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Laurel-Crowned Letters
1 Laurel-Crowned Letters
Chicago, IL. A.C. McLurg 1893 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-060406. 7 volumes. 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. This is seven uniformly-bound volumes from McLurg's Laurel-Crowned Letters series. It consistes of one volume each of "The Best Letters" of William Cowper, Percy Byssche Shelley, Lady Mary Montagu, Lord Chesterfield, Horace Walpole, Charles Lamb, and Mme. de Sevigny. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 650.00 USD
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2 Messages and Papers of the Presidents (A Compilation)
Washington, D.C. Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1927 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
#1382. 20 Volumes. Full black leather with gold-stamped presidential seal on front of each volume. The series was begun in 1897, and added to over the years as new presidential papers became available. This set continues through Coolidge.; 8vo  
Price: 600.00 USD
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Messages and Papers of the Presidents (A Compilation) Published by Authority of Congress 1899, James D. Richardson, A representative from the State of Tennessee
3 Messages and Papers of the Presidents (A Compilation) Published by Authority of Congress 1899, James D. Richardson, A representative from the State of Tennessee
D.C. Bureau of National Literature 1912 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. #1172B. Eleven volumes. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering on spine. President's seal on front boards. Teg. Outstanding condition. Volume X of this set continues through the presidency of William Howard Taft and has the important eleventh volume, The Index to all of the previous volumes. ; 8vo; 8145 + Index pages; Beginning with Volume I, the formation of the government, and the Presidency of George Washington, through Volume X, the presidency of William Howard Taft, in 1912, the documents of each of the presidents are offered. Volume XI, The Index, is "not only a key that unlocks the treasures of the entire publication, but it is in itself an alphabetically arranged brief history or story of the great controlling events consituting the History of the United States. -- Under its proper alphabetical classification the story is told of every great subject referred to by any of the Presidents in their official Messages, and at the end of each story the official utterances of the Presidents themselves are cited upon the subject, so that you may readily turn to the page in the body of the work itself of this original information. -- Next to the possession of knowledge is the ability to turn at will to where knowledge is to be found." (P. 5438, Volume VII. The editor, James D. Richardson.)  
Price: 1250.00 USD
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4 The Apocrypha
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # V-050611A. Full red leather with gilt stamped decorations on fron and rear boards & spine. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of H. Christopher Dawson on inside front board. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 350.00 USD
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5 The Heroines of Shakpeare
London & New York the London Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd. First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 070120B. Full light brown leather designed to appear 3/4 with large gold-stamped portrait of Shakespeare on front boards. All edges gilt. The work "compris[es] the principal female characters in the plays of the great poet. Engraved in the highest style of art, from drawings by eminent artists. With letterpress extracts from the text, in English and French; and critical essays on each of the characters." The book is close in looks to Inventory # P-070120A, The Complete Works of Shakspeare, and was published by the same company around the same time, mid 19th Century. It would make an excellent companion to that set, as well as being a very nice stand-alone work. ; Steel engraving; 4to 11" - 13" tall  
Price: 475.00 USD
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Woman in All Ages and All Countries
6 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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7 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (Leech, Illus.) The Comic History of England
London Punch 1860 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by John Leech 
#V-031203C. 2 vol. Full blue leather, spines uniformly faded to brown. Red and tan leather labels. Illustrated "With ten coloured etchings, and one hundred and twenty woodcuts by John Leech." The "comic" seems to refer to the pictures, as the text is a straight-forward, if eccentric, history.; Colored etchings & woodcuts; 8vo  
Price: 1250.00 USD
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8 Arnold, Matthew Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold
London MacMillan & Co., Ltd. 1903 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#P-020320. Full black leather, bound by Riviere & Son, Ltd. A.E.G.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 510 pages  
Price: 300.00 USD
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9 Arnold, Matthew Selected Poems of Matthew Arnold
London MacMillan & Co., Ltd. 1922 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#1329. 3/4 blue leather over blue boards, marbled endpapers. Golden Treasury Series. Bound by Bickers & Son, Ltd.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 195.00 USD
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10 Arnold, Matthew Selected Poems of Matthew Arnold
London MacMillan & Co., Ltd. 1890 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#P-041214. Full brown leather. Golden Treasury Series. Bound by Bickers & Son, Ltd.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 195.00 USD
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11 Austen, Jane The Novels of Jane Austen
London & New York J.M. Dent/E.P. Dutton 1907-1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-071104. 6 volumes bound in 3/4 brown leather over green cloth boards, with marbled endpapers and T.E.G. Six dentelles on spine with gilt-stamped decoration and titles. Illustrated in color by H.M. and C.E. Brock. A classic set of Austen's novels, but not including the shorter works. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 2650.00 USD
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The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher , Beaumont & Fletcher
12 Beaumont & Fletcher The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher
London Edward Moxon 1840 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Some wear to hinges. One corner slightly bumped. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown.  
