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Image for THE POETICAL WORKS OF WHITTIER with a Critical biography by William Michael Rossetti in Flexible Red Leather Binding

THE POETICAL WORKS OF WHITTIER with a Critical biography by William Michael Rossetti in Flexible Red Leather Binding

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, John Walker: 1891

Seller ID: 39805

Condition: Very Good


xx, 452 pages; Original owner's brief inscription on first blank dated 1892, otherwise clean and tight in original flexible red leather binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, all edges gilt; minor rubbing at extremities. Frontispiece portrait and a few scattered illustrations. A charming edition suitable for gifting. View more info

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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

By: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Price: $54.94

Publisher: New York, Francis S. Wiggins: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38894

Condition: Good


viii, 424 pages; The second annual volume of this early 19th century periodical comprising 12 individual monthly issues from June 1831 to May 1832. viii, 424 pp. Each issue has an engraved plate frontispiece and many smaller in-text illustrations. The volume includes a total of fourteen full page plates related to various articles in the text: A View of City of Troy; A View of Athens; Glaciers of Switzerland; A View of Wesleyan University; A View of Mount Jolliet, IL; A View of the City of Troy (second one); The City of Jerusalem; The Crater of Kirauea; A View of the City of Quebec; A View o... View more info

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The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [SIGNED Limited Edition of 775 signed by Wilder ]

By: Wilder, Thornton ; [SIGNED]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40228

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 149 pages; Publisher's blue boards lettered in silver. Fine, in an unprinted blue dust jacket which is clean and unmarked, but has two closed breaks without loss of paper at the gutter margins at the top of the spine (about 1 cm). Signed by Thornton Wilder on the limitation page (copy number 688 of 775, of which 750 were for sale). First American limited edition. OCLC: 637965 There was also a trade edition of 2000 copies (signed by the publishers but not the author) and London edition (also signed and limited) -- all published in 1928. Frontispiece portrait of Wilder reproduci... View more info

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THE ESSAY

By: Williams, Orlo

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Martin Secker: 1915

Seller ID: 39240

Condition: Very Good


The Art and Craft of Letters ; (iv), 5-63 pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of gray paper covered boards with printed labels at spine and front board; boards encased in clear mylar. View more info

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March Scribner's - Scribner's Magazine: March 1932. Vol. XCI, Number 3 "The Best People" by Edmund Wilson

By: Wilson, Edmund ; et al.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, Publishers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40805

Condition: Very Good


A whole issue, March 1932, of Scribner's magazine, in the original orange and black wrappers. Minor wear with bits of loss at the spine and a small area folded at the lower corner of the cover -- otherwise clean and tight. This issue features a significant article by Edmund Wilson, "The Best People" -- demonstrating why he has come to be thought of as the best reporter and critic of the thirties in America. The sub-head of Wilson's thoughtful piece: "Are the "best people" really important? Mr. Cartwright is an example. He has social and business standing. He and his ci... View more info

MERE LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS including The Interpreter of English Liberty [on Edmund Burke]

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39144

Condition: Very Good+


(vi), 247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's brown polished buckram cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt ruling at top of front board, top edges gilt. An extremely nice example of this handsomely produced book, with only faint rubbing and two very tiny chips to the cloth at the spine ends. The First Edition - as indicated by the presence of the date 1896 on the title page as well as the copyright page. OCLC: 184212 In 1896, Wilson had served on the Princeton faculty as professor of jurisprudence and political economy for six years. The Princeton Presidency would come in 1... View more info

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THE PROOF - SONGS OF TODAY SERIES 1930

By: Winters, Yvor

Price: $124.94

Publisher: NY, Coward Mccann: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39043

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original binding of patterned boards in excellent matching dustjacket. A very nice example of this scarce first edition with a tiny label from The Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge at base of ffep. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

By: Wister, Owen ; H. T. Dunn [ Illustrator]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42239

Condition: Very Good


317, (8) pages; Former owner's name on ffep "Sam Kennedy" otherwise clean and secure in original decorative tan cloth binding, minor rubbing at lower corner of front board. First Edition -- 1911 at foot of titlepage, "Published May, 1911" on copyright page. OCLC 150467230 This is the sequel to the author's more famous book The Virginian. Frontispiece and ten additional full page illustrations by H. T. Dunn. View more info

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THE GOLD BAT

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press Ltd: 1974

Seller ID: 41039

ISBN: 0285621165

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


157 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Drama - Its Law and Its Technique

By: Woodbridge [Morris], Elisabeth

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, New York and London, Lamson, Wolffe and Company: 1898

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41284

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 181 pages; Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, the front cover's stamping is framed with a pair of gilt rules. OCLC: 641108734 True first edition of this interesting study by Elisabeth Woodbridge (1870-1964), who earned a PhD from Yale (and Phi Beta Kappa membership) earlier in 1898. This unusual advanced degree for an American woman in the nineteenth century followed early secondary education in her native Brooklyn and a Vassar College B.A. in 1892. After her marriage to Charles Gould Morris in 1899, she wrote and taught as Elisabeth W. Morris. John ... View more info

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Hand Colored Engraved Portrait of John Flaxman engraved by R. Woodman from the original Picture by John Jackson

By: Woodman, R. ; John Jackson

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Robert E. Peterson & Co: 1853

Seller ID: 41884

Condition: Very Good


From The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans; 1 pages; Excellent 19th Century Hand Colored steel engraved Portrait of John Flaxman engraved by R. Woodman from the original Picture by John Jackson in the Possession of the Right Hon. Lord Dover. Image measures 7" X 4 1/4" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. John Flaxman R.A. (1755 – 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. John Jackson RA (1778 – 1831) was an English painter who s... View more info

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Bibliography of the Bacon-Shakespeare Controversy, With Notes and Extracts

By: Wyman, W. H.

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Cincinnati, Peter G. Thomson: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42245

Condition: Good


124 pages; Contents clean and unmarked; previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper "Frank B. Kellogg" , library perforation on titlepage, front board nearly detached, spine chipped in various places, title label eroded. First edition of the primary bibliography of material relating to the famous Bacon-Shakespeare Controversy. Wyman even includes a reference to The Romance of Yachting, an 1848 work by Joseph C. Hart, possibly the first published work to claim that William Shakespeare was not the true author of the plays that are attributed to him. View more info

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THE CITY OF GOLD

By: Young, Francis Brett [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Hitchcock: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42338

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


658 pages; Original gift inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in bright pictorial dustjacket with edgewear and a small hole at lower spine. Inscription reads: "To Mrs. Jennings / with affectionate / Christmas Greetings / from / Mr. and Mrs. Richmond / 1939" The recipient is Mary (Mrs. Hennen) Jennings. "The City of Gold" is Johannesburg, reared by men's greed in the pleasant land of the Boers. To the bottomless gold pits of the Rand come a motley herd of adventurers -- fighters, dreamers, wise-eyed gamblers and builders of Empire -- a... View more info

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L' ELAN DU DESESPOIR Tableaux de la Guerre de Gog et de Magog

By: Yssael

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Toulouse, Imprimerie Du Centre: 1944

Seller ID: 37010

Condition: Good


81 pages; #245 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Roman - Reportage. Inscription on ffep. Text clean and tight, wrappers very chipped. Rare in any condition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info