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Poetry of the Nineties, with an Introductory Essay

By: Andrews, C.E.; Percival, M.O.; Kipling, Rudyard; Hardy, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Stevenson, Robert Louis; et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2016090

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed, several tears & chips, jacket toned, pencil name & address on front endpaper.Very Good. 1926 Hard Cover. xiii, 297 pp. 8vo. A collection of late 19th century poems, including contributions from Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Symon, Oscar Wilde, and many others. View more info

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The British Library Treasures In Focus: William Blake's Notebook

By: Andrews, Jamie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The British Library: 2008

Seller ID: 2204261

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2008 Small Softcover. Full-color selections from the famous notebook adorn the pages of this pocket-sized volume. View more info

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The Seven That Were Hanged (Modern Library)

By: Andreyev, Leonid; Seltzer, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni And Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2289128

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1918 Soft Cover. xxxvii, 194 pp. The Seven Who Were Hanged (Russian: ??????? ? ???? ??????????) is a 1908 novella by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The book is believed to have influenced the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.[1] A minister learns of a foiled assassination plot on him by five leftist revolutionaries, and the trauma this inflicts on his peace of mind. The novella then switches to the courts and jails to follow the fates of seven people who have received death sentences: the five failed assassins, an Estonian fa... View more info

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269888

ISBN: 0812980026

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 289 pp. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority c... View more info

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Lewis Thomas (Twayne's United States Authors Series, Book 547)

By: Angyal, Andrew J.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1535163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Wrinkle to first preface page.Very Good. 1989 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913–December 3, 1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher...Many of his essays discuss relationships among ideas or concepts using etymology as a starting point. Others concern the cultural implications of scientific discoveries and the growing awareness of ecology. In his essay on Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Thomas addresses the anxieties produced by the development of nuclear weapons.[1] Thomas ... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist

By: Anissimov, Myriam

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Overlook Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536637

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket creased along rear edge.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 608 pp. Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--has long hidden the true Levi. This major biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer, philosopher, and Holocaust witness, exploring the complex nature of a man who felt misunderstood, certain that future generations would inevitably forget and even deny the Holocaust. View more info

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Captain Wolf and Other Sketches of Animal Biography

By: Anonymous (By the Author of 'Under the Lime-Trees,' 'Aunt Annie's Stories,' Etc., Etc.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Co., Grand Street: 1870

Seller ID: 2200942

Condition: Good


A couple pages loosening but included., pencil name on front endpaper, a few pages lightly foxed. 1870 Hard Cover. viii, 309, [3] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, embossed black & gold design and gilt titles. Includes twenty-two (22) full-page illustrations (black & white plates) by Emil Bayard & Ernest Griset. A collection of stories featuring animal characters. CONTENTS: Captain Wolf; Guy's Two Homes; Tiny and Furry, or The Life and Times of a Beaver; Fox and His Family; The King of the Poultry-Yard; Robin's Experiences; Mother Rat and Her Little Ones.Keywords: LITERATURE FABLES DECORATIVE BI... View more info

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The Hundred Brothers

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199927

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the critically acclaimed author of Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World. Doug and 98 of his 99 brothers (George has run off with embezzled funds and a girl named Jane) gather in the huge family library for dinner, drinking, and some late-night football. Throughout the evening, the chaos grows into a complex web of conflicting memories, hurt feelings, rivalries, alliances, and shared awareness. View more info

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Great French Tales of Fantasy / Contes Fantastiques Celebres: A Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 2006

Seller ID: 2266107

ISBN: 0486447138

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll, Théophile Gautier's The Amorous Dead Woman, The Venus of Ille by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Second Sight, and two tales by Guy ... View more info

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First French Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 2008

Seller ID: 2266108

ISBN: 0486461785

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The Red and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The Three Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will savor the words of fifty great writers of multiple genres from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, including Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Baudelaire, D... View more info

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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius

By: Apuleius, Lucius; Adlington, William; Darton, F.J. Harvey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press / Crown Publishers: 1924

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272203

Condition: Very Good


Crown reissue of privately printed Hogarth edition, with Hogarth imprint still appearing on title page, but Crown reference on jacket. Ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper and flyleaf, some loss from top jacket edge. 1924 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Green cloth, gilt titles, light blue endpapers. Illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen. Translated by William Adlington from the original Latin Metamorphoses, with an introduction by F.J. Harvey Darton. The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only Latin... View more info

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The Transformations of Lucius Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

By: Apuleius; Graves, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285052

ISBN: 0374505322

Condition: Near Fine


1997 printing. 1951 Trade Paperback. xxii, 293, [3] pp. The story of The Golden Ass is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least of these occurred when Apuleius offended a priestess of the White Goddess, who turned him into an ass. The tale of how Apuleius dealt with this misfortune and eventually resumed human form is conveyed by Robert Graves in modern English that is infused with a bawdy wit and sense of adventure that is 'itself a small masterpiece of twentieth-century prose... View more info

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Cuzcatlan Donde Bate La Mar Del Sur

By: Argueta, Manlio

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amistad: 1987

Seller ID: 2275211

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. A collection of Spanish-language writings by the famous Central American intellectual. View more info

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The Birds [with] The Frogs

By: Aristophanes; Fitts, Dudley; Hickie, William James; Seldes, Gilbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2261907

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:25 laid in. Slipcase lightly toned. 1959 Hard Cover. xii, 52; xviii, 62 pp. The Birds, bound dos a dos with The Frogs. The Birds is translated by Dudley Fitts, with illustrations by Marian Parry, and The Frogs is translated by William James Hickie, with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood engravings by John Austen. View more info

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The London Venture

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270196

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author on slip bound in at title page. David Diamond's copy, with two postcards addressed to him laid in. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges worn with loss, including a large chip from the base of the front panel, pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s—the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the bright young things of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in h... View more info

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Five Generations: Life and Letters of an American Family, 1750-1900

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few tears to spine head and foot, jacket price clipped. 1930 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 425, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes 23 plates. A collection of letters and diary entries spanning 150 years of American history and recounting the histories of numerous families and individuals. View more info

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Modernism: A Cultural History

By: Armstrong, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Polity Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2271044

ISBN: 0745629830

Condition: Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia. 2005 Trade Paperback. The last 20 years has seen an explosion of work on literary modernism and its cultural and historical contexts. In this innovative study aimed at a general audience, Tim Armstrong seeks to define modernism not only by its aesthetics and literary genres but also by its links with broader cultural areas in which the'modern' is implicated and debated, and which inform its representational modes. View more info

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Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

By: Arnold, Edwin T.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Mississippi: 1999

Seller ID: 2197021

ISBN: 1578061059

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 1999 Trade Paperback. Originally published in 1993, this was the first volume of essays devoted to the works of Cormac McCarthy. Immediately it was recognized as a major contribution to studies of this acclaimed American author. American Literary Scholarship hailed it as a model of its kind. It has since established itself as an essential source for any McCarthy scholar, student, or serious reader.In 1993, McCarthy had recently published All the Pretty Horses (1992), the award-winning first volume of the Border Trilogy. The second volume, The Crossing, appeared i... View more info

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Sohrab and Rustum & The Prisoner of Chillon

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Charles E. Merrill Co.: 1913

Seller ID: 1296910

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Some ink & pencil marks on endpapers, small stain on back cover. 1913 Hard Cover. A short work by the English poet and cultural critic. View more info

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The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, Complete Edition with Biographical Introduction [Poems of Matthew Arnold]

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. / Norwood Press: 1897

Seller ID: 2290943

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear, ink name and year (1908) on front flyleaf. 1897 Half-Leather. xxvii, [1], 502 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine and corners, green morocco spine label, marbled paper over boards, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Photographic frontispiece of author. A collection of poetry by British poet Matthew Arnold, with biographical introduction and bibliography preceding text. View more info

