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A Little More

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1890

Seller ID: 2205132

Condition: Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa 1890), faint smudge to rear wrapper, front and rear hinge starting, ink note to front endpaper. 96 pp. CONTENTS: Beautiful ponies; Mr. Paul Jarvie; The summer storm; A visit to the laurels; The misery of discontent, and the pleasure of contentment; Changes and more changes.KEYWORDS: A LITTLE MORE LITERATURE View more info

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Little Agnes, or the Luxury of Doing Good

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2205133

Condition: Good


Engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate in text. No jacket, faint smudges to boards, pencil name to second page, rear endpaper crease. 1867 Small Hard Cover. 108 pp. CONTENTS: Little Agnes; or, the luxury of doing good; The best use of a penny; To-morrow; The right way to read; Mary Liston; The will; A wolf-story; The Lord God is a sun; Courage and Cowardice; Many mistakes made in the world; We are seven.KEYWORDS: LITTLE AGNES LUXURY OF DOING GOOD LITERATURE View more info

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The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263), March 1925 (Serial No. 265), April 1925 (Serial No. 266), September 1925 (Serial No. 271), October 1925 (Serial No. 272) (5-Volume Set)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Crowell Publishing Company: 1925

Seller ID: 2260201

Condition: Very Good


Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263)--one inch tear along spine-base; March 1925 (Serial No. 265)--spine lightly bumped; April 1925 (Serial No. 266)---light smudge to rear wrapper; September 1925 (Serial No. 271)--quarter-inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, two small surface tears to front wrapper; October 1925 (Serial No. 272)--very good. 64, 74, 62, 66, 72 pp. Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263): Romance of Rings, by George F. Kunz; Anthony Van Dyck--Painter of Royalty. March 1925 (Serial No. 265): Joseph Conrad, Personal Memories; Old New... View more info

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World of Fashion, Vol. I. II. III.

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Charles J. Peterson: 1842

Seller ID: 2276008

Condition: Good


Hinges starting, address label on front endpaper, title and index pages missing, rear free endpaper loose but included, a few light stains on some pages. 1842 Large Hardcover. 188; iv, 188; iv, 192 pp. Three volumes in one. The Lady's World of Literature and Fashion, Vol. I. II. III. A collection of women's fashion and literature from the 1800s. View more info

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The Sailor Boy: A Novel

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Luther Roby: 1843

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1953827

Condition: Very Good


Fourth American edition. Lightly rubbed, a few pages a bit foxed. 1843 Small Hard Cover. 114; 118 pp. 12mo. Two books in one volume. Original brown boards, gilt titles & decorations on spine, blind-stamped design on boards. A British work of fiction following the exploits of a young sailor. View more info

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The Chief's Daughter; or, The Settlers in Virginia (The New Series of Historical Tales illustrated the chief Events in Ecclesiastical History, British, American, and General, Number 3.)

By: N/A

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London: John Henry and James Parker: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2022174

Condition: Good


First edition. 1/4 inch bookworm hole in fore-edge margin, hinges just starting, corners a bit rubbed, front board lightly stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1859 Hard Cover. 126 pp. 12mo. Colonial American novel, featuring a frontispiece of Pocahontas saving the life of English settler John Smith. Sabin 12688. View more info

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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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A Guide in the Wilderness; or the History of the First Settlements in the Western Counties of New York with Useful Instructions to Future Settlers. In a Series of Letters Addressed by Judge Cooper, of Cooperstown, to William Sampson, Barrister, of New York

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1965

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289814

Condition: Very Good


1965 reissue of 1897 edition (the first to include an introduction by James Fenimore Cooper). A few stains to wrappers, sticker on front wrapper verso. ix, 50 pp. A Guide in the Wilderness; or the History of the First Settlements in the Western Counties of New York with Useful Instructions to Future Settlers. In a Series of Letters Addressed by Judge Cooper, of Cooperstown, to William Sampson, Barrister, of New York. View more info

