Lit 19th Century & Before

Lit 19th Century & Before

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  • The 'Cimelio' of Bodoni : The Work and its Printer in Essays / Cimelio Tipografico-Pittorico Facsimile

    By Giambattista Bodoni

    Our Price: $225.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111721103
    • Publisher: Edizioni Valdonega / David R. Godine
    • Published: 1991
    2 volumes. (1991). Folio. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, one of 400 copies. All edges gilt on facsimile volume. Mild scuffing to board extremities. Light scuffing and fading to slipcase, with a touch of soiling to edges. NF in VG slpicase.
  • 1572: A Chronicle of the Times of Charles the Ninth

    By Prosper Merimee

    Our Price: $250.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110962491
    • Publisher: G. & C. & H. Carvill
    • Published: 1830
    8vo. Extra-illustrated, with 8 engraved plates after Toudouze. With 1 pp ALs from Merimee on 'Ministere de l'Interieux' stationery. Full crushed morocco, covers re-hinged. Minor foxing throughout. VG.
  • 1851 : Or, the Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family, Who Came up to London to 'Enjoy Themselves,' and to See the Great Exhibition

    By Henry Mayhew

    Our Price: $275.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111443623
    • Publisher: Davbid Bogue
    • Published: 1851
    [1851]. 8vo. 1st edition. With 10 engravings (9 folding). Full red polished calf. T.e.g. Bumping to extremities of lightly edgeworn boards, lightly rubbed at joints. Slight foxing throughout. Book clean and tightly bound. Illustrations all present and clean. VG.
  • Across the Plains with Other Memories and Essays

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111252768
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Published: 1892
    8vo. 1st edition. Rubbing to boards and spine. Bumped corners with slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. Hinges starting at both front and rear. Foxing to f.f.e.p with remnants of contemporary subscription library slip affixed to front pastedown. VG/--.
  • Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

    By Alain-Rene Lesage

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499954876
    • Publisher: J. OSBORN
    4 volumes. 12mo. 1st ed of Smollett translation. With 33 engravings plus frontis. Full calf with gilt tooling on spine and gilt borders. P.o. blindstamp to covers. P.o. medallion to front pastedown of each volume, resulting offsetting to f.f.e.p. Some rubbing to extremties, a few scuffs to boards. Shaving just touching text at top edge of a few engravings. VG. THE SET:
  • The Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111108348
    • Publisher: Pascal Covici, Publisher, Inc.
    • Published: 1928
    8vo. LIMITED EDITION, one of 375 copies, this one marked 'Review Copy.' Crack along front hinge. Toning to edges of text block. Some soiling to cloth spine. Several small stains to front and rear boards, with bumping and chipping to edges. VG.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $8,500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111563482
    • Publisher: Chatto and Windus
    • Published: 1876
    8vo. 1st edition, preceding the American edition. Original cloth, rebacked, retaining the original spine and original endpapers. Tight copy, bright. Missing upper, and lower 1/2' of spine cloth, losing the bottom half of 'Chatto' and shaving 'Windus'. Gilt lettering rubbed as it nears the joints on spine titling. Large tear to leaf at p. 103-4, repaired neatly. VG.
  • The Afghan Knife

    By Robert Armitage Sterndale

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111902557
    • Publisher: Brentano's
    • Published: 1899
    8vo. Early American one-volume edition. Spine and boards darkened and stained. Slight wear to corners. Leaves roughly cut with small tears and chips. Previous bookseller's stamp on f.p.d. VG.
  • Aftermath

    By Henry Longfellow

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299537002
    • Publisher: JAMES R. OSGOOD AND CO
    8vo. 1st edition. BAL 12164. Some bumping and tearing to spine ends. Minor shelfwear to boards. Starting down rear hinge. Mild toning to leaves and edges of textblock. VG.
  • Agnes of Sorrento

    By Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111450348
    • Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
    • Published: 1862
    8vo. Quarter black calf over heavily rubbed marbled boards. Bumping to extremities. Chipping and cracking to spine title label. Minor foxing to prelims. VG.
  • Ailes D'Or: Poesies Nouvelles 1878-1880

    By Armand Silvestre

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299467576
    • Publisher: G. CHARPENTIER
    Slim 8vo. LIMITED ED. One of 10 copies on china paper. French text. T.e.g. Full leather. Mild foxing throughout. Bookplate. Some fading along spine with light wear and a few stains to covers. Very good.
  • All The Talents; A Satirical Poem, In Four Dialogues. To Which is Added, A Pastoral Epilogue

    By Eaton Stannard Barrett

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111816908
    • Publisher: John Joseph Stockdale
    • Published: 1808
    8vo. Later edition. Light overall wear to covers and spine, with gentle bumping to corners. Previous owner's bookplate and binder's ticket to front pastedown. Occasional foxing and soiling to leaves. VG.
  • Along the Way

    By Mary Mapes Dodge

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111892162
    • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
    • Published: 1879
    8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Dodge on front flyleaf (with small additional inscription by previous owner below). Light wear to corners and spine ends. Some tearing to edges of endpapers; minor wear to rear hinge. VG.
  • The American Claimant

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111761499
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Published: 1892
    8vo. 1st English edition. Lean to lightly toned spine. Foxing to edges of textblock and endpapers. Front and rear hinge just starting. VG.
  • The American Claimant

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111887328
    • Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co.
    • Published: 1892
    8vo. 1st edition. Bal 3434. Cloth worn, particularly at ends of toned spine. Several instances of staining. Rear hinge broken and front hinge starting; binding tender at spots. Some toning to leaves, with light foxing affecting first and last few pages. Contemporary gift inscription in ink to front flyleaf. Good.

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