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The Death and Letters of Alice James

By: Yeazell, Ruth Bernard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1727769

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Bright copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. viii, 214 pp. Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but - as was typical for a Victorian woman - never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a normal career. In her introductory biographical essay, Professor Ruth Bernard Yeazell of Yale University argues that Alice James instead made a career of her lifelong neurasthenic illness an... View more info

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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality. with the Life of the Author.

By: Young, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Printed for F. and C. Rivington; Otridge and Son; Longman and Rees; Cadell and Davies; Vernor and Hood; J. Mawman; T. Hurst; J. Scatcherd; and J. Hookham / J. Cundee, Printer: 1802

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2263775

Condition: Very Good


'New Edition'. Spine and corners a bit rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1802 Full-Leather. xviii, [4], 361, [5] pp. 8vo. Full black morocco, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A long poem in blank verse, originally published in nine parts between 1742 and 1745. This edition includes the complete work, a biographical sketch of the author, and engraved illustrations by Thomas Stothard. This work was quite popular in its day, but became more so when... View more info

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Tennessee Writers

By: Young, Thomas Daniel

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tennessee: 1981

Seller ID: 1539566

Condition: Very Good


No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1981 Hard Cover. 121 pp. Great fiction and non-fiction from Tennessee writers. View more info

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The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa's Oraga Haru

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $60.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Two corners lightly stained, ink name & date inside. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 140, [2] pp. A translation of Issa's Oraga Haru, an autobiography in haibun - a mixed form of haiku and prose. View more info

Image for The New Soviet Fiction: Pushkin's Photograph; Auto Accident in Paris; No Smiles; The Sleeper; Cat-Strangler Silver; Antileader; A Question Mark; The Art of Needles and Sins; Through the Fields; Wat Should I Tell the Cow?; The Devil's Wheel in Kobuleti...

The New Soviet Fiction: Pushkin's Photograph; Auto Accident in Paris; No Smiles; The Sleeper; Cat-Strangler Silver; Antileader; A Question Mark; The Art of Needles and Sins; Through the Fields; Wat Should I Tell the Cow?; The Devil's Wheel in Kobuleti...

By: Zalygin, Sergei; Bitov, Andrei; Elchin; I. Grekova; Katev, Valentin; Konetsky, Vladimir; Okudzhava, Bulat; Petrushevskaya, Lyudmila; Rasputin, Valentin; hin, Mikhail; Soloukhin, Vladimir; Tolstaya, Tatyana; Valton, Arvo; Yaroslavtsev, S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275213

ISBN: 0896598810

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. Published within the last few years and selected by Novy Mir editor Sergei Zalygin so as to reflect literary talent from various regions of the USSR, the stories range from straightforward depictions of ordinary people's lives to a sophisticated piece by Andrei Bitov about time travel to Pushkin's era. Irina Grekova exposes intrigues in academia, Bulat Okudzhava portrays a Stalinist country bumpkin, Valentin Rasputin writes... View more info

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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

By: Zamora, Lois Parkinson; Faris, Wendy B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Duke University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2264236

ISBN: 0822316404

Condition: Very Good


Sticker remains on rear wrapper and spine, a few page corners lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. ix, 581 pp. Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the litera... View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and... View more info

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Germinal

By: Zola, Emile; Ellis, Havelock; De Montherlant, Henri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1942

Seller ID: 2261930

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XIX: 20 laid in. Spine lightly rubbed with some loss of gilt, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. viii, 374 pp. Translated from the French by Havelock Ellis, with an introduction by Henri de Montherlant, and illustrations by Berthold Mahn. Germinal (1885) is the thirteenth novel in Emile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered Zola's undisputed masterpiece and one of the greatest ... View more info

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Nana

By: Zola, Emile; Vizetelly, F.J.; James, Henry; Galantiere, Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 2261906

