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1 Beerbohm, Max MORE
London and New York John Lane: The Bodley Head 1899 Second Edition Hard Cover Good Essay Size: Approx. 5 " x 6 1/2" 
201 pp. Green cloth covers with paper title label on spine. Cover corners bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, marks and minor soiling to cover faces, paper label on spine is torn, spine ends are bent and torn. Page edges uncut. Front hinge broken. Previous owner's name written in ink on front free endpaper. Newspaper article about Beerbohm laid-in on half title page, causing stain from newspaper on opposite page. Interior page edges are browning, some chipping, text is easily legible. Book is Good to Good+ condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Brinton, Anna (ed.) THEN AND NOW: QUAKER ESSAYS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 Cloth Good+ Good- Essays Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" 
By friends of Henry Joel Cadbury on his completion of twenty-two years as Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee. 352 pages with index. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. DJ in Good- condition with chipping/tears to corners and edges, water stains, missing top spine end, small holes to spine. Cover corners are bumped, edges are rubbed, fading to spine from sun exposure, spine ends are bent. Page edges are stained and foxed, particularly top page edge. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Light foxing throughout interior. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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3 Dwight, Timothy; Justin McCarthy, Richard Henry Stoddard, Paul Van Dyke, and Albert Ellery Bergh ESSAYS OF FRENCH, GERMAN AND ITALIAN ESSAYISTS
New York The Colonial Press 1900 Revised Edition Cloth Very Good- No Jacket Essays Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" 
Including Biographical and Critical Sketches. With a Special Introduction by Chauncey C. Starkweather. The World Great Classics. Renaissance Edition. Limited to one thousand Copies of which this is Number 453. 466 pp. Copper brown cloth covers with paper title bar on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges and joints rubbed, wear and small stains to cover faces. Spine title bar is faded, torn and not legible, wear to spine, spine ends are bent and fraying with some small tears to corners. Gilt top page edge. Uncut long page edge. Previous owner's bookplate adhered to front inside cover. Interior page edges are browning, otherwise clean. Book in VG- condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Edwards, E. I. A SENTIMENTAL VENTURES
Norco, CA Tales of the Mojave Road 1976 0914224069 / 9780914224068 Hard Cover Very Good+ Essays Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" 
Foreward by Dennis G. Casebier. 71 pages with bibliography of Edwards' published writings. Brown imitation leather covers with silver image of tree on front and silver lettering on spine. Cover corners rubbed, spine ends are rubbed and bent. Breaks to both hinges. Interior tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Huchon, R. MRS MONTAGU AND HER FRIENDS 1720-1800 A SKETCH
London John Murray 1907 Cloth Good Essay Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" 
"It is well known that, between 1750 and 1790, a group of remarkable women emulated in London the example given them in Paris by Mmes du Tencin, du Deffand, and Geoffrin, and instituted assemblies, whence card-playing was excluded for the sake of literary conversation. Among these ladies, familiarly nicknamed 'Blue Stockings,' the leading spirit undoubtedly was Mrs Montagu, the subject of this Essay." 301 pages with index. Olive green cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top page edge. Cover corners are lightly bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, cover faces slightly dirty, joints rubbed. Spine has some fading from sun exposure, ends and corners are bent and fraying. Hinges and spine loose. Ex. library with identification numbers on bottom spine, library bookplate on front inside cover, stamp on back of photo frontisplate, embossed stamp and identification numbers on first preface page, embossed stamp on page 161, due date list on back free endpaper, bar code and pocket envelope on back inside cover. Interior page edges are browning and have some chipping, some marks/foxing, otherwise fine. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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6 Jacobs, Lewis THE MOVIES AS MEDIUM
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1970 First Printing Cloth Very Good Good MOVIES Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" Photographs 
"The essays collected here -- written by experts in every area of filmmaking -- scrutinize the basic resources of film expression and provide a storehouse of ideas about film technique and form." The contributors to the book include Lewis Jacobs, Arthur Goldsmith, Nicola Chiaromonte, Herbert A. Lightman, Gregg Toland, Ezra Goodman, Hilary Harris, Stanley J. Solomon, Irving Pichel, Robert Gessner, Maya Deren, John Howard Lawson, Ivor Montagu, Carl Dreyer, Sergei Eisenstein, William Johnson, Bela Belazs, Henwar Rodakiewicz, Kurt Weill, Alexander Bakshy, Arthur Lennig and Jonas Mekas. 335 pages with index. Orange cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. DJ in Good condition with creasing on corners and edges, covers dirty from wear, not price clipped. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, edges are dirty, spine ends are bent. Top page edge is darkened. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Maeterlinck, Maurice THE DOUBLE GARDEN
