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Image for Among the Great Masters of Literature; Scenes in the Lives of Great Authors

Among the Great Masters of Literature; Scenes in the Lives of Great Authors

By: Rowlands, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes & Company: 1900

Seller ID: CS00261

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards with gilt lettering, 7.5 x 5 inches, 225 pages, thirty-two reproductions of famous paintings, top edge gilt. Boards are lightly edge worn, gilt is bright, deckle edge pages are a bit toned. A handsome copy containing works about many of the great authors including Virgil, Chaucer, Tasso, and Swift. View more info

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None But the Brave

By: Sears, [Joseph] Hamblen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Co.: 1902

Seller ID: 001089

Condition: Very Good


blue cloth with paste-down portrait illustration on front board, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, 309 pages, gray-scale illustrated plates; wear at corners and spine ends, previous owner's name in front and rear endpapers, otherwise internally clean and sound, slight lean to spine. Adventure and romance in post Revolutionary War New York. The Art Nouveau binding is stunning. View more info

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Wild Adventures 'Round the Pole

By: Stables, Gordon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, H. M. Caldwell Company: 1893

Seller ID: ET0166

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but this cover design was used by the publisher in 1901. This title was originally published in 1893. Green cloth with illustration of man reading on front board and Art Nouveau style floral design on spine. Cover titles in gilt. Boards are clean and square with light wear at extremities. Spine decoration is faded. Brief gift inscription in front free end paper. Clean, crisp pages. Sound binding. 333 pages. William Gordon Stables (1840 – 1910) was a Scottish-born medical doctor in the Royal Navy and a prolific author of adventure fiction, primarily for boys. He wrote over 130... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $675.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Limited Editions Club: 1940

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 001113

Condition: Fine


Two volumes in original slipcase, quarter bound in "grass cloth" and backed in rawhide, 10 1/2 x7 1/2 inches, number 204 of 1146 copies, illustrated with two color lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, pictorial endpapers, signed by the artist on colophon, Limited Editions Club notice "About the Binding of This Book" laid in each volume; shelf worn slipcase split along one of the top edges. This was the first illustrated edition of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the Great Depression. Benton's striking period illustrations only enhance the work, and the binding is stunning. View more info

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The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Seller ID: 001055

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth with gilt titles and elaborate pine decoration in green and gilt designed by Margret Armstrong; 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 295 pages,gray-scale illustrations tinted in pink; boards are rubbed worn at extremities, hint of fraying at corners and spine ends, previous owner's name stamp in front end paper, diagonal closed tear to tissue guard at frontis, pages toned with age, binding a little tender. A multi-talented personality, Henry Van Dyke (1852 - 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman, known for his works which included short stories, poems, and essays. He believed... View more info

Image for The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier: Comprising Mogg Megone, The Bridal of Pennacook, Legendary Poems, Voices of Freedom, Miscellaneous Poems, and Songs of Labor

The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier: Comprising Mogg Megone, The Bridal of Pennacook, Legendary Poems, Voices of Freedom, Miscellaneous Poems, and Songs of Labor

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1885

Seller ID: ET0174

Condition: Very Good


Embossed red boards decorated in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed and edge worn with some small spots of soiling. Heavy wear at extremities with corners and spine ends wearing through and beginning to fray. Floral end papers. Gift inscription dated 1884 in preliminary blank page. Pages toned from age. Binding sound. Frontis portrait of author. Text pages bordered in red. 372 pages plus publishers ads in the rear. John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Firesid... View more info