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Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections, Adelphi University
1 Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections
Adelphi University
Garden City Adelphi University Press 1979 First Paperback Fine No Dust jacket 
Softcover booklet with stapled binding. Very clean stiff paper covers with illustration on cover. No creasing or wear. All pages clean, bright, unmarked. Illustrated. 23 pages. Limited to 500 copies (statement on last page of booklet). 021548

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2 This Generation: A Selection of British and American Literature from 1914 to the Present with Historical and Critical Essays
Anderson, George K. And Eda Lou Walton
Scott, Foresman and Company 1939 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with blue circular title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 975 pgs. with index of first lines. Includes works by Robert Frost, Henry Louis Mencken, George Santayana, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, William Faulkner and many more. approx. 7" x 10". Literature. 016829

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The Book of Werewolves - Being an Account of A Terrible Superstition, Baring-Gould, Sabine
3 The Book of Werewolves - Being an Account of A Terrible Superstition
Baring-Gould, Sabine
New York Causeway Books 1973 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
This book, the first serious study of this subject in the English language, was originally published in 1865. In spite of later works by other writers, this book remains a classic. 1973 edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean brown endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 266 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has light rubbing and a few very short closed edge tears, slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024972

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4 The Far Whistle - and Other Stories
Beck, Warren
Yellow Springs, OH Antioch Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition in original dustjacket, signed by author. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by the author on title page; also inscribed by him on front free endpaper: "With warm regards to Barbara and Hugh from Warren, in pleasant recollection of our acceptance at Bread Loaf. " 224 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few faint water droplet markings to spine only, some fading to lettering on spine (still legible), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of short stories by "one of our finest artists in the short story genre." Warren Beck is the author of "Final Score" (received the Friends of American Writing Award), Into Thin Air (of which TIME said, "a minor novel with the grace and dignity appropriate to a major one"), and other works. 017940

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Play, Games and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll, Blake, Kathleen
5 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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Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Bryant, William Cullen
6 Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant
Bryant, William Cullen
New York D. Appleton and Company 1878 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated binding. Clean green cloth boards with botanical and bird decoration in green, brown and black wrapping around from front board to spine to rear cover, along with gold border decoration at top and bottom. Stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through at corner tips. Very small tears at top and bottom spine ends. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean (gilt page edges all around). Floral endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Hinges are sound. Frontispiece portrait of William Cullen Bryant. Illustrated by one hundred engravings from drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others. 501 pages. 026113

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Dear and Glorious Physician, Caldwell, Taylor
7 Dear and Glorious Physician
Caldwell, Taylor
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1959 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Early printing of the first edition, no dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, green title box with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through; unfaded with a tight, square binding, strong hinges - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 574 pages. Historical novel - the story of Saint Luke - one of Taylor Caldwell's most beloved works. 025739

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8 The Works of Thomas Carlyle: The Life of Friedrich Schuller; Critical and Miscellaneous Essays; Latter-Day Pamphlets; The French Revolution; Sartor Resartus
Carlyle, Thomas
New York John B. Alden 1885 Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
FIVE VOLUMES from "The Works of Thomas Carlyle". Near fine condition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, bevelled edges, gilt top page edges. Bindings tight & square, no cracking. Decorated endpapers. Pages clean and bright. No names or bookplates inside. Almost no wear to these books. "The French Revolution" is Volume I of two volumes. Clean, solid, attractive books. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Antiquarian. WARD00951

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Wanted: a Girl for the Horses, Cavanna, Betty
9 Wanted: a Girl for the Horses
Cavanna, Betty
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688027571 / 9780688027575 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good + Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with white cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages andedges are clean, with clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 216 pp. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A young girl who has been expelled from school and is a family outcast works with horses at a stable in the peaceful Devonshire countryside, putting her life back on track. 019572

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Letters from A Traveller, Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
10 Letters from A Traveller
Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
London Collins 1962 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, light soiling/fading to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). Illustrated with photographs. 380 pages with index. "This, the third of P. Teilhard de Chardin's collected works to appear in English, contains the two French volumes: Lettres de Voyage, 1923-1939, and Nouvelles Lettres de Voyage, 1939-1955. These colleced letters were edited and annotated by Claude Aragonnes...By way of special introduction to this volume we have added a translation of Teilhard de Chardin tel que je l'ai connu by his colleage and friend, Pierre Leroy, as it throws new light on the author's personality and on his relations with his superiors in religion." - from General Editor's Note 024366

