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101 (Boll, Henrich). Conard, Robert C. UNDERSTANDING HEINRICH BOLL
(Columbia, South Carolina): University of South Carolina Press, (1991). 0872497798 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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102 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Fregosi, Paul DREAMS OF EMPIRE: Napoleon and the First World War 1792-1815
(New York, N.Y.): A Birch Lane Press Book/Published by Carol Publishing Group, (1990). 1559720360 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth over cream boards with copper titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 373 pages; figures; ten maps; bibliography; and index. 
The war correspondent, journalist and historian explores Napoleon's global ambitions focusing on Napoleon's campaigns and conquests outside continental Europe. "An account, admirably written, of what was really the first world war..."--Graham Greene. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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103 (Books on Books). Hunter, Dard PAPERMAKING THROUGH EIGHTEEN CENTURIES
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. High finish, rough-woven wheat-colored cloth with deep scarlet leather spine label edged and titled in gilt; top edge gilt, fore-edge and lower edge uncut. Fine in dust jacket with just a ghost of age-toning and some very light edge wear. 
Fresh, bright copy of this enduring classic of printing and papermaking; with over two hundred rare illustrations, including fold-out frontispiece and scores of photographic reproductions of early printed works, printing tools, watermarks, etc. Indexed. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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104 (Borges, Jorge Luis). Edited and with photographs by Willis Barnstone BORGES AT EIGHTY: Conversations
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1982). 0253166268 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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105 (Bowles, Paul). Green, Michelle THE DREAM AT THE END OF THE WORLD: Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1991). 0060165715 First edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the edges, else near fine, in a price-clipped, illustrated dust jacket with a photograph of Paul Bowles by Robert Freson to the front panel. 
In the early 60's a group of renegade writers including Paul Bowles, his wife Jane, William S. Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg converged in Morocco--where they wrote some of their most famous works. With photos, notes, sources, and an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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106 (Bowles, Paul). Hibbard, Alan PAUL BOWLES: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805783180 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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107 (Bradbury, Ray). Ackerman, Forrest J. THE CASE OF THE BAROQUE BABY-KILLER: A Teenage Chum (Forry Ackerman) Rattles Some Skeletons in the Closet of Ray Bradbury
[no place]. [no publisher noted]. [undated]. 5-page fanzine article offprint. First page unnumbered, then pages numbered 14, 15, 16, 17, evidently from the original, unidentified publication. Faint crease at staple, pages age-toned, as expected, minor edge wear, else near fine: three sheets, stapled at upper left corner. SIGNED by Ray Bradbury! 
Fascinating fanzine bio of Bradbury by pal Ackerman, chronicling Bradbury's youth, his hopes and fears, his working methods and career, up to 1949. Laced with the expected effusive, pun-laden Forryisms but also with some unusual insights into his friend. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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108 (Bradbury, Ray). Lanchester, Elsa; songs by Forman Brown A GAMUT OF GIRLS
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1988. 088496292X First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Introduction by Ray Bradbury, who has SIGNED this copy. Trade Paperback. Fine, in lightly rubbed, perfect-bound photo-pictorial wraps. Illustrated with photographs and costume sketches. 80 pages. 
Memoir-ette by the one and only Elsa, followed by the lyrics of the comic character songs written by Brown for her to perform at Hollywood's Turnabout Theater in the 1940's. "A fey, off-beat collection of songs both sprightly and shivery."--Time. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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109 (Brand, Max). Bloodworth, William A. MAX BRAND
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 080577646X 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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110 (Brand, Max). Manning, David KING CHARLIE'S RIDERS
New York: Chelsea House, (1925). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus, with some very light wear to the extremities, a dot of very pale stain to the lower page edges and to the fore-edge; in a rubbed, creased, soiled dust jacket that is chipped at the spine ends and to both front and rear panels. 
Early Chelsea oater by Brand under the Manning pseudonym, in its fragile and thus scarce dust jacket...the artwork on the jacket--a lovely watercolor of a bronco rider watched by a pair of corral-perched compadres--is whole and unaffected by the chipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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111 (Brangwyn, Frank, illustrator). Hutton, Edward THE PAGEANT OF VENICE
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to the endpapers, small thin discoloration to the colored top page edges, half-circle stain to the lower rear cover, mild soiling and staining to the covers, two corner tips bumped, else very good; in a lightly worn and repaired dust jacket. 
