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1023 Terrace Lane, Glenview, Illinois, 60025-2754, United States
Phone: (312) 502-7335    Fax: (312) 577-0897
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Round Table Books specializes in Rare, Antiquarian and Collectible Books, particularly in the areas of History, Art, Arthurian History and Literature, Napoleonic Biography and History, Poetry, and illustrated editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. We gladly accept consignments, both of individual books and entire libraries. All of our books are described accurately, packed carefully and shipped promptly. We offer superior customer service. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Any book may be returned for any reason for a full refund. Round Table Books is open by appointment only. Please call Arthur at (312) 502-7335 to schedule an appointment.
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Webster, Noah   An American Dictionary of the English Language (Two Volumes, Complete)  Publisher: S. Converse, NY, 1828. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Printing. Hard Cover FIRST EDITION (one of only 2, 500 copies). Quarter bound in light brown calf over original black boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on burgundy labels in one compartment, volume numbers, gilt, in one compartment, date blind-stamped in lowest compartment. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Noah Webster painted by F.S.B. Morse, engraved by A. R. Durand, and printed by J.R. Burton. The volumes printed by Hezekiah Howe of New Haven, Connecticut. Copyright dated April 14, 1828. Includes: Preface (3 pp.); Introduction (46 pp.); Advertisment (4 pp.); Philosophical and Practical Grammar, &c. (29 pp.); Directions for the Pronunciation of Words (2 pp.); Alphabets (1 pp.); the sections comprising definitions under each letter are printed in three columns and are unpaginated; Additions and Corrections (2 pp.). First edition of the most important American dictionary, the "most ambitious publication ever undertaken, up to that time, upon American soil" (Grolier "American 100"). [Grolier, American 36][PMM 291][Skeel 583][Sabin 102335]. Expertly rebacked, new endpapers over original marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed and worn, text blocks tight and square, hinges strong, paper supple, very little foxing. Former owner's names (Thomas S. Nelson and Benjamin Wright) in elegant hands on first preliminary page, otherwise unmarked. An extremely handsome and well preserved copy. A large and heavy set. VERY GOOD. Engraved Frontispiece Portrait. 4to 11" - 13" tall
Appr.:  |  AUD 23,936.17  |  CAD 23,684.21  |  EUR 16,000.00  |  GBP 13,584.91  |  JPY 1,800,000.00  |  MXN 300,000.00  |  ZAR 253,521.13  | 
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Twain, Mark   Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)  Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company, NY, 1885. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher's full green cloth, reverse lettering on gilt panel and additional gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, black embossed decoration on spine and embossed black lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 174 B&W drawings by E. W. Kemble and tissue-protected photographic frontispiece of bust of the author. First issue, with the following points: (1) Copyright date 1884 (leaf bound in - McBride State C); (2) On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being at page 88, when in fact it appears on page 87 (McBride State A); (3) The typographical error "with the was, " instead of "with the saw, " appears on page 57 (McBride State A); (4) The final "5" on Page No. 155 is added in a different font (McBride State C); (5) There is no signature mark "11" on page 161 (McBride State A); (6) On page 283 the fly on Silas' pants is straight (leaf tipped in - McBride State C); (7) In the portrait frontispiece, the cloth under the bust is visible, the imprint is "Heliotype, " and the statement "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." has not been added to the finished edge of the shoulder (McBride State A); (8) On page 143 the "l" in "Col." is missing at line 1 and the "b" in body is broken at Line 7 (McBride State A); in addition, (9) On page 9, the word "decided" appears instead of the correct "decides"; (10) On page 58 the "d" in "touched" is broken at line 29; (11) On page 59, the "t" in "let" is missing at line 10; and (12) Also on page 59, the "d" in "would" is broken at line 11. [McBride, 93][ BAL 3415][Grolier American 100: 87]. This copy has been expertly rebacked with the original spine and covers laid down. The volume is housed in an extremely fine custom-made clam-shell box. An excellent example of the first appearance of this classic work. VERY GOOD. B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 366 pp
Appr.:  |  AUD 9,308.51  |  CAD 9,210.53  |  EUR 6,222.22  |  GBP 5,283.02  |  JPY 700,000.00  |  MXN 116,666.67  |  ZAR 98,591.55  | 

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