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Backgrounds of Literature
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Backgrounds of Literature

By Mabie, Hamilton Wright

NY: The Outlook Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Sunned, boards rubbed.. 1903. Second Printing. Hardcover. xi, 302pp. Many photos. Maroon cloth with elaborate ivy and fence design stamped in gilt on front boards. Top edges gilt. Examines the landscapes and landmarks that appear in and influenced the literary works of Wordsworth, Emerson, Washington Irving, Goethe, R.D. Blackmore, Walt Whiman, and Sir Walter Scott. .

$20.00

Shadows of Heaven:  Religion and Fantasy in the Writings of C. S. Lewis,  Charles Williams, and J. R. R. Tolkien
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Shadows of Heaven: Religion and Fantasy in the Writings of C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and J. R. R. Tolkien

By Urang, Gunnar

Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, . waterstain to spine of jacket.. 1971. First Printing. Hardcover. 0829801979 . xvi, 186 pages. Notes. Examines the writings of these three well known authors and their total impact upon literature and theology. ; Religion and Other Disciplines Series .

$20.00

Reminiscences of Literary London from 1779-1853:  With Interesting  Anecdotes of Publishers, Authors and Book Auctioneers of that Period, &c.,  &c.
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Reminiscences of Literary London from 1779-1853: With Interesting Anecdotes of Publishers, Authors and Book Auctioneers of that Period, &c., &c.

By Rees, Dr. Thomas; Britton, John

NY: Francis P. Harper. Good with no dust jacket; Front free endpaper detached, front hinge . cracked, boards worn, spine faded and has loss at foot of spine.. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Red decorative cloth binding. Edited by A Book Lover. Bibliophilic essays. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 174 pages .

$15.00

The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning:  An Interpretation
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The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning: An Interpretation

By Hornbrooke, Francis Bickford

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name and bookseller's ticket on front . free endpaper, boards lightly rubbed.. 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Top edges gilt. Photo portrait of the perplexed-looking author as frontispiece. xiii, 235 pp. .

$15.00

Sea-Brothers:  The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the  Present
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Sea-Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present

By Bender, Bert

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Very Good; Lower corner at spine bumped.. 1990. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 0812213394 . xiv, 267 pages. Black and white illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, for chronology, and index. A thoughtful and comprehensive critique of American Maritime fiction identifying a central vision within the tradition and showing how particular authors draw from, transform, and contribute to it. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$11.00

Shakespeare\'s Beehive:  An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light
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Shakespeare's Beehive: An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light

By Koppelman, George; Wechsler, Daniel

NY: Axletree Books. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780991573004 . Red decorated cloth. xii, 340 pp. Many illustrations, including one folding leaf. Text printed with red and black. One of 2,000 copies. Sources, notes. In 2008, the bookseller authors purchased a heavily annotated 1580 dictionary printed in London on . Their theory that the annotations might be in William Shakespeare's hand is presented with extensive evidence in this book. .

$100.00

James Lane Allen
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James Lane Allen

By Townsend, John Wilson

Louisville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, pages toned.. 1927. Hardcover. Cloth-backed printed boards. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. From the library of the Kentucky Headquarters Library of the General Federation of Womens Clubs with their bookplate and label ghost on front endpapers and call numbers on spine and copyright page. Frontispiece photogravure portrait and facsimile signature of Allen and two other illustrations. A posthumously published look at the life and work of Kentucky author James Lane Allen (1849-1925) , most famous for his novels A Kentucky Cardinal and A Choir Invisible, and his shorter stories for contemporary literary magazines. Allen and Townsend were Kentuckians, friends, and literary colleagues, and snippets of their mutual correspondence is sprinkled throughout in this book. ; Ex-Library; 124 pages; Signed by Author .

$40.00

The Afro-Spanish American Author II:  The 1980s: An Annotated Bibliography  of Recent Criticism
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The Afro-Spanish American Author II: The 1980s: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism

By Jackson, Richard L.

West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press. Good with no dust jacket; Usual library stamps and markings.. 1989. Hardcover. 0933951264 . Green cloth binding. Annotated summaries of 466 literary references. ; Ex-Library .

$25.00

Elizabethan Literature
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Elizabethan Literature

By Robertson, John Mackinnon

NY: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly soiled.. N.D.. Hardcover. Circa 1910s. Vol. 89 in Home University Library of Universal Knowledge series. Decorative mustard cloth. 256 pp. + [8] pp. Publishers ads. Handsome engraved bookplate on front pastedown of longtime Harvard University Professor George Herbert Palmer. ; Home University Library of Universal Knowledge .

