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The Duchess, "The Duchess"
1 "The Duchess" The Duchess
New York Hurst & Co. 1888 Hardcover Fair 
New York: Hurst & Co., 1888. Undated, ca. 1888. Arlington Edition. Attractive copy, fair to good condition, in Victorian binding, purple cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in black. Extremities rubbed with chipping to the spine head, front hinge internally cracked at the title page but binding sound, title page detached, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages with a name and 1888 date on the front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Uncle John's Gems - Fryeburg [Maine[, October 1898, 'Uncle John'
2 'Uncle John' Uncle John's Gems - Fryeburg [Maine[, October 1898
Fryeburg, Maine Self-published, Printed By Chas. E. Moss, Boston 1898 First Edition Paperback Poor 
Fryeburg, Maine: Self-published, Printed By Chas. E. Moss, Boston, 1898. First edition, 1898. Most likely a very limited edition of verse about hunting, fishing and Civil War soldiers, dedicated to Grover Post, G. A. R. No. 160. Text in handwriting, printed in reverse color on blue paper, like a blueprint, with front cover embellished with etched images of hunting and fishing. Sixteen pages with two holes most likely used for a long-gone ribbon tie, now all separated. Much edgewear, dampstains throughout, a few pencil markings, no loss of content.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Poor. Oblong 8vo. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome.  Three Volumes in Two, A'Beckett, Gilbert A.  Illustrated By John Leech
3 A'Beckett, Gilbert A. Illustrated By John Leech The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome. Three Volumes in Two
London Bradbury, Evans, and Co. 1865 Hardcover Good 
London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865. Undated, ca. 1865. Comic History of England is two volumes bound as one; Comic History of Rome bound separately. All thirty hand colored engravings by Leech are present and in very good condition. Tan polished calf over marbled boards, blue-black spine labels lettered in gilt, vertical circle and dash allover gilt design on both spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Covers heavily rubbed at the edges with some scuffing an dlight chipping to the covers, lighter rubbing to the marbled boards, joints good, text blocks sound, gift notations on the preliminary blanks of each volume, pages clean and otherwise unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel, A. Anatoli
4 A. Anatoli Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel
U.S.A. Farrar Straus & Giroux 1970 0374107610 / 9780374107611 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1970. First edition, stated first printing, 1970. Brown cloth with dustjacket. Very good with firm binding, very slightly age-yellowed but clean pages, no names or other markings, dustjacket in mylar protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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Daffodils, A. D. T. W. [Mrs. Adeline Dutton Train Whitney]
5 A. D. T. W. [Mrs. Adeline Dutton Train Whitney] Daffodils
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin and Company 1890 Hardcover Good No 
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1890. Published 1890. Includes three full page black and white plates. Light mocha brown cloth with white cloth spine illustrated with the image of a daffodil in gilt on near the front joint, gilt cover lettering, gilt top edge, 132 pages. The book is in generally good condition with some overall surface rubbing, spine lettering rubbed away, gently rubbed corners and spine ends, some uneven age-toning to the spine, a mild bump to the extreme top left edge of front cover, sound text block, good hinges, clean and pleasantly age-toned pages with no names or other markings. . Hard Cover. Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Avatars: A Futurist Fantasy, A. E. [George W. Russell]
6 A. E. [George W. Russell] The Avatars: A Futurist Fantasy
New York The Macmillan Company 1933 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933. First edition [1933]. Blue cloth, no dustjacket. Fair condition with edgewear, considerable uneven fading and specling to spine, good hinges, sound text block, lightly age-toned pages with some light occasional foxing, mainly in the margins, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Travels of a Lady's Maid, A.B.
