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Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century

By Watson, Burton (translator)

New York , NY, U.S.A.: Columbia University Press, 1971. In the period from the 2nd to the 12th century, lyric poetry became the best known and most characteristic of Chinese poetic forms; this volume includes translations of about 200 poems, illustrating the most important formal, stylistic, and thematic developments in the growth of lyric poetry; an introduction explains some of the conventions, ambiguities, and linguistic difficulties in lyric poetry; critical, historical, or biographical material is provided in notes to particular poems or in brief essays relating to a group of poems (tan half cloth & striped paper over boards, small creases at ends of spine; blue dust jacket is rubbed along edges; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Shakespeare's Personality
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Shakespeare's Personality

By Holland, Norman; Homan, Sidney; Paris, Bernard J. (editors)

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1989. The essays in this volume examine Shakespeare from a variety of perspectives based on contemporary psychoanalysis (maroon covers with gold lettering on spine; black pictorial dust jacket with white lettering, portrait of Shakespeare on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. As New/As New.


The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova: Written by Himself Now for the First Time Completely Translated into English by Arthur Machen (Six Volumes)

By Casanova, Jacques

Privately Printed A six-volume set in blue textured cloth with gold lettering on the front cover and on a black spine label, privately printed for subscribers only, with no date or place of publication, limited to 500 sets on Louvain laid antique paper; on the half-title page is printed "The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, the rare unabridged London edition of 1894 translated by Arthur Machen to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, a supplement and bibliography." (bright blue cloth with bright gold lettering, fore edge and bottom edge rough cut, marbled end papers, very slight edgewear, otherwise these volumes are in very good or better condition). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Limited Edition.


Journey Into Northern Pennsylvania and the State of New York

By Crevecoeur, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean De; Bostelmann, Clarissa Spencer (translator)

Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 1964. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Better known for his Letters from an American Farmer, Crevecoeur published this account of an imaginary journey through Pennsylvania and New York, describing a cultured, agrarian utopia, in 1801, a decade after his return to France, in order to recapture as well as capitalize on his earlier success (dark blue cloth with gold letterinig, very slight shelfwear, front endpaper is corner-clipped, otherwise a good, clean, sturdy copy)