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    The Plays Of Eugene O'Neill (Three Volume Set) by Eugene O'Neill

    The books in this multi-volume set are in very good condition. There is almost no wear on all three books in this set. The front, back, spine and cover boards are in very good condition as well as the edges. There is minor bumping on the corners of all three books. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover boards of all three books. The pages of all three books are tanned and yellowed but clear of any markings. This multi-volume set contains the complete plays of Eugene O'Neill.


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    Lawrence of Arabia Memorial by [Lawrence, T. E.] (Eric Kennington)

    [London], [1935]. Ephemera. Foxed, else very good. 2 unnumbered leaves, folded: 114 x 195 cm. After Lawrence's death in May 1935 a number of his friends including F. M. Allenby, G. Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill solicited funds from the public for a bronze bust of him by Eric Kennington to be placed in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The effort was successful and the memorial was installed on 29 January 1936. It may be added that Lawrence's cottage, Clouds Hill, was opened to the public and that other memorials to him are now at 2 Polstead Road, Oxford, and at 14 Barton Street, London. Additionally, there is a second effigy by Kennington in St. Martin's Church, Wareham, Dorset.


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    NINE PLAYS by EURIPEDES:

    PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN LIBRARY, 1976. LIMITED EDITION PUBLISHED EXCLUSIVELY FOR SUBSCIBERS TO THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY COLLECTION OF THE 100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME. SILK ENDPAPERS AND BOOKMARK. FULL GREEN LEATHER, RAISED BANDS, GILT DECORATION. A FINE COPY OF A HANDSOME BOOK. EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUIRED. ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT BORJA


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    The Best New Irish Short Stories of 2005 by Marcus, David

    New York: Carroll and Graf, 2005. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 325 pp. Binding is tight, with light rubbing on cover. Text is tight, clean, and unmarked


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    The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I and Volume II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    These books are in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name and moto is affixed to the inside of the front cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "It was unfair of Conan Doyle to say (as he did in his delightful autobiography, Memories and Adventures ) that Dr. Watson had never shown a gleam of humor nor made a single joke. Let me refute that at once. In the first chapter of The Valley of Fear the good doctor, after some rather sharp taunting by his friend, caught Holmes fairly off guard. They were speaking of Professor Moriarty...." - In Memoriam Sherlock Holmes from The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I and Volume II


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    Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and American Authorship, from Shakespeare to the Present Time, Together with Definitions, Notes, Analyses, and Glossary as an Aid to Systematic Literary Study by Swinton, William

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 638 pp. Binding is nearly tight, with a small crack in front hinge. Cover shows light rubbing and moderate edgewear. Text is lightly tanned, with scattered light foxing


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    The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

    This book is in good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners have not been bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings "The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus. Through the experiences of the Roman tribune, Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Prince Gaius, in an effort to rid Rome of Marcellus, banishes Marcellus to the command of the Roman garrison at Minoa, a port city in southern Palestine. In Jerusalem during Passover, Marcellus ends up carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus but is troubled since he believes Jesus is innocent of any crime. Marcellus and some other soldiers throw dice to see who will take Jesus' seamless robe. Marcellus wins and asks Demetrius to take care of the robe. Following the crucifixion, Marcellus takes part in a banquet attended by Pontius Pilate. During the banquet, a drunken centurion insists that Marcellus wear Jesus' robe. Reluctantly wearing the garment, Marcellus apparently suffers a nervous breakdown and returns to Rome. Sent to Athens to recuperate, Marcellus finally gives in to Demetrius' urging and touches the robe, and his mind is subsequently restored. Marcellus, now believing the robe has some sort of innate power, returns to Judea, follows the path Jesus took, and meets many people whose lives Jesus had affected. Based upon their experiences first Demetrius and then Marcellus becomes a follower of Jesus. Marcellus then returns to Rome, where he must report his experiences to the emperor, Tiberius Marcellus frees Demetrius, who escapes. However, later on, because of his uncompromising stance regarding his Christian faith, both Marcellus and his new wife Diana are executed by the new emperor, Caligula...." - Anonymous


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    Prose and Verse Anthology of Modern Irish Writing by Freyer, Grattan

    Dublin: Irish Humanities Centre, 1978. Soft Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 399 pp. Binding is tight. Cover shows moderate rubbing and light creasing. Text is tight, clean, and unmarked


