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THE LORD OF THE RINGS; J.R.R. Tolkien / 50th Anniversary Edition /
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS; J.R.R. Tolkien / 50th Anniversary Edition /

By Tolkien, J.R.R.

Boston New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. First American Edition, First Printing of the 50th Anniversary Edition. Leather with gilt-stamping. Fine/Fine in slipcase. J.R.R. Tolkien. Thick tall 8vo (9 7/8" x 6 1/2"x 2 7/8" slipcase" / 9 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 2 1/2" book), full black leather with bright gold lettering & bright red initials of JRRT, with elaborate bright gold-&-red design by Tolkien on front cover & facsimile of his signature in gold on rear cover, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], illustrated with 4-page glossy photo of "Leaves from the Book of Mazarbul (fol. p.320), two attached foldout maps at front and rear, red ribbon page marker, red endpapers, xxv, [xxvi: blank] + 1157 pages Leather [leatherette?] slipcase with 7-tiered castle drawn by Tokien on plate (5" x 3" recto) & Title / "50th Anniversary lEdition" abel (5" x 3" verso), Weight: 4 1/2 lbs. Extra postage charges possible. John R. R. Tolkien, CBE FRSL (1892 - 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, accomplished amateur illustrator, and Oxford university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, (1925 to 1945), and Professor of English at Merton College, Oxford, (1945 to 1959). A skilled illustrator and distinguished scholar of Anglo-Saxon, Tolkien was also at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis-they were both members of the now famed literary discussion group known as the "Inklings." EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! Very slight wrinkling at top of spine. Front map has a minute tear at its juncture with a free endpaper. Fine slipcase. First published in England by HarperCollins in 2004.

$95.00

THE CABBAGE MOTH AND THE SHAMROCK; A Story by Ethel Marbach / Illustrated by Michael Hague
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THE CABBAGE MOTH AND THE SHAMROCK; A Story by Ethel Marbach / Illustrated by Michael Hague

By Marbach, Ethel

New York London Toronto Sydney Tokyo Singapore: Green Tiger Press / Published by Simon & Schuster, 1978. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Glossy pictorial cover. Fine/Fine. Michael Hague. SIGNED by the Artist with EXTRA-ILLUSTRATION 4-inches o/a of a FLOWER & BUTTERFLY on the half title, 12mo (6 7/8" by 5"), pale green cloth with black lettering, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with inset panel drawn in full color by Michael Hague, who has illustrated the book with a full-color frontispiece and decorative title page, several plates and vignettes, pale green endpapers, [32] pages. VERY SCARCE, wonderfully illustrated & EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the Artist. This is a precious & delightful illustrated small volume. Book is about a cabbage moth named "Fiona," who has dreams of becoming beautiful when she meets a very special shamrock, and an older lady who appreciates their beauty. A Superb gift--for a special child or ADULT--in Exceptional Condition! Know any special gardeners?

$145.00

LITTLE PICTURES OF JAPAN; Pictures by Katharine Sturges
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LITTLE PICTURES OF JAPAN; Pictures by Katharine Sturges

By Miller, Olive Beaupré, editor

Chicago: The Book House for Children Publishers, 1925. Later printing. Pictorial cloth. Very Fine/None. Katharine Sturges. 4to, black cloth with gold lettering and a circular painting of a Japanese girl petting a deer on the front cover, red endpapers with flying cranes, 191 + [1] pages. Charming illustrations and text. "Japanese poetry, representing, like its art, the best in the Japanese people, is a spontaneous love of beauty, expressed with the simplicity and wondering adoration of a child...The first purpose of the Japanese book is to awaken in children an appreciation for beauty, a real tenderness for it. The poems are so simple that a child old enough to like Mother Goose is old enough for most of them." Condition: Tight, clean, copy. Pictures are bright and unfoxed; text is very slightly age-toned; light wear to cloth;.

$35.00

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; Edited with a Glossary by W. J. Craig
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; Edited with a Glossary by W. J. Craig

By [Shakespeare, William] Craig, W. J., editor

London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1919. Leather with blind- & gilt-stamping. Fine/None. 32 B&W photo-lithographs. Thick 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 1/4"), Sangorski & Sutcliffe full brown leather binding with five hubs, gold lettering, blind-stamping, Shakespeare's golden crest on front cover, gold-ruled borders, & inner dentelles; illustrated with frontispiece' photo-lithograph of the Stratford Bust (with tissue guard), plus 31 full-page B&W photo-lithographic plates from the famous Boydell engravings, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], elaborate gilt-embellished red-&-green floral endpapers, vii, [ix-x] + 1352 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz. A Very Handsome, Magnificently Bound Sangorski & Sutcliffe, portable edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works with several exceptional illustrations: mainly from the famous Boydell engravings. A SUPERB copy to carry and enjoy, as well as a splendidly giftable & Very Finely bound full-leather edition of William Shakespeare's Works. Solid binding, clean, bright, unmarked pages; crisp, black, and unfoxed B&W illustrations, encased in a magnificent full-leather brown Sangorski & Sutcliffe hubbed binding (of which there is non finer!) with brilliant decorative endpapers. Slight bumping to upper corners.

