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21 Heine, Heinrich Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine
New York Hurst & Company, Publishers 1890 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Hurst & Company, Publishers, 1890. Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a noted German lyric poet, with many of his works set to music. Although he was Jewish, he was educated by the Jesuits; his work had a revival of popularity in the mid-20th Century. This is a popular late Victorian edition, in a lovely decorative binding. Tan cloth, stamped in brown, black, and gilt. Clean text; xxiv, 224 pages. All edges are gilt. Interestingly, the translation is by the Jewish poet and Zionist Emma Lazarus (1849-1887). Includes a Biographical Sketch and frontis portrait. There is no publication date, but per WorldCat, Quercus accepts 1890 as most probablr. Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine. Beveled edges are lightly bumped and there is a hint of rub to the crown of the spine. . Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 Hoare, Edward Newenham, M.A. English Roots: And the Derivation of Words from the Anglo-Saxon. Two Lectures Enlarged: With a Supplement
Dublin & London Hodges, Smith, and Co. & Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1863 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Hodges, Smith, and Co. & Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1863. Edward Hoare (1802-1877) was the Anglican dean of Waterford; this work of philology appears to be his only publication. Uncommon to rare. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the "Third Edition, carefully revised." The author is clear in the Preface to the Third Edition that it is not a reprint, due to the additions he has made. Red cloth binding, heavilly stamped for decoration; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 223 pages, includes an index to words. Previous-owner stamp on front paste-down and title page; Dublin bookshop stamp on front paste-down. There are some stains on the covers; the spine is now faded to brown (gilt lettering is still visisble). Both hinges have cracked, but are holding; an excellent candidate for some minor repair. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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23 Ingelow, Jean Off the Skelligs. A Novel
Boston Roberts Brothers 1888 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. Ingelow (1820-1897) was more known as an extremely popular poet than a novelist. "Skelligs" is set off the Irish Coast, and aAlthough it has good moments a 19th-Century reviewer admitted that "the story drags fearfully." This is a Very Good Plus copy of a later printing of the "Author's Edition." Tan decorative binding with bright gilt lettering. Clean text; 666 pages with a page of adverts by the publisher offering her other writings. Inked "compliments" and evidence of a label (or pocket) removal on the endpapers - no markings to indicate library usage, however. Although widely held institutionally, rather uncommon in decent condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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24 Jackson, Helen (H.H.) Glimpses of Three Coasts
Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886. Helen Hust Jackson (1830-1885) was an effective activist for America's indigenous native people; most famous today for "Ramona,"probably her most enduring work. This book of essays might be clasified as a travel book, but the first section, on California and Oregon, contains perhaps the most important essay in the book: "The Present Conditions of the Mission Indians in Southern California," a subject dear to Jackson's heart. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition.Golden tan cloth binding with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Clean text; 418 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Mildly bumped, with a slight lean, and some faint staining. A solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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25 James, William Pragmatism. A New Way for Some Old Ways of Thinking. Together with Four Essays Selected from The Meaning of Truth
New York, London, Toronto Longmans, Green and Co. 1946 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York, London, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1946. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second printing of the "Combined Edition" of his major works. Dark green cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; iv, 426 pages, indexed. Extrememly light rubbing to the corners and mild shelfwear, else a Fine copy. Lacking a dustwrapper.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 Lecky, William Edward Hartpole The Map of Life. Conduct and Character
London, New York & Bombay Longmans, Green and Co. 1899 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899. In this late work by the famed Irish historian (1838-1903) he treats the ethical problems of ordinary life from a rationalistic perspective. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Impression of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled, with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; xv, 328 pages, with the bonus of a 32-page publisher's catalogue in the rear. Previous-owned signatures (1899) on the FFEP. Mild bumps, top is dusty. No dustwrapper.. Second Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
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27 Marryatt, Captain (Frederick) The King's Own
Hartford Silas Andrus and Son 1846 Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
Hartford: Silas Andrus and Son, 1846. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848), of the Royal Navy, became a popular novelist of (what else?) sea stories, the progenitor of Conrad, O'Brien, and Forester. Although often reprinted, his period works are scarce today. "The King's Own" was his second novel, originally published in 1830. This is a Very Good copy of what Quercus believes is the First American Editionor possibly a pirate. Not in WorldCat or LoC; most often seen are is the edition from Appleton, some three decades later. Brown cloth binding, decoratively stamped; with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine. Clean text; 243 pages. Minimal foxing/spotting; paper quite bright (somewhat stiff to turn, but still firmly attached). There is a penciled signature on the second free endpaper; on the Title Page another owner has signed twice, in pencil and ink. Signatories have the same surname; Quercus postulates that the two owners were related, perhaps father and son. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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28 Marryatt, Captain (Frederick) The Pacha of Many Tales (Two Volumes)
