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The Minister's Wooing

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Derby and Jackson: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283722

Condition: Good


First American edition, third state. BAL 19407. Sabin 92440. Spine faded, ink and pencil name and small owner plate on front endpapers, corners slightly exposed, stain on front board, light stains on a few pages. 1859 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 578 pp. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, bronze titles. A novel by the famous abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. This edition was preceded by two London editions issued the same year, which included a preface by Stowe not included here. View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1984

Seller ID: 2286231

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' pamphlet laid in. 1984 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 477, [3] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 'This is a book that changed history. Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of pre-Civil War Americans.' - Bauermeister View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Kazin, Alfred

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269070

ISBN: 0553212184

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed. 1981 Mass Market Paperback. xviii, 451 pp. Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, a man of humanity, as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-... View more info

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The Facetious Nights of Straparola, in Four Volumes: Consists of an Exquisite and Delightful Collection of Humorous, Witty and Mirthful Conversations, Fables and Enigmas including Singing, Music and Dancing during the Thirteen Nights of the Carnival at Venice, as Related by the Charming and Accomplished Damsels and Several Nobles, Men of Learning, Illustrious and Honorable Gentlemen of Note at the Entertainments of Merriment and Pleasure, Given by the Princess Lucretia at Her Beautiful Palace at Murano

By: Straparola, [Giovanni Francesco]; Waters, W.G.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles: 1898

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2272673

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #932 of 1000 sets. Light stain to top corner of volumes 1 & 3, spines toned. 1898 Hard Cover. Complete in four hardcover volumes. Grey cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Translated into English from the original Italian by W.G. Waters. Illustrations by Jules Garnier and E.R. Hughes. Straparola's work, originally released in two volumes in the mid-sixteenth century, was the first appearance of fairy tales in a European story-book, and proved influential in the work of Charles Perrault (Straparola was the first to record the tale of Puss in Boots, which Perrault... View more info

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Friends of a Feather

By: Stratton, Allan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Playwrights Canada: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1295123

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author. Single spine crease, pages lightly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. 132 pp. Allan Stratton is an award winning, internationally published and produced Canadian playwright and novelist. View more info

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Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199349

Condition: Good


First edition, first state. Front hinge just starting, a few small spots along cover edge. 1913 Hard Cover. 602 pp. Original blue cloth, white titles and flowers on cover, endpapers and first 10 pages before text decorated with illustrations, color frontispiece. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best-selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day. Born Geneva Grace Stra... View more info

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Kesey

By: Strelow, Michael; Staff of the Northwest Review

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northwest Review Books: 1977

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2267719

ISBN: 0918402026

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's subscription card, and three-panel fold-out card in envelope announcing their publication of Stephen Trimble's Bristlecone, laid in. 1977 Trade Paperback. viii, 197, [3] pp. Includes facsimiles of manuscript pages from Kesey's work. A collection of notes, manuscripts and drawings By Ken Kesey selected to illustrate the writer's creative process. View more info

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The Store (The Vaiden Trilogy Book 2)

By: Stribling, T.S. [Thomas Sigismund]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202748

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. Signed by author on slip affixed to front flyleaf. 1/4 inch ink mark on spine, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1977 Full-Leather. 512 pp. Limited edition genuine maroon leather hardcover binding with 22 karat gold design on spine and covers, four raised spine bands, gilt page ridges, decorative textured linen endpapers, cream ribbon marker. Charcoal illustrations by Howard Rogers. The Store is a 1932 novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1933. It is the second book of the Vaiden trilogy, comprising The Forge, The Store, and Unfinished C... View more info

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The Natives of Hemso

By: Strindberg, August

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Liveright: 1973

Seller ID: 2277415

ISBN: 087140284X

Condition: Good


Rubbed, ink name on endpaper. 1973 Trade Paperback. Written in 1887, this classic folk novel of the farmers and fishermen on the Swedish island of Hemso is one of Strindberg's best. View more info

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Days of Loneliness

By: Strindberg, August; Paulson, Arvid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Phaedra Inc. Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2098867

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Edges faded, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1971 Trade Paperback. vii, 93 pp. A novella originally published in 1903 as Ensam, which translates as 'Alone'. It was not translated into English until 1971, when Arvid Paulson released a translation through Phaedra (the edition offered here). From the preface: 'Containing a series of observations and meditations on human happiness and grief, frailties and vanities, Strindberg paints a canvas filled with nostalgic episodes of life in the capital of Sweden at the turn of the nineteenth century. Commenting on his experi... View more info

