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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1900

Seller ID: 001053

Condition: Very Good


Small hardcover, blue cloth decorated in gilt, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, 361 pages plus one ad; gilt on front board and spine is dulled, mild external wear, internally clean and sound. James Lane Allen (1849 - 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as "Kentucky's first important novelist. View more info

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A Year with the Birds

By: Ball, Alice E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York City, Gibbs & Van Vleck, Inc: 1916

Seller ID: CS00314

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gilt titles, large 8vo, 191 pages, 56 colored plates illustrated by Robert Bruce Horsfall; light edge wear, recent inscription on front free endpaper, small ink stain on fore edge, repaired hinges. View more info

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Under Tops'ls and Tents

By: Brady, Cyrus Townsend

Price: $20.00

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

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00392

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth, 12mo, 272 pages plus advertisements, black and white photographs throughout, inscribed and dated 1901 by the author; boards are edge worn, gilt is bright, from the collection of Pulitzer nominated historian Gloria Grace Griffen, whose bookplate is adhered to front paste down with withdrawal stamp across front of plate, pages age toned. A handsome copy of this autobiographical work of naval fiction. View more info

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Hither and Thither, or Good Times for Papa's Little Daughters

By: Brine, Mary D.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Cassell & Company: 1884

Seller ID: 000959

Condition: Very Good


8 3/4 x 7 inches, 256 pages, profuse with black and white illustrations throughout. Green cloth elaborately decorated in brown, black and gilt, pretty floral end papers, boards rubbed and edge worn with a bit of foxing, gilt decoration is bright, corners starting to wear through with a bit of fraying, gift inscription in preliminary blank pages dated 1884, occasional scattered foxing and brown age spots throughout, pages lightly toned, binding sound. Collection of illustrated stories about four friends -- Madge and Margie Moore, Birdy Starr, and Master Bobbly Reynolds. These stories by Mrs.... View more info

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Picturesque America or, the Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists

By: Bryant, William Cullen (editor)

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, NY, D. Appleton and Company: 1874

Seller ID: 000861

Condition: Very Good


Volume I 1872 and Volume II 1874. Two volumes, complete. Two huge leather bound volumes. Morocco boards with banded spines, stamped gilt titles, all edges gilt, leather is heavily scuffed and worn along extremities, wearing through at corners, marbled end papers, large damp stain to top edge of Vol I front free end paper and subsequent three pages affecting margin of Niagra Falls engraving, pages are toned, bindings firm and sound. Profusely illustrated with steel engravings and wood cuts, with both plates and in-text illustrations. Huge, heavy volumes, each weighing more than 10 pounds. Each... View more info

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Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches

By: Bunner, H.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1906

Seller ID: CS00134

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches, 201 pages, black and white illustrations throughout; boards are clean and sharp with the slightest edge wear most visible in the corners, top edge gilt, text is clean and unmarked with the exception of book seller's stamp and previous owner's bookplate on front free end paper, binding is sound; no dust jacket. View more info

M. Tringle

By: Champfleury

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Paris, Hachette: 1868

Seller ID: CS00634

Condition: Very Good Minus


Navy patterned cloth with embossed titles and decoration of mayhem among men and various animals on front cover, folio, 76 pages, illustrations throughout in color; bottom of cover board mottled, tiny nick to cloth on front joint, beginning to fray at extremities, bookseller's stamp on front paste down. Still an attractive copy of an unusual volume, wonderfully illustrated in color by Leonce Petit. View more info

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The Pioneers: or, The Sources of the Susquehana. Arranged for Youth with Illustrations

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, George Routeledge: 1890

Seller ID: 000812

Condition: Good


Pictorial brick red cloth boards with gilt titles. Boards have beveled edges. Boards are rubbed with heavy edge wear. Corners turned in and beginning to wear through. Split near tail of spine along bottom edge of lowest title block containing publisher. Front and rear internal hinges have been neatly and securely repaired with Japanese tissue. Short closed tear at bottom spine corner of title page. Pages lightly toned from age. Binding sound. 192 pages. Frontis illustration in color. Black and white illustrations throughout. 6.25 x 8.5 inches. The Pioneers was the first novel of James Fenimo... View more info

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The Martian

By: Du Maurier, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers: 1898

Seller ID: 000798

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover; 8 x 6 inches; viii, 471, [4] pages; frontis portrait of the author; illustrated. Blue cloth decorated in gilt, top edge gilt with remaining edges untrimmed, boards rubbed with mild wear at extremities, faint damp stain to spine near head, dark blue clay coated end papers, scattered foxing and tanning at page edges, rear internal hinge just starting to crack near tail, binding a little tender but intact. Overall a beautiful volume. The Martian is a largely autobiographical novel that describes the lives of two long-time friends, Barty Josselin and Robert Maurice, beginning with th... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

By: Gibbon, Edward

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Limited Editions Club: 1946

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 001111

Condition: Very Good


Seven volumes in original slipcase, quarter bound in printed marble paper backed in black Morocco with gilt titles and decoration of crumbling Corinthian columns, 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, each volume with a different map in endpapers, illustrated in sepia views of Rome from the engravings by Gian Battista Piranesi, number 644 of 1500 copies, LEC Monthly Letter laid in; spine leather worn at extremities with scattered scuffing and chipping including very small chip out of leather at head of Volume IV, occasional light scuffing to red top edges, shelf worn slipcase with a bit of mild soiling to on... View more info

