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The Children of Dickens (Scribner Illustrated Classics for Younger Readers)

By: [Dickens, Charles]; Crothers, Samuel McChord

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1925

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284880

Condition: Very Good


1943 printing. Includes original jacket. Pencil gift note on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1/2 inch closed tear to corner. 1925 Hard Cover. vi, [2], 259, [1] pp. 8vo. Retellings of portions of books by Charles Dickens, featuring such memorable characters as Mr. Micawber, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and the Jellyby family. Includes background information on the novels, and color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. View more info

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Profile by Gaslight: An Irregular Reader about the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

By: [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]; Smith, Edgar W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1944

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2276798

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. No jacket, very faint odor of smoke, spine very faintly toned. 1944 Hard Cover. xv, 312 pp. CONTENTS: Sherlock Holmes the Legend; Sherlock Holmes the Man; About Dr. Watson; The Baker Street Scene; The Baker Street Irregulars. View more info

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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By: [Emerson, Ralph Waldo]; A.R.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company: 1901

Seller ID: 2273752

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges and endpapers lightly foxed. 1901 Small Hard Cover. 157 pp. Selections for every day in the year from the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. View more info

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The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, in Three Volumes

By: [Fiorentino], Ser Giovanni; Waters, W.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles: 1898

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2272693

Condition: Near Fine


First English translation. Limited edition, #293 of 1000 sets. Spines toned. 1898 Hard Cover. Complete in three hardcover volumes. Grey cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Translated into English from the original Italian by W.G. Waters. Illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A collection of fifty stories written by Ser Giovanni Fiorentino, the original title of which (Il Pecorone) translated as The Simpleton. Fiorentino wrote the stories in the 14th century (though they would not be published until the mid-16th century), and they later became a source for William Shakespeare's The Merc... View more info

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The Greville Diary, Including Passages Hitherto Withheld from Publication, in Two Volumes

By: [Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke]; Wilson, Philip Whitwell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291167

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Top edge of second volume lightly bumped in two spots, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper of each volume. 1927 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 568, [2]; xiii, [3], 602 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles, top edges gilt. Frontispieces of Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria, various portrait plates in text. A detailed journal originally published in three large parts comprising eight total volumes. The first part, published in 1874, was widely suppressed after Queen Victoria and others expressed outrage at its tone and content. It would not be republished until the original manuscri... View more info

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The Greville Diary, Including Passages Hitherto Withheld from Publication, in Two Volumes

By: [Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke]; Wilson, Philip Whitwell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Seller ID: 2301170

Condition: Very Good


Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper of volume one and volume two, pencil notes on endpapers of volume one, frontispiece of volume one nearly loose, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper of volume two. 1927 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 568, [2]; xiii, [3], 602 pp. Two volume set. Original green cloth, gilt titles, top edges gilt. Frontispieces of Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria, various portrait plates in text. A detailed journal originally published in three large parts comprising eight total volumes. The first part, published in 1874, was widely suppressed after Queen Victoria and others expr... View more info

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Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential Investigation of Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man (The Ace Performer Collection)

By: [Hammett, Dashiell]; Thompson, Goerge J. Rhino; Nolan, William F.; Emery, Vince

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vince Emery Productions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290052

ISBN: 097258983X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author George J. Thompson without inscription. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 246 pp. Previously only available serialized over seven issues of The Armchair Detective magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man. Detailed analysis shows how the author and his work changed over time. Each novel is discussed in its own chapter with comparative criticism, and t... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1863209

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state. Minor loss from spine head, stationer's stamp on front flyleaf. 1858 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 373 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decorations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the Breakfast-Table series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfas... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table [Every Man His Own Boswell] (Masterpieces of American Literature

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284246

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to spine bands and corners. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 280, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, color frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by R.J. Holden. A collection of essays that originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and are credited with the positive response that magazine enjoyed during its early years. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29,... View more info

Image for L'opere d'Oratio Poeta lirico comentate da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine in lingua volgare Toscana, con ordine, che 'l Vulgare e Comento del Latino: & il Latino e Comento del Vulgare, ambedue le lingue dichiarandosi l'una con l'altra. Di nuouo ricorrette in questa seconda editione. con Privilegii. [Poems of Horace]

