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A History of the Life and Voyages: Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Published by G. & C. Carvill, New York (1828)

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Item Description: G. & C. Carvill, New York, 1828. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Ex-Library - Fair. First American Edition. 3 Volime set from a theological library, with library labels on the lower spines, and some blindstamps to the pages. Bound in later 3/4 calf with matbled boards. The covers are well attached but the leather is dry and flaking, with chipping to the spine ends. The pages have light staining and rippling with brown spotting. The fold-out map is complete but has some closed tears in the folds, with some discolorations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16811

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The Works of Washington Irving, Seventeen Volumes: Irving, Washington

Item Description: John R. Anderson, New York / Campbell Printing House. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with minor loss from spine ends of a few volumes, pages heavily toned, Groton Literary Union Library bookplate on front endpaper of each, front hinge of Granada volume loosening. No date - late 19th century. Seventeen of Irving's works in nine hardcover volumes. No indication of whether this set included further volumes, though it lacks some of Irving's works (e.g. Oliver Goldsmith). Original brown-orange cloth, paper spine labels. Includes: Tales of a Traveller / Salmagundi; A History of New York. by Diedrich Knickerbocker / Spanish Voyages of Discovery; The Sketch Book [of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.] / Moorish Chronicles / Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey; Bracebridge Hall, or, The Humorists / [Tales of] The Alhambra; The Conquest of Granada / The Crayon Papers; The Conquest of Spain / Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise; Mahomet and His Successors; The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Volume I; The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Volume II / Wolfert's Roost, and Miscellanies / A Tour of the Prairies.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN WASHINGTON IRVING RIP VAN WINKLE. Bookseller Inventory # 1808440

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Irving, Washington

Published by G. & C. & H. Carvill, New York (1831)

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Item Description: G. & C. & H. Carvill, New York, 1831. Hardcover. In two volumes. xii, 411pp; vii, 356pp. Contemporary full tree calf, black leather labels lettered in gold on the spines. Heavy wear to extremities, light scattered foxing, private library labels on the front pastedown endpapers. A good set. BAL 10127. Sabin 35171.; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 26428

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History of the Life and Voyages of: Irving, Washington

Irving, Washington

Published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia (1837)

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Item Description: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1837. Hardcover. Book Condition: very Good -. Revised edition, 1837. Full speckled calf, large 8vo's, 356pp. + 411pp. With large folding map describing the route of Columbus, with a closed tear at the fold of the lower last panel. In VG- condition with rubbing to corners and joints. Spinehead of volume I lacking 3/4". Bookplates appear on each flyleaf, with remainders/abrasions on the front and rear pastedowns where bookplates or pockets were removed. Faint numerical "921" on each spine in silver pen. Despite cosmetic defects, contents remain nice with light foxing, otherwise clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # C00009109

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Irving, Washington.

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Item Description: Murray. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. B00K1E3B5Q G & C Carvill; NY, 1828. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good, light to moderate foxing throughout, old moisture staining to page edge last 1/4 of book w/some staining/rubbing to full green, heavily blind and gilt embossed w/5 slightly hubbed compartments to spine/two with red author/title lables, ornate leather binding, nice marbled endsheets/matching page edges. A nice, clean unmarked copy, Vol III only. 8vo[octavo or aprx 6 x 9 inches], 420pp. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1009567

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Irving, Washington

Published by LEA & BLANCHARD, PHILADELPHIA (1839)

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Item Description: LEA & BLANCHARD, PHILADELPHIA, 1839. LEATHER BOUND BROWN. Book Condition: Fair. front hinge broken (board attatched by singe thread), edge wear, pages age toned, foxing, corners bumped, fold out map in front, gilt on spine, 2 volumes bound in one (volume one contains 11 books and an appendix) DATE PUBLISHED: 1839 EDITION: Bookseller Inventory # 100780

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Irving, Washington

Published by Published by John Murray, London (1828)

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Item Description: Published by John Murray, London, 1828. , 473, 490, 413, 489 pages, folding map in volumes 1 and 2 First Edition , 3 volumes crudely held at spines with brown cloth, volume 1 lacks spine and boards detached, others loosely attached, small remains of paper title label on spine of volume 2, lightly spotted at margins, one map has closed tear at inner edge but complete, a well worn set , plain grey boards Octavo Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 47522

