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Eruditio: Duke University's Humanities Review, Vol. 23

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: N.p., Duke University Undergraduate Publications Board: 2003

Seller ID: 008376

Condition: Fine


48pp. "On Chaucer, Authorial Right and Experience" (Hannah Star Rogers), "The Liberal Nietzsche: Anti-Statist Philosophy" (Pavel Molchanov), "Ecstasy and the Rave: Ecstasy's Effects on Rave Music and Culture" (Wendy Lewellyn), "From Elephants to Donkeys: The Asian American Presidential Vote in Transition, 1988-2000" (Roger Pao), " Religion and Slavery: The Peculiar Religions of the Peculiar Institution" (Scott Hechinger) and "Language is Dead; Long Live Language: The Classical Paradigm of Voice in Tennyson's 'Tithonus'" (Benjamin Morris). Size: 8... View more info

Cherry-Blossoms Japanese Haiku Series III

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Seller ID: 006611

Condition: Fine


61pp Light rubbing on the bottom of the book. Dust jacket has one closed tear along top edge. Small chipped area along top of spine. No marks inside. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Aids to Endeavor: Consisting of Selections from Standard Authors Designed for the Public and Private Use of the Y.P.S.C.E.

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, D. Lothrop Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 007596

Condition: Good


207pp. Front hinge cracked. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Back pastedown and endpaper foxed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Saturday Review Reader No. 3

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam Books: 1954

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009595

Condition: Very Good


200pp. 28 articles, 8 poems. Bantam Giant, A1242. Bottom corner creased on the front wrap and the first few pages if the text. Otherwise an exceptionally bright copy. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Masterpieces of American Literature

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin: 1891

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 007604

Condition: Good


462pp. Original brown cloth with spine lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated with portraits of the authors represented. Published for the Boston school system at the time. Includes Franklin, Irving, Bryant, Webster, Everett, Longfellow, Hawthorn, Whittier, Emerson, Holmes, Lowell, Thoreau and O'Reilly. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Ownership notations on the back endpaper and corresponding pastedown. Marginalia. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Die Handschriften Der Wurttembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart; Codices Musici I Beschriben Von Clytus Gottwald

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 476

Condition: Good


184pp. Ink stamps from the University of Wisconsin library. Mostly unopened. Library pencil notation on the covers. Withdrawn stamp on one of the endpapers. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. CXX, December 1909 to May 1910

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros,.: 1910

Seller ID: 009213

Condition: Very Good


972pp. Contemporary half leather over pebbled boards with spine lettering stamped in gilt. Bound by Ward Brothers of Jacksonville, Illinois (their binders ticket on the front pastedown). Illustrated with many plates in color by N.C. Wyeth, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Frank E. Schoonover. Typical literature, essays and poetry. Of special interest are the following articles: "Some Reminiscences of Charles Darwin" by James Bryce, an account of Col. Henry H. Young who was a member of the Secret Service during the Civil War (entitled "Young" by William Gilmore Beymer), "A Fable... View more info

Studies in the Scriptures; Series II, The Time is at Hand

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society: 1910

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 702

Condition: Very Good


371pp. + 13pp. ads. Original maroon cloth, titles and decoration stamped in gilt. Floral patterned endpapers with gilt overlay. According to Reed in his Jehovah's Witness Literature, "It claims parallels between the harvest of the Jewish age (A.D. 29 to A.D. 70) and the harvest of the gospel age (A.D. 1874 to A.D. 1915). These supposed parallels are used to argue that Christ returned invisibly in 1874 and began exercising kingdom power in 1878, that the heavenly calling terminated in 1881" and that Armageddon would take place in 1914 (31-32). No previous ownership inscriptions. The sil... View more info

Americana Esoterica

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.p., Macy-Masius Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 791

Condition: Very Good


299pp. Limited to 3,000 numbered copies, this being #130. Original maroon buckram cloth, paper label on the front cover, spine title stamped in gilt, fine pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated with decorations by Rockwell Kent. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Spine lettering dulled, corners bumped, ownership inscription on the front pastedown partially erased. Small bookseller's ticket on the back pastedown. Lacking the original slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Campbell's Foreign Semi-Monthly Magazine or Select Miscellany of European Literature and Art, Volume IV from September to December 1843

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell: 1843

Seller ID: 1474

Condition: Very Good


576pp. Stamped in gilt, four raised bands. Illustrated with some striking steel plates. Some great articles here including, "Native Indian Society" by Mrs. Postans, "Military Anecdotes--Sketches of Character" by Lieut.-Col. Wilkie, "Sacrifice of a Hindoo Widow", "Progress of Mechanical Inventions", "Recreations in Natural History", an excerpt from "A Period in the History of Our Planet" by Louis Agassiz, and more. Some foxing. Corners bumped and rubbed, one corner rubbed through. Still a presentable copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Encyclopaedia Brittanica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, and General Information

By: N/A

Price: $450.00

Publisher: NY, The Encyclopaedia Brittanica Co.: 1911

Edition: Eleventh Edition.

