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21 Irving, Washington Tales of a Traveller (2 volumes)
New York and London G. P. Putnam Sons 1895 First Edition Thus Decorated Cloth Fine Rackham, Arthur, Allan Barraud 
8vo - over 7. Book. Buckthorned edition, with lovely gilt and green decorated buckram boards and spine. 25 plates, some photogravure, others by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Allan Barraud. Text pages set off with elaborate borders, and stories begin with small text illustration as well. A very small amount of foxing affecting a minimum of pages, an inked inscription on blank page of vol 2, otherwise fine or near fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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22 Irving, Washington The Alhambra (2 volumes)
New York and London G. P. Putnam Sons 1892 First Edition Thus Decorated Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
8vo - over 7. Book. Darro edition, with photogravure plates throughout. Both volumes tight, with lovely green blue gilt Arabic ornamentation to buckram bindings, and also beautiful red and gilt borders to text pages within. Minor soiling along edges; otherwise, tight and clean. Original blue linen DJ has minor shelf wear. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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23 Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker). Illustrated by Parrish, Maxfield Knickerbocker's History of New York: A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty
New York R. H. Russell 1903 Hardcover (Paper pastedown on cover) Very Good 
Folio, 32 by 24 cm. xxxi, [4], 299 pp. Eight Parrish plates. Printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. Spine slightly darkened and its lettering faded. Moderate wear to the cover elsewhere. Hinges repaired. Clean copy within. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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24 Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker). Illustrated by Parrish, Maxfield Knickerbocker's History of New York: A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty
New York R. H. Russell 1900 First edition Hardcover (Paper pastedown on cover) Very Good 
Folio, 32 by 24 cm. xxxi, [4], 299 pp. Eight Parrish plates. Printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. A few speckles of white or color loss on the spine's cloth. Other light wear to the boards. Interior is tight and clean. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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[Fore-Edge Paintings] Knickerbocker's History of New York:  A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty . . ., Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker).  Illustrations by Darley and others
25 Irving, Washington (Diedrich Knickerbocker). Illustrations by Darley and others [Fore-Edge Paintings] Knickerbocker's History of New York: A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty . . .
New York R. H. Russell 1903 Full Morocco Very Good 
Horizontal split fore-edge paintings, one of New York harbor, the other, a Colonial era street scene, 8vo. 22 by 16 cm. 472 pp. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, . . . The Author's Revised Edition. Complete in One Volume, Irving, Washington [pseudonym:  Diedrich Knickerbocker]
26 Irving, Washington [pseudonym: Diedrich Knickerbocker] A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, . . . The Author's Revised Edition. Complete in One Volume
New York G. P. Putnam & Company 1857 Decorated Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 19 by 13.5 cm. 454 pp. This was a volume issued as part of a set but the only indication that there was a set is on the half-title; it functions perfectly well as a standalone volume. Small cloth loss along front joint. Age toning to pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gents. Author's Revised Edition, Irving, Washington.  Illustrated by F. O. C. Darley
27 Irving, Washington. Illustrated by F. O. C. Darley The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gents. Author's Revised Edition
New York G. P. Putnam & Company 1854 Decorated Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 22 by 16 cm. 465 pp. Woodcut illustrations and steel engravings. TEG. Gilt pictorial decoration on cover and ornamentation on spine. Moderate shelfwear to cover. Scattered light to moderate soiling of pages. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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28 Irving, Washington. Illustrated by F. O. C. Darley The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gents. Author's Revised Edition
New York George P. Putnam 1849 Paper mache, mother--of-pearl boards Very Good 
Unusual mother-of-pearl paper mache binding! 8vo. 22 by 16 cm. 465 pp. Woodcut illustrations and steel engravings. TEG. Front cover has a charming romantic centerpiece and the caption below says "Sunnyside", the name of Irving's Tarrytown estate, but we have to say that we do not see in the picture an image that is recognizably Irving's mansion. The rear cover has a gilt and red geometric floral device as a centerpiece. The front paper mache board has considerable craquelature, the rear, less so. Gilt decoration on cloth spine is faded. Joints are fairly heavily rubbed. Flattened creases to the early pages. Age toning throughout. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Bracebridge Hall, Irving, Washington.  Illustrator:  Randolph Caldecott
29 Irving, Washington. Illustrator: Randolph Caldecott Bracebridge Hall
London Macmillan & Co. 1882 Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Fine 
8vo. 19.5 by 13 cm. 284 pp. A lovely copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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30 James, Henry The American Scene
