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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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The Saturday Evening Mail, New York, January 23, 1915

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mail and Express, Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 2268336

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1915 Magazine. 16 pp. Cover art: cossack on guard in a pass of the Caucasus. Black-and-white photographs include: scenes of Italy's earthquake; two great leaders of the German armies; sidelights on the Great War; little Servia's heroic defense; actual scenes in the titanic conflict between Germans and Russians; pajama costume for housework; with the amateur photographers; 1,500 at plaza civic ball aid save-a-home fund; stage stars in new roles. View more info

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The Saturday Evening Mail, New York, March 27, 1915

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mail and Express, Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 2268340

Condition: Good


Pages 3-14 loose from binding but included, half-inch tear along top edge of front wrapper, pages 15-16 of People's Popular Monthly, February, 1915 laid in. 16 pp. Cover art: terror of the sea: new U.S. submarine, rising after eighteen hours under water. Black-and-white photographs include: Germans pay honor to Prince Bismarck; Italy and the war of the nations; world's champion gunners on the United States battleship Texas; great exposition of photographic arts and industries; war across Europe as Spring breaks; Springtime in Fifth Avenue; with the amateur photographers; notable persons in off... View more info

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The Saturday Evening Mail, New York, June 5, 1915

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mail and Express, Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 2268343

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1915 Magazine. 16 pp. Cover art: an ambush, photo by Paul Thompson. Black-and-white photographs include: where the Russians and Teutonic Allies are grappling to the death; king commands Italy's big army; governor's island party for army relief; London riots against Germans and Austrians; great work of autos in the World War; how the German army fights in the siege war across Northern France; Follies of 1915, Ziegfeld variety; with the amateur photographers. View more info

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We Speak from the Air: Broadcasts by the R.A.F.

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283122

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Wrapper edges lightly rubbed, smudge on front wrapper, ink stamp on half-title page. 1942 Soft Cover. 72 pp. Men of the R.A.F. describe their own experiences in their own words. These accounts of operations over Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Britain, Norway, Italy, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic give us the human stories behind the official communiques, and show us the great range and effectiveness of our Air Power. The narratives are selected from over 280 broadcasts, given anonymously by the R.A.F. and W.A.A.F. during 1941. View more info

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The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1 [Volume 11, Number One]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University Museum: 1920

Seller ID: 2289508

Condition: Very Good


Two one-inch tears along edges of front wrapper. 1920 Soft Cover. 80 pp. The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1. For art. For science. For civilization. CONTENTS: Foreword; By Louis Shotridge: Ghost of Courageous Adventurer; By H. U. Hall, Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa; By Stephen B. Luce, Attic Vases from Orvieto; By Stephen B. Luce: Ancient Helmets from Italy; By Wm. C. Farabee, A Newly Acquired Wampum Belt. View more info

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And So My Garden Grows (The Mother Goose Library)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1969

Seller ID: 2291335

ISBN: 0437765040

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa 1969). No jacket. Board corners lightly rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf verso. Unpaginated. From silver bells and cockle shells to roof-top flower pots, every kind of garden grows in these pictures of 19th-Century Italy.--Rear board. Illustrations by Peter Spier. View more info

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The Villas of Tuscany [Formerly Titled: Great Houses of Italy]

By: Acton, Harold Mario Mitchell

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1985

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2199170

ISBN: 050024085X

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. 1985 Large Hardcover. 288 pp. An architectural tour of Tuscany, profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, as well as reproductions of historical illustrations. View more info

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The Art of the Pitti Palace, with a Short History of the Building of the Palace, and Its Owners, and an Appreciation of Its Treasures

By: Addison, Julia de Wolf

Price: $15.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2199664

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint. Spine toned. 1904 Hard Cover. ix, 389 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey cloth, gilt titles, decoration & rules, gilt top page ridge. A survey of the famous gallery which focuses on the Golden Age of painting in Italy. View more info

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Shawl Straps. A Second Series of Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searlf: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206490

Condition: Fair


First UK edition. Binding loose, needs recasing. Corners rubbed. 1873 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. An account of a trip to Europe by the author of Little Women. A travel work designed by the author to be as cheerful and as short as possible. She therefore confined herself to the personal haps and mishaps, adventures and experiences, of her wanderers. Covers Brittany, France, Switzerland, Italy and London.KEYWORDS: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT LITERATURE SHAWL STRAPS EUROPE EUROPEAN ADVENTURE TRAVEL AUNT JO View more info