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Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology, Volume 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cafe Crashers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201717

ISBN: 1500459720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 177 pp. Volume 1: This collection of eighteen reimagined fairytales features new takes on such classic stories as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and runs the genre spectrum from comedy and romance to horror and steampunk. Authors and artists include: Matt Anderson (aka Remi Anderson), Caleb Bouchard, Kathryn Ann Metzger, Laura Metzger, Ethan Monsour, Christina Lynn Pieretti, Sarh Wellman.Keywords: TWICE-TOLD TALES ANTHOLOGY SHORT STORIES FICTION FANTASY FAIRY TALES View more info

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East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon [Norwegian Folk Tales]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1924

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276835

Condition: Good


Shallow chip from spine head, spine a bit faded, ink gift note mostly erased on front endpaper, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1924 Hard Cover. 248 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board, black stamped titles. Black-and-white frontispiece and illustrations by Frances Brundage. A collection of Norwegian folk tales. Includes: East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon; The Three Princesses of Whiteland; Buttercup; Dapplegrim; Why the Bear is Stumpy-Tailed; The Husband Who Was to Mind the House; The Widow's Son; True and Untrue; Boots, Who Made the Princess Say T... View more info

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Pocahontas: A Historical Drama, in Five Acts; with an Introductory Essay and Notes

By: A Citizen of the West [Owen, Robert Dale]; [Mackay, Robert W. Stuart]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: George Dearborn: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289646

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit rubbed with minimal loss from spine head and foot, corners exposed, moderatly foxed throughout, ink name on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1837 Hard Cover. Sabin 58021. Sabin gives both Owen and Mackay as possible authors, without providing rationale in support of either. Mackay is listed as the copyright holder on this copy. A historical drama focused on the life of Pocahontas, the Native American daughter of chief Powhatan famous for saving the life of John Smith. She later converted to Christianity and wed John Rolfe. View more info

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The Comic History of England

By: A'Beckett, G.A. [Gilbert Abbott]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Evans, and Co.: 1864

Seller ID: 2283682

Condition: Very Good


Two books in one volume. Binding repaired, corners a bit rubbed. 1864 Hard Cover. xviii, 320, 304 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Color frontispiece (one of 20 color plates) and reproductions of 200 engravings by John Leech. The classic work by one of the original staff of Punch magazine, the weekly British humor magazine. A'Beckett also wrote the Comic History of Rome (to which John Leech also added illustrations), Comic Blackstone, etc., as well as two operas for which his wife composed the music. View more info

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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward; Macrae, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry, Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284473

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 400. Collects the best and most inflammatory writings of the late naturalist, environmentalist, and libertarian, a former National Park ranger and the author of Desert Solitaire, The Journey Home, and other works. This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Penn... View more info

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Rollo's Tour in Europe [Rollo on the Rhine]

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Lothrop & Co.: 1858

Seller ID: 2203405

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine edges rubbed, rear hinge starting. 1858 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 15, 218 pp. Abbott is most well known for the Rollo books. These didactic little books were vehicles to teach morality to youngsters. Of the several series that Rollo either starred in or was a secondary character, the most popular and well known was the ten book Rollo's Tour of Europe Series. In these tales Rollo and Mr. George toured Europe learning more about character and morality than they learned about the individual lands that were visited.Keywords: JACOB ABBOTT ROLLO'S TOU... View more info

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Fourth Edition, Volume 2

By: Abrams, M.H.; Donaldson, E. Talbot; Smith, Hallett; Adams, Robert M.; Monk, Samuel Holt; Lipking, Lawrence; Ford, George H.; Diaches, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1979

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2278687

ISBN: 0393950433

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth edition. Volume 2 only. No jacket, corners very lightly rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. xlii, 2582 pp. Volume 2 only. Front endpapers illustrated with a map of England in the 19th and 20th centuries. Rear endpapers illustrated with a map of London in the 19th and 20th centuries. Volume 2: The Romantic Period; The Victorian Age; The Twentieth Century. View more info

