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The Archivist. A Novel.

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1638

ISBN: 0316158720

Condition: As New


8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN 0316158720 #1638. View more info

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Privileged Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books.: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 353

Condition: Fine


8vo. 326 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. White boards and cloth. Dust jacket clean and crisp. A Broadway dancer, a married psychiatrist, lust and a stalker combine in this psycho-sexual thriller set in NYC. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under his pseudonym, Ed McBain , author of the 87t... View more info

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Criminal Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 514

ISBN: 04460517550

Condition: Fine


8vo. 384 pgs. Fine condition hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Clean and bright. First Edition, First Printing May 1994. An adulterous school teacher, a prosecutor and a Mafia boss cross paths in this of psychosexual suspense novel by the man behind Ed McBain. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773

ISBN: 0881923362

Condition: Fine


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, organization of fruit literature, Renaissance printings of old and new fruit texts, literary r... View more info

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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1743

ISBN: 0802733573

Condition: Fine


391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743. 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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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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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