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101 (Joyce, James). Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael P. Gillespie JAMES JOYCE A TO Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
New York: Oxford University Press, (1996). 0195110293 / 9780195110296 First paperback edition. Fine in slick pictorial wraps. 
Over 800 entries, including detailed synopses and publishing histories of all his works. Originally published in 1995 by Facts On File in a hardcover edition. Tall octavo. 304 pages including appendices and an index. Illustrated. Paperbound. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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102 (Keats, John). Marquess, William Henry LIVES OF THE POET: The First Century of Keats Biography
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1985). 0271003901 / 9780271003900 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth stamped in white to the spine; in a pictorial dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Focused on Keats, this study of the development of the literary biography in the 19th and early 20th centuries demonstrates the importance and influence of biography as a form. An earlier version was awarded the Howard Mumford Jones Prize at Harvard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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103 (Kerouac, Jack). Gifford, Barry & Lee, Lawrence JACK'S BOOK: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1978). 0312439423 / 9780312439422 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 339 pages, indexed; illustrated. 
Biography of the Beat messiah in the words of the men and women who were his companions on his travels and who populate his novels, including Carolyn Cassady, William Burroughs, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, and others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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104 (Kerouac, Jack). Jarvis, Charles E. VISIONS OF KEROUAC: The Life of Jack Kerouac
Lowell, Massachusetts: Ithaca Press, (1974). 0915940000 / 9780915940004 Second printing: a trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Fine, unread, as-new, in photo-pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 
"Jarvis, a close at his best--even brilliant, when he reports on conversations he had with the author: it's all there in pages of incredible dialogue, the ramblings, the expletives (undeleted), the nostalgia."--Lowell Sun. 235 pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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105 (Kingsley, Charles). Chitty, Susan THE BEAST AND THE MONK
New York: Mason/Charter, 1975. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a like pictorial dust jacket that shows some very minor soiling to rear panel, and some light edgewear. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of Kingsley's private drawings. Bibliography, index. 
Remarkable biography of the Victorian Rennaissance man, who was theologian, historian, poet, amateur scientist and author of the enduring children's fantasy THE WATER BABIES. Draws upon previously suppressed sources to limn Kingsley's hidden erotic life. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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106 (Kipling, Rudyard). Seymour-Smith, Martin RUDYARD KIPLING
New York: St. Martin's Press/A Thomas Dunne Book, (1990). 0312039255 / 9780312039257 First U.S. edition, first printing. With a new foreword by the author. Hardcover. Faint spotting to lower page edges, thus nearly fine, in black boards with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, if mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Seymour-Smith maintains that Kipling was a repressed homosexual who feared his sadomasochistic and other erotic impulses...and offers close readings of neglected stories as well as of the novels and children's books."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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107 (Konigsburg, E.L.) Hanks, Dorrel Thomas, Jr. E.L. KONIGSBURG
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Konigsburg. 
Critical biography of the award-winning juvenile author. Twayne's United States Author Series #608. Bibliography, index, notes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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108 (Lamb, Charles). Courtney, Winifred F. YOUNG CHARLES LAMB, 1775-1802
New York and London: New York University Press, 1982. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the covers, else a near fine copy showing a very small area of erasure to the front free endpaper which has removed some of the color; in a pictorial dust jacket with just a whisper of wear to the extremities. Illustrated. 
Detailed, sympathetic chronicle of the early years of the celebrated essayist, critic, and eccentric. Courtney has unearthed some early unsigned articles by Lamb, including his first known published essay, reprinted here. Bibliography, notes, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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109 (Lancaster, Osbert). Boston, Richard OSBERT: A Portrait Of Osbert Lancaster
London: Collins, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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110 (Lawrence, D.H.) Carter, Frederick D.H. LAWRENCE AND THE BODY MYSTICAL
London: Denis Archer, (1932). B0006AM188 First edition, first printing: limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies produced. Hardcover. Very good: faint offsetting to endsheets, two small chips to upper edges of boards, tiny nick to front cover at spine; lacking glassine dust jacket. 63 pages. 
Essay by the writer, painter and mystic--and friend of Lawrence; partly analytical, partly biographical, the piece explores how "all Lawrence's philosophy was deeply affected by the idea of the mystical body." Frontisportrait of Lawrence by Carter. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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111 (Lawrence, D.H.) Moore, Harry T.; Schorer, Mark, introduction POSTE RESTANTE: A Lawrence Travel Calendar
Berkeley and Los Angeles: The University of California Press. 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with titles in gilt to the spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket. An attractive copy. 