7 A.B. Travels of a Lady's Maid
Boston L.C. Page & Company 1908 First Edition Hardcover Good No 
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. First edition, 1908. Green cloth with gilt cover lettering, tinted green illustrated endpapers, 338 pages, plus publisher's advertisements. The book is in good condition with conspicuous edgewear including rubbed corners and spine ends, darkened text block edges, and a moisture shadow at right bottom front cover corner, sound text block, hinges repaired, clean pages with no names or other markings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Baby's Things: A Story in Verse for Christmas Eve, Abbott, Edward
8 Abbott, Edward The Baby's Things: A Story in Verse for Christmas Eve
New York Anson D. F. Randolph 1871 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1871. First edition, 1871. Poem illustrated with five engraved plates. Sound but worn copy in purplish brown cloth lettered in gilt, 7.5" tall, 53 pages. Covers unevenly age-faded and spotted, spine ends frayed, good hinges, sound text block, pages age-tanned with just a little bit of foxing, two adjacent pages with darkened areas from an old newspaper clipping, endpapers foxed, old gift notation in pencil on front free endpaper, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Adam, Ruth What Shaw Really Said
New York Schocken Books 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Schocken Books, 1966. First edition, 1966. Review slip loosely laid in at front. Green linen with gilt spine lettering, 175 pages with index, illustrated dustjacket.The book is in very good condition, with very gently rubbed corners and spine ends, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no name or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in very good condition with overall light surface rubbing and a partially faded spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Adams, Marguerite Janvrin Poems By Marguerite Janvrin Adams
Portland, Maine Falmouth Publishing House 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Signed
Portland, Maine: Falmouth Publishing House, 1948. First edition, 1848. Collection of poetry divided by theme: philosophical, love, sea, island, war, New York City, nature. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "In the fellowship of poetry, and deep appreciation of the friendly help that you gave me with this volume. Marguerite Janvrin Adams, May 1st, 1948". Also includes a handwritten note from the poet addressed to Alice Gould, undated. Red cloth lettered in silver gilt, 176 pages, printed dustjacket. The book has some very light shelfwear, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no other names or markings, a touch of foxing on the outer edges of the closed pages. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some soil and edgewear, including some very short closed tears, very little paper loss.. Inscribed and with a Letter By the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The Tatler, Guardian and Freeholder.  Select British Essayists Series, Addison and Steele. Introduction By John Habberton
11 Addison and Steele. Introduction By John Habberton The Tatler, Guardian and Freeholder. Select British Essayists Series
New York and London G.P. Putnam's Sons: Knickerbocker Press 1886 Hardcover Good No 
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons: Knickerbocker Press, 1886. Select British Essayists Series, 1886. Bright red cloth with gilt and black lettering and decoration, 238 pages. The book is in generally good condition with frayed spine tips and faded spine, a bump to the top edge of rear cover, other edgewear, sound text block, good hinges, name pencilled on front free endpaper, notation to rear free endpaper, but otherwise clean pages with no other markings. Some subjects covered include 'Effect of Religion on Virtue', 'Scolds and Bullies', 'Squires and Politics', 'Vulgarity, Real and Apparent' and 'Woman's Special Need for Intellectual Entertainment'. Most essays by Addison and Steele. . Hard Cover. Good/No. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq.  In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell, Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)
12 Addison, Joseph (1672-1719) Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell
Dublin, Ireland R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street 1735 Hardcover Good 
Dublin, Ireland: R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street, 1735. Complete three volume set in contemporary calf bindings with armorial seal with the script "Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg. Elizab. Juxta Dublin" in gilt on each front and rear cover, raised spine bands bordered in gilt with gilt decoration in compartments, elaborate Jacobean armorial prize bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume, the name Richard Dickinson filled in by hand in each. Decorative design woodcuts in volume I, ten plates of "medals illustrated by the antient poets" in volume II, additional woodcuts of medals scattered in the text of volume III; [6], xvi, [3], 2-322; [13], 12-323; [9], 2-266, [10] pages; each volume with its own title page plus series title and advertisement in volume I. Externally scuffed with minor chipping to spine ends, joints cracked but secure, spine labels absent, spines lightly crackled from dryness but stabilized, text blocks sound, pages clean and unmarked. A clean and sound set.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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The Spectator. Volume the Second, Addison, Steele & Others
13 Addison, Steele & Others The Spectator. Volume the Second
London Longman, Dodsley, Law, Robson, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson et al 1797 Hardcover Fair 
London: Longman, Dodsley, Law, Robson, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson et al, 1797. Undated [1797]. Volume II only. Full marbled leather with red spine label, frontis engraving, 349 pages plsu index. Worn, with heavily rubbed extremities, joints worn but secure, text block sound, pages age-toned with some old dampstains to the first few pages, names on front free endpaper (Joseph Hale, and Lucy A. Dowd, Sept 1878), no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Spectator. In Ten Volumes [10], Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Parker, Tickell, Budgell, Grove, Byrom, Henley and Other
14 Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Parker, Tickell, Budgell, Grove, Byrom, Henley and Other The Spectator. In Ten Volumes [10]
New York William Durrell and Co., George Long, Printer 1809 Hardcover Fair 
New York: William Durrell and Co., George Long, Printer, 1809. Title pages 1809-1810. Very worn set in what are likely the original bindings. Blue-gray paper covered boards with paper spine labels, a frontis engraving of a contributor in each volume, 18.5 cm tall, margins untrimmed. Covers worn and spotted, some text blocks split, pages age-toned but generally very clean with occasional foxing and a few dampstains mainly to the lower edges of the first few pages of a couple of volumes, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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15 Aeschylus. Translated By G. M. Cookson Aeschylus: Plays. Everyman's Library No. 62
London and New York Everyman's Library: Dent, Dutton 1960 Reprint Hardcover Good Good 
London and New York: Everyman's Library: Dent, Dutton, 1960. No. 62 of the Everyman's Library series, 1960. Navy cloth lettered in gilt, 339 pages plus publisher's advertisements, dustjacket. Ex-library, with spine numbers on the dustjacket (not the book), stamp on 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 has overall wear and chipping along the edges, larger chip at spine foot, fairly little paper loss.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author, and Embellished with One Hundred Twelve Plates. In Two Volumes, Aesop. Printed for John Stockdale
16 Aesop. Printed for John Stockdale The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author, and Embellished with One Hundred Twelve Plates. In Two Volumes
Picadilly, U.K. Printed for John Stockdale 1793 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Picadilly, U.K.: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. First edition, 1793. Two attractive volumes with period covers, respined in mid to late 20th century. Full speckled calf leather with matched spine lettered and decorated in gilt, 11' tall. Vol. I: [2],lxv, 1 adv, [1], 189p plus plates. Vol. II: [2], xi, [1], 248p plus plates. Expected edgewear to older covers, spines very good, tight bindings with renewed endpapers, plates are very good, most have offsetting to text pages opposite, first volume has some intermittent old transparent stains to the outer margins that do not affect any printed areas, title page of first volume and final plate in second volume foxed, pages otherwise clean, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 445.00 USD
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Home Influence: A Tale for Mothers and Daughters, Aguilar, Grace
17 Aguilar, Grace Home Influence: A Tale for Mothers and Daughters
New York Harper & Brothers 1849 First Edition Hardcover Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First edition [1849] of this hard-to-find novel by a noted Jewish American female author. Light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in blind, 412 pages plus numerous pages of publisher's ads. Covers lightly rubbed with some moderate shelf soil, spine subtly faded, good hinges, sound text block, name and 1850 date in pencil on preliminary blank, some very light scattered foxing, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 Aikin, Dr. Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson to Beattie, with Biographical and Critical Notices
Philadelphia J. Whetham & Son 1841 Hardcover Fair 
Philadelphia: J. Whetham & Son, 1841. Tenth edition, 1841. Full black calf lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, 807 pages. Covers very rubbed and chipped (but actually still attractive in a rather used and lightly battered way), front joint split but cover well attached, text block sound pages clean with occasional foxing. Collection of poems by noted British poets, including Jonson, Cowley, Milton, Waller, Dryden, J. Philips, Parnell, Rowe, Addison, Prior, Gay, Green, Tickell, Somerville, Pope, Swift, Thomson, A. Philips, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Hammond, Churchill, Young, Akenside, Gray, Smollett, Littelton, Goldsmith, Johnson, Armstrong, J. Warton, T. Warton, Mason, Cowper, Beattie. . Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance, Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank
19 Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank The Tower of London. A Historical Romance
London Richard Bentley 1840 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First illustrated edition, 1840, with numerous engravings by Cruikshank. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full smooth tan leather with black spine label, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 439 pages. Very light rubbing, mainly to the extremities, slightly darkened spine, good joints/hinges, sound text block, slightly age-toned but clean pages, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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L'Auvergne, Ajalbert, J.  Illustrated By A. Montader
20 Ajalbert, J. Illustrated By A. Montader L'Auvergne
Paris Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies 1896 Hardcover Fair 
Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies, 1896. In French. Externally worn. Text includes numerous illustrations in black and white by Montader, with a mounted cover illustration in color. Red cloth over bevelled boards, all edges gilt, 363 pages. Covers worn and dampstained, with the lower corners chewed as if by a puppy, not affecting pages inside. Internally very good to near fine, with good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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