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    Architecture and history, and Westminster Abbey by Morris, William

    London: Chiswick Press - Longmans & Co, 1900 [ii], 50 pages. In the original paper covered boards with cloth spine. Browned and soiled. Front free end paper browned. Loosely inserted small sheet with printed list of three Lectures by Morris reprinted in the Golden Type. This list is very spotted. Colophon - Reprinted at the Chiswick Press with the Golden type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press and finished on the twentieth day of December 1900.. Hard Cover. Good.


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    $62.50

    LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS by PLATO

    [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Minor scrape to the front cover. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #894 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.


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    In Cold Blood A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences by Capote, Truman

    Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press. Very Good. 1993. Hardcover. Easton Press's Collector's Edition bound in brown genuine leather with gilt spine title and gilt decorative covers. Includes the Publisher's Collector's Notes pamphlet. Harper Lee helped Capote do the research for the book and felt he never gave her adequate credit even though she was one of two people to whom he dedicated the book. Very Good: multiple rub marks on gilt fore-edges. Spine cocked. Light stains along bottom of front pastedown and endpaper and first two pages. Former owner bookplate on front pastedown. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages .


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    British Myths and Legends. Edited and Introduced By Richard Barber. Illustrations By John Vernon Lord. THREE VOLUME SET. by Barber. Richard

    London: The Folio Society, 2007. three volume set,original cloth backed decorated boards hardcover,llustrated,708 pages,fine in fine original slipcase.. New Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Two Tales of the Congo by Conrad, Joseph

    London: The Folio Society. 1952. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Fair dustjacket [now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve]. The dustjacket is whole but with some substantial loss to top and tail of spine and chipping to corners. Bookplate to the preliminary pages. Black & white copper engravings by Dolf Rieser. 166 pages Contains An Outpost of Darkness and Heart of Darkness. . 1st thus. Hardback.


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    $14.99

    A Game Men Play by Bourjaily, Vance

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. Near Fine. 1980. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A Limited First Edition. Begins page 3: "His deck chair was a bale of hay. The horses he was taking to New Zealand wouldn't need it before the trip was over. It was grass hay..." Includes an eight page "Notes from the Editor" in like new condition. Ships same or next business day. Book is lightly worn along tail edge of pages and tali edges of front and back covers. Bound in genuine leather with gold gilt, three raised ribs on spine, gold gilt page edges, silk moiré endpapers, silk page marker. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 363 pages .


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    Leaves of Grass (Modern Library) by Whitman, Walt

    New York: Random House/The Modern Library. As New in As New dust jacket N.D.. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 423 pages .


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    Ghost Tantras by McClure, Michael

    City Lights, 1964. First printing with $1.50 cover price. A collection of 'spontaneous stanzas published in the order and with the natural sounds in which they were first written.' Very good minus with cover rubbing, soil and edgewear. 106 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    To Protestants

    Broadway: J. Rogers [for the Middle Hill Press], 185- Single small sheet printed on one side on blue-grey paper. No need to go to a Church "to hear false doctrine". Holzenberg 440. Disbound. Very Good.


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    Adonais by Shelley, Percy Bysshe

    San Francisco: Printed for Williams Andrews Clark, Jr., by John Henry Nash, 1922. No. 7 of 150 copies printed. In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of the Poet. 2 vols. 4to. Vellum-backed boards, In blue boards slipcase. Little nick in spine, else fine in rubbed slipcase. No. 7 of 150 copies printed. In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of the Poet. 2 vols. 4to. Beautiful Nash production and great homage to the poet. Issued with ADONAIS. Issue with a facsimile of the Pisa edition of 1821, in blue wrappers. The two in the original slipcase. Press/2/3


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    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker MODERN LIBRARY # 159 by Smollett, Tobias

