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The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation-Bearers; and The Furies

By: AESCHYLUS

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Stock No.: 81897

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A luxurious, leatherbound copy of the ancient Greek trilogy of tragedies consisting of "Agamemnon", "The Libation-Bearers" and "The Furies", which first appeared in 458 B.C. Translated from the Greek by E.D.A. Morshead. With illustrations by Michael Ayrton, an introduction by Rex Warner, and a preface by the publisher. Includes a specially commissioned frontis portrait of Aeschylus by Richard Eichman. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's ... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcdowell, Obolensky: 1957

Stock No.: 71213

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No dust jacket. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Good copy of classic novel; is clean and bright, in full sky blue cloth covers w/mountainous decor front & spine; spine & book edges sunfaded. ; 31010; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $23.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcdowell, Obolensky: 1957

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 71333

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Nice copy of classic novel; 60th anniversary facsimile issued by B-O-M-C; includes laid-in flyer. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Discoloration of lower front cover, dust jacket, and 1st page or two. 2-2.5" tears on rear of DJ repaired with tape, a few chips, and in removable mylar protector. DJ bright blue colors, as originally published. Otherwise, book is clean and bright, printing on blue cloth boards and spine clear and colors good. ; 8vo - over 7¾&... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: AGEE, James

Price: $44.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 75271

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Finely produced copy of author's autobiographical novel set in his native Knoxville, Tennessee which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Though published in 1957, it was actually written by Agee from 1948 through 1955; and published posthumously. In rich black full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue and Company:

Stock No.: 79162

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An undated edition of the children's classic. With color frontis illustration, with a color illustration pasted to front cover, as well as illustrated endpapers. --- In full navy pebbled cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A good only copy, with a ragged tear to cloth at head of spine, some additional chafing to cloth, black front cover spot, four signatures on recto of frontis illustration and child's coloring to front endpaper. This book shows signs of wear ... View more info

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Little Women (Junior Library, The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chicago, J. G. Ferguson & Associates: [c.1940s-1960s]

Stock No.: 80943

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An undated reprint copy of author's famous semi-autobiographical novel, featuring her characters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. "Little Women" first appeared in two parts in 1868 and 1869. An entry in publisher's Junior Library, The World's Popular Classics series, Art-Type Edition. --- In green cloth-covered boards with image of reading children on cover in dark red, more images in dark red on spine and gilt-stamped titling on dark red spine blocks. Volume was p... View more info

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Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1997

Stock No.: 77509

ISBN: 1561797448

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Signed by Joe Wheeler on title page. Complete and unabridged copy of the timeless family classic. With approx. 150 b&w illustrations. Dr. Wheeler's introduction and afterword provide information about 'Little Women', and Alcott, as well as a study guide for enriching the experience of reading this classic. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. --... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 81488

ISBN: 1561796247

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Signed by Joe Wheeler on title page. Complete and unabridged copy of the timeless family classic. A clean, bright copy. With 15 b&w illustrations. Dr. Wheeler's introduction and afterword provide information about Alcott, as well as a study guide for enriching the experience of reading this classic. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. ; 8vo 8&... View more info

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The Divine Comedy (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)

By: ALIGHIERI, Dante

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81390

Condition: Near Fine


A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition of the famous 14th Century Italian epic poem. With illustrations by William Blake. Translated by Charles Eliot Norton. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and s... View more info

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Lysistrata

By: ARISTOPHANES (author); SELDES, Gilbert (revisor); PICASSO, Pablo (illustrations)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1962

Stock No.: 81840

Condition: Near Fine


The ancient Greek comedic play as rewritten by Gilbert Seldes in an attractive illustrated reprint edition in slipcase. With illustrations by Pablo Picasso and a special introduction by Mr. Seldes. --- In brick red quarter cloth over marble-look paper-covered hardcovers with soldier-themed Picasso illustrations on covers; titling in gilt on spine. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's 'Sandglass' brochure specific to this work laid in (New York, no. ... View more info

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Sense and Sensibility

By: AUSTEN, Jane

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 1992

Stock No.: 72350

ISBN: 0679409874

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The cherished work in an attractive reprint edition. With introduction by Peter Conrad. EL #51. --- In full dark green cloth covers; printed on high-quality papers and with satin ribbon bookmark. Dust jacket features Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet from the movie version. --- With a touch of dusty soiling to top edge of textblock; else volume firm, clean & bright. Bright jacket w/small tear; otherwise in nice shape and w/unclipped flap prices.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ... View more info

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Emma (Everymans Library #24)

By: AUSTEN, Jane

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1938

Stock No.: 82081

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


First published in 1815, 'Emma' is the comic tale of a wealthy young woman who (among other things) inexpertly meddles in the love affairs of others. Edited, and with an introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 24 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1938 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full carmine red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover & brown topstain. Volume lacks the dust j... View more info

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Greek Literature for the Modern Reader

By: BALDRY, H.C.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1951

Stock No.: 73888

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In dark red cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior bears maps of Greece and the Aegean Sea at endpapers. With underlinings on a few pages. Dust jacket with wrinkled tear at front top edge; otherwise in good shape and with orig. $3.75 flap price intact. The writings of the Ancient Greeks are examined in this compact work. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 321 pages View more info

