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Letters of Henry Adams 1858-1891: Limited First Edition (Volume I only)

By: ADAMS, Henry; FORD, Worthington Chauncey (editor)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78703

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Edition. Grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a historian, author and consummate Washington, D.C. insider. This grouping of his letters covers the early years, and was originally published as part of a two-volume set. Edited, and with introductory note, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. --- This edition is one of 325 copies of the First Edition bound with uncut edges. In full red-orange cloth-covered boards w/titling on paper spine label. --- With tears to paper at front gutter, exposing the mull and with a little warping to boards; but ... View more info

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The Information

By: AMIS, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Flamingo / HarperCollins Publishers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60064

ISBN: 0002253569

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first UK edition of Martin Amis's comedic novel, which is centered around two authors. One of them considers himself a superior writer to the other, yet suffers from a mediocre career while the other wins a coveted literary prize and with it phenomenal success. The former author must have his revenge! --- In full textured black paper-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt to spine. Jacket features Sophie Bassouls photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- An excellent copy: clean, unmarked and tightly bound but with tiny remainder mark to lower textblock edge. Unclipped jac... View more info

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Matthew Arnold: Poetry and Prose

By: ARNOLD, Matthew; BRYSON, John (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1954

Stock No.: 81889

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A collection of poetical and prose writings of Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), the prominent English poet, literary critic, and translator of Homer. Includes his early, narrative, lyric, elegiac, dramatic and later poems; sonnets, lectures, essays and letters. Edited and with an introduction by John Bryson. Indexed. An entry in publisher's series: The Reynard Library. --- In blue bevel edge cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover & spine titling and decoration; blue topstain. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, firmly-bound copy but with slight spine sunning and a handful of small whitish... View more info

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The Pilgrim Prince: A Novel Based on the Life of John Bunyan

By: BARR, Gladys H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Stock No.: 82570

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A novel based upon the life of the 17th century English author of "The Pilgrim's Progress". --- In light grey cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on black spine block. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy but with some soiling to back cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 288 pages 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 darkening to spine, minor wear to cloth; otherwise a clean, sound, unmarked copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 313 pa... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: BLOOM, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books / Penguin Putnam: 1998

Stock No.: 41071

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


6th printing. Noted literary critic Harold Bloom renders a thorough analysis of each of Shakespeare's plays in this hefty work. In so doing, Bloom contends that Shakespeare not only "invented the English language", but "created human nature as we know it today." --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in off-white cloth, with author initials, titling, and decorations in gilt to cover and spine. Jacket with detail from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to front panel, Katherine Newbegin photographic portrait of Mr. Bloom to rear panel. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy but w... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Black's Readers Service Company: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79330

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Britain's renowned Dr. Johnson won fame by dint of this biography by his friend, James Boswell; first published in 1791. Offered in a book club reprint of the work which has been abridged, and with an introduction, by Bergen Evans. Includes a facsimile of the original title page. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a hint of a bump to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xv, 559 pages View more info

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Collected Impressions

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green and Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79663

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First edition of Elizabeth Bowen's collection of many of her writings on literary topics. Includes book reviews, prefaces she wrote for other writers' works, studies and essays on a variety of scholarly subjects; as well as a preface by the author. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, printed on buff color leaves; blue topstain. R. A. Maynard designed dust jacket in brown, tan and navy. --- With bumps to lower cover corners, otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original 16'- net flap price, with small tears and light chipping to edges; in ... View more info

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Chaucer and the Medieval Book

By: BOYD, Beverly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [San Marino, California], The Huntington Library: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82020

ISBN: 0873280601

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


First edition. A collection of material related to the manuscripts and early printed books at the time of Geoffrey Chaucer during the late Middle Ages. The work of William Caxton, first publisher of books in English, is also detailed along with authors other than Chaucer. With numerous black & white illustrations depicting early printed items and facsimiles of pages and artwork. With appended reference material, bibliography and index. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling in black. Dust jacket with reproduction of frontis illustration from the first of Caxton's pu... View more info

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The Flowering of New England 1815 - 1865 (Modern Library Giant #G57.1)