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Three Plays By August Strindberg: The Father; Miss Julia; Easter (Penguin Classics)

By: Strindberg, August; Watts, Peter (Translator)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1977

Seller ID: 1513074

Condition: Very Good


Ink notes in front matter. 1977 Mass Market Paperback. 174 pp. The three plays in this volume focus on the tumultuous relationships between men and women, whether they are father and daughter, brother and sister or lovers. Miss Julie is a ruthlessly realistic depiction of an upper class woman's seduction of a servant, emphasizing the differences and the antagonism between them. In The Father, a man is brought to madness and driven out of his home by the suspicion that his daughter is not his own child, while Easter centres on a family in need of redemption for its sins and suffering, finding f... View more info

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Sun Ra: The Immeasurable Equation - The Collected Poetry and Prose

By: Sun Ra; Wolf, James L.; Geerken, Hartmut

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Waitawhile: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195260

ISBN: 3833426594

Condition: Fine


Sealed in plastic. 2005 Hard Cover. 544 pp. 8vo. 'This edition presents Sun Ra's collected poetry and prose for the first time.' His works were originally scattered among numerous self-published pamphlets and other publications, so collecting them in one place was no easy task. From the jacket: 'A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and f... View more info

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Contes et Poemes

By: Supervielle, Jules

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh at the University Press: 1950

Seller ID: 2261826

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket, tiny stain to front board. 1950 Hard Cover. This French-language text is full of poems and tales by the 20th century literary master. View more info

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Hillingdon Hall or The Cockney Squire: A Tale of Country Life

By: Surtees, Robert J.; Sassoon, Siegfried

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: William Farquhar Payson: 1931

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2174851

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #939 of 1000 copies for the United States (an equal number were printed for distribution in England). Hand-numbered in black ink on limitation page. Appears rebound. Rear hinge just beginning to loosen. 1931 Hard Cover. xiii, 519 pp. 8vo. A novel with many 'vivid illustrations of English life in the '40's,' with an introduction by Siegfried Sassoon. Originally serialized from 1843-44 in The New Sporting Magazine. Color plates by Wildrake, Heath, and Jellicoe. View more info

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English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature Series)

By: Sutherland, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2184724

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light rubbing to jacket.Very Good. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A guide to the great playwrights, novelist, poets, and philosophers of Restoration England. View more info

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The Will

By: Swados, Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203174

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. 2 inch closed tear to jacket spine base, jacket lightly toned. 1963 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war. Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material things while Leo made a simple, private life for himself. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo’s three sons - the only sur... View more info

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Covered Wagon Days (Originally Published as Frontier Days)

By: Swan, Oliver G. (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1928

Seller ID: 2202293

Condition: Very Good


2 inch tear to spine base repaired by previous owner, spine base lightly bumped. 1928 Hard Cover. 274 pp. 4to. Original beige cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board, navy blue titles & borders. Decorative endpapers. Features color frontispiece and five color intertextual plates by various artists. A collection of western stories by various authors, including Edwin L. Sabin, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Greenleaf Whittier. View more info

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The Classical World of H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]

By: Swann, Thomas Burnett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2274364

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Lightly rubbed. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An examination of the Classical influences that suffuse the work of poet Hilda Doolittle. View more info

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Kissing the Dancer & Other Poems

By: Sward, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1964

Seller ID: 1539766

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket lightly toned.Very Good. 1964 Hard Cover. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Sward (born 1933) is an American and Canadian poet and novelist. Jack Foley, in his Introduction to Sward's Collected Poems, 1957-2004 (Black Moss Press, 2004) calls him, in truth, a citizen, at heart, of both countries. At once a Canadian and American poet, one with a foot in both worlds, Sward also inhabits an enormous in-between. Or, as Rainer Maria Rilke puts it, Every artist is born in an alien country; he has a homeland nowhere but within his own borders. View more info

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Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (McKay's Colored Classics)

By: Swift, Dean [Jonathan]; Waller, John Francis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2178407

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1910. Hinges repaired, minor bookplate remnants on endpapers. 446 pp. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. 10 color plates and 50 wood engravings. Part of a series of illustrated classics, each 'illustrated by 10 full-page colored plates, printed in eight colors, and numerous wood cuts from designs by Sir John Gilbert, Harrison Weir, Walter Crane, J.D. Watson, John Tenniel, and other preeminent artists.' Includes a biographical sketch of the author by John Francis Waller, and an introduction providing some history of the work. From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language... View more info

