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France and England in North America, Volume II [2]: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe (The Library of America 12)

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: The Library of America: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203993

ISBN: 0940450119

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1620 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The second half of Parkman's respected work on colonial North America, combining parts five through seven of the original seven-volume set into one volume. Includes: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe. Chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to... View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis; Wade, Mason; Dixon, Maynard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1943

Seller ID: 2208316

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, lacks slipcase, spine lightly toned. 1943 Hard Cover. xxii, 297 pp. Lacks slipcase. The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (also published as The California & Oregon Trail) is a book written by Francis Parkman. It was originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Parkman was 23. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hun... View more info

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Triumphs of Enterprise, Ingenuity, and Public Spirit.

By: Parton, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: A.S. Hale & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293315

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Frontispiece and tissue guard foxed, front matter lightly soiled, spine faded. 1871 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, [13]-677, [7] pp. 8vo. A collection of brief histories of various inventions, scientific advancements, and other notable firsts, including: The Cooper Institute and Its Founder; The Wonderful Growth of Chicago; Charles Dickens as a Citizen; The Founder of the Vassar College; The Beginnings of Science in the United States; Origin of the Electric Telegraph; From the Carpenter's Bench to Presidency of a College. A Sketch of the Career of ... View more info

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The Journal of Albion Moonlight (ND Paperbook 99)

By: Patchen, Kenneth

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1961

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2263746

Condition: Good


5th printing. Spine lightly creased, wrappers rubbed, ink name and stamp inside, bottom edge faintly stained. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. [vi], 313, [1] pp. An unforgettable, apocalyptic novel from a distinctly American prophet. Inspired by one of the finest lyrics in the English language, the anonymous, pre-Shakespearean “Tom o’Bedlam” (“By a knight of ghosts and shadows / I summoned am to tourney / Ten leagues beyond the wide world’s end / Methinks it is no journey…”), Kenneth Patchen sets off on an allegorical journey to the furthest lim... View more info

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The Journal of Albion Moonlight

By: Patchen, Kenneth

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: New Directions: 1961

Seller ID: 2290177

ISBN: 0811201449

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 - January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist. Though he denied any direct connection, Patchen's work and ideas regarding the role of artists paralleled those of the Dadaists, the Beats, and Surrealists. Patchen's ambitious body of work also foreshadowed literary art-forms ranging from reading poetry to jazz accompaniment to his late experiments with visual poetry (which he called his picture poems). - Wikipedia View more info

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Author Newsletters and Journals: An International Annotated Bibliography of Serial Publications Concerned with the Life and Works of Individual Authors (Volume 19 in the American Literature, English Literature, and World Literature in English Information Guide Series)

By: Patterson, Margaret C.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Gale Research Company: 1979

Seller ID: 2279061

ISBN: 0810314320

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. 1979 Hard Cover. xxii, 497 pp. Author Newsletters and Journals: An International Annotated Bibliography of Serial Publications Concerned with the Life and Works of Individual Authors (Volume 19 in the American Literature, English Literature, and World Literature in English Information Guide Series). CONTENTS: Preface; Guidelines for the Reader; Acknowledgments; Authors and Their Periodicals--Alain to Zwingli; Addenda; Appendix 1: Countries and Their Authors; Appendix 2: Centuries and Their Authors; Appendix 3: Sponsoring Institutions; Appendix 4: Indexing and Abstracting Services, A... View more info

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Early Poems: 1935-1955

By: Paz, Ocatvio

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1990

Seller ID: 2275651

ISBN: 0811204782

Condition: Good


Ink & pencil notes. 1990 Trade Paperback. A dual-language collection of Paz's early poetry is a must-have for collectors of Mexican or Latin American literature. View more info

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Peck's Sunshine. Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis., Generally Calculated to Throw Sunshine Instead of Clouds on the Faces of Those Who Read THem.

By: Peck, George W.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 2287043

Condition: Good


No jacket. Light stain along bottom edge of front board, pencil note on front endpapers, front hinge starting, pages faintly toned. 1889 Hard Cover. vi, 296 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Wilbur Peck (September 28, 1840 – April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician from Wisconsin. He served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin and the 9th Mayor of Milwaukee.[1] Peck became a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse, Wisconsin. His La Crosse newspaper, The Sun, was founded in 1874. In 1878 Peck moved the newspaper to Milwaukee, renaming it Peck's Sun. The weekly ... View more info

