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Andrew Lang and Journalism
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Andrew Lang and Journalism

By Salmond, J. B

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1951. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 11 May 1950. ''Yet we may consider that, though journalism may kill a man, it quickens his life while it lasts--of all men in educated callings, unless he has a college fellowship to rest upon, he is least able to let himself degenerate into the too well-known type described by La Fontaine: 'Il se leve un matin sans savoir pourquoi faire. / Il se promene, il va, i dessein, sans sujet. / Il se couche le soir sans savoir d'ordinaire / Ce que dans le jour il a fait.' ''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

English Writers of the Eighteenth Century
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English Writers of the Eighteenth Century

By Chapin, Chester F.; Cash, Arthur H.; Greene, Donald J.; Ruhe, Edward L.; Davis, Bertram H.; Spector, Robert Donald; Sherbo, Arthur; Appleton, William W.; Goldstein, Malcolm; Fredman, Alice Green; Pagliaro, Harold E.; Johnson, Maurice; Middendorf, John H

xxxviii, 298 pp. Limited edition, number 13, one of 300. Very good purple cloth, some light rippling to back board, still very good or better. "This special edition for subscribers contains material not in the regular edition and not included in the table of contents." (List of subscribers and Limitation page, e.g.) Inscribed by Clifford to Mal Goldstein (one of his students, see below) and signed under his frontispiece portrait. Contents: Chapin, Chester F.—Johnson and Pascal; Cash, Arthur H.Sterne as a Judge in the Spiritual Courts: The Groundwork of A Political Romance; Greene, Donald J.—Samuel Johnson and the Great War for Empire; Ruhe, Edward L.—Edmund Curil and His Early Associates; Davis, Bertram H.—The Rival Angler Editors: Moses Browne and John Hawkins; Spector, Robert Donald—The Connoisseur: a Study of the Functions of a Persona; Sherbo, Arthur—Some Observations on Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications; Appleton, William W.—The Double Gallant in Eighteenth-Century Comedy; Freedman, Morris—Milton and Dryden on Tragedy; Goldstein, Malcolm—Pathos and Personality in the Tragedies of Nicholas Rowe; Fredman, Alice GreenThe Picaresque in Decline: Smollett's First Novel; Pagliaro, Harold E.—Structural Patterns of Control in Rasselas; Johnson, Maurice—Swift's Poetry Reconsidered; Middendorf, John H.—Ideas vs. Words: Johnson, Locke, and the Edition of Shakespeare; Milic, Louis T.—Observations on Conversational Style. Purple cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.

$28.00

Andrew Lang and the Casket Letter Controversy
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Andrew Lang and the Casket Letter Controversy

By Black, J. B

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1951. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 11 May 1949. ''You will see that I am leading you gently but firmly towards what is generally admitted to be the greatest 'Serbonian bog' of History, where 'armies whole' of critics have 'sunk', in vain effort to find bottom, and from which few have emerged with credit.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

Piers Plowman Critical Approaches
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Piers Plowman Critical Approaches

By Hussey, S. S

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1969. Near fine, brown cloth, no dj. Some sticker shadows on ffep. Contents: Foreward; Introduction S. S. Hussey; Some Aspects of the Process of Revision in Piers Plowman, G. H. Russell; The Tearing of the Pardon, Rose Mary Woolf; Justice, Kingship and the Good Life in the Second Part of Piers Plowman, P. M. Kean; Words, Works and Will: Theme and Structure in Piers Plowman, J. A. Burrow; Conscience: The Frustration of Agony, Priscilla Jenkins; Piers and the Image of God in Man, Barbara Raw; The Role of the Dreamer in Piers Plowman, David Mills; Action and Contemplation in Piers Plowman, T. P. Dunning; The Langland Country, R. W. V. Elliott; Charity in Piers Plowman, W. O. Evans; Satire in Piers Plowman, S. T. Knight; Chaucer's Contemporary, J. A. W. Bennett; Notes; Index. . Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.99

Andrew Lang, The Poet
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Andrew Lang, The Poet

