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1 346
Edman, Irwin
Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.
The Viking Press
NY, 1939
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good

88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the Dark", sharing the timeless darkness but offering glimpses of light and hope. Excerpt: "The crisis of civilization through which we are living is, though a tragic moment, a moment only in the history of the cosmos, an episode only in the history of men. History moves along in waves; we are caught in the roughest surf today, and hurled about by it. But in the midst of the ocean it will be calm tomorrow. In its depths it is calm today...". Irwin Edman was a professor of philosophy, as well as an author of poetry and some fiction. His works include "Philosopher’s Holiday","Richard Kane Looks at Life", "Four Ways of Philosophy","Philosopher's Quest", and "Arts and the Man - An Introduction to Aesthetics". #346

Price: 1198.00 USD
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2 2412
Hazlitt, William
Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]
Wm. C. Hall
London, 1824
8vo, 9.25 By 5.75 Inches
First Edition, Suppressed
Hardcover, Half Leather
Good to Very Good

xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Whiting, Lombard Street. Paper watermarked 1817, 1820. Contents: Poets from Chaucer to the Present Time. Hazlitt's Preface is followed by A Critical List of Authors Contained in this Volume [this includes short critiques for each poet, living and dead]. Poets listed in the table of Contents: Chaucer, Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Drayton, Samuel Daniel, Sir John Suckling, George Wither, Waller, Milton, Cowley, Marvell, Butler, Sir John Denham, Dryden, Rochester, Roscommon, Pomfret, Dorset, Philips, Halifax, Parnell, Prior, Pope, Gay, Blair, Swift, Thomson, A. Philips, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Mallet, Akenside, Young, Gray, Churchill, Goldsmith, Armstrong, Chatterton, Warton, Cowper, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Campbell, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe, S.T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Walter Scott, Charles Lamb, James Montgomery, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord thurlow, John Keats, Henry Milman, William Lisle Bowles, Barry Cornwall, Robert Burns. Miscellaneous Pieces: Shakspeare (sic), John Webster, Beaumont & Fletcher, Ford, Lyly, Ben Jonson, Drummond, Marlow, Raleigh, Shirley, Lovelace, Burton, Browne, Carew, Herrick, King, Walton, Hamilton, and the anonymous author of Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament. #2412.

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3 1877
Herbert, Frank
The Dragon in the Sea
Victor Gollancz
London, 1960
12mo - 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
First British Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good

Author's First Book

206 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Rust colored boards, gilt lettering to spine, minimal signs of shelfwear to edges and corners, very light foxing to edges of textblock, internally pristine. Yellow jacket has original British price intact, very slight darkening of paper at spine and edges, three 1/4 inch edge tears. Post atomic war novel set in a futuristic submarine. This is the scarce first British edition of the author's first book. Later re-named "21st Century Sub" in subsequent publications. Winner of the International Fantasy Award tied with William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and Professor Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". #1877.

Price: 174.00 USD
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