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161 (Sayers, Dorothy L.) Hitchman, Janet SUCH A STRANGE LADY: A Biography of Dorothy L. Sayers
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, (1975). 0060119039 / 9780060119034 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else fine pink dust jacket that remains unfaded. 
Biographical chronicle of Lord Peter Wimsey's literary mater. 177 pages; bibliography of works by Sayers. Illustrated with photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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162 (Seuss, Dr.) Stofflet, Mary DR. SEUSS FROM THEN TO NOW: A Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition
San Diego, California: San Diego Museum of Art, 1986. 0937108057 / 9780937108055 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in full carmine cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and color. Quarto. [96] pages. Introduction by Steven L. Brezzo. Chronology; checklist; bibliography. 
Nicely produced catalog of the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thedor Geisel covers the good doctor's 60-year career from his days as editor of the Dartmouth college monthly, to YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE (1986). Essential for Seussians. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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163 (Shakespeare, William). Allen, Charles NOTES ON THE BACON-SHAKESPEARE QUESTION
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1900. First edition, first printing. In brown cloth with gilt lettering and rules, top-edge gilt; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Minor bump to spine crown, resulting in mild creases to the head of a few leaves, faint dampstaining to covers, light wear at extremities, discreet rubber stamp of ''The Francis Bacon Foundation'' to pastedown, thus very good only. 306 pages, indexed. 
"An attempt is here made to throw some new light, at least for those who are not already Shakespearian scholars, upon the still vexed question of the authorship of the plays and poems which bear Shakespeare's name."--from the Preface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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164 (Shakespeare, William). Hosmer, H.L. BACON AND SHAKESPEARE IN THE SONNETS
San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1887. B00088MN18 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A lightly worn, very good plus; in brown cloth binding decorated and lettered in gilt and blind; no dust jacket. 
Hosmer asks us to suppose that Shakespeare's sonnets were written by Bacon to disclose "through the various forms of analogy, allegory, metaphor, and symbolism, all the real facts concerning the composition of the works attributed to Shakespeare." Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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165 (Shakespeare, William). Quennell, Peter SHAKESPEARE: A Biography
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1963). B0006AYGP4 Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over terra-cotta cloth covers; in an age-toned and very very mildly worn, nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. 
"Here, without speculative license, I have attempted to reach the poet at once through his work and through his times."--Quennell, from his preface. 352 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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166 (Shepard, Sam). Tucker, Martin SAM SHEPARD
New York: Continuum/A Frederick Ungar Book, (1992). 0826405495 / 9780826405494 First edition, first printing. In the LITERATURE AND LIFE: American Writers series. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a faint crease to the upper front panel. Chronology, appendix, bibliography, index. 179 pages. 
"SAM SHEPARD is an important book about an important American playwright. Martin Tucker's insights into Shepard's fascinating and often disturbing world are revealing and comprehensive. A must for any lover of contemporary theater."--Ronald Harwood. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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167 (Sherlockiana). Doyle, Charles Altamont; Baker, Michael THE DOYLE DIARY: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery
New York & London: Paddington Press, Ltd, (1978). 0448220687 / 9780448220680 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 91 pages. With a Holmesian Investigation ino the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle by Michael Baker. 
Full-color facsimile reprint of the "1889 sketchbook-journal that Charles Altamont Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes) kept during his lengthy stay in a Scottish lunatic asylum."--Greg Stacy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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168 (Sherlockiana). Hall, Trevor H. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND HIS CREATOR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1978). 0312717180 / 9780312717186 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 155 pages; indexes. 
Collection of eight Sherlockian essays by the "most elegant exponent" of the Higher Criticism of the literature of Baker Street. The chapters examine: Moriarty, Sigmund Freud, chemistry, Yorkshire, T.S. Eliot, Arsene Lupin, origin of SH, spiritualism. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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169 (Sherlockiana). Hardwick, Michael SHERLOCK HOLMES: My Life and Crimes
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. 0385196547 / 9780385196543 First U.S. edition, first printing. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Hardcover. Remainder spray to lower page edges, else fine, in green paper-over-boards with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, as-new dust jacket. Jacket front reproduces ''St Paul's from Ludgate Circus'' by Grimshaw; rear panel ''The Great Falls of Reichenbach'' by Turner. 
Hardwick's third original addition to the Sherlockian saga finds an aging Holmes reflecting on his life and career, with special attention to his rivalry with lifelong enemy Professor Moriarty, and the three missing years after the episode at Reichenbach. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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170 (Simenon, Georges). Bresler, Fenton THE MYSTERY OF GEORGES SIMENON: A Biography
Toronto: General Publishing, (1983). First Canadian edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a few nicks to the rear panel. 
