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By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1899

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 007257

Condition: Good


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. View more info

THEN AND NOW: QUAKER ESSAYS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY

By: Brinton, Anna (ed.)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1960

Seller ID: 006133

Condition: Good+


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+ conditio... View more info

ESSAYS OF FRENCH, GERMAN AND ITALIAN ESSAYISTS

By: Dwight, Timothy; Justin McCarthy, Richard Henry Stoddard, Paul Van Dyke, and Albert Ellery Bergh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Colonial Press: 1900

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 006696

Condition: Very Good-


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 cov... View more info

A SENTIMENTAL VENTURES

By: Edwards, E. I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norco, CA, Tales of the Mojave Road: 1976

Seller ID: 006571

ISBN: 0914224069

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

MRS MONTAGU AND HER FRIENDS 1720-1800 A SKETCH

By: Huchon, R.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1907

Seller ID: 006276

Condition: Good


"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 sli... View more info

THE MOVIES AS MEDIUM

By: Jacobs, Lewis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1970

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 006554

Condition: Very Good


"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... View more info

UNDER THE ACORNS: A SELECTION OF NATURE ESSAYS

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom, Horizon Handmade Books: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 007532

ISBN: 0907197027

Condition: Very Good+


"Of all that has been written about the English rural scene, the essays and novels of Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) are among the best loved." Printed in a standard edition on Glastonbury Antique Laid paper, and also in a hand bound limited edition printed on Van Gelder Mould Made paper. Both editions are letterpress printed and contain six hand-tipped colour plates. This book is Number 291 of an Edition Limited to 650 copies, signed by Peter Cholerton. 128 pp. with short bibliography. DJ in Good+ condition with shelf wear to edges and corners, rubbing to spine edges, large chip/tear t... View more info

THE DOUBLE GARDEN

By: Maeterlinck, Maurice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1909

Seller ID: 005709

Condition: Very Good


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 b... View more info

COMMON COURTESY IN WHICH MISS MANNERS SOLVES THE PROBLEM THAT BAFFLED MR. JEFFERSON

By: Martin, Judith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1985

Seller ID: 007286

ISBN: 0-689-11652-7

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

A LETTER TO LEONORA

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Book Section of Marshall Field & Company: 1928

Seller ID: 005667

Condition: Good+


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. View more info

DRAMATISTS IN CANADA: SELECTED ESSAYS

By: New, William H. (ed.)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1972

Seller ID: 005513

ISBN: 077480016x

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

THE SONNET IN ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS

By: Noble, James Ashcroft

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane: 1893

Seller ID: 006214

Condition: Very Good-


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. View more info

POOLS AND RIPPLES: FISHING ESSAYS

By: Perry, Bliss

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1936

Seller ID: 001462

Condition: Good+


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+. View more info

THE TRAGEDY OF THE VANISHING AMERICAN

By: Rabern, Vince

Price: $5.00

Publisher: San Gabriel, CA, Brownville Press: 1944

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006427

Condition: Good+


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. View more info

A HAPPY HALF-CENTURY AND OTHER ESSAYS

By: Repplier, Agnes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1908

Seller ID: 005799

Condition: Good +


"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. View more info

THE SPIRIT OF THE BRITISH ESSAYISTS; COMPRISING ALL THE MOST VALUABLE PAPERS ON EVERY SUBJECT OF LIFE AND MANNERS: VOLUME I

By: Steele, Addison, et All

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, J. Mawman: 1817

Edition: A New Edition

Seller ID: 006643

Condition: Very Good-


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... View more info

THE PORTABLE GRAHAM GREENE

By: Stratford, Philip (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1973

Seller ID: 007171

Condition: Very Good-


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 an... View more info

LEAVES OF HEALING

By: Sutton, Katharine Paine

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, American Unitarian Association: 1892

Seller ID: 005961

Condition: Good


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. View more info

STUDIES IN HONOR OF A. MARSHALL ELLIOTT (VOLUMES I AND II)

By: Various Authors

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Press:

Seller ID: 006709

Condition: Very Good-


"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 titl... View more info

READING: AN ESSAY

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Seller ID: 007084

Condition: Good


"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 conditio... View more info