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The Travels of Marco Polo. Travel and Topography. Everyman's Library No. 306.

by Masefield, John; Rhys, Ernest

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1936
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Edition
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$18.00

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London: J.M. Dent & Company, 1936. xvi.461pgs+ 15pgs adv for J.M. Dent titles. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, No. 306 in the Everyman Library series. Gilt lettering to spine, very little external wear, binding tight, clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. A rather entrhalling and engrossing account of the travels of… Read more
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

by Campbell, Killis

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$28.00

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Cambridge Massachusets: Harvard University Press, 1933. 238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory… Read more
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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

by Smith, C. Alphonso

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$32.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1921. 350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III:… Read more
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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

by Rilke, Rainer Maria

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus
ISBN
9780393045536
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$32.00

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London & New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997. xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf,… Read more
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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

by Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1946
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
First Printing
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1946. 222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard,… Read more
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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1999
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780312205874
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$14.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, ,… Read more
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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

by Gilbert, Suzie

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Ravenroost Books
Published
2009
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780061563162
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$12.00

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New York: HarperCollins, 2009. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle… Read more
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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

by Munson, Gorham B.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$36.00

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. 135 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean, sound, unmarked with light rubbing to edges and corners. A biography of Robert Frost by the author of "Waldo Frank: A Study". Chapters: The Generations of Men, Once by the Pacific, A Boy's Will, The Road Not Taken, New Hampshire, Pan With Us,… Read more
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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

by Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$35.00

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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964. xix.393 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean, sound and unmarked with minimal shelfwear, light rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Laid in and included are a copy of a review of this book and a small card with several notations presumably by a reviewer. Contents divided into six main sections, separated by… Read more
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Isadora Duncan

by Magriel, Paul, Editor.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Third Printing
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$20.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1948. vii.85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light rubbing at edges and corners, clean, sound, unmarked. Contents: Preface. Isadora Duncan and Basic Dance by John Martin. Duncan Concerts in New York by Carl Van Vechten. Isadora Duncan and the Artists by Allan Ross Macdougall. Isadora Duncan: Studies for Six Dance Movements by Gordon… Read more
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Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth

by Ward, Benjamin R.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
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No Additional Printings Indicated
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$20.00

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Boston: Ginn and Co., 1927. viii.192 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, minimal external wear to cloth, owner name on front endpaper.Occasional marginalia in light pencil. Forty nine poems of William Wordsworth are critically studied by Matthew Arnold. Introductory material provides biographical material for both. Included are suggestions for study, discussion of certain types of lyrics… Read more
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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.

by Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$18.00

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc, 1963. ix.388pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cream-colored cloth with slight general age-darkening and smudginess. Internally pristine. Jacket has a scattering of small edge tears and rubs to the paper, original price intact. Tucked inside is a bookmark for the Episcopal Academy Festival of Books illustrated by Rick Kinscherf… Read more
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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.

by Blackstone, Bernard

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Revised Edition.
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$20.00

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London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1956. 48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical… Read more
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Literary Blasphemies

by Boyd, Ernest

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$22.00

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. 8vo. 265 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover quarter bound in green buckrham cloth with green boards and matching title piece on spine. Stated First Edition. Slight darkening to spine at edges, wear to cloth of upper spine end. Paper over front hinge cracked, underlying binding remains intact. Clean and unmarked… Read more
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Einstein and the Generations of Science

by Feuer, Lewis S.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780465018710
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$16.00

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New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1974. 8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational,… Read more
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Virginia Woolf (Penguin Lives Series)

by Nicolson, Nigel

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Ravenroost Books
Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780670894437
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$18.00

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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking Penguin, 2000. small 8vo. 195 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, with cameo portrait of Virginia Woolf on front board visible through cutout of jacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs and paintings. Author, son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West as well as one of Woolf's closest friends, threads his personal reminiscences through the… Read more
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Sudden Door

by Benedict, Madeline

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1960
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$12.00

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New Hampshire: The Golden Quill Press., 1960. 64 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ condition jacket. Blue cloth boards, white leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners. White dustwrapper with uncut front flap, blue decoration and lettering. Upper edge of jacket has a tiny closed tear and corner chip. SIGNED and inscribed "Cordially… Read more
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Edgar Poe and His Critics

by Whitman, Sarah Helen

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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$30.00

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Pennsylvania: The Americanist Press, 1967. Sm. 8vo. 81 pgs. Very Good condition softcover in stiff wraps as issued. Limited Edition of 200 copies, a facsimile of the 1860 Rudd & Carleton edition. Publisher's signature penned on limitation page opposite title page. The Americanist Reprint Series. An earnest and thoughtful effortt by Ms. Whitman, a colleague of Poe's, to rectify the… Read more
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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.

by Cuny, Hilaire

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1966
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
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$14.00

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New York: Paul S. Eriksson, Inc., 1966. 8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed… Read more
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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

by Bowen, Catherine Drinker

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$18.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition., 1963. 8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579;… Read more
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