$345.00

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS; Illustrated by TASHA TUDOR

By Grahame, Kenneth

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1966. First Edition. Cloth and boards. Fine/Very Good +. Tasha Tudor. Small 4to, pale gray-green cloth with gold lettering on spine & gold-stamped figures of Moley, Ratty, and Toad on the front cover, Mylar-protected dust jacket (not price-clipped) of a river framed by tree branches by Tashia Tudor, profusely illustrated with a colored frontispiece & 15 comparable full-page pictures, and many B&W in-text sketches by Tasha Tudor, pictorial endpapers, 255 pages. Tasha Tudor (1915 - 2008) was a much beloved and honored American illustrator and writer of many children's books--a number of them award winners! During her long life, Tasha received many awards and honors, including Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose in 1945 and 1 is One in 1957. She received the Regina Medal in 1971 for her contributions to children's literature. Her books feature detailed and realistic drawings with soft colors. Text and pictures are often bordered by intricate details such as flowers, birds or other charming objects and animals. The visual or textual content often refers to traditions, artifacts or memories of the 19th century. Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. It has given rise to many film and television adaptations. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. The cloth is clean, tight, bright internally and externally. The dust jacket is clean though rubbed and slightly darkened with chips missing at the top and bottom of the spine and upper right hand corner of the cover.

$55.00

A STUDY OF SPINOZA; with a Portrait
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A STUDY OF SPINOZA; with a Portrait

By Martineau, James

London: Macmillan and Co, 1883. Second Edition Revised. Leather with blind- & gilt-stamping. Very Good +/None. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo, rebound in dark brown calf with gold-ruled borders, five hubs, and the elaborately gilt-decorated backstrip with printed label laid down, illustrated with a steel engraved frontispiece portrait of Spinoza after Woffenbuttel [plus tissue guard], all edges gilded [a.e.g.], marbled endpapers, xiii, [xiv] + 393 pages. James Martineau (1805 - 1900) was an English religious philosopher influential in the history of Unitarianism and Transcendentalism. For 45 years he was Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy and Political Economy in Manchester New College. He was also the brother of Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), novelist and Liberal, which put both in the circle of George Eliot and G.H. Lewes. The great poet Tennyson "regarded Martineau as the master mind of all the remarkable company with whom he engaged". Prime Minister Gladstone said of Martineau; "he is beyond question the greatest of living thinkers." Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa; later Benedict de Spinoza; 1632 - 1677) was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher who is usually credited, along with Descartes and Leibniz, as being one of the three major Rationalists. He made significant contributions in virtually every area of philosophy. He is best known for his Ethics, which presents an ethical vision developing from a monistic metaphysics in which God and Nature are identified. This revised second edition remains a major study of the great naturalistic philosopher Spinozal. Condition: This volume has been handsomely and sturdily rebound and remains structurally sound. Apart from a few light specks of foxing on the attractive frontispiece and title page, the pages are clean, only slightly age-toned, and without annotations or markings. Some rubbing to the leather and spine.

$125.00

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE:; Claudia's Story / Art and Adaptation by Ashley Marie Witter
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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE:; Claudia's Story / Art and Adaptation by Ashley Marie Witter

By Rice, Anne

New York, N.Y.: Yen Press / Hatchette Book Group, 2012. First Edition Thus Illustrated, First Printing. Cloth. Very Fine/Very Fine. Ashley Marie Witter. INSCRIBED and with an Original SKETCH by Anne Rice Illustrator-&-Adapter Ashley Marie Witter, 8vo (8 1/2" x 6:), red cloth with gold lettering on spine, profusely illustrated with sepia drawings (occasionally highlighted in blood red) by Ashley Marie Witter, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Witter, black multiple endpapers, 224 pages Weight: 1 lb 8 oz. A richly-illustrated toothsome adaptation of Anne Rice's interview with the Vampire, as reenvisioned through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl [illustrated on the cover art] when she was turned by the vampire Lestat into a creature with a lust to bite and kill. . " Most effectively drawn is young Claudia, flashing from innocent to monstrous by the panel." Contains ORIGINAL full-page SILVERPOINT ARTISIC SKETCH & personalized inscription by the incredible Ashley Marie Witter (of Squarriors). EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! Tight, clean, bright copy and dust jacket.