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Things Fall Apart

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Fawcett Crest: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2287191

ISBN: 0449208109

Condition: Good


Reprint. Faint toning. 1988 Mass Market Paperback. 192 pp. Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to t... View more info

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The Book of Love

By: Ackerman, Diane; Mackin, Jeanne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269323

ISBN: 0393045897

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, otherwise a fine copy. 1998 Hard Cover. xxxiii, 827 pp. Culled from love letters, poetry, fiction, personal essays, and memoirs, this lavish and fascinating anthology celebrates humankind's grandest pastime and obsession: love. How do we define love? It feels like hunger pains, and we use the same word. Pang. Perhaps this is why Cupid is depicted with a quiver of arrows, because love feels at times like being pierced in the chest. It is a wholesome violence. . . . People search for love as if it were a city lost beneath the desert... View more info

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Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays

By: Acocella, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207082

Condition: Very Good


Small tear to upper rear jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. From one of our most admired cultural critics (“A marvelous, canny writer”––Terry Castle, London Review of Books), thirty-one essays on some of the most influential artists of our time––writers, dancers, choreographers, sculptors––and two saints of all time, Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene. Among the people discussed: Italo Svevo, Stefan Zweig, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Yourcenar, Joseph Roth, Vaslav Nijinsky, Lincoln Kirstein, Jerome Robbins, Martha Graham, Bob Fosse, H. L. Mencken, Dorothy Parker, Susan Sontag, and Philip... View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201045

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 49 of 64. Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $125.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201046

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition - copy H of 26 lettered copies. Signed by author without inscription. 1983 Hard Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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The Stories of Alice Adams

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270609

ISBN: 0375412859

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 621 pp. Twenty-five of her stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker within a ten-year period. Others were published in The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. Her work was included in twenty-three O. Henry Award collections, and she received first prize six times; she was represented in numerous collections of Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories. Now the best of Alice Adams's short fiction is gathered in one volume-fifty-three stories that illumine the hid... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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The Last Lovely City: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270611

ISBN: 0679454411

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Few signed copies exist, because the author died two months after this book's publication. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Last Lovely City begins with nine stories whose settings range from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town to a run-down Mexican resort. In His Women, a college professor and his ex-wife play an extended game of let's-kiss-and-make-up, revealing the history of their flirtations and infidelities. In The Islands, a young widow mourns the loss of ... View more info

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Medicine Men: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270612

ISBN: 0679454403

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated May 10, 1997, by author. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. The tenth novel by the widely praised author of A Southern Exposure and Almost Perfect concerns the complicated relationship between patient and doctor. When a woman learns that her headaches are caused by a rare malignancy, her only guide through a frightening new world of oncologists, radiologists, specialists, and clinics, is the doctor whom she once considered only an annoying admirer. View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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Almost Perfect: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270614

ISBN: 0679423982

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 243 pp. Richard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much, gets too loud, or is too quick to anger. Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliations point to a deeper problem that Richard doesn't even suspect. There is something terribly wrong with the two of them together, even if everyone else thinks they are almost perfect.... View more info

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Superior Women: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270615

ISBN: 0394536320

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. Five young women meet at Radcliffe in the late 1930s and grow to maturity-through intrigues, ambitions, affairs, and marriages--in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. View more info

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Caroline's Daughters: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270616

ISBN: 0394568257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket flaps lightly toned. Boards very faintly toned along top edge. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Caroline has been married three times and has five daughters--all very different from her. Now that they are grown, she feels distant from them and the woman she once thought herself to be. Caroline's daughters love their mother but live as if she weren't around, exploring their own unpredictable lives, making mistakes, borrowing each other's men, and turning into ... View more info

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After You've Gone: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270617

ISBN: 0394579267

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. A new selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info