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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press, 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus


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. View more info

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Accordion Crimes

By: Proulx, E. Annie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner, 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 381pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket, a few tiny faint wear marks at rear edge of matte jacket. Tan boards, brown cloth spine. A little green accordion travels from 1890 Sicily to New Orleans to Iowa, Texas, Maine, Louisiana, witnessing an array of tales from murder to racial predjudice among its ethnically diverse owners: Sicilians, German Americans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Poles, Norwegians, Irish, Basques and Franco-Canadians. ISBN 068419... View more info

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An Easy Day for a Lady

By: Linscott, Gillian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995

Edition: First Thus


8vo. 210 pgs. Fine hardcover in fine dustjacket. First edition thus-first published under the title "Widow's Peak" by Little, Brown and Co. in Great Britain. This is the fourth novel with British suffragette Nell Bray. On a climbing holiday at Mt. Blanc, Nell spots a French rescue team chipping a body out of the ice. ISBN 0312118112. #979. View more info

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Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth

By: Ward, Benjamin R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Co., 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


viii.192 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, minimal external wear to cloth, owner name on front endpaper.Occasional marginalia in light pencil. Forty nine poems of William Wordsworth are critically studied by Matthew Arnold. Introductory material provides biographical material for both. Included are suggestions for study, discussion of certain types of lyrics and questions on the individual poems. Contents: Life and Writings of William Wordswo... View more info

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Asylum for the Queen

By: Jordan, Mildred

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1948


8vo. 409 pgs. Very good condition hardcover. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering and floral decoration on spine. A few shallow dings to rear board, otherwise clean and unmarked. Historical novel set in France. #118. View more info

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Aubrey Beardsley. A Biography.

By: Sturgis, Matthew

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press., 1999

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' ... View more info

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Bitterroot Landing

By: Reynolds, Sheri

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked, unread. Novel about an incest survivor, author's first book. ISBN 039913994X. View more info

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Bone By Bone. Stories.

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Co., NY.1994., 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 257 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. First Edition. Blue boards and blue cloth spine, silver lettering. Decorated endpapers. Very slight rubbing to upper spine corner of dust jacket, else fine. Uncommon short stories of common lives. ISBN 0151820643. #408. View more info

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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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Catalina. A Romance.

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City., 1948

Edition: Later Printing


8vo. 275 pgs. Very Good condition. Black cloth with light shelf-wear to spine edges. Interior clean, sound, unmarked. Book Club edition. #226 View more info

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Thompson, Brown & Co, 1915


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... View more info

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Der Neuen Gedichte Anderer Teil

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.,

Edition: Not Dated.


121 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover in Fair jacket. Fading to spine along lower spine and edges, jacket present in fragments held acceptable intact by a clear removable archival cover.Small bookstore ticket [Aberdeen Book Company, 65-69 Fourth Ave, New York 3, New York] affixed to lower corner of front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Not dated. For those who would like to read Rilke in the original German language, Contents: Archaischer Torso Apollo... View more info

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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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Dusk at the Grove

By: Rogers, Samuel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. October 1934 printing., 1934

Edition: Later Printing


8vo. 312 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Good+ jacket. Rich purple cloth with gilt lettering, lavender decorative binding. Matching color to upper textblock. Dustwrapper with 1/4" closed tear and some rubs and chips of edges and corners. The Atlantic Prize Novel 1934. Set on the coast of Rhode island, the story of a family in the early 1900's World War I era. Third printing, October 1934 #469. 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