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0393305732 A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI, Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic
A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI
Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic
W W Norton & Co Inc. 1989, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0393305732). Soft Cover. First softcover printing. Discusses the work of Dante, Petrarch, Polizano, Mantuan, Aristoso, Trissino, Tasso, Camoens, Spenser and Milton. Very good plus with owner signature to ffep. 374 pp. Very Good.
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Book number: 14895
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ABERNETHY, FRANCIS E., ET AL, EDS.
Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore
Denton, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of North Texas Pr. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 1574410180). Hardcover. Book, First printing. Publications fo the Texas Folklore Society, LIV. Many of the essays on black music. Yellow cloth binding, gilt titles. Unread copy in very good DJ that is sunned at spine. Uncommon. 364 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 6060
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Keywords: Afro Americans Texas Social Life Music 1574410180

002500560X ADLER, MORTIMER J., Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Justice, Equality, Liberty Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act on
ADLER, MORTIMER J.
Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Justice, Equality, Liberty Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act on
New York, New York, U.S.A. Macmillan Pub Co. 1982, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 002500560X). Hardcover. First printing. Beige cloth spine, red boards, gilt titles. Special TV issue, on which the series by Bill Moyers was based. Book near fine. DJ has edgewear, shelfwear. 243 pp. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 11441
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AGEE, JAMES; FITZGERALD, ROBERT, ED.
The Collected Short Prose of James Agee
Houghton Mifflin. 1968, First Edition. Hardcover. Book, First printing. Black cloth, gilt titles, dark topstain. Book enar fine with a couple of spots to topstain. DJ in Mylar very good with a small waterstain at heel of spine. 243 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 5355
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 AGEE, JAMES, The Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
AGEE, JAMES
The Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
George Braziller. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover. Book, Dark grey cloth, blue/gilt titles/title blocks at spine. Very good plus with light stains/soil at top edge. DJ in Mylar also very good with fold/corner wear, minor aging. 235 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 9175
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AMBROSETTI, RONALD J.
Eric Ambler
Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. Twayne Publishers. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0805783695). Hardcover. Book, First printing. Red cloth, gilt titles. Twayne's English Authors Series. Unread, near fine with a remainder mark at bottom edge. 166 pp. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 6814
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ANDERSON, MAXWELL
Dramatist in America: Letters of Maxwell Anderson, 1912-1958
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. Univ of North Carolina Pr. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0807813095). Hardcover. Book, Second printing. Black cloth binding, gilt titles. Unread, near-new copy in like DJ. 366 pp. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 5916
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 ARISTOTLE; KAPLAN, JUSTIN, ED., The Pocket Aristotle
ARISTOTLE; KAPLAN, JUSTIN, ED.
The Pocket Aristotle
Washington Square Press. 1964, Reprint. Mass Market Paperback. Washington Square W-574 5th printing thus with .60 cover price and cover illustration/design by Grushkin. Edited with an Introduction and 1Prefatory notes by Justin D. Kaplan; translated under the editorship of W.D. Ross. Contains selections from Physics, Psychology, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Poetics. A very nice tight copy with a few 'dings' to edges, screase to cover at foreedge, small tear to back cover at bottom edge. 379 pp. Very Good.
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Book number: 12813
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 ARNOLD, MATTHEW, Essays in Criticism, Vol. 1
ARNOLD, MATTHEW
Essays in Criticism, Vol. 1
Bernard Tauchnitz (Leipzig). 1887, First Thus. Hardcover. Book, Half leather w/marbled boards, decorative colored endpapers, gauffered edges. No DJ as issued. Some rubbing to leather at corners, split halfway at back hinge (although binding intact), 1/8" loss to leather at head of spine, 1" tear at top of title page, top edge soiled. Text block clean & bright. 254 pp. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 562
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0809280000 ASHLEY, MICHAEL, ED., The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Vol 2 1936-1945
ASHLEY, MICHAEL, ED.
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Vol 2 1936-1945
Henry Regnery Co. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 0809280000). Soft Cover. Book, First softcover printing (NAP). Includes contributions by Robert Bloch, Murray Leinster, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Jack Williamson, William F. Temple and others. Very good unread copy with some edge spotting and soil. Includes appendices. 298 pp. Very Good.
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Book number: 8537
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AUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS
Ellen Glasgow
University of Minnesota Press. 1964, First Edition. Soft cover. Book, Univ. Minnnesota Pamphlets on American Writers No. 33. Near fine with price changed by pub on front & back cover. 48 pp.
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Book number: 7247
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0395281512 AUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS, Life, Law and Letters: Essays and Sketches
AUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS
Life, Law and Letters: Essays and Sketches
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 1979, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0395281512). Hardcover. First printing. Maroon cloth spine over beige cloth boards, gilt titles. Essays on diverse topics, a number of which are literary: Nancy Mitford, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Racine, Henry James, Jane Austen and others. Book very good -- clean and tight with mild edge spotting. DJ very good minus with some bleeding of cloth near spine. 175 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 12767
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AUDEN, W.H.
Prolific and the Devourer
Ecco Press. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0880013451). Hardcover. Book, First trade edition, later printing. Remainder mark to top edge, else unread, as new in like DJ. 101 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 118
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AUDEN W.H.
