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Herman Melville: Damned in Paradise Companion Guide and Transcript

By Thomas, Karen; Ward, Patricia

Washington DC: The Film Company. Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 32-page illustrated Companion Guide staple bound softcover and 36-page photocopied stapled transcript of the documentary film about the life and work of Herman Melville produced for public television. Both housed in dark green embossed card pocket folder. .

$13.00

Robert Burns Rare Print Collection

By Easton, Seymour (editor)

Philadelphia: R. G. Kennedy & Co.. Very Good; Portfolio rubbed and worn, inner folders lightly soiled along . top edges.. 1900. Hardcover. Quarterbound red cloth with tartan-patterned paper boards with printed label with Robert Burns bust on front boards. String-tied portfolio contains eight stiff card folders housing 34 loose plates featuring photo reproductions of Burns family members, manuscript and title pages of Burns' works, landmarks, and other Burnsiana. Printed paper labels on front covers of each folder with thistle illustration. Printed paper label on inside of front portfolio: "Connoisseur Edition, Issued for Private Circulation" and stamped in red with No. 276. .

$20.00

A Precocious Autobiography
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A Precocious Autobiography

By Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

NY: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Light foxing to jacket, page tops, and . fore-edges.. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. The Russian poet's autobiography. Translated from the Russian by Andrew R. MacAndrew. Brown cloth binding. Photos. ; 124 pages .

$15.00

Additional Dialogue:  Letters of Dalton Trumbo, 1942-1962
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Additional Dialogue: Letters of Dalton Trumbo, 1942-1962

By Trumbo, Dalton; Manfull, Helen (editor)

NY: M. Evans & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly worn at edges.. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 0871310279 . Black cloth binding. Foreword by Dalton Trumbo. Editors preface. Index. Trumbo photo on rear jacket panel. A collection of letters by the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and novelist. ; 576 pages .

$75.00

Mark Twain’s 70th Birthday, Souvenir of its Celebration
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Mark Twain’s 70th Birthday, Souvenir of its Celebration

Harper's Weekly. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library stamps and markings, . waterstained, musty, front cover of Twain supplement detached.. 1905. Hardcover. Published as a supplement to Harper’s Weekly, December 23, 1905. A 30-page souvenir with description of the well-attended birthday dinner held at Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City on December 5, 1905. Includes toasts and speeches by J. K. Bangs, William Dean Howells, Kate Douglas Wiggins, Brander Matthews, Andrew Carnegie, Carolyn Wells, and others, reading of a letter by President Theodore Roosevelt, photos of the elegantly-dressed dinner guests, and a two-page illustration of the banquet. Bound together with a copy of the December 23, 1905 issue of Harper’s Weekly, although pages mixed up (supplement is out of sync in center and cover (now detached) was bound in as first page. Brown cloth binding. Measures 14 x 9.5 inches. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$20.00

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Seventy-Fifth Birthday:  Proceedings of the  Maine Historical Society, February 27, 1882
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Seventy-Fifth Birthday: Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, February 27, 1882

Portland, ME: Hoyt, Fogg and Donham. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, frontispiece foxed, . spine cracked.. 1882. Hardcover. Original beveled green cloth binding with bust of Longfellow stamped in gilt on front boards and title stamped in gilt on spine. Frontispiece engraved portrait and facsimile signature of Longfellow. One other engraved plate of Wadsworth House, in Portland, Maine. A collection of speeches, memorials, poems, and tributes about Portland, Maine native son Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poet was invited by the Maine Historical Society for a celebratory event in February, 1882, but the illness that he eventually succumbed to during the following month prevented his attendance. ; 171 pages .

$30.00

Marie Corelli:  The Writer and the Woman
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Marie Corelli: The Writer and the Woman

By Coates, Thomas F. G. ; Bell R. S. Warren

Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co.. Fair with no dust jacket; Usual library stamps and markings, spine toned, . pages rippled.. 1903. Hardcover. Peach decorated cloth binding. Top edges gilt. Several photograph reproductions. A biography of the writer known for her novels full of spiritualism and reincarnations. ; Ex-Library; 352 pages .

$20.00

Waiting for the Party: the Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Waiting for the Party: the Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett

By Thwaite, Ann

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed and soiled.. 1974. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0684139898 . A biography of the British-born, American transplanted author of such Victorian children's classics as The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Several pages of photographs. xii, 274 pp. Index, notes, chronology, bibliography.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 274 pages .

