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Lady Saxondale's Crimes Volume II

By: Reynolds, George W.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Burton Ethnological Society:

Seller ID: 1817165

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly soiled. vi, 449 pp. Undated, late 19th century. Original blue cloth, gilt stamped titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Privately printed for members of the Burton Ethnological Society. A novel which bears resemblance to Jane Austen's depictions of the dramas of high society. View more info

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More Ghosts in Irish Houses

By: Reynolds, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261892

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, two corners of jacket taped, small surface tears on jacket spine. Front board lightly bowed, a few faint spots on spine. 1956 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 276 pp. James Reynolds yields to the enchantments of apparitions again in this addition to his writing on Irish ghosts (scaled and priced as was the 1955 Ghosts in American Houses). He promises an equally representative galaxy of ghosts as appeared in Ghosts in Irish Houses. His stars are mainly heroines, their stories romantic, from the luminescence of the beautiful M... View more info

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Selected Letters of Charles Reznikoff, 1917-1976

By: Reznikoff, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2281256

ISBN: 1574230344

Condition: Good


Ex-library with usual marks. 1997 Trade Paperback. This landmark volume of correspondence by the great Objectivist poet Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976) sheds light on the difficulties of a dedicated artist trying to keep afloat in a materialistic society, and on the relation of poetry to a wider culture during the turbulent decades of the twentieth century. Most of the letters here date from the 1920s and 30s, when the young Reznikoff, an NYU law school graduate employed sporadically as editor of legal encyclopedias and as a travelling salesman for his parents' millinery business, devotes his he... View more info

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A Voyage to Purilia

By: Rice, Elmer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150796

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1930 Hard Cover. 297, [1] pp. 8vo. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright famous for Street Scene, his depiction of New York City tenement life. This work was originally serialized in The New Yorker in 1929. 'A satire on the film industry, set in the fictional land of Purilia, where behavior conforms to a standardized fashion. People have no digestive or reproductive organs, and marriage is blissful.' View more info

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Orations and Poetry, on Moral and Religious Subjects

By: Rice, Roswell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: C. Van Benthuysen:

Seller ID: 1896469

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1850. Edges rubbed with minor loss from spine ends, owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink name & date on title page. 400 pp. Original red blind-stamped leather, gilt titles & decorations on spine, frontispiece of author by W.N. Dunne. Contains speeches on temperance and slavery, poems on Niagara, the burning of Chicago, the Boston conflagration, the American Republic, etc. Sabin 70859. View more info

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Russet, the Rover (The Life Story of a Fox)

By: Richardson, Anne

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Western Gazette Co. Ltd.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1947932

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Boards lightly soiled. 1940 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles. The first publication in book form of the story originally printed serially by West Somerset Free Press. A British animal fable telling the story of Russet, the Rover, a fox living in West Somerset. By the author of In Red Deer Land, Little Tales of Fur and Feather, Nature Stories, and Ring o' Rabbits. Only 3 in OCLC. View more info

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Green Grow the Lilacs: A Play (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)

By: Riggs, Lynn; Atkinson, Brooks

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1991

Seller ID: 2172458

Condition: Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Archives laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. xiii, [1], 144, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A play set in the Indian territory of North America that would later become Oklahoma. The play takes its name from a popular Irish folk song that was popular in the 19th century United States. It inspired the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, which has an almost identical plot, but uses different songs. View more info

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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

By: Riley, Dick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275582

ISBN: 0804457913

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark, jacket lightly rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. Background information on Christie's most famous novels and short stories, including the inspiration for each story and hidden details that a reader may have missed. View more info

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Riley Hoosier Stories

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1917

Seller ID: 2273759

Condition: Very Good


Minor general wear otherwise a very nice copy. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short stories by James Whitcomb Riley and illustrated by Will Vawter. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are i... View more info

Riley Songs O' Cheer

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1905

Seller ID: 1508259

ISBN: 1135495734

Condition: Very Good


Top corner lightly foxed. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. CONTENTS: The All-Golden; At Broad Ripple; At Utter Loaf; Autumn; Away; Babyhood; Billy Miller's Circus Show; The Blossoms on the Trees; A Boy's Mother; A Christmas Carol; Dan Paine; Dawn, Noon and Dewfall; Exceeding All; The First Bluebird; A Full Harvest; The Funniest Thing in the World; God Bless Us Every One; Granny; The Harper; The Hereafter; Her Smile of Cheer and Voice of Song; The Hired Man's Faith in Children; A Hymb of Faith; Kissing the Rod; Laughter; Let Something Good be Said; The Light of Lov... View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2273758

