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21 (Browning, Robert). Peterson, William S. BROWNING'S TRUMPETER: The Correspondence of Robert Browning and Frederick J Furnival 1872-1889
Washington, D.C. Decatur House Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Authoritative, scholarly edition of letters between the poet and the father of modern English studies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 (Bukowski, Charles; David Barker). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 94
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by David Barker; this being #43. Fine in staplebound illustrated beige wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 2 with three contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Of Course," "Swinging From the Dumb Hook," "Promenade"), a special center section of David Barker poems, and poems by Gerald Locklin, et alia. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 (Bukowski, Charles; S.K. Morgan). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 96
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by S.K. Morgan; this is #49. Mild age-toning, else fine in staplebound illustrated pale blue wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 4 with two contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Confession," "The Mutilation of the Species"), a special center section of S.K. Morgan poems, and additional poems by thirteen other poets. 
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24 (Burns, Robert). Dent, Alan BURNS IN HIS TIME
(London): Nelson, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning to textblock, else fine in a like, price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. With illustrations and decorations by Elizabeth Corsellis; additional reproductions of photos and paintings; printed on coated stock. Indexed. 
Dent sets himself against the uncritical idolaters besotted of their Scots national bard, but not against Burns himself, in this fascinating study of the poet seen against the landscape of Ayrshire in the second half of the eighteenth century. 
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25 (Byron, George Gordon [Noel]). Whittier, Henry S. ECHOES IN THE MIRROR: Facets of Reflection in Don Juan
New York: Peter Lang, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a sturdy sewn laminated boards; issued without dust jacket. 
American University Studies, Series IV: English Language and Literature, Vol. 124. The use of a persona to clarify the poet's artistic method forms the core of this work. 316 pages. 
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26 (Byron, Lord). Garber, Frederick SELF, TEXT, AND ROMANTIC IRONY: The Example of Byron
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1988). 0691067309 / 9780691067308 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 322 pages; Select Bibliography and an index. 

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27 (Camoes, Luiz Vaz De). Bacon, Leonard, translator THE LUSIADS OF LUIZ DE CAMOES
New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown, hairline crack to the inner rear hinge, crack to the inner front hinge--still sound, about very good in green cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a shelfworn, mildly stained, soiled, torn and edge-nicked dust jacket. 
Bacon's objective was to bring "vestiges of the original splendor" with his translation of this grand narrative poem. Mr. Bacon has completed his work with detailed annotations, notes, an explanatory introduction and a preface. 435 pages. 
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28 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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29 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 / 9780805794274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
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30 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
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31 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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32 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 / 9780933784062 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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33 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 8 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1986. 0933784090 / 9780933784093 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews about medieval literature from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on poetic symbolism, medicine in Chaucer's time, and women writers of the Middle Ages. Annotated bibliography, author index, index. 353pp. 
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34 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Howard, Donald R. CHAUCER: His Life, His Works, His World
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987). 052524400X / 9780525244004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine in brown cloth over brown boards, with map-decorated endpapers; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Royal octavo. 636 pages; 16 pages of photos, chronology, references, notes, index. 
Biography of the poet. Three reigns of England are examined through Chaucer's eyes. Winner of the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. 
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35 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Meech, Sanford B. DESIGN IN CHAUCER'S TROILUS
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in decorative cloth and dark blue top-edge coloring; in a dust jacket that shows some minor edge tears, pale discoloration, an internal chip and related snags at upper spine. 529pp. 
A study of the transformation of Boccaccio's FILOSTRATO into Chaucer's love poem TROILUS AND CRISEYDE. Meech examines the text to reveal the similarities and the departures from the original to clarify Chaucer's poetic design. Notes, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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36 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles CHAUCER AND THE FRENCH TRADITION: A Study in Style and Meaning
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1960) Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear, tanning to the spine, scattered pencil-marks to front panel, and internal nicks to the spine. 282pp. 
A study of Chaucer's poetic style, analyzed from a modern perspective, with an emphasis on form and style rather than content. Muscatine creates a new outlook on Chaucer's poetic development, and new interpretations of his major poems. Notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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37 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles POETRY AND CRISIS IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER
Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1972). 0268004595 / 9780268004590 First edition. With folded publisher's advertisement laid in. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, and a tiny nick to upper shelf edge cloth, else near fine in fushia cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Notes, index. 
A collection of four essays from lectures given by Professors Ward and Phillips in 1969 at the University of Notre Dame, that dealt with the issue of the relevance of the study of medieval works, utilizing specific texts to reveal their significance. 
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38 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Payne, F. Anne CHAUCER AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1981). 0299081702 / 9780299081706 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Payne places Chaucer's poems within the Menippean satire genre, which illuminates three of the more difficult works, TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Knight's Tale." Notes, index. 
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39 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Pearcy, Roy J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 4 1982
(Norman, Oklahoma): The New Chaucer Society, 1982. 0933784031 / 9780933784031 First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, spots of soil to the fore-edge of the text block, and mild lean, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to cover, and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on Chaucer's use of punctuation and language, Theban history in TROILUS, and approaches to teaching his works. Bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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40 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Speirs, John CHAUCER THE MAKER
London: Faber and Faber, (1962). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel, and mild wear to the extremities. 
An introduction to Chaucer's life and works, which examines the social background behind his writings, revealing the skill, humor, and humanity contained within the poems. Speirs argues Chaucer is an essential forerunner to later literature. Index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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