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Aiken's British Poets with Biographical and critical Prefaces

By: Aiken

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Wardle: 1831

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003615

Condition: Good

Here is a wonderful and extensive selection of the works of virtually all of the Great British Poets. The book contains over 800 pages and shows considerable wear since it was published in 1831, The first edition was published in 1820 so this is a very early printing. Each section on a particular poet is prefaced by a short biography of the man about to be read. Suffice it to say that this is a great book that has worn over time. Published in 1831 this volume is bound in full calf that is marred or scratched on both boards and the spine. Marbled endpapers are present with a small bookseller st... View more info

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Comrades: Brothers,Fathers,Heroes,Sons,Pals

By: Ambrose, Stephan E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 005394

Condition: Near Fine

This proof is in new condition with all corners square , no creases to the spine, and a pristine textblock. Proofs are pre-first edition and as such are printed in very small quantities. They are given only to the author, the publisher, and book reviewers. Consequently the uncorrected proof is more rare than the First edition. Stephen Ambrose was a well known, if controversial, historian. He wrote 'Undaunted Courage' about the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as 'Citizen Soldiers' and 'D-Day' and 'Band of Brothers'. His writing style is fluid and expressive. This book appears to be a series ... View more info

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Lives of the Painters - 4 Volumes

By: Canaday, John

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Norton: 1969

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Seller ID: 005933

Condition: Fine

This is a beautiful set of four volumes. The set is in Fine condition and almost new. This is the First Edition and the second printing. The only thing that I must mention is that each volume has the tiniest shelf-wear to the extreme top of the dustcover on the spine. It is virtually invisible and probably will become completely invisible when I place the books in an archival Brodart dust jacket protector before shipment. The set is magnificent. The Lives of the Painters is an important and fascinating history of Western painting and its artists written by the renowned historian and critic of ... View more info

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Living History

By: Clinton, Hillary

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005217

Condition: As New

This volume is a virtually new first edition of 'Living History'. The book itself is in fine condition with all corners square. The dustjacket is also in fine condition and it is not price-clipped. Few beyond Hillary Clinton's friends and family have ever heard her account of her amazing journey. In this book she writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in middle-class America in the 1950's and her transformation from 'Goldwater Girl' to student activist and to controversial First Lady. It is also a chronicle of her life with Bill Clinton, a thirty year adventure in love and ... View more info

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Red Badge of Courage - Manuscript Facsimile

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $149.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., NCR Microcard editions: 1973

Edition: First Edition Limited/Numbered

Seller ID: 003966

Condition: Fine

This is a great offering for Stephen Crane fans as well as anyone that is engaged in bibliographic studies regarding this Great classic novel of the civil war. There are two quarto volumes here with a matching and labelled slipcase. The dimensions of the books are 11 1/4 tall by 7 3/4 wide. This is a Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 762. Both volumes are in Very Fine condition and show no flaws. The slipcase is in Near Fine condition with a bit of wear to the spine label and a bit of a stain to the front slipcase label. The stain appears to have come from the red dye of t... View more info

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American War Ballads and Lyrics- 2 Vols

By: Eggleston, George Cary

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004746

Condition: Very Good+

This is a most interesting two volume set. It was published in 1889 and contains lyrics from all the way back to the revolutionary war. Later the two volumes were combined into one. This is the original format.This is the First edition and the two volumes are bound in a highly decorated cloth with gilt decorations both on part of the boards and on the spines. The books reside in a custom slipcase that was made for them and they make a great presentation. Each volume has its own mylar wrapper within the case. There is a previous owner's signature on the ffep (Front free endpaper) of both volume... View more info

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By: Fields, James T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1876

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003532

Condition: Very Good+

This little book is very interesting for those interested in Nathaniel Hawthorne and his life and works. It was written by James Fields who In 1839 joined William Ticknor and became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, the publishers of most of Hawthorne's novels, After 1868 the publisher was known as Fields, Osgood & Company also a major publisher of Hawthorne. With this company, Fields was the publisher of leading contemporary American writers, with whom he was on terms of close personal friendship. Hawthone was one of these friends. I... View more info

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Spontaneous Mind - Selected Interviews

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005480

Condition: Near Fine

The Interviews collected in 'Spontaneous Mind' are indeed interviews of art and creativity. The book is in very near fine condition. It is in black boards with all corners square and no soiling or staining to the boards. At the extreme top of the spine there is a slight turning in towards the textblock but it is geometrically even and all material is present and not scratched. It is extremely minor. The dustjacket is also very near fine and if you look closely at the top of the spine panel there is a slight creasing that is virtually invisible and it does not seem to represent normal shelf-wea... View more info

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Frog Prince, The: An Autobiography

By: Girodias, Maurice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005200

Condition: Very Good+

Maurice Girodias has been alternately described as the 'old king of porn' and the 'Lenin of the sexual revolution'. In truth he has been one of the most important behind-the-scenes figures in the history of modern literature. Girodias was the founder of the Olympia Press, the Paris publishing house to which so many talented twentieth-century writers gravitated when their works were considered too scandalous for everyone else. Anyone who knows the Olympia Press understands its importance in 20th century literature. This book is a first edition and first printing. It was Girodias who through muc... View more info

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Bibliography: James A. Michener

By: Groseclose, David A.

