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Little Men Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa May
1 Alcott, Louisa May Little Men Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Boston, MA Roberts Brothers 1971 1st Edition; Later state Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a 1st edition, later state copy. [4] pp. adv., [2], 376 pp. The last ad features Pink and White Tyranny by Harriet Beecher Stowe as currently available (not forthcoming). This book is in Very Good condition. The brown cloth covers have gilt lettering and decorations to the front cover and spine. The edges have rubbing, wear, fraying and chips missing. There is some ground-in dirt and one spot of white paint to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The first signature is very loose and the front endpaper has been excised. Included in the text are three full page black and white illustrations. This book continues the story of Jo and her boys. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Pilgrim's Progress And The Holy War A Large Type Edition with Illustrations, Bunyan, John
2 Bunyan, John The Pilgrim's Progress And The Holy War A Large Type Edition with Illustrations
London, England Frederick Warne and Co. 1879 Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The book covers are embossed and decorated in gilt and black. The spine joints have some rubbing and small bits of cloth frayed. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some foxing and spotting to the edges of the text block. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page (Evan & Myra Hughs). Both inner hinges are cracked. This is a nice, solid, mid-19th century copy of this classic. "John Bunyan (baptised 30 November 1628 31 August 1688) was an English writer and Baptist preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons." "Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660 to 1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Troilus and Cressida A Love Poem in Five Books, Chaucer, Geoffrey (Englished Anew by George Philip Krapp)
3 Chaucer, Geoffrey (Englished Anew by George Philip Krapp) Troilus and Cressida A Love Poem in Five Books
New York Literary Guild 1932 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Eric Gill 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and wear. The blue cloth covers have noticeable spots of fading and wear. The spine is paper vellum and has noticeable sun toning, especially the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. "The whole of Troilus and Criseyde has never before been presented to English readers in a modernized version. The story was extremely popular in the time of Shakespeare, and a number of other plays on this theme, besides Shakespeare's own, were written and acted in Elizabethan times." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Canterbury Tales  In Modern English, Chaucer, Geoffrey, J.U. Nicolson (with an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould)
4 Chaucer, Geoffrey, J.U. Nicolson (with an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould) Canterbury Tales In Modern English
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. 1934 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Rockwell Kent 
B&W Illustrations; This is the "De Luxe" Edition thus, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a shadow from a previous owner's book plate (which has since fallen off) and underneath, a previous owner's name. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, edge tears, nicks, and chips missing. "The enduring fame of this great collection of tales of robust, human, earthy folk is no chance thing." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Complete Poetical Works Of Geoffrey Chaucer (now First Put Into Modern English  (The Modern Reader's Chaucer), Chaucer, Geoffrey, Put Into Modern English by John S. P. Tatlock and Percy Mackaye
5 Chaucer, Geoffrey, Put Into Modern English by John S. P. Tatlock and Percy Mackaye The Complete Poetical Works Of Geoffrey Chaucer (now First Put Into Modern English (The Modern Reader's Chaucer)
New York MacMillan Company 1912 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Warwick Goble 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and wear. There is a three inch long, thin strip of color loss to the bottom edge of the front covers and an inch long thin strip of color loss to the the rear cover. The spine joints have some lightish, but noticeable rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The front inner hinge (between blank sheets) has cracked. Illustrated throughout with 32 full color, full plate, with tissue-guards, illustrations by Warwick Goble. The covers are are heavily decorated with gilt lettering and decoration. "Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette. In the 1890s, he contributed half-tone illustrations to monthly magazines such as Strand Magazine, Pearson's Magazine, and The Boy's Own Paper. In 1893, he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1896, he began illustrating books. In 1898, he was the first to illustrate H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, having illustrated it for Pearson's Magazine in 1897. He briefly continued with scientific romance themes." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Three Guardsmen  (Or, the Three Musketeers), Dumas, Alexandre
6 Dumas, Alexandre The Three Guardsmen (Or, the Three Musketeers)
New York Grosset & Dunlap N.D. Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket circa 1915. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have some light bumping, rubbing and wear, along with some beginning fraying. The spine of the book has some light fading. The front cover and spine of the book are illustrated wih brown black and red (front cover only). The text pages are clean and bright. "The Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires ) is a historical novel by Alexandre Dumas. Set in 16251628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although D'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age: Athos, Porthos and Aramis and gets involved in affairs of the state and court." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Marble Faun Or the Romance of Monte Beni, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
7 Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Marble Faun Or the Romance of Monte Beni
Boston, MA Ticknor and Fields 1860 1st Edition; 2nd State Hardcover Very Good 
Two volume set. First Edition, 2nd State with the conclusion in Volume 2 and a 16 page catalogue dated March 1860. These books are in Very Good condition. The books and their contents are in generally clean, bright condition. Thre is edge wear, chipping and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name plate on the front pastedown page of both volumes. "Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce." 
