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1101 (Weil, Simone). Moulakis, Athanasios SIMONE WEIL AND THE POLITICS OF SELF DENIAL
Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, (1998). 0826211623 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 266 pages; bibliography and index. 
Presents the unfolding of Weil's philosophical life against the backdrop of the political and social conditions of the last days of the Third French Republic, the Spanish Civil War, and the rise and clash of totalitarian ideologies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1102 (Weiler, Milton C.) Zern, Ed, text; Mackey, William J., Jr., foreword THE CLASSIC DECOY SERIES: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C. Weiler; Text by Ed Zern; Foreword by William J. Mackey, Jr.
New York, N.Y.: Winchester Press, 1969. 0876910010 First edition. Issued in an edition of 1000 numbered and SIGNED copies. An unnumbered Publisher's Presentation copy [colophon], SIGNED card laid in. Slight fading to the spine of the portfolio, else near fine in gilt illustrated green stiff wraps, with brown ribbon ties; publisher's slipcase, bearing a printed cover title label, displays some mild wear, soiling, uniform fading, and minor stains. 
Inscribed & SIGNED to the dedication page by artist Milton C. Weiler. The portfolio contains 24 loose color plates of classic decoys, each limited to 1000 copies and finely printed on heavy watercolor stock, accompanied by a descriptive text by Ed Zern. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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1103 (Welch, Denton). De-La-Noy, Michael DENTON WELCH: The Making of a Writer
(Middlesex/New York/Victoria/Ontario/Auckland: Viking, (1984). 0670800562 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in dust jacket decorated with a reproduction of a Welch self-portrait. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
Using original source material from the University of Texas, hundreds of letters from the U.S. and the U.K., De-La-Noy reconstructs the mosaic of Welch's life and works; the author/artist was hailed by Edith Sitwell as "that rare being, a born writer." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1104 (Welles, Orson). Cowie, Peter A RIBBON OF DREAMS: The Cinema of Orson Welles
South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, (1973). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in purple cloth with gilt spine titles; a near fine dust jacket with very light wear and soiling to extremities, mild rubbing to spine, and tiny closed edge tears. An attractive copy. 
Over 100 photos in b&w. This is an exciting analysis of all the director's films, from CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS to THE IMMORTAL STORY, pointing out his cinematic style, the inventiveness of his technique and his own charisma on screen. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1105 (Wellman, William A.) Thompson, Frank T. WILLIAM A. WELLMAN
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. 081081594X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with green metallic titles; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 325 pages; bibliography, filmography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Filmmakers series No. 4, edited by Anthony Slide. With a foreword by Barbara Stanwyck. Frank Thompson is a filmmaker, comedy writer and film historian. This copy is a presentation copy, inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1106 (Wells, H.G.) Coren, Michael THE INVISIBLE MAN: The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells
New York: Atheneum, 1993. 0689121199 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. Indexed. 
Revisionist biography of Wells, drawing upon new material which, according to the publisher, "delves deep into the paradoxes that characterized Wells...the epitome of liberal tolerance who was also a social engineer and thoroughgoing anti-Semite." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1107 (Wells, H.G.) Kemp, Peter H.G. WELLS AND THE CULMINATING APE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). 0312355920 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Kemp traces biological themes through Wells's work, and in so doing "shows the pattern of his thought and brings to light the bizarre workings of a fascinating imagination." Index, bibliography. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1108 (Wells, H.G.) Mackenzie, Norman and Jeanne H.G. WELLS: A Biography
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1973). 671215205 First edition. Hardcover. Small area of mild erasure fade to colored endsheet, hint of wear and soiling, else near fine in black cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in lightly age-toned and edgeworn dust jacket. Index, references, bibliography. 
Massive biographical study, as befits the massive influence of its protean subject, whose contributions--to literature, to the dialogue about the moral consequences of science and of politics, and to genre and popular fiction--are still being measured. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1109 (Wells, H.G.) Murray, Brian H.G. WELLS
New York: Continuum, (1990). 0826404685 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A compact critical biography called by reviewers, "crisp, clear, and entertaining..." and "admirably clear and direct." Bibliography, notes, index. A Frederick Ungar book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1110 (Wells, H.G.) Wells, G.P., editor H.G. WELLS IN LOVE: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography
London: Faber and Faber, (1984). 0571133290 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. Index. 
The secret final volume of Wells's autobiography, too frank to be published in his lifetime, first saw print in this 1984 volume, along with "Introduction to THE BOOK OF CATHERINE WELLS," Wells's account of his marriage; edited and introduced by his son. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1111 (Wells, H.G.) Vallentin, Antonina H.G. WELLS: Prophet of Our Day
New York: The John Day Company, (1950). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with mild foxing to the page edges; bound in red cloth, gilt-lettered to the spine, with Wells bust device embossed in blind to the front cover; in a moderately rubbed, nicked, and age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
"A lively biography, in Gallic vein..." claim the publishers. Translated from the original French by Daphne Woodward. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1112 (Wells, H.G.). Wykes, Alan H.G. WELLS IN THE CINEMA
London: Jupiter, (1977). 0904041174 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. [176] pages.
