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1 AGENDA Ford Madox Ford Winter/spring 1989/1990
London, U. K. Agenda 1990 0933806515 / 9780933806511 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket  
Softcover periodical - issue devoted to Ford Madox Ford. This book is tight, bright, clean and appears to be unread. There is a very faint hint of wear at the top of the spine. The periodical is edited by William Cookson and Peter Dale. This double issue contains two previously unpublished pieces by Ford. ; No. 4 and Vol 28, No1; Vol. 27; 8vo  
Price: 23.00 USD
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2 HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE Volume XXIX June to November, 1864
New York, NY Harper & Brothers Publishers 1864 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in leather and cloth containing five months from June through November bound in book form. Most notable contents include a two part article titled 'A Tour Through Arizona' focusing on Native Americans and the serial by Dickens, Our Mutual Friend - 16 chapters of Book 1 and 3 chapters of Book 2. Illustrated with an engraving of Dickens and occasional wood engravings in black and white. There are multiple contributions by Tennyson, A. Trollope, Charles Nordoff, Mary E. Dodge and single contributions by Francis Parkman, Thackeray and many more authors. Articles: Civil War updates, Winemaking in California, Chinese slaves, Military Hospitals at Fortress Monroe, Homoeopathy, Coal and Coal Mining, Australia adventure, Diamond Mines, stories, poems, cartoons, humor, current events, literary notices, fashion. The binding is tight, 3/4 dark brown leather and matching sturdy cloth, raised bands, Harper's Magazine in gilt on the spine. There is some wear to some corners and the start of separation at the top of the rear hinge. There are no marks and no writings. Foxed end papers. Occasional Foxing on pages. There are a few closed tears on the end papers now repaired with archival tissue paper. There is one or two small chips on the pages of the book. There are 824 pages. All illustrations are in black and white. ; 8vo 
Price: 55.00 USD
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3 Blackwell, B. H. THE BOOK OF THE HORACE CLUB 1898 - 1901
Oxford, England B. H. Blackwell 1901 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a flexible, semi-hard cover book of poetry with initials of the contributors who were "not only Heads and Bursars, but Proessors of this or that University, Presidents of the Union, journalists, novelists, divines, scholars" (from Oxford magazine Vol.19.) . The publisher was B. H. Blackwell. There is a folded note laid in with no signature, but with the statement "with the Author's Complements 16 Oct 1906". The note paper is stamped in purple ink - "Reform Club Pall Mall S. W. ". The referenced author might have been Blackwell, or one of the contributors, or it could be a misfit to the book. An H. B. Is listed as a contributor. The book is a mottled beige with a title in gilt on the front cover and a decorative urn in gilt - the urn image was considered a 'religious object' of the club. The fronts of the covers have a yap edge (slightly extended and turned in (by design) . The book is hand-set by Horace Hart, Printer. The title page is set in red and black ink. The copyright page indicates that 500 copies were printed. This book is not numbered, but there is no indication in this book that there was a numbering scheme for the 500. The 'H. B. ' as a contributor could have been H. Belloc based on a note in pencil on the front pasted down end paper that has this note - " Anthology. Contrib. By Belloc and Buchanen. Ltd to 500 copies. There are no other marks or writing. The book is clean and in very good condition. There is a faint hint of bumping to the corners - perhaps from a slight pulling of the paper at the corners. There is a touch of foxing on the end papers. The interior pages are clean and crisp. There is a see-through, removable mylar cover over the covers for protection. May be removed. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 155.00 USD
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4 Browning, Robert PIPPA PASSES Miniature
London Collins Clear-Type Press Flexible leather 
This is a miniature book in a suede cover containing this work by Browning. There is a small illustration in color as a frontispiece and a title page in color. The suede is calf collored brown with a blind stamped thin border near the edges. The corners of the covers are roundedc in very good condition. There are no rough edges or wear to the covers, but there is spot damage near the top of the front cover that extends down into the gilt filled title which is near the top of the book. The end papers are pristine . The pages are tightly bound and have NO wear or soil. There are no marks or writing. Well cared for. The pages are 4" high x 2 3/4" wide. ; 12mo; 136 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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5 Bulwer Lytton, Edward THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1842 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
This is a hardcover book in half morocco and marbled boards. The morocco leather binding has barely a touch of wear, however the gilt on the decorative devices and title is dulled, moreso the title. Raised bands and compartments. The corners of the covers have a little wear. The front inner hinge end paper has separated, but strenght is unaffected. The end papers are nicely marbled. There is a tasteful, modest former owner private library book plate. The pages are clean. Well cared for. From the Collection of British Authors series, this is Volume XIV. The title page states Copyright Edition, Bernard Tauchnitz 1842. i - xiv Note to Sir William Gell by author and Preface. 1-444 pages. ; 8vo 