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 6M laid in. Spine and slipcase edges lightly toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edges along opening rubbed. 1948 Hard Cover. xvi, [4], 409 pp. Translated from the original French into English by F.J. Vizetelly, with a preface by Henry James and an introduction by Lewis Galantiere. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte. Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola. Completed in 1880, Nana is the ninth... View more info

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Maps #5

By: Zukofsky, Louis; Cox, Kenneth; Kenner, Hugh; Heller, Michael; Corman, Cid; Melnick, David; Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Davenport, Guy; Mottram, Eric; Enslin, Theodore; Greene, Jonathan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lawhead Press, Inc.: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263768

ISBN: 2246150841

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 400 copies. Front corner creased, small ink number on spine base. 1973 Trade Paperback. [iii], 136, [1] pp. Strangely, the odd numbers appear on the verso, not the recto. A collection of essays about the works of the celebrated Modernist poet, including contributions by: Kenneth Cox; Hugh Kenner; Michael Heller; Cid Corman; David Melnick; Ralph Eugene Meatyard; Guy Davenport; Eric Mottram; Theodore Enslin; and Jonathan Greene. View more info

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The Life and Letters of Bishop McQuaid, Prefaced with the History of Catholic Rochester Before His Episcopate, Vol. I

By: Zwierlein, Frederick J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Art Print Shop: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275799

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, faint cup ring mark on front board, smudge on rear board. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 368 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Bernard John McQuaid (15 December 1823, in New York City – 18 January 1909, in Rochester, New York) was an American Catholic priest, the first Bishop of Rochester, U.S.A. and the first president of Seton Hall University. McQuaid Jesuit High School is named in his honor. View more info

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Jane Eyre (Pocket Editions of the Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters, Emily and Anne Bronte, Volume 1)

By: [Bronte, Charlotte]; Bell, Currer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1889

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272292

Condition: Good


Binding shaken, front hinge repaired, edges rubbed, spine leans forward slightly, small ink scribble on front endpaper, front and end matter lightly foxed. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 464 pp. 16mo. Green cloth spine, black title panel with gilt titles and rules, marbled boards. Engraved frontispiece of Gateshead Hall. Jane Eyre /??r/ (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smit... View more info

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All Things Alice: The Wit, Wisdom and Wonderland of Lewis Carroll

By: [Carroll, Lewis], Sunshine, Linda; Burstein, Mark; Shaner, Timothy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers: 2004

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2272358

ISBN: 1400054419

Condition: Fine


Fourth printing. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 352 pp. Welcome to Wonderland and the topsy-turvy world of Lewis Carroll, where nothing means quite what it seems and nobody might pass you on the street! Journey down the rabbit hole and through the looking-glass and enter into the mythical, magical imagination of Lewis Carroll and his beloved heroine, Alice. Editor Linda Sunshine, in her follow-up to the bestselling All Things Oz, has gathered together an incredible collec... View more info

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Lewis Carroll, Photographer

By: [Carroll, Lewis]; Gernsheim, Helmut

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266153

ISBN: 0486223272

Condition: Very Good


1969 reissue of 1949 original. Ink name on page ridges blacked out, top corner of first blank torn, minor pencil marginalia. x, 127 pp. CONTENTS: The Progress of Photography in England; Lewis Carroll--Photographer; Lewis Carroll's Diary Entries; Plates; Notes on the Sitters and Plates; Chronology; Lewis Carroll's Photograph Albums; Distinguished Men and Women Photographed by Lewis Carroll; Bibliography; Lewis Carroll's Writings on Photography. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (/... View more info

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Agatha Christie: The Art of Her Crimes -- The Paintings of Tom Adams

By: [Christie, Agatha]; Adams, Tom; Symons, Julian; Fowles, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everest House: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275178

ISBN: 0896961443

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. 1981 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Have you ever been intrigued by a Tom Adams' cover on one of Agatha Christie's novels and wondered what lay behind it? Very often the clues to the mystery of the cover only become clearer as the mystery between the covers begins to unfold at the hands of the master of crime-writing, Dame Agatha Christie. And sometimes even then all the symbolism of the cover isn't clear. This book will provide the extra c... View more info

