Biographical and autobiographical works. Also, books which contains a significant amount of biographical or autobiographical information as stated in the description.

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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

By: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2470

ISBN: 0312205872

Condition: Fine


215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470. View more info

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Isadora Duncan

By: Magriel, Paul, Editor.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1948

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1961

Condition: Very Good


vii.85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light rubbing at edges and corners, clean, sound, unmarked. Contents: Preface. Isadora Duncan and Basic Dance by John Martin. Duncan Concerts in New York by Carl Van Vechten. Isadora Duncan and the Artists by Allan Ross Macdougall. Isadora Duncan: Studies for Six Dance Movements by Gordon Craig. Chronology, Bibliography of Isadora Duncan, Albums and Books of Drawings of Isadora Duncan. Illustrated generously with black and white photos, drawings and artwork. #1961. View more info

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The Later Work of Titian

By: Miles, Henry

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited:

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1265

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxviii. pgs followed by 64 full page plates in black and white. Good condition hardcover, no publication date [circa 1900-1910]. A volume in Newne's Art Library. Cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated front board. Moderate general soiling and wear externally, internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis of Charles V on the Morning of the Battle of Muhlberg, with some foxing along margins. Following an extensive introduction by Henry Miles, a List of the Principal Works of Tiziano Vecellio is provided, each work indexed according to country and museum or gallery. A List of Illustratio... View more info

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Anne Frank: The Biography. With a Note By Miep Gies.

By: Muller, Melissa; Kimber, Rita (translator); Kimber, Robert (translator)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Henry Holt & Company, LLC: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2137

ISBN: 0805059962

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 330 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Jacket has very slight edgewear along top edge. A biography and autobiographical chronicle of the life of Anne Frank. ISBN 0805059962. #2137. View more info

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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

By: Munson, Gorham B.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2356

Condition: Very Good


135 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean, sound, unmarked with light rubbing to edges and corners. A biography of Robert Frost by the author of "Waldo Frank: A Study". Chapters: The Generations of Men, Once by the Pacific, A Boy's Will, The Road Not Taken, New Hampshire, Pan With Us, Into My Own, A Sensibilitist, Against the World in General. Appendices: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost, Books by Robert Frost, Principal Essays on Robert Frost, Robert Frost on Education, Index. #2356. View more info

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Virginia Woolf (Penguin Lives Series)

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2107

ISBN: 0670894435

Condition: Fine


small 8vo. 195 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, with cameo portrait of Virginia Woolf on front board visible through cutout of jacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs and paintings. Author, son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West as well as one of Woolf's closest friends, threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. ISBN 0670894435. #2107. View more info

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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

By: Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press: 1964

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2352

Condition: Very Good+


xix.393 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean, sound and unmarked with minimal shelfwear, light rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Laid in and included are a copy of a review of this book and a small card with several notations presumably by a reviewer. Contents divided into six main sections, separated by illustrated vignettes. Table of Contents: Tables of Symbols and Abbreviations; Table of Type-Printed References to Blake Before 1863; Blake's Reputation and Interpreters; Blake's Chronology; Part I. Editions of Blake's Writings: Individual Tiltles, Collections and Selections; ... View more info

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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London & New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2531

ISBN: 0393045536

Condition: Fine


xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede), The Worpswede Diary 27 September 1900-22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [Hamburg], Schmargendorf), Notes [extensive section of biographical and contextual notes], Index of Works by Rilke in the Diar... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2536

Condition: Very Good


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536. View more info

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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By: Smith, Dave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Jersey and Canada, Ecco Press, Penguin: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2537

ISBN: 0880014784

Condition: Fine


93pgs. Fine condition small softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537. View more info

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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Stanard, Mary Newton

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2540

Condition: Very Good


382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira ... View more info

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Aubrey Beardsley. A Biography.

By: Sturgis, Matthew

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 805

ISBN: 087951910X

Condition: Fine


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' set the tone of his style: by turns shocking, facetious and cruel." For this first full-length biography in over 20 year... View more info

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The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

By: Taussig, F.W.

Price: $34.00

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

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2453

Condition: Very Good


vii. 269 pgs. Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover. This is an original 1888 vintage edition, not a modern reprint, covering the period 1789-1887. Light rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, spine ends frayed, first signature loose but holding, binding otherwise quite sound. Owner inscription on front blank F. Hulse, Aug. 1888, steamship, Shelter Island. Content Sections: Protection to Young Industries as Applied in the United States: I. The argument in general, II. Industrial History of the Colonies and of the United States Before 1808, III. The Cotton Manufacture: First factories, enor... 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: $22.00

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 first published contemporaneously and serially in Snowden's "Ladies Companion".#2539. View more info

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

By: Ward, Benjamin R.

Price: $18.00

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 Wordsworth, Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Introduction to the Essay on Wordsworth, Essay on Words... View more info

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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu "The Real People". A Poem by Robert Penn Warren.

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House, NY. 1983. First Edition thus.: 1983

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 561

ISBN: 0394713567

Condition: Very Good


Softbound pb. xii. 64 pgs. Very Good paperback, with very light shelf wear. Clean and sound. A brief history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce precedes the poem. ISBN 0394713567. #561. View more info

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Edgar Poe and His Critics

By: Whitman, Sarah Helen

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Americanist Press: 1967

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Editor.

Seller ID: 1213

Condition: Very Good


Sm. 8vo. 81 pgs. Very Good condition softcover in stiff wraps as issued. Limited Edition of 200 copies, a facsimile of the 1860 Rudd & Carleton edition. Publisher's signature penned on limitation page opposite title page. The Americanist Reprint Series. An earnest and thoughtful effortt by Ms. Whitman, a colleague of Poe's, to rectify the notoriously damaging and purportedly inaccurate biography written about Poe by Griswold. Clean and unmarked, with the exception of an inscription on the half title page: "Thomas Michael Kane The Americanists!". #1213. View more info