Literary Biography

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Auden

Auden

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953. The author of several books, including Sex, Death, and Punishment and The MacMillansFrom the Hardcover edition.
Mark Twain's Other Woman

Mark Twain's Other Woman

by Laura Skandera-Trombley

Laura Skandera Trombley was raised in Southern California and attended Pepperdine University, where she earned her BA and MA, and the University of Southern California, where she earned a PhD in English literature. She is the president of Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and is the author of Mark Twain in the Company of Women. She lives in Claremont with her husband and son.
This Man From Lebanon

This Man From Lebanon

by Barbara Young

Life Of Ezra Pound

Life Of Ezra Pound

by Noel Stock

Jmbarrie

Jmbarrie

by Janet Dunbar

Trelawny

Trelawny

by William St Clair

Talking With Michener

Talking With Michener

by Lawrence Grobel

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

by Linda Hamalian

Boswell

Boswell

by James Boswell

Gonzo

Gonzo

by Hunter S Thompson

Too Strong For Fantasy

Too Strong For Fantasy

by Marcia Davenport

City Poet

City Poet

by Brad Gooch

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Robert Creeley

by Ekbert Faas

Literary Biography Books & Ephemera

Antonia White

Antonia White

by Dunn, Jane

The Life Of Katherine Mansfield

The Life Of Katherine Mansfield

by Alpers, Anthony

New York: The Viking Press. 1980. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. xxvi, 466. . 2nd Printing. Hardback.
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AU$22.00
John Shaw Neilson

John Shaw Neilson

Adelaide: Rigby. 1972. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 216 pages + bibliography and index. John Shaw Neilson was an Australian poet who for most of his life worked as a labourer, fruit-picking, clearing scrub, navvying and working in quarries, and, after 1928, working as a messenger with the Country Roads Board in Melbourne. Largely untrained and only... Read more
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AU$18.00
Typed Letters Signed (4)

Typed Letters Signed (4)

by BEST, Gerald M. (1895-1985)

The dean of American railroad historians, author of numerous railroad line histories as well as general studies such as "The Pacific Coast Company," "Snowplow," "Mexican Narrow Gauge," "Nevada Narrow Gauge," "Railroads of Hawaii," "Iron Horses to Promontory" and others; also noted as a rail cinematographer, Best is remembered for many early films of Western railroads. Collection of four TLsS, all 8½" X 11", all Beverly Hills,... Read more
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$60.00
Tears and Laughter the Charles Dickens Parlor Album of Illustrations

Tears and Laughter the Charles Dickens Parlor Album of Illustrations

New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1879. Hardcover, decorative terracotta cloth. 731 pages, plus 4 page publisher's catalog appended. The pictures herein are chronologically arranged according to their original publication. Bound in terracotta cloth stamped in black and gold. Profusely illustrated with each illustration accompanied by a page of text from "Carleton's Illustrated Edition" of Dickens's works. Includes a table of contents, including the artists names.... Read more
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$90.00
Dickens and the Scandalmongers  Essays in Criticism

Dickens and the Scandalmongers Essays in Criticism

by Wagenknecht, Edward

Norman:: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Hardcover, brown cloth in price-clipped dust-jacket. 162 pages. Index. A reply to the controversy surrounding the alleged adulteress relationship of Charles Dickens and Ellen Ternan. Second printing. Not in Podeschi. A fine copy in a very good dust-jacket.. Second Printing. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$15.00
Autograph Manuscript Signed

Autograph Manuscript Signed

by TOMPKINS, Julie Wilbor (1871-1956)

This American writer authored popular novels in the early 20th century such as "Dr. Ellen" (1908), "Ever After" (1913), "Joanna Builds a Nest" (1920), "Pleasures and Palaces" (1912) and others, including two silent film screenplays. AMS, 1p, 6¼" X 7 3/4", n.p., n.y. Near fine. On the verso of her "957 Madison Avenue" New York letterhead, Tompkins pens the 9-line poem "Memorial Day," which opens: "For soldier dead beneath... Read more
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$75.00
Discovering Stephen King

Discovering Stephen King

by Darrell Schweitzer (editor)

Mercer Island: Starmont House Inc. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0930261070 This copy has been signed by the editor [Darrell Schweitzer] on the title page. Maroon textured boards with gold gilt spine lettering and with a pictorial paper insert to the front board [as issued], 219 pages, bibliography, contributors, index. Near Fine copy with the top edge of the text block toned. Not issued in jacket. bx211E
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$40.00
History on the Run

History on the Run

by Nash, Knowlton

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1985. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. SUB-TITLE: The Trenchcoat Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent. BOOK NUMBER: 6701-1. COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Peter Croydon. CONTENTS: Preface; Prologue 1 Writing for the Kansas City Milkman 2 Correspondent in Waiting 3 The Washington Beat 4 The Freelance Life 5 The New Frontier 6 One Minute to Midnight 7 Hello Lyndon 8 Vietnam 9 That Slum of a... Read more
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CA$38.78
Rebecca West; A Life

Rebecca West; A Life

by Glendinning, Victoria

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. bound in original dark blue papered boards, with a dust jacket, illustrated, which has faded slightly on the spine section. The book is free of any annotation, and the dustjacket has been price clipped. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photography, and with a list of major works, source notes, and index. The biography of one of the 20th... Read more
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AU$20.02
My Brother, Ernest Hemingway

My Brother, Ernest Hemingway

by Hemingway, Leicester

Fawcett Books, 1967. Fawcett Premier 1344, first Fawcett printing. Center photo supplement on coated paper. Very good minus with cover and edge soil, creases to front hinge, foreedge. 256 pp.. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Book.
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$30.00
Trelawny: A Man's Life

