Old Books

"The Yale Shakespeare" 40 Volume Collection

Item #: H2107
Description: 40 Volume "The Yale Shakespeare" Book Collection.Titles Include: "The Tragedy of Cymbeline", "All's Well That Ends Well", "Much Ado About Nothing", "The Merchant of Venice", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Tragedy of King Richard the Second", "The Tragedy of Hamlet", "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar", "The Tragedy of Macbeth", "Shakespeare's Sonnets", "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Pericles Prince of Tyre", "The Merry Wives of Windsor", "The Comedy of Errors", "The Tempest", "Antony and Cleopatra", "King Lear", "Troilus and Cressida", "Titus Andronicus", "Shakespeare's Poems", "The Winter's Tale", "Othelo", "Coriolanus", "Shakespeare of Stratford", "Measure for Measure", "Richard the Third", "The Taming of the Shrew", "King Henry IV, Part I", "King Henry The Fourth, Part II", "Henry the Fifth", "Henry the Sixth, Part I", Henry the Sixth, Part II", Henry the Sixth, Part III", "Henry the Eighth", "As You Like It", "Love's Labour's Lost", "Twelfth Night", "King John", "Timon of Athens", "Romeo and Juliet".
Materials: Blue cloth boards with embossed collection title and gilt spine titles.
Dimensions: Height: 6-7/8"". Width: 4-5/8".
Locality and Period: London. 1954.
Comments: Published by Yale University Press. Sun fading to spines. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" boards have been repaired.
Price: $100.00

"The Complete Home" by Mrs. Julia McNair Wright

Item #: H2266
Description: Ochre cloth boards with gilt and black decoration and titles on spine. Front and back boards with black and gilt title and decoration. Top, bottom and front edge gilt. Frontispiece engraving "Journey of Life". 584 pages. Color plate "Window Gardening" at page 48.
Materials: Cloth boards with embossed black and gilt title and decoration. Gilt top, bottom & front edge.
Dimensions: Height: 9". Width: 6-1/4".
Locality and Period: Philadelphia. 1879.
Comments: Published by J.C. McCurdy & Co., Philadelphia. Some soiling and wear to boards.
Price: $75.00

"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, Limited Editions Club 1929

Item #: H1726
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt and black decoration and titles on spine. Front and back boards with dark green and red decoration. Top edge gilt, deckle edge pages. Frontispiece engraving of Walt Whitman. 154 pages. Edition signed by the designer and numbered, this copy is number 700.
Materials: Cloth boards with gilt spines. Gilt top edge, deckle edge pages
Dimensions: Height: 11-1/4". Width: 8".
Locality and Period: New York. 1929.
Comments: Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York 1929. Pristine condition. Plain paper dust wrapper (may have originally been issued with slip case).
Price: $250.00

Complete 30 Volume "Dickens's Complete Works" Circa 1900

Item #: H2289
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt decoration and titles on spine. Top edge gilt, deckle edge pages. Each volume having frontispiece illustration.
Materials: Cloth boards with gilt spines. Gilt top edge, deckle edge pages
Dimensions: Height: 8-3/8". Width: 5-3/4".
Locality and Period: New York. Undated circa 1900.
Comments: Published by Harper & Brothers. Nice complete set of Dickens's works including all his most popular titles. Includes the often missing 2 volume "Christmas Stories" and "Christmas Books". Some light soiling and staining to some boards. 
Price: $125.00 Set

"Poetical Works of Thomas Moore" (With The Life of the Author) 1879

Item #: H2088
Description: Black tooled and embossed leather boards with embossed and gilt front cover and spine. Tooled and embossed back cover. Three edge gilt pages. 552 pages with numerous illustrations.
Materials: Tooled and embossed leather boards. Gilt cover decoration and spine. Gilt page edges.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/2".
Locality and Period: New York. 1879.
Comments: Published by P.F. Collier. Beautifully bound volume in excellent condition.
Price: $75.00

1892 "Works of J. Fenimore Cooper" 10 Volume Complete Set
Item #:
H2260
Description: Green cloth boards with embossed gilt decorations and titles. Includes: Volume I: "The Deerslayer", "The Pathfinder", "The Pioneers" Volume II: "The Last of the Mohicans", "The Prairie", "The Spy" Volume III: "The Pilot", "The Red Rover", "The Two Admirals" Volume IV: "The Sea Lions", "Afloat and Ashore", "The Water Witch", Volume V: "The Crater", "Miles Wallingford", "Homeward Bound", Volume VI: "Home As Found", "The Chainbearers", "The Redskins" Volume VII: "Wyandotte", "The Monikins", "Jack Tier" Volume VIII: "Oak Openings", "Satanstoe", "Mercedes of Castile", Volume IX: "The Ways of the Hour", "Wing and Wing", "The Wept of the Wish-Ton-Wish", "Precaution" Volume X: "The Headsman", "Lionel Lincoln", "The Bravo", "Heidenmauer". Illustrated with wood engravings.

