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Edgar Poe and His Critics

Edgar Poe and His Critics

by Whitman, Sarah Helen

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 notoriously damaging and purportedly inaccurate biography written about Poe by Griswold. Clean and unmarked, with... Read more
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$28.00
Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.

Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.

by Blake, John B

Martino Publishing, 1998. 501 pgs. Fine condition tan cloth hardcover, As New, clean, crisp, unmarked. Martino Limited Reprint Edition, limited to 100 copies. List of works printed from 1701 through 1800 which are held in the History of medicine Collection of the National Library of Medicine. Approximately 25,000 items, both monographs and serials, are included which had not been recorded in either the Index-Catalogue or The National Union Catalog Pre-1956 imprints. ISBN 1578980860 #2353 . Later Reprint.... Read more
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$30.00
The Essays of Charles Lamb

The Essays of Charles Lamb

by Charles Lamb

Armed Services ASE F-175 The Essays of Charles Lamb. Armed Services Editions were paperback books that were issued free to servicemen during WWII. They rarely survived in good shape because soldiers stuffed them in their pockets and often read them under less than ideal conditions. This copy is really in quite nice shape—only minor wear; clean and tight--see pics.
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$6.00
English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

by Harner, James L

New York: G K Hall, 1992. xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism"... Read more
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$18.00
The WoodBook [The Wood Book] in Wooden Box

The WoodBook [The Wood Book] in Wooden Box

by Leistikow, Klaus Ulrich and Hough, Romeyn B

Taschen, 2002. 864pgs. Fine/As New condition hardcover in original shrinkwrap, enclosed in accompanying wooden box with sliding front panel and original outer cardboard box. A selective compilation of "The American Woods" 1888-1913 which was originally published with actual specimens on cardboard stock.. This edition is illustrated by strikingly detailed photos of the original wood specimen veneers, as well as lithographs by Charles Sprague. The wood of each of 350 species of American trees,... Read more
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$178.00
By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

by Robie, Virginia

New York: The Century Company Company, 1912. 8vo. 568 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with paper illustration on front board of a collector examining an item. Very light shelfwear consisting of some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and a shallow ding to front board near mid-spine. Very light foxing to endpapers otherwise internally very clean and unmarked. Color frontis illustration of Ruth M. Hallock's The Band Box Shop. Illustrated throughout text with 80 black and white photos and... Read more
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$22.00
The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard

The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard

by Henri Lachouque

Fourth edition. Light general wear to DJ. This is the masterpiece on Napoleon's 'Immortals', the Imperial Guard. A lavish and sumptuous work, it combines vivid narrative with valuable and unique uniform illustrations, including 74 full colour plates, to make one of the most magnificent books on military history ever published.
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£16.99
Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

by Lawall

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927. xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the... Read more
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$46.00
Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company

Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company

by Block, Robert

Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 2003. 158 pgs. Fine condition glossy hardcover, New.. Detailed color photos. Text by renowned marble authority. From the cover: With this book, readers will discover machine-made marbles from the early 1900 to the 1930's that revolutionized the glass marble industry. Over 700 beautiful color photos display marbles produced by the Ohio-based companies M.F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company. Among those displayed are bricks,... Read more
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$22.00
Reading. An Essay.

Reading. An Essay.

by Walpole, Hugh

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1927. 12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501.. November 1927.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$14.00
American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997

American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997

by Katharine Kyes Leab, Daniel J. Leab, Marie-Luise Frings, Abigail Leab and Kathleen Thorp, Editors

Bancroft-Parkman, 1998. adv. xxii. 1100pgs. Fine condition hardcover. Clean, tight, unmarked, prisitne condition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, endpapers depicting a book auction at Sotheby's circa 1800 by Thomas Rowlandson. Continues to be an essential reference tool for buying, selling and evaluating scarce books, serial publications, maps, autographs, prints based on hammer prices at 35 major auction houses. An introduction and table of abbreviations precedes lists of auction... Read more
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$20.00
Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

by Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J

Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.: University Press of Virginia, 1974. 8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$36.00
The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood.

The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood.

by Mertins, Louis and Esther

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1947. 91 pgs. Near Fine red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, clean, sound, unmarked, very faint rubbing to cloth at spine corners. First edition, 1947. Frontis portrait of robert Frost and a plate showing an early manuscript version of "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep" in the poet's handwriting. Contents: Robert Frost and the Mertins Collection by Fulmer Mood; Intervals, by Louis Mertins: San Francisco Interval, Lawrence... Read more
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$34.00
Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

by Gill, Evan

Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1991. 8vo.xv. 368 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, no chips or tears. Prefaces by Steven Corey and Evan Gill. Contents: I. books, pamphlets, etc. written by Eric Gill, II. books, periodicals, etc., to which Eric Gill was a contributing author. III. books and other publications illustrated by Eric Gill containing wood engravings, title pages, initial letters, tail-pieces, IV. books, journals, etc. containing criticism or reference to his... Read more
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$36.00
The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

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... Read more
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$28.00
Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

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... Read more
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$30.00
Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia 2 volume set , vol 1 A-K vol 2 L-Z, with CD-ROM and  companion volume Flora's Plant Names.

Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia 2 volume set , vol 1 A-K vol 2 L-Z, with CD-ROM and companion volume Flora's Plant Names.

by Hogan, Sean

Timber Press: Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press), 2003. Fine condition 2 Volume Hardcover boxed set with CD-ROM and also includes the complementary softcover "Flora's Plant Names". All are in as new condition, and unused. Lavishly illustrated throughout with striking color photography. Page edges have alphabetized tabs for quick searching. The companion volume "Flora's Names" encompasses 20,000 entries indexed by both first and second common. Scientific names are... Read more
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$150.00
Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.

Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.

by Bierdermann, Hans

Birmingham, Alabama: The Classics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1986. 4to. 107 pgs. Very Fine condition black leather hardcover with gilt decoration and embossment to covers and spine with die-stamped 22k gold. All edges of textblock gilt. Gold marker ribbon bound into headband, marbled endpapers. Pristine condition of the privately printed English language edition translated from the German by Rosemarie Werba. [from the Austrian Edition, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1972). Included is... Read more
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$150.00
A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

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;... Read more
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$30.00
Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

by Walsh, John Evangelist

Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980. 163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and she to... Read more
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$24.00
Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

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.... Read more
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$14.00
Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

by Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. viii.480 pgs. Fine hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight. Another timeless handbook for collectors, librarians and booksellers. With 3,500 titles, an additional 2,000 titles have been added to the previous 1989 edition. The 1978, 1986 and 1993 prices are included, as well as new sections on prizes and lists such as Pulitzers, Bookers, Edgars, Hugos, National Book Awards, Caldecotts, PEN/Faulkners, Nebulas, Newberys... Read more
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$16.00