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Woman in All Ages and All Countries
1 Woman in All Ages and All Countries
Philadelphia George Barrie & Sons 1907 Limited/Numbered Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1239. 9 volumes of 10. 3/4 Tan Leather over Marbled Boards & Endpapers. Edition DeLuxe, #675 of 1000 copies.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 850.00 USD
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The Anatomy of Melancholy, Burton, Robert
2 Burton, Robert The Anatomy of Melancholy
New York W.J. Widdleton 1865 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Inv. # P080803. 2 volumes bound in 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece to the original edition. "The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and Several Cures of it. In Three Partitions. With their several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medically, Historically Opened and Cut Up. By Democritus Junior." A New Edition. Originally published in 1652. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 575.00 USD
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Kasidah of Haji Abdu El Yezdi Translated and Annotated by His Friend and Pupil, Sir Richard Burton , Burton, Sir Richard
3 Burton, Sir Richard Kasidah of Haji Abdu El Yezdi Translated and Annotated by His Friend and Pupil, Sir Richard Burton
Phila., PA David McKay 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Pogany 
Inv. #1293. Burton, a British explorer & orientalist, used the pseudonym Haji Abdu El Yezdi, for this work of visionary poetry that he created. Introduction by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, The black hardcover binding has a splendid image of one of Pogany's illustrations surrounded by a silver border. The Pogany designs are quite erotic and fanciful. Handsome copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Signed by Illustrator  
Price: 650.00 USD
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4 Casanova, Jaques The Memoirs of Jaques Casanova de Seingalt
NY G.P. Putnam's Sons N.D. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 445D. Six Volumes. Green cloth with gold-stamped title on spine. Translated by Arthur Machen. Stated to be "The First complete and unabridged English translation." Published in England by Elek Books, and in Canada by Longmans, Green & Co. ; Wood engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini , Cellini, Benvenuto
5 Cellini, Benvenuto The Life of Benvenuto Cellini
New York Brentano's 1906 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 1177B. 2 volumes. Tan 3/4 leather over tan cloth boards with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Six gilt-stamped compartments on spine, with title gold-stamped on spine. Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds, with a biographical sketch of Cellini by Symonds. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Illustrated by reproductions of 40 prortraits and views illustrating the life. ; 8vo  
Price: 550.00 USD
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The Works of Joseph Conrad (Malay Ed.) , Conrad, Joseph
6 Conrad, Joseph The Works of Joseph Conrad (Malay Ed.)
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1933 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-020508. 10 Volumes, complete as issued. Black Cloth. Conrad's signature blind-stamped on front cover; titles gold-stamped on spine. ; 8vo  
Price: 400.00 USD
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7 Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus With the Hymn of Cleanthes,
London MacMillan & Co. 1920 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1203C. Translated and arranged by Hastings Crosby. Signed binding by Lauriat, Boston: 3/4 crushed morocco leather binding on marbled boards and endpapers. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 175.00 USD
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Faust , Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
8 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Faust
London Hutchinson 1908 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Pasted-in excerpt from poem "Life of Goethe" on Front Paste-down. Gift Inscription on Flyleaf.  Illustrated by Willy Pogany 
Inv. #V-040706. Red cloth with gilt titles on Front Board and Spine. Translated by Abraham Hayward. Thirty color illustrations by Pogany, along with numerous black and white drawings.; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Translated by Abraham Hayward  
Price: 550.00 USD
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The Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
9 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von The Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Phila., N.Y., Boston George Barrie 1885 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1286. Five volumes. Illustrated throughout by "The Best German Artists." No translator is identified which indicates that there may be several. 3/4 brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapters, T.E.G. There are 66 mounted steel engravings and hundreds of full-page and in-text wood engravings. Hjalmar Boyeson's "Life of Goethe" included. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall  
Price: 2500.00 USD
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10 Hoffman, Heinrich (Dr.) Der Struwwelpeter Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder fur Kinder von 3 bis 6 Jahren