London Chapman and Hall, Ltd. 1907 First Edition Cloth Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. First english edition. Red cloth, scarce remainder binding. vii + 465 pp + 6 pub ad. James' sharp, cranky observations on a visit to U.S., along with a fair amount of his not so becoming prejudices manifest as he bristles at the Melting Pot that New York City had become, awash with East European and Meditteranean immigrants. Binding is solid. Some minor soilage to boards. Spine sunned, and fairly big chip to upper spine tip (1 inch at widest, half inch at tallest). p 210 have area on upper text where some words lost with rubbing/thinning of paper, affecting 8 words on right margin. Overall a good copy. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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31 James, Henry The Golden Bowl(2 volumes)
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1904 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. Cloth with light soilage. Interiors clean. Bindings tight. Ink inscribed owner name on half-title. VG 
Price: 320.00 USD
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32 London, Jack The Mutiny of the Elsinore
New York Macmillan Company 1914 First Edition Cloth Good Plus No Jacket 
8vo - over 7. Book. Lettering and picture of ship on front board clear, but with loss to the blue in particular. Spine lettering nearly completely rubbed out, with only faint impression. Minor soilage to yellow boards otherwise. Pages inside generally clean. Slightest looseness to front hinge, but book otherwise tight. Good or better overall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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33 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with Explanatory Notes, Portrait and Illustrations
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1882 Full Calf Good Plus 
8vo - over 7. Book. xl + 630 pp. Full calf, with bright gilt stamp on front board of school emblem (prize book). Some scuffs on the board, spine has slight dryness, but decoration still bright. Moderate foxing in first few pages and final pages, otherwise, overwhelmingly clean. Moire marbled flypapers bright and attractive. Binding tight. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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34 Lowell, Robert Selected Poems
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1976 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fine Good Jacket 
Book. DJ with chip by spine, upper edge, another tear, crease. Chipping on back upper edge, one small chip on bottom. Pages have some age toning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Where the Blue Begins, Morley, Christopher
35 Morley, Christopher Where the Blue Begins
Philadelphia J. B. Lippiincott Company 1922 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket Jacket Rackham, Arthur 
Book. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. Tight and clean, except blue cloth has some small spots on upper front board and indistinct light film of soilage on upper spine. DJ with two chips on front upper edge, one affecting part of word "Blue in title, and then some minor edgewear on rear upper, tiny rear corner loss, and some light soilage on white of rear. Overall, a very good or better copy in a good DJ, now protected by mylar. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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36 Norris, Frank The Pit: A Story of Chicago
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1903 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. First edition, second printing (since first ed not stated as was in first printing). Classic by Frank Norris, second part of Epic of the Wheat trilogy intended, first part The Octopus. VG. Little sunning to spine and wear to front board corner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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37 Page, Thomas Nelson In Ole Virginia
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1925 First Edition Thus Decorative Cloth Fine Smedley, W.T., Cllinedins, B.W., Reinhart, C.S., Frost, A.B., Howard Pyle, A. Castaigne 
8vo - over 7. Book. Margaret Armstrong binding, and some well-known illustrators of this Virginia classic, with its dollop of dialect. 275 pp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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38 Poe, Edgar Allan Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday & Company 1991 0385074077 / 9780385074070 Hardcover Fine 
Book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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39 Ramsey, Betty Jo The Little Book of Famous Insults
Mount Vernon, NY The Peter Pauper PRess 1964 First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Fritz Kredel 
Book. 8vo - over 7. 58 pp of zingers. Interesting paper pasted on board covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Drifting, Read, T. Buchanan
40 Read, T. Buchanan Drifting
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1881 Decorated cloth Very Good Humphrey, L. B. 
Hand-painted cover, making this an unique copy and fine specimen of cover art. Miniature painting of ships and iceberg? framed and pine and tropical tree above and below, all done on canvas over boards. Otherwise pleasant period verses relating to travel by Sea, with descriptions of Versuvius highlighted, and many woodcut illustrations, representing about half the space. Only printed on recto. 8vo, 7 by 6 inches. Some shelfwear, and slight bowing to boards. Clean inside and tight. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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