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1 Anonymous ("By Several Hands") A Collection of Poems, Consisting of Valuable Pieces, Not Inserted in Mr. Dodsley's Collection, Or Published Since. With Several Originals, By Eminent Writers (Four Volumes)
London G. Pearch 1775 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
London: G. Pearch, 1775. Here is a stunning, exceptional, and rare set of collected poetry in a fine binding from the late 18th Century. This is an expansion of the collection published by Robert Dodsley (1703-1764) in 1758. (Or, perhaps Pearch is just piggy-backing on Dodsley's popularity; he published a two-volume edition in 1768 and expanded it here seven years later.) Quite rare; Quercus has found only the British Library holding copies. These are bound in lovely smooth calf, tooled and banded on the spines, filled with gilt. Red spine label ("Pearch's Collection"). These are ASSOCIATION COPIES. Blindstamped with the Coat of Arms of Trinity College Dublin on the front covers. In addition, there is a Printed and Signed label affixed to the front paste-downs indicating the books were awarded as a prize by Trinity in 1777. Clean texts, with bright laid paper and marbled endpapers. 317, 316, 324, and 316 pages, all indexed in the rear. Volume Four includes an errata page and 2 pages of publisher's adverts. Minor splits at the spines, holding nicely. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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2 Anonymous (Albert Vandam) An Englishman in Paris
New York D. Appleton and Company 1892 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892. Published anonymously, but known to be Albert Dresden Vandam (1843-1903); A well-known journalist based in Paris, he was witness to the Prussian Siege. First Edition Thus. This is a Very Good copy of the "Authorized Edition," two volumes published as one, issued in America two years after the English version. Light green cloth binding with a decorative cover and gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 478 pages with 2 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. This is a sound copy, but it has some spotting on the front cover and the spine. Lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Anonymous (Cleveland Indians Baseball Company Bob Feller. 20 Years with the Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Cleveland Indians Baseball Company 1956 First Edition. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Signed
Cleveland: Cleveland Indians Baseball Company, 1956. This is a Near Fine copy of a booklet celebrating the career of the great Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, Bob Feller. Uncommon, particularly in collectable condition. Turquoise paper wraps with gilt lettering on the front cover. Clean text; with 30 pages of vintage photographs and stats. This copy has been SIGNED by Bob Feller, with "Best Wishes" on the first page. The top of the front cover has a faint crease and a spot of rubbing (perhaps where a sticker was removed, hardly noticeable; else a Fine copy. A great piece of Americana. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Anonymous Came to Believe. The Spiritual Adventure of A.A> as Experienced By Individual Members
New York Alcoholics Anonymous World Services 1973 Second Printing. Paperback Fine No Jacket 
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1973. A compilation of exerpts from "The Grapevine." This is a Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition. Softcover, with pictorial covers representing the space above a cloudbank. Absolutely clean and fresh text. The unusual lack of wear gives Quercus some pause - was it unread, or did it only take one glance? A very collectable copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Anonymous (Sir Walter Scott) Chronicles of the Canongate. Complete in Two Volumes
Boston Samuel H. Parker 1828 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Samuel H. Parker, 1828. A two-volume collection of stories by the Scottish historical novelist (1771-1832); although not credited on the Title Page, Scott identifies himself in his Introduction. Volume I (198 pages) contains "The Highland Widow," "The Two Drovers," and "The Surgeon's Daughter." Volume II (242 pages) has only the novelette "The Antiquary. A Romance." These are Very Good copies of the First Edition Thus (Harper had published the year before), quite scarce in the Trade and with only one institutional holding. Leather bound with stamped gilt letting on the spine; books are rubbed at the margins and are lightly foxed throughout. The paper remains supple, and they are quite readable, The FFEP of Volume II has some loss. Withal, although worn, these remain attractive copies of an uncommon Scott title. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Anonymous Decorum. A Practical Treatise on Manners and Dress of the Best American Society
New York, Boston, Cincinnati, and Atlanta Union Publishing House 1880 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York, Boston, Cincinnati, and Atlanta: Union Publishing House, 1880. First published in 1877, and "Sold Only by Subscription." This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of a Later Printing. Not common. Blue cloth decorative binding, ruled in black. The front cover features a color tipped-in lithograph of a demure maiden, one who has, no doubt, read the book and taken it to heart. Clean text; 352 pages, with eight pages of publisher's adverts in the rear, along with an offer of employment as a publisher's agent. Included are topics such as removing stains. A charming book, and a great example of Victorian concern with propriety and manners. What's not to like? Some very mild bumping and a hint of rubbing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Anonymous (Alexander William Kinglake) Eothen, or Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
