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A Brontë Bibliography

By: Yablon, G.Anthony; Turner, John R.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London/Westport, Conn., Ian Hodgkins & Co., Ltd./Meckler Books, 1978


Work chronicles references to the Brontës in books, monographs and other publications. In full navy cloth w/bright gilt lettering, cover & spine. Interior printed on quality ivory laid papers. Rear cover ever so slightly splayed. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 151 pages View more info

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A Handbook of English Literature

By: WATT, Homer A. & WATT, William W.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1960


In green cloth-covered boards with decorations and lettering in black on cover and spine. Volume is firm and clean; with insignificant cover blemishes. With dictionary-style entries on noted English authors, as well as glossary of literary terms and chronological chart. A useful reference to the best-known of English authors. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 430 pages View more info

A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast

By: Harting, Emilie C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co., 1978

Edition: First Thus


Visit the homes of famous American east-coast writers; guide helps you get there. In top shape, retailer's sticker frt. cover; else fine.; 70042; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1993


A book club edition of the author's memoir, published posthumously. From the flap of the jacket: ". . .these sketches of Ernest Hemingway's life as a young man in Paris from 1921 to 1926 constitute a luminous love letter to the the city. . .". During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. Includes a section of black and white plates showing people ... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1996


A paperback reprint edition of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published memoir of his early life in Paris in the 1920s. During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. With a section of black and white photos. --- In a trade paperback reprint edition with black & white photo of a Parisian café scene on cover. --- A firm, clean, unmarked copy though with re... View more info

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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

By: Cousin, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London/ New York, J.M. Dent/E.P. Dutton, 1942


Updated version of work first published 1910. In flexible full cloth violet covers w/discoloring, spine. Interior clean and unmarked; leaves very thin with wartime quality disclaimer, publisher's page. With publisher's violet topstain. Dust jacket with substantial chipping, large open tear at top rear corner (but torn away section is present). Now in removable mylar protector. Everyman's #449. ; Everyman's Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 456 pages View more info

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Ahn's French Primer

By: HENN, Dr P.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, E. Steiger Co., [ca.1900]


Slender but comprehensive, undated turn-of-the-20th Century French primer. With basic words and simple phrases, interspersed with English translations. --- In olive paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's penciled notations at endpapers, else a firm, clean copy.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 53 pages View more info

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American Literature as an Expression of the National Mind

By: BLANKENSHIP, Russell

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1931


Stated 3rd printing. College professor's work examines the body of great American writings. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards. A solid, firm copy, but w/previous owner's inked info. at front paste-down & occasional pencilings to interior. Gilt-stamped spine titling is faded but readable. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 731 pages View more info

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

By: BARTLETT, John; KAPLAN, Justin (General editor)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, 1992

Edition: Sixteenth Edition; Second Printing


Essential, hefty go-to reference allows searches both by author and by individual words in the sought-after phrase. Clean, bright tight copy in full blue cloth covers. ; 2.3 x 10.1 x 7.9 Inches; 1472 pages View more info

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Bernstein's Reverse Dictionary

By: BERNSTEIN, Theodore; WAGNER, Jane (collaborator)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1976


Stated Fourth printing, 1976 on copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in gilt on cover and spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Author's unusual book is ideal for those who can't quite recall the right word in the right situation, e.g.: 'what's that term for clear, transparent, etc.?' Answer: limpid. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 276 pages View more info

Burt's French-English and English-French Dictionary in Two Parts

By: WESSELY, J. E. ; Tolhausen, L. ; PAYN, George; HEYMANN, M. Eug.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company,


Exceptionally nice copy of very old English-French dictionary. In dark red covers w/bright gilt lettering spine. Prev owner's ex libris marking frt free endpaper. Undated. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall View more info

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Cargoes for Crusoes

By: OVERTON, Grant

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/Boston, Appleton & Company/George H. Doran/Little, Brown, and Company, 1924


Stated first printing, September 1924. The author imagines Robinson Crusoe, marooned on his desert island, discovering a sealed shipment of books featuring famous authors and reviewing them. This work serves as a useful guide to popular fiction of the early twentieth century. With 9 b&w plates with photos of the authors. Lists of works by authors and index at rear of volume. --- In bright blue cloth-covered boards with title blocks pasted to cover and spine. Lacks a dust... View more info

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Cassell's Italian Dictionary: Italian-English / English-Italian (Thumb indexed)

By: REBORA, Piero

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls, [c.1970s-80s]


A useful Italian-English translator, compiled by lexicographer Piero Rebora, who was assisted by Francis M. Guercio and Arthur L. Hayward. An entry in the respected Cassell's lineup of translators. --- Thumb indexed, in full textured paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations. Lacks a dust jacket. Volume bears 1967 date, but likely published c.1970s-80s. --- With dark dampstains to rear endpapers, boldly-written prior owner's name to lower textbl... View more info

Cassell's New French Dictionary -- French-English and English-French

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company,


Probably the 1930 Edition edited by Ernest Baker and Frank H. Vizetelly but impossible to certify as title page has been removed from this otherwise clean, tight copy. Contains pronunciation key, verb tables, abbreviation explanation. 438 pgs., xxiv. Poss. nail polish residue back cover, prev. owner's inked info. frt. pastedown.; 41176; Octavo View more info

Dictionary of American Maxims

By: Kin, David (Editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library, 1955


Compendium, in alphabetic order by subject, of brief statements by noted Americans. In nice shape, in full light blue cloth. DJ scuffed. 597 pgs.; 60560; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info