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A Little Book of Necessary Nonsense illustrated by Elizabeth MacKinstry

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Harper: 1929-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55-6-1904

Condition: Used: Very Good


Red cloth hardcover. Book is askew with light rubbing and edge wear. Cover has some light areas in the red cloth.Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. A Book of Poetry by various Authors, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, WS Gilbert and more. Illustrated by Elizabeth MacKinstry. View more info

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WONDERLAND STORIES FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE WONDER BOOK, SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, ROBINSON CRUSOE, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS SIMPLIFIED BY ELIZABETH LEWIS

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: JB Lippincott: 1917-01-01

Seller ID: c18-3-143

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Cover has small stains, corner wear, and wear on heel and toe of spine. Crease on front board. Previous school ower's name on fep. Pages yellowed near color plates. Some fingerprints but overall inner pages are clean. Foxing on endpapers.Into this volume of Wonderland Stories have been gathered some of the gems of child literature. The first six are taken from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Pandora's Box is one of the old classics transformed by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The other stories are taken from tales like Swiss Family Robinson and Gulliver's Travel... View more info

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Literature A Series of Anthologies, Interpreting Literature

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1946-01-01

Seller ID: 2-5-1615

Condition: Used: Very Good


Corners lightly bumped. Publisher's Price list glued on inside front board.The book contains a library of all sorts of literary treasures. The book is divided into different interests that include: On the Starting Line, Lure of the Unknown, The Outdoor World, Give and Take Among Friends, Conquest of the Frontier, Trails to New Frontiers, Bridges to Other WorldsRhythm and Rhyme. Many great authors and poets: Robert Frost, Alfred Noyes, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Badger Clark, William Shakespeare and many more. Each store is followed by a question and dict... View more info

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER (The Globe Edition). Edited from the Original Editions and Manuscripts by R. Morris, with a Memoir by John W. Hales

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1909-01-01

Seller ID: 4-5-1724

Condition: Collectible: Good


Green cloth cover with gilt border and lettering. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Front hinge cracked. Pages yellowed. Overall inside pages clean and binding is tight. Deckled page edges.Opens with a biography of Edmund Spenser. Also, contains the books of the Fairy Queen and more with an index to the first lines. View more info

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If Winter Comes [Hardcover] by hutchinson, a

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and company: 1922-01-01

Seller ID: 716

Condition: Used: Very Good


1922, fourth impression, Green Cloth Hardcover, 415 pages plus ads, 8 3/4" tall. Very Good. Slight edgewear. Name on endpaper. Book slightly askew. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. When the story opens, Mark Sabre is thirty four years of age and has been married eight years. He is a whimsical, loveable idealist, bound to be misunderstood and most of all by his wife Mabel, who is practical, conventional, without humor or imagination, and a snob. View more info

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The Divine Comedy

By: Alighieri, Dante

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947-01-01

Seller ID: 4-5-1720

Condition: Used: Very Good


No dust jacket. Illustrated by Umberto Romano. Color plates. Corners bumped. Spine darkened. Light yellowing on outside page edges.The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describ... View more info

Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard, membre de l'Institut

By: Anatole France

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1904-01-01

Seller ID: 77-2-1985

Condition: Used: Good


Blue cloth hardcover with rubbing, edge wear and pencil notes in the book. Written in French.Sylvestre Bonnard, a member of the Institute, is a historian and philologist, gifted with great erudition. He lives among books, and launches himself into the research, in Sicily and Paris, of the precious manuscript of the French version of the Golden Legend, which he finally obtains. By chance he meets a young girl named Jeanne, the granddaughter of a woman he once loved. View more info

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ORLANDO FURIOSO di M. Lodovico Ariosto, tutto Ricorretto et di Nuove Figure Adornato

By: Ariosto M. Lodovico

Price: $3,800.00

Publisher: Venetia Vencenzo Valgrifi: 1556

Seller ID: c15-1-43

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Written in Italian. Vellum binding with laces showing along spine. Corners and edges worn and bumped. Some small holes and burn marks in the vellum. Outside pages stained in blue. Light foxing on endpapers and small holes worn through front board paper where laces have worn through. Note with previous owner's name, written in brown ink on back of first endpaper. Some stains and fingerprints but overall a clean edition. Book appears to have had some professional restoration with new tissue guard between frontis of author and title page. Title page illustration was precisely cut and glued to a ... View more info

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Lectures on Dramatic Art & Literature Schlegel 1892 [Hardcover]; John Black

By: August Wihelm Schlegel; Illustrator-John Black

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John Black, Bell and Sons: 1892-01-01

Seller ID: 353

Condition: Used: Very Good


1892, Second edition, Red Cloth Hardcover, 315 pages, 8 3/4" tall, Tissue guarded frontispiece engraved portrait of author which has offset. Translated from the German by John Black. Second Edition revised by Rev A J W Morrison. Very Good. Foxing on endpapers. Name on endpaper. Tanning on endpaper. Inside clean and binding is tight.In the Bohn's Libraries series. View more info

