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AMOROUS FIAMMETTA [VELLUM LMTED], Boccaccio, Giovanni.
1 AMOROUS FIAMMETTA [VELLUM LMTED] Boccaccio, Giovanni.
London Mandrake Press 1929 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by M. Leone 
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Reprinted from the original English edition, translation of Bartholomew Young (1587) Now edited with an Introduction by K. H. Josling and decorated in colour by M. Leone. Green pictorial vellum with gilt. A E G. Limited to an edition of 550 of which this is #149. Colophon. Vellum has faded. Illustration coors are very bright. 34318 
Price: 140.95 USD
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BRACEBRIDGE HALL, Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon)
2 BRACEBRIDGE HALL Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon)
London MacMillan & Co. 1887 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by R Caldecott 
B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xiv, 284 pages; Nicley bound in brown calf leather over marbled boards, marbled eps, contents VG. 31681 
Price: 28.15 USD
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COLLECTED POEMS Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather, Moore, Marianne.
3 COLLECTED POEMS Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather Moore, Marianne.
Franklin Center Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1981 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Robert Andrew 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; pages; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature. Beautiful deluxe decorative full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality materials, richly gilded [22 kt. Gold ], in intricate designs, raised bands. Colored silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk marker Franklin Center, by the Franklin Press. Book is unread and clean with no markings of any kind, appears as new. 28381 
Price: 42.25 USD
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CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBURGH REVIEW IN TWO VOLUMES [VOL II ONLY], Lord Macaulay
4 CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBURGH REVIEW IN TWO VOLUMES [VOL II ONLY] Lord Macaulay
London Longmans, Green and Co 1890 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Trevelyan Edition. Vol II only. Bound in full leather for Bristol Grammar School. 33792 
Price: 28.15 USD
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DIZIONARIO STORICO DEGLI AUTORI ECCLESIASTICI [A-G 2 VOLS ONLY], Not Attributed
5 DIZIONARIO STORICO DEGLI AUTORI ECCLESIASTICI [A-G 2 VOLS ONLY] Not Attributed
Venice Remondini 1783 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
contenente la vita de' Padri, e de' Dottori della chiesa; degl'interpreti migliori della Sagra Scrittura, Ebrei, e Cristiani; de' teologi morali, mistici, polemici, anche eterodossi, ch'abbiano scritto in materie non controverse; de' canonici, e de' comentatori delle decretali, e del corpo di giure canonico; degli storici, bibliografi, biografi e agiografi ecclesiastici... 1 Volume, containing 2 vols only covering (A-G). Vol I: XXIV, 284 pp. Vol II: VIII, 236 pp. Later 3/4 vellum and marbled board, with more recent leather spine label. Very good. 36472 
Price: 70.50 USD
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JEROME, A POOR MAN [26 ENGRAVINGS], Wilkins, Mary E.
6 JEROME, A POOR MAN [26 ENGRAVINGS] Wilkins, Mary E.
Keller, A. I 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Engravings; xxx, 426, [6] pages; 26 full page engravings. Bound in 3/4 green unsigned morocco leather with doublures over matching marbled boards . Clean and firm. 36411 
Price: 46.95 USD
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LE DOCTEUR OX. MAITRE ZACHARIUS, UN HIVERNAGE DANS LES GLACES, UN DRAME DANS LES AIRS. LES VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES., Verne Jules
7 LE DOCTEUR OX. MAITRE ZACHARIUS, UN HIVERNAGE DANS LES GLACES, UN DRAME DANS LES AIRS. LES VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES. Verne Jules
Paris Hachette 1922 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bertrand, Froelich, T. Schuler, Bayard and Mary. 
