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Ideal: The Novel and the Play

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New American Library: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268633

ISBN: 0451473175

Condition: Fine


First printing. A fine copy. 2015 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal. Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run, and she turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal—a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each... View more info

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The Fountainhead: 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet: 1996

Seller ID: 2197608

Condition: Good


First printing of 50th anniverary edition. Edges rubbed, top edge creased, ink name on page ridge, ink gift note on title page. 1996 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 704 pp. A story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggled to defeat him. This edition includes Rand's introduction to the 25th anniversary edition, Leonard Peikoff's new afterword, and the Reader's Guide to the Writings and Philosophy of Ayn Rand following text. View more info

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Atlas Shrugged

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2197407

ISBN: 0452011876

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. A couple pages dog-eared. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 1168 pp. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, Who is John Galt?, Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged s... View more info

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Atlas Shrugged

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269856

ISBN: 0452011876

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 1168 pp. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, Who is John Galt?, Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries fu... View more info

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Walking to the Edge: Essays of Resistance

By: Randall, Margaret

Price: $2.00

Publisher: South End: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538713

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1991 Trade Paperback. 207 pp. Written from a Marxist-feminist perspective, these 16 essays, mostly dating from the 1980s, are consistently thought-provoking. View more info

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Cold Earth Wanderers & Other Adirondack Writings

By: Randall, Mary L.; Gibson, Chuck; Moore, Judith Dow; Frost, Joan; McDowell, Cathy S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ra Press, South Burlington: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005744

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Sticker remnant on back cover. 2009 Trade Paperback. 102 pp. A collection of writings from the poets of the Ra Press Collective, a literary group working in the Adirondacks since 2002. This anthology includes the Ghost of Starbuckville Dam, a short story about adolescence, loss, and the world of the spirit by Mary L. Randall, set in a summer house on the Schroon River in the 1990s. Forty Falls is the third book in a series involving 'numbers and nature' by poet Chuck Gibson, here in its entirety. Westport poet Judith Dow Moore contributes a ten poem sequen... View more info

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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, in Four Volumes

By: Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (Editor); [Jefferson, Thomas]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Gray and Bowen / G. & C. & H. Carvill: 1830

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289619

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Declaration fold-out included. This set withdrawn from Brewer Free Public Library, usual library marks. Spines faded, boards rubbed with some loss from spines, including portions of spine labels, volume four cloth splitting along joints, foxed throughout, related modern newspaper articles laid in. A good candidate for rebinding. 1830 Hard Cover. viii, 464; 500; 519, [1]; 532 pp. 8vo. Volume on features a fold-out facsimile manuscript pages of the Declaration of Independence, and a frontispiece portrait of Jefferson. Red cloth spines over paper covered boards. A comprehensive co... View more info

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The World's Body

By: Ransom, John Crowe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1968

Seller ID: 1787945

Condition: Very Good


Some ink marginalia & underlining in text. 1968 Trade Paperback. xiv, 390 pp. Crowe was a founding member of the Fugitives. This is a collection of fifteen essays concerning Crowe's theory of poetry. The first paperback edition of this important work by one of America's leading critics, with a new afterword by the author. The Fugitives were a group of poets and literary scholars who came together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, around 1920. They published a small literary magazine called The Fugitive from 1922-1925 which showcased their works. Although its publ... View more info

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The Original Travels of Baron Munchausen

By: Raspe, Rudolph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2196710

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1898 Hard Cover. The amazing (and unbelievable) journeys of the legendary Baron Munchausen. View more info

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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

By: Ravitch, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2203172

ISBN: 0062737333

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. 2000 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 629 pp. The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate—with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words—significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part... View more info

The Practice of Criticism

By: Rawlinson, D.H.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1968

Seller ID: 1308104

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1968 Trade Paperback. 248 pp. Many people associate 'practical criticism' with a short-sighted brand of literary analysis which kills a student's interest in literature by drilling him to concentrate narrowly on verbal detail. Handled properly, however, practical criticism can play a vital part in a literature course, especially in the crucial stages in the last years at schools or first university year when many students are coming to literature seriously for the first time. This 1968 book is a useful introduction to practical criticism for students. It offers an impressive ra... View more info

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A Serial Biography

By: Raworth, Tom

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fulcrum Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263255

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge lightly spotted, jacket toned with tiny ink number on spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. 8vo. The first novel by one of the major figures in the British Poetry Revival, which includes a lengthy endorsement by fellow poet Edward Dorn on the jacket. View more info

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The Diary of a Dead Man 1862-1864

By: Ray, J.P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Eastern Acorn Press: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2287827

Condition: Very Good


A couple faint creases on front wrapper. 1993 Trade Paperback. 430 pp. Black-and-white photographs follow text. These, the unedited diary and letters of a Union private, provide a compassionate insight into the life of a farm boy from Western New York State who became caught up in a social fever of war. Ira Pettit's life began near the shores of Lake Ontario and ended in the squalor of Andersonville Prison in Georgia. The journey to his 'moment of truth' took him from his farm home at Wilson, New York, through the mountains of New England, along the Atlantic seaboard, through his nation's capi... View more info

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The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage

By: Raymo, Chet; McCurdy, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hungry Minds Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2202117