Presented with more than one-hundred stills, Wykes has written a nostalgic and entertaining history of the films of H.G. Wells, taking us through the major films; the earliest experiments in the filming of stage productions, and the British triumphs. 
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1113 (Welty, Eudora). Marrs, Suzanne THE WELTY COLLECTION: A Guide to the Eudora Welty Manuscripts and Documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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1114 (Wesker, Arnold). Dorman, Reade W. ARNOLD WESKER REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A reexamination of one of the "Angry Young Men" who took the British stage by storm in the 1950's, focusing on the plays written after 1970 and undrscoring his importance in the development of English theatre. Twayne's English Author Series #506. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1115 (West, Jessamyn). Shivers, Alfred S. JESSAMYN WEST, Revised Edition
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This study treats West's complete works, including her eight novels published since the first treatment of the author, JESSAMYN WEST, appeared in 1974. Twayne's United States Author Series #192. 171 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1116 (West, Nathanael). Long, Robert Emmet NATHANAEL WEST
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, (1985). 0804425434 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelf wear. 
An examination of every novel written by the 1930's satirist, focusing on his preoccupations with the theatrical and the grotesque. 202 pages including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1117 (West, Nathaniel). Jackson, Thomas H. TWENTIETH CENTURY INTERPRETATIONS OF MISS LONELYHEARTS
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of critical essays on West's modern classic of despair and alienation, including an essay by William Carlos Williams. Part of Prentice-Hall's Twentieth Century Interpretations series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1118 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard PLUNDER SQUAD
New York: Random House, (1972). 0380699060 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tape stains to the front board, scarred evidence of tape removal to the back board, moisture staining to the upper and lower edges of the rear board, upper page edges stained, else very good; in a very good dust jacket with a dampstain to the rear panel. 
One of Westlake's Parker novels (published as by Stark), which has become a remarkably difficult book to come by. This is not an ex-library copy! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1119 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard COMEBACK
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966610 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
With COMEBACK, Donald E. Westlake was persuaded by family and friends, to resurrect his legendary series of books about a career criminal known only as Parker, last seen in BUTCHER'S MOON (1974). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1120 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard BACKFLASH
(New York, NY): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1988). 0892966629 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. 
"This time, a weirdly motivated retired civil servant, an out-of-control smalltown cop, and some greedy bikers stand in the way of Parker and Co.'s successful removal of $400,000 from the gambling boat."--Dick Adler. 
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1121 (Weyl, Colloque). Lepoutre, G. and Sienko, M.J., editors METAL-AMMONIA SOLUTIONS: Physicochemical Properties
Lille, France/New York, N.Y.: Universitie Catholique/W.A. Benjamin, Inc., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, a hint of rubbing to the spine ends, else near fine in navy-blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine; no dust jacket. 
A volume of papers published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery by Weyl of the solubility of alkali metals in liquid ammonia. 320 pages; figures; appendice; introduction in French by Gerard Lepoutre; and foreword by Charles A. Kraus. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1122 (Wharton, Edith). Erlich, Gloria C. THE SEXUAL EDUCATION OF EDITH WHARTON
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1992). 0520075838 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Exploration of the effects of surrogate mothering on the life and work of Edith Wharton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1123 (White, Benjamin F.) Thomas, Mifflin ON THE CLIPPER SHIP KATHAY: The Journal of Seaman Benjamin F. White on a Voyage to Australia and China in 1856
Santa Barbara, California: Seacoast Press, 1990. 0960753044 First edition, first printing: limited to one hundred numbered copies, of which this is #92. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in gilt-lettered sea-blue cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated with figures and photographs. 
Diary of a young New Englander's experiences and feelings during a ten-month passage from New York to Australia to China and back. Followed by a brief history of the Kathay, and a biographical sketch of White. 60 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1124 (White, Patrick). Morley, Patricia A. THE MYSTERY OF UNITY: Theme and Technique in the Novels of Patrick White
Montreal: McGill-Queen's University, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of White's novels tracing recurrent themes and devices, attempting to show how the pattern of imagery evokes White's vision of a cosmic unity. Black-and-white illustration to cover. 251 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1125 (White, Patrick). Williams, Mark. PATRICK WHITE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312089902 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An in-depth study of the Australian Nobel Prize-winner's novels, their ongoing themes and recurring devices. 185 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1126 (Whitman, Walt). Knapp, Bettina L. WALT WHITMAN
New York: A Frederick Ungar Book/Continuum, (1993). 0826405665 First edition, first printing. In the Literature and Life: American Writers series. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bio-critical study of "the poet of city and country, the poet of time and space, the poet of American and the world." 240 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1127 (Whitman, Walt). Loving, Jerome WALT WHITMAN: The Song of Himself
Berkeley, University Of Southern California Press, (1999). 05202141277 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In the first full-length critical biography of Whitman in more than forty years, Loving makes use of recently unearthed archival evidence and newspaper writings to fashion what many scholars are calling a milestone. Notes, index. 568 pp., illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1128 (Whitman, Walt). Morris, Roy, Jr. THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
For three years, Whitman immersed himself in the devastation of his country's civil war, tending to legions of sick and wounded soldiers, and recording his experience with an immediacy and a compassion "unequalled in wartime literature." Notes, index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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1129 (Wilbur, Richard). Hill, Donald RICHARD WILBUR
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1967). 0805708006 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock lightly tanned, as expected, near fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
Detailed, paraphrase-centered interpretative study of the American poet, whose renderings of Moliere's works into English are among the most admired and oft-produced verse translations in the history of the art. Notes, chronology, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1130 (Wilde, Oscar). Hoare, Philip OSCAR WILDE'S LAST STAND
New York: Arcade Publishing, (1998). 1559704233 Second printing of the First North American edition. Hardcover. Mild bumping to corner tips, else fine, in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 250 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
"Detailed history of the once-notorious Maud Allan case--in which the famous dancer launched an action against the maverick right-wing demagogue Noel Pemberton Billing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance in Wilde's SALOME."--Simon Callow. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1131 (Wilder, Billy). Crowe, Cameron CONVERSATIONS WITH WILDER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375406603 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth over black boards, illustrated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in illustrated dust jacket with tiny, insignificant crease to lower edge of front panel. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Crowe to the double-spread title-page. 
