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To Mrs. Fairbanks
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To Mrs. Fairbanks

By Twain, Mark

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Edited by Dixon Wecter. Blue buckram with gilt lettering to the spine; in the original dust jacket. Xxx, 286, pp., with 6 illustrations. Indexed. Text edge soiling. The dust jacket is good only with chipping along the top edges, a significant closed tear at the back fold, toned edges and soiled spine. From the Forward: "These hetherto unpbulished letters shed important light upon the development of Samuel Clemens, particularly during the years between his coming out of the West in 1867 and his settling in Hartford with wife and family in 1871. ...here presented with rather full annotation (to) aid future students of Mark Twain. ; 8vo .

$40.00

Shakespeare Sounded Soundly ;  The Verse Structure and the Language : A  Handbook for Students, Actors, and Directors  The Verse Structure and the  Language : A Handbook for Students, Actors, and Directors
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Shakespeare Sounded Soundly ; The Verse Structure and the Language : A Handbook for Students, Actors, and Directors The Verse Structure and the Language : A Handbook for Students, Actors, and Directors

By Spain, Delbert

Capra Pr. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0884962733 . Signer by Author Inscribed to Jean Hardcover in black boards in jacket w illus Very Good unmarked in Fair jacket. 1 inch tear on back of jacket ; 7.95 X 5.35 X 0.79 inches; 228 pp pages .

$25.00

The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles  ; Mentor Series
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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles ; Mentor Series

By Sophocles & Paul Roche

Signet. Very Good. 1958. Softcover. 0451617940 . Softcover in VG condition ; Mentor Series; 7 X 4.20 X 0.60 inches; 224 pp pages .

$10.00

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

By Bemelmans, Ludwig

New York: Viking Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1944. Hardcover. 245 pp. Tan cloth with modest wear and a tiny rust stain; light tone of text. Publisher's stain is dull. The dust jacket is heavily worn missing a large chip from the back panel. Now in a protective clear cover. ; 8vo .

$20.00

Turning Points  Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions
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Turning Points Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions

By Brown, Marshall

Stanford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 9780804727082 . First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in black cloth boards in Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. " Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions " ; 9.10 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches; 360 pp pages .

$8.00

Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction
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Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction

By Haut, Woody

Serpent's Tail. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Author; 1852425474 . 276, [4] pp. Index. SIGNED by Haut and dated on the title page. Very Good - cocked, else a clean tight copy. Haut brings the story of American crime fiction and related films current.; 8.30 X 5.30 X 0.90 inches; 256 pages .

$15.00

Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries
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Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries

By Frye, Northrop

Gnomon Press. Fine. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 091778877x . As new. Clean, straight copy. Herman Northrop Frye, (1912 – 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (1947), which led to the reinterpretation of the poetry of William Blake. His lasting reputation rests principally on the theory of literary criticism that he developed in Anatomy of Criticism (1957), one of the most important works of literary theory published in the twentieth century. Wikipedia. ; 9 X 5.90 X 1 inches; 326 pp pages .

$20.00

The Way it Worked Out
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The Way it Worked Out

By Stern, G. B.

N. Y.: Sheed And Ward. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 3550068905 . Blue/green HC edges & tail rubbed, top edge dented, text clean and tight, DJ in Mylar, NOT price clipped gray w red title, spine head chipped, shelf wear. Overall a very good + copy Born into a Jewish family after W. W. II she became a Catholic, this is her experience, a conversion autobiography. The sequel to All In Good Time. G. B. Stern was a noted novelist, film script writer, who lived in London.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall .

$20.00

The Plant Magic Man
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The Plant Magic Man

By Durrell, Lawrence

Santa Barbara: Capra Press. Near Fine. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. Original stiff paper, a few light smudges and the tipping of the corners. A very nice copy. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. Capra Press was a private press publishing works from noted authors and poets from 1969-2001. .

$20.00

Plot Guide to 100 American and British Novels
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Plot Guide to 100 American and British Novels

By Lass, Abraham Harold

Boston: Book World Promotions. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. 0871160617 . Bright navy blue cloth and gold spine title with a front panel wrinkle/crease extending into the board and somewhat worn corners. Former owners name plate on the fly leaf. "Plot Outlines, Character Analyses, Critical Evaluations, With a Special Introduction on How to Read A Novel. A student's guide to 50 American novels and A student's guide to 50 British novels. For each of the 100 novels covered there is 1. an annotated list of the main characters. 2. a full, clear, comprehensible summary of the significant incidents and themes. 3. A biographical sketch of the author. 4. a digest of present-day critical opinion of th the novel. "Find the writer who write as you would like to and study them." American fiction --Stories, plots, etc, English fiction --Stories, plots, etc, American fiction --History and criticism, English fiction --History and criticism; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 364 pages .

$17.00

The Prince and the Pauper
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The Prince and the Pauper

By Twain, Mark; Fischer, Victor & Lin Salamo, Mary Jane Jones (editors)

Berkeley,: University of California / Iowa Center for Textual. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1979. Hardcover. 0520036220 . Rust red cloth over boards, straight w/sharp corners. Some light foxing to all edges, and endpages, text block clean. DJ worn, large closed (repaired) tear, foxing on back flap, not price clipped. Twain's first historical novel is supplemented by a discussion of the book's source material and composition and Twain's involvement with his publishers, the author's extensive study notes, and all 192 illustrations from the first edition. ; The Works of Mark Twain, Volume 6; 1.5 x 9.1 x 6.4 Inches; 551 pages .

