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Either is Love

By Elisabeth Craigin

New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1937. 155 pages. some pencil underlinings. Out of the well of human loneliness springs this haunting, intimate confession of one woman's thirst for another, and of the extraordinary, feverish beauty of that passion's fulfillment. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Memoirs of a Nun

By Denis Diderot

Great Britain: Elek Books, 1959. 222 pages. Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot's story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Michael De Montaigne: Twenty-nine Essays

By Mortimer J. Adler

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1982. twenty-nine michael de montaigne essays. . 4th. Quarter-Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Complate Works of John Bunyan, The

By Stebbing, Henry

London, England: Virtue & Yorston Edited, with Original Introductions, Notes, and Memoir of the Author. Illustrated with engravings on Steel and Wood. In Four Volumes. Beautifil solid set of 4. 1/4 calf with leather tips. Marbled boards and page edges. Extra Gilt on spine. six compartments with gilt title on black label. 4 volumes. many plates, some fold-out. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fine Binding.


A Christmas Carol: In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

By Charles Dickens

Glenmorangie Distillery Coy., 1993. glenmorangie distillery special edition for 150 years of distilling. a ghost story of christmas.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by John Leech. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


A History of English Criticism: Being the English Chapters of 'a History of Criticism and Literary Taste in europe'

By George Saintsbury

Edinburgh: Willliam Blackwood & Sons Ltd. Chapter 1 — Introductory Chapter 2 — Elizabethan Criticism Interchapter 1 Chapter 3 — Dryden and his Contemporaries Interchapter 2 Chapter 4 — From Addison to Johnson Interchapter 3 Chapter 5 — The English Precursors of Romanticism Interchapter 4 Chapter 6 — Wordsworth and Coleridge: Their Companions and Adversaries Interchapter 5 Chapter 7 — Between Coleridge and Arnold Chapter 8 — English Criticism From 1860-1900 Conclusion. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

By William Makepeace Thackery

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. becky sharp edition. The top of the writing career of an English writer, journalist and graphic designer William Makepeace Thackeray became the novel Vanity Fair. All the characters, positive as well as negative, are involved, as the author says, into “the everlasting circle of misery and suffering”. The novel Vanity Fair is eventful, rich in delicate life observations of his times and full of irony and sarcasm; it occupied the place of honour in the list of the world literature masterpieces.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Mrs. Fiske and Her Company of Players . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Cassandra: The Ballad of a Dancer

By William Bentley Edmonds

London, England: William Bentley Edmonds , 1969. cassandra, a ballad in twelve parts, is the story of a talented, twenty-year-old girl who has never been loved or appreciated. "handicapped" by a rather large nose and an even larger complex concerning it, she finds great metropolis unconcerned with her needs, unreceptive to her talents, and unimpressed by her efforts. she eventual retreats to her own secret world. but cassandra is too full of youth and ardor to be permanently defeated. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by William Bentley Edmonds . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Imperial Bedrooms

By brett Easton Ellis

Great Britain: Picador, 2010. light stain on cover. Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.. 1st. Soft Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


The Hamlet Vocation of Coleridge and Wordsworth

By Martin Greenberg

Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.: University of Iowa Press, 1986. Different as they were as men and poets, Coleridge and Wordsworth were united by their common struggle with the Hamlet problem—the problem of the reflective mind divorced from effective life and action, of mind parted from nature, spirituality from vitality. In this arresting study of the lives and works of two great Romantic poets, Martin Greenberg shows how aptly this definition of the Hamlet problem characterizes both Coleridge and Wordsworth, no matter how dissimilar they were in other ways. For Coleridge, the Hamlet vocation of thought and meditation meant his personal failure to act, a falling out of human life. For Wordsworth, however, the Hamlet vocation meant rising above human life to sublime visionary heights. Yet the danger was the same in both cases: loss of life, of the common life of man and women in nature. In light of this shared problem, Greenberg elaborates the consequences for each in their poetry, their friendship, and their growth as artists. The Hamlet Vocation of Coleridge and Wordsworth leads to a deeper understanding of familiar poetry and illuminates our modern spirituality and the self-haunting artistic mind of modern times.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


The Bottom of the Harbor

By Joseph Mitchell

Great Britain: Jonathan Cape, 2000. All of the pieces here are connected in one way or another--some directly, some with a kind of mysterious circuitousness--to New York's fabled waterfront, the terrain that Mitchell brilliantly made his own. They tell of a life that has passed--of vacant hotel rooms, deserted communities, once-thriving fishing areas that are now polluted and studded with wrecks. Included are "Up in the Old Hotel," a portrait of Louis Morino, the proprietor of a restaurant called (to his disgust) Sloppy Louie's; "The Rats on the Waterfront," which has inspired countless writers to attempt portraits of these most demonized New Yorkers; and "Mr. Hunter's Grave," widely considered to be the finest single piece of nonfiction to have ever appeared in the pages of The New Yorker.. 2nd. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Literature.