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The Art Pack, Christophe Frayling; Helen Frayling; Ron Van Der Meer
11 The Art Pack
Christophe Frayling; Helen Frayling; Ron Van Der Meer
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0679414193 / 9780679414193 First Hardcover Fine 
Second printing, 1993, excellent condition. Clean glossy illustrated boards - large book - size approx. 11-1/4" x 11-1/4" with many moving parts, pop-ups, and fold-outs (all are present and accounted for and in excellent condition, including a casette tape). Illustrated in full color. Art history and principles of art are conveyed here in an interactive way, showing how light, color, perspective and proportion and motion affect and enhance works of art. 025764

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12 Civilisation - A Personal View
Clark, Kenneth
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very slight fading at top board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with black and white and full color plates. 359 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has very slight edge wear and one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the fall of the Roman Empire to present times, the author explores our history and culture through the diverse creative works of Western man. A must-have book for any history buff. 027207

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The Magic Never Ends: The Life And Works Of C.S. Lewis, Duncan, John Ryan
13 The Magic Never Ends: The Life And Works Of C.S. Lewis
Duncan, John Ryan
New York Thomas Nelson 2001 0849917182 / 9780849917189 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Very clean yellow boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 189 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An illustrated profile of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers. 026799

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Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters, Eliot, George
14 Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters
Eliot, George
London Hawarden Press 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Eighteen-volume Limited Edition set of which this is number 157 of 500. Three quarter leather with marbled boards, gold lettering and decoration on leather spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking; clean marbled endpapers, beautiful old custom bookplate on paste downs. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Some very light rubbing to corners and some wear to bottom board edges. Frontispiece illustration in each book with printed tissue guard, plus lovely illustrations throughout. Middlemarch (3 volumes); Scenes of Clerical Life (2 volumes); Daniel Deronda (3 volumes); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob (1 volume); Poems (1 volume); Felix Holt, The Radical (2 volumes); Romola + Romola and Miscellaneous Essays (2 volumes); Adam Bede (2 volumes); Life and Letters (2 volumes). 025313

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The Appalachian Trail Reader, Emblidge, David (editor)
15 The Appalachian Trail Reader
Emblidge, David (editor)
Oxford University Press 1996 0195100913 / 9780195100914 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. As new condition. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps, black and white photographs. 382 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of trail diaries, poems, and essays that reflect the meaning of this great wilderness trail across both time and geography. Included are the works of both well-known writers and anonymous raconteurs, and excerpts from Appalachian Trail hikers' journals from the 1930s to the 1990's provide a firsthand, intimate portrait of walking the trail. 026714

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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
16 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

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17 A Maggot
Fowles, John
Boston - Toronto Little, Brown & Co. 1985 0-316-28994-9 / 9780316289948 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with small gold imprint on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 455 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny closed edge tears, no chipping or creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Fiction. 014725

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The Lies of Fair Ladies, Gash, Jonathan
18 The Lies of Fair Ladies
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1992 0312076207 / 9780312076207 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one spine corner. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 263 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovejoy finds himself accused of gutting a vacant old house, robbing it of its chandeliers, balustrades, moldings, even wallpaper. He recognizes this as the work of his friend Prammie Joe, recently released from jail--and soon found murdered in his isolated shack. Lovejoy works to uncover the sinister scam from the inside out. 018406

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The Very Last Gambado, Gash, Jonathan
19 The Very Last Gambado
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1990 0312051751 / 9780312051754 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Light bumping to base of spine; corners tips are sharp and unworn. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovejoy works as a consultant for a movie about the robbery of London's British Museum and runs into trouble. 018407

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Northern Light, Gleason, Marian
20 Northern Light
Gleason, Marian
Francestown, NH Golden Quill Press 1986 0-8233-0421-3 / 9780823304219 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. Very small number in ink at upper corner of front free endpaper (24). Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper: "Very Best Wishes - Marian Gleason". 63 pgs. Very clean blue dustjacket with white lettering, small corner price clip, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Poetry. 011605

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