L'opere d'Oratio Poeta lirico comentate da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine in lingua volgare Toscana, con ordine, che 'l Vulgare e Comento del Latino: & il Latino e Comento del Vulgare, ambedue le lingue dichiarandosi l'una con l'altra. Di nuouo ricorrette in questa seconda editione. con Privilegii. [Poems of Horace]

By: [Horace]; Fabrini, Giovanni [Francesco]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: In Venetia: Appresso Gio Battista, Marchio Sessa, & fratelli: 1573

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2128608

Condition: Fair


1573 second edition. Front board loose, 1 inch chip from spine base, boards rubbed with some loss from corners, ownership stamps and numerous handwritten names on front & rear flyleaf, minor tape repairs to front hinge, minimal marginalia. [vi], 389 ff. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6. Elaborate printer's device depicting a cat between cherubs on title page. Collated and complete. A collection of poems by the Latin poet Horace, with commentary by Italian humanist Giovanni Fabrini. Fabrini was a grammarian and a linguist, whose skills earned him a position teaching members of the aristocracy in Venice. This sec... View more info

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The Works of Horace (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Horace]; Smart, C.; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1860

Seller ID: 2208117

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine lightly toned, very small spot to page ridge. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 325 pp. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words. Horace also crafted elegant hex... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: [Irving, Washington]; Crayon, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2285881

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1891 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Cream cloth spine over mint cloth boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, floral endpapers. Engraved title page by Copeland, frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure of My Aunt; The Bold Dragoon, or The Adventure of My Grandfather; The Adventure of t... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Mirza-Mem'n

By: [Khayyam, Omar]; Mirza-mem'n (Zimmerman, John Stevens)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Henry Olendorf Shepard: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1803576

Condition: Good


Second edition. No jacket. Front hinge loosening, ink name on front endpaper, spine faded. 1901 Hard Cover. 131 stanzas, unpaginated. A collection of verse, most of which has been paraphrased from McCarthy's prose translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Published pseudonymously under the name 'Mirza-Mem'n' - the author's real name was John Stevens Zimmerman. Engravings and decorative borders throughout. Purple cloth, gilt titles. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of w... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Mirza-Mem'n

By: [Khayyam, Omar]; Mirza-mem'n (Zimmerman, John Stevens)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Olendorf Shepard: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2300634

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. No jacket. Spine lightly toned. 1901 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. 131 stanzas. A collection of verse, most of which has been paraphrased from McCarthy's prose translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Published pseudonymously under the name 'Mirza-Mem'n' - the author's real name was John Stevens Zimmerman. Engravings protected with captioned tissue guards, decorative borders throughout. Purple cloth with beveled edges, gilt titles. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian langu... View more info

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A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

By: [Rukeyser, Muriel]; Levi, Jan Heller; Rich, Adrienne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2264685

ISBN: 0393313239

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 294 pp. A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life. Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named Muriel, mother of everyone. View more info

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Dearest Andrew: Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber, 1951-1962

By: [Sackville-West, V. (Vita); Reiber, Andrew]; MacKnight, Nancy (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292327

ISBN: 068416275X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch tear along jacket spine head, small hole on front jacket panel, rear side of jacket spine head previously mended with tape, front jacket flap price-clipped. One inch surface tear to rear paste-down endpaper, one inch chip to bottom edge of last page. 1979 Hard Cover. 127 pp. In 1851 Andrew Reiber, a resident of Maine, wrote to Vita Sackville-West, asking if a young friend of his might visit her garden in Kent, England, already famous though not then, as now, open to the public. This led to a correspondence that lasted until Vita's death in 1962. They never met. View more info

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Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

By: [Sackville-West, Vita; Nicolson, Harold]; Nicolson, Nigel (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292335

ISBN: 0399136665

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. x, 452 pp. A collection of correspondence between the poet-novelist and her diplomat-politician-author husband spans fifty years to recount their turbulent and open marriage, Vita's lesbian affair with Violet Trefusis, their colorful circle of friends, and more. View more info

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A Companion to the Grapes of Wrath