Washington Square

By Henry James

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996. One of the most instantly appealing of James's early masterpieces, Washington Square is a tale of a trapped daughter and domineering father, a quiet tragedy of money and love and innocence betrayed. Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune, attracts the attention of a good-looking but penniless young man, Morris Townsend, but her father is convinced that his motives are merely mercenary. He will not consent to the marriage, regardless of the cost to his daughter. Out of this classic confrontation Henry James fashioned one of his most deftly searching shorter fictions, a tale of great depth of meaning and understanding.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Trench Ballards and Other Verses

By Garrett, Erwin Clarkson

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1919. Small octavo measuring 8 by 5 inches. Maroon linen with title stamped in Gilt on front cover. A group a poems and verse based on the authors experience in France during World War I 134 pp including a section of notes and glossay on the lanquage of war. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


The Great Valley

By Mary Johnston

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1926. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Literature.


Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit

By Hasketh Pearson

United States of America: Harper & Brothers, 1946. 345 pages. Few personalities in the history of literature have aroused so much interest as that of Oscar Wilde, yet the essentials of his nature are still not recognized and we are left to catch glimpses of the real man in the scattered reminiscences of the period. Here, at last, is the whole life of the man who was probably the most delightful and witty conversationalist the world has ever seen. Hesketh Pearson has succeeded in presenting Oscar Wilde as he was at the Café Royale in London, and in making the reader see him as the darling of the drawing rooms, the conversationalist, not the convict.. 2nd. Hard Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Dear, Dear Brenda: The Love Letters to Brenda Venus

By Henry Miller; Brenda Venus

United States of America: 2 13 61, 1997. This selection of letters written by Miller, then in his eighties, to his neighbor, a young dancer/actress named Brenda Venus, is interwoven with a text by Venus recounting the course of their relationship.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


Money Musk

By Carolyn Wells

United States of America: Lippincott, 1936. a fleming stone detective novel. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Series.


The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse (Oxford Books of Verse)
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The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse (Oxford Books of Verse)

By Emrys Jones

Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1992. The sixteenth century has long been acknowledged the Golden Age of English verse - with such names as Shakespeare, Donne, and Spenser to its credit it could hardly be otherwise. Hailed as a veritable treasure house (London Review of Books) and magnificent, heartening (The Observer), this brilliant anthology includes both undisputed masterpieces and brilliant but hitherto neglected gems. It is the first to reveal the full range and diversity of the centurys poetic riches. Readers will find poems from a who's who of English verse, including work by Shakespeare, Sir Philip Sydney, Christopher Marlowe, John Lyly, Sir Walter Ralegh, Ben Jonson, Thomas Campion, John Skelton, Sir Thomas More, Edmund Spencer, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Lodge, Fulke Greville, and John Donne, to name a few. There are excerpts from Arthur Goldings famed translation of Ovids Metamorphoses and Spencers Faerie Queene. Now reissued with a clear, clean design, here is the most complete picture available of the poetic vitality of the sixteenth century.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.


The Great Gatsby, a Complete Illustrated Edition of the Classic American Novel and Life in the Jazz Age

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

China: Atlantic World , 2013. a completely illustrated edition of the great gatsby.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Literature.


Shelley and His Circle 1773-1822

By Percy Shelley

London: Oxford Univ Press, 1961. the carl h. pforzheimer library. 2-set. slip case. volume 1 has 1-474 pages. volume 2 has 475-1020 pages. The magnificent collection of 'Shelley and His Circle' manuscripts in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library is one of our finest sources for the English Romantic movement. This edition presents the more than 450 manuscripts from 1772 to 1822, over half of them by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Volumes I and II include a first accurate printing of Shelley's letters to Thomas Hogg during a crucial period of his life; another series of letters records a struggle between Forman and Silsbee for acquisition of Shelley's papers that was the background for Henry James' Aspern Papers; Thomas Love Peacock, William Godwin, Leigh Hunt, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others are represented by materials (most of them previously unpublished) that throw much new light on their lives and times. The Peacock and part of the Wollstonecraft manuscripts were edited by Eleanor L. Nicholes, and The Diary of Harriet Grove (Shelley's boyhood sweetheart) by Frederick L. Jones. New and effective editorial, bibliographical and typographical methods were devised to deal with special problems.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Literature.


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