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The Most Beautiful Molecule

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 1015


8vo. ix. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. The inside story of the remarkable discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, carbon-60. Written to delight and inform the layperson and scientist alike. Chapters: Introduction, Prologue-The Dome of Discovery, 1. Making Molecules, 2. September 1985, 3. The Search for the Yellow Vial, 4. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal, 5. The Fuller View, 6. The Chemical Senses, 7. The Chemist-stylites, 8. September 1990,... View more info

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Jagger. Unauthorized.

By: Anderson, Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press.: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 354


8vo. 440 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight, with minimal general shelf wear to dj, no chips, tears or marks. First Edition July 1993. Biography of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Illustrated with a center section of black and white photos. Based on years of research and countless interviews with family, friends, neighbors, lovers and fellow musicians. Insights include Jagger's bisexual history, marriages to Bianca Jagger ... View more info

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The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion

By: Beahm, George, Editor.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: MO, Andrews and McMeel, MO. 1996. First Edition.: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 676


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition softcover. A biographical, bibliographical resource and reference guide. Thematically organised in five sections plus appendices: The Real World of Anne Rice, The Unreal World of Anne Rice, On Anne Rice, Chiaroscuro - Anne Rice and the Cinema and A Look at the Books. ISBN 0836210360. #676. View more info

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.

By: Blackstone, Bernard

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1956

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 1661


48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661. View more info

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.: 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 376


8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376. 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

Seller ID: 1591


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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RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.

By: Burckhardt, Jacob

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press): 1950

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1243


12mo. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Blue decorated cloth, clean and unmarked. Jacket has several small edge tears and rubbing to paper at edges. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence. Edited by H. Gerson. Contents: Editor's Introduction, Synopsis by Burckhardt, Recollections of Rubens, Notes, Selected Letters of Rubens, Plates, Index of Collections,... 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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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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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.

By: Cuny, Hilaire

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Paul S. Eriksson, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1062


8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed by his more advanced contributions, the potentialites of his research and his last years. The remainder of the text is devoted to selected writings, n... 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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Einstein and the Generations of Science

By: Feuer, Lewis S.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 631


8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index... View more info

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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.

By: Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1903


ix.388pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cream-colored cloth with slight general age-darkening and smudginess. Internally pristine. Jacket has a scattering of small edge tears and rubs to the paper, original price intact. Tucked inside is a bookmark for the Episcopal Academy Festival of Books illustrated by Rick Kinscherf '63. The personal, insightful and sometimes blatantly candid letters of Robert Frost to his longtime friend Louis Untermeyer beginnin... View more info

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

By: Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 932


8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932. View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe... View more info

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Over the Teacups

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2078


8vo. 319 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in dark green cloth, beveled boards, with matching endpapers. General wear to cloth with rubbing at edges and corners. Gilt decorative and lettering, top edge gilt, binding tight. Frontis "portrait" of author's teapot as explained in text. Owner name on front blank with second front blank page removed. Text clean and unmarked. A patchwork quilt of conversations held "over the teacups". #2078. 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

Seller ID: 1498


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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Invisible Writer. A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates.

By: Johnson, Greg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Printing, April 1998.

Seller ID: 1085


8vo. 492 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Biography of Joyce Carol Oates. First printing, April 1998. Contents: preface, introduction, In the North Country, The Girl Who Wrote on the Edges: 1938-50, The Romance of Solitude: 1950-56, Syracuse: 1956-60, New Directions: 1960-62, An Entirely New World: Detroit 1962-64, Violence All Around Me: Detroit 1965-67, A House in Windsor 1968-70, Transformation of Being: Hollywood and London 1971-72, The Visionary Gleam: 1973-75, I... View more info

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Bergianska Botanister

By: Jonsell, Bengt, Gunnar Broberg, Gunnar Eriksson and Bertil Nordenstam

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis: 1991

Seller ID: 1470


8vo. 141 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, faint trace of shelf wear to spine ends of jacket and small closed tear to upper edge. Text is in Swedish. Illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings, portaiture and photos. Sections: Forord, Broderna Bergius och det bergianska arvet (Bengt Jonsell), Olof Swartz (Bertil Nordenstam), Johan Emanuel Wikstrom (Gunnar Broberg), Veit Brecher Wittrock (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska siftelsen under vart ... View more info