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Heinrich Schliemann; TIRYNS; TROY AND ITS REMAINS; TROJA; ILIOS; MYCENAE.  Arno Press, NY, reprinted in 1976.  All 5 volumes in matching orange-brown cloth covers with black & gilt print on spines.  All 5 volumes $200.00.  SOLD

 

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The Works of Tobias Smollett, 8 volumes, London, Law, Johnson,  and Dilly, et al., 1797.  Zaehnsdorf binding, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.  Two boards re-attached.  Beautiful binding.  $750.00  SOLD

In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria  by Henry M. Stanley.  New York, Scribner's and Toronto, Presbyterian News Co., 1890.  Printed and bound by James Murray and Co., Toronto.  Three-quarter calf with marbled boards, endpapers and edges.  Two volumes with all three color maps present in pockets in the rear of each volume.    $375.00

 

IMG_1952.JPG (797139 bytes)Dibdin's Library Companion; 2nd edition; 1825; London, Hardiing, Triphook et al.  Full contemporary leather.  With manuscript letter inserted from Lord Spencer (John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer 1792-1845), the founder of the Althorpe Library where Dibdin spent many hours researching. $550

 

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The Collected Works of George Moore; New York, Boni and Liveright, 1922; the Carra Edition.  20 volumes complete.  This edition consists of 1000 numbered sets.  The first volume is numbered and signed by the author.  This set is numbered 475 of the 1000.  There are 20 volumes and the last volume states that, although originally planned as a 21 volume set, volume 20 is the final volume.  Cloth boards with dust jackets.  $1,000.00

 

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Macmillan, 1903. Copyright page states "First Edition Sixpenny Series published 1898.  Reprinted, 1899 (twice), 1900, 1902, 1903."  Full leather, prize binding with insignia of Kimbolton School in gilt.  Contains 42 illustrations by John Tenniel.  $150.00.  SOLD

 

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Oeuvres Completes de Colette de l'Academie Goncourt.  Paris, Le Fleruon, 1948-1950.  In 15 volumes complete.  Each volume has a glassine cover over the soft paper cover.  Some of the glassine covers have pieces missing, but none of the covers themselves are chipped or missing.  The pages in each volume are mostly uncut.  Limited first collected edition of the works of Colette, number 2074 of 5500 copies.  We estimate the cost of mailing to Europe to be approximately $105 by International Priority Mail.

 

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Baron Jomini's Life of Napoleon; D. Van Nostrand, N. Y., 1864. Hard Bound.  First American Edition. 10" x 6.75". Five volumes: Translation & notes by H. W. Halleck.  Scarce with Atlas; from the Library of The Commandery of the State of Illinois; Inscribed by Gen. William Vandever, Civil War General.  $1,250.00

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Schliemann, Henry; Ilios The City and Country of the Trojans; The Results of Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Troy and throughout the Troad in the Years 1871-72-73-78-79; Including an Autobiography of the Author ...with a Preface, Appendices, and Notes. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1881. 1st American edition.  Quarto, pp. xvi, 800, frontispiece, 6 folded maps and plans  and 32 plates, as called for, in rear of the book, plus "about 1800 illustrations."  
The work is complete and in the original decorative cloth with gilt cover vignettes and gilt titles. The binding was recently tightened.  The spine has chips and tears .   The text and plates are clean and in good condition.  $95.00 
SOLD

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Writings of John Burroughs; 15 Volumes; includes original Burroughs Nature Club mailings from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin; top edges gilt.  $375.00  SOLD

 

IMG_0299.JPG (1251042 bytes)The Alhambra by Washington Irving with illustrations by Pennell; London, MacMillan, 1896; beautiful gilt-designed boards; all edges gilt; $110.  SOLD

Horace Greeley; The American Conflict.  Hartford, Case, 1865, 1866.  Two volumes; volume 2 recently rebacked.  $195.00

Bayle St. John; The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint Simon.  London, Chapman 7 Hall, 1857.  Four volumes; 1/2 red morocco with raised bands, gilt spines and boards, marbled endpapers and boards.  $425.00

Sir Walter Scott; The Vision of Don Roderick;  John Ballantyne and Longman, et al., 1811; 1st edition, 1st issue.  In scarce original cloth boards; deckled edges.  Missing advertisements at end.    $150.

