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1 Abbott, Claude Colleer A Catalogue of Papers Relating to Boswell, Johnson & Sir William Forbes Found at Fettercairn House
Oxford Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1936 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages; HC in original black cloth with paper title labnel to spine. 1st edition, limited to 500 copies. Snugly bound copy; many pages unopened top edge. Ex-library copy with call label to spine, mild ownership attachements including book plate, card pocket and lable to endpages. G+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Alexander, Doris Eugene O'neill's Creative Struggle; The Decisive Decade, 1924-1933
Penn State University Press 2008 0271027967 / 9780271027968 Paperback New 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 348 pages; New copy 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Bell, Clive Proust
New York Harcourt Brace & Company 1929 First American Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very good in very good dust jacket. ; Library binding. ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 104 pages; 1929 Harcourt Brace HC/DJ No indication of printing given. 1st US edition and quite likely the 1st printing, issued at a time when Harcourt was not hard and fast on their identification of printings. Far scarcer than the Hogart Press UK edition. A neat, attractive copy. Square snug and clean; no marks. Mild shelf rub bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket bright and clean with a short closed tear top edge front panel, price clip front flap and superficial shelf soiling to panels. VG++/VG++ ... Uncommon 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Bishop, Elizabeth & Robert Lowell & Thomas Travisano & Saskia Hamilton Words in Air; The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374185433 / 9780374185435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 928 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and bright dust jacket. Jacket front flap recreased from use as a bookmark. Tiny nick to the jacket and binding material at the base of the spine. Handsome clean copy. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Bleiberg, German & Maureen Ihrie & Janet Perez (Eds. ) Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula [In 2 Volumes, Complete]
Westport, CT Greenwood Press 1993 031321302x / 9780313213021 Hardcover Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1840 pages; 2 volume hardcover set, complete. Snugly bound in original cloth bindings. Snugly bound with bright fresh contents, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Tight and fresh; graded down for institutional ownership indications but generally quite VG. G+ thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Boswell, James and J. Wilson Crocker (Ed. ) and John Wright (Ed. ) and E. Finden (Engravings) Life of Samuel Johnson (in Ten Volumes) ; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Tour in Wales, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale
London Henry G. Bohn 1859 Hardcover Very Good- 
Steel plate engravings; fold-out facsimile manuscr; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 10 volume set in smaller 16mo format HC bindings. Bound in original trade binding green cloth with decorative borders and rules in blind and titles still brightly in gilt to spines. Complet set; each volume with extra engraved title pahe and steel plate engraved frontis. Date in Vol I given as 1859 though dates vary in other volumes 1853-59. Presumably an 1859 set with some volumes uncorrected on title page dates. All volumes snugly bound. Vol I has several signatures starting. Cloth lightly fased at spines with shallow chipping and fray to cloth spine endsLight damp/spill evidence to cover board of Vol 9 and 10. Armorila bookplate of Robert Leake mounted to the front flyleaf of Vol I. Some pages unopened. Illustrated with over 40 steel engraved plates; a good number of fold-out facsimile manuscript leaves reproduced from Johnson's journals. Solid and still rather attractive. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 Brodsky, Louis Daniel And Robert W. Hamblin Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection. Vol. 2, The Letters [Presentation Copy]
Jackson, MI University Press of Mississippi 1984 0878051899 / 9780878051892 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed presentation copy x2(1984) As new in as new dj. Inscribed by Brodsky to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinsker.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 508 pages; [SIGNED presentation copy x2] 1984 University Press of Mississippi. HC/DJ 1st edition. Inscribed by Brodsky (1984) to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinsker. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged pictorial dust jacket with a whisper of sunning to spine panel. NF/VG++; Signed by Editor 
Price: 49.00 USD
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8 Budgen, Frank & Clive Hart James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses
Oxford University Press 1989 0192826573 / 9780192826572 Paperback Good+ 
Oxford Paperbacks; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Soundly bound and clean with unmarked text. Light vertical reader crease to lightly sunned spine; mild stress crease across the lower corner of the front cover and a superficial shelf bump to the crown of the spine. Small sticker scar rear cover; mild gneral toning to page stock. Uncommon title. G++ or a bit better 
Price: 61.35 USD
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9 Case, Frank & O. Soglow (Illust. ) Do Not Disturb
Garden City, N. Y. Garden City Publishing, Star Books 1943 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; Early printing. Soundly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Reissue from the 1940 Stokes edition. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with some shallow nicks and tiny chips to spine ends. Just mild fading to spine panel; a mild stray pencil doodle to the front panel. An attractive and neat copy in dust jacket. VG+/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Charteris, Evan; Edmund Gosse The Life and Letters of Sir Edmund Gosse
New York Harper & Brothers 1931 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 524 pages; Sound decent copy with cloth at spine well toned and darkened but with title lettering legible. Hinges tender in the endpaper joints with evidence of a prior owner's glue mending to partiall split endpage at front. Endpages holding tenuously at rear. Text block sound and unmarked; mild evidence of a bookplate removed from front pastedown. Reading or reference copy is near Good 
Price: 9.50 USD
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11 Clark, Roy Benjamin William Gifford, Tory Satirist, Critic and Editor,
New York Russell & Russell 1967 Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages; 1967 Russell & Russell HC in blue cloth binding. Square snug copy; deaccesioned from an academic college library with call lable base of spine, bookplate front pastedown and mild card pocket removal scar rear pastedown. Solid clean copuy appears perhaps never checked out or read. VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Cotton, Michelle L. & Herbert A. Wisbey Mark Twain's Elmira 1870-1910