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A Distinguished Provincial At Paris: Volume IX

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son:

Stock No.: 72394

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Undated (estimate early 20th century) single volume from the 25 volume set. In full green cloth covers, w/edgewear (espec at corners). Attractive engraving at frontispiece, depicting Lucien Chardon on torn protective tissue leaf. Interior clean and slightly yellowed; beginnings of crack at front hinge location; otherwise solid and tight. ; The First Translation Into English [25 Volume Set]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Père Goriot

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1980

Stock No.: 78262

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A handsome reprint edition of the French author's famous novel, first published in 1835. With illustrations by Albert Lynch. --- In full dark blue faux leather with gilt decorations on covers & spine, raised spine bands and title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with colorful patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking obvious damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

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Old Goriot (Le Père Goriot)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Heritage Press/The Nonesuch Press: 1946

Stock No.: 80167

Condition: Very Good


Set in the author's 19th Century Paris, "Old Goriot" is often referred to by its French title, "Le Père Goriot", and is perhaps Balzac's most admired novel. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage, with 20 color illustrations by René Ben Sussan and an introduction by François Mauriac. --- In fleurs-de-lis patterned paper-covered boards backed in dark red buckram, with gilt-stamped titling on spine and housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Volu... View more info

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Cousin Bette (First Modern Library Edition, ML #299.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80301

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1958 (confirmed). Author's famous 1846 novel is set in Paris in the 19th century and has been praised for its realism. Translated from the French by Kathleen Raine and with an introduction by Floyd Zulli, Jr. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling stamped on red cover & spine blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i. Verso advertises 383 titles in ML catalog. ML #299.1. --- With prior owner's signatur... View more info

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Père Goriot, and Eugénie Grandet (Modern Library #245.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.19612]

Stock No.: 80436

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Two of Balzac's most admired novels in a single Modern Library edition. With introduction by E.K. Brown. Translated from the French by E.K. Brown, Dorothea Walter and John Watkins. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #245.1. --- With a little soiling to textblock l... View more info

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Droll Stories: Thirty Tales

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1939

Stock No.: 80624

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome reprint edition of 30 amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with a preface by Jacques Le Clercq, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. --- In full maroon cloth, gilt titling & illustration on spine; in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges, very slight rubbing to back cover, else a clean, brig... View more info

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Béatrix The Edition Definitive of the Human Comedy, Scenes of Private Life, Volume X (Limited Edition)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Philadelpha, George Barrie's Sons: 1897

Stock No.: 81187

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An American reprint edition of Balzac's novel, one of many in the Scenes of Private Life portion of his monumental series of interlinked novels, "The Human Comedy" ("La Comédie humaine"). Rendered into English from the French by George Burnham Ives. Volume X only in this special definitive edition, number 7 of 300 sets printed. Though title page mentions "illustrated with etchings" only one can be found, at frontis. --- In full navy cloth-covered... View more info

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Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81424

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering rewarding, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of 'La Comédie humaine'. Translated from the French by J. Lewis May. With illustrations by Elaine Rafael and Don Bolognese. Includes a portrait of Balzac by Roy Andersen near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bo... View more info

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Droll Stories (Modern Library #193.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1948]

Stock No.: 81487

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering this famous collection of ribald, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with preface by unattributed person. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 334 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1948 (no publication date appears in book). ML #193.1. -... View more info

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Bedside Book of Famous French Stories

By: BECKER, Belle; LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1945

Stock No.: 75345

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Printing, copyright page. Introduction by Lewis Galantiere. In full light blue cloth-covered boards with faded gilt titling on brown spine block. With publisher's faded red topstain. Interior clean and firm. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages View more info

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Zuleika Dobson

By: BEERBOHM, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1926

Stock No.: 71139

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Older version of Modern Library's issue of this classic work; in full reddish brown cloth covers. Interior has poorly removed bookplate remnants front pastedown, light toning to spine; otherwise in good shape. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall View more info

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Zuleika Dobson (Modern Library #116.2)

By: BEERBOHM, Max

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1946]

Stock No.: 79968

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of author's 1911 novel, set against undergraduate life at Oxford. Zuleika Dobson has been named to the Modern Library list of the 100 greatest English-language novels. With an introduction by Francis Hackett. --- In Toledano spine 8 / light grey cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 316 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1946 (though 1926 date appear... View more info

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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature)

By: BEERS, Henry A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Meadville, Pennsylvania / New York, The Chautauqua-Century Press / Flood and Vincent: 1894

Stock No.: 81331

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A history of English literature, told from the perspective of 30 leading authors such as Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With 28 portraits, arranged 4-to-a-page, and a full-sized frontis image of Shakespeare. One in the publisher's "Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature" series. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black and gilt to cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With whitish splotches to front cover, some ... View more info

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Looking Backward 2000-1887 (Modern Library #22.3a)

By: BELLAMY, Edward

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1947]