$145.00

MOBY DICK; or, The White Whale / by Herman Melville / Photoplay title: The Sea Beast / Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay / A Warner Bros. Screen Classic Starring John Barrymore
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MOBY DICK; or, The White Whale / by Herman Melville / Photoplay title: The Sea Beast / Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay / A Warner Bros. Screen Classic Starring John Barrymore

By Melville, Herman

New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1925. Early Photoplay Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good +. B&W stills. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering, illustrated with B&W glossy frontispiece and 9 full-page glossy stills from the RKO 1934 movie, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket with color image of John Barrymore in the rigging plus his facsimile signature, 511 pages. SCARCE Photoplay illustrated edition in the pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) but with a few losses (most notably a 1" chip by the "M" of Moby; also erosion at the head of the dj's spine and slightly at extremities). The front endpapers have previous ownership & sale markings. Melville's classic about obsession on the high seas in a desirable Photoplay edition. The copyright date of 1925 doesn't accurately reflect the 1934 RKO film starring John Barrymore. Arnie Davis (see below) illustrates a different cover for the 1934 edition (illust. plates [p.48]). Given the facsimile signature of Barrymore on this colorful dj which suggests a design intended to capitalize on stardom and movie success, this appears to be an early variant--possibly printed shortly after the Davis' illustration of Barrymore/Ahab in a whaling ship on a "Nantucket sleigh-ride" cover. See Arnie Davis, Photoplay Editions and other Movie Tie-In Books, p.[48] of stamp-sized illustrations, and the 1934 sleighride dj illustrated & p.151.

$70.00

THE LOST BOOKS OF THE ODYSSEY
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THE LOST BOOKS OF THE ODYSSEY

By Mason, Zachary

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. Revised Edition, First Printing. Boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. 8vo, red boards with silver lettering on spine, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting Odysseus shooting an arrow ["O's" on title are silvered & filled], vii, [viii] + 228 pages. Zachary Mason (born 1974) is a computer scientist and novelist. He wrote THE LOST BOOKS OF THE ODYSSEY (2007; revised edition 2010), an amusing, action-packed, and somewhat philosophical take-off in 44 brief chapters on Homer's classic. Mason's second novel was Void Star (2017), a Sci-Fi novel about artificial intelligence. In 2018, he published Metamorphica, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally.

$20.00

MOLOCH; or, This Gentile World / Introduction by Mary V. Dearborn
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MOLOCH; or, This Gentile World / Introduction by Mary V. Dearborn

By Miller, Henry

New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. 8vo, tan quarter cloth with silver lettering over beige boards, Introduction by Mary V. Dearborn, archival mylar-protected photographic brown-tinted dust jacket (unclipped) with white lettering, xv, [xvi-xviii] + 266 pages. Henry V. Miller (1891-1980) was an American writer. He often created semi-autobiographical novels that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. His most noteworthy works are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949-59). All were banned in the United States until 1961. He also painted watercolors. MOLOCH is his first novel, which was discovered by Miller biographer Mary Dearborn. In the persona of a character named Dion Moloch, the novel deals with Miller's early demeaning job, first marriage, and life in New York City during the Twenties. Grove Press was an American publisher founded in 1947. It became noteworthy/infamous for publishing censored, often French, and sexually explicit works. Notable authors published by Grove included: Henry Miller, Eugene Ionesco, Frantz Fanon, Jean Genet, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Samuel Becket, and William S. Burroughs. Exceptional Condition internally & externally!

$25.00

UNFINISHED TALES; of Númenor and Middle-Earth / edited with introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien
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UNFINISHED TALES; of Númenor and Middle-Earth / edited with introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien

By Tolkien, J. R. R.

Boston New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. First American Edition. Boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. Maps. 8vo, black boards with gold lettering, profusely illustrated with B&W frontispiece map of Númenor an small Tolkien sketch (p.149), archival mylar-protected pictorial wrappers (unclipped) depicting characters looking at a distant red-topped mountain painted by Ted Nasmith, front map endpaper of Middle-Earth, [viii] + 472 pages. John R. R. Tolkien, CBE FRSL (1892 - 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. UNFINISHED TALES collects many unknown and important stories about Middle-Earth. He served as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, (1925-1945), and Merton Professor of English at Merton College, Oxford, (1945-1959). He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis-they were both members of the famous literary discussion group known as the Inklings. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! No remainder markings.

