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COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE [SCARLET MOROCCO CT 13 VOLS], Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
1 COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE [SCARLET MOROCCO CT 13 VOLS] Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1883-95 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete 13 vols. Riverside Edition. Edited by Hawthorne's son-in-law, Julian. 8vo, original 3/4 scarlet morocco leather and marbled bds, title and spine gilt, raised bands. Heads and tails completely intact. Etched frontispieces. Extremely attractive and well cared for set in FINE condition. Provenance Wasserman, Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn. BAL 7643. Hawthorne's complete works: The Ancestral Footstep; Tales, Sketches, and Other Papers with a biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop; Dr. Grimshaw's Secret - a Romance; Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks; The Dolliver Romance, Fanshawe, and Septimus Felton with an appendix containing The Ancestral Footstep; The Marble Faun; Our Old Home and English Notebooks, Vol.1 and 2; Passages from the American Notebooks; The House of Seven Gables and The Snow Image; A Wonder-Book, Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair; The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance and Twice-Told Tales; Mosses from an Old Manse. 32740 
Price: 2345.30 USD
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MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF THE LATE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD... [VOL 3 ONLY OF 4], Maty
2 MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF THE LATE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD... [VOL 3 ONLY OF 4] Maty
Edward and Charles Dilly 1779 Second Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF THE LATE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD... [VOL 3 ONLY of 4]. With bookplate by J. Riegel Jr. (1946) for Thomas Wistar, in tree calf, with front cover detached. 32697 
Price: 37.55 USD
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OEUVRES DE FLORIAN [24 VOLS IN 12 CT], Florian.
3 OEUVRES DE FLORIAN [24 VOLS IN 12 CT] Florian.
Paris Briand, 1810- 1816 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
French Language; FINE Binding; 18mo; pages; Full tree calf leather, spines decorated in gilt with Gallic cross motif, red and black leather spine labels. Few vols with light staining to covers, minor edgewear, minor loss to crown of 2 vols, bdgs and contents very good. Includes Galathée pastorale imitée de Cervantes, Nouvelles I-II, Numa Pompilius I-II, Théâtre I-III, Mélanges de poésie, Estelle, Gonzalve de Cordoue I-III, Fables, Don Quichotte I-VI, Guillaume Tell, Eliezer et Nephtaly, Nouveaux mélanges de poésie, La jeunesse de Florian. Severable adhesion between subsequent leaves in Vol 3-4. Vol 24, pp19-24 slightly loose. VG+. Illustrated with 24 engraved frontispieces. 32540 
Price: 747.30 USD
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The Iroquois Edition Of The Writings Of J. Fenimore Cooper [33 Vols. Ct] [2bx], Cooper, James Fenimore
4 The Iroquois Edition Of The Writings Of J. Fenimore Cooper [33 Vols. Ct] [2bx] Cooper, James Fenimore
N Y, N Y G. P. Putnam's Sons 1900 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
AMERICANA; Leatherstocking Tales; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; THE IROQUOIS EDITION OF THE WRITINGS OF J. FENIMORE COOPER [33 VOLS. CT] Circa 1900. Red cloth, paper spine labels, top edges gilt. Very good, some light soiling and wear, one spine label with small stains. Numerous plates. #289 of 1000, both hand numbered and punched. Title pages printed in red and black, frontis' with tissue protectors. Considered to be the best edition of his works. Leatherstocking tales. Frontis' are tissue protected. Firm, clean and tight. 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.625, about 95 pounds of books occupying about 55" of shelf space. A handsome edition. Over 15,000 pages. 31591 
Price: 1128.00 USD
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THE WORKS OF HENRY HALLAM [CT 10 VOLS] LARGE PAPER LIMITED EDITION OF 100, Henry Hallam
5 THE WORKS OF HENRY HALLAM [CT 10 VOLS] LARGE PAPER LIMITED EDITION OF 100 Henry Hallam
Boston William Veazie 1865-1866 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Half leather and board. Covers externally scuffed. Vol I of Middle Ages has rear cover and left side of its spine stained, and dampstaining to 2nd half of text of Vol I of Middle Ages. Otherwise very good. One of 100, on large paper. WorldCat locates but one copy. Quite scarce, particularly in large paper. 3 works; The Constitutional History of England [3 vols]; The State of Europe [3 vols]; The Literature of Europe [4 vols]. 32623 