Smartly designed, lavishly illustrated with over 650 photos in glorious black-and-white (many never before published), this is a marvelous record of writer/director Crowe's historic interviews with the legendary Hollywood filmmaker. Essential. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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1132 (William, Crown Prince). Jonas, Klaus W.; Bangert, Charles W., translator THE LIFE OF CROWN PRINCE WILLIAM
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1961). First U.K. edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; photo-pictorial dust jacket. Hardcover. Blacked-out area of copyright page (often seen in U.K. editions meant for overseas sale)--off-setting to title-page, sticker ghost to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with fading to spine panel, light edgewear. 
A biography of the former heir to the German throne who lived under the regime of the Kaiser, the Weimar Republic, and the Nazi Third Reich. 252 pages, thirty-eight b&w plates printed on coated stock inserts, bibliography, and an index of names. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1133 (Williams, Tennesse). Falk, Signi L. TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1961). B0006AXBDC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inscribee's name to the front endpaper, else very good plus; in a very good plus price-clipped and lightly rubbed dust jacket with tiny edge chips and short tears to the shelf edges. Twayne's United States Authors Series #10. 
An excellent literary biography that shows some of Williams sources for character and play development. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 224 pages; chronology; notes and references; primary and secondary bibliography; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1134 (Williams, Tennessee). Jackson, Esther Merle THE BROKEN WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Madison and Milwaukee: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with pale foxing to the page edges; in a price-clipped dust jacket that exhibits a few dots of faint foxing. A nice copy. 
Jackson argues that Williams addresses the major ideas of his time and translates profound meaning into theatrical language. She makes this argument through critically analyzing the major characteristics of his dramatic form. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1135 (Williams, Tennessee). Vannatta, Dennis TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805783040 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in light blue cloth, in a fine printed dust jacket. Octavo. 142 pages; chronology, bibliography, index. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Tennessee Williams. 
A study of Williams' short stories presented in chronological order. Vannatta traces the development of characteristic motifs: sensitive loners, passion and violence, and compares them to the better known plays. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1136 (Williams, W.C.). Gish, Robert F. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very slight shelf wear. 
Gish uses William's credo of "No ideas but in things" to reveal the symbolic importance Williams accorded the written word in his prose, focusing on short works such as "In the American Grain." Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #10. 213 pages, index. 
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1137 (Williams, W.C.). Miki, Roy THE PREPOETICS OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: KORA IN HELL
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835714764 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. 
A study of William's poetry focusing on his early work KORA IN HELL: Improvisations. UMI Research Press's Studies in Modern Literature # 32. 207 pages including index. 
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1138 (Williams, William Carlos). Whitaker, Thomas R. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). First edition. TUSAS 143. Hardcover. Mild fading to the endpapers, else fine in gilt titled and decorated blue cloth; in a lightly rubbed and age-toned dust jacket. 
First full-length critical assessment of the poetry and prose of William Carlos Williams. 183 pages; notes and references, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1139 (Wilson, Edmund). Meyers, Jeffrey EDMUND WILSON: A Biography
Boston/New York: A Peter Davison Book/Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 0395689937 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
"A fascinating exploration of a period and the man who probably personified its critical intelligence and--most of the time--its artistic conscience."--Arthur Miller. 554 pages, including index. 
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1140 (Wilson, Edmund). Wain, John, editor AN EDMUND WILSON CELEBRATION
(Oxford): Phaidon, (1978). 0714818453 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 182 pages; indexed. 
Contributors include David Flusser, Andrew Harvey, Clive James, Alfred Kazin, Bette Crouse Mele, Helen Muchnic, Edith Oliver, Peter Sharratt, John Updike, John Wain, Angus Wilson, Larzer Ziff. Includes a checklist of Edmund Wilson's books. 