Stock No.: 80298

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Author's novel, first published in 1888, envisioned a socialist utopia in the year 2000. With an introduction by Robert L. Shurter, and a preface & postscript by the author. --- In Toledano spine 8 / navy cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1957 (though 1951 date appears in book). ML #22.3a. --- Book is clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket... View more info

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Mr. Sammler's Planet

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1970

Edition: Third Printing

Stock No.: 71500

ISBN: 0670333190

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Author's famous work features a one-eyed Polish man's observations of the turbulent 20th century. In blue half cloth & blue paperboard covers; interior clean and tight. Dust jacket some small tears and chafing at edges, occasional stains; bears orig $6.95 flap price; now in removable mylar protector. The late Mr. Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages View more info

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Mr. Sammler's Planet

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1970

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 72206

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


Book club edition of Bellow's 1971-National-Book-Award-winning novel. In good shape in full light blue cloth covers. Retailer's sticker, front pastedown, light edgewear; otherwise solid and tight. Dust wrapper has sticker removal damage frt cover & tail of spine; chipped edges (espec at head & tail of spine). In removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Ravelstein

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78855

ISBN: 067084134X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Nobel laureate Saul Bellow's final full-length novel, whose jacket flap says: ". . .[Ravelstein] is a journey through love and memory. It is brave, dark, and bleakly funny: an elegy to friendship and to lives well (or badly) lived." --- In tan and brown paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket bears original flap prices. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Jacket with rubbing ... View more info

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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War

By: BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1996

Stock No.: 78888

ISBN: 0517150131

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


The enigmatic Ambrose Bierce both served in the U.S. Civil War and chronicled what happened. This volume includes 7 selections from his memoirs, as well as 20 works of fiction. Edited and with an introduction by William McCann. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards. Jacket features photos of Civil War-era soldiers. --- A clean, firm copy but with leaves that have yellowed slightly. Jacket in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; ... View more info

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

By: BLACKMORE, R. D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 81687

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


R. D. Blackmore's famous historical romance was set in the 17th century and first published in 1869. The author had trouble getting the novel published, but once available it became tremendously popular and has stayed in print ever since. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 304 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1948 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling, blindstamped EL ribbo... View more info

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The Desert Ship A Story of Adventure by Sea and Land

By: BLOUNDELLE-BURTON, John

Price: $196.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Warne & Co.: [1893-1894]

Stock No.: 74866

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An extremely scarce edition of author's adventure story, set in the 'Colorado Desert' of present-day Southern California's Imperial Valley. With 21 b&w illustrations by Hume Nisbet and W. Buckley, 3 of which inserted as plates; as well as one map. Undated copy, but likely published c.1893-1894. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and elaborate illustrations on cover and spine in gilt, white, black, yellow, brown and orange. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Interi... View more info

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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1955]

Stock No.: 76251

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar; includes preface by the author. Complete and unabridged. --- In Toledano spine 8 w/full grey cloth covers, gilt titling stamped on black blocks, cover and spine, & grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1955 date (likely publication date). Jacket style i, verso advertises 374 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- Exposure to dampness has caused jacket to adhere to covers (now detached but bits of jacke... View more info

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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1959]

Stock No.: 77140

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Good only copy of the classic collection of ancient stories. Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar. Complete and unabridged. --- Toledano spine 8, w/light grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1959 (though 1955 publication date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 385 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- With water-spotting to topst... View more info

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Stories from the Decameron

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 81429

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of the 14th century author's collection of stories which have long been considered the ultimate in tales and have provided numerous plot lines for subsequent works by others. Translated G. H. McWilliam. With illustrations by Ann Grifalconi and a portrait of Boccaccio by Jim Campbell near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified numb... View more info

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The Decameron (Volume One only, of two volumes) (Everyman's Library #845)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1955

Stock No.: 81738

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Volume one only (of two vol. set) of Boccaccio's famous collection of short novels, presented in an Everyman's Library edition. Translated from the Italian by J. M. Riggs, and with an introduction by Edward Hutton. Number 845 in Everyman's Library Romance series. --- A 1955 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt "EL" in script at tail of spine; orange topstain. ... View more info

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The Decameron (Volume Two only, of two volumes) (Everyman's Library #846)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81754

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Volume two only (of two vol. set) of Boccaccio's famous collection of short novels, presented in a 1930 Everyman's Library first edition. Translated from the Italian by J. M. Riggs, and with an introduction by Edward Hutton. Includes a black & white illustration of the Villa Palmieri near front of volume. Number 846 in Everyman's Library Romance series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In "Shield Era" binding style 2, full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped sp... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)

By: BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)

Price: $281.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 78675

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w... View more info

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Early Stories: [Encounters and Ann Lee's]

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79505

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated first edition of this collection of 25 short stories by the gifted Elizabeth Bowen, the author of "The House in Paris" and "The Death of the Heart". The stories in her earlier publications "Encounters" (first published in 1923) and "Ann Lee's" (1926) are combined here, along with a preface written especially for this volume by the author. --- In lavender cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine, blue topstain. Si... View more info