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The Scholar Adventurers

By Richard D. Altick

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1951. First edition, second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 338 pages, black cloth. A very good, clean hard cover first edition-second printing overall with moderate exterior wear and rubbing at the corners, some fraying started to the top edge of the backstrip; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white but with foxing to the fore-edges. IWithout dust jacket

$19.00

This Modern Poetry / Potable Gold: Some Notes on Poetry and This Age (two original Babette Deutsch volumes sold together)

By Babette Deutsch

New York, New York: W. W. Norton, 1935 / 1929. First edition. Decorative Cloth / Decorative Boards. Very Good and Good. 2 individual vols. 1: Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 284 pages, silver gilt spine titles on gray cloth. A very good copy overall with general exterior wear, back strip badly chipped over spine, fore corner tips bumped, hinges and binding solid, paper clean and moderately yellowed. Without dust jacket. / 2: a reading copy only. Octavo, 7 2/3" tall, [8] + 96 pages, black titles and decoration on green boards. A good copy overall with general exterior wear, back strip badly chipped over spine, fore corner tips bumped, hinges and binding solid, paper clean and moderately yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$12.50

The Art of Literary Research

By Richard D. Altick

New York, New York: W.W. Norton, 1963. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 276 pages, red cloth. A very good, clean hard cover first edition overall with minor exterior wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white but with foxing to the fore-edges. In a good, moderately worn dust jacket with edge chipping.

$7.50

How To Criticize Books

By Llewellyn Jones

New York, New York: W.W. Norton, 1928. First printing. Decorative Boards. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 7 2/3" tall, 190 pages, orange title labels on black cloth. A very good, clean hard cover first edition overall with minor exterior wear; hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed and with foxing to the page edges. In a good, but worn dust jacket with edge chipping.

$28.50

DISSONANT EYE: A Collection of Critical Essays.

By Goldstein, Lawrence, Lawrence S. Dietz, Harry Shearer and Digby Diehl (editors).

Los Angeles, California: Associated Students UCLA, 1965. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo 8 1/2" tall, 126 pages, stiff white wraps. A very good, sturdy small press edition, wraps lightly yellowed with modeate edge wear; binding solid. Interior clean, paper slightly yellowed.. An anthology of pieces from 'Intro,' a spin-off of UCLA's newspaper The Daily Bruin, that concentrated on reviews, criticism and the arts. Contains a piece on H. P. Lovecraft. Note, one of the editors is Harry Shearer of Simpson's and Le Show fame.

$14.50

Some Aspects of Thackeray

By Lewis Melville

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1913. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/3" tall, 281 pages, maroon cloth with gilt. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear, gilt decoration on front panel is bright, gilt title on spine is dimmed, hinges and binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed. Includes numerous illustrations; one illustration torn.

$8.50

HAUNTED WILDERNESS: The Gothic and Grotesque in Canadian Fiction.

By Northey, Margot.

Toronto: University of Toronto, 1976. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 131 pages, grey cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. No dust jacket.

$12.50

CONTEMPORARY COMMENTS: Writers of the Early Nineteenth Century as They Appeared to Each Other.

By Watson, E. H. Lacon.

London, England: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 356 pages, blue cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with slight fraying to cloth at spine ends; hinges and binding solid, paper just slightly yellowed.

$9.50

Contestable Concepts of Literary Theory.

By Moore, Arthur Keister

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1973. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 241 pages, green cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, with notes written on the back end paper. In a very good, slightly edge worn dust jacket.

$9.50

The Secret Record: Modern Erotic Literature

By Perkins, Michael

New York, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1976. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 227 pages. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper ceam white.

$9.50

Benjamin Constant (studies in modern European literature and thought)

By William W. Holdheim,

London, England: Bowes & Bowes, 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/4" tall, 126 pages. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper just lightly yellowed, BUT with some minor scattered underlining. In a good, moderately edge worn dust jacket with chipping at the folds. Literary Criticism and appraisal.

$9.50

Romanticism.

By Abercrombie, Lascelles

London, England: Martin Secker, 1926. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 192 pages. A good, clean, solid hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear, slight bumping to the corners, and just the start of fraying at the top and bottom of the back strip; hinges and binding sturdy, paper lightly yellowed. Lacking dust jacket.

$12.50

The Loneliness at the Core: Studies in Thomas Wolfe.
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The Loneliness at the Core: Studies in Thomas Wolfe.

By Holman, C. Hugh

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1975. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 184 pages, green cloth. A very good, clean sturdy hard cover copy with minimal shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, but a single penned underling on one page and ssome penciled marginal notes on several others. In a very good, lightly rubbed dust jacket.

$9.50

Daniel Defoe: how to know him.
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Daniel Defoe: how to know him.

By Trent, William P.

New York, New York: Phaeton Press, 1971. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine. Octavo, 8 2/3" tall, 329 pages, maroon cloth. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover reprint with little shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. Lacking dust jacket.

$9.50

American Criticism.

By Foerster, Norman

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 273 pages, green cloth.A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, previous owner's name on front end paper, with a few pages marked by pen, paper lightly yellowed. In a good, moderately edge worn dust jacket with some chipping at the folds.

$9.50

The Wonderful Pen of May Swenson

By Knudson, R. Rozanne

New Haven, Connecticut: Atheneum, 1993. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 112 pages. A fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with minimal shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

Poetry of John Dryden

By Dore, Mark Van

New York, New York: Haskell House , 1969. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 361 pages, green cloth. A very good, clean, neat, hard cover reprint with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white.

$12.50

WILLARD GOODRICH COGSWELL, 1881-1955, A Selection of His Writings.

By Cogswell, Willard Goodrich; and Walter Muir Whitehill

Haverhill, MA: Privately Printed, 1960. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 59 pages, tan paper wraps. Good, clean, solid, limited private publication in wraps with several short small tears, and chipping at the corners. Some creasing and light soiling to upper corner of last few pages and rear wrap. Otherwise clean and tight.

$19.00