By: BROOKS, Van Wyck

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1942]

Stock No.: 80041

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant reprint edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning literary history of New England, originally published in 1936. --- In Toledano spine G4 / charcoal cloth / gilt titling on navy spine blocks / gilt-stamped ML torchbearer on front cover & spine / publisher's dark blue topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gc / verso advertises 281 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1942 (though 1936 date appears in volume). ML #G57.1. --- With general yellowing to leaves, pencilings to textblock edges, interior is clean, firm and unmarked. Jacket with plenty of tears and ch... View more info

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Ernest Hemingway and His World

By: BURGESS, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1985

Stock No.: 76997

ISBN: 0684185040

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A short biography of Ernest Hemingway by the famed British novelist and literary critic (author of 'A Clockwork Orange' and many of ther works). With numerous b&w photos, chronology and index. --- Softcover work, with a bit of curling to cover edges; interior clean, firm and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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Letters between Samuel Butler and Miss E. M. A. Savage, 1871-1885

By: BUTLER, Samuel; SAVAGE, Miss E. M. A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81987

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A first edition of this collection of the voluminous correspondence between Samuel Butler, the noted English novelist and author of "The Way of All Flesh"; and Miss E. M. A. Savage. With portraits of both. Per the jacket flap, Miss Savage was Butler's "closest woman friend" to whom he sent his writings for her approval. With a preface by Geoffrey Keynes and Brian Hill. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with blue titling to spine; dark blue topstain and in simple jacket. --- With small bruise to front cover fore-edge and front free endpaper, some foxing to a few leaves; el... View more info

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Herb Caen's San Francisco: 1976-1991

By: CAEN, Herb (author); MECCHI, Irene (selector)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83002

ISBN: 0811800601

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition. A selection of writings by San Francisco's popular newspaper columnist and general "man about town" Herb Caen, described on the jacket flap: ". . .his best and most enduring columns, captures the triumphs and tragedies of the city's recent history". Columns selected by Irene Mecchi. --- With full number line to copyright page. In maroon cloth-covered boards with titling in silver to cover and spine. Jacket with Ann Rhoney photographic portrait of Mr. Caen to back panel. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound. Unclipped dust jacket with a lit... View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Thomas Carlyle (Essay on Biography, Selected Biographical & Historical Sketches and Other Writings)

By: CARLYLE, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 80238

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of writings by the prominent Scottish social commentator Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). With frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- Spine is darkened and with light edgewear, otherwise an attractive, sound copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xiii... View more info

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Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters

By: CARROLL, Andrew (editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Kodansha America: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79250

ISBN: 1568361963

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Jacket flap blurb: ". . .over 200 letters. . .the most comprehensive collection of American letters ever assembled. . .by presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and Americans from all walks of life." With foreword by Marian Wright Edelman. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth w/titling gilt-stamped on spine. White jacket with pen nib design on cover, orig. $27 flap price intact. --- With a severely... View more info

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Fighting Words: Writers Lambast Other Writers--From Aristotle to Anne Rice

By: CHARLTON, James (editor); PERICOLI, Tullio (illustrations)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina U.S.A., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60429

ISBN: 1565120736

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First printing. This little gem of a book offers over 400 comments by notable writers on their fellow writers (and sometimes on themselves) which at times can be rather vicious. For example, Vladimir Nabokov is quoted as saying "James Joyce has not influenced me in any manner whatsoever"; or Elizabeth Bowen on Aldous Huxley: "He is at once the truly clever person and the stupid person's idea of the clever person. . .". With amusing drawn caricatures of many of the authors quoted here by Tullio Pericoli. Indexed. --- This compact volume in blue paper-covered boards backed in bla... View more info

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The Golden Book of Coleridge (Everyman's Library #43, Poetry and Drama series)

By: COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1950

Stock No.: 82641

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition offering high spots of the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Edited and with an introduction by Stopford A. Brooke, who has grouped the poems as "Meditative Poems", "Odes and Hymns", "The Ancient Mariner and Other Poems", "Love Poems" and "Narrative and Occasional Poems". Number 43 in Everyman's Library Poetry & Drama series. --- A 1950 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full olive cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover and bro... View more info