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History of the Life and Voyages of: Irving, Washington

Irving, Washington

Published by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia, Pa. (1837)

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Item Description: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia, Pa., 1837. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good -. "A new edition revised and corrected by the author." 2 volumes: xii, 411, [5] p., vii, [1], 356, [6] p., folded frontispiece map; 23 cm. Full speckled calf with gilt-tooled leather spine labels reading: Irving's Columbus. Six spine compartments between double gilt-rules. All page edges speckled. "Appendix containing illustrations and documents," v. 2, p. [207]-356. Engraved map is titled "Map of the Route of Columbus on arriving among the Bahama Islands" (D.C. Johnson; D.R. Harrison). Gift inscription on half title pages: "Henry J. Fallon from his Uncle Henry June 25 1865." In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; slight loss of leather at spine ends of vol. 1; part of title spine label lacking from vol. 1; some discoloration of leather on boards; spines are sunned; folded map is foxed but completely intact; foxing; pages are otherwise clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 001141

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A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES: Irving, Washington

Irving, Washington

Published by Baudry, At The Foreign Library, Paris (1829)

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Item Description: Baudry, At The Foreign Library, Paris, 1829. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No jacket as issued. 4 volumes. 16mo., [Vol.1]xv, 472; [Vol.2]viii, 517; [Vol.3]viii, 434; [Vol.4]vii, 513pp. Uniformly bound in quarter morocco and patterned paper over boards. 5 compartment spines, with title and volume in gilt. a.e.g. White moire silk end papers. Scattered light foxing. A Very Good set. *** Lacking any maps. Baudry, At The Foreign Library, published English language books for the English (and AMerican) tourists. Irving's first work while he was in Spain as a diplomat, it is the first to be published with his own name, instead of a pseudonym, on the title page. It is also his first work of History, or biography. ***. Bookseller Inventory # 001456

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A History of the Life and Voyages: Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Published by John Murray, London (1828)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx. 4 x complete Hardcover First Editions in green cloth covers, published by John Murray, London in 1828. The volumes have been re-bound by Edmund Worrall, Birmingham but contain the original free end papers and both maps (bound into volume 4 prior to the Index). Volume 1 = 473 pages, volume 2 = 490 pages, volume 3 = 413 pages, volume 4 = 489 pages (plus fold-out maps). All pages neatly hand-cut. Condition: Inscription to front free end paper of all volumes in the name of J. Edgar Martineau with second inscription to first title page in the name of D. Martineau (all neatly executed). Hardcovers very good and have slight wear and some sunning to the spines. Internal pages are very good with some yellowing and minor foxing throughout. Bindings tight. ******PLEASE NOTE that these are heavy volumes that will require significant extra postage. Please do not order unless you are prepared to pay this******. Bookseller Inventory # 000850

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A History of the Life and Voyages: Irving, Washington.

Irving, Washington.

Published by John Murray London Three Volumes complete. New & Revised edn (1849)

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Item Description: John Murray London Three Volumes complete. New & Revised edn, 1849. Three Volumes, octavo; 437p,493p,492p. fine contemporary bindings of full calf, the spines rubbed but still most attractive with contrasting black/brown lettering pieces, gilt in compartments, raised bands. Occasional spots. Overall a G-Nr VG set. Complete with folding map of America and a very fine multi-folding map of the West Indies, on thin paper. Bookseller Inventory # 21046

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IRVING, WASHINGTON

Published by Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1828, 1828. BAL 10258. First French edition, Galignani issue. 4 vols, 8vo, contemporary red cloth, gilt decorated and lettered spines. Two folding maps. ? There were two French issues of Columbus in 1828, the same year as the American and English editions, apparently using the same sheets with variant imprints of either Galignani or Baudry (priority not known). Edges a little rubbed; light damp-stain to the cover and first few leaves of vol. 4; very good set. Bookseller Inventory # 4740

