text block sound, name in pencil on preliminary blank, pages clean and free from other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Martyrs of Spain and the Liberators of Holland, Anonymous; By the Author of the Schonberg-Cotta Family [Elizabeth Rundle Charles]
65 Anonymous; By the Author of the Schonberg-Cotta Family [Elizabeth Rundle Charles] The Martyrs of Spain and the Liberators of Holland
New York Robert Carter and Brothers 1865 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1865. First edition [1965]. Worn but sound. Historical fiction set during the Spanish Inquisition and other religious upheavals in Europe. Textured brown cloth with git spine lettering, frontis engraving plus one additional engraved plate. Covers rubbed and lightly frayed at the extremities, binding sound but not tight, pages lightly age-toned with some occasional foxing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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Argonautica: Jason and the Golden Fleece.  Near Fine Copy in Fair Slipcase, Apollonius Rhodius
66 Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica: Jason and the Golden Fleece. Near Fine Copy in Fair Slipcase
New York The Heritage Press 1960 Hardcover Very Good Fair Slipcase 
New York: The Heritage Press, 1960. Light gray hardcover with rust colored cloth spine, light gray slipcase. The book has some very minor rubbing to the spine ends, is in otherwise in near fine condition, looks and feels new and unread, no names or other markings. The slipcase has considerable age-toning, some surface cracks along the edges, worn extremities. Includes Sandglass leaflet laid in loosely at the front.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair Slipcase. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Free Agents, Apple, Max
67 Apple, Max Free Agents
London and Boston Faber and Faber 1986 0571138527 / 9780571138524 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1986. First UK edition, 1986. Black hardcover with silver gilt spine lettering, 197 pages, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with minimal edgewear, rubbed spine lettering, sound text block, good hinges, clean contents with pleasantly and mildly age-toned pages with no markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in very good condition.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Story of Sinbad the Voyager; Sometimes Called Sinbad the Sailor, from The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Arabian Nights
68 Arabian Nights The Story of Sinbad the Voyager; Sometimes Called Sinbad the Sailor, from The Arabian Nights Entertainments
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company 1900 Hardcover Fair No 
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1900. Undated, ca. 1900. Illustrated with black and white plates. Tan pictorial cloth with a front cover illustration of Sinbad atop a herd of elephants printed in gilt, shades of gray, red and yellow, unpaginated, about eight pages. Covers heavily rubbed and soiled, corners bumped, rear hinge cracked, text block sound, closed tears to rear free endpaper, endpapers soiled, incription on front free endpaper, pages generally quite clean with some occasional light finger soil to the margins.. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Echoes, Archer, Mrs. M. A.
69 Archer, Mrs. M. A. Echoes
Hartford, CT Case, Lockwood & Co. 1867 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Co., 1867. First edition, 1867. Stated as first volume, but no second volume was ever published. Brown cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated with black and white engraved plates. Covers rubbed, mainly at the extremities, good hinges, sound text block, some fairly faint old dampstains to first several pages (no damp odor), a scattering of light foxing, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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70 Arms, William Tyler Salute to Courage [New England's Most Exciting Historical Novel]
Orange, Massachusetts Self Published, Printed By the Enterprise and Journal 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
Orange, Massachusetts: Self Published, Printed By the Enterprise and Journal, 1966. First edition, signed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper. Historical fiction set in Massachusetts during the French and Indian Wars. Blue cloth, map endpapers, 272 pages, dustjacket. Spine ends very lightly bumped, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with no other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has some light shelf soil, a surface scuff to the spine from removal of a round sticker, minor chipping to the top edge of the rear panel, little paper loss overall.. Signed by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Three Bright Girls: A Story of Chance and Mischance, Armstrong, Annie E. [Emma Challice] (1821-1875).  Illustrated By W. Parkinson
71 Armstrong, Annie E. [Emma Challice] (1821-1875). Illustrated By W. Parkinson Three Bright Girls: A Story of Chance and Mischance
New York W. L. Allison & Son 1890 Hardcover Fair No 
New York: W. L. Allison & Son, 1890. Undated, ca. 1890. Vassar Series. With six full page black and white illustrations. Turquoise cloth printed in maroon and gilt, 300 pages. Covers a bit rubbed with additional rubbing and light fraying to corners and spine ends, good hinges, text block, sound but not tight, pages clean with occasional light finger soil to the margins, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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F. J. Bogners Clown Theater 'Sisyphos', Arnold, Gotz
72 Arnold, Gotz F. J. Bogners Clown Theater 'Sisyphos'
Frankfurt (Main) Wilfred Nold 1991 3922220525 / 9783922220527 Paperback Fine 
Frankfurt (Main): Wilfred Nold, 1991. In German. Published 1991. Softcover, 261 pages. Looks and feels new and unread, no names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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73 Arnold, Matthew The Letters of Matthew Arnold to Hugh Clough: Edited with an Introductory Study By Howard Foster Lowry
