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21 (Baudelaire, Charles). Hyslop, Lois Boe CHARLES BAUDELAIRE REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Critical appraisal of the life and works of one of the great masters of French poetry and criticism. Twayne's "World Authors" series # 202. 
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22 (Baudelaire, Charles). Starkie, Enid BAUDELAIRE
(Norfolk, Connnecticut): A New Directions Book, (1958). B0007DF6WM First U.S. revised edition. ''Definitive'' reworking of a book originally issued in 1933 by Putnam. Hardcover. A whisper of wear at the spine ends, else fine, in turquoise cloth shelfback over gray boards; in a lightly rubbed, mildly worn, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to upper rear panel. [623] pages. 
Essential study of "the man who produced what's arguably the most celebrated collection of verse in the history of modern poetry" by the Irish-born critic of French literature. "Baudelaire lived deep inside of her soul."--Richard Oxman. 
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23 (Bennett, Arnold). Barker, Dudley WRITER BY TRADE: A PORTRAIT OF ARNOLD BENNETT
New York: Atheneum, 1966. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a like photo-illustrated dust jacket. 
A biography of the popular author of OLD WIVE'S TALE and ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS, drawing upon previously unpublished documents, letters and personal reminscences. Illustrated with photographs. 
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24 (Berger, Thomas). Landon, Brooks THOMAS BERGER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805775404 / 9780805775402 First edition, first printing. Twayne's United States Authors Series # 550. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 143 pages, including notes, bibliography, index. 
An accessible introduction to the author of LITTLE BIG MAN, CRAZY IN BERLIN and ARTHUR REX. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 (Blake, William). Adams, Hazard, editor CRITICAL ESSAYS ON WILLIAM BLAKE
Boston: G.K. Hall Co. , (1991). 0816188572 / 9780816188574 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 214 pages; selected bibliography, and an index. 
Stresses the disparity between the attitudes toward Blake's art and poetry in his own time and those of modern literary critics and art historians. An entry in the "Critical Essays on British Literature" series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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26 (Blake, William). de Sola Pinto, Vivian, collected and edited by THE DIVINE VISION: Studies in the Poetry and Art of William Blake, born November 28th, 1757
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957. B0007J1NC8 First edition, first printing. Illustrated, with fold-out frontispiece reproduction of ''The Cycle of Life'' by Blake. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine printed dust jacket, with age-toning to spine panel and folds, the edges reinforced from within with adhesive labels. 
Bicentenary collection of essays by scholars from three continents, dealing with Blake's early lyrics, his major epics, and Blake as a pictorial artist. Introductory poem by Walter de la Mare (his last), written specially for this volume. 
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27 (Blake, William). Grant, John E., editor DISCUSSIONS OF WILLIAM BLAKE
Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, (1961). First edition. Trade Paperback. A near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
A collection of essays by various critics, edited with an introduction by John E. Grant, from the Discussions of Literature series. Tall trade paperback. 114 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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28 (Blake, William). Weathers, Winston, editor THE TYGER
Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, (1969). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. A fine unread copy perfect-bound in wraps. 
The Charles E. Merrill Literary Casebook Series; edited by Edward P.J. Corbett. The casebook contains the text of the poem, a number of critical articles on the work, and suggestions for further reading. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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29 (Blake, William). Wicksteed, Joseph BLAKE'S INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE: A Study of the Songs and Manuscripts "Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul"
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1928 First U.S. edition. Green cloth with spine stamped in gilt and front cover blind-embossed with a miniature vignette of a Blake engraving. Hardcover. Very good plus with a hint of fading to spine, some wear to spine head, edges and corner tips, a very faint corner crease across about 80 pages, and previous owner's signature to front free endpaper. 
A stout, impressively detailed and illustrated study of Blake's central work, studded with black-and-white reproductions of the plates, photographs of manuscript pages, and 4 color facsimile pages. A model of critical devotion and diligence. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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31 (Boll, Henrich). Conard, Robert C. UNDERSTANDING HEINRICH BOLL
(Columbia, South Carolina): University of South Carolina Press, (1991). 0872497798 / 9780872497795 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine decorated dust jacket. 182 pages; bibliography and an index. 
Presentation copy, inscribed to economist John Elliott (who is mentioned in the acknowledgment page), and SIGNED and dated by the author. Laid in are several SIGNED holograph letters from the author and a xerox copy of an article. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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32 (Borges, Jorge Luis). Edited and with photographs by Willis Barnstone BORGES AT EIGHTY: Conversations
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1982). 0253166268 / 9780253166265 First edition, first printing. Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the editor, Willis Barnstone. Hardcover. Mild rubbing wear to the shelf edges, else near fine in black cloth with spine titles stamped in metallic red; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 176 pages; black-and-white photographs. 
In the wide-ranging dialogues collected in this volume, the author's thoughts are evoked through the perceptive questioning of Willis Barnstone, John Coleman, Alastair Reid, Dick Cavett, and others. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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33 (Bowles, Paul). Hibbard, Alan PAUL BOWLES: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805783180 / 9780805783186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No. 46 in Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction. 
First full-length study of Bowles's short stories. Appends interviews with Bowles, a sampling of critical appraisals (by such noteworthies as Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, Ned Rorem and Leslie Fiedler), chronology, bibliography. 
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34 (Brand, Max). Bloodworth, William A. MAX BRAND
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 080577646X / 9780805776461 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in near dust jacket. Illustrated with frontispiece photo of Brand. 
Number 641 in Twayne's United States Authors Series. 
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35 (Bridgers, Sue Ellen). Hipple, Ted PRESENTING SUE ELLEN BRIDGERS
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket decorated with photo portrait of Bridgers. 
Biographical and critical study of the author of HOME BEFORE DARK, SARA WILL, and NOTES FOR ANOTHER LIFE. Twayne United States Authors Series #563: Young Adult Authors. With notes, bibliography and index. 
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36 (Browning, Robert). Gibson, Mary Ellis CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ROBERT BROWNING
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1992). 0816188610 / 9780816188611 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. The hint of a crease to spine (production flaw), else fine, fresh, as-new, in maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Collection of essays primarily concerned with the variety of cultural approaches to Browning by the contemporary critical community; introduction by Gibson. 275 pages, including index. 
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37 (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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38 (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. 
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39 (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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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40 (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. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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