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Romance Fiction

There is more to romance fiction than Jane Austen, and you can find plenty of that diversity in the rare romance fiction books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare and one of a kind editions of beloved romance novels to gorgeous illustrations of famous literary romance scenes, there are many rare romance fiction books to peruse in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Alf Layla wa Layla ( Thousand nights and one night ) First volume of two for the most rare...
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Alf Layla wa Layla ( Thousand nights and one night ) First volume of two for the most rare edition printed in Bulak

by anonymous

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1st Edition
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First volume of two, 710 p. in fine hard cover binding. the most rare and complete edition edited by Abdurrahman al Safti al Sharqawi. vol.1 contains 536 stories. 26.5 x 18 cm. printed in Bulak 1251 (1834-1835).
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Peyton Place
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Peyton Place: The extraordinary new novel that lifts the lid off a small New England town

by Grace Metalious

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Used - NF
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24 th printing
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Hardcover
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Messner, New York
NF Boards, VG Dust jacket
Not price clipped. Price of $3.50
NF dark grayish green boards. No dings, no bumping, clean, no marks, no p o's, no book plates, no stickers. Tight bindings.
DJ is in very good condition. Shelf wear, tiny tears along all edges.
Great B&W photo of the author on back sitting at a table in jeans and tennies with her feet propped up. "Grace Metalious is the most surprising new novelist of the year. In Peyton Place this Pandora in blue jeans lifts the lid off a small New England village, in the most explosive novel since Kings Row.Made into a motion picture and became a cult classic t.v. series.
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The Queen Of Hearts
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The Queen Of Hearts

by Collins, Wilkie

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First Edition
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The Queen Of Hearts, 1859 Harper & Brothers, NY. First Edition. By Wilkie Collins. Complete in one volume. RARE. QUEENS QUORUM TITLE. Exlib. Marbled boards, beige cloth spine. Paper library tag on spine. 4 5/8 X 7 1/2. Moss green end-papers are intact at the hinge. 472 pages. Pages tanned. Some pages show some degree of water damage. Please see our photos. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

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2nd Printing Thus
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Hardcover
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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers First Edition Second Printing Thus. BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Publisher's dk. brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with H&B cartouche on front and back boards. Ads are 2nd state. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. News lists page is dated August, 1860. Ads list eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss [Gasson p. 160.]Used. Good- Condition: Our copy lacks its spine, otherwise in good condition and a good candidate for rebinding. Chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Joannis Secundi Opera. Accurate recognita
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Joannis Secundi Opera. Accurate recognita

by EVERAERTS, Johannes of Nicolai

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1651 KISSING Dutch John Secundus Everaerts Poetry Erotica Romantic Latin Poems

Johannes Secundus, also known as Joannes Everaerts was a 16th-century Dutch poet. He wrote several romantic elegies, odes and songs, letters, and epistles most of which deal primarily with love and romantic behavior. He is best known for his treatise on kissing which explores the erotic behaviors and the symbols that kissing represents.

This 1651 Latin edition was published in Leiden and features the entirety of the known works of Secundus.

Item number: #9562
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EVERAERTS, Johannes of Nicolai
Joannis Secundi Opera. Accurate recognita
Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Franciscum Moyaert, MDCXXXXXI. [1651].

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o [30], 3-366
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Provenance: Bookplate – Henri Lambert
o Henri Lambert (1862–1934) was a Belgian engineer and glass works owner at Charleroi near Brussels. His glass works were the largest in the world in that time.
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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Book Club Edition
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By Daphne Du Maurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXXXVI, BCE. 243 pages. INCLUDES RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER 1ST EDITION UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. Fits volume size 5 3/8 X 8 1/8. Original cover price $4.50. Includes good condition Library bound. DJ is taped to the book. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Cecilia,
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Cecilia,: or Memoirs of an Heiress.

by Frances Burney

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First Edition
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SOURCE OF THE TITLE PRIDE AND PREJUDICEBURNEY, FRANCES. Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress. By the Author of Evelina. 12mo. Bound in full speckled calf with gilt-lettered spine labels; page edges dyed yellow. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son. 1782. First Edition. 5 volumes. With the misspelled catchword on page 235 of vol. II and the mispaginated page 159 in vol. V. The first edition of Fanny Burney's second novel, recounting the trials and tribulations of a wealthy young orphan who, launched into society, must guard her fortune and virtue from the depredations of assorted suitors. A follow-up to her hugely successful Evelina, Cecilia is "less unstudied" than the earlier work, "with greater polish, and a 'literary quality' that gave rise to the report that Dr. Johnson had corrected it." (Kunitz & Haycraft)An interesting incidental note is the appearance near the end of the book of a phrase that would gain immortality in the hands of a slightly later author:"'The whole of this unfortunate business,'… Read More
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The Milliner's Girl; or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country...
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The Milliner's Girl; or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman's Daughter; describing, the circumstances which induced her to leave her father, her journey to London, and remarkable occurrence at the inn; with her preservation from ruin, and further particulars of her life to her marriage

by [Women. Fiction.]

