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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
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
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
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.'
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.