Rare Titles

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Dizionario Geografico Portatile – Geographic Dictionary printed 1761

Bound in quarter leather and patterned paper. Text is in Italian. Binding is strong and pages are age-browned but in lovely shape. There are a few pencil notations in the text. Two volumes, $100 for the set.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – signed first edition

Signed by Neil at a launch event in Pittsburgh PA when the book was first released. First printing. $90. Ref # 102917



The Complete Illustrated Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

Printed in 1884, with beautiful gilt edges pages. $30. Ref # 85873

Instruction for Field Artillery (p 1862)

This book was printed for use by soldiers in the Civil War, and this copy was owned and used by John Nevin Brown of Sewickley, PA. He was promoted to Lieutenant of ¬†Independent Battery H (also known as “Nevin’s Battery”) during the war. $300.

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CM Yonge’s Pictorial History of the World’s Great Nations

Printed in 1882, this leather-bound three-volume set is in lovely condition. All-gilt edges are in good condition and bindings are strong. Because of the weight of this set, priority mail is not an available shipping option. $80 for the set.




The Light of the World by Sir Edwin Arnold

Printed in 1891 with a half-leather binding in lovely condition. Marbled covers and page edges. Ref#101661, $40.

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Gullliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

By no means an early printing, but still old enough and attractive enough to be a curiosity. Printed in 1880, embossed cloth-over-boards. Ref#101662, $30.

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The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tom Smollett

Originally published in 1748, this copy was printed in 1816 and is in stunning shape for its age. In two volumes, with un-cut page edges. Protected in removable plastic cover guards. Ref# 101663, $140.

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Rhetoricorum M. Tulli Ciceronis Opera Praecipua Cum Adnotationibus – the major works of Cicero

The major works of Cicero, printed in 1761 and bound in 1781. We think that the stamped name (Polleng) on the spine was probably the original owner of the book and paid to have this custom binding (complete with intricate embossing) completed. Book text is in Latin.

Priced at $240 including free domestic or international shipping and package insurance. Reference #73905.

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1847 edition of Benjamin Disraeli’s Tancred, Volume One

Priced at $50. Domestic shipping $4, International shipping also available. Reference stock #95250.


IMG_1983 Bound in London, 1847, in full leather with gilt embellishments and raised bands along the spine.









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