Inv. #1203B. Two volumes. Full Black Crushed Morocco with gilt decorations on front and back boards and Six Dentils on Spine. Signed binding by J. Wright Noel Street. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall  
Price: 550.00 USD
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13 Blake, William The Catalogue of the 1939 Philadelphia Museum of Art Blake Exhibition
Phila., PA Phila. Museum of Art 1939 Limited Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Blake 
Inv. #1226B. A beautiful copy (with original wraps bound in) of the foremost William Blake exhibitions held in the U.S. to the year 1939. Bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers; Book plate: "Ex Libris Wm. R. Cabrera" Five bands on spine, gilt decorations & title. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall  
Price: 650.00 USD
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14 Boswell, James The Life of Samuel Johnson
London Office of the National Illustrated Library 1859 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#447B. 4 vol. 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers and edges. Ornate gilt decoration on spine, red and black leather labels. Profusely illustrated with engravings of places and people significant in Johnson's life.; Steel engraving; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 850.00 USD
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The Life of Samuel Johnson , Boswell, James
15 Boswell, James The Life of Samuel Johnson
London John Murray 1839 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Some boards expertly reattached.  
#P-020227. 10 vol. Full tan calf, with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Elaborate gilt decoration on spine, black and green leather labels. ; Steel engraving; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 1500.00 USD
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The Life of Samuel Johnson , Boswell, James
16 Boswell, James The Life of Samuel Johnson
Bath George Bayntun 1925 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. #462B. 2 volumes. 3/4 brown morocco over brown boards, bound by Bayntun-Reviere of Bath. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Newly edited and with notes by Roger Ingpen. With 576 illustrations, facsimiles, and maps, including 13 photogravures. This is a beautifully illustrated edition of Boswell's classic biography of Johnson, with portraits of all the major persons in the work.; Photo-gravure; 4to 11" - 13" tall  
Price: 1225.00 USD
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The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte , Bronte, Charlotte, Emily, Anne
17 Bronte, Charlotte, Emily, Anne The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte
London J.M. Dent 1922 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Edmund Dulac 
#4997C. 6 Volumes. 3/4 red leather over red cloth boards. 6 rules decorated with gilt; red leather labels. Bound by Bayntun of Bath.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 1250.00 USD
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18 Browne, Sir Thomas Religio Medici
London MacMillan & Co., Ltd. 1926 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#4998. 3/4 blue leather over blue cloth boasrds. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Bound by Riviere.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 392 pages  
Price: 250.00 USD
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19 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1898 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 435C. 2 volumes. 3/4 blue leather over blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt compartments on spine. Edited, with biographical additions, by Frederic G. Kenyon. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 350.00 USD
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20 Bunyan, John The Complete Works of John Bunyan
Philadelphia Bradley, Garretson & Co. 1872 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#453F. Full green leather with gold-stamped front, rear, and spine. With an Introduction by the Rev. John P. Gulliver, D.D.; Steel engraving; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall  
Price: 350.00 USD
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