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Emeric Cruce

By: Balch, Thomas Willing

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Allen, Lane and Scott: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13460

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY] Publisher's original textured red cloth, lettered in gilt to cover and spine. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and tips. Inconspicuous evidence of a bookplate removed from rear pastedown, of the same size as that at front. Inscribed by Balch to Samuel Dickson, who assisted in the book's preparation. Dickson's engraved, foxhunting themed bookplate mounted to front pastedown. T. W. Balch (1866-1927) p... View more info

The Real Sarah Bernhardt, Whom Her Audiences Never Knew, Told to Her Friend Mme. Pierre Berton

By: Berton, Therese (Meilhan) Mme - and Basil Woon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co.: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13195

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; 1937 Tudor Publishing Co. HC/DJ. 2nd edition after the 1924 Boni Liveright edition. Square solid and neat in original red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust jacket has several short closed tears, small chips and spots of rub to edges. Solid and neat; uncommon in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. NF/VG- View more info

Ancestor's Brocades: The Literary Debut of Emily Dickinson

By: Bingham, Millicent Todd

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 24215

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


1945 Harper & Brothers HC/DJ Square sound copy in original green cloth. Green and tan dust jacket missing large chip at crown of spine and with toning and tanning to light portions of design. Text clean and unmarked with expected moderate toning to war time paper stock. VG-/G+ [bio271]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages; Square sound copy in original green cloth. Green and tan dust jacket missing large chip at crown of spine and with moderate toning and tanning to... View more info

Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795

By: Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. )

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcgraw-Hill: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11866

ISBN: 0070153744

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. View more info

Shakespeare

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23110

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 272 pages; Inscribed and signed by Burgess on the title page to Jere Real. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Snug, bright and neat in a crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with 1st issue $15 (until Dec. 1970) price intact to unclipped front flap. Trace shelf rub... View more info

The Sweeniad.

By: Buttle, Myra (Victor Purcell, Pseud. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Sagamore Press: 1957

Edition: First Trade Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 13647

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 66 pages; Square sound copy in original claret colored boards. Spine titled vertically and not bright, as is usual in this privately distributed 1st edition. Prior owner (unknown) has penned a few topical notes on the rear pastedown. Text unmarked. Mild shelf soiling boards. A serious spoof of Eliot, reputedly done with the assistance of Robert Graves. Solid and neat VG View more info

Selected Letters; The Works of Witter Bynner

By: Bynner, Witter, and Kraft, J. (Ed. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N. Y., Farrar, Straus, Giroux: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 25539

ISBN: 0374185042

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine in fine dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Splendid copy. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. Bright, clean dust jacket w/ $30 issue price on unclipped front flap. Just a hint of toning to jacket spine panel. Trace dust spotting to top edge, but otherwise a very handsome copy. NF/NF View more info

Dos Passos; A Life

By: Carr, Virginia Spencer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23245

ISBN: 0385129645

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 624 pages; Inscribed very warmly on the title page to Jere Real and dated 23 April, 1985. The inscription thanks Real for bringing her to Lynchburg in 1984 as a guest and helping her to become the Thornton Writer in Residence for 1985. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader pr... View more info

Dos Passos; A Life

By: Carr, Virginia Spencer and Donald Pizer

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 19701

ISBN: 0810122006

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 624 pages; Stout paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and clean; no marks. Mild reader crease to spine and prior owner's very infrequent and tiny pencil "tick" marks in the margins of only a few pages. Tight clean copy. VG+ Illustrated with B&W photographs. View more info

The Collected Papers of Nevill Coghill, Shakespearian and Medievalist

By: Coghill, Nevill and Douglas Gray (Ed. )

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Sussex, England, Harvester Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18446

ISBN: 0710812337

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in near immaculate dust jacket. Snug binding; feels unread. No marks. Just mild sunning to dust jacket spine. F/VG+ View more info

The Condemned Playground; Essays 1927 - 1944

By: Connolly, Cyril

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 24396

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; Square snug and neat in origial dust jacket with $2.75 issue price intact to front flap. Binding just slightly cocked in the spine. Jacket lightly sunned at spine and mildly rubbed at edges. Expected light toning to page stock. VG/VG- View more info

