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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 Virginians A Tale of the Last Century, Thackery,W. M.  (William Makepeace)
8 Thackery,W. M. (William Makepeace) The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century
New york Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1859 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; First American Edition. This book is in Very Good- to near Very Good condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have scuffing, rubbing and bumping, along with spots of fraying. Both top and bottom spine ends have been chipped off. The text pages are clean and bright, with some light toning to the pages. The front pastedown page has a rectangular splotch of glue residue. The free endpages have noticeable foxing. Several of the sections have some looseness / pulling where the sewing has loosened slightly. Illustrated throughout with line drawings. "On the library wall of one of the most famous writers of America there hang two crossed swords, which his relatives wore in the great War of Independence. The one sword was gallantly drawn in the service of the King, the other was the weapon of a brave and honored republican soldier. The possessor of the harmless trophy has earned for himself a name alike honored in his ancestor's country and his own, where genius such as his has always a peaceful welcome." "William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. " "Thackeray now began "writing for his life", as he put it, turning to journalism in an effort to support his young family. He primarily worked for Fraser's Magazine, a sharp-witted and sharp-tongued conservative publication for which he produced art criticism, short fictional sketches, and two longer fictional works, Catherine and The Luck of Barry Lyndon. Between 1837 and 1840 he also reviewed books for The Times. [4] He was also a regular contributor to The Morning Chronicle and The Foreign Quarterly Review. Later, through his connection to the illustrator John Leech, he began writing for the newly created magazine Punch, in which he published The Snob Papers, later collected as The Book of Snobs. This work popularised the modern meaning of the word "snob". Thackeray was a regular contributor to Punch between 1843 and 1854." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Awakening (The Resurrection), Tolstoi, Count Leo
9 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. "Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) , often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (18521856) , and Sevastopol Sketches (1855) , based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays. In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work A Confession. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Adventures of Monkey, Waley, A. (Arthur)
10 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
11 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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