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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285622

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism... View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2287027

Condition: Good


Edges stained, front and end matter foxed. 1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increas... View more info

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Austerlitz

By: Sebald, W.G.; Bell, Anthea (Translator)

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2011

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2277414

ISBN: 0812982614

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lightly rubbed. 2011 Trade Paperback. Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise ... View more info

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The Emergence of Memory: Conversations with W. G. Sebald

By: Sebald, W.G.; Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285581

ISBN: 1583227857

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 176 pp. When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound portrait of the writer, who has been praised posthumously for his unflinching explorations of historical cruel... View more info

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200794

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Minor surface tear on spine base. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedari... View more info

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274136

ISBN: 0316777722

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge foxed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury i... View more info

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2014

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2205417

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 2014 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A guy walks into a bar car and...From here the story could take many turns. When the guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pl... View more info

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273435

ISBN: 0316154709

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2014 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 275 pp. A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When the guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably ple... View more info

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Seller ID: 2286304

ISBN: 0316779423

Condition: Very Good


Remainder mark, spine lightly faded. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. Short stories and essays by an apartment cleaner and a popular commentator for National Public Radio highlight the absurd behavior of modern Americans, such as the suburban dad who saves money by performing surgery at home. View more info

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Epistemology of the Closet

By: Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: University of California Press: 1990

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2271541

ISBN: 0520078748

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light edge wear. 1990 Trade Paperback. Argues that questions of sexual definition are at the heart of every form of literature, and discusses the writings of Melville, James, Wilde, and Proust View more info

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The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil

By: Sellar, W.Y.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1908

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2178551

Condition: Good


Third edition. Boards and margins lightly stained, bookplate on front endpaper. 1908 Full-Leather. [xiv], 423 pp. A scholarly study of poetry of the classical age. View more info

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Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)

By: Seneca; Campbell, Robin

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Seller ID: 2268747

ISBN: 0140442103

Condition: Good


Spine and wrappers creased, ink underlining and highlighting, sticker on first page, pages lightly toned. 1985 Trade Paperback. 253 pp. For several years of his turbulent life, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. His inspired reasoning derived mainly from the Stoic principles, which had originally been developed some centuries earlier in Athens. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the austere ethical ideals of Stoicism—the wisdom of the ... View more info

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Nameless to Nameless

By: Senryu; Oye, George M. [Koshyu, Oye]

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: George M. Oye: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2123394

Condition: Very Good


1983 2nd printing. Minor sticker remnant on front corner. 1981 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. Original Japanese with English transliteration and translation. View more info

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Notes on Blood Meridian: Revised and Expanded Edition

By: Sepich, JOhn

Price: $14.00  $11.20

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2008

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2279904

ISBN: 0292718217

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Light edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless kid who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 sur... View more info

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Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse (Altemus' Young People's Library)

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus: 1897

Seller ID: 2272435

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, significant loss of gilt from cover design, page ridge very faintly foxed, pencil name and date on front endpaper and second blank. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 199 pp. Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid.[1] The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its pu... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: 2017

Seller ID: 2285496

ISBN: 1435163745

Condition: Near Fine


Still encased in publisher's shrink wrap. A very nice copy. 2017 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. Black Beauty is a colt who narrates his own life story, from his youth on English farms to his days pulling cabs in the streets of London and his eventual retirement to the countryside. Over the years, he is sold to a variety of different owners, some kind and others less so. His life is a constant illustration of the ways that people—and... View more info

Secret Fathers

By: Seydell, Mildred

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Macaulay Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1308352

Condition: Good


First edition (scarcer than the Grosset & Dunlap reprint). No jacket. Spine leans right, minor staining to boards, pages toned, ink stamp on front endpaper, front hinge weak. 1930 Hard Cover. First book by the influential female journalist known for breaking the gender barrier in the newspaper industry in Georgia. She authored a syndicated column, and went on to found her own journal and publishing company. Her journalistic writings focused on the unemployed, and she was... View more info

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Easy in the Islands: Stories

By: Shacochis, Bob

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199919

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top edge lightly smudged. 1985 Hard Cover. 213 pp. 8vo. Winner of the National Book Award. A calypso bandleader, Lord Short Shoe, schemes with a sexy black singer to bilk an American out of his pride and his companion monkey. Two poor islanders stumble in a violent encounter that might just escalate into revolution. And an entire island bureaucracy casually confounds the attempts of a hotel owner to get ... View more info

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The Way of the Sufi

By: Shah, Idries

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: A Dutton Paperback: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269084

ISBN: 0525472614

Condition: Very Good


Ink note on half-title page, light general wear. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 287 pp. Intended to illustrate something of the richness and range of Sufi ideas, this remarkable book contains extracts, verses, anecdotes, epigrams, lectures, contemplation-themes and teaching stories culled from such classical authors as Rumi, El-Ghazali and Omar Khayyam as well as sources best known to Sufis themselves. The Way of the Sufi offers... View more info

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Tales of the Dervishes: Teaching-Stories of the Sufi Masters Over the Past Thousand Years

By: Shah, Idries

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Dutton Paperback: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268950

