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Leaves of Grass by Whitman, Walt

David McKay, 1891-92. Hardcover. Fine. An excellent copy of the 1892 best and complete edition of "Leaves of Grass" was described by Whitman as "by far his special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance." [NY Herald] Referred to as the 'Deathbed edition...

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$2,950.00


Brideshead Revisited [1st US ed.] by Waugh, Evelyn

Little Brown & Company, Boston, 1945. 1st edition. hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. "The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductiv...

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$1,475.00


Native Son [Stated 1st ed] by Wright, Richard

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1940. 1st edition. hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Wright received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete this novel, an immediate best seller and portrayal of Black youth in the US. The publishers (Harpers) issued the book in one du...

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$2,750.00


English Men of Letters [38 volumes] by Morley, John

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. "English Men of Letters was a series of literary biographies written by leading literary figures of the day and published by Macmillan, under the general editorship of John Morley. The original ...

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$1,250.00


The Jungle [1st ed.] by Sinclair, Upton

Doubleday, Page & Company, NY, 1906. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine. "The Jungle' is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United State...

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$1,750.00


Irving's Life of Washington [5 volumes-leather] by Irving, Washington

GP Putnam and Company, NY, 1859. Hardcover. Fine. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Father...

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$1,650.00


Emerson's Complete Works (14 volumes) by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1883. 1st edition. Hardcover. Leather. Near Fine. "Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was one of the finest minds America has produced. A poet, philosopher, essayist and public speaker, he was a pioneering figure in the Transcenden...

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$1,750.00


Profiles in Courage by Kennedy, John F

Harper & Row Publishers, NY, 1956. 1st edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's 'Profiles in Courage" served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring tr...

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$1,650.00


Works [26 volumes] by Cooper, James Fenimore

P.F. Collier & Sons, NY, 1891-1892 . Illustrated edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. "James Fenimore Cooper is chiefly known to posterity as the author of 'The Last of the Mohicans,' focusing on the friendship between a Native American chief and a white hun...

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$1,250.00


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers [1868] by Thoreau, Henry D

Ticknor and Fields, Boston MA, 1868. Hardcover. Very good. "In the late summer of 1839, Thoreau and his older brother John made a two-week boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden dea...

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$1,950.00


Cross Creek Cookery by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan; Illustrations by Robert Camp

Scribners, NY. Fine. Hardcover. Fine/American 20th century, author, Florida, regional, fiction, young adults, short stories, Newbery Honor, Pulitzer Prize. English. "First published in 1942, 'Cross Creek Cookery' was compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning a...

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$1,250.00


The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1952. 1st Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The Old Man and the Sea' is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down...

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$1,650.00


A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole, John Kennedy; Foreword by Walker Percy

Louisiana State University Press, Louisiana, 1980. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A Confederacy of Dunces' is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is 'huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gar...

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$1,295.00


One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich ONLY AUTHORIZED EDITION by Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

E.P. Dutton & Co, NY, 1963. Soft Cover. Fine. "The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s, and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. Its publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history & nev...

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$1,650.00


The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1954. Reissue of 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "'The Old Man and the Sea' is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down...

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$1,250.00


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