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Shakespeare's Tragic Frontier; The World of His Final Tragedies

By: Farnham, Willard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1950

Edition: First

Seller ID: 006875

Condition: Good Plus


Original red cloth on boards. Library copy with card showing no circulation. Taints and Honors, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Notes and Index. Clean and bright. 289 pp. View more info

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Literary Forgeries; With an Introduction By Andrew Lang

By: Farrer, J.A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1907

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002780

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth on boards. Intricate gilt design . Lots of library evidence, but sound and clean otherwise. 282 pp. plus thick catalog. Classical forgeries, Bertram, Greek forgery, Italian forgery, Psalmanazar, Political forgery, Forgery in the Church, Chatterton, Lauder, Forged letters of Byron and Shelley, Friedrich Wagenfeld, Vrain-Denis Lucas, Marie-Antoinette Forgeries, Hoax of Ireland, Ballad Forgers, Miscellaneous forgeries. View more info

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Amelia (3 Volumes)

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Navarre Society:

Seller ID: 000460

Condition: Very Good


Volumes IX, X, and XI of The Works of Henry Fielding, edited by George Saintsbury, in 12 volumes. Original dark blue cloth, no DJs. Spine lettering gilt. Feet and foredges untrimmed. Absolutely NO faults. 235, 221, and 236 pp., respectively. View more info

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Readings from English and American Literature

By: Fiels, Walter Taylor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1919

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002304

Condition: Good Plus


Original drab green cloth with black decoration and lettering on boards. Previous owners' names and dates of '20 and '24 establish age. One was from Acadia Ladies' Seminary, Wolfville, N.S. Written in chronological order, with numerous portraits of the authors. "To make these famous men and women who are talking to us through their books, our friends in fact as well as in name, to feel their presence and their influence as living persons, is the object of this bo... View more info

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Thais

By: France, Anatole

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co., Limited: 1902

Seller ID: 010521

Condition: Good Plus


Embossed purple cloth on boards. Translated by Ernest Tristan. The monk Paphnutius met Thais the courtesan as a teenager, but fled in fear of rejection. Years later he vows to save her by conversion to the Christian life. As the experiment begins to succeed he realizes that he is more interested in her body than in her mind. Thais enters a convent for the rest of her life, while Paphnutius is left suffering with contradictions of his own creation. Fading to spine are... View more info

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Centenary Gift Book

By: Fraser, Frances and Palmer, Nettie (Eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, Women's Centenary Council: 1934

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005719

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original crey card covers. A tribute to women by women for their contributions to Australia. Inscription on half-title. Several full-page works of art, as well as stories and essays. 166 pp. View more info

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Ringan Gilhaize; or The Covenanters (3 Vol. Set)

By: Galt, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd: 1823

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010194

Condition: Very Good


Blue 3/4 calf on marbled boards. Believed rebound. Marbled endpapers. Untrimmed edges. No writing or damage to this lovely set. Galt is credited with other related works on the subject, dubbed by one blogger as "the divine right of resistance." 308, 324, and 323 pp., respectively, in the three volumes. View more info

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The Arthurian Legend in Italian Literature

By: Gardner, Edmund G.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Sent & Sons, Ltd.: 1930

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009481

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Early References in Italy, Dante and the Arthurian Legend, Italian Romances of Merlin, Later Treatment. Appendix. Indexes. 349 pp. View more info

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Crumbling Idols; Twelve Essays on Art Dealing Chiefly with Literature, Painting, and the Drama

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Stone and Kimball: 1894

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008732

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on boards. Top edges gilt. Deckled front and foot. Twelve essays, as "suggestions". Foxing primarily to endpapers. All text easily readable. Previous owner's name. 192 pp. View more info

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Mademoiselle De Maupin and One of Cleopatra's Nights

By: Gautier, Theophile

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010086

Condition: Good to Very Good


Blue cloth on stiff boards. No markss or damage to book DJ edgeworn and has a bit missing at head of spine. "The time has passed when furtive readers of Mlle. de Maupin barricaded themselves behind locked doors to read a forbidden copy of Gautier's masterpiece. - DJ flap. 332 pp. in both parts plus catalog. View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield (Two Volumes in One)

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., H.M. Caldwell Company:

Seller ID: 008759

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Gilt spine and cover decoration. Top edges gilt. No writing. Still the subject of vigorous debate - is Goldsmith serious or spoofing ? Read it and decide for yourself. 152 pp. View more info

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Plot Outlines of 100 Famous Novels

By: Goodman, Roland A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: N.Y., The New Home Library: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003036

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. DJ generally chipped. with one repaired tear. Previous owner's name. Interior unmarked and undamaged. All edges green. 421 pp. View more info

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Mother

By: Gorky, Maxim

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publishers: 1987

Edition: 18th Printing

Seller ID: 010109

ISBN: 5-05-000539-6

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Printed coloured boards. Cocked. No writing or damage. An opportunity to connect with one of the earlier well-known Russian novelists. 405 pp. View more info

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The Celluloid Barrette

By: Gourlay, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, The Caitlin Press: 1987

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004103

ISBN: 0920576176

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon soft cover with author's self-portrait. Thirteen short stories. Limited edition of 500 copies. 172 pp. View more info

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Selections from the Tatler, The Spectator, and Their Successors

By: Graham, Walter (Ed,)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1928

Seller ID: 009246

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Richard Steele founded the Tatler, and his close friend, Joseph Addison, co-operated with him on the Spectator, which began in 1711 following the close of the Tatler. Both were popular newspapers. This book is clean and sound, with a few marginal pencil notes. 422 pp. View more info

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Thirty Housman Letters to Witter Bynner

By: Haber, Tom Burns (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Alfred A. Knopf: 1957

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 002867

Condition: Very Good


Original floral paper boards with green cloth backing.. Corner tips showing. Samples of literary conversations between Housman and a young admirer who was also a poet, as well as poetry editor of McClure's Magazine. One of a Limited Edition of only 700 copies. 36 pp. View more info

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An Outline of English Literature (Edition De Luxe - Illustrated)

By: Hammerton, J.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Educational Book Company, Ltd.: 1927

Seller ID: 007943

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original yellow cloth on boards. DJ missing spine. Gift note. 116 pp. View more info

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Passages from the American Note-Books (Vol. II only)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1868

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 001843

Condition: Very Good


Original blind-stamped green cloth on boards. Volume II only. 2 1/2 inch tear in front free endpaper previously repaired with brown paper tape, and following gutter strained. "Ticknor and Co." at base of backstrip. Printed by Welch, Bigelow at Cambridge. Tiny specks of wear at corners. Spine gilt bright. 228 pp. View more info

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Mosses from an Old Manse

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, H.M. Caldwell Company:

Seller ID: 010487

Condition: Good Plus


Green embossed cloth on boards. Several strained gutters, but holding together well. The "Mrs. Bullfrog" essay is a lesson in humanity (unfortunately). Hawthorne states that Emerson wrote "Nature" in this house. 304 pp. View more info

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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth, and Characters of Shakespear's Plays

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy: 1870

Seller ID: 006087

Condition: Fair


Original green blindstamped cloth on boards. Backstrip separated, but present. Hinges badly cracked and delicate. The preface ("advertisement") states that little is said here of Spenser and Shakespeare because "I had treated them separately in former publications." 247 pp. View more info