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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By Campbell, Killis

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 body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswold Controversy, The Backgrounds of Poe, Self-Revelation in Poe's Poems and Tales, The Origins of Poe and The Poe Canon. #2541.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches. Ex-Library.

$34.00

The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.
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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By Stanard, Mary Newton

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1925. 382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira Royster, At the University of Virginia, At the University of Virginia (continued), Edgar Poe a Wanderer, In Boston Where He Finds a Printer, "Tamerlane" in Richmond, "Al Aaraaf", West Point, Once More a Wanderer, Haven in Baltimore, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle", The Happiest Dream of All, "The Southern Literary Messenger", The Wedding of Edgar and Virginia, A Foothold in the North, Home and Happiness in Philadelphia, "Eleonora", Sorrrow Comes to the Valley, "The Raven", New York Once More, Some of His Dreams Come True, The Cottage at Fordham, "Ulalume"' A New Helen, ""The Fever Called 'Living' is Conquered at Last". By the author of "Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished", and "Richmond: Its People and Its Story" as well as Colonial Virginia: Its People and Customs", "The Story of Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia, 1676". #2540.. First Edition Thus. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A.G. Learned, Albert Sterner. 8vo, 8 x 5.5 Inches.

$34.00

The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]
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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By Smith, Dave

New Jersey and Canada: Ecco Press, Penguin, 1991. 93pgs. Fine condition small softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 4.5 x 6.5 Inches.

$12.00

POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"
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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By Walsh, John Evangelist

New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1968. 154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as first published contemporaneously and serially in Snowden's "Ladies Companion".#2539.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Small 4to., 6.75 X10.25 Inches.

$24.00

Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.
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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By Smith, C. Alphonso

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: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536.. First Edition. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Very Good. 5 x 7.5 Inches.

$32.00

Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated  By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler
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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

By Rilke, Rainer Maria

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, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede), The Worpswede Diary 27 September 1900-22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [Hamburg], Schmargendorf), Notes [extensive section of biographical and contextual notes], Index of Works by Rilke in the Diaries by Title and First Line, General Index. #2530.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Edward Snow, Michael Winkler. 9 Inches x 6.5 Inches.

$32.00

A Treasury of Stephen Foster
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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

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

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, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, Laura Lee, My Hopes Have Departed Forever, Old Folks at Home, Willie My Brave, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Massa's in De Cold Ground, Old Dog Tray, Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, Little Jennie Dow, Willie We Have Missed You, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Comrades Fill No Glass For Me, Gentle Annie, The Glendy Burk, Old Black Joe, Down Amongthe Cane Brakes, That's What's The Matter, We Are Coming Father Abraam 300,000 More, Willie Has Gone to War, Our Bright Summer Days Are Gone, Beautiful Dreamer, Dearer Than Life!, Ah! May The red Rose Live Alway, Once I Loved Thee Mary Dear, The Village Maiden, Under the Willow She's Sleeping, Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?, I Will Be True To Thee, Why No One to Love?, Some Folks, Sweetly She Sleeps My Alice Fair, I Would Not Die In Springtime, If You've Only Got a Moustache, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Wilt Thou Be Gone Love? Book#2521.. First Printing. Hardcover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by William Sharp. 4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall.

$15.00

[{Autobiography of Eric Gill]Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...
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[{Autobiography of Eric Gill]Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...

By Gill, Eric

London: Jonathan Cape, 1941. 283pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding sound, red topstain a bit mottled and streaked, slight wrinkling and wear to cloth at edges and corners and rear board, shallow rippling to some pages especially along bottom margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Fourth Impression March 1941 with frontis self-portrait and several additional plates within text. Sections: Preface, I. Holes in Oblivion, II. The Schoolboy at School, III. The Schoolboy at Home, IV. Chichester, V. In an Architect's Office, VII. Postscript: The Business World and the Army, T.O.S.D., Capel-Y-FFin and Salies-de-Bearn, Jerusalem, Escapades, VIII. Conclusion. "And if I might attempt to state in one paragraph the work which I have chiefly tried to do in my life it is this: to make a cell of good living in the chaos of our world". #2502.. Fourth Impression. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 8.5x5.25 Inches.

$18.00

Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.
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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

By Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

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, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$14.00

The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.
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The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

By Taussig, F.W.

New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons vii. 269 pgs. Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover. This is an original 1888 vintage edition, not a modern reprint, covering the period 1789-1887. Light rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, spine ends frayed, first signature loose but holding, binding otherwise quite sound. Owner inscription on front blank F. Hulse, Aug. 1888, steamship, Shelter Island. Content Sections: Protection to Young Industries as Applied in the United States: I. The argument in general, II. Industrial History of the Colonies and of the United States Before 1808, III. The Cotton Manufacture: First factories, enormous growth, introduction of the power loom, IV. The Woollen Manufacture: First factories, growth between 1808-1815, duties between 1816-1828, post 1868, V. The Iron Manufacture: Condition in the colonies, use of coke, invention of puddling in England, discriminating duty on rolled bar-iron, VI. Concluding Remarks; The Early Protective Movement and the Tariff of 1828; The Tariff 1830-1860; The History of the Existing Tariff 1860-1888: I. The War Tariff, II. The Failure to Reduce the Tariff After the War, III. How Duties Were Raised Above the War Rates: wood and woollens duties, copper and steel manufacture, marble. IV. The Tariff Act of 1883: woollen dress goods and cloths, cottons, iron ore, steel rails, copper, wheat, corn, etc. Appendix-Tables: I. Imports and Duties 1860-1887; II. Duties of 1861, and those of 1864 which were retained without change till 1883; III. Duties raised after the war above the rates of 1864, IV. Revenue from internal taxes and from the tariff, 1860-1883; V. Product, imports and foreigh domestic prices of copper 1875-1886; VI. Product, imports and foreign and domestic prices of steel rails 1871-1887, VII. Changes in duties by the Act of 1883. Index. #2453.. No Previous Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Small 8vo. 7.75 Inches Tall.