Science Fiction; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 211 [2] pages; Le Docteur Ox. Maitre Zacharius, Un hivernage dans les glaces, Un drame dans les airs. Les Voyages Extraordinaires. . A reasonably spectacular bright red heavily gilded decorative cloth. Engraved title page, numerous engravings throughout the book. A number of b/w plates. French Language text. The known and the unknown worlds. 32445 
Price: 122.15 USD
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MACAULAY'S ESSAY ON LORD CLIVE [BOUND WIHT] WARREN HASTINGS, Preston C. Farrar (editor)
8 MACAULAY'S ESSAY ON LORD CLIVE [BOUND WIHT] WARREN HASTINGS Preston C. Farrar (editor)
London Longmans, Green, and Co. [1910] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 106 pages; Nicely bound in calf leather with rubbing to extemites. Prize bookplate inside front cover. 33114 
Price: 23.45 USD
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MAN FROM THE FARTHEST PAST SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES #7, Bishop, Cw, Cg Abbot, A Hrdlicka
9 MAN FROM THE FARTHEST PAST SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC SERIES #7 Bishop, Cw, Cg Abbot, A Hrdlicka
Smithsonian Institution Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Anthropology; HY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Very beautifully bound Deluxe work in full red leather with gilding. Green Moire slip case. Six compartment spine with raised bands. Silk moire feps and deckled edge text block. There is some damage from bookworms. This book is uncut and has never been opened. Black and gold indicia on cover. Sound and tight with some minor drying to the leather at hinges which are Solid- very good condition. Slip case shows wear and is in good condition. Text block consists of rich cream paper and a color frontis with various b/w and color drawings and photo plates on slick paper throughout the book. Exterior crack in leatehr of front hinge. Illustration index lists about 130 plates. Many charts and in depth study. The regular set was published in 12 volumes. 3779 
Price: 14.05 USD
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MOEURS INTIMES DU PASSÉ ...76 GRAVEURS34862, Cabanès (Docteur) (1862-1928).
10 MOEURS INTIMES DU PASSÉ ...76 GRAVEURS34862 Cabanès (Docteur) (1862-1928).
Paris Éditions, Albin Michel 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 504, [2] wraps pages; Wraps bound in. Contents with light toning, still just VG. 76 illustrations, some full page, as issued. Oriignally a paperback book but now finely bound in 3/4 tree calf leather over matching marbled boards and eps. French language text. 33790 
Price: 56.35 USD
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OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE VIRGILE, Virgile Et Cabaret-Dupaty
11 OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE VIRGILE Virgile Et Cabaret-Dupaty
Paris Hachette Et Cie 1907 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 396, 12 pages; Finely bound in golden calf leather over marbled boards wiht matchinhg eps and 5 raised bands. Two 'Book Sale' stamps. Binding NF, contents VG withe mild toning and aging. 33786 
Price: 46.95 USD
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OEUVRES DE MOLIERE PRECEDEES D'UNE NOTICE SUR SA VIE ET SES OUVRAGES, Frost, Bernice
12 OEUVRES DE MOLIERE PRECEDEES D'UNE NOTICE SUR SA VIE ET SES OUVRAGES Frost, Bernice
London George Routledge, ca1890 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 566, 18 :527, [1]; pages; Two vols in one. Finely bound in 3/4 brown calf leather with 5 raised bands. T E G. Text edges lightly browned, o/w VG. 33794 
Price: 37.55 USD
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OUR TOWN, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, THE MATCHMAKER [PLAYS] Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather, Wilder, Thornton
13 OUR TOWN, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, THE MATCHMAKER [PLAYS] Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather Wilder, Thornton
Franklin Center Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1980 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Jim Campbell 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; pages; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature. Beautiful deluxe decorative full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality materials, richly gilded [22 kt. Gold ], in intricate designs, raised bands. Colored silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk marker Franklin Center, by the Franklin Press. Book is unread and clean with no markings of any kind, appears as new. 28244 
Price: 26.27 USD
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PICCIOLA, X-B Saintine
