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New York: Library of America, 1984. A comprehesive collection of the writings of America's third president, offering his unique views on democracy and the republic, his many diverse interests, history, his own life and experiences, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,600pp. A very nice copy, the jacket in a protective cover,… Read more
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Collected Tales, sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1891-1910

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780940450738
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New York: Library of America, 1992. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). The second LOA volume presenting the most comprehesive collection of Twain's stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales speeches, satires, and maxims, by arguably America's greatest humorists. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,050pp. A very nice copy, the… Read more
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Mississippi Writings: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Adentures of Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead Wilson

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1982
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Later Printing
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9780940450073
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New York: Library of America, 1982. A fine collection of Twain's best known works, all swirling about the 'strong brown god' of the mighty Mississippi River, offering metaphoric and contradictory possibilities of his own and his characters' lives, civilization and its proprieties contending with primitive roughness, violence, chicaneries, and the hard life of the frontier. Hardcover with dust jacket,… Read more
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The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1984
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Third Printing
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9780940450257
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New York: Library of America, 1984. Two of Twain's earlier and lesser known works, catapulting him to fame as an author, offering great originality as 'travel' books reflecting his impressions touring Europe and the Near East as well as the post-Civil War Nevada Territory and the rough and dangerous life on the American frontier. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains… Read more
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New York: Library of America, 1987. A fine collection of Franklin's outstanding works as an author, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, business man, civic leader, and reflecting not only his role in America's early history but also his very wide range of interests and activities. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,605pp. A very nice copy, the… Read more
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Collected Tales, sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1852-1890

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1992
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First Edition
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9780940450363
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New York: Library of America, 1992. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). The first of two LOA volumes presenting the most comprehesive collection of Twain's stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales speeches, satires, and maxims, by arguably America's greatest humorists. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,076pp. A very nice… Read more
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New York: Library of America, 1983. A presentation of the best know works of Adams, showing his many forms as a writer - poet, novelist, philosopher, historian - and his unique views of early American history and its people and aspirations. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,246pp. A very nice copy, the jacket in… Read more
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Stories, Poems, and Other Writings

by Cather, Willa

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780940450714
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New York: Library of America, 1992. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). A fine collection of Cather's shorter works, reflecting her explorations into the lives and experiences of farmers, artists, youthful lovers, immigrants, pioneers, and others, reflecting the American West and the uniqueness of its land and people. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual… Read more
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New York: Library of America, 1985. A fine presentation of the first three novels of Cooper's 'Leatherstocking' series, a great saga of the American wilderness and early pre-revolutionary settlement, filled with adventure, heroism, pathos, suffering, good, and evil in all its forms . Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,347pp. A very nice copy, the… Read more
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Complete Plays 1913-1920

by O'Neill, Eugene

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Published
1988
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Second Printing
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9780940450486
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New York: Library of America, 1988. A fine presentation of twenty-nine plays by the only American dramatist awarded the Nobel prize in literature, filled with poetic expressiveness, dramatic power, and emotional intensity, exploring themes such as shipwreck survivors, one-act melodramas, sailors' adventures, New York's underworld, sexual affairs, much more, . Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes,… Read more
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Complete Plays 1920-1931

by O'Neill, Eugene

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Published
1988
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Second Printing
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9780940450493
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New York: Library of America, 1988. A compilation of thirteen of O'Neill's plays - the second volume in this LOA series - exploring ego, race hatred and miscegenation, spiritual longings, the search for the fountain of youth, the world as soulless and mechanistic, and many other themes, . Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,092pp. … Read more
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Sea Tales: The Pilot, The Red Rover

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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Published
1991
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First Edition
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9780940450707
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New York: Library of America, 1991. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). Two novels by Cooper which invented a new genre of literature known as the 'sea novel' - offering high adventure, boldness, vigor, and all the majesty and power of the seafaring life . Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 902pp. … Read more
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Early Novels and Stories; The Troll Garden, O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, My Antonia, One of Ours

by Cather, Willa

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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9780940450394
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New York: Library of America, 1987. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). Cather's early fictional works, reflecting her vision and experience of life on the northern Great Plains - lonely prairie, open sky, heroic aspirations, stoicism, creativity, and the rebelliousness of spirit . Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,336pp. A very… Read more
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France and England in North America Volume II: Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV, A Half-Century of Conflict, Montcalm and Wolfe

by Parkman, Francis

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Published
1983
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Edition
Fifth Printing
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9780940450110
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New York: Library of America, 1983. The second volume of Parkman's history of the titanic struggle between France and Britain in pre-revolutionary North America, this detailing Frontenac's governance of New France, the background and unfolding of the mid-eighteenth century 'French and Indian War', the campaigns of Montcalm and Wolf in the British struggle to conquer Canada, and all related. … Read more
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Novels 1871-1880: Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence

by James, Henry

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Published
1983
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Sixth Printing
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New York: Library of America, 1983. A presentation of James' first five novels, filled with unique expressions of dialogue, suspense, the romance of youthful and artistic ambitions, revolving about and within the social and political milieus of America's New England and New York. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,286pp. A very nice copy,… Read more
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Literary Criticism: French Writers, Other European Writers, The Prefaces to the New York Edition

by James, Henry

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780940450233
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New York: Library of America, 1984. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus). The second volume of the author's look at literature writers, offering many interesting reviews of published works and insights into personalities and their work. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,408pp. A very nice copy, the jacket in a protective… Read more
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Novels 1886-1890: The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse

by James, Henry

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Published
1989
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First Edition
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9780940450561
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New York: Library of America, 1989. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of the First Edition (thus).. A fine offering of James three novels from his 'middle period', exploring historical and social dilemmas as relevant to his time as to today's - in London, Paris, Venice, beauty, wealth, sexual passions and betrayals, secrets within families, the conflicts between art and politics, much… Read more
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The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac

by Parkman, Francis

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Published
1991
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First Edition
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9780940450547
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New York: Library of America, 1991. FIRST PRINTING (stated) of he First Edition (thus). Arguably the two best known works by Parkman, presenting his experiences and observations accompanying Indians on the 'Oregon Trail' during a period of westward expansion by settlers during the Mexican War of 1848, and the blood-curdling account of the infamous uprising against British America by… Read more
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Literary Criticism: Essays on Literature, American Writers, English Writers

by James, Henry

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Published
1984
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Second Printing
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9780940450226
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New York: Library of America, 1984. An excellent collecction of James' observations on literature and writers, offering a wide range of this author's own interests ad inclinations, theories, and amusing witticisms. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,484pp. A very nice copy, the jacket in a protective cover, tasseled, and with the usual ex-lib markings..… Read more
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New York: Library of America, 1983. The first volume of this great American author's writings on early pre-revolutionary American history, a time of French exploration in interior North America, early interactions with the Indians, the work of Jesuits, the frictions with the British, the fur trade, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1,504pp. … Read more
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