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Talking with Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews

By: Bennett, Patrick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1980-10-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-2-1502

ISBN: 0890960992

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Dust jacket has light rubbing and chipping. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Texas has a whole remuda of writers, some native-born and Texas raised and some immigrants to the state. They range from poets and playwrights to newspapermen and novelists. Pat Bennett has rounded up twelve of the most respected of them to discuss their work and their opinions about Texas writing and literature in general. Authors include: A. C. Greene, Larry McMurtry, John Graves, Max Apple, Shelby Hearon, Preston Jones, Tom Lea, William Goyen, and Larry King. View more info

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Tete-Blanche

By: BLAIS

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CAPE: 1961-01-01

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 3-4-1502

Condition: Used: Very Good


First American Edition. Very Good. DJ is rubbed, chipped and torn. DJ is price clipped and discolored. Yellowing on page edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Translated from the French by Charles Fullman. In this novel, a troubled, cruel, and instinctively destructive boy starved for his mother's affection is sent to a boarding school, and corresponds with her through curious and petty letters; after the mother's death, the narrative is advanced through passages from the boy's diary: "perhaps it was kind of Mother to deprive me of her while she lived, so that I should not be hur... View more info

Henrik Ibsen, a critical study: With a 42 page essay on Bjornstjerne Bjornson

By: Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: B. Blom: 1964-01-01

Seller ID: 77-3-1960

Condition: Used: Very Good


Book slightly askew. Light tanning on endpaper edges. Previous owner's name on fep. Paper clip and mark from it on last pages. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A critical analysis of the works of the Norwegian poet, Henrik Ibsen. View more info

The Great Bear Almanac

By: Brown, Gary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lyons Pr: 1993-07-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-2-1823

ISBN: 1558212108

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Slight soiling on outside page edges. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Virtually everything known about bears is touched upon in this remarkably entertaining book. Part I, "Bears in Their World," discusses where bears are found throughout the world, with notes on population estimates and detailed maps. A full section on anatomy and physiology discusses distinguishing features among bear species, details on the skull, teeth, claws and other bear parts, how well bears hear and see, and much more. Another section investigates hibern... View more info

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When You Think of Me Erskine Caldwell First Edition

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001297

Condition: Very Good


1959, stated First Edition, Gray Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 194 pages. This book is the last book listed on page of Books by Erskine Caldwell. Illustrated by Louis Macouillard. DJ has rubbing, chipping and is price clipped. Back of dj has some small stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Collection of fifteen short stories and sketches. View more info

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The Bible and the common reader

By: Chase, Mary Ellen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1945-01-01

Seller ID: 77-2-1916

Condition: Used: Very Good


1945 Third Printing. Dust jacket has worn corners. Corners bumped.The books first chapters deal with an explanation of what the Bible actually is, with the story of the evolution of our King James translation, with a brief, yet vivid history of the Hebrew people, and with the description of those traits and characteristics which marked their literature. View more info

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Thunder on The Left [Hardcover] by Morley,Christopher

By: Christopher Morley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday.Page & Co,: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 630

Condition: Used: Very Good


First Edition, Black Cloth Hardcover with paste downs , 273 pages, 7 3/4" tall. 1925 on both title page and copyright page. Very Good. Cover is rubbed and pastedown label on spine is creased and chipped. Spine rubbed and has white mark where something has rubbed down the spine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Among the notionable dictes of antique Rome was the fancy that when men heard thunder on the left the gods had somewhat of special advertisement to impart. View more info

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The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection

By: Clifton Fadiman [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1986-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3-5-907

ISBN: 0395368057

Condition: Collectible: Like New


First edition with full number line. Dustjacket flaps are darkened and lightly chipped. Includes: Capote, Fitzgerald, Lawrence. Greene, Welty, Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Bellow, Roth, Oates, Updike and more. View more info

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Finn: A Novel

By: Clinch, Jon

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Random House: 2007-02-20

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-1-1610

ISBN: 1400065917

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.One of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own. View more info

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One Hundred and One Famous Poems

By: Cook, Roy J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Cable Company: 1926-01-01

Seller ID: 7-4-1902

Condition: Used: Very Good


Gift inscription on endpaper. Edge wear and rubbing. Pages yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A collection of poets and poetry. Includes: James Whitcomb Riley Edward R. Sill, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Burroughs, William Shakespeare, Lucy Larcom, William Cullen Bryant, George Gordon Byron and many more. Cameo portraits of each Poet is next to their poem. View more info

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

By: David Crystal

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1995-05-26

Seller ID: unit43-19

ISBN: 0521401798

Condition: Used: Like New


Unread. Same split in dust jacket on fold of top corner. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.489 pages with color and b/w illustrations. Systematically explores the history, structure, variety, and range of uses of the English language worldwide. English is arguably the nearest thing we have to a world language, and yet it is a language with a wealth of varieties, dialects, and traditions, all developing in different ways and at different speeds. This book is a superbly written and illustrated exploration of the history, structure, and use of English throughout the world. World-renowned li... View more info