ISBN: 0525483683

Condition: Very Good


Newspaper clipping taped to half-title page, ink note on half-title page, marginalia on Contents page. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 221 pp. A mysterious chest is buried unopened. A wondrous caravan brings fortune to a simple cobbler. An outcast princess creates a new life in the wilderness. Some of the 78 tales in this remarkable book first appeared in print over a thousand years ago; others are medieval classics. Yet, each ha... View more info

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The Complete Works [of William Shakespeare]

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Literary Guild / Michael O'Mara Books Limited: 1988

Seller ID: 1905393

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Minor wear to corners.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1022 pp. A one-volume edition of Shakespeare's complete plays and poems. Two-column format. Includes 16 color plates by various artists, including Arthur Rackham. View more info

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Romeo and Juliet

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Chamberlain Bros. / Penguin Group USA Inc.: 2006

Seller ID: 1795931

ISBN: 1596092211

Condition: Good


Wrappings lightly rubbed. Includes DVD. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers. The fair city of Verona runs with the blood of warring families, while two young lovers dare to rebel against a destiny that declares they should be enemies. One of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of Shakespeare's most exquisite language and rich poetry. This inte... View more info

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The Works of William Shakespeare, Complete. Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left by the Late George Stevens, Esq. with a Memoir, in One Volume.

By: Shakespeare, William; Stevens, George; Chalmers, Alexander

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: New York: 1869

Seller ID: 2202822

Condition: Good


Spine head, corner of some pages, and rear endpapers stained, corners rubbed, presentation bookplate from Whitestown Seminary on front endpaper, ink name and two words in Greek on front flyleaf. 1869 Half-Leather. x, 977 pp. 8vo. Full leather, stamped decorations, gilt titles, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. An attractive and complete collection of William Shakespeare's writings, with steel engravings throughout pro... View more info

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Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter

By: Shange, Ntozake

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271594

ISBN: 0312113102

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 288 pp. In Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter, Ntozake Shange brings the strands of memories, dreams, and expectations of a young black woman's life into ours. Through the voices of her childhood friends, Roxie, Lollie, and Bernadette, we encounter the last moments of legal segregation in Mississippi and the beginnings of class war with... View more info

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Two Plays for Puritans: The Devil's Disciple / Caesar and Cleopatra (Easton Press)

By: Shaw, George Bernard; Him, George

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2207929

Condition: Very Good


Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Spine lightly toned, light mark to bottom page ridge. 1979 Full-Leather. xxxiii, 215 pp. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Two plays by the legendary George Bernard Shaw: The Devil's Disciple, and Caesar and Cleopatra. Illustrations by George Him.The Devil's Disciple is an 1897 play written by ... View more info

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Music in London, 1890-94, in Three Volumes (Standard Edition of the Works of Bernard Shaw)

By: Shaw, [George] Bernard

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: London: Constable and Company Limited: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2029334

Condition: Very Good


1949-1950 reprint. Each volume includes original jacket. Ink name stamp on each front endpaper, jackets lightly toned with several tears and minor loss to corners, tiny spots to one jacket spine, and large tear along jacket spine of first volume.Good. 1932 Hard Cover. Originally written as short articles and printed in The World between 1890 and 1894, George Bernard Shaw's music journalism is collected here and reprinted as part of the Standard Edition of the Works of Be... View more info

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Marguerite's Heritage, or Love After Marriage

By: Sheldon, Mrs. Georgie

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2203577

Condition: Good


No jacket. Edges rubbed, front endpaper missing, rear hinge starting. 1892 Hard Cover. 311 pp. Constance Alexander and Marguerite Arnold both fall in love the Noel Southworth.Sarah Elizabeth Forbush Downs (1843–1926) was a dime novelist from the United States. She wrote novels under her own name, as Mrs. Georgie Sheldon, and as Mrs. George Sheldon Downs.Keywords: MRS GEORGIE SHELDON MARGUERITE'S HERITAGE OR LOVE AFTER MARRIAGE AMERICAN LITERATURE SARAH ELIZABETH FORBUS... View more info

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Frankenstein

By: Shelley, Mary

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Seller ID: 2198800

ISBN: 0393979385

Condition: Good


Spine creased, minor pencil marginalia. 1996 Trade Paperback. xii, 336 pp. Edited by J. Paul Hunter. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While stay-ing in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in a time of great personal tragedy, it is a subversive an... View more info

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Frankenstein (Norton Critical Edition)

By: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Norton: 1995

Seller ID: 2260263

ISBN: 0393964582

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, some pencil underlining. 1995 Trade Paperback. xii, 339 pp. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, in which only obvious typographical errors have been corrected. This text represents what Frankenstein's first readers encountered and is the text favored by scholars. A special critical section, Composition and Revision, includes essays by M. K... View more info

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Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus

By: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft; Pearson, Edmund Lester

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1934

Seller ID: 2280985

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase and Sandglass insert. No jacket, ink name and date on front endpaper, small chip along top corner of front paste-down endpaper. 1934 Hard Cover. xviii, 257 pp. Illustrated by Everett Henry. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing... View more info