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    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free from any markings. "What in the world, Wimsey, are you doing in this Morgue?" demanded Captain Fentiman, flinging aside the Evening Banner with the air of a man released from an irksome duty. "Oh, I wouldn't call it that," retorted Wimsey, amiably. "Funeral Parlor at the very least. Look at the marble. Look at the furnishings. Look at the palms and the chaste bronze nude in the corner...." - Chapter One from The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club


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    Book of English Essays A Selection of the Greatest English Essays from Bacon and Addison to Huxley and Pritchett by Williams, W.E., Ed

    Penguin Group USA, 1981. Reissue. Paperback. Very Good +. 378 pp. 64 essays. This book is in very good condition, from a smoke-free home. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. The pages are starting to tan. Table of Contents has highlighting and underlining. The cover shows some wear, creasing and slight soiling. The spine is slightly creased and chipped. The corners are beginning to curl.


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    NANA by ZOLA EMILE:

    PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN LIBRARY, 1981. LIMITED EDITION PUBLISHED EXCLUSIVELY FOR SUBSCIBERS TO THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY COLLECTION OF THE 100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME. SILK ENDPAPERS AND BOOKMARK. FULL BLUE LEATHER, RAISED BANDS, GILT DECORATION. A FINE COPY OF A HANDSOME BOOK. EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUIRED. TRANSLATED BY GEORGE HOLDEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY ALLAN MARDON.


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    Horace Walpole. (Engraving) by [19th Century British Artist]

    [London]: [19th Century British Publisher], 1800s. Original engraving on paper. Very Good+. 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (/ w lpo l/; 24 September 1717 - 2 March 1797), also known as Horace Walpole, was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician.


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    Saddleworth Church A Poem by Wrigley Ammon

    Delph, Great Britain: The Author, 1908. 1st edition. Small 8vo. 8 pages. This give some information on Saddleworth Church and then launches into a lengthy poem about the church. In original paper covers bearing a rather gloomy image of Saddleowrth Church by moonlight drawn by Ammon Wrigley himself. The paper on which this is printed is rather browned and the staples somewhat rusted. There are some marks on the covers and the top corner of rear cover is worn. There is also a vertical crease where the pamphlet has been folded. Good++. A scarce item. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good++. Small 8vo.


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    Gradely Lancashire by Fitton Sam:

    Stalybridge, Great Britain: Geo Whittaker, 1929. 1st edition. 271 pages. Substantial book. 8vo. List of subscribers. Introduction by Ammon Wrigley. Mainly poetry with some prose, mostly in dialect. A fine Lancashire book. Small neat name label from previous owner on front pastedown. In original pleasing light brown gilt hard cover binding. A very tight clean copy. Very Good +. WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Brownings by Robert Browning and Elisabeth Barrett Browning

    This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards, except for the crack along the seams between the front cover board and the spine and the back cover board and the spine.There is little bumping on the corners of the cover boards.The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Genius And Talent, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And is it simply the nature of human beings that genius should be strange, secretive, and even frightening, whereas talent is lucid, accessible and likeable? The face of Robert Browning gives nothing away - handsome and polished, it offers no hold to those who would pry into the soul behind.Its metallic mirror gives us back ourselves. But the face of Elizabeth Barrett Browning speaks openly of her sufferings - of ill health, of an iron father, of miscarriages - yet speaking in the accents of courage and good sense. Any woman of sensitivity and talent can imagine herself as Elizabeth, in the hope that she might get as much as did did Elizabeth out of a life which sometimes seemed to offer so little...." - Introduction from The Brownings: Letters And Poetry


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    Lancashire Idylls by Wrigley Ammon

    London, Great Britain: Allen & Unwin, 1942. 1st edition. 126 pages. Poetry and prose, some in dialect, mainly related to Sadlleworth. In original blue cloth covers with the spine well faded and bottom corner a little bumped. Internally very clean and tight. Good+. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. Small 8vo.


