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1919 [Nineteen Nineteen]

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1932

Edition: 1st Edition


Book two in his trilogy, U. S. A. In 1998, the Modern Library of America ranked the U. S. A. Trilogy 23rd on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Faded red cloth boards are rubbed, spine sunned, soiled and edgeworn; previous owner's name, rear gutter shaky. Text block is clean. A reading copy only for this literature-collectable book. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 473 pages; 30901 View more info

A Child-World

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906


Tissued frontispiece, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. Gilt blind-stamped cover, spine lettering. Known as the Homestead edition. Other volumes of this set also available. Spine lightly faded. ; The Works James Whitcomb Riley Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages; 13710 View more info

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A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Confederacy, Volume II

By: Richardson, James D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: United States Publishing Company, 1905


1/4 bound black, burgundy boards. Backstrip gone, covers held together by tan shipping tape, separated from textblock at front, still holding at back. First 5 pages separated from book (includes title page, tissued frontispiece and contents page) but laid in. Corners are frayed and edgeworn and pages are lightly foxed. All illustrations and their tissues are still present and the rest of the text block is solid. Although the condition is poor, the content is a valuable h... View more info

A Complete Latin Course For The First Year

By: Harkness, Albert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, 1889

Edition: Revised Edition


Leather backstrip is missing entirely, title is hand-written on spine. Previous owner's name with date of 1889 beneath it. Binding still solid. Red fore edge stain splotchy. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 332 pages; 23132 View more info

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A Course Of Sepia Painting With Twenty-Four Plates

By: Leitch, R. P.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., N.D.

Edition: 2nd Edition


Teal embossed boards, gilt lettering. Faint foxing (not affecting plates) and general age wear. Otherwise, solid and tight. ~10"x7¼" tall. Old store name (Closson's in Kentucky) stamp on flyleaf. ; Art Direction, Design; Oblong 12mo - 7" to 7½" tall; 32 pages; 15950 View more info

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A Digest Of Telegraph Cases And Cases Affecting Telegraph Companies Reported During The Year 1918

By: Western Union Telegraph Company

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Western Union Telegraph Company Law Department, 1919


Arranged by State. Gutters cracked, endpapers and green cloth boards show a little biopredation front, spine and rear. Previous owner's company and signature on front pastedown. Gilt title on front board still legible. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 173 pages; 21288 View more info

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A Digest Of Telegraph Cases And Cases Affecting Telegraph Companies Reported During The Year 1931

By: Western Union Telegraph Company

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Western Union Telegraph Company Law Department, 1932


Arranged by State. Green cloth boards show minor biopredation spots on front board and spine. Binding solid and tight. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Gilt title still bright ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 70 pages; 21290 View more info

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A Digest Of Telegraph Cases And Cases Affecting Telegraph Companies Reported During The Year 1934-35

By: Western Union Telegraph Company

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Western Union Telegraph Company Law Department, 1936


Arranged by State. Green cloth boards show minor biopredation confined mostly to spine. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Gilt title on front board still bright, faded on spine. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 91 pages; 21291 View more info

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A Dream Of Fair Women

By: Fisher, Harrison

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 1907

Edition: 1st Edition


Bobbs-Merrill copyright October 1907. Decorations by E. Stetson Crawford. Poetry illustrated plates. Tissued frontispiece. Lines from the following poets: Alfred Tennyson, Meredith Nicholson; William Winter, James Whitcomb Riley, Frank L. Stanton, Maurice Francis Egan, Mena Kemp Ogden. Endpapers lightly tanned, pinhole in front endpaper. Brown cloth boards with Fisher illustration paste-on. Corners lightly bumped, fraying at head and heel of spine, fade-spots on rear cov... View more info

A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF ENGLISH PORCELAIN

By: Burton, William

Price: $45.50

Publisher: NY, A. Wessels, 1902

Edition: Limited Edition


Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 196 pages; 27840ref View more info

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A Journal Of Poetry Collections

By: Culberson, Miss Bertie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self-Published, 1890


Stains, tears. Sewing coming loose. This appears to have been a blank paper board with leather binding journal which someone pasted poems, newspaper articles, letters in between pages of writing that appear to be like a diary for different people (handwriting inconsistent). The earliest date I could find was 1859, latest date was 1889. Images available and may be the only way to describe this unusual book. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 27565 View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal; a Story

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895

Edition: 2nd Printing


Frontispiece loose at bottom edge, 3 more illustrations; faint stains on boards and front pastedown. Gift note to Waldo's Mother at Christmas 1901. ; Harpers Little Novels Series; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 147 pages; 30970 View more info

A LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL LITERATURE

By: Boswell, James

Price: $9.75

Publisher: NY, P. F. Collier, 1901


Front joint cracked, head and heel of spine frayed. Only evidence of library markings are faded call letters on spine; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 452 pages; 18472C View more info

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A Manual Of British Butterflies And Moths, 2-volume Set

By: Stainton, H. T.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst, 1857/1859


2-volume set. Green 1/2 leather paper boards with raised bands, gilt lettering, marble endpapers. Volume I: 338pp + volume II: 480pp. Minor foxing, extremities rubbed, some loss of leather on volume I. Nevertheless, beautiful books. Volume II has several pages of the manual lists with many of the titles neatly cut out, presumably by someone who used them to label their own collection. I had no idea how many species of butterflies and moths existed. ; 16mo - 6" to 7&#... View more info

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A Manual Of Style Containing Typographical and Other Rules for Author, Printers, and Publishers, Recommended by the University of Chicago Press, Together with Specimens of Type

By: University Of Chicago Press

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1949

Edition: 11th Edition


Chapters on planning a book, preparation of copy, hints to authors, editors, copyreaders, proofreaders, technical terms, symbols, numerals, and typefaces. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 497 pages; 16082 View more info