Literary Biography

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Auden

Auden

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953. The author of several books, including Sex, Death, and Punishment and The MacMillansFrom the Hardcover edition.
Life Of Ezra Pound

Life Of Ezra Pound

by Noel Stock

Jmbarrie

Jmbarrie

by Janet Dunbar

Trelawny

Trelawny

by William St Clair

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

by Linda Hamalian

Too Strong For Fantasy

Too Strong For Fantasy

by Marcia Davenport

City Poet

City Poet

by Brad Gooch

Talking With Michener

Talking With Michener

by Lawrence Grobel

Boswell

Boswell

by James Boswell

Gonzo

Gonzo

by Hunter S Thompson

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Robert Creeley

by Ekbert Faas

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Gerhard Herzberg

by Boris Stoicheff

Literary Biography Books & Ephemera

Auden

Auden

by Davenport-Hines, Richard

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953. The author of several books, including Sex, Death, and Punishment and The MacMillansFrom the Hardcover edition.
Antonia White

Antonia White

by Dunn, Jane

The Clearing House: a Survey of One Man's Mind: a Selection from the  Writings of John Buchan

The Clearing House: a Survey of One Man's Mind: a Selection from the Writings of John Buchan

by Buchan, John (Lord Tweedsmuir)

London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1946. Hardcover. 2nd printing. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Anna Buchan, the author's sister, on the front free endpaper. Green cloth with gold gilt spine lettering, 233 pages. Some fading to the cloth at the spine and along the top edge else VG+ copy in torn and badly chipped Dust Wrapper [bottom 1/3 or so of the spine is missing, and there is heaving chipping around the spine head]. box7
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$45.00
The Water Witch, or The Skimmer of the Seas

The Water Witch, or The Skimmer of the Seas

by Cooper, James Fenimore

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons: The Knickerbocker Press, 1900. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, this being #125. This volume only from The Complete Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, LEATHER-STOCKING EDITION. SEE photos for this and other titles available from the same limited edition set - all sold separately. No date of publication is indicated, but circa 1900. Appears unread. Very Good condition. Handsomely bound in the original gilt-ruled textured maroon cloth, with smooth maroon cloth spine. The... Read more
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$39.95
L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum

by Katharine M. Rogers

Cambridge, MA: De Capo, 2003. first thus. trade paperback. Good. First printing of this edition. Former library item, expected imperfections. Library markings on the half-title page, and inside the back cover; otherwise in very good to like new condition. Da Capo trade paperback, first printing 2003, complete number line. ISBN: 9780306812972, 318 pages, illustrated. 8vo (6"" x 9"") Many photos and illustrations from the Oz books. Reprint of a St. Martin's Press hard cover.
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$14.99
The French Renascence

The French Renascence

by Sarolea, Charles

London: Geoge Allen & Unwin, 1916. Gilt title on red cloth boards which have minor marks and wear to spine side. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Top edge red. 302 pages. 8 portraits and 1 illustration. Biographical sketches of Montaigne, Pascal, Balzac, Flaubert, Revolutionary characters, Conan Doyle, Napoleon, Maeterlinck et al. An interesting work by the Belgian author. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 12. First... Read more
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£8.00
Great Men of Staffordshire (Men of the Counties series No.2)

Great Men of Staffordshire (Men of the Counties series No.2)

by Meynell, Laurence

London: The Bodley Head, 1955. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, slightly dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket price clipped but otherwise in excellent condition, not marked or torn or creased. 158pp. Concise biographies of Samuel Johnson, Izaak Walton, Josiah Wedgewood, Arnold Bennett and Lord Jervis, Admiral.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Near Fine. 8.5 x 5 inches.
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£8.00
Dear Scott / Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence (Scribners SL 460)

Dear Scott / Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence (Scribners SL 460)

by Fitzgerald, F Scott, and Perkins, Maxwell E, and Kuehl, John (Edited by), and Bryer, Jackson R (Edited by)

New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons., 1971. Lyceum Editions: Literature & Criticism.. Trade paperback. Very good. Light foxing to page blocks, Clean interior. Light spine crease, minor cover stress.. 1 Trade paperback, brown paper cover, white and green titles. 282 p. Audience: General/trade. These letters record the relationship between "a great writer and an incomparable editor" (from back cover notes). The era between 1919 and 1940 is here encompassed as a friendship progressed... Read more
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$22.00
Life of Charles Dickens

