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The Doris Lessing Reader (Short Stories; From the Novels; Reportage; Various)

By Doris Lessing

New York, New York: Jonathan Cape, 1989. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 419 pages, blue boards. A fine, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$16.50

The Oxford Book of Essays

By Brander Matthews, editor

New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1914. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 7 1/2" tall, xi + 508 pages, gilt top fore-edge, blue cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear, some fraing started at top and bottom of spine cloth, light exterior soiling but spine cloth darkened; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, witha previous owner's gift inscription on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket.

$16.50

American Notes; and Pictures From Italy; The Oxford Illustrated Dickens with original illustrations; one volume-complete.
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American Notes; and Pictures From Italy; The Oxford Illustrated Dickens with original illustrations; one volume-complete.

By Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Marcus Stone, Samuel Palmer and Clarkson Stanfield ; Sacheverell Sitwell (introduction)

London, England: Oxford University Press, 1982. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Near fine. Single complete volume in the uniform illustrated edition. Octavo 7 1/2" tall, xv + 433 pages, brown cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover edition with light shelf wear but slight foxing to the fore-edges; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket with original price present

$9.50

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. (Everyman's Library # 984).

By John Locke; edited by Raymond Wilburn

New York, New York: Everyman's Library / J. M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, circa. 1948. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good-. Duodecimo, 6 3/4" tall, xxv + 355 pages, orange cloth. A very good minus overall, clean, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing, some color fading to the spine cloth; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with a few dozen pages underlined in pencil and a previous owner's name penned on the front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. A nice reading copy.

$7.50

The Portable Medieval Reader (The Viking Portable Library P 46) [Middle Ages, Literature 1050 ton 1500] . (One-volume edition)

By Peter Abelard, Dante Alighieri, John of Salisbury, Peter Damiani, John Busch, Jean Froissart, William Langland, Galbert of Bruges, Adam of Usk, Philippe de Commines, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Peter the Venerable; James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin, Edito

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1960. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo, 7" tall, xiv + 690 pages, stiff pictorial wraps. A very good, clean, sturdy paperback edition with moderate shelf wear and slight creasing to the cover; binding tight, paper cream white with minor foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers.

$6.50

The Literary Digest, combined with Public Opionion (3 months of the original magazine--13 weekly issues complete in one volume); Volume LX (60); whole numbers 1498 to 1510; January 4, 1919 [ to ] March 29, 1919; [including] January 13, 20, and 27, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, March 7, 14, and 21.

By [Adam W. Wagnalls and Wilfred J. Funk]; et al

New York, New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1919. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 13 original issues complete bound by publisher in 1 volume WITHOUT covers and front matter (color ads at beginning and end of each issue removed by publisher when issued in this format)--all editorial content and intertextual black and white ads present. Quarto, 12" tall, about 1000 pages, decorative brown cloth with gilt titles. A very good, clean sturdy issue overall, moderate shelf wear and minor exterior soiling, but bottom fore-corner bumped and fore-corner tips worn though to boards; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Articles are all very short. Subject matters range from current events and news of the day to art, history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time.

$60.00

The End of the Affair  [Penguin Classics Graham Greene Centennial 1904-2004]
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The End of the Affair [Penguin Classics Graham Greene Centennial 1904-2004]

By Graham Greene; Michael Gorra (introduction)

New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2004. Reprint. Original Wraps. Fine. Originally published in 1951. Octavo, 8 1/3" tall, xxvii + 160 pages, stiff wraps. A fine, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white

$6.50

Gift from the Sea

By Anne Morrow Lindbergh; George W. Thompson, illustrator

New York, New York: Pantheon, 1955. Gift edition. Decorative Boards. Near fine/Very good. "Special edition" wit slip case--not first. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, unpaginated (approx. 126 pages), silver titles, blue half-cloth over decorative boards in slip-case. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn slip case with rubbing at the cortners and light soiling.

$12.50

Glittering Images: a journey through art from Egypt to Star Wars

By Camille Paglia

New York, New York: Pantheon, 2012. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, xviii + 202 pages with intertextual color illustration. A fine, clean, sturdy hard cover with light shelf wear and a remainder mark on the bottom fore-edge; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with an edge chip, with the original price present.