Beige cloth with front cover titled and decorated in black, gilt spine titles and device to a black panel. Quarto. 146 pages. A charming marriage of text and illustration with twenty color plates and thirty monochrome illustrations by Frank Brangwyn. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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112 (Brecher, Irving). THE LIFE OF RILEY
Waltham, Mass.: Waverly House, 1949. First edition. Movie Readers Library edition. Dust jacket decorated with multiple stills from the picture. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly age-toned, as expected, else a fine copy in grey textured boards with green spine lettering; in a price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket that is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A superb example of an elusive movie tie-in. 
Extraordinarily scarce novelization of Brecher's screenplay for his film starring William Bendix and Rosemary DeCamp, based, of course, on the hit radio series; twice adapted as a TV sitcom--first with Jackie Gleason and then, memorably, with Bendix. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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113 (Brice, Fanny). Goldman, Herbert G. FANNY BRICE: The Original Funny Girl
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 0195057252 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced in a central gallery of coated stock inserts. 
"Once again, Herb Goldman has proven to be a master at transforming cold gray facts and scholarly research into lively and vibrant literature. FANNY BRICE is a treasure of inside information and as enlightening as it is engaging."--Ronald J. Field. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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114 (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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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115 (Brooks, Edmund D.) Lucas, E.V. A GROUP OF LONDONERS
Minneapolis: Privately Printed for Edmund D.Brooks&His Friends, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, uncut copy in pale grey boards backed with dark green cloth; leaves untrimmed. 
Glitteringly urbane essay about London collectors and dealers of books and pictures. From the private press of storied Minnesotan bookman Edmund D. Brooks. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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116 (Brooks, Edmund W./Reed Pale Press). Shelley, Percy Bysshe ADONAIS: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
London: [Reed Pale Press], 1935. First edition thus, limited to 250 numbered copies; this (#116) is 1 of 220 printed on handmade paper, bound in unbleached vellum with blue silk ties A thumbtack-sized spot of stain to free front endpaper which has ghosted onto the pastedown and the flyleaf; else, fine with gilt spine titles, top edge gilt; text in red and black; binding is by Sangorksi & Sutcliffe. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 
This copy is housed in a cardboard slipcase that shows the vagaries of time. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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117 (Brooks, Edmund W./Reed Pale Press). Shelley, Percy Bysshe ADONAIS: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
London: [Reed Pale Press], 1935. First edition thus, limited to 250 numbered copies; this (#216) is 1 of 220 printed on handmade paper, bound in unbleached vellum with blue silk ties. In light pencil to the rear pastedown are the words ''Mrs. Brooks/Paris'' and the date ''13/7/36''; else, fine with gilt spine titles, top edge gilt; text in red and black; binding is by Sangorksi & Sutcliffe; printed at the Chiswick Press. 
Shelley's lyric in a fine press rendition that was the swan song of Brooks's Reed Pale. Colophon printed in red and followed by a double shield device, one shield with pale, the other containing a three-armed cross with the initials E.W.B. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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118 (Brooks, Edmund W.; Reed Pale Press). Lamb, Charles THE CHILD ANGEL: A Dream
London: [Reed Pale Press], 1928. First edition thus, limited to 160 copies. 24mo. Hardcover. AS NEW, uncut copy in tan cloth-backed blue-gray boards with paper label to front cover upon which is printed the title within a narrow decorative border. Hand-set and printed on a hand press by Edmund W. Brooks. Text initials in red, green and blue. 
Lamb's lyrical miniature essay recounts a dream. Debut production of Brooks's Reed Pale Press--named for Caxton's "Sign of the Red Pale"--and identified by a shield device with a heraldic red pale (a single verticle stripe occupying the shield's center.) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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119 (Brooks, Mel). Crick, Robert Alan THE BIG SCREEN COMEDIES OF MEL BROOKS
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2002). 0786410337 First edition, first printing. Royal octavo. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else fine in slick, laminated, color photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 263 pages. 
Film-by-film critical study of the irrepressible Mel, from 1968's THE PRODUCERS to 1995's DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. Appendix of Brooks's other work, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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120 (Browning, Robert). Gibson, Mary Ellis CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ROBERT BROWNING
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1992). 0816188610 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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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121 (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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122 (Bufano, Beniamino). Fry, Roger; Miller, Henry; Borghese, Santa Hercolani BUFANO
(Firenze): (Della Zincografica Fiorentina), (1956). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild wear, rubbing, discoloration to covers; yellowing to margins of pages; thus very good plus; no dust jacket. Folio. Coated stock throughout. 122 photographs, including Bufano sculptures, drawings, portrait of the artist and of his mother. 
