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Walter Pater, The Critical Heritage.
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Walter Pater, The Critical Heritage.

By Seiler, R. M. (editor)

London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1980. Hardcover. 0710003803 . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xvi - 449 pp. The Critical Heritage Series. Pater (1839-1894) wrote only five books, yet was quite influential in the late Victorian age. By the mid 1920s he was no longer fashionable. "This book traces the fluctuations in critical taste, and reprints the appraisals of Pater's admirers, together with the views of his major detractors. . . covers the period from the publication of his first book in 1873 to the publication of the Library Edition of his works in 1910. . ." Index, bibliography. A tight, clean volume. Dust jacket sunned on spine, small closed tear on top edge. .

$25.00

G. K. Chesterton. The Critical Judgments, Part I: 1900-1937.
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G. K. Chesterton. The Critical Judgments, Part I: 1900-1937.

By Chesterton, G. K. (edited by D. J. Conlon).

Antwerp, Belgium.: University of Antwerp. Antwerp Studies in English Literature.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1976. Hardcover. 8439959273 . 8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 555 pp. Orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. An edited collection of reviews (book and otherwise) and articles written by or about Chesterton during the time period 1900 to 1937. (Chesterton died in 1936.) Moderate wear (bumping) to the fore corners of the boards and the spine tips. Else a very clean interior and a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$25.00

The Novels of G. K. Chesterton: A Study in Art and Propaganda.
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The Novels of G. K. Chesterton: A Study in Art and Propaganda.

By Boyd, Ian.

London, UK.: Paul Elek.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1975. Hardcover. 0236176285 . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xii - 241 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. From the dust jacket flap: "This book is the first full-scale evaluation of Chesterton's eleven novels, both as literature and as the repositories of social and political ideas, and their place in English fiction." Thirty one pages of notes and an 11 page index. The unclipped dust jacket has very minor wear to the head and tail edges. .

$22.50

As I Was Saying . . . a Chesterton Reader.
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As I Was Saying . . . a Chesterton Reader.

By Chesterton, G. K. (edited by Robert Knille).

Grand Rapids, Michigan.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. Hardcover. 080283597X . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; vii - 314 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and the title blind stamped on the front board. A thematically arranged selection with excerpts from the full range of Chesterton's writings. Previous onnwer's name on the front free end paper and the spine tips show mild edge wear. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. The dust jacket has minor edge wear and that to the head edge and the spine is a tad faded. .

$12.50

Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionarie s.
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Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionarie s.

By Snyder, Gary.

New York.: New Directions.. Very Good. 1969. Softcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; (10) - 143 pp. First published in 1957, this is the fifth printing. Previous owner's name on the first page and date on the inside of the front cover. Wear and rubbing to the covers and the edges. .

$5.00

Intimate Stranger: A Writing Book.
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Intimate Stranger: A Writing Book.

By Breytenbach, Breyten.

Brooklyn, New York.: Archipelago Books.. Near Fine. 2009. First Edition. Softcover. 9780980033090 . 16mo - 15 x 13.5 cm.; 248 pp. First edition and so stated. French folded cover flaps on the fore edges. A meditation on the craft of writing by this Afrikaner poet. Very mild shelf wear to the cover edges, else fine. .

$7.50

Studies in Literature.
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Studies in Literature.

By Griffin, G. W.

Baltimore, Maryland.: Henry C. Turnbull.. Good with no dust jacket. 1870. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; (6) - 158 - (6) pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt publisher's device centered on the front board. Twenty studies as follows: Geroge D. Prentice, Victor Hugo, Marmontel's Belisarius, Vathek, The Tempest, The Scarlet Letter, Edwin Booth's Macbeth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Hamlet, David Garrick, Thackeray, All's Well That Ends Well, Dreaming, Dante, The Gypsies, Autographs, Janauschek, and lastly. A Philological Study. Minor shelf wear to the externals while both front and back hinges are a bit tender with some tearing in the front end paper hinge. Otherwise clean with a solid text block. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$15.00

Broken Wings (Ukrainian Short Fiction in English)
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Broken Wings (Ukrainian Short Fiction in English)

By Dimarov, Anatoliy

Saskatoon, Canada: Language Lanterns Publications.. Very Good. 2001. Softcover. 0968389961 . 8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 316 pp. Selected prose fiction, translated by Roma Franko and edited by Sonia Morris. Dimarov (1922-2014) was awarded the Shevchenko National Prize in Literature and the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise for his contribution to Ukrainian literature. A clean, tight copy. .

$15.00

La folie des anges. (roman).
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La folie des anges. (roman).

By Troyat, Henri.

Paris, France.: Editions de Fallois.. Near Fine. 2009. Softcover. 9782877067010 . 8vo - 22.5 x 15.5 cm.; 140 - (4) pp. The text is in French. Three page listing of the published works of Henri Troyat at the back. Very minor wear to the covers, else clean with a tight binding. .

$10.00

Rolland and Tagore.
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Rolland and Tagore.

By Aronson, Alex and Krishna Kripiani. (editors).