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Inferno (The Divine Comedy, Volume I [1]) (Penguin Classics)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Musa, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285218

ISBN: 0142437220

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. 2003 Trade Paperback. 430 pp. This vigorous translation of the poet's journey through the circles of hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. Translated with Notes and an Introduction by Mark Musa. View more info

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Anthony Adverse in Africa (Dell Mapback No. 283)

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell: 1949

Seller ID: 2148535

Condition: Good


Wrappers starting to delaminate. 1949 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Young, restless, eager for adventure, Anthony unexpectedly finds himself master of a large plantation and slave establishment in steaming, equatorial Africa, far from the tranquility of his native Livorno, Italy. View more info

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Anthony Adverse in Italy (Dell Mapback, 281)

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 1807849

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge starting. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Author of Bedford Village, The Forest and the Fort, Toward the Morning. The first of three Story Units adapted from the novel Anthony Adverse. View more info

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The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

By: American Sunday-School Union

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199451

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, pages foxed and toned, page 19's corner missing (does not affect text). 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 101 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt titles. The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims in the Holy Land to Christianity; bands of children marching to Italy; and children being sold into slavery. A study publishe... View more info

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The Wine Atlas of Italy & Traveller's Guide to the Vineyards

By: Anderson, Burton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199171

ISBN: 0671696211

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. 1 inch chip from rear jacket corner. 1990 Large Hardcover. 320 pp. An illustrated guide to Italian wines and vineyards, with detailed information, color photographs, and maps throughout. View more info

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Rome and Its Story

By: Baddeley, St. Clair; Gordon, Lina Duff

Price: $40.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 2287250

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Ink gift note on half-title page, endpapers lightly foxed. 1904 Hard Cover. xv, 384 pp. Gilt decor on spine and front board. Top page ridge gilt. Deckeled edge. Color frontispiece and plates by Aubrey Waterfield. Part I., dealing with the traditions and monuments of classical Rome down to the establishment of Christianity... Part II., dealing with Christian Rome from the days of the Apostles down to the Sack of the city under Pope Clement VII... View more info

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Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol: Handbook for Travellers

By: Baedeker, K. [Karl]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Karl Baedeker: 1891

Seller ID: 2202712

Condition: Good


Marbled page ridges. Front and rear hinges starting, ink name to front endpaper. 1891 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxviii, 498 pp. With 39 maps, 11 plans, and 21 panoramas. CONTENTS: I. Northern Switzerland; II. Lake of Lucerne and Environs. The St. Gotthard.; III. The Bernese Oberland; IV. Western Switzerland. Lake of Geneva. Lower Valley of the Rhone.; V. Savoy, the Valais, and the adjacent Italian Alps; VI. S.E. Switzerland. The Grisons.; VII. The Italian Lakes; List of Maps; Panoramas and Views; Plans of Towns; Abbreviations.Keywords: BAEDEKER HANDBOOK FOR TRAV... View more info

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Samuel Beckett: A Biography

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Summit Books: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2285641

ISBN: 0671691732

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 736 pp. SAMUEL BECKETT is the first biography of the Nobel Prizewinning novelist and playwright. A monumental work of scholarship - arguably the most important book about Beckett ever published - SAMUEL BECKETT is also fascinating reading. Beckett's life has been as rich as his writing is spare, and Deirdre Bair tells his story superbly: the upper-middle-class Irish childhood; the early years in Paris and Beckett's complex relationship to Joyce; the psychological anguish of his apprentice... View more info

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The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 2002-2003: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems

By: Baker, A.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2002

Seller ID: 2287158

ISBN: 1557502420

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded. 2002 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 1129, [9] pp. This popular navy guide is internationally acknowledged as the world's leading one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces. Comprehensive, authoritative and affordable, it is updated biennially to include accurate and timely data about the composition of the afloat, coastal defense, and aviation arms of more than one hundred eighty countries and territories, including coast guards and other armed maritime government services. Both major fleets like those of the United St... View more info

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The Medieval Papacy (Library of World Civilization)

By: Barraclough, Geoffrey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1979

Seller ID: 2269914

ISBN: 0393951006

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1979 Trade Paperback. 216 pp. The medieval papacy is treated as a historical phenomenon developing and changing in response to changing historical circumstances. The author seeks to show how its success in building up its authority and its legal and administrative machinery militated against its claim to spiritual leadership, and how an institution which rose through furthering the cause of reform later became an obstacle to reform and itself in need of reformation. In other words, he is concerned with the great dichotomies - to say nothing of... View more info

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Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents

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

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1971

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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Observations on Italy.