$13.00

Ezra Pound's Kensington:  An Exploration 1885-1913
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Ezra Pound's Kensington: An Exploration 1885-1913

By Hutchins, Patricia

London: Faber & Faber. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket is rubbed with light crease at . head of spine.. 1965. First Printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth boards with title stamped on spine. Black and white illustrations, notes, and index. "This book is not definitive biography nor literary criticism, but an attempt to increase understanding of the personal and cultural circumstances in which one of the major literary figures of our time developed his ideas." (from front flap). ; 180 pages .

$15.00

Washington Irving
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Washington Irving

By Warner, Charles Dudley

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner bookplate with name crossed out on . front pastedown.. 1886. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. 304 pp + many pages of publisher's ads. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Irving. ; American Men of Letters .

$20.00

The Heart of Emerson's Journals

By Perry, Bliss (editor) ; Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Some light marginalia, jacket heavily . tattered.. 1926. Hardcover. Ix, 357 pp. Index, chronology of Emerson's life, frontispiece photo of Emerson. Black cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. .

$10.00

Lewis Carroll:  A Biography
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Lewis Carroll: A Biography

By Cohen, Morton N.

London: Macmillan. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed.. 1995. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. 0333629264 . xxiii, 577 pp, index. Notes, photos. .

$15.00

Churchill's Literary Allusions:  An Index to the Education of a Soldier,  Statesman and Litterateur
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Churchill's Literary Allusions: An Index to the Education of a Soldier, Statesman and Litterateur

By Holley, Darrell

Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket; Faint erasure mark on front free endpaper, . else clean, tight and bright.. 1987. Hardcover. 089950244x . Red cloth with titles stamped in white on front boards and spine. Xii, 219 pp. Indices, appendices, notes, bibliography, published books of Winston Churchill. .

$125.00

Edward Lear:  A Biography
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Edward Lear: A Biography

By Levi, Peter

NY: Scribner. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. First Printing. Hardcover. 0684196883 . xvi, 362 pp. , index, notes and references. Several pages of illustrations and photos. An absorbing biography of the quirky Victorian artist and author, best known for his nonsense verse. One of 21 children, an epileptic and an inveterate traveler, Lear led an uncommonly interesting life. .

$13.00

Private Demons:  The Life of Shirley Jackson
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Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson

By Oppenheimer, Judy

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Tape stains on boards, usual library stamps and . markings.. 1988. First Printing. Hardcover. 0399133569 . Index, several pages of photos. An absorbing biography of Shirley Jackson, whose short, intriguing life as a writer included penning such chilling classics as the short story "The Lottery", and the novels "We Have Always Lived in the Castle", and "The Haunting of Hill House". ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages .

$30.00

Hank:  The Life of Charles Bukowski
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Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski

By Cherkovski, Neeli

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket has tear at top corner of front . panel.. 1991. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0394575261 . Index, notes, list of books by Bukowski, several pages of photos. ; 337 pages .

$15.00

Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel
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Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel

By Fruman, Norman

NY: George Braziller. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket has several small tears, jacket . flaps creased.. 1971. First Printing. Hardcover. 0807606073 . xxiii, 607 pp, index, notes. "Professor Fruman's work is indispensable to students of poetry, criticism, the Romantic Movement, and the creative process, and it should prove to be of absorbing interest to the general reader concerned with literature, ideas, and the psychology of genius." (from jacket blurb) .

$15.00

The Magic of Lewis Carroll
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The Magic of Lewis Carroll

By Fisher, John (editor) ; Carroll, Lewis

NY: Bramhall House. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered and torn, pages toned.. 1973. Hardcover. 0517188910 . A compilation of Lewis Carroll's verbal, logic and mathematical puzzles, poems, acrostics and other snippets. Index, illustrations. ; 288 pages .

$13.00

Island to Island
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Island to Island

By Campbell, Alistair

Christchurch, NZ: Whitcoulls Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0723307350 . Many photos. The New Zealand poet relates how he was reunited with his Cook Islands extended family forty years after having been sent to a New Zealand orphanage in the 1930s as a young boy when his parents both died. "The voyage he describes is one of discovery and recollection, and his evocation of life in the Islands is interwoven with the exploration of a past from which he had long been separated. There are old ghosts to be confronted too in this intriguing tale of paradise lost." (front jacket flap) ; 120 pages .

$25.00

Astrid Lindgren
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Astrid Lindgren

By Metcalf, Eva-Maria

NY: Twayne Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed.. 1995. First Printing. Hardcover. 0805745254 . Chronology, bibliography, notes, references, index. Illustrations. A look at the literary work of Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren. ; Twas 851; 157 pages .

$20.00

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