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1 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Poetical Works, Volume 1
New York Dodd Mead & Company 1885 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good + No Jacket Issued Jacket 
4 3/4" x 6 1/2", volume 1 of a 5 volume set. B&W fronti portrait with tissue guard. All edges gilt, blue ribbon marker, 3/4 blue leather with blue marbled boards and endpapers. Gold decoration and lettering on the spine, 5 raised bands. A very pretty book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns with All the Correspondence and Notes By Allan Cunningham, Burns, Robert
2 Burns, Robert The Poetical Works of Robert Burns with All the Correspondence and Notes By Allan Cunningham
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Leather Very Good 
584 pages, illustrated with b&w engravings, black and white frontis with tissue guard. Floral endpapers, all edges gilt, binding is firm. Padded alligator binding is tan with gold lettering on the front and spine. The spine has sunned. The only marking within is on the title page, which has a stamp that indicates that the Union Publishing House in Chicago is looking for agents. (possibly a salesman's sample). 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Borough:  A Poem in Twenty-Four Letters Third Edition in Two Volumes, Crabbe, the Rev. George
3 Crabbe, the Rev. George The Borough: A Poem in Twenty-Four Letters Third Edition in Two Volumes
London J. Hatchard 1810 Leather Very Good++ 
Beautifully bound in full leather with double gilt fillet borders, spines have gilt decoration with black title blocks and author blocks. Gilt decorative roll on turn-ins, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, stained tops and side edges. Firmly bound, the paper is bright and a pleasure to touch. Half title page is present, advertisement in the back for other ooks lists 48 titles.b 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Kimura, Shotaro; Peake, Charlotte M. A.
4 Kimura, Shotaro; Peake, Charlotte M. A. Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese
Tokyo T. Hasegawa Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket Issued Jacket Japanese Artists 
Exquisite color woodblock illustrations printed on double-folded pages compliment these poems. Pages are clean, binding is firm. Cover is creped paper over boards, printed with color woodblock pattern. Back board is clear and bright, front board about 2 shades lighter. A little wear at ends on spine. Book one of a three book set. No date, c. 1909. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
5 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
London David Bogue 1857 Hardcover Very Good 
580 pages, 4 1/4" x 6 3/4", red buckram with leather spine and corners. 5 raised bands with gold lettering and decoration on the spine. Mild wear at corners and spine ends. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers, Small bookbinders sticker (A. Birdsall) inside front cover and tiny former owner's name with a date of 1875 on the first blank endpaper. There is foxing on the illustrated title page and frontis. Several full page illustrations within the book have foxing. The text is bright and clear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of John Milton Reprinted From the Original Edition and Containing Numerous Explanitroy Notes, Milton, John
6 Milton, John The Poetical Works of John Milton Reprinted From the Original Edition and Containing Numerous Explanitroy Notes
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1884 Leather Very Good + 
625 pages, illustrated with b&w engravings, black and white frontis with tissue guard. Floral endpapers, all edges gilt. Padded alligator binding is tan with gold lettering on the front and spine. The spine has sunned slightly. The only marking within is on a blank endpaper in the front, which has a stamp that indicates that the Union Publishing House in Chicago is looking for agents. (possibly a salesman's sample). One signature comprising pages 3 - 10 is loose at the bottom, otherwise the binding is firm. Notes by David Masson. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Complete in One Volume With All His Introductions and Notes also Various Readings and the Editor's Notes, Scott, Sir Walter
7 Scott, Sir Walter The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Complete in One Volume With All His Introductions and Notes also Various Readings and the Editor's Notes
Edinburgh Robert Cadell 1850 Hardcover Very Good 
823 pages, indexed, illustrated with full page b&w engraving with tissue guards. Beautiful buckram binding with gold decoration on the front and back boards and spine. Five raised bands, all edges gilt. The frontis portrait and blank endpaper preceeding it are detached. The title page is foxed but the interior pages are clear. The gutters inside the front and back boards have been reinforced with red cloth library tape (this is much more recent than 1850, of course). 
Price: 80.00 USD
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The Fortunes of Fifi, Seawell, Molly Elliot
8 Seawell, Molly Elliot The Fortunes of Fifi
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill Company 1903 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good++ 
Beautiful binding by Margaret Armstrong. Six color plates by T. de Thulstrup, tissue guard over frontis. Bound in olive cloth with a floral decoration in peach and green.. Gold medallion and lettering on the front and spine. Floral decoration is repeated on the endpapers. corners sharp, clean and unmarked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Princess, A Medley Sixth Edition, Tennyson, Alfred
9 Tennyson, Alfred The Princess, A Medley Sixth Edition
London Edward Moxon & Co. 1860 Leather Very Good 
183 pages, 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" bound in full red leather, 5 raised bands, all edges gilt, heraldic design stamped in gold on the from, gold lettering on the spine is faded, light to slight wear at corners.. Unmarked, firmly bound. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Poems by Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin, Trench, Richard Chenevix
10 Trench, Richard Chenevix Poems by Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin
London Macmillan and Co. 1874 Leather Very Good++ 
4 1/4" x 6 3/4", 409 pages, gift inscription dated 1877 on first blank endpaper, pages clear and bright. Bound in mustard color leather with gilt fillet border on front and back. The spine has 5 raised bands, giltt decoration, green leather title block with gold lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Poems by Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin, Trench, Richard Chenevix
Poems by Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin
Trench, Richard Chenevix
65.00 USD

The Borough:  A Poem in Twenty-Four Letters Third Edition in Two Volumes, Crabbe, the Rev. George
The Borough: A Poem in Twenty-Four Letters Third Edition in Two Volumes
Crabbe, the Rev. George
300.00 USD

The Princess, A Medley Sixth Edition, Tennyson, Alfred
The Princess, A Medley Sixth Edition
Tennyson, Alfred
70.00 USD

The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
40.00 USD

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Complete in One Volume With All His Introductions and Notes also Various Readings and the Editor's Notes, Scott, Sir Walter
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Complete in One Volume With All His Introductions and Notes also Various Readings and the Editor's Notes
Scott, Sir Walter
80.00 USD

Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Kimura, Shotaro; Peake, Charlotte M. A.
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese
Kimura, Shotaro; Peake, Charlotte M. A.
125.00 USD

 
 

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