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A Catalogue of Papers Relating to Boswell, Johnson & Sir William Forbes Found at Fettercairn House

By: Abbott, Claude Colleer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 31600

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages; HC in original black cloth with paper title labnel to spine. 1st edition, limited to 500 copies. Snugly bound copy; many pages unopened top edge. Ex-library copy with call label to spine, mild ownership attachements including book plate, card pocket and lable to endpages. G+ View more info

Eugene O'neill's Creative Struggle; The Decisive Decade, 1924-1933

By: Alexander, Doris

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Penn State University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 29925

ISBN: 0271027967

Condition: New


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 348 pages; New copy View more info

Proust

By: Bell, Clive

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 30329

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very good in very good dust jacket. ; Library binding. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 104 pages; 1929 Harcourt Brace HC/DJ No indication of printing given. 1st US edition and quite likely the 1st printing, issued at a time when Harcourt was not hard and fast on their identification of printings. Far scarcer than the Hogart Press UK edition. A neat, attractive copy. Square snug and clean; no marks. Mild shelf rub bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket bright and clean w... View more info

Schooldays With Kipling

By: Beresford, G. C. & General Dunsterville (Intro)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnams: 1936

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 35234

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with just a few mild nicks and closed edge tears. NF/VG View more info

Words in Air; The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

By: Bishop, Elizabeth & Robert Lowell & Thomas Travisano & Saskia Hamilton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32437

ISBN: 0374185433

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 928 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and bright dust jacket. Jacket front flap recreased from use as a bookmark. Tiny nick to the jacket and binding material at the base of the spine. Handsome clean copy. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Once around the Bloch; An Unauthorized Autobiography

By: Bloch, Robert

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Tor Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 34385

ISBN: 0312853734

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; Tightly bound and very neat in original illustrated dust jacket with publisher's $22.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just mild shelf evidence to jacket at edges and a tiny nick to the lower front corners of the flap folds. Feels unread. Illustrated with b&w photographs. NF/VG+ View more info

Life of Samuel Johnson (in Ten Volumes) ; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Tour in Wales, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale

By: Boswell, James and J. Wilson Crocker (Ed. ) and John Wright (Ed. ) and E. Finden (Engravings)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1859

Seller ID: 28709

Condition: Very Good-


Steel plate engravings; fold-out facsimile manuscr; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 10 volume set in smaller 16mo format HC bindings. Bound in original trade binding green cloth with decorative borders and rules in blind and titles still brightly in gilt to spines. Complet set; each volume with extra engraved title pahe and steel plate engraved frontis. Date in Vol I given as 1859 though dates vary in other volumes 1853-59. Presumably an 1859 set with some volumes uncorrecte... View more info

Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection. Vol. 2, The Letters [Presentation Copy]

By: Brodsky, Louis Daniel And Robert W. Hamblin

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Jackson, MI, University Press of Mississippi: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28835

ISBN: 0878051899

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed presentation copy x2(1984) As new in as new dj. Inscribed by Brodsky to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinsker.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 508 pages; [SIGNED presentation copy x2] 1984 University Press of Mississippi. HC/DJ 1st edition. Inscribed by Brodsky (1984) to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinske... View more info

James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses

By: Budgen, Frank & Clive Hart

Price: $61.35

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 30543

ISBN: 0192826573

Condition: Good+


Oxford Paperbacks; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Soundly bound and clean with unmarked text. Light vertical reader crease to lightly sunned spine; mild stress crease across the lower corner of the front cover and a superficial shelf bump to the crown of the spine. Small sticker scar rear cover; mild gneral toning to page stock. Uncommon title. G++ or a bit better View more info

Tolkien; The Authorized Biography

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 36103

ISBN: 0395253608

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 286 pages; 1st printing. Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket with original $10 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Mild shelf rubbing to jacket edges and surfaces. NF/VG View more info

Do Not Disturb

By: Case, Frank & O. Soglow (Illust. )

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Garden City Publishing, Star Books: 1943