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Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills

By: [Churchill, Winston and Clementine]; Soames, Mary

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2275637

ISBN: 0395963192

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. Sticker on rear endpaper. 1998 Hard Cover. xxv, 702 pp. Spanning the fifty-seven years of the Churchills' lives together, a collection of letters, edited by their only surviving child, offers an intimate portrait of a remarkable partnership and provides intriguing insights into the great social and political events of the twentieth century. View more info

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Robinson Crusoe [Pop-Up Book]

By: [Defoe, Daniel]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bancroft & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.:

Seller ID: 2272512

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date, front wrapper creased, corners lightly dog-eared. Unpaginated. A retelling of the classic Robinson Crusoe with pop-up endpapers and color illustrations. View more info

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The Boys of Dickens Retold (Illustrated)

By: [Dickens, Charles]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers: 1920

Seller ID: 2208365

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa early 1900's), ink name on front endpaper, general light wear. 1920 Hard Cover. 139 pp. CONTENTS: Oliver Twist, Tiny Tim, David Copperfield and Little Em'ly, Paul Dombey, Jo, Steerforth and Traddles, Smike, Mrs. Larriper's Jemmy, Johnny and the Boofer Lady.KEYWORDS: CHARLES DICKENS LITERATURE CLASSICS CHILDREN VINTAGE View more info

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Sherlock Holmes Illustrated

By: [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]; Hopwood, Clive

Price: $5.00

Publisher: World International Publishing Limited: 1981

Seller ID: 2276305

ISBN: 0723565996

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, sticker on front board, faint odor of smoke. 1981 Large Hardcover. 128 pp. Presents six of Holmes's celebrated exploits, unabridged, together with a full-colour, strip cartoon version of his most famous case, The Hound of the Baskervilles. 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 (thou... 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. 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 work... 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. Fabrin... 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 ... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Mirza-Mem'n

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

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Henry Olendorf Shepard, Chicago: 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 titl... View more info

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Manet and His Critics

By: [Manet]; Hamilton, George Heard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1974149

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly toned and rubbed along edges. 1969 Trade Paperback. 360 pp. The Relation of Manet's Style to Nineteenth-century French Art, as Seen through the Reaction of his Contemporaries —the Public, the journalists, the professional critics--to his paintings. View more info

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Marxism and Literary Criticism

By: [Marx, Karl]; Eagleton, Terry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2260256

ISBN: 0520032438

Condition: Near Fine


Faint sticker remnant, name on front endpaper. 1976 Trade Paperback. Marxist literary criticism is becoming increasingly important in Europe as a whole, and interest in the subject is rapidly growing in this country. In this book, Dr. Eagleton analyses the major issues that the subject presents, discussing the writing of Marx and Engels themselves and the work of such critics as Plekhanov, Trotsky, Lenin, Lukacs, Goldmann, Caudwell, Benjamin and Brecht. They are seen fro... View more info

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The Ominous Parallels (The Ayn Rand Library, Vol. III)

By: [Rand, Ayn]; Peikoff, Leonard; Rand, Ayn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mentor Book: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2198220

ISBN: 0451627407

Condition: Good


Reprint. Pages toned. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. 352 pp. Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he devastatingly demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. View more info

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The Essential Rilke

By: [Rilke, Rainer Maria]; Kinnell, Galway; Liebmann, Hannah

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266412

ISBN: 0060956542

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. xviii, 157 pp. German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) enjoys ever-increasing popularity. His Duino Elegies is considered on of the greatest long poems of the twentieth century. Yet translations from his native German have always presented challenges: the elusiveness of Rilke's imagery, the playful way he both distorts and subverts his own language, and the depth and complexity of his poetry make it difficult for translators t... View more info