Seller ID: 1624

Condition: Good


29 volumes, complete including the index volume. Half-leather over buckram. Illustrated, including folding maps. This is a matched set with a cloth copy of the 20th volume. Varying degrees of bumping and rubbing to the volumes. One volume (8) has a torn spine. Volumes 25 and 26 are waterstained. The overall impression of the set is "Very Good" but we grade it "Good" because of these flaws. Extra shipping will be required for this set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Encyclopaedia Brittanica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, and General Information (29 Volumes, Complete)

By: N/A

Price: $750.00

Publisher: NY, Encyclopedia Brittanica: 1911

Edition: 11th Edition.

Seller ID: 016608

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-Nine Volumes, complete. Bound in original full brown pebbled leather with spine titling stamped in gilt. Copiously illustrated with beautifully printed maps and plates. Long considered the best encyclopedia and really the only general encyclopedia worth having. The Eleventh Edition has articles from scholars that have never been matched in any other edition. No previous ownership inscriptions. Corners bumped, some of the corners rubbed through. Light rubbing to the face of the spines. Volume 17 (LOR to MEC) has some light spotting to the head of the front board. Two volumes have some ch... View more info

The Emerson House in Concord

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Concord, Emerson House:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008390

Condition: Very Good


5pp. Frontispiece portrait of the R.W. Emerson. Wraps unevenly faded. Typical tourist booklet from an author's home. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

New American Review 11

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1971

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 010370

Condition: Very Good


240pp. Remainder mark across the bottom edge of the text block. Surface scuffing to the wraps. Contributions from Allen Ginsberg and Sylvia Plath among many others. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

The Writers Museum Edinburgh

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Writers Museum: 1993

Seller ID: 014254

Condition: Fine


24pp. Nice illustrations. Typical museum booklet. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Dictionary of Literature

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Brockhampton Press: 1995

Seller ID: 020956

Condition: Very Good


252pp. Original pictorial boards. Top edge of the text block foxed. Only traces of wear to the jacket. Pocket sized edition. View more info

Good Company for Every Day of the Year

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1881

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008974

Condition: Very Good


329pp. Frontispiece portrait of John G. Whittier. Contemporary full leather with five raised bands, spine lettering stamped in gilt, blindstamped borders to the boards, nice gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with portaits of the authors with tissue guards. Material from Whittier, Lowell, Milton, Goethe, Dante, Southey, Tennyson, Blake, Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Iriving. Includes a piece called "The Mormon's Wife" by Rose Terry. See Flake #3350. Spine rubbed, three corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxing to the frontispiece and the correspon... View more info

Orations of American Orators, Volume One (Only)

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, The Colonial Press: 1900

Seller ID: 014893

Condition: Very Good


452pp. Original green cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt on the spine, top edge gilt. Corners very gently bumped. Backstrip scuffed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Harper's Monthly Magazine, Volume CVI, December 1907 to May 1908

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros,.: 1908

Seller ID: 009212

Condition: Very Good


972pp. Bound in contemporary half leather over pebbled boards, spine lettering stamped in gilt. Bound by the Ward Brothers of Jacksonville, Illinois (their binding ticket on the front pastedown. Illustrated, including some in color by Howard Pyle and Elizabeth Shippen Green. The usual short stories, essays and poems. Notable for its two part serial, "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" by Mark Twain. Also William H. Pickering's "Different Explanations of the Canals of Mars" and "The Anglo-American Polar Expedition" by Vilhjalmr Stefansson (ethnologist). E... View more info

The Descriptive, Sentimental and Humorous Album

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Baltimore, N. Hickman: 1836

Seller ID: 009113

Condition: Good


xipp. + 356pp. Full calf with leather spine label. Contributions from the likes of Washington Irving, Thomas Jeffeson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, Cowper, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Channing and many others, including many anonymous contributions. Of particular antiquarian interest is the Scottish account, "Hallow's Eve" (Halloween) depicting an interesting spooky folk tale by R. Ramsay. Uncommon. Lacking the prelims up until (but not including) the title page. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxed. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info