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Dichtung Und Geistesleben Der Deutschen Schweiz. Eine Neue Schweizerische Literaturgeschichte.

By: Ermatinger, Emil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Munchen/Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck, 1933

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


7887 pgs. Red cloth, bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. Very light foxing of endpapers, else clean and unmarked throughout. Binding tight. Small paper bookshop sticker on rear endpaper (G.F. Stechert & Co., ALfred Hafner, New York) Jacket is Good with several small edge chips, light general soiling and several one inch closed tears at bottom edge. Text is in the German language. A historical study of poetry, drama and intellectual literature... View more info

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Die Zukunft Des Menschen [L'Avenir de l'Homme, The Future of Man]

By: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Walter-Verlag, 1966

Edition: Second Edition


404 pgs. Very Good condition dark blue cloth hardcover, text is in German language. Very minor shelf wear, lightly foxed upper text block, internally clean and unmarked with tight binding. Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin [1881-1955] was a Jesuit priest and paleontologist, hence both a theologian and a scientist. His writings reflect his philosophy, ranging from understanding humankind's place in the universe to the impact of scientific discoveries on traditional religi... View more info

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Do They Hear You When You Cry

By: Kassindja, Fauziya and Bashir, Layli Miller

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press, 1998

Edition: Review Copy.


8vo. 528 pgs. Very Good in black paper wraps as issued (softcover). Very light edge wear. Advance reading copy from uncorrected proofs. Memoir of a West African woman, who upon her father's death faced a forced marriage and the ritual female mutilation customary to her people. Fleeing for to America, she recounts her imprisonments and efforts towards asylum. ISBN 0385318324. #829. View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

By: Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., University Press of Virginia, 1974

Edition: First Edition


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 View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. A Probe.

By: Jarvis Keily [Edgar Allan Poe]

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, Prometheus Press, 1927

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings Indi


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 Po... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1921

Edition: First Edition


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the a... View more info

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Edgar Poe and His Critics

By: Whitman, Sarah Helen

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Americanist Press, 1967

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Editor.


Sm. 8vo. 81 pgs. Very Good condition softcover in stiff wraps as issued. Limited Edition of 200 copies, a facsimile of the 1860 Rudd & Carleton edition. Publisher's signature penned on limitation page opposite title page. The Americanist Reprint Series. An earnest and thoughtful effortt by Ms. Whitman, a colleague of Poe's, to rectify the notoriously damaging and purportedly inaccurate biography written about Poe by Griswold. Clean and unmarked, with the exception of an ... View more info

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Egyptian Art. An Introduction. Translated By R.H. Boothroyd.

By: Rachelwitz, Boris De

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


8vo. 256 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in green cloth with red and gilt decorations. Wear to cloth at bottom spine edge, else near fine. Clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Translated into English by R.H. Boothroyd, this title was originally published by Aldo Martello in Milan as "Incontro Con LArte Egiziana". Sections: Foreword, definition of the boundaries, artistic greation, finalism and narrative, the plastic arts and royal iconography, the plas... View more info

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Electrophoresis. A Survey of Techniques and Applications. Part A. Techniques. [Journal of Chromatography Library Vol. 18]

By: Zdenek Deyl, Ed., With F.M. Everaerts, Z. Prusik, P.J. Svendsen

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Amsterdam-Oxford-New York, Elsevier, 1979

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


xiv. 390 pgs+adv. Very Good condition black cloth hardcover with light wear to cloth at edges and corners, else pristine, tightly bound, unmarked. Sections: 1. Theory of electromigration processes (J. Vacik), 2. Classification of eclectromigration methods (J. Vacik), 3. Evaluation of the results of electrophoretic separations (J. Vacik), 4. Molecular size and shape in electrophoresis (Z. Deyl), 5. Zone electrophoresis (except gel-type techniques and immunoelectrophoresis... View more info

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Emerson as a Poet

By: Benton, Joel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, M.F. Mansfield & A. Wessels, 1883

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


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 Emer... View more info

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English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

By: Harner, James L.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, G K Hall, 1992

Edition: First Printing


xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism" ... View more info

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Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

By: Gill, Evan

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Winchester, St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1991

Edition: First Printing of Second (Revised) Editi


8vo.xv. 368 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, no chips or tears. Prefaces by Steven Corey and Evan Gill. Contents: I. books, pamphlets, etc. written by Eric Gill, II. books, periodicals, etc., to which Eric Gill was a contributing author. III. books and other publications illustrated by Eric Gill containing wood engravings, title pages, initial letters, tail-pieces, IV. books, journals, etc. containing criticism or reference to his work, V. miscellane... View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.


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. View more info

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Fire Places. A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves Indoors and Out.

By: Gitlin, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Newtown CT, The Taunton Press, 2006

Edition: First Printing


202pgs. Near Fine condition large softcover, clean and unmarked with light shelfwear to lower edges and top of spine. Richly illustrated with color photos throughout. Interspersed with historical notes and anecdotal lore relevant to the structures being discussed.Chapters: 1. Your Fire Place: Ritual and Culture, Taming Fire, Keeping the Home Fires Burning, What's Your Fire Place?, A Hearth for Every Room; 2. Fireplaces: What Sort of Fireplace for Your Home?, Masonry Fire... View more info

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First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.

By: Babcock, Mary Reynolds.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Company, 1954

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


55 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding sound, scattered light foxing to text. Jacket has light spotting and general smudging, with a small stain near rear edge of spine. Copyright 1954 by Old Salem Inc., organized for the restoration of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Dedicated to the garden clubs of Winston Salem NC and Greenwich CT. "To best prolong the life of flowers, understand them". Arranged alphabetically by flower or pl... View more info