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1141 (Wilson, Edmund). Wilson, Rosalind Baker NEAR THE MAGICIAN: A Memoir of My Father, Edmund Wilson
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1989). 1555843425 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs on coated stock. 
Intimate portrait of the critical giant which, in addition to limning one of the most influential intellectual figures of our time, evokes a uniquely American literary set, and offers an affectionate, thoughtful homage from a loving daughter. 
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1142 (Wilson, Woodrow). Smith, Gene WHEN THE CHEERING STOPPED: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson
Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books Inc., (1982). 0809436701 Reprint. A Time Reading Program Special Edition. Hardcover. Very faint creases to a few leaves at front, thus very nearly fine, in red binding with gilt lettering and rules to the front cover and spine, uniform to the series; no dust jacket. 295 pages, sixteen b&w photographs, bibliography, notes, and an index. 
A biography of the twenty-seventh President which focuses on the relationship between Wilson and his second wife Edith Bolling Wilson, whom he married while in office, and how she assumed much more control as her husband fell ill at the end of his term. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1143 (Wister, Owen; Remington, Frederic). Vorpahl, Ben Merchant; foreword by Wallace Stegner MY DEAR WISTER: The Frederic Remington-Owen Wister Letters
Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, (1972). 0910118248 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, with a tiny dot of stain to upper page edges, in terra cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed, mildly soiled dust jacket. 343 pages, including index. 
Illustrated with photos, reproductions of Remington art, and facsimiles of his illustrated letters, an examination of the unusual friendship between these two cultural giants of the American West. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Vorpahl. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1144 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Connolly, Joseph P.G. WODEHOUSE
(London): Thames and Hudson, (1987). 0500274665 First edition thus with revisions. Fine in glossy color-pictorial wraps. Quarto. 160 pages; indexed. 
A celebration of the creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster with liberal quotations from his letters and short extracts from his novels, augmented by 104 photographic illustrations. This literary biography contains a complete annotated bibliography of PGW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1145 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Day, Barry & Tony Ring P.G. WODEHOUSE: In His Own Words
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585673935 Reprint. A volume in Overlook's splendid The Collector's Wodehouse. Hardcover. Fine, a new book; in a fine, new, illustrated dust jacket, with the distinctive jacket art of Andrzej Klimowski. 
Beautifully illustrated and full of the brilliant wordplay and hilarity that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this is the perfect companion to Overlook's sumptuous Wodehouse collection. Octavo. 300 pages. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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1146 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Gould, Charles E., Jr. THE TOAD AT HARROW: P.G. Wodehouse in Perspective
London: (James H. Heineman), 1982. 0870081020 First edition. One of 500 copies printed. Fine in printed, stapled wraps. 10-page chapbook. Quarto. 
Number Three in a series of monographs on P.G. Wodehouse. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1147 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Green, Benny P.G. WODEHOUSE: A Literary Biography
New York, New York: The Rutledge Press, (1981). 0831768630 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to endsheets, else fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows mild age-toning, light edgewear. 256 pages, including index. 
"Green chronicles the events that influenced his life, as well as the likes and dislikes that characterized Wodehouse, by exploring his stories and explaining the various fictionalized characters in relation to their real life counterparts." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1148 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Murphy, Norman A TRUE AND FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE WODEHOUSE SOCIETY ON THEIR PILGRIMAGE JULY 1989
New York: J.H. Heineman, Inc., 1990. 0870080741 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in plum binding with gilt lettering and rules; no dust jacket, as issued. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 

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1149 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard PLUM SAUCE: A P.G. Wodehouse Companion
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585674419 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in two-tone gray-over-black boards, with silver spine lettering and publisher's emblem blind embossed to front; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Short quarto. 
"An illuminating study for Wodehouse fans. The tone is light, the analysis at one with the comic spirit. Usborne, in literary terms, is a worthy manservant to his master."--The Scotsman. With 74 b&w illustrations. 232 pages. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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1150 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard THE PENGUIN WODEHOUSE COMPANION
(London): Penguin Books, (1988). 0140111654 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Short tear to lower front cover, repaired with cello-tape, owner's name to inside cover, mild spine crease, textblock lightly tanned: a very good plus copy in slick illustrated wraps with cartoon of Wodehouse by David Low. 
Comprises material from Usborne's WODEHOUSE AT WORK and A WODEHOUSE COMPANION. 273 pages, plus ads. Indexed. 
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1151 (Wohlmuth, Sharon J.). Saline, Carol SISTERS
Philadelphia and London: Running Press, (1994). Later printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Oblong quarto. Essays by Carol Saline. Moving black-and-white portraits by Sharon J. Wohlmuth of sisters of many ages and types. 131 pages. 
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1152 (Wojnarowicz, David). Scholder, Amy, editor IN THE SHADOW OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz
New York: Grove Press, (1998). 0802116329 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
David Wojnarowicz (1955-1992)--painter, photographer, filmmaker, performance artist, AIDS activist--was the author of CLOSE TO THE KNIVES, THE WATERFRONT JOURNALS, and MEMORIES THAT SMELL LIKE GASOLINE. 
