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Bacon, Milton, Browne

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier: 1969

Edition: 62nd Printing

Seller ID: 006076


332 pp. Tight, nearly new, black faux-leatherette cloth , with bright gilt and Harvard Veritas crest. Ochre-colored endpapers. Two small rubbed spots on upper spine edge. Contents: Essays, Civil and Moral and The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon / Areopagitica and Tractate on Education by John Milton / Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne. Frontispiece of Browne portrait. Part of the Harvard Classics Deluxe Edition series. Text clean, no writing. View more info

Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, Grolier Enterprises: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003816

Condition: Very Good


Close to new, square, fie corners, dark green faux leather cloth, gilt intact. Slight wrinkling in spine (production error). Text clean and bright. Part of the Harvard Classics series. Selected works, including Edward the Second, Hamlet, King Lear, MacBeth and The Tempest. View more info

Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, PF Collier: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 503004149

Condition: Very Good


Upper edge of spine bumped.. Former library copy, with card envelope on endpaper, shelf tag on spine. . Front hinge cracked. Light wear. dark green faux leather cloth, gilt intact. Text clean and bright, no markings. Pebbled ochre endpapers. Part of the Harvard Classics series. Selected works, including Edward the Second, Hamlet, King Lear, MacBeth and The Tempest. Brief introductory note for each play. View more info

Elizabethan Drama

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, Grolier Enterprises: 1980

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002127

Condition: Very Good +


463 pp. Gilt lettering and design, all intact, on brown leatherette, gilt all edges. Slightest rubbing at top and foot of spine, corners excellent. Only marking is a gift inscription on half title page. Ribbon marker. Likely very slight reading if any, binding still tight. An anthology that contains Marlowe's Edward II and Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. With footnotes, brief introductory notes for each play. Part of the Harvard Classics series by Grolier. View more info

A Fable

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 009691

Condition: Good +


437 pp. With library card on rear paper, and a few library stampings. Lightly read, from USAF base (McCoy Field -- now part of Orlando Fl. airport). Square, firm binding, light bumping of corners. A few smudge marks on endpapers. Text clean. Quilt-like geometric pattern stamped on front cover. A few pages have diagonal creasing. This allegorical novel imagines a day in World War 1 in which French soldiers and their German counterparts simply refuse to fight. The story, initially panned, has gained more critical approval over the decades. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Joseph Andrews

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1958

Edition: Reprint, 4th Printing

Seller ID: 004623

Condition: Very Good +


320 pp. Close to new, no spine creases, text still bright, no markings. Introduction by Mary Ellen Chase. Full title is: The History and Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Adams. This edition is part of the Norton Library series. View more info

Madame Bovary

By: Flaubert, Gustave (Marx-Aveling, Eleanor, Trans.)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007045

ISBN: 0760748659

Condition: Near Fine


431 pp. Dark red cloth with bright gilt titling. All edges gilt. Red ribbon marking. Blacked-out spot on lower right corner of dj's front panel, small smudge on rear panel. No other markings. Text bright and readable (larger than agate). Collector's Library edition. "Complete & Unabridged." 6-pp afterword by Peter Harness. Decorative endpapers. Nice diminutive copy of the 1856 novel that scandalized the literary world with its frank account of a woman's adultery. Flaubert was put on trial for morals charges. View more info

The Mayor of Casterbridge

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Modern Library:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005909

Condition: Very Good


318 pp., with map of Wessex opposite the title page. No publication date but gift inscription on decorative endpaper is dated 1930. Green cloth lightly soiled and darkened on spine. Gilt titling, grape leaf design and torch bearer logo on front cover still moderately bright. Title page is stamped "Sold at retail at Macy's" Text clean, pages moderately tanned. Corners bumped. Half-title page split but still attached. Binding still fairly strong. Introduction by Joyce Kilmer. Jacket missing. View more info

The Scarlet Letter

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, International Collectors Library:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003604

Condition: Very Good +


214 pp. Slight rubbing on corners and spine edges, otherwise nearly new. No markings. Gilt oak leaf and acorn design on navy blue cover. Reprint of the orginal 1850 edition. Ribbon page marker. Not dated, possibly from the 1970s. View more info

Lost Horizon

By: Hilton, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y., Reader's Digest Association: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004765

ISBN: 0895773619

Condition: Very Good +


191 pp. Attractive faux leather spine with gilt titling, Himalayan Tibetan scene on cover. No markings, tight, fresh. Afterword by Warren Eyster of Louisiana State University. The classic adventure story about a plane crash in the Himalayas that leads a party to remote Shangri-La. View more info

Tom Brown's School Days

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Hurst & Co.:

Edition: Sixth Edition.