Selected Speeches on Foreign Policy:  1738 -1914.  Speeches by Pitt, Sheridan, Canning, Peel, Russell, Palmerston, Brougham, Gladstone, Bright, Disraeli and others.  London, Humphrey Milford,  [no date].  $15  SOLD

Washington Irving; Life of Mahomet and Lives of the Successors of Mahomet; two volumes in one.  Mahomet; Bell & Daldy, London, 1864; Successors, Bohn, New York, 1859.  Frontispiece. Half leather, marbled boards, new gilt lettering piece on spine.    Irving used the Spanish source by Abu al-Fida as well as the works of Gagnier and Weil for his life portrayal.  $100

Washington Irving; A Tour of the Prairies.  London, John Murray1835, 1st edition.  Contemporary half calf, gilt spine, marbled boards; rebacked.   May be missing half title.   $275.00

Lord Henry Brougham; Historical Sketches of Statesmen of George III.  London, Charles Knight 1839-1843.  3 volumes; half red morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt.    Contains many engravings including George Washington, Lord North, The Emperor Joseph, Madame de Stael, Catherine the Great, Benjamin Franklin.  $275

Frederick Floyd;  History of the Fortieth (Mozart) Regiment, New York Volunteers; Boston, Gilson Co., 1909.  "A Superior unit history, based on wartime letters and diaries; highly useful for personal insights into the Army of the Potomac."  $135  SOLD

Thomas Frognall Dibdin;   The Library Companion.  London, Harding et al.; 1824; 1st edition.  Half morocco, marbled boards and endpapers; gilt spine; tope edge gilt.  $310.00  SOLD

Lord Macaulay; The Lays of Rome.  London; Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer.  Illustrations by George Scharf, Jun.  Binding by Bickers and Son, London.  Green leather with intricate gilt decoration; All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles , with five raised bands with gilt devices in compartments.  $75

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Annotated Sherlock Holmes:  The Four Novels and Fifty-Six Short Stories; Edited by William S. Baring-Gould.  Two larges volumes with dust jackets.  $75 SOLD

Taine, Hippolyte; History of English Literature; NY, Worthington, 1891 (originally published in French in 1863); raised bands, top edge gilt, half morocco with marbled boards; 4 volumes.  $150

John Robinson; An Abridgement of Hume & Smollet's History of England; New York, Robinson & Pratt. contemporary calf, engraved frontispiece and several wood engravings.  1839.  $60

Arthur James Balfour by Blanche  E.C. Dugdale; London, Hutchinson & Co., cloth with dust jackets; 1939; 2 volumes.  $65  SOLD

burns.jpg (608665 bytes)The Poems, Letters and Land of Robert Burns:  Pictures and Portraits of the Life and land of Burns; Illustrated by Bartlett and others.  London, Virtue & Co.  Maroon cloth, marbled end papers; 91 plates including frontispieces.  Ex-library.  2 volumes.  $400. 

1851.os.jpg (815461 bytes)1851.spread.jpg (493664 bytes)The Illustrated Exhibitor "Comprising Sketches by Pen and Pencil of the Principal Objects in the Great Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations 1851"; 30 issues bound in original blue cloth with gilt medallion on top board; 10 foldout engravings and hundreds of drawings.  All edges gilt.  $250

samson.jpg (556432 bytes)Samson and Delila; Saint-Saens; Paris, circa 1872.  Half Morocco, marbled boards and end papers; raised bands, gilt spine, some fixing throughout.  The book is a piano transcription of the Opera and is printed in German and French.  This copy contains an engraved dedication to Madame Viardot-Garcia from the composer and librettist.  In addition, this copy belonged to Madame Marthe Duvivier.  The initials "M.D." are impressed in gilt on the spine.  The book is sold along with a framed photograph  and manuscript letter of Madame Viardot.  $750  SOLD

 

POE.SIGN.jpg (452208 bytes)POE.OS.jpg (657297 bytes)Edgar A. Poe - Memorial edition; The Muse Anthology, "Commentary, Studies, Essays and Poetic Tributes".  Blue Cloth, 866 pp, incl. several facsimiles.  Deluxe edition, #606 of 3,000.  Inscribed by the Compiler, Devora Lovell, to Christopher Morley.  $250.00