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1153 (Wolfe, Thomas) Reeves, Paschal THOMAS WOLFE'S ALBATROSS: Race and Nationality in America
Athens: The University of Georgia Press, (1968). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in sapphire blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a very lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 160 pages, including index, notes, bibliography. 
Using unpublished Wolfe material in the Houghton Library, Reeves explores the evolution of Wolfe's thinking on race, and posits a shift in the author's interests from a focus on the individual to a focus on the society that shapes the individual. 
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1154 (Wolfe, Thomas). C. Hugh Holman THE LONELINESS AT THE CORE: Studies in Thomas Wolfe
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1975). 0807100854 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in lime green cloth, in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket that shows some rubbing as expected with this predominantly black jacket. 
Holman is Kenan Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has edited numerous Wolfe titles including THE THOMAS WOLFE READER. In THE LONELINESS, Holman looks at the contrary achievements and failures of Wolfe's writing. 
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1155 (Wolfe, Thomas). Cargill, Oscar and Pollock, Thomas Clark, editors THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS WOLFE AND HOMER ANDREW WATT
Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in salmon cloth with embossed title in black and Washington Square arch device in maroon; in a very nearly fine dust jacket that shows minor age-toning. 
Letters compiled from 1924-1930 between the fledgling intructor, Wolfe and N.Y.U.'s Chairman of the Department of English, Watt. With an introduction by Pollock, Dean of Washington Square College of Arts and Sciences, New York University. 
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1156 (Wolfe, Thomas). Goethals, Thomas R. YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN: A Critical Commentary
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1964). First edition: Stapled pamphlet. Chapbook. Near fine in bright wraps. 56 pages, biographical information, summary of characters, suggested study topics, bibliography. 
A volume in the Study*Master Chapter Notes and Critical Commentaries series. A guide for studying Wolfe's YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN with an analysis of the plot structure and a critical appraisal. 
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1157 (Wonder, Stevie). Love, Dennis & Brown, Stacy BLIND FAITH: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder's Mother
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). 0684869799 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A biography of Lula Hardaway, mother of musician Stevie Wonder, detailing her childhood in poverty and an abusive marriage, from which she fled to Detroit to gain her independence and raise her three sons. 
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1158 (Woo, John). Hall, Kenneth E. JOHN WOO: The Films
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1999). 0786406194 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with white lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated. 
Both richly analytic and appealingly anecdotal, this is a literate, readable and perceptive study of the dynamic Hong Kong action director who has made the leap into helming big-budget, top-star Hollywood blockbusters. 239 pages, including index. 
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1159 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP: A John Locke Mystery
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This copy is inscribed and SIGNED to mystery writer John Ball, "a man I'm very proud to be able to call a friend, with affection & respect. Jack Barnao, (AKA Ted Wood)." His first mystery as Jack Barnao, HAMMERLOCKE, received considerable praise. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1160 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP
New York: Scribner's, (1997). 0684187825 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in gilt-lettered lavender cloth shelfback over orange-red boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A John Locke mystery. This copy fondly inscribed to fellow mystery writer, John Ball, author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, and SIGNED by the author, Barnao ("AKA Ted Wood") to the title-page. 
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1161 (Woodward, C. Vann). Roper, John Herbert C. VANN WOODWARD: Southerner
Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
This influential Southern historian wrote the civil rights masterpiece, THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW, which was very controversial in his native South. 393 pages, appendices, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1162 (Woolf, Virginia). Alexander, Peter F. LEONARD AND VIRGINA WOOLF: A Literary Partnership
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1992). 031209082X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A study of the relationship between Leonard and Virginia Woolf focusing on the influence they had on each other's writing. With an introduction by the author, photographs, notes, select bibliography and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1163 (Woolf, Virginia). Maika, Patricia VIRGINIA WOOLF'S BETWEEN THE ACTS AND JANE HARRISON'S CON/SPIRACY
Ann Arbor/ London: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835718182 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in beige cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 92 pages; notes, bibliography, and an ind
A revision of the author's Simon Fraser University thesis. A feminist study. 
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1164 (Woolf, Virginia). McCluskey, Kathleen REVERBERATIONS: Sound and Structure in the Novels of Virginia Woolf
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1986). 0835717100 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in illustrated and lettered tan cloth; without dust jacket as issued. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. Octavo. 146 pages; indexed. 
Studies in Modern Literature: Number 54. Revision of the thesis (Ph.D.)--Brandeis University, 1983. 
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1165 (Woolf, Virginia). Spilka, Mark VIRGINIA WOOLF'S QUARREL WITH GRIEVING
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, (1980). 0803241208 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Psycho-literary study of Woolf's novels and autobiographical writings. Octavo. 142 pages; notes, bibliography, and index. 
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1166 (Woolf, Virginia). Vogler, Thomas A., edited by TWENTIETH CENTURY INTERPRETATIONS OF TO THE LIGHTHOUSE: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1970). B000K1UOBO First edition, first printing: Paperbound issue. Hardcover. Text tanning, as expected, else fine in illustrated wraps. Octavo. 114 pages; notes and bibliography. 
