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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

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The Little Minister, in Two Volumes (The Kirriemuir Edition)

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

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2287165

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil name on front endpaper of each volume. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xliv, [2], 290, [2]; vi, [4], 326, [2] pp. 8vo. The Kirriemuir Edition, named after the author's birthplace. Red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edge, etchings by G.W.H. Ritchie. This edition also features a literary and biographical portrait of J.M. Barrie. 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 S... View more info

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The Little Minister

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

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1897

Seller ID: 2294345

Condition: Very Good


Circa 1930 reissue. Includes original jacket. Ink name on endpapers, jacket edges rubbed with some loss from spine ends, jacket toned. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 375, [3] pp. 8vo. 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 Gavin Dishart, a young impoverished minister with his first congregation. The weavers he serves soon riot in protest aga... View more info

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The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281613

ISBN: 0399129979

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 281 pp. The distinguished author speculates on the future of literature and the literature of the future, looks back upon his own novels, and comments upon various aspects of writing. View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Great Days

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus Giroux: 1979

Seller ID: 2202547

ISBN: 0374166285

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 172 pp. Barthelme's new book of stories is perhaps most notable for the presence of seven formally related dialogues, which introduce a new aspect of his work. CONTENTS: The Crisis; The Apology; The New Music; Cortes and Montezuma; The King of Jazz; The Question Party; Belief: Tales of the Swedish Army; The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Death of Edward Lear; Concerning the Bodyguard; The Zombies; Morning; On the Steps of the Conservatory; The Leap; Great Days. Keywords: DONAL BARTHELME GREAT DAYS LIT... View more info

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Joan & Co.

By: Bartlett, Frederick Orin

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288737

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine head chipped, partially obscuring title, jacket edges rubbed. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 386 pp. Joan Fairbourne, a rich and beautiful New York society girl, learned at college of a new life and when she returns home finds that she is very dissatisfied with her purposeless existence. Her limousine runs down Mark Devens, a penniless inventor, and she takes him to her home to recuperate. There she becomes interested in his invention and gets Dicky Burnett, a wealthy idler who loves her, to lend her the money to ... View more info

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The Web of the Golden Spider

By: Bartlett, Frederick Orin

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company: 1909

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2288744

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. No jacket. Hinges starting, pencil name and note on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name on front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 354 pp. Color frontispiece by Harrison Fisher, three black-and-white plates by Charles M. Relyea. The Web of the Golden Spider is a tale of mystery, intrigue and adventure that begins in the city, progresses to a mutinous open sea voyage, eventually leading to the remotest areas on the slopes of the Andes of South America. Wilson, our hero, finds himself in the midst of a battle between a deposed quee... View more info

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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2301485

ISBN: 0060196955

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed to book collectors Edward and Ruth Atwater on front flyleaf ('For Dr Edward Atwater and Ruth Atwater - a pair of bibliophiles on the occasion of a memorable meeting in Rochester. Nicholas A Basbanes, 28. IX. 2001'). We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 636 pp. 8vo. Extensive notes, bibliography, and index follow text. In 1995 Nicholas Basbanes introduced a resonant phrase to describe the obsessive passion people have had over the past twenty-five hundred years to possess books, a condition more commonly known as bibliomania, one he christened... View more info

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The Miraculous Horde and Other Stories: Part One - Spain: Monastery With Curled Clouds, The Miraculous Horde, Jarama Ballad, Brunete Ballad, The Yoke, 43rd Division; Part Two - Mexico: The Haunted Man, Burning Corn

By: Bates, Ralph

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290578

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine and boards toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1939 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A historical novel of the Spanish Civil War, published in London the year the war concluded. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ralph Bates (November 3, 1899 – November 26, 2000) was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain. View more info

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Artificial Paradises

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290211

ISBN: 0806514833

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. At the time of its release in 1860, Charles Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels) met with immediate praise. One of the most important French symbolists, Baudelaire led a debauched, violent, and ultimately tragic life, dying an opium addict in 1867. This book, a response to Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, serves as a memoir of Baudelaire's last years. View more info

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Selected Writings on Art and Literature (Penguin Classics)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Charvet, P. E.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291530

ISBN: 0140446060

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Minor tear along edge of front wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 460 pp. Before publishing the sensuous and scandalous poems of Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) had already earned respect as a forthright and witty critic of art and literature. This stimulating selection of criticism reveals him as a worshipper at the altar of beauty, illuminating his belief that the pursuit of this ideal must be paramount in artistic expression. Reviews of exhibitions discuss works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres in fascinating detail, and O... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translato... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Ja... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2279003

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. Lacks Sandlass insert. 1971 Large Hardcover. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, th... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James; et al

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265678

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English by various authors, most notably Edna St. Vincent Millay, and edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet i... View more info

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The Ne'er-Do-Well

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202013

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Cover art, frontispiece, and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, known as the creator of the 'Christy girl'. View more info

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Big Brother, and Other Stories

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Harper & Brother Publishers: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202692

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, two faint one inch stains to front board, pages foxed, ink note to front endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. CONTENTS: Big Brother; The White Brant; Recoil; The Obvious Thing; The Talking Vase; Too Fat to Fight. Keywords: REX BEACH BIG BROTHER OTHER STORIES FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE HISTORICAL AMERICAN WEST WESTERNS View more info

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Stephen King Country: The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror

By: Beahm, George

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Running Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300957

ISBN: 0762404566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1999 Hard Cover. 144 pp. Looks at the world in which author Stephen King lives and the real-life places that inspired the settings for some of his most popular works. View more info

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Distortions

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200708

ISBN: 0385116594

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. Jacket toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. A collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to introspect, a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him. These people, so different on the surface, all lead lives distorted by dreams, devoid of passion, imagination and vitality. An... View more info

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Deceiving to Convey Truth

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200923

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #48 of 150 signed, numbered copies, from a total edition of 550. Faint smudge to rear wrapper. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 25 pp. Ann Beattie discusses what it is to be a writer, analyzing her own writings and the writings of others. Keywords: ANN BEATTIE DECEIVING TO CONVEY TRUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICSIM BIOGRAPHY View more info

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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924

ISBN: 0911381023

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #34 of 250. Prospectus laid in. Near fine. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Nicholas has died sometime during the past year from injuries incurred while he was taking a midnight ride on his Harley and a drunk, driving a van, hit him head-on. Last year, on his birthday, he was alive but in the hospital, brain-damaged from the accident. This year, on his birthday, he is dead, and the narrator and her boyfriend, Wynn, both of whom used to drive from New York to Virginia to spend Nicholas’s birthday with him, have come in... View more info

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Perfect Recall: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271515

ISBN: 0743211693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. Presents a new collection of short stories involving characters who are coming to terms with the legacies of long-believed family myths, describing how they confront new circumstances such as weakness or sudden success. View more info

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The Burning House: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271516

ISBN: 0394524942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned, front jacket flap creased. Jacket ghosting on front board. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. A collection of the author's most recent stories features their unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace, all of whom are rendered by an acclaimed stylist. View more info

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Secrets and Surprises: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271517

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor pencil marginalia. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. View more info

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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Linden Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271518

ISBN: 067162220X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short fiction reflects on coping with life's inevitable sadness. View more info

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What Was Mine: Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271577

ISBN: 067940077X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. View more info

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Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

ISBN: 0743269616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she lo... View more info

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Park City: New and Selected Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271584

ISBN: 067945506X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 477 pp. Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing act of tenderness. A man who's been shifting from place to place, always finding the same kind of people--sometimes the ... View more info