Sandbornton, N.H. Charles Lane 1838 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Sandbornton, N.H.: Charles Lane, 1838. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) of the Royal Navy is noted as an early practicioner of sea-stories. Although he has been reprinted, his period works are uncommon today.This is a lovely set of his sixth novel, in a full-leather binding. Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine condition. Smooth calf with gilt lettering on the spine. Originally published in London in 1835 (although LoC claims an edition by Carey & Hart dated 1834), these were Issued as part of "Lane's Uniform Edition." Clean, bright text; 227 pages and 209 pages. Faint penciled notes on the front endpapers, and a contemporary inked inscription on the rear paste-down. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. Later Printing.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
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29 Martineau, Harriet Hill and Valley, Or Hands and Machinery; A Tale for the People
Hartford S. Andrus and Son 1845 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Hartford: S. Andrus and Son, 1845. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a prolific and sometimes controversial writer of essays, novels, history, and children's literature; sometimes called "the first modern sociologist;" she was a rather spectacular intellectual figure of her time. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First American Edition from two years earlier (1843). Uncommon to scarce. Brown publisher's cloth binding; covers ruled and embossed; spine ruled and with gilt lettering. Clean text; 182 pages. Despite occasional spotting, the text is bright, quite clear and readable today. There is a contemporary (1848) inscription on the second free endpaper. Corners are mildly bumped; rubbing to head and foot of spine. An attractive small volume from an important literary figure.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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30 Martineau, Harriet Household Education
Philadelphia Lea & Blanchard 1849 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1849. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) has been called "the first female sociologist." Her 1837 study, "Society in America," which contains a critique of the state of female education, is considered foundational. She was certainly a prominent Victorian public intellectual, friend to J.S. Mill, George Elliot, Carlyle, H.H. Millman, and Bulmer-Lytton. She wrote on history and travel, and translated Comte. She was an activist, and her support for abolition made her unpopular in America. An atheist and in poor health, she had a fascination with Mesmerism. Supposedly, she dated Erasmus Darwin. While not a modern Feminist, she was concerned that women were wasting their talents; she looked to freedom and rationality as goals. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, rather surprisingly scarce. Dark brown cloth binding, decoratively stamped on the covers and spine; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 212 pages. In the rear is a 32-page publisher's catalog, complete with two engravings. The text is spotted but remains clear to read. Contemporary signature on the Title Page. Rubbed at the margins, with chips at both head and foot of spine. Despite these issues, Quercus finds it an attractive as well as an influential book by an important proto-Feminist writer. . First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
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31 Martineau, Harriet The Settlers at Home
London, Manchester and New York George Routledge and Sons 1899 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket P. Ebbutt 
London, Manchester and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1899. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Later Printing. Green cloth decorative binding, stamped and filled with gilt on the front cover and spine. There is no publication date, but a prize award label on the front paste-down is dated 1899. Clean text; 231 pages, very bright and supple. There are 40 black & white illustrations by P. Ebbutt. Lightly bumped and rubbed. Front and rear hinges have both cracked. A very attractive small book, that needs some reinforcement. . Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. Illus. by P. Ebbutt. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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32 Mill, John Stuart On Representative Government
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1865 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1865. Mill's essay was first published by Parker & Son in 1861; this is a Very Good copy of "The People's Edition" from four years later. An uncommon edition. Small format, in a brown cloth binding with gilt titling on the front cover. Clean text; 141 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Textblock is nicely bright and clear. Bumped corners; spine rubbed at its margins; light fading along the edges; small inkspot on the front cover. . Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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33 Montaigne, Michel De Essays De Montaigne. Avec Les Notes De M. Coste. Nouvelle Edition. Tome VIII
A Londres (London) Chez Jean Nourse & Vaillant 1771 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
A Londres (London): Chez Jean Nourse & Vaillant, 1771. Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) eventually wrote three books of his essays, eventually totaling 107 chapters. He was skeptical of human reasoning; interestingly, that does not keep him to be admired in France. This is a Very Good copy of an edition published in England (but untranslated from the original French) that contained ten volumes (this is Book Eight). The publishers, Nourse & Vaillant, were prominent and prolific during the 18th Century. Full leather binding; spine with titling and decorations in gilt. Clean text; 336 pages; endpapers and page ends are marbled. Text is very bright and clear. While a very sound little book, there are several chips to the leather that do detract from its appearance. . Later Printing. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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34 Pascal, Blaise Pensees De Pascal. Edition Etablie, Annotee et Precedee D'une Introduction Par Leon Brunschvicg Membre De LInstitut
Paris Editions De Cluny 1934 Limited Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Paris: Editions De Cluny, 1934. The "Pensees' (Fragments) of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), his major defense of the Christian religion, were published posthumously in a rather haphazzard fashion. Since then, attempts have been made to edit them into rational coherence. This is a nice edition of this major work, in French, edited by the philosopher Leon Brunschvicg (1869-1944). An uncommon to scarce edition, which is LIMITED, with the first fifty copies reserved for the Bibliophile Society. This is copy #1895 of an unknown limitation. Marbled paper-covered boards, with brown leather spine and tips. Five raised bands on the spine, with titling in gilt. Clean text; ix, then starts with page nine and continues to 362, followed by the Table of Contents. Top edge is gilt, others rough-cut. Corners have been rubbed, as have the margins of the spine. An attractive book, and no doubt rewarding to read, particularly if your French is better than that of Quercus.. Limited. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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35 Pater, Walter Marius the Epicurean. His Sensations and Ideas
