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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Beautiful Girl: Short Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270619

ISBN: 0394427378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Author's third novel. “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review. With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abund... View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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Families and Survivors: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. Author's second novel. Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life. From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be soun... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 6, [Whole] No. 576)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Chambers, Robert W.; Lyons, Eugene; Cram, Mildred; Holbrook, Weare; Sabatini, Rafael; Rickenbacker, E.V. [Eddie Vernon]; Knight, Clayton; Ripley, Clements; Swift, J. Otis; Kyne, Peter B.; Barton, Bruce; Abdullah, Achmed; Flagg, James

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292766

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed and foxed. 1934 Magazine. 200 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Life Savers advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death. During this period it published the first appearances of many novels and short s... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, May 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 5, [Whole] No. 575)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Vance, Louis Joseph; Baron, Walter; Cram, Mildred; Knickerbocker, H.R.; Abdullah, Achmed; Duncan, Gregor; Maugham, W. Somerset; Hambidge, Gove; Sobol, Louis; Kerr, Sophie; Robinson, Elsie; Roe, Vingie E.; Parker, Do

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292767

Condition: Very Good


1/4 inch tear to rear wrapper edge, faint internal crease to portion of front wrapper. 1934 Magazine. 184 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Betty Crocker advertisement featuring Sylvia Sidney on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death.... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273167

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. x, x, 517, [1] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278349

ISBN: 0394600762

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Copyright states 1931, but presence of ISBN, jacket style, and $2.95 list price indicate 1970-1975 printing. Jacket edges a bit rubbed. xvi, 517, [11] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial... View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By: Adams, Henry; Taylor, Francis Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261475

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:22 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, edge of slipcase along opening a bit toned. 1957 Hard Cover. xx, [2], 348 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Francis Henry Taylor, photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. A record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive ... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271540

Condition: Very Good


Modern reissue. Ink name on front endpaper, light edge wear. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work. Agee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958 for the novel. View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James; Evans, Walker

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York: 1966

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2141584

Condition: Very Good


1978 9th printing. Spine faintly creased, text pages toned (photo pages still bright). 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 428 pp. Black & white photographs precede text. In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941 LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shape... View more info

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Rose in Bloom (The Golden Days Series, Illustrated)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Co.: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272415

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips. 1936 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Rose in Bloom, by Louisa May Alcott, depicts the story of a nineteenth-century girl, Rose Campbell, finding her way in society. It is Alcott's sequel to Eight Cousins. View more info

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Jack and Jill (Complete Authorized Edition)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1928

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272416

Condition: Very Good


Surface tears along jacket edges, one-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, a few small tears along jacket edges. A few small spots on top page ridge, ink name on frontispiece recto. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880. It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good friends named Jack and Janey, Jack and Jill tells of the aftermath of a serious sledding accident. View more info

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Under the Lilacs

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1905

Seller ID: 2278878

Condition: Good


No jacket, binding repaired, minor loss to spine head and spine base, ink note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Bab and Betty, two little girls, are having a tea party with their dolls when an unknown dog appears and steals their cake. The girls find the dog, Sancho, along with his owner Ben Brown, a run-away from the circus who is hiding in their play barn in a carriage. They discover that Ben is a horse master and when he is taken in by the Moss', they get him a job on a neighboring farm. It is there that he can work with horses and dr... View more info

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My Boys [Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.]

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of BAL 168 (early 1900s). No jacket, tear along spine head and front hinge, a few light smudges to first few pages. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. CONTENTS; My Boys; Tessa's Surprises; Buzz; The Children's Joke; Dandelion; Madam Cluck, and Her Family; A Curious Call; Tilly's Christmas; My Little Gentleman; Back Windows; Little Marie of Lehon; My May-Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts; Our Little Newsboy; Patty's Patchwork. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1885

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 2279512

Condition: Near Fine


Early printing. No jacket, ink gift note on second blank. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. Engraved ads for Alcott's other books follow text (BAL 206). A collection of 12 short stories. CONTENTS: Grandma's Story; Tabby's Table-Cloth; Eli's Education; Onawandah; Little Things; The Banner of Beaumanoir; Jerseys, or, the Girl's Ghost; The Little House in the Garden; Daisy's Jewel-Box, and How She Filled It; Corny's Catamount; The Cooking-Class; The Hare and the Tortoise. View more info

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A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1889

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279513

Condition: Near Fine


First Thus: second edition of A Modern Mephistopheles, first appearance of A Whisper in the Dark (BAL 219). No jacket, ink gift note on second blank, pages very faintly toned. 1889 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. ABOUT A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES: This chilling tale of lust, deception, and greed beings on a midwinter night as Felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. His mysterious visitor, Jasper Helwyze, promises the poor student fame and fortune in return for his complete devotion. The embittered Helwyze the... View more info

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Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to Little Men

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1914

Seller ID: 2279514

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink gift note on front endpaper, ink name on frontispiece recto. 1914 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 365 pp. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. View more info

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Poppies and Wheat

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279516

Condition: Very Good


First Thus (BAL 230). No jacket, sticker on front paste-down endpaper, ink gift note on front endppaer, pencil marks on page one. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt titles and red poppies on cover. EXCERPT: As the great steamer swung round into the stream the cloud Of white handkerchiefs waving on the wharf melted away, the last good-byes grew fainter, and those who went and those who stayed felt that the parting was over. View more info

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Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1883

Seller ID: 2279517

Condition: Fair


No jacket, cloth on spine almost entirely detached from rear hinge, front and rear hinges starting, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, title page missing, page 379 loose from binding but included, pencil marks on second blank and rear endpaper recto. 1883 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ii, 379 pp. These sketches, taken from letters hastily written in the few leisure moments of a very busy life, make no pretension to literary merit, but are simply a brief record of one person's hospital experience. As such, they are republished, with their many faults but partial... View more info

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May Flowers

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1899

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2199975

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink name & date and pencil owner information on front endpaper, minor repair to front hinge, spine toned. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt titles, frontispiece and illustrations by Albert F. Schmitt. A short work by the author of Little Women, an important figure in American literature and the Transcendentalist movement. The first individual appearance of this title, which originally appeared in A Garland for Girls in 1888. BAL 227. View more info