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The Complete Uncollected Short Stories of J.D. Salinger (Volume 1 and 2)
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The Complete Uncollected Short Stories of J.D. Salinger (Volume 1 and 2)

by Salinger, J D.

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Np/Nd, [ca.1974]. Small Octavo. Vol. #1. 89pp. and Vol. #2. 107pp. Salinger did not want these to be published since he considered them early unfinished ideas (mostly from the early 1940's). particularly the columns Salinger wrote for the Ursinus College newspaper while he was an undergrad Though they already give insights into his use of language, he attempted to… Read more about this item
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis and Salvador Dali (signed)

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1969
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New York/France: Maecenas Press-Random House, 1969. Limited Edition. Folio. # 1638 of 2500 numbered portfolios printed in France on Mandeure paper, signed in pencil on the titlepage by Salvadore Dali and includes 12 color woodcut remarque illustrations. One original color etching signed in the plate, contents loose as issued in gilt-lettered cloth chemise housed within a 1/4 morocco over… Read more about this item
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Wild Nights
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Wild Nights

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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(Ohio, 1985): Croissant and Co. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 300 copies signed and numbered by the author. The present copy is #91 and with the errata slip tipped in below the colophon. 56pp. Imaginative look at the last days of five giants of American literature, of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway. A fine bright copy bound in… Read more about this item
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Walden or Life in the Woods
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Walden or Life in the Woods

by Thoreau, Henry David

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1854
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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. Octavo. 357 pp., 8 pp. of ads situated between the rear pale yellow endpapers, vignette title page showing Thoreau's cottage he built himself, a lithographic map of Waldon Pond, and with a bookseller's ticket on the front free endpaper "Sold by A. Stacy, Bookseller, Concord, MA." Bookseller John Stacy also served as… Read more about this item
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Cybele
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Cybele

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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1979
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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited edition of 300 copies numbered and signed by the author. The present copy is #185. (There was also a deluxe edition of only 50 copies) 204(2) pp. A savage and haunting story, as with most of Oates' best works. A relentless look at the cycle of sexual abuse whose… Read more about this item
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The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett
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The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett

by Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)

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New York; (1970): Grove Press. First Editions. Octavo. Limited to only 200 sets numbered and signed by the Nobel Prize winning author Samuel Beckett on the colophon of Waiting for Godot. The present set is #40. In 16 volumes which were published one year after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was an Irish author, critic, and playwright.The… Read more about this item
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Song and Its Foundations
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Song and Its Foundations

by A.E. (George William Russell)

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1932
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New York: The MacMillan Co, 1932. First Edition. Octavo. 133 pages. One of A.E.'s relatively scarce books and among his most important mystical writings. DNB notes in this work "he examined the provenance of his poetry in terms of those visons that had invaded his consciousness nearly a half century before." "In what follows I have tried to track… Read more about this item
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Salome, a Tragedy in One Act
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Salome, a Tragedy in One Act

by Wilde, Oscar

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1906
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Boston: John W. Luce and Co, 1906. Small Octavo. 136(1) pp., illustrated with 13 black and white erotic drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. His illustrations always depicted the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. Sadly, he died at the young age of only 25. A handsome copy bound in black pictorial gilt cloth lettered in gilt, spine plain. top edge… Read more about this item
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Salome a Tragedy in One Act
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Salome a Tragedy in One Act

by Wilde, Oscar and Aubrey Beardsley

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1930
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1930. Small Quarto. Frontispiece, xviii, 65, (5) pp). Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with sixteen beautiful erotic drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. Written in French in 1892, it was in full rehearsal by Madame Bernhardt at the Palace Theatre when it was prohibited by the Censor. A very good copy bound in… Read more about this item
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin; Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hiterto Published with Notes and a Life of the Author
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin; Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hiterto Published with Notes and a Life of the Author

by Swift, Jonathan and Sir Walter Scot(editor)

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1814
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Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co, 1814. Octavo. In 19 volumes. Frontispiecce of Swift in first volume which has off-set onto title page. Scattered foxing to title pages and to the musical scores in volume 19. Internally clean. The present work contains a hundred or more original letters, essays, and poems by Swift which have not published with his… Read more about this item
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A Collection of Select Aphorisms and Maxims; with Several Historical Observations; Extracted from the Most Eminent Authors
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A Collection of Select Aphorisms and Maxims; with Several Historical Observations; Extracted from the Most Eminent Authors

by Palmer, Charles (Deputy Sergenat of the House of Commons)