    New York: The Modern Library, 1939. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY # 159 Introduction by Arthur Machen. Very good blue cloth. Gilt titles. Slight wear, previous owner name and decorative gold bookplate. Toledano binding # 8 Orange Kent D Endpapers, book circa 1939, (1929), 12mo, xvi, 433pp. [1], "'By common consent,' writes Professor Mumford Jones, 'The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker is Smollett's masterpiece, the one novel which can be set beside Clarissa Harlowe, Tom Jones, and Tristram Shandy.' The author's last work, it is composed in a series of letters. Thackeray writes in English Humorists: 'Winifred Jenkins and Tabitha Bramble must keep Englishmen on the grin for ages yet to come; and in their letters and the story of their loves there is a perpetual fount of sparkling laughter.' The notes deal fully with people and places, contemporary events, and fashions, and throw light on the social background of the story." RG4 The Modern Library of the World's Best Books


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    $87.50

    PROMETHEUS BOUND and PROMETHEUS UNBOUND by AESCHYLUS & SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe

    Haarlem: Limited Editions Club, 1965. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some sunning. John Farleigh. Tall octavo (7-1/4" x 11") bound in two shades of fine linen buckram-- ivory and powder-blue--divided horizontally, with two rows of decorative ornaments stamped in gold along the joint, and with spine labels of the same shades of buckram applied to the contrasting areas. Printed by the Joh. Enschede en Zonen printing house in Holland on paper made in Holland specially for this edition. Translated and with an introduction by Rex Warner. Illustrated with sixteen monochrome drawings by John Farleigh executed in line and wash over a buff background. Copy #39 of 1500, issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Poison enveloping the mind of the man who would rule as tyrant, makes him trust no one


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    $18.22

    Canterbury Tales EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 307 by Chaucer, Geoffrey

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1966. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Eric Fraser. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 307 Introduction by A. C. Cawley Darnell Professor Of English in the University of Queensland. Wrapper drawing by Eric Fraser. Complete original text with glosses. Very good pink cloth. Gilt titles. Very good pink pictorial DJ. Some wear and tear, sticker mark on cover, previous owner name inside. (1966), (1958), (1908), 12mo, xviii, 612pp. Aldine Press 8 page advertising catalogue bound in. NEW MYLAR COVER 4/3/6/N Seymour. "In the Canterbury Tales the pilgrimage device gave Chaucer an opportunity to bring together a band of pilgrims who represented most of the occupations and social groups of his day. The diversity of the narrators in turn made possible an equally varied collection of tales, including chivalric romance, spiritual allegory, courtly lay, beast fable and literary satire. And all the time behind the tales, originating and interrupting them, interpenetrating and linking many of them together, is the great tale of the pilgrimage itself." RG4


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    £35.00

    On Edward Thomas by James, Norman G. Brett; Williams, Duncan ; Haynes, E.S.P. et al

    Demeter Press , 1995. Hardback. 29pp. Frontispiece. Unnumbered proof limited edition of only 110 copies. Two other copies available.. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine.


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    $32.99

    Three Exemplary Novels by Cervantes, Miguel De

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1983. Hardcover. Bound in full genuine leather with gold trim, gilded page edges, four raised bands on the spine, moire endpapers, and a sewn-in bookmark. Part of Franklin's The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. Limited Edition. Illustrated with 18th Century engravings. Portrait of Cervates by Istvan Ventilla. Translated from the Spanish by Samuel Putnam. Volume contains "Prologue", "Rinconete and Cortadillo", "Man of Glass", "The Colloquy of Dogs", and Notes. This volume is unread. No bookplate. No previous ownership marks of any kind. I bought this book from an original Franklin subscriber who put it on his bookshelf in the early 1980s and didn't take it down until he sold it to me. Ships same or next business day in a box. .


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    Soldiers Three MODERN LIBRARY # 3 by Kipling, Rudyard [Joseph]

    New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919. Reprint Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY # 3. The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Very good green limp croft leather. Gilt titles and decoration. Slight wear, soiling. No jacket. Toledano Spine # 2. Brodzky B Endpapers. (n.d., Circa 1919), 12mo, 250pp. 6 page advertising catalogue bound in. CONTENTS; The incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney -- The three musketeers --The courting of Dinah Shadd --On Greenbow Hill --The taking of Lungtungpen --The daughter of the Regiment --The madness of Private Ortheris -- The god from the machine --Private Learoyd's story --The solid Muldoon --With the main guard --Black Jack --The big drunk draf' --L'envoi.


