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The Charaka Club, Volume X
Baltimore, Maryland, Williams & Wilkins Company, for the Charaka Club, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear beyond very light soiling to the gray paper over boards, the spine being back with cream-colored vellum, featuring raised bands and gilt lettering to spine; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Volume X, and with the sub-title on title page that reads Post Multa Virtus Opere Laxare Solet, with ornate, elaborate watermark illustration underneath. The Table of Contents lists the members of the Charaka Club, circa 1941, past members, and then contributions to this and to the preceding volume but that were not published. Walter R. Steiner contributes "The Story of Barbara Fritchie," with five illustrations, Bernard Sachs pens "Early Years of the Charaka Club," Francis R. Packard contributes "Fig Leaves for Shakespeare and Montaigne," and there are another 15 or so literary essays. x + 260 pp. . . . Fine
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Book number: 342609
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.5 | £UK 46 | JP¥ 6557]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: The Charaka Club|First Edition

 
Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. CLXXXI, June 1865--Vol. XXXI
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1894. First Edition. Hard Cover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Sturdy, attractive, three-quarter leather binding, and gilt lettering on spine. Covers the six months from December of 1893 to May of 1894. Edges moderately worn. Text-block tight, solid, unmarked. Marbled end-papers. Includes writings by any number of leading 19th-century novelists, essayists, and poets, and is beautifully illustrated throughout. Quite a nice copy indeed. Oversize. . . . Very Good+/No Dust Jacket,
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Book number: 307727
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2623]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: HARPER's Literature

 
The Mentor Index, Serial 1 Through 130
, , . First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Neither place of publication nor publisher nor date of publication listed. 30 pp. Provides bibliographical information for the first through the one hundred thirtieth issues of The Mentor. Green buckram cloth with gilt lettering to title. Previous owner's book-plate. . . . Very Good
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Book number: 325741
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1311]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: The Mentor|Literature|Index

 
ACKER, KATHY
Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini; Florida - Three Novels
New York, Grove Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. First Edition, First Review Copy, with laid-in publisher's form stating same. Laid-in glossy 4x6 black-and-white photograph of the author. "No writer is more audacious." Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 410 pp. . . . As New/As New,
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Book number: 341612
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2623]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: literature|Kathy Acker

 
ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY
Little Women
New York, Gramercy Books, 2002. . Hardcover. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. A lovely edition to The Illustrated Children's Library, featuring full-color work by Jessie Willcox Smith, and black-and-white illustrations by Frank T. Merrill. Burgundy cloth covers with full-color image inset to front. Gilt lettering to front and spine, with sewn-in linen bookmark. Illustrated endpapers. Gilt-edged pages. Very slightly bowed. Beautiful copy of a beloved classic. 388 pp. . . . Very Good
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Book number: 343603
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2186]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: literature|children|Louisa May Alcott|Jessie Willcox Smith|Frank T. Merrill

 
JOHN B. ALDEN, PUBLISHER
Literature: An Illustrated Weekly Magazine, Vol. II, No. 51, February 9, 1899
New York, John B. Alden, 1899. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 12mo 7" - 7. Rare item, there being no other copies available currently to the trade. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Vertical crease, penned inscription at front cover top, lightly soiled and chipped wraps, toned interior, else clean and unmarked. Two works of African-American myths and folklore, a sketch of Colonel Charles C. Jones, Jr., by Charles Edgeworth Jones, a biography of Brigadier-General Robert Toombs, and The Bombardment of Battery Wagner. 265-284 pp. + publisher's catalogue. . . . Good
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Book number: 343304
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2732]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: literature|Colonel Charles C. Jones, Jr.|Native American Studies|James Edward Oglethorpe|African American Studies

 
ALVAREZ, JULIA
Homecoming: New and Collected Poems
New York, Plume, 1996. Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Sterling condition softcover copy of the uncorrected proofs of this fine work, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing little if any shelf- and edge-wear. From the very large and amply curated collection of advance reader copies and uncorrected proofs once held by Allington Books of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, having been stored in dehumidified, darkened surroundings, protected further in a Mylar plastic bag. . . . Fine
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Book number: 342164
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1311]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: advance reader copy|uncorrected proof

 
OLIPHANT ANDERSON & FERRIER
The First Printer's Early Days
Edinburgh, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, . . Hardcover. Size: 24mo 5" - 6" tall. Whimsical retelling of Master Gutenberg and his friends. Black-and-white illustration of Gutenberg at frontis. Fairly sturdy hardcover copy, likely from early 1900s. Half-toning at endpapers. Slight cracking at front cover gutter. Dealer stamp, neatly affixed. Full-color, illustrated green covers with bruising to tips, bumping and fraying to spine head and foot. Lettering and decoration to spine still sharp and distinct. 95 pp. . . . Good
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Book number: 341246
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3825]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: printing|verse|poetry|prose|Gutenberg

 
ANDERSON, ANTONY E.
Short Stories
Minneapolis, MN, The Northland Press, 1904. . Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Red cloth binding lettered in gold, no spine lettering; spine and margins of front cover are a little bleached. Page block edges and page margins are starting to darken with age. One page chipped 1" at bottom outside corner. Owner's name stamp on both pastedowns and signature in ink on front free endpaper. Book is tightly bound and clean. 126 pp. . . . Good
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Book number: 318052
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 874]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Short Stories Literature

 
ANDERSON, MAXWELL
Storm Operation
Washington, D.C., Anderson House, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Purple letter of title to cover, and of title and author's name to spine, bright and distinct. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear beyond some chipping to top edge, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 119 pp. . . . Near Fine/Very Good,
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Book number: 342097
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2623]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: drama|theater|first edition|Maxwell Anderson

 
ANONYMOUS
Social Life and Literature Fifty Years Ago
Boston, Cupples and Hurd, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 24mo 5" - 6" tall. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Blue cloth, with beveled boards, moderate wear thereto, some abrading to paper labels on spine. 96 pp., with publisher's advertisements. Previous owner's book-plate, neatly affixed. . . . Good
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Book number: 326737
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2732]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature|Literary Criticism

 
APPELFELD, AHARON; GREEN
Beyond Despair: Three Lectures and a Conversation with Philip Roth
New York, Fromm International, 1994. . Hardcover. Size: 12mo 7" - 7. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Translated by Jeffrey M. Green. 80 pps. . . . As New/As New,
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Book number: 341930
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2623]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Aharon Appelfeld|Philip Roth|first edition

 
ARENAS, REINALDO
Color of Summer, or the New Garden of Earthly Delights
New York, The Viking Press, 2000. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Published in First U.S. Edition state by the Viking Press, having been translated from the Spanish by Andrew Hurley. According to the publisher, "The Color of Summer, Arena's finest comic achievement, is the fourth novel in a quintet he called the Pentagonia. Although it is the penultimate chapter in his 'secret history of Cuba,' it was, in fact, the last book Arenas wrote before his death in 1990." xii + 417 pp. . . . As New/Fine,
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Book number: 342079
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2186]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Reinaldo Arenas|first edition

 
ARENAS, REINALDO
The Doorman
New York, Grove Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy of this fine novel from among Cuba's best post-Revolution writers, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Mauve paper over boards, black cloth-backed, with sharp and distinct mauve lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. 191 pp. . . . As New/As New,
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Book number: 342085
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 1967]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Reinaldo Arenas|first edition

 
ARENAS, REINALDO
Singing from the Well
New York, Viking Adult, 1987. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 206 pp. . . . Fine/Fine,
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Book number: 341686
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1639]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Reinaldo Arenas|first edition

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