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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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Shakespeare: The Biography

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275618

ISBN: 140007598X

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink name on blurb page, faint odor of smoke, minor general wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 572 pp. Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panache, Ackroyd immerses us in sixtee... View more info

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A Life of William Shakespeare

By: Adams, Joseph Quincy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266251

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light general wear, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. xvi, 559 pp. Adams was descended from the Presidential family, and was the first appointed director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. William Shakespeare (/??e?ksp??r/ SHAYK-speer; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He... View more info

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Night Train

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276291

ISBN: 0609601288

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide De... View more info

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Poetry of the Nineties, with an Introductory Essay

By: Andrews, C.E.; Percival, M.O.; Kipling, Rudyard; Hardy, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Stevenson, Robert Louis; et al

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2016090

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed, several tears & chips, jacket toned, pencil name & address on front endpaper.Very Good. 1926 Hard Cover. xiii, 297 pp. 8vo. A collection of late 19th century poems, including contributions from Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Symon, Oscar Wilde, and many others. View more info

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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost... View more info

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Emma

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Seller ID: 1529607

Condition: Very Good


1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her 'duty' -- to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, 'Emma' sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power. View more info

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Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics)

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2201344

Condition: Good


Spine and wrappers creased, remainder mark, ink underlining throughout text. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xlix, 507 pp. Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour... View more info

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Persuasion (Modern Library Classics)

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2001

Seller ID: 2275166

Condition: Good


Crease to front wrapper. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me,' has let herself be persuaded not to marry Frederick Wentworth, a fine and attractive man without means. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars with a triumphant naval career behind him, a substantial fortune to his name, and an eagerness to wed. Austen explores the comple... View more info

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Jane Austen: The Complete Novels

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1994

Seller ID: 2275780

ISBN: 0517118297

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Jane Austen wrote in the eighteenth century, but her novels are timeless. This complete anthology is unique among single-volume editions of her work because it includes the obscure but delightful Lady Susan, along with the six better-known novels and thirty of Hugh Thomson's irresistible drawings. View more info

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Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

By: Austen, Jane; Church, Richard

Price: $295.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2267854

Condition: Near Fine


1975 second edition, reset from the 1958 Folio edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase faintly soiled. An attractive set of novels by Jane Austen comprising all the works she completed in her lifetime, decoratively bound in quarter grey cloth with gilt titles and designs, and multi-colored stamped paper over boards. Includes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works. Each volume includes an int... View more info

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The Poems of William Barnes, Volume One [1] (Centaur Classics)

By: Barnes, William; Jones, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press / Centaur Press Ltd.: 1962

Seller ID: 2155288

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Very Good. 1962 Hard Cover. xix, 579, xxxvii pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by William Barnes, many in the Dorset dialect spoken in the southwestern region of England. Barnes was friends with several other notable contemporaries, including Thomas Hardy. Title index precedes text; notes, and an appendix on Dorset speech with a word list, follow text. View more info

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The Genius of the Early English Theater

By: Barnet, Sylvan; Berman, Morton; Burto, William

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Mentor: 1962

Seller ID: 1514511

ISBN: 9991637583

Condition: Good


Faded wrappers, edge wear. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. 448 pp. Includes Abraham and Isaac; The Second Shepherds' Play; Everyman; Doctor Faustus by Marlowe; Macbeth by Shakespeare; Volpone by Ben Johnson & Samson Agonistes by Milton. View more info

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Auld Licht Idylls (The Belmore Series)

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lovell, Coryell & Company: 1892

Seller ID: 1519247

Condition: Good


1892 paperback reprint. Wrappers rubbed, ink name on front cover, spine weakened. We have more books available by this author!. 249 pp. First novel by the creator of Peter Pan. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish author and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys.... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Publishers Corporation: 1897

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2077493

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 375, [6] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. A new edition revised by the author, with a literary and biographical portrait preceding text, photographic frontispiece, and several engraved plates. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatiz... View more info

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Margaret Ogilvy

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Seller ID: 2104132

Condition: Near Fine


Spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. Decorative trade binding designed by Amy Richards, with her initials incorporated on the front board design. A novel by the author of Peter Pan. View more info

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Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Wintry Tale

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Seller ID: 2199980

ISBN: 1125150521

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint. Includes oft-misplaced original clear acetate jacket with orange flaps (not pictured). Bottom inch of acetate missing from front jacket panel, minor loss from a few other spots. Good. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. 8vo. By the author of Peter Pan - released a few years after the stage play of Peter Pan (1928). ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was... View more info

