RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Juniper Books LLC plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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1. Author: Byron, Chaucer, Coleridge, Keats, Dryden, Shelley, Cowper; Scott, Donne, Wordsworth, Burns, others, etc. Title: British Poets Series Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston: 1870 Description:7.75 x 5.25'. Approximately 600 pages each volume. No publication date, circa 1870. Rare complete set of 68 volumes. Uniformly bound in three-quarter brown calf leather with raised spine bands, beautiful elaborate gilt floral motif on the spines, marbled paper over boards and marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Note that most of these volumes contain two books in one, e.g., the Byron volumes are 'Ten Volumes in Five' so there are 68 physical books in this set, representing nearly double that in their contents. Includes: Ballads 4 volumes; Byron 5 volumes; Chaucer 3 volumes; Churchill, Milton and Marvell 2 volumes; Coleridge and Keats 2 volumes; Hood 2 volumes; Montgomery 2 volumes; Parnell and Tickel 2 volumes; Pope and Collins 2 volumes; Cowper 3 volumes; Dryden 2 volumes; Moore 3 volumes; Scott 5 volumes; Shelley 2 volumes; Skelton and Donne 2 volumes; Southey 5 volumes; Spenser 3 volumes; Swift 2 volumes; Wordsworth 3 volumes; Akenside and Beattie; Burns; Butler; Campbell and Falconer; Chatterton; Gay, Goldsmith and Gray; Herbert and Vaughan; Herrick; Prior; Shakespeare and Ben Jonson; Thomson; Watts and White; Wyatt and Howard; Young. A beautiful set of antique leather books extremely well preserved in Very Good Plus condition. Solid, straight bindings, these books do not appear to have been read. Minor rubbing to the edges, about 15 of the books are either lacking or have chipped portions of the spine label that reads 'British Poets' but the labels indicating the contents are all fully intact. Clean throughout, no foxing, no marks. $2500.00 Category: Literature
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2. Author: Collins, Rev. W. Lucas [Ed.]. Title:Ancient Classics for English Readers Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh: 1870 Description: 12mo. 28 volumes bound in 14 books. Published 1870-1879. Uniform contemporary 3/4 vellum with marbled paper over boards. Intricate giltwork to spines, green morocco spine labels, very attractive vellum bindings. Endpapers and all page edges marbled. Light general wear to volumes, some rubbing to spine labels. Spines lightly darkened. Some minor foxing to pages. An extremely handsome set of classics, including The Iliad and The Odyssey as well as works by Plato, Virgil, Euripides, Aristotle, Cicero, and more. $900.00 Category: Classics
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3. Author: Francis Parkman Title: Francis Parkman's Works Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston: 1906 Description: 8.5 x 5.5. Approximately 200 pages each volume. Uniformly bound in three-quarter brown leather with gilt tiles and decroations, marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Complete in 17 volumes. Volumes I-II: Pioneers of France in the New World; Volumes III-IV: Jesuits in North America; Volume V: La Salle and the Discovery of the West; Volume VI-VII: The Old Regime in Canada; Volume VIII: Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV; Volume IX-X: A Half- Century of Conflict; Volume XI-XII: Montcalm and Wolfe; Volume XIV-XV: The Conspiracy of Pontiac; Volume XVI: The Oregon Trail; the final, unnumbered volume: Charles Haight Farnham, Life of Francis Parkman The Frontenac Edition. Very well preserved volumes. No marks, no foxing, exceptionally clean set. Leather at corners and spine ends worn, with a few volumes having additional areas of rubbing to the leather. $600.00 Category: Western Americana
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4. Author: Occom, Samson Title: A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul Publisher: John Boyles, Boston: 1773 Description: 22 pp. 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Remnant of period front wrapper present. Reprint of the 1772 New London edition. Samson Occom, a Mohegan Indian, was born in New London CT in 1723, ordained a minister by the Long Island Prebytery, served as a preacher and schoolteacher among the Montauk tribe, instrumental in the fundraising and subsequent founding of Dartmouth College in 1769, later a leader in the establishment of the Native American community of Brothertown. This sermon was somewhat of a bestseller in its day and perhpas the earliest printed work by an American Indian. Evans 12907, Sabin 56635. Corners rounded, a few leaves with short tears, edges heavily chipped witht he resulting loss of the ends of a few lines of text on the final 2 leaves, final leaf detached; pages heavily browned. Full title: 'A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, An Indian, Who was Executed at New-Haven, on the 2d of September, 1772 for the Murder of Mr. Moses Cook.' Category: Americana
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5. Author: Various Title: Collection of over 100 Easton Press and Franklin Library Volumes Publisher: Easton Press, Franklin Library Description: Over one hundred volumes from various series issued by Easton Press and Franklin library beautifully bound in leather. Priced at approximately $25-100 per volume. Category: Classics

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