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Sierra Leone Trilogy (Highlife for Caliban, Hand on the Navel, Carnival of the Old Coast) (African Writers Library) complete matching set

by Lemuel A. Johnson

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1995
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Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1995. Trade Paperbacks. Complete Matching Set. First Thus. New. Not remainders. Not damaged. 334 pages total. Poetry, with an Introductions by the author and an afterward (vol 1) by Sylvia Wynter. The concern in Johnson's Sierra Leone Trilogy is to return to, and re-frame, the years from the 1500s to the 1960s, and to do… Read more
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Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire

by Diane Ackerman

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October 2003
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First Paperback Edition
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9780060555290
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New York: Harper Perennial, October 2003. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / full numberline. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light wear to rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 147 pages. At the heart of Origami Bridges is the delicate relationship of trust between analyst and patient, a relationship… Read more
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Dante's Divine Comedy (The Great Courses, 287)

by William R. Cook; Ronald B. Herzman

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2001
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Fine
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9781565855946
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Chantilly, Virginia: Teaching Company. DVD. 2001. Fine. Twenty-four 30-minute lectures on four Fine DVDs in Fine original case along with a Fine 102-page paperback Course Guidebook. No shrink-wrap, otherwise As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Suitable for gifting. One of the most profound and satisfying of all poems, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri is… Read more
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Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature (The Great Courses, 2390)

by David J. Schenker

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2007
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Fine
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9781598032789
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Chantilly, Virginia: Teaching Company. DVD. 2007. Fine. Thirty-six 30-minute lectures on six Fine DVDs in three Fine original cases along with a Fine 195-page paperback Course Guidebook. No shrinkwrap, otherwise As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Suitable for gifting. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature opens up to us the epics of Homer; the dramatic genius of… Read more
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The Iliad of Homer

by Homer; Samuel Butler (trans); Louise R. Loomis (ed)

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1970
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Roslyn, New York: Published for the Classics Club by Walter J. Black, [c. 1942, 1970]. Hardcover. Near Fine book with no jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Remainder mark to fore-edge. xxxiv + 391 pages.
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Teen-Age Blues

by Nancy Pepper

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March 1948
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Very Good
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First Edition, second printing
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New York: Julian Messner. Hardcover. First Edition, Second Printing, March 1948. Inscribed and signed by author on FFEP. Very Good book / No jacket. Text block pristine. Spine tight, with a slight tilt, ends bumped and frayed. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. 72 pages. B&W illustrations by Abbi Damerow. Contents: Good Times; Telephone Topics; What Price Glamour;… Read more
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Jokes and More Jokes

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1955
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New York: Scholastic, 1955. Paperback. T-32. 20th printing, April 1974. Very Good. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light wear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. No tears, folds, or creases. vi + 122 pages. "Better than a double dose of laughing gas"....122 pages of zany puns, tall stories, cartoons and wisecracks. You'll relish every… Read more
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The Children's Treasury of Virtues

by William J. Bennett

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November 2000
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First Edition
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9780743211369
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New York: Simon & Schuster, November 2000. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not damaged. Suitable for gifting. xv+333 pages. Color illustrations on every page. 9.5 x 12.0 x 1.2 inches. 4.1 pounds. The Children's Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Heroes, and… Read more
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New England Legends and Folklore

by Samuel Adams Drake; Harry Hansen (ed)

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November 1967
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9780803849983
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New York: Hastings House, November 1967. Hardcover. Third printing, October 1972. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Text block pristine. Gift inscription to FFEP. Spine straight and tight. Jacket shows age toning and light edgewear with two quarter-inch tears at spine head. Nor from a library. No remainder mark. 192 pages. Numerous black & white photos. Full title:… Read more
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Complete. Edited by His Sister Lady Trevelyan. In Eight Volumes.

by Thomas Babington Macaulay; Lord Macaulay; Hannah More Macaulay Trevelyan; Lady Trevelyan

