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Classic English Literature

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101 Wright, W. Aldis (Editor) Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil with Notes and Glossarial Index
London Macmillan 1913 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Macmillan, 1913. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the first scientist to be knighted, ended his political career in disgrace, but his fame as the founder of empirical philosophy lives on. Quercus will ignore the idea that Bacon was also Shakespeare; did he not already accomplish enough? This is a Near Fine copy of a lovely little reissue; many editions, with added material, since the original publication in 1862. Cloth boards; smooth calf spine and tips; ruled in gilt, with six raised bands on the spine. A delight to hold, and well-worth reading today. Marbled endpapers. Clean text; 388 pages. Previous-owner signature on the front free endpaper; minor rub to the leather tips. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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102 [Dickens, Charles, Harriett Martineau & Others] Carpere et Colligere. The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art. Vol.VII.-New Series. January to April, 1839. Whole Number - Volume XXXV
Philadelphia, New York, Boston & Baltimore E. Littell & Co.; And By C. Carvill & Co.; Otis, Broaders & Co.; N. Hickman 1839 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Philadelphia, New York, Boston & Baltimore: E. Littell & Co.; And By C. Carvill & Co.; Otis, Broaders & Co.; N. Hickman, 1839. This interesting Victorian anthology was published from the 1820s to the 1840s, collecting chapters and snippets from the popular works of the day; most likely they were pirated since international copyrights had not been established. This volume happens to contain portions of the First American Printings of "Oliver Twist" and "Nicholas Nickleby" (recall that Dickens himself wrote and published serially). This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Marbled paper-covered boards with red leather spine and tips; spine labeling in gilt - including the legend "War Department Library," which matches a label on the front paste-down. Clean text; 576 pages (although there is a publisher miscue with the "Life and Writings of Sir William Temple" bound-in twice). All page-ends marbled. Rubbing to the margins; occasional spotting to the text, which is generally bright and supple. An interesting item for the Dickens completist.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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