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The Modern British Essayists, Vol. VII; Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd and Critical and Miscellaneous Essays By James Stephen In One Volume (Bound Together Into One Volume)

By: "B.B" (D.J. Watkins-Pitchford)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart: 1852

Seller ID: 009879


Brown cloth on boards, lettered in gilt. Essays of two authors bound into one volume. Talfourd, 176 pp. Stephen, 158 pp. Among Talfourd's subjects are British Novels and Romances, Modern Periodical Literature, and The Melo-Dramas Against Gambling. Among Stephens's subjects are Life and Times of Richard Baxter, Physical Theory of Another Life, and Ignatius Loyola and His Associates. "Kingston Lyceum" in ink handwriting on first free endpaper. No other wri... View more info

Canadian Occasions; Addresses By Lord Tweedsmuir

By: Buchan, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company, Ltd.: 1941

Seller ID: 012060


Grey cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. This book shows ample evidence of serious use, from hand-soiled DJ to shelf-worn covers and grubby top edges. Main theme is cooperation between the United States and Canada, as might be expected of a Governor-General. Other important themes include Boy Scouts, mining, and medicine. 256 pp. View more info

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Two Speeches on Conciliation with America and Two Letters on Irish Questions

By: Burke, Edmund

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.: 1892

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 009732


Light green cloth on boards. Modest marginal comments in light pencil. Introduction by Henry Morley is a broad, yet detailed, history of events leading up to the winning of American independence in 1783. Burke's first essay is titled "On Conciliation with America." The second is "On Irish Trade." A few uncut leaves in the latter essay. 283 pp. View more info

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Heroes and Hero-Worship

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 009931


Maroon leather on flexible boards. The hero as Divinity, Prophet, Poet, Priest, A Man of Letters, or King. Six lectures or essays. 312 pp. plus catalog. Catalog pages and rear endpaper water-stained. View more info

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches; With Elucidations (5-Vol. Set)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1849

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 012081


Red-orange hardcovers with many uncut top edges and foredges. Previous owner's name in each of the five volumes. Three related (but not immediately connected) lists are included. These are: List of the Long Parliament, Lists of the Association Committees, and The Squire Papers. Each volume has 260-270 pp. View more info

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays; Collected and Republished (In 7 Vols.)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1869

Seller ID: 012084


Red-orange cloth on boards. Volume 1 introduces Richter, German Literature, Werner, Goethe, Meister's Apprenticeship, German Romance, and Fractions. 300 pp. Volume 2 includes essays on Burns, Heyne, German Playwrights, Voltaire, Novalis, Signs of the Times, and History, as well as Richter's review of Madame De Stael's "Allemagne" and comparisons of Schiller, Goethe, and De Stael. 303 pp. Volume 3 contains more on Richter, Luther's Psalm, Schiller, The Nibelungen ... View more info

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My Miscellanies; The Works of Wilkie Collins, Volume Twenty

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier:

Seller ID: 010360


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name, cracked hinges. A collection of shorter essays. The Talk-Stoppers, Social Grievances, Sketches of Character, etc. The author was a close associate of Charles Dickens. Reading copy. 540 pp. View more info

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Essays of Michel De Montaigne

By: Dali, Salvador (Ed.)

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co, Inc.: 1947

Seller ID: 009575


Black cloth backed in green cloth, on boards. Gilt cover design very faint. Book is clean, with no writing or damage. This 16th Century French philosopher influenced Descartes and Pascal, among others. He refused to "correct" his early work, but included it in later writings, which showed changes in his thinking. Some contemporaries were not impressed, but more recent philosophers have learned to accept and value his contributions in the areas of self-study ... View more info

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Friendship and Other Essays

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodge Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 010894


Brown suede chipped along spine. Three essays: Friendship, Prudence, and Heroism. Last two pages untrimmed. Gift note. 90 pp. View more info

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Character

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Siegle, Hill, & Co. (Astolaf Press):

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 010895


Green cloth on boards, backed in white. Gift note in pencil. One underline. Corner tips worn. 25 pp. View more info

Essays; Second Series

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, T. Y. Crowell & Co.:

Seller ID: 012210


Pink and green floral cloth on boards with portrait panel. First free endpaper removed. Essay titles are: The Poet; Experience; Character; Manners; Gifts; Nature; Politics; Nominalist and Realist; and Emancipation Address. 223 pp. in handy pocket size. View more info

English Traits

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller ID: 012427


Yellow cloth on boards. Cover soil. Essays on various characteristics of the British as Emerson sees them. 176 pp. View more info

Representative Men; Seven Lectures

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1895

Seller ID: 012458


Maroon cloth on boards. Uses of Great Men, Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakspeare, Napoleon, Goethe. Top edges gilt. Minor damage to front hinge, not affecting readability. 294 pp. View more info

Essays; First Series

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1894

Seller ID: 012459


Maroom cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. History, Self-Reliance, Compensation, Spiritual Laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The Over-Soul, Circles, Intellect, Art. 322 pp. View more info

Essays; Second Series

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1894

Seller ID: 012460


Maroon cloth on boards. No writing or underlining. Very minor, small abrasion to head of rear cover. Top edges gilt. The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers (Lecture at Armory Hall). 245 pp. View more info