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Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 Volumes 1,2,3,4,5,6 Complete

By: Anna Seward

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 30001


All six books are in pristine condition with no names amd writing and no spine creases. Each book measure 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has a compilation of 2414 pages! Anna Seward longed to take her place in literature, but she had many frustrations. Erasmus Darwin once printed her poetry with his name on it. Then Horace Walpole accused her of having no imagination. And to top it off she couldn't get a patron even with her talent because nobody would help a woman. Th... View more info

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Talking Horse. Bernard Malamud on Life and Work

By: Bernard Malamud

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23891


Book is beauiful in a low-key way. Boards are covered with brown paper and dark brown cloth at the spine.Tthe only defect to the book itself is a small "This Belongs To" sticker (unused) pasted on the top corner of the front free endpaper. The dustjacket is likewise nice save a tiny chip to the back corner. Jacket looks very handsome in a brand new mylar cover.. Malamud was the winner of two National Book Awards and a Pultizer. Here he includes speeches, interviews,... View more info

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At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut

By: Boon, Kevin A. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., State University of New York Press: 2001

Edition: First Prnting

Seller ID: 23629


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing, no creasing to spine -- appears unread -- and is in giftable condition. The focus of this book a new look at Vonnegut's body of work. The writers, some Vonnegut scholars, others personal friends. Together they bring much to the pages. There's a foreword by Vonnegut himself followed by ten essays. A few examples are these: Vonn egut the Essayist by Jerome Klinkowist; Quanatum Leeps in the Vonnegut Minefield by Loree Rackstraw; ... View more info

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Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino)

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25968TB


Crisp, clean, as new book in brand new mylar cover. No defective of note. Has not been -price-clipped and there are no names or writing. First time to be published in English. Comprised of 19 essays of a biographical nature written by Calvino. 255 pages including index. View more info

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Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn

By: Cott, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 28165


Book itself is pristine inside and out with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The jacket is likewise clean with no chips or tears. The only faults are price-clip and a couple scratches to back Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. The biography of Lafcadio Hearn is handled well here and illustrated with small whimsical drawings. Hearns was born in Greece, but was half Irish and came to the U.S. where he worked as a newspaperman. Eventually he left for J... View more info

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James Anthony Froude A Biography; Volume I, Volume II

By: Dunn, Walso Hilary

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25366


Two handsome books bound in navy blue coth with bright gilt to spines.No names or writing and tightly bound. Jackets are quite good though do show some light foxing at creases of endflaps, a few small tears which almost disappear in brand new mylar, and three tiny chips to top of spine on volume I. A fascinating biography of Froude who was a biographer (and novelist) himself, as well as editor of Fraser's Magazine. Controversy visted him twice, once for a "scandalous" bo... View more info

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Morning Has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon

By: Farjeon, Annabel

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Julia MacRae: 1986

Edition: First Edtiion

Seller ID: 24330EC


Crisp, beautiful book -- no names or writing, no tears or chips. Pristine pages and page edges. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Photograph of subject, Eleanor Farjeon, at frontis as well as additional photographs throughout text. The story of an author who came from a family of novelists and herself wrote poems, stories and plays, but is best remembered for her hymn, Morning Has Broken. Written by the daughter of her brother, Herbert, who collaborated with... View more info

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Rider Haggard: A Biography

By: Higgins, D.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Stein & Day Pub: 1983

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 20768RC


Crisp, clean book with no bumps or soil to cream boards and brown spine. No names or writing and jacket protected by brand new mylar. Only fault is very small tear to crown of jacket spine, almost invisible. A fascinating look at a British novelist whose storytelling style bcame the norm even in contemporary times. 266 pages. Indexed. View more info

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The Letters of Henry James Volumes I, II. III, IV

By: James, Henry; Edel, Leon (editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Belknap Press of Harvard University: 1974

Seller ID: 23420


Very clean, handsome books with nice dustjackets, all in brand new mylar covers. Only Volume I, the orange one, shows sunning to spine and all have a small abrasion to front enpapers due to price stickers..Henry James, a British aurhor who was born in the United States, had a penchant for letters written and received, so it's not surprising that these books collectively number over 2000 pages. Volume one covers 1843-1875, Vol. II 1875-1883; Volume III 1883-1895 and Volum... View more info

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Mark Twain's Correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers 1893 - 1909

By: Leary, Lewis (editor)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of Calfornia: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27308AD


Crisp, clean book with no defect of note. No tears oor chips, no names or wriiting and no bumps to boards. Jacket is protected with a heavy clear plastic cover. Only faults are price-clip to jacket and minor soil to back cover of jacket which cannot be cleaned due to lack of coating to paper. Nonetheless, it's a handsome book carefully kept. At the time Twain met Roger Henry Huttleston Rogers Rogers was a Standard Oil executive and Twain was an author whose publishing c... View more info

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Lafcadio Hearn

By: McWilliams, Vera

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Cooper Square Publishers: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 26044TB


Vey handsome reprint of a book first publshed in 1946.Understated in its design, but a pleasure to hold. Lafcadio Hearn is not a household name, but an interesting one once you meet him. He was Greek/Irish,a newspaperman in Ohio who threw over the conventional life and headed for New Orleans where he soaked in the Creole culture. Ultimately he went to Japan whre he made yet another a new life, married a Japanese woman, created a family and wrote books, many of which are ... View more info

A Life of Chekhov

By: Nemirovsky, Irene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Grey Walls Press Ltd.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18881


Very nice clean red boards with gilt printing to spine. Light toning to gutter front and back, but pages immaculate. Dustjacket likewise clean with one small tear to top front edge and very mild toning to spine. Has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar. A very readable and relatively hard to find biography by a woman who had previously won acclaim in France as a novelist, the skills for which are evident here. Nemirovsky fell victim to the Nazis... View more info

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Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die

By: Nevins, Francis M.

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Mysterious Press: 1988

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 27146TB


Book itself is as new -- crisp and pristine inside and out with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket is likewise pristine but shows two creases on the laminated layer of spine -- a manufacturer's defect. No tears or chips and no price-clip. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. 613 pages including a good index make this a treat for the terror fiction buff. Woolrich was known as the Poe of the 20th century. View more info

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Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings (A Shearwater Book)

By: Thoreau, Henry D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Island Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23637


Beautiful book which is the first publication of Thoreau's Last Manuscript, somethign which idsentitled to appreciation. The book itself shows no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and clean pages and page edges. The only fault is a light crease to back endpaper and one page, both of which lie flat. The dustjacket is likewise nice -- no chips and no tears. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover.The book measures 7-1/4" x 9-1/2" and has 283 pages.Thoreau wrote th... View more info

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Thurber on Humor

By: Thurber, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, The Ohioana Library Association and Thurber House: 1994

Edition: Centennial Edition

Seller ID: 13691A


Crisp, clean reprint of the original acceptance speech written by Thurber and presented in his absence October 24, 1953. Thurber's wife was ill at the time so he did not receive his Ohioana Sesquicentennial Medal in person. The booklet was reprinted in 1994 to commemorate Ohio's 150th anniversary. Great photo of Thurber on cover and an even better one of him working at his typewriter inside. Eleven counted pages. Measures 5-1/2" x 8". View more info