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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

Seller ID: 2472


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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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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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House:

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2496


66pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Small remainder dot on top of text block near spine and small spot on cloth of rear corner where a bit of ink transferred to the inner surface of the dust jacket. Jacket has no chips or tears. Internally pristine with tight binding. Copyright 1975, this printing is not otherwise dated on copyright page, number line indicates a second printing B987654321. DJ price intact, not dated. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin ... View more info

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2494


66pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine with tight binding. First printing of this Random House edition, number line 987654321 on copyright page, DJ dated4/97. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who... 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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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac [Honore De Balzac]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Nelson: 1932

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2275


271pgs + adv. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, decorative binding. Minimal overall wear with a trace of rubbing at edges and corners and a shallow ding to cloth in front gutter where front board meets mid spine. Binding sound, light foxing to endpapers, a few scatterd notations and underlines in French. Text is in the French language. A novel centering around a village miser, Felix Eugenie, his obsession with gain at all costs, and the effect of his miserliness on h... 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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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 1678


8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literatur... 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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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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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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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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Seasoned Timber

By: Canfield, Dorothy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 103


8vo. 485 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Illus. frontis. Cloth is tan, attractive coarse linen texture with green and brown title piece on spine. Owner name on front paste down. Small letter "B" stamped on front pastedown, bottom of title page and edges. Light foxing to endpapers, text clean and sound. Headmaster Timothy Hulme is in a serious quandry after the academy is willed one million dollars with the stipulation that Jewish, female, and local students must be wi... 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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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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The Farming of Bones.

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2103


8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean, unmarked. Set in the mid 1900's in the Dominican side of the Haitian border. A novel of love, barabarism, persecution and endurance. ISBN 1569471266. #2103. View more info

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The White Mice.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1911

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 223


12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223. View more info

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

By: Drew, Mary Frances, translator.

Price: $13.00

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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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 1318


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info