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CROWN OF WILD OLIVE

by JOHN RUSKIN

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1912
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This is what I believe is a first Hurst edition of Crown of Wild Olive, a collection of three lectures by the English critic and philosopher John Ruskin (1819-1900).It is three of Ruskin's most famous lectures: Traffic (1864), which is about the conflict between taste and morality; Work (1865) which is about the conflict between those who produce and those… Read more
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THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Published
1987
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First
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9780771037450
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This is an unread copy of The New Morningside Papers, the second volume of letters, opinion and stories by the famed Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski (1934-2002). Gzowski hosted various shows on CBC Radio for 30 years; his pieces are funny, sad, entertaining and informative. I say that this is a first edition because I… Read more
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THE PURPLE DECADES

by TOM WOLFE

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
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First, Second Printing
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This is the stated second printing of The Purple Decades, a Reader, by the American author and journalist Tom Wolfe (1930-2018). It is a collection of 21 essays selected by Wolfe; they are from the '60s and '70s and are accompanied by his own black-and-white illustrations. Included are his famous profiles of Baby Jane Holzer and… Read more
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EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

by D.H. LAWRENCE

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Published
1989
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Fine
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First
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9780517643044
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This is a first edition (1989) of Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, Illustrated in Color with the Erotic Paintings of D.H. Lawrence. It includes novels, novellas, short stories, essays and poetry -- see contents photos. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was prolific, but is most famous for… Read more
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BANJO PATERSON & HENRY LAWSON, COLLECTED WORKS (SET of TWO)

by BANJO PATERSON, HENRY LAWSON

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Published
1988
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Fine
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First
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9780701820114
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This is a first edition set of the selected works of two of the most important writers in Australian literature: Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson. (I say 'collected' but I don't think either book is their complete works.) Henry Lawson (1867-1922) was a bush poet, and is known as Australia's greatest short story writer. His works… Read more
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I REMEMBER NOTHING

by NORA EPHRON

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Published
2010
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First
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9780307595607
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This is a stated first edition (2010) of I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, by the American writer Nora Ephron (1941-2012). In it, Ephron takes a "cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, present and future, recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn't yet forgotten." This book has not been opened, until now. Mint… Read more
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THE AUDACITY OF HOPE

by BARACK OBAMA

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Published
2006
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Fine
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First
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9780307237699
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This is a pristine first edition of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, the second book written by Barack Obama. In it, Obama expounds on many of the subjects that became part of his 2008 campaign for the US presidency. It was a massive best-seller. 376 pages, unclipped dust jacket. This book has not been… Read more
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ESSAYS and THE NEW ATLANTIS

by SIR FRANCIS BACON

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Published
1969
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Fine
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General, as Lord Chancellor of England and as legal advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. Bacon argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon… Read more
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YOUNG WINSTON'S WARS

by Frederick Woods, Winston Churchill

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Published
1972
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780850521283
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This is a first edition of Young Winston's Wars: The Original Dispatches of Winston S Churchill, War Correspondent 1897-1900, edited by Churchillian expert Frederick Woods. This book has been a best-seller and has been re-issued several times. Churchill had a gift for the language, and his dispatches from Pakistan, Sudan and South Africa are great reading. This … Read more
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CHURCHILL'S GENERALS

by JOHN KEEGAN, Michael Alexander

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First, 1st Printing
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9780297820666
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This is a first edition of Churchill's Generals, edited by the English military historian John Keegan (1934-2012), and British soldier and fellow adventurer Michael Alexander (1920-2004). This is one of the original copies, from the UK print run. It is a unique collection of essays by eminent historians. Churchill's reputation as Prime Minister during World War II… Read more
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EMERSON: ESSAYS POEMS & ADDRESSES

by RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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1969
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. This is… Read more
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THE OXFORD BOOK OF ESSAYS

by John Gross

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Published
1991
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780192141859
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This is a first edition of the Oxford Book of Essays, compiled by the British academic John Gross. It was published in 1991, by Oxford University Press, and printed in the US. It is 140 essays, beginning with Sir Francis Bacon and ending with Clive James. I attach photos of some of the contents. This copy has not… Read more
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MICHEL de MONTAIGNE – SELECTED ESSAYS

by MICHEL de MONTAIGNE

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Published
1970
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was a French statesman and one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance. It was he who popularized the essay as a literary genre, and his volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written. This is 14 of his essays; topics include Idleness, the Education… Read more
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WALDEN

by HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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Published
1970
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Walden; or, Life in the Woods, first published in 1854, is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and a manual for self-reliance. Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months,… Read more
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NO END SAVE VICTORY

by Various

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Published
2001
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First
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9780399147111
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This is a stated first edition of No End Save Victory: Perspectives on World War II, published in 2001. It is a collection of 44 essays covering a wide range of World War II subjects and is written by bestselling and award-winning historians. Highlights include Caleb Carr on Poland 1939 (the only campaign Hitler won), Stephen… Read more
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POETRY & PROSE OF WALT WHITMAN

by Walt Whitman

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Published
1982
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Very Good+
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6th Printing
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9780940450028
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This is a never-read 6th printing of the 1982 release, by Library of America, of the Poetry & Prose of Walt Whitman. It is a plain, elegant book. Hunter green cloth covers, with brilliant gold lettering on the spine. 1380 pages, no shelf-wear, lovely paper, silk bookmark. There are no marks of any kind in it. There has been some water on… Read more
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Borges, a Reader

by Jorge Borges

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Published
1981
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9780525476542
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Born in Buenos Aires, Jorge Borges (1899-1986) was educated in Europe and returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he co-founded several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. With Samuel Beckett he was awarded the 1961… Read more
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ESSAYS OF ELIA

by Charles Lamb

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Published
1914
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Essays of Eliais a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb (1775-1834), the English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary. Essays of Elia was first published in 1823, then a second volume came out in 1833. The personal and conversational tone of the… Read more
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ESSAYS OF GK CHESTERTON (2 books)

by G.K. Chesterton

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Published
1953
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), perhaps best known now for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox"; George Bernard Shaw called him a "colossal genius". He wrote wrote… Read more
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THE AGE OF SCANDAL

by T.H. White

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Published
1993
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Like New
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This is a pristine copy of a much-loved work of non-fiction from T.H.White. It has never been opened. It is brightly coloured boards with a brown spine and numerous images inside. Comes in a slip case. The Age of Scandal, An Excursion through a Minor Period. A collection of entertaining essays on18th century England by the novelist Terence Hanbury White… Read more
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