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We Specialize in rare and obscure books of all varieties as chance may have it.  Fine leather bound books, illustrated, Religious, scholarly, 16th century etc as well as a number of Incunables from single leaves to complete works.
Every possible item is shipped to you ready for your library and fitted in a heavy duty new clear acrylic dust jacket for greater beauty and durability.   

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You choose the book and put down what ever amount is comfortable for you. You set the payments and the dates 

We like to keep to two years or less.

  The only real stipulation is that the amounts paid are not refundable in cash. Should you desire, for what ever reason,to withdraw, the credit balance can be applied to any book available in our inventory. 

  Should you fail to make that application, having missed three payments, we reserve the right to make that application for you.

  

The book ships when the final payment is made.



Charles II and his dominions. Hand painted lithograph circa 1685.
Hand-colored 17th century engraving praising the "Achievement Of Our Soveraigne King Charles The II,
With The Armes of the Severall Kings that have anciently Reigned within his Dominions"

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     If you like the feel of old paper, antique print and long forgotten bindings then they are for you. From austere works of the Pennsylvania Quakers to florid Renaissance style portrayals, there are autographs of Kings, princes and presidents by the dozens passing through this catalogue.  From Demons to Defoe, from Hippopotamuses to Hogs, From Bibliographies to Biographies, they are all laid out for your delectation in hundreds of categories.

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"Like all men of the Library, in my younger days I traveled; I have journeyed in quest of a book, perhaps a catalog of catalogs. Now that my eyes can hardly make out what I myself have written, I am preparing to die, a few leagues from the hexagon where i was born. When I am dead, compassionate hands will throw me over the railing; my tomb will be unfathomable air, my body will sink for ages, and I will decay and dissolve in the wind engendered by my fall, which shall be infinite. I declare that the library is endless." JORGE LUIS BORGES (Eminent South American Author) (1899-1986) "The Library of Babel"

 

 

 

 

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LEAVES FROM THE COOPER SQUARE FACSIMILE OF THE GUTENBERG BIBLE AND THE BOOK OF KELLS, Not Attributed
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Not Attributed
180.00 USD
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THE BLESSED DAMOZEL [VELLUM DELUXE PROOF], Dante Gabriel Rossetti,
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GOTHIC AND RENAISSANCE ART, COLLECTION OF THE LATE THOMAS FORTUNE [IN SLIPCASE] Lbc, Ryan Thomas Fortune
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BORN FREE AND EQUAL: THE STORY OF LOYAL JAPANESE AMERICANS, Ansel Adams
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VERSAILLES ET LE DUEX PRIANOS [FINE BINDING], Gille, Philippe
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Gille, Philippe
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MR FACEY ROMFORD'S HOUNDS, Surtees, Robert Smith
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THANKSGIVING ODE, JANUARY 18, 1816. WITH OTHER SHORT PIECES.[SIGNED BY WORDSWORTH], William Wordsworth
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Giovanni Della Casa; Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel
250.00 USD
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THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA? TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTION OF THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA WITH RECENT NOTICES OF THE GOLD REGION FROM THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES, Fremont, John Charles [1813-1890]
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195.00 USD
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NOVUM TESTAMENTUM, IN LATIN & GREEK 1662, H' Kainh
NOVUM TESTAMENTUM, IN LATIN & GREEK 1662
H' Kainh
300.00 USD
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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE [IN SLIPCASE], Lamb, Charles & Mary
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE [IN SLIPCASE]
Lamb, Charles & Mary
49.95 USD
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PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EMINENT MEN. [CT 3 VOLS], Redding, Cyrus, 1785-1870
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HESPERIDES, OR THE WORKS BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE OF ROBERT HERRICK, ESQ [CT 2 VOLS], Herrick, Robert
HESPERIDES, OR THE WORKS BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE OF ROBERT HERRICK, ESQ [CT 2 VOLS]
Herrick, Robert
80.00 USD
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OEUVRES COMPLETES ILLUSTREES DE ANATOLE FRANCE. / TOME I, ALFRED DE VIGNY, E´TUDE ; POE´SIES, LES POE`MES DORES, IDYLLES ET LEGENDES, LES NOCES CORINTHIENNES, Anatole France; Ge´rard Le Prat; Le´on Carias
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Anatole France; Ge´rard Le Prat; Le´on Carias
24.95 USD
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MINIATURES PERSANES, TURQUES ET INDIENNES: COLLECTION DE SON EXCELLENCE CHERIF SABRY PACHA, Gaston Wiet; Institut D'Egypte (1918- ) [Pasha Sharif SabriŻ]
MINIATURES PERSANES, TURQUES ET INDIENNES: COLLECTION DE SON EXCELLENCE CHERIF SABRY PACHA
Gaston Wiet; Institut D'Egypte (1918- ) [Pasha Sharif SabriŻ]
500.00 USD
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [CT IN 4 VOLUMES], Shakespeare, William
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [CT IN 4 VOLUMES]
Shakespeare, William
49.95 USD
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VERSES, 1856-1916, Plummer Mary Wright
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NOCH VASTER. A MEMOIR OF THE FIRST POET IN THE NEW NETHERLAND. WITH TRANSLATIONS OF HIS POEMS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COLONY, Steendam, Jacob edited by W L Andrews
NOCH VASTER. A MEMOIR OF THE FIRST POET IN THE NEW NETHERLAND. WITH TRANSLATIONS OF HIS POEMS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COLONY
Steendam, Jacob edited by W L Andrews
125.00 USD
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ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD CHURCH YARD [SIGNED BY ARTIST], Gray, Thomas
ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD CHURCH YARD [SIGNED BY ARTIST]
Gray, Thomas
49.95 USD
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Sinderen, Adrian Van
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HYDRIOTAPHIA, URN BURIAL, OR A DISCOURSE OF THE SEPULCHRAL URNS LATELY FOUND IN NORFOLK, Browne, Thomas
HYDRIOTAPHIA, URN BURIAL, OR A DISCOURSE OF THE SEPULCHRAL URNS LATELY FOUND IN NORFOLK
Browne, Thomas
85.00 USD
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CONYERS READ, 1881-1959 SCHOLAR STUDENT PUBLIC SERVANT. PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK., Various
CONYERS READ, 1881-1959 SCHOLAR STUDENT PUBLIC SERVANT. PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK.
Various
49.95 USD
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THE BEST OF COLONEL TOWNSEND WHELEN, Angier, B
THE BEST OF COLONEL TOWNSEND WHELEN
Angier, B
120.00 USD
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VATHEK...A NEW TRANSLATION, [REVIEW COPY], Beckford, William
VATHEK...A NEW TRANSLATION, [REVIEW COPY]
Beckford, William
49.95 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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