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The Miraculous Horde and Other Stories: Part One - Spain: Monastery With Curled Clouds, The Miraculous Horde, Jarama Ballad, Brunete Ballad, The Yoke, 43rd Division; Part Two - Mexico: The Haunted Man, Burning Corn

By: Bates, Ralph

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1939

Seller ID: 1517291

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine and boards toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1939 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A historical novel of the Spanish Civil War, published in London the year the war concluded. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ralph Bates (November 3, 1899 – November 26, 2000) was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain. View more info

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Pardoner's Tale

By: Beaver, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204038

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed.Very Good. 1966 Hard Cover. 200 pp. The place is Kenya after independence. The chief African characters are a taxi-driver, an occasional politician, and a not highly qualified schoolteacher. These three boon companions, sharing a tremendous zest for oratory and beer, find a box of bank-notes in the forest--a treasure which disrupts their happy relationship. Meanwhile, a group of five Europeans face their own problems with some ... View more info

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Imagination Dead Imagine

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calder and Boyars: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263333

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Tiny ink number on spine base. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 14 pp. A short work by the Nobel Prize winning Irish author. View more info

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Lessness (Signature Series 9)

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calder and Boyars: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263337

ISBN: 0714506834

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Tiny ink number on spine, faint 1 inch crease on front edge. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 21, [3] pp. A short work by the Nobel Prize winning Irish author, originally published as Sans, here translated into English from the original French. View more info

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The Wit of Brendan Behan

By: Behan, Brendan; McCann, Sean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276982

ISBN: 009090060X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1968 Hard Cover. 140 pp. Louis Macneice said of Brendan Behan: 'He ! wrote with plenty of hyperbole and emphasis. He was a man of humanity, gusto and formidable wit.' The problem of a collection of 'Behanisms' is not what to include, but what to omit. His writing was only a convenient way of letting the whole world know what he was saying. There was hardly a story he told that he didn't write, and there was hardly a quip he wrote that he didn'... View more info

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My Brother Brendan

By: Behan, Dominic

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268440

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Dominic Behan's bottle book uncorks the same Dionysian spirit as Brendan's Confessions of An Irish Rebel (see p. 153). Much of the story is reconstructed from Brendan's own lips, and nearly all is personal observation. Dominic's portrait of Brendan is more savagely graphic and uninhibited, covers some of the same incidents, fills in the missing parents, and carries the re... View more info

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The Old Wives' Tale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 184)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1911

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266260

Condition: Very Good


1940-1970 printing. Very good in good jacket. 379 titles listed on reverse. Jacket rubbed and toned with some loss from spine ends. 1911 Hard Cover. xii, 640, [2] pp. Originally written in 1908, and considered one of Bennett's finest works, this novel follows the lives of two sisters over the period of 70 years. View more info

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High and Low: Poems

By: Betjeman, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1290054

Condition: Good


First edition. Light staining & foxing on cover and dust jacket reverse, jacket wear, spine faded.Good. 1967 Hard Cover. CONTENTS: Preface; LANDSCAPES: Cornish Cliffs; Tregardock; By the Ninth Green, St Enodoc; Winter Seascape; Old Friends; A Bay in Anglesey; A Lament for Moira McCavendish; The Small Towns of Ireland; Ireland's Own; Great Central Railway; Matlock Bath; An Edwardian Sunday, Broomhill, Sheffield; Lines Written to Martyn Skinner; Uffington; PORTRAITS: Anglo... View more info

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The Centaur

By: Blackwood, Algernon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275484

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine faded, hinges repaired, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1911 Hard Cover. 347, [13] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, illustrated endpapers. A novel focusing on mythical creatures, by the prolific author of ghost stories and other works about the supernatural. View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263560

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 1998 Hard Cover. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded.Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriendi... View more info

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Yeats at Work

By: Bradford, Curtis

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205871

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name to front endpaper. Near fine.Jacket rubbed. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, 407 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Part One - Poems: An Introduction - Poems from The Wind Among the Reeds - Words and The Wild Swans at Coole - Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen - The Tower, Section III, and Lullaby - Poems Written in the 1930's; Part Two - Plays: An Introduction - At the Hawk's Well - The Words upon the Window-pane - The Resurrection - A Full Moon in March - Purgatory; Part T... View more info