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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 (Burgess, Anthony). Lewis, Roger ANTHONY BURGESS: A Biography
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2004). 0312322518 / 9780312322519 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 434 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts in a center gallery. 
"There are passages of such brilliance--especially when he rails against his subject, whom he has come to hate...that I found it exhilarating... Lewis is a mad obsessive, more of a stalker than a biographer."--New Statesman. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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23 (Burnett, Frances Hodgson). Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT: Beyond the Secret Garden
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, (1990). 0822549050 / 9780822549055 Third printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial boards and dust jacket. A life of the Victorian children's author for juvenile readers. Extensive quotations from Burnett's works are woven into a text generously illustrated with drawings and never-before published photographs. 
A lovely introduction to the creator of LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, THE LITTLE PRINCESS and THE SECRET GARDEN whose already soaring popularity has reached new heights with the recent stage and film adaptations of her books. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 (Burroughs, John). Barrus, Clara, M.D. JOHN BURROUGHS: Boy and Man
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920. First edition, first printing. In green cloth with gilt spine titles. Hardcover. Bumping to lower corner tips and lower text block (quite substantial to rear corner), very mild wear at the extremities, 1920-dated gift inscription to front endsheet, shallow scoring to lower page edges, thus very good; no dust jacket. 
Biography of the pioneering American naturalist and nature writer. Title-page of this copy SIGNED by Burroughs and by author Barrus. With illustrations from photographs and coloured plates. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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26 (Burroughs, William S.) Miles, Barry WILLIAM BURROUGHS: El Hombre Invisible, A Portrait
New York: (Hyperion), (1993). 1562828487 / 9781562828486 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning. Virtually as-new. 263 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
"Traces autobiographical parallels in Burroughs's work and examines his friendships with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Brion Gysin, among others...especially valuable for its coverage of the complex textual history of Burroughs's work."--Wm. Gargan. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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27 (Burroughs, William S.). Caveney, Graham GENTLEMAN JUNKIE: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). 0316137251 / 9780316137256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards with matching endpapers; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a photo of Burroughs by Marcia Resnick. With a bibliography and index. 
A unique biography of the author of NAKED LUNCH. Packed with period photos of Burroughs and fellow Beat writers, all presented in an appealing, collage fashion. Described as "less a biography than a 'chronology of the Burroughs phenomenon.'" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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28 (Cabell, James Branch). Davis, Joe Lee JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1962). 0805701206 / 9780805701203 Reprint. Twayne United States Author Series: TUSAS 21. With listing of Twayne titles on reverse of dust jacket. Hardcover. Hint of discoloration to the dark blue endsheets (as usual), mild age-toning to pages, light rubbing to front cover eagle device, else fine, in blue binding with gilt stamping; in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
Objective in method and impartial in tone, this study of the eccentric Virginia fantasist reveals Cabell to be a writer of great versatility and originality. 174 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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29 (Cabell, James Branch). MacDonald, Edgar JAMES BRANCH CABELL AND RICHMOND-IN-VIRGINIA
Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, (1993). 08705622X First edition. Fine in a photo-pictorial jacket. Index, works cited. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
The reputation of the unique fabulist, quintessential Virginian, and one-time household literary name has been in eclipses for decades, and this definitive biography seeks to restore to Cabell the recognition the author believes he deserves. 373 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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30 (Cain, James M.) Madden, David JAMES M. CAIN
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1970). 0805701281 / 9780805701289 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt titles and decorations to front cover and to spine; in a near fine very mildly rubbed dust jacket. Octavo. 200 pages; references; selected bibliography; and index. 