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IRVING,WASHINGTON

Published by John Murray, London (1828)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. First Edition. Four volumes bound in half calf with blue cloth boards. Marbled endpapers and edges, gilt decorations and red morocco spine labels. Large foldout maps in volumes one and two. Leather is generally worn but very solid. Volume 2 has been rebacked with original spine laid on and rear cloth replaced. Spine label missing from volume one. All volumes tight with contents in excellent condition. BAL 10123. Bookseller Inventory # 8747

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Irving, Washington:

Published by London: John Murray, 1818. (1818)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1818., 1818. The First British Edition. In four volumes: Vol. I, xii+473 pp. with engraved folded map; Vol II, 490 pp. with a second engraved folded map; Vol. III, viii+411 pp.; and Vol. IV, vii+489 pp. Contemporary full dark-blue polished calf, five panelled spines with raised bands, highly gilt panels and gilt titles. Marbled foreedges. All four volumes have, on the front pastedown, a bookplate, with crest for Robert Quin Alexander, Acton House. This family owned Acton House in Co. Armagh, north of Newry. Bookseller Inventory # 12465

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Irving, Washington:

Published by New York. 1828. (1828)

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Item Description: New York. 1828., 1828. Three volumes. xvi,399; 367; viii,[14]-420pp. plus folding map. Modern three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Contemporary signature on each titlepage. Light scattered foxing. Some discreet institutional blind stamps. Very good. Untrimmed. First American edition, published the same year as the first London. The ANB says of this work: "Based on an abundance of documents available in Madrid, the biography was authoritative enough that it remained useful to scholars throughout the nineteenth century. Its understanding of history is not profound, but it offers a protagonist of heroic proportions, whose short-lived triumph turned to tragedy and who was both acclaimed and vilified for exploits that changed the course of history." BAL 10124. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 45094

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A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES: IRVING, WASHINGTON.

IRVING, WASHINGTON.

Published by John Murray, London (1828)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1828. Contemp. 1/2 Butterscotch Calf. Book Condition: Light General Wear. No Jacket. First English Edition. FOUR VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. Red leather spine labels. Tan grained cloth. Panelled spines with designs in gilt and blind-stamp. Moderate soiling of covers. Rear cover of two volumes shows slight bubbling of cloth in one area. Large folding maps in Volumes 1-2 are in fine condition, no tears, a spot or two of light foxing. Text is clean and crisp throughout. The English first edition predated the American edition. A very pleasing, mellowed set. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, biographer, historian, and diplomat. Along with James Fenimore Cooper, he was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe. BAL10123 Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 013762

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IRVING, WASHINGTON

Published by New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828, 1828. First American edition. 3 vols, 4to, contemporary tree calf, leather labels, gilt lettering. Large folding map. ? Irving's first major departure from the writings of Geoffrey Crayon and his first work of serious history. Edges somewhat rubbed; spines a bit faded; tear in the map at the fold; very good copy. BAL 10124, signature mark 6 not present in vol. 1; setting A of page 420 in vol. 3; Langfeld & Blackburn, pages 27-28. Bookseller Inventory # 7904

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A History of the Life and Voyages: Irving, Washington

Irving, Washington

Published by John Murray, London (1828)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, complete in four volumes, complete with the two maps in volumes 1 and 2. Later 19th century half calf signed Phibster. Bindings lightly rubbed at the corners but overall a near fine set, armorial bookplates on the end papers. the contents are clean and unmarked, some light wear to the maps. Bookseller Inventory # 005725

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HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF: Irving Washington

Irving Washington

Published by Paris A. and W. Galignani 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: Paris A. and W. Galignani 1828, 1828. 4 volumes. First edition published in France. The book was published in England in the same year. Two large folding maps. 8vo, contemporary dark-blue half calf over marbled boards, the spines with red and black morocco lettering labels gilt, raised bands gilt ruled. xvi,472; viii, 517; viii, 434; vii, 513 pp. A handsome set with light aging or light rubbing at the tips, clean and very well preserved lettering labels refurbished at some time. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, Paris printing. This was a scholarly but popular biography based primarily on the work of the Spanish historian Navarrete. Navarrete had published his work on Columbus, which contained a number of previously unknown and significant documents. However, Irving felt that "the whole presented rather a mass of rich materials for history, than a history itself.[and] the sight of disconnected papers and official documents is apt to be repulsive to the general reader, who seeks for clear and continued narrative." In fact, he felt that nearly every account had been incomplete while many important documents and manuscripts ignored. Thus, he hoped to offer a more rigorous and yet accessible account. Written while Irving was a diplomatic attaché in Spain (1826-29), "it was the most painstaking effort of Irving's life, and it won him election to the 'Real Academia de la Historia', the friendship of Navarrete, and a literary reputation in Spain where the work is still quoted respectfully" (DAB). The American edition, published the same year in three volumes, had only one map. BAL A testament to Irving’s often-neglected gifts as a historian. Bookseller Inventory # 14872