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1875
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London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875. 8vo (9 x 6 x 15 inches). Three-quarter bound in black morocco-grain cloth with marbled-paper sides. Spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. First vol. has frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Armoral bookplate of Howell Wharton Bickley… Read more
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Words Unchained : Language and Revolution in Grenada

by Chris Searle

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June 1984
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9780862322465
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London: Zed Books. Trade Paperback. June 1984. First Edition. Fine. Lightly tanned, otherwise As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xxiv + 260 pages. Contents: 1. Language Against Language; 2. Bilingualism: Language Plus Literacy; 3. Language for Literacy; 4. Language and the Teachers; 5. Language and Revolutionary Democracy; 6. Language and the People; 7. The People's Poets;… Read more
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Treasures of Lao Literature

by Somsanouk Mixay

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August 2000
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Vientiane, Lao PDR: Vientiane Times Publications, August 2000. RARE. Fine. Interior Pristine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Cover rubbed, but clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 60 pages. Seven immortal epic poems of Laos, dating from the 17th century. They were engraved on palm leaves, kept in Buddhist temple libraries and transmitted from generation to… Read more
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The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)

by Paul Avrich

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1973
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9780500750018
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London: Thames & Hudson, 1973. Hardcover. First edition (not stated). Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Dust stains to edges. Rubbing and edge wear to jacket with short tears at the corners. Not from a library. No remainder… Read more
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The Return of the Amasi Bird

by Tim Couzens (ed.); Essop Patel (ed.)

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1982
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9780869751954
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Braamfontein, South Africa: Ravan Press, 1982. Paperback. First Impression (stated). Very Good. Gift inscription to half-title page. Text unmarked. Tanned. Spine straight and tight with a light crease. Creases to front cover, sticker remnants to rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 411 pages. The Return of the Amasi Bird provides a broad historical and… Read more
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Poèmes Militants

by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

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1969
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Conakry, Guinee: Parti Démocratique de Guinée, 1969. Rare. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author. Black leatherette boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 first edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but the front cover shows the elephant symbol of the Parti Démocratique de Guinée which published the much shorter first edition in paperback.… Read more
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Rebound

by Kwame Alexander

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April 2018
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First Edition
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9780544868137
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2018. First Edition / full number line. New. No remainder mark. Not damaged. 414 pages. A dynamic novel in verse, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover,… Read more
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The White Nightjar: a Lao Tale: English Translation of a Lao Classical Poem

by Anatole-Roger Peltier

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2000
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First Edition
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9789748667461
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Vientiane, Lao PDR: Institute of Research on Culture, Ministry of Information and Culture, 2000. First Edition (stated). Very Good. Spine is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Seems unread. Pictorial cover shows minor foxing and original price sticker from Laos. Eight full color illustrations. 8vo, 80 pages. Suitable for gifting. "The White Nightjar," a classic Lao … Read more
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The Aeneid (Bantam Classic, SC4319)

by Vergil; Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro; T. H. Delabère May (trans); Moses Hadas (intro)

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June 1961
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New York: Bantam Books, June 1961. Mass Market Paperback. Bantam Classic. 5th printing, SC4319. Good+. Spine creased. First page is clipped and has a booksellers ink stamp; the rest of the interior is tanned, but unmarked. Cover shows only minor shelf wear for a 50+ year-old paperback. 346 pages. Virgil's epic poems recount the wanderings of Aeneas and his companions… Read more
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Inferno

by Authors: Dante Alighieri; Allen Mandelbaum; Gabriel Marruzzo; Larry Magnus

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Published
February 1982
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Very Good
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Bantam Classic
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9780553210699
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Toronto: Bantam Books, February 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Bantam Classic. Second printing. Very Good. Interior tanned, but unmarked. Spine square and tight with a reading crease. Light shelfwear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 396 pages. An informative introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum accompany his translation of Dante's epic poem about a spiritual… Read more
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Poems I Remember

by John Kieran (ed)

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Published
1945
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Reprint Edition
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Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing, 1942. Hardcover. 1945 reprint. Reddish-brown cloth on boards. Good book / no jacket. Prior owner's name and bookplate on inside cover, otherwise interior is clean. Pages tanned. Shelf wear to cover. Spine cracked. 8vo. 565 pages.
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