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Old No. 1: The Story of Isaiah Thomas and His Printing Press

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society: 1989

Seller ID: 2279598

ISBN: 0944026109

Condition: Near Fine


Smudges on rear wrapper. 1989 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. A short history of Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) , the Massachusetts printer, publisher, and founder of the American Antiquarian Society. View more info

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The a Becketts of 'Punch': Memories of Father and Sons

By: a Beckett, Arthur William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd: 1903

Seller ID: 2263572

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed, hinges beginning to loosen, ink name on front endpaper. 1903 Hard Cover. 333, [3] pp. 8vo. A biographical account of the family behind Punch magazine, who were contemporaries of well-known authors such as Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray. View more info

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276300

ISBN: 039307241X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front board lightly cocked. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 322 pp. Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia?loss of language?and could utter only a single syllable: mem. The standard therapies yielded ... 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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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 is often called England's national poet, and the Bard of Avon.[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of ... View more info

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Franz Kafka (Overlook Illustrated Lives)

By: Adler, Jeremy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Overlook: 2004

Seller ID: 2176816

ISBN: 1585675180

Condition: Near Fine


Very light edge wear. 2004 Trade Paperback. Renowned Kafka scholar Jeremy Adler examines the life of the writer who probed the hostile side of modernity in darkly terrifying masterpieces that mirrored the turmoil of his own inner world. The illustrations in this volume include rarely seen drawings from Kafka's workbooks, images of the Prague environment that inspired his nightmarish works, photos of Kafka with friends and colleagues, and reproductions of letters, manuscripts, and first edition book jackets. View more info

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Forestiere Illuminato Intorno le Cose Piu Rare e Curiose Della Citta di Venezia e dell'Isole Circonvicine (Collana di Bibliografia e Storia Veneziana N. 14)

By: Albrizzi, Giovanni Battista; Stefanutti, Ugo

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Arnaldo Forni Editore: 1984

Seller ID: 2198605

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, small surface tear on reverse of jacket spine (possibly from removal of a mylar cover that was affixed with tape?). 1984 Hard Cover. 342 pp. 8vo. 1984 facsimile of original 1740 edition, including all original illustrations and fold-out map. A guide book to Venice by an Italian journalist best known for his work Gerusalemme Liberata. View more info

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Nothing is Impossible: The Story of Beatrix Potter

By: Aldis, Dorothy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290349

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges lightly bumped. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 156 pp. Drawings by Richard Cuffari. A biography of the woman who created Peter Rabbit as well as other stories read by children all over the world. View more info

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Waldo Emerson: A Biography [Ralph]

By: Allen, Gay Wilson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280334

ISBN: 0670748668

Condition: Good


First edition. Lightly foxed, edge wear to jacket. 1981 Hard Cover. Provides an intimate look at the life and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, reevaluating his personal relationships with women, philosophers, reformers, and correspondents. View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... View more info

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Paula

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200658

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Board edges lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. 8vo. With an enchanting blend of magical realism, politics, and romance reminiscent of her classic bestseller The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende presents a soul-baring memoir that seizes the reader like a novel of suspense. Written for her daughter Paula when she became ill and slipped into a coma, Paula is the colorful story of Allende's life--from her early years in her native Chile, through the turbulent military coup... View more info

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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and le... View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270795

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. An autobiographical narrative by the author of Bastard out of Carolina explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred while illuminating the rural poverty of the South. View more info

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Vort #1, Fall 1972: Ed Dorn; Tom Raworth

By: Alpert, Barry; Dorn, Ed; Raworth, Tom; Davie, Donald; Kelly, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Barry Alpert: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263029

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Rear wrapper lightly rubbed. 1972 Large Softcover. 59 ff. Transcripts of interviews with Ed Dorn and Tom Raworth, with poems by each, and additional commentary by Ed Dorn, Donald Davie, Robert Kelly, Tom Raworth, and Barry Alpert. The first issue of the Washington, D.C. poetry magazine, which ultimately only printed nine issues. From Granary Books' 'From a Secret Location' project: For all but one of its nine issues, Vort followed the same pattern in its plain, large-format issues, creating a little critical universe for each of two authors. The sole diver... View more info

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Vort #2, Winter 1972: Anselm Hollo; Ted Berrigan

By: Alpert, Barry; Hollo, Anselm; Berrigan, Ted

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Barry Alpert: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262848

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Lacks rear wrapper, otherwise excellent. 1972 Large Softcover. 44 ff. Transcripts of interviews with Anselm Hollo and Ted Berrigan. The second issue of the Washington, D.C. poetry magazine, which ultimately only printed nine issues. From Granary Books' 'From a Secret Location' project: For all but one of its nine issues, Vort followed the same pattern in its plain, large-format issues, creating a little critical universe for each of two authors. The sole divergence from the pattern was the fifth issue, which was devoted wholly to Robert Kelly and his work.... View more info

