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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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Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]

By: Schelling. Felix E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated


x.685pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine. This is an original printing, not a modern reproduction, and consists of Volume Two only. Previous owner J.L. Mankiewicz in neat pencil on front endpaper, with cadeuceus bookplate of medical historian Fielding Hudson Garrison on front fixed endpaper. Internally clean, sound, unmarked with faint age toning to edges of text block. Contents of Volume Two: XIII. History and Tragedy on Classical Myt... 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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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.

By: Aristophanes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company [The Living Library], 1948

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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. 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


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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Gray & His Poetry (Poetry & Life Series)

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $10.00

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


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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Hide and Seek.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


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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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home

By: Bogen, Nancy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Roanoke, Va., Lintel Press, 1988

Edition: First Hardcover Printing

Inscription: 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 no... 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


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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Love Poems

By: Dickinson, Emily

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Peter Pauper Press, NY. [nd],


61 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good jacket. No publication date. Decorative paper boards with very light rubbing to paper of front bottom corners. Matching dustwrapper with very slight yellowing to paper of spine, rub to bottom corner, light edge wear at folds and 1/4 inch closed tear to rear bottom flap fold. Front flap, below the price is the typo "A Peter A Peter Press Book". #546. 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


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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Miracle at Sea and Other Poems

By: Hayward, Mildred

Price: $12.00

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


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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Miriam and Other Poems

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co., 1871

Edition: First Edition


106 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, beveled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine, brown endpapers. Rubbing to cloth at corners, spine ends frayed, otherwise clean and sound. Illustrated with engravings on frontis and smaller vignettes on title page and at "Miriam". A small pressed fern leaf leaf, still present, leaves a ghostly impression on pgs. 88,89 at the start of the poem "A Spiritual Manifestation". Contents: Dedication ver... View more info

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Music and Other Poems

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons, 1905

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.


12mo. viii.116 pgs. Good condition hardcover. Green silk cloth with gilt lettering and decorative to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of cloth are sun-faded, light general shelf wear. Front free endpaper absent, occasional tick marks in margins and creasing to top corners of pages. Copyright page October 1904 with 1905 on title page. Contents: Odes: Music, Peaxe, Victor Hugo, God of the Open Air; Sonnets: Work, Life, Love, The Child in the Garden, Love's Reason, ... View more info