Category: Books About Books and Authors

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 30

Image for <b> I, Asimov: A Memoir </b>

I, Asimov: A Memoir

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

Seller ID: 010557

ISBN: 0385417012

Condition: New


A self-portrait by the late master of science fiction and popular scientific thought looks back on Asimov's long and fruitful life, discussing his writings, religious beliefs, friendships and personal relationships, and innovative ideas.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, Second Printing. View more info

Image for <b>Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead  </b>

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead

By: Byrne, Paula

Price: $12.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010684

ISBN: 0060881305

Condition: Near Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality but a remainder mark on lower edge. As much as this is a biography of Evelyn Waugh, it is also the biography of the family that inspired his best-known novel, Brideshead Revisited. View more info

Image for ...<b>Educating by Story-Telling: Showing the Value of Story-Telling As an Educational Tool for the Use of All Workers with Children.</b>

...Educating by Story-Telling: Showing the Value of Story-Telling As an Educational Tool for the Use of All Workers with Children.

By: Cather, Katherine Dunlap.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, World Book Company,: 1922.

Seller ID: 004549


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. View more info

Image for <b>Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis.</b>

Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis.

By: Davis, Charles Belmont Davis - Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1917.

Edition: First Edition,

Seller ID: 004115


Illustrated. Ex-library in dark blue-green library bound buckram. Spine titles and call number stamped in white. Bindings square and tight. Text Clean Light shelf handling. No flaws but library treatment. View more info

Image for <b>A Book for Bookmen Being Edited Manuscripts & Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions.</b>

A Book for Bookmen Being Edited Manuscripts & Marginalia With Essays on Several Occasions.

By: Drinkwater, John

Price: $145.00

Publisher: London:, Dulau & Company,: 1926.

Edition: Limited to 50 copies of which this is 15.

Seller ID: 001132


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 severa... View more info

Image for <b> Some Aspects of Horace </b>

Some Aspects of Horace

By: Fairclough, Henry Rushton

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Henry Nash: 1915

Edition: Limited Edition: #54 of 262.

Seller ID: 009739

Condition: Good


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. Limited Edition: #54 of 262. 4to; 29.5 cm.; 11.5 inches tall. View more info

Image for <b> The Censorship of Books </b>

The Censorship of Books

By: Fellman, David

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Madison, Univ. of Wisconsin Press: 1957

Seller ID: 010591

Condition: Near Fine


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.Stapled cardstock 8.5 inches tall; [4] 35 p. View more info

Image for <b> Letters of the Century: America 1900-99 </b>

Letters of the Century: America 1900-99

By: Grunwald, Lisa ; Adler, Stephen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Random House USA Inc: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010711

ISBN: 0385315902

Condition: New


Fascinating cleverly conceived, and well-organized, LETTERS OF THE CENTURY invites readers to hear the ring of unaffected truth and succeeds brilliantly. -- Biography Magazine,No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. View more info

Image for <b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b>

Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

By: Higgins, Iain Macleod

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 007521

ISBN: 0812233433


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.... View more info

Image for ....<B>The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at Close on 19th Century.</b>

....The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at Close on 19th Century.

By: Holbrook, Jackson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London:, Jonathan Cape.: 1931

Seller ID: 005420


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. View more info

Image for <b> Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World </b>

Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World

By: Howard, Donald R.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Dutton Adult: 1987

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010060

ISBN: 052524400X

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


This exceptionally clear, comprehensive, and well-written book vividly portrays both the public context (14th-century England, Italy, and France) and the family life of the early giant of English poetry. It easily surpasses not only Marchette Chute's outdated Geoffrey Chaucer of England (1946) but also John Gardner's The Life and Times of Chaucer (1977) and Derek Brewer's Chaucer and His World (1978).No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for ...<b>Brave New World Revisited  </b><br>

...Brave New World Revisited

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1958.<br>

Edition: Early printing; code D-K.<br>

Seller ID: 007686


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. View more info

Image for <b>Around the World with [Rudyard] Kipling  </b>

Around the World with [Rudyard] Kipling

By: Irvin S. Cobb; Anice Page Cooper; Richard Le Galliene; William Lyon Phelps; Andre Chevrillon

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday, Page and Company,: 1926

Seller ID: 003717

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Fold-out map and illustrations. From the Mandalay Works of Rudyard Kipling. This volume is a compilation of essays on the life and works of India-born English novelist, short story writer and poet (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Dark brown cloth covered boards. Paste-on spine title. Top edge gilt, a bit dulled. Unique in dust jacket, some loss and worn; now in a protective Mylar sleeve. Bind... View more info

Image for <b>Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan  </b><br>

Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan

By: Keenan, Hugh; Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Athens:, University Of Georgia Press,: 1993.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 008481

ISBN: 0820314803


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.8vo; 531 pages with an index, appendix of previous printed lette... View more info

Image for <b>An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine  </b>

An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine

By: Lapham, Lewis H. ; Rosenbush, Ellen

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York:, Franklin Square Press,: 2000

Edition: First Edition – First Printing,

Seller ID: 010654

ISBN: 1879957531


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.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... View more info

Image for <b> The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 1875-1945, Florida Theme Issue.  No. 23 </b>

The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 1875-1945, Florida Theme Issue. No. 23

By: Leff, Cathy - Editor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Singapore:, CS Graphics,: 1998

Seller ID: 007498


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 Advertiseme... View more info

Image for <b>Stampe Popolari Lombarde</b>

Stampe Popolari Lombarde

By: LISE, Giorgio

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Milano, Italy:, Electa Editrice,: 1976.

Edition: Limited Edition this being #46.

Seller ID: 000321


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 ... View more info

Image for ...<b>A Group of Londoners  </b><br>

...A Group of Londoners

By: Lucas, E. V.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Minneapolis:, Privately Printed for Edmund D. Brooks,: 1911.<br>

Edition: First separate U.S. edition.<br>

Seller ID: 007357


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 View more info

Image for <b>Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchell  </b>

Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchell

By: Mitchell, Margaret; Jane Eskridge: Editor

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Athens, GA:, Hill Street Press,: 2002.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007613

ISBN: 1892514621


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 the price. View more info

Image for <b>Truman Capote's Southern Years: Stories from a Monroeville Cousin</b>

Truman Capote's Southern Years: Stories from a Monroeville Cousin

By: Moates, Marianne M.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL:, University Alabama Press,: 1996.

Seller ID: 009240

ISBN: 0817308156

Condition: New


Although much is known about the mature Truman Capote-his literary genius and flamboyant life-style-details of his childhood years spent in Monroeville, Alabama, have remained a mystery. Truman Capote's Southern Years explores Capote's formative years, the abandonment by his mother, and his early life in the care of elderly relatives. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info