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The World of Herb Caen: San Francisco 1938-1997

By: CONRAD, Barnaby (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Publishing: 1999

Stock No.: 83001

ISBN: 0811825752

Condition: Near Fine


San Francisco's popular newspaper columnist and general "man about town" Herb Caen is profiled in photos and words in this fun work. With plenty of black & white photos of Mr. Caen and the city he loved. --- In wraps with photos of Mr. Caen and a foggy city to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound but with retailer's back cover sticker.; Oblong Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 128 pages 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

Stock No.: 72826

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


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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The Flower and the Leaf: A Contemporary Record of American Writing Since 1941

By: COWLEY, Malcolm

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1985

Stock No.: 60357

ISBN: 0670320099

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A collection of the writings of Malcolm Cowley on the subject of writers and their works over a forty-year period beginning with the literature of World War II and through the publication of this work in the mid-1980s. Per the jacket flap, this work strives to describe ". . .our time and our literature through the eyes of a writer. . .". Edited, and with an introduction by Donald W. Faulkner. --- In light brown paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in white. Jacket features image of a fountain pen to front panel. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking ... View more info

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The Old Curiosity Shop (Everyman's Library #173)

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $26.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1912

Stock No.: 82666

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library reprint edition of the novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) which was first published serially beginning in 1840. The story is centered around Dickens's character Little Nell and her friends and relatives as they struggle to repay the nasty lender, Daniel Quilp, declared by David Perdue as ". . .probably Dickens' most evil villain". With an introduction by G. K. Chesterton. An entry in Everyman's Library Fiction series, edited by Ernest Rhys. EL no. 173. --- In Everyman's style 1 maroon flexible leatherette variant binding with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed ... View more info

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Of Dramatic Poesy and Other Critical Essays: In Two Volumes; Volume I only (Everyman's Library #568)

By: DRYDEN, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 79982

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Volume 1 only of the two-volume edition of critical essays by the first Poet Laureat of England, John Dryden (1631-1700). This Everyman's Library edition edited, with an introduction by George Watson. This complete edition was first published in 1962, following the abridged edition of 1912. --- Full EL style 4 purple cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lavender jacket with image of Dryden on cover. Everyman's Library #568. --- With inked price on front free endpaper, else a firm, sound, bright copy. Jacket with minor edgewear, else very nice and in removable archival mylar pr... View more info

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The C.S. Lewis Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to His Life, Thought , and Writings

By: DURIEZ, Colin

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Inspirational Press / BBS Publishing Corporation: 2000

Stock No.: 82364

ISBN: 0884864596

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Facts about the life and works of C. S. Lewis are arranged alphabetically in this compendium of relevant information about the author and proponent of Christianity. This work specifically written ". . .to encourage an exploration and discovery . . .of the 'Christian World of C. S. Lewis'". Includes a bibliography of Lewis's works, and reference guide. --- In pale gold paper-covered boards with copper foil titling to spine. Jacket features Arthur Strong photographic portrait of Lewis. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. Unpriced, unclipped jacket in similar condition; protected in remov... View more info

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Representative Selections, with Introduction, Bibliography and Notes (American Writers Series)

By: EMERSON, Ralph Waldo (author); CARPENTER, Frederic I. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1934

Stock No.: 82163

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of writings by the noted American essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1883). The writings are analyzed and explained in detail by editor Frederic I. Carpenter, who supplies a lengthy introduction and bibliography. With frontis portrait of Emerson by Kerr Eby. An entry in publisher's American Writers Series, edited by Harry Hayden Clark. --- In full dark blue cloth covers with yellow titling and decorations to covers and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With creases to corners of several leaves, prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, and slight discolora... View more info

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Pushkin: A Biography

By: FEINSTEIN, Elaine

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hopewell, New Jersey, The Ecco Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82118

ISBN: 0880016744

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first Ecco edition with full number line. An biography of the great Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837). Pushkin was revered in Russia for his poetry but also enjoyed dueling, the final one of which resulted in his death. Includes a section of black & white illustrations. --- In burgundy paper-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Dust jacket features painted portrait of Pushkin by Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. --- With remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a bright, intact and tightly-bound copy. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent condition but with m... View more info

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Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets

By: FISHER, M[ary]. F[rances]. K[ennedy].