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1748
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London: E. Cave at St. John's Gate, 1748. Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, ii [iii-iv] 322 pages. One of the sources Benjamin Franklin used in his 1757 Poor Richard's Almanac. In this work, the compiler has not given names of the authors because their work was for private use not public use. Collection of 1813 aphorisms and maxims. Bound in a… Read more about this item
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, the Further Adventures of Ronindson Crusoe and the Life of Daniel De Foe
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, the Further Adventures of Ronindson Crusoe and the Life of Daniel De Foe

by Defoe, Daniel and George Chalmeres

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London: For John Stockdale, 1804. Quarto. Large paper edition in two volumes. Vol. I: viii. (Advertisement, Directions to the binder for placing the 17 Stothard engraved plates which include the frontispieces and title pages of both volumes. 405pp. Vol. 2: v, 446 pp. The timeless story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island… Read more about this item
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The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford, with an Introduction By Harley Coleridge
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The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford, with an Introduction By Harley Coleridge

by Massinger, Philip and John Ford

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London; (1856): Edward Moxon and Co. Large Octavo. A new edition with an introduction by Hartley Coleridge. Portrait frontispiece, engraved vignette title page dated 1839, new title page dated 1856. lxi, 450 pages of Massinger's work, and vi, 212 pages of Dramatic works of Ford. Massinger's insights on social and political views has found a new audience at the… Read more about this item
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The Pilot; a Tale of the Sea (3 Volume set)
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The Pilot; a Tale of the Sea (3 Volume set)

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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1824
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London: John Miller, 1824. Octavo. 3 volume set. 2nd edition published the same year as the first edition. [see BAL 3831). Half-titles, 268, 342 and 303pp. John Miller, the publisher, had been working since 1817 on reprinting first editions of American novels. Issued as a triple decker, here in the original boards. This was the first of Cooper's three… Read more about this item
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Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life
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Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life

by Ruskin, John

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Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent; 1886, 1887 and 1900: George Allen & Unwin. Quarto. Large paper copy in 3 vols, bound from the original 28 parts, 4 steel engravings in mounted India-proof state. Titlepages of each part bound in. Ruskin's autobiography is neither easy nor comforting, but it is illuminating, fascinating, beautiful, and perhaps most al all, wistfully sad. In this… Read more about this item
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Stultifera Navis The Modern Ship of Fools
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Stultifera Navis The Modern Ship of Fools

by [Ireland, Henry William]

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1807
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Philadelphia: For C. And A. Conrad and Co, 1807. First American Edition. Small Octavo. 295pp., First translated into English by Alexander Barclay in 1508. Stultifera Navis was originally the work of Sebastian Brant, a Dutchman who composed the book in his native language. It was then translated into Latin by Jame Locherm, a disciple of Brant's, then translated into… Read more about this item
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Transition Stories: Twenty-Three Stories from
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Transition Stories: Twenty-Three Stories from "transition" Selected and Edited

by Jolas, Eugene and Robert Sage

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1929
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New York: Walter V. McKee, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. 354 pages. Boldly signed by William Closson Emory on p. 49, dated January 1929. The close friendship between Jolas and James Joyce led Joyce to write a dedication to him just when he later wrote A Homage to James Joyce. Also in this volume is Kafka's "The Sentence " and… Read more about this item
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Sappho Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and a Literal Translation By Wharton
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Sappho Memoir, Text, Selected Renderings and a Literal Translation By Wharton

by Wharton, Henry Thornton (translator)

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1908
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1908. Small Octavo. 5th edition. Portrait frontispiece. 217pp., (6) pp. ads at rear. Wharton's translation was highly favored and continued to be reprinted even after his death. Bound in blue cloth decorated in gilt, spine, and top edge gilt, two lightly bumped corners with rubbing to corners and spine ends. A very… Read more about this item
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Works of Tobias Smollett
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Works of Tobias Smollett

by Smollett, Tobias, 1721-1771 and George Saintsbury (editor)

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1895
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London/Philadelphia: Gibbings and Co./Lippincott Co, 1895. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited to 1500 copies for England and America. In twelve volumes, illustrated by Frank Richards each with half-title, engraved frontispiece and pictorial title pages and other engravings with tissue guards present. This is a collection of Smollett's best works consisting of The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), The Adventures… Read more about this item
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American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge
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American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge

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Boston; 1834-1837: Ball and Marshal; John L. Sibly and Benjamin H. Greene, and William D. Ticknor. Small quarto. This comprises all three volumes, each in the original monthly parts fully illustrated throughout.. Volume I: 536 pages (Sept. 1834-August 1835). Voluime II: 520 pages (Sept. 1835--Aug. 1836) and Volume III, 486 pages (Oct. 1836-Sept. 1837). The publisher in 1836 gave… Read more about this item
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