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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)
1 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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Robinson Crusoe The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe...., Defoe, Daniel
2 Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe....
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1945 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel Signed by Illustrator
Color Illustrations; Limited to 1000 copies, this is number 947, signed by Fritz Kredel the illustrator. Missing glassine dust jacket. The cardboard slipcase is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginnning bumping and rubbing. There is some bbeginning fading / darkening to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color plates by Fritz Kredel. This copy has been signed by the illustrator and numbered 947 on the limitation page. The The slipcase has edge wear, rubbing and edge wear to all edges. "Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer) —a castaway who spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has since been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966, but various literary sources have also been suggested." ; Signed by Illustrator 
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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 Poetical Works Of John Milton To Which is Prefixed the Life of the Author, Milton, John
4 Milton, John The Poetical Works Of John Milton To Which is Prefixed the Life of the Author
London, England Printed for Thomas Tegg 1840 Leather Very Good- 
Etching; Brown leather covered boards with embossed and gilt decorations to the covers and spine. This book is in Very Good- condition. Both front and rear spine joints have started, the rear joint is mostly intact, the front has cracking from both ends. This volume contains illustrations by J. M. W. Turner. With an engraved frontispiece portrait by Vertue, and an additional portrait right before the section on the life of the author. 10 fine steel-engraved plates, seven of which are after J. M. W. Turner. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with only light toning and foxing. Included are the remnants of a ribbon marker. AEG (All edges gilt). The last section of the book includes commendatory Verses by Dryden, Addison, Thomson, Gray, Mason and Cowper. The book includes the most important works of the author. "John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667) , written in blank verse. Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica (1644) , written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of free speech and freedom of the press." 
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The Rose Garden Of Shekh Muslihu'd-din Sadi Of Shiraz, Sadi (Or Saadi) (Abu-Muhammad Muslih Al-Din Bin Abdallah Shiraz)
5 Sadi (Or Saadi) (Abu-Muhammad Muslih Al-Din Bin Abdallah Shiraz) The Rose Garden Of Shekh Muslihu'd-din Sadi Of Shiraz
London, England Octagon Press Ltd. 1974 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good 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 rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi[ , better known by his pen-name Saadi , also known as Saadi of Shiraz (Saadi Shirazi) , was a major Persian poet and literary of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition, earning him the nickname "Master of Speech" or "The Master" among Persian scholars. He has been quoted in the Western traditions as we." 
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The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country Life, Smith, Albert
6 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)
7 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." 
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The Stanford Year Book 1909, The English Club (edited by)
8 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)
9 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. 
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