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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition., Ahearn, Allen and Patricia
1 2472
Ahearn, Allen and Patricia
Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1995
6.25 x 9.5 Inches
Later Printing
Cloth Hardcover
Fine, Fine
0399140492 / 9780399140495



viii.480 pgs. Fine hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight. Another timeless handbook for collectors, librarians and booksellers. With 3,500 titles, an additional 2,000 titles have been added to the previous 1989 edition. The 1978, 1986 and 1993 prices are included, as well as new sections on prizes and lists such as Pulitzers, Bookers, Edgars, Hugos, National Book Awards, Caldecotts, PEN/Faulkners, Nebulas, Newberys and Burgess. You are guided on which books to collect, how to identify first editions, evaluate condition and care for your collection. Contents: Introduction, Book Collecting, What to Collect: First Editions, Proofs and Advanced Review Copies, Limited Editions, Paperbacks or Paperwraps, Literary Prize Winners, High Spots in Literature, Sources For Books, Knowledgable Buying, Some Suggestions, First Edition Identification by Publisher, Using This Guide, Appendices: Pseudonyms, Book Dealers, Auction Houses, Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted. ISBN 0399140492. #2472.

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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb., Alfred De Musset
2 1025
Alfred De Musset
A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.
The Rodale Press
London, 1955
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good


Alistair Grant

8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025.

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, Angelou, Maya
3 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
4 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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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay., Aristophanes
5 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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Eugenie Grandet, Balzac [Honore De Balzac]
6 2275
Balzac [Honore De Balzac]
Eugenie Grandet
Nelson
Paris, 1932
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




271pgs + adv. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, decorative binding. Minimal overall wear with a trace of rubbing at edges and corners and a shallow ding to cloth in front gutter where front board meets mid spine. Binding sound, light foxing to endpapers, a few scatterd notations and underlines in French. Text is in the French language. A novel centering around a village miser, Felix Eugenie, his obsession with gain at all costs, and the effect of his miserliness on his wife, his daughter Eugenie, his family and fellow villagers. Set in early nineteenth century Napoleonic France in a town called Saumur. Appended at the end of the text are 12 pgs of advertisements for other titles by Nelson Editeurs. #2275.

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose., Benet, Stephen Vincent.
7 497
Benet, Stephen Vincent.
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.
Farrar & Rinehart
New York, 1942
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Very Good




8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497.

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend., Berliocchi, Luigi
8 1678
Berliocchi, Luigi
The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
Timber Press
Oregon, 2001
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Second Printing.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881924911 / 9780881924916



8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cultivation. Chapters: myths and legends, from prehistory to history, patrons and hunters, arts and customs (literature, art, magic, religion, medicine, edible orchid products), the plant (habitat, plant structure and behavior), the genera (Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Enciclia, Laelia, Miltonia and Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other slipper-orchids, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, European Orchids), growing orchids, sources, index of orchids. ISBN 0881924911. #1678.

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33., Blackstone, Bernard
9 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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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home, Bogen, Nancy
10 792
Bogen, Nancy
Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home
Lintel Press
Roanoke, Va., 1988
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Hardcover Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
0931642221 / 9780931642227

Alan Henderson
Signed by Author
8 vo. 240 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Grey cloth, faint foxing to upper text block edge else clean and unmarked. Front endpaper SIGNED: "#55 of 200 Nancy Bogen". Dust jacket in protective cover with light edge and corner wear, small chip top spine and lightly soiled spot bottom rear panel. Author's first novel, first printing thus. First printed as a paperback by Twickenharm Press, 1980. A classic Greek tale with a satiric twist- a novel about the Trojan War from a modern woman's point of view. ISBN 093164221. #792.

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Literary Blasphemies, Boyd, Ernest
11 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
12 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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Seasoned Timber, Canfield, Dorothy
13 103
Canfield, Dorothy
Seasoned Timber
Harcourt, Brace and Co.
New York, 1939
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, Second Printing
Cloth
Good to Very Good




8vo. 485 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Illus. frontis. Cloth is tan, attractive coarse linen texture with green and brown title piece on spine. Owner name on front paste down. Small letter "B" stamped on front pastedown, bottom of title page and edges. Light foxing to endpapers, text clean and sound. Headmaster Timothy Hulme is in a serious quandry after the academy is willed one million dollars with the stipulation that Jewish, female, and local students must be winnowed out. Intertwined with the flavors of Vermont life and geography. By the author of "Understood Betsy" and "Fellow Captains" (as Dorothy Canfield Fisher, with co-author Sarah N. Cleghorn). #103

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.), Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
14 2135
Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)
University Press of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., 1974
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition
Cloth
Near Fine
0813904986 / 9780813904986



8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces], Charles Lamb.
15 1926
Charles Lamb.
Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]
Thompson, Brown & Co
New York, 1915
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




ix.156pgs. Very Good little green cloth hardcover, light shelf wear and rubbing to cloth at corners, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Internally clean, sound, unmarked. Frontis portrait engraving of Charles Lamb, tissue intact. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Essays: The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Imperfect Sympathies, Dream-Children: A Reverie, A Dissertaction Upon Roast Pig, On Some of the Old Actors, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Superannuated Man, Old China; Letters: To Coleridge [3 letters], To Manning [2 letters], To Wordsworth [4 letters], To Miss Hutchinson [1 letter], To J. Taylor [2 letters], To Bernard Barton [2 letters]; Verses: A Farewell to Tobacco, She is Going, The Old Familiar Faces. #1926

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The Farming of Bones., Danticat, Edwidge
16 2103
Danticat, Edwidge
The Farming of Bones.
Soho Press
New York, 1998
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
1569471266 / 9781569471265



8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean, unmarked. Set in the mid 1900's in the Dominican side of the Haitian border. A novel of love, barabarism, persecution and endurance. ISBN 1569471266. #2103.

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The White Mice., Davis, Richard Harding
17 223
Davis, Richard Harding
The White Mice.
Charles Scribner's Sons.
New York, 1911
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
Later Printing
Cloth
No Jacket, Very Good


George Gibbs

12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223.

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha., Drew, Mary Frances, translator.
18 263
Drew, Mary Frances, translator.
The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.
Burns & Oates, Ltd.
London, 1900
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth
Very Good




12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original, as sung in 1890". #263.

Price: 13.00 USD
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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer., Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
19 1991
Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.
Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]
Chicago and New York, 1898
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes; Glossary; Index. Laid in is a piece of ephemera-a vintage bookmark-from Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers, advertising Robert's Rules of Order, with a blurb about Mr. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, seconded by Mr. John Rutledge of South Carolina, proposing George Washington for the President of the Convention. #1991.

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series), Emerson, R.W.
20 1318
Emerson, R.W.
Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)
David McKay
Philadelphia, 1893
Small 8vo.
No Additional Printings Indicated.
Hard Cover
Very Good +




sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318.

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