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About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made

By: Yagoda, Ben

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268466

ISBN: 0684816059

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 478 pp. The definitive history of one of America's most enduring and important cultural institutions. For more than seven decades, The New Yorker has been the embodiment of urban sophistication and literary accomplishment, the magazine where the best work of virtually every prose giant of the century first appeared. With all the authority and elegance such a subject demands, Yagoda tells the fascinating story of the tiny journ... View more info

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Revolutionary Road

By: Yates, Richard

Price: $175.00  $140.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207585

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Former library copy with usual marks. Previous owner attempted, clumsily, to remove the library mylar and lift the pasted-down jacket flaps from the endpapers - the result is two closed tears to the jacket panels (which we repaired on the reverse with Japanese tissue), and a ragged edge to the front jacket flap. The jacket is now protected under fresh mylar. Without the library marks, the book itself would be somewhere between very good and near fine. 1961 ... View more info

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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats: The Irish Dramatic Movement, Volume VIII [8]

By: Yeats, W.B.; Fitzgerald, Mary; Finneran, Richard J.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276817

ISBN: 0684807068

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xl, 310 pp. Gathers the preeminent poet's essays on drama and the movement that led to today's Irish theater, which were written between 1899 and 1919, in a collection that covers such topics as the Abbey Theatre, the plays of John Millington Synge, and the relationship between drama and nationalism. View more info

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The Death and Letters of Alice James

By: Yeazell, Ruth Bernard

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: University of California Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1727769

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Bright copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. viii, 214 pp. Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but - as was typical for a Victorian woman - never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a normal career. In her introductory biographical essay, Professor Ruth Bernard Yeazell of Yale University argues that Alice James instead made a career of her lifelong neurasthenic illness an... View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1897

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2286791

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing of illustrated second edition. Spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 293, 6 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output. She was devoted to the Church of England, and much influenced by John Keble, a near neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Her novels reflected the ... View more info

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The Prince and the Page: A Story of the Last Crusade

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286793

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 246 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Color frontispiece. EXCERPT: A fine evening - six centuries ago - shed a bright parting light over Alton Wood, illuminating the gray lichens that clung to the rugged trunks of the old oak trees, and shining on the smoother bark of the graceful beech, with that sidelong light that, towards evening, gives an ... View more info

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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality. with the Life of the Author.

By: Young, Edward

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Printed for F. and C. Rivington; Otridge and Son; Longman and Rees; Cadell and Davies; Vernor and Hood; J. Mawman; T. Hurst; J. Scatcherd; and J. Hookham / J. Cundee, Printer: 1802

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2263775

Condition: Very Good


'New Edition'. Spine and corners a bit rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1802 Full-Leather. xviii, [4], 361, [5] pp. 8vo. Full black morocco, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A long poem in blank verse, originally published in nine parts between 1742 and 1745. This edition includes the complete work, a biographical sketch of the author, and engraved illustrations by Thomas Stothard. This work was quite popular in its day, but became more so when... View more info

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Tennessee Writers

By: Young, Thomas Daniel

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Tennessee: 1981

Seller ID: 1539566

Condition: Very Good


No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1981 Hard Cover. 121 pp. Great fiction and non-fiction from Tennessee writers. View more info

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The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa's Oraga Haru

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Two corners lightly stained, ink name & date inside. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 140, [2] pp. A translation of Issa's Oraga Haru, an autobiography in haibun - a mixed form of haiku and prose. View more info

Image for The New Soviet Fiction: Pushkin's Photograph; Auto Accident in Paris; No Smiles; The Sleeper; Cat-Strangler Silver; Antileader; A Question Mark; The Art of Needles and Sins; Through the Fields; Wat Should I Tell the Cow?; The Devil's Wheel in Kobuleti...

The New Soviet Fiction: Pushkin's Photograph; Auto Accident in Paris; No Smiles; The Sleeper; Cat-Strangler Silver; Antileader; A Question Mark; The Art of Needles and Sins; Through the Fields; Wat Should I Tell the Cow?; The Devil's Wheel in Kobuleti...

By: Zalygin, Sergei; Bitov, Andrei; Elchin; I. Grekova; Katev, Valentin; Konetsky, Vladimir; Okudzhava, Bulat; Petrushevskaya, Lyudmila; Rasputin, Valentin; hin, Mikhail; Soloukhin, Vladimir; Tolstaya, Tatyana; Valton, Arvo; Yaroslavtsev, S.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275213

ISBN: 0896598810

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. Published within the last few years and selected by Novy Mir editor Sergei Zalygin so as to reflect literary talent from various regions of the USSR, the stories range from straightforward depictions of ordinary people's lives to a sophisticated piece by Andrei Bitov about time travel to Pushkin's era. Irina Grekova exposes intrigues in academia, Bulat Okudzhava portrays a Stalinist country bumpkin, Valentin Rasputin writes... View more info

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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

By: Zamora, Lois Parkinson; Faris, Wendy B.