$14.50

Irons in the Fire
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Irons in the Fire

By John McPhee,

New York,: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1997. First edition, first printing. Decorative Boards. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 216 pages, tan boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with little shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine dust jacket with the original price present.

$9.50

What is Worth While?

By Anna Robertson Brown

New York, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1893. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, 32 pages, gilt tiles and decorations, decorative white boards. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover edition over all, cover decorations bright, but with wear and chipping to the fore-corners and spine ends, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket, but both flaps are present and laid in.

$6.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE Volume CLII (152) Number 909; February, 1926 ; The Arrow-pt 1 (Morley); Shoulder Straps (Dwighty); Two Christopher Robbin Poems (Milne); The intolerable City (Mumford); Al Smith--an East-Side Portrait (Duffus); Perverted American History (Faulkner); etc

By Thomas B. Wells, editor; Christopher Morley, H. G. Dwight, A. A. Milne, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Lewis Mumford, Robert L. Duffus, Harold Underwood Faulkner, Mary S. Watts, Ada Jack Carver, Harold W. Brecht , et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First printing. Original Wraps. Good-. Single original issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 263 to 392 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good minus issue over all, generally sturdy , but with significant shelf wear and chipping at all edges, light and exterior soiling, especially too the rear cover, BUT with cover taped at spine due to splitting at the hinge, with foxing to the fore-edges; Interior good, internal binding solid, paper moderately yellowed, but a dampstain at the exterior spine is visible at the upper corner margin in the interior. Still a very useful and readablecopy. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$12.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume CXXXV (135), Number DCCCVI, (806); July, 1917); When the Enemy Comes (Shepherd); Sign Language (Dobie); Mark Twain's Letters; Silence (Irwin); Cruising in the "Yo-Ho-Ho-' (Le Gallienne);Adventure in Respectability (Vorse); The Half Ghost (Steele) ; etc.

By Henry Mills Alden, editor; Mark Twain, W. G. Shepherd, Charles Caldwell Dobie, Albert Bigelow Paine, Wallace Irwin, Richard Le Gallienne, Mary Heaton Vorse, Wilbur Daniel Steele, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements present. Small quarto, 10 1/4" tall, pages 152 to 304 + ads, printed beige wraps. A good issue over all with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling and BUT rubbing and chipping to the back strip and a portion of the spine taped and a penned notation on the cover; interior very good, clean, binding solid, paper just slightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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.

$19.00

HARPER'S Monthly MAGAZINE; Volume 169, Number 1009, June, 1934;Must America Go Fascist? (Matthews/Shallcross); Is Science a Fashion of the Times (Schroedinger); Flight Across Africa (Samuel); Plowing the Farm Under (Hacker); Irish Sweeps (McCarthy); Freedom and the Lone Wold (Burlingame); Jeffersonian Simplicity (Dwight); Adventures in Toronto, Buffalo, and Boston (Delafield); etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; J. B. Matthews, R. E. Shallcross, Charles W. Ferguson, Erwin Schroedinger, Maurice Samuel, Louis M. Hacker, John J. McCarthy, Roger Burlingame, H. G. Dwight, E. M. Delafield, Margery Sharp, Laurence Kirk, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 1 to 128 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good, sturdy issue overall, moderate shelf wear and exterior soiling, especially too the rear cover, rubbing to the spine edges, with foxing to the fore-edges; Interior good, internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, but a dampstain at the lower margin. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$16.50

HARPER'S Monthly MAGAZINE; Volume 168, Number 1007, April, 1934; How Germany Arms (Lore); Biography-a story (Beer); The New Testament (Spencer); Grandeur that is Washington (Hale); Faculty Husbands (Belane); Myself, when old (Jordan); Why isn't radio better (Denison); Menage a Trois (Sheean); etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; Frank Snowden Hopkins, William Harlan Hale, F. A. Spencer, George Balane, Merrill Denison, Rexford Jordan, Desmond Holdridge, Gerald W. Johnson, Katherine Fullerton Gerould, Thomas Beer, Ludwig Lore, Voncent Sheean, George Belane,

