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Oscar Wilde : Recollections

By Ricketts, Charles and his pseudonymous alter ego, Jean Paul Raymond

Bloomsbury, London: Nonesuch Press, 1932. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good. Tall thin octavo, with slight wear to edges and corners. Some darkening to endpapers, and light scuffing to boards. Limited edition, hand numbered 193 of 800 copies. Gilt titles to spine, with lovely gilt designs by Ricketts to front and rear boards, both different. Typography was by Francis Meynell of the Press. An attractive book with handmade Van Gelder paper (with the Nonesch watermark) published by the famed Nonesuch Press and printed by the Sign of the Dolphin Press of George W. Jones. Ricketts was a respected English author, fine press printer, and theatre designer as well as a supporter and friend of Wilde. He created this invented setting by drawing on his own notes and recollections concering his times with Wilde, creating a sympathetic view of the indignities suffered by his friend.

$150.00

Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris

By Scott, Maria C.

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 238 p. w/ footnotes, select bibliography, index. A study suggesting Baudelaire was indirectly mocking bourgeoise values and attitudes in his work, Le Spleen de Paris.

$65.00

Epistolary Fiction in Europe 1500 - 1850

By Beebee, Thomas O.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the flyleaf. 277 p. w/ endnotes, select bibliography, index. A study of this major phenomenon in writing across Europe, beginning with the premise that the letter was form that reinforced social relationships in a number of ways, and showing how fiction appropriated that status and power.

$45.00

G.K. Chesterton, London, and Modernity. Bloomsbury Studies in the City

By Beaumont, Matthew and Matthew Ingleby editors

London: Bloomsbury, 2013. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight weart to edges and corners of boards. 245 p. w/ chapter notes, index. A collection of some 10 scholarly articles on the theme of London in Chesterton's novel.

$45.00

Resisting Texts : Authority and Submission in Constructions of Meaning

By Shillingsburg, Peter L.

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 242 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, short index.

$70.00

The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance : the Matter of Just Memory

By King, Andrew

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 246 p. w/ footnotes, biblography, index. A study of the impact of late medieval verse romance on (primarily) the Faerie Queene and many Elizabethan literary works.

$80.00

THREE KINGDOMS and Chinese Culture

By Besio, Kimberly and Constatine Tung, editors

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dj issued. 193 p. w/ illus., end of chapter notes, bibliography, index. A collection fo some 11 scholarly essays looking at the connection between the imporatnt Chinese novel THREE KINGDOMS and Chinese culture, using as lenses different disciplines.

$45.00

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume IV : the Eighteenth Century

By Nisbet, H.B. and Claude Rawson editors

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Some glue bleed thru at hinges. 951 p. w/ footnotes, extenisve bibliography, index. A detailed reference work on 18th literary criticism, its development, and place in the evolution of modern literary criticism.

$50.00

Wretched Exotic : Essays on Edith Wharton in Europe

By Joslin, Katherine and Alan Price, editors

New York, NY: Peter Lang, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo. Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Oddly, the name of the co-author of the 5th essay has been marked out at the title page and on the first page of the essay. 418 p. w/ bibliography, index. A collection of some 19 scholarly essays about Wharton grouped into sections : Resident of Europe, American Expatriate, European Traveler, War Observer and Participant, New Ways to Read her Fiction, and International Writer and Reader.

$40.00

Emily Dickinson's Poetry

By Weisbuch, Robert

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Thin octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Some spotting to front cover of dj. Gift inscription on flyleaf. 202 p. w/ notes, index. A detailed look at Dickinson's works, examing first her poetical strategies and then their results.

$60.00

Naming Properties : Nominal Reference in Travel Writings by Basho and Sora, Johnson and Bowell

By Miner, Earl

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Faint smudges on foredge of textblock. 318 p. w/ illustrations, bibliography, index. An unusual work, comparing 4 works, two Japanese and two british travel narratives. Each pair of authors wrote about the same trip they took together, and Miner uses this to examine naming in literary works.

