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THE OPEN DOOR.  THE PORTRAIT.  TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN., (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.)
1 (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.) THE OPEN DOOR. THE PORTRAIT. TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1885 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and crown & cross decoration on front board, all edges red. Each story has its own half title page. Two Victorian tales of the supernatural. The pages and endpapers are evenly tanned and the title page is present, though completely detatched, leaving a thin strip of the margin attached to the rear of the front free endpaper (see photograph). Previous owner's name, place and date (1895) in ink on free front endpaper; wear and fraying at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; light rub marks on front board; two small areas of air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
2 Blackmore, R.D. Introduced by John Sutherland. LORNA DOONE: A ROMANCE OF EXMOOR.
London Folio Society 2000 Hard Cover Fine David Rooney. 
552 pp, 9 7/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt & black wraparound design by David Rooney. Dark blue endpapers and slipcase, b&w illustrations. "The text of this edition follows that of the twenieth edition (revised by Blackmore in 1883), with minor emendations." Fine book in Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMANY RYE., Borrow, George.
3 Borrow, George. THE ROMANY RYE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - A.E. Jackson. 
498 pp + publisher's catalogue, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A fictionalized account of the author's travels on the open roads of mid-19th century Victorian Britain and the colourful characters who lived the vagabond life at that time. Previous owner's name, place and date (1930) in ink on rear of frontispiece; small newspaper clipping of poem tipped-in on free front endpaper; minor to light edge/corner wear; small light curl to top corner of pages; soft crease down half-title page. Slipcase has light edge fading, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOHN O'HARA:  A CHECKLIST.  WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA., Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler.  (John O'Hara.)
4 Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler. (John O'Hara.) JOHN O'HARA: A CHECKLIST. WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA.
New York Random House 1972 0394469917 / 9780394469911 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "From the publication of 'Appointment in Samarra' (1934), John O'Hara enjoyed popular acclaim as a novelist and then as a short-story writer, but the close study of his work in literature courses is yet to come. This checklist will facilitate the efforts of scholars and students to make a more serious assessment of his impact on American writing. Not only does Matthew J. Bruccoli list all the books, stories, and articles by O'Hara published in the English language; he also includes public statements, printed letters, and interviews. Detailed bibliographical descriptions of first printings of books are provided, with facsimiles of all first-printing title pages." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on recto of free front endpaper, one or two few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
5 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1982. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 887601081 B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his n o v e l s , still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a t hr ea d sp un of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his p ubl ic, ho wev er , a nd to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait o f a man whos e fa me rest s - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extr aord inary care er. " Ti ny s oiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.
6 Dickens, Charles. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.A.Dixon. 
576 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** The story of the orphan, Pip, his encounters with the eccentric Miss Havisham and her ward, the cold-hearted Estella and the unravelling of his 'great expectations'. Very small area of sticker residue at bottom of front free endpaper, faint scuff at bottom of front cover, small ink stain at top edge of front cover at hinge area, previous owner's name in ink at top of title page and at top of first page of text, light toning in margins of pages, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT., Dickens, Charles.
7 Dickens, Charles. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ A.H. Buckland. 
808 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edges gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Falling out with his cantankerous grandfather, Martin Chuzzlewit attempts to make his way in the world by apprenticing himself to the scheming architect, Seth Pecksniff. Dimissed by Pecksniff at his grandfather's insistence, he embarks for America with the congenitally cheerful Mark Tapley, who is desperate to find an environment that he feels will test his congenial nature. After a series of unpleasant adventures, Martin and Mark return to England, Martin is reconciled with his grandfather, scoundrels are exposed and faithful love is rewarded. Light to moderate browning to pages - mainly at margins, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, light fading to spine colour, tiny split at top of hinges a few small faint scuff marks on spine and covers. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY., Dickens, Charles.
