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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Rockefeller Center, New York, Pocket Books Incorporated: 1949

Edition: First Pocket Book Edition

Seller ID: 2488

Condition: Good to Very Good


292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first pocket book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holi... View more info

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Superstitious

By: Stine, R.L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 154

ISBN: 0446519537

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 390 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in near Fine jacket. Blue boards, black spine, gold lettering, clean and unmarked. Jacket by Tony Greco. Set on a small Pennsylvania college campus "Stine unleashes his mastery of the macabre on adult readers".ISBN 0446519537. #154. View more info

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The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators : The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites & Their Associates with Critical Biographical Essays & Illustrated Catalogues of the Artists' Engraved Works

By: Suriano, Gregory R.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2131

ISBN: 0712346813

Condition: Fine


4to. 336 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout. Contents: First Appearances of Important Books in the Artist Catalogues. Preface, Introduction: The Pre-Raphaelites and Published Graphic Art in Victorian England, The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Major Pre-Raphaelites (C), The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Pre-Raphaelite Associates (Burton, Collins, Collinson, Deverell, Holiday, Inchbold, Prinsep, Ruskin, Seddon, Smetha... View more info

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Thoreau on Man and Nature

By: Thoreau, Henry D [Compiled By Arthur G. Volkman]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2320

Condition: Very Good+


61 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, no jacket. Light rubbing to corners, clean, sound and unmarked. Selections from the writings of Thoreau as compiled by Arthur G. Volkman are arranged in sections: 1. Alma Natura, 2. Of Aspiration, 3. Orientation, 4. Generation, 5. Mind Prints, 6. Of Courage, 7. Of Health, 8. Relaxation, 9. Re-Creation, 10. Human Faith, 11. The Great Spirit. #2320. View more info

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Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.

By: Thurber, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 535

ISBN: 0892964502

Condition: Fine


8vo. xii. 208 pgs. Fine hardcover in Very Good + jacket. Edited by Robert Lopresti with a foreword by Donald E. Westlake. The author's ruminations on everyday villainy, some pieces appear for the first time in book form. ISBN 0892964502. #535. View more info

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The Gypsy

By: Trites, W.B.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes: 1928

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1939

Condition: Very Good


173pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, black cloth spine with unusual red and gilt patterned boards. Gilt to front and spine, spine somewhat faded. Rubbing to boards at edges and corners, binding sound. A wealthy married middle aged painter in Andalusia becomes involved in an ill-fated flirtation with his beautiful gypsy model. #1939. View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 581

ISBN: 0312130821

Condition: Fine


8vo. 196 pgs. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED and dated 10-20-95 by author on title page. Dustwrapper has slight trace of rubbing at corners. Publishers card laid in. Author's first novel. June 1995 first printing. Mystery and suspense follow the questionable acquisition of a legendary rare coin. ISBN 0312130821. #581. View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2350

ISBN: 0312130821

Condition: Fine


8vo. 196 pgs. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. Dustwrapper has slight trace of rubbing along edges and corners. Publishers card laid in. Author's first novel. June 1995 first printing. Mystery and suspense follow the questionable acquisition of a legendary rare coin. ISBN 0312130821. #2350. View more info

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Music and Other Poems

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons: 1905

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.

Seller ID: 502

Condition: Good


12mo. viii.116 pgs. Good condition hardcover. Green silk cloth with gilt lettering and decorative to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of cloth are sun-faded, light general shelf wear. Front free endpaper absent, occasional tick marks in margins and creasing to top corners of pages. Copyright page October 1904 with 1905 on title page. Contents: Odes: Music, Peaxe, Victor Hugo, God of the Open Air; Sonnets: Work, Life, Love, The Child in the Garden, Love's Reason, ... View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1951

