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Theroux Metaphrastes: An Essay on Literature

By Theroux, Alexander

Godine, 1975. First printing. 32 pp., octavo pamphlet in cream stapled wraps. Fine unread copy with no significant flaws, no owner's name, just very minor indents to front cover, barely noticeable.. First Thus. Paperback. Fine.


Gunter Grass: The Writer in a Pluralist Society (Critical appraisals series)

By Michael Hollington

London: Marion Boyars, 1980. First printing. Octavo format, hardcover in dust jacket. No owner's name, no signficant wear or tears. Just a bit bumped, lightly worn at tips. Very attractive copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


A History of Japanese Literature

By Aston, W. G.

New York: D. Appleton & Co. c. 1899, 1899. 1908 reprint. Pp. xi, 408, biblio, index, ads, octavo format in dark green cloth with gilt decorations and spine titles. Contents Fine with no tears or damage. Faint original owner's name in top-margin of title page. Firm binding, minimal wear to cloth at tips. A superb copy, Nearly Fine. The original owner has pasted an interesting article from the Noguchi Times, 1914 in the rear of the book "The Spirit of Japanes Poetry", about 42 column inches. . Hardcover. Very Good.


London a Poem 1738 and 1748 / The Vanity of Human Wishes 1749 and 1755

By Johnson, Samuel

London: Scolar Press, 1970. Second printing of this Scolar Press facsimile, 1973. About 90 pp., oversized format (about 13" tall, in plain white card covers, with decorated purple dust jacket. Book is Very Good with minor wear to tips, neat owner's name inside. Dust jacket has some edge-wear and a few tears. Scarce item.. 2nd. Paperback. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


Sonnets By Shakespeare

By Ibbs, Edith A.

London: Constable, 1913. About 30 pp. of sonnets, illuminated initials and borders by Ibbs, colour frontis, decorated title page, 12mo format, paper-covered boards with colour paste-down illustration of Elizabethan couple. Owner's name, dated "Stratford-on-Avon, July1927". Covers edge-worn and lacking backstrip. Contents not overly worn, but minor stain to bottom tip of margin throughout. . Hardcover. Good.


Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare

By Ibbs, Edith A.

London: Constable, 1913. About 30 pp. of sonnets, "initials and borders illuminated by Edith A. Ibbs", colour frontis, decorated title page, 12mo format, paper-covered boards with colour paste-down illustration of Elizabethan couple. Owner's name, dated "Stratford-on-Avon, July1927". Covers lightly edge-worn. Contents show minor stain to bottom tip of margin throughout. A very attractive copy of this fragile item.. Hardcover. Very Good.


Unfamiliar Lafcadio Hearn

By Kirkwood, Kenneth P.

Tokyo: Hokuseido Press , 1936. First printing, limited to 500 copies. 97 pp., frontis port. with tissue guard, octavo format in coarse black cloth with spine and front cover labels, dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author to fellow Canadian diplomats in Tokyo " warm friendship and with the author's best wishes. Kenneth P. Kirkwood Tokyo, September 1936". Text is Fine with no noticeable wear. The dust jacket is 99% complete, but with considerable edge-wear and a number of tears as expected for its age. Rare in the dust jacket. . Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Did Shakespeare Visit Denmark?

By Kirkwood, Kenneth P.

Karachi, Pakistan : Self-published, 1953. First printing, limited edition of 150 copies. 74 pp., several plates, octavo format in burgundy cloth, gilt spine titles, no dust jacket as issued. No wear to cloth or contents, no owner's name. Only minor flaw is some very faint soiling to the margin of one page (possibly from printer handling). A superb copy. This was acquired as part of a collection of Kirkwood material obtained from the family of a Canadian diplomat who was a friend of the author.. 1st. Hardcover. Fine.