By: Bell, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Wells and Lilly: 1826

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198798

Condition: Good


First American edition. Rebacked with plain brown cloth, new headband, endpapers, and flyleaves. Boards lightly foxed with minor internal chip to paper on rear board, a few text pages lightly foxed. 1826 Hard Cover. xii, 331 pp. 8vo. A 19th century Italian travelogue [o]n Milan, Florence, Rome and Naples, in 1817-18, by the Scottish anatomist and fellow of the Royal Academy of Surgeons who is considered an innovator in the field of vascular surgery (Pine-Coffin 8178. This work is based on a journey to Italy Bell undertook as an effort to improve his health following a fall from his horse. His ... View more info

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Father, Dear Father

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1953

Seller ID: 2196182

Condition: Very Good


Envelope attached to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned.Jacket toned. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 247 pp. Barbara Bemelmans, the pre-teen daughter of Ludwig Bemelmans, accompanied by her poodle, Little Bit, leads her father on a glorious romp through Europe. Barbara sees everything for the first time through young eyes, so does Little Bit; and so does Ludwig that unsophisticated and merry sophisticate.Starting in New York, their trail leads them joyfully to France, Austria and Italy and ends at Christmas in New York's Bowery where Barbara concludes the... View more info

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The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info

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The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages Series)

By: Bentley, James; Ramsay, Alex

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194713

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flap price-clipped, jacket flaps very lightly toned. 2001 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. Author of the highly successful 'The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany', James Bentley, with photographer Alex Ramsay, has now turned his attention to the equally beautiful towns of Tuscany. Traveling from north to south, as in the Villages volume, we encounter first the towns with substantial Etruscan and Romanesque features, then the walled towns of central Tuscany, followed by the coastal and thermal communities of the south. The country towns described and photographed in this book hav... View more info

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The Boy Scouts in Russia

By: Blaine, Captain John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Saalfield Publishing Company: 1916

Seller ID: 2280444

Condition: Good


One inch tear to jacket spine head and to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. Ink stamp and pencil name on second blank, pages lightly toned. 1916 Hard Cover. 240 pp. Illustrated by E.A. Furman. John Blaine wrote the Boy Scout series in the first part of the 20th century. Books included in the series are The Boy Scouts in Europe, The Boy Scouts in Italy, The Boy Scouts in Turkey, The Boy Scouts in England, The Boy Scouts in Servia, The Boy Scouts in Germany, The Boy Scouts in Russia (1916), The Boy Scouts in France, and The Boy Scouts in the Netherlan... View more info

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The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment of [Giovanni] Boccaccio.

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Calvin Blanchard: 1855

Seller ID: 2272713

Condition: Good


No date, circa 1855. Rear hinge loosening, boards soiled, spine toned with loss of gilt, front free endpaper removed. We have more books available by this author!. 500, [4] pp. Lavender blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Illustrated with 18 steel engravings. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. View more info

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The Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio. in Three Volumes. [Decameron]

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Guglielmo Pickering: 1825

Seller ID: 2281490

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, spine labels mostly absent, minor splits to spine heads and feet along joints, first gathering of volume 1 (free endpaper, flyleaf, and half-title page) loose but included. An attractive set that could be beautiful with some minor restorations. 1825 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. cxxxv, [1], 228, [2]; [229]-586, [2]; [587]-967, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Italian text. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the... View more info

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; Aldington, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City Books: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283725

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Fore-edge and jacket reverse lightly foxed. 1949 Hard Cover. xxviii, 562 pp. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. Includes beautiful two-tone illustrations by Rockwell Kent. View more info

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Inferno: A Novel

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279368

ISBN: 0385537859

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 461 pp. In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Lang... View more info