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1 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT Poems Before Congress
London Chapman & Hall 1860 
First Edition. Ownership inscription. With a 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear dated February 1860. Original red cloth. Some rubbing to spine, a very good copy with the gilt-stamping on the cover still bright. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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2 CHAPMAN, R. W. & JANE AUSTEN Jane Austen: Facts and Problems. The Clark Lectures. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1948 by R. W. Chapman
Oxford, England University Press, Oxford 1950 
Early reprint. Gift inscription, dated 1955. Front hinge starting. Very good copy with some minor foxing and use with gilt-stamping to the spine bright in a lightly used and dust soiled dust jacket with some tiny chips and tears. A critical and academic study of the works of Jane Austen, with a bibliography, chronology, iconography, a survey of criticism, and miscellaneous notes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE The Red Rover - A Tale
Paris Printed For Hector Bossange 1827 
True First Edition, First Printing published in Paris in English preceding the editions printed in England and America. Three volumes. Original paper boards with gilt-stamped leather labels. 19th century bookplate in each. Some light foxing, a very good set of a rare book that has not appeared at auction in over two decades. Enclosed in a handsome clamshell custom box. 
Price: 9500.00 USD
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4 GISSING, GEORGE In the Year of the Jubilee
New York Appleton 1895 
First Edition - American. Very good copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 HARDY, THOMAS Life's Little Ironies
New York Macmillan 1894 
First Edition - American. Ownership signature, else fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 JAMES, HENRY A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1875 
First Edition of the Author's First Book. Original gilt-stamped green cloth skillfully rebacked with the original cloth laid down. Very good. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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7 JAMES, HENRY The Europeans. A Sketch
Boston Houghton, Osgood 1879 
First Edition - American. Published less than a month after the London edition, in an edition of 1500 copies. An unusually bright and fine copy, with only slight wear. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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8 KINGSLEY, CHARLES Westward Ho! The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1855 
First Edition - American. One signature sprung, else a very good copy in original cloth. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 LADY JACKSON, CATHERINE CHARLOTTE (JOHN BARRYMORE) The Last of the Valois and Accession of Henry of Navarre, 1559 - 1589. In Two Volumes
London Macmillan 1898 
Early Edition. This set belonged to the great actor John Barrymore and volume one contains his bookplate. This large engraved bookplate is a striking design drawn by Barrymore, himself, with his initials at the bottom showing the masks of comedy and tragedy, entwined in a thorny tree with flowing banners reading: “John Barrymore - Ex Libris” beneath which is a pen and an artist's brush. A two volume set; volume one - 405 pages, volume two - 426 pages. A handsome set bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front boards and gilt, white and blue decoration and ‘Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Men' gilt stamped to the front boards. Tissue protected frontispieces in both volumes. Very good condition with some minor use and a bit of edge wear. A biography of Henry of Navarre (Henry IV) who, on the death of Henry III in 1589, ruled as the King of France from 1589 to 1610. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 MELVILLE, HERMAN “Chattanooga” and “Gettysburg” In Harper's Monthly Magazine. Volume 33
New York Harper & Brothers June to November 1866 
First Edition. Publisher's collected volume of six months of the magazine with index. Two issues contain the first appearance in print of Herman Melville's Civil War poems, “Chattanooga” and “Gettysberg.” Modern gilt-stamped half morocco and cloth boards. Neat 19th century library stamp at head of contents page. Very good. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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11 PUDNEY, JOHN Lewis Carroll and His World
London Thames & Hudson 1976 
First Edition. Fine in an internally repaired dust jacket with a couple tiny tears. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 SANDYS, WILLIAM Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern; Including the Most Popular in the West of England, and the Airs to Which They Are Sung. Also Specimens of French Provincial Carols. With an introduction and Notes
London Richard Beckley 1833 
First Edition. The first major collection of English Christmas Carols printing in book form for the first time such classics as  'God rest you merry, Gentlemen'; 'Hark, the herald angels sing'; 'I saw three ships'; and 'The first Noel'. Octavo. cxliv, 188pp [4 ads], plus 12 leaves of music, printed on rectos only. Beautiful 19th century red polished calf by Riviere and Son, with five raised bands to the spine, gilt compartments and borders, the board edges and inner dentelles gilt. Titles in gilt to brown morocco labels on the spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Very attractive hand-coloured steel engraving mounted to the front pastedown. A lovely near fine clean copy, the binding with minor rubbing to the extremities. The contents with an ink signature dated 1835 to the half title and armorial bookplate to the front endpaper otherwise clean throughout. Scarce. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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13 SQUIRE, J.C Lewis Carroll Centenary Exhibition
London John & Edward Bumpus 1932 
First Edition. Slightly sunned on front wrapper and spine, else fine in wrappers. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS Weir of Hermiston. An Unfinished Romance by Robert Louis Stevenson
London Chatto & Windus 1896 
First Edition. Bookplate. Some light cloth rubbing, a very good tight copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 TROLLOPE, ANTHONY Mr. Scarborough's Family
London Chatto & Windus 1883 
First Edition, First Printing. Three volumes in original blue decorative cloth, covers designed in reddish-brown stamping, spines lettered in gilt. 32-page publishers catalogue at the end of Volume I, dated March, 1883. A well-worn copy rebacked with the original cloth laid down. The tops and bottoms have spine cloth spines are mottled, and there is moderate overall wear. All three volumes contain bookplates, and a note inside the first volume indicates that the set was the property of Morris L. Parrish (distinguished collector of Victorian novels), then John C. Eckel (bibliographer of Dickens), and finally the noted Sherlockian and author, John Ruyle. Used and read set, but with interesting provenance, all half-titles present, and internally quite decent. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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16 TWAIN, MARK Three Sketches by Mark Twain
Stamford Overbrook Press 1946 
Original wrappers. Containing “My Late Senatorial Secretaryship”, “The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation” and “How I Edited an Agricultural Newspaper”. Issued”...for our Senators and Congressmen, who, in these troubled times, may find much needed distraction in the refreshing humor of Mark Twain”. Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF Home Ballads
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1860 
First Edition. Slight fraying at spine, else near fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 WILDE, OSCAR An Ideal Husband
London Leonard Smithers 1899 
First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies. Original lavender gilt-stamped and decorated cloth. Ownership inscription and bookplates of Chauncey Lawrence Williams and Scott Cunningham on the front pastedown. A little trace of sunning to spine with some rubbing near bottom of spine, some dust-soiling to the boards, else a very good copy. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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