By Murray, Gilbert

London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1948. 27 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration and chipping near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 7 May 1947. ''When Theodore Roosevelt, the first of that name to be a famous President of the United States, was in England after his bold exploration of the Amazon, he was invited to Oxford to give the Romanes Lecture. It was a great occasion. The Vice-Chancellor and Doctors were assembled in the Divinity School, preparatory to wlking in procession acorss to the Sheldonian Theatre, where the lecture was to be delivered. Roosevelt had written to me saying that he had been quite convinced by my book on Homer, and as he had previously expressed his agreement with Lang's books, this put him in a slightly difficult position towards Lang. The President came up to me and said: 'Are you on speaking terms with Andrew Lang?' 'Yes', I said, ' we call each other the most dreadful names.' 'Will you introduce me to him?' I took him to where Lang was leaning absent-mindedly against the wall. 'Mr. Lang', he said, 'I have done you a wrong. I have let Gilbert Murray convert me about Homer.' ' Never mind', siad Lang wearily; 'I converted a man once.' 'But that is not the worst', said Roosevelt. 'I have taken one of your most ardent disciples and destroyed his faith in you. When I was exploring the Amazon we had with us a man, a hard-headed, ultra-scientific Scotchman, who was always quoting Andrew Lang to us: Andrew Lang the historian, Andrew Lang the anthropologist, Andrew Lang who knew the really scientific explanation of all the problems that we came across in our travels. At last I couldn't stand it and said to him: ''Do you mean Andrew Lang the poet?'' ''Poet?'' said he. ''Nonsense; he is a great man of learning, not one of your poets.'' Now when I travel', Roosevelt continued, 'I travel very light, but I take with me five or six really good books, just the few I admire most. ''Not a poet?'' I said, taking your poems out of my pocket. ''What do you call that?'' He took it, and he set to work to read it. The first week he read hard and got to page twenty. The second week he fell back somehow, and only got to page fifteen. Couldn't bear it, I suppose. Sir, I fear I have destroyed you in that man's estimation for ever.' So saying, Roosevelt turned away, leaving Lang quietly purring with pleasure, and joined the procession, which had been waiting for him most of the time that he was telling his story.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

The Lion of Arles: A Portrait of Mistral and His Circle
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The Lion of Arles: A Portrait of Mistral and His Circle

By Edwards, Tudor

New York: Fordham University Press, 1964. 215 pp. Book with corner bump, sticker ghosts. DJ with rubbing, chipping, tears, but generally complete. 'In the mid-nineteenth century, whan Frederic Mistral gathered round him at Avignon the brilliant group that formed the Felibrige with a view to stimulating interest in the Provencal language, he had little idea of the scope of the movement that then begann. The seven 'gaid felibres provencaux; brought about a revival of letters that was to go hand and hand with the rehabilitation of the old language and make the people of the south of France conscious of their race and heritage. As the principal poet of the group, Mistral was to produce his epic-romance Mireio, a story of frustrated lave in shich Moeric grandeur and the charm and simplicity of Theocritus are situated in the fair land of the valley of the Rhone. In his verse the pagan, sensual world of romance is colored with a delicate Christian mysticism and filled out with the loftier and more sublime sentiments of Catholicism.'. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Humboldt: 58/1975
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Humboldt: 58/1975

Munich: Bruckmann 104. pp. Soiling to white wraps and bump/crease to bottom outside corner. Articles, poems in Spanish and sometimes German. Richly illustrated. Includes: Romualdo Brughetti--Alumbramiento; Ernesto Sabato--Hombre e Mujer, Consideraciones y re-consideraciones; Moderne argentinische Dichtung: Eduardo Romano, Raul Yurkievich, Miguel Angel Bustos, Horacio Salas; Dieter Janig--Arte y realidad; Hans Paul Bahrdt--Posibilidades de la educacion estetica en nuestro tiempo; Hildegard Urner--La sombra; Dora Isella Russell--El siglo de Rainer Maria Rilke Con motivo del cenentario de su naciamento; Hombres de teatro: Vida y opiniones de la fotografa--Rosemarie Clausen; Bartomeu Melia y Olga Blinder Aquellos--Pai-Tavyvera que por primera vez dibujaron; Estuardo Nunez--La ciencia alemana y los fundamentos de la investigacion peruanista; Atahualpa Yupanqui--Indianische Gedichte; Ramiro Lagos Castro--Hispanoamerica, Brasil e Angloamerica; Mario de Andrade--Modistinnen; Siegfried Melchinger--El placer olvidado de dialogo; Cronica, Critica, Pedagogia: Martin Wagenschein--Cultura general a traves del dialogo en Centroamerica; Etnologia: Mario A. Presas--La ''Utopia'' paracuaria; Libros: Rita Gnuzmann--Alejo Carpentier, el recurso metodo; Motivos ibericas en la poesia moderna alemana: Rudolf Peyer-Kolumbus, Hans-Jurgen Heise-Callejon del Beso, Sonne und Schnee; Noticiario cultural; Mirada Atras (1810): Mariano Moreno--Sobre la libertad de escribar. Illustrations in b&w and color. The article on Rilke contains reproductions of photographs of Lou Andreas-Salome, Lou Albert-Lasard, Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva, Sidonie Freiin Nadherny von Borutin, Wera Ouckama Knoop, and two of the young Rilke as well as a drawing of Rilke in Moscow by Leonid Pasternak, an Aquafort of Rilke by Emil Orlik, and facsimiles of two autograph poems of Rilke from 1924.. Wraps. Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.00

The Opinions of Anatole France
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The Opinions of Anatole France