$36.00

Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.
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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By Gilbert, Suzie

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 will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not only about animals but also about our own lives-lessons of birth and death, suffering and empathy, holding on and letting go". ISBN 9780061563162. #2442.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Laura Westlake. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$12.00

Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]
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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

By Munson, Gorham B.

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, Into My Own, A Sensibilitist, Against the World in General. Appendices: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost, Books by Robert Frost, Principal Essays on Robert Frost, Robert Frost on Education, Index. #2356.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$36.00

A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.
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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

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

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 illustrated vignettes. Table of Contents: Tables of Symbols and Abbreviations; Table of Type-Printed References to Blake Before 1863; Blake's Reputation and Interpreters; Blake's Chronology; Part I. Editions of Blake's Writings: Individual Tiltles, Collections and Selections; Part II. Reproductions of Drawinigs and Paintings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Collections and Selections; Part III. Engravings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Selections and Collections; Part IV. Catalogues and Bibliographies; Part V. Books Owned by Blake; Part VI. Biography and Criticism [All editors, annotators, introducers, authors, etc. of works in parts I through V are cross-referenced in part VI]; Note on Musical Settings; Index. #2352.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$35.00

Isadora Duncan
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Isadora Duncan

By Magriel, Paul, Editor.

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 Craig. Chronology, Bibliography of Isadora Duncan, Albums and Books of Drawings of Isadora Duncan. Illustrated generously with black and white photos, drawings and artwork. #1961.. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$20.00

Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth
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Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth

By Ward, Benjamin R.

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 and questions on the individual poems. Contents: Life and Writings of William Wordsworth, Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Introduction to the Essay on Wordsworth, Essay on Wordsworth, Notes, Suggestions for Study and Questions. #1911.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo - 5¾ Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall.

$20.00

The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.
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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.

By Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer

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 '63. The personal, insightful and sometimes blatantly candid letters of Robert Frost to his longtime friend Louis Untermeyer beginning in 1915 through to shortly before his death in 1961. #1903.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$18.00

Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.
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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.

By Blackstone, Bernard

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 series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661.. Revised Edition.. Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.. Very Good. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$20.00

Literary Blasphemies
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Literary Blasphemies

By Boyd, Ernest

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 throughout. Jacket is present but in fragments, pieces are separated at the paper folds, held in place in a clear archival cover. With a refreshing attitude of "appreciative irreverence", a literary Friar's Roast of sorts, biographical commentaries and critiques are presented for William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Thomas Hardy. Excerpt from the chapter on Walt Whitman: "Walt Whitman was the first of the literary exhibitionists whose cacaphonous incongruities and general echolalia are the distinguishing marks of what is regarded as poetry in aesthetic circles today". From the chapter on Edgar Allan Poe: "The high status of Edgar Allan Poe to-day [sic] seems to be largely another manifestation of that modern American delight in sin whereby the intelligentsia demonstrate their emancipation from the simple code of their rude forefathers. He is invested with the same glamour of sympathetic wickedness to which may be traced the benevolent smiles that greet all violations of the Eighteenth Amendment in cultivated and enlightened society". From the chapter on John Milton "In a sense his fame is even more inhumanly secure, his reputation more sacrosanct, because he liked biblical subjects in his moments of relaxation from the writing of those dreary political pamphlets which actually occupied the best years of his life and are as extinct as the conditions out of which they arose". Of Lord Byron, it was said that Byron "understood the rights of man, but he seems never to have heard of the rights of woman". In a remark to Lady Blessingham"I have not quite made up my mind that women have souls". Also mentioned is Harriet Beecher Stowe's efforts to vindicate Lady Byron after their marital separation and to bring to light Byron's incestuous affair with his half-sister. Of Shakespeare, the author writes: " He has no message for mankind and his humor is frequently so feeble that a bad burlesque show is brilliant in comparison...If he is irresistible it is because he is a musician of words so lovely that the English tongue is forever illuminated by his use of it".#1591.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$22.00

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu "The Real People". A Poem by Robert Penn Warren.
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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu "The Real People". A Poem by Robert Penn Warren.

By Warren, Robert Penn

New York and Cleveland: Random House, NY. 1983. First Edition thus., 1983. Softbound pb. xii. 64 pgs. Very Good paperback, with very light shelf wear. Clean and sound. A brief history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce precedes the poem. ISBN 0394713567. #561.. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Einstein and the Generations of Science
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Einstein and the Generations of Science

By Feuer, Lewis S.

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, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index. "In this absorbing intellectual history we come to know Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and many others not as formidable theoreticians, but as men of high imaginative powers-influenced by and influencing the social worlds in which they lived." It is Dr. Feur's thesis that intergenerational conflict plays a key role in scientific creativity. ISBN 0465018718. #631.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

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