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 505 to 632 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good, sturdy issue overall, moderate shelf wear and exterior soiling, especially too the rear cover, rubbing to the spine edges, front cover partly split at hinge, with foxing to the fore-edges; Interior very good, internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$16.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume 173, Number 1037, October, 1936; Robert Maynard Hutchins; Ladislao Szekely, Frederick Lewis Allen, John Hyde Preston, Marquis W, Childs, Guy Greer, Morris Markey, John Hodgdon Bradley, Margery Sharp, Richard L. Neuberger, etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; George Soule, J. B. Priestley, Alice Beal Parsons, E. M. Delafield, David Thibault, Sylvia Thompson, Webb Waldron, Elmer Davis, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 449 to 560 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good, sturdy issue overall, moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, but rubbing and chipping to the spine edges, cover color partly faded but some marginal dampstaining, primarily to the lower fore-corner margin, and foxing to the fore-edges ; internally otherwise very good, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$16.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume 174, Number 1041, February, 1937; The Department of State (Herring); Grand Coulee and What it will Do (Neuberger); College President (Tunis); As one writer to another (Wylie); Thery also serve (Delafield); Europe 1937 (Woodside); etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; Hubert Herrin, Richard L. Neuberger, John R. Tunis, I. A. R. Wylie, E. M. Delafield, George W. Gray, Willson Woodside, Francis Brett Young, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First printing. Original Wraps. Very good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 225 to 336 + ads, printed orange wraps. A very good, sturdy issue overall, minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, rubbing to the spine edges, and light foxing to the fore-edges; internally very good, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$25.00

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume 174, Number 1042, March, 1937; Arizona Desert (Priestley); Our Backward Thinkers (Parsons); Lambert of Fiji (Waldron); England's Wealk Spot (Davis); A Provincial Lady in Odessa (Delafield); etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; George Soule, J. B. Priestley, Alice Beal Parsons, E. M. Delafield, David Thibault, Sylvia Thompson, Webb Waldron, Elmer Davis, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 337 to 448 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good, sturdy original issue overall, minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, rubbing to the spine edges, but some marginal dampstaining, primarily to the upper fore-corner margin, and foxing to the fore-edges ; internally very good, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$16.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume CXXXVII (137), Number DCCCXXII, (822); November, 1918); Crater's Gold (Curtiss); Spes Unica (Canby); Boy who was Bored (Eaton); Busy Duck (Glaspell); Traveling Through Siberian Chaos (Atkinson); Spiral (Cowdery) ; A Return to Constancy (Chase); Overland to Venice (Howells); etc.

By Henry Mills Alden, editor; Philip Curtiss, Henry Seidel Canby, Walter Prichard Eaton, Dorothy Canfield, H. D. Howells, Susan Glaspell, Richard Orland Atkinson, Alice Cowdery, Achmed Abdullah, Mary Ellen Chase et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. Single original issue with covers and advertisements present . Small quarto, 10 1/4" tall, pages 163 to 324 + ads, printed beige wraps. A very good issue over all with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling and rubbing but back strip darkened and rear edge chipped; interior clean, binding solid, paper just slightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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.

$35.00

HARPER'S Monthly Magazine; Volume 176, Number 1054, March, 1938; A Little Girl's New York (Wharton); Catching up with inventors (Train); Russia and the Socialist Idea (Eastman); Ethiopia Now (Wiese); etc.

By Lee F. Hartman, editor; contributors include, Edith Wharton, Arthur Train jr, Max Eastman, Merrill Denison, Carl Dreher, James R. Aswell, Ernst Wiese, Marquis W. Childs, Sigmund Spaethet al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First printing. Original Wraps. Good. Single issue with covers and advertisements. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, pages 337 to 448 + ads, printed orange wraps. A good, clean sturdy issue overall, with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling front cover, moderate soiling to rear, rubbing and chipping to the spine edges, and foxing to the fore-edges ; internally very good, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. 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. 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.

$16.50

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