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Essays on the Formation and Publication of Opinions, the Pursuit of Truth, and On Other Subjects.

By: Bailey, Samuel

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1854

Seller ID: 2204495

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top edges of a few pages stained. 1854 Hard Cover. xii, 422, [4] pp. Samuel Bailey (5 July 1791 – 18 January 1870) was a British philosopher and writer. His first work, Essays on the Formation and Publication of Opinions, published anonymously in 1821, attracted more attention than any of his other writings. A sequel to it appeared in 1829, Essays on the Pursuit of Truth. Between these two were Questions in Political Economy, Politics, Morals, &c. (1823), and a Critical Dissertation on the Nature, Measure, and Causes of Value (1825), directed against the opinions of David Ricardo... View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

ISBN: 0802113648

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges foxed. Jacket creased. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 478 pp. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding tackled Freud, feminism, communism, language and belief, sexuality, and the coming of age of the American dream. Her range of associations includes writers such as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Now comes a brilliantly original biography of her life. 16 pages of photographs. View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, January 1935 - All-Star Christmas Issue (No. 583)

By: Baldwin, Faith; Delmar, Vina; La Farge, Oliver; Carrel, Bart; Tuckerman, Arthur; Brown, Royal; Kantor, MacKinlay; Cronin, A.J.; Runyon, Damon; Kyne, Peter B.; Brush, Katharine; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Corcoran, William; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Hanighen, Frank

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1935

Seller ID: 2036634

Condition: Very Good


A few faint corner creases, closed tear on rear wrapper along spine base. 1935 Magazine. 170 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. John LaGatta illustration on front wrapper, Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death. During this period it publishe... View more info

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The Story of Roland

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Seller ID: 2294926

Condition: Very Good


One inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel, a few other small tears to jacket edges. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 347 pp. Here are related the daring feats and great exploits of Roland, worthiest of the barons of France in the time of Charlemagne, and those of Oliver and Reinold and Ogier the Dane, all heroes who were his companions in arms and who rivaled him in the number and greatness of their exploits. The story is culled from the works of song-writers and poets of five centuries and in as many languages. View more info

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Another Country

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1962

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2290972

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Boards lightly soiled, edges lightly foxed, jacket foxed and lightly toned with minor loss from corners, ink number on front endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436, [4] pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of Notes of a Native Son, whose works became an important part of dialogue in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement, advocating not only for African Americans, but for gays and bisexuals as well. Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artis... View more info

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Deep Down: A Tale of the Cornish Mines

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297735

ISBN: 1934554103

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 389 pp. In this heart-warming tale of love, life, laughter, and tragedy (with some smuggling thrown in), travel back in time to explore life set amongst the people living near the tin and copper mines of St. Just, Cornwall, in the mid-nineteenth century. During the mid-1860s, R.M. Ballantyne spent over three months living amongst the Cornish mineworkers of St. Just. There, amidst the dangers of the deep mines, a story of courage, contentment, and adversity takes place, encouraging young readers to be gratefu... View more info

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Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader: A Tale of the Pacific

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297736

ISBN: 1934554219

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 417 pp. On a small island in the heart of the Pacific, a colony of settlers receives a visit from a mysterious man known as the Sandal-Wood trader. Some say he s a pirate while others believe he is exactly what he claims a harmless trader. Join Henry, Bumpus, Reverend Mason, and a host of other memorable characters as they unravel the mystery of who this trader really is. Are the settlers about to be robbed and destroyed? Or, is this man s assistance necessary for the survival of the colony? While working th... View more info

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The Giant of the North: Pokings Round the Pole

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297737

ISBN: 1934554057

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 411 pp. This is the tale of a giant Eskimo named Screekinbroot, also called Chingatok. Journey with Ballantyne's young heroes into the frozen tundra and icy waters of the North Pole regions for encounters with Eskimo peoples, and learn about their life and the inherent daily adventures of the Arctic. View more info

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Martin Rattler: Adventures of a Boy in the Forests of Brazil

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297740

ISBN: 1934554049

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 259 pp. Martin Rattler is the story of a mischievous young boy with a good heart. By mistake, he winds up on the ship Firefly with his friend Barney O Flannagan, headed to the South Seas. Escaping pirates and surviving a shipwreck, the two explore South America in one frolicking adventure after another. A thoroughly delightful read, you will follow these young adventurers as they canoe down the Amazon, narrowly escape an alligator, eat an anaconda and turtle s eggs, and encounter a decidedly hostile band of ... View more info

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The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297741

ISBN: 1934554073

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Light smudge on rear board. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 377 pp. The Pirate City is a story about the Algerian pirates who were the scourge of the Mediterranean sea during the early to mid-1800s. They would plunder the ships of other sovereign nations, and as a result were a wealthy little city-state until their demise in the Barbary War. In this tale, set during the heyday of the pirates, a merchant and his sons Mariano and Lucien are captured aboard their trading vessel and taken as prisoners to the pirate capital of Algiers. Follow their adventur... View more info

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Red Rooney; or, The Last of the Crew

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297742

ISBN: 1934554081

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 408 pp. This story opens in the Arctic Circle as young Red Rooney embarks on a voyage from Greenland. His adventures begin when his boat is crushed by ice and sinks, and he is left on the ice to perish until an Eskimo named Okiok finds him. Living with the Eskimos, Red experiences first-hand the spiritual battle between the Angekok (false priest) and Christian missionaries. Written to show life among the Greenland and Arctic Eskimos, Ballantyne gives readers a glimpse into the pagan lifestyle of these native... View more info

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The Young Fur-Traders: A Tale of the Far North

