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The Neon Wilderness: Short Stories (American Century Series)

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1975

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2296499

ISBN: 080900027X

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Spine creased, bottom edge of rear wrapper bumped, ink stamp on top page ridge. 1975 Trade Paperback. 286 pp. Collection of 24 stories of Chicago's West Side, underworld women, a Spanish war veteran, and WWII. View more info

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Dante's Inferno, From the Original of Dante Alighieri and Illustrated by Gustave Dore [Altemus' Edition]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis; Walsh, Henry C.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262505

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Superficial split to front endsheet along hinge - binding not at all loose, minimal loss of gilt from spine. vi, [2], 163 pp. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4. Original dark green cloth, silver, gilt and black titles and decorations. Translated into English verse by Henry Francis Cary, edited by Henry C. Walsh. Dante's famous vision of Hell, illustrated by Gustave Dore's exceptional engravings throughout. This is the Altemus edition, following several editions by Cassell. View more info

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The Divine Comedy; The Carlyle-Wicksteed Translation, Complete and Unabridged (Modern Library Editions ML 208)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Grandgent, C.H. (Introduction), Carlyle-Wicksteed (Translators); Wilkins, Ernest H. (Bibliography)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298556

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket, with 393 titles listed on reverse. 1950 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 625, [1] pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. 1950 reissue of 1932 Modern Library original, this edition including a new bibliography by Ernest H. Wilkins. Also includes introduction by C.H. Grandgent, and genealogical tables following text. The classic narrative of Dante's journey through the depths of hell, purgatory, and paradise, with Virgil as his guide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages. He was born ... View more info

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Inferno

By: Alighieri, Dante; James, Clive

Price: $395.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276356

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #85 of 1200 copies, signed and numbered by illustrator Marc Burckhardt on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase, publisher's certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2015 Full-Leather. 247, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color picture plate mounted on slipcase. Translated by Clive James, with tipped in color illustrations by Marc Burckhardt. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil provided a guided tour through Hell. Dante Aligh... View more info

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Dante's Vita Nuova

By: Alighieri, Dante; Musa, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2298355

ISBN: 0253201624

Condition: Good


Bottom edge of front wrapper chewed, spine and wrappers lightly toned, front wrapper creased, ink name on half-title page. 1973 Trade Paperback. xiv, 210 pp. Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. View more info

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The Divine Comedy: Hell, Volume I

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2261609

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 193 pp. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [di'vina kom'm?dja]) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature[1] and one of the greatest works of world literature.[2] The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th cen... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume II: Purgatory

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297755

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 216 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven levels, Dante observes the sinners who are waiting for their release into Paradise, and through these encounters he is himself transformed into a stronger and better man. For i... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, in Three Volumes: Hell [Inferno]; Purgatory [Purgatorio]; Paradise [Paradiso]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1902

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294523

Condition: Near Fine


Spines slightly faded. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 240; viii, 259; viii, 274 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. A revised edition of Charles Eliot Norton's prose translation, with footnotes, aids to study, introduction, and index. Includes Dante's complete Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso. View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume III: Paradise

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297756

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 215 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. Taking two threads of a story that everybody knew and loved – the story of a vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and the story of the lover who has to brave the Underworld to find his lost lady – he combine... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist. This novel, by the author of John Gray, is a story set in the green wilderness of Kentucky. Par... View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2286110

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Spine faded, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 276, [4] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations similar to those used in the Cranford Series, which began in 1891 and gave us the famous Peacock on Sundial cover design now coveted by collectors. Revised from the 1894 and 1895 originals, this edition includes the full text of A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, with a new preface by the author, and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. A novel by an important Kentucky author known for incorporating... View more info

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Side Effects

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284484

ISBN: 0394511042

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. Ink name on rear paste-down endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. 149 pp. Woody Allen's third collection of comic writings. 149p. These essays appeared in The New Yorker during the late 1970s. Volume includes Remembering Needleman, The Kugelmass Episode, Confessions of a Buglar, and more. View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690

ISBN: 0689121024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories through the age-old device used by Scheherazade: the narrator tells them to her lover to entertain him. Like the famous Ara... View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

ISBN: 0060545658

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... View more info

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Zorro: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200693

ISBN: 0060778970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. English text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. English text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego learns from his maternal grandmother, White Owl, the ways of her tribe while receiving from his father lessons in the art of ... View more info

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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

ISBN: 006054564X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and l... View more info

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Forest of the Pygmies

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200770

ISBN: 0060761962

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine. Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 296 pp. Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head -- with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew -- to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches their camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue,... View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656

ISBN: 006019491X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquin takes o... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659

ISBN: 0060172533

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660

ISBN: 0066211611

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora d... View more info

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Lady Sackville: A Biography

By: Alsop, Susan Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292330

ISBN: 038511379X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. x, 273 pp. Biography of the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish dancer who became the mother of the author Vita Sackville-West and the grandmother of Nigel Nicholson. View more info

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CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush

By: Alter, Cathy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206984

ISBN: 0062399551

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and mystery that is our first celebrity crush. View more info

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Seven Trees: Limited Fine Press Edition

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Kat Ran Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2195946

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, hand numbered #35 on limitation page, and signed by Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner. Faint stain on rear panel of clamshell case. Original mailing envelope from Kat Ran Press containing a duplicate prospectus laid in. 1998 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Folio in publisher's clamshell case with prospectus. One of 65 copies, only 50 of which were available for sale. Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner have worked separately to create the combined suite of poems and prints, Seven Trees. This second offering from the Kat Ran Press is the firs... View more info

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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719

ISBN: 1565121570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

ISBN: 0945575572

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in ... View more info

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Finding Miracles

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200723

ISBN: 0375827609

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. Milly Kaufman is an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the stor... View more info

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The Woman I Kept to Myself: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200725

ISBN: 1565124065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the... View more info

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In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739

ISBN: 1565120388

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dicta... View more info