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Miss Leavitt's Stars: the Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries series)
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Miss Leavitt's Stars: the Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries series)

By George Johnson

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 162 pages, black and brown boards. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover dition with little shelf wear BUT, bottom of the spine has been mashed by inproper storage (does not affect reading); hinges and binding otherwise tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket with the original price.

$7.50

American Transcendentalists: Their Prose and Poetry

By Edited by Perry Miller; Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing, Amos Bronson, Jones Very, Orestes Augustus Brownson

Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University, 1981. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 7" tall, xi + 385 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, soft cover edition with moderate shelf wear, roughing at the cover edges; binding tight, paper cream white.

$9.50

Things Worth Fighting For: Collected Essays
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Things Worth Fighting For: Collected Essays

By Michael Kelly; introduction by Ted Koppel; edited by Robert Vare

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xx + 426 pages, blue boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

United States: essays 1952 - 1992.
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United States: essays 1952 - 1992.

By Gore Vidal

New York, New York: Random House, 1993. Sixth printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 1295 pages, black quarter-cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with slight shelf wear; binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket, with the original price.

$19.00

(News from) The Republic of Letters: Number 10, 2001; [insert) Joseph by Hunt; The Clocks by Tozzi An Old Writer Looks at Himself (Stern); etc.

By Keith Botsford, editor; Chantal Loiseau Hunt, Federigo Tozzi; W.G. Sebald; Chaim Lapid, Richard Stern, Jessica Hornick Nora Seton et al.

Boston, Massachusetts: The Republic of Letters, 2001. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Single issue, folio, 17" tall, 32 + 40 pages, unbound newsprint, self wraps. A very good, clean soft cover tabloid magazine with minor shelf wear, paper lightly yellowed.

$19.00

How to Retire at Forty-One (41); Dropping out of the Rat Race without going down the drain. (signed)
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How to Retire at Forty-One (41); Dropping out of the Rat Race without going down the drain. (signed)

By L. Rust Hills, [Lawrence]

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/good. Signed by the author 'Rust' on the front endpaper and inscribed to the previous owner. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 247 pages, brown cloth. A very good, clean, tight, sound copy over all with light shelf wear BUT minor foxing to the fore-edges and moderate canting to the spine; binding solid, paper cream white, BUT pencil underling scattered throughout. in a good edge worn dust jacket with chipping at the corners and rubbing at the folds. Hills was a much loved editor at Esquire, author of essays, and constant humorist.

$35.00

The Crime of Superstition: She wears a robe of pictured legends, broidered with woven lies; No. B-555 (edited by E. Haldeman-Julius)

By Robert G. Ingersoll;

Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius, c. 1947. First edition thus. Chapbook. Very good. No date. Octavo pamphlet, 8 1/2" tall, 24 pages, stiff brown-orange wraps, saddle stiched. A very good original copy overall with minor shelf wear; spine tight, but paper moderately yellowed.

$9.50

The Trial of C. B. Reynolds, for Blasphemy at Morristown, N.J., May 19th and 20th, 1887. The defense by Robert G. Ingersoll stenographically reported by I. N. Baker and revised by the author; No. B-556 (edited by E. Haldeman-Julius)

By Robert G. Ingersoll; I. N. Baker

Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius, 1947. First edition thus. Chapbook. Very good. Octavo pamphlet, 8 1/2" tall,31 pages, stiff brown-orange wraps, saddle stiched. A very good original copy overall with minor shelf wear; spine tight, but paper moderately yellowed.

$16.50

Catholic Girl and Atheist: a story of the battle of ideas (the Letters of Paul); No. B-547 (edited by E. Haldeman-Julius)

By Frank R. Tangherlini

Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius, 1947. First edition thus. Chapbook. Very good. Octavo pamphlet, 8 1/2" tall, 58 pages, stiff olive green paper wraps, saddle stiched. A very good original copy overall with color fading to the cover margins, and minor shelf wear; spine tight, but paper moderately yellowed.

$19.00

Essays in the History of Ideas (CAP 23)

By Arthur O. Lovejoy

New York, New York: Capricorn Books- G.P. Putnam, 1960. Third printing. Original Wraps. Very good. Originally publsihed in hardcover by Johns Hopkins in 1948. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 359 pages; illustrated wraps. A very good, clean soft cover with moderate shelf wear, binding tight, paper just slightly yellowed, fore-edge lightly soiled

$6.50

The AMERICAN MERCURY, A Monthly Review: July, 1927, Volume XI (11), Number 43.

By Mencken, H. L.; George Jean Nathan, Willis Luther Moore, James Stevens, Arthur J. Cramp, Joan Dareth Prosper, Charles A. Beard, James L. Dwyer, George Seibel, Erich Posselt, Vilhjalmer Stefansson, Duff Gifford, Leonard Hess, James R. Quirk and others.

