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Perseus and His Philosophies. (Inscribed by the author to his mother).

By: (Howard, Charles F.).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Saunders and Otley: 1852

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6723


267 pp.; 8vo; patterned green cloth lettered in gilt. Splitting and wear through along joints, but firm, likely repaired; hinges somewhat roughly repaired; signatures sprung; page 263 with closed 3 inch slice at bottom leading corner slightly into text block; scattered foxing lower margins p. 262 on. Ownership name top leading corner front pastedown [R. McMurray, Manchester]; also written in pencil top margin of title page. Inscribed " To My Mother, from her ever a... View more info

Mark Twain's Sojourn in Tuolumne County, California. Genesis of a Literary Giant.

By: (Mark Twain).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sonora, CA, Tuolumne County Historical Society: 1987

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 8082


162 pp.; 8vo; pictorial yellow wrappers. Illustrated with photographs and other reproductions. A few faint spots of soil. View more info

The Hermit in York: a series of essays on a variety of subjects.

By: (Sidney, Philip F.).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hull, Printed for Rich. Allanson, sold by J. Craggs: (1823)

Seller ID: 7470


(i), title, (ii) advertisement,129 pp., 16mo; original printed paper over boards, spine repaired with later paper backstrip; later catalogue description label on front pastedown; covers soiled; hinges probably repaired, holding very firm.The Essays were composed for the Yorkshire Gazette and published in the columns of that journal. View more info

STANFORD SHORT STORIES NINETEEN FORTY-NINE.

By: (Stegner, Wallace) Ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, California, Stanford Univ. Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95


8vo. Beige cloth in chipped & lightly soiled dust jacket. View more info

To Be In England, An American literary man's personal view of the England he found while exploring its literary sites. Together with, Victorian Studies in Scarlet, murders and manners in the age of Victoria.

By: Altick, Richard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1969, 1970

Seller ID: 6284


Two separate volumes; 8vo; cloth in dust jackets. Moderate foxing to top edges, else solid, clean reading copies. View more info

The Enchanted Galleon.

By: Anderson, David.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Privately Printed: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5725


No. 33 of 60 copies printed. 18 pp.; tall quarto; gray cloth; printed green paper cover label; without slipcase. Frontispiece of the Stevenson Monument by Ansel Adams, pencil signed lower right corner. Frontis has the usual hotizontal shadows of offset from facing, printed page. Faint scattered flecks of soil to cover; hint of darkening to spine.The colophon states: "This book was privately printed for Garfield D. Merner and is didicated by him to Flodden W. ... View more info

Njal's Saga.

By: Bayerschmidt, Carl F., and Lee M. Hollander, translators.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., New York University Press: 1955

Seller ID: 4224


389 pp., including extensive notes; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket with chips & short closed tears at extremities, fading to spine.The best known and best loved of the medieval Icelandic sagas. View more info

A Conversation with a Cat, and Others.

By: Belloc, Hilaire.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Bros.: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5336


227 pp.; 8vo; blue cloth back, foil spine label, and patterned blue and pink paper over boards which also serves as the design for pastedowns & endpapers. Spine just a bit darkened; label somewhat rubbed and lightly creased. In printed dark gray dust jacket with light wear & rubbing including chips at top of spine. A collection of thirty-nine essays. View more info

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Revue de la Bibliotheque natioanale de France, no 32, Summer.

By: BLASSELLE, BRUNO, EDITOR.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Bibliotheque nationale de France: 2009

Seller ID: 8280


96 pp; 4to; wrappers; illustrated with photographs and other reproductions.Including: L'Arcouest des Joliot-Curie; Le musee du Cabinet des medailles; Inedit; Simone de Beauvoir; Pierre II Dumonstier. View more info

Open Confession. To a Man from a Woman.

