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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286942

Condition: Good


First edition (no ads following text). Spine faded, top margin of last few pages lightly stained, boards lightly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532, [6] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and top edge. The popular second novel by the author who later became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1921). Originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine, its success was described by Charles Scribner as 'the most rapid sale of any book ever published by Scribner' (Benstock, A Critical History of The House of Mirth). This catapul... View more info

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The House of Mirth (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wharton, Edith; Mizener, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281097

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1981 Full-Leather. x, [4], 294, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twentieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless soc... View more info

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Mr. George's Joint

By: Wheaton, Elizabeth Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279322

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, rear endpaper creased. 1941 Hard Cover. 375 pp. Winner of the Thomas Jefferson Southern Award. Novel depicting African-American life in Texas. A panorama of a colored community, faithfully and authentically mirrored, in the story of the jinte where beer, gambling, and dancing draws the summer crowds in Texas City, Texas. The Law has invited him to leave Galveston; and it doesn't take long for him to get into trouble again in his new career. The weight of the book is in the minor incidents of the lives of the people connected with the jinte,... View more info

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Leaves of Grass: Comprising All the Poems Written by Walt Whitman, Following the Arrangement of the Edition of 1891-'2 [Deathbed Edition] (Modern Library Giant G50)

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292786

Condition: Very Good


1940-1975 printing. Jacket price clipped, jacket edges rubbed. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xii], 423, [13] pp. 8vo. Illustrated with woodcuts by Valenti Angelo. Leaves of Grass: Comprising all the poems written by Walt Whitman following the arrangement of the edition of 1891-'92. Walter Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American ... View more info

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Leaves of Grass (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294869

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xli, [3], 527, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes introduction to the original 1855 edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems. View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 2272113

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Edges faded, ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper. 1940 Large Hardcover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone and Instaprint by the Zeese-Wilkinson Company of L... View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274565

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine faded (as usual), slipcase edges darkened, minor wear to slipcase corners. 1940 Hard Cover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone and Instaprint... View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2277144

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Spine and edges faded (as usual), minor fraying of spine head and foot. 1940 Hard Cover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone and Instaprint by the Zeese-Wilkinson ... View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285026

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine toned (as usual), slipcase repaired along bottom seam, slipcase lightly rubbed and toned. 1940 Hard Cover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone... View more info

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Leaves of Grass (The Illustrated Modern Library)

By: Whitman, Walt; Sandburg, Carl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Illustrated Modern Library / Random House, Inc.: 1944

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280371

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine faded, base of slipcase lightly scuffed. 1944 Hard Cover. xviii, 410, [1] pp. 12mo. Decorative paper over boards, green cloth spine, red spine label, gilt titles. Issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Introduction by Carl Sandburg. View more info

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Leaves of Grass (The Illustrated Modern Library)

By: Whitman, Walt; Sandburg, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Illustrated Modern Library / Random House, Inc.: 1944

Seller ID: 2291468

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Faint stain on top edge. 1944 Hard Cover. xviii, 410, [2] pp. 12mo. Decorative paper over boards, green cloth spine, red spine label, gilt titles. Issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Introduction by Carl Sandburg. View more info

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The Book of Heavenly Death (by Walt Whitman, Compiled from Leaves of Grass)

By: Whitman, Walt; Traubel, Horace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher: 1907

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2260186

Condition: Good


Second edition, limited to 500 copies (First edition was also limited to 500). Printed on Von Gelder handmade paper. Spine piece missing, boards faintly toned, minor pencil notes to front endpapers. 1907 Hard Cover. xxii, 102 pp. Walter Walt Whitman (/?hw?tm?n/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controvers... View more info

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The Family Physician and Guide to Health, in Three Parts: Part I. Contains the Theory and Practise of Physic. Part II. Diseases of Women and Children, and the Botanic Practice. Part III. Dispensatory, Anatomy, and the Practice of Surgery; together with The History, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of the Asiatic Cholera: A Glossary explaining the most difficult words that occur in medical science, and a copious Index; to which is added an Appendix.

By: Whitney, Daniel H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: H. Gilbert: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1999862

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed with some loss of gilt on spine, ink name on front endpaper, moderately foxed throughout with a few minor stains. 1833 Full-Leather. vi, 599 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules. Hoolihan 3768: This first edition of Whitney's Family physician was published at Penn-Yan, Yates Co., N.Y., a village southeast of Rochester at the head of Keuka Lake, incorporated the year this book was published. The details of Whitney's medical education are unknown, but [he was] obviously trained as an allopath as he does not hesitate to recommend 'bleeding, puking and purg... View more info

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Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1885

Seller ID: 2205962

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, edges lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 372 pp. Comprising Mogg Megone, The Bridal of Pennacook, Legendary Poems, Voices of Freedom, Miscellaneous Poems, and Songs of Labor.John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 - September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He was born to John and Abigail (Hussey) Whittier at the rural Whittier homestead in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up on the farm in a household with his parents, a brother and ... View more info