Price: 225.00 USD
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THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE Life in a Mexican Village: photographs from the Motion Picture directed by Herbert Kline, Steinbeck, John
8 Steinbeck, John THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE Life in a Mexican Village: photographs from the Motion Picture directed by Herbert Kline
New York Viking Press 1941 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. . The book covers have a bit of light toning. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers show noticeable browning and discoloration due to acid content of paper (especially at spine hinges where the glue is). There is a previous owner's name and address inked on the front pastedown. The spine ends and corners of the dust jacket have a bit of light bumping, rubbing and chipping. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and scratches along with some biopredation (bug nibbles) to the front joints. The rear dust jacket has noticeable darkening / dirt and some biopredation. "Among the tall mountains of Mexico the ancient life goes on, sometimes little changing in a thousand years. But now from the cities of the valley, from the schools and laboratories, new thinking and new techniques reach out to the remote villages. The old and the new meet and sometimes clash, but from the meetings a gradual change is taking place in the Villages," The text is by John Steinbeck and describes a documentary he scripted. The documentary looks at a small mountain village in Mexico as it turns very slowly and fearfully away from tradition towards the idea of medicine and ways to change the situation of the villagers for the better. The photographs are stills from the movie. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Christmas Wreck And Other Stories, Stockton, Frank R.
9 Stockton, Frank R. The Christmas Wreck And Other Stories
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1887 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a very early printing dated 1887 on the title page. This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some light edge wear and rubbing along with several beginning nicks and beginning tears to the spine ends. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are several spots of foxing to the endpapers and text pages and a previous owner's address label pasted on the front pastedown. "Well, sir, said old silas, as he gave a preliminary puff to the pipe he had just lighted, and so satisfied himself that the draught was all reight." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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MASTER AND MAN, Tolstoi, Count Leo
10 Tolstoi, Count Leo MASTER AND MAN
New York The Hobart Company / F. Tennyson Neely 1985 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book is a small format hardback ( approximately 6 1/3" by 3 3/4"). The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and fraying to the spine ends of the book cover and the spine shows sunning / fading. The front innner hinge has cracked but the spine is structurally sound. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper along with an ink stamped 1295. F. Tennyson Neely, the publisher had rather poor luck with his publishing businesses over the years, first going bankrupt in Chicago, then moving to New York in 1891 and going bankrupt there as well. This particular edition of the book includes an introduction by Robert W. Chambers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Awakening (The Resurrection), Tolstoi, Count Leo
11 Tolstoi, Count Leo The Awakening (The Resurrection)
New York Street & Smith, Publishers 1900 1st American Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking a dust jacket.This is the First American Edition of the author's last published book. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading to the spine of the book. Front cover is illustrated in gilt and maroon and feastures a portrait of the author. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper along with a faded bookstore inkstamp. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Michael Strogoff or The Courier of the Czar (abridged edition), Verne, Jules (Edited by I. O. Evans)
12 Verne, Jules (Edited by I. O. Evans) Michael Strogoff or The Courier of the Czar (abridged edition)
Westport, CT Associated Booksellers 1959 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of light bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking, along with a couple of tiny chips to the spine ends. "Here is the story of Russia - not the Soviet Union of today with its flourishing industries and its strong centralised government but the Czarist Empire of the nineteenth century, when its lack of communcations threatened to place its vast undeveloped regions in Siberia at Tartary and Turkestan unified by political adventurers." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Adventures of Monkey, Waley, A. (Arthur)
13 Waley, A. (Arthur) The Adventures of Monkey
Taiwan No Publisher Listed. N.D. Taiwanese pirated edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This is a Taiwanese Pirated Edition, c1960. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "This story was written by Wu Ch'eng-en, of Huai-an in Kiangsu. His exact dates are not known, but he seems to have lived between 1505 and 1580 A.D. He had some reputation as a poet, and a few of his rather commonplace verses survive in an anthology of Ming poety and in a local gazetteer." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ben Hur, Wallace, Lew
14 Wallace, Lew Ben Hur
Germany Ensslin & Laiblins 1915 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. This is an early German printing (circa 1915). There is full size pictorial pastedown illustration on the front cover with silver and gilt decorations. The covers have some beginning bumping and fraying to the spine ends and corners. There is a tiny slit to the rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright, but do have some toning due to the acid content of the paper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Canterbury Tales  In Modern English, Chaucer, Geoffrey, J.U. Nicolson (with an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould)
Canterbury Tales In Modern English

The Three Guardsmen  (Or, the Three Musketeers), Dumas, Alexandre
The Three Guardsmen (Or, the Three Musketeers)

The Marble Faun Or the Romance of Monte Beni, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Marble Faun Or the Romance of Monte Beni

 
 
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