Fourteen far-ranging essays on Virginia Woolf's TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, with the classic novel's characterizations, view of time, form and structure, and approach to sexuality, etc., discussed by well-known critics, David Daiches, F.R. Leavis, et al. 
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1167 (Woolf, Virginia). Woodring, Carl VIRGINIA WOOLF
New York & London: Columbia University Press, 1966. First edition. Volume 18 in the Columbia Essays on Modern Writers series. Chapbook. Creases to the front cover, else a near fine copy in illustrated stapled wraps that are lightly age-toned. 47 pages, selected bibliography. 
Woodring, a Professor of English at Columbia University, offers a biographical overview and a detailed reading of Woolf's major works in this chapbook essay which includes a comparison with contemporaries. 
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1168 (Woolman, John). Rosenblatt, Paul JOHN WOOLMAN
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1969). 0805708367 First edition. The half-title page SIGNED by the author, Rosenblatt, with a fond personal inscription to noted bookman Lawrence Clark Powell. Hardcover. Mild fading to the endpapers, pages lightly age-toned, thus near fine; in a dust jacket with minor edgewear, tiny crease to rear flap, and faint age-toning. 163 pages, chronology, notes and references, bibliography, and an index. 
A critical study of the life and writings of American colonial and Quaker, John Woolman, author of the important THE JOURNAL OF JOHN WOOLMAN, first published in 1774. Twayne United States Author Series #147. 
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1169 (Woolrich, Cornell). Hopley, George FRIGHT
New York: Popular Library, (1952). First paperback edition. PL #424. Mildly rubbed covers, pages tanning, as usual, nearly fine in wraps. Cover blurb intones, "Here Comes the Bride--to a Killer!" 
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski is a terrific example of the genre: A blue-gowned beauty lies lifeless and staring (with shoulder strap torn and skirt askew revealing the gartered top of her nylons) as a huge, terrified male face engulfs her in crimson. 
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1170 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William THE DANCING DETECTIVE
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1946). First edition. A Story Press Book. Hardcover. Better than very good plus: very mild fading and soiling to pale apricot cloth covers, light dust soiling to page edges; lacking dust jacket. Comprises the title tale (a rechristened ''Dime a Dance''), seven more noir yarns. 
"Nightmares of a more masochistically pleasant nature await the reader who recognizes in Irish-Hopley-Woolrich the great living master of...the infinite terror of prosaic everyday detail."--Anthony Boucher. Scarce collection, reprinted once only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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1171 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William I MARRIED A DEAD MAN
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1948). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, mild age-toning to the covers, else near fine; lacking the dust jacket. 
Mistaken identity noir--filmed in 1949 starring Barbara Stanwyck (with Mitchell Leisen at the helm) as NO MAN OF HER OWN, again as J'AI EPOUSE E UNE OMBRE in 1982, and, oddly, as an erstwhile comedy (MRS. WINTERBOURNE) with Ricki Lake in 1996. 
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1172 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William AFTER-DINNER STORY
New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1944). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild staining to the cloth along the extremities, else very good plus; in a new high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket with cover art by P.K. Jackson. 
Collection of six suspense yarns published under the Irish moniker including the title story, "Marijuana," and "Rear Window"--source for Hitchcock's cinematic hymn to voyeurism starring a wheelchair-bound Jimmy Stewart and an incandescent Grace Kelly. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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1173 (Woolrich, Cornell). Nevins, Francis M. Jr. CORNELL WOOLRICH: First You Dream, Then You Die
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1988). 0892962976 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine with mild foxing to the page edges; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 613 pages; indexed. 
This massive, authoritative study explores the doom-haunted life and work of the noir master. Features a Woolrich bibliography, filmography, list of radio credits and adaptations, and list of television credits and adaptations. Invaluable. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1174 (Wordsworth, William). Caraher, Brian G. WORDSWORTH'S "SLUMBER" AND THE PROBLEMATICS OF READING
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Study of Wordsworth's "Lucy" poems. 
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1175 (Wordsworth, William). Kneale, J. Douglas MONUMENTAL WRITING: Aspects of Rhetoric in Wordsworth's Poetry
Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, (1988). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The richest and most consistently illuminating commentary on Wordsworth's "Prelude" I have read."--Don H. Bilostosky, SUNY-Stony Brook. Rhetorical approach that includes semiotic, deconstructive and psycholanalytic insights. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1176 (Work, Monroe Nathan). McMurry, Linda O. RECORDER OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: A Biography of Monroe Nathan Work
Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, (1986). 0807111716 Third printing. Hardcover. Fine, in tan-gray cloth with black spine lettering; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed tear to lower rear panel but that is otherwise fine. 154 pages, including index. 
Though less celebrated than contemporaries W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington, Work devoted his life to improving the life of black Americans--he was a disciple of DuBois and a colleague of Washington's, and worked for 30 years at Tuskegee Institute. 
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1177 (Wouk, Herman). Mazzeno, Laurence W. HERMAN WOUK
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). 0805739823 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket decorated with photo-portrait of Wouk. 