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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Regions of the World

By: Swift, Dean; Chapman, Edwin O.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Donohue, Henneberry & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 2283764

Condition: Very Good


Board edges lightly rubbed, surface tear on front paste-down endpaper, and on rear endpapers, pencil note on frontispiece recto. 1896 Hard Cover. 175 pp. Young readers' edition. Includes over 250 engravings. Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships (which is the full title), is a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the travellers' tales literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic ... View more info

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Making an Elephant: Writing from Within

By: Swift, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Knopf: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197433

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. In his first-ever work of nonfiction, the Booker Prize–winning author of such acclaimed novels as Waterland and Last Orders gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer’s life.As generous in its scope as it is acute in its observations, Making an Elephant brings together a richly varied selection of essays, portraits, poetry and interviews, full of insights into Graham Swift’s passions and motivations, and wise about the friends, family and other writers who have mattered to him over the years... View more info

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA: 1979

Seller ID: 2174193

Condition: Fine


Minimal scuffing to boards. 1979 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. [viii], 337 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine over red-orange cloth boards, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Black & white illustrations by Thomas Morten. From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy; for adults, a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals... View more info

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Gulliver's Travels: An Account of the Four Voyages into Several Remote Nations of the World

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2207564

Condition: Very Good


No dust jacket as issued, gilt spine lettering, cover decoration & page ridges, gold ribbon marker, edges lightly rubbed, frontispiece page lightly toned. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 343 pp. Brown leather, gilt titles, decorations & page ridges, gold ribbon marker and silk moire endpapers. Woodcut illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. Swift's famous satirical novel, playing on the hackneyed travelers tale popular in fiction at the time. It is an early example of science fiction, and has been adapted to film several times. View more info

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The Junior Heritage Edition of Gulliver's Travels: An Account of the Four Voyages into Several Remote Nations of the World

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf (Heritage Press): 1940

Seller ID: 2278997

Condition: Very Good


A very good copy in a good slipcase. Slipcase edges rubbed. Decor on spine very lightly rubbed, front hinge starting. 1940 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 330 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Illustrated with engravings on wood by Fritz Eichenberg. Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships (which is the full title), is a prose satire[1][2] by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the traveller... View more info

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Gulliver's Travels (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1974

Seller ID: 2285635

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed. 1974 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Charles Edmund Brock. Swift's famous satirical novel, playing on the hackneyed travelers tale popular in fiction at the time. It is an early example of science fiction, and has been adapted to film several times. View more info

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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with the Author's Life and Character; Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory; Tables of Contents, and Indexes. More Complete Than Any Preceding Edition. in Thirteen Volumes.

By: Swift, Jonathan;

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Alexander Donaldson: 1768

Seller ID: 2275907

Condition: Good


Front board of first and last volumes loose but included, joints of a few other volumes cracking or loosening, spine labels detached - three are laid in (these could be copied by a binder), boards rubbed with some drying of leather. A good candidate for restoration. 1768 Full-Leather. Complete in thirteen volumes. Full calf, gilt titles and rules. 12mo. A collection of the works of Jonathan Swift, the dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin who is best known for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal, and remains among the most influential writers of satire in history. View more info

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The Aran Islands

By: Synge, J.M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2279263

ISBN: 0140184325

Condition: Good


Pages faintly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. In 1907 J. M. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with The Playboy of the Western World. The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which he forged The Playboy and his other major dramas. Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist. As Tim Robinson explains in his introduction, If Ireland is intriguing as being an island off the west of Europe, then Aran, as an island off the west of Ireland, is stil... View more info

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Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

By: Taber, Gladys; Webster, Barbara

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281637

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. 359 pp. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Letters on the joys of country life, exchanged by Mrs. Taber and her friend Mrs. Shenton, of Chester, Pennsylvania. View more info

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Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore

By: Tagore, Rabindranath

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1967

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2198329

Condition: Good


Address label on front paste-down endpaper, ink note on front endpaper.Jacket toned, front jacket flap price-clipped, sticker on front jacket flap. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 578 pp. This was first published in 1936 in keeping with Tagore's wish for an anthology. But the title of the original was really a misnomer as the works compiled were selected not collected. The poems and plays collected are translations from the Bengali. CONTENTS: Gitanjali; The Crescent Moon; The Gardener; Chitra; Fruit-Gathering; The Post Office; Lover's Gift; Crossing; Stray Birds;... View more info