$25.00

Winifred Holtby:  A Concise and Selected Bibliography Together with Some  Letters
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Winifred Holtby: A Concise and Selected Bibliography Together with Some Letters

By Handley-Taylor, Geoffrey (editor) ; Brittain, Vera

London: A. Brown & Sons, Ltd.. Good; Library sticker on front cover, top of spine bumped, covers toned.. 1855. First Edition. Softcover. Compiled and edited by Geoffrey Handley-Taylor with a foreword by Vera Brittain. Light blue card covers with titles stamped in dark blue on spine and front cover. Signed in blue ink by Vera Brittain on front flyleaf. xi, 76 pages. Black and white photographs, index, and list of subscribers. This is #564/1000 of which 900 copies were for public issue. ; Ex-Library; Signed by Author .

$30.00

The Optimism of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Optimism of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Dana, William T.

Boston: Cupples, Upham, and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, some finger soiling.. 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in black on front boards and spine. Floral patterned endpapers. 64 pp plus two page-printed publisher's list of titles related to Emerson bound in at rear. A slim volume of encomium about the Massachusetts author and his writings. .

$40.00

Steinbeck and Covici:  The Story of a Friendship
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Steinbeck and Covici: The Story of a Friendship

By Fensch, Thomas (editor)

Middlebury, VT: Paul S. Eriksson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Light foxing along the page edges, . jacket rubbed, toned and has a ¾ in closed tear to the front bottom corner.. 1979. 1st US printing. Hardcover. 0839778880 . Blue paper covered boards quarterbound in tan cloth with black spine lettering. Appendix, bibliography and notes. A study of the relationship between John Steinbeck, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and his editor, Pascal Covici, based upon their correspondence. ; 248 pages .

$10.00

Who Was Junius?
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Who Was Junius?

By Ellegard, Alvar

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1979. First Printing. Hardcover. 0313211140 . Red cloth boards with gold spine lettering. Reprint of 1962 Alquist & Wiksell Stockholm edition. Black and white portrait, bibliography, index. A companion volume to the author's A Statistical Method for Determining Authorship: the Junius letters, 1769-1772.; 159 pages .

$15.00

Milton:  A Biography (Two Volumes)
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Milton: A Biography (Two Volumes)

By Parker, William Riley

Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jackets lightly toned and worn.. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spines. Volume I: The Life, xx, 666 pp, 3 plates. Volume II: Commentary, Notes, Index, and Finding List, 667-1.489 pp, 1 plate. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of Volume I with A. E. Housman quote "malt does more than Milton can/ To justify God's ways to man." Front jacket flap notes that this scholarly biography not only reveals more details about Milton's life and work, but includes bibliographical data and results of a comprehensive census of extant 17th-century editions of Milton's writings. ; Signed by Author .

$150.00

The Armed Vision:  A Study in the Methods of Modern Literary Criticism
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The Armed Vision: A Study in the Methods of Modern Literary Criticism

By Hyman, Stanley Edgar

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Good in Good dust jacket; Musty, jacket tattered, sporadic penciled . marginalia and underlining.. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. xv, 417, xxii. Index, select bibliography. Outlines a detailed history of literary criticism throughout the Western canon and offers a view of the ideal literary critic. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$15.00

Politics and Letters: Volume 1, Number 4: Summer 1948
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Politics and Letters: Volume 1, Number 4: Summer 1948

By Orwell, George; Collins, Clifford (editor) ; Williams, Raymond (editor) ; Mankowitz, Wolf (editor)

London: The Critic Press, Ltd.. Very Good; Some light toning and foxing to covers.. 1948. Softcover. A Review of literature and society containing the George Orwell article "Critic and Leviathan: A Comment", as well as articles about the writing of J. M. Synge, James Joyce, Arthur Koestler, and Andrew Marvell. Great vintage ads. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages .

$20.00

Engines of Instruction, Mischief, and Magic:  Children's Literature in  England from its Beginnings to 1839
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Engines of Instruction, Mischief, and Magic: Children's Literature in England from its Beginnings to 1839

By Jackson, Mary V.

Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Very Good. 1989. Softcover. 0803275706 . Inscribed by the author on the half-title. xiv, 304 pp, index. Many black and white photos of early children's books. Bibliography, notes, sources of illustrations. ; Signed by Author .

$15.00

What's Been Happening to Jane Austen:  Readings of Novelists and Critics
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What's Been Happening to Jane Austen: Readings of Novelists and Critics

By Pritchard, William H.

Northampton, MA: Impress Group. Very Good. 2011. Softcover. 9781450784368 . Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Softcover with French Flaps. xi, 344 pp. .

$10.00

Not Less but More Heroic:  Milton's Classical and Christian Worlds
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Not Less but More Heroic: Milton's Classical and Christian Worlds

By Paskus, John M.

NY: Vantage Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket sunned and foxed.. 1978. Hardcover. 0533033721 . Navy cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Index, bibliography, notes. ; 289 pages; Signed by Author .

$20.00

Meredithiana:  Being a Supplement to the Bibliography of Meredith
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Meredithiana: Being a Supplement to the Bibliography of Meredith

By Forman, Maurice Buxton

NY: Haskell House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. 0838311148 . Blue cloth binding. ; 315 pages .

$14.00

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