$25.00

A MURDER, A MYSTERY and a MARRIAGE; By Mark Twain / Foreword and Afterword by Roy Blount Jr. / Illustrations by Peter de Sèvre
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A MURDER, A MYSTERY and a MARRIAGE; By Mark Twain / Foreword and Afterword by Roy Blount Jr. / Illustrations by Peter de Sèvre

By Twain, Mark

New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. Later printing. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. Peter de Sève. 8vo, light brown-gray quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over light yellow boards with "Mark Twain" signature embossed in gold, Foreword and Afterword by Roy Blount Jr., archival mylar-protected humorous pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by noted caricaturist Peter de Sève who has created the colorful (watercolor) frontispiece and 5 other full-page glossy illustrations, brownish endpapers, 112 pages. "A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage" is an amusing short story written by Mark Twain in 1876. It was published in a very small, unauthorized edition in 1945, with an authorized engaging edition illustrated by cartoon/caricature master Peter de Sève not appearing until 2001. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally. The number line ends with "2." For those who appreciate Twain, this is one of his amusing shorts; for those who are enthralled by Peter de Sève--illustrator extraodinaire of many New Yorker covers and creator of Scrat--this is a most agreeable interpretation.

$15.00

THE MOON AND SIXPENCE; W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
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THE MOON AND SIXPENCE; W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

By Maugham, W. Somerset

New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers by arrangement with George H. Doran Company, 1919. Reprint of Doran Edition. Cloth and boards. Good +/Good +. 8vo (8 1/4" x 5 5/8"), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine & front cover--both with black palms, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting movie stars (George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley) from the United Artist's 1942 production of The Moon and Sixpence, [i-vi], 7-314 pages. William Somerset Maugham CH (1874 - 1965) was a British playwright, short story writer, and novelist. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. Maugham's most important novel, Of Human Bondage (1915), is sometimes considered a work of genius. His lesser though important novel, The Moon and Sixpence (1919), was Maugham's tragic fusion of a aspiring, though caddish British stockbroker-turned-painter with artist Paul Gauguin--both escaping eventually to Tahiti (hence the palms on the cloth). 1919 is the Doran copyright date but not the actual date of publication, which was on or soon after the film adaptation was released in 1942, which starred caddish George Sanders. GOOD or BETTER CONDITION! This is a scarce wartime copy in remarkably unsullied and tight condition. It has 98% of the movie dust jacket (unclipped), which is a real plus. Its back panel shows some soil and the extremities have nips. The pages are all quite age-toned, a typical feature of wartime paper and production methods.

$25.00

LIGHT ACTION IN THE CARIBBEAN; Stories
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LIGHT ACTION IN THE CARIBBEAN; Stories

By Lopez, Barry

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. INSCRIBED by the Author on the title page, dark green quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over ivory boards, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a bird of paradise's tail feathers by Gabriele Wilson, vii, [viii] + 162 pages + [2] Blank + [2] A Note about the Author & A Note on the Type. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! Tight, clean, bright first edition. For works that explore environmental and humanitarian situations, Barry Lopez (b. 1945 - ) has written novels, essays, and children's books. He has won the National Book Award, John Burroughs Medal, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and others.

$40.00

THE BOOK OF EMBRACES; Images and Text by Eduardo Galeano / Translated by Cedric Belfrage with Mark Schafer
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THE BOOK OF EMBRACES; Images and Text by Eduardo Galeano / Translated by Cedric Belfrage with Mark Schafer

By Galeano, Eduardo

New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. First Edition in English, 1st Printing. Cloth and cloth. Very Fine/Very Fine. SIGNED by the Author on half title, 8vo, tan one-third cloth with black lettering on spine and black two-thirds cloth, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with images of colorful carved toucans, 281 pages. Eduardo Galeano (1940 - 2015) was an Uruguayan journalist and novelist considered "a literary giant of the Latin American left." In 1973, after a military coup seized power in Uruguay; Galeano was imprisoned and later fled into exile in Argentina. His book Open Veins of Latin America was banned by the right-wing military government. In addition, he was placed on a death list. Galeano's famous trilogy, Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire), has been described as "the most powerful literary indictment of colonialism in the Americas." THE BOOK OF EMBRACES (Libro de los abrazos) contains Galeano's pointed and poignant reflections that have been illustrated with his own dark images. Very Scarce SIGNED. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: very tight, bright, and clean in a comparable sharp dust jacket.