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Austin Texas, State House Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002498

Condition: As New

This most important book is brand new and still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. It is the Authoritative bibliography of the Works of James A. Michener and it is indispensable for the collector of James Michener books. You really cannot collect Michener unless you have this reference to verify First edition status and use exact descriptions of each title to identify the book correctly. It covers each book that Michener published in the order that they were published. It covers descriptive bibliographies of First editions as well as first printings and subsequent publications. It covers ... View more info

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife

By: Hawthorne, Julian

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1885

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005165

Condition: Very Good+

Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne and also a writer. He authored 'Bressant' and a number of other fiction and non-fiction works. I believe this to be the second printing of this two volume biography. It is dated 1885 on the title page and 1884 on the copyright page. The books are in at least very good condition. The books have very lightly bumped corners except for the rear board of volume two. There is slight toning to the text but it is quite light and there is no foxing. The spines show some shelf-wear at the tops and the bottoms. There are some very small chips to the lab... View more info

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Century, The

By: Jennings, Peter; Brewster, Todd

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005184

Condition: Near Fine

This is a Fine quarto size book that could be used as a coffee-table book. The book itself is in near fine condition with just a touch of shelfwear which is virtually invisible but for a small area of wear on the back board. There is a very small crease to the first free page (FFEP) to the right top corner. The page is black so the small crease is very hard to see, This is a true first edition and first printing. The dustjacket is also near fine and shows slight shelfwear to the top of the spine panel and the rear inside flap has a tiny turned corner at the top. The dustjacket is not price-cli... View more info

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Devil Worship: The Sacred Books and Traditions of the Yezidiz

By: Joseph, Isya

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Montana, Kessinger Publishing: 1919

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001490

Condition: Fine

This quarto sized softcover treatise was originally published in 1919 and this is a reprint. Devil Worship contains the sacred books as well as the traditions of the Yezidiz. It is a highly detailed work and covers the origin of the manuscripts as well as critical treatments of the subjects covered. The book is in Fine unread condition and will please anyone interested in unusual religions or the occult. View more info

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Letters of James Joyce - Edited by Stuart Gilbert

By: Joyce, James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005169

Condition: Near Fine

This volume is the First Edition of James Joyce's Letters edited by Stuart Gilbert, a close friend of Joyce. Sixteen years after Joyce's death, this long awaited volume was published simultaneously in New York and London. The volume contains the character of an ever-astonishing Genius which is revealed in more than four hundred letters and notes from his own hand. They were written to the famous and the obscure, to other writers and publishers, and to personal intimates and relatives. This is an amazing collection in the First edition and it will show you sides of Joyce that you may not have b... View more info

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A Treatise on the Scurvy

By: Lind, James M.D.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Classics of Medicine Library: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004935

Condition: As New

This beautiful volume is an exact facsimile of a treatise that was originally published in 1753. This facsimile is of the third edition (enlarged and improved) which was published in 1772. The book is bound in full leather with very ornate gilt decorations both on the boards and on the spine. All edges are gilt and there is a silk ribbon bookmark bound-in. The book contains fine marbled endpapers and makes a wonderful presentation. The book is brand new and has never been read. This is truly an interesting offering for those who have an interest in what medicine was like in the 18th century. A... View more info

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White Jacket - Northwestern- Newberry

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Northwestern-Newberry: 1970

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Seller ID: 005139

Condition: Very Good

This Hard cover copy of 'White Jacket' is published by Northwestern University Press and is considered to be the authoritive edition of this great novel by Herman Melville. The book contains much bibliographic information regarding the first edition of White Jacket. There is a 96 page editiorial appendix at the rear of the volume. This book is for people who really want specific information on the books that they read. It also contains the full text of White Jacket. There are a couple of library stamps scattered through the book and one on the top-edge. The rear free endpaper is missing, proba... View more info

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Going to Iran

By: Millett, Kate

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1981

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 001769

Condition: Near Fine

Kate Millett was one of the founders of the Women's Movement and one of the most important writers on the subject. This book is a pre- First Edition uncorrected proof in very near fine condition. There is some very slight fading to the spine but the book is perfectly square and has not been read. There were few copies of this Proof published. After the Shah's downfall, Iran saw a period of chaos and power struggle. The committee for artistic and intellectual Freedom sent out an urgent plea to feminists to come and see conditions in Iran. Kate Millet answered the call. I personally lived in Ira... View more info

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An Antarctic Diary

By: Passel, Charles

Price: $625.00

Publisher: Abilene Tx, Four-O Publishing: 1992

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004065

Condition: As New

This is a magnificent and extremely rare volume. Geologist Charles F. Passel served on the famous 1939-1941 Antarctic expedition under the command of Admiral Byrd. These are his diaries from that expedition and this offering was published in 1992. Previous editions of the diary had been edited and expurgated. In this edition Mr. Passel insisted on the diary being published exactly as it was written, with misspellings and other anomalies intact. The author said that he wanted these pages exactly as he wrote them with his frozen fingers in the Antarctic. No editing was to be done. This copy is o... View more info

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Faith and the Future

By: Ratzinger, Joseph

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Franciscan Herald Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005208

Condition: Near Fine

This book was written in 1971 by Joseph Ratzinger, the man who was the Pope (Benedict XVI), It has the Vatican Imprimatur on the back of the title page. It states that the book is free of moral or doctrinal error. The book is in fine condition and bound in an attractive brown cloth. All corners are square and there is no soiling. The dustjacket has a couple of very minor flaws. There is a tiny chip to the outside extreme top front panel and just a touch of shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine. It is hardly noticeable. The back panel has one very small closed tear at the bottom and one ... View more info

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Melville, a Biography

By: Robertson-Lorant, Laurie

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Potter: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000421

Condition: Near Fine

Herman Melville's towering achievement stands as a timeless monument to the richness and diversity of nineteenth-century American Literature. He employed a particularly American idiom in his writing and his immortal masterpiece, Moby Dick, broke the boundaries of the novel as it was then known and understood. This is a powerful and very accessible biography of this fascinating man and his works. The book is in Fine condition with only some very, very faint soiling to the fore-edge. The dustjacket is fine and it is not price-clipped. The inscription that is written on the half-title page is to ... View more info