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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

By: Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995

Edition: Later Printing


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 Bur... View more info

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Criminal Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books, 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 384 pgs. Fine condition hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Clean and bright. First Edition, First Printing May 1994. An adulterous school teacher, a prosecutor and a Mafia boss cross paths in this of psychosexual suspense novel by the man behind Ed McBain. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a carto... 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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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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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co, 2001

Edition: Second Printing


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... View more info

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Literary Blasphemies

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927

Edition: First Edition


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 &#... View more info

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Midnight Dreary. Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 1999

Edition: Second Printing


xvi.199pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Edgar-winning Poe biographer John Walsh examines the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated with reproductions of correspondence, newspaper articals, photos, portraits, documents, medical records and a map of Baltimore contemporary to Poe's last known whereabouts. Contents: Prologue: The Case Reopened, Enter Poe, Enter the Widow, "We Regret to Learn...", Witness Time, Five Last Days, The Sartain I... View more info

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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall, 1980

Edition: First Printing


163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and s... View more info

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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 1968

Edition: First Edition


154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as f... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, 1996

Edition: First Edition


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of ... View more info

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Privileged Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books., 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 326 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. White boards and cloth. Dust jacket clean and crisp. A Broadway dancer, a married psychiatrist, lust and a stalker combine in this psycho-sexual thriller set in NYC. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written n... 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


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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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books., 1999

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info