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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

by Kelly, Amy

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Published
1981
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1st edition
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Harvard U, Cambridge, MA, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Excellent history. 1st edition.
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The Order of Release: The Story of John Ruskin, Effie Gray and John Everett Millais

by James, Sir William editor

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Published
1947
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Fine
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1st edition
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John Murray, London, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A collection of Ruskin-Gray letters, hitherto unpublished, sheds light on the troubled end of Ruskin's marriage.
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Dame Agatha Abroad

by Christie, Agatha

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Mystery Guild, Garden City NY. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Murder on the Orient Express': When a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks, the luxurious train is full but, by morning... a man lies dead, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. 'Murder In Mesopotamia' When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after an archaeologist's ailing wife… Read more
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Poems of Christina G. Rossetti

by Rossetti, Christina G.

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Published
1911
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Fair
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1st edition
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Little Brown, Boston, 1911. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. "Christina G. Rossetti was an influential and popular English poet. Her work spanned romance, devotional, narratives and childrenÕs poems making her one of the main female poets of her time." [Pub. Info] Front hinge broken; front cover separated from book. In need of restoration. Author's Edition. Revised and Enlarged. 1ST… Read more
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The World of Emily Dickinson

by Longsworth, Polly

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Published
1990
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1st edition
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W W Norton & Company, NY and London, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ""A beautiful, visual biography of America's greatest woman poet, containing over 275 photographs and illustrations. Emily Dickinson left an enduring literary legacy - nearly 2,000 poems - yet she was so intensely private that her life is sometimes seen as one of solitary devotion to… Read more
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Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet

by Reeder, Roberta

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Published
1994
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1st edition
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St. Martin's, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A definitive biography, ten years in the making, of Russia's greatest twentieth-century woman poet recounts her aristocratic childhood in St. Petersburg, her reputation for clairvoyance, her influential innovations in the art of poetry, her abuse by Stalin, and more." [Pub. Info] 619 pages. STATED 1ST EDITION.
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I Too Am Here: Selections from the Letters of Jane Welsh Carlyle

by Carlyle, Jane Welsh; Alan Simpson and Mary McQueen (editors); Introduction and Notes

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Published
1977
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Fine
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1st edition
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Cambridge University Press, London, 1977. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The selection begins with the strange, prolonged courtship; portraits, conscious and unconscious, of herself and her husband... about running the Chelsea house at 5 Cheyne Row, protecting Carlyle from noise, neighbours and bedbugs; a Dickensian succession of mostly awful servants... her 'outings' - including a deeply poignant account of… Read more
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Jane Welsh Carlyle

by Scudder, Townsend

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Published
1939
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Very Good
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1st edition
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Macmillan, NY, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. It is intensely human, full of small details of living, of people, of ways of thought, of personalities, literary and otherwise, of the sense of background and period... Jane Welsh Carlyle was a personality, full of charm, magnetism and intelligence beyond most of her generation of women. Not the… Read more
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Borzoi Books; Alfred A. Knopf NY , 1946. Hardcover. Fine /Slipcase - general wear to the extremities; Good; No Jacket. Translated from Norwegian by Charles Archer and J. S. Scott. "In her great historical epic 'Kristin Lavransdatter', set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman... Undset immerses… Read more
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Sylvia Plath Collected Poems

by Plath, Sylvia; edited by Ted Hughes

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Published
1981
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1st edition
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Harper & Row, NY, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath' brings together in one volume all of the mature poetry she completed, unpublished as well as published, and includes a generous sampling of her earlier work. The poems are arranged in chronological order, grouped by year, and are introduced and annotated by her… Read more
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Presenting Miss Jane Austen

by Becker, May Lamberton

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Published
1952
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1st edition
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Dodd Mead and Company, NY, 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Illustrated by Edward Price. "Jane Austin's life at Steventon Parsonage, her brief adventure at school, and her real education at home, family theatricals in the barnÉthe dances and dresses of a pretty young lady... and the excursions with her sister... the writing and rewriting of the novels... [the… Read more
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Portrait of an Artist: A biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

by O'Keeffe, Georgia; author Laurie Lisle

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Published
1986
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University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1986. Soft Cover. Fine. "Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary -- sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth -- had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on… Read more
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Life with Picasso

by Gilot, Francoise

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Published
1964
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McGraw Hill Book Company, NY , 1964. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Francoise Gilot met Picasso during the German occupation of Paris, she was twenty-one, he was sixty-two. For nearly a decade, Gilot shared her life with this giant of the art world, giving birth to two of his children, working as his model, and sharing his world. This uniquely… Read more
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Feminine Beauty

by Clark, Kenneth

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Published
1980
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1st edition
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Rizzoli Publishers, NY, 1980. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Limiting himself to the Western world, Lord Clark presents his selection of sculptures and paintings of feminine beauty through the ages." [Pub. Info] 175 plates. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION.
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Mrs. Longfellow: Selected Letters and Journals of Fanny Appleton Longfellow

by Wagenknecht, Edward (editor)

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Published
1956
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Fine
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Stated 1st edition
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Longmans, Green and Company, London, 1956. Stated 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "As the beautiful daughter of a well-to-do Beacon Street [Boston] family, she lived the life of what we should now call a 'society girl'. A woman of noted charm, independent spirit and strong character, Fanny accepted Longfellow's suit only after a long, and to him often discouraging,… Read more
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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Published
1994
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2nd edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1994. 2nd edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, 'No Ordinary Time' is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story… Read more
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The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar

by Mann, Thomas; H. T. Lowe-Porter, translator

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1940
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Knopf, NY, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good . "Thomas Mann, fascinated with the concept of genius and with the richness of German culture, found in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the embodiment of the German culture hero. Mann's novelistic biography of Goethe was first published in English in 1940. 'Lotte in Weimar' is a vivid dual portrait… Read more
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Goddess: A Celebration in Art and Literature

by Bonheim, Jalaja, editor

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Published
1997
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Stewart, Tabori & Chang, NY, 1997. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In this elegant volume the editor has compiled a unique and culturally diverse anthology of literature and art to reveal the many guises of the goddess." [Pub. Info] Literary collection of excerpts from important sources and essays by leading scholars. Larger format book. [Please check the shipping cost… Read more
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The Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Garden

by Burton, Sir Richard (F. F. Arbuthnot), translator

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Published
1984
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Diadem Books, NY, 1984. hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Sexual frankness without a hint of guilt or prurience is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. As an expression of human culture... the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana [is] the most famous work on sex ever written. [T]he Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla, and Sheikh Nefzai's… Read more
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The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar -Signed by author. [Slipcase]

by Mann, Thomas; H. T. Lowe Porter, translator

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Published
1940
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Fine
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Limited edition
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$750.00

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Knopf, NY, 1940. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. "Thomas Mann, fascinated with the concept of genius and with the richness of German culture, found in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the embodiment of the German culture hero. Mann's novelistic biography of Goethe was first published in English in 1940. Lotte in Weimar is a vivid dual… Read more
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