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front board lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, an... View more info

Riley Love-Lyrics with Life Pictures

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2292777

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges faded. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems ... View more info

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Letters to a Young Poet

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203291

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. View more info

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge: A Novel

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1990

Seller ID: 2195610

Condition: Good


Ink underlining. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- a masterpiece like no other (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our century.Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind appea... View more info

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Thirty Acres (New Canadian Library)

By: Ringuet; Sirois, Antoine (afterword)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269966

ISBN: 0771099959

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Lightly rubbed. 1989 Mass Market Paperback. One of the most important books to come out of Quebec, Thirty Acres traces the course of one man’s life as he enters into the age-old rhythms of the land and of the seasons. At the same time, it is a novel on a grand social scale, spanning and documenting the tumultuous half-century in which a new, industrial urban society crowded out Quebec’s traditional rural one. View more info

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The Golden Rose: The Romance of a Strange Soul

By: Rives, Amelie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283874

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. 225 pp. Top page ridge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Princess Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy (August 23, 1863 - June 15, 1945) was an American author of novels, poetry, and plays. The Quick or the Dead? (1888), her first novel, which sold 300,000 copies, created more of a sensation than any of her later work. Her 1914 novel, World's End was reputed to be the best seller in New York City. Described as a genius who was morbidly sensitive, she was a woman of moods and fancies, but in man... View more info

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The House in the Water: A Book of Animal Stories

By: Roberts, Charles G.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201461

Condition: Fair


First edition. Boards and margins lightly stained, front hinge repaired. 1908 Hard Cover. viii, 301, 4, 2 pp. 8vo. A collection of animal stories, with illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull, notable for the drawings he contributed to Jack London's Call of the Wild. Color frontispiece, black-and-white plates. View more info

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277152

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, spine a bit faded. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 836 pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers. The novel begins in April 1775, when the protagonist is ejected from his home by American rebels, and ends in 1783, when the war has ended and he and other Loyalists leave their home country to establish roots in Canada. In between, the author manages to have Oliver plausibly meeting some of the most interesting characters involved (General Howe, John Vardill, John Cruger, etc) and at the scene of many of the war's ... View more info

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291254

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition (stated on copyright and in bibliographical note opposite title page, with $3.00 jacket price), following the limited edition. Near fine in good jacket. 1 inch chip from jacket corner, jacket edges rubbed with some loss from corners, several tape repairs on jacket reverse. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 836 pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers. The novel begins in April 1775, when the protagonist is ejected from his home by American rebels, and ends in 1783, when the war has ended and he and other Loyalists leave their home country to establish roots i... View more info

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Rabble in Arms: First Illustrated Edition

By: Roberts, Kenneth Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291177

Condition: Very Good


First illustrated edition. Lacks jacket. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 622, [6] pp. 8vo. 'First Illustrated Edition' stated on copyright page, full bibliographical information listed opposite Illustration Contents page. Includes full-page color portraits, by Esta Cosgrave, of: Peter Merrill of Arundel, in the style of Ralph Earl; Ellen Phipps, in the style of Thomas Sully; Cap Huff, in the style of Charles Willson Peale; General Benedict Arnold, in the style of John Trumbull; Shabonock, a Sauk, in the style of Langdon Towne; Joseph Marie Verrieul, in the style ... View more info

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The Long Sonata of the Dead: A Study of Samuel Beckett

By: Robinson, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263303

ISBN: 0394172868

Condition: Good


1st printing. Ink underlining and marginalia, spine creased, a few spots to page ridges. 1969 Trade Paperback. 318 pp. All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning, a middle and an end as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.--from Molly. From this sentence, Michael Robinson extracts the title of his brilliant and perceptive study of Samuel Beckett. Covering all of Beckett's extant work, with special attention given to the great prose trilogy, Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, Robinson carefully traces Beck... View more info

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A Necessary End (The Inspector Alan Banks Mystery Series Book 3)

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197762

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Newspaper review mounted on paper and dated 5 April 92 laid in. Spine cocked.Near Fine. 1989 Hard Cover. 317 pp. First edition. Map of Swainsdale precedes first text page. A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests -- and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID Superintendent Richard 'Dirty Dick' Burgess has arrived from London to take charge of the investigation, fueled by professional outrage and volatile, long-simmering hatreds. Al... View more info

