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The Works of Horace (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Horace]; Smart, C.; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1860

Seller ID: 2208117

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine lightly toned, very small spot to page ridge. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 325 pp. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words. Horace also crafted elegant hex... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: [Irving, Washington]; Crayon, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2285881

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1891 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Cream cloth spine over mint cloth boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, floral endpapers. Engraved title page by Copeland, frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure of My Aunt; The Bold Dragoon, or The Adventure of My Grandfather; The Adventure of t... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Mirza-Mem'n

By: [Khayyam, Omar]; Mirza-mem'n (Zimmerman, John Stevens)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Henry Olendorf Shepard, Chicago: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1803576

Condition: Good


Second edition. No jacket. Front hinge loosening, ink name on front endpaper, spine faded. 1901 Hard Cover. 131 stanzas, unpaginated. A collection of verse, most of which has been paraphrased from McCarthy's prose translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Published pseudonymously under the name 'Mirza-Mem'n' - the author's real name was John Stevens Zimmerman. Engravings and decorative borders throughout. Purple cloth, gilt titles. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of w... View more info

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Manet and His Critics

By: [Manet]; Hamilton, George Heard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1974149

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly toned and rubbed along edges. 1969 Trade Paperback. 360 pp. The Relation of Manet's Style to Nineteenth-century French Art, as Seen through the Reaction of his Contemporaries —the Public, the journalists, the professional critics--to his paintings. View more info

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Marxism and Literary Criticism

By: [Marx, Karl]; Eagleton, Terry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2260256

ISBN: 0520032438

Condition: Near Fine


Faint sticker remnant, name on front endpaper. 1976 Trade Paperback. Marxist literary criticism is becoming increasingly important in Europe as a whole, and interest in the subject is rapidly growing in this country. In this book, Dr. Eagleton analyses the major issues that the subject presents, discussing the writing of Marx and Engels themselves and the work of such critics as Plekhanov, Trotsky, Lenin, Lukacs, Goldmann, Caudwell, Benjamin and Brecht. They are seen from four viewpoints central to Marxist thought: the relation of literature to history, the problem of 'form' and 'content' in l... View more info

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A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

By: [Rukeyser, Muriel]; Levi, Jan Heller; Rich, Adrienne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2264685

ISBN: 0393313239

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 294 pp. A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life. Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named Muriel, mother of everyone. View more info

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Chin P'ing Mei: The Adventurous History of His Men and his Six Wives

By: [Sheng, Lanling Xiaoxiao]; Waley, Arthur (Introduction)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1764166

Condition: Very Good


First one-volume edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed with a few tiny tears along edges. 1947 Hard Cover. xxii, 863 pp. 8vo. A Chinese novel dating to the Ming Dynasty, controversial for its brazen sexuality, and considered pornographic by some. Despite that fact, it is respected as an important work in the history of literature for its contributions to the development of the narrative art. View more info

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A Companion to the Grapes of Wrath

By: [Steinbeck, John]; French, Warren

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1989

Seller ID: 2291534

ISBN: 0140119876

Condition: Very Good


Spine and pages faintly toned, ink underlining, pencil name on blurb page. 1989 Trade Paperback. xi, 243 pp. Essays on the social and literary background of John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, including commentary, documents, and archival material.--front wrapper View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)

By: [Steinbeck, John]; Owens, Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 2291535

ISBN: 0805780475

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, a few sentences underlined. 1989 Trade Paperback. xv, 121 pp. Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses ... View more info

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Kidnapped (Authorized Edition, 1600)

By: [Stevenson, Robert Louis]; Disney, Walt; Fannin, Cole

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company: 1960

Seller ID: 2280203

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned, a few pages dog-eared. 1960 Hard Cover. 212 pp. Adapted from the Walt Disney production of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story. Illustrated by Si Vanderlaan. View more info

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The Strike at Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

By: [Stratton-Porter, Gene]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The American Humane Education Society: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130423

Condition: Good


First edition. Possible variant state, differing from other 1893 editions we found in two ways: 1) does not include 10 pages of advertisements; 2) does not designate it as Gold Mine Series No. 2. 1 inch chip from corner of front wrapper, two tiny internal chips to front wrapper, light stain to top edge of front wrapper and first couple pages. 91 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. Thought published anonymously, this short novel has recently been attributed to Gene Stratton-Porter, famous for her novel The Girl of the Limberlost ('Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist by Judith Reick... View more info

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Plain or Ringlets? (Jorrocks Edition)

By: [Surtees, Robert Smith]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Ltd.: 1926

Seller ID: 2260744

Condition: Near Fine


Light spot on front board, very faint stain along bottom edge of rear board. 1926 Hard Cover. x, 398 pp. Hand-colored frontispiece, woodcut plates and vignettes by John Leech. Robert Smith Surtees (17 May 1805 – 16 March 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer, widely known as R. S. Surtees. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham family. View more info

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. by Lemuel Gulliver, with Copious Notes, and a Life of the Author [Gulliver's Travels] [with] The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

By: [Swift, Jonathan; Raspe, Rudolf Erich]; Taylor, W.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hurst & Co.: 1975

Seller ID: 2266424

Condition: Good


Internal tear to front joint repaired, hinges repaired, pages toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 360; 122, [2] pp. 8vo. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, bound together with The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Both are narratives of fictional characters, written in the first person as if they were real travelogues. The travel begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages. During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6... View more info

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Van Gogh, A Self-Portrait: Letters Revealing His Life as a Painter

By: [Van Gogh, Vincent]; Auden, W.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Marlowe & Company: 1994

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201705

ISBN: 1569248621

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light shelf wear. 1994 Trade Paperback. 398 pp. With 40 illustrations. The selection of Vincent Van Gogh's letters, sensitively compiled by poet W.H. Auden, reveals intimately and eloquently his life as a painter. Also included are descriptions of Van Gogh by acquaintances and a summary of the artist's life by his nephew. View more info

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The Works of Virgil (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Virgil]; Davidson; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1889

Seller ID: 2208118

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine faintly toned, corners lightly bumped, a few light spots to page ridges. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 404 pp. Publius Vergilius Maro (Classical Latin; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ra... View more info

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The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen

By: [von Arnim, Elizabeth]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Compay: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276834

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, ink name and date on front endpaper, stain along top edge of pages. 1904 Hard Cover. vi, 299 pp. Includes fold-out map. A continuation of the semi-autobiographical novels begun in the author's best-selling book Elizabeth and Her German Garden. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Countess von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and after her second marriage she was styled as Elizabeth Russell, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, a... View more info

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A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters

By: [Wodehouse, P.G.] Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Running Press: 2013

Seller ID: 2283924

ISBN: 0762448059

Condition: Very Good


A few page edges bumped. 2013 Trade Paperback. ix, 246 pp. This Brief Guide is a comprehensive guide to P.G.Wodehouse's two best-loved comic characters, Bertram (“Bertie”)Wooster and his valet Reggie “Jeeves,” Bertie's many friends and relatives, and their life of country houses and champagne. Cawthorne offers fascinating insights into Wodehouse's world, his Jeeves and Wooster stories, and the many adaptations for stage and screen. View more info

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Legends of the Black Forest

By: [Wurtenberger, Alexander]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: C. Wild: 1904

Seller ID: 2265828

Condition: Good


Two gatherings loose but included, boards a bit rubbed, ink name on front flyleaf, small owner sticker on front endpaper. 1904 Hard Cover. 127, [1] pp. Translated into English from the original German 'Schwarzwaldsagen und Geschichten'. Illustrated with engravings on thick cardstock. View more info