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1 "The Duchess." (Hungerford, Margaret Wolfe). A Little Rebel. Arm Chair Library. No. 38
New York F.M. Lupton, Publisher 1893 no Original Wraps Good 
Printed wraps with an ad on the rear cover listing other titles. 64pp. Victorian literature, a romance, written by the Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford. A whole work printed in a digest sized format. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy browning along the wrapper extremities with foxing along the lower extremities. Minor soiling. Moderate chipping, tearing and splitting along the wrapper binding. Minor chipping and tearing along the extremities. Moderate to heavy browning in the interior. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 (Elliot, Maud Howe) A Newport Aquarelle
Boston Roberts Brothers 1883 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Blue cloth with embossed illustration in black to the front cover. 250 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Elliot won the Pulitzer Prize-in collaboration with her sister Laura Richard-for a biography of their mother, Julia Ward Howe, an abolitionist and writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. A novel based in Newport, Rhode Island. GOOD condition. Minor to moderate soiling, mostly to the rear cover. General fading and scuffing, with heavier scuffing along the hinges and extremities. Several small areas of staining to the covers. Extremities scuffed and bumped, with fraying to the head and foot of the spine. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling, general browning to the paper and a small sticker on the first endpaper. A few pages with creasing to their lower corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Habberton, John) The Jericho Road; A Story
Chicago Jansen, McClurg and Co 1877 no First Edition Cloth Good 
First edition. Black cloth with red lettering and ornamentation. 222 pp., plus 2 pages of ads. A novel depicting town life in the American West. John Habberton was an American author, most noted for his 'Romance of California,' as well as his anonymously written 'Helen's Babies.' GOOD condition. Cloth split along the lower half of the front hinge, with minor splitting at the upper hinges. Backstrip starting to lift away from the bottom portion. Small insect hole in the cloth of the lower rear gutter. Cloth chipped and worn and the corners. General fading, with minor soiling and scuffing, to the covers. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling. Wright 2350. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Country Spectator. Number II. Tuesday, 16 October, 1792, (Middleton, Thomas Fanshawe, editor)
4 (Middleton, Thomas Fanshawe, editor) The Country Spectator. Number II. Tuesday, 16 October, 1792
England No Publisher 1792 no Pamphlet Good 
Terra cotta colored plain wraps. Pagination runs 13-20. A single issue of this British periodical, this being the second issued. Edited and written anonymously primarily by Thomas Fanshawe Middleton, The Country Spectator provided reflections and opinions on literary, religious, political and philosophical topics. This particular issue focuses mostly on the aims and establishment of the magazine, as well as the ideals and background of the author, mentioning other journals of this type and the efforts that were to be undertaken to make this different. Thomas Middleton was educated at Christ's Hospital and Cambridge College in Pembroke, prior to becoming curate at Gainsborough, and eventually a bishop in Calcutta, India. Unsure if wraps are original issue. GOOD condition. Moderate wrinkling and creasing to the wraps, with general fading and minor soiling. Faint pencil notations to the front cover. Heavy chipping and tearing along the extremities, with some loss in the margins. Minor scattered foxing in the interior. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 (Scidmore, Eliza) As the Hague Ordains. Journal of A Russian Prisoner's Wife in Japan
New York Henry Holt and Company 1907 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
First edition. Jade cloth covers, with a raised decoration of a dragon on the front cover. 359 pp., plus 4 pages of ads in the rear. With black and white photos throughout, depicting prisoner of war scenes in Japan from the Russo-Japanese War. A fictional account of a Russian prisoner's wife during the Russo-Japanese War, inspired by Scidmore's time in Japan. Eliza Scidmore was an American writer and photographer and the first female board member of the National Geographic Society (Wikipedia). GOOD condition, ex-library. Pocket and pastedown present in the interior, with minor stamping, mostly to the photos. Faint trace of a label at the tail of the spine. Heavy scuffing and wear to the spine, with otherwise minor fading soiling and scuffing to the covers. Minor edgewear. Interior clean and solid. Several small stains along the fore edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Secret Service. Old and Young King Brady, Detectives. The Bradys and the Midnight Men. Jan. 28, 1910. No. 575, A New York Detective
