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Jagger. Unauthorized., Anderson, Christopher
1 354
Anderson, Christopher
Jagger. Unauthorized.
Delacorte Press.
New York, 1993
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Near Fine
038530825



8vo. 440 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight, with minimal general shelf wear to dj, no chips, tears or marks. First Edition July 1993. Biography of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Illustrated with a center section of black and white photos. Based on years of research and countless interviews with family, friends, neighbors, lovers and fellow musicians. Insights include Jagger's bisexual history, marriages to Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall, his affairs with Marianne Faithful, Carly Simon, Linda Rondstadt and sexual escapades with numerous fans, including Madonna. Also covered ar substance abuse and drug trials, business dealings, his financial genius, band politics, scandals, the bloodbath at Altamont, musical hits and record-breaking tours.ISBN 038530825. #354.

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, Angelou, Maya
2 2496
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
Later Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good
0394499514 / 9780394499512



66pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Small remainder dot on top of text block near spine and small spot on cloth of rear corner where a bit of ink transferred to the inner surface of the dust jacket. Jacket has no chips or tears. Internally pristine with tight binding. Copyright 1975, this printing is not otherwise dated on copyright page, number line indicates a second printing B987654321. DJ price intact, not dated. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN 0394499514. #2496

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, Angelou, Maya
3 2494
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 1997
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0679457070 / 9780679457077



66pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine with tight binding. First printing of this Random House edition, number line 987654321 on copyright page, DJ dated4/97. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN #0679457070. #2494

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The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion, Beahm, George, Editor.
4 676
Beahm, George, Editor.
The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion
Andrews and McMeel, MO. 1996. First Edition.
MO, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Softbound Pb
Fine
0836210360 / 9780836210361



8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition softcover. A biographical, bibliographical resource and reference guide. Thematically organised in five sections plus appendices: The Real World of Anne Rice, The Unreal World of Anne Rice, On Anne Rice, Chiaroscuro - Anne Rice and the Cinema and A Look at the Books. ISBN 0836210360. #676.

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Sudden Door, Benedict, Madeline
5 542
Benedict, Madeline
Sudden Door
The Golden Quill Press.
New Hampshire, 1960
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Near Fine



Signed by Author
64 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ condition jacket. Blue cloth boards, white leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners. White dustwrapper with uncut front flap, blue decoration and lettering. Upper edge of jacket has a tiny closed tear and corner chip. SIGNED and inscribed "Cordially ever, Madeline Benedict" on front endpaper. Clean and unmarked. By the author of "Spring Will Not Fail" and "Fleet as the Swallow's Dip". #542.

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Emerson as a Poet, Benton, Joel
6 2259
Benton, Joel
Emerson as a Poet
M.F. Mansfield & A. Wessels
New York, 1883
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Cloth Hardcover
Good




168 pgs. Good condition rust colored cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. Binding sound. Light to moderate rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, top of spine edge frayed, faded area of cloth at bottom of front cover. A two inch semicircular clear water spot is visible at the bottom margin of textblock, along bottom outer corner of pages 33-144, text not affected. Owner name [Edith True] on front endpaper, attractive frontis portrait of Emerson, tissue intact. Sections: Dedication, Prefatory Note, Emerson as a Poet, The New Poms of Emerson, Appendix, Concordance to Emerson's Poetry, Emerson as a Magazine Topic, Some Books About Emerson. By the author of "In the Poe Circle" and other biographical works, Joel Benton (1832-1911) was a native of Amenia NY and founder of Amenis Times (now Harlem Valley Times) newspaper. #2259.

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33., Blackstone, Bernard
7 1661
Blackstone, Bernard
Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.
Longmans, Green and Co.
London, 1956
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Revised Edition.
Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.
Very Good




48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661.

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man., Bowen, Catherine Drinker
8 376
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.
Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.
Boston, 1963
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Cloth
Very Good, Very Good




8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376.