"Mr. Bresler's biography is all that solid journalistic research, interviews with its subject and his wives and children, and a no-nonsense style can make it."--Anthony Burgess. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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171 (Singer, Isaac Bashevis). Hadda, Janet ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER: A Life
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 0195084209 / 9780195084207 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of rear cover, else fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 243 pages, including index. 
"The iridescent charm of Isaac Bashevis Singer is such as to give the slip to the very letters of the alphabet, but Janet Hadda has outtricked the Yiddish trickster in this brief bu wonderfully alive-and-kicking biography."--Jacke Miles. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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172 (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander). Allaback, Steven ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1978). 0800801679 / 9780800801670 First edition. Hardcover. Nearly fine with a hint of shelf wear, in an illustrated dust jacket that shows very light age-toning. 
A biography of the Nobel prize-winning writer. Allaback concentrates mostly on Solzhenitsyn the writer by studying his work, including THE FIRST CIRCLE, THE CANCER WARD and AUGUST 1914. With a selected bibliography. 222 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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173 (Steinbeck, John). Timmerman, John H. THE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPE OF STEINBECK'S SHORT STORIES
Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, (1990). 0806122587 / 9780806122588 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo-portrait of Steinbeck. 
"The first study to make extensive use of Steinbeck's notebooks and ledgers in examining the entire body of the writer's short stories in their chronological development." Notes, bibliography, index. 333 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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174 (Steinbeck, John; Covici, Pascal). Fensch, Thomas STEINBECK AND COVICI: The Story of a Friendship
Middlebury, Vermont: Paul S. Eriksson, (1979). 0839778880 / 9780839778882 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, nearly fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild rubbing. Octavo. 248 pages, including index. 
Major study of the relationship between the Nobel Prize-winning author and his editor, based upon their correspondence. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 (Stendahl). Adams, Robert M. STENDAHL: Notes on a Novelist
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1959). First appearance of this edition. 228 pages. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, mild flecking at upper edges, thus near fine, in full green cloth with silver spine stamping; in an age-toned, rubbed, edgeworn about near fine dust jacket with a diagonal scratch to front panel, short tear to lower rear. 
"Definitively, with super scholarship, Mr. Adams shows Marie Henri Beyle and his alter-ego Stendahl, to be inextricable."--Leo Lerman. "Some of the most penetrating observations on Stendhal that have been made in English...beautifully written."--TLS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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176 (Stevenson, Robert Louis). Steuart, J.A. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Man and Writer, A Critical Biography
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., [undated]. B000856VQE First edition thus: one-volume edition. Hardcover. Very faint spotting to upper page edges and fore-edge, else near fine, in tan cloth with black spine lettering; in a very good minus dark jacket, showing dark offsetting to front and rear panels, and age-darkening to spine panel. 
"The display of facts here...is masterly."--Richard Church. "A quite first-rate biography, now puts in the features missing in the official family portrait."--C.E. Montague. 304 pages, including index. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Stevenson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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177 (Stout, Rex). Baring-Gould, William S. NERO WOLFE OF WEST THIRTY-FIFTH STREET: The Life and Times of America's Largest Detective
New York: The Viking Press, (1969). 0140061940 / 9780140061949 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inked name and date to the half-title page, small bookstore mark to the front endpaper, else near fine in black cloth-backed blue boards, spine titles in blue and silver; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with a few tears and creases. 
A meticulous examination of the life and times of Nero Wolfe, containing insights into Rex Stout's bigger-than-life creation. Octavo. 196 pages; includes a chronology. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 (Stout, Rex). McAleer, John REX STOUT: A Biography
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1977). 0316553409 / 9780316553407 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Name discreetly written to the front pastedown endpaper--hidden by the dust jacket flap, mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine; in a fine, photo-illustrated dust jacket. Thick octavo. 621 pages; indexed. Illustrated with photographs 
Superb biography of the creator of America's largest detective, Nero Wolfe--winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work in 1978. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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179 (Stuart, Jesse). Clarke, Mary Washington JESSE STUART'S KENTUCKY
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1968). 007011238X / 9780070112384 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with blue line bleed-through to the flaps (from old-style jacket protector), and some light creasing to edges of rear panel. 
A biography and critical study of the writer from the hills of Kentucky, including an extended section on his life as a teacher and an advocate for education. 240 pages, awards and honors, bibliographical commentary, books by Stuart, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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180 (Stuart, Jesse). Foster, Ruel E. JESSE STUART
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). 0805707042 / 9780805707045 First edition. Twayne United States Author Series #140. Hardcover. About near fine: light wear to the covers, fading to the blue endpapers, very mildly bumped corner tips, penned addition to the Chronology on page 15; in a lightly worn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Scarce critical study of the life and works of the popular regional author, including sections on his autobiographical writings, poetry, short stories, and novels. 168 pages, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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