Massive tribute to the dimunitive sculptor, with appreciations by Miller, Fry, Borghese. "He will outlive our civilization and probably be better known, better understood, both as a man and artist, five thousand years hence."--Miller. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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123 (Bukowski, Charles; David Barker). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 94
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by David Barker; this being #43. Fine in staplebound illustrated beige wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 2 with three contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Of Course," "Swinging From the Dumb Hook," "Promenade"), a special center section of David Barker poems, and poems by Gerald Locklin, et alia. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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124 (Bukowski, Charles; S.K. Morgan). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 96
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by S.K. Morgan; this is #49. Mild age-toning, else fine in staplebound illustrated pale blue wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 4 with two contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Confession," "The Mutilation of the Species"), a special center section of S.K. Morgan poems, and additional poems by thirteen other poets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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125 (Burgess, Anthony). Lewis, Roger ANTHONY BURGESS: A Biography
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2004). 0312322518 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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126 (Burgess, Anthony). Mathews, Richard THE CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE OF ANTHONY BURGESS
San Bernardino, California: The Borgo Press, 1978. First edition: Paperbound issue. Trade Paperback. Mildly rubbed, else fine in illustrated wraps. 
Trade paperback. Volume nineteen of The Milford Series on Popular Writers of Today. 63 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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127 (Burnett, Frances Hodgson). Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT: Beyond the Secret Garden
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, (1990). 0822549050 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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128 (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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129 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). Hemingway, Ernest FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition: first state of the dust jacket, the name of the photographer, [Lloyd] ''Arnold,'' does not appear below the photograph of Hemingway. Hardcover. Spine tanned, endpapers brown-toned, as usual, else near fine in oatmeal cloth with black spine lettering stamped to red panel background; in a very good plus dust jacket with some shelfwear, minor chipping, a tear and associated crease, and mild fading. 
A first edition of Hemingway's classic chronicle of the Spanish Civil War and of star-crossed lovers Robert Jordan and Maria. This copy is from the library of Florence Gilbert Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs' second wife) with her attractive bookplate. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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130 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). McWhorter, George T. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN, NUMBER 39: SUMMER, 1999
Louisville, KY: The Burroughs Bibliophiles, Inc., 1999. First edition, first printing: staplebound periodical. Magazine. Fine, in stiff color-illustrated wraps. 36 pages, printed throughout on coated stock. Generously illustrated in black-and-white. 
Issue of the ERB fanzine, a quite sophisticated publication, this number features a piece by Irwin Porges on Burroughs's long-lost "first" story, coverage of the Disney adaptation of TARZAN, articles on Tarzan comics (Van Hise), gallery of Mike Cho, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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131 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). Robertson, Morgan WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD And Other Tales of the Sea
New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, (1899). Reprint. Hardcover. A very good plus copy: some light edgewear, front hinge just starting, owner's discreet rubber-stamp to contents page; in green binding embossed with ship device to front cover, gilt lettering and device to spine; map endsheets; no dust jacket. 
Collection of tales--some of which have sf or fantastic elements--from the author best known for his stories of the sea. Included is "Primordial"--thought by many observers to be a probable source for Burrough's TARZAN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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132 (Burroughs, John). Barrus, Clara THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN BURROUGHS
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. First edition, first printing. Two volume set. Hardcover. Scratch to the front cover of Volume II, else a fine set in gilt-titled and decorated dark-green ribbed cloth, top edges gilt; no dust jackets. 
Octavo. Volume I: -, <1>-397. Frontispiece portrait and 12 inserted plates. Volume II: -, <1>-486, blank leaf. Frontispiece portrait and 12 inserted plates. Appendices and an index. Well preserved copies of this definitive work! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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133 (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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134 (Burroughs, John). Sharp, Dallas Lore THE SEER OF SLABSIDES
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Shelf edges worn, rubber-stamp on front pastedown otherwise about very good without dust jacket. Green cloth over boards. 
