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Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
Charles and Sandy Parkhurst; Matthew Parkhurst
P.O. Box 10850 Prescott AZ 86304
480-947-3558
www.parkhurstrarebooks.com
info@parkhurstrarebooks.com
First Editions, Literature,, Americana, Science
Booth Number: 16

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The Birds of America. Audubon, John James. New York and Philadelphia.

Description: First octavo edition, 1840-44, royal octavo, 7 volumes. Bound by Charles E. Lauriat of Boston in 19th century maroon full morocco. A spectacular set, all plates are clean and bright. Complete with 500 hand-colored plates, after Audubon, By W. E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others. All tissue guards are present; all half-titles are present. The text is remarkably clean, with no markings of any kind.

Price $55,000.00

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Emma: A Novel. Austen, Jane. London, John Murray; 1816.

Description: First edition, octavo; 3 volumes, tastefully bound to style in 3/4 calf over marbled boards; brown leather lettering pieces on spine. Marbled end papers are matched to the marbled boards; all edges gilt. With advertisement at the end of volume three; bound without half-titles. An exceptional copy, internally clean and bright, with nice wide margins; occasional light foxing. Slipcase.

Price $13,900.00

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East of Eden. Steinbeck, John. New York, The Viking Press; 1952.

Description: First edition; first issue of the book and first issue of the dust jacket. Signed by the author on FEP and the Steinbeck Family bookplate on front pastedown. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.

Price $11,500.00

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The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha. Cervantes, Saavedra, Miguel De. London, Tho. Hodgkin (printer); 1687.

Description: First illustrated edition in English. Folio, errata at end. Translated by John Phillips. with copper engraved frontispiece and eight copper engraved plates, each with two illustrations. Bound in contemporary paneled calf, rebacked to style; older end papers. The text is lightly toned, light foxing on a few leaves. A very good copy indeed.

Price $11,500.00

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The Drifting Cowboy (Inscribed and with an Original Drawing). James, Will. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.

Description: First edition, in an excellent dust jacket (price-clipped); Inscribed by the author and with an original ink drawing of a horses' head on FEP.

Price $5500.00

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