Trelawny: A Man's Life

by Armstrong, Margaret (on Edward John Trelawny)

New York: Macmillan. 1940. 379pp. port. red cloth sm 4to: near Very Good/no dj. A bio of the long-lived English writer/adventurer, Edward John Trelawny (1792-1881).
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$4.99
Morris West Literary Maverick

Morris West Literary Maverick

by Confoy, Maryanne

Milton, Qld: John Wiley & Sons Australia. 2005. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 372 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$15.00
Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir

Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir

by Crumb, Aline Kominsky

MQ Publications, 2007. First printing. Illustrated glossy boards, matching DJ, photo-illustrated endsheets. Book printed on heavy paper, some sheets coated. Ms. Crumb's memoir, in the form of a graphic novel, includes photos of her life, as well as samples of her work (style looks strangely familiar.) alternating satire with autobiographical details. A fine copy in like DJ. 383 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.
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$75.00
A Twentieth-Century Life: A Memoir

A Twentieth-Century Life: A Memoir

by Frances Donaldson

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Dustjacket and cover have light wear. "25c Friends" stamped in black on front endpaper.
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$5.00
Dear Miye: Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946

Dear Miye: Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946

by Tomita, Mary Kimoto

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Stanford Univ Pr, 1996. First printing. Orange cloth, black titles. Centerfold of B&W photos on text stock. Inscribed to former Boston poet Laureate Sam Cornish on second leaf. Near fine in like DJ. 400 pp.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book.
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$75.00
Creator Of Oz

Creator Of Oz

by Baum L. Frank

New York: St Martins Press, 2002. 318 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
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$21.60
Waterstone's Guide To London Writing

Waterstone's Guide To London Writing

by Nick Rennison (ed)

Waterstones Booksellers, 1999. Paperback. Like New. Former library book; Pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$8.97
Ryerson Paperbacks 6 The Man Robert Burns

Ryerson Paperbacks 6 The Man Robert Burns

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1966. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Edges Lightly Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. I was born a poor dog; and however I may occasionally pick up a better bone than I used to do, I know I must live and die poor; but I will indulge the flattering faith that my poetry will considerably outlive my poverty.--Robert Burns (1791). INTRODUCTION BY: H. B. Anderson, M.D. CONTENTS: Introduction by H. B. Anderson, M.D.;... Read more
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CA$33.84
Perverse and Foolish:  A Memoir of Childhood and Youth

Perverse and Foolish: A Memoir of Childhood and Youth

NY: Atheneum. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Lower corners bumepd, jacket sunned at . spine.. 1979. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0689501366 . The English author (1892-1990) , best known for her children's novels in the Green Knowe series, relates her early years. Many photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages .
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$15.00
Appealing, Bright Water Color SIGNED, "Figure in Blue Hat," attached to blue mat printed with the title of the painting and artist embossed in gold. Painting measures 8.5 x 10.5 inches, mat measures 13 x 16. Signed in the upper left, "Cummings."

Appealing, Bright Water Color SIGNED, "Figure in Blue Hat," attached to blue mat printed with the title of the painting and artist embossed in gold. Painting measures 8.5 x 10.5 inches, mat measures 13 x 16. Signed in the upper left, "Cummings."

by CUMMINGS, E. E. (Edward Estlin)

Our SIGNED drawing is likely from Cummings later stylistic period. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on line describes Cummings works as falling into two phases: "The first phase, about 1915-1928, was represented by his experimental large-scale abstracts and his drawings and caricatures published in The Dial. During the 1920s Cummings started to drop out of the gallery scene, and he came to view the art establishment as anti-intellectual. The second phase of his art was from about 1928 until... Read more
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$3900.00
Kurt Tucholsky and the Ordeal of Germany, 1914-1935

Kurt Tucholsky and the Ordeal of Germany, 1914-1935

by Poor, Harold L

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Sun fading on spine and along edges of dust jacket. Small tears and chips to dust jacket. Not price clipped. Mylar wrapped for dust jacket's continued protection. No... Read more
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$22.34
Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years

Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years

by Laura Skandera Trombley

Tight, unmarked copy.
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$16.00
Margin Released

Margin Released

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1962. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings/Ex-Library; Remnants of Bowmanville Public Library Sticker Affixed to Front Free Endpaper; Remnants of Pocket Affixed to Rear Fixed Endpaper; Remnants of Sticker Affixed to Rear Free Endpaper; Non-Sticky Tape Residue/Discolouration to Front, Rear Fixed Endpapers, Front Free Endpaper; Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Non-Sticky Adhesive Residue to Boards; Edges Moderately Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to... Read more
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CA$22.63
The Voyage Home

The Voyage Home

by Church Richard

A charting in the odyssey in search of spiritual fulfillment, by an office worker, artist turned poet. 223 pages. Previous owner address label to front free endpaper, ight wear and dust soiling in like dust jacket mil 10
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$12.99
The Life of Charles Dickens 3 Vols.

The Life of Charles Dickens 3 Vols.

by Forster, John

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1926, 1870. Original Cloth. First Edition. First American edition in original purplish cloth over bevelled boards, with gilt portrait of Dickens on front covers. Three volumes Vol. I 1 812-1842, 1872; Vol. II 1842-1852, 1873; Vol. III 1852-1870, 1874. Gilt spine lettering slightly dulled and spines faded to light brown as per usual with this edition. Illustrated with steel engraved plates. One signature [pp. 297-304] laid-in loose {binders error?}. A very... Read more
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$150.00