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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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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 This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume.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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The Eighteenth Century Background. Studeas on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period.

By: Willey, Basil

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1977

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 2549

Condition: Very Good


Shallow bump to rear upper corner. Chapters: The Turn of the Century, The Wisdom of God in the Creation, Cosmic Toryism, Natural Morality-Shaftesbury, Natural Morality-Joseph Butler, 'Nature" in Satire, David Hume, Defender of Nature Against Reason, David Hartley and Nature's Education, Holbach's Systeme de la Nature, Joseph Priestley and the Socinian Moonlight, 'Nature" in Revolution and Reaction, 'Nature' in Wordsworth. No ISBN. #2549. View more info