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A CRIME AGAINST CANIA, Arthur Calder-Marshall.
1 A CRIME AGAINST CANIA Arthur Calder-Marshall.
London Golden Cockerel Press 1934 First thus Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Blair Hughes-Stanton. 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 66, [1] pages; Spine is sunned and has light wear at its ends, corners of covers slightly worn. Very good. #128 of 250 signed by Marshall. Morocco-backed decorated cloth. 4 engravings. ; Signed by Author; 0 34335 
Price: 156.93 USD
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2 BEHIND THE ARRAS A BOOK OF THE UNSEEN Carman, Bliss
Boston MA Lamson, Wolffe, and Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by T B Meteyard 
POETRY; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 102 pages; Spine lacking paper covering, corners worn. Copy of Mosher press- Hound of Heaven included but not figured in the price. ; 0 29093 
Price: 23.45 USD
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CROTTY SHINKWIN: A TALE OF THE STRANGE ADVENTURE THAT BEFELL A BUTCHER OF COUNTY CLARE/ THE BEAUTY SPOT: A TALE CONCERNING THE CHILTERNS., A. E. Coppard.
3 CROTTY SHINKWIN: A TALE OF THE STRANGE ADVENTURE THAT BEFELL A BUTCHER OF COUNTY CLARE/ THE BEAUTY SPOT: A TALE CONCERNING THE CHILTERNS. A. E. Coppard.
London Golden Cockerel Press 1932 First thus Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Robert Gibbings. 
B&W engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; Joints starting, minor losses at spine ends, covers edgeworn, leather faded. Text very good. #66 of 500. Provenance- Lawrence Jeffries, rice apaper book plate tipped in. Not signed. ; Signed by Author; 0 34337 
Price: 117.45 USD
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LINCOLN AS SEEN BY C. C. BROWN, Ed: Wayne C Temple
4 LINCOLN AS SEEN BY C. C. BROWN Ed: Wayne C Temple
Prairie Village, KS The Crabgrass Press 1963 1st Thus Paperback Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
17 [3] pages; In wrappers and envelope, one of 300. Encelope VG, contents Fine . Tipped-in reproduction of a photograph of Brown as frontispiece. Brown practiced law in a firm associated with Lincoln. ; 0 34361 
Price: 46.95 USD
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5 LYRICS BY ARTHUR SYMONS Symons, Arthur
Thomas B. Mosher 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; Association Copy; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 37, [1] pages; One of 950 copies on Van Gelder hand made paper. Provenance- Crosby Gaige (18821949) partner with Arhtur Selwyn with whom he produced a number of hit plays. Also Herbert Boyce Satcher collection- which now resides at Yale Library. Two simple book plates. ; 0 29094 
Price: 117.45 USD
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PYTHIAN ODES, Pindar ; Transl by H T Wade0gery and C M Bowra
6 PYTHIAN ODES Pindar ; Transl by H T Wade0gery and C M Bowra
Nonesuch Press 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Private Press; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xlv, 165 pages; Colphon #298 of 1050. Cream buckram. Illustrated title page. Text block with untrimmed edges. ; 0 29372 
Price: 159.75 USD
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SINS & INDISCRETIONS A LITANY [SIGNED. LIMITED] WITH BROADSIDE SCROLL [Lbc], Tim Engelland
7 SINS & INDISCRETIONS A LITANY [SIGNED. LIMITED] WITH BROADSIDE SCROLL [Lbc] Tim Engelland
Watertown, MA Sea Dog Press. 1992, 1997 Presumed 1st Card Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; *SCARCE [none in OCLC] - Sins & Indiscretions A Litany by Tim Engelland (1997) Deerfield, MA: Locust Press. LIMITED EDITION #128 OF 225 Copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, in Near Fine Condition. *BROADSIDE - Black Morgan by Leslie Evans (1992) Watertown, MA: Sea Dog Press. LIMITED to 3000 Copies by Winthrop Printing Company, in Near Fine Condition. The two items offered here together. ; 0 36098 
Price: 164.50 USD
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THE COLONIAL TOBACCONIST, Thomas, Frank J.
8 THE COLONIAL TOBACCONIST Thomas, Frank J.
Los Angeles The Tenfingers Press, 1970 [1971] First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Map, b/w; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; Limited edition, #45 of 150-. Tipped in prints. Clear acrylic jacket original. Laid in flyer offering account of the book's preparation and completion by Frank J. Thomas; describing the book's production, lightly browned edges but still VG+.. ; 0 34360 
Price: 93.95 USD
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THE GOLDEN COCKEREL, Pushkim, Alexander
9 THE GOLDEN COCKEREL Pushkim, Alexander
N Y, N Y The Heritage Press 1950 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Edmund Dulac 
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 42 pages; Blue decorative cloth in original glassine dustjacket. Jacket darkened as all glassine does. Slipcase VG with some rubbing to back edge. ND but circa 1950. "...a golden Cockerel who will crow when his kingdom is threatened and he will face the direction that the threat will come from. " 4 color plates plus decoarations. ; 0 31152 
Price: 61.05 USD
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THE LIFE OF MR. JONATHAN WILD THE GREAT, Henry Fielding
10 THE LIFE OF MR. JONATHAN WILD THE GREAT Henry Fielding
Golden Cockerel Press 1932 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Denis Tegetmeier 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 278, [1] pages; 0 34338 
Price: 79.90 USD
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THE PEARL. AN ENGLISH VISION-POEM OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY DONE INTO MODERN VERSE BY MARIAN MEAD, Mead, Marian.
11 THE PEARL. AN ENGLISH VISION-POEM OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY DONE INTO MODERN VERSE BY MARIAN MEAD Mead, Marian.
Portland Thomas B. Mosher 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; [xiv], [70] pages; THE PEARL. AN ENGLISH VISION-POEM OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY DONE INTO MODERN VERSE BY MARIAN MEAD. ; 0 29077 
Price: 37.55 USD
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