A Commentary on Newton's Principia; J.M.F. Wright.  Contemporary calf, gilt spine with gilt-edged boards and gilt medallion; marbled edges, new lettering pieces.  Tegg, 1833.  2 Volumes.  $300                                                 

Garibaldi and the Thousand; Garibaldi and the Making of Italy; Garibaldi's Defense of the Roman Republic;  George Macaulay Trevelyan.  All 3 volumes in red cloth.  London, Longmans, 1910-1911.  $100 SOLD

Garibaldi's Defense of the Roman Republic;  George Macaulay Trevelyan.;   Full blue calf leather; prize binding; gilt dentelles, marbled end pages.  London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1914.     $125 SOLD

G. Rossini Il Barbieri de Siviglia (the Barber of Seville); Transcribed for Piano and vocal 1/2 Morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine Marquiere Freres, Paris, 1859.  $150 

John Brady; Clavis Calendaria; Half morocco w/ marbled boards London; Longman, Hurst 1st ed. 1812. $200 

waverly.jpg (521985 bytes)Sir Walter Scott; The Waverly Novels; Beautifully bound set in half leather with marbled boards;  Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1871; 25 volumes.  $1,250

Charles Dickens; Dombey and Son;  1st edition.  Half contemporary calf with gilt spine and black letter piece, marbled boards, 2 engraved frontispieces and title page, 35 engraved plates by Phiz.  Bradbury & Evans, 1848.  $600  SOLD

Charles Dickens; Nicholas Nickleby;  1st edition.  Half burgundy calf with burgundy boards, raised bands, gilt spine with gilt lettering pieces, with rare half-title.  39 engraved plates by Phiz.  $600.  

George Head; Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America Being a Diary of a Winters Route from Halifax to the Canadas; 1/2 contemporary leather; marbled boards and edges, gilt spine. John Murray, London, 1829.  $200 

millsindia.jpg (58052 bytes)James Mills; The History of British India; 6 vols. Publisher's boards w/printed labels; deckled edges, uncut; large foldout maps vols. 1 and 3;  Baldwin et al.; 1826; 3rd edition.  $475 

columbus.jpg (58832 bytes)Washington Irving; A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; 4 vols. Cont. diced calf w/gilt boards & spine; rebacked; two foldout maps. John Murray; 1828; 1st edition.  $500 

Washington Irving; The Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of  Christopher Columbus.  Leather, spine illegible; joints cracked; edges worn.  No half title.  Philadelphia; Carey, :ea & Blanchard, 1835.  2nd edition.  $140  SOLD

travels.os.jpg (56577 bytes)travels in america.jpg (52769 bytes)Thomas Ashe; Travels in America in 1806; Recently recovered in 1/2 calf w/ raised bands and gilt spine; marbled boards, new eps. Richard Phillips; 1809; 2nd edition. $395

Alhambra.jpg (52861 bytes)Washington Irving; The Alhambra; Recently rebacked Colburn  & Bentley 1832; 1st Edition.  $215 

George Bernard Shaw;  Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant; 1/2 green morocco; gilt spines; TEG Herbert Stone; NY; 1904. $80 

elgin.jpg (62096 bytes)Henry Ellis;  The Elgin and Phigelian Marbles; 2 vols. in 1 Cont. red calf prize binding Nattali; 1846. $195

swinburre.os.jpg (61332 bytes)swinburne.is.jpg (47006 bytes)Swinburne;  Erectheus; Cont. dark green calf; gilt spine; marbled eps and edges Chatto & Windus; 1876; 1st edition. $155 

crimea.jpg (65289 bytes)Wm. H. Russell; The British Expedition to the Crimea; Cont. calf; gilt bordered boards; gilt spine; 10 maps; Routledge; 1858.  $295   SOLD

Patrick Tyler; Historical View of the Progress of Discovery of the More Northern Coasts of America; Recently re-backed din 1/2 brown morocco, w/gilt spine and raised bands; marbled edges; fold-out map and 9 engravings. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1833.  $200

William Roberts; Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Mrs. Hannah More; Contemp. half calf, gilt spine w/ brown and black lps; marbled boards, edges and eps.; bookplate of Thomas Ashton, 1st Baron of Ashton & Hyde. Seely & Burnside; 1834; probable 1st ed.  $200 SOLD