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...<b> The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [3 Volumes complete] </b><br>, Bennett, Professor Betty T.; Shelley,  Mary Wollstonecraft
1 Bennett, Professor Betty T.; Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft ... The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [3 Volumes complete]

Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983 - 1988.
 0801836980
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Reading this collection [is] an education in the politics, personalities, and peculiarities of manner of the entire Romantic age." -- Washington Post.

v. 1. 1980 "A Part of the Elect." nearly 400 letters 1814-1827, 591 pages, index.

v. 2. 1983 "Treading in Unknown Paths." 453 letters written between 1827 and 1840; 360 pages. index;

v. 3. 1988 "What Years I have Spent!" 369 letters written from July 1840 to within a few months of her death in February 1851. Over a third of these letters were never before published."- 473 pages, index.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus . She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Appear unread. Dust Jacket unclipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 265.00 USD

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...<b> Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca </b><br>, Bittlestone, Robert
2 Bittlestone, Robert ... Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca

Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
 0521853575
 First Edition, Second Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated throughout with color and B/W pictures.
 
This book tells the extraordinary story of the exciting recent discovery of the true location of Homer's Odyssey.

Over a century after Schliemann's discovery of Troy, this breakthrough will revolutionize our understanding of Homer's texts and of our cultural ancestors of Bronze Age Greece.

Brand new book, never used but small bump at top of spine due to retail handling. Small remainder mark on top edge. Dust Jacket has one small closed tear at top of spine and is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>Educating by Story-Telling: Showing the Value of Story-Telling As an Educational Tool for the Use of All Workers with Children.</b>, Cather, Katherine Dunlap.
3 Cather, Katherine Dunlap. ...Educating by Story-Telling: Showing the Value of Story-Telling As an Educational Tool for the Use of All Workers with Children.
New York: World Book Company, 1922. Hardcover.
 
Ex-Library.
Handling wear and library treatment. Text is clean. Bindings good.
396 pages with index. 8 inches tall.
Includes a collection of stories for telling and a list of stories for reading to grades 1 - 8 by school month.
Extensive bibliography.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>A Book for Bookmen Being Edited Manuscripts & Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions.</b>, Drinkwater, John
4 Drinkwater, John ...A Book for Bookmen Being Edited Manuscripts & Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions.
London: Dulau & Company, 1926. Limited to 50 copies of which this is 15. Hardcover.
 
Pencil numbered and signed by author.

Full brown buckram lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut.
This copy has been handled as is evident from wear on spine; upper corner rubbed; rear has some imperfection; corners rubbed and broken; early pages foxed and general toning throughout.
A worm hole affects lower corner last ten pages. A few light pencil marks on inside rear board from various bookmen from the years.
The volume contains several fold-out facsimile reprints of handwritten pages. The text block is well bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10" and contains 283 pages.

 
Price: 145.00 USD

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...<b>Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers  </b><br>, Finch, Christopher
5 Finch, Christopher ...Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers

New York: Artabras, 1979.
 0896600009 / 9780896600003 First Edition, Later Printing Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Full color Illustrations.
 
Although technically Norman Rockwell was an academic painter, he had the eye of a photographer and, as he became a mature artist, he used this eye to give us a picture of America that was familiar and at the same time unique.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

This full-sized album of Saturday Evening Post covers captures everyday events and historic moments in American history.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b><br>, Higgins, Iain Macleod
6 Higgins, Iain Macleod ...Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
 0812233433 / 9780812233438 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.

Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.

By aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference

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Price: 49.95 USD

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....<B>The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at Close on 19th Century.</b>, Holbrook, Jackson
7 Holbrook, Jackson ....The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at Close on 19th Century.
London: Jonathan Cape. 1931 Hardcover.

 Black and white frontispiece photograph by Frederick H. Evans and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley [5], Max Beerbohm [2], William Nicholson, Walter Crane [2], and others. 
304 pages with index. 24 plates.

With chapters profiling the lives and works of Aubrey Beardsley, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, A.E. Housman, etc.
Celebrating the Fin de Siecle.