Price: $11.50

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1986

Stock No.: 70045

ISBN: 0865472068

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Dedicated to her subject matter, M. F. K. Fisher has gathered together a collection of excerpts from famous writings of the past, all of which share the subject of food and feasting. The author is notable for her writing abiltiies, as well as her obvious culinary knowledge. --- A softcover in stiff wraps, with color painting of a table and chairs arranged on a pleasant porch. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked, though with tiny crease to lower cover edge.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xv, 323 pages View more info

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Aspects of the Novel (Uniform Pocket Editions of E. M. Forster's Works)

By: FORSTER, E. M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1953

Stock No.: 83175

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


In lectures delivered "under the auspices" of Trinity College, Cambridge by E. M. Forster in 1927, the noted author dissects key characteristics in the creation of a novel. He explores essential elements such as characters and plotting; but also less clear-cut aspects such as prophecy, pattern and rhythm. First published in 1927, this reprint edition is dated 1953. An entry in publisher's series "Uniform Pocket Editions of E. M. Forster's Works". --- A compact work in full teal green cloth-covered boards with author initials to cover & titling to spine, both in gilt. Simple jac... View more info

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The Little, Brown Handbook

By: FOWLER, H. Ramsey; AARON, Jane E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harpercollins: 1997

Edition: Fifth Edition

Stock No.: 72039

ISBN: 067352132x

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Helpful stylebook for the writer in good copy. With prev owner's inked info on title page; otherwise clean, bright interior. In pictorial covers with bumped corners. No DJ. ; 1.6 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 822 pages View more info

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Bookworms: Great Writers and Readers Celebrate Reading

By: FURMAN, Laura; STANDARD, Elinore (editors)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1997

Stock No.: 70047

ISBN: 0786703954

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In this work, the pleasures of reading are described by noted writers, such as Jane Austen, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Virginia Woolf and many others. Their thoughts are expressed in the form of letters, diaries, plays, books and other writings. --- In pale grey stiff wraps with flaps. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish.; 70047; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xxvi, 323 pages View more info

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Plots and Characters in the Fiction of Henry James

By: GALE, Robert L.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 1972

Stock No.: 80467

ISBN: 0262570319

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An ideal companion volume for the Henry James reader. Provides a sketch of the plot for the fictional work of Mr. James, and about half of the book consists of an alphabetical list of characters, with reference to the James work in which they appeared; also with a chronological list of works by James. With a foreword by Oscar Cargill. --- A softcover edition, with illustration in green tones on cover. --- A clean, bright, newish copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxi, 228 pages View more info

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Candelabra: Selected Essays and Addresses

By: GALSWORTHY, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 41080

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


First American edition of a collection of essays and speeches by the prolific English writer John Galsworthy and author of the notable "Forsyte Saga". The essays cover a range of topics, from drama to literature, to travel and to books in general. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Front free endpaper has been torn out; else a clean, firmly-bound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 311 pages View more info

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The Life and Times of Chaucer

By: GARDNER, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Stock No.: 74360

ISBN: 0394493176

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. With illustrations (called 'ornaments') by J. Wolf. In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine; publisher's blue topstain. Stated Fourth Printing, July 1977. Interior of volume clean, bright and unmarked. Jacket in faux parchment with brightly colored illustrations; light chafing at spine ends. A biography of Geoffrey Chaucer by the famed novelist, who is well known for his 'Wreckage of Agathon' and 'Nickel Mountain', among others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 328, x pages View more info

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The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Everyman's Library #318)

By: GASKELL, Elizabeth Cleghorn

Price: $20.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1910

Stock No.: 82631

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The famous biography of the noted English novelist Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), probably best known for her cherished "Jane Eyre". The author, herself an accomplished novelist and biographer, is often referred to as "Mrs. Gaskell". With an introduction by May Sinclair. Indexed. An entry in Everyman's Library Biography series, edited by Ernest Rhys. E.L. no. 318. --- In flatback binding style 1, full grey cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, dark topstain and fancy woodc... View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World

