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1 Apuleius The Golden Ass
London Chiswick Press 1904 Limited/Numbered Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Inv. # IK-05. Reddish brown cloth with tan spine. Front board stamped with title, paper label on spine. No. 84 of 220 copies, 200 of which were for sale in Great Britain and 20 were for presentation. Translated in 1566 by William Adlington, the first done in English. Printed in red and black at the Chiswick Press on handmade paper, with rubricated chapter headings, woodcut initial letters, and an ornate Art Nouveau frontispiece and title page by W.L. Bruckman. Part of the Cheswick Library of Noble Writers. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall  
Price: 600.00 USD
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2 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
3 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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4 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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5 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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The Anatomy of Melancholy, Burton, Robert
6 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" - 7" tall 
Price: 575.00 USD
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7 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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8 Catullus (Burton & Smithers, Tr.) The Carmina of Catullus
NY Privately Printed 1928 Limited/Numbered Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#1381B. No. 375 0f 750 copies. Brown cloth boards with tan buckram spine. Publisher's black leather label on spine. Top edge stained brown, all other edges untrimmed. "The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, Completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, and the Prose Portion, Introduction and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers; Including the Latin Text of Catullus." Privately printed for subscribers only. With 8 full page plates.; Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 323 pages  
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini , Cellini, Benvenuto
9 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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10 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 Joseph Conrad (Malay Ed.) , Conrad, Joseph
11 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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12 Cowley, Abraham The Works of Abraham Cowley
London John Sharpe 1809 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  
Inv. # T-300D4. 3 volumes full tan leather with green marbled endpapers, red leather labels (some new). Deckled edges. A Preface, biographical and critical, by Samuel Johnson, LL.D., and remarks by J. Aiken, M.D. Cowley was a contemporary of Milton, and was more popular than Milton when both were alive. ; 8vo  
Price: 375.00 USD
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13 Cowper, William The Poetical Works of William Cowper
London Bell & Daldy 1867 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 1031D. 3 volumes in full brown leather with red & green spine labels and stamped decoration. All edges trimmed in red. Part of the Aldine Series of British Poets. Cowper was a favorite of Jane Austen who quoted him twice in Mansfield Park, and of John Fowles. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall  
Price: 475.00 USD
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Works of Maria Edgeworth , Edgeworth, Maria
14 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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15 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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16 Fielding, Henry The Works of Henry Fielding
London J.M. Dent 1893 Limited/Numbered Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 4787A. 12 volumes, 3/4 blue leather over blue marbled boards with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Edited by George Saintsbury. Limited edition -- #81 of 250 "Only One Hundred Fifty Copies of this Edition have been printed for sale in England, and One Hundred for America (acquired by Messrs. Macmillan & Co.)" Illustrated by Herbert Railton and E.J. Wheeler. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 3200.00 USD
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17 Gaskell, Elizabeth Ruth & Other Tales
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1873 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Inv. # P-060308. 3/4 maroon leather over maroon boards, spine faded to light brown; five raised bands on spine, gold-stamped title and decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges.This single volume is Volume VI (of seven) volumes in Smith, Elder's Novels and Tales of Mrs. Gaskell. Four B&W illustrations (frontispiece and three in text). ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall  
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
18 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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19 Hardy, Thomas Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy
London Philip Lee Warner 1921 Limited/Numbered Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Inv. # 1291B. Modern 1/4 maroon leather over marbled boards, T.E.G. Published by Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd., London, Liverpool & Boston. A Riccardi Press Book. #702 of 1025 copies. "Of this edition of the SELECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY have been printed in the Riccardi fount on hand-made Riccardi Paper 1025 copies, of which only 1000 are for sale, and upon Vellum 14 copies, of which 12 are for sale. Paper copy Number 702." ; 8vo; x, 144 pages  
Price: 850.00 USD
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The Marble Faun , Hawthorne, Nathaniel
20 Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Marble Faun
Boston & NY Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1890 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
#447D. 2 Volumes. 3/4 red leather over red cloth boards. Six gilt-decorate d rules on spine.; B&W Photogravures; 8vo 8" - 9" tall  
Price: 300.00 USD
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