London/New York Macmillan and Co. 1895 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London/New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Walter Pater (1839-1894), literary and art critic, fisrt published this "philosophical" and historical novel in 1885; he revised it in 1892 for the third printing. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing, from the year of his death. Marbled paper-covered boards with green leather tips. The spine is brown leather, with five raised and ruled bands, gilt titling and decorations. Clean text; viii, 351 pages, top-edge gilt. Contemporary (1896) gift inscription on the second free endpaper. Rubbed around the margins, and with a chip to the foot of the spine; nonetheless, an attractive volume that presents very well.. Later Printing. Quarter-Bound. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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36 Pater, Walter The Renaissance. Studies in Art and Poetry
London/New York Macmillan and Co. 1894 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London/New York: Macmillan and Co., 1894. The most famous work of art criticism by Pater, very controversial still, but an interpretation that cannot be ignored.This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing, the fourth since the First Edition of 1873. Marbled paper-covered boards with green leather tips; the spine is green and brown leather, with five raised bands; gilt titling and decorations. Clean text; xvi, 252 pages, plus one page of Pater's Works. Contemporary (1896) inscription on the second free endpaper. Bumped, and rubbed at the margins, but generally a very attractive, and important, book that presents very well.. Later Printing. Quarter-Bound. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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37 Porter, Miss Jane Thaddeus of Warsaw. With a New Introduction, Notes, Etc., By the Author
New York Syndicate Trading Company 1875 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Syndicate Trading Company, 1875. An historical novel based on the life of Polish and American Revolutionary War hero Andrzej Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817). Written by the Scottish beauty Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850), and originally published in 1803, this work was republished multiple times. This version is part of "the Gladstone Series" of the "Standard Novels." It is undated, but is in the style of 1870 or 1880. Brown cloth covers, blindstamped in a floral design, filled with black, and gilt on the spine. Very Good condition, with very mild rubbing. Clean text; 517 pages. Although there is no foxing, the paper is of a lesser quality and is starting to tan. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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38 Richmond, Rev. Legh, A.M. Annals of the Poor: The Dairyman's Daughter, The Negro Servant, and The Young Cottager
Boston American Tract Society 1860 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Boston: American Tract Society, 1860. Richmond (1772-1827) was an Anglican clergyman; this includes three novellas that were first published by the (English) Tract Society in 1814; due to popularity, they were re-published many times. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an American printing; there is no publication date, but is circa 1860. Brown pebbled cloth binding, nicely blindstamped. Gilt titling and decorations to the spine and front cover ("God hath chosen the poor of this world. Rich in faith"). Clean text; xviii, 132 pages, 45 pages, and 90 pages. Contemporary inscription on the FFEP. Bumped and lightly rubbed at the margins. The gilt is faded but readable. A solid copy.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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39 Roger, Peter Mark & Barnas Sears (Editor) Thesaurus of English Words, So Classified and Arranged to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition
Boston Gould and Lincoln 1854 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1854. Peter Roget (1779-1869), physician, natural theologian, and lexicographer, had begun compiling his thesaurus in 1805; the First English Edition was published in 1852. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Barnas Sears (1802-1880) edited Roget for the American audience. He felt that although it was ".justly held in high estimation both in England and America." he also believed there were too many objectionable words: ".it is not easy to discover any advantage arising from so copious a collection of vulgar words and phrases." Sears, who later would be president of Brown University, was kind enough to edit them out. Brown cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped on the covers; five stamped bands on the spine, with the title and publisher in bright gilt. Clean text; 468 pages, with 12 pages of publisher adverts in the rear. The text is very bright and clear, with only some light tanning at the margins. Faint previous-owner signature (dated 1854) on the FFEP. Very mildly bumped corners, with some rubbing at the corners of the spine. A solid copy of one of the major scholarly works of the Nineteenth Century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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40 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Henry the Leper (Der Arme Heinrich) Paraphrased By Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Two Volumes)
Boston The Bibliophile Society 1905 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905. The Bibliophile Society operated from 1901 to 1939, producing many Fine Press editions. These are Very Good (Plus) copies of an edition LIMITED to 447 copies on white Italian paper (10 other on Japanese vellum; 10 others as extra complimentary copies).Tan paper-covered boards with vellum spines with gilt lettering. Volume One reproduces Rossetti's manuscript and is not paginated. Volume Two has 65 pages of Rossetti's translation, in Gothic type , with a frontis portrait by Bicknell. Clean texts; the copyright pages have been notated as "1st cpy," but Quercus declines to state whether this is original or not. Missing is a slipcase; the front cover of Volume Two has faded, and there is some fading at the bottom of Volume One. There is a long gift inscription (dated 1955) on the front paste-down of Volume One; this is the most serious defect of otherwise a lovely pair of books. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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