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Complete Works of Voltaire; 50-1760-1

By: Voltaire

Price: $85.00 USD

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 USD

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 guard. Front hinge is lightly cracked at title page, but sound and secure. Corners lightly bumped. A diamond rescued from th... View more info

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Harmer John; An Unworldly Story

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $15.00 USD

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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The Compleat Angler

By: Walton, Izaac

Price: $1,000.00 USD

Publisher: London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1931

Edition: Limited to 775 Copies

Inscription: Signed By Arthur Rackham

Seller ID: 013066

Condition: Very Good Minus


Cream publisher's vellum with gilt titles and small gilt fish on somewhat grubby spine. No slipcase. Top edges gilt. Rough-cut edges, with several uncut leaves. #92 of a limited edition of 775 copies, signed by the artist. 12 lovely colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Introduction by Henry Williamson. A discussion among a fisherman, a hunter, and a falconer proceeds to the hunter's being invited for a fishing trip, with the rest of the work devoted to an essay on fishing. I call it Literature. Some call it Philosophy. First published in 1653. 224 pp. This book is on consign... View more info

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Literature and Life

By: Whipple, Edwin P.

Price: $50.00 USD

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 and Misuse of Words is a critique of Roget's Thesaurus. View more info

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The Common Reader; First Series

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $35.00 USD

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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A Room Of One's Own

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $100.00 USD

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

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The Dram Shop; (L'Assommoir)

By: Zola, Emille

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1902

Edition: Sole Authorized English Version

Seller ID: 011187

Condition: Fair to Good


Black cloth on boards. Front hinge cracked and glued. Text block aging. Edited by Ernest A. Vizetelly. First printed in 1877, it seems to bear witness to the overwhelming power of strong drink. Very convincing ! 410 pp. View more info