Price: 75.00 USD
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London Macmillan and Co. 1876 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Henry Holiday 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a buff cloth binding with wonderfully illustrated covers and interior illustrations by Henry Holiday. The covers are blind-stamped with black ink fill. The end papers are black coated. There are 86 pages including a Macmillan advertisement for Lewis Carroll books. There are nine full page black and white line drawings by Henry Holiday. BOOK CONDITION: This handsome and well cared for book has a tight binding and is in very good to near fine condition. There are two small spots on the front cover that are not that noticeable because of the background color of the cloth. The corners are straight with a faint hint of bumping. The spine is complete with a bold title, slanted fonts, running up. The tips of the spine edges are curved in slightly. The black end papers have two small cut-outs from a catalog or newspaper composed in bookseller catalog format (British catalog - price in shillings) . They are tipped in near the spine. The hinge appears to have been neatly reinforced at some time. There are no marks or writing on the end papers except for a tiny graphite code on the rear end paper. The interior pages are all crisp and clean except for two small spots on two separate pages. There is a graphite price and code on the recto of the front end paper. All edges are a bright gilt. SLIPCASE: There is no jacket. This book has an acetate, see-through, removable cover and comes in a neatly made well fitting, clear, plexi-glass slipcase in nice condition. ; 8vo; 83 pages 
Price: 695.00 USD
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7 Dickens, Charles OUR MUTUAL FRIENDS Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1864 June to November
New York, NY Harper & Brothers / Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1864 First Edition Hardcover 
This is Volume 29 (XXIX) of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine coverng the months June to November 1864. It has articles and literature in serial form. This volume and binding contains 'Book 1' - a pre-publicati on in the U S of this Dickens work (Chapters 1 through 17) in serial form.. There are some wood engravings to accompany the text. This volume was published during the Civil War - there are news updates and maps and Reports from Dixie. Serial articles include: Coolie trade (Chinese slavery) , Native Americans in Arizona, Coal mining, Diamond mining, Homoeopathy, Atlanta, Military hospitals, Lamps, Cruise of the Sassacus, Shakespeare Tercentenary, Lookout Mountain shells. There are 271 wood engravings - some fashion, some illustrative, some interpretative. Some are within the text, some are full page. Most images are strong with ample ink. The binding is quarter leather (spine and corners. The covers are a matching color cloth. There is a missing spot of cloth cover on the back. There is gilt trim and a gilt title on the spine that is quite readable. The binding is tight and straight, well bound. There is a 1 1/2" split in the leather at the top of the back spine, but secure. There are light brown stains on some pages throughout the book. Most of the pages are quite clean. 1864 history, literature, news, opinions, images, style. This contains Book 1 only of the Dickens work, Our Mutual Friends. ; 8vo; 824 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 Farnol, Jeffery GREAT BRITAIN AT WAR
Boston, MA Little Brown And Company 1918 First American Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover First American Edition by Little, Brown, and Company. This book comes with ephemera pasted in and hnged. The former owner pasted in short notice of Farnol's death which includes a line drawing. This is on the front pasted down end paper. Some type of acidic paper was laid in the book earlier that left a toned vertical offset shape on both sides of the front end paper. An unsigned bookplate is pasted over the offset. In addition there is a tiny store label for the Book Department of Emery, Bird, Thayer and Co, in Kansas City, MO. A letter is hinged on to the reverse side of the last page in the book. An envelope for the letter is laid in. The free end paper at the rear has a longer obituary for Farnol and the date Aug 10 - 1952 is written below it in pencil. The former owner stamped the book with his name (F. Moresby) , plus the name Tuck-A-Way Cottage, in Kansas City, Kansas. The ink is a light purple. The letter is dated in July of 1916 and is on the letterhead of the Colchester House in Clifton, Bristol. It is addressed to F. F. Morseby c/o of Standard Oil in Kansas City, Kansas. The note paper is small and both sides are used. The writing is not all legible, but there is reference to the war, plus pensions (? ) , some news, and plans. The letter predates the publication of the book. The book has a tight binding and there is no wear except for a worn title on the spine. The covers are in a dark navy cloth . The title on the front cover In bright gilt. The end papers are complete without marks or writing. The interior pages are clean and crisp. The top edges have been tinted and there is a light water spot. The book is dedicated "To All My American Friends'. The book contains essays and articles resulting from an exploration around Britain to learn about and share the impact of war. The title for the British edition is Some War Impressions. ; 8vo; 167 pages 
