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The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream [with] The Life of Bunyan, or Grace Abounding

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266386

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded, owner bookplate and pencil name and date on front endpapers, first couple pages foxed. 1890 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 651, [3] pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations. Pilgrim's Progress bound together with The Life of Bunyan; or, Grace Abounding. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salv... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress [From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream] [with] A Life of Bunyan

By: Bunyan, John; Southey, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1837

Seller ID: 2281663

Condition: Good


An early edition of Bunyan's famous work paired with Robert Southey's biography of Bunyan, which according to our research was first published in 1830. Once loaned to a ship's crew (stamp on decorative title page states 'Loaned to the Crew by The American Seamen's Friend Society, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York 10, N.Y.'). Edges rubbed, 1 inch tear to spine head, front free endpaper loose but included, endpapers foxed. 1837 Hard Cover. 348, [4] pp. 8vo. Pebbled cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations, decorative title page precedes printed title page. Pilgrim's P... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress, From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream [with] A Life of Bunyan by Himself, or Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

By: Bunyan, John; Southey, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1865

Seller ID: 2286768

Condition: Good


3 inch tear along rear joint, minor split to cloth at top of front joint, edges faded, lightly foxed throughout, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1865 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348, [4] pp. 8vo. Purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations. Pilgrim's Progress bound together with A Life of Bunyan. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian tr... View more info

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Enderby

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203556

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 412 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the author of the controversial A Clockwork Orange, which inspired the film that was perhaps even more controversial. Burgess first released a novel entitled Inside Mr. Enderby, written pseudonymously as Joseph Kell, which was suppressed in the United States. Eventually the work became a quartet of Enderby novels released over a period of 21 years. KEYWORDS: LITERATURE BRITISH FICTION View more info

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1985

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271311

ISBN: 0316116513

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Page ridges foxed, a bit smoky. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272, [4] pp. 8vo. This two-part response to 1984 minutely analyzes the original novel, and, after Burgess decides that 1984 will not resemble Orwell's fantasy, creates a comic counter-novel of future Britain. View more info

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American Authors and Books: 1640-1940

By: Burke, W.J.; Howe, Will D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1943

Seller ID: 2276941

ISBN: 1125122188

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket, faint edge wear. 1943 Hard Cover. An alphabetical guide to all the publishers and authors that have defined American literature. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Winter 2000, Issue 33: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 2000

Seller ID: 1818035

ISBN: 1880966328

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Winter 1998, Issue 25: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 1998

Seller ID: 1818037

ISBN: 1880966247

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 156 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Summer 2000, Issue 35: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 2000

Seller ID: 1818036

ISBN: 1880966344

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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The Saga of Billy the Kid (The Star Series)

By: Burns, Walter Noble

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1926

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205145

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1926 Hard Cover. 322 pp. First published in 1926, this entertaining and dramatic biography forever installed outlaw Billy the Kid in the pantheon of mythic heroes from the Old West and is still considered the single most influential portrait of Billy in this century. Saga focuses on the Kid's life and experiences in the bloody war between the Murphy-Dolan and Tunstall-McSween gangs in and around Lincoln, New Mexico, between 1878 and 1881. Burns paints the Kid as a boyish Robin Hood or romantic knight galvanized into a life of crime and killing by the war's vio... View more info

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The Soft Machine

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc., New York: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2015749

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Lightly rubbed, toned, single faint spine crease. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create... View more info

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Naked Lunch, the Restored Text

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2275609

ISBN: 0802140181

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor surface tear along spine. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 289 pp. Restored text edition. Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introduct... View more info

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Junky: The Definitive Text of Junk (50th Anniversary Edition)

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2003

Seller ID: 2281492

ISBN: 0142003166

Condition: Good


Stain to page base. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first book, a candid, eyewitness account of times and places that are now long gone. This book brings them vividly to life again; it is an unvarnished field report from the American postwar underground. For this definitive 50th-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly re-created the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts. Here for the first time are Burrou... View more info

Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (Signet Classics)

By: Burton, Sir Richard F.; Zipes, Jack

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet Classic: 1991

Seller ID: 2296217

ISBN: 0451525426

Condition: Near Fine


Spine lightly creased. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. x, 595 pp. Adapted from Richard F. Burton's unexpurgated translation. Bawdy and exotic, Arabian Nights, features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformations, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced into the West in 1704, the stories of The Thousand and One Nights are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, based on Richard F. Burton's... View more info

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Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness

By: Butscher, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Seabury Press: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275513

ISBN: 0826401600

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1976 Hard Cover. xix, 388 pp. A literary biography of the late American poet, viewing her as something of a bitch-goddess and attempting a linkage between her life's passing and her poetry's creation. View more info

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The Cavalier

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287006

Condition: Very Good


First edition, third state. (BAL 2368.) No jacket. Spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, spine very slightly cocked, ink name and place on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 311 pp. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century, as well as the first modern souther... View more info

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Bylow Hill

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287007

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state. (BAL 2371). No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 215 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Illustrated in color by F.C. Yohn. Bylow Hill is a novel set in a small New England town at the end of the 19th century that focuses on the townspeople's social networks. Specifically, it focuses on the relationships between various members of the Byington and Winslow families. Interestingly, Bylow Hill is unusual among the works in Cable's oeuvre for its New England setting; a Southern author k... View more info

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Kincaid's Battery

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287008

Condition: Good


First edition. (BAL 2376). This copy belonged to Batter A, 101 F.A. (Field Artillery). No jacket. Paint stain on top edge of front board and on top page ridge, spine head and spine base rubbed, pencil name and ink stamp on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 396 pp. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball. A romance set near New Orleans during the Civil War. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. H... View more info