Calcutta, India.: Pulinbihari (Visva-Bharati).. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1945. Hardcover. 12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; (8) - 6 - 104 - xvi pp. Coarse tan linen over boards with red lettering on the spine and the front board with a red publisher's device centered on the back board. Illustrated with 2 black and white photographs and one photographic reproduction of of a letter from Rolland to Tagore. Contents: 1 - "Introduction" by the editors, 2 - "Romain Rolland" by Rabindranath Tagore, 3 - "Rabindranath Tagore" by Romain Rolland, 4 - "Rolland and Tagore" by C. F. Andrews, 5 - "Letters to Rabindranath" by Romain Rolland, 6 - "Conversations" Romain Rolland and Rabindranath Tagore, 7 - 16 pages of notes. The front free end paper has been removed and a previous owner has inked their name on the head margin of the half title page along with a small label affixed immediately below. The externals show only very mild wear and the interior is clean with a tight binding. The simple dust jacket, a beige paper with black lettering and a photograph shows mild wear to the head edge. All-in-all and considering the excised front free end paper, a very nice copy of a somewhat scarce edition. .

$30.00

Virgin Soil Upturned. (Books one and two complete).
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Virgin Soil Upturned. (Books one and two complete).

By Sholokhov, Mikhail.

Moscow, Russia.: Progress Publishers. (Foreign Languages Publishing House).. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. Book One: 421 - (3) pp. Book Two: 465 - (3) pp. Tan cloth over boards with red and white lettering on the spine and the front board along with black art work on the top half of both front boards. Translated from the original Russina by Robert Daglish. No date of publication is given. (Original publication dates for the Russian editions are 1932 for Book One and 1960 for Book Two.) Black and white frontis photograph of the author in Book One only. Minor tanning to the end papers of both volumes and both have surface foxing to the text block head edges. Otherwise very clean with tight bindings and showing only light wear to the spine tips and the fore corners of the boards. The dust jackets have mild edge wear with the jacket for Book Two having moderate wear to the fore corners of the front panel. Both dust jackets have faint sticker or label ghosts on the top fore corners of the front panels. A quite handsome set. .

$50.00

The Cambridge Companion to Allegory
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The Cambridge Companion to Allegory

By Copeland, Rita and Peter T. Struck (editors)

Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.. Very Good. 2011. Softcover. 9780521680820 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; xxiii - 295 pp. Contents: Introduction (Rita Copeland and Peter Struck). Part I: Ancient Foundations - Early Greek allegory (Dirk Obbink); Hellenistic allegory and early imperial rhetoric (Glenn Most); Origen as theorist of allegory: Alexandrian contexts (Daniel Boyarin). Part II: Philosophy, Theology, and Poetry 200 to 1200 - Allegory and ascent in Neoplatonism (Peter Struck); Allegory in Christian late antiquity (Denys Turner); Allegory in Islamic literatures (Peter Heath); Twelfth-century allegory: philosophy and imagination (Jon Whitman). Part III: Literary Allegory: Philosophy and Figuration - Allegory in Roman de la Rose (Kevin Brownlee); Dante and allegory (Albert Ascoli); Medieval secular allegory: French and English (Stephanie Gibbs Kamath and Rita Copeland); Medieval religious allegory: French and English (Nicolette Zeeman); Renaissance allegory from Petrarch to Spenser (Michael Murrin); Protestant allegory (Brian Cummings); Allegorical drama (Blair Hoxby). Part IV: The Fall and Rise of Allegory - Romanticism's errant allegory (Theresa Kelley); American allegory to 1900 (Deborah Madsen); Walter Benjamin's concept of allegory (Howard Caygill); Hermeneutics, deconstruction, allegory (Steven Mailloux); Allegory happens: allegory and the arts post-1960 (Lynette Hunter). Footnotes, index, bibliography. Very minor marginalia on three pages, otherwise, a clean, sturdy text. .

$25.00

Essays.
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Essays.

By Meynell, Alice.

London, UK.: Burns & Oates.. Good with no dust jacket. 1914. Hardcover. 8vo - 19 x 14 cm.; viii - 267 - (9) pp. Gray (?) cloth over bevel edged boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. The text block head edge is gilt while the fore and tail edges of the text block are untrimmed, all as issued. Stated as the "Third Thousand" on the verso of the title page so presumably a third printing. Four pages of publisher's adverts at the back. Tissue protected black and white frontis piece of "Ceres' Runaway in the Forum". Eight categories of essays with 52 essays in all. Usual library markings and attachments along with a previous owner's name on the front free end paper and that person's "ex libris" bookplate present also. Moderate wear to the spine tips and board corners while the binding cloth is browned (or age-toned if you prefer) on the spine and on the board margins. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted.; Ex-Library .

$12.00

Spiritual Quests: The Art and Craft of Religious Writing.
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Spiritual Quests: The Art and Craft of Religious Writing.

By Zinsser, William. (editor).

