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2005_047_1379_1 copy.pdf
This is the first volume of ten. Include an illustration of the Poet Laureate.

2005_047_1378_1 copy.pdf
This is the first volume of five. Signed, 'E. N. Jones. Florence' and labeled, 'Box 4.15'. Several dark spots appear on title pages. The poem Idylls of the King has markings on pages 169, 177, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 189, and 190. Full velum gilt…

2005_047_1153_1 copy.pdf
Cover is made from paneled calfskin and framed by gilt.
Cover shows signs of decay and wear, especially the corners, and there appears to be fire damage.
The inner cover is pasted down by marbled endpapers.
Edith Warton's bookplate is on inner…

2005_047_1218_1 copy.pdf
Edited by Wladimir Karénine. This is volume I of IV. Bound in half-blue Morocco with gilt stamped edges. The title page has creasing and a dark stain on the top left corner.

This book follows the life and work of Thomas Huxley edited by his son Leonard. This is one of the most complete biographies of Thomas Huxley and his works as a naturalist talking about evolution, anatomy, and scientific exploration.

Volume 1 (of…


This book follows the methods and results that Huxley used for further exploring many other things in his collection of essays and observations.

This is Volume 1 of 9 in the collection of Huxley's Collected Essays.

The title page…

"Lettres a un ami"

This book follows the journey of Hugo in 1842 through his travels about and around the Rhine River. It ends with a political manifesto.

Volume 1 (of 2)
There are 4 volumes of the uniform edition present in the collection.…

"Forming a Sequel to the Work entitled 'Recollections of a Journey Through Tartary and Thibet'".

This book follows the religions, laws, usages, and institutions found in China. It also goes through many years of history of Christianity in these…

"A Novel"

Volume 1 (of 2)

This book follows a married couple that is deteriorating because of the greed of capitalism. This is one of the first books from a canonical author that considered divorce as a viable option to the end of the marriage.…

This book follows the story of "The Iliad". This story is a German translation of the ancient Greek epic poem which follows the story of Paris, the son of the king of Troy during the Trojan War trying to take back the kidnapped woman,…

This book is a collection of Hoffmann's work edited by Heinrich Kurz. Hoffmann's work spans between fiction and novellas which influenced and were used to create operas and ballets.

This is the first of two volumes.

On the inside of the…

This book follows the biography, in memoir form, of William Hickey. He accounts for life in London in the late 18th century. He is from a very well-off family and he exploits that at different times throughout his life.
The book is edited by Alfred…

"A New English Version, Edited With Copious Notes and Appendices, Illustrating the History and Geography of Herodotus, From the Most Recent Sources of Information; And Embodying the Chief Results, Historical and Ethnographical, with have been…

Volume 1 (of 2)

This book is full of not entirely factual and sometimes ironic travel reports about key city centers in Europe. Heine brings the world to people who were unable to or did not want to travel. He goes through the cities of Göttingen,…

Volume 1 (of 6).

This book follows the beginning of the life story of Augustus Hare. It touches on his birth, parents, and being given away to relatives.

On the first page of the first document, there is an inscription in the top right-hand…
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