By Segur, Nicolas; authorized translation and introduction by J. Lewis May

New York/London: John Lane The Bodley Head/Dodd Mead, 1928. 219 pp. Spine considerably darkened and beginning to wear at top and bottom. Boards are clean and bright with minimal wear. Pages clean and mostly uncut, however book opens to sewing in three places. Decorative endpapers. Two-color TP, graphics on TP and half-title. Init caps throughout. ' ''Yes,'' I answered, ''Heraclitus was probably the first to discover the malady of pessimism; and that is why Nietzsche hailed him as a master.''//''Clearly,'' answered France musingly, ''Only, whether our philosophic ideas sadden or console, it is, in either case, the result of a delusion. Yes, of a great delusion. We are wont, in fact, to imagine that, by a long process of thought and reflection, it is possible for us to unveil any secret we will. We deem that no department of knowledge is closed to us. Proud of his attributes as a thinking animal, man has rashly sought to build up, on the basis of his intellectual powers, a grandiose edifice which, forsooth, is supposed to explain and interpret all things. He has created philosophy and attaches a serious value to the pale illusions of his senses. He has reared the monstrous Babel Tower of metaphysics on the shifting sands of his own sensations. And this Tower of Babel, which is but a silly toy, overshadows him, withal, and fills his heart with sadness.'' '. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

The Strength of Poetry
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The Strength of Poetry

By Fenton, James

New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2001. Contents: A lesson from Michelangelo; Wilfred Owen's juvenilia; Philip Larkin: wounded by unshrapnel; Goodbye to all that?; The Orpheus of Ulster; Becoming Marianne Moore; The many arts of Elizabeth Bishop; Lady Lazarus; Men, women, and beasts; Auden on Shakespeare's sonnets; Blake Auden and James Auden; Auden in the end, notes, sources. . First American edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.99

Andrew Lang, John Knox, and Scottish Presbyterianism
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Andrew Lang, John Knox, and Scottish Presbyterianism

By Dickinson, William Croft

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. 32 pp. A sticker shadow, some discoloration near edge of wraps, a few light pencil marks in text, else fine. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews, 14 November 1951. ''Carlyle described [Knox] as'the one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt'l while, even within the last few years, an American historian has recorded his opinion that John Knox was 'possibly the most important man in Scottish history', certainly a man to be 'reckoned great by any estimate based upon influence'. Such was--as it still is--the tradition which Andrew Lang encountered when he came to write the second volume of his History of Scotland; and his endeavor to 'get behind' that tradition (to use his own words) led one ardent advocate of Knox to review Lang's volume under the title 'Knox in the Hands of the Philistines'.''. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.97

The Marquis de Sade; L'Esprit Createur, Vol. XV, No. 4, Winter 1975
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The Marquis de Sade; L'Esprit Createur, Vol. XV, No. 4, Winter 1975

Lawrence, Kansas: L'Esprit Createur, 1975. pp. 401-479. Price sticker shadow on front. Contents: Beatrice C. Fink--Sade and Cannibalism; Nancy K. Miller--Juliette and the Posterity of Prosperity; Anne Lacombe--Les Infortures de la Vertu, le Conte et la Philosophie; Alice M Laborde--Sade: l'erotisme demystifie; Jenny H. Batlay et Otis E. Fellow--Diderot et Sade Affinites et divergences; Reviews of Gaston Hall--Moliere: Les Femmes Savantes; Ridgway--Voltaire and Sensibility; Bandy--Edgar Allen Poe: Sa Vie et ses Ouvrages; Boon--From Symbolism to Structuralism; Reverdy--Cette Emotion Appelee Poesie; Peyre--The France of Claudel; Goodrich--Giono: Master of Fictional Modes; Servais-maquoi--The Emergence of African Fiction; Blais--Presence d'Alain Grandbois; Soumanou Vieyra--Sembene ousmane, Cineaste; Riviere--Carnet 1914-1917; Index Vol. XV (1975).. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.97

Literary Criticism and Historical Understanding: Selected Papers from the English Institute
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Literary Criticism and Historical Understanding: Selected Papers from the English Institute

By Damon, Phillip, editor;

New York: Columbia University Press, 1967. x, 190 pp. Edited with a foreword by Phillip Damon. Very light wear. Contents: Historical Interpretation and the History of Criticism by Robert Marsh, University of Chicago; History and Idea in Renaissance Criticism by Phillip Damon, University of California; Roles of the Victorian Critic: Matthew Arnold and John Ruskin by Edward Alexander, University of Washington; Two Boethian Speeches in Troilus and Criseyde and Chaucerian Irony by Peter Elbow, Brandeis University; Autobiography and Art: An Elizabethan Borderland by Rudolf Gottfried, Indiana University; The Keys are at the Palace: A Note on Criticism and Biography by Francis Noel Lees, University of Manchester; William Carlos Williams and the Whitman Tradition by James E. Breslin, University of California; Supervising Committee, 1966; Program; and Registrants. ''When my abodes prefixed time is spent, / My cruell fayre streight bids me wnd my way: / but then from heauen most hideous stormes are sent / as willing me against her will to stay. / Whom then shall I or heauen or her obay?''. First Edition. Paper-covered Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00