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Mystery of Agatha Christie: An Intimate Biography of the First Lady of Crime

By: Robyns, Gwen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275158

ISBN: 0385126239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. 1978 Hard Cover. xiii, 247 pp. A biography of the enigmatic and reclusive mistress of mystery answers the questions occasioned by Agatha Christie's notorious disappearance in 1926. View more info

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A Day of Fate

By: Roe, E.P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1880

Seller ID: 2282799

Condition: Very Good


Gilt along spine base lightly rubbed, ink name and date on second blank. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 450 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Payson Roe (March 7, 1838 – July 19, 1888) was an American novelist. Edward Payson Roe was born in Moodna, Orange County, New York. He studied at Williams College and at Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1862 He became chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.S.V., and in 1864 chaplain of Hampton Hospital, in Virginia. In 1866-74 he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Highland Falls, New York. In 1874 he removed to Cornwall-on-Hudson, where he devoted hi... View more info

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Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jhabvala, Ca

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... View more info

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Tennessee Williams: A Moralist's Answer to the Perils of Life (Europaische Hochschulschriften)

By: Rogers, Ingrid

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Peter Lang: 1976

Seller ID: 1529831

ISBN: 3261020563

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed & toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Part I: The Perils of Life - I. Flight From Reality; II. The American Dream; III. Fear of the Passage of Time; IV. Improper Sexual Attitudes; V. Violence; VI. Egocentrism and Material Goals; VII. Mendacity; Part II: Means of Overcoming the Perils of Life - VIII. The Concept of God; IX. The Concept of Love; X. Art and the Perils of Life; XI. The Philosophy of Acceptance; Part III: Formal Dramatization of the Perils of Life - XII. Speech Patterns; XIII. Vocal Sounds; XIV. M... View more info

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Tennessee Williams: A Moralist's Answer to the Perils of Life (Europaische Hochschulschriften)

By: Rogers, Ingrid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peter Lang / M. Herbert Lang: 1976

Seller ID: 2291469

ISBN: 3261020563

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. ix, [1], 267, [1] pp. An assessment of the writings of the American playwright famous for Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. CONTENTS: Introduction; Part I: The Perils of Life - I. Flight From Reality; II. The American Dream; III. Fear of the Passage of Time; IV. Improper Sexual Attitudes; V. Violence; VI. Egocentrism and Material Goals; VII. Mendacity; Part II: Means of Overcoming the Perils of Life - VIII. The Concept of God; IX. The Concept of Love; X. Art and the Perils of Life; XI. The Philosophy of Acceptanc... View more info

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Jean-Christophe Journey's End: Love and Friendship - The Burning Bush - The New Dawn

By: Rolland, Romain

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1915

Seller ID: 2202684

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Two inch smudge to rear board, ink name to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 504 pp. Jean-Christophe (1904?1912) is the novel in 10 volumes by Romain Rolland for which he received the Prix Femina in 1905 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. It was translated into English by Gilbert Cannan. The first four volumes are sometimes grouped as Jean-Christophe, the next three as Jean-Christophe a Paris, and the last three as La fin du voyage (Journey's End). The English translations appeared between 1911 and 1913. T... View more info

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Giants in the Earth (Harper's Modern Classics)

By: Rolvaag, O.E.; Parrington, Vernon L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1929

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271661

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1929 Hard Cover. 468 pp. Ole Edvart Rølvaag (Rølvåg in modern Norwegian, Rolvaag in English-speaking orthography) (April 22, 1876 - November 5, 1931) was an American novelist and professor. He became well known for his writings on the Norwegian American immigrant experience. Rolvaag is most frequently associated with Giants in the Earth, his award winning, epic novel of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in Dakota Territory. View more info

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F.D.R. His Personal Letters, in Four Volumes: Early Years; 1905-1928; 1928-1945, Volume I; 1928-1945, Volume II [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]

By: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano; Roosevelt, Eleanor; Roosevelt, Elliott

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288778

Condition: Very Good


First editions, except for volume two which is a second printing. No jackets. Light stain to top page ridge of volume four, ink name on front endpaper of volume four, newspaper clipping laid into volume four. Very faint stains on top page ridges of volume one and volume three. 1950 Hard Cover. Four volume set. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. Edited by Elliott Roosevelt. A collection of letters written by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the late 1800s through 1945. View more info