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The Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf; Untermeyer, Louis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2277133

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners. 1973 Full-Leather. xvii, [5], 333, [3] pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Selected and edited with a commentary by Louis Untermeyer, and illustrations by R.J. Holden. A collection of poetry by the Quaker abolitionist best known for Snow-Bound. View more info

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Sent for You Yesterday

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290952

ISBN: 0395877296

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages faintly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. View more info

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The Woman of Andros

By: Wilder, Thornton

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1930

Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 2275483

Condition: Very Good


Advance uncorrected proof copy of the original British edition. 'Proof copy' written in red ink on front board and title page. Spine toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 104, [8] pp. 8vo. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist playwright best known for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Eighth Day. View more info

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Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966

By: Wilkins, Warren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287364

ISBN: 1591149614

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. xvi, 283 pp. During 1965 and 1966, wrote Dale Andrade, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Communists fought the Americans toe to toe, making little effort to act like guerillas. Indeed, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy predicated on big unit war. Orchestrated by a militant clique in Hanoi, the big unit war was designed to yield a quick and decisive victory over South Vietnam.... View more info

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Sweet Bird of Youth

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet / New American Library: 1959

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 1528891

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Lightly rubbed, ink name on front flyleaf. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 124 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) born Thomas Lanier Williams, was an American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama. He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee, the Southeastern U.S. state, his father's birthplace. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. In addition, The Glass Me... View more info

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Signet: 1959

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2274290

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed with 1cm tear. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. The daring novel of a frustrated woman who turns to younger men for love. View more info

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The Glass Menagerie: The Definitive Text with Production Notes and the Essay The Catastrophe of Success by Tennessee Williams

By: Williams, Tennessee; Bray, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1999

Seller ID: 2285625

ISBN: 0811214044

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased. 1999 Trade Paperback. xxii, 105 pp. Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A n... View more info

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White Mule

By: Williams, William Carlos; Laughlin, James

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130110

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine & edges toned, pages lightly toned, jacket toned with stain along spine. 1937 Hard Cover. 293 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author praised by Ezra Pound as 'the first prose writer in America, the best prose writer who now gets into print.' The book follows the lives of the Stecher family, who are immigrants in pre-war New York. View more info

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Penfriends from Porlock: Essays and Reviews, 1977-1986

By: Wilson, A. N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2199889

ISBN: 0393026477

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. x, 278 pp. From a noted biographer and essayist comes a collection of writing on diverse people and places, from the romantic poets to T.V. journalists, and from Cicil Beaton to Henry James.CONTENTS: Venice - Browning's Parrots: Vencie and the English Poets; Publishing Scoundrels: Novelists in Venice; Johnson, Boswell, Wilson - Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language; James Boswell; The Scotch Plato; Victorian - Lord Macaulay; A Verse Life of Queen Victoria; The Triumph of Pio Yes-Yes; Alfred Lord Tennyson I... View more info

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The Mind Parasites

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Arkham House: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287942

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket spine and rear jacket panel lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 222 pp. Frank Utpatel jacket art. A novel which drew comparisons to H.P. Lovecraft and H.G. Wells. Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft’s dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in th... View more info

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A Descriptive Checklist of Book Catalogues: Separately Printed in America, 1693-1800

By: Winans, Robert B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society: 1981

Seller ID: 2279058

ISBN: 091229647X

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. 1981 Hard Cover. xxxi, 207 pp. This checklist describes printed catalogues of books separately issued in America prior to 1801 by booksellers, publishers, book auctioneers, circulating libraries, social libraries, college libraries, and private libraries. The entries appear in chronological order, beginning with 1693, the date of the earliest-known example. View more info

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The American Scrap Book: The Year's Golden Harvest of Thought and Achievement

By: Wise, William H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2264764

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Faint edge wear. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Contains essays and historical information, featuring such notable contributors as Isidora Duncan, Abraham Lincoln and many others! View more info

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By: Wister, Owen; Hosic, James Fleming; Moffett, H.Y.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1930

Seller ID: 2277913

Condition: Good


Quarter inch tear to spine-head cloth, hinges starting, ink name on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1930 Small Hard Cover. xvii, 567 pp. The Virginian (otherwise titled The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains) is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister, (1860-1938). It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true fictional western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virginian paved the way for many more westerns by such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, and several others. View more info

Thank You, Jeeves

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Perennial: 1983

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296516

ISBN: 0060806575

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Top corner of rear wrapper creased, page page ridge lightly foxed, owner's library stamp on blurb page. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. Bertie Wooster's newfound enthusiasm for the banjolele results in his eviction from his apartment and, to his outrage, having to take notice from his hitherto devoted manservant, Jeeves. Repairing to the country with his banjolele and new valet, Brinkley, Bertie soon finds himself in no shortage of trouble. A visit to an American yacht ends with him locked in a stateroom by a prospective father-... View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2286802

ISBN: 0553047167

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Spine creased. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294300

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss along top edge, reverse of jacket lightly foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info