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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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Short Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... 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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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

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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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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