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CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, Bennett, H. S.
1 CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY Bennett, H. S.
NY Oxford University Press 1954 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 326 pages 10763 
Price: 14.05 USD
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EIGHT MODERN WRITERS (OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH HISTORY), Stewart, J. I. M.
2 EIGHT MODERN WRITERS (OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH HISTORY) Stewart, J. I. M.
NY Oxford University Press 1963 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 704 pages 10766 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ENGLISH LITERATURE 1815-1832 (OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH HISTORY), Jack, Ian
3 ENGLISH LITERATURE 1815-1832 (OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH HISTORY) Jack, Ian
NY Oxford University Press 1963 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 643 pages 10765 
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ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE EARLIER SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 1600-1660, Bush, Douglas
4 ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE EARLIER SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 1600-1660 Bush, Douglas
NY Oxford University Press 1952 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 621 pages 10760 
Price: 21.47 USD
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PARADISE LOST, A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS [1741 ENGRAVED PLATES], Milton
5 PARADISE LOST, A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS [1741 ENGRAVED PLATES] Milton
London J. and R. Tonson 1741 Fourteenth Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Engraved plates; 15 engravings: 13 full-page: 12 plates & 1 frontis on leaf A1) + 2 engr headpieces. [i]-[vii], viii-xxv, [xxvi]-[xxxvi], [1]-514, Index [1]-[34] pp. 8vo. Leather. Owner's inscription on front pastedown: “E. Libris… 1765.” Front cover separated, , spine rubbed. Mild occasional dampstaining. A few foxed spots. Contents generally clean and bright. Binding solid. 5.5" x 7.75". 36475 
Price: 305.50 USD
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6 PHILOSOPHY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. A COURSE OF LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE LOWELL INSTITUTE Bascom, , J.
Putnam's Sons Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 315 pages; Brown cloth covered boards. Text block sound and clean. From last half of the 14th century to the nineteenth 1822 
Price: 55.23 USD
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7 THE MISERS DAUGHTER TALE IS COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES Ainsworth, , William Harrison
Gibbings and Co Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Windsor Edition; B&W Illustrations; Deep burgundy cloth with gilt scene impressed on board. Attractive and bright. Limited to 2000 copies. Top edge gilt. Quite clean, attractive and bright. Book plate printed inside of fep but no writing. 2728 
Price: 28.01 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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