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Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum Society:

Seller ID: 007626

Condition: Near Fine


Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. No writing or damage. One of the series titled Scenes from Private Life, part of The Human Comedy. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Copyright 1896. 352, 153, and 48 pp. respectively, with the last two stories paginated consecutively. View more info

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Sons of the Soil

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum Society:

Seller ID: 007627

Condition: Near Fine


Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. One of the series titled Scenes from Country Life, part of The Divine Comedy. No writing or damage. 419 pp. View more info

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The Deputy of Arcis

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum Society:

Seller ID: 007628

Condition: Very Good


Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Abrasion to 2 inches of the rear cover top edge. Marbled endpapers. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. No writing. One of the series titled Scenes from Political Life, part of The Divine Comedy. Top edges gilt. Deckled front edges. Copyright 1896. 482 pp. View more info

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Extracts from the Writings of Eminent Authors; Moral, Historical, and Poetical (Volume I Only of Two)

By: Barker, Miss Emily (Ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker and Co.: 1847

Edition: Third Edition, Greatly Enlarged

Seller ID: 005142

Condition: Fair


Rebound in green cloth on boards in 1923. Random ink writing on prelims. Previous owner's name. Gutter strain following copyright page. This volume appears to refer to Moral Extracts only. 419 pp. View more info

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Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

By: Bates, Katharine Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally: 1914

Seller ID: 000692

Condition: Fair


Original red coarse cloth,highly decorated cross motif and titles in gilt, no DJ. This book has been used, so shows edge and corner wear and has light pencil markings. Prelims. were strained with front hinge, so I re-glued. Interior clean and readable, with many illustrations, B/W and colour. Previous owner's seal on title. 312 pp. View more info

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Tolstoy and the Novel

By: Bayley, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: N.Y., Viking Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition(Published in 1967 By Vikin

Seller ID: 009139

Condition: Near Fine


Original black cloth on boards. The Russian Background, Inevitable Comarisons, War and Peace, Endings, Anna Karenina, Resurrection, The Caucasus, Nouvelle as Hypothesis, Dr. Zhivago, Index. 316 pp. View more info

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Epistolae Ho-elianae; The Familiar Letters of James Howell (2 Vol. set)

By: Bennett, W.H. (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, David Stott: 1891

Seller ID: 009441

Condition: Good to Very Good


Blue patterned cloth backed in brown. Howell entered Jesus College, Oxford at 19, and intended to accept a graduate fellowship there after completing the B.A. in 1613. After 13 years of waiting, his spot was taken by another. He found employment with a glass manufacturer which took him to Europe, where he learned several languages. He began writing, the first person to succeed in English alone. 333 and 346 pp., respectively, in the two volumes. Small print. View more info

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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

By: Boyd, Madeleine (Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1929

Seller ID: 010085

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Bright red cloth on stiff board. No marks or damage to book. DJ generally worn, with small bits missing head and foot. "Delectable but forbidden pleasures." - DJ flap. View more info

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Sea, Forest, and Prairie

By: Boys and Girls of Canada

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, John Dougall & Son: 1893

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003644

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Some loose prelims. A collection of short stories written by Canadian school children and selected to represent various provinces. Minor abrasion to head and foot of spine. 323 pp. View more info

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Shakespeare and the Bawdy Court of Stratford

By: Brinkworth, E.R.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chichester, England, Phillimore & Col, Ltd.: 1972

Seller ID: 010087

ISBN: 900592-82-6

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped. No other damage. The Church Courts covered wide areas of life, many of which were sexual offences. A different view of Shakespeare and his times. 184 pp. View more info

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The Bronte Sisters: Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre

By: Bronte Sisters

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Octopus Books Ltd.: 1982

Seller ID: 003978

ISBN: 0-7064-1800-X

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue leatherette heavily decorated and lettered in gold on boards. All edges gilt, with some rubbed away. No other damage and no writing. An elegant volume, perfect as a gift. Heavy, so please inquire for postage before ordering. 815 pp. View more info

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Religio Medici; A Letter to a Friend; Christian Morals

By: Browne, Sir Thomas (M.D.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Birmingham, AL, Leslie B. Adams, Jr./Classics of Medicine Library: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008121

Condition: Near Fine


Original dark green leather lettered and decorated in gold on boards. Previous owner's bookplate. The first of the three works included in this volume, Religio Medici, was also the earliest to be published, about 1643. This essay, which was a forthright sharing of his religious views, earned much attention across Europe. Although Anglican, he liked some Roman Catholic rituals as well. Among his many admirers were Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, De Quincey, Coleridge, Charl... View more info

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John Macnab

By: Buchan, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1925

Seller ID: 011731

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. Top edges dusty. Internet reviewers are enthusiastic, with some saying it's a favorite. Three middle-aged men suffering ennui hatch a scheme to poach a salmon or a deer. They write to three landowners with their challenge, suggesting a date for execution of the scheme. How Buchan can turn such a theme into a bangup favourite is a mystery. 298 pp. View more info

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The Works of Horace: Smart's Literal English Prose Translation

By: Buckley, T.A. (Ed.)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: N.Y., Translation Publishing Company, Inc.: 1920

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002922

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth with darker brown lettering on boards. The Students' Literal Translations series. 232 pp. No marks or damage. View more info

The Pilgrim's Progress

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 012540

Condition: Very Good


Maroon leather on flexible board. Convenient pocket size. 328 pp. View more info

Library of Classics; The Pilgrim's Progress

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Collins Clear Type Press:

Seller ID: 012689

Condition: Very Good


Maroon leather on flexible boards. Book very good. Slipcase edgeworn. 382 pp. View more info

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City Ballads, City Festivals, City Legends

By: Carleton, Will

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Musson:

Seller ID: 000214

Condition: Very Good


Yes, Virginia ! All three "city" titles in one beautiful old (undated) volume. Padded, black, pebble-grained leather, gilt edges, gilt lettering, 566 pp.(separately-paginated). Christmas, 1928 inscription in ink. OW clean. A prize for Carleton fans ! View more info

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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays; Vols. I And II (Half the Set)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1881

Edition: Popular Edition

Seller ID: 009232

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original brown cloth on beveled boards. Previous owners' names and bookplate. Two volumes in one, or half the set. 491 and 490 pp., respectively. View more info

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The Poetry of Life

By: Carman, Bliss

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, L.C. Page & Company: 1905

Seller ID: 009134

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Library rebinding. A series of essays on poetry and selected poets. Clean and sound. Dewey Decimal number on spine. 258 pp. View more info

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The Friendship of Art

By: Carman, Bliss

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1905

Seller ID: 009247

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Bookplate of Sir James Dunn, printed with his birth and death years. This book is a series of essays on various aspects of art and living in general. Top edges gilt. 301 pp. View more info