Study of the best-selling novelist whose remarkable track record with American popular taste spans 50 years and has inspired many successful stage and screen adaptations. Twayne's United States Author Series #639. 132 pages with index, bibliography. 
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1178 (Wright, Richard). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. & Appiah, K.A. RICHARD WRIGHT: Critical Perspectives Past and Present
New York: Amistad, (1993). 1567430147 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. One of six volumes of literary criticism launching the Amistad Literary series, which is devoted to literary fiction and criticism by and about African Americans. 
Collects reviews by Wright's contemporaries and essays by present-day scholars, treating Wright's groundbreaking fiction, autobiography and non-fiction. Contributors include Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Trilling, Sinclair Lewis, and many others. 
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1179 (Wright, Richard). Miller, Eugene E. VOICE OF A NATIVE SON: The Poetics of Richard Wright
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, (1990). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Examines the underlying artistic consciousness that shaped Wright's life and career in both his published and unpublished works. 
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1180 (Wyeth, N.C.) Johnston, Mary THE WITCH
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First edition. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece and jacket art by N.C. Wyeth. Brown cloth with cover and spine titles and rules gilt. Hardcover. Spotting to the margins of the first few pages of text, page edges display some soiling and light foxing, bumped crease to the lower rear cover, spine gilt tarnished, else very good plus; in a worn dust jacket that is soiled, stained, chipped, and torn. 
Mary Johnston was an American writer best known for her historical fiction but many of her works are of supernatural interest. THE WITCH, set in 17th-century England, deals with witchcraft, and represents her earliest foray into the genre. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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1181 (Wylie, Philip). Keefer, Truman Frederick PHILIP WYLIE
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1977). 0805771875 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gilt decorated blue cloth; no dust jacket. Octavo. 168 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Frontispiece portrait. 
Philip Wylie was a writer of fiction and nonfiction, his output included hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1182 (Yavno, Max). Maddow, Ben; text by THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAX YAVNO
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1981). 0520042387 First edition, first printing: hardcover issue. As new and unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Square quarto. 150 pages. 85 plates. 
This monograph showcases the fine photographic work of Max Yavno while offering a retrospective view of his splendid images from Los Angeles, New York, Israel, Egypt, and Mexico. With text and interview by Ben Maddow. A fresh unopened copy! 
Price: 275.00 USD
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1183 (Yeats, W.B.) Foster, R.F. W.B. YEATS: A LIFE, II: The Arch-Poet
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, (2003). 0198184654 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 798 pages, including index and notes. Illustrated. 
"I have never read a biography of any poet that has conveyed so clearly the genius of its subject and the talent of its author."--Frank Kermode. The first volume of Foster's "definitive life of Yeats" (Conor Cruise O'Brien) won the James Tait Black Prize. 
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1184 (Yeats, W.B.) Maddox, Brenda YEATS'S GHOSTS: The Secret Life of W.B. Yeats
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1999). 0060174943 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 474 pages, including index. 
"An astonishing achievement...the best account we have of Yeats's tricky private life...a complex, elegant delight."--Literary Review. "Like Yeats's life, full of wonderful women and preposterous men. It's an unqualified delight."--Observer Review. 
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1185 (Yeats, W.B.). Flannery, James W. W.B. YEATS AND THE IDEA OF A THEATRE: The Early Abbey Theatre in Theory and Practice
(Toronto): MacMillan of Canada, (1976). 0770513921 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly shelf worn dust jacket. 
A history of the Abbey Theatre and Yeats' attempts to have it become a national cultural institution and an outlet for his own thoughts about theatre, revolutionary politics, the occult, and myth and folklore. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1186 (Yeats, W.B.). Keane, Patrick J. YEATS'S INTERACTIONS WITH TRADITION
Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1987. 082620645X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of the fruitful tension between tradition and the poet's individual talent, placing Yeats in both the Romantic and Neo-Platonist traditions. 332 pages including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1187 (Yeats, William Butler). Snukal, Robert HIGH TALK: The Philosophical Poetry Of WB Yeats
(London): Cambridge University Press, 1973. 0521200571 First edition. first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an about near fine dust jacket that shows a few tiny edge tears, nicks. 269 pages, including index. 
Snukal takes Yeats's most ambitious philosophical poems and situates them in the British romantic tradition inaugurated by Coleridge's and Wordsworth's theories of the imagination, and the European philosophical tradition of Kant and Hegel. 
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1188 (Yeats, William Butler). Tuohy, Frank YEATS
(New York, N.Y.): Macmillan Publishing, Co., Inc., (1976). 0026204509 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full forest-green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
"Graceful and lucid" biography of the Irish poet and playwright, generously illustrated with many full-color plates and intext black-and-whites. "A highly intelligent and lively account of a remarkably interesting life."--Denis Donoghue. 
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1189 (Yeats, William Butler). Wilson, F.A.C. W.B. YEATS AND TRADITION
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of offsetting to endsheets, whisper of age-toning to pages, thus fine, in black cloth with silver stamping; in a very good plus dust jacket, lightly worn at the spine ends, substantially darkened to the spine panel. 