A "geographical biography" giving a complete account of D.H. Lawrence's daily whereabouts from 1912 until his death in 1930. This copy is warmly inscribed to Mercedes McCambridge and Fletcher Markle and SIGNED by Ruth and Mark Schorer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). 0271006730 / 9780271006734 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a near fine dust jacket which shows a sticker shadow to lower front panel. 
Investigates the influence Lawrence's interest in medieval life and literature had on his attitudes toward life and--in content, theme, and diction--on his masterpiece, SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. 220 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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113 (Lawrence, T.E.) Brown, Malcolm; Cave, Julia A TOUCH OF GENIUS: The Life of T.E. Lawrence
New York: Paragon House, (1989). 155782032 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Small quarto. 233 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Using many sources unavailable to earlier Lawrence biographers, including previously unpublished letters, the authors offer "a portrait not of Lawrence the hero, nor of Lawrence the knave, but of T.E. Lawrence himself, heroism, quirks, and all." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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114 (Lawrence, T.E.) Edited by A.W. Lawrence LETTERS TO T.E. LAWRENCE
London: Jonathan Cape, (1964). Second impression, with corrections mainly by Audrey Sutherland: so stated on copyright page. Hardcover. Fine, in ochre cloth with gilt spine lettering and devices; in a very good plus, price-clipped dust jacket, showing some fading to the spine panel, some light wear and rubbing. 216 pages, including index. 
Selected by Lawrence's brother ("from the very large number preserved"), including letters from A.J. Balfour, Gertrude Bell, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, Robert Bridges, Wells, Buchan, Churchill, Coward, Forster, Shaw, Pound, and Augustus John. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1934. First U.S. edition, first printing. With a frontispiece portrait of Lawrence from a drawing by Augustus John. Hardcover. Good with fading to spine and front cover gilt, some shelf wear and abrasion at corners, corners lightly bumped, back hinge split but holding; no dust jacket. 
A biographical study of the man commonly known today as Lawrence of Arabia. Maps and illustrations. 382 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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116 (Lawrence, T.E.) Hyde, H. Montgomery SOLITARY IN THE RANKS: Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier
New York: Atheneum, 1978. 0689108486 / 9780689108488 First U.S. edition, first printing. With a Foreword by Viscount Trenchard, MC. Hardcover. Whisper of fading to endsheets, else fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine stamping, lime-green upper-page-edge tint; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket, showing mild age-toning and some fading to the spine panel. 
Account of Lawrence's career in the ranks of the RAF and the Royal Tank Corps; based upon the remarkable correspondence between Lawrence and Trenchard. [291] pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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117 (Levertov, Denise). Wagner-Martin, Linda CRITICAL ESSAYS ON DENISE LEVERTOV
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co., (1990). 0816188998 / 9780816188994 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of rubbing and a whisper of soiling, else a fine copy in blue shelfback over beige cloth covers; no dust jacket, as issued. 281 pages, including index. 
At the time of its release, this volume was the most comprehensive collection of essays every published on this important contemporary American poet. With two original essays (by Jerome Mazzaro and Wager-Martin); introduction by Wagner-Martin. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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118 (Lobel, Arnold). Shannon, George ARNOLD LOBEL
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Jacket photo and frontispiece photo of Lobel. 
Definitive study of the Caldecott-winning author/illustrator, creator of the FROG AND TOAD series. Bibliography, notes, index. Twayne US Authors Series #552. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 (London, Jack). Johnston, Carolyn JACK LONDON--An American Radical?
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313244642 / 9780313244643 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with titles in silver; no dust jacket issued. 
Octavo. 205 pages; bibliography and index. Frontispiece portrait. Contributions in Political Science, Number 117. "A well-researched overview of London's socialist thought and activities."--Clarice Stasz. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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120 (London, Jack). Sinclair, Andrew JACK: A Biography of Jack London
New York/Hagerstown/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1977). 0060138998 / 9780060138998 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in red-orange cloth with glack spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. 
"Sinclair's splendid biography of Jack London is a true contribution to literary biography, as well as superb writing on a figure who continues to be of the first importance in world literature."--James Dickey. 297 pages, indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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