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It All Adds Up. From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future.

By: BELLOW, Saul.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (New York):, Viking, (1994).: 1994

Seller ID: B2219

ISBN: 0670853313


8vo. xiii, 327 pp. Quarter black cloth over grey boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0670853313 Dust jacket present. View more info

Legends of Charlemagne.

By: BULFINCH, Thomas.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1901).: 1901

Seller ID: B2191


12mo. xviii, 271 pp. Frontis. Original maroon cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Very good. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent regarding a rather tersely polite response to not speak with Hall Caine, a Victorian writer

By: CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924)

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: [no place]:, November 14: 1908

Seller ID: AA5003

Condition: 253 x 203 mm. 1 page, handwritten on watermarked paper rubber stamped "Someries, Luton, Beds. Small ink stain. Fine.


[no place]:: November 14. 1908. hardcover. 253 x 203 mm. 1 page, handwritten on watermarked paper rubber stamped. "Someries, Luton, Beds. Small ink stain. Fine.. “Dear Sir. I hope you will not take it ill if I decline to compete with Mr. H. Caine. If I ever take the public into my confidence in the matter of earnings [profits?] ... and so on, it will have to be in my own time and without referring to anyone else’s experiences. Yours faithfully, J. Conrad” This letter references Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine Hall Caine (1853-1931), known as “Hall Caine”, the Victorian playwright. N... View more info

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The Deerslayer; or, The First War-Path.

By: COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851).

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Lea & Blanchard, 1841.: 1841

Seller ID: BL4586


First edition. 2 volumes. 12mo. [v]-xi, [1], [13]-267; 282 pp. Twentieth century full brown cloth, printed paper spine label. Text block is foxed. [Complete]. The last, and one of the most popular, of the Leatherstocking Tales. "Spiller, an important critic of Cooper, insists upon the noteworthy role of The Deerslayer: "For Natty as Deerslayer has now become a symbol of the human values toward which Cooper had been reaching, and his story the most 'poetic' of the Leather-Stocking Tales, in which romance and moral import combine to create what many critics hold to be Cooper at his best... View more info

Cinna Tragedie. Nouvelle edition avec toutes les variants, une notice sur la piece un commentaire historique, philologique et litteraire par Leon Robert.

By: CORNEILLE, P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris:, Garnier Freres, n.d.:

Seller ID: B2093


Small 8vo. xxxi, 96 pp. Original quarter black cloth over printed boards; extremities rubbed. Ownership marks, pencil marginalia. Vey good. View more info

Puella Mea.

By: cummings, e. e.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: n.p.:, S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, 1923 [1949].: 1923

Seller ID: B2142


Reprint. Small 8vo. Unpaginated, [12] ff. Teal paper boards, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, gold paper slipcase; slipcase worn. Very good. View more info

The Temple of Nature; or, the origin of society: a poem, with philosophical notes.

By: DARWIN, Erasmus.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (London:, The Scolar Press Limited, 1973).: 1973

Seller ID: BL3264

ISBN: 0859670686


Facsimile reprint of the 1803 edition. 29 cm. [xiv], 174, [2], 124 pp. Illus. Gilt-stamped tan cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges frayed. Very good. ISBN: 0859670686 / 0-85967-068-6 View more info

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Essays in a Series of Letters, on the following subjects : On a man's writing memoirs of himself ; On decision of character ; On the application of the epithet romantic; On some of the causes by which evangelical religion has been rendered less acceptable to persons of cultivated taste. Sixth American from the Eighth London edition, with Additions and Improvements by the Author.

By: FOSTER, John (1770-1843).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston:, James Loring, 1839.: 1839

Seller ID: BL4546


20 cm. 12mo. 367 pp. Original blue-green blind and gilt-stamped cloth; some fading, foxing throughout. Very good. Contents [four essays]: On a man's writing memoirs of himself.--On decision of character.--On the application of the epithet romantic.--On some of the causes by which Evangelical religion has been rendered unacceptable to persons of cultivated taste. View more info

Descent to the Dead; Poems written in Ireland and Great Britain.

By: JEFFERS, Robinson.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York:, Ransom House, 1931.: 1931

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LV1984


Large 8vo. 29 pp. Original vellum-backed brown printed boards, spine printed with black titling, original slip-case. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author. // "Jeffers promised [Bennett Cerf] something suitable for Random House "in six month." Random House ended up publishing Descent to the Dead (1931), the sequence Jeffers wrote in Ireland and England as a limited edition title (it was later incorporated in Give Your Heart to the Hawks), and when Liveright went bankrupt in 1933, Random House became Jeffers' publisher." Una Jeffers' letters su... View more info

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The Devil Upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteux of M. Le Sage. Two which are prefixed Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter Upon the Work, and Dialogues between Two Chimneys of Madrid.