A Second Flowering; Works and Days of the Lost Generation

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23693

ISBN: 0670628263

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Signed and inscribed by Cowley to Jere Real on the front flyleaf and dated 1974. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged pictorial dust jacket with $7.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Trace shelf rub to jacket edges. Bright sharp and neat; a handsome copy. From Jere Real's collection of signed and inscribed modern literature. Real was a professor of film and literature at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and p... View more info

Oscar Wilde and Myself

By: Douglas, Alfred Bruce

Price: $59.50

Publisher: New York, Duffield & Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al5551wilde2

Condition: Good


1914 Duffield & Co HC 1st edition. Original ribbed green cloth. Titles in gilt to cover and spine. Deaccessioned/ex-library copy. Vintage call number painted to base of spine. Evidence of card pocket removal at rear. Several ownership stamps to endpages and edges. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends; pulled at crown. Spine a bit cocked; rear internal hinge splitting at gutter of rear endpages. Illustrated with photos on full page glossy stock. Complete and unmarked ... View more info

Charles Lever His Life in His Letters

By: Downey, Edmund and Charles Lever

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13463

Condition: Near Fine


2 Volume Set; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 808 pages; HC 2 volume set. 1st edition. Bright snug set in publisher's original patterned blue cloth boards. Uncommon original edition. Tissue guarded frontis portrait to Vol 1 but frontis plate apparently removed from Vol 2. Bindings snug and externals fresh. Deckled edge at front has superficial foxing/spotting. Small spot of soil/stain to lower edge of cover - Vol 2 - and a quite mild bump top front corner of Vol I. Very hands... View more info

American Diaries, 1902-26

By: Dreiser, Theodore and Thomas P. Riggio (Ed. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19478

ISBN: 0812278097

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages; Inscribed and signed by the editor to the half-title page. Snug, bright copy in a sharp edged original dust jacket. Trace sunning to jacket's spine panel and trace rubbing to jacket edges. NF/VG+; Signed by Editor View more info

Of Many Men

By: Evans T[homas] C

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, The American News Company: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24366

Condition: Very Good+


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 266 pages; A collection of pieces written for the newspapers and monthlies by Evans. Notable subjects/interviews include Dickens, Bulwer, Garrison, Ward, Grant et. al. Inscribed by the author to the larger-than-life business personality and social activist, William O McDowell. Inscription dated 1888. Original blue cloth with ornate blind stamped border designs to cover and fine gilt stamped titles to cover and spine. Very snugly bound w... View more info

I Never Came to You in White

By: Farr, Judith

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17896

ISBN: 0395788404

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 225 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in a price clipped but otherwise near immaculate dust jacket. Handsome copy, signed by the author. F/NF; Signed by Author View more info

Walt Whitman, a Sketch Biography Read At a Banquet Given by the Association of South Jersey Stamp Clubs, Walt Whitman Hotel, Camden, N. J. , February 20, 1940.

By: Fawcett, James Waldo

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Camden, NJ, Private Printing: 1940

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13670

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; [1940] Camden, NJ. Privately printed. Slim paperback in title lettered card stock wraps; saddle staple binding. Prepared for and read at a banquet given to celebrate the issue of the 1940 "Famous American" Walt Whitman 5 cent postage stamp. Tight, sharp edged copy with expected mild toning to edges of covers and page stock. Scarce Whitman piece. NF View more info

Andrew Lang; A Critical Biography with a Short-Title Bibliography of the Works of Andrew Lang

By: Green, Roger Lancelyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leicester, England, Edmund Ward: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23415

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages; Bright, snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket with 15-/ price on unclipped front flap. Just trace shelf rub to corners and edges of dust jacket. Superficial shelf soiling to white rear panel. Color frontispiece. Prior owner's small bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Handsome copy. NF/VG++ View more info

Introductory Lecture Delivered Before the Faculties of Arts and Laws and of Science in University College, London, October 3, 1892

By: Housman, A. E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York :: Cambridge, MacMillan :: Cambridge University Press: 1937

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 12418

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; 1937 Macmillan :: Cambridge U Press. HC/DJ 1st US edition and printing. Bright tight and very neat in near immaculate original dust jacket. Blue cloth with brilliant lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Dust jacket a little toned at spine with lettering a little faded. Handsome copy. F/VG+ View more info