"An invaluable commentary which is also a deeply moving book."--Cyril Connolly. "Wilson has thrown a beam of light on some very dark places in Yeats' work."--TLS. 286 pages, including index. 
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1190 (Zangwill, Israel). Leftwich, Joseph ISRAEL ZANGWILL
London: James Clarke and Company, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny, near invisible dot of stain to upper page edges, else a fine copy in a like dust jacket with photo-portrait of Zangwill to the front panel. The American price of $6.95 has been rubber-stamped by the publisher to the upper front flap. Illustrated. 
The first biography of the great English writer, great English Jew and great humanitarian, best known for his powerful studies of Jewish life (CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO, THE KING OF SCHNORRERS), but also remembered by detective buffs for THE BIG BOW MYSTERY. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1191 (Zukor, Adolph). Irwin, Will THE HOUSE THAT SHADOWS BUILT
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus, with some very faint damp staining to bottom edge of a few preliminary pages; lacking dust jacket. 
The classic biography of the pioneering movie magnate. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated by Zukor on the half-title to Scotty Fox. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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1192 (Zwerger, Lisbeth). Storm, Theodor LITTLE HOBBIN
New York/London: North-South Books, (1995). 1558584617 First edition in English. First published in Switzerland under the title DER KLEINE HAWELMANN. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial textured boards; without dust jacket, as issued. This is the sturdy library issue binding offered by the publisher. 
Lisbeth Zwerger's delicate watercolors add a mesmerizing quality to this little known lullaby by Theodor Storm, a nineteenth-century German poet. Zwerger's elegant style manages to suffuse her softly colored images with freshness and vitality. 
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1193 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author to the front free endsheet. Hardcover. Soiling and mild stain to page edges, else near fine in bright green cloth; in an age-darkened, lightly edge-worn, illustrated dust jacket, showing a few tiny nicks. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
"The strength...lies in the interaction between Allan and Sam, two young boys escaping their expensive suburban California life, and Horace Butright, an aging county dump caretaker, who reconstructs the past from discarded, broken objects."--PW. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1194 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-clip indentation to front free endsheet, else about fine, in green cloth; in a soiled, stained, age-toned, and edge-nicked dust jacket with a closed edge tear at front flap fold. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
Aaron's first book for children is a "brave, unorthodox and brutal final comment on parental indifference....talk about breaking the mold in teen-age literature."--San Francisco Chronicle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1195 Aaron, Chester AN AMERICAN GHOST
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0152030506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Mild soiling to top edge, thus near fine in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering; in an age-darkened and lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to lower front panel, nick to spine panel. Illustrated by David Gwynne Lemon. 
Young Albie must survive on the frontier in 1860's America, fighting fear, hunger, and an "American ghost"--a mountain lion--with whom he must forge a relationship which will cause him to see the world--and himself--in a new way. 
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1196 Aaron, Chester CATCH CALICO!
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1979). 0525275517 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else nearly fine; in a rubbed, age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that is also slightly faded to the spine panel. Jacket illustration by John Wallner. 
Louis must comes to terms with the loss of his father, the mysterious and frightening illness of his grandfather, and even with changes in the behavior of his "champion" cat Calico. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author to the flyleaf. 
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1197 Aaron, Daniel WRITERS ON THE LEFT: Episodes in American Literary Communism
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., (1961). B0006AX83K First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine, fresh copy in blue cloth with spine titles and rules in silver; in a very lightly shelfworn dust jacket with the red spine lettering slightly faded. Octavo. 460 pages; notes and an index. 
Examines the impact of a radical cause on American writers and intellectuals in the nineteen twenties and thirties and why by the forties and fifties, most had become disenchanted. "...a major document in American cultural history."--Mark Schorer. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1198 Aaronovitch, Ben and Kate Orman SO VILE A SIN
(London): (Virgin Publishing Ltd.), (1997). 0426204840 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Faint crease to the upper corner tips, else very nearly fine in illustrated wraps with cover painting by Jon Sullivan. 
A scarce title in the New Adventures of Doctor Who series. The Doctor returns to the thirtieth century, searching for the source of a terrifying weapon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1199 Abalos, Rafael GRIMPOW
(New York): Delacorte Press, (2007). 0385733747 First edition in English, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, dust jacket. 
"Ábalos blends the grand-scale storytelling prowess and epic quest element of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the cryptographic intrigue of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code."--PW Starred review. Translated from the Spanish by Noel Baca Casten. 
Price: 17.99 USD
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1200 Abbey, Edwin; Parsons, Alfred, illustrators OLD SONGS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1889. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small snag to the spine, some wear and fraying to spine ends, very mild abrasion to corner tips, else very good with hinges firm; no dust jacket. Quarto. 
This attractive tome profusely illustrates, with crisp and bright pen-and-ink drawings in a warm and appealing 19th Century style, the lyrics of 17 sweet songs of old, including such songs as "Early One Morning", "Barbara Allen", and "Kitty of Coleraine." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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