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Acquainted with the Night: And Other Stories

By: Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271614

ISBN: 0060153075

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 226 pp. The author presents her first collection of short stories, which reveal astute observations of middle-class life and targets the compromises that propriety and prudence demand of the heart. View more info

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La Mulatresse Solitude (French Edition)

By: Schwarz-Bart, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Editions Du Seuil: 1972

Seller ID: 2196630

ISBN: 2020064197

Condition: Good


Ink underlining. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A mixed-race girl lives through the dangers of excitement of the late 18th century. View more info

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The Waverley Novels, Illustrated Edition in 48 Volumes, with the Author's Notes

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields: 1863

Seller ID: 1956509

Condition: Very Good


Spines faded & lightly spotted, boards a bit rubbed. 1863 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in forty-eight volumes. 8vo. Original purple cloth, paper spine labels. Engravings and woodcuts throughout. Advertisement preceding text states: This edition of the Waverley Novels contains, with a few exceptions, all the Woodcuts that appeared in the Abbotsford Edition, besides the Steel Plates belonging to the Author's Favourite Edition in forty-eight volumes. Sir Walter Scott took much pleasure in forming a museum at Abbotsford of the antiquities which illustrated the... View more info

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Ivanhoe (Signet Classics)

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201560

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light rubbing to wrappers. 2001 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. England's past comes alive in this classic tale featuring the disinherited knight Ivanhoe, his fair lady Rowena, and such larger-than-life characters as Richard the Lion Hearted and Robin Hood. A novel of the crusades, chivalry, and courtly love that not only recreated history, but made history as well. View more info

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The Waverley Novels, in 24 Volumes: Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; Guy Mannering: The Astrologer; The Antiquary; The Black Dwarf and Old Mortality [Tales of My Landlord, First Series]; Rob Roy; The Heart of Mid-Lothian [Tales of My Landlord, Second Series]; The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose [Tales of My Landlord, Third Series]; Ivanhoe. A Romance.; The Monastery; The Abbot: Being a Sequel to The Monastery; Kenilworth; The Pirate; The Fortunes of Nigel; Peveril of the Peak; Quentin Durward; St. Ronan's Well; Redgauntlet: A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; The Betrothed: A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; The Talisman: A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Woodstock, or The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One; The Fair Maid of Perth, or St. Valentine's Day (Chronicles of the Canongate - Second Series); Anne of Geierstein; or, The Maiden of the Mist; Count Robert of Paris; The Chronicles of the...

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: DeWolfe, Fiske, & Co.: 1871

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2204228

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1871 (last dated preface). Minor wear to corners, a few volumes lightly spotted along page ridge, but overall an exceptional set. We have more books available by this author!. Complete set in twenty-four volumes. 8vo. Brown cloth, black decorations, gilt title panels and cameo portrait of author. Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts throughout. Includes advertisement to the Abbotsford edition, preface to the third edition, preface and introduction to the original edition, and advertisement to the last English edition. Waverley is a 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. ... View more info

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Ivanhoe: A Romance (New Century Library, The Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Vol. IX)

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1830

Seller ID: 2262489

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges lightly rubbed, no publisher date (Introduction dated 1830). We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, 574 pp. Ivanhoe /?a?v?n?ho?/ is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England. It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels. Ivanhoe is set in 12th-century England, with colourfu... View more info

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The Lady of the Lake

By: Scott, Sir Walter; Lang, Andrew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston: L.C. Page & Company: 1899

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2129886

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. xxx, 235 pp. 8vo. Scott's classic poem, with an introduction by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by C.E. Brock. The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and Ja... View more info

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The Talisman

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859181

Condition: Fair


Wrappers toned and chipped at corners, binding repaired. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. Sixpence edition, ca. 1900. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical figures such as the Master of the Knights Templar and Conrad of Montserrat (the historical Conrad of Montferrat: Scott mistook the F for a long S in his researches). Afte... View more info

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St. Ronan's Well

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859186

Condition: Good


Wrappers and spine toned and rubbed, front wrapper slightly loose. We have more books available by this author!. 756-918 pp. Sixpence edition. Redgauntlet (1824) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, and described by Magnus Magnusson (a point first made by Andrew Lang) as in a sense, the most autobiographical of Scott's novels. It describes the beginnings of a fictional third Jacobite Rebellion, and includes Wandering Willie's Tale, a famous short story which frequently appears in anthologies. View more info

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Waverley

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859190

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned and rubbed, small tears along spine. We have more books available by this author!. 183 pp. Sixpence edition, published ca. 1900. Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being by the author of Waverley. His series of works on similar themes written during the same period have become collectively known as the Waverley Novels. In 1815, Scott was given the honour ... View more info

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The Talisman (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Chubb, Thomas Caldecot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2199005

Condition: Near Fine


Top corner slightly pushed. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [3], 369 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Thomas Caldecot Chubb, color frontispiece of author by R. Shore, illustrations by Federico Castellon. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical figures... View more info

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The Talisman (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Chubb, Thomas Caldecot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2205665

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly scuffed along top edge. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [3], 369 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Thomas Caldecot Chubb, color frontispiece of author by R. Shore, illustrations by Federico Castellon. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical fig... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, with a Sketch of His Life, Complete in One Volume

By: Scott, Walter; Lake, J.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J. Crissy and Desilver, Thomas, and Co.: 1836

Seller ID: 1893104

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along binding edge, moderately foxed. 1836 Full-Leather. xxviii, 443 pp. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules, maroon spine panel, marbled page ridges & endpapers. Engraved frontispiece of author from a painting by C.R. Leahe. Two-column format. A collection of poetry by the Scottish author, together with a biographical sketch. View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $25.00

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; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages,' while Carlyle and ... View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $15.00

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 increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direct... View more info

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Austerlitz

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

Price: $6.00

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 him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he foll... 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

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 cruelty, memory, and dislocation. With contributions from poet, essayist, and translator Charles Simic, New Republic editor Ruth F... View more info

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $5.00

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 Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desir... View more info

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $15.00

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 in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. ... View more info

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $7.00

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 pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns eac... View more info

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $6.00

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 pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each... View more info

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $6.00

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

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

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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L. Annaei Senecae Philosophi ad Lucilium Epistolarum Argumenta... Continens Epistolas.

By: Seneca, [Lucius Annaeus]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Apud Franciscum Baba: 1643

Seller ID: 2289842

Condition: Good


Volume 2 of a 3 volume set. Lacks front free endpaper, most of headband lost, binding beginning to weaken after first gathering. 1643 Hard Cover. 672, [24] pp. 12mo. Vellum binding. Latin text. A selection of letters written by Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher. View more info

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Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)

By: Seneca; Campbell, Robin

Price: $5.00

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 self-possessed person immune to overmastering emotions and life’s setbacks—while valuing friendship and the courage of or... View more info

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Nameless to Nameless

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

Price: $10.00

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

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 survey of the best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years, and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100... View more info

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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

By: Service, Robert W. [William]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1916

Seller ID: 2291072

Condition: Very Good


A few faint spots on boards, some purple rubbed away from cloud design (very common with this edition). 1916 Hard Cover. 192 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt, green, black, and white image on front board, soldier vignette on spine, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece and plates by Charles L. Wrenn, with captioned tissue guards. A collection of poetry by the well-known writer famous for his works about the Yukon Territory, this compilation includes a number of poems about World War I. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer, so... 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

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 publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty ... View more info