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First edition? There is also a twenty-four-page Derby edition fr
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London: Dean & Munday, [ca. 1820s] First edition? There is also a twenty-four-page Derby edition from T. Richardson. We have been unable to establish priority. Both editions are scarce: OCLC records only three copies of this edition (UCLA, the Huntington, Princeton) and three of the T. Richardson (University of Alberta, Cambridge, NYPL, University of Kentucky). Modern gray paper wrappers. 4 x 7 in. . With a hand-colored frontispiece of two women dressed in early nineteenth century gowns. Offsetting to title-page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. A sensational novel of a young woman who leaves her modest country life to find employment in the corrupt and fast-paced city. Though besieged by the advances of men, Fanny Bilson maintains her honor and escapes back to the safety of her father's home, now with a reputable gentleman on her arm.
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The Razor’s Edge
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The Razor’s Edge

by Maugham W. Somerset

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First
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Hardcover
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True First Edition1944, same date on title pageVG/VGDoubleday Rare, Collectible First Edition with ORIGINAL Dust JacketStated in Book, "True, First Edition after the Printing of a limited printing of 750."
Price of 2.75 on dust jacket. Dedication on Valentine's Day 1944. PO's signature.
This is the story of Larry Darell, an American pilot traumatized by WWI who sets off on a search of some transcendent meaning of his life. Concerned in a large part with the search for the meaning of life with the dichotomy between spirituality and materialism.
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GESAMMELTE WERKE . 8 Bände (komplett)
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GESAMMELTE WERKE . 8 Bände (komplett)

by Stendhal Friedrich V, ( Henry Beyle) - SELTENE DÜNNDRUCK-GANZLEDERAUSGABE

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Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1920. Original Full Leather. Near Fine. 8vo. 1920-1928. Dünndruck. Einbandgrössse; 11,5 x 17,5cm. RARE ORIGINAL FULL RED LEATHER. SELTENE ORIGINAL GANZLEDERAUSGABE. Very insignificant unnoticeable wear to head of spine. A VERY GOOD CLEAN AND FRESH COPY. Minimalste kaum sichtbare Gebrauchsspuren am Kopf der Rücken, innen sehr sauber und frisch. EIN SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR!
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GONE WITH THE WIND Signed 1st Issue

GONE WITH THE WIND Signed 1st Issue

by Margaret Mitchell

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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
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New York: MacMillan Company. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First issue with "Published May 1936" on copyright page in first issue jacket with rear panel headed "Macmillan Spring Novels" listing Gone with The Wind as the second title in the second column. Binding tight and square. Original full-bound cloth boards present, in exceptional condition for their age, with slight wear to corners as shown. Minimal wear present to boards and text block, with some wear evident to the original dust jacket, with a repaired tears on both the front and back covers, as well as some chipping losses at spine corners, and wear to the edges at bottom and top. Clipped (as is typical) at the top corner, with original price of $3 not clipped at the bottom left. Overall a very nice example. ; Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the first free end page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1037 pages; Signed by Author .
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Atala by Chateaubriand. Translated by James Spence Harry From Firmin Didot’s Edition of the...
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Atala by Chateaubriand. Translated by James Spence Harry From Firmin Didot’s Edition of the Viscount’s Works. Illustrated by Gustave Doré.

by CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René vicomte de; HARRY, James Spence (Transl.); DORÉ, Gustave (Illus.)

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1887 Atala Chateaubriand Gustave Doré Romance Tragedy Natchez Indians Chactas

"Atala," by François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand, is a 19th-century romantic novella set in early colonial North America. It tells the tragic love story of Atala, a Christian Natchez Indian, and Chactas, a young Native American from a different tribe. The story explores themes of love, religion, and the conflict between civilization and nature.

This folio edition, translated by James Spence Harry, features 30 striking illustrations by renowned artist Gustave Doré, who captures the dramatic and emotive scenes from the story with his intricate and evocative engravings. Doré's illustrations bring the characters, landscapes, and pivotal moments of Chateaubriand's tale to life, adding depth and visual appeal to this classic work of French literature.

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CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René vicomte de; HARRY, James Spence (Transl.); DORÉ, Gustave (Illus.)

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ANNA KARENINA
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ANNA KARENINA

by COUNT LYOF N. TOLSTOI

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FIRST
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THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ENGLISH VERSION OF ANNA KARENINA, 1886. THIS WAS PRINTED IN THREE DIFFERENT COLOR BINDINGS, GREEN, BLUE AND BROWN. THIS BROWN COPY IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION AND VERY RARE. THE WORK IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LITERARY ACHEIVEMENTS OF ALL TIME.
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A Farewell to Arms
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A Farewell to Arms

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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First
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1929 Hemingway 1st/1st Farewell to Arms World War I Military Romance CLASSIC

Set during the Italian campaign of WWI, Hemingway wrote this first-person account based on his own experience working in the ambulance corps. It is about a love affair between the expatriate American Henry and Catherine Barkley against the backdrop of the First World War, cynical soldiers, fighting and the displacement of populations.

Item number: #30940
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HEMINGWAY, Ernest

A Farewell to Arms

New York: Scribner's, 1929. First Edition. First Printing.

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· Collation: Complete
o [8], 355, [1]
· Notes on edition:
o Original black cloth with gold paper labels
o Scribner's seal on copyright page
o No disclaimer
· References:Hanneman A8.a
· Language: English
· Binding: Hardcover; secure
o Black cloth
o Facsimile dust jacket
· Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm)

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 The Woman In White (1861 Harper & Brothers 1st/3rd Thus)
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 The Woman In White (1861 Harper & Brothers 1st/3rd Thus)

by Collins, Wilkie

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Third Printing Thus
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The Woman In White (1861 Harper & Brothers First Edition 3rd Printing Thus BY WILKIE COLLINS. PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTOS. USED. GOOD CONDITION. QUITE RARE. Publisher's chocolate brown boards are stamped with H&B. Ornate Gold gilt titling on spine still fairly bright. Loss and fragility to exterior spine. List of New Books dated December, 1860. States 1861 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Chocolate brown endpapers.. Miss Mulock correctly spelled. Foxing noted on ads pages. Harpers ads page lists The Woman In White as the sixth title. Former owner Alex McRae has signed and dated this book 10th January, 1861.
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