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Like Water for Chocolate (Signed)
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Like Water for Chocolate (Signed)

by Laura Esquivel

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Collector's Edition
Published
1999
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Brown leather boards with gilt particulars and five raised bands to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. All edges gilt. silk moire endpapers and silk ribbon. Certificate of Authenticity signed by author and publisher loose to book. An attractive, like-new copy. 8.75 x 5.75 in
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The Writings of J. Fenimore Cooper Iroquois Edition [The deerslayer; Last of the Mohicans; The pathfinder; The pioneers; The prairie; The spy; The pilot; Red rover; Wing and wing; The water-witch; The sea lions; Homeward bound; Home as found; The crater; Afloat and ashore; Miles Wallingford; Jack Tier; Precaution; Lionel Lincoln; Wyandotte; Wept of wish-ton-wish; The bravo; The ways of the hour; The redskins;  Mercedes of Castile; The chainbearer; Satanstoe; The heidemauer; The headsman; The monikins; Oak openings; Ned Myers]
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A 32 (of 33) volume set limited to 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is number 694. Sans The Two Admirals. Half green morocco over marbled boards with the spines oxidized to brown. Bound by Brentano's New York. Five raised bands and gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor scuffing & losses to heads of some spines (see image),… Read more about this item
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The Works of Rudyard Kipling: Limited Seven Seas Signed Edition [27 Volumes] v. 1. Plain tales from the hills v. 2. Soldiers three. The story of the Gadsbys. In black & white v. 3. Wee Willie Winkie. Under the deodars. The phantom 'rickshaw and other stories v. 4-5. From sea to sea and other sketches v. 6. Life's handicap v. 7. The light that failed v. 8. The Naulahka v. 9. Many inventions v. 10. 'Captains courageous' v. 11. The jungle book v. 12. The second jungle book v. 13. The day's work v. 14. Stalky & Col v. 15. Kim v. 16. Just so stories v. 17. Traffics and discoveries v. 18. Puck of Pook's Hill v. 19 Rewards and fairies v. 20. Actions and reactions v. 21. Departmental ditties. Barrack-room ballads and other verses v. 22. The five nations. The seven seas v. 23. Songs from books v. 24. A diversity of creatures v. 25. The years between and parodies v. 26. Letters of travel : 1892-1913 v. 27. Debts and Credits
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A total of 27 volumes. Signed by Kipling to Vol. I and limited to 1,050 numbered copies, of which this is number 489. Half dark purple morocco over mauve cloth boards. Five raised bands with gilt compartments. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Some wear to heads and tails, as well as to the raised bands, predominantly to Vol. XXI (see… Read more about this item
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The Gentleman's Magazine; and Historical Chronicle. Volume LV. For the Year MDCCLXXXV [1785].
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The Gentleman's Magazine; and Historical Chronicle. Volume LV. For the Year MDCCLXXXV [1785].

by Sylvanus Urban

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Published
1785
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The complete year of 1785. Quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spines with red morocco labels. Illustrated throughout with fold-outs. Front board detached to Vol. I. Wear to spines and hinges (see image). Clean copies with no previous owners' names or other defacements. Vol. I [vi] 491 [xvii] ; Vol. II 492-1036 [xvi] 5.5 x 8.5 in each
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Selected Letters [Complete Five Volume Set]
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Selected Letters [Complete Five Volume Set]

by H. P. Lovecraft [Howard Phillips Lovecraft]

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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1965-1976
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Complete five volume set all in unclipped uniformed dust jackets with titles in various colors. Full black cloth with gilt titles to spines. Staining to foredge of Vol. V. Predation to top edges of boards with minimal damage to jackets (see image), otherwise a nice clean set with no previous owners' names or other defacements. Limited to 5,000 copies. 5.5… Read more about this item
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Axiomata Pacis
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Axiomata Pacis

by [John Peace]

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Published
1862
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Half vellum over marbled boards with gilt particulars and a red morocco label to spine. All edges reddened. Marbled endpapers. English text. An attractive clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. Scarce. 5.25 x 7.75 in (13 x 20 cm)
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Great Books of the Western World Three Volume Set: The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education; and The Great Ideas Vol. I & II: A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World
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Great Books of the Western World Three Volume Set: The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education; and The Great Ideas Vol. I & II: A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World

by Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, and William Gorman.

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Published
1952
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NZ$186.78

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Three volume brown matching set from the Great Books of the Western World series. Wear to heads and tails of spines (see image). Clean copies without any previous owners' names or other markings. Faded title on spine of Vol I (see image) with amateur glueing to hinges. Book I Pp. 131; book II. Pp. 1082; and book III. Pp. 1346
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Insect-Musicians and Other Stories & Sketches
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Insect-Musicians and Other Stories & Sketches

by Lafcadio Hearn; Compiled with Jun Tanaka

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Published
1930
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NZ$144.33

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Paper wraps. Some wear to paper on head and tail of spine, but otherwise a nice copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. 5 x 7.25 in
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Sketches and Stories
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Sketches and Stories

by Lafcadio Hearn; Translation by Kanesada Hanazono

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Published
1928
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NZ$169.80

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Blue and yellow pictorial paper covered boards. Text in both English and Japanese. Wear to head of spine and to hinges with the front board beginning to detach at bottom (see image). Previous owner's name to front pastedown, but otherwise a clean copy with no further defacements. Scarce. 5.25 x 7.5 in
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Oscar [Wilde]; Men of the Day No. 305 May 24th, 1884.
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Oscar [Wilde]; Men of the Day No. 305 May 24th, 1884.

by [Oscar Wilde]; Ape [Carlo Pellegrini]