Madden, a highly acclaimed literary critic, poet, novelist, and playwright, not only offers a biography but also examines Cain's work in relation to other hard-boiled writers, explains a popular career success, and reveals why Cain's technique was unique. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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31 (Carriere, Eugene). Bantens, Robert James EUGENE CARRIERE: His Work and His Influence
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835713296 / 9780835713290 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in beige illustrated cloth, titled in black; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 271 pages; appendices, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Studies in the Fine Arts: The Avant-Garde, No. 29. Frontispiece. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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32 (Carver, Raymond). Stull, William L. & Carroll, Maureen P. REMEMBERING RAY: A Composite Biography of Raymond Carver
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1993). 0884963705 / 9780884963707 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Faint corner crease to front cover and first few leaves, else fine in color-illustrated wraps. Trade-sized paperback. 
"Forty contributors chart the tortuous course of Carver's two lives: the first all but destroyed by poverty and alcoholism, the second redeemed by love and growing fame." Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, William Kitteredge, Jay McInerney. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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33 (Chandler, Raymond). Spier, Jerry RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1981). 0804428263 / 9780804428262 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cream linen with black titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Unusually fresh and clean. Octavo. 166 pages; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Following the acclaimed biography of Ross MacDonald, Spier again draws on his extensive knowledge of the detective novel in Los Angeles. This critical work sheds light on the source for the novels by examining Chandler's life, styles and philosophies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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34 (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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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35 (Chesnutt, Charles Waddell). Keller, Frances Richardson AN AMERICAN CRUSADE: The Life of Charles Waddell Chesnutt
(Provo, Utah): Brigham Young University Press, (1978). 0842408376 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in maroon cloth with gilt lettering; in a near fine, lightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket. 304 pages. 
"A thorough, well-documented study that should counter the underestimation and neglect of this important figure in American literature and race relations."--Sterling A. Brown. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliographical references and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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36 (Christie, Agatha). Gill, Gillian AGATHA CHRISTIE: The Woman and Her Mysteries
New York: The Free Press/A Division of MacMillan Publishing, (1990). B000GLI8J8 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with gilt spine titles; in an about near fine, lightly worn, somewhat age-toned, photo-pictorial dust jacket, that shows a few tiny edge tears. 
"If you have ever wondered how a Victorian lady got to be the most widely read author in the twentieth century, here is a book that will tell you how it happened. A spellbinder from page one."--John McAleer. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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37 (Christie, Agatha). Keating, H.R.F., editor AGATHA CHRISTIE: First Lady of Crime
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977). Second printing. SIGNED by Keating at his essay, ''Hercule Poirot--A Companion Portrait,'' page 205 and by Brand at page 193, ''Miss Marple, A Portra Hardcover. Pages show the expected mild tanning, else this is a near fine copy in pictorial dust jacket with a hint of edgewear and some light age-toning. Index. Christie chronology. 
Fascinating compendium of articles about Christie by a dozen distinguished mystery authors, critics and film/theatre historians, including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, Emma Lathen, Celia Fremlin, Colin Watson, Dorothy Hughes. Generously illustrated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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38 (Christie, Agatha). Morgan, Janet AGATHA CHRISTIE: A Biography
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. 039452554X / 9780394525549 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered bugg cloth over pale brown boards; in a mildly age-toned, else fine illustrated dust jacket with color photo-portrait of Christie. 
Authorized biography hailed by Antonia Fraser as "masterly and gripping" and written with a "verve and lucidity worthy of Dame Agatha." Illustrated with 24 b&w photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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39 (Christie, Agatha). Robyns, Gwen THE MYSTERY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. 0385126239 / 9780385126236 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: lighly used and somewhat worn, remainder sprayed to the lower page edges; in a very good, lightly worn and somewhat soiled, illustrated dust jacket. 
Bio of the bestselling mystery author. 247 pages, indexed. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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40 (Clarke, Arthur C.). Olander, Joseph D. and Grenberg, Martin Harry, editors ARTHUR C. CLARKE
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to the top page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in dust jacket with a lightly faded spine, several tiny tears with attending creases to the upper rear panel, and with a one-inch creased snag to the fore-edge of the front panel. 
Nine erudite contributors compile this exploration of Clarke through his works. A volume from the WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SERIES. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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