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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay., Aristophanes
1 2454
Aristophanes
Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.
The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]
Cleveland and New York, 1948
Small 8vo. 7.5 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Laszlo Matulay.

288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction. The Knights; Introduction. Lysistrata; Introduction. The Clouds; Introduction. The Birds; Introduction. The Frogs. #2454.

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Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine., Blake, John B.
2 2353
Blake, John B.
Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.
Martino Publishing
1998
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Later Reprint
Cloth Hardcover
As New
1578980860 / 9781578980864



501 pgs. Fine condition tan cloth hardcover, As New, clean, crisp, unmarked. Martino Limited Reprint Edition, limited to 100 copies. List of works printed from 1701 through 1800 which are held in the History of medicine Collection of the National Library of Medicine. Approximately 25,000 items, both monographs and serials, are included which had not been recorded in either the Index-Catalogue or The National Union Catalog Pre-1956 imprints. ISBN 1578980860 #2353

Price: 38.00 USD
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The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward., Cabell, James Branch
3 1937
Cabell, James Branch
The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward.
The Modern Library
New York, 
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Leatherette
Very Good




xii.250pgs. Very Good condition. Dark Green leatherette binding no. 4, Bernhard endpapers [circa 1925-1929] with gilt to spine. Light wear to edges, bottom spine edge frayed, spine slightly crinkled. Owner names on front blank. List of Modern Library titles after text. #1937.

Price: 8.00 USD
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies, Campbell, Killis
4 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.

Price: 32.00 USD
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The Archivist. A Novel., Cooley, Martha
5 1638
Cooley, Martha
The Archivist. A Novel.
Little Brown & Company
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0316158720 / 9780316158725



8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN 0316158720 #1638.

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Sapho. Manon Lescaut., Daudet, Alphonse and Prevost, Antoine Francois
6 2221
Daudet, Alphonse and Prevost, Antoine Francois
Sapho. Manon Lescaut.
Boni and Liveright (Modern Library)
New York, 1919
16mo - over 5" - 6" tall

Leatherette
Very Good




16mo. 319 pgs. Very Good condition brown flexible leatherette with light wear to edges and corners. Binding 2 (Toledano 2000), some creasing to spine, Boni and Liveright logo on front cover, Brodsky endpapers with light foxing along edges. Owner name on verso of half-title, else clean and unmarked. Contains both titles: Sapho and Manon Lescaut. #2221.

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Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger., Erlanger, Michael
7 2015
Erlanger, Michael
Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger.
The Delmar Company
Athens, Georgia, 1985
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good+



Signed by Author
8vo. 48 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover. Faint sunning to top of rear board, else near fine. One of 200 copies printed by Dwight Agner and bound by the Delmar Company in November 1985, on the occasion of the author's seventieth birthday, at the request of Mary Erlanger. Front endpaper is dated 12/7/85 and inscribed by the author "Dear-XXX, Dear-XXXX, I'm glad we're friends, All best, Michael" Author Michael Erlanger (1915-2002) was president of the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT.#2015.

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Authentic Libretti of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas as Presented By the O'Oyly Carte Opera Company During Their American Season [The Gilbert and Sullivan Library], Frederick Hobbs
8 2520
Frederick Hobbs
Authentic Libretti of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas as Presented By the O'Oyly Carte Opera Company During Their American Season [The Gilbert and Sullivan Library]
The Bass Publishers
New York, 1935
Small 4to., 6.75 X10 Inches
Second Edition
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Good to Very Good


Sir W.S. Gilbert

209 pgs. Good to Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover with black lettering and decoration to front board. External wear to cloth along edges and corners with a few small bumps and dings to boards. Internally, bookplate of former owned (now detached, with glue residue on front endpaper) otherwise clean and unmarker throughout. With a Foreword by Frederick Hobbs, Company Manager of the D'Oyly Opera Company Including Famous Musical Selections and Original "Bab" Illustrations Drawn by Sir W.S. Gilbert. Contents: The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, The Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore, Princess Ida, Patience, Trial By Jury. Book #2520.

Price: 16.00 USD
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Outlines of Entymology, Imms, A.D.
9 920
Imms, A.D.
Outlines of Entymology
Methuen & Co., Ltd.
London, 1949
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Good, Very Good




8vo.vii.188 pgs. Very Good hardbound in Good jacket. Blue cloth with slight fading along bottom edge and corner of top spine. Scattered light foxing at top of text black. Dust jacket with several chips at spine edges and spine slightly darkened. Rear panel features advertisement for science titles in Everyman's Library. A general textbook of entymology with 96 detailed illustrations. Topics are arranged under the general headings: Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Growth and Metamorphosis, Nomenclature and Classification, Relationships of Insects, Appendix of Literature. #120.