Pale green cloth covered boards.
Stamped titles in gilt.
Bindings square and tight.
Text clean mild toning.
Light handling with sun-faded spine.
No dust jacket.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>Brave New World Revisited  </b><br>, Huxley, Aldous
8 Huxley, Aldous ...Brave New World Revisited

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
 Early printing; code D-K.
 Hardcover.
 
The follow-up to Huxley's dystopian classic; an essay arguing that extrapolation of 1932 Huxley was coming true.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor sunning to edges. From a smoker's library. 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>The Arthurian Companion  </b><br>, Karr, Phyllis Ann
9 Karr, Phyllis Ann ...The Arthurian Companion

Okland, CA: Green Knight Publishing, 2001.
 0739421638
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
A valuable reference for fantasy fans and lovers of medieval romance, "The Arthurian Companion" contains over 1,000 entries, cross-referenced and annotated.

It is an alphabetical guide to the "who's who" of Arthurian legend and includes famous weapons, artifacts, and geographical locations.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan  </b><br>, Keenan, Hugh; Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)
10 Keenan, Hugh; Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908) ...Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan

Athens: University Of Georgia Press, 1993.
 0820314803
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 531 pages with an index, appendix of previous printed letters and a suggested reading bibliography. 
Harris kept his offspring informed about his works in progress, current events, household activities, and the latest gossip. He sternly advised his four boys―especially the oldest, Julian―on how they should conduct their lives and careers.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Unclipped Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Portraits of the Japanese Workplace: Labor Movements, Workers, and Managers.</b>, Kumazawa, Makoto
11 Kumazawa, Makoto ...Portraits of the Japanese Workplace: Labor Movements, Workers, and Managers.
Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996. 0813317088 / 9780813317083 Soft cover.
 
Carefully used, clean text.

In this groundbreaking volume, one of Japan's most insightful contemporary labor analysts assesses the "light and shadow"; of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. He highlights dilemmas facing Japanese labor on the shop floor and in the labor movement.
His discussion ranges from the role of women to issues of quality control and self-management.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 1875-1945, Florida Theme Issue.  No. 23 </b><br>, Leff, Cathy - Editor
12 Leff, Cathy - Editor ... The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 1875-1945, Florida Theme Issue. No. 23

Singapore: CS Graphics, 1998 Softcover.
 Fully illustrated with color and historical B/W photographs.
 
17 Essays / articles.
Topics include: Architecture and Propaganda in Selling Sarasota in the 1920's; Perfume, Postcards, and Promises: The Orange in Art and Industry; Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel; Florida at the World's Fairs; Planning of Opa-Laca; Pan Am; Florida's Small Tourist Attractions.....

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Prepared by Wolfson Foundation. 381 pages all on gloss stock, plus 20 pages of Advertisements from various businesses
 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Stampe Popolari Lombarde</b>, LISE, Giorgio
13 LISE, Giorgio ...Stampe Popolari Lombarde
Milano, Italy: Electa Editrice, 1976. Limited Edition this being #46. Dust jacketed Hardcover in Slipcase;
 Folio - over 12 - 15 
Book is flawless but for a bump to rear corner, unopened unread. Slipcase a hint of self wear; Richly illustrated in b/w and color reproductions. The book represents a vast study and illustration of the Lombards and their press.

Edizione limitata questo essere #46. Hardcover rivestito della polvere in Slipcase; Il libro è perfetto ma affinchè un urto elevi l'angolo, non letto non aperto. Slipcase un suggerimento di usura di auto; Pienamente illustrato in b/w e nelle riproduzioni di colore.

 
Price: 85.00 USD

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...<b>A Group of Londoners  </b><br>, Lucas, E. V.
14 Lucas, E. V. ...A Group of Londoners

Minneapolis: Privately Printed for Edmund D. Brooks, 1911.
 First separate U.S. edition.
 Hardcover., No Jacket issued.
 
The Author a noted travel writer speaks of book collectors and dealers he knows from London.

Edward Verrall Lucas, was an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.

