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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.

Seller ID: 2432


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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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London & New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2531


xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede), The Worpswede Diary 27 September 1900-22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [... View more info

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The Elizabethan Underworld

By: Salgado, Gamini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2543


x.230pgs. Fine Hardcover with illustrated boards in matching Fine dust jacket. Featuring over sixty illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets contemporary to that time period. Contents: List of Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapters: London-Flower of Cities All, The Suburbs of Sin, The Fun of the Fair, White Magic and Black Witches, Astrologers and Alchemists, Low-Life on the Highway,Autolycus and His Tribe, Minions of the Moon, Counter and Clink, Bridewe... 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

Seller ID: 2544


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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Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant. Vol. II. The Second Volume Containing the Four Pleasant Plays.

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Herbert S. Stone and Co.: 1905

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 401


12 mo. 377 pgs. Good to Very Good condition in navy cloth with some light wear to spine edges and corners. Paper title piece with a few tiny chips. Text clean and unmarked, some pages unopened. Includes: You Never Can Tell, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny. #401. View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1930

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2274


vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlin... View more info

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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

Seller ID: 2536


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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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By: Smith, Dave

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New Jersey and Canada, Ecco Press, Penguin: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2537


93pgs. Fine condition softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537. View more info

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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Stanard, Mary Newton

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2540


382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A P... View more info

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Comes One With a Song

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Bowen-Merrill Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 269


12mo. 200 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light blue decorated cloth with light fading to spine, corner bumps. Uncut fore and bottom edges, top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lettering and illustration on front cover and spine. Cover embossed with gold winged harp. Paper over rear hinge starting, underlying binding remains sound. Owner name on front endpaper. Poetry collection.#269. View more info

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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Rockefeller Center, New York, Pocket Books Incorporated: 1949

Edition: First Pocket Book Edition

Seller ID: 2488


292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first pocket book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holi... View more info

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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1708


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identi... 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.

Seller ID: 502


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

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Valery and Poe. A Literary Legacy

By: Vines, Lois Davis

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, New York University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2102


8vo. xii. 217 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering. Tiny rear corner bump. Shallow waving to paper around pg. 41 due to a transparent waterspot, else clean and unmarked throughtout. Contents: acknowledgements, abbreviations, introduction, the image of Poe inherited from Baudelaire and Mallarme, Valery's view on influence, Dupin-Teste: the Poe connection, Poe, Valery and modern criticism, poetics and poetry, "On Poe's Eureka", conclusion: unity... View more info

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Virgil. The Georgics in English Hexameter

By: Virgil. (C.W. Brodribb)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, D. Appleton and Company. Made and printed in Great Britain.: 1926

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 748


86 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with rubbing to spine edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative border on front board. Made and printed in Great Britain. The decorations to this edition are from woodblocks cut by Maud Reed-Cooper. The original Latin meter is reproduced in English as nearly as the structural differences in the two languages would permit. Books I-IV: Of Crops and Weather. Of Vines and Trees. Of Horses and Cattle, Of Bees. #748. View more info

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On the Cross. A Romance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau (1902).

By: Von Hillern, Wilhelmine and Safford, M.J.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Drexel Biddle.: 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 340


12mo. xiv. 442 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Brown cloth with attractive green, black and gilt decoration on front and spine. Light edge wear and light foxing to endpapers. Illustrated frontis. Text clean and sound throughout. Original unrevised version of this Gospel-based drama, much criticized for its potential anti-Judaic interpretation. #340. 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

Seller ID: 2526


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

Seller ID: 2539


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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The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

By: Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club: 1951

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2404


64 pgs. Near Fine condition cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine, clean, bright, unmarked. Rust colored cloth with matching text block edges. Very slight trace of rubbing to cloth at corners. Without slipcase or hourglass pamphlet. Illustrated frontis and five additional full page color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Special edition by The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companys, Inc. Recounts the story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his... 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

Seller ID: 1911


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