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Robbery on the Highway

By: Bennett, Paul L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, pages foxed, signed by author with inscription. Jacket toned, quarter-inch tear to jacket along top edge. 1961 Hard Cover. 191 pp. Two boys resolve to set aside their differences after a tragedy and play an important role in solving a mystery. A story of suspense, danger, fun, and hard work. View more info

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The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life... View more info

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Ordinary Life: Stories

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271022

ISBN: 0679437460

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Author trading card laid in. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. In this superb collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women’s lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of wholeness, understanding, and change. In Ordinary Life, Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, and no, she isn’t contemplating getting a divorce—she just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, ... View more info

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Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

By: Bernard, Andre

Price: $4.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268470

ISBN: 0393314367

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Minor general wear. 1996 Small Softcover. 127 pp. André Bernard has researched the stories behind more than one hundred of the most famous titles in the English language to produce a fascinating volume rich in literary anecdote and publishing lore. The Great Gatsby was almost titled Trimalchio in West Egg, while some unknown editor told William L. Shirer, Please God, don't ask us to publish a book called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It's a wonderful romp among the literary monuments.Raymond Chandler to Alfred A. Knopf: I'm trying to think of a good title for you to wa... View more info

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Secrets of Marie Antoinette: A Collection of Letters

By: Bernier, Olivier

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fromm International: 1986

Seller ID: 2285683

ISBN: 0880640642

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base lightly rubbed, very faint pink stain on top page ridge. 1986 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. This fascinating and poignant collection of letters between Marie Antoinette, the doomed dauphine and future Queen of France, and her mother, Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, provide a revealing portrait of the legendary queen's tragic life and the age in which she lived. Beginning in 1770 when the young princess departed for France and ending with Maria Theresa's death in 1780, these intimate letters reveal the hostility the young dauphine encountered at Ver... View more info

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Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Counterpoint: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281558

ISBN: 1887178104

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Very faint odor of smoke. 1996 Hard Cover. viii, 342 pp. What moves us? What dictates our behavior? What alters us? A collection of thirty-five stories examining people's behavior and what motivates them. Nine new stories are included in this collection of thirty-five. View more info

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So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems 1958-1979 (The Selected Works Series #4)

By: Berrigan, Ted

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Blue Wind Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2057108

ISBN: 0912652624

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Former library copy, usual marks. Spine faded, a couple pages dog-eared. 1980 Hard Cover. xvii, 403, [4] pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry by a member of the second generation of New York School poets. View more info

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The Devil's Dictionary (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298962

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1980 Full-Leather. 314 pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations created specially for this edition by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers ... View more info

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor (Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics, 176)

By: Blackmore, R. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Collins' Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 2299454

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa early 1900s). Light general wear. 640 pp. Gilt page ridges. Frontispiece and plates from photographs and from illustrations by Wilmont Lunt. A romantic adventure story set in south-west England in the 1600s. John Ridd swears revenge upon the evil Carver Doone who murdered his father. But who is the beautiful young girl he meets in Doone Valley? View more info

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The Molsians: The Brave Feats and Wise Deeds of the Inhabitants of Mols

By: Blaedel, Niels (Retold by); Warren, Dennis (Translated by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rhodos: 1983

Seller ID: 2196700

ISBN: 8774968874

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 68 pp. Retold by Niels Blaedel. Illustrated by Axel Mathiesen. Translated by Dennis Warren. With a postscript by Iorn Pio. Stories of the Molsians. Includes color and black and white illustrations. View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

By: Blake, William

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1982

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2286463

ISBN: 0385152132

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. An exceptional copy. 1982 Trade Paperback. Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. View more info

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Jerusalem [The Emanation of the Giant Albion]

By: Blake, William; Keynes, Geoffrey

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Beechhurst Press: 1955

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263972

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 2500 copies. Errata slip laid in. 1955 Full-Leather. [xiv], 115, [3], 100, [4] pp. The last book by the pioneering English poet and engraver William Blake, etched in handwriting with accompanying sketches, marginal figures, and full-page illustrations. Finely bound in full crimson leather, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. From the limitation page: This is the first complete edition containing the text of Jerusalem in letter press with a facsimile of the engraved book. The facsimile of the 'Rinder' copy of Jerusalem was printed in deep etched grav... View more info

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The Astonishment Tapes: Talks on Poetry and Autobiography with Robin Blaser and Friends

By: Blaser, Robin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 2015

Seller ID: 2278609

ISBN: 0817358099

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on endpaper. 2015 Trade Paperback. Robin Blaser moved from his native Idaho to attend the University of California, Berkeley, in 1944. While there, he developed as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a lively arts community, and met fellow travelers and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. The three men became the founding members of the Berkeley core of what is now known as the San Francisco Renaissance in New American Poetry. View more info

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Spelling the Word: George Herbert and the Bible

By: Bloch, Chana

Price: $150.00

Publisher: University of California: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208250