A personal account of John Burroughs life. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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135 (Burroughs, William S.) Miles, Barry WILLIAM BURROUGHS: El Hombre Invisible, A Portrait
New York: (Hyperion), (1993). 1562828487 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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136 (Burroughs, William S.). Caveney, Graham GENTLEMAN JUNKIE: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). 0316137251 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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137 (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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138 (Byron, Lord). Garber, Frederick SELF, TEXT, AND ROMANTIC IRONY: The Example of Byron
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1988). 0691067309 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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139 (Cabell, James Branch). Davis, Joe Lee JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1962). 0805701206 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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140 (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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141 (Cabell, James Branch). Van Doren, Carl JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: The Literary Guild, 1932. Reprint of the new and revised edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in cloth-backed patterned boards; no dust jacket. 
This early study, from the Modern American Writers series, includes discussions of Cabell Minor, Cabell Major, and Scholia. 89 pages including a bibliography. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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142 (Cain, James M.) Madden, David JAMES M. CAIN
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1970). 0805701281 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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143 (Calisher, Hortense). Fenno, Jack THE SMALL BANG
New York: Random House, (1992). 0679413650 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, mildly rubbed dust jacket. 
A literary mystery, by the award-winning novelist Hortense Calisher, using the pseudonym of Jack Fenno. British physicist Erich Sturmer, 66, on vacation in the Bavarian Alps with his beautiful, 40-ish wife Chandra disappears and is presumed dead. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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144 (Camoes, Luiz Vaz De). Bacon, Leonard, translator THE LUSIADS OF LUIZ DE CAMOES
New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown, hairline crack to the inner rear hinge, crack to the inner front hinge--still sound, about very good in green cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a shelfworn, mildly stained, soiled, torn and edge-nicked dust jacket. 
Bacon's objective was to bring "vestiges of the original splendor" with his translation of this grand narrative poem. Mr. Bacon has completed his work with detailed annotations, notes, an explanatory introduction and a preface. 435 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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145 (Cannon, Taffy). Toll, Emily KEYS TO DEATH
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2005). 0425202941 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. SIGNED by the author. Mass market paperback. New in pictorial wraps. 
While vacationing in the Florida Keys travel agent/amateur sleuth Lynne Montgomery and her twenty-something daughter Jenna become involved with pirates, parrots, drug smuggling, diving and death--which combine to produce an unforgettable vacation. 
Price: 6.99 USD
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146 (Cantor, Eddie). Goldman, Herbert G. BANJO EYES: Eddie Cantor and the Birth of Modern Stardom
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 0195074025 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in light sienna cloth shelfback over canary yellow boards; in a fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"It's very gratifying to find Cantor has at last received a full-scale biography--one that is irresistibly written, competently researched, and compassionate but not uncritical."--Gerald Bordman. 416 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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147 (Carlton, Steve). Ward, Martha Eads STEVE CARLTON: Star Southpaw
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). 0399609342 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 126 pages; indexed. 
On September 15, 1969, Carlton, struck out 19 New York Mets, setting the all-time record at that time for strikeouts in a nine inning game. A scarce early biography of the Hall-of-Fame pitcher. 
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148 (Carlyle, Thomas). Bliss, Trudy, editor THOMAS CARLYLE: Letters to his Wife
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1953. 0827436033 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the endpapers and to the page edges, else very good plus in red pebbled boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good plus slightly soiled dust jacket with mild foxing to the spine panel and shallow chipping to the upper spine edge. 
A collection of intimate letters that expose the humorous and tender sides of this politically outspoken moralist, who was known, to the general public, as a bad-tempered individual. 414 pages; six photographic plates; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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149 (Carr, Jack). Rosten, Leo C. HOLLYWOOD: THE MOVIE COLONY THE MOVIE MAKERS
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1941). First edition. Hardcover. Very good: mild staining to page edges, light edgewear, pages age-toned--as expected, lower corners lightly abraded, top edge shows some faint dust soiling; lacking dust jacket. 
The classic early study of the film mecca by the author of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and THE JOYS OF YIDDISH. This copy is from the personal collection of veteran film actor Jack Carr and bears his SIGNATURE to the front pastedown. Hollywood 100. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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150 (Carriere, Eugene). Bantens, Robert James EUGENE CARRIERE: His Work and His Influence
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835713296 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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151 (Carroll, Lewis). Bloom, Harold, editor LEWIS CARROLL
New York/New Haven/Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (1987). 0877546894 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in slate-gray linen with silver titles to the spine; lacking the dust jacket. 8vo. 172 pages; editor's notes; introduction; Carroll chronology; contributors; bibliography; acknowledgments; and index. 
A collection of the creme de la creme of literary criticism and analysis devoted to Lewis Carroll's works. From discussions on metaphors of victorian childