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PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOAN OF ARC

by [Twain, Mark]

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Published
1896
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1896. By The Sieur Louis de Conte (her page and secretary). Freely Translated... by Jean François Alden. Illustrated from Original Drawings by F.V. du Mond. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth stamped in gold and silver. First Edition, first issue, of Mark Twain's last completed novel -- a fictionalized (and romanticized) version… Read more
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THE GOLDEN LION OF GRANPERE. A Novel

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1872
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1872. Fraser, F. A.. With Illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary ads plus 4 pp at rear, undated. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American (and first illustrated) Edition, later issue, being No. 579 in Harper's Library of Select Novels. This tale takes place at the Lion d'Or, the only hotel in the small Lorraine… Read more
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ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS. In Three Volumes

by Meredith, George

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Published
1891
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NZ$1,041.17

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1891. [an amazingly fine set] London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. Original royal blue cloth decorated in black. First Edition of what is "generally considered the most stylistically opaque and tortured of his [Meredith's] novels" [Williams]. Victor Radnor, Nataly Dreighton and their daughter Nesta have been supremely happy for twenty years; but now that Nesta is of… Read more
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LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA: A Novel. In Three Volumes

by Meredith, George

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Published
1894
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1894. London: Chapman and Hall, 1894. Original olive green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of Meredith's last three-decker novel, which consisted of 1,500 copies -- published, in fact, in the final year of the three-volume format, as the lending libraries had finally lost their decades-long control over the publishing of English fiction. The next year would… Read more
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JOHN CALDIGATE. In Three Volumes [in one]

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1879
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1879. London: Chapman & Hall, 1879. Original scarlet cloth decorated in black. First Edition, third binding state (three-volumes-in-one), of this adventurous tale. "The plot is one of his most interesting, ingenious, elaborate, and unexpected" [Walpole]. John Caldigate goes to Australia to seek his fortune in the gold mines, and winds up living with one Euphemia Smith;… Read more
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TALES OF SPACE AND TIME

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1900
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1900. [a handsome copy] London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. 2 pp undated ads. Original light brown cloth decorated in dark brown. First Edition of this collection of five fantastic tales: "The Crystal Egg," "The Star," "A Story of the Stone Age," "A Story of the Days to Come" and "The Man Who Could… Read more
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The Public to Mark Twain" in THE BUYERS' MANUAL and BUSINESS GUIDE;

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1872
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NZ$825.76

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1872. being a description of the Leading Business Houses, Manufactories, Inventions, Etc. of the Pacific Coast, together with Copious and Readable Selections, chiefly from California Writers. Compiled by J. Price and C.S. Haley. San Francisco: Francis & Valentine..., 1872. Original dark olive cloth, with "Tales, Sketches, Poetry and Music" in gilt on the front cover. First Appearance… Read more
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THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1895
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NZ$1,184.78

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1895. Kipling, J. Lockwood. With Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First English Edition (published three days after the American) of the sequel to THE JUNGLE BOOK, which had been published the year before. It… Read more
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LETTERS OF MARQUE

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1891
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NZ$1,112.98

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1891. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler & Co., 1891. 4 preliminary + 5 pp undated ads. Original diagonally-divided red and blue cloth. First (Suppressed) Edition. A.H. Wheeler, publisher of the "Indian Railway Series," had been Kipling's authorized publisher in India. However, after Kipling left India for England, Wheeler promptly prepared for publication three more collections of Kipling… Read more
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THE DODD FAMILY ABROAD

by Lever, Charles

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Published
1854
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NZ$682.15

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1854. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition of this epistolary novel, presented by Lever as 74 letters written by and to various people of the cast. Lever portrays an Irish family seeking to economize by living on the Continent, specifically in Italy -- just like the Lever family, as… Read more
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1883
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1883. With More Than 300 Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. First American Edition, published five days after Chatto & Windus's London edition. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI is really two books combined. The first twenty-one chapters are his early impressions of the… Read more
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MISS MACKENZIE. A Novel

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1865
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NZ$969.37

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1865. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1865. 4 pp undated terminal ads (with Novels list ending with #258). Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition, issued as No. 253 of Harper's "Library of Select Novels." According to Trollope's autobiography, he wrote this novel with a desire to prove that a novel may be produced without… Read more
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WOUNDS IN THE RAIN. War Stories

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1900
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NZ$466.73

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1900. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1900). Original very dark green cloth decorated in gilt. First (American) Edition of this collection of eleven fictional tales, based upon Crane's experience as a war correspondent in Cuba. Of all war correspondents who published their Cuban War reminiscences only he achieved a unity in his collection, by repetition of the… Read more
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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

by Eliot, George [Marian Evans]

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Published
1860
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NZ$1,938.74

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1860. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. 16 pp Vol III undated ads. Original blind-stamped cinnamon-brown cloth. First Edition. This is the sad tale of Maggie Tulliver, from the Dorlcote Mill on the Floss River -- a novel noteworthy more for its accurate depiction of rural characters than for its… Read more
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GEORGE'S MOTHER

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1896
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1896. New York / London: Edward Arnold, 1896. 8 pp undated ads. Original tan cloth. First Edition of Crane's fourth book (just after THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE). This is a tale of a church-going mother and her idealistic expectations for her saloon-going son (Crane's mother and brother are much in evidence). Like Crane's first book, MAGGIE (A Girl… Read more
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THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel

by James, Henry

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Published
1899
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1899. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. 2 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth. First American Edition, which consisted of only 1,000 copies (half as many as the English edition published a few weeks earlier). Nanda Brookenham's "awkward age" begins when her mother enters her into the marriage market and ends when she decides… Read more
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EMBARRASSMENTS. [Colonial Edition]

by James, Henry

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Published
1897
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1897. London: William Heinemann, 1897. 8 pp undated ads (plus endpapers imprinted with ads). Original rose pebbled cloth. First Colonial Edition -- which is to say, the colonial issue of Heinemann's second impression (which impression may have consisted only of these colonial copies). Heinemann published the domestic edition (1,250 copies, dated 1896) on 12 June 1896;… Read more
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THE REVERBERATOR

by James, Henry

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Published
1888
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1888. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition of this novel concerning American travelers on the Continent -- "innocence abroad," a common theme of James. Technically, since it was printed in England for America, this is the American issue of the second (first one-volume) English edition. The 500-copy two-volume… Read more
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THE SPOILS OF POYNTON

by James, Henry

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Published
1897
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1897. London: William Heinemann, 1897. 1+32 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped aqua-blue cloth. First Edition, first (domestic) issue, first binding state. This is James's short novel in which one spineless man and the contents ("spoils") of his estate are pulled in opposite directions by two conniving women: Owen Gereth's mother does not approve of his… Read more
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QUENTIN DURWARD. In Three Volumes

by [Scott, Walter]

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Published
1823
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1823. By the Author of "Waverley,["] ["]Peveril of the Peak," &c. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1823. Original textured grey-green cloth, with printed spine labels. First Edition, first issue, of Scott's well-known adventure tale sited in Fifteenth Century France, amidst the conflict between King Louis XI and the… Read more
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