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Published
1884
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Scarce chromolithograph of Oscar Wilde published in Vanity Fair magazine on May 24th, 1884, accompanied with a page of text. The page measures 10.5 x 15 in (27 x 38 cm).
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Clair de Lune, and Other Troubadour Romances
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Clair de Lune, and Other Troubadour Romances

by Michael West; Music by Alfred Mereer

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Published
1913
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NZ$297.15

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Tan cloth with a pictorial pastedown to the front cover and gilt particulars. Top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers. A total of eight full page colored plates. An attractive copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. 7.5 x 9.75 in
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A Last Memory of Robert Louis Stevenson
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A Last Memory of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Charlotte Eaton

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Fair
Edition
First Edition
Published
1916
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NZ$203.76

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Brown/red cloth with gilt particulars to the front cover, along with the remnants of a scarce dustjacket wrapped in mylar. A nice clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. 5.25 x 7.5 in
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Cyrano de Bergerac [Inscribed]
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Cyrano de Bergerac [Inscribed]

by Edmond Rostand; Adapted by Anthony Burgess

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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1971
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Boldly incribed by Burgess to the title page. Bright red cloth with a nice dustjacket. A nice clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. 6.25 x 8.5 in
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The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra by Charles Jarvis; Bound with The Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra [Two Volumes]
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The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra by Charles Jarvis; Bound with The Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra [Two Volumes]

by Miguel Cervantes De Saavedra; Translated by Charles Jarvis [Jervas]

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Published
1742
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First edition of the Jarvis translation. Complete two volume mottled calf with five raised bands on each with decorated compartments. Very nicely recassed with a supple calf. Gilt ruled inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Complete with a total of 69 copperplate engravings drawn by John Vanderbank and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht, including the two frontispieces to… Read more about this item
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The Waste Land [aka Wasteland] in The Dial November 1922: Volume LXXIII; Number 5.
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The Waste Land [aka Wasteland] in The Dial November 1922: Volume LXXIII; Number 5.

by T.S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, Mina Loy, Arthur Schnitzler, Elie Faure, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Sebastian Cauliflower, Bertrand Russell, Malcolm Cowley, Edward Sapir, Padraic Colum, Gilbert Seldes, Henry McBride, Paul Rosenfeld

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First Edition
Published
1922
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Brown paper wraps. Includes the first American publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land. Complete with Robert Delaunay's water-color frontispiece "St. Severin", which leaves a much less than usual offsetting to first page. Loss to bottom of front wrap (see image), but otherwise a nice clean complete issue with no previous owners' names or other markings. 6.5 x 9.5 in
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The Faerie Queene
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The Faerie Queene

by Edmund Spenser

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1609
Published
1609
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First folio edition. Full ruled calf rebacked in supple calf with new endpapers. First stanza of each canto printed inside four-component woodcut. Numerous woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initial letters. Loss to title page, not affecting text or image. Archival tape repair at title page gutter and last page. Undecipherable scribbling to title page, as well as to pages 1, 2, 252… Read more about this item
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Mythologia Aesopica, in qua, Aesopi Fabulae Graecolatinae CCXCVII. quarum CXXXVI. primum prodeunt. Accedunt Babriae Fabulae etiam auctiores [...]. Haec omnia ex Bibliotheca Palatina [...] opera & studio Isaaci Nicolai Neveleti
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Mythologia Aesopica, in qua, Aesopi Fabulae Graecolatinae CCXCVII. quarum CXXXVI. primum prodeunt. Accedunt Babriae Fabulae etiam auctiores [...]. Haec omnia ex Bibliotheca Palatina [...] opera & studio Isaaci Nicolai Neveleti

by Aesop [Aesopus], Isaac Nicolaus Nevelet [Isaaci Nicolai Neveleti]

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First Edition
Published
1610
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Full gilt ruled & floriated diced calf; dimunitive Greek key to inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Two column Greek and facing Latin translation. A major source of La Fontaine. "A noteworthy Aesop edition.... It ranks in importance with the Accursio edition of 1479 and with the ... Estienne edition of 1546. ... This edition enlarges the corpus of ancient fable… Read more about this item
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The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy
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The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edition
Limited Edition
Published
1969
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NZ$984.84

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Number 482 of only 500 copies signed by the illustrator to the limitation page. Quarter black cloth under brown linen boards with 16 colored lithographs throughout. Gilt title to spine. Housed in a matching brown slipcase with minor wear to corners and edges (see image). No previous owners' names or other defacements. 11.25 x 15 in or 28.5 x 38 cm
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Shakespeare's Ovid Being Arthur Golding's Translation of the Metamorphoses
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Shakespeare's Ovid Being Arthur Golding's Translation of the Metamorphoses

by Ovid; Translated by Arthur Golding; Edited by W. H. D. Rouse

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Limited Edition
Published
1904
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Limited to only 12 copies on vellum, of which this is No. 6. Gilt title to spine. Engraved frontispiece featuring vignette of the King's Library with illuminated initials at each header, as well as a facsimile of the William Seres original 1567 title page. Graham Watson bookplate to front pastedown; otherwise a nice clean copy with no previous owners' names… Read more about this item
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The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. Translated into English Verse; By Mr. Dryden. Adorn'd with a Hundred Sculptures.
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The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. Translated into English Verse; By Mr. Dryden. Adorn'd with a Hundred Sculptures.

by Virgil, Vergil, John Dryden, Wenceslaus Hollar, Franz Cleyn, Pierre Lombart, Michael van der Gucht

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1697
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NZ$10,188.00

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Full paneled mottled calf; triple gilt ruled morocco label to spine. Large paper copy with 101 engraved plates. Light occasional foxing & plate ghosting. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judges-Head in Fleetstreet, near the Inner-Temple-Gate. Boards separating at hinge but cords remain strong. 9.75 x 14.75 inches; 24 x 37.5 cm
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