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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346


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 D... View more info

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Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger.

By: Erlanger, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, The Delmar Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2015


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... View more info

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The Lady's Not for Burning

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2058


12mo. 95 pgs. Very Good + condition yellow cloth hardbound, black and red decorative and lettering, in Good to Very Good jacket. Jacket has some rubbing and small chips aling spinr edges and corners and a one inch closed tear to edge of back panel. Small bookstore sticker at bottom corner of rear endpaper. A play set in the medieval period, against a background of superstition, witch-hunting and alchemy sprinkled with wry humor. Produced in London with John Gielgud in th... View more info

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Plays

By: Galsworthy, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. 1895. (c.1884). Press of Bewick & Smith, Boston.: 1929

Seller ID: 455


12mo. 698 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with some shallow bumps and corner rubs. Spine edges rubbed. Clean and sound. Contents: The Silver Box, Joy, Strife, The Eldest Son, Justice, The Little Dream, The Pigeon, The Fugitive, The Mob, A Bit o'Love, The Foundations, The Skin Game, A Family Man, Loyalties, Windows, The Forest, Old English, The Show, Escape, The First and the Last, The Little Man, Hall-Marked, Defeat, The Sun, Punch and Go. #455. 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

Seller ID: 1845


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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Miracle at Sea and Other Poems

By: Hayward, Mildred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Fine Editions Press.: 1943

Seller ID: 632


8vo. 85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good jacket. Blue boards with paper title pieces on front and spine. Brown paper dustwrapper has several small chips along edges and along one side of spine. Clean and unmarked. Title page decoration by Bruno Da Osimo. By the author of Christ Appears and Light Breaking Through. #632. View more info

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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $293.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall: 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed

Seller ID: 2412


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... View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe... View more info

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Gray & His Poetry (Poetry & Life Series)

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1920

Seller ID: 1498


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 Pro... View more info

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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London): 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1925


306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of... View more info

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W.B. Yeats. A Biography with Selected Poems.

By: Lambirth, Andrew [Yeats]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Brockhampton Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1384


4to. 120 pgs. As New hardcover in As New dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with period paintings, portraits, woodcuts and drawings. Contents: Background and Early Years, Yeats the poet, Searching for an Identity, Maturity, Personal Recollections, Late Flowering and Death, The Poems, Index of First Lines, Further Reading. ISBN 1860199615. #1384. View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): 1926

Edition: Eleventh Printing April 1926

Seller ID: 2375


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... View more info

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L'Allegro and Il Penseroso

By: Milton, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, John Lane and the Bodley Head, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2057


16mo. 55 pages. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Decorated black cloth, with little shelf wear, with several shallow bumps to the edges of rear board. Jacket paper somewhat darkened at spine, with a chip (about 1.5 inches wide by 1/4 inch deep) along upper left hand corner of front panel. Rear panel of jacket lists other titles in the Helicon Series edited by Lindsay Drummond. Owner name in small neat letters on front endpaper, else very clean ... View more info

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Milton's Minor Poems. L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus and Lycidas. [The Lake English Classics]

By: Milton, John. William Allan Neilson, Editor.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co.: 1900

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1977


165pgs. Very Good condition small blue cloth hardcover. Light rubbing to cloth along edges and corners, slight fading to spine. Owner name and date on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked with sound binding. Contents: Preface; Introduction: I. England in Milton's Youth, II. The Life of Milton, III. L'Allegro and Il Pensero, IV. Comus, V. Lycidas, VI. Milton's Puritanism; Text [of thepoems]; Notes; Word Index. #1977 View more info

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The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 826


12mo. non-paginated (approx. 125 pgs). Very good condition. Black cloth with very slight rubbing to cloth at spine ends. First edition stated on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. Clean and unmarked. Imprint of three mandarins on each board, illustrated throughout by Carl Rose. An anthology of commentary and verse, collected and translated for the first time in book form. Table of contents, 120 poems. #826 View more info

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Hide and Seek.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2091


sm. 8vo. 120 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in paper boards, paper title piece on front board and spine. Shallow crease to paper covering front board. Light general rubbing to edges and corners, sunning to spine. Clean, sound and unmarked internally. Contains verses, sonnets and translations from the Chinese which first appeared in the Evening Post, Evening Public Ledger, Life, Collier's and House and Garden. Includes "A Meditation on Some Bookshelves". #2091... View more info

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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

By: Munson, Gorham B.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2356


135 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean, sound, unmarked with light rubbing to edges and corners. A biography of Robert Frost by the author of "Waldo Frank: A Study". Chapters: The Generations of Men, Once by the Pacific, A Boy's Will, The Road Not Taken, New Hampshire, Pan With Us, Into My Own, A Sensibilitist, Against the World in General. Appendices: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost, Books by Robert Frost, Principal Essays on Robert Fr... View more info

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Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]

By: Myerson, Joel

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2355


xviii.802 pgs. Fine condition hardcover, as new, clean, tight and unmarked. Includes illustrations of Emerson's first edition title and copyright pages, bindings and dust jackets. Sections: Introduction, Separate publications, Collected Editions, Miscellaneous Collections, First Book and Pamplet Appearances, First-Appearance Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers, Books Editited by Emerson, Reprinted Material in Books and Pamphlets, Material Attributed to Emerson, Com... View more info

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Sunset Gun

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Horace Liveright: 1928

Edition: Fifth Printing, December 1928

Seller ID: 1116


12mo. 75 pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth spine in earthy and rustic textured brown crinkled paper covered boards. Rubbing to edges and corners of spine and boards. Date (January 5, 1929) on front endpaper. Closed tear at bottom edge near spine of several rear blank pages. Verses in this book first appeared in the Bookman, the New Republic, the Nation, the New Yorker, Life, the Yale Review, McCall's, the New York World and the New York Post. Contents: Godmoth... View more info

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Paolo & Francesca. A Tragedy in Four Acts.

By: Phillips, Stephen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1901

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 1129


12mo. 120 pgs. Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Light wear to spine edges, light foxing to rear endpapers else clean, sound, unmarked. #1129 View more info