Printed on handmade paper at the Torch Press, Iowa. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Handling wear with aging present on the boards. Two previous owner's names on front-free-endpage 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>From the Vikings to Vonnegut: A Cape Cod Reader.</b>, Marion Vuilleumier - Editor
15 Marion Vuilleumier - Editor ...From the Vikings to Vonnegut: A Cape Cod Reader.
Massachusetts: A Tales of Cape Cod Book, 1983, First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover.
 Near Fine 
No flaws but a bookplate on front endpage.

Includes tales of The Viking Greenland Saga, Relation of a Voyage with Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, Account of a Voyage with Sieur de Monts, Mashpee Land of the Wampanoags, Mourt's Relations, New England's Prospect, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 and many more stories. from early historical documents works to modern literature excerpts.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchell  </b><br>, Mitchell, Margaret; Jane Eskridge: Editor
16 Mitchell, Margaret; Jane Eskridge: Editor ...Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchell

Athens, GA: Hill Street Press, 2002.
 1892514621 / 9781892514622 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
The first scribblings from the author of Gone with the Wind, highlighting her natural talent and curiosity. Provides a comprehensive portrait of the celebrated author's early life.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Bibliographical Essays : A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames.</b>, Numnerous authors
17 Numnerous authors ...Bibliographical Essays : A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames.
New York: Burt Franklin, 1968. Hardcover.
 
Unused, No flaws or blemishes.
[Bibliography & Reference Series 224]__ Wilberforce Eames (October 12, 1855 - December 6, 1937) was a U.S. bibliographer and librarian.
He worked for the East New York Sentinel from 1870, and from 1873 to 1879 in the bookstore of Edward R. Gillespie, then for several book dealers until 1885. After that, he worked as a personal assistant for George Henry Moore, head of Lenox Library.
He eventually became librarian at Lenox, and eventually Chief of the American History Division at the New York Public Library in 1911, and Bibliographer there in 1916.
Eames contributed to many bibliographies, including Joseph Sabin's Dictionary of Books relating to America. He also amassed a private book collection, counting 20,000 books in 1904, which later were incorporated into the NYPL.
A self-taught scholar, Harvard University awarded him an honorary degree in 1896, as did the University of Michigan and the Brown University (both in 1924). In 1929, he received the gold medal of the Bibliographical Society of London, and honors of the New York Historical Society in 1931. [Wiki]

 
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...<b>American Nights Entertainment.</b>, Overton, Grant
18 Overton, Grant ...American Nights Entertainment.
New York: Doubleday & Co; Appleton; George Doran, 1923. First Edition Hardcover.
 
Dark green cloth covered boards with paste-on spine label and paste-on front decoration with title. Tipped in portrait photo. Bindings firm, rear hinge starting, moderate handling wear. Spine paste-on sun-darkened. Text clean. 8 inches tall. 414 pages with extensive index.

Author's Dedication: "This Book Is Dedicated to Booksellers and Book Readers Everywhere By the Author and the Who Jointly Have Made This Book Possible."

A collaboration with publishers to present the best author's in the early years of the twentieth century. Includes photo portraits of John Galsworthy, Joseph Conrad , Arthur Train, V. Sackville-West, Booth Tarkington, Harold Bell wright, Donald Stewart, Joseph Lincoln, Edith Wharton and Christopher Morley. Biographical information plus their character and a brief overview of their works.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence</b><br>, Powers, Lyall
19 Powers, Lyall ...Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence

Downsview, Ontario, Canada: Univ of Manitoba Press, 2003.
 9780887551758
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 554 pages with endnotes, bibliography and index. Illustrated with b/w photos.
 
Today, almost two decades after her death, Margaret Laurence remains one of Canada’s best-known and most beloved writers.

Twice winner Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for fiction, she was, as the late William French wrote, “more profoundly admired than any other Canadian novelist of her generation.”

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.

 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Balzac  </b><br>, Pritchett, V. S
20 Pritchett, V. S ...Balzac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 1973.
 039448357X
 First Edition – First Printing.[American]
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated throughout in color and B/W. photos and prints. 
The author gives us a penetrating full scale portrait of the most extravagant of all the great novelists, the massively gifted, massively human Balzac.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price, minor yellowing on inside edges due to age, is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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