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Something to Declare: Essays

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200751

ISBN: 1565121937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 300 pp. In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she's learned on her way to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. In 1960, when Alvarez was ten years old, her family fled the Dominican Republic. Her father participated in a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and exile to the United States was the only way to save his life. The family settled in New York City, where Dr... View more info

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Viaggio da Napoli a Castellammare con 42 Disegni di Achille Gigante

By: Alvino, Francesco

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Associazione Napoletana per i Monumenti e il Paesaggio / Tipografia Gennaro D'Agostino: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2198606

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #398 of 550. Light wear to corners. 1965 Trade Paperback. 310, [5] pp. Plain wrappers, printed dust jacket. Italian text. 1965 reissue of Alvino's 1845 account of 19th century Naples, with 42 illustrations by Achille Gigante. View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268632

ISBN: 0743252128

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265 pp. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt. He recounts Andrew Jackson's stunning defeat of a s... View more info

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Sherwood Anderson's Notebook

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni & Liveright: 1926

Seller ID: 2282782

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. 1926 Hard Cover. 230 pp. Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer. At the time, he moved to Chicago and was eventually married three additional times. His most enduring work is the short-story sequence Winesburg, Ohio,[1] whic... View more info

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Letters of Sherwood Anderson

By: Anderson, Sherwood; Jones, Howard Mumford; Rideout, Walter B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by one-inch chip to jacket spine head, one and a half inch chip to top edge of rear jacket panel, one and a half inch tear to front jacket flap hinge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. xxv, 479 pp. From libraries, collections and private individuals he has obtained the great body of Sherwood Anderson correspondence from 1916 to shortly before Anderson's death in 1941. Four hundred and one of the most important, characteristic and revealing letters he has reproduced here--most of them for the first time. These he has arranged chronologically, commented u... View more info

Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist

By: Anissimov, Myriam

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Overlook Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536637

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket creased along rear edge.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 608 pp. Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--has long hidden the true Levi. This major biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer, philosopher, and Holocaust witness, exploring the complex nature of a man who felt misunderstood, certain that future generations would inevitably forget and even deny the Holocaust. View more info

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Limbo: A Memoir

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270789

ISBN: 0688172865

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But at nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. She entered a world of limbo, one in which no one could explain what was happening to her or predict what the future would hold. At twenty-three, beginning a whole new life in a motorized wheelchair, Ansay made a New Year's resol... View more info

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Adventures of a Novelist

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Liveright, Inc. Publishers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276900

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper ('To Mr. Julian Street with pleasant memories, Gertrude Atherton, 1932'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr. Lacks jacket. Spine faded. 598 pp. 8vo. A memoir by the fiercely independent and opinionated author who was friends with Ambrose Bierce, James Phelan, and others. Includes historical information about San Francisco in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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Anais Nin: A Biography

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1996

Seller ID: 2272439

ISBN: 0747525420

Condition: Good


Spine creased,a few light creases to wrappers, light sticker adhesive on rear wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. xviii, 654 pp. This biography offers an insight into the intellectual and sexual life of Anais Nin. It includes material drawn from unpublished archives and diary pages and shows how through her lifelong struggle to become a respected writer, she constructed a way of life that became confused even to herself. View more info

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A Blue Hand: The Beats in India

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196769

ISBN: 1594201587

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America’s edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was 1961 when Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat for Bombay, where he hoped to meet poets Gary Snyder and Joanne Kyger. Baker follows Ginsberg and his companions as they travel from ashram to opium den. Exposing an overlooked chapter of the literary past, A Blue Hand will delight all those w... View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges foxed.Jacket creased. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 478 pp. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding tackled Freud, feminism, communism, language and belief, sexuality, and the coming of age of the American dream. Her range of associations includes writers such as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Now comes a brilliantly original biography of her life. 16 pages of photographs.Keywords: DEBORAH BAKER IN EXTREMIS LIFE OF LAURA RIDING BIOGRAPHY LITERARY... View more info

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The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections

By: Bantock, Nick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291141

ISBN: 0811827526

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Top edge of front jacket panel lightly bumped. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 2000 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. With sales of his Griffin & Sabine Trilogy surpassing three million copies, it's been said that Nick Bantock has created an original literary genre. Now he brings new meaning to the art of autobiography with The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections, in which he infuses the tale of his professional and artistic life with warmth and wit. The Artful Dodger surveys the vast and varied territory that Bantock's work encom... View more info

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley: A Novel of the Life & Loves of Robert Burns

By: Barke, James

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736311

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy with only a few marks. 1946 Hard Cover. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also ... View more info