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1 Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans) SILAS MARNER THE WEAVER OF RAVELOW
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1861 First Edition Half calf Very Good 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. [i-vi]; [1] 2-364. Light brown half-leather over blue and peach marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands decorated in blind and 6 compartments; 5 decorated with a fleuron and in blind, and the sixth with a black calf label and titles in gold. Half-title and advts. were left out during contemporary rebind, but collation against the Baker and Ross collation and comparison to Eliot's proof revisions both indicate that this is a first edition.

Considered one of the greatest novels of the English language, Silas Marner is the story of a lonely miserly man who is redeemed through his love for an abandoned child.

Scattered minor foxing, mostly at the endpapers heavier towards the prelims; small, neat ownership mark to the flyleaf; light edge wear with some light to moderate rubbing, otherwise a beautiful copy. Sadleir 819; Baker and Ross A6. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Trollope, Anthony AN EDITOR’S TALES
London Strahan & Co. 1870 First Edition Straight grained calf Very good + 
8vo (8” x 5¼”). pp. [viii]; 375; [1 adv]. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in dark mahogany straight grained calf bordered with scallops in blind and gilt triple fillets bound in each corner with a fleuron. Spine has five raised bands decorated in gilt pointillé and 6 compartments each with gilt borders; three compartments contain titles. Brown and white marbled end papers with peacock blue accents; gilt dentelles, t.e.g. Originally published as stories in St. Paul’s Magazine, where Trollope worked as editor, these short pieces of fiction examines the relationship between an editor and his authors.A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner.

A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner. A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner. Sadleir 34. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 [Armstrong, Margaret]; Cable, George W. OLD CREOLE DAYS A STORY OF CREOLE LIFE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 Cloth Very good 
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. Association Copy. PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with floral decoration and titles in gold to cover and spine, laid paper, t.e.g, deckle edges. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including The Grandissimes, Strong Hearts and Bonaventure. Inscrition from author on verso of half-title reads: Did you ever notice that here are/ eight stories without a single villain - /or that I was/Yours truly/Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. 1906. Bookplate of Helene A. Guerber to front paste-down. Most likely British historian Hélène Adeline Guerber, known for her grammar school histories published in the 19th Century. A very good and bright copy with sunning to spine and rear board near joint, and a chip to head of spine. Gullans and Espey 54. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
Price: 98.00 USD
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4 [Cruikshank, George]; Dickens, Charles OLIVER TWIST BY CHARLES DICKENS (BOZ,) AUTHOR OF “PICKWICK PAPERS,” “NICHOLAS NICKELBY,” ”SKETCHES OF EVERYDAY LIFE," &c. &c. &c.
Philadelphia Lea & Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co. 1839 First Thus Quarter Cloth Very good Cruikshank, George; Yeager, John 
R8vo (10” x 6½”). pp. [9 -10]; 11; xii; 13 – 212; 3 preliminary blank leaves, list of illustrations, text in double columns. Bound up from the original parts. Twenty-four full page illustrations after Cruikshank etched on steel by John Yeager, with plates 13 through 24 bearing the names of both Cruikshank and Yeager. Contains the “Fireside plate”, which was cancelled after having appeared in only a few copies of the earliest English issue, and is consequently scarce. Beautifully rebound in quarter rose cloth over nonpareil marbled paper in rose, blue and white with titles gilt stamped on two black leather spine labels. The text of this scarce issue was copied from the original parts as published in Bentley’s Miscellany, and as such show Dickens’ original textual intent that was lost to editing in the English bound editions. The double column pages in this issue include duplications of those pages repeated in the succeeding part, and includes a note from the publisher apologizing for the comparative lack of illustrations in the August 1838 issue, promising that they would be made up in the next issue. Binding: VG+; Illustrations: VG with the exception of pp. 67,109 and 200, which have tape repairs to the verso. Text: VG with small stains scattered throughout and a few closed tears that do not affect the text. Podeschi A31; VanderPoel B89; Wilkins 358 
Price: 158.00 USD
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