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1909 Leather Very Good Essay Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" 
Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Note: Of the sixteen essays in this volume, some have appeared in London: in the International Library of Famous Literature, the Fortnightly Review, the Daily Mail and London Opinion; some in the following American Reviews: the Century Magazine, the Bookman, the Critic, the Smart Set, Ainslee's Magazine, the Metropolitan Magazine, Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar. 348 pp. Green leather covers with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, and embossed images of flowers on front, back and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges are bumped, spine corners and edges are rubbed and fraying. Gilt top page edge. Uncut page edges on side and bottom. Page edges are slightly browning. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Martin, Judith COMMON COURTESY IN WHICH MISS MANNERS SOLVES THE PROBLEM THAT BAFFLED MR. JEFFERSON
New York Atheneum 1985 0-689-11652-7 / 9780689116520 Paperback Very Good+ Essay Size: Approx. 4 1/2" x 7" 
70 pp. Paperback with marbled paper covers. Light wear to corners and edges, spine ends are worn. Interior pages are clean. Book in VG+ condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 Morley, Christopher A LETTER TO LEONORA
The Book Section of Marshall Field & Company 1928 Wraps Good+ Essay Size: Approx. 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" 
Essay that discusses books, booksellers and bookstores. Unpaginated. Folded orange paper covers with title on front. Rubbing to cover edges and corners folded. Middle pages separated and loose from staples. Interior is clean. Overall booklet in Good+ condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 New, William H. (ed.) DRAMATISTS IN CANADA: SELECTED ESSAYS
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1972 077480016x / 9780774800167 Soft Covers Very Good Canada Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" 
The essays in this volume have been chosen primarily to introduce major Canadian plays and playwrights and to trace the development of drama in Canada. 204 pp. Soft covers are in Fair condition with numbered sticker on lower corner of front cover, dirt smudges, browning edges, creases on the spine, and crease/bend to top front cover. Interior is tight and clean. Overall book is in Very Good condition. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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11 Noble, James Ashcroft THE SONNET IN ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS
London Elkin Mathews and John Lane 1893 Cloth Very Good- Essays Size: Approx. 5 " x 8 " 
211 pp. Tan cloth covers with gilt title on spine and gilt lyre, year and leaf decoration with lettering on front. Cover corners are rubbed, dirt smudges on both cover faces, rubbed joints. Ink "H" on bottom of spine, spine ends bent and fraying. Gilt top page edge. Uncut page edges. Ex. library with professor label on front inside cover, library stamp on front free endpaper, and identification label on back inside cover. Interior is tight and clean, some browning to page edges. Book in VG- condition. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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12 Perry, Bliss POOLS AND RIPPLES: FISHING ESSAYS
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1936 Boards Good+ Fishing Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 3/4" 
Essays include: The Author's Apology; Fishing With a Worm; Fishing With a Fly; and Revisiting a River. 102 pp. Light green cloth cover with pastedown title and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, stain along edge of front cover, spine is faded from sun exposure, spine ends are bent and fraying. Top page edge browning. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bookstore sticker also on front free endpaper. Light browning to interior, some foxing spots. Book is Good+. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Rabern, Vince THE TRAGEDY OF THE VANISHING AMERICAN
San Gabriel, CA Brownville Press 1944 Second Printing Boards Good+ Speech Size: Approx. 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" Terry Smith 
Unpaginated. Brown paper board covers with appearance of wood boards and image of outhouse on front cover. Cover corners are bumped, edges rubbed, spine and spine ends are also bumped and creased. Endpapers are browning. Previous owner's name written on half title page. Middle page (closest to staples) is removed from rest of book. Rest of interior clean. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Repplier, Agnes A HAPPY HALF-CENTURY AND OTHER ESSAYS
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1908 Cloth Good + Essay Size: Approx. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" 
"The half century, whose more familiar aspects this little book is designed to illustrate, has spread its boundary lines." 249 pp. Grey cloth covers with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, spine tips are fraying. Lettering on spine is very faded. Small discolored spots on front and back. Gilt top page edge. Water stains on back endpapers and top/side page edges of interior throughout most of book, but text is not affected. Some interior page corners are creased. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Steele, Addison, et All THE SPIRIT OF THE BRITISH ESSAYISTS; COMPRISING ALL THE MOST VALUABLE PAPERS ON EVERY SUBJECT OF LIFE AND MANNERS: VOLUME I