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 32398

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; Early printing. Soundly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Reissue from the 1940 Stokes edition. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with some shallow nicks and tiny chips to spine ends. Just mild fading to spine panel; a mild stray pencil doodle to the front panel. An attractive and neat copy in dust jacket. VG+/VG View more info

Hide-And-Seek with Angels; A Life of J. M. Barrie

By: Chaney, Lisa

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 34388

ISBN: 0312357796

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 412 pages; 1st printing. Tightly bound and exceptionally neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Sharp fresh copy; illustrated with b&w photographs. About as new. F/F View more info

The Life and Letters of Sir Edmund Gosse

By: Charteris, Evan; Edmund Gosse

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29360

Condition: Fair


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 524 pages; Sound decent copy with cloth at spine well toned and darkened but with title lettering legible. Hinges tender in the endpaper joints with evidence of a prior owner's glue mending to partiall split endpage at front. Endpages holding tenuously at rear. Text block sound and unmarked; mild evidence of a bookplate removed from front pastedown. Reading or reference copy is near Good View more info

William Gifford, Tory Satirist, Critic and Editor,

By: Clark, Roy Benjamin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell: 1967

Seller ID: 0919W259595

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages; 1967 Russell & Russell HC in blue cloth binding. Square snug copy; deaccesioned from an academic college library with call lable base of spine, bookplate front pastedown and mild card pocket removal scar rear pastedown. Solid clean copuy appears perhaps never checked out or read. VG- View more info

Mark Twain's Elmira 1870-1910

By: Cotton, Michelle L. & Herbert A. Wisbey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Elmira, NY, Chemung County Historical Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32003

Condition: Very Good+


Photographs, maps & facsimile; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize paperback in heavy card stock pictorial covers. Tight fresh copy with just superficial fading to covers at edges. Illustrated with Photographs, maps & facsimile manuscript. Nice copy. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Scotlands Books; The Penguin History Of Scottish Literature

By: Crawford, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Penguin UK: 2007

Seller ID: 34560

ISBN: 0140299408

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 800 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tight, bright and exceptionally fresh; unread and unused copy. Fine or as new View more info

Ralph Waldo Emerson; How to Know Him

By: Crothers, Samuel McChord

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29212

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 234 pages; Presumed 1st edition. Snugly bound and neat in original dust jacket. Publisher's brown cloth with title lettering and border ruling in black; cloth lightly crimped at spine ends. Prior owner name penned to front pastedown. Cream white dust jacket with photo of Emerson's home and title lettering to cover panel. Jacket with light general shelf soiling and mild toning; missing shallow chips from vase of spine panel and lower... View more info

Initials and Pseudonyms, a Dictionary of Literary Disguises: First & Second Series: 2 Volumes, Complete

By: Cushing, William

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1885

Seller ID: 32930

Condition: Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1006 pages; 1st editions both volumes. 692 & 314 pp. Handsomely printed in double columns with tissue guards between each printed page. Uniformly bound in original heavy green cloth with beveled edge boards and titles brightly in gilt to spines. Light ex-library ownership indications with catalog label base of spine and minimal attachments to endpages. Both volumes snugly bound and generally neat with mild pulling to cloth at spine ends ... View more info

Dark Valley Destiny; The Life of Robert E. Howard

By: de Camp, L. Sprague & Jane W. Griffin & Catherine Crook De Camp

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bluejay Books: 1986

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 34381

ISBN: 0312940769

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 402 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. 1st paperback printing. Tightly bound and neat with flat uncreased spine. Just superficial shelf evidence to cover edges. Feels and appears unread. VG+ View more info

The French Faust, Henri de Saint-Simon [With Manuscript Letters (MLS) from the Author]

By: Dondo, Mathurin Marius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 35500

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; [SIGNED] 1955 Philosophical Library. HC 1st edition. Two manuscript letters by the author, written in French, along with an addressed and mailed postcard are laid in at front. They are written to a colleague - a professor of Romance languages. Snugly bound and clean. The front flap of the dust jacket is laid in at front but the rest of the dust jacket has been lost. VG+; Signed by Author View more info