She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: CS00408

Condition: Good


Slate blue cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 4to, 197 pages, illustrated endpapers, tipped in color illustrations by Hugh Thomson throughout; boards are quite edge worn, especially to corners and head and tail of spine where the cloth has worn down to reveal board underneath, spine dust soiled, rear board mottled near spine, pages age toned, appears to be missing a preliminary, probably a half title page. A charming and elegantly decorated edition of this classic play first performed in 1773. 0 View more info

Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

By: Harris, Joel Chandler

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company/ Riverside Press: 1898

Seller ID: CS00216

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth decorated with embossed black and gilt titles, 12mo, 417 pages, four black and white engravings by E. Boyd Smith throughout; a slight ripple to cloth of front board at fore edge, wear to extremities, presentation plate adhered to front paste down. Twelve short stories revolving around the Civil War by the author of Uncle Remus. View more info

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Happiness: Essays on the Meaning of Life

By: Hilty, Carl; Peabody, Francis G. (translator)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001011

Condition: Very Good Plus


Blue cloth with light blue decoration and gilt stamped titles to spine and front board, 154,[2] pages, title page printed in red and black with vignette; mild wear at extremities with a hint of fraying to bottom front corner, many pages unopened, binding sound. Swiss philosopher, writer and lawyer, Hilty takes on work, the battles of life, good habits, children, happiness and the meaning of life in this brief volume. View more info

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A Captain of Industry

By: Johnson, Enoch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, C. M. Clark Publishing Company: 1908

Seller ID: 001087

Condition: Very Good


7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, 509 pages, 8 black and white illustrated plates; navy blue cloth boards decorated in gilt, mild rubbing and edge wear, light soiling to rear, top rear corner bent resulting in crease to cloth and crack to rear end paper, pages lightly toned, binding sound. Novel about a fictional industrialist who mistreats his employees as he builds his empire. The employees strike, and even his son marches on the side of the workers. Of course, in the end, he learns his lesson. View more info

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The Servant in the House

By: Kennedy, Charles Rann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper and Brothers: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000863

Condition: Very Good


Embossed purple cloth boards with dust jacket; 8.25 x 5 inches; [5], 152 pages; black and white photographs of characters from the play. Boards are a vivid purple, but it is difficult to represent that in the photo. Boards rubbed and worn at extremities, tiny and faint char mark on front board, previous owner's name in pencil in front end paper, small piece of the top edge of the front end paper has been torn away where it might have had an ownership sticker, untrimmed edges, pages lightly toned from age, binding sound. Dust jacket is tattered at edges with tanning, soiling, and small burn ma... View more info

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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan Company:

Seller ID: 000913

Condition: Very Good


Undated but in the late Victorian style and with gift inscription in front end paper dated 1887. Hardcover, 310 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's ads, several black and white illustrated plates, small in-text illustrations at the beginning of each chapter; red boards with gilt titles and decorative borders in black and gilt, boards rubbed and edge worn with occasional mild soiling, faded spine, pretty floral end papers, pages toned and brittle from age, binding a little tender. Originally published in 1862-63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, The Water-Babies was first published in its... View more info

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Miss Cherry Blossom of Tokyo

By: Long, John Luther

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1905

Seller ID: CS00599

Condition: Very Good


Cream pictorial cloth, 8vo, 364 pages, wood cut decorations on each page by E.M. Nagel, 8 illustrated plates; spine is a bit dust soiled, shadow on front endpapers from a bookmark. A delicately and ornately illustrated edition. View more info

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The Grafters

By: Lynde, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill:

Seller ID: 001090

Condition: Very Good


408 pages plus several pages of publishers ads; black and white illustrated plates. Green decorated in red and black, boards are clean and square with wear at extremities, pages lightly toned with age, binding sound. Cover design by Rome K Richardson, with his monogram, R R, on the bottom of the front board. David Kent has always been more or less of a failure, although talented. Now, with everything at stake--including the woman he loves and her inheritance--he must give everything in an attempt to save a railroad that everything hinges on in some fashion or another. Can he wrench success... View more info

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My Study Fire

By: Mabie, Hamilton Wright

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1899

Seller ID: 001042

Condition: Very Good


With Sixty Five Illustrations by Maude Alice and Genevieve Cowles. Hardcover in green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 288 pages, numerous black and white illustrated plates plus in-text drawings, typographic decoration at beginning of each chapter; boards rubbed and edge worn, spine faded, binding a little tender. Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916) was an American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer. The two series of My Study Fire, written in 1890 and 1894 respectively, are described as "Reflective considerations of life in essay form that crystallize truths via... View more info

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Works of Captain Marryatt in ten volumes

By: Marryatt [Marryat], Frederick

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, H. W. Derby: 1861

Seller ID: 001092

Condition: Good


Frank Mildmay; or, The Naval Officer Jacob Faithful; or, The Adventures of a Waterman The King's Own Mr. Midshipman Easy Newton Forster; or, The Merchant Service The Pacha of Many Tales Percival Keene Peter Simple The Phantom Ship Snarlyyow; or, The Dog Fiend All volumes are uniformly three quarter bound in brown calf over marbled paper, five raised bands on spine with brown and red title labels and small decorative devices, marbled edges and endpapers, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, each volume has a different tissue-guarded engraved frontis illustration. The books range in condition, some with only lig... View more info