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Gettysburg: The Second Day

By: Pfanz, Harry W.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1987

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2166500

ISBN: 080781749X

Condition: Very Good


Book Club Edition. Edge wear to jacket. 1987 Hard Cover. 601 pp. 9 x 6 1/4. 8vo. The second day's fighting at Gettysburg—the assault of the Army of Northern Virginia against the Army of the Potomac on 2 July 1863—was probably the critical engagement of that decisive battle and, therefore, among the most significant actions of the Civil War. Harry Pfanz, a former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a definitive account of the second day's brutal combat. He begins by introducing the men and units that were to do battle, analyzing the strategic intentions of Lee and Me... View more info

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Gettysburg: The Second Day

By: Pfanz, Harry W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1987

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2260759

ISBN: 080781749X

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. Small sticker on front jacket flap. 1987 Hard Cover. 601 pp. 9 x 6 1/4. 8vo. The second day's fighting at Gettysburg—the assault of the Army of Northern Virginia against the Army of the Potomac on 2 July 1863—was probably the critical engagement of that decisive battle and, therefore, among the most significant actions of the Civil War. Harry Pfanz, a former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a definitive account of the second day's brutal combat. He begins by introducing the men and units that were to do battle, analyzing the strategic intentions of ... View more info

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The Secret Country (Randolph County: Mitch)

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Palaemon Press Limited: 1982

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201047

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 12 of 150. Bottom corners lightly rubbed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 28 pp. A short story by American author Jayne Anne Phillips. View more info

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Counting

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Vehicle Editions / A. Levitt: 1978

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201003

ISBN: 0931428181

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. One of 500 copies. Spine and edges lightly rubbed, faint crease to rear wrapper. 1978 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. A collection of short stories. Counting earned Phillips greater recognition and the St. Lawrence Award. Keywords: JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS COUNTING AMERICAN LITERATURE SHORT STORIES PROSE View more info

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Sweethearts

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Truck Press: 1976

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200715

ISBN: 0916562050

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. Two stains to front wrapper, small stain to rear wrapper, wrappers and pages toned. 1976 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Author's first short story collection, for which she earned a Pushcart Prize and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Fels Award. Keywords: JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS SWEETHEARTS SHORT STORIES AMERICAN LITERATURE View more info

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Black Tickets

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282295

ISBN: 0440007089

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 265 pp. Author's first trade edition story collection (following limited editions of Sweethearts and Counting). With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the disenfranchised who populate the small towns and rural byways of the country. A patron of the arts reserves his fondest feeling ... View more info

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Machines Dreams

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282297

ISBN: 052524252X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 331 pp. In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history. Here is a stunning chronicle that begins with the Depression and ends with the Vietnam War, revealed in the thoughts, dreams, and memories of each family member. Mitch struggles to earn a living as Jeans becomes the main breadwinner, working to coplete ... View more info

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Fast Lanes

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne; Jacquette, Yvonne

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Vehicle Editions / Brooke Alexander, Inc.: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201006

ISBN: 0931428173

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. One of 2000 copies. Near fine. 1984 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of short stories. Three new stories are collected in this edition for the first time. In Alma an adolescent daughter is made the confidante of her lonely mother; Counting traces the history of a doomed love affair; and Callie evokes memories of the haunting death of a child in 1920s West Virginia. Keywords: JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS AMERICAN LITERATURE FAST LANES YVONNE JACQUETTE SHORT STORIES View more info

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How Mickey Made It (Short Story)

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne; Schanilec, Gaylord

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Bookslinger Editions: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201009

ISBN: 0939778025

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. One of 1000 copies. Lightly toned. 1981 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A short story with eight illustrations by Gaylord Schanilec. Keywords: JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS AMERICAN LITERATURE SHORT STORIES HOW MICKEY MADE IT GAYLORD SCHANILEC View more info

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Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs

By: Pilger, John

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290348

ISBN: 0224062883

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge lightly foxed, smudges to page ridges. 2004 Hard Cover. xxix, 626 pp. Tell Me No Lies is a celebration of the very best investigative journalism, and includes writing by some of the greatest practitioners of the craft: Seymour Hersh on the My Lai massacre; Paul Foot on the Lockerbie cover-up; Wilfred Burchett, the first Westerner to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing; Israeli journalist Amira Hass, reporting from the Gaza Strip in the 1990s; Gunter Wallraff, the great German undercover reporter; Jessica Mitford on 'The Am... View more info

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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962: Transcribed from the Original Manuscripts at Smith College

By: Plath, Sylvia; Kukil, Karen V.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2301997

ISBN: 0385720254

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. 732 pp. Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her... View more info

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The Essential Tales And Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2004

Seller ID: 2261851

ISBN: 1593080646

Condition: Near Fine


Small ink name to front endpaper. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of prose and poetry from the great American writer of the gothic and macabre. View more info

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Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Complete with an Original Memoir