New York George P. Putnam 1848 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: George P. Putnam, 1848. Published anonymously, this is the first work by the English historian Alexander William Kingslake (1809-1891). A report on his travels to Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in 1834, this became one of the most popular travel books of the mid-19th Century. Originally published in 1844, and in America in 1845; this is a Very Good copy of an uncommon early printing (a "New Edition" issued by only one of the original publishers). Green decorative cloth binding with a gilt rendering of a Bedouin mounted on a camel (tent in the background) on both covers; the spine is decorated with an obelisk. An exceptionally attractive design and execution! Clean text; x, 232 pages. Frontis and four other illustrations; all edges are gilt. Bumped at the corners, with very light wear otherwise. Spotting throughout, but the text remains generally bright. Despite these minor flaws, this remains an exceptionally attractive copy.. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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8 Anonymous (B'Nai B"rith) Facts About Fictions Concerning the Jew
Chicago Anti-Defamation League 1939 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Chicago: Anti-Defamation League, 1939. Intended as a guidebook to participants in the "Fireside Discussion Group" of the Anti-Defamation Group and intended to provide accurate information answers to the many slanders perpetrated upon the Jewish people. By 1939, the generalized anti-Semitism of the decade was crystalized around Hitler's rise in Nazi Germany. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Uncommon to scarce. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 24 chapters, with pagination not continuous; Quercus speculates that these essays originated as a series of phamplets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Anonymous Good Manners. Metropolitan Series
New York The Butterick Publishing Company, [Limited] 1888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, [Limited], 1888. Published anonymously, this is the perfect Victorian handbook to improve your social skills. Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Dark brown cloth binding, with gilt titling on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 384 pages. Bumped, with light wear at the head and foot of the spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Anonymous (Alfred Henry Forrester) Great-A Little-A and Bouncing B in Moon Goose Land
New York Hurst & Company 1914 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Hurst & Company, 1914. Originally published by Jacobs in 1908; this is a Very Good Plus copy of a reprint edition. Beautiful, delightful color illustrations throughout. Unpaginated (21 pages). Very light wear and soil for a children's book; lightly rubbed and bumped. There is no author designated, but Quercus suggests a possible association with the children's author Alfred Crowquill, a pseudonym for Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), whose children's rhymes were published by Thomas Nelson in the 1870s. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Anonymous (Helen Mulgrave) Helen Mulgrave; Or, Jesuit Executorship: Being Passagesin the Life of a Seceder from Romanism. An Autobiography
De Witt & Davenport, Publishers 1855 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
De Witt & Davenport, Publishers, 1855. Here is an anti-Catholic screed, and a bit of a biblio-mystery. Purporting to be an autobiography, it probably is a work of fiction. The identity of the author is obscured in many ways, and appears to have taken real names/places as models.(There was an Earl of Mulgrave, but not of the name used here for the author's father; the home castle is supposedly at Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, but the real Castle Mulgrave is in Yorkshire.) At any rate, it stands as a very interesting artifact of American nativism and anti-Catholicism, and probably connected to the "Know Nothing Party" of the 1850s. There is no publication date, but Quercus assigns it to 1855, which should be close enough. A Very Good copy of the First Edition. Brown cloth binding, blindstamped with a floral motif, with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 312 pages. Bumped, but not worn; slightly cocked; endpapers spotted, but not the textblock; a rear endpaper has been halfway torn out. A sound copy of an interesting artifact of American nativism and anti-Irish Catholicism. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 Anonymous (James W. Buel) Heroes of the Dark Continent
Unknown Unknown 1890 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Unknown: Unknown, 1890. This is a large-format Salesman's Sample Book for a profusely-illustrated compendium by the prolific James W. Buel (1849-1920). The cover is red leather, with embossed scenes from Africa. The sample pages reproduce numerous black-and-white illustrations. There are four spectacular color illustrations as well. Interleaved are statements and descriptions by the publisher on pink paper. The publisher is not named, nor is a publication date; 1890 would be a good guess, and Quercus ascribes to that. The subscription pages are blank; the rear cover is a sample of the red cloth version available. Rubbing and chipping to the corners and the spine has perished; nonetheless, a fascinating look into publishing history. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Anonymous (Samule Butler) Hudibras. The First Part. Written In the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended, With Several Additions and Annotations
London Geo. Sawbridge;and Sold By Matth. Hawkins 1709 Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
London: Geo. Sawbridge;and Sold By Matth. Hawkins, 1709. Samuel Butler (1613?-1680) is remembered mostly today for this long satirical poem against religious sectarianism. Here is a Very Good (Minus) copy in an early printing from less than fifty years after the First Edition. All three parts (1662, 1664, 1678) are bound together. Full leather binding; five raised bands, label in red with gilt lettering. Clean text; 198 pages, 167 pages, 240 pages, plus a 15-page index. (Volumes II and III have differing publishers.) Illustrated, including the fold-out from Part II. The text is excellent: bright and supple, easily readable. However, the binding has condition issues: the front cover is present, but detached; the front endpapers are missing (Title Page is present, and begins the book); and a "repair" has been done to the spine and front cover with a clear packing tape. Please note these condition issues; although easily fixed, Quercus must offer this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Anonymous (George Douglas Tallman) Innocents From Abroad. By the Author of "Tom's Wife."