Life of Charles Dickens

by Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1870. Hardcover, dark green cloth lettered in gold, with gilt portrait of Dickens on spine. 484 pages, with 6 page article "The Dickens Controversy" and publisher's catalog appended. First edition One of the many posthumous biographies that were published the year of Dickens' death. Illustrated with a portrait frontis and a facsimile autograph. Green cloth with gilt spine. Former owner's label on front brown coated end-paper. Tissue... Read more
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$28.00
Confession of a Jew

Confession of a Jew

by Grossman, Leonid Petrovich; Translated by Ranne Moab

New York: Arno Press, 1979. Second edition. Unknown. Very Good. Red cloth hardcover lacking dustjacket, 2nd edition, 1979. A very good copy with minor edge wear to the covers and light bending to the corners and spine tips. Interior is clean and unmarked in a solid binding. Typeface is old-fashioned but clean and sharp. 191 pp. A look at the Dostoyevsky from an early Soviet literary scholar.
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$35.00
Mysteries Of My Father

Mysteries Of My Father

by Fleming, Thomas J.;Fleming, Thomas

Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2005. First printing. Center photo supplement on text stock. Odd giver inscription on ffep that at first seems authorial but is not. The recipient evidently did not read the book as instructed, since it appears unopened. Fleming is a prolific writer and this is the story of his father's youth and involvement in New Jersey politics. Book unread, near new with inscription to ffep. DJ very good plus with price clipped. 341 pp.. 1st Edition.... Read more
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$20.00
Maugham: A Biography

Maugham: A Biography

by Morgan, Ted

Simon and Schuster, 1981. First softcover printing. Three photo supplements on coated paper. Unread copy with minor shelfwear and a remainder mark to bottom edge. 711 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.
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$25.00
Conor : a biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien / Donald Harman Akenson. Complete in 2 Volumes

Conor : a biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien / Donald Harman Akenson. Complete in 2 Volumes

by Akenson, Donald Harman (1941-)

Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth copies in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: 2vol; 24cm. Contents: Volume 1 Biography -- Volume 2 Anthology. Subjects: Intellectuals Ireland; Biography. Authors, Irish 20th century; Biography. Diplomats Ireland; Biography. Scholars Ireland; Biography. European... Read more
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$150.00
The World Within  -  The Brontës at Haworth  -  A Life in Letters, Diaries and Writings

The World Within - The Brontës at Haworth - A Life in Letters, Diaries and Writings

by Gardiner, Juliet

London: Collins and Brown, 1992. A Fine unmarked copy. 160 pages. Fully illustrated with contemporary pictures, including many sketches and watercolours by the Brontës themselves. 'Quoting as much and fully as possible from the letters, diaries and other writings of the Brontës and their circle, Juliet Gardiner brings to life the topography both of their external environment and their imaginative world within.' 15. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" -... Read more
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£6.00
Anatole France

Anatole France

by Tylden-Wright, David

London: Collins, 1967. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has a very small repaired closed tear and is not price clipped. 344 pages. 7 illustrations and pictorial endpapers. Anatole France - born François-Anatole Thibault (1844-1924), was the son of a bookseller on the left bank, and the Paris he knew was the Paris of Monet and Renoir, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec. Their genius has created a vision of the city, animated, stylish, intelligent, that forever expresses the Parisian spirit.... Read more
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£8.00
The Kitchen Congregation: Gatherings at the Hearth

The Kitchen Congregation: Gatherings at the Hearth

by Seton, Nora; Seton, Nora Janssen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Picador USA, 2000. First printing. A memoir about the women in her life and with food-related anecdotes. Some recipes included. Unread, as new in like DJ. 246 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.
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$20.00
Flowers of the Forest, The

Flowers of the Forest, The

by Garnett, David

London: Chatto & Windus Ltd., 1955. BOOK: Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Missing. SUB-TITLE: Being Volume Two of The Golden Echo. EXCERPT: Preface ...My second volume owes its title to its covering the years of the First World War and those while we were still living in its shadow. Any picture of that period must be dominated by a sense of bitterness and bereavement. My next volume, which will be called... Read more
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CA$69.27
Brendan

