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Visions Of Darkness Masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Babcock, C. Merton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MO, Hallmark Editions: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41763

ISBN: 0875291244

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in colored paper covered boards featuring a close up of Poe's mug and a speck of color loss at tips of still sharp corners and spine ends. 62 pp text fine. Small chip at head of price-clipped dj, light color loss at tips, displays well in new mylar sleeve. B/w illustrations within. View more info

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The Complete Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes Volume 1 Only. 1st Limited/Numbered Edition

By: Beddoes, Thomas Lovell. Gosse, Edmund (Edits and Introductions).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, The Franfrolico Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31638

Condition: Good


One of 750 numbered copies, this being volume one of set 452. One volume only = The First Part. Frontispiece portrait. Illustrated with wood cuts from Holbein's The Dance of Death. Tall octavo. Cloth-backed patterned paper boards, chipped, yellowed paper label on spine retains all of the title. Corners quite rubbed, boards slightly bowed, internally tight with age toned, untrimmed leaves. 257 pp. View more info

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Two Years Before The Mast

By: Dana, R.H.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, The Heritage Press: 1947

Seller Id: 34781

Condition: Very Good


Slipcased hardcover book straight and sharp, slipcase quite worn. Gorgeous brown cloth hardcover with blue spine title box and rich gilt text. Plain blue paper covered slipcase shows heavy wear at tips, 3.75" split along lower edge and some bits of color missing has kept this book solid and straight. 346 pp text is tight and unmarked. Apologia pamphlet laid in about other titles planned for this series but for numerous reasons, cannot be included at this time. Int... View more info

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African American Literature A Guide to Reading Interests

By: Dawson, Alma; Van Fleet, Connie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: CT, Libraries Unlimited: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45668

ISBN: 1563089319

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover. Very good glossy pictorial boards are bumped but not rubbed. 470 p text crisp and unmarked. Features ink "tabs" on edge of page block for ease of moving around in this volume. A handbook of Aftrican American authors and their works. Reference material, Bibliography, History & Criticism. View more info

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Bleak House and A Child's History of England

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: IL, A. C. McClurg and Co: 1888

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 30265

Condition: Fair


1888 hardcover in fair shape. Bleak House 440 pgs. A Child's History of England 190 pgs. Two books in one. Uncommon publisher of this work. Burgundy cloth with rubbed extrems. Cloth marked and frayed at tips and spine ends, name on frt pastedown. Vint bookstore stamp on fep. Well illustrated throughout. Text tight and bright with one small chip to lower edge (no text missing). View more info

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Ancient Greek Literature

By: Dover, K.J. And Others

Price: $25.00

Publisher: England, Oxford University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41880

ISBN: 0192191373

Condition: Very Good


Uncommon 1st edition hardcover edition with pocket and all pp present. 186 pp text browned. Price clipped dj flaps glued to boards. View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield

By: Goldsmith; Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, John B. Alden: 1887

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 39956

Condition: Very Good


Tight burgundy boards parts pebbled cloth with gilt titles. Slim 144 pg volume suitable for a slacks pocket and a walk to the park. Small smudge on frt board. Classic literature. View more info

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A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Duffield & Co.: 1927

Edition: 11th Edition

Seller Id: 37199

Condition: Good +


Blue cloth boards with paste-on artwork, full page size w/gilt titles on cover. This plate shows much surface wear but title remains legible. Gilt title on backstrip dull and barely legible. Corners and spine ends rubbed, inner hinge papers cracked, page block tight save for one plate, loose and laid in. All plates present. A solid working copy of a very collectible Parrish illustrated title. View more info

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The House of the Seven Gables

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, J. H. Sears & Co.:

Seller Id: 8461

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth with sharp tips and bumped spine ends have a diamond grid gilt frame around gilt title on frt board, spine title in black, 1/2" x 1/4" nick in cloth 1" from frt gutter. Top edge of page block dyed red, other 2 slightly spotted. No date of publication listed but former owners' name on fep along with 1927 date. 242 pp text tight and bright, book slightly cocked. Solid reading copy. View more info

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Westward Ho

By: Kinglsey, Charles

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, The Heritage Press: 1947

Seller Id: 34780

Condition: Near Fine


Nice slipcased green cloth hardcover with gilt illust cover and spine titles (spine quite sunned). Marbled rust/cream paper covered slipcase shows heavy wear at tips but is solid and straight. Sandglass insert missing 427 pp tight and unmarked. View more info

The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Co. Inc.: 1966

Seller Id: 41170

Condition: Very Good


Green hardcover boards with one micro nick out of bumped rear spine edge, tips show color loss but no major rubbing. Hinge papers fine, 824 pp text crisp and unmarked. Page block fore edge uncut, others trimmed. No other date given besides 1966. View more info

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Kenilworth

By: Scott, Sir Walter, Bart.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller Id: 44556

Condition: Very Good


No date, intro dated 1831. The Waverley Novels. A beautiful book in brown cloth with ornate black decoration, a column with ferns, thistles and various fauna on frt board and backstrip. Tips and spine ends fairly sharp, Former owner's name on dark sage green endpps have made two small holes and few small marks on second blank fep. Edges of pg block darkened, Intro, first signature loose at head, delicate but attached. No loose leaves. 423 pp plus foxed publishers adverts... View more info

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Vanity Fair A Novel Without A Hero Vol. 1 & 2 Cornhill Edition

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Seller Id: B20774

Condition: Very Good


Minor surface wear on corners of boards, t.e.g. "A novel without a hero." Two volumes. First published 1903, this is the Cornhill edition of 1911. Total of 1108 pages. Green cloth somewhat splotchy here and there on both books, more so on foot of vol. II. Few cracked hinges in texts, both page blocks and all pages holding fine. Illustrated by the author. View more info

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Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Count Leo; Translated By Constance Garnett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Carleton House: 1930

Seller Id: 8334

Condition: Good


Solid reading copy complete in one volume with bumped and rubbed extremities and front board gutter edge. Chip at head of spine, some loss at rubbed foot as well. Marbled endpps, 950 pp text printed on very thin paper. No date found, circa 1930. Very scarce from this publisher. No Illustrations. View more info

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A Horse's Tale

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46271

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in red cloth boards blindstamped with woman in a white dress riding a black horse wearing brown tack. Illustrated boards show even handling soil, white lettered cover title worn but legible, no so on the backstrip, title not visible ; bumped at periphery and lightly rubbed on spine and tips. 153 pp., 5 b/w illustrations including frontis, spine cracked at title page, remainder of text tight and clean. This truly classic book is a solid reading c... View more info