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By: Buell, Lawrence
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts:, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,: 2014.
Seller ID: 007249
Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket.
The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction, Lawrence Buell reanimates this supposedly antiquated idea, demonstrating that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself. No Fla... View more info
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
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
By: Drinkwater, John
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
Publisher: San Francisco, John Henry Nash: 1915
Edition: Limited Edition: #54 of 262.
Seller ID: 009739
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
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Seller ID: 007521
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
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
Publisher: New York, Dutton Adult: 1987
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Seller ID: 010060
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
By: Huxley, Aldous
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
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
Publisher: Athens:, University Of Georgia Press,: 1993.<br>
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>
Seller ID: 008481
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
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
By: LISE, Giorgio
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
By: Lucas, E. V.
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
Publisher: Athens, GA:, Hill Street Press,: 2002.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Seller ID: 007613
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
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL:, University Alabama Press,: 1996.
Seller ID: 009240
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
By: Powers, Lyall
Publisher: Downsview, Ontario, Canada:, Univ of Manitoba Press,: 2003.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Seller ID: 000389
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. 8vo; 554 pages with endnotes, bibliography and i... View more info
By: Pritchett, V. S
Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf ,: 1973.<br>
Edition: First Edition â€“ First Printing.[American]<br>
Seller ID: 007257
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. View more info
Publisher: 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 info
Publisher: U.S.A., Univ of Oklahoma Press: 1993
Edition: First Edition; First Printing;
Seller ID: 004209
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. View more info