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Aristotelis - De Arte Poetica Liber

By: Aristotle; I. Bywater (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Oxonii: e Typographeo Clarendoniano: 1958

Edition: Second Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 16510

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear, a little offset discoloration on end papers ; A bright, solid book, navy blue boards with gilt titles on spine of this slim book. Text unmarked. ; Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Second Words Selected critical prose

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15961

ISBN: 0807063584

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped with a few short tears ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 444 pages; "Fifty of Margaret Atwood's finest essays and reviews from 1960 to 1982 are included in this collection of her key critical writings. Wit and originality infuse discussions of the writing process, literary life, and such literary figures as Adrienne Rich, Northrop Frye, Anne Sexton, and E. L. Doctorow. Atwood's perspecti... View more info

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Daniel Defoe and the Supernatural

By: Baine, Rodney M.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15056

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped, short tear top back edge, spine faded ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 233 pages View more info

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Translation and Transformation in Modern Arabic Literature The Indigenous Assertions of Muhammad Uthman Jalal

By: Bardenstein, Carol

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz: 2005

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16516

ISBN: 3447051981

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Light edge wear to red card covers ; Extensive author inscription on front fly leaf ; Trade PB; Studies in Arabic Language and Literature vol 5; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages View more info

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Pivotal Catalogues in the Aeneid

By: Basson, W. P.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam, Adolf M Hakkert: 1975

Seller ID: 13304

ISBN: 9025607675

Condition: Very Good+


Light crease front edge of beige card covers ; A tight solid book, unread ; Trade PB; 0.3 x 8.7 x 5.9 Inches; 208 pages View more info

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A Place Called Hecla

By: Benson, Doris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manitoba, Self Published: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16902

ISBN: 0978302508

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Some wear to corners of card covers ; Signed by author on front fly leaf, A bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Hecla Island, located in Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba is a very real place, once home to an Icelandic community, now dispersed. This is a post WWII novel about a young man from that community who was a bomber pilot. He falls in love with an Irish Canadian, city-bred woman and feels the need for her to love the island he gr... View more info

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Along Came the Witch (HC) A Journal in the 1960'S

By: Bevington, Helen Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19218

ISBN: 0151050805

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and board show very light shelf wear. Light soiling to top page edges. ; Stated first edition. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Inscribed by the author on the blank page before the half title. ; 8.2 X 5.3 X 1.1 inches; 223 pages; Bevington's life with her husband during the eventful years of the 1960s, their travels, the renowned people they met etc. View more info

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The World My Mother Gave Me Asian Women's Perspectives and Perceptions in Literature

By: Bose, Mandakranta

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, University of British Columbia Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16748

ISBN: 0888651694

Condition: Very Good+


Remnants of sticker on front cover, light wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book; 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; 115 pages; A collection of papers from a conference held at the University of British Columbia by the Institute of Asian Research. View more info

One Hundred Latin Passages for Prepared or Unprepared Translation,

By: Butler, W. G

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1937

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 12065

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Only a few pages are marked as is common in this type of book, light soiling of yellow boards ; A tight solid book. ; English and Latin Edition; 159 pages View more info

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A Land Apart A South African Reader

By: Coetzee, J. M. & Andre Philippus Brink

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16645

ISBN: 0571139337

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Prev. owner's name on FFEP in black ink, some tanning of pages as is common in British books of this era.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 8.66 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages; "A Land Apart explores the literary traditions (Black and White, English and Afrikaans) of South Africa as they engage with the reality of life there today." View more info

Image for Pagine Scelte dalle opere di Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, Goldoni, Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Carducci

Pagine Scelte dalle opere di Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, Goldoni, Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Carducci

By: Cortina, Classici

Price: $16.50

Publisher: R. D. Cortina Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13755