8 Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
846 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When his father dies penniless, Nicholas Nickleby must becomes the support of his mother and sister. His avaricious uncle, Ralph, arranges for his employment by Wackford Squeers, headmaster of a boarding school in Yorkshire for unwanted boys. Horrified by the treatment of the children there, Nicholas flees and one of the boys, Smike, begs to go with him. After a period as actors in Vincent Crummles' theatre in Portsmouth, they return to London and meet the charitable brothers Cheeryble who assist them. Romance and tragedy follow as Nicholas meets the love of his life and Smike dies of consumption, after which it is revealed that he was, in fact, Ralph Nickleby's son. Sunday School presentation inscription in elegant calligraphy dated 1931 on rear of frontispiece, crease rear pastedown, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wear at corners and bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REPRINTED PIECES.  (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.), Dickens, Charles.
9 Dickens, Charles. REPRINTED PIECES. (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.H. Buckland. 
406 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Contents: The Long Voyage; The Begging-Letter Writer; A Child's Dream of a Star; Our English Watering-Place; Our French Watering-Place; Bill-Sticking; "Births. Mrs. Meek, of a Son"; Lying Awake; The Poor Relation's Story; The Child's Story; The Schoolboy's Story; Nobody's Story; The Ghost of Art; Out of Town; Out of the Season; A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent; The Noble Savage; A Flight; The Detective Police; Three "Detective" Anecdotes; On Duty with Inspector Field; Down with the Tide; A Walk in a Workhouse; Prince Bull. A Fairy Tale; A Plated Article; Our Honourable Friend; Our School; Our Vestry; Our Bore; A Monument of French Folly; A Christmas Tree. Previous owner's name and Christmas date (1931) in ink on one preliminary page, very small corner crease on two preliminary pages, light edge wear - a bit more at corners of covers, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SKETCHES BY BOZ., Dickens, Charles.
10 Dickens, Charles. SKETCHES BY BOZ.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - T.H. Robinson. 
558 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A collection of 56 short pieces originally published in newspapers and periodicals concerning London life and including Dickens' first published fiction. The sketches are gathered under four headings: Our Parish; Scenes; Characters; and Tales and include: The Election for Beadle; Scotland Yard; Seven Dials; Hackney-Coach Stands; Greenwich Fair; Vauxhall Gardens by Day; Omnibuses; Public Dinners; Gin-Shops; The Pawnbroker's Shop; Criminal Courts; A Visit to Newgate; A Christmas Dinner; The Dancing Academy; Shabby-Genteel People; The Boarding-House; The Tuggses at Ramsgate; The Black Veil; The Bloomsbury Christening; The Drunkard's Death, etc. Scattered tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages and a few of the last pages, light browning and tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, a few faint rub marks on top edge gilt. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP., Dickens, Charles.
11 Dickens, Charles. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
696 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Wishing to provide for his beloved granddaughter's future beyond the takings of their 'curiosity shop', Little Nell's grandfather takes to gambling and, through borrowing from the moneylender Daniel Quilp, loses everything they own. As beggars, they head to the Midlands and encounter many adventures, but the grandfather has lost his grip on reality and the strain of looking after them is too much for Nell. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on on side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
13 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
14 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS BOOKS.  (CONTAINS:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE and THE HAUNTED MAN.), Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.N. Brereton and "Dickens:  A Survey" by G.K. Chesterton.
15 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.N. Brereton and "Dickens: A Survey" by G.K. Chesterton. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. (CONTAINS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE and THE HAUNTED MAN.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
494 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A collection of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas stories, including: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; and The Haunted Man. Tiny fore-edge tear/crease (archivally taped) as well as a few soft wrinkles on page V, tiny tear/crease on fore-edge of rear pastedown, one page with small corner crease and a few others with a tiny corner crease, minor corner wear on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Hilary Mantel. A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
363 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - ". Book is Fine. Slipcase - the maroon paper has been reglued on one inside side edge causing some slight glue/color offset on the inside of the panel, the paper is not wrapped around at equal lengths on the inside of the side panels relative to the top and bottom panels very small shallow bump on one rear edge, small white mark on one bottom edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
17 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Iain Sinclair. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine Marcus Stone. 
927 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has a very minor bump at bottom of front hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, small bump at one front bottom corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
18 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT).
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
871 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has light wear on front edges - mainly near corners, small slight bump at top/bottom of front edges, small tear at one corner, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
19 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
20 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Simon Callow. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz". 
835 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Tiny faint soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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