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Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1952. 0804617392 / 9780804617390 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, as expected, else fine, in green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket that is age-darkened and offset, especially to the spine panel. 
"The engrossing story of a frustrated and singularly inept New York spinster who became enamored with the writings and later the person of Thomas Hardy."--Philo Calhoun. 264 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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82 (Hardy, Thomas). Weber, Carl J., edited with an introduction and notes by LETTERS OF THOMAS HARDY: Transcribed from the Original Autographs Now in the Colby College Library
Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1954. First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by Weber to the front endpaper. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth, spine titles gilt; in a shelfworn pictorial dust jacket with chips, tears, and some creases to the edges. 
Tall octavo. An assemblage of Hardiana, in the form of letters, that provide an insight into the entire literary career of the English novelist and poet. 126 pages; indexed. Illustrated with plates; including portraits, photographs, and facsimiles. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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83 (Hearn, Lafcadio). Murray, Paul A FANTASTIC JOURNEY: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn
Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent: Japan Library, (1993). 1873410239 / 9781873410233 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to the pages, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"This engaging work tells a story of great intrinsic interest. It has much for those intrigued by the life and culture of Japan and also for the many students of the Anglo-Irish literary tradition."--PW. 379 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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84 (Hearst, William Randoph). Procter, Ben WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST: The Early Years 1863-1910
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 1195112776 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black linen over tweed boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 345 pages; 22 illustrations; annotation notes; and index. 
An authoritative account of Hearst's career in newspapers and politics, written with a broad narrative sweep and based on previously unpublished letters and manuscripts. Proctor shows that Hearst's papers were innovative and challenging. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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85 (Hecht, Ben). Fetherling, Doug THE FIVE LIVES OF BEN HECHT
(Toronto, Canada): Lester and Orpen Limited, (1977). 0919630855 / 9780919630857 First edition. Dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the author to the title-page, with an inscription to producer-director Fletcher Markle. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards stamped in gilt to the spine; frontis-photo of Hecht; in a very faintly rubbed illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of crimping to spine crown, tiny tear to spine heel. 228 pages; Hecht bibliography, Hecht filmography, index. 
The journalist, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, from his days as a Chicago reporter in the 1920s to his reign as the highest paid scenarist in Hollywood. Laid in: SIGNED note from the author to Markle, thanking him for sharing his memories of Hecht. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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86 (Hellman, Lillian and Hammett, Dashiell). Mellen, Joan HELLMAN AND HAMMETT: The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett
(New York): Harper CollinsPublishers, (1996). 006018339X / 9780060183394 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"This is the book that biographers of Hellman and Hammett have been trying to write for twenty years."--Richard Layman. "Stunning dual biography...not to be missed."--Deirdre Bair. Notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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87 (Hemingway, Ernest). Arnold, Lloyd R. HEMINGWAY HIGH ON THE WILD
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1977). 0448142902 / 9780448142906 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 163 pages, index. 
Frontispiece and title-page a b&w photograph of Hemingway fishing, eighty-four additional b&w photographs. Hemingway went to Sun Valley, Idaho almost every winter for the last twenty years of his life. This is the story as told by his friend, Arnold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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88 (Hemingway, Ernest). Isabelle, Julanne HEMINGWAY'S RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
New York: Chip's Bookshop, Booksellers & Publishers, [undated]. 0912378026 / 9780912378022 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan cloth with gilt spine stamping; no dust jacket, as issued. 114 pages, including notes, bibliography. 
Chapter headings include: Hemingway's Protestant Tradition; Hemingway's Catholic Tradition; Hemingway's General Religious View; Hemingway, The Man, and His Relation to Death, et alia. Originally issued by Vantage Press in 1964. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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89 (Hemingway, Ernest). Leff, Leonard J. HEMINGWAY AND HIS CONSPIRATORS: Scribners, Hollywood, and the Making of an American Legend
Lanham/Boulder/New York/Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., (1997). 0847685446 / 9780847685448 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Mild crease to rear cover, else fine, in comb-bound cardstock covers, small quarto format. 