Price: 14.00 USD
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Seaside Gardening, James, Theodore Jr.
10 1839
James, Theodore Jr.
Seaside Gardening
Harry N Abrams Inc
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1995
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Near Fine, Good to Very Good
0810944510 / 9780810944510
Ex-Library
Harry Haralambou

160 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Book is ex-library with usual markings, stamps and pocket. Light fading to blue cloth along edges. Internally clean and sound. Jacket has minimal if any shelf wear. An overall very presentable copy for reference or reading. Illustrated throughout with inviting and inspiring color photos of seaside gardens created in a wide range of shoreline environments. Contents: Introduction, The Water's Edge, Seaside Landscapes, Seaside Color, Pools and Ponds, Porches, Patios and Decks, Paths, Fences and Trellises, Seaside Gardening: A Practical Guide, Plant Encyclopedic: Annuals, Bulbs, Perennials, Herbs, Groundcovers, Ferns, Grasses, Roses, Vines, Shrubs, Trees. Sources, Acknowledgments, Index of Plant Names. ISBN 0810944510. #1839.

Price: 10.00 USD
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Ex-Libris, King, Ross
11 1743
King, Ross
Ex-Libris
Walker & Co
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Second Printing

Fine, Fine
0802733573 / 9780802733573



391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady., Loos, Anita
12 2375
Loos, Anita
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.
Boni and Liveright (Modern Library)
New York, 1926
12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches
Eleventh Printing April 1926
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good


Ralph Barton

217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a small clear waterspot at top margin of text block. A few pages have dogeared corners. Illustrated by Ralph Barton, the popularity of this 1925 comic novel exceeded expectations and the publisher produced multiple printings in short order. This copy is a later printing, with the originally misspelled "Paris Is Devine" chapter title re-appearing in the table of contents as per the author's wishes. Loos was inspired to write the book, first appearing in magazine installments, after observing her close friend H.L. Mencken fall head over heals for a sexy blonde. Several film adaptations were also inspired in 1928 and 1953, the latter starring Marilyn Monroe and carol Channing. A stage musical followed in 1949. #2375

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The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci. Translated from the Original Russian of Dmitri Merejkowski., Merejkowski, Dmitri. Bernard Guibert Guerney [translator].
13 2462
Merejkowski, Dmitri. Bernard Guibert Guerney [translator].
The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci. Translated from the Original Russian of Dmitri Merejkowski.
The Modern Library
New York, 1928
16mo - 6.5 Inches Tall
First Modern Libary Edition
Leatherette Flexible Hardcover
Good +




xii.637pgs+adv. Good condition green flexible leatherette hardcover. First Modern Library Edition 1928 stated. Binding No.4, Bernhard endpapers (Toledano 2000). Binding sound. Overall light wear to cloth at edges and corners, with transfer from paper of dust jacket or a painted shelf (?) imprinted on surface of back cover as pictured. Small semicircular tear perforates inner margin of half-title and title page. Text unmarked. Contents: Foreword and biographical sketch, sections: The White She-Demon, Ecce Deus Ecce Homo, Poisoned Fruits, The Witche's Sabbath, Thy Will Be Done, The Diary of Giovanni Beltraffio, The Burning of Vanities, The Age of Gold, The Doubles, Still Waves, There Shall Be Wings!, Aut Caesar Aut Nihil, The Scarlet Beast, Monna Lisa Gioconda, The Most Holy Inquisition, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, Death The Winged Precursor; Translator's Notes; list of Modern Library titles. #2462.

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Later Work of Titian, Miles, Henry
14 1265
Miles, Henry
The Later Work of Titian
George Newnes Limited
London, 
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good


Titian, Tiziano Vecellio

8vo. xxviii. pgs followed by 64 full page plates in black and white. Good condition hardcover, no publication date [circa 1900-1910]. A volume in Newne's Art Library. Cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated front board. Moderate general soiling and wear externally, internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis of Charles V on the Morning of the Battle of Muhlberg, with some foxing along margins. Following an extensive introduction by Henry Miles, a List of the Principal Works of Tiziano Vecellio is provided, each work indexed according to country and museum or gallery. A List of Illustrations precedes the section composed of full page plates from black and white photographs. #1265.