Frankfurt, Germany Loewes Verlag N.D. Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. #SBK-1. Hoffman, Heinrich (Dr.)Der Struwwelpeter. oder lustige Geshichten und drollige Bilder für Kinder von 3 bis 6 Jahren [Straw Peter, or Prankish Stories and Droll Pictures for Children from 3 to 6] Frankfurter Originalausgabe, Loewes Verlag, Ferdinand KarlA. Delightful children's book in German, with color illustrations. Printed on cardboard pages; Color Illustrations; 8vo  
Price: 325.00 USD
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11 Lesage (van Laun, Henri, trans.) The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana
Edinburgh William Paterson 1886 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
#4385C. 3 vol. 3/4 red leather over red cloth boards. T.E.G.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall  
Price: 850.00 USD
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12 Mirbeau, Octave The Diary of a Lady's Maid Translated from the French
Paris Charles Carrington 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Mas (12 Illustrations) 
Inv. #1086. Classic erotica. Full leather binding. Six dentelles, elaborate decoration on the title & spine. 12 illustrations by Mas. From the Biblioteca Curiosa.; 8vo  
Price: 650.00 USD
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The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Montagu, Lady Mary
13 Montagu, Lady Mary The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
London Richard Bentley 1837 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#P-030701. 3 volumes. 3/4 red leather, with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Signed binding by W. Worsfold, London. Edited by her Great-Grandso n, Lord, Wharncliffe. Lady Mary Montagu was one of the most fascinating women in hstory. She married the richest man in England, then left him to live in Italy with a handsome young lover. She also lived in Turkey. She has been credited with first suggesting that smallpox could be prevented by injecting people with a small dose of the disease. Later, Jenner improved on this suggestion by using cowpox instead of smallpox. ; 8vo  
Price: 950.00 USD
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14 Pope, Alexander The Odyssey of Homer, 4 volumes Additional Notes by Gilbert Wakefield
London Printed for J. Johnson, w.J. and J. Richardson, etc. 1806 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Full leather boards on newly laid spine; bumped corners.  
Inv. #V-010119. Four volumes. Contemporary calf binding with gilded pattern edging the boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. Its 200 years are worn with distinction. Fascinating notes by Wakefield. ; 8vo  
Price: 950.00 USD
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15 Suetonius (Holland Trans.) The Historie of the Twelve Caesars
London Oxford University Press 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1023F. Suetonius (Holland Trans.)The Historie of the Twelve Caesars1931, London, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, The Oxford University Press, The Haslewood Books Written in Latine by C. Suetonius Tranquillus, and newly translated into English by Philemon Holland Printed in England by the Oxford University Press; No. 314 of 400 numbered copies; printed on Haslewood all-rag paper. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gold-stamped title on spine. Uncut pages. Fine, with some slight rubbing to corners. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall  
Price: 550.00 USD
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16 Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace
NY Modern Library N.D. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#454B. 3/4 red leather over red cloth boards. Six gilt decorated rules. Bound by Brentanos.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1146 pages  
Price: 300.00 USD
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17 Virgil (Dryden trans.) The Georgics of Virgil
NY Cheshire Press 1931 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1023G. Reproduced from the First Folio Edition of Dryden's Collected Works of Virgil, published by Jacob Tonson, in London, 1697. The Twenty engravings are reproduced from the originals in the first folio edition. Printed by Richard Ellis for Cheshire House Publishers, New York; Number 1138 of 1200 copies. In publisher's original 1/2 Tan Leather over brown cloth boards in original slipcase. Near fine, with some slight fading to leather spine.; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall  
Price: 450.00 USD
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Tannhauser , Wagner, Richard
18 Wagner, Richard Tannhauser
NY Brentano's 1911 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Willy Pogany 
Inv. #1288B. Tipped-in color plates and black and whtie drawingsadd to the exceptional printing of this superb example of Pogany's genius. ; Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall  
Price: 550.00 USD
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19 Wagner, Richard (Arnold Tr.) The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie
London William Heinemann 1920 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Arthur Rackham 
Color Illustrations; 8vo; 160 pages  
Price: 350.00 USD
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