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Irving Washington

Published by London John Murray 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: London John Murray 1828, 1828. 4 volumes. The first edition, preceding the American edition (and exceeding it in bulk by one volume) Fold-out maps in volumes I and II. 8vo, in contemporary three-quarter olive-brown calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in blind and decorated with panel designs executed in blind in the compartments, double red morocco lettering labels gilt, blind trim on the backing and corner-pieces, speckled edges. With the fine engraved bookplates of Irish Baron Mount-Florence, Earl of Enniskillen, and most likely being that of The Rt. Hon. William Willoughby Cole, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen, FRS, known by his courtesy title of Viscount Cole from 1807 to 1840, who was an Irish palaeontologist and Conservative Member of Parliament. viii, 473 pp; 490 pp; viii, 413 pp; vii, 489 pp. A handsome, attractive and well-preserved set. A little expected rubbing to the edges and extremities, internally very fresh and clean, all very solid. THE IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS GREAT TESTAMENT TO IRVING'S OFT' NEGLECTED ABILITIES AS A HISTORIAN. This was a scholarly but popular biography based primarily on the work of the Spanish writer Navarrete. Navarrete had published his work on Columbus, which contained a number of previously unknown and significant documents. However, Irving felt that "the whole presented rather a mass of rich materials for history, than a history itself.[and] the sight of disconnected papers and official documents is apt to be repulsive to the general reader, who seeks for clear and continued narrative." In fact, he felt that nearly every account had been incomplete while many important documents and manuscripts had been ignored. Thus, he hoped to offer a more rigorous and yet accessible account. Written while Irving was a diplomatic attaché in Spain (1826-29), "it was the most painstaking effort of Irving's life, and it won him election to the 'Real Academia de la Historia', the friendship of Navarrete, and a literary reputation in Spain where the work is still quoted respectfully" (DAB). The American edition, published the same year in three volumes, had only one map. BAL 10123. Bookseller Inventory # 28500

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HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF: Irving Washington

Irving Washington

Published by London John Murray 1828 (1828)

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Item Description: London John Murray 1828, 1828. 4 volumes. The first edition, preceding the American edition (and exceeding it in bulk by one volume) With two large engraved folding maps. 8vo, beautifully bound in contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, beautifully tooled large gilt panels on each cover incorporating multi-fillet lines interlinked by elaborate arabesque floral devices at the corners, the spines beautifully gilt with elaborate panels between raised bands, the bands decorated with Regency gilt tools, decorative gilt and blind tooling abounds, a.e.g. XII, 473; (6), 490; viii, 413; vii, 489 pp. An especially fine and unusually handsome set, beautifully preserved. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION IN A BEAUTIFUL PERIOD BINDING. This was a scholarly but popular biography based primarily on the work of the Spanish historian Navarrete. Navarrete had published his work on Columbus, which contained a number of previously unknown and significant documents. However, Irving felt that "the whole presented rather a mass of rich materials for history, than a history itself.[and] the sight of disconnected papers and official documents is apt to be repulsive to the general reader, who seeks for clear and continued narrative." In fact, he felt that nearly every account had been incomplete while many important documents and manuscripts ignored. Thus, he hoped to offer a more rigorous and yet accessible account. Written while Irving was a diplomatic attaché in Spain (1826-29), "it was the most painstaking effort of Irving's life, and it won him election to the 'Real Academia de la Historia', the friendship of Navarrete, and a literary reputation in Spain where the work is still quoted respectfully" (DAB). The American edition, published the same year in three volumes, had only one map. BAL A testament to Irving’s often-neglected gifts as a historian. Bookseller Inventory # 20176

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