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The Picture of Dorian Gray by WILDE, OSCAR

London: Ward, Lock, 1891. First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. There are some small chips and tears. Six old tape mends have been removed from inside the corners and e...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.



Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION in book form of the first Sherlock Holmes novel and the Author's first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Published the year before in Beetons Christmas annual. Green & Gibson A1, a.i. (second impression). Publish...

From Paul Foster Books


Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino by Collodi, Carlo

Florence: Felice Paggi, 1883. Mazzanti, Enrico. Small octavo. 236pp., + iipp. of advertisements. First edition. The enduring children's classic about a mischievous marionette whose nose grows every time he tells a lie, in the original Italian and wonderf...

From Bromer Booksellers


THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU [WORKS] with a leaf of manuscript by THOREAU, Henry David

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Manuscript Edition. Hardcover. Small tape repair at the center crease of the manuscript. Fine with a handsome appearance on the shelf. Large octavo (6" x 8-3/4"), 20 volumes bound in 20th-century red crushed l...

From Charles Agvent


Moby Dick by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


A Tale of Two Cities...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne. by Dickens, Charles

8vo. London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCLIX (1859). 8vo, [ix], [1]-254, 16 etched plates including frontis and title vignette. Full olive green fine-diaper cloth, entirely stamped in blind with a three line border which encloses a rectangular frame within wh...

From John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller


War and Peace by [Tolstoy] Tolstoi, Leo

New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American Edition. Very Good. Six volumes. First American edition, all first printings with properly dated title pages and publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


LOT of Stone & Kimball/Herbert S. Stone publications: 200 titles 1st ed. signed by Various

Here is a rare opportunity to own nearly two-thirdsof all publications from the highly-esteemed publishers Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Company. This lot consists of 200 individual titles (a few titles are multi-volume sets, so, 208 individual v...

From Zalmoxis Books



John Lane at The Sign of The Bodley Head. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION. One of just 50 large paper copies printed on hand made paper. Small 4to.(8.4 X 6.3 inches). Original buckram with gilt lettering to the spine. Attractive floral designs by Charles Sha...

From Paul Foster Books


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Co, 1876. First American Edition. Octavo. First printing. [I]-XVI, [17]-274[275]pp, [4]pp. ads. with first issue points as noted by BAL: printed on wove paper, the half-title and preface versos blank, triple flyle...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


White Jacket, or the World in a Man-Of-War, (Two Volumes in One) by Melville, Herman

London: Richard Bentley. Very Good-; Original blind embossed red cloth with bright gilt spine . titles, corners bumped, moderate soiling, easily repairable separation of . upper right hand edge of the glued-on-spine panel; clean pages except for . scatter...

From Harpoon Books


The Mummy ! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Loudon, Jane (Mrs). Webb, Jane

London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Second edition. Three volumes, small octavo, pp viii, 309; 331; 311, half calf and marbled boards, very slightly scuffed, the spines a little faded. The first and last few pages in each volume suffer from foxing (see illustra...

From Mike Park Ltd



Cassell & Company, Limited. London. 1883. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Frontispiece map with the text lines printed in red, blue, and brown. A First edition, early issue that contains the following textual points: "dead man's chest" is not cap...

From Paul Foster Books


La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125...

From Rare Illustrated Books


The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments according to the authorised version, with explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references by Holy Bible

1857 Holy Bible + FAMOUS Thomas Scott Commentary Old/New Testament American 3v At the end of the 18th-century, British preacher Thomas Scott published an enormous and impressive multi-volume Holy Bible. In this Bible, Scott included copious notes and comm...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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