No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. ------- An intimate anthology of letters, poems, stories, and other personal and literary writing by Louisa May Alcott, an often surprising portrait emerges of this pioneering writer. ------- The author and her world are brought even more vividly to life with rare photographs and handwritten manuscripts and letters View More...
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. --------------- Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts; a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. View More...
Cambridge and London, Harvard University Press: 1999
Seller ID: 007991
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. ---- An excellent and innovative study of the New Yorker during its halcyon years, the late 1940s and the 1950s. ----- Though Corey writes from an academic vantage point and looks at it in the light of subjects (race, sex, class) fashionable among her colleagues, she grinds none of academia's axes; she is scrupulous, thoughtful and fair. (Jonathan Yardley Washington Post) View More...
Washington D.C., Washington Law Book: 1883
Seller ID: 009110
Condition: Very Good
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. previous owner's name stamped on endpage. 12mo; 7.5 inches tall; 303 pages with index. ----- "Shakespeare's persistent and correct use of law terms was long ago noticed and caused the conjecture that he must have studied in an attorney's office. .. but that he was more addicted to the employment of legal nomenclature than any English writer (excepting, of course, the jurists) is incontestable;" From Introduction. The author through example from Shakespeare's plays gives legal explanation. View More...
Limited to 50 copies of which this is 15. Pencil numbered and signed by author. Full brown buckram lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, test clean some 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 boun... View More...
A bi-millennial celebration of the birth of Horace in the form of this exuberant paean by the Professor Emeritus of Classical literature at Stanford. It is a typically lavish piece of bookmaking by Nash, and one of his last.
Quarter linen with marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Handling wear with rubbed corners. View More...
Madison, Univ. of Wisconsin Press: 1957
Seller ID: 010591
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine
Stapled cardstock 8.5 inches tall;  35 p. ------ An address delivered at the annual meeting of the American Association of University Presses, Lincoln, Nebraska, May, 1957. ------- No flaws but a previous owner's name stamp and a hint of upper corner fold View More...
New York, NY, Franklin Square Press: 2000
Seller ID: 010654
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition - First Printing. --- Illustrated with B/W photos throughout. --- For over 150 years, Harper's Magazine has explored the American experience with a fiercely independent spirit and spectacular writing. That experience is available in this magnificent illustrated volume, spanning the decades and encompassing writing from Melville and Twain to Normal Mailer, David Mamet, and Annie Dillard. This beautiful volume includes reports, poetry, fiction, commentary, critiques of contemporary society and politics, speeches, humor - plus more than 200 photo... View More...
Washington, D.C., Library of Congress,: 1961
Seller ID: 003872
Condition: Near Fine
A comparison of three versions of perhaps the oldest recommended reading list, printed in Florence in 1494, includes original texts, translations, appendices and notes. --- Tan cloth binding with brown titles, clean and tight. 10 inches tall, 123 pages. View More...
Like New in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has age-faded on the spine on rear panel. 12mo; 19 cm.; 7.5 inches tall; 96 pages. -------- The seven essays in this collection include: Francois Mauriac and Freedom; Camus 'The Outsider', Jean Giraudoux and the Philosophy of Aristotle; "Aminadab" or the Fantastic Considered as a Language; William Faulkner's 'Sartoris'; On 'The Sound and the Fury'; Time in the W... View More...
First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 21 cm.; 8.25 inches tall; 188 pages. ----- The book is bound by red cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters on its spine. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. The only flaw is a tiny red dot top textblock near spine. [Which seems to be the usual for this title] Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. ------ The back of the dust jacket describes the main character John Shaft: "Who the hell does he think he is, this blackface Bogart who says the Revolution is a ... View More...
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1928
Seller ID: 006934
Condition: Very Good
SIGNED; Limited edition #72 of 260. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. ---- "For over thirty years I have talked to classes at Pennsylvania on Tuesdays and Thursdays at ten. This is a book made out of lectures at those hours." The author was Professor of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. View More...
New York, Harcourt, Brace and World Inc.: 1965
Seller ID: 007562
Condition: Very Good
First Edition, First Printing.: American. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Previous owner's name on top first blank page. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 160 pages; 8.25 inches tall. --- Among the writers discussed are George Moore, Dorothy Richardson, E. M. Forester, Aldous Huxley. D, H, Lawrence, Theodore Dreiser.... View More...
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