14 PICCIOLA X-B Saintine
Paris Hachette 1867 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xxxi, 341 pages; 1/2 Green leather over matcing leathette boards. Wear to extremities, scattered light foxing. 31711 
Price: 28.15 USD
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POEMS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
15 POEMS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Limited Edition in Full Gilt Decorated Leather Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Franklin Center Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1984 Hardcover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by David Frampton 
Limited Edition; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 345 pages; 100 Greatest Masterpiees of American Literature. Beautiful deluxe decorative full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality materials, richly gilded [22 kt. Gold ], in intricate designs, raised bands. Colored silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk marker Franklin Center, by the Franklin Press. Book is unread and clean with no markings of any kind, appears as new. 31228 
Price: 89.25 USD
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PRAISES OF GOD: DAILY PRAYERS OF THE ISRAELITES WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION [ORNATE COVER], Vulture, R. , translator
16 PRAISES OF GOD: DAILY PRAYERS OF THE ISRAELITES WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION [ORNATE COVER] Vulture, R. , translator
Budapest Hungary M. E. Lowy's, 5653 - 1893 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 374 pages; PRAISES OF GOD: DAILY PRAYERS OF THE ISRAELITES WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION [ORNATE COVER]. Highly ornate three dimensional plastic-like or composite and metals in white, black, silver and gold colors. First [of two] title page torn with paper loss [2"], in upper left corner. Contents firm with toning. Binding solid. One clasp lacking it's latching crossbar. Intricate design with floral gold bands, silver metal edging and dividers, a central tablet on a black foliated background the whole secured with tiny brads. Spine with chipping at head and foot with 3/4 inch loss to top side. Still an eminantly interesting, unusual and collectible binding. 33656 
Price: 278.19 USD
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Richard Wright Later Works: Black Boy, The Outsider: Early Works: Lawd Today! / Uncle Tom's Children / Native Son [2 Leather Volumes], Wright, Richard
17 Richard Wright Later Works: Black Boy, The Outsider: Early Works: Lawd Today! / Uncle Tom's Children / Native Son [2 Leather Volumes] Wright, Richard
Library of America 1991 Leather Fine with no dust jacket 
2 volumes patterned leather ruled in gilt. Slight wrinkling to first blanks of 'Later Works'. Otherwise as new. 38386 
Price: 65.80 USD
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STRAYED FROM THE FOLD: A STORY OF LIFE IN THE NORTHWEST, FOUNDED ON FACTS, Minnie Mary Lee
18 STRAYED FROM THE FOLD: A STORY OF LIFE IN THE NORTHWEST, FOUNDED ON FACTS Minnie Mary Lee
P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1878 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Strayed from the fold: A story of life in the Northwest, founded on facts. In full publisher's original cloth. Decorated in color, fine and bright with very minimal rubbing to foot of spine. Exceptionally nice. Fine Binding, Fine condition. Head pieces and tail pieces. Leary's bookstore bookmark laid in. 32644 
Price: 93.95 USD
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THE DESERTED VILLAGE, Goldsmith, Oliver
19 THE DESERTED VILLAGE Goldsmith, Oliver
Germantown, Philadelphia The Book Lovers' Guild 1901 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by K. M. 
Color Illuminated; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; Full bound in dk brown morocco, gilt-lettered spine with 4 raised bands; extremities rubbed, joints & bands rubbed. Two modest chips to front free end papers, marbled end paper with tape repair. Title page in red, colophon, bound for The Guild by James Arnold. One of limited edition of 300. 46 leaves, 26cm. 31089 
Price: 187.95 USD
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SIR WILLIAM D'AVENANT VOLS I-III OF 5, William D'Avenant
20 THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SIR WILLIAM D'AVENANT VOLS I-III OF 5 William D'Avenant
William Paterson 1872-3 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
lxxix, 352: 331 [4]; 365 pages; Handsomelly bound in deep tan calf leather over marbled boards. All 3 with 2 each morocco spine labels. 36416 
Price: 70.50 USD
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