New York & London G.W. Carleton & Company; S. Low & Co. 1878 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: G.W. Carleton & Company; S. Low & Co., 1878. This is an interesting (and scarce) parody of Mark Twain's "The Innocents Abroad," which had come out in 1869. Published anonymously; per WorlCat, the author is identified asGeorge Douglas Tallman, who wrote at least two other humorous books. He seems to have vanished from the pages of literary history, as Twain has not. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition; held by twelve libraries worldwide but unusual in the trade. Brown pebbled cloth binding with decorative stamping on the covers; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 252 pages. Mild foxing at the endpapers. Mildly bumped, and a bit of rub to the head and foot of the spine, but really in quite wonderful condition. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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15 Anonymous Ireland in Pictures. A Grand Collection of Over 400 Magnificent Photographs of the Beauties of the Green Isle. Comprising Views of the Most Famous Buildings, Historic Places, Romantic Scenery, Venerable Ruins, Rich Art Treasures, Etc., Etc.
Chicago J.S. Hyland & Co. 1916 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Chicago: J.S. Hyland & Co., 1916. This beautiful book of 19th-century photographs was first issued in 1898, what could be termed an Edwardian "coffee table book" that weighs almost seven pounds; size 11"x13-1/4". This is a later printing, which has incorporated new material - photos and commentary of the fighting and destruction of the Irish revolution, including the Black and Tans, the burning of Cork City and such. The added commentary is quite solidly pro-Ireland! While the earlier editions are not rare, this one is quite uncommon. A Near Fine copy in a green decorative cloth binding; heavilly stamped with Celtic designs and gilt representations of the arms of Ireland's traditional four provinces. Beveled edges; the design carries over to the spine. Clean text; 405 pages. Extremely minor wear; front hinge is sarting to crack but holds nicely.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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16 Anonymous Irish Wit and Humor, Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell
New York J.A. McGee 1872 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: J.A. McGee, 1872. This is a cute little anthology culled from the works of several famous Irish orators; a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Decorative cloth binding, blindstamped and filled with gilt and black. Green, and featuring the shamrock, of course. Clean and bright text, quite readable if a bit stiff to turn; 239 pages. Rubbing and bumping to the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Anonymous (Sir Walter Scott) Kenilworth; A Romance. By the Author of "Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c. (Three Volumes)
Edinburgh & London Archibald Constable and Co.; and John Ballantyne, and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 1821 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Edinburgh & London: Archibald Constable and Co.; and John Ballantyne, and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1821. Scott's Elizabethan romance was published anonymously, although this was rather a polite fiction. These are Very Good copies of the Second Edition (really, the 2nd Printing), bound in contemporary full leather. Smooth calf boards, ruled and chased in gilt; darker leather spines with six raised bands; darkened red labels for title and the date 1821. Clean text; 320 pages, 339 pages, and 348 pages. Unfoxed; bright and readable today, with marbled endpapers and edges. All are rubbed at the margins, with short splits starting at the top of the spines on volumes One and Two. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Second Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 Anonymous (Walter Scott) Kenilworth; A Romance. By the Author of "Waverly," "Ivanhoe," &c
Edinburgh & London Archibald Constable, John Ballantyne, and Hurst, Robinson 1821 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Edinburgh & London: Archibald Constable, John Ballantyne, and Hurst, Robinson, 1821. Here is a beautiful, Near Fine set (three volumes) of the First Edition. Still published "anonymously," although the author by this time was well-known. In an original fine binding. Marbled paper boards with leather tips and spine. The spines are highly decorated with gilt designs and the date 1821; red title blocks. Clean text, very bright ,supple, and unfoxed. 320 pages, 339 pages, and 348 pages with four pages of publisher's adverts. There are hints of cracking, but all three are holding nicely. Not common in such nice condition; a proud presence on the shelf. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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19 Anonymous (Samuel Roth) Lady Chatterley's Friends. A New Sequel to Lady Chatterley's Lover and Lady Chatterley's Husbands
New York William Faro, Inc. 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: William Faro, Inc., 1932. Notorious erotica publisher Samuel Roth also wrote "sequels" to his successful pirated editions of D.H. Lawrene's work. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 216 pages.Corners are bumped, and there is wear to the head and foot of the spine. The spine label has been chipped, but is completely readable. No dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Anonymous (John O'Connell) Life and Speeches of Daniel O'Connell, M.P. (Illustrated.) Including Many Speeches Not in Other Collections
New York J.A. McGee 1872 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: J.A. McGee, 1872. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. No author/editor is listed, but bibliographers generally cite either John O'Connell or the publisher. Green cloth binding, ruled, with titles gilt. This is an ex-libris copy. Although the treatments are rather minimal. it is rather well-worn at the margins, to a fray, and three pages (present) have pulled loose from their signature. Please note the condition issues. Although basically a sound volume, Quercus must present this as a binding copy, in need of some restoration or repair. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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