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1 Tar: A Midwest Childhood - A Critical Text
Andersen, Sherwood
Cleveland/London The Press of Case Western Reserve University 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, one tiny chip at spine edge is size of half a grain of rice. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary study of the novel Tar, written by Sherwood Anderson (also author of Winesburg, Ohio), and a basic document for students of Sherwood Anderson's life--one of the great "representative lives" in American literature. 011274

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From Candlelight to Satellite, Atherton, Grace H.
2 From Candlelight to Satellite
Atherton, Grace H.
New Orleans Pelican 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with darker blue lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to spine and edges; no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on frontfly leaf: "Marjorie R. Jackson - Years pass but memories remain, we share many! - Grace H. Atherton - 1961". Small return address sticker of Mrs. Herber W. Jackson of Boston, Massachusetts on front free and fixed endpaper. 212 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light soiling (water marks) to spine, small edge chips at top edge of front and rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written with charm and literary skill by one who has seen the world turned topsy-turvy during her ninety years, this book brings back to us the customs and ways of life before World War I. 8vo. History. 014908

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The Dreamers - A Club - Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization, Bangs, John Kendrick
3 The Dreamers - A Club - Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper and Brothers 1899 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket Edward Penfield, Illustrator 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, with illustrations by Edward Penfield. Clean brown cloth boards with red and black lobster decoration on cover (lobster holding black border title box in claws). Gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; very slight lean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Illustrations throughout by Edward Penfield. 248 pages. 022658

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L'Affaire Jones, Bernstein, Hillel
4 L'Affaire Jones
Bernstein, Hillel
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold decoration on cover and bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Color decorated endpapers. 257 pgs. Dustjacket has very light soiling, tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009860

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Alas, Poor Yorick!, BIll, Alfred H.
5 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1927 on title page, "Published September, 1927" on copyright page. Clean unfaded rust brown ribbed cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 263 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has some very shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical romance and intrigue woven around the character of "Parson Yorick", one of the most illustrious clergymen of literary genius in England. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016361

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Play, Games and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll, Blake, Kathleen
6 Play, Games and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll
Blake, Kathleen
Ithaca, NY/London Cornell University Press 1974 0 8014 0834 2 / 9780801408342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 216 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is unchipped, with two faint water spots on spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The importance of games in Victorian life, and how games give form to Lewis Carroll's stories. 8vo. Literature. 009138

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Literary Lodgings, Borish, Elaine
7 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is bright and clean, unchipped, no tears. 249 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author introduces the reader to the delights of nearly forty hotels in Britain which were once the haunts of famous writers and where the reader can now actually stay. 8vo. Travel/adventure. 014248

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Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Boswell, James
8 Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Boswell, James
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 435 pgs. with index. Illustrated, fold-out map. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has slight edge wear, one 1" closed edge tear at top of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008881

Price: 12.00 USD
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Virginia Woolf's London, Brewster, Dorothy
9 Virginia Woolf's London
Brewster, Dorothy
London George Allen and Unwin 1959 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very slight browning to endpapers). Jacket is not price clipped (15s.net on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A literary sightseeing tour of London by scholar and critic Dr. Dorothy Brewster, who shows how Virginia Woolf used London as atmosphere, theme, and even motivating force throughout her writing. 022846

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Celina or the Cats, Campos, Julieta
10 Celina or the Cats
Campos, Julieta
Pittsburgh, PA Latin American Literary Review Press 1995 0935480722 / 9780935480726 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 
Very clean trade paperback. No creasing or curling, no chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Translated by Leland H. Chambers. 140 pages. 023720

Price: 10.00 USD
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Romantic Affinities - Portraits from an Age 1780-1830, Christiansen, Rupert
11 Romantic Affinities - Portraits from an Age 1780-1830
Christiansen, Rupert
New York G. P. Putnam 1988 0399133100 / 9780399133107 Stated First American Edition Hardback Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition, first printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. 262 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear, hint of slight browning to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "A highly readable, thoroughly exhilarating combination of Lit. crit. and history which will outshine all existing textbooks on the Romantic Age...It breathes life into classic writers and the tumultuous times in which they worked." - Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 025726

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12 Kafka
Citati, Pietro
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-56840-0 / 9780394568409 STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has very slight age toning, is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pietro Citati, author of highly acclaimed biographies of Goethe and Tolstoy, now brings the full power of his intellect and perception to a major new psychobiography of one of the most brilliant--yet personally elusive--writers of the twentieth century: Frankz Kafka. 8vo. Biography. 015906

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Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing, Coles, Robert
13 Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing
Coles, Robert
New York Random House 2003 0375505598 / 9780375505591 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean black boards with clean white spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 244 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Coles, this book explores Springsteen's words as contemporary American poetry, and the impact Springsteen's work has had both on the lives of his audience and on this country's literary tradition. 019048

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Do These Bones Live, Dahlberg, Edward
14 Do These Bones Live
Dahlberg, Edward
New York Harcourt Brace 1941 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean wine-red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (slightly tanned). No names, writing or marks. 158 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has chip at base of spine (1-1/2" deep, 3/4" wide), very shallow chipping at top edge, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality. 020393

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York, Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
15 The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York
Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
Saigon Duc-Sinh 1964 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Softbound in rigid paper wrappers, with black and red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No creasing or chipping. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 151 pages with Bibliography. 021812

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Apolcalypse Postponed, Eco, Umberto
16 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. Organized in four main parts, Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's "Ginger and Fred," and the Italian genius industry. 017522

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On the Bottom, Ellsberg, Commander Edward
17 On the Bottom
Ellsberg, Commander Edward
New York Literary Guild of America 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Very nice reprint edition. Black pebbled cloth boards with green bubble trail decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny spots of wear at base spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 324 pages. 024027

Price: 20.00 USD
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As They Were, Fisher, M.F.K.
18 As They Were
Fisher, M.F.K.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-52400-4 / 9780394524009 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing. Very clean white boards with clean white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 261 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear and very short closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The enticing places, the memorable (sometimes mysterious) encounters that have lighted her path over the years--interlaced with new reflections and asides. 8vo. Travel. 016162

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Pass That Puck!, Flood, Richard T.
19 Pass That Puck!
Flood, Richard T.
New York Houghton Mifflin/Junior Literary Guild 1948 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket C. L. Hartman, Illustrator 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with illustration of hockey player on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper. 136 pp. with illustrations by C. L. Hartman. Red, white and black illustrated dustjacket has 1/3" chipping at top and bottom spine edges, a few small edge nicks. No price on dustjacket - a Junior Literary Guild selection. A fast-moving ice hockey story for boys set in a New England preparatory school background. 020509

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Literary Shop and Other Tales, Ford, James L.
20 The Literary Shop and Other Tales
Ford, James L.
New York Geo. H. Richmond & Co. 1894 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Green cloth boards with paper label on spine. Small spot of fraying at base of spine, slightest hint of light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Paper spine label has tiny bit of edge chipping, light rubbing - clearly legible. Pages and edges are clean - old pencil inscription on front free endpaper. 298 pp. 020773

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