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21 Bellamy, Edward LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887
Chicago: Packard and Company, [undated]. Reprint. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in green cloth with gilt stamping against lighter green spine blocks, pale green upper-page-edge tint; no dust jacket. 
"A magically preserved survivor of the 19th century converses with dwellers in the communistic utopias of the Year 2000."--Tuck. In Packard's nifty University Classic series. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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22 Butler, Samuel EREWHON, or Over The Range
London: A.C. Fifield, 1913. Eighth impression of the tenth edition, new and revised. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth with titles embossed in black; no dust jacket. 
A handsome copy of this utopian novel that satirizes various aspects of Victorian society and the British Empire at the time. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 Caine, Hall THE SHADOW OF A CRIME
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., [circa 1900]. Vintage reprint in dust jacket. Hardcover. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription to the front endpaper, else fine in dark brick-red cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles, top edge gilt; in a worn, plain printed light green dust jacket with a piece missing at the spine and upper rear panel. 
Caine's first novel THE SHADOW OF A CRIME was published by Chatto & Windus in 1885. It "launched Caine on a career as a romantic novelist of huge popularity which was to span forty years and produce fifteen novels".--Vivien Allen. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Collins, Wilkie SHORT STORIES OF WILKIE COLLINS
Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Story Classics, 1950. B000EEQ4LG First edition thus: #1409 of three thousand hand-numbered copies issued. Hardcover. A nearly fine example, in heavy natural cloth with reversed lettering against a black spine block, and black illustration to front cover; lacking slipcase. 
Collects "A Terribly Strange Bed"; "The Caldron of Oil"; "The Fatal Cradle"; "Mr. Captain and the Nymph"; "'Blow Up with the Brig!"' With the splendid wood-engravings of Fritz Eichenberg. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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25 Crawford, F. Marion FAIR MARGARET: A Portrait
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. Early printing. Six black-and-white illustrations (including frontispiece) reproduced on coated stock inserts, artwork by Horace T. Carpenter. Discreet bookplate to front pastedown, mild spotting to top page edges, faint foxing to preliminaries, else a fresh, bright, fine copy; in leaf-green pictorial linen, with yellow, gilt and forest green lettering and decoration; binding by R.K. Richardson. 
Novel of an aspiring opera singer; Crawford continued the story in a sequel two years later, THE PRIMADONNA, and a further installment, A DIVA'S RUBY (1908), the following year. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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26 Dana, Richard Henry TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST
New York: Buccaneer Books, Inc., (1984). 0899664261 / 9780899664262 Lantern Bay Edition. Soiling to page edges, thus near fine, in green cloth with gilt spine titling; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"A riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century." Dana's evergreen in a handy, no-frills reprint from Buccanneer. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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27 Dickens, Charles THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
Oxford/New York/Toronto/Melbourne: Oxford University Press, (1987). 0192545167 / 9780192545169 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in brown, pebbled boards with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The Oxford Illustrated Dickens series contains the original first edition illustrations. Included here are the main theories for solving Dickens' mystery. Introduction by S.C. Roberts. 278 pages; 14 illustrations by Luke Fildes and Charles Collins. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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28 Dobsinsky, Pavol; Edited and translated by David L. Cooper TRADITIONAL SLOVAK FOLKTALES
Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, (2001). 0765607182 / 9780765607188 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue cloth with black embossed titles; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 297 pages; appendix, map, photographic portrait, and bibliography. 
Pavol Dobsinky was an Evangelical priest and the most important Slovak writer of the nineteenth century--renowned as a poet, pastor, teacher, translator and editor. A representative selection of 50 Slovak oral traditions collected by Dobsinsky. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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29 Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins THE REVOLT OF "MOTHER"
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1993). 0886824958 / 9780886824952 First edition thus, first printing. A Creative Short Story. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Mark Steele. 
After 40 years of living in a cramped farmhouse, a woman reacts to the new barn her husband has built by moving into it. In CE's superb, eclectic series, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and original, appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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30 Gallagher, Bernice E. ILLINOIS WOMEN NOVELISTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: An Analysis and Annotated Bibliography
Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1994). 0252020650 / 9780252020650 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in lilac cloth with gilt lettering against a blue panel; no dust jacket, as issued. 206 pages, including notes. 
Studies a select group of novels written by Illinois women, published between 1854 and 1893, and exhibited in the American section of the Woman's Building Library at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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31 Gobineau, Arthur de "MADEMOISELLE IRNOIS" And Other Stories
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1988). 0520059468 / 9780520059467 First edition, first printing. Translated and edited by Annette Smith and David Smith. Hardcover. Dots of foxing to upper page edges, thus near fine, in full green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the translators to the title-page. 