London Oxford University Press: Clarendon Press 1968 Hardcover Good Good 
London: Oxford University Press: Clarendon Press, 1968. 1968 edition, first published in 1932. Navy cloth lettered in gilt, 329 pages, printed dustjacket. Ex-library, with spine numbers on the dustjacket (not the book), stamp on front pastedown and title page and pocket at rear, pages otherwise unmarked. Some shelfwear, including rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is in good condition, has some minor overall surface rubbing to its light background. The dustjacket is attached to pastedowns.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New England Bygones, Arr, E. H. [Ellen H. Rollins]. Introduction By Gail Hamilton
74 Arr, E. H. [Ellen H. Rollins]. Introduction By Gail Hamilton New England Bygones
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1883 Hardcover Very Good 
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. New edition, enlarged and illustrated, 1883. Handsomely bound collection of illustrated romanticized reveries about New England, its scenery, its people, its life, its seasons, etc. Contains many tissue-protected engraved plates after L. Faber, E. Heinemann, G. P. Williams, G. T. Andrew, many others, plus many smaller engravings within the text. Teal blue cloth over beveled boards, gilt lettering, elaborate decoration in black and light blue, all edges gilt, 243 pages. Some rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The D. I.: A Harper Novel of Suspense, Ashford, Jeffrey
75 Ashford, Jeffrey The D. I.: A Harper Novel of Suspense
New York Harper & Brothers 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Stated first edition. Light tan boards with darker tan cloth spine, 174 pages, dustjacket. Very light shelfwear, good hinges, sound text block, department store lending library stamp at upper corner of front free endpaper, no other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some minor edge rubbing and very light shelfwear, no chips or tears.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tale of Two Planets, Asimow, Morris
76 Asimow, Morris Tale of Two Planets
Los Angeles, CA Plantain Press 1981 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Los Angeles, CA: Plantain Press, 1981. First edition [1981]. Science fiction including aliens visiting earth to warn about the dangers of nuclear proliferation. Green cloth with dustjacket. Light rubbing to the extremities, firm binding, no names or other markings, dustjacket priceclipped and in mylar protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines.  No. 19 - Vol. II, No. 7 - January 1, 1818, Atheneum Magazine
77 Atheneum Magazine The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines. No. 19 - Vol. II, No. 7 - January 1, 1818
Boston Munroe and Francis 1818 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1818. Single issue [Jan. 1, 1818] of this semi-monthly magazine devoted to news, scientific developments, literature, sports, fashion, etc., mainly reprinted from European periodicals. Provides a fascinating snapshot of American interests and tastes during the early days of the republic. Softcover, forty pages. Covers age-toned and lightly soiled, edges worn and chipped, pages lightly foxed but readily legible, clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines.  No. 23 - Vol. II, No. 11 - March 2, 1818, Atheneum Magazine
78 Atheneum Magazine The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines. No. 23 - Vol. II, No. 11 - March 2, 1818
Boston Munroe and Francis 1818 First Edition Paperback Poor 
Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1818. Heavily worn single issue [Mar. 2, 1818] of this semi-monthly magazine devoted to news, scientific developments, literature, sports, fashion, etc., mainly reprinted from European periodicals. Provides a fascinating snapshot of American interests and tastes during the early days of the republic. Softcover, forty pages. tears and chips to upper center portion of the front cover, following through to the following three leaves, affecting the text but still readable with some effort, covers age-toned and lightly soiled, edges worn and chipped, pages lightly foxed but readily legible, clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Poor. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines.  No. 35 - Vol. III, No. 11 - September 1, 1818, Atheneum Magazine
79 Atheneum Magazine The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines. No. 35 - Vol. III, No. 11 - September 1, 1818
Boston Munroe and Francis 1818 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1818. Single issue [Sept. 1, 1818] of this semi-monthly magazine devoted to news, scientific developments, literature, sports, fashion, etc., mainly reprinted from European periodicals. Provides a fascinating snapshot of American interests and tastes during the early days of the republic. Softcover, forty pages. Covers age-toned and lightly soiled, edges worn and chipped, minor dampstains to top margins, pages lightly foxed but readily legible, clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines.  No. 39 - Vol. IV, No. 3 - November 2, 1818, Atheneum Magazine
80 Atheneum Magazine The Atheneum; or Spirit of the English Magazines. No. 39 - Vol. IV, No. 3 - November 2, 1818
Boston Munroe and Francis 1818 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1818. Single issue [Nov. 2, 1818] of this semi-monthly magazine devoted to news, scientific developments, literature, sports, fashion, etc., mainly reprinted from European periodicals. Provides a fascinating snapshot of American interests and tastes during the early days of the republic. Softcover, forty pages. Covers age-toned and lightly soiled, edges worn and chipped, a few corners creased, pages age-toned and lightly foxed but readily legible, clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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