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Masterpieces

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Rodgers Company:

Seller ID: 003634

Condition: Fair


Original brown leather corner tips and backing on marbled boards. Approx. half of backstrip missing, with Scotch tape on balance.. 19 chapters, beginning with Shows How the Royal Family Sat Down to Breakfast, and ending with Ballads. Previous owner's name. Patterned endpapers. 253 pp. View more info

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Henry Esmond

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., H.M. Caldwell Co.:

Edition: NOISBN

Seller ID: 006308

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with gold shield in centre and small corner shields on boards. Top edges gilt. Red ribbon bookmark. Escutcheon Series. No writing and no damage to this copy. 415 pp. View more info

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The Newcomes

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde, Oxford U. Press:

Seller ID: 007038

Condition: Good


Original red leather on flexible boards. Leather separated from boards on both covers, so I glued them. Interior clean and sound. 1014 pp. View more info

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Men's Wives/The Book of Snobs

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $150.00

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Co.: 1870

Seller ID: 002275

Condition: Good Plus


Original royal blue blind-stamped cloth on boards. Both titles and author in gilt on spine only. A rare issue, with no others found. Men's Wives (274 pp.) is dated 1868, while The Book of Snobs (278 pp.) is dated 1870. Generally grubby and a little dampstained, but not marked except with previous owner's small, stylish name stamp, "Solomon Davis". The Book of Snobs is complete, containing the "political" chapters which were sometimes omitted. Severa... View more info

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Henry Esmond; Catherine; Denis Duval; Lovel the Widower

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Hurst and Company: 1852

Seller ID: 004406

Condition: Good


Original 3/4 maroon leather on marbled boards. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. Front joint split halfway down, but holding securely. Both hinges cracked. Edges rubbed. 831 pp. View more info

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Day-Dreams of a Schoolmaster

By: Thompson, D'Arcy W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: Reprint (Revised)

Seller ID: 004518

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth with gold decoration and titles on boards. An arresting revision of the original volume. The present author has omitted Chapters XII to XV on the ground that they are "pedagogical", and thus (apparently) of little interest to most prospective readers. His own first impression, however, was that "I was on the border of a delectable country." Inscription. 254 pp. View more info

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Eighteenth Century English Literature

By: Tillotson, Fussell, Waingrow, and Rogerson (Eds.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1969

Seller ID: 010944

ISBN: 0-15-520957-4

Condition: Very Good


Orange cloth on boards. No writing or damage. 1554 pp. View more info

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Orley Farm (Illustrated Pocket Classics)

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007694

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Gold title and decoration on spine. No writing or damage. Said to be Trollope's favourite novel, he criticizes it for revealing itself too early. It's all about inheritance, court fights, romance, risk of losing a house, forgery, and other jucy bits. 762 pp. View more info

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The Way We Live Now

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peterborough, ON, Broadview Press: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008507

Condition: As New


Original photo cover trade paperback. Bought new from university bookstore. A reprint of the 1875 work. 408 pp. View more info

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My First Library; A Selection of Forty-Five Standard Books Described and Exemplified

By: Turnbull, E. Lucia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010838

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. No damage. The Teaching of English Series, No. 157. Descriptions of 45 popular titles from English literature, giving choice selections with a view to answering the question, "What is this book about ?" 298 pp. plus catalog. View more info

Necessary Secrets; The Journals of Elizabeth Smart

By: Van Wart, Alice (Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Deneau: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012620

ISBN: 0-88879-122-4

Condition: Very Good


Imagine your first novel being banned by your mother and Mackenzie King (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept). This book centers on Smart's journal writing of the 30's and 40's. Laid in is a lengthy news clipping. 285 pp. View more info

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Shakespeare's England (Two-volume Set)

By: Various Authors

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Clarendon Press Oxford: 1916

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010129

Condition: Very Good Minus


Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on boards. Both volumes dated 1916. Rear hinge of Vol. I cracked. No writing. A number of writers comment on various aspects of Shakespeare's life and surroundings. Volume I has 546 pp. Volume II has 610 pp. Very heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

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Complete Works of Voltaire; 50-1760-1

By: Voltaire

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Oxford, Voltaire Foundation; Taylor Institution: 1986

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 010709

ISBN: 0-7294-0334-3

Condition: Very Good


White (blank) softcover. Part of the Complete Works. French and English. 542 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The Ring of the Niblung; II, Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

By: Wagner, Richard

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London/New York, William Heinemann/Doubleday Page: 1911

Seller ID: 004186

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original tan cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gold on boards. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. Formerly in a private school library, but card and date due slip left in to show that it was never circulated (These are attached inside the rear board, so easily removed). Six small library stamps on inside covers/endpapers, and a few at random throughout, not affecting either text or illustrations. ALL drawings present, flat, and protected by tissue gu... View more info

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Harmer John; An Unworldly Story

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd.: 1934

Edition: Cumberland Edition

Seller ID: 005240

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth on blindstamped boards. Gold spine titles. A romantic novel set in Polchester, which town is the protagonist of the story, in the early Twentieth Century. Harmer John seems too good to be true. Book is heavily cocked. Previous owner's name. 485 pp. View more info

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Literature and Life

By: Whipple, Edwin P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, and Company: 1882

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 008689

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Christmas gift note and date (1882). Bookplate of Darrel Abel, who was a writer and professor at Purdue University for thirty years. A few brief underlines and marginal notes. Authors in Their Relations to Life, Novels and Novelists (Charles Dickens), Wit and Humor, The Ludicrous Side of Life, Genius, Intellectual Health and Disease, Use and Misuse of Words, Wordsworth, Bryant, Stupid Conservatism and Malignant Reform. 344 pp. Use an... View more info

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Greystone Press:

Seller ID: 012358

Condition: Good to Very Good


Patterned blue cloth backed in black cloth on boards. DJ protected by plastic wrapper. Text is tanned. No writing. Contains The Picture of Dorian Gray, Five plays, poems, essays and fairy tales. 526 pp. View more info

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The Common Reader; First Series

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1957

Edition: Ninth Impression

Seller ID: 004163

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. DJ missing small piece head of spine, and tear at upper back corner. Previous owner's name, otherwise clean and unmarked. First published in 1925, it is an attempt to view literature with the eyes of the Common Reader who is neither scholar nor critic. From the first essay, The Common Reader, one is welcomed to the world of reading for its own sake. 305 pp. View more info

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Mrs. Dalloway

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, and Company: 1927

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 010497

Condition: Good Plus


Orange cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Cloth tape to head and foot of spine. Cover soil. Untrimmed bottom edges. The whole story takes place in a single day, in London in 1923. This book has been well-read, but has lots of life in it still. 296 pp. View more info

A Room Of One's Own

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Leonard/Virginia Woolf at Hogarth Press: 1929

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 012278

Condition: Good Plus


Light brown cloth on boards. McMaster University library copy donated by Cyrus Eaton (library bookplate dated November, 1930 ). Gutter crack Pp. 160-161 which I would glue if it were mine. Some light pencil notations in margins. Odor-free. 172 pp. View more info