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting, jacket in near fine condition. 1985 Hard Cover. A scholarly examination of Biblical imagery in the poetry of George Herbert. View more info

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Marquis de Sade: His Life and Works

By: Bloch, Iwan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Brittany Press: 1933

Seller ID: 2290623

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1933 Hard Cover. A detailed, analytical study of the life and times of this brilliant but bizarre personality (and the sexually erotic times he lived in), containing the essence of all his writings, based on research by Bloch in private archives of the French Government, and Bloch's discovery of de Sade's unpublished manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom in Marseilles. View more info

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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271002

ISBN: 0375502688

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 163 pp. A great short story has the emotional depth and intensity of a poem and the wholeness and breadth of a novel. Amy Bloom writes great short stories. Her first collection, Come to Me, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and here she deepens and extends her mastery of the form. Real people inhabit these pages, the people we know and are, the people we long to be and are afraid to be: a mother and her brave, smart little girl, each coming to terms wi... View more info

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Come to Me: Stories

By: Bloom, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271003

ISBN: 0060182369

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 177 pp. A first collection of short stories features tales of psychiatrists crossing professional boundaries, a small girl in need of love, a frightened father in need of redemption, and wives who become mistresses. View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263560

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 1998 Hard Cover. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly individual personalities--Hamlet, Falstaff, Iago, Cleopatra, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Lear, among them. In making his argument... View more info

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American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity

By: Bly, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1990

Seller ID: 2277464

ISBN: 0060162651

Condition: Good


Light stain to base of rear jacket panel. Page ridges very faintly foxed, ink names on front endpaper, half-title page clipped, some ink marks in text. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 341 pp. Essays discuss issues in modern poetry, and look at the works of James Wright, David Ignatow, Denise Levertov, W.S. Merwin, Thomas McGrath, Robert Lowell, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, and Donald Hall. View more info

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Amorous Fiametta

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rarity Press: 1931

Seller ID: 2162641

Condition: Very Good


Small chip to lower front jacket. Good. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A delightful recounting of the ancient tale of Fiammetta. View more info

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The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment of [Giovanni] Boccaccio.

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Calvin Blanchard: 1855

Seller ID: 2272713

Condition: Good


No date, circa 1855. Rear hinge loosening, boards soiled, spine toned with loss of gilt, front free endpaper removed. We have more books available by this author!. 500, [4] pp. Lavender blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Illustrated with 18 steel engravings. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. View more info

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The Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio. in Three Volumes. [Decameron]

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Guglielmo Pickering: 1825

Seller ID: 2281490

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, spine labels mostly absent, minor splits to spine heads and feet along joints, first gathering of volume 1 (free endpaper, flyleaf, and half-title page) loose but included. An attractive set that could be beautiful with some minor restorations. 1825 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. cxxxv, [1], 228, [2]; [229]-586, [2]; [587]-967, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Italian text. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the... View more info

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; Aldington, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City Books: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283725

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Fore-edge and jacket reverse lightly foxed. 1949 Hard Cover. xxviii, 562 pp. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. Includes beautiful two-tone illustrations by Rockwell Kent. View more info

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The Decameron: The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation, Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen

By: Boccaccio, John [Giovanni]; Hutton, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284258

ISBN: 112572384X

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine faded, edge of front a bit soiled. 1980 Full-Leather. xxi, [1], 536 pp. Tall 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes, the moral ... View more info

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How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books

By: Bodger, Joan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286771

ISBN: 0771011180

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1999 Hard Cover. xiv, 249 pp. Over forty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and two children went to Britain on a very special family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through children’s books. In Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Mrs. Milne showed them the way to “that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” In Edinburgh they stood outside Robert Louis Stevenson’s childhood home, tilting their heads to talk to a lamplighter who was doing his job. In the Lake District they v... View more info

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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

By: Boisgilbert, Edmund (Donnelly, Ignatius)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: F.J. Schulte & Company: 1891

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1688262

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day. It illuminates injustices and social inequalities that exist in civilizations focused on technological progress and the purs... View more info

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2666

By: Bolano, Roberto

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290046

ISBN: 0374100144

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2008 Hard Cover. 898 pp. Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers,... View more info

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What's to Become of the Boy? Or, Something to Do with Books (European Classics)

By: Boll, Heinrich; Vennewitz, Leila (Translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Northwestern University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2263285

ISBN: 0810112086

Condition: Near Fine


Small sticker on rear wrapper. 1996 Trade Paperback. 82 pp. In 1981, Heinrich Boll returned to the streets of his childhood in this remarkable collection of nonfiction. This volume captures the musings of a mature Boll as he looks back with fondness and with anger on his formative years: as a student who avoided school but lived for his education on the street; and as a young man forced to grapple with the moral horror that was Hitler. What's to Become of the Boy - superbly translated by Leila Vennewitz - provides uncommon insight into Boll's maturation as an author and as a man. View more info