Boston, Massachusetts.: Houghton Mifflin.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0395486165 . 8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 189 pp. Blue paper over boards with dark blue cloth and gilt lettering on the spine. From an explanatory note: "This book originated as a series of talks conceived and produced by the Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. The talks were held at the New York Public Library in the winter of 1987." Contents: Introduction by William Zinsser, "Getting Here from There; A Writer's Reflection on a Religious Past" by Mary Gordon, "Bringing Down the Fire" by David Bradley, "Writing as a Means of Grace" by Jaroslav Pelikan, "Faith and Fiction" by Frederick Buechner, "A Sense of the Holy" by Hugh Nissenson, "Meditation and Poetics" by Allen Ginsburg. Sixteen page annotated bibliography done by the presenters followed by 3 pages of short biographies of same. Very minor wear to the spine tips and a black remainder mark on the tail edge of the text block, else fine. The unlcipped dust jacket has a trace of shelf wear and is mildly and generally soiled.; Remainder .

$10.00

The Chronicles of Crofton.
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The Chronicles of Crofton.

By O'Sullivan, Dean. (The Gleaner).

Toronto, Ontario.: The Hunter-Rose Company.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 188 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and blind stamped borders on the front board. Black and white frontis sketch of Crofton and also illustrated with 6 other full page black and white sketches. The artist is not mentioned. The library markings are a label ghost on the lower spine of the dust jacket; no external markings on the book itself with a label and stamp on the front free end papers, a stamp on the title page and an unused pocket on the back free end paper. Otherwise the book is very clean with a sound binding and with the appearance of having been used very little if at all.; Ex-Library .

$12.00

A Hero in the Strife.
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A Hero in the Strife.

By Palmer, Rev. John R. (Richard).

London, UK.: S. W. Partridge / Chas. J. Thynne.. Fair with no dust jacket. (1908). Hardcover. 12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; 156 pp. Maroon cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine, blind stamped lettering on the front along with a blind stamped silhouette of 3 people standing tiogether. The publisher information on the title page is overlain with a new address label - "Chas. J. Thynne, Whitefriars Street, Fleet Street, London, E.C. 4". Palmer was the author of "Burden Bearing" and "Truth or Error?". The boards show quite substantial wear and scuffing and the binding is shaken. Previous owners' names and notes on the front end papers and the back paste down end paper. The back free end paper has been removed. A somewhat scarce book in the trade as are the author's other works. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$40.00

Fan Mail.
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Fan Mail.

By Thomas, Lowell.

New York.: Dodge Publishing Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - 17.5 x 12.5 cm.; xiv - 17 to 171 pp. Green cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine and the front board. Stated first edition. The text block head is dyed a purple/black as issued. 10 full page black and white illustrations by Soglow in the art deco style he is known for. Signed by Thomas in green ink on the front free end paper. The boards show minor shelf wear to the tail edges and the spine tips and the spine is a tad faded, otherwise clean with a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted.; Signed by Author .

$15.00

Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics
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Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics

By Blyth, R. H.

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.. Good. 1960. Softcover. 12mo - 18 x 11 cm.; xiv - 446 pp. Massmarket paperback. A reprint of this classic which was first published in 1942. Blyth demonstrates that "all that is good in European literature and culture is simply and solely that which is in accordance with the Spirit of Zen." Some rubbing on card stock covers, former owner's name on half-title page, underlining on first seven pages after which the text is clean; binding sturdy. .

$15.00

Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World.
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Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World.

By Sanders, Scott Russell.

Boston, Massachusetts.: Beacon Press.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1993. Hardcover. 0807063401 . 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; xvii - 203 pp. Light tan paper over boards with blue cloth and gilt lettering on the spine. Eight essays devoted to meditations on home and our understanding of what that is. Nine pages of notes at the back. Both book and the unclipped dust jacket show some very mild wear to the spine tips, else fine. .

$6.50

Tales of Heroism and Adventure.
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Tales of Heroism and Adventure.

By Treble, H. A. (selected by).

London, UK.: Oxford University Press / Clarendon Press.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1939. Hardcover. 16mo - 17 x 11.5 cm.; 160 - (2) pp. Wine red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped scroll borders on the front and back boards. A reader designed for upper school. Contents: 1 - "We Taste the Full Measure of Beduin Hospitality" by T. E. Lawrence, 2 - "The Desert" by A. W. Kinglake, 3 - "Photographing Enemy Trenches" by Cecil Lewis, 4 - "The First Ascent of the Matterhorn" by Edward Whymper, 5 - "A Perilous Descent" by Herman Melville, 6 - "How Roshan Khan Saved My Life" by J. H. Patterson, 7 - "Pearls, Bullocks, and Baobabs" by Thomas Wood, 8 - "Alone in the Arctic" by Augustine Courtauld, 9 - "Pigsticking" by F. Yeats-Brown, 10 - "A Boy's Adventure in Mashonaland " by Kingsley Fairbridge, 11 - "The Bear-Hunt" by Leo Tolstoy, 12 - "An Adventurous Voyage" by Rt. Hon. J. E. B. Seely, 5 pages of biographical notes of the various authors. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper, the externals show mild wear and the spine is faded. Otherwise the book is clean with a sound binding. .

$8.00

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