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Three Stories and Ten Poems by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

Paris: Contact Publishing Company, 1923. 12mo. Black lettered blue jacket over beige wraps, enclosed in green cloth slipcase. Hemingway's first book. Although Bill Bird's Three Mountains Press' In Our Time was contracted earlier, Robert McAlmo...

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$125,000.00


The Poems of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

Middlesex: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited to 510 copies of which this is one of 500 on paper. Printed in red and black with ornamental borders and initials. Finely bound in full olive green morocco with inlays of green and brown leather with ornate gilt w...

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$20,000.00


The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. ... all the Particular Provinces are Accurately Described ... the Dispositions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People. ... Bellum Tartaricum, or the Conquest of by SEMEDO, ALVAREZ (1585-1658)

London: Printed for John Crook, and are to be Sold at His Shop at the Sign of the Ship ..., 1655. Pp. [10], 308, [2] - publisher's adverts, engraved frontispiece portrait plus 1 engraved plate, folding map. On a separate title-page: 'Bellum Tartar...

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$15,000.00


The Wind in the Willows by GRAHAME, KENNETH

London: Methuen, 1931. Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel...

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$13,500.00


Winnie-The-Pooh by MILNE, A.A

[New York]: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 109, signed by the author and illustrator. Pp. [xiv], 158, black & white illustrations throughout. Bound in pink illustrated boards with...

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$11,000.00


Henry - Music. Poems By Nancy Cunard, Richard Aldington, Walter Lowenfels, Samuel Beckett, Harold Acton by CROWDER, HENRY [Beckett, Samuel, et al]

Paris: Hours Press, 1930. (33 cm x 25 cm). Pictorial boards featuring a photomontage by Man Ray. Extremities a bit worn and tanned, spine intact but slightly frayed, a few thin, stray marks of offsetting to boards, faint tidemark around crown of spine ext...

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$10,000.00


The Life of Samuel Johnson L.L.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations ...; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition ... [2 Vols.] by BOSWELL, JAMES

London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1791. Two Volumes. Bound by Bayntun in full acid-washed leather with gilt-tooled frame, rebacked with original spinestrips laiddown, new gilt-stamped maroon leather spine labels. Vintage ...

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$9,000.00


An Hibernian Atlas or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: Divided Into Provinces; with Its Sub-Divisions of Counties, Baronies, &c. ... Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants; ... by Scale, Bernard

London: Robert Laurie and Jason Whittle, 1798. Subtitle continues: 'Also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers and Natural Curiosities Together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observa...

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$8,500.00


Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero… With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. 1848 [i.e. January 1847 - July 1848]. First edition, first issue in the original twenty monthly numbers bound in nineteen parts. With the following first issue points: With the rare suppressed "Marquis of Steyne"...

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$7,500.00


Camden’s Britannia, Newly Translated into English: With Large Additions and Improvements. Publish’d by Edmund Gibson by CAMDEN, William [1551-1623]

London: Printed by F. Collins, for A. Swalle,... and A. & J. Churchil, 1695. (15" x 9½"). Pp. [xxxiv], cxcvi col. (ie. 98 pp.), [2], 1116 col. (ie. 558 pp.), [1], [xliv]. Text printed and numbered in double columns, with woodcut initi...

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$6,500.00


Sonnets for Caresse by CROSBY, Harry

Paris: Albert Messein, 1926. Limited to an edition of 108 copies. Original wraps bound in, hand-painted veined vellum binding with hand inked title and small flower decoration to spine, hand-painted green and gold ruled border to front and rear boards, be...

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$6,000.00


Fairy Tales by ANDERSEN, HANS

London: George G. Harrap, 1932. One of 525 numbered copies [#147] signed by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with full coloured plates. A lovely copy, still cased in the publisher's original slipcase with the limitation la...

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$5,500.00


The Mysteries of Udolpho: A Romance by RADCLIFFE, ANNE

London: G.G.& J. Robinson, 1794. Four volumes in modern quarter brown calf with gilt maroon title label and spine hubs over modern marbled boards. New endpapers, half titles not present. First edition Vol 1 428 pp, Vol 2 478 pp, Vol 3 463 pp, Vol 4 4...

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$5,500.00


Four Quartets by ELIOT, T.S

London: Faber & Faber. Printed By Mardersteig at Officina Bodoni in Verona, 1960. One quarter vellum over marbled paper boards. Top edge gilt. Housed in marbled paper slipcase. Edition limited to 290 copies only signed by Eliot, of which this is #246...

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$5,500.00


Valerii Probi Gramatici De Interpretandis Romanorum Litteris Opusculum Feliciter Incipit. [De Interpretandis Romanorum litteris] by PROBUS, MARCUS VALERIUS. Edited By Johannes Bonardus

Impressum Venetiis [Venice]: Per Ioannem De Tridino Alias Tacuinum [Joannes Tacuinus De Tridino], Anno Domini. M.CCCC.IC.Viiii. Die .xx. Aprilis [20 April 1499], 1499. 20 leaves, 197 mm x 150 mm, signatures in quarto: a-e, leaf d1 incorrectly signed e1, w...

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$5,000.00


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