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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

Seller ID: 1025


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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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

Seller ID: 2454


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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Animula Vagula.

By: Bacon, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926.: 1926

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 541


12 mo. 37 pgs Very Good condition hardcover. Stated First Edition. Green cloth with paper title pieces on spine and front cover. Some edge chipping to paper of title on spine, not obtrusive to lettering. Very lightly foxed endpapers, with owner name on front endpaper, else clean, sound and unmarked. Introduction followed by 27 poems. Other works by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet include The Heroic Battles of Servia, The Cid, Ulug beg, Ph.D.s, Guinea-fowl and Other Poul... View more info

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1927

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 1816


x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal ... View more info

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Sudden Door

By: Benedict, Madeline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Hampshire, The Golden Quill Press.: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 542


64 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ condition jacket. Blue cloth boards, white leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners. White dustwrapper with uncut front flap, blue decoration and lettering. Upper edge of jacket has a tiny closed tear and corner chip. SIGNED and inscribed "Cordially ever, Madeline Benedict" on front endpaper. Clean and unmarked. By the author of "Spring Will Not Fail" and "Fleet a... View more info

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1942

Seller ID: 497


8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497. View more info

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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

By: Bernard, April

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House.: 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 591


66 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black cloth spine, maroon boards. Clean and unmarked. Very shallow bump to upper front corner. Faint wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket, no chips or tears. Complex and eclectic, this collection explores a wide range of characters " from gangsters to politicians, from artists to beggars to young lovers". The Staions of the Cross become "a contemporary journey in pain and doubt". Winner of Th... 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

Seller ID: 792


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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Sonnets From the Portugese

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York, Peter Pauper Press:

Edition: Edition Not Stated.

Seller ID: 1547


12mo 60 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has some foxing and smudging primarily along edges, spine area darkened, no chips or tears, price is intact. Book has some age darkening along edges, endpapers lightly foxed. Front endpaper with bookplate featuring a hand planting a seedling. Internally clean and unmarked. With three-toned illustrations throughout by Mary Jane Gorton. #1547. View more info

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By: Campbell, Killis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusets, Harvard University Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2541


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswo... 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

Seller ID: 2135


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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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

Seller ID: 1487


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

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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

Seller ID: 1926


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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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

By: Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1946

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2521


222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Be... View more info

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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.

By: Drew, Mary Frances, translator.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates, Ltd.: 1900

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 263


12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original, as sung in 1890". #263. View more info

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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]: 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991


173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes... View more info

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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