Collection of five of Gobineau's best short stories; the author of ESSAY ON THE INEQUALITY OF THE HUMAN RACES has been variously called "the most underrated prose writer of the 19th century" (Max Jacob) and the prophet of the master race. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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32 Grillparzer, Franz SAPPHO: A Tragedy in Five Acts
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1876. First U.S. edition thus. In the translation with prefaces by Ellen Frothingham. Former owner's discreet stamp and 1877-dated signature to flyleaf. Hardcover. Small area of abrasion (sticker removal) to front pastedown, offsetting to first page of text and copyright page (from a clipping that had been laid in), else a bright, near fine copy in green cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. 
Second play by the important Austrian author and his first in what would become his verse form of choice, iambic pentameter. His works are notable for their "vigorous gestural language--the ideal of 'word and image working together."'--W.E. Yates. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 Hawthorne, Nathaniel DR. HEIDEGGER'S EXPERIMENT
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1991). 0886824656 / 9780886824655 First edition thus. A Creative Short Story. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Etienne Delessert. 
Dr. Heidegger experiments with four of his friends by giving them water supposedly from the Fountain of Youth. In CE's superb series of stories, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography, appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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34 Hawthorne, Nathaniel OUR OLD HOME: A Series of English Sketches
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863. First edition, second state lacking the advertisement on page 399. Hardcover. Covers lightly worn and nicked at the spine ends (with some minor restoration), corner tips worn and lightly bumped, slight indentations to the shelf edges, mild fading and occasional spotting to the cloth, else very good, internally quite clean. 
Original brown cloth decorated and ruled in the blind, spine titles gilt (tarnished), brown-coated endpapers. Issued simultaneously with the London edition. First state text with the uncorrected "myterious", line 23, on page 145. Blanck 7626. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Hepworth, George H. THE QUEEREST MAN ALIVE And Other Stories
New York: R.F. Fenno & Company, (1897). First edition. Hardcover. Very good only: spine slant, staining to borders of front cover, owner's discreet name to endsheet and verso of contents page; bound in grey cloth with elaborate teal, gilt and flame cover illustration of a fantastical beast in a circle of flames. 
Collection of supernatural tales charmingly related in a wry, urbane style by the minister and New York Herald editor, author of a fantasy novel of reincarnation with the unusual title--!!!. Both the collection and the novel are listed in Bleiler. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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36 Holmes, Oliver Wendell POEMS
Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1836. First edition, first issue. BAL 8729. Boston imprint only on title-page. In a custom contemporary half morocco binding by Stikeman and Company. Hardcover. Very good plus: fading to spine, wear and abrasion at the extremities. Faint scattered foxing and soiling within. Green morocco over marbled boards with gilt rules, marbled endsheets, spine lettering, raised bands, gilt top edge. 
Though Holmes had earlier published broadsides, chapbooks and made anthology appearances, this is his first book. This example is extra-illustrated: a tipped-in, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the poet has been bound in. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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37 Jacobs, W.W. MANY CARGOES
London: Methuen & Co., 1900. Twenty-fourth edition: so stated on title-page. Hardcover. Very good: with overall light wear, mild soiling, bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting to rear endsheet; in orange binding with black illustrative devices and lettering to front; black artwork and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
First collection of stories from the popular British author who, in his time, was best known for his comic tales of the sea and seamen, but is best remembered these days as the author of the macabre tale (not included here) "The Monkey's Paw." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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38 James, Henry, Jr. CONFIDENCE
Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1880. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good only: light soiling, wear, mild spine slant, faint staining to covers, a bit shaken; with numeral in white ink to spine, and Meriden Center Lodge bookplate to pastedown; no dust jacket. 
James's fifth novel, substantially revised from its first appearance serially in Scribner's Monthly (from August 1879 through January 1880), and with crucial differences from the first U.K. edition issued by Chatto & Windus in 1879. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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39 Kipling, Rudyard ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First U.S. edition, first printing. Eight illustrations printed in black-and-white on coated stock inserts, including frontispiece. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to front endsheets, very mild wear at spine crown, very faint flecking here and there to covers; in green cloth with gilt lettering and black, debossed viking ship vignette to front and to spine, top-edge gilt; no dust jacket. 
Collection of stories and poems; nearly every story and two of the poems vary slightly from the English edition. Artists: Clara Elsene Williams, George Gibbs, F.X. Leyendecker, G. Wright, F.C. Yohn, C.B. Falls and F. Walter Taylor. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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40 Kipling, Rudyard CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
Pleasantville, N.Y.:/Montreal: Reader's Digest Association, Inc., (1994). 0895776014 / 9780895776013 First edition thus. Afterword by James Hynes. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in decorated sea-foam green cloth backed with gilt-lettered pale jade leatherette; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Handsome, readable, sturdy and sharply produced reissue of the Kipling evergreen in The World's Best Reading series; with the splendid illustrations by Isaac Walton Taber created for the first edition published in 1897. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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