By: LE SAGE, Alain Rene (1668-1747).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hartford:, S. Andrus and Son, 1855.: 1855

Seller ID: BL4624


16mo. [3]-337, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title; spine ends worn. Small hole excising the word "bubbies" [p.9 of Asmodeus's Crutches, with verso of leaf also affected]. Good. This issue rare. "On a dark October night in Madrid, Don Cleophas Leandro Perez Zambullo, a student of Alcala, is in dreadful trouble. While visiting Donna Thomasa, his beloved, three or four hired bravos set upon him in her apartment, and when he loses his sword in the struggle, he is forced to take flight over the rooftops of the neighboring houses. Spying a light in a garret, he enters throug... View more info

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Voices of the Night. Second edition.

By: LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge [Mass.]:, John Owen, 1840.: 1840

Seller ID: BL4540


Small 8vo. xv, [3]-144 pp. Stained. Original half calf, marbled boards; worn, signatures unraveling, separated from spine. As is. View more info

The Plough and the Stars. A tragedy in four acts.

By: O'CASEY, Sean.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York:, Macmillan, 1926.: 1926

Seller ID: B2122


Small 8vo. 136 pp Original green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed, cover edges water-stained, lower edge rubbed. Very good. View more info

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Wilhelm Tell: a play. With explanatory notes by J. C. Oehlschlager.

By: SCHILLER, Friedrich (1759-1805).

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cincinnati:, J. Eggers and Wilde, 1862.: 1862

Seller ID: BL4659


12mo. iv, [1], 6-168 pp. English preface and German main text. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title (faded). Very good. Rare Cincinnati imprint. Originally written by Schiller in 1804, it retells the story of the famous Swiss marksman. View more info

Reunion in Vienna: A Play in Three Acts.

By: SHERWOOD, Robert Emmet.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.: 1932

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LV1874


8vo. xvi, [1], [1 blank], 205 pp. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, dust-jacket; jacket spine ends chipped. SIGNED by actress Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) and her husband Alfred Lunt (1892-1977) at cast list page (facing p. xvi). Additional ownership signature of Gretchen Davidson. Very good in good jacket. [G01065] "Reunion in Vienna is Sherwood's comedic contemplation on the Hapsburgs, in which Prince Maximilian Rudolph rekindles his love for his former mistress, Elena. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne starred in the 1931 Broadway production, directed by Worthington Miner and co-starring Henry Trave... View more info

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The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker.

By: SMOLLETT, Tobias George, M.D. (1721-1771).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Isaac Bird, 1833.: 1833

Seller ID: BL4660


2 volumes. 12mo. [4 9/10 inches]. 228; 216 pp. Original full sheep, black leather spine labels (fragmented/remnant); heavily worn, spine on vol. I with added piece applied for reinforcement, waterstained, some leaves curled. Ownership label & pencil signature of H.C. Whitman; inscription of George Beverly to Edward Betty, 1895 – to William Taft, 1897. Poor. View more info

The Adventures of Philip on his Way Through the World; showing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by. With illustrations by the author.

By: THACKERAY, William Makepeace.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers, 1869.: 1869

Seller ID: LV2067


// 8vo. 267, 2, [2] pp. Numerous illustrations. Original printed wrappers; spine a remnant, extremities chipped. Very rare in original printed wrappers. The story was first printed in 1862. This issue is not listed in WorldCat. Good. First Edition. View more info

Oeuvres Completes de M. De Voltaire.

By: VOLTAIRE (1694-1778).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: [Paris]:, Deux-Ponts Sanson, 1791-1792.: 1791

Seller ID: LV2178


97 of 100 volumes (lacking volumes 2, 12, and 13). 12mo. Each book with additional titles, engraved portrait frontis. [after Ch. Nicoville?]; occasional light stains or wrinkles. Original full calf, gilt spine, red and black leather spine labels; covers worn, some joints cracked, some head and tails frayed away, small oval leather labels naming the spine volume number occasionally missing, later shelf-stickers mounted at foot of spines. Early ownership bookplates of The Honble. William Craig, "one of the Lords of Council and Session and Lord Commissioner of Justiciary", several blind e... View more info

Joyce Cary: A Preface to his Novels.

By: [CARY, Joyce] WRIGHT, Andrew.

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers, n.d.:

Seller ID: B2210


Small 8vo. 186 pp. Frontis., bibliog., index. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. Dust jacket present. View more info