Condition: Very Good


299pgs. Very Good harcover, decorative binding signed MA, navy cloth with attractive decoration in gilt and green by Margaret Armstrong on front board and spine. Attractive period bookplate with the poem "If thou art borrowed by a friend..." and gift inscription [to Dr. Jno. S. Niles by his nephew Frank L. Niles) on front endpapers. Faint bookstore/druggist's shop stamp (Carbondale, PA) on bottom corner of rear endpaper. Clean, sound and otherwise unmarked. Publi... View more info

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Valery and Poe. A Literary Legacy

By: Vines, Lois Davis

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, New York University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2102

ISBN: 0814787711

Condition: Very Good


8vo. xii. 217 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering. Tiny rear corner bump. Shallow waving to paper around pg. 41 due to a transparent waterspot, else clean and unmarked throughtout. Contents: acknowledgements, abbreviations, introduction, the image of Poe inherited from Baudelaire and Mallarme, Valery's view on influence, Dupin-Teste: the Poe connection, Poe, Valery and modern criticism, poetics and poetry, "On Poe's Eureka", conclusion: unity... View more info

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Virgil. The Georgics in English Hexameter

By: Virgil. (C.W. Brodribb)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, D. Appleton and Company. Made and printed in Great Britain.: 1926

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 748

Condition: Very Good


86 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with rubbing to spine edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative border on front board. Made and printed in Great Britain. The decorations to this edition are from woodblocks cut by Maud Reed-Cooper. The original Latin meter is reproduced in English as nearly as the structural differences in the two languages would permit. Books I-IV: Of Crops and Weather. Of Vines and Trees. Of Horses and Cattle, Of Bees. #748. View more info

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On the Cross. A Romance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau (1902).

By: Von Hillern, Wilhelmine and Safford, M.J.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Drexel Biddle.: 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 340

Condition: Very Good


12mo. xiv. 442 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Brown cloth with attractive green, black and gilt decoration on front and spine. Light edge wear and light foxing to endpapers. Illustrated frontis. Text clean and sound throughout. Original unrevised version of this Gospel-based drama, much criticized for its potential anti-Judaic interpretation. #340. View more info

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Reading. An Essay.

By: Walpole, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1927

Edition: November 1927.

Seller ID: 501

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501. View more info

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Midnight Dreary. Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2524

ISBN: 0813526051

Condition: Fine


xvi.199pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Edgar-winning Poe biographer John Walsh examines the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated with reproductions of correspondence, newspaper articals, photos, portraits, documents, medical records and a map of Baltimore contemporary to Poe's last known whereabouts. Contents: Prologue: The Case Reopened, Enter Poe, Enter the Widow, "We Regret to Learn...", Witness Time, Five Last Days, The Sartain I... View more info

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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2526

ISBN: 0882296833

Condition: Very Good


163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and s... View more info

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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2539

Condition: Near Fine


154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as f... View more info

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The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

By: Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club: 1951

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2404

Condition: Near Fine


64 pgs. Near Fine condition cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine, clean, bright, unmarked. Rust colored cloth with matching text block edges. Very slight trace of rubbing to cloth at corners. Without slipcase or hourglass pamphlet. Illustrated frontis and five additional full page color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Special edition by The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companys, Inc. Recounts the story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his... View more info

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Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth

By: Ward, Benjamin R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Co.: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1911

Condition: Very Good


viii.192 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, minimal external wear to cloth, owner name on front endpaper.Occasional marginalia in light pencil. Forty nine poems of William Wordsworth are critically studied by Matthew Arnold. Introductory material provides biographical material for both. Included are suggestions for study, discussion of certain types of lyrics and questions on the individual poems. Contents: Life and Writings of William Wordswo... View more info

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The Legend of Olivia Cosmos Montevideo.

By: Warloe, Constance

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2183

ISBN: 0871135647

Condition: Fine


8vo. 316 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine Jacket with upper corners very slightly rubbed. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by author on title page: "Constance Warloe. June 29, 1994. Nhizoni-Walk in Beauty." First Edition stated on copyright page, with number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 . ISBN 0871135647. #2183. View more info