Elmira, NY Chemung County Historical Society 1985 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Photographs, maps & facsimile; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize paperback in heavy card stock pictorial covers. Tight fresh copy with just superficial fading to covers at edges. Illustrated with Photographs, maps & facsimile manuscript. Nice copy. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Cross, Robert Henry Miller, The Paris Years
Big Sur, CA Peeramid Press 1991 0961771526 / 9780961771522 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Photographs; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 87 pages; Oversize oblong format paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Signed by author, Robert Cross, with Big Sur on signature line to the front edge of the title page. Bright, tight and fresh. Profusely illustrated with period photographs, reproductions of artwork and collages. Just about as new. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Crothers, Samuel McChord Ralph Waldo Emerson; How to Know Him
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
frontis; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 234 pages; Presumed 1st edition. Snugly bound and neat in original dust jacket. Publisher's brown cloth with title lettering and border ruling in black; cloth lightly crimped at spine ends. Prior owner name penned to front pastedown. Cream white dust jacket with photo of Emerson's home and title lettering to cover panel. Jacket with light general shelf soiling and mild toning; missing shallow chips from vase of spine panel and lower front corner of the cover panel. Uncommon in jacket. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Cushing, William Initials and Pseudonyms, a Dictionary of Literary Disguises: First & Second Series: 2 Volumes, Complete
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1885 Hardcover Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1006 pages; 1st editions both volumes. 692 & 314 pp. Handsomely printed in double columns with tissue guards between each printed page. Uniformly bound in original heavy green cloth with beveled edge boards and titles brightly in gilt to spines. Light ex-library ownership indications with catalog label base of spine and minimal attachments to endpages. Both volumes snugly bound and generally neat with mild pulling to cloth at spine ends and light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Aside from ex-library indications a VG set. G++ thus. .. Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. . 
Price: 29.00 USD
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16 Dora de Houghton Carrington & David Garnett & Noel Carrington Carrington; Letters and Extracts from her Diaries
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1970 0030856590 / 9780030856594 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W drawings & plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 514 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound and clean in original two color cloth with color illustrated dust jacket; publisher's $12.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket edge rubbed with shallow frating at spine ends and a few short cloed edge tears. Spine panel lightly toned. Illustrated with numerous reproductions of Carrington drawings and about 10 plates on glossy stock. VG+/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Doyno, Victor (Ed. ) & Leslie Fiedler Mark Twain; Selected Writings of an American Skeptic
Buffalo, NY Prometheus Books 1983 0879751908 / 9780879751906 Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 450 pages; Large format paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tightly bound and neat. Just mild shelf/handling wear to covers at edges and trace foxing to text block edges. Inscribed and signed by the editor to the title page. Solid copy with unmarkled text. VG++; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.00 USD
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18 Fitzgerald-Hoyt, Mary (Ed. ) Mark Twain: Ritual Clown; A Collection of Critical Essays
Siena Research Institute 1990 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Trade paperback in matte title lettered covers; spine unlettered, as issued. Tightly bound and neat. Just a touch of shelf/handling evidence to cover edges. Mild toning to cover spine panel and to edges. Solid unmarked copy. VG++ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Forster, John & B. W. Matz, (editor) The Life of Charles Dickens. Memorial Edition, in Two Volumes: With 500 Portraits, Facsimiles and Other Illustrations. Collected, Arranged, and Annotated by B. W. Matz.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1911 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Facsimile covers, manuscript & photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 996 pages; 1st US issue of this extra-illustrated Memorial Edition edited by B. W. Matz. No date given at front, this edition is made up from plates printed by T. And A. Constable, Edinburgh. The title page is a cancel with the Lippincott masthead imprint added for the exported US edition. The binding design matches that of the 1911 Chapman & Hall London edition save for the change to Lippincott in lieu of Chapman at the base of the cloth spines. Dark blue cloth with double blind ruled borders to boards; elaborate decorative title design in gilt to spine with the CD monogramed letters framing the JF inner monogram, repeated to the upper board at center. This Memorial edition issued from Forster's revised edition text but with substantial additions collected by Matz including numerous facsimile wrapper designs from 1st edition Dickens, titles, portrait reproduction, photographs of locations and persons etc. Both volumes snugly bound and neat with mild shelf rub apparent to cloth at tips and light crimping and superficial stress at spine ends. Xxxiv, 481, [1]; xxvi, 515 pp. Errata sheet tipped in between xxii and xxiii in Vol I. Handsome set in the uncommon 1st US edition - printed and bound in England using a Lippincott imprint on a cancel title page. Overall VG+ ... Oversize book set will require additional charges for most methods of shipping. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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20 Fox, Renee & Greg Londe The Cracked Lookingglass Highlights from the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers: Exhibition Catalogue
Princeton Princeton University Library 2011 0878110550 / 9780878110551 Paperback with dust jacket Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color reproductions; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 205 pages; Oversize paperback in original glossy illustrated dust jacket. Superb copy feels and appears unread. No marks. Profusely illustrated with offset color litho reproduced examples from the exhibition. Handsome copy. F/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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