Price: 155.00 USD
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9 Gaye, Phoebe Fenwick JOHN GAY His Place in the Eighteenth Century
London Collins Publishers 1938 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. The book is tight and clean. The cover is black cloth with a red ink title on the spine that is fading or lightly printed. The covers are very clean with a hint of bumping to the bottome corners. The end pages are very clean with only a trace of a pencil price erasure. The pages are very clean and crisp. There are no marks or writings. There is a sprinkle of foxing to the top and front edges of the pages (light brown dots from an acidic or environment reaction in or to the paper) . The poet, poetry, authors, the literary world, and royalty in the early 1700's. ; 8vo; 496 pages  
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Goldsmith, Oliver THE DESERTED VILLAGE
Ypsilanci, MI Peninsular Paper Company First Edition Hardcover with no dust jacket  
This is a handsome privately printed hardcover thin volume of Goldsmith's work. Printed at The University Press at Cambridge, MA for The Peninsular Paper Company. This is number 64 of a limited edition of 500. The book has been printed on a heavy-weight pewter grey heathered art paper that was used for the cover, end papers, and pages. The text is printed in black with red accent letters and designs. The cover is similarly printed; the spine is a beige buckram. There are faint spots on the cover, a hint of a water stain and some red offset at the bottom of the spine and near the spine.. The cover is protected in a bright, glassy see-through, removable mylar protector. The hinges are tight and the corners are straight. The fore-edges of th epages are untrimmed. ; 8vo  
Price: 33.00 USD
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11 Grahame, Kenneth THE HEADSWOMAN
New York, NY Dodd, Mead & Company 1922 Hardcover Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster 
This is a Dodd, Mead U. S. Ediiton in a hardcover without a dust jacket. The book is illustrated in full page and in text color (plates) and black and white woodcuts by Marcia Lane Foster. The binding is a marbled paper with a cloth spine. The spine and binding are tight and unworn. The marbled paper covered covers have some edge browning and light wear. There is a former owner name, date (year of publication) , and location neatly scripted on the front free end paper. The pages are crisp and clean, but there is a hint of foxing throughout (light beige spotting caused by a chemical change in the paper - over years) . This is a small book of 53 pages. The author of Wind in the Willows wrote this satire about Jeanne, a young girl who takes over the job of executioner early in the sixteenth century. ; 8vo  
Price: 55.00 USD
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London Alexander Moring, Limited 1913 Softcover Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a softcover book with a dark grey art paper cover with a sewn binding. The title page is repeated on the cover. There is a sentence at the top of the book - "With the author's compliments" and what appears to be initials and a date that appears to be 1913, but the month and initials are mostly unreadable. The edges of the cover extend beyond the edges of the interior pages exposing the covers to stress - they are ragged with some chipping and a tear and there are a couple of spots.. The binding is tight . The interior pages are nicely printed on untrimmed paper. There are scattered foxing marks (light brown spots) on the pages - most likely a reaction to acidic content in the paper covers. There are no marks or writing This booklet was printed at the De La More Press Ltd. ; 4to; 15 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 47.00 USD
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13 Hare, Humphrey SWINBURNE A Biographical Approach
London H. F. & G Witherby Lte 1949 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket  
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, crisp, clean and without marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket has two chips and a missing rectangle from the top color layer to dust jacket paper in the shape of a amall price sticker. There is a shotrt closed tear at the top corner of the jacket. The jacket still looks bright and looks even better in its see-through, removable mylar jacket protector.; 8vo; 216 pages  
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 Lang, Cecil Y and Edgar F. Shannon (Editor) THE LETTERS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON (1821 - 1850)
Cambridge, MA The Belknap Press Of Harvard University The Belknap Press Of Harvard Univ Press 1981 0674525833 / 9780674525832 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
This is the softcover Uncorrected Advance Proof of Volume 1 covering 1821-1850. The book has a tight binding and is very clean. There is a hint of fading on the spine. The book appears to be unread. There are no marks or writing. ; Vol. 1; 8vo  
Price: 33.00 USD
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15 Lawrence, William Witherle SHAKESPEARE'S PROBLEM COMEDIES
New York, NY The MacMillan Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover 
This is the Macmillan First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book has a tight binding, is very clean, and there are no marks or writing. The blank pages at the beginning and end have some faint brown aging (acidic reaction) spots. The untrimmed front edges are a little darkened. The top edge is darkened. The dark blue dust jacket with gilt type and borders is very clean and with a little edge wear and two short closed tears on the rear panel. The book looks crisp and fresh in a see-through, removable mylar protector.. ; 8vo; 259 pages  