Collected Works of Antonin Artaud Volume One

By Artaud, Antonin. Victor Corti Trans

London: Calder & Boyars, 1968. First printing. 247 pp., octavo size, dark grey cloth. Ex-library copy with light wear to cloth, library stamp on fore-edge blacked out, sign of bookplate removal from front endpaper. Otherwise no other marks. A decent reading copy of this uncommon collection. . 1st. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket.


Artaud Anthology

By Artaud, Antonin. Jack Hirschman Ed

San Francisco: City Lights, 1972. Third printing, second revised edition. 253 pp., photos, ills., octavo. Tight, square copy with no owner's name. Some creasing and wear to covers, also a scuff about 1" on front near spine. Still a decent useable copy.. Paperback. Good.


Christmas Sketch: An Unpublished Playlet

By Huxley, Aldous. Edward Connery Lathem Intro

Bossier City: Godine, 1972. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Oversized, in green card covers. Unread copy with slight curling at corners.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Medieval Latin Lyrics

By Stock, Brian (trans.)

Boston: Godine, 1971. Limited deluxe edtion of 1,200 in slipcase. 75 pp., woodcuts by Kredel, patterned boards in beige slipcase. Fine unread copy. A lovely fine press production. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Fritz Kredel . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Printer's Abecedarium

By McCrillis, John O. C

Boston: D. R. Godine, 1974. First printing. Octavo text in dark blue cloth, dustjacket. Text is Fine, appears unread, no owner's marks. Dj is Very Good: unclipped, some wear and short tears to extremties. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The Final Chapter of Tobacco Road Number One in a Series of Manuscript Facsimiles

By Erskine Caldwell, Edward Connery Lathem (introd.)

Boston: Godine, 1972. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. (24) pp., photo facsimile of author's typed manuscript with hand corrections. Unread copy. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Essex to Stella: Two Letters from the Earl of Essex to Penelope Rich

By Earl of Essex

Boston: Godine, 1971. First printing, limited edition of 1,000, of which this is number 85. 16 un-numbered pages of text plus fold-out facsimile. Printed in Bembo type on Falloden Grey laid paper, in stapled beige card covers with red and black titles. Unread copy. Scarce.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Open Cage: An Anzia Yezierska Collection

By Yezierska, Anzia

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Persea Books, 1994. 262 pp., octavo, softcover. Previous owner's marks to a few pages, otherwise Nearly Fine copy.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Good.


Hermann Hesse

By Field, George Wallis

N. Y.: Twayne , 1970 First printing. 198 pp., notes, biblio, index, octavo, hardcover, dustjacket. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine copy with no serious flaws, just light wear to extremities. No owner's marks.. Hard Cover. Very Good.


V. S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work (Review Copy)
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V. S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work (Review Copy)

By Theroux, Paul (V. S. Naipaul)

Africana Pub Corp, 1972. First printing, US edition. Octavo, blue cloth, dustjacket. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Very tight copy, no owner's name, not clipped, no visible tears to dj, very little wear to book or dj. Review label has caused some waviness to ffep. Light wear and tiny (quarter-inch) nick to upper edge of dj. A lovely copy of this scarce work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Aphra Behn: The English Sappho

By Woodcock, George (ed.)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Black Rose Books Ltd, 1989 First softcover printing. 248 pp., biblio, index, octavo, quality trade softcover. Nearly Fine copy with owner's name, light wear to extremities. .


Twentieth Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature (+ First Supplement) (Two Volumes)

By Kunitz, Stanley J. & Haycraft, Howard

Wilson, 1942 & 1955, 1955. First printing, this 2 volume set. Volume 1: 1,577 pp., 1,850 biographies, 1,700 portraits, very thick 8vo, red library buckram. This was a reference library copy so has some stamps to the front pages but no pocket, no edge-stamp. A very fresh, tight copy with very little sign of wear. Aside from the library markings this is a VG copy. Also included, Volume 2: First supplement. First printing, 1955. 1,123 pp. In similar condition. 3,700 pages in total. A very heavy set. Additional postage may be required.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good.


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