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    The Return Of The Native by Thomas Hardy

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book.There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing , but the pages are free of markings. "The date at which the following events are assumed to have occurred may be set down as between 1840 and 1850, when the old watering-place called 'Budmouth' still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige to lend it an absorbing attractiveness to the romantic and imaginative soul of a lonely dweller inland...." - Preface from The Return Of The Native " A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heah embrowned itself moment by moment. Overhead the hollow stretch of whitish cloudS shutting out the sky was as a tent which had the whole heath for its floor...." - Chapter One from The Three Women , first book from The Return Of The Native


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    MOUNTAINS AND CAVERNS: SELECTED ESSAYS by Sillitoe, Alan

    London: W.H. Allen, 1975. Near fine (one bumped corner) in very good+ dust jacket (same bumped corner, some light rubbing and scratches). Includes a long autobiographical piece published for the first time, along with essays from the 1960s and 1970s from newspapers, magazines, and lectures. INSCRIBED by author on first free endpaper, "All best wishes, Alan Sillitoe." 160 pages. . Inscribed by author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.


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    My War by Tracy Sugarman

    This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover boards. The dust jacket has a little wear. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of all markings. "On December 7th, 1941, when the Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, Tracy Sugarman was a young man studying to be an illustrator - and falling in love with a tawny-haired girl named June. But for Tracy, as for all Americans, everything changed that December dawn...." - Preface from My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings


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    Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930 by SMITH, Timothy d'Arch

    Routledge & Keegan Paul, London, 1970. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER. Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small light tan soil to bottom edge of rear panel adjacent to spine fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) . . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size, weight or additional insurance fees shipping this item to some destinations outside the UK will cost more than price shown above. Orders made by card will only be completed after you have approved any extra cost. ... . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS


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    WOMEN IN LOVE by LAWRENCE D.H.:

    PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN LIBRARY, 1979. LIMITED EDITION PUBLISHED EXCLUSIVELY FOR SUBSCIBERS TO THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY COLLECTION OF THE 100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME. SILK ENDPAPERS AND BOOKMARK. FULL BLUE LEATHER, RAISED BANDS.DARK BLUE LEATHER, RAISED BANDS, GILT DECORATION. A FINE COPY OF A HANDSOME BOOK. EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUIRED. ILLUSTRATED BY DENNIS LUZAK


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    Liberty Or Equality by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

    :This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front and back cover boards and the spine. The lettering is beginning to fade on the spine There is also minimal wear on the edges and slight bumping on the corners. The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front cover board. There are marking on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanning, but the binding is tight and solid. There is a map missing from the book between pages 208 and 209. "This book is an essay in the narrowest sense of the term - an effort to throw some light on certain phases and aspects of the century-old struggle between the principles of freedom and those of equality, between the ideologies of liberalism and of democracy (in their classic sense, of course). It is obvious that this study cannot be exhaustive; nevertheless, the subjects of our analysis have not been chosen at random, but have been selected for special reasons." - Chapter 1: Definitions And Basic Principles, Liberty Or Equality: The Challenge of our Time


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    ANECDOTES OF POLITE LITERATURE by WALPOLE HORACE:

    LONDON, BURNET, 1764. FIRST EDITION, FIVE VOLUMES, SMALL OCTAVO, FULL LEATHER, GILT ARMOURIAL DESIGN OF 'THE SOCIETY OF WRITERS TO THE SIGNET' TO THE FRONT BOARDS, LIBRARY LABEL TO FRONT PASTEDOWN. LEATHER RUBBED, RED LEATHER TITLE LABEL TO SPINES (ONE MISSING), JOINTS TENDER BUT A GOOD SET OF THIS VERY SCARCE WORK. POSTAGE AT COST.


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    My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

    This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the corner boards are not bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but free from all markings. " At first sight, the scene could not be more romantic. Philip Ashley, on the verge of coming into his inheritance, intends, in just a few hours, to tip the lot – vast Cornish estate, family jewels and his entire fortune – into the lap of his dead cousin's widow Rachel, the older woman with whom he is besotted. He takes a euphoric late-night dip in the sea and strides back to the house where – though he does not know it yet – she is about to make him the happiest man alive. As he makes his way through the eerily moonlit woods and chooses the path which will lead him to his lover (and, it turns out, a lot more besides), an odour reaches his nostrils – a "rank vixen smell" which for a moment or two seems to stop him in his tracks...." - The Guardian, U.S. Edition


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    FAUST: PARTS 1 AND 2 by VON GOETHE JOHANN WOLFGANG:

    1981 THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY, PENNSYLVANIA. NEAR FINE COPY IN DARK RED DECORATED BOARDS WITH GILT EDGES TO THE PAGES, PROTECTED WITH A CELLOPHANE SLEEVE. TRANSLATED BY GEORGE MADISON PRIEST WITH THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF ENGELBERT SIEBERTZ. BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS.


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