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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, As Related to her Domestic History And to the Eventful Period of the Reign of Charles the First, (Anonymous) Rathbone, Hannah Mary
1 (Anonymous) Rathbone, Hannah Mary So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, As Related to her Domestic History And to the Eventful Period of the Reign of Charles the First
New York Wiley and Putnam 1845 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, solid condition. The front spine joint of the book is cracked at the cloth, but the joint itself is solid. The spine ends and corners of the book covers are bumped and have some light fraying. It appears that the spine of the book has been repaired professionally, possibly rebacked (though the rear hinge appears to be original). The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some spots of foxing. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "So much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as relates to her Domestic History, and to the Eventful Period of the Reign of Charles the First, the work which gained celebrity for its author, was published anonymously in 1844... Influenced by her father's tastes, she had read many histories and memoirs of the Civil war and adjacent periods, and her publisher (Thomas Longman) took great pride in bringing out the Diary as an exact reproduction of a book of the seventeenth century, in which it was supposed to be written. He had a new fount specially cast at the Chiswick Press. In some quarters the Diary was at once accepted as genuine; in others, author and publisher incurred indignant reproof as having conspired in an intentional deception. Readers speculated on the identity of the writer Readers speculated on the identity of the writer; and Robert Southey, Lord John Manners, and Mr. John Murray were in turn suggested. In the third edition the publishers and author inserted a joint note avowing the real character of the book. In 1847 Mrs. Rathbone issued a sequel under the title Some further Portions of the Diary of Lady Willoughby which do relate to her Domestic History and to the Events of the latter Years of the Reign of King Charles the First, the Protectorate, and the Revolution." 
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The Curse Of The Village, The Happiness Of Being Rich, And Blind Rosa Three Tales, Conscience, Hendrik (translated From The Original Flemish)
2 Conscience, Hendrik (translated From The Original Flemish) The Curse Of The Village, The Happiness Of Being Rich, And Blind Rosa Three Tales
Baltimore, MD / Philadelphia, PA Murphy & Co. / J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1856 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized foxing. There is a small square sticker to the top front endpaper. "Henri or Hendrik Conscience (3 December 1812 10 September 1883) was a Belgian author. He is considered as the pioneer of Dutch-language literature in Flanders, writing at a time when Belgium was dominated by French among the upper classes, in literature and government. Conscience fought as a Belgian revolutionary in 1830 and was a notable writer in the Romanticist style popular in the early 19th century. He is best known for his romantic nationalist novel, De Leeuw van Vlaenderen (1838) , inspired by the victory of a Flemish peasant militia over French knights at the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs during the Franco-Flemish War." 
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Rasselas, Johnson, Samuel
3 Johnson, Samuel Rasselas
London, England Hector M'Lean and Sold By Manners and Miller 1819 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by A. Raimbach from Pictures by R. Smirke 
Full, red straight-grain Morocco binding with gilt decorations to both front and rear covers and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. AEG (all edges gilt) , plain dark umber endpapers. (Pp iii, 197 plus 4 engraved plates and an engraved headpiece vignette. ) The spine joints of the book cover are tender, with some cracking. There's rubbing to all edges and joints. The rear cover has several scrapes to the leather. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some burning to pages opposite the engravings, and one small edge tear. " His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, " 
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The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country Life, Smith, Albert
4 Smith, Albert The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country Life
London, England David Bogue, Fleet Street 1849 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition. Half leather binding with Morrocco spine and corners, marbled boards and edges of the text block, and red leather spine label. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The rear spine joint of the book has cracking but is still attached. There is some light edge wear and noticeable rubbing to the spine joints and some beginning cracking to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and mostly bright, with only spots of foxing and toning throughout. There is a previous owner's exotic name inked on the front pastedown page. Illustrated throughout with 20 black and white plates by Hablot K. Browne (otherwise known as Phiz - most famous for his illustrations of Charles Dickens' works). "Albert Richard Smith (24 May 1816 23 May 1860) was an English author, entertainer, and mountaineer." "In 1842 Smith's first play, Blanche Heriot, or The Chertsey Curfew, based on a legend from his home town, was produced at the Surrey Theatre. In 1843 he published The Wassail-Bowl: A Comic Christmas Sketchbook, which included a short story on the same subject as his play of the year before, "Blanche Heriot: A Legend of Old Chertsey Church". He also wrote a series of so-called natural histories: The Gent (1847) , The Ballet Girl (1847) , 'Stuck-Up' People (1847) , The Idler upon Town (1848) and The Flirt (1848). Smith wrote several extravaganzas for the Lyceum Theatre, including Aladdin (1844) , Valentine and Orson (1844) and Whittington and His Cat (1845) , and adapted for the same theatre Charles Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and The Battle of Life (1846). With Angus Bethune Reach he founded and edited a monthly magazine called The Man in the Moon, which ran from January 1847 to June 1849." 
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Studies In Dickens Chautauqua Home Reading Series, Smith, Mabell S. C. (edited by)
5 Smith, Mabell S. C. (edited by) Studies In Dickens Chautauqua Home Reading Series
Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Press 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some ground-in dirt and spotting to the covers of the book. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are a couple of pencilled numbers on odd pages (lightly pencilled). The front endpaper includes a previous owner's inked name. "This series of Studies in Dickens sketches the career of the great novelist in the words of biographers and critics and collectors of reminiscences who have written about outstanding events of his life and about his work." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Stanford Year Book 1909, The English Club (edited by)
6 The English Club (edited by) The Stanford Year Book 1909
Stanford, CA Stanford University 1909 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt and finger marks. There is a light bump to the top corner of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredge and bottom edges of the text block are uncut and several of the pages have been opened badly. "The Stanford English Club takes pleasure in presenting the first of a proposed series of Year Books, initiated with the hope that it may conduce to the encouragement of original literary work at Stanford University." Included are: The Princess and the Fool by Hiram Cornell Fisk, The Routing of a Mind-Reader by Alice May Richards, The Dividing Line by Iva Myrtle Miller, The Eternal Girl by Bruce Ormsby Bliven, Clouds by Marion Louise Horton, The Crime of the Knave of Hearts by Robert Luther Duffus, Little Kingdom by Aurania Ellerbeck, The End of the Story by Helen Campbell, The University and the State by Sidney N. Hillyard, Hylas and Heracles by Frank Ernest Hill, Captive by Ernest Jerome Hopkins, et al. 
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Autumn, 1919, The Pacific Short Story Club Quarterly (Henry Meade Bland, editor)
7 The Pacific Short Story Club Quarterly (Henry Meade Bland, editor) Autumn, 1919
San Jose, CA Pacific Short Story Club Quarterly 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a small format pamphlet with illustrated self covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light toning to the spine and foredge joints. The text pages are clean and bright. The contents include: The Life of Joaquin Miller Chapter III: The Indian Republic. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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