Price: $18.00  $14.40

Publisher: Duke University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2264236

ISBN: 0822316404

Condition: Very Good


Sticker remains on rear wrapper and spine, a few page corners lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. ix, 581 pp. Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the litera... View more info

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Life and Letters of Stuart P. Sherman, in Two Volumes

By: Zeitlin, Jacob; Woodbridge, Homer

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rhinehart: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280930

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Both volumes lack jackets, spine head and spine base of both volumes lightly rubbed, very faint minor stain on top page ridge of Volume I, ink name and date on front paste-down endpaper of Volume I. 1929 Hard Cover. Continuous pagination. Two volume set. Stuart Pratt Sherman (1881–1926) was an American literary critic, educator and journalist known for his philosophical feud with H. L. Mencken. The two men were very close in age, and their career paths h... View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and... View more info

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Germinal

By: Zola, Emile; Ellis, Havelock; De Montherlant, Henri

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1942

Seller ID: 2261930

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XIX: 20 laid in. Spine lightly rubbed with some loss of gilt, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. viii, 374 pp. Translated from the French by Havelock Ellis, with an introduction by Henri de Montherlant, and illustrations by Berthold Mahn. Germinal (1885) is the thirteenth novel in Emile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered Zola's undisputed masterpiece and one of the greatest ... View more info

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Nana

By: Zola, Emile; Vizetelly, F.J.; James, Henry; Galantiere, Lewis

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 2261906

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 6M laid in. Spine and slipcase edges lightly toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edges along opening rubbed. 1948 Hard Cover. xvi, [4], 409 pp. Translated from the original French into English by F.J. Vizetelly, with a preface by Henry James and an introduction by Lewis Galantiere. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte. Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola. Completed in 1880, Nana is the ninth... View more info

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A Test of Poetry

By: Zukofsky, Louis

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Jargon / Corinth Books: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2280252

Condition: Very Good


First printing. '518' handwritten in black ink on spine, probably a limitation number, though no limitation is specified inside. Spine edges lightly rubbed, bottom corner of front wrapper creased, minor ink marginalia. 1964 Trade Paperback. vii, 165 pp. By juxtaposing several translations of the same passage from Homer; an elegy from Ovid and lines from Herrick that read like an adaptation of Ovid; or a 15th-century poem about a rooster and a contemporary poem about whit... View more info

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Maps #5

By: Zukofsky, Louis; Cox, Kenneth; Kenner, Hugh; Heller, Michael; Corman, Cid; Melnick, David; Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Davenport, Guy; Mottram, Eric; Enslin, Theodore; Greene, Jonathan

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Lawhead Press, Inc.: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263768

ISBN: 2246150841

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 400 copies. Front corner creased, small ink number on spine base. 1973 Trade Paperback. [iii], 136, [1] pp. Strangely, the odd numbers appear on the verso, not the recto. A collection of essays about the works of the celebrated Modernist poet, including contributions by: Kenneth Cox; Hugh Kenner; Michael Heller; Cid Corman; David Melnick; Ralph Eugene Meatyard; Guy Davenport; Eric Mottram; Theodore Enslin; and Jonathan Greene. View more info

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The Life and Letters of Bishop McQuaid, Prefaced with the History of Catholic Rochester Before His Episcopate, Vol. I

By: Zwierlein, Frederick J.

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Art Print Shop: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275799

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, faint cup ring mark on front board, smudge on rear board. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 368 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Bernard John McQuaid (15 December 1823, in New York City – 18 January 1909, in Rochester, New York) was an American Catholic priest, the first Bishop of Rochester, U.S.A. and the first president of Seton Hall University. McQuaid Jesuit High School is named in his honor. View more info

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Jane Eyre (Pocket Editions of the Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters, Emily and Anne Bronte, Volume 1)

By: [Bronte, Charlotte]; Bell, Currer

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1889

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272292

Condition: Good


Binding shaken, front hinge repaired, edges rubbed, spine leans forward slightly, small ink scribble on front endpaper, front and end matter lightly foxed. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 464 pp. 16mo. Green cloth spine, black title panel with gilt titles and rules, marbled boards. Engraved frontispiece of Gateshead Hall. Jane Eyre /??r/ (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smit... View more info

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All Things Alice: The Wit, Wisdom and Wonderland of Lewis Carroll

By: [Carroll, Lewis], Sunshine, Linda; Burstein, Mark; Shaner, Timothy

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers: 2004

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2272358

ISBN: 1400054419

Condition: Fine


Fourth printing. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 352 pp. Welcome to Wonderland and the topsy-turvy world of Lewis Carroll, where nothing means quite what it seems and nobody might pass you on the street! Journey down the rabbit hole and through the looking-glass and enter into the mythical, magical imagination of Lewis Carroll and his beloved heroine, Alice. Editor Linda Sunshine, in her follow-up to the bestselling All Things Oz, has gathered together an incredible collec... View more info

