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One Hundred Fables & Fables: Original and Selected (2 Vol. ) by James Northcote

One Hundred Fables (Vol. 1) has marbled boards and endpapers. Very faint owners name (Joseph John Yates ?) above title. 280 engravings on wood. Some scuffs to book and spine edges. Raised ribs on spine. Original red silk bookmark. Hinge is in tact. Index…

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The History of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and Ireland in Capital Cases (1715)

This exquisite title is in very good condition. There is one small, closed tear along top, side-edge of spine. Hinge is intact. Pages are yellowed with age (300+ years old!). Boards are slightly soiled, faded and cracked on spine (see photos). Bookplate o…

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An Historical Treatise of An Action or Suit of Law (1781) by R. Boote

A rare 'un. Bds are soiled and scuffed with bumps and dents to edges and corners. Front hinge is loose but in tact. Minor pencil markings on FEP and FFEP. Very small bookseller's pastedown on FEP from Wiley & Sons, Law Booksellers, Lincoln's Inn, London. …

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Reports of Cases Concerning the Revenue Argued and Determined in the Court of Exchequer From Easter Term 1743, to Hilary Term 1767 (1776) by Sir Thomas Parker

Boards are heavily soiled and scuffed with dents and bumps to edges. Spine has been repaired. Small bookseller's plate on FEP from Wiley & Sons, Law Booksellers, Lincoln's Inn, London. Pencil price and publication information on FEP. Hinge is loose. A few…

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Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Comes Back: In One Volume by P. L. Travers

This deluxe edition combines the first two Mary Poppins's books in one volume. The binding is in fine condition with no discernible flaws, bumps, stains, etc. The dust jacket has a few minor chips to edges and a small, 1/4 inch tear along top spine end.…

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Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

This is one of the rare "Large Paper" printings, published in 1886, marked #75 of 100. The boards are in very good condition with some minor soiling and bumps to corners. The two black 'B's' on the spine have faded. There is a ribbed spine. Owner…

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Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo Da Vinci

Contains hundreds of Da Vinci's thoughts and philosophy on art and life taken from numerous original manuscripts. Boards are slightly soiled and bumped on corners. Small closed tear along top edge of spine. No internal markings. Deckle edged page…

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Oeuvres Poétiques (Discounted!) by Madame Émile de Girardin (Delphine Gay)

Extremely rare volume of poetry and essays by the early 19th century French author, poet and literary figure, Delphine de Girardin née Gay. This small (4.5 in. x 2.75 in.) volume is over 180 years old and is in excellent condition. Quarter bound in green…

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Hockney's Alphabet by David Hockney, Various Authors, Stephen Spender, Ed

This fine, 2nd edition of David Hockney's 'alphabet' drawings with short poems and essays by various authors (Joyce Carol Oates, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Iris Murdock, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, etc.) was an AIDS fundraiser. The book is in fine cond…

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The Prince & The Pauper by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]

This 133 year-old, beautifully embossed book is in Very Good condition. Minor bumping to spine head. foot and corners. Some soiling and scuffing to binding. Blank endpapers are foxed. Slight water staining and page warping at rear of book, predominately o…

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Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

1st edition, 2nd printing binding. A collection of plays, poems and stories from avant-garde, feminist writer, Gertrude Stein. Published by The Four Seas Company, Boston, 1922. Hardcover. 419 pp. Contains Stein's experimental writing style with an introd…

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The Actress by Louise Glosser Hale

Reduced Price! This beautifully preserved book is in Near Fine condition. Boards, titles and decorative design are all bright and clear with no fading or chipping. Pages are clean and hinge is tight. Minor bumps to head and foot of spine. End papers are s…

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