ISBN: 1886913110

Condition: Very Good


Ink underlining. 1996 Trade Paperback. xii, 209 pp. Balanced between poetry and physics, astronomer Chet Raymo's elegant essays ponder the connections between faith and reason. His odyssey through the heavens links the mysterious phenomena of the night sky with the human mind and spirit, showing us how the stars reinforce our humanity as he ranges through the realms of mythology, literature, religion, history, and anthropology. Wood engravings by Michael McCurdy.Keywords: CHET RAYMO SOUL OF NIGHT ASTRONOMICAL PILGRIMAGE ASTRONOMY SCIENCE NATURE MYTHOLOGY LITERATURE RELIGION HISTORY ANTHROPOLOG... View more info

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Polly, the Gringo: A Story for Girls

By: Raymond, Evelyn; Saylor, Alice Stewart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company: 1910

Seller ID: 2203432

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few faint spots to spine, boards, and endpapers; ink note to front endpaper. 1910 Hard Cover. 333 pp. 'Gringo' was a term applied by the Spanish natives of California to 'Americanos' before California was in the Union. Polly Pancoast's father went to California and Polly followed them alone. Her experiences form a story of unusual charm in character and incident.Keywords: EVELYN RAYMOND ALICE STEWART SAYLOR POLLY GRINGO STORY GIRLS CHILDREN VINTAGE HISTORICAL FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE CALIFORNIA View more info

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Buchanan Read. Complete in Three Volumes.

By: Read, Thomas Buchanan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 2200160

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled, ink name and date on front flyleaf of each volume. 1874 Hard Cover. vii, 426; 426; 420 pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry by the painter and poet from Chester County, Pennsylvania, who wrote the well-known Sheridan's Ride about the American Civil War general. View more info

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The Cloister and the Hearth; or, Maid, Wife, and Widow: A Matter-of-Fact Romance

By: Reade, Charles; Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2259937

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1920. Ink name on front endpaper. 331 pp. Green cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles, top edge gilt. This edition includes a frontispiece of the author, photographic plates of Venetian architecture and historical illustrations, and an appreciation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. The Cloister and The Hearth (1861) is a novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. Often describing the events, people and their prac... View more info

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Once Upon a Time...

By: Reading Is Fundamental

Price: $6.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261831

ISBN: 0399213694

Condition: Very Good


Ink inscription on front endpaper. 1986 Hard Cover. An illustrated collection of true and fictional anecdotes, stories, and reminiscences by well-known children's authors and illustrators about books and the experience of reading. View more info

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Ezra Pound: A Close-Up

By: Reck, Michael

Price: $3.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Paperbacks: 1973

Seller ID: 1526628

Condition: Very Good


William Blake reproduction bookplate inside front cover. 1973 Trade Paperback. 210 pp. Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in the first half of the 20th century. His own significant contributions to poetry begin with his promotion of Imagism, a poetry movement which derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry to stress clarity, precision and economy of language. His later work, spanning nearly fifty years, focused on his epic poem The Cantos. View more info

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Master of the Vineyard

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199140

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting, top corner lightly bumped. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 372 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece. Margaret Armstrong trade binding with her initials incorporated in design. Top edge gilt. A tale of a young woman, her family, and the man who enters their lives. View more info

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A Spinner of the Sun

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1906

Seller ID: 2199143

Condition: Very Good


1910 reprint. Lightly rubbed and soiled, ink name on front endpaper. 1906 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 393 pp. 8vo. Original lavender cloth, trade binding in the style of Margaret Armstrong but without printed initials on front panel. View more info

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Flower of the Dusk

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1908

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284271

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Front hinge repaired by previous owner (fairly neatly), pencil name and date on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. Original lavender cloth, trade binding in the style of Margaret Armstrong but without printed initials on front panel. The pines, darkly purple, towered against the sunset. Behind the hills, the splendid tapestry glowed and flamed, sending far messages of light to the grey East, where lay the sea, crooning itself to sleep. Bare boughs dripped rain upon the sodden earth, where the dead leaves had so lon... View more info

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The White Shield

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284282

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, edges lightly stained. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 343, [5] pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding. Gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Myrtle Reed (September 27, 1874–August 17, 1911) was an American author, poet, and journalist, the daughter of Elizabeth Armstrong Reed and the preacher Hiram von Reed. She wrote a number of bestsellers and even published a series of cookbooks under the pseudonym Olive Green. She was born in Illinois and graduated from the West Division High School, Chicago, IL. In 1... View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett Crest: 1987

Seller ID: 2195876

Condition: Very Good


Fawcett Crest edition. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive. View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front (A Fawcett Premier Book)

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Swados, Harvey

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277328

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Wrappers creased, ink names on front flyleaf, faint odor of smoke. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. xviii, 175 pp. Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of th... View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2198420

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing of American edition. Boards lightly soiled and toned as usual. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2262800

Condition: Very Good


7th printing of American editon. Spine a bit faded. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2269869

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Boards faintly soiled, spine toned, ink name on front endpaper. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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Selected Poems (ND Paperbook 346) [Pierre Reverdy]

By: Reverdy, Pierre; Rexroth, Kenneth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263748

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Wrappers lightly toned, tiny tear to base of front cover, small sticker remnant on spine base. 1972 Trade Paperback. xiii, [1], 78, [4] pp. English translations of verse by the French poet associated with Cubism, with an introduction by translator Kenneth Rexroth. View more info

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Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography

By: Reynolds, David S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292103

ISBN: 0394580230

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, related newspaper articles laid in. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 671, [3] pp. 8vo. In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age. Combing through the full range of Whitman's writing, David Reynolds shows how Whitman gathered inspiration from every stratum of nineteenth-century American life... View more info