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Lewis Carroll, Photographer

By: [Carroll, Lewis]; Gernsheim, Helmut

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266153

ISBN: 0486223272

Condition: Very Good


1969 reissue of 1949 original. Ink name on page ridges blacked out, top corner of first blank torn, minor pencil marginalia. x, 127 pp. CONTENTS: The Progress of Photography in England; Lewis Carroll--Photographer; Lewis Carroll's Diary Entries; Plates; Notes on the Sitters and Plates; Chronology; Lewis Carroll's Photograph Albums; Distinguished Men and Women Photographed by Lewis Carroll; Bibliography; Lewis Carroll's Writings on Photography. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (/... View more info

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Agatha Christie: The Art of Her Crimes -- The Paintings of Tom Adams

By: [Christie, Agatha]; Adams, Tom; Symons, Julian; Fowles, John

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Everest House: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275178

ISBN: 0896961443

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. 1981 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Have you ever been intrigued by a Tom Adams' cover on one of Agatha Christie's novels and wondered what lay behind it? Very often the clues to the mystery of the cover only become clearer as the mystery between the covers begins to unfold at the hands of the master of crime-writing, Dame Agatha Christie. And sometimes even then all the symbolism of the cover isn't clear. This book will provide the extra c... View more info

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Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills

By: [Churchill, Winston and Clementine]; Soames, Mary

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2275637

ISBN: 0395963192

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. Sticker on rear endpaper. 1998 Hard Cover. xxv, 702 pp. Spanning the fifty-seven years of the Churchills' lives together, a collection of letters, edited by their only surviving child, offers an intimate portrait of a remarkable partnership and provides intriguing insights into the great social and political events of the twentieth century. View more info

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Robinson Crusoe [Pop-Up Book]

By: [Defoe, Daniel]

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Bancroft & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.:

Seller ID: 2272512

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date, front wrapper creased, corners lightly dog-eared. Unpaginated. A retelling of the classic Robinson Crusoe with pop-up endpapers and color illustrations. View more info

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The Boys of Dickens Retold (Illustrated)

By: [Dickens, Charles]

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers: 1920

Seller ID: 2208365

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa early 1900's), ink name on front endpaper, general light wear. 1920 Hard Cover. 139 pp. CONTENTS: Oliver Twist, Tiny Tim, David Copperfield and Little Em'ly, Paul Dombey, Jo, Steerforth and Traddles, Smike, Mrs. Larriper's Jemmy, Johnny and the Boofer Lady.KEYWORDS: CHARLES DICKENS LITERATURE CLASSICS CHILDREN VINTAGE View more info

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The Children of Dickens (Scribner Illustrated Classics for Younger Readers)

By: [Dickens, Charles]; Crothers, Samuel McChord

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1925

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284880

Condition: Very Good


1943 printing. Includes original jacket. Pencil gift note on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1/2 inch closed tear to corner. 1925 Hard Cover. vi, [2], 259, [1] pp. 8vo. Retellings of portions of books by Charles Dickens, featuring such memorable characters as Mr. Micawber, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and the Jellyby family. Includes background information on the novels, and color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes Illustrated

By: [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]; Hopwood, Clive

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: World International Publishing Limited: 1981

Seller ID: 2276305

ISBN: 0723565996

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, sticker on front board, faint odor of smoke. 1981 Large Hardcover. 128 pp. Presents six of Holmes's celebrated exploits, unabridged, together with a full-colour, strip cartoon version of his most famous case, The Hound of the Baskervilles. View more info

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Profile by Gaslight: An Irregular Reader about the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

By: [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]; Smith, Edgar W.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1944

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2276798

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. No jacket, very faint odor of smoke, spine very faintly toned. 1944 Hard Cover. xv, 312 pp. CONTENTS: Sherlock Holmes the Legend; Sherlock Holmes the Man; About Dr. Watson; The Baker Street Scene; The Baker Street Irregulars. View more info

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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By: [Emerson, Ralph Waldo]; A.R.C.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company: 1901

Seller ID: 2273752

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges and endpapers lightly foxed. 1901 Small Hard Cover. 157 pp. Selections for every day in the year from the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. View more info

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The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, in Three Volumes

By: [Fiorentino], Ser Giovanni; Waters, W.G.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

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

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2272693

Condition: Near Fine


First English translation. Limited edition, #293 of 1000 sets. Spines toned. 1898 Hard Cover. Complete in three hardcover volumes. Grey cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Translated into English from the original Italian by W.G. Waters. Illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A collection of fifty stories written by Ser Giovanni Fiorentino, the original title of which (Il Pecorone) translated as The Simpleton. Fiorentino wrote the stories in the 14th century (thou... View more info