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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: $15.00  $12.00

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  $16.00

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: $30.00

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  $32.00

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  $24.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

ISBN: 0060545658

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

ISBN: 0060172533

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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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 #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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Lady Sackville: A Biography

By: Alsop, Susan Mary

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292330

ISBN: 038511379X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. x, 273 pp. Biography of the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish dancer who became the mother of the author Vita Sackville-West and the grandmother of Nigel Nicholson. View more info

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Something to Declare: Essays

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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 D... View more info

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Viaggio da Napoli a Castellammare con 42 Disegni di Achille Gigante

By: Alvino, Francesco

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Napoli, 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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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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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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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

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

Price: $22.00  $17.60

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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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

ISBN: 0802113648

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. 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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Stephen King Country: The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror

By: Beahm, George

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Running Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300957

ISBN: 0762404566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1999 Hard Cover. 144 pp. Looks at the world in which author Stephen King lives and the real-life places that inspired the settings for some of his most popular works. View more info

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Deceiving to Convey Truth

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200923

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #48 of 150 signed, numbered copies, from a total edition of 550. Faint smudge to rear wrapper. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 25 pp. Ann Beattie discusses what it is to be a writer, analyzing her own writings and the writings of others. Keywords: ANN BEATTIE DECEIVING TO CONVEY TRUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICSIM BIOGRAPHY View more info

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Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents

By: Beckford, William [Thomas]; Gemmett, Robert J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rutherford / Madison / Teaneck, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1971

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2198602

ISBN: 0838676480

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed and toned, jacket price clipped. 1971 Hard Cover. 328 pp. 8vo. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Robert J. Gemmett. A travel memoir by the British writer best known for Vathek, a pseudo-Oriental Gothic novel, but also notable for his extensive collection of art (much of which now resides in museums), and his construction of Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower. Practically a verbatim reprint of the suppressed edition of 1783... [published] in 1834 as the first volume of Italy; with some Sketches of Spain and Portugal. The 1783 edit... View more info

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To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279093

ISBN: 0670717290

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Bellow probes the complex identity and indomitable spirit of Israel through interviews with Israelis from all levels of society. View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life... View more info

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Galileo Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations Series)

By: Biagioli, Mario

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1994

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2294530

ISBN: 0226045609

Condition: Good


Fourth printing. Minor pencil marginalia. 1994 Trade Paperback. xii, 402 pp. In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. In this fascinating cultural and social history of science, Biagioli argues that Galileo's courtly role was integral to his science - the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions. View more info

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A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200896

ISBN: 0070059047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1975 Hard Cover. 251 pp. 8vo. Biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, placing each within their historical context and showing how their contributions to politics, literature, and social activism affected American civilization. View more info

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Marquis de Sade: His Life and Works

By: Bloch, Iwan

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Brittany Press: 1933

Seller ID: 2290623

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1933 Hard Cover. A detailed, analytical study of the life and times of this brilliant but bizarre personality (and the sexually erotic times he lived in), containing the essence of all his writings, based on research by Bloch in private archives of the French Government, and Bloch's discovery of de Sade's unpublished manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom in Marseilles. View more info

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The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

By: Bok, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280446

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, ink name on endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 462 pp. A Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography by the long-time editor of Ladies Home Journal who coined the term 'living room'. View more info