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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Verne, Jules

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Heritage Press, 1966. Book. Illus. by Wilson, Edward. Very Good -. Hardcover. 7" x 10-1/4". HB, 303 pp.,Very Good -/No Dustjacket as issued. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Left side of spine rubbed with surface crack; does not affect binding. Original slipcase & Sandglass prospectus NOT included. Burgundy boards, black spine. Translation is that first published in England by Griffith & Farrar, 1871, the most reprinted version, although not the most faithful rendition. Illustrations in color & b&w by Edward Wilson. Introduction by Isaac Asimov..

$8.00

Life Of Oliver Goldsmith (Academy Series of English Classics)

By Irving, Washington

Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Allyn and Bacon, 1904. Book. Good+. Hardcover. 5" x 7". HB, 308 pp., Good +/No Dustjacket. Pages clean & unmarked, yellowing. (F.e.p. has small red check mark.) Binding tight. Gray cloth boards are wrinkled, with moderate wear to ends & corners, small scrape to front. Text block (page edges) a little soiled. With introduction & notes by R. Adelaide Witham..

$6.00

Prefaces To Shakespeare, Volume II: Coriolanus, Romeo & Julet, Julius Caesar, Love's Labour's Lost

By Granville-Barker, Harley

Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.: Princeton University Press, 1947. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4". HB, 449 pp., Very Good/No Dustjacket. Pages clean & unmarked, slightly age-toned. Prev. owners' names on f.e.p. & f.f.e.p. Light-gray boards with minor wear to corners & spine ends, spine soiled, brown trim & gilt lettering on spine. 2nd printing (1951). Examines the plays in the light of the interpretation Shakespeare designed for them, so far as this can be deduced, to discover the production he would have desired. Explores dramatic construction, character interplay, verse quality, vagaries of text, & stage possibilities, with wit & penetration.This is Volume II only, dealing with Coriolanus, Romeo & Julet, Julius Caesar, Love's Labour's Lost..

$8.00

Chicago Poems (Prairie State Books Series)
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Chicago Poems (Prairie State Books Series)

By Sandburg, Carl

Urbana, IL, U.S.A.: University of Illinois Press, 1992. Book. As New. Soft cover. 5-1/2" x 8". PB, 183 pp., As New. A clean, bright, tight, unmarked copy. Appears unread. A reprint in the Prairie State Books series. Introduction by John E. Hallwas. "First published in 1916, Chicago Poems brought Carl Sandburg to national attention & remains one of the most widely known volumes of American poetry.".

$4.00

Outlines of Shakespeare's Plays: Synopses, Background Material, Genealogical Charts
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Outlines of Shakespeare's Plays: Synopses, Background Material, Genealogical Charts

By Watt, Homer A.; Holzknecht, Karl J.; Ross, Raymond

New York, NY, U.S.A.: HarperPerennial (HarperCollins), 1970. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. 5-1/8" x 8-1/8". PB, 212 pp., Very Good +. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Slight bend to bottom edge of front cover at spine. Shelf wear. 25th printing (1996). Previously published as part of the Barnes and Noble College Outline Series. Act-by-act synopses of all the plays are given. To suggest the flavor of the original, actual quotations from the plays are woven into the narratives & the descriptions of characters listed in the dramatis personae. The introduction covers Shakespeare's life & times, sources, & other background material. Illustrations, maps, a selected bibliography, & 2 helpful genealogical charts are included..

$5.00

Piers the Ploughman
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Piers the Ploughman

By Langland, William; Goodridge, J. F. (translator & editor)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 1959. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 5" x 7-3/4". PB, 315 pp. Near Fine. An apparently unread copy. No marks, but slightly shelfworn. A spiritual allegory blending prophecy & satirical comedy, Piers the Ploughman, the work of an obscure 14th-century cleric, is the great representative English poem of the late Middle Ages. This great Christian literary classic is concerned with the largest of all poetic themes: the meaning of man's life in relation to his ultimate destiny. This modern translation from the Middle English by J. F. Goodridge is accompanied by an introduction, notes, & a book-by-book commentary..

$3.00