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Great Books and Book Collectors

By: Thomas, Alan G

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1975

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1900

Condition: Near Fine


280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herbals and Color-Plate Flower Books, English Books with Coloured Plates, Books on Architecture, The New World, Private Press Book... View more info

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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1708

Condition: Very Good


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Ef... View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $8.00

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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The First Christmas Tree.

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $63.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2577

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Very Good condition, brwon cloth hardcover, gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom pages are deckle edged, untrimmed. Illustrated frontis and 3 addional plates by Howard Pyle. Possiby ex private library, with several discrete stamps on front endpaper, table of illustrations page and reverse side of frontis plate, otherwise clean and unmarked. Each page is artfully deorated around the text with an intricate oak leaf motif. Very nice copy for the collector of van Dyke, decorated bindings and Howard Pyle illustrations. Book# 2577. View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $33.00

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. Publication date: October 1902. A series of nine short stories, iIllustrated with color plate artwork by these artists: R.J. Wegue... View more info

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Valery and Poe. A Literary Legacy

By: Vines, Lois Davis

Price: $28.00

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 of effect, Afterword: Poe in France since 1945, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index, about the author. ISBN 0814787711. #210... 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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A Primer of the History of Mathematics

By: W.W. Rouse Ball

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd: 1927

Edition: Sixth Issue

Seller ID: 2409

Condition: Very Good


149 pgs. Very Good condition light green cloth hardcover. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, light general smudging to cloth, binding sound, owner name (Helen M Rice) on front endpaper. Occasional neat checkmarks in margins, text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Text is organized into 346 numerical articles with index at the rear. Contents: I. Introductory; II. Mathematics Under Greek Influence: 1. The Pythagorean, Athenian and Early Schools, 2. Development of (Synthetic) Geometry), 3. The Alexandrian Schools; III. The Mathematics of the Middle Ages: 1. The Rise of Learning in the We... View more info

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Midnight Dreary. Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $16.00

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 Interval, What Mrs. Smith Knew, Suddenly a Tapping, Epilogue: Exit the Widow, Appendix: The Letters of Elmira Shelton, Notes a... 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: $24.00

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 "Transformations" (The Golden Ass), re-told by Walter Pater in his novel "Marius the Epicurean". The Prologu... View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Complete Edition.

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1884

Edition: 1884

Seller ID: 2557

Condition: Very Good


xiii.543pgs. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Attractive, ompact and sound. Unmarked but for previous owner neatly penned on front enpaper. Includes a small clipping of a prayer by Frances Ripley Havergal (1876-1839) a religious poet. Pages slightly and evenly age toned. Closed tear to the middle of two adjacent pages, likely a result of being folded in half at some time in the past, text not affected. A complete collection of works by this poet arranged in sections, including some poems by Elizabeth H. Whittier, as well as various maxims, hymns, ballads... View more info

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Miriam and Other Poems

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf.

Price: $53.00

Publisher: Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2328

Condition: Very Good


106 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, beveled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine, brown endpapers. Rubbing to cloth at corners, spine ends frayed, otherwise clean and sound. Illustrated with engravings on frontis and smaller vignettes on title page and at "Miriam". A small pressed fern leaf leaf, still present, leaves a ghostly impression on pgs. 88,89 at the start of the poem "A Spiritual Manifestation". Contents: Dedication verse to A.P. Bernard; Miriam; Miscellaneous Poems: Normbega, Nauhaught the Deacon, In School-Days, Garibaldi, After Election, M... View more info