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Abacus Books
Richard Chant
504 Main St., Unit B Longmont CO 80501
303-817-7349
www.abacususedbooks.com
richard_chant@hotmail.com
Academic and Collectible Books, General Antiquarian Books

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The Crowborough Edition Of The Works Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Signed). Doran, Doubleday & Company, New York, 1930.

Number 589 of 760 limited numbered sets the first volume of which is signed by A. Conan Doyle on the limitation page. Complete in 24 volumes. Octavo. Beige cloth spines over light brown boards. First 23 volumes in very good condition with a few minor marks and slight variation in shade to spine and spine labels. Volume 24 shows darkened spine with scuff to label and sun shadow to front board. Previous owner’s book plate dated 1930.

Price $3,950.00

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Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. James Joyce. The Black Sun Press, Paris, 1929.

Number 63 of 100 copies (from a total of 650) signed by the author on the half title page. Frontispiece is a (very) abstract portrait of the author by Constantin Brancusi. Stiff white cover printed in black and red protected in original glassine wraps and housed in original green and silver slipcase. Book shows some darkening to the spine and the slipcase shows light shelf wear with sun fading to edges.

Price $7,500.00

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Histoire Du Paraguay. Pierre Francoi-Xavier Charlevoix. Desaint & Saillant, David, Durand. Paris 1756.

First edition in three volumes. Each volume signed by Charles A. Washburn, United States Commissioner and later Minister Resident of Paraguay during the Civil War years. In 1871 he completed the first English language history of Paraguay presumably using this set as a reference. Three quarto volumes. French language. Green leather spines over marbled boards. Some rubbing to boards, spines and extremities.

Price $3,000.00

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The Political History of Slavery in the United States. James Z. George. The Neale Publishing Company, New York. 1915.

First edition. This copy presented by William Hayne Leavell, United States Envoy Extraordinary Guatemala, who wrote the book’s foreword and financed it’s publication, to his friend Col. Dillingham. Included is a handwritten letter from Leavell to Dillingham on paper embossed “Legation of the United States of America.” Octavo. Dark blue cloth with title, author and publisher in gold on the spine. Book in very good condition with minor foxing to last few pages and light shelf wear to cover.

Price $595.00


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