6 A New York Detective Secret Service. Old and Young King Brady, Detectives. The Bradys and the Midnight Men. Jan. 28, 1910. No. 575
New York Frank Tousey, Publisher 1910 no Wraps Fair 
Color illustrated wraps on somewhat glossy paper stock. 31 pages. A dime novel, appearing as a weekly serial, featuring James Brady and the younger Harry Brady, solving mysteries at the behest of the Secret Service. Originally created by Francis Worcester Doughty. FAIR condition. Moderate to heavy browning, especially to the paper in the interior. Minor soiling and staining to the wraps, a bit heavier to the rear wrapper. Heavy creasing, chipping and tearing along the extremities, with some loss. Spine rolled. Paper rather brittle. Scattered minor soiling and staining in the interior. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Student and Schoolmate and Forrester's Boys and Girls Magazine. A Reader for Schools and Families. May 1860, Adams, W.T. (Oliver Optic); Hamilton, Gail
7 Adams, W.T. (Oliver Optic); Hamilton, Gail Student and Schoolmate and Forrester's Boys and Girls Magazine. A Reader for Schools and Families. May 1860
Boston Robinson, Greene and Co 1860 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps. Pagination runs 149-184. A few illustrations throughout, including one of a train locomotive. A single issue of this magazine for a juvenile audience, featuring 'The Young Philosopher,' by W.T. Adams, discussing trains, railroads and their design and use. Adams is perhaps better known by his pen name Oliver Optic. Also present is the piece 'About A Cat,' by Gail Hamilton (pen name of Mary Abigail Dodge) a writer known for her support of equal opportunities for women. With pieces on the planets, etc. GOOD condition. Covers torn along the lower hinges, about 3 inches in length, with a1 by 2 inch triangular piece missing from the lower rear cover. Covers also split about 4 inches down along the upper hinge. Minor scattered staining to the front cover, with moderate staining to the rear. Minor soiling and browning. Some curling along the extremities. Previous owner's signature in pencil at the upper front cover. Text solid, with minor scattered staining. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 Aesop, et al The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. Complete, with the text based upon Croxall, La Fontaine, and L'Estrange
New York John B. Alden, Publisher 1883 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Green cloth with a front cover illustration in black. 243 pp. Black and white illustrations by Ernest Griset throughout. A collection of fables, most attributed to Aesop, with a separate section titled 'Later Fables,' that contain fables perhaps of a more recent origin. With illustrations by Ernest Griset, a French born artist and illustrator who moved to England with his parents as a child. The front cover bears an illustration of the a thin stork on a river bank, which some have said reflected his view of the politics in France that drove his parents to leave the country (see Wikipedia and the British Library Website). GOOD condition. Moderate fading and minor soiling to the covers. Rather heavy mottling and some discoloration to the cloth along the edges of the covers. Spine darkened. Minor to moderate scuffing. Extremities scuffed and bumped. Heavy browning to the paper in the interior, with some foxing to the first and last pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Aiken, Conrad; Eliot, T.S.; Pound, Ezra; Williams, William Carlos; Yeats, William Butler et al. The Dial. Volume LXXXIV. January to June, 1928
New York The Dial Publishing Co. 1928 no Cloth Good Ex-Library 
Black cloth. 540 pp. With several illustrations by Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Wyndham Lewis and others. A bound volume of this noted literary magazine featuring work by Conrad Aiken, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats, etc. This includes Canto XXII and part of Canto XXVII by Ezra Pound. GOOD condition, ex-library. NO ORIGINAL WRAPS present. Library name in gilt at the foot of the spine. Minor stamping to the page edges and interior. No pockets or pastedowns present. General fading to the covers, with minor scuffing, soiling and edgewear. Interior clean and solid with minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Wake 11. Conrad Aiken Number, Aiken, Conrad; Lowry, Malcom; Moore, Marianne; Cowley, Malcom et al.
