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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 awarenes... 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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Mexico: Some Travels and Some Travelers There (A Destinations Book)

By: Adams, Alice; Morris, Jan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270623

ISBN: 0132023261

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. Stain along page ridge, margin of title page, and rear endpaper. 1990 Hard Cover. xix, 216 pp. Recounting her decade-long obsession with Mexico, the author describes Mayan ruins, the misery of Mexico City, Mexican art, and the magic of the country's landscape and people. 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 a... View more info

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 theor... 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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Franz Kafka (Overlook Illustrated Lives)

By: Adler, Jeremy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Overlook: 2004

Seller ID: 2176816

ISBN: 1585675180

Condition: Very Good


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, manuscr... View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, & Shorter Fiction (The Library of America 159)

By: Agee, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203804

ISBN: 1931082812

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 818 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of two novels, a novella, and three short stories by the American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958, with chronology and notes following text. Also included are reproductions of the photographs from Let Us Know Praise Famous Men, depicting the impoverished s... View more info

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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

By: Agee, James

Price: $13.50

Publisher: George Braziller: 1962

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2266778

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, front jacket flap creased. A few faint spots along top edge of boards. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. The present edition amounts to ninety some letters written over a period of thirty years to an Episcopalain priest who was not only the author's oldest friend, but, in a way, his foster father. James Rufus Agee (/?e?d?i?/ AY-jee; November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) wa... 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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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... 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,... 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 th... 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 th... 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 ... 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 Raf... 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 livin... View more info

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Robert Frost and John Bartlett: The Record of a Friendship

By: Anderson, Margaret Bartlett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202144

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1963 Hard Cover. xiv, 224 pp. As a young English teacher at the Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire, Robert Frost first met Margaret Abbott and John Bartlett in 1907 when they were his students. Walking miles down the country roads with John, talking of astronomy or Greek mythology or simply observing nature, Frost established a friendship with the boy that was to last the rest of their lives. After John and Margaret married, in ... 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 generati... 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 wha... View more info

William Herschel (British Men of Science)

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons:

Seller ID: 1523035

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 158 pp. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS, German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a British astronomer, technical expert, and a composer. Born in Hannover, Wilhelm first followed his father into the Military Band of Hannover, but emigrated to Britain at age 19. Herschel became most famous for the discovery of the planet Uranus in addition to several of its major moons such as Tita... 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 centur... 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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Emerson among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait

By: Baker, Carlos; Mellow, James R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268727

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along jacket spine base. 1996 Hard Cover. xv, 608 pp. An exhaustively researched, richly detailed biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the writers of the American Renaissance--including Hawthorne and Thoreau--traces their relationships, their daily lives, and the era in which they lived. View more info

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A Blue Hand: The Beats in India

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $7.00

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... View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $16.00

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 origin... 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, a... View more info