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: W.J. Widdleton: 1869

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263985

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned, boards lightly rubbed, ink and pencil name on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1869 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 278, [2] pp. Half leather, gilt stamped titles and decorations, marbled page ridges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Poe, full-page engraved illustration precedes text. A collection of poems by the author of Tamerlane and The Raven, who was also credited with the invention of the modern horror genre and the mystery novel. View more info

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294219

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles, gold and silver decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers. Illustrations reproduced from the Harry Clarke illustrations that originally appeared in the 1919 George Harrap edition of this work. Tales of Mystery & Imagination (often rendered as Tales of Mystery and Imagination) is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful a... View more info

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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan; Allen, Hervey

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1944

Seller ID: 2302831

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Spine lightly rubbed with minimal loss of gilt, boards faintly soiled. 1944 Hard Cover. xii, 562 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations. A collection of stories by the writer credited with the invention of the modern mystery novel, and whose contributions to the horror genre continue to stand the test of time. This edition includes an introduction by Hervey Allen, and woodcut illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. View more info

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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan; Allen, Hervey

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Random House: 1944

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283517

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine lightly rubbed with minor loss of gilt and black stamping, slipcase edges rubbed with some clear tape repairs along one edge. 1944 Hard Cover. xii, 562 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories by the writer credited with the invention of the modern mystery novel, and whose contributions to the horror genre continue to stand the test of time. This edition includes an introduction by Hervey Allen, and woodcut illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. View more info

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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan; Allen, Hervey

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1944

Seller ID: 2285936

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly rubbed and toned, front hinge just beginning to weaken, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1944 Hard Cover. xii, 562 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories by the writer credited with the invention of the modern mystery novel, and whose contributions to the horror genre continue to stand the test of time. This edition includes an introduction by Hervey Allen, and woodcut illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. View more info

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Poe, Edgar Allan; Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1957

Seller ID: 2278054

Condition: Near Fine


1957 Full-Leather. xvi, 267, [1] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch, illustrations by Rene Clark. Poe found the germ of the story he would develop into Arthur Gordon Pym in 1836 in a newspaper account of the shipwreck and subsequent rescue of the two men on board. Published in 1838, this rousing sea adventure follows New England boy, Pym, who stows away on a whaling ship with its captain's son, Augustus. The two boys repeatedly find themselves on the brink of death or discove... View more info

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The Spirit of Democracy (Patriotism Through Literature)

By: Powell, Lyman P. & Gertrude W. (Editors); Wilson, Woodrow; Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Roosevelt, Theodore; Lincoln, Abraham; Scott, Walter; Tennyson, Alfred; Service, Robert W.; van Dyke, Henry; Key, Francis Scott; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Bryant, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1918

Seller ID: 1807361

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge just starting, front free endpaper removed, pencil name on page ridges. 1918 Hard Cover. xvi, 272 pp. Original red cloth, black titles. Includes contributions by Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, etc. in support of patriotism during World War I. View more info

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Biographical and Critical Miscellanies

By: Prescott, William H.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Harper & Brother Publishers: 1855

Seller ID: 2290353

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, faint smudge on bottom page ridge corner, first few pages and rear endpapers foxed. 1855 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 729 pp. This new edition adds an article on Spanish literature that first appeared in the January 1850 issue of North American Review. CONTENTS: Charles Brockden Brown, the American Novelist; Asylum for the Blind; Irving's Conquest of Granada; Cervantes; Sir Walter Scott; Chateaubriand's English Literature; Bancroft's United States; Madame Calderon's Life in Mexico; Moliere; Italian Narrative Poetry; Poetry and Romance for... View more info

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Broadside with Excerpt from People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water, Close Range: Wyoming Stories (The Evil Companions Literary Award 2001)

By: Proulx, Annie

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: 2001

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2282660

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Annie Proulx and William Matthews. A very nice copy. 2001 Broadside. We have more books available by this author!. 11 x 17 inches. The Evil Companions Literary Award, 2001. An excerpt from her story People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water, from the collection Close Range. Reproduces the frontispiece from the book by William Matthews. You stand there, braced. Cloud shadows race over the buff rock stacks as a projected film, casting a queasy, mottled ground rash. The air hisses and it is no local breeze but the great harsh sweep of wind from the turning of the earth. The wild country... View more info

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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur.

By: Pyle, Howard

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1910

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271068

Condition: Very Good


1927 printing. Minor internal split to cloth at spine base, corners rubbed, spine a bit toned. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 258 pp. 8vo. 39 illustrations by Howard Pyle. In this enchanting version, the renowned American illustrator and storyteller Howard Pyle displays his unique talent for capturing and stimulating the imaginations of the young. Inventively retold and vividly illustrated, these stories describe the perilous and thrilling adventures of King Arthur and his knights in that glorious age of chivalry and honor. View more info