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Literary Blasphemies, Boyd, Ernest
9 1591
Boyd, Ernest
Literary Blasphemies
Harper & Brothers Publishers
New York and London, 1927
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fair, Very Good




8vo. 265 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover quarter bound in green buckrham cloth with green boards and matching title piece on spine. Stated First Edition. Slight darkening to spine at edges, wear to cloth of upper spine end. Paper over front hinge cracked, underlying binding remains intact. Clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is present but in fragments, pieces are separated at the paper folds, held in place in a clear archival cover. With a refreshing attitude of "appreciative irreverence", a literary Friar's Roast of sorts, biographical commentaries and critiques are presented for William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Thomas Hardy. Excerpt from the chapter on Walt Whitman: "Walt Whitman was the first of the literary exhibitionists whose cacaphonous incongruities and general echolalia are the distinguishing marks of what is regarded as poetry in aesthetic circles today". From the chapter on Edgar Allan Poe: "The high status of Edgar Allan Poe to-day [sic] seems to be largely another manifestation of that modern American delight in sin whereby the intelligentsia demonstrate their emancipation from the simple code of their rude forefathers. He is invested with the same glamour of sympathetic wickedness to which may be traced the benevolent smiles that greet all violations of the Eighteenth Amendment in cultivated and enlightened society". From the chapter on John Milton "In a sense his fame is even more inhumanly secure, his reputation more sacrosanct, because he liked biblical subjects in his moments of relaxation from the writing of those dreary political pamphlets which actually occupied the best years of his life and are as extinct as the conditions out of which they arose". Of Lord Byron, it was said that Byron "understood the rights of man, but he seems never to have heard of the rights of woman". In a remark to Lady Blessingham"I have not quite made up my mind that women have souls". Also mentioned is Harriet Beecher Stowe's efforts to vindicate Lady Byron after their marital separation and to bring to light Byron's incestuous affair with his half-sister. Of Shakespeare, the author writes: " He has no message for mankind and his humor is frequently so feeble that a bad burlesque show is brilliant in comparison...If he is irresistible it is because he is a musician of words so lovely that the English tongue is forever illuminated by his use of it".#1591.

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies, Campbell, Killis
10 2541
Campbell, Killis
The Mind of Poe and Other Studies
Harvard University Press
Cambridge Massachusets, 1933
12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Good

Ex-Library


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswold Controversy, The Backgrounds of Poe, Self-Revelation in Poe's Poems and Tales, The Origins of Poe and The Poe Canon. #2541.

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg, Caveney, Graham
11 1487
Caveney, Graham
Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Bantam Books.
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1999
8vo
First American Edition
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0767902785 / 9780767902786



8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487.

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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories., Cuny, Hilaire
12 1062
Cuny, Hilaire
Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.
Paul S. Eriksson, Inc.
New York, 1966
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First American Edition
Cloth
Very Good, Very Good+


Patrick Evans

8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed by his more advanced contributions, the potentialites of his research and his last years. The remainder of the text is devoted to selected writings, notes, research topics, lectures and reflections, followed by a chronological outline of his life, a glossary, bibliography and index. #1062.

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster, Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
13 2521
Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
A Treasury of Stephen Foster
Random House
New York, 1946
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
First Printing
Hardcover
No Jacket, Good to Very Good


William Sharp

222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, Laura Lee, My Hopes Have Departed Forever, Old Folks at Home, Willie My Brave, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Massa's in De Cold Ground, Old Dog Tray, Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, Little Jennie Dow, Willie We Have Missed You, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Comrades Fill No Glass For Me, Gentle Annie, The Glendy Burk, Old Black Joe, Down Amongthe Cane Brakes, That's What's The Matter, We Are Coming Father Abraam 300,000 More, Willie Has Gone to War, Our Bright Summer Days Are Gone, Beautiful Dreamer, Dearer Than Life!, Ah! May The red Rose Live Alway, Once I Loved Thee Mary Dear, The Village Maiden, Under the Willow She's Sleeping, Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?, I Will Be True To Thee, Why No One to Love?, Some Folks, Sweetly She Sleeps My Alice Fair, I Would Not Die In Springtime, If You've Only Got a Moustache, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Wilt Thou Be Gone Love? Book#2521.