By: [Steinbeck, John]; French, Warren

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1989

Seller ID: 2291534

ISBN: 0140119876

Condition: Very Good


Spine and pages faintly toned, ink underlining, pencil name on blurb page. 1989 Trade Paperback. xi, 243 pp. Essays on the social and literary background of John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, including commentary, documents, and archival material.--front wrapper View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)

By: [Steinbeck, John]; Owens, Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 2291535

ISBN: 0805780475

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, a few sentences underlined. 1989 Trade Paperback. xv, 121 pp. Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses ... View more info

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Kidnapped (Authorized Edition, 1600)

By: [Stevenson, Robert Louis]; Disney, Walt; Fannin, Cole

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company: 1960

Seller ID: 2280203

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned, a few pages dog-eared. 1960 Hard Cover. 212 pp. Adapted from the Walt Disney production of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story. Illustrated by Si Vanderlaan. View more info

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The Evergreen. A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Gift

By: [Stewart, George Rippey]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Leavitt & Allen: 1870

Seller ID: 2299621

Condition: Good


No jacket. No publisher date (ink date dated 1870). Bottom corner of front board rubbed with some loss, front free endpaper missing, ink name on second blank. 252 pp. Page ridges gilt. Chromolithographic presentation plate, five engravings (including one of Pocahontas). A Victorian gift book. View more info

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The Strike at Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

By: [Stratton-Porter, Gene]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The American Humane Education Society: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130423

Condition: Good


First edition. Possible variant state, differing from other 1893 editions we found in two ways: 1) does not include 10 pages of advertisements; 2) does not designate it as Gold Mine Series No. 2. 1 inch chip from corner of front wrapper, two tiny internal chips to front wrapper, light stain to top edge of front wrapper and first couple pages. 91 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. Thought published anonymously, this short novel has recently been attributed to Gene Stratton-Porter, famous for her novel The Girl of the Limberlost ('Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist by Judith Reick... View more info

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Plain or Ringlets? (Jorrocks Edition)

By: [Surtees, Robert Smith]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Ltd.: 1926

Seller ID: 2260744

Condition: Near Fine


Light spot on front board, very faint stain along bottom edge of rear board. 1926 Hard Cover. x, 398 pp. Hand-colored frontispiece, woodcut plates and vignettes by John Leech. Robert Smith Surtees (17 May 1805 – 16 March 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer, widely known as R. S. Surtees. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham family. View more info

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The Works of Virgil (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Virgil]; Davidson; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1889

Seller ID: 2208118

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine faintly toned, corners lightly bumped, a few light spots to page ridges. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 404 pp. Publius Vergilius Maro (Classical Latin; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ra... View more info

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A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters

By: [Wodehouse, P.G.] Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Running Press: 2013

Seller ID: 2283924

ISBN: 0762448059

Condition: Very Good


A few page edges bumped. 2013 Trade Paperback. ix, 246 pp. This Brief Guide is a comprehensive guide to P.G.Wodehouse's two best-loved comic characters, Bertram (“Bertie”)Wooster and his valet Reggie “Jeeves,” Bertie's many friends and relatives, and their life of country houses and champagne. Cawthorne offers fascinating insights into Wodehouse's world, his Jeeves and Wooster stories, and the many adaptations for stage and screen. View more info

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Legends of the Black Forest

By: [Wurtenberger, Alexander]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: C. Wild: 1904

Seller ID: 2265828

Condition: Good


Two gatherings loose but included, boards a bit rubbed, ink name on front flyleaf, small owner sticker on front endpaper. 1904 Hard Cover. 127, [1] pp. Translated into English from the original German 'Schwarzwaldsagen und Geschichten'. Illustrated with engravings on thick cardstock. View more info

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The Swiss Family Robinson; or, Adventures of a Shipwrecked Family on a Desolate Island

By: [Wyss, Johann David]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1872

Seller ID: 2300409

Condition: Good


Spine cocked, front free endpaper and second blank missing, ink name on frontispiece recto, one plate loose but included. 1872 Hard Cover. viii, 377 pp. Color cameo on front board, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Includes 3 plates. Chromolithographic frontispiece, title page, and plates. A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous l... View more info