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SOLD - Vintage book An Iceland Fisherman by Pierre Loti, famous French novel translated by Helen Dole, 1896 edition with gilded flower cover

SOLD - Vintage book An Iceland Fisherman by Pierre Loti, famous French novel translated by Helen Dole, 1896 edition with gilded flower cover

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Didn't get a chance to describe this, it sold to someone who had been looking for it for a while, so happy they found it!

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: An Iceland Fisherman, translated from the French
-Author: Pierre Loti
-Translator: Helen B. Dole
-Format: Hardcover, "one hundred and fifty-ninth edition" (in this case meaning 159th printing, as it is translated), black and white frontispiece protected by preserved wax sheet, signature in front in beautiful script "J. L. Davis from Kate" no date, cover cream white boards with gilded detail on front and spine with pink flower pattern on front and back.
-Condition: Good for an old book, no rips/marks on the inside (except signature), a few age spots on the pages but not many, binding still tight and working, smudges on the spine and a few on the cover though the flowered pattern and gilt details accompanying it are bright, corner edges of the front and back covers are worn.
-Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company
-Copyright: 1896 T. Y. Crowell & Co.
-Printer: University Press, John Wilson and Son, Cambridge
-Date published: 1896
-Provenance: I got this from a section of little books in a bookstore by the falls, one I love to go to, on the coast of Connecticut. This was the first time I had been there in a long while, and the first time I actually got into conversation with the owner, who was very sweet and showed me his eBay account for his books and told me how to start a shop up because he could tell I was a good collector and should sell some of my books on eBay :) I never told him who I was, he was having so much fun showing me and he was so proud of his little store. Anyway, this was a part of the bookshop I hadn't gone to in the past either because I wasn't looking for this type of book or hadn't been looking for a type at all, and when I saw it I wanted to buy out the whole shelf. Every tiny book there was was very old, some early 1800s, and all were delicately designed and beautiful for the most part, but this one was the prettiest. It stuck out to me, and when I read it and read up on it I knew I'd made the perfect purchase. I can't wait to pass it on to someone else to admire and love as well, and I'm glad I rescued it from the cute but dingy shop in the middle-of-nowhere so it will have a greater audience and a greater chance of finding its home.
-Pricing:
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Didn't get a chance to describe this, it sold to someone who had been looking for it for a while, so happy they found it!

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: An Iceland Fisherman, translated from the French
-Author: Pierre Loti
-Translator: Helen B. Dole
-Format: Hardcover, "one hundred and fifty-ninth edition" (in this case meaning 159th printing, as it is translated), black and white frontispiece protected by preserved wax sheet, signature in front in beautiful script "J. L. Davis from Kate" no date, cover cream white boards with gilded detail on front and spine with pink flower pattern on front and back.
-Condition: Good for an old book, no rips/marks on the inside (except signature), a few age spots on the pages but not many, binding still tight and working, smudges on the spine and a few on the cover though the flowered pattern and gilt details accompanying it are bright, corner edges of the front and back covers are worn.
-Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company
-Copyright: 1896 T. Y. Crowell & Co.
-Printer: University Press, John Wilson and Son, Cambridge
-Date published: 1896
-Provenance: I got this from a section of little books in a bookstore by the falls, one I love to go to, on the coast of Connecticut. This was the first time I had been there in a long while, and the first time I actually got into conversation with the owner, who was very sweet and showed me his eBay account for his books and told me how to start a shop up because he could tell I was a good collector and should sell some of my books on eBay :) I never told him who I was, he was having so much fun showing me and he was so proud of his little store. Anyway, this was a part of the bookshop I hadn't gone to in the past either because I wasn't looking for this type of book or hadn't been looking for a type at all, and when I saw it I wanted to buy out the whole shelf. Every tiny book there was was very old, some early 1800s, and all were delicately designed and beautiful for the most part, but this one was the prettiest. It stuck out to me, and when I read it and read up on it I knew I'd made the perfect purchase. I can't wait to pass it on to someone else to admire and love as well, and I'm glad I rescued it from the cute but dingy shop in the middle-of-nowhere so it will have a greater audience and a greater chance of finding its home.
-Pricing:

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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