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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
1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Austen, Jane The Complete Works of Jane Austen
London the Folio Society 1975 Second Revised Edition; 5th Printing (1988) Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-071220A. 7 volumes. Boxed set bound in light gray cloth over salmon boards, gilt-stamped decoations on spine. Publisher's original box intact. This is the Fifth (1988) printing of the Folio Society's 1975 edition, with wood engravings by Joan Hassall, and based on the Chapman edition. This set includes the shorter works. ; Wood engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Novels & Letters of Jane Austen, Austen, Jane
6 Austen, Jane The Novels & Letters of Jane Austen
Boston & New York Jefferson Press 1915 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by C.E. & H.M. Brock 
Inv. # P-080504. 12 volumes bound in blue cloth with gilt-stamped titles and rules on spine; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Title pages in red & black. Illustrated by C.E. and H.M. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson,with an Introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps, Ph.D., Lampson Professor of English Literature, Yale University. 8.5" x 5.25" This is a 1915 reissue in 12 volumes of the 10-volume Old Manor House Edition (Gilson E106), published in 1906 by Frank S. Holby. The Holby edition was also reissued as the 12 volume (limited) 1906 Chawton Edition; as the 12 volume 1906 Manydown Edition; as the 1907 12 volume Illustrated Cabinet Edition (Dana Estes); and as the 1913 12 volume "Winchester Edition" (Himebaugh, New York), this last not to be confused with the Winchester Editions issued by John Grant, Edinburgh. Our set consists of 10 volumes of the Novels, and 2 of the minor works and the Letters.; Color Illustrations; 8vo 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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The Novels of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte , Bronte, Charlotte, Emily, Anne
9 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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10 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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11 Burns, Robert The Complete Poetical Works
Boston & New York Houghton and Mifflin 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 4917E. 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Part of the Cambridge Edition of the Poets. ; 8vo; 397 pages  
Price: 135.00 USD
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12 Byron Poetical Works of Lord Byron (12 volumes in 6)
Phila., PA J.B. Lippincott 1892 Not First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket; Minor ageing characteristics. No major defects.  
Inv. #1090A. Six volumes. Three-quarter black leather over marbled boards and endpapers. Tight binding; small type. Spine titles marked in gilt. Very attractive set ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 1250.00 USD
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13 Byron, Lord Poetical Works
London John Murray 1814 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 1326. Full tan leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Rebound early editions of three of Byron's long poems: "The Giaour," (eleventh edition) "The Bride of Abydos," (eighth edition) and "The Corsair" (sixth edition). ; 8vo  
Price: 200.00 USD
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14 Byron, Lord The Complete Works of Lord Byron
Paris A. & W. Galignani 1835 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  
#P-010306. 3/4 brown leather over tan boards. Marbled endpapers. A.E.G. Facsimile letter of Byron inserted into book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 935 pages  
Price: 250.00 USD
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Carlyle's Complete Works , Carlyle, Thomas
15 Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle's Complete Works
NY John W. Lovell Co. N.D. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#448. 10 vol. Circa 1890. 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. Black and red leather labels.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 750.00 USD
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16 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
NY E.P. Dutton & Co. 1929 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Willy Pogany 
Purple cloth cover with gold-stamped illustration of Alice and the White Rabbit on front. Colored endpapers featuring scenes from the book. Pogany's delightful black-and-white line illustrations present Alice as a definite child of the '20's, including bobbed hair and a mid-thigh length checked skirt, knee sox, and a "sailor" blouse.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 192 pages  
Price: 385.00 USD
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17 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Poetical Works
London Ward, Lock & Company , Limited 1883 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#446A. Full leather. Marbled endpapers and edges.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 424 pages  
Price: 155.00 USD
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18 Collins, Wilkie The Works of Wilkie Collins
London Chatto & Windus 1886-1890 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Some joints rubbed but intact and tight. Some spine labels replaced with new leather labels. Some gilding rubbed and faded.  
Inv. # 463A. 25 volumes. 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards & endpapers. Six compartments and five raised bands on spine, with gilt decorations. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 4500.00 USD
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey , De Quincey, Thomas
19 De Quincey, Thomas The Works of Thomas De Quincey
Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black 1885 Fourth Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. #T-432A. 16 volumes. 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. "The Works of Thomas de Quincey, 'The English Opium Eater' including all his contributions to Periodical Literature. Fourth Edition, in Sixteen Volumes." This edition was first published in 1878.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Works of Maria Edgeworth , Edgeworth, Maria
20 Edgeworth, Maria Works of Maria Edgeworth
London & New York Macmillan & Co., Ltd 1896 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-060405. 6 volumes. 3/4 green leather over green cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Spines decorated with gilt floral design, and titles gilt-stamped. Illustrated by "Miss Chris Hammond" with an introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. The six titles in this set are: "Belinda", "Popular Tales", "Ormond, a Tale", "Helen", "Parent's Assistant, or Stories for Children", and "Castle Rackrent and The Absentee".; 8vo  
Price: 750.00 USD
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