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297743

ISBN: 1934554057

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 491 pp. This is the tale of a giant Eskimo named Screekinbroot, also called Chingatok. Journey with Ballantyne's young heroes into the frozen tundra and icy waters of the North Pole regions for encounters with Eskimo peoples, and learn about their life and the inherent daily adventures of the Arctic. View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousi... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set again... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2285592

Condition: Very Good


Minimal loss of gilt. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2302578

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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Lillabulero: A Journal of Contemporary Writing - Number Seven, Summer/Fall 1969 (Continuing a Second Series)

By: Banks, Russell; Matthews, William; Berry, Wendell; Snyder, Gary

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Lillabulero Press, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2263769

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly creased. 1969 Trade Paperback. [ii], 102 pp. A collection of verse and reviews by and about various authors, including: A.R. Ammons; Russell Banks; Dave Kelly; Peter Wild; Robert Peters; Henry H. Roth; Andrei Codrescu; H.R. Hays; Vern Rutsula; J.D. Whitney; Robert Morgan; William Witherup; Gary Gildner; Robert Vander Molen; Howard McCord; Eric Torgerson; William Matthews; Charles Simic; Craig Sterry; Ray Kass; Greg Kuzma; Wichasha Anthony; Jeff Davis; Stuart Peterfreund; Wendell Berry; Gary Snyder; Diane Wakoski; Geof Hewitt; Jonathan Williams. View more info

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Selected Plays and Prose of Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones

By: Baraka, Amiri (Jones, LeRoi)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Morrow Quill Paperbacks: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299286

ISBN: 0688084958

Condition: Good


1st printing. Ink underlining during Dutchman portion only. 1979 Trade Paperback. Baraka's acclaimed dramas The Slave and Dutchman are presented along with more recent unpublished plays, a chapter from the early novel The System of Dante's Hell, and important essays from Blues People, Home, and Black Music. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2299207

Condition: Good


Jacket lightly stained. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. 8vo. This volume brings together for the first time every known fact that can be fully authenticated about the life of one of the world's most extraordinary men, and reveals much more about him that has not been heretofore generally known. From twenty years' research into every possible source, the author has written as definitive an account as could ever be assembled. View more info

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The Poems of William Barnes, Volume One [1] (Centaur Classics)

By: Barnes, William; Jones, Bernard

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press / Centaur Press Ltd.: 1962

Seller ID: 2155288

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Very Good. 1962 Hard Cover. xix, 579, xxxvii pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by William Barnes, many in the Dorset dialect spoken in the southwestern region of England. Barnes was friends with several other notable contemporaries, including Thomas Hardy. Title index precedes text; notes, and an appendix on Dorset speech with a word list, follow text. View more info

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Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Baroness Orczy

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265801

Condition: Near Fine


42nd printing. Front jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1927 Hard Cover. vi, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel set during the portion of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror. The story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman married to the beautiful French actress, Marguerite St. Just, with whom he pretends to be a slow-witted dandy. However this is but a ruse to hide his true identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel, who with his “League of the Scarlet Pimpernel”, a secret society of English aristocrats, rescue French royalists before they can be marched atop ... View more info

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Peter Pan

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Seller ID: 2299088

ISBN: 1402754264

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 2008 Hard Cover. vi, 151 pp. All children except one grow up. In 1904, Peter Pan first flew across a London stage and into the bedroom of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Ever since, this perpetual youth has continued to delight children of all ages. Young readers will happily soar with him and his friends to enchanted Neverland, where they’ll meet Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the “dark and sinister” Captain Hook. It’s a tale as ageless as its beloved hero. View more info

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Tommy and Grizel

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1900

Seller ID: 2196187

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, small stain to page edges, pencil markings on rear endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 509 pp. Includes black and white plates. Scottish dramatist and novelist known for the whimsy and sentimental fantasy of his work. Tommy and Grizel is the follow up to Sentimental Tommy, considered one of his most revealing and outstanding prose works. The two books are thought to have a Peter Pan quality to them. The book begins: 'O. P. Pym, the colossal Pym, that vast and rolling figure, who never knew what he was to write about until he dipped grandly,... View more info

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Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1896

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2286787

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper, light general wear. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 478 pp. Illustrated by William Hatherell. A story that traces the boyhood of a man about town - beginning at age five, in England, his trials and tribulations, on to becoming a young man. The celebrated Tommy first comes into view on a dirty London stair and he was in sexless garments which were all he had and he was five and so though we are looking at him we must do it sideways lest he sit down hurriedly to hide them. That inscrutable ... View more info

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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

By: Barrie, J.M. (James Matthew)

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2302025

Condition: Very Good


1926 printing. Most of gilt rubbed away from spine titles, front free endpaper removed, owner bookplate on front paste-down. 126 pp. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles, color plate mounted on front cover. Color plates and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel by James M. Barrie, published in 1906; it is one of four major literary works by Barrie featuring the widely known literary character he originated, Peter Pan. Most of the text of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was included as chapters 13-18 of Barrie's earlier novel The Little ... View more info

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Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Wintry Tale

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Seller ID: 2199980

ISBN: 1125150521

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint. Includes oft-misplaced original clear acetate jacket with orange flaps (not pictured). Bottom inch of acetate missing from front jacket panel, minor loss from a few other spots. Good. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. 8vo. By the author of Peter Pan - released a few years after the stage play of Peter Pan (1928). ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weav... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: American Publishers Corporation: 1897

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2077493

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 375, [6] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. A new edition revised by the author, with a literary and biographical portrait preceding text, photographic frontispiece, and several engraved plates. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatized in 1897. The Little Minister is set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie’s birthplace, and concerns Gav... View more info

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Margaret Ogilvy

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Seller ID: 2104132

Condition: Near Fine


Spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. Decorative trade binding designed by Amy Richards, with her initials incorporated on the front board design. A novel by the author of Peter Pan. View more info