By: GIBRAN, Jean; GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, New York Graphic Society: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83167

ISBN: 0821205102

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A stated first printing of this biography of the Lebanese-American poet, writer and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931). This work describes his life in the United States, to which he emigrated as a youth, as well as his relationship with his mentor, Mary Elizabeth Haskell. The co-author of this work, Kahlil Gibran (along with Jean Gibran), was a cousin to the subject. With 100 black & white illustrations which include photos of scenes from Gibran's life, as well as images of his artwork. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling in black to cover and spine. Jacket features photographic p... View more info

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Anthony Trollope

By: GLENDINNING, Victoria

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 78793

ISBN: 0394582683

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated First American Edition, copyright page. A comprehensive biography of the prolific Anthony Trollope by the noted literary biographer. Includes numerous b&w photos. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth. --- With inkings to front endpapers, and touch of soiling to textblock fore-edge; else a bright, firm copy in similar, unclipped dust jacket. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xxiii, 551 pages View more info

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Less Than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris

By: GRIFFIN, Peter

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1990

Stock No.: 77184

ISBN: 019505332X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In this work, Mr. Griffin examines the life of Hemingway in Paris, along with his wife Hadley and follows his earlier Hemingway work: 'Along With Youth'. The title is a reference to an included Robert Frost poem bemoaning the loss of a love. Includes a section of b&w photos. With endnotes and index. --- In light blue quarter cloth over light blue paper-covered boards; titling on spine in black. Jacket with Helen Breaker photo of Hemingway on front. --- Near Fine copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with foxing to top edge... View more info

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The Triumph of the Novel: Dickens, Dostoevsky, Faulkner

By: GUERARD, Albert Joseph

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78915

ISBN: 0195020669

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


In this literary criticism, the author makes the case that the three authors were ". . .compassionately dedicated to evoking the deepest human realities." --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Simple black jacket w/author b&w portrait on back flap. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking damages. Price-clipped jacket with light chipping along back cover top edge; a little rubbing but otherwise undamaged. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 365 pages View more info

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Trollope and His Illustrators

By: HALL, N. John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78604

ISBN: 0333262972

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition (statement on copyright page: "First published 1980"). Dozens of extraordinary black & white illustrations that accompanied the many works of fiction by Anthony Trollope are combined in this volume. Includes art by John Everett Millais, Hablot Knight Brown (a/k/a "Phiz"), E. Taylor, Mary Ellen Edwards, George Housman Thomas, Marcus Stone and others. In this work, Trollope scholar N. John Hall combines the drawings with biographical and bibliogical data. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In full brown cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling, gree... View more info

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: An Authoritative Text, Hardy and the Novel, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition, Second Edition)

By: HARDY, Thomas (author); ELLEDGE, Scott (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1979

Stock No.: 31351

ISBN: 0393090442

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Norton Critical Edition of Hardy's classic novel, set in his semi-fictional rural English county of Wessex. Stated second edition, with preface and edited by Scott Elledge. In addition to the novel itself, much information about Hardy and his writings are provided: footnotes, Hardy's Autobiography, poems, essays, criticism and extensive analysis of the book by the likes of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence. This work ideal for the student reader. --- A softcover copy, with black & white illustrations to cover. --- A very good copy, lacking interior markings. Many page corners have been crease... View more info

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A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast (Americans-Discover-America series)

By: HARTING, Emilie C.

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 70042

ISBN: 0688082815

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A tour of places of literary interest such as homes, museums and monuments in eleven states in the northeast United States. Arranged by town and state, with index of authors and literary figures. Includes a section of black & white photos. An entry in publisher's Americans-Discover-America series. --- In stiff 'travelflex' wraps with color photo of Washington Irving's Sunnyside estate in Tarrytown, New York to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish but with red stain to textblock top edge.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 218 pages View more info