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Matz, B. W. CHARACTER SKETCHES FROM DICKENS With an Introduction by Kate Perugini (Charles Dicken's Daughter)
London Raphael Tuck & Sons Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Harold Copping 
This is a hardcover illustrated book of excerpts from various works by Dickens and an accompaning color illustration by Harold Copping. There is an introduction by the daughter of Dickens, Kate Perugini. The book was compiled by Matz. The illustrations are full page color plates with tissue guards. The blue cloth covers have a gilt design cover and spine. The gilt is becoming worn, especially on the spine. The cloth is quite clean. There are two slight bumps tothe top corners. There is a beautiful art nouveau bookplate with the name Aurelia Toulmin engraved on the plate. All plates (30) by Copping are present. There are additional illustrations: facsimiles of pages from the manuscript of "Nicholas Nickleby' and Queen Victoria's autograph inscription. There is a portrait of Dickens at 27 and at 56 years old. The bindings are tight. The end papers and interior pages are very clean. ; 4to  
Price: 70.00 USD
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London Riccardi Press 1913 Limited Edition Hardcover 
This a hand pressed book printed on handmade paper and printed in a Limited Edition. This is number 684 of 1000. The covers are in poor condition and the book is a candidate for rebinding. The cover is a faint greyish-green shade of paper with a fine cloth spine. It has water stains; a horizontal closed tear on the spine with a slit along the side of the spine from a half waw point to the foot which has been repaired. There are; also some worn corners - the book boards are showing through the paper cover at the tips of the corner. The interior has a gift note to and from former owners. No date. There is toning to the end papers, but other interior pages are in very good condition with only a litte darkening at the tip of the untrimmed handmade paper on the fore edte. None of the faint water stains on the cover go through to the end papers or pages. The font and paper is by Riccardi Press.. ; 8vo; 77 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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London Nonesuch Press 1946 Hardcover 
This is a handsome brown cloth hardcover book without a dust jacket. There is some fading at the spine and a former owner gift note on the end paper in brown ink and tidy script. Tight hinges, straight spine and corners. The book appears to be unread.. Clean throughout. Edited by John Hayward. ; 8vo; 868 pages  
Price: 24.00 USD
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19 Tennyson, Alfred Lord THE PRINCESS
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill 1911 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy 
Beautifully covered book with beautiful illustrations. This is a hardcover large book of this Tennyson classic. The brown cloth cover is stamped and filled with pink flowers and green leaves and vine, designed by Bertha Stuart. There is minimal wear apparent to the eye, but the top of the spine has been expertly repaired. The interior is full of full page, half page, and in-text illustrations by Howeard Chandler Christy, nearly all in color. The front end paper has a former owner gift note with a Dec. 25, 1911 date. All the pages are very clean and crisp. The binding is tight and square. ; 4to 
Price: 145.00 USD
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New York, NY Houghton Mifflin Company First Edition Hardcover 
This is the First American Edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardcover with dust jackets, published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in New York in 1954, '55, '56 for the three volume set, respectively. The Fellowship of the RIng, Two Towers, The Return of the Ring. EDITIONS: Volumes 1 and 3 are both First Impressions of the First Editions and Volume 2 is the Second Impression of the First Edition. The same sequence is true for the matching dust jackets ---First - Second - First Impression dust jackets for the three Volume set) . (Impressions = printings) . All the books and jackets match identification points based on Hammond/Anderson and Skull/Frisby. CONDITION: Between the six items being offered for sale (three books, three jackets) , the condition is good to near fine. The book for Volume 3 is in the best condition, but the jacket for Volume 3 has the highest occurrences of wear.. BOOKS: The books have bright, medium blue cloth covers with tight bindings, a touch of thread wear at some corners. None have any marks or writing on the end paper or pages. The pages are crisp and clean. There is a little spotting to the top and bottom edges on the first volume. The blue covers and gilt are the brightest on Volume 3. JACKETS: The jackets appear to be the original jackets issued with the books - all points of identifications show continuity throughout. None of the jackets have been price clipped. There is some edge and corner wear to each, a tiny puncture, some rubbing, one has a little discoloration, another has some crease marks, one has some mending tape in the interior. Separate detail on each book and jacket is available. MAPS: Each volume has a map - all maps are present and attached and in fine condition - they also match the points of identification for each volume. ; 8vo 
Price: 5850.00 USD
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