Seller ID: 009271

Condition: Good


357 pp. 6 color lithographs by an unidentified artist, including frontispiece. Spine has several spots rubbed down to board and part of gilt title is missing, but image of cricket player still visible. Front cover in tan and blue has design of two schoolboyard in blue uniforms, one sitting on a bench with a cricket bat; his companion seated on the ground. Rear cover darkened. Publication date not stated; probably circa 1910 (Hurst & Co. produced many different editions of the book.) Includes Preface to 6th edition, in which the author defends his right to be preachy. Tale of an English lad who... View more info

Point Counter Point

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran: 1938

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 010179

Condition: Good


432 pp in dark purple cloth. Stated first edition produced for Literary Guild of America. Loose, joint split at front and back, but covers still attached. Spine heavily sunned. Previous owner's attractive bookplate pasted on front end paper. Text clean. Small rubgbed spot on front lower right corner. A hodge podge of tangled romantic story lines, some based on Huxley's acquaintances, others on historical personages such as Baudelaire. Size: 8mo -- 8.25 in. View more info

Dubliners

By: Joyce, James

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Princeton/Viking: 1974

Edition: 6th Printing of 1969 Edition.

Seller ID: 009301

ISBN: 0670018058

Condition: Good


Subtitled: Text, Criticism and Notes. A scholarsly edition edited by Robert Scholes and A. Walton Litz. Some dampness staining on first 10 pages, rest of text is clean. No markings or notes. Part of the Viking Critical Library Series. Includes 30 pages of background, 28 pp. of 11 critiques. Background sections include material on a chronology, facsimile, composition, revision of the stories, epiphanies and Epiclet; evidence of the letters. View more info

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A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

By: Joyce, James; Johnson, Jeri, Ed.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford Univ Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005640

ISBN: 0192839985

Condition: Fair


289 pp. Introduction and more than 60 pp. of reference notes by Oxford fellow Jeri Johnson. Dampness damage, OK as reading copy. text bright. Includes bibliongraphy, list of variants in text. A compact study edition of the 1916 debut novel that established Joyce as a pioneer of Modernism and upset literary conventions of his time. View more info

Lady Chattlerly's Lover

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $6.65

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble Books: 1995

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 002602

ISBN: 1566197589

Condition: Fine


313 pp. Nearly new, no markings. A couple of specks on rear dust jacket panel, otherwise immaculate. 2nd printing of this modern Barnes & Noble edition of the 1928 classic of British literature. Based on 3rd manuscript. Scandalous at the time of its original publication because of its sexual frankness. Lady Constance Chatterly escapes the tedium of life on a British estate and the limitations of her wheelchair-bound husband by having an affair with a gamekeeper. Introduction by Sarah Scott. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Women in Love

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1999

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001012

Condition: Good


573 pp. Part of New York Public Library Collectors Editions series. Spine loose but still sturdy, light rubbing, corners bumped. Clean, no marks. Includes reproductions of D.H. Lawrence paintings, and photos of Lawrence. First printing of this edition. A story of two sisters and their lovers. View more info

The Prince; Leviathan (Great Books of the Western World)

By: Machiavelli, Nicolo; Hobbes, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chicago, Encyclopedia Brittanica: 1952

Seller ID: 005743

Condition: Good


283 pp. Moderate to heavy rubbing on spine; one rubbed dime-sized spot on lower front grey cloth cover. Text clean and fairly bright. Part of the Great Books Series, Book No. 23. "The Prince" is translated by W. K. Marriott. Nelle Fuller edited "The Prince." View more info

The Somerset Maugham Sampler

By: Maugham, Somerset; Weidman, Jerome, Ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Garden City Publishing Co.: 1943

Seller ID: 009435

Condition: Very Good


489 pp. Red cloth, floral patter on spine, rubbing at top and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. Text clean. A 15-pp introduction by the editor. Contents include "Cakes and Ale" "The Circle" short stories, "Rain," "The Human Element," "Mr. Know-All," and "A Friend in Need, plus 4 essays and 3 travel sketches. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

By: McCullers, Carson

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Boston, Mariner (Houghton Mifflin): 2004

Seller ID: 010316

ISBN: 0618526412

Condition: Near Fine


359 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased, lightly thumbed. Haunting photo of a somber McCullers on front cover. Her first novel, set in a small town in the South, earned McCullers wide acclaim for her understanding of racism and isolation. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Moby-Dick

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 1993

Edition: Reprint -- 10th Printing.

Seller ID: 009226

ISBN: 1566193567

Condition: As New


479 pp. Handsome Barnes & Noble reprint of the classic, in as-new, gift-quality condition. No markings. The full text is here, but there are no illustrations or editor's notes. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. View more info