Secondary Worlds
Random House. 1968, First Edition. Hardcover. Book, First American edition. Light orange boards, beige cloth binding, gilt titles, purple topstain. Stated first edition, DJ dated 1/69, price $4.95. Wear to boards at bottom, faint small smudges at top. DJ has edgewear, soil, sunned at spine, 1/2" tear at front flap fold. 144 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 119
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0195642848 AUROBINDO, SRI;HEEHS, PETER, The Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo
AUROBINDO, SRI;HEEHS, PETER
The Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr. 1998, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0195642848). Hardcover. Illustrated boards, matching DJ. First edition (NAP). Edited by Peter Heehs. Typeset, printed and produced in New Dehli. Includes more than 50 years of Aurobindo's writings, arranged thematically into sections covering politics, Indian history and culture, philosophy, poetry and poetics. Book very good minus because although unread and near new, horrible binding job necessitated minor repairs to spine, now fairly sound. DJ likewise near new with shelfwear. 388 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 13420
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AYRTON, MICHAEL
Fabrications
Holt, Rinehart. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0030010012). Hardcover. Book, Stated first edition. Essays on a wide variety of arcane, thought-provoking topics by the sculptor, painter and writer. Very good with spotting to top edge, a few pages. Sticker mark to front pastedown. DJ also very good with metallic coating wrinkled & scratched. 224 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 340
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 BAKER, CARLOS, Hemingway: The Writer as Artist
BAKER, CARLOS
Hemingway: The Writer as Artist
Princeton Univ. Press. 1964, Third Edition. Hardcover. Book, Second printing. Dark gray cloth binding, gilt/black titles. Book very good with owner's signature and a phone number on ffep, a few spots at foreedge. DJ very good minus: wrinkled, stained on reverse, several short edge tears. 379 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 5301
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BALAKIAN, NONA AND CHARLES SIMMONS, EDS.
The Creative Present: Notes on Contemporary American Fiction
Doubleday & Co. 1963, First Edition. Hardcover. Book, Black cloth, brown titles. Essays on James Baldwin, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow/William Styron, Mary McCarthy, Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac/James Jones, Carson McCullers/Truman Capote and Eudora Welty. Book very good minus with some water stains to cloth at bottom edge, small pieces of paper affixed. Owner sticker to ffep. DJ also very good minus with equivalent stains, edge/foldwear, wrinkle/tear at bottom front panel. Price of $4.95 intact. 265 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 7472
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0345469356 BALDWIN, JAMES;STEIN, SOL, Native Sons: A Friendship That Created One of the Greatest Works of the Twentieth Century Notes of a Native Son
BALDWIN, JAMES;STEIN, SOL
Native Sons: A Friendship That Created One of the Greatest Works of the Twentieth Century Notes of a Native Son
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. One World. 2004, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0345469356). Hardcover. First printing. A newly-discovered correspondence with photos as well as a previously-unpublished story and play. Includes facsimile pages of manuscript, letters, etc. Unread, as new in like DJ. 217 pp. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 12211
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BALFOUR, KATHARINE LAWRENCE; BALFOUR, LAWRIE
The Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Cornell Univ Pr. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 080148698X). Soft cover. Book, First pb printing. A critical scholarly study of Baldwin's philosophical and religious views. Bibliography and extensive notes. Unread, as new. 192 pp. Fine.
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Book number: 8005
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BANKS, RUSSELL, MICHAEL ONDAATJE AND DAVID YOUNG, EDS.
Brushes with Greatness: An Anthology of Chance Encounters with Celebrities
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Coach House Press. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0889103496). Soft Cover. Book, First pb printing. Some of the celebrities encountered by various contributors include Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, T.S. Eliot, Rudolph Nureyev, Colonel Sanders, King George VI and Marilyn Monroe. The editors reflect on how the lives of ordinary people can be forever trasnformed by such encounters. Near fine with light hinge creases, rubbing. Scarce. 146 pp. Near Fine.
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Book number: 2109
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BARDEN, JULIE
Mercury Reader: 2001 Edition
Pearson. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 0536623880). Soft Cover. Book, Assumed first printing. Kit contains Selection Guide, CD-ROM, Quick Reference Card and FastFax Order form. New, still in shrinkwrap. As New.
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Book number: 1819
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BARING-GOULD, SABINE; HARDY, EDWARD
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
Oxford University Press. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195200780). Hardcover. Book, First printing. Black cloth binding, gilt titles, red endpapers. Minor spotting to top edge, else very good. DJ in Mylar rubbed but also very good. 160 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 5860
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BARTH, JOHN
The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 0399129979). Hardcover. Book, First printing. Maroon cloth spine, teal boards, gilt titles. Book near fine. DJ very good with a scuff at foreedge of front panel. 281 pp. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 6031
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Keywords: American Essays 20th Century Literary Literary Firsts 0399129979

 
BARTHES, ROLAND
The Pleasure of the Text
Hill & Wang. 1975, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0809013800). Soft Cover. Seventh printing. Translated by Richard Miller and with a note on the text by Richard Howard. Very good with a couple of pages creased/miscut at top corner. 67 pp. Very Good.
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Book number: 11845
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