$15.00

Sideways from the page : The Meanjin interviews  Frank Moorhouse; John  romeril: Kath Walker; Dorothy Hewett; Thomas Shapcoltt; A. A. Phillips;  Les A. Murray; Vincent Buckley; John Tranter; Jack Hibberd; et al
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Sideways from the page : The Meanjin interviews Frank Moorhouse; John romeril: Kath Walker; Dorothy Hewett; Thomas Shapcoltt; A. A. Phillips; Les A. Murray; Vincent Buckley; John Tranter; Jack Hibberd; et al

By Davidson, Jim

Melbourne: Fontana/Collins. Good. 1983. Trade Paper Back. 0006360483 . [Australian Authors] Jim Davidson was editor of Meanjin, an Australian literary journal, from 1974-1982. The collection of interviews was published between 1978 and 1982; and while consisting primarily of Australian authors (and one critic) also include authors from Nigeria, Canada and Samoa; the common thread being "the problem of finding an authentic voice (when) high cultural patterns… were still largely the residuum of a dying empire." Running in the order in which they originally appeared, check lists of the writer's work will be found at the end of each interview. The interview process was used by Davidson (editorially) "as a bridge between creative content and the non-fictional elements" of the journal. Strong reading crease with edge wear and toning of pages toned; remainder marked. ; Fontana original; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 415 pages .

$26.00

Booknotes  America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of  Ideas
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Booknotes America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By Lamb, Brian

Three Rivers Press. Very Good. 1998. First Paperback. Trade Paper Back. 0812930290 . As New Trade Paperback. Some of the most enjoyable reading for habitual readers is reading about writing. This book is a font of such enjoyment. ; 1.21 x 8.24 x 5.5 Inches; 480 pages .

$7.00

Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages
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Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages

By Dexter, Walter

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Very Good. 1927. First Thus; First. Hardcover. An account of Mr. Pickwick's six pilgrimages. This title is cited and recommended by Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Navy blue cloth, light wear on ends/corners. Heavy foxing to end pages & title page along with paper clip rust, but not into text block. 50 leaves of plates. Illus w/original drawings by "Phiz" and photographs by author. The literary landmarks of Dickens. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 224 pages .

$20.00

Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England
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Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England

By Cruikshank, R. J.

London: Pitman Publishing. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. An exceptional nice copy. Bright green DJ w/ wear on ends and corners in clear cover. Tan/grey cloth over board w/bright gilded silhouettes and spine title. Some light foxing on fore edge. With 64 illustrations in photogravure, 37 text ill. And 14 Isotype charts in color. As a side note, ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) were relativly new and were to be the new international picture language. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; FL .

$40.00

The German Ballad Book A Collection of Ballads, Romances and Minor Poems
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The German Ballad Book A Collection of Ballads, Romances and Minor Poems

By Simonson, L.

New York: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good. 1865. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth, green decorative end pages. Biographical sketches, introductions, arguments, grammatical and miscellaneous notes of Goethe, Schiller, Burger, Uhland, Schwab, Korner, etc (in English) Gothic typography of German text. Split hinges front and back, short tear on pg 297. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iii, 304 +4 pages .

$40.00

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By Sedaris, David

Little, Brown And Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316028118 . Small stain on end paper corner, else a clean, read copy. DJ is beautiful. From the flap... David Sedaris has written yet another book of essays (his sixth) . Subjects include a parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, and encounter with a dingo, and the recreational use of an external cathereter. Also recounted is the buying of a human skeleton and the author's attempt to quit smoking. In Tokyo. Sedaris proves that when you play with matches, you sometimes light the whole pack on fire. ; 8vo - 7 ¾ - 9 ¾" tall. " .

$15.00

The Ways of Nihilism: Herman Melville's Short Novels
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The Ways of Nihilism: Herman Melville's Short Novels

By Widmer, Kingsley

CA: The California State Colleges. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Green board and end pages, DJ smudged, w/one short closed tear, small hole in the fold. .

$22.00

The Surrealist Movement in England
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The Surrealist Movement in England

By Ray, Paul C

Ithaca,: Cornell Univ. Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1971. First American Edition. Hardback. 0801406218 . Clean bright copy. ; First American Edition of the first full-length critical study of the British Surrealist literary movement in the 1930's and 1940's, 232 pp. DJ price clipped, minor rubbing to edge of boards; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$10.00

Subversive Genealogy, the Politics and Art of Herman Melville
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Subversive Genealogy, the Politics and Art of Herman Melville

By Rogin, Michaell

New York: Alfred A Knopf. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Quarter Cloth Over Back Board. 039450609X . Fine, 354 pg. , Black quarter cloth over yellow boards, gilt lettered, DJ mild fading at spine extremes, otherwise fine in like DJ. A provocative study of one of our supreme literary artists. Rogin shows that Melville's novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his politically prominent family.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$10.00

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