By: Corelli, Marie.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: N.Y., George H. Doran: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6277


190 pp.; 8vo; blue cloth lettered in gilt. Cloth with moderate soil & wear, light blotching to cover.The author's posthumous 'confession' regarding ideal love and its denial as a result of her unrequited love for the artist Arthur Severn. View more info

Ars Recte Vivendi. Being Essays Contributed to "The Easy Chair"

By: Curtis, George William.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y. & London, Harper & Bros.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7289


8vo; green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Front cover cloth just a bit mottled. View more info

Un Negre a Paris.

By: Dadie, Bernard B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Presence Africaine: 1984

Seller ID: 3720


12mo; orange wrappers. Text in French.Bernard Binlin Dadié (or sometimes Bernard Dadie) (born 1916 near Abidjan) is a prolific Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and ex-administrator. Among many other senior positions, starting in 1957, he held the post of Minister of Culture in the government of Côte d'Ivoire from 1977 to 1986. [Wikipedia] View more info

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2 Items: The Selected Writings of De Sade, together with, The Marquis de Sade, a definative biography.

By: De Sade, Gilbert Lely.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., British Book Center / Grove Press: 1954-62

Seller ID: 7449


8vo; cloth in dust jackets. Selected writings with tanning to text pages; both jackets with moderate wear at corners. View more info

Living By Fiction.

By: Dillard, Annie.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1345


8vo; cloth in dust jacket with light soil; light wear at extremities. View more info

Babette's Feast. With woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom and an afterword by Richard Olney.

By: Dinesen, Isak.

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Covelo, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1997

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6808


The edition was limited to 250 copies of which 225 were numbered and offered for sale. This copy out of series, is one of 25 reserved for the press. Signed in pencil by Wikstrom and Olney on the colophon. 64 pp.; small folio (9" x 12.75"); binding consists of printed German paper over boards with an imported cloth spine, in slipcase with fading to back & extremities of one side. San Francisco artist Karen Wikstrom created 19 woodcuts to accompany the text. Printe... View more info

Babette's Feast. With woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom and an afterword by Richard Olney.

By: Dinesen, Isak.

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Covelo, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1997

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6810


The edition was limited to 250 copies of which 225 were numbered and offered for sale. This copy numbered 186, Signed in pencil by Wikstrom and Olney on the colophon. 64 pp.; small folio (9" x 12.75"); binding consists of printed German paper over boards with an imported cloth spine, in slipcase. San Francisco artist Karen Wikstrom created 19 woodcuts to accompany the text. Printed entirely by letterpress on mouldemade English rag paper. A celebrated Pari... View more info

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A Leaf from the Yellow Book. The Correspondence of George Egerton, edited by Terence De Vere White.

By: Egerton, George.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Richards Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4134


184 pp.; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket with scattered spots of foxing and two damp splotches near lower spine. Light offset to endpapers. View more info

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Preparation X, seven.

By: ELSHEIMER, SKIP.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Preparation X:

Seller ID: 8180


28 pp., ads; 4to; printed on newsprint; illustrated with drawings, photographs, cartoons. Two small chips to top edge front cover; price in pen lower right corner front cover; light age toning to extremities. Zine with ham on rye observations. No Tomatoes. View more info

Faust. Eine Tragödie. Beide Theile in Einem Bande.

By: Goethe.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Cotta: 1859

Seller ID: 7650


Text in German. 460 pp.; 12 mo; bound in modern black half-morocco & marbled green paper over boards; spine lettered & decorated in gilt in four panels with raised bands. Hinge at title page reinforced with white tape; faint owner's signature under title dated 1860. Imperfect stamping of 'Goethe' on spine, looks a bit smudged. View more info

Des Freiherrn von Munchhausen wunderbare reisen zu lande und zu wasser, feldzuge und abenteuer, im freundeskreise von ihm selbst erza¨hlt,

By: Gottfried August Burger; Friedrich Meister.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Abel & Muller: 1906

Seller ID: 8065


227 pp., color frontis illus. (13) p., publishers ads; 8vo; dark blue/green cloth with color illustrated front cover under title in gold on silver background. Illustrations throughout by Ludwig Bechstein including three color plates. Text in German. Minor rubbing at corners.Baron Munchausen's narrative of his marvellous travels. View more info