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Literary Blasphemies

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1591

Condition: Very Good


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 "appreciative irreverence", a literary Friar's Roast of sorts, biographical commentaries and critiques are presented fo... 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: $38.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., University Press of Virginia: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135

ISBN: 0813904986

Condition: Near Fine


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

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $18.00

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

Seller ID: 1926

Condition: Very Good


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 Superannuated Man, Old China; Letters: To Coleridge [3 letters], To Manning [2 letters], To Wordsworth [4 letters], To Miss ... 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: $16.00

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

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991

Condition: Very Good


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; Glossary; Index. Laid in is a piece of ephemera-a vintage bookmark-from Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers, advertising Robert... View more info

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Principles of Plant Infection.. A Text-Book of General Plant Pathology for Biologists, Agriculturists, Foresters and Plant Breeders.

By: Gaumann, Ernst. (Authorized English Edition By William B. Brierly)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Hafner Publishing Company: 1950

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1183

Condition: Very Good


4to. xvi. 543 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, very light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners. Owner name on bottom of front endpaper from Univ. of Wisconsin Plant Pathology Dept., else clean and unmarked. Sections: Introduction. Infection (mechanisms, environment, pathways). Infection Chains (sources, saphrophytes, transmission, epidemiology). The Parasitic Adaptation of Pathogens (innate constitutional differences in the parasitic adaptation of pathogens). The Disease Proneness of the Host (axeny, resistance, penetration, spread, defense reations, in... View more info

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English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

By: Harner, James L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G K Hall: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1845

ISBN: 0816190887

Condition: Very Good


xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism" and its supplement for 1978-1983. The majority of entries are for books and articles published between 1984 and 1990, but als... View more info

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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $193.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall: 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed

Seller ID: 2412

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Wh... View more info

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Milton's Minor Poems. L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus and Lycidas. [The Lake English Classics]

By: Milton, John. William Allan Neilson, Editor.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co.: 1900

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1977

Condition: Very Good


165pgs. Very Good condition small blue cloth hardcover. Light rubbing to cloth along edges and corners, slight fading to spine. Owner name and date on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked with sound binding. Contents: Preface; Introduction: I. England in Milton's Youth, II. The Life of Milton, III. L'Allegro and Il Pensero, IV. Comus, V. Lycidas, VI. Milton's Puritanism; Text [of thepoems]; Notes; Word Index. #1977 View more info

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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.

By: Nan Fairbrother

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing November 1956

Seller ID: 2515

Condition: Very Good


xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted ... View more info

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Virginia Woolf (Penguin Lives Series)

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2107

ISBN: 0670894435

Condition: Fine


small 8vo. 195 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, with cameo portrait of Virginia Woolf on front board visible through cutout of jacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs and paintings. Author, son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West as well as one of Woolf's closest friends, threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. ISBN 0670894435. #2107. View more info

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The Fencing Master

By: Perez-Reverte, Arturo; Costa, Margaret Jull [translator]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Co.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2508

ISBN: 0151001812

Condition: Fine


First American Edition, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. A beautiful, mysterious and highly-skilled stranger approaches fencing maestro Don Jaimes and requests that he teach her the art of the unstoppable thrust. By the author of The Club Dumas and The Seville Communion. ISBN 0151001812. #2508. View more info

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Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]

By: Schelling. Felix E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1908

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2544

Condition: Very Good


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 Myth and Story. XIV. The College Drama. XV. The English Masque. XVI. The Pastoral Drama. XVII. Tragicomedy and "Romance"... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

By: Ward, Benjamin R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Co.: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1911

Condition: Very Good


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 Wordsworth, Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Introduction to the Essay on Wordsworth, Essay on Words... View more info

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Germinal. Histoire Naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous les second empire.

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1951

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 256

Condition: Good to Very Good


12mo. xxx.539 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover. Red cloth. Corners bumped, light rubbing to spine edge. First Printing Thus, with "A" on copyright page. Pencil erasures and ink squiggle on free front endpaper. A few scattered but unobtrusive underlines and notations in text, otherwise clean and solid overall. Edited by E .M. Grant, with an introduction in English and translatory notes at end. Text is in French. #256 View more info