London J. Mawman 1817 A New Edition Boards Very Good- Essays Size: Approx. 4" x 6 1/4" 
Selected from The Tatler, Spectator, Guardian, Rambler, Adventurer, Idler, World, Connoisseur, Citizen of the World, Mirror and Lounger. This is Volume I: Containing the Tatler and Spectator. 311 pp. Marbled boards with brown leather spine and corners, black title bar and gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are worn and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, scuffing and large scratches to cover faces. Leather joints are rubbed, small stain on bottom spine, spine ends are worn and bent. Marbled page edges. Red marbled endpapers. Hinges are loose. Foxing on front and back pages, some light browning throughout. Back pages have creases from folds. Overall, book in VG- condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Stratford, Philip (ed.) THE PORTABLE GRAHAM GREENE
New York The Viking Press 1973 Hard Cover Very Good- Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
Complete The Heart of the Matter, with a new chapter added in 1971; The Third Man; Self-contained sections from eight other novels; Six short stories; Nine critical essays; Ten uncommon public statements. Selected, edited, and introduced by Philip Stratford. 524 pp. Lime green cloth covers with black cloth spine, gilt title lettering on spine. DJ in Good- condition with significant chipping and tears to edges and spine, soiling throughout, jacket is browning around edges and inside, lower corner of front flap is clipped. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Top page edge is foxed. Endpapers are browning along hinges. Hinges loose. Interior clean, no marks. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Sutton, Katharine Paine LEAVES OF HEALING
Boston American Unitarian Association 1892 Cloth Good Religion Size: Approx. 5 " x 6 1/2" 
241 pages with index. Blue cloth covers with gilt decoration and lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped, worn and rubbed. Edges rubbed, spine tips are bent and fraying with some small tears. White spots on cover faces, along with scuffing. Gift inscription from previous owners on front free endpaper. Some marks within text. Spine broken in middle of book. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Various Authors STUDIES IN HONOR OF A. MARSHALL ELLIOTT (VOLUMES I AND II)
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins Press Cloth Very Good- Memoir Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Fold Out Map 
"There have been collected in the accompanying volume a set of studies prepared by present or former members of the department of Romance Languages in the Johns Hopkins University and recent lecturers before that department. These studies were planned to celebrate the completion of Professor Elliott's thirty-fifth year of service in the University, and were to be offered to him as a mark of his pupils' esteem for their teacher and an evidence of the profit they have derived from his scholarly example." Volume I: 450 pp. Fold-out map. Volume II: 334 pp. Brown cloth covers with gilt title lettering on front and faded lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, wear to cover faces. Spines are darkened, spine ends are bent and fraying. Volume II front cover is slighly warped and doesn't rest flat on interior of book. Page edges are browning with foxing spots. Endpapers are heavily foxed. Interior pages are browning along edges, some foxing spots. Books are in VG- condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Walpole, Hugh READING: AN ESSAY
New York Harper & Brothers 1927 Hard Cover Good Essay Size: Approx. 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" 
"It would be flattering to my intelligence were I able to make this Essay a learned and analytical description of any reader's proer mental processes." 89 pp. Purple paper covered boards with title bar on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges bumped and rubbed, cover faces are scuffed with water spots, joints are worn with some tears, spine is faded and scuffed, spine ends are torn and fraying. Brown top page edge. Endpapers are tanning. Large crease to lower corner on title page, some creased edges to back pages. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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20 Walter, Jacob STEAM AND ENGINEERING. ESSAY ON STEAM
Washington Thomas Allen, Print 1839 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
25th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives, Doc. No. 173. February 4, 1839. Referred to the select committee upon the subject of steam boilers. [From a Louisville Paper.] Steamboat Explosion. Essay written about the explosion onboard the steamboat General Brown and the government's enacting a law regulating safety valves to steamboat engines. 15 pp. Disbound government document. Chipping and creasing to spine edge, some residue from book binding remains along spine. Browning to page edges, some mild foxing, paper is creased, text is clean and legible. Document in VG condition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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