Brendan

by O'Connor, Ulick

Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 1971 328 biography of a true Irish "roaring boy" Painter, poet and prisoner. . 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Light edge wear and dust soiling to page edges in dj wirtth very light wea and a small closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel. mil 14
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$12.99
Kurt Tucholsky and the Ordeal of Germany, 1914-1935 [By] Harold L. Poor

Kurt Tucholsky and the Ordeal of Germany, 1914-1935 [By] Harold L. Poor

by Poor, Harold L

New York, Scribner's Sons, 1968. First Edition. Hardback. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very lightly edge-nicked dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. ; 285 pages; Description: xii, 285 p. Illus. , ports. 25 cm. Subjects: Tucholsky, Kurt 1890-1935.
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$31.20
Allen Ginsberg in America.

Allen Ginsberg in America.

by Kramer, Jane

New York.: Vintage Books / Random House., 1969. First edition. 1st Vintage Books edition. V-581.. Mass-market paperback. Very good. Minor cover wear. Clean interior w/ age-toning.. McWilliams, Jim (Cover design by).. 1 Mass-market Paperback. xix, 202 p. Biography / Nobel Prize winning poet, lover of men, drugs, words. This portrait spans 20 years of Ginsberg's life rolling the Beat Generation into the 1960s-1970s.
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$6.00
Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i

Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i

by Hongo, Garrett

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1995. First printing. Navy cloth spine, turquoise boards, gilt titles. The writer returns to his native town of Volcano, Hawaii. Back cover blurbs by Barry Lopez and Maxine Hong Kingston. Unread, near new in DJ with a couple of smudges to back panel and pinhole to front flap. 342 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book.
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$20.00
Mishima

Mishima

by John Nathan

Mishima, a Biography At forty-five, Yukio Mishima - the outstanding Japanese writer of his generation, celebrated both at home and abroad for The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. In 1970 he startled the world by stepping out onto a balcony in Tokyo before an assembly of troops and plunging a sword into his abdomen; a disciple then beheaded him, completing the ritual of Hara-Kiri. John Nathan's riveting biography - traces the life of this tortured, nearly superhuman personality. Mishima... Read more
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$12.99
The Renowned Collection of First Editions of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray

The Renowned Collection of First Editions of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray

by [American Art Association]

New York: American Art Association, Inc. 1925, 1925. [auction catalog] The Renowned Collection of First Editions of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray [and] The Renowned Collection of First Editions of Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson formed by George Barr McCutheon. Hardcover. Both auction catalogs bound together, green cloth with paper spine label. Illustrated with facsimiles of rare and autographed items, prices realized printed in bold in margin before each entry.... Read more
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$60.00
To Smile in Autumn: A Memoir

To Smile in Autumn: A Memoir

by Parks, Gordon

W. W. Norton & Company., 1979. First edition. 1st printing.. Hard cover. Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library.. 1 249 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Gordon Parks, American photographer and author, b.1912, here shared his experiences as an African-American artist, counting this volume as his ninth work in print. As author of "The LearningTree" a youth novel about education, his works have found shelf space in many public and private libraries. Themes and noted... Read more
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$7.00
True Compass: A Memoir

True Compass: A Memoir

by Kennedy, Edward M

U.S.A.: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2009. First printing. With four supplements of color and B&W photos. Possibly 'thumbed' but not read. Book near fine with faint fading to boards at bottom edge. DJ near new. 532 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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$20.00
Stop-time

Stop-time

by Conroy, Frank

Viking Press, 1967. First edition (FP). Black cloth over brown boards, gilt/brown titles and decoration, red topstain. The classic coming-of-age memoir by an immensely talented writer. Book very good with a few small smudges to boards, spotting to topstain. DJ also very good with chipping to folds, wear to spine-ends, several light stains at back panel. Publicity photo of the author laid in. 304 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$75.00
Tree of Life, The

Tree of Life, The

by Maynard, Fredelle Bruser

Markham: Penguin Books Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1989. Remainder Mark; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Heavy Yellowing Due to Age. FRONT COVER PHOTO: Susan Ashukian. BACK COVER PHOTO: George Whiteside. COVER DESIGN: Rene Demers. CONTENTS: Introduction; That Sensual Music; A Perfectly Beautiful Devastation; The Sunlight on the Garden Hardens and Turns Cold; "I Keep the Joy": The Death of Mary Ellen... Read more
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CA$47.51