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The White Prophet: A Novel

By: Caine, Hall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap: 1909

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2054209

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and page ridges lightly soiled, 1/2 inch closed tear along top jacket edge.Very Good. 1909 Hard Cover. 613 pp. 14-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Includes black & white frontispiece & plates by R. Caton Woodville. A later novel by the author who lived on the Isle of Man, and served as Dante Gabriel Rossetti's secretary. Many of Caine's works were adapted to film, including The Christian, The Manxman, and The Eternal City. He also wrote the script for a propaganda film commissioned by Prime Minister David Lloyd George. View more info

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When You Think of Me

By: Caldwell, Erksine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199487

Condition: Good


First edition. Faint smell of smoke, pages heavily toned, top page edges lightly foxed.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned, rear jacket flap clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. 194 pp. With illustrations by Louis Macouillard. With just such a motley and captivating effect have the stories and sketches in this collection been shaken out of Erksine Caldwell's imagination, one rich with odd characters and flashing incidents collected in a lifetime of wandering and observation. These pices, some published long ago and lost for many years, some never before published, are divided into four groups.CONTENTS: Par... View more info

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Place Called Estherville

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199486

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper, pages toned, faint smell of smoke.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. Centers on a biracial brother and sister, Ganus and Kathyanne Bazemore. After their mother dies, they move to a segregated town called Estherville to help take care of their sick aunt. They face abuse from the town that culminates in tragedy.Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987) is the author of twenty-five novels, numerous short stories, and a dozen nonfiction titles, most depicting the harsh realities of life in the Am... View more info

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Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet / New American Library: 1959

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277356

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light stain along bottom edge of rear wrapper, pages lightly toned. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the Lesters, a family of white sharecroppers so destitute that most of their creditors have given up on them. Debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness, the Lesters are preoccupied by their hunger, sexual longings, and fear that they will someday descend to a lowe... View more info

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The Road to San Giovanni

By: Calvino, Italo; Parks, Tim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 1994

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287918

ISBN: 0679743480

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1994 Trade Paperback. 150 pp. Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks. This major testament by Italo Calvino is composed of five strikingly elegant memory exercises about his life and work. The title piece, The Road to San Giovanni, poignantly evokes his childhood home. A Cinema-Goer's Autobiography tells of his adolescence, when he was riveted by American films starring Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, and others. Memories of a Battle is at once a reminiscence of his experience in a partisan unit during World War II and a reflection on the roles of real an... View more info

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Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. and Other Poems. [The Pennsylvanian Cottage]

By: Campbell, Thomas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: D. Longworth, Shakspeare-Gallery: 1809

Seller ID: 1928324

Condition: Very Good


Professionally rebacked with brown cloth. Library blind stamps on margins of a few pages, no other library marks. Boards rubbed, pages lightly toned with minimal transfer. 1809 Hard Cover. 132 pp. Early American 8vo edition (July 1809), following the original London 4to edition by just a couple months. Marbled boards. Pages 52 and 57 misnumbered 57 and 52. A Spenserian romantic epic poem, inspired by the massacre in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, which occurred several years after the United States achieved independence. During the massacre, revolutionaries were killed by British loyalist... View more info

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Walt Whitman: An American

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199799

Condition: Good


First edition. Pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper, pages toned.Two-inch by one-inch tear to jacket spine, small chips and tears to jacket edges, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1943 Hard Cover. viii, 381 pp. With illustrations. Rubicund and tumultuously bearded, egotistical, pulicity-mad, idolized by his friends, slandered or ignored by his contemporaries, Walt Whitman, the man who put sex back on to the printed page, was the problem child of American literature. But he was also the prophet and seer of democracy; a poet who made articulate the American dream and the American faith,... View more info

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In Cold Blood

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1994

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2294032

ISBN: 0679745580

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Faint edge wear. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.  As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, y... View more info

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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

By: Carroll, Lewis [Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Boston / Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200523

Condition: Very Good


First American edition ('wade' for 'wabe' on p. 21). Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down (some loss from edges), new end sheets. Boards lightly rubbed and soiled, pencil name and year ('R.P. Blake 1880') on front flyleaf, a number of illustrations colored with pencil by a young reader, some quite nicely done. 1872 Hard Cover. x, [1]-224 pp. 8vo. The sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. This first American edition was released with both red and green cloth (no priority) in the same year as the Macmillan edition printed in Lo... View more info

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Women Are Not Roses (An Arte Publico Press Book)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Arte Publico Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201050

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Lightly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. 64 pp. Author's first complete book of poems. Ana Castillo is one of the most widely published and anthologized voices from the Hispanic experience in the United States. Women Are Not Roses shatters the image of women as lovely, sweet adornments, more to be admired at a distance than handled, more beautiful to behold in silence than engaged in dialog. Castillo demands to be heard on this and on a variety of other social, political and esthetic issues.Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Mexican-American... View more info

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Carmen la Coja: Una Novela (Spanish Text)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vintage Espanol: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270631

ISBN: 0375724680

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 216 pp. Spanish text. Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list. Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin community of Chicago and the seductive world of flamenco. Carmen La Coja Santos is a renowned loc... View more info

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Loverboys: Stories

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270632

ISBN: 0393039595

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 8/23/96 by author. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. Loverboys is the eagerly awaited new book by Ana Castillo, the acclaimed author of So Far from God: a collection of stories that display her unique perspective on the joys and sorrows of love. Here is the experience of love captured in its wildly varying modes, from rapturous beginnings to melancholy middles to bittersweet ends, and in its equally varying configurations - man and woman, man and man, woman and woman. From the infectious moodiness of Loverbo... View more info