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Pearl and Bead Boutique Book., Nathanson, Virginia
15 1393
Nathanson, Virginia
The Pearl and Bead Boutique Book.
Hearthside Press, Inc.
New York, 1972
8vo
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good


Carol Nelson

8vo. 190 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket, price not clipped, contents clean and unmarked. Not a library copy. Yellow boards with light general shelf wear, shallow bend to rear board, light foxing to endpapers. Jacket with price intact, light edgewear, light foxing and age toning along edges and rear panel, now in removable protective archival cover. Contents: Introduction, Crocheting with Pearls and Beads, Cross-Weaving Patterns, Boutique Jewelry, Bead Flowers and Vegetables, Index.. Illustrated throughout with color photos by Harvey Dresner, black and whit photos by Rex Nathanson and drawings by Carol Nelson. Projects, clearly described and illustrated, include necklaces, bracelets, sandals, snoods, belts, neckties, collars, eyeglass cases, bags, earrings, bolero jacket, rings, place mats, coasters, purses, Christmas and Easter ornaments, decorations, beaded fruits and vegetables, bouquets, lampshades. Classic seed bead reference. #1393.

Price: 46.00 USD
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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants, Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca
16 1695
Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca
Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
New Jersey, 1971
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Second Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good to Very Good
0134648595 / 9780134648590
Ex-Library
Stanley Wyatt

xii. 274 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings and stamps on fore edges, title and copyright pages and endpapers, else minor shelf wear with clean and unmarked text. Jacket in very nice condition, minimal signs of wear. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by Stanley Wyatt. Chapters: Ingenious Kingdom, The Coming of Life, Algae, Viruses and Bacteria, True Fungi, Slime Molds, and Lichens, Mosses, Ferns and Their Relatives, The Ancient and Honorable Order of Conifers, Flowering Plants, Fruits and Seeds, The Engineering and Design of Plants, Hormones, Calendars and Clocks, Adaptations to Environment, Forests, Grasslands, Tundras and Deserts, Succession and Competition, War and Peace Among Plants and Animals, Guarding Our Environment, Index. ISBN 0134648595. #1695.

Price: 12.00 USD
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Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett., Starrett, Vincent, Editor
17 2278
Starrett, Vincent, Editor
Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett.
The Modern Library
New York, 1928
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Very Good




xv.400 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked with light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners. Matching blue page tops, Kent endpapers. Copyright 1928 with no additional printings indicated. Preface and "Of Detective Literature" by Starrett is followed by: The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe, The Red-Headed League - A. Conan Doyle, The Blue Cross - G.K. Chesterton, The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison, The Case of Arthur Brodski - R. Austin Freeman, The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage - Ernest Bramah, In the Fog - Richard Harding Davis, The Age of Miracles - Melville Davisson Post, The Absent-Minded Coterie - Robert Barr, The Fenchurch Street Mystery - Baroness Orczy, The Problem of Cell 13 - Jaques Futrelle, The One Best Fit - Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Private Bank Puzzle - Edwin Balmer and William MacHarg, One Hundred in the Dark - Owen Johnson. #2278.

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Anatomy of Drama, Thompson, Alan Reynolds
18 1708
Thompson, Alan Reynolds
The Anatomy of Drama
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1942
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good




xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Effect: the essentials of production, conventions, plot, emotion and conflict, surprise, suspense; V. Unity: unity of action, unity of the hero, unity of theme, the Greek and Medieval traditions, unity of feeling: the synthesis of incongrueties; VI. Comedy: historical background, the varieties of comic effect, the nature of comic laughter, the high comedy of Moliere, comedy since Moliere; VII. Melodrama and Tragedy: The Three Eras of Great Tragedy, the drama of thrills, the test of logic and the test of emotion, poetic justice versus admiration; VIII. The Dilemma of Modern Tragedy: honesty versus sublimity, the two roads, Eugene O'Neill, tragedy and faith; IX. The Modern Drame: Ibsen, Chekhov and Naturalism, Strindberg and Expressionism, the scope of modern drama; X. Drama and Poetry: the poetry of action, verse in modern tragedy; Appendix: Towards a Working Library, Index. #1708.

Price: 14.00 USD
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Fathers and Sons., Turgenev, Ivan
19 1577
Turgenev, Ivan
Fathers and Sons.
The Modern Library
New York, 1950
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, Very Good




xviii.243 pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding No. 8, clean, sound, tight. Very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket No. 21, price intact (1.95), 388 titles listed on inside, small chips and rubs along edges and corners, two inch closed tear (slit to paper) on front cover. Translated by Constance Garnett. Introduction by Herbert J. Muller. #1577.

Price: 12.00 USD
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Reading. An Essay., Walpole, Hugh.
20 501
Walpole, Hugh.
Reading. An Essay.
Harper and Brothers
New York, 1927
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
November 1927.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501.

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