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We hope you find the books here that take your mind on an adventure.
As with all antique, rare and vintage books, please use care when opening, closing and storing. The condition of each book is described to the best of our ability but we are not restorers of vintage and antique books. We do our best to accurately describe the condition of the book. All books are bought in "as is" condition. If you have specific questions on a particular book or its condition, please contact us.
$39.95 Greatest Short Stories, Complete 6 Volume Set by P.F. Collier & Son Co., Copyright 1953 - Item # 302
This is a Vintage 1953 Hardback Complete 6 Volume Set of the Greatest Short Stories by P.F. Collier & Son Co., copyright 1953. The 6 volume complete set includes the following:
1-3. American Short Stories 4-6 Foreign Short Stories These books are in good condition for their age. They are some crayon marks in a few on the cover pages. There is a few damp or water stains at the edges, but that does not effect the pages. This set weights 7.38 lbs. These books are eligible for USPS Media Rate, or they can fit into a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box with all volumes standing on their sides or it can be put in a Large Flat Rate Box with them laying down or they can go Federal Express Ground Shipping. Please email or call us for an exact shipping quote on these options. A beautiful set for your library or reading by the fire.
$39.95 Rare Antique Bible Authors by R. W. Doeghty, Published by The Educational Game Company, Copyright 1895 - Item #427
This is a Rare Antique Educational Card Game of Bible Authors by R. W. Doeghty with a Copyright date of 1895. The Educational Game Company in New York published this game. There are a total of 80 cards with a page of directions. The cards are in the original box. The cards are in excellent condition considering their age. They have printing on one side. We found one card with a small ink stain on it and two cards that were nibbled at one corner. The box is original and has come apart on one side and on top. If you would like additional pictures, please email me. They are a lovely set of cards and a great addition for any collector of antique games.
SOLD $59.95 The World's Greatest Literature, 8 Volumes, by Spencer Press, Inc., Copyright 1936 - Item # 301
This is a Vintage 1936 Hardback Collection of 8 Volume's of The World's Greatest Literature by Spencer Press, Inc. This set includes the following volumes:
2. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas 7. Ivanhoe, A Romance by Sir Walter Scott 9. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith 10. Ben-Hur A Tale Of The Christ by Lew Wallace 11. The Sketch-Book by Washington Irving 12. Treasure Island, A Story of the Spanish Main by Robert Louis Stevenson 16. The Last Days Of Pompeii by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Please note this books are reading copies. They are old and well used. This is not the set for a serious rare book collector who rquires perfection in the condition of their books. We consider these books to be in good condition for their age. They have wear to the bindings, edges and some of the lettering on the binding has faded. Most of the books have bindings that are loosing from the book but are still intact. They have the normal age spots and discoloration of pages. This set weights 10.69 lbs. These books are eligible for USPS Media Rate, or they can fit into a USPS Large Flat Rate Box with 2 volumes standing on their sides. This would make a great set to read by the fireplace wrapped in a blanket. These would also look lovely scattered around on the surfaces of antique furniture or a fireplace mantel as a decor item.
SOLD $124.95 Antique 1895 Complete 5 Volume Leather Set of The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, by Oxford University Press - Item # 400
This is a lovely Antique Complete 5 Volume Leather Set of "The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" with Introductions and Notes Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M.A. in Five Volumes. London, Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press Warehouse, Amen Corner, E.C. Copyright 1895.
These leather volumes of William Wordsworth's Poems are from the Oxford Miniature Set. They measure 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". The headings on the pages are in neat old English script. They have gold edges at the top. They are in great condition for their age. All covers and pages are attached to the binding. They are used and have some discoloration on the front and inside cover pages and there are some scraps to the outside front and back covers of volume one and a small scratch on the binding of volume four. If you would like additional pictures, please email me. They are a lovely set and a great addition for any collector of antique and rare books.