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1 Martineau, Harriet A Tale of Ireland [Illustrations of Political Economy No. IX. Ireland a Tale]
Unknown Unknown 1849 Later Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Unknown: Unknown, 1849. This small volume is missing its Title Page, so publisher information is unknown. The text is that of Martineau's and there is a faint pencil inscription on the front paste-down dated 1849. Brown cloth binding, blindstamped with ruling and decorations; titling in gilt on the spine. Rubbed at the margins, with a chip at the head of the spine. Textblock is foxed but very readable; 178 pages. Please note the condition issues. Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration or repair. This mighht be a worthwhile effort, since Martineau's works, although famous and significant, are rather uncommon.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Martineau, Harriet Feats on the Fjord
New York The Macmillan Company 1928 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Boris Artzybasheff 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. An unusual work by Martineau, known for her work as an historian and sociologist, this is a Young Adult tale set in Norway. This is a Near Fine copy of a particularly lovely edition (First Edition Thus) that is not common. Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. Decorative blue cloth binding, stamped in dark blue and gilt. Clean text; 301 pages. small bookseller label on the rear paste-down. Lightly bumped; and with a small spot on the lower part of the spine.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Boris Artzybasheff. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 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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4 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. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Martineau, Harriet Illustrations of Political Economy (10 Volumes Only)
London Charles Fox 1832 First Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
London: Charles Fox, 1832. 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. These booklets are her tutorial on the ideas of Malthus, Ricardo, and Bentham. Here are ten volumes, Very Good copies generally. They are in the original binding, paper wraps secured with thread. The text blocks are excellent, very clear, but these are fragile productions, and some covers are detached. Quercus offers the following volumes. No. III, Brooke and Brooke Farm. A Tale (stated Third Edition), 1833. 140 pages, rear cover not present; No. IV, Demarara. A Tale, 1832. 143 pages, rear cover present but detached, front cover not present; No. X, Homes Abroad. A Tale. 128 pages, 1832; No. XI, For Each and For All. A Tale, 132 pages, 1832; No. XIV, Berkeley the Banker. A Tale. 172 pages, 1833; No. XVI, Messrs. Vanderput and Snoek. A Tale. 140 pages, 1833; No. XIX, Sowers Not Reapers. A Tale. 148 pages, 1833; No. XXIII, The Three Ages. A Tale. 126 pages, 1833. Front cover present but detached; No. XXIV, The Farrars of Budge-Row. A Tale. 136 pages, 1834. Front cover present but detached; and No. XXV, The Moral of Many Fables, 144 pages, 1834. This volume also has sewn-in Title and Content pages for I, II, VII, V, III, VIII, and IV, along with two pages of labels. . First Edition. Printed Wrapper. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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6 Martineau, Harriet Retrospect of Western Travel (Volume One only)
New York Charles Lohman 1838 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Lohman, 1838. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) sometimes called "the first modern sociologist;" wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. Here she penned one of the better American travel books on the mid-19th century and is considered an important source in American history. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (Volume One only of the two-volume set issued). Uncommon to rare. Stiff paper boards that have been rebacked with a new tan cloth spine with black lettering. Clean text, but a moderate amount of foxing throughout (does not affect readability); 202 pages. There is an old library label and a small bookseller's label on the front paste-down.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Martineau, Harriet Retrospect of Western Travel. In Two Volumes
London & New York Saunders and Otley & Harper & Brothers 1838 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London & New York: Saunders and Otley & Harper & Brothers, 1838. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) sometimes called "the first modern sociologist;" wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. Here she penned one of the better American travel books on the mid-19th century. This is a lovely reprint of the First Edition of 1838; there is no publication date, but bibliographers agree it was issued circa 1942. Two volumes, in patterned decorative cloth bindings with paper labels on the spines. Clean texts; 276 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts for "Important Works" in the front; and 239 pages, with four pages of "Valuable Works" in the rear. Penciled previous-owner signatures on FFEP; some old bookseller notations as well. Lacking a slipcase. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Martineau, Harriet The Crofton Boys; A Tale
New York & Philadelphia D. Appleton & George S. Appleton 1843 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & Philadelphia: D. Appleton & George S. Appleton, 1843. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) is often considered "the first modern sociologist;" with typical Victorian energy she also wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. This title was first published in England in 1841; the First American Edition was by Appleton in 1842. Here is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the version issued by Appleton as "Tales for the People and Their Children" (on the half-title). A sweet little Victorian book, and not common. Blue-green decorative cloth binding. Heavily blind-stamped on the front cover with a floral design and the title; fancy gilt filligre and title on the spine. Clean text; 177 pages, plus two pages in the rear advertising the various "Tales" in the series. Mild bumping to the corners; typical rubbing to the head and foot of the spine; nonetheless, a Very Good (Plus) copy. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Martineau, Harriet The History of England from the Commencement of the XIXth Century to the Crimean War (Volumes III and IV only)
Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1863 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1863. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) who is often considered "the first modern sociologist," also wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. These are Very Good (Plus) copies of Volumes III and IV (only) of her history of England. An uncommon title today. There is no publication date, but Quercus believes this to be the First American Edition of 1864; later editions added two other authors to the Title Page. Brick red decorative cloth bindings, heavily stamped on both covers; the spines feature decorative filligre bands in black and gilt. Clean texts; x, 575 pages, and xii, 665 pages. The text is bright and supple. The front hinge of Volume IV has started to crack but is holding well. Both have rubs to tips and the head and foot of their spines. Still, quite a solid and attractive Victorian set, if only 50% there! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Martineau, Harriet The Peasant and the Prince
New York D. Appleton and Co. 1841 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1841. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) is often considered "the first modern sociologist;" with typical Victorian energy she produced works on history, political economy, and children's literature, supporting herself from an early age solely by her writing. For such an important historical figure, it is surprising that no comprehensive bibliography of her works seems to exist. This is an uncommon work; no copies of this edition appear in WorldCat or Copac. Copac notes a London edition from the same year held at the National Library of Scotland. This is a Very Good copy of what must be the First American Edition; identified on the half-title as "Tales for the People and Their Children." Green cloth binding, decoratively stamped on the covers, and with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 174 pages. There are two contemporary previous-owner signatures, one pencil and one ink, on the FFEP. Bumped corners and rubbed at head and foot of spine. There is (very) occasional spotting throughout, and some pencil scribbles on the rear endpapers. These are minor defects; basically a very sound copy of an uncommon title.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 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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12 Martineau, Harriet & Maria Weston Chapman (Editor) Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1877 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. These are Very Good (Plus) and Very Good (Minus) copies of the First American Edition, in a Fine Binding. Marbled paper-covered boards with leather tips and spine. The spine is highly decorative, with fancy gilt, five raised bands, and the labels in red and black. Clean texts; xi, 594 pages and 596 pages. Very bright and fresh. There is rubbing at the margins but the main defect is that the front cover of Volume One , while present, has detached. Please note the condition issue; Quercus must offer these as Binding Copies, in need of repairs or restoration. A pity indeed, but these would make a gorgeous set if proper attention is paid.. First American Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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