Price: 375.06 USD
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THE WORKS OF MR. EDMUND HICKERINGILL, LATE RECTOR OF ALL-SAINTS, IN COLCHESTER; CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF PRIEST-CRAFT IN FOUR PARTS; EXPLORING THE FOLLIES AND FRAUDS OF PRIESTS OF ALL RELIGIONS: THE LAST PART BEING A VINDICATION OF THE HISTOR, Edmund Hickeringill
6 THE WORKS OF MR. EDMUND HICKERINGILL, LATE RECTOR OF ALL-SAINTS, IN COLCHESTER; CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF PRIEST-CRAFT IN FOUR PARTS; EXPLORING THE FOLLIES AND FRAUDS OF PRIESTS OF ALL RELIGIONS: THE LAST PART BEING A VINDICATION OF THE HISTOR Edmund Hickeringill
Samuel Briscoe 1721 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; The Works of Mr. Edmund Hickeringill, Late Rector of All-Saints, in Colchester; Containing the History of Priest-Craft in Four Parts; Exploring the Follies and Frauds of Priests of all Religions: The Last Part Being a Vindication of the History. Bound in full leather with gilt rulers, this antique volume is a very scarce collection of works from the English churchman Edmund Hickeringill, who lived during the period of the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The title page is in red and black text. The volume includes a portrait frontispiece, with a biography of the author. The volume includes several works, including "The History of Whiggism, or, The Whiggish Plots, Principles, &c." and "The Character of a Sham-Plotter or Man-Catcher" and other works. This is an ex-library volume, with a stamp on the title page. The volume shows advanced age/wear, with the boards detached and much of the leather along the spine cover lacking. The text block has several detached pages, including the title page, and the binding is separated at the middle. The pages are clean with light age-toning. The title page and endpapers show chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5" and contains 400 pages. An inconoclastic work, for sure. Contents complete. 32290 
Price: 140.95 USD
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THE WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH, (COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES), Oliver Goldsmith, Peter Cunningham (editor)
7 THE WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH, (COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES) Oliver Goldsmith, Peter Cunningham (editor)
London John Murray 1854 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; frontis'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 468pp, 487pp 447pp, 450pp pages; The set complete in 4 volumes. 3/4 morocco leather over marbled boards. Spines dried but sound complete with leather lables. Two title pages, one illustrated and one not in each volume. Contents clean and vg. Top edge gilt. 25435 
Price: 150.35 USD
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THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOSEPH ADISSON [CT IN 6 VOLS], Joseph Adisson
8 THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOSEPH ADISSON [CT IN 6 VOLS] Joseph Adisson
London Cadell & Davies 1811 Leather_bound Very Good with no dust jacket 
vignette; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; abt 3000 pages; Bound in full patterned olive calf leather. Ornate spines with 2 black spine labels. Rubbed. Bindings solid with firm hinges. With vignette of Addisson hading volume I. Contents generally clean and VG with some scattered light foxing in two of the volumes. Vol II with clear tape to upper portion of spine. Red marbled eps with matching textblock edges. 30640 
Price: 375.95 USD
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WORKS WITH A MEMOIR OF HER LIFE BY HER SISTER [COMPLETE IN 7 VOLS], Hemans, Felicia, 1793-1835
9 WORKS WITH A MEMOIR OF HER LIFE BY HER SISTER [COMPLETE IN 7 VOLS] Hemans, Felicia, 1793-1835
Edinburgh And London, Blackwood 1854-57 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Period light brown calf and marbled boards, pairs of red and black leather spine labels plus gilt designs in spine compartments. All edges marbled, marbled end papers, all vols with extra engraved titles, engraved frontis in two volumes. MIld wear and scuffing at joints and edges, few spine labels slightly nicked, solid set with text firm. Penciled owner's name on first free blank. Hinges sound and not cracked. Provenance- Extensive collection of Jim Bready of Baltimore, recently deceased polymath collector. His son, Chris, has operated Baltimore Book for some 30 yrs. Complete in 7 volumes. 33611 
Price: 375.95 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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