10 Aiken, Conrad; Lowry, Malcom; Moore, Marianne; Cowley, Malcom et al. Wake 11. Conrad Aiken Number
New York Wake editions, Publisher 1952 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps, a portrait of Conrad Aiken by Mary Hoover Aiken. A single issue of this little magazine, primarily featuring work by Conrad Aiken. This includes excerpts from his forthcoming work 'Ushant,' nine poems, and 'An Anatomy of Melancholy.' With 'A Letter' by Malcolm Lowry, work by Marianne Moore, Malcolm Cowley and others. GOOD condition. Wrappers browned, with minor soiling and staining. Light bumping and creasing along the corners. Small split at the head of the spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Ainsworth, William Harrison et al The New York Journal; an Illustrated Literary Periodical. Vol 1. Part II. September 1853
New York P.D. Orvis 1853 no Original Wraps Fair 
Original wraps, with a small illustration on the front cover and illustrated ads on the rear. Pagination runs 81 to 144. With illustrations throughout. Features several chapters of William Harrison Ainsworth Harrison's novel, The Star Chamber, as well as short articles on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, various historical topics and a brief article about the Supreme Court Justice, Judge Edmonds, and his belief in spirit rappings and Spiritualism, asserting it is still in line with Christianity. With a small section on needlework. FAIR condition. Rear wrap DETACHED. Minor to moderate soiling and foxing to the wraps, with uneven fading. A few minor tears and creases present along the extremities. Minor to moderate scattered foxing in the interior. Several pages unopened. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Ainsworth, William Harrison et al. The New York Journal; an Illustrated Literary Periodical. Vol 1. Part VI. January 1854
New York P.D. Orvis 1854 no Original Wraps Good 
Original wraps, with a small illustration on the front cover and ads on the rear. Pagination runs 329 to 376, plus a table of contents section of the issues from August to January. With illustrations throughout. Features several chapters of William Harrison Ainsworth Harrison's novel, The Star Chamber, articles on historical figures, including a continuation of the Lives of the Queens of England; an extract from a published work on life in New York; a section of needlework an netting patterns for various garments, etc. In GOOD condition. Minor to moderate soiling and foxing to the wraps, with uneven fading. A few minor tears and creases present along the extremities. Faint diagonal crease to the front wrap. Minor to moderate scattered foxing in the interior. Several pages unopened. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna My Half Century: Selected Prose
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ardis Publishers 1992 0875010636 / 9780875010632 Cloth Good Good 
439 pp. With a few illustrations. A selection of prose by this noted Russian poet, including autobiographical pieces, essays on other writers, letters, etc. GOOD condition. Minor fading and edgewear to the jacket. Small circle of sticker residue on the rear cover. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Sporadic pencil lines in the margins of the first and last part of the book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Alain-Fournier et al Accent. A Quarterly of New Literature. Winter, 1956
Urbana Accent, Publisher 1956 no Wraps Very Good 
Yellow printed wraps. 71 pp. A single issue of this magazine devoted to literature and poetry, with this one containing a short piece by Alain-Fournier, as well as work by many other authors. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning, soiling and edgewear. D in pencil to the upper front wrap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Alcott, Louisa May et al Meg's Domestic Experience from Little Women. In The New-Hampshire Gazette. April 10, 1869
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Frank W. Miller and Co., Publisher 1869 no Original Wraps Good 
Newspaper format. 8pp. With articles on local events, farming, and a few brief lines of national news. Notable for the appearance of Alcott's piece. In GOOD condition with moderate uneven browning to the paper. Newspaper splitting along the folding edge. Newspaper folded in quarters, with associated creases present. A few minor dark spots present, with two minor 1 inch dampstains affecting the margins. Minor wear along the extremities. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Alcott, Louisa May et al St. Nicholas. Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys. Vol III. No. 5. March, 1876
New York Scribner and Co 1876 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps, printed in red and black. Pagination runs 273-344. With black and white illustrations. A single issue of this long running magazine for juveniles, with this number containing a piece by Louisa May Alcott, 'Helping Along,' the first piece in a series titled 'Talks with Girls,' being a moral tale combining a short parable with commentary. Also in this issue is a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, an article on how to make snowshoes, etc. GOOD+ condition. Mostly minor uneven browning to the wraps. Minor soiling. Some scuffing, bumping, minor creasing and a few small tears along the extremities. Interior clean and solid with an old white tape repair to the bottom edge of the inside front cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Alcott, Louisa May; Cox, Palmer et al. St. Nicholas. An illustrated magazine for young folks. June 1884
