Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs of New Hampshire

Memoir of the Revolutionary-era counterfeiter From New Hampshire. Preface by Robert Frost. Decorative half binding over brick red cloth. Decorative endpapers. Corners are bumped and worn. Some wear to outer hinges. Spine faded. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. 6 x 9 inches with 367 pages.

  • Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs of New Hampshire
  • Stephen Burroughs; Robert Frost (Preface)
  • Dial Press, 1924

English Synonymes

Double-columned English reference bound in the original black publisher's cloth. Some mild general wear and soil, spine top chipped, corners slightly bumped and worn, overall a good clean copy in a crisp binding. 6 x 9 inches with 535 pages.
  • English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers
  • George Crabb
  • Harper and Brothers, 1876
  • Tenth edition


Handsome decorative edition of Meredith's poetical masterpiece, bound in brown cloth, beveled boards and gilt decoration. Gilt all edges. Illustrated, each with a tissue guard. Binding is tight and firm, a bit of wear to covers. Blank page between front free endpaper and first blank has been excised. 5 x 6.5 inches with 251 pages.
  • Lucile
  • Owen Meredith
  • Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1879


Handsome decorative edition of this novel by Sienkiewicz, a Polish journalist, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis. Dark blue-green cloth with silver decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Some mild fading to rear cover, overall covers are clean and bright. Pages browned. Binding firm. 4 x 6 inches with 257 pages.
  • Hania
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Donohue, Henneberry and Co., 1898

The Boy Who Breathed on the Glass in the British Museum

A story told in illustrations with no text. H. M. Bateman was noted for his "The Man Who..." series of cartoons in Punch Magazine, featuring comically exaggerated reactions to minor and usually upper-class social gaffes, such as "The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before the Royal Toast" and "The Man Who Threw a Snowball at St. Moritz." 4.5"x6" with 32 pages. SCARCE. Light soil and a few stains, some creasing.
  • The Boy Who Breathed on the Glass in the British Museum
  • H. M. Bateman
  • Henry Pordes, 1976

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Exquisitely bound four volume set detailing the most important and striking characters of the world's literature. Olive green cloth covers with intricate gilt floral decoration on front cover, titles in gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrations include photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures, each are tissue guarded. Each volume with a full page color frontispiece: Ichabod Crane, La Cigale, The Death of Minnehaha and Katrina van Tassel. Volumes measure 9.5 x 11.5 inches each, approximately 400 pages each. A very clean and crisp example, just some mild spots of wear and soil. A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook.
  • Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
  • Rev. E. Cobham Brewer; Marion Harland, Editor
  • Selmar Hess, 1892

The Blithedale Romance

Decorative Altemus edition of Hawthorne's classic. Gilt decoration over white cloth covers, floral decoration on spine and covers. Decorative endpapers, Two color title page, frontispiece is a portrait of Hawthorne. No date, frontispiece is dated 1899. Covers show soil and wear, wear to edges, heaviest at lower edge and corners. Pages slightly browned, no writing or markings. 4 x 6.5 inches with 305 pages, plus 16 pages of ads.
  • The Blithedale Romance
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Henry Altemus

TOPS Treasury of Illusions

Anthology of the best illusions and magic tricks from the pages of TOPS magazine. "The sixty illusions run the gamut of stage effects figuratively and literally from A to Z, from the Artists Dream Illusion to the Zombi Girl Illusion with fifty-eight more in between covering a wide variety." Some light wear and soil, binding is solid. 100 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches.
  • TOPS Treasury of Illusions
  • Neil Foster, Editor
  • TOPS, 1965