$125.00

JIM THE CONQUEROR; By Peter B. Kyne
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JIM THE CONQUEROR; By Peter B. Kyne

By Kyne, Peter B.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1929. Grosset & Dunlop Reprint. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo, bright green cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting weatlhy and handsome Texan "Jimmy Higgins" and his gorgeous red-haired East Hampton love Roberta, publisher's yellow topstain, 303 pages + [9] Ads. A Texas romance with "flash and zest and whimsicality." Prefigures Dallas and soaps. RARE title in an even Rarer colorful and nearly complete dust jacket. Copyright date is 1929, though because Grosset was a reprint house, this is possibly a slightly later printing. Previous owners' gift inscriptions on front endpaper & dedication are dated 1932. Peter B. Kyne (1880 - 1957) was a prolific American novelist and Hollywood screen-writer. More than 100 films were adapted from his works into screenplays from Silent Films on into Talkies between 1914 and 1952. Cloth is clean, tight and slightly cocked. Paper is clean with unform age-toning. Remarkably bright, complete, and colorful pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with minor edge wear.

$40.00

THE PIG POETS; An Anthology of Porcine Poesy / Edited and Annotated by Henry Hogge
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THE PIG POETS; An Anthology of Porcine Poesy / Edited and Annotated by Henry Hogge

By Hogge, Henry

Hammersmith, London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Fine/Fine. Engravings. 12mo (7 1/4" x 5 1/4"), light red cloth with gold lettering on spine, illustrated with seven largel B&W engravings of pigs & smaller tailpieces, pictorial endpapers with repeating leaf motif, [xii] + 52 pages. "Adorable, witty and welcome."--Pig-Lovers' Bulletin. "Snufffle ye truffles wile ye can Old Time is still a flying. And somewhere surely hangs the pan That bits of ye will fry in." -- Robert Hedgepig A light-hearted attractively printed and illustrated slim Very Giftable collection of tasty poems.

$20.00

AMERICA and AMERICANS and SELECTED NONFICTION; Edited by Susan Shillinghaw and Jackson J. Benson
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AMERICA and AMERICANS and SELECTED NONFICTION; Edited by Susan Shillinghaw and Jackson J. Benson

By Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo, black quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over ivory boards, archival mylar-protected photo-&-pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), xviii + 429 pages + [1] Credits. SUPERIOR COPY: clean, tight, bright with clean, bright sharp dust jacket. John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902-1968) was an American author who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. During his writing career, Steinbeck authored 27 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories.

$30.00

THE ART OF THE NOVEL; by Henry James / With an Introduction by Richard P. Blackmur
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THE ART OF THE NOVEL; by Henry James / With an Introduction by Richard P. Blackmur

By James, Henry

New York London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Small 8vo, publisher's original black cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with inset B&W portrait of Henry James' head after a photograph by Alice Boughton, xli + 348 pages. "A great author not only explains his art and technique but makes clear the whole art and philosophy of fiction."--from the jacket. Henry James OM (1843 - 1916) was an American-British author who was a key figure between literary realism and modernism. Many consider James to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. Among his most highly regarded novels are The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove (1903 & 1902). From European authors, James received confirmation of his view that a novelist ought not worry overly about "story," but that by focusing more on character and human relationships, he would best recreate the life experience of his protagonist. Condition: Solid, clean cloth whose pages have unform age-toning. Very Scarce in the original pictorial dust jacket, here not price-clipped but with light soil,some fading, and a 1/2" chip on the top front panel and slight losses to the head and foot of the dj's spine.

$145.00

FLASHMAN AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD; from the Flashman Papers, 1858-59 / Edited and Arranged by George MacDonald Fraser
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FLASHMAN AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD; from the Flashman Papers, 1858-59 / Edited and Arranged by George MacDonald Fraser

By Fraser, George MacDonald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf / A Borzoi Book, 1995. First American Edition. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. Arthur Barbosa. 8vo, off-white quarter buckram with light gold lettering on spine over ivory boards, illustrated with a double-spread B&W map of "Roads to Harper's Ferry," archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with colorful period figures by Arthur Barbosa, 394 pages. George MacDonald Fraser OBE FRSL (1925 - 2008) was an English-Scottish author who wrote historical novels, non-fiction books and several screenplays. He is best known for a 112-book series that featured the character Flashman. Fraser's Flashman is an antihero: a former school bully become an officer in the Victorian army who often runs from danger yet is aclaimed a hero.

$25.00

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