New York The Century Co 1884 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps. Pagination runs 587-664, plus ads. Black and white illustrations throughout. A single issue of this magazine for a juvenile audience, featuring 'The Banner of Beaumanoir,' the sixth Spinning Wheel story by Louisa May Alcott; "The Brownies' Voyage" written and illustrated by Palmer Cox, etc. GOOD condition. Front wrapper torn, chipped and creased along the bottom hinge. Moderate to heavy chipping and small tears along the extremities. Minor soiling and general toning. Pen squiggle to the lower front cover. Partial address label also present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey The Story of a Bad Boy
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1877 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Stated fifteenth thousand. Light blue illustrated cloth. 261 pp. With a few black and white illustrations throughout. A work for a juvenile audience, following the adventures of Tom Bailey, being a semi-autobiographical account of the author's childhood in New England, perhaps laying the groundwork for 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' (see Wikipedia). GOOD condition. Heavy fading/browning to the covers along the extremities and spine. Minor soiling, foxing and staining to the cloth. Spine tips chipped and frayed. Ownership signature present. Front interior hinge cracked about halfway, with the text block cracked between pages 92-93. Minor toning and scattered soiling in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Peterson's Magazine Volume 23 Nos. 1-12. January through December 1853 including two by Alger: A Welcome to May; Borrowing From Economy, Alger, Horatio Jr. et al.
19 Alger, Horatio Jr. et al. Peterson's Magazine Volume 23 Nos. 1-12. January through December 1853 including two by Alger: A Welcome to May; Borrowing From Economy
Philadelphia C.J. Peterson, Publisher 1853 no Half Leather Fair No Jacket 
Half-Leather with black cloth. 368, 316 pages. LACKING all pages after page 316 in the December section. Also MISSING pages 17-20, 31-34 and 311/312 in the July-December section April Fashion plate MISSING, as well a bouquet of flowers plate, with another plate present not listed in the contents. While the other fashion plates appear to be present, some appear mis-titled and incorrectly bound in the book. None of the fashion plates in the first section are colored, despite the contents indicating so. A collected edition of the monthly Peterson's Magazine, featuring a few colored, but mostly black and white plates of fashions, black and white illustrations, and floor plans of cottage and village architecture (tudor and Italian villa style etc.), among other illustrations. Among various essays, poems and stories, is are two Horatio Alger Jr. appearances, preceding his first book by three years: a poem titled, A Welcome to May and a prose piece 'Borrowing from Economy.' Also featured in this volume are several lines of poetry excerpted from Hans Christian Andersen (no title given to this work). FAIR condition. Moderate fading, with moderate to heavy scuffing. Minor soiling. Some small stains and areas of discoloration to the cloth. Heavy bumping and scuffing to the extremities. Ownership signatures present. Rear interior hinge reinforced with white tape. Glue stains on the inside covers. Moderate scattered foxing, some staining and soiling throughout. A few pages with some small pieces of the margins torn off, with a few leaves jutting out slightly from the binding. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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La Divine Comedie. L'Enfer. Le Purgatoire. Le Paradis. Three Volumes. The Divine Comedy, Alighieri, Dante
20 Alighieri, Dante La Divine Comedie. L'Enfer. Le Purgatoire. Le Paradis. Three Volumes. The Divine Comedy
Paris Roissard Grenoble 1960 no Wraps Very Good 
601 of 974 copies. Printed wraps, housed in red clothbound folders in matching slipcases. Black and white illustrations by Fernand Van Hamme throughout. Xxxi, 289; xii, 323; xii, 324 pp. All text in French. A limited edition printing of the classic Divine Comedy by Dante, accompanied by illustrations by the French artist Fernand Van Hamme. VERY GOOD+ books in GOOD to VERY GOOD slipcases/folders. Minor toning, rubbing and soiling to the books. Some pages unopened throughout the three volumes. Slipcases and folders rather faded along the spines. Cloth frayed and splitting along the slipcases' extremities. Minor soiling and a few small spots of staining. International shipping will be extra on this set. Please contact for rates. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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