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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1927

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 1816

Condition: Very Good


x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal changes. Portions of the text have been published previously in "Outing", "Recreation", "The Golden Age&#... View more info

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1942

Seller ID: 497

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497. View more info

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.

By: Blackstone, Bernard

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1956

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 1661

Condition: Very Good


48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661. View more info

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Thompson, Brown & Co: 1915

Seller ID: 1926

Condition: Very Good


ix.156pgs. Very Good little green cloth hardcover, light shelf wear and rubbing to cloth at corners, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Internally clean, sound, unmarked. Frontis portrait engraving of Charles Lamb, tissue intact. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Essays: The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Imperfect Sympathies, Dream-Children: A Reverie, A Dissertaction Upon Roast Pig, On Some of the Old Actors, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Superannuated Man, Old China; Letters: To Coleridge [3 letters], To Manning [2 letters], To Wordsworth [4 letters], To Miss ... View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 1318

Condition: Very Good +


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London): 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1925

Condition: Good to Very Good


306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of the nature and behavior of numerous species of birds, both wild and domesticated, in their interactions and misadventures wi... View more info

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Bone By Bone. Stories.

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Co., NY.1994.: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 408

ISBN: 0151820643

Condition: Fine


8vo. 257 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. First Edition. Blue boards and blue cloth spine, silver lettering. Decorated endpapers. Very slight rubbing to upper spine corner of dust jacket, else fine. Uncommon short stories of common lives. ISBN 0151820643. #408. View more info

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.

By: Lamb, Charles

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 1969

Condition: Very Good


iii.378pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Clean, sound, unmarked, bottom spine end shows a bit of rubbing. Dust jacket has a 1 inch corner chip to upper spine and front corner, edges rubbed. Front panel of dust jacket is separated from rest of dust jacket, held intact and now protected in archival cover, still overall quite presentable. Bottom corner of front flap is price-clipped. Selected titles of the Nelson Classics series are printed on both flaps, small tears at corners. Contents include 52 essays and 16 "Popular Fallacies". Laid in i... View more info

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Roman Pictures

By: Lubbock, Percy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1926

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 2457

Condition: Good to Very Good


221 pgs. Good to Very Good, binding sound, clean and unmarked. One closed tear at margin of pg 10, text not affected. Frontis illustration plate tipped in. Original age-toned paper boards, cloth spine with faded titlepiece, no jacket.This is a vintage printing, not a modern reproduction. By the author of Earlham and The Craft of Fiction. Contents: Fontana Delle Tartarughe, Via Nazionale, Piazza Della Cancelleria, St. Peter's, Via Giulia, Villa Borghese, Via Dwlla Purificazione, Albano, Castel Gandolfo, Via Sistina, Piazza Navona, Corso, The Forum, Via Margutta, Via Delle Botteghe Oscure. #2457... 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]

By: Myerson, Joel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2355

ISBN: 0822934523

Condition: Fine


xviii.802 pgs. Fine condition hardcover, as new, clean, tight and unmarked. Includes illustrations of Emerson's first edition title and copyright pages, bindings and dust jackets. Sections: Introduction, Separate publications, Collected Editions, Miscellaneous Collections, First Book and Pamplet Appearances, First-Appearance Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers, Books Editited by Emerson, Reprinted Material in Books and Pamphlets, Material Attributed to Emerson, Compiler's Notes, Appendix: Principal Works About Emerson, Index. ISBN 0822934523 #2355. 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 Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $23.00

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 holiday or the like. Table of Contents, Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, Valedictory by MacKinlay Kantor, A Cup of Tea by ... 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: $28.00

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, Smetham, Woolner]The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations in the Pre-Raphaelite Style (Clayton, Crane, DuMaurier, Houghton, Lawso... 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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Thoreau on Man and Nature

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

Price: $10.00

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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Nature Abounding. With Decorations By C.F. Tunnicliffe.

By: Watson, E.L. Grant (Editor).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Limited: 1951

Seller ID: 1311

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 384 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, clean and unmarked. With Decorations By C.F. Tunnicliffe. An anthology of nature essays by authors including Thomas Hardy, W.H. Hudson, Fraser Darling, Sir John Lubbock, William Cobbett, J.Mills Whitham, Count Keyserling, J.G. Frazer, Ivan Turgenev, Charles Waterton, Charles Darwin, Herman Melville, Gilbert White, Herodotus, Edward Jesse, George Borrow, Adrian Bell, Frank Buckland, Grant Watson, J.P. Jacobsen, Henri Fabre, Edward Carpenter, Havelock Ellis, R.W. Emerson, Edward Thomas, Richard Jeffries, H.M. Tomlinson, R,M, Lockley, Elliot Howard, Er... View more info