"'I want, like hell, to get published,' the unknown Parisian expatriate confessed to a correspondent in 1923...Leff suggests that to do so, Hemingway made a Faustian deal with popular culture."--Kirkus. 243 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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90 (Hemingway, Ernest). Nagel, James, editor ERNEST HEMINGWAY: The Writer in Context
(Madison, Wisconsin): The University of Wisconsin Press, (1984). 0299097404 / 9780299097400 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Sill in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
A collection of twelve original essays, grouped by theme, that offer a new appreciation of Ernest Hemingway's life and art. Includes an essay by Tom Stoppard. 246 pages; list of contributors; and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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91 (Himes, Chester). Sallis, James CHESTER HIMES: A Life
New York: Walker & Co., (2001). 0802713629 / 9780802713629 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
First published in the U.K. in 2000 by Payback Press. "In this major literary biography, acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist James Sallis explores Himes' life like never before."--publisher's blurb. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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92 (Hopkins, Gerard Manley). Hunter, Jim GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
London: Evans Brothers Limited, (1972). 023744688X / 9780237446888 Second reprint, so stated on copyright page. In the Literature in Perspective series. Hardcover. Penned name and address to pastedown, foxing to upper page edges, thus very good, in gray cloth with gilt spine stamping; in an age-darkened, near fine dust jacket. 160 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Analyzes in detail nearly every major poem Hopkins wrote; chapters are devoted to the poet's experiments in style and diction; to his versification; to his use of words and word-order; to his selection of imagery. Biographical introduction. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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93 (Hovey, Richard). Macdonald, Allan Houston RICHARD HOVEY: Man & Craftsman
[Durham, North Carolina]: Duke University Press, 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner tip lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn pictorial dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears. 265 pages; works consulted, and an index. Photographic frontispiece. 
Full-length portrait of Richard Hovey (1864-1900), the gifted American lyricist, poet, journalist, and one of the first American disciples and translators of Maeterlinck. Contains an excellent bibliography of Hovey's works, compiled by Edward C. Lathem. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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94 (Howells, William Dean). Crowley, John W. THE BLACK HEART'S TRUTH: The Early Career of W.D. Howells
Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, (1985). 0807816329 / 9780807816325 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in charcoal cloth with silver spine lettering; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Psychological biography, with its sensitive readings of the major fiction through A MODERN INSTANCE, sees Howells confronting Freudian issues, without Freudian constructs, at the beginning of the Freudian age."--David J. Nordloh. 192 pages, indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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95 (Innes, Michael). Stewart, J.I.M. MYSELF AND MICHAEL INNES: A Memoir
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1988). 0393025934 / 9780393025934 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a very nearly fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. With black-and-white photos and an index. 206 pp. 
Innes was the pseudonym for John Innes Mackintosh Stewart who wrote some fifty mystery novels. This is his autobiography detailing his life as writer and professor. Innes' most popular characters were detective John Appleby and painter Honeybath. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 (James, Henry). Boren, Lynda S. EURYDICE RECLAIMED: Language, Gender, and Voice in Henry James
Ann Arbor/London: UMI Research Press, (1989). 0835720268 / 9780835720267 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
"Traces James's evolution away from conventional narrative into a mode that draws its strength from the human voice, and is, in essence, operatic." Notes, bibliography, index. 145 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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97 (James, Henry). Gordon, Lyndall A PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY JAMES: Two Women and His Art
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1999). 0393047113 / 9780393047110 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket that has been neatly price-clipped by the publisher. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock. 
Exploration of the influence on James of "two independent, fiercely intelligent women": Minny Temple and Constance Fenimore Woolson. "Imaginative, risky...a magnificent, important book."--Literary Review. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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98 (James, Henry; James, William; James, Alice). Lewis, R.W.B. THE JAMESES: A FAMILY NARRATIVE
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1991). 0374178615 / 9780374178611 Book club edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Traces the origins, development, and flowering of perhaps the most outstanding intellectual family America has ever produced. Crown octavo. 675 pages, plus index. 32 pages of illustrations. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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99 (Johnson, Samuel). Greene, Donald SAMUEL JOHNSON: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall & Co., (1989). 0805769625 / 9780805769623 First revised edition. Twayne's English Author Series, #95. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, notes, reference, bibliography, index. Frontis-portrait of Johnson. 
Greene's revised study examines the entire range of the 18th century giant's work; separate chapters on each phase of Johnson's writing career, assessments of his moral and political attitudes, and a chapter on his continued relevance. Out-of-print. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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100 (Johnson, Samuel). Schwartz, Richard B. BOSWELL'S JOHNSON: A Preface to the "Life"
(Madison, Wisconsin): University of Wisconsin Press, (1978). 029907630X / 9780299076306 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
An ambitious modern commentary on the most famous biography ever published. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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