$55.00

Le Cousin Pons

By Balzac, Honoré. edited with introduction, notes and questionnaire by Hugo Paul Thieme, Junior Professor of French, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor: George Wahr, Publisher. Ann Arbor Press, printers, 1911. First edition thus. Hardcover in full cloth. Good. No dust jacket, as Issued. Duodecimo (less than 7" tall) in green cloth with Gilt ettering to spine and front board. Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Covers lightly scuffed. One oblong dark spot on back board. Page edges slightly browned. 275 p. with bibliography and additional 2 p. catalog at rear. An uncommon abridged version of this famous novel for use in an eary 20th c. university setting, with the largest loss being the part of Brunner, who Thieme (1870-1940) feels is not essential to the story. Includes a detailed introduction at front with the bibliography (both in English) , and notes and a questionnaire in French at end. Interesting for both Michigan printing collectors and Balzac completists.

$65.00

Funde und Studien zu Heinrich von Kleist

By Weiss, Hermann F.

Tübingen, Germany: Max Niemeyer, 1984. First edition. Hardcover in paper covered boards. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. 364 p. w/bibliography, index. A collection of essays on various parts of the life and writings of German Romantic dramtist, author, and poet von Kleist (1777 - 1811)

$45.00

Friedrich Hölderlin : Narrative Vigilance and the Poetic Imagination

By Santner, Eric L.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo. Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Slight soiling to covers of dj and boards. 184 p. w/notes, bibliography, index. A study making the case that German Idealist poet Hölderlin was an early Modernist poet.

$65.00

Elizabeth Gaskell. Cornell Studies in English XIV

By Sanders, Gerald DeWitt. Bibliography by Clark S. Northup

New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover in green cloth binding. Very good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Very slight and faint scratches to front cover. Small bubble in binding on back cover. Inscribed by author tp his parents on front free endpaper. Page edges are browned. 267 pages with chronology, footnotes, index, bibliography, and index to bibliography. A nice biography of the noted British novelist (and biographer of Charlotte Bronte), Elizabeth Gaskell (d. 1865).

$30.00

A Bibliography of the Writings of Washington Irving : A Check List

By Williams, Stanley T., and Mary Allen Edge

New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Good in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Octavo. Wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and corners of covers. Dj has wear and rubbing along edges with some small tears and minor chipping with browning along edges and spine and scuffing to covers. Page edges are browned and foxed. Review copy notice pasted to front pastedown endpaper. Some notes in pencil and ink on front free endpaper. Some checks and notes in margins of text in pencil. 200 pages with footnotes and index.

$55.00

D. H. Lawrence : Myth and Metaphysic in The Rainbow and Women in Love

By Whelan, P. T.

Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover in cream-colored cloth binding. Very Good without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with light bumping to heel of spine and some light scuffing to covers with light brown spots. Page edges are foxed lightly on upper edges. Stainmarks on fore-edges of pages. 220 pages with endnotes, bibliography, and index.

$60.00

The Yorkshire Stage, 1766-1803: A Calendar of Plays, Together with Cast Lists for Tate Wilkinson's Circuit of Theatres (Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Pontefract, Wakefield, and York) and the Yorkshire Company's Engagements in Beverley, Halifax, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Edinburgh.

By Fitzsimmons, Linda, and Arthur W. McDonald, editors.

Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in maroon cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to heel of spine and on corners of panels. Light scuffing to covers. Red star remainder mark on upper edges of pages. 1097 pages with calendar of performances and cast lists, outline of seasons on the Yorkshire circuit, list of performers, and list of plays. Special shipping rates for this book due to its thickness.

$35.00

The Life and Letters of John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's. Volume I only.

By Donne, John. Collected and Revised by Edmund Gosse.

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899.. First edition. Fair octavo hardcover in blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and corners of panels. Covers are heavily scuffed with some black smudges and have some scratches. Page edges are browned and have some foxing. Name of previous owner and address written in pencil on front pastedown endpaper. Crack along rear hinge between the endpapers. Pages are foxed and a little stiff but not brittle. Also cracking between pages 176-177. 318 pages with footnotes and few illustrations. Volume I only.

$85.00

Nietzsche's Zarathustra

By Higgins, Kathleen Marie

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Two small light spots to bottom edge of textblock. 306 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, index. A study examining both the literary format and the philosophical points of the novel, arguing the former is fundamental to the latter.

$45.00