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    £9.60

    Renoir: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs and Etchings by Renoir; Lambourne, Nigel [ed.]

    London: The Folio Society. G : in good condition without dust jacket. 1965. First FS Edition. Dark green cloth spine grey marbled paper boards. 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). 61pp. .


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    Folks Like Me by Cornish, Sam

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Zoland Books, 1993. Advance proofs in plain wrapper. Unread, fine with pub's "Uncorrected Proof" stamp to front matter and some advance reviews laid in. Cornish served as appointed Boston Poet Laureate from 2008.to 2013. 108 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Book.


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    THE INVISIBLE MAN by WELLS, H. G

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1967. Hardcover. Spine evenly sunned. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Charles Mozley. Tall octavo (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in full maroon buckram, with spine stamped in burgundy and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red; 212 pages. Designed by Sir Francis Meynell. Introduction by Bernard Bergonzi. Illustrated with full-page black-and-white line drawings and 12 full-page color lithograph plates by Charles Mozley. Copy #473 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    $13.00

    Monsieur Beaucaire by Tarkington, Booth

    Norwalk, Connecticut: The Heritage Press. Fine. 1961. Hardcover. Fine blue marbled boards with blue spine title. Includes The Heritage Club Sandglass book review pamphlet. In Very Good Plus blue slipcase--sun tanned at edges. Preface by J. Donald Adams. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    Incognita or Love and Duty Reconcil'd by Congreve, William

    London: The Folio Society. 1951. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very good condition in quarter leather with cloth boards. Was not issued with either dustjacket or slipcase. Some age discolouration to boards and light rubbing to corners and edges. Previous owner's details (bookplate and signature) to front free end paper. Some faint offset to endpapers. Introduction by Alan Pryce-Jones and full page, coloured engravings by Van Rossem. 71 pages The Presentation Volume for 1951. . 1st thus. Hardback.


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    $90.00

    Count Stefan by Coppard, A.E

    Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Hardcover. Quarter yellow buckram and hand-marbled boards. Fine. Gibbings, Robert. 57 pages. 22.5 x 15.5. Illustrated with engraving on wood by Robert Gibbings. Limited edition, copy 14 of 600 on English hand-made paper in 12 pt. Caslon Old Face. Another example of Gibbing's work when he owned the press. Bright copy, deckle edges. Bookplate of Richard D. Frtedlander. CHANTICLEER. 57.


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    $49.99

    Bevis; The Story of a Boy EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 850 by Jefferies, Richard

    London: J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., 1930. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 850, MAP ILLUSTRATION OF THE BEVIS COUNTRY. Introduction by Guy N. Pocock. Very good blue cloth. Gilt titles and shield decoration. Some edge wear, soiling, slight fading, previous owner name inside, no jacket. (1930), 12mo, xviii, 430pp. Temple Press, 2/1//N Seymour. "As a boy Jefferies had a hiding-place in the attic of his father's farmhouse in Wiltshire. 'There, after his boyhood was over,' writes Henry Williamson, 'he wrote some of his wonderful books. The farmhouse and its fields and stream, its woods and, above all, the great lake, became the scenes of one of the finest boys' stories in the English language; Bevis.'" RG4


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    $156.30

    THE MARBLE FAUN by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

    Zurich: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with small splits at the bottom. Carl Strauss. Two duodecimo volumes (4-3/8" x 7") bound in full flexible tan tweed with gold-stamped orange cloth labels. Illustrated with etchings by Carl Strauss printed in gravure and hand-colored. Copy #834 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.


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    Summer Poems/1969 by Levertov, Denise

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, 1970. First printing. Saddlestitched in brown wraps. Edition of 350. Very good with soil spots to last page, wrap pressed at edges. Unpaginated.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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