Materials: Cloth boards.
Dimensions: Height: 10-1/2". Width: 7-1/4".
Locality and Period: Peter Fenelon Collier, New York. c.1892.
Comments: Nice complete set with all major Cooper's works.
Price: $145.00 10 Volume Set

Milton's "Paradise Lost" Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Item #:
F0445
Description: Beautifully illustrated volume of Milton's "Paradise Lost" with dozens of hauntingly dramatic illustrations by Gustave Dore (French 1832-1883).
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-5/8".
Locality and Period: Cassell Publishing Company, New York. c.1880.
Comments: 311 pages,
Price: $200.00


12 Volume "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia" Set
Item #:
H2035
Description: 12 volume set including 2 volume dictionary and 10 volume encyclopedia. Leather spines and corners. Encyclopedia volume X includes dozens of full color maps.
Materials: Leather and cloth bindings.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-1/2".
Locality and Period: The Century Co. New York. c.1895-1910.
Comments: Complete, beautiful large set that will grace your library shelves.
Price: $295.00


Item#: H1157
Title: Pilgims of the Plains, A Romance of the Santa Fe Trail
Author: Kate A. Aplington
Publisher: F.G. Browne & Co.
Date: 1913
Comments: First edition. Green cloth boards with gilt title. 400 pages. 5-1/2" X 7-1/2".
Price: $40.00


Item#: H1635
Title:
Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, The
Author:
Alfred Tennyson
Publisher:
Pott, Young & Co.
Date:
1879
Comments:
Brick red embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 7-3/8"" X 5-3/8". 3 edges gilt. 411 pages. Complete edition with twenty-four illustrations. Minor edge and corner wear.
Price:
$49.00


Item#: H1797 
Title:
Family Altar
Author:
Rev. Edward Rutledge
Publisher:
A.H. Maltby, New-Haven.
Date:
1828
Comments:
Prayers for family worship, for the sick and the mourner; with practical reflections on the New Testament. Leather bound. 300 pages. 7-1/4 X 4-3/4".
Price:
$49.00


Item#: H1027
Title: "Cat's Cradle" Signed Collector's Edition
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Easton Press
Date: 2000
Comments: Leather-bound signed collector's edition with certificate of authenticity. 9" X 6" tooled leather boards. 287 pages. All edges gilt. Kurt Vonnegut was born November 11th, 1922 in Indianapolis Indiana. Vonnegut was best known for the novels Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut died in New York City on April 11, 2007.
Price: $395.00


Item#: F0396
Title: 
Home Fairies and Heart Flowers
Author:
Frank French & Margaret E. Sangster
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1887
Comments:
Twenty studies of children's heads with floral embellishments. Accompanied by poems by Margaret E. Sangster. Folio sized book, 93 pages.
Price:
$175.00


Item#: H1640
Title: Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Date: 1885
Comments: Green embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black, red and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 10" X 6-3/4". 3 edges gilt. 348 pages with "Numerous Illustrations". Minor edge and corner wear.
Price: $59.00


Item#: H1639
Title: Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Date: 1887
Comments: Brown embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 10" X 6-3/4". 3 edges gilt. 344 pages with "Numerous Illustrations". Minor edge and corner wear and mild page foxing. 
Price: $49.00


Item#: F0280 
Title: German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1550-1600
Author: Walter L. Strauss
Publisher: Abaris Books, Inc.
Date: 1975
Comments: Three volume set. A pictoral catalogue. Beige cloth boards with black decoration and lettering. 1,429 total pages. 12-1/4" X 9-1/2" 
Price: $200.00


Item#: H1797 
Title: Family Altar
Author: Rev. Edward Rutledge
Publisher: A.H. Maltby, New-Haven.
Date: 1828
Comments: Prayers for family worship, for the sick and the mourner; with practical reflections on the New Testament. Leather bound. 300 pages. 7-1/4 X 4-3/4".
Price: $49.00


Item#: H1647
Title: Ethics Of The Dust
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Henry Altemus
Date: 1895.
Comments: Burnt Orange cloth boards with multi-colored and silver decorated cover. Silver embossed title on spine. 249 pages. 6" X 4-1/4".
Price: $89.00


Item#: H1558
Title: City Legends
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1890
Comments: Beveled red cloth boards with black, mauve and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine. Illustrated. 170 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00


Item#: H1557
Title: City Ballads
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1885
Comments: Beveled light blue/grey boards with black and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine.Illustrated. 180 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00