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. A single complete original issue with covers and ads. Quarto, 10" tall, stiff green wraps, approx. 128 pages + xlviii ads. A very good, clean issue of the great political and literary magazine of its age, minor shelf wear and rubbing at the spine--covers are slightly oversized to the interior stock and thus the edges appear roughed, but this is true of all copies for the same reason--interior binding tight, paper moderately yellowed.

$19.00

A Message to Garcia: being a preachment

By Elbert Hubbard

East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters , 1916. Reprint. Original Wraps. Near fine. 24mo, pamphlet 5 1/4" tall, frontispiece (hubbard) + 16 pages + photo plate page of Andrew Rowan, wire saddle stitch, stiff two wraps. A near fine, clean original pamphlet over all, slight indent from previous pricing to the back panel internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed (was a yellow stock to begin with)..

$4.50

HARPER'S New Monthly MAGAZINE; Volume XL (40), Numbers CCXXXV, CCXXXVI, CCXXXVII, CXXXVIII, CXXXIX, CXL (235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240) December, 1869 to May, 1870 (December, January, February, March, April, January); A Brave Lady (Craik); Beast Bird and Fish (Wilder); Frederick the Great (Abbott); Harvard College vs. Oxford Rowing (Blackie); South-Coast Saunterings in England (Conway); etc

By Henry Mills Alden, editor; Jane G. Austin, Dinah Mulock Craik, Justin McCarthy, Lyman Abbott, Alice Cary, Carl Spencer, Burt G. Wilder, M.D. Conway, William Blackie, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. First printing. Three-quarter leather over cloth. Good. Single volume--six issues bound without covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 3/4" tall, 944 pages, quarter leather with black cloth over boards. A good, originl hard cover with significant shelf wear, rubbed at all extremities, leather worn through to boards at four corner tips, back strip leather loose at the front hinge; hinges cracked but secure and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed. This is the publisher's edition, printed from the original plates and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) of the separate issues but lacks the advertisements and individual covers. It was the practice of the time for most of the better literary magazines to issue such editions before melting down the original printers' plates. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. An excellent resource.

$25.00

From the Easy Chair

By George William Curtis

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Sold as a nice original reading copy. 24mo, 6 " tall, frontispiece, 231 pages + 4 ads, gilt titles on decorative green cloth. A very good minus over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, spine cloth frayed at top and bottom edge, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed.

$7.50

Goethe: Drei Reden

By Albert Schweitzer

Munchen, Germany: Biederstein, 1949. Early Printing. Original Wraps. Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 68 pages, gray wraps. A good, generally clean, soft cover with moderate shelf wear with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; binding solid, paper moderately yellowed.

$6.50

Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock

By Albert Jay Nock

New York, New York: The Nockian Society, 1970. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 93 pages, wire saddle stitch, stiff wraps. A good clean soft cover over all with moderate shelf wear over all, light exterior soiling, corners rubbed, binding still tight, pages cream white, BUT underlining scattered throughout. A very nice reading copy.

$7.50

A Writer's Notes on his Trade; essays in Revaluation.

By C. E. Montague (Charles Edward)

London, England: Chatto & Windus -- Phoenix Library, 1936. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very good/good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 254 pages, gilt spine titles on decorated red cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hardcover edition with minor shelf wear but some rubbing at the corners, backstrip cloth color slightly faded at edges; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowe, with a previous owner's name and light foxing to the endpapers. In a good, edge worn dust jacket with the original price clipped

$7.50

A Way of Life: an address delivered to Yale students on the evening of Sunday, April 20th, 1913

By William Osler; with Francis R. Packard (foreword)

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers / Paul B. Hoeber, 1937. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good /fair. One small volume, "hand-set in Goudy Mediaeval type by Arthur and Edna Rushmore at the Golden Hind Press in Madison, N.J. for Paul B. Hoeber in New York City". 24mo, 6 1/4" tall, viii + 41 pages, decorative brown boards. A very good, clean hardcover edition with minor shelf wear but rubbing at the fore-corner tips and spine ends; hinges and binding solid, pages cream white, with previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a fair and worn glassine dust jacket, significantly chipped at folds.

$14.50

De Profundis

By Oscar Wilde; Robert Ross (preface)

New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good . 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, illustrated frontispiece +123 pages, gilt titles on decorative gray boards. A good original copy, generally clean, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed, with some faxing at the center gutter and fore-edges but covers worn with rubbing to the fore-corner tips, back strip starting to fray at top and bottom edges, cloth color faded. Lacking dust jacket.

$16.50

Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers.

By Two Brothers [ Charles Julius Hare and Augustus William Hare]

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1871. New Edition (early reprint). Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. An ex-library copy with markings on the spine and endpapers16mo, 6 1/2" tall, liv + 576 pages, gilt titles, green cloth. A very good minus, clean, neat hard cover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.

$12.50

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