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East River: A Novel of New York

By: Asch, Sholem; Gross, A.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276274

Condition: Good


First American edition. Boards lightly soiled, two owner bookplates on front endpapers, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1946 Hard Cover. 438 pp. 8vo. Translated by A.H. Gross. Two immigrant families struggle to adjust to a new way of life and find happiness in New York City during the early 1900s. View more info

A Passage in the Night

By: Asch, Sholem; Samuel, Maurice (Translator)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1538094

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket spine & top edge faded, minor loss from spine head & foot, flap corners clipped (jacket price still present).Good. 1953 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8 1/2 x 6. 8vo. Translated by Maurice Samuel. A novel on the theme of atonement. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sholem Asch (November 1, 1880 - July 10, 1957) was a Polish-born American Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language. Asch was born in Kutno, Poland, one of ten children of Moszek Asz (1825 Gabin-1905 Kutno), a cattle-dealer and innkeeper, and Frajda Malka, née Widawska (1850 Leczyca), and... View more info

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Nightfall and Other Stories

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Fawcett Crest Book: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269606

Condition: Good


First printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. Nightfall and Other Stories (1969) is an anthology book compiling 20 previously published science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov. Asimov added a brief introduction to each story, explaining some aspect of the story's history and/or how it came to be written. View more info

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Earth is Room Enough: Science Fiction Tales of Our Own Planet

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fawcett Crest Book: 1957

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269609

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, ink marks on Contents page, pages very faintly toned. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Earth Is Room Enough is a collection of fifteen short science fiction and fantasy stories and two pieces of comic verse published by Isaac Asimov in 1957. Asimov assembled the stories (all set on Earth) and chose the title as a riposte to at least one critic who had expressed distaste for the Foundation Trilogy, characterising it as an example of Space Opera. The collection includes one story from the Robot Series ... View more info

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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost Lovers' opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion and expresses their pa... View more info

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Sails of Gold

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1927

Seller ID: 2274311

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few light smudges and stains to boards, bookplate on second blank. 1927 Large Hardcover. 166 pp. Includes a story by A.A. Milne about Tigger. Milne had published Winnie-the-Pooh just one year earlier. An anthology of stories edited by Lady Cynthia Asquith. CONTENTS: Ianthe Jerrold: A Lovely Lady; John Buchan: The Magic Walking Stick; Laurence Binyon: In the Aquarium at the Zoo; Denis Mackail: What Happened to Oz; Geoffrey Dearmer: The Giraffe; H. Belloc: Agincourt; Mary Webb: The Secret Joy; A.A. Milne: Tigger Comes to the Forest; Cynthia Asquith: Teddy Bear; Mary Webb: The Cuckoo... View more info

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New Voices in the American Theatre (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 258)

By: Atkinson, Brooks; Williams, Tennessee; Miller, Arthur; Inge, William; Axelrod, George; Anderson, Robert; Wouk, Herman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York: 1955

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1956425

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Printed between 1969 and 1975 based on jacket design. Jacket lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1955 Hard Cover. xi, 559 pp. 2-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, silver titles & rules on spine, blind-stamped emblem & border on front board. A collection of American plays, with a foreword by Brooks Atkinson. Includes: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge; The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson; and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by ... View more info

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Alias Grace

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 2294407

ISBN: 0385475713

Condition: Near Fine


First U.S. edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 468 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the CBC miniseries. In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; ot... View more info

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Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing, 1970-2005

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Virago: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200680

ISBN: 1844081494

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned.Jacket lightly toned. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 413 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. 'Whenever I resolve to write less and do something healthful instead, like ice dancing - some honey-tongued editor is sure to call me up and make me an offer I can't refuse. So in some ways this book is simply the result of an under-developed ability to say no'. ...here are essays and journalism from the brilliant novelist and poet. Rangin... View more info