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light wear to green paper covered boards, light chipping head of spine, light spotting on spine ; A bright, solid book, top edge of pages uncut, printed on laid paper. Beige paper imprinted with title and series in red and black pasted on front board. Despite the defects, this is a lovely little book. ; Classici Cortina; 31 pages; This slim volume of excerpts in Italian from the works of a number of Italian classical authors: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, ... View more info

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ASTA Libri, autografi e grafica

By: d'Aste, Gonnelli Casa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Florence/Firenze, Gonnelli Casa d'Aste: Oct 10 2010

Seller ID: 16241

Condition: Very Good


Bottom fore corner of front card coverbadly creased with light soil and creasing of inside page, only light wear else ; Colour Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 298 pages; Text completely in Italian. Colour illustrations on every page of manuscripts, incunabula from the mediaeval period and books and ephemeral pieces from every period since, until mid 20th century. A thorough itemization of the items to be auctioned with detailed descriptions in Italian. U... View more info

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On King Lear: Kernan, Goldman, Bentley, Weiss, McFarland, Danson, Roche, Seltzer

By: Danson, Lawrence (editor)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14896

ISBN: 0691064776

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear to DJ, some pencil underlining and margin notes ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1 x 9 x 6 Inches; 186 pages; The lectures are: 'King Lear and the Shakespearean pageant of history' by Alvin B. Kernan -- 'King Lear, acting and feeling' by Michael Goldman -- 'Shakespeare, the King's company, and King Lear' by G.E. Bentley -- 'As the wind sits, the poetics of King Lear' by Theodore Weiss -- 'The image of the family in King Lear' by Thomas McFarland -- '... View more info

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Stories

By: De Maupassant, Guy

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 16047

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A bright, solid book. Full gilt edges, silk moire endpapers, silk bookmark bound in, full leather binding in red with gilt stamped designs front, spine and back, raised bands on spine. Companion pamphlet is present. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 356 pages; A collection of 30 of the author's short stories. A fine volume, suitable for gifting. View more info

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Rudyard Kipling Realist & Fabulist

By: Dobrée, Bonamy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19155

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with scuffing, light soiling, creasing, small tears. Sun-faded on spine, price-clipped, some erasure on front free end paper. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages View more info

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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette

By: Doyle, John Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16717

ISBN: 0802054501

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Beige dust jacket a little dust soiled, short tears, glue mark on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 157 pages; Annie Howells was the daughter of the US Consul in Quebec and the sister of William Dean Howells. Achille Fréchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fréchette. Both were authors in their own right. After their marriage in 1877, t... View more info

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Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 31

By: DuBruck, Edelgard E. & Barbara I. Gusick

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Rochester, Camden House: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16829

ISBN: 157113333X

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book. Red cloth covered boards, with gilt stamped design front and spine, as new ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.22 X 0.79 inches; 236 pages; Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the period, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion. The standard survey of drama research leads off the present volume. Ten essays follow, involving France, Spain, Germany, England, and Finland. Essays dea... View more info

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On Literature

By: Eco, Umberto & Martin McLaughlin

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Orlando, FL, Harcourt: 2004

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17416

ISBN: 0151008124

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 352 pages; Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin. "n this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges... View more info

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McSweeney's Issue 24

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18114

ISBN: 0241143926

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Only slight wear to cloth covered boards ; Dark blue and black imprinted design on cloth covered boards. The book's unique binding divides the book in half in a 'z' with 2 spines and 2 front boards. Pasted onto the back of the front free end paper is a booklet featuring a story by Milton Kaufman, excerpted from a future book. For obvious reasons the binding could never have a dust jacket. ; 8.35 X 6.54 X 1.18 inches; 320 pages; A collection of short fiction from such aut... View more info

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ADAM BEDE

By: Eliot, George

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1905

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 933

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 428 pages; Some wear to extremities & spine, some water stain boards reprint. Previous owner's name on FFEP. Red cloth boards still bright with gilt print and stamped design. Pages yellowed. Undated but c. 1905 View more info