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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
1 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 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
2 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.
3 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First 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
4 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 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
5 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First 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
6 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

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Virginia Woolf's London, Brewster, Dorothy
7 Virginia Woolf's London
Brewster, Dorothy
London George Allen and Unwin 1959 First 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
8 Celina or the Cats
Campos, Julieta
Pittsburgh, PA Latin American Literary Review Press 1995 0935480722 / 9780935480726 First 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

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The Letters of John Cheever, Cheever, John (Benjamin Cheever, Editor)
9 The Letters of John Cheever
Cheever, John (Benjamin Cheever, Editor)
New York Simon & Schuster 1988 0671628739 / 9780671628734 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright dust jacket. Clean light turquoise boards with white cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean turquoise endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 397 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. American literary figure John Cheever was a prolific writer of letters, sometimes sending as many as thirty in a single week. Here, edited by the author's son Benjamin, is the first volume to present on this significant addition to Cheever's literary legacy. 027217

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Romantic Affinities - Portraits from an Age 1780-1830, Christiansen, Rupert
10 Romantic Affinities - Portraits from an Age 1780-1830
Christiansen, Rupert
New York G. P. Putnam 1988 0399133100 / 9780399133107 First 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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11 Kafka
Citati, Pietro
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-56840-0 / 9780394568409 First 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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The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories, Craig, Patricia
12 The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories
Craig, Patricia
Oxford University Press 1990 0192141872 / 9780192141873 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
As new condition hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Gift quality. Unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering and border on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 554 pages with biographical notes. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fine collection of 33 stories showing the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices. It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D.James, andRuth Rendell (but also by such notables as A. Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton), which are among the very best examples of English Detective writing of the twentieth century - the cream of the crime! 027710

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Do These Bones Live, Dahlberg, Edward
13 Do These Bones Live
Dahlberg, Edward
New York Harcourt Brace 1941 First 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.
14 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 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
15 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First 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
16 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

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As They Were, Fisher, M.F.K.
17 As They Were
Fisher, M.F.K.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-52400-4 / 9780394524009 First 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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The Literary Shop and Other Tales, Ford, James L.
18 The Literary Shop and Other Tales
Ford, James L.
New York Geo. H. Richmond & Co. 1894 First 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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Half a Hundred Thralls to Faust - A Study Based on The British and the American Translators of Goethe's Faust - 1823-1949, Frantz, Adolf Ingram
19 Half a Hundred Thralls to Faust - A Study Based on The British and the American Translators of Goethe's Faust - 1823-1949
Frantz, Adolf Ingram
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 315 pages with index. Jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021810

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Boltzmann's Tomb: Travels in Search of Science, Green, Bill
20 Boltzmann's Tomb: Travels in Search of Science
Green, Bill
Bellevue Literary Press 2011 1934137359 / 9781934137352 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Dark blue boards with lime green spine, dark blue lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 208 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Bill Green takes us on a globe-spanning pilgrimage to important sites of scientific discovery and along the way relates the captivating stories of the scientists who lived and worked there. A marvelous introduction to the great figures of science. 026739

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