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The Golden Ass

By: Apuleius

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, Chiswick Press: 1904

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: IK-05

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 ... View more info

The Complete Works of Jane Austen

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, the Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Revised Edition; 5th Printing (1988)

Seller ID: P-071220A

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 View more info

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The Novels & Letters of Jane Austen

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Boston & New York, Jefferson Press: 1915

Seller ID: P-080504

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. Hol... View more info

Religio Medici

By: Browne, Sir Thomas

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co., Ltd.: 1926

Seller ID: 4998

#4998. 3/4 blue leather over blue cloth boasrds. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Bound by Riviere.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 392 pages View more info

The Complete Works of John Bunyan

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Bradley, Garretson & Co.: 1872

Seller ID: 453F

#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 View more info

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The Anatomy of Melancholy

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $575.00

Publisher: New York, W.J. Widdleton: 1865

Seller ID: P080803

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" ... View more info

Poetical Works

By: Byron, Lord

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1814

Seller ID: 1326

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 View more info

The Carmina of Catullus

By: Catullus (Burton & Smithers, Tr.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed: 1928

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 1381B

#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 fo... View more info

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini

By: Cellini, Benvenuto

Price: $550.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1906

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1177B

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 View more info

The Works of Wilkie Collins

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1886-1890

Seller ID: 463A

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 View more info

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The Works of Joseph Conrad (Malay Ed.)

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: P-020508

Inv. # P-020508. 10 Volumes, complete as issued. Black Cloth. Conrad's signature blind-stamped on front cover; titles gold-stamped on spine. ; 8vo View more info

The Works of Abraham Cowley

By: Cowley, Abraham

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, John Sharpe: 1809

Seller ID: T-300D4

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 View more info

The Poetical Works of William Cowper

By: Cowper, William

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Bell & Daldy: 1867

Seller ID: 1031D

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 View more info

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Works of Maria Edgeworth

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London & New York, Macmillan & Co., Ltd: 1896

Seller ID: P-060405

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 View more info

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus With the Hymn of Cleanthes,

By: Epictetus

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 1203C

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 View more info

The Works of Henry Fielding

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $3,200.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1893

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 4787A

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 View more info

Ruth & Other Tales

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1873

Seller ID: P-060308

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" - 7½" tall View more info

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The Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Phila., N.Y., Boston, George Barrie: 1885

Seller ID: 1286

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 View more info

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner: 1921

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 1291B

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... View more info

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The Marble Faun

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston & NY, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 447D

#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 View more info