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Einstein and the Generations of Science, Feuer, Lewis S.
14 631
Feuer, Lewis S.
Einstein and the Generations of Science
Basic Books, Inc.
New York, 1974
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
0465018718 / 9780465018710



8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index. "In this absorbing intellectual history we come to know Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and many others not as formidable theoreticians, but as men of high imaginative powers-influenced by and influencing the social worlds in which they lived." It is Dr. Feur's thesis that intergenerational conflict plays a key role in scientific creativity. ISBN 0465018718. #631.

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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer., Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer
15 1903
Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer
The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc
New York, 1963
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good, Very Good




ix.388pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cream-colored cloth with slight general age-darkening and smudginess. Internally pristine. Jacket has a scattering of small edge tears and rubs to the paper, original price intact. Tucked inside is a bookmark for the Episcopal Academy Festival of Books illustrated by Rick Kinscherf '63. The personal, insightful and sometimes blatantly candid letters of Robert Frost to his longtime friend Louis Untermeyer beginning in 1915 through to shortly before his death in 1961. #1903.

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings., Gilbert, Suzie
16 2442
Gilbert, Suzie
Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.
HarperCollins
New York, 2009
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
9780061563162

Laura Westlake

340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not only about animals but also about our own lives-lessons of birth and death, suffering and empathy, holding on and letting go". ISBN 9780061563162. #2442.

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Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus..., Gill, Eric
17 2502
Gill, Eric
Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...
Jonathan Cape
London, 1941
8.5x5.25 Inches
Fourth Impression
Cloth Hardcover
Good




283pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding sound, red topstain a bit mottled and streaked, slight wrinkling and wear to cloth at edges and corners and rear board, shallow rippling to some pages especially along bottom margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Fourth Impression March 1941 with frontis self-portrait and several additional plates within text. Sections: Preface, I. Holes in Oblivion, II. The Schoolboy at School, III. The Schoolboy at Home, IV. Chichester, V. In an Architect's Office, VII. Postscript: The Business World and the Army, T.O.S.D., Capel-Y-FFin and Salies-de-Bearn, Jerusalem, Escapades, VIII. Conclusion. "And if I might attempt to state in one paragraph the work which I have chiefly tried to do in my life it is this: to make a cell of good living in the chaos of our world". #2502.

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein, Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul
18 932
Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul
The Private Lives of Albert Einstein
Faber and Faber
London, 1993
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
2nd Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Fine
0571167446 / 9780571167449



8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932.

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Gray & His Poetry (Poetry & Life Series), Hudson, William Henry
19 1498
Hudson, William Henry
Gray & His Poetry (Poetry & Life Series)
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.
London, 1920
16mo - 5" - 6" Tall

Hard Cover
Very Good




111 pgs. Very Good condition small cloth hardcover, light shelf wear. Owner name on front endpaper along with paper residue from a previous clipping or insert. Frontis page with vintage photo portrait of Gray, with shallow crease and 1/4 inch tear to bottom edge. Poems interspersed with commentary, biographical and bibliographical information. Poems quoted in whole or in part: Sonnet on the Death of Richard West, West's Ode to May, Ode on the Spring, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, Hymn to Adversity, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat (Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes), The Alliance of Education and Government, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, A Long Story, Stanzas to Mr. Bentley, Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude, The Progress of Poesy, The Bard, The Descent of Odin, The Death of Hoel (from the Gododin). #1498.

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Edgar Allan Poe. A Probe., Jarvis Keily [Edgar Allan Poe]
20 2535
Jarvis Keily [Edgar Allan Poe]
Edgar Allan Poe. A Probe.
Prometheus Press
New York, 1927
5.5 x 8.5 Inches
No Additional or Previous Printings Indi
Hard Cover
Very Good


Robert S Josephy

28 pgs. Very Good condition black hardcover with attractive gilt decorated boards and lettering to spine. Light to moderate rubbing to bottom and top edges and corners, internally clean, sound and unmarked. This book is un-numbered, one of 1000 copies printed on Georgian laid paper with an untrimmed fore edge, original printing, not a modern reprint. Author uses the rarely published prose of sometimes attributed to Poe: "Silence" [a sonnet by Hood according to Poe bigrapher Killis Campbell] to help present an unbiased examination of the life of Poe in the light of his literary work and his intimate life. #2535.

Price: 38.00 USD
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