Lit 19th Century & Before

Lit 19th Century & Before


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

    By Giambattista Bodoni

    Our Price: $150.00
    • 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.
  • 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:
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112276435
    • Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
    • Published: 1885
    8vo. 1st edition. Mixed state. BAL 3415. Edgewear to boards, with a few small tears to cloth covers showing board underneath. Minor horizontal creasing to front cover, some rubbing to joints. F.f.e.p. removed. Slight pencil markings to endpapers. Light staining to margins of first and last few leaves, occasional soiling to leaves throughout. Good.
  • 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.
  • Alexandre Dumas Illustre

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Our Price: $750.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112249958
    • Publisher: A. Le Vasseur Et Cie, Editeurs
    25 Volumes. 4to. Vintage. Quarter leather and blindstamped pictorial portrait to pebbled cloth over board. Text in French. Some rubbing to spine ends and joints; a few short splits to backstrips, bindings intact. Chipping to head of spine of volume 15 only. Wear to fore-corners of some boards, negligible scuffing to edges. Leaves darkened, occasional small stain. VG. THE SET:
  • Allan Quatermain

    By H. Rider Haggard

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112222128
    • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
    • Published: 1887
    8vo. 1st trade edition. Recased and rebacked with much of original spine cloth laid-down. New front free endpaper and rear blank. Cloth somewhat faded, soiled, and edgeworn. Toning to leaves. Good.
  • The American Common-Place Book of Prose

    By [] George Cheever

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111814737
    • Publisher: S.G. Goodrich
    • Published: 1828
    8vo. 1st edition. In original boards. Rebacked, retaining original title label, with new endpapers. Mild foxing throughout. Some edgewear to leaves, most heavily affecting title page. Corners of boards worn. VG.
  • The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

    By Reverand Edward Forster

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112219265
    • Publisher: Henry Washbourne
    • Published: 1847
    8vo. Boards crudely but functionally rehinged. Chips, short tears to spine ends; wear to edges of boards; moreso to joints. Darkening to leaves. Good.
  • Artemus Ward : His Book [Together with] Artemus Ward : His Travels

    By Artemus Ward

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111895064
    • Publisher: Carleton
    • Published: 1862
    2 volumes. 8vo. Later edition. Minimal yellowing of leaves. Wear to boards at corners and edges. Spine faded and wear at head and tail of both volumes. VG.
  • The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

    By Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499946888
    • Publisher: GRYPHON EDITIONS
    (New York). (1993). 8vo. Facsimile ed. Full leather. A.e.g. NF.
  • The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table [together with] The Professor at the Breakfast-Table [together with] The Poet at the Breakfast-Table

    By Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Our Price: $225.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110641112
    • Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
    • Published: 1911 / 1911 / 1913
    3 volumes. 8vo. Later printings of Brock edition. Publisher's 1/2 calf over boards, with bookseller's (binder's) ticket of B.H. Blackwell, Oxford, to front paste-downs. T.e.g. Minor edgewear and rubbing to extremities of leather, with a few, small stains and scuffs to spines. Light scratching to boards. Offsetting to margins of endpapers and to cover sheets of frontispieces. VG. THE SET:
  • Fragment. 5.5 cm x 9.7 cm. Autograph note signed (ANS) addressed 'My Dear Cole', mounted and framed next to engraving titled 'Mr. Thackeray Lecturing at Edinburgh'. Some foxing to mount and darkening to engraving. VG.
  • Folio. Bound volume containing some 1,200 signatures, including signatures from the royal family and their spouses such as Victoria, German Empress and Queen of Prussia, Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Prince Alfred, Duke of Edingburgh, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, Victoria Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary), Francis, Duke of Teck, Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, and Prince George, Duke of Cambridge. Ref.: Swann, Autographs, March 9, 1989, lot 190, miscatalogued as Princess Beatrice's Guest Book. Plain blue cloth, all edges gilt with mild soiling and wear to boards including a 3' dampstain to the top of the front joint. Light scratching on the rear board as well as some fraying to the extremities. Slight wear and chipping to the edges of textured white endpapers. Repair to the bottom portion of the final written leaf. VG.
  • Autour De La Lune

    By Jules Verne

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112240245
    • Publisher: Chez Michel De L'Ormeraie
    (Chez Michel De L'Ormeraie). (Paris). Small 4to. A.e.g. Text in French. NF.
  • The Barsetshire Novels of Anthony Trollope

    By Anthony Trollope

    Our Price: $250.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111946575
    • Publisher: Shakespeare Head Press
    • Published: 1929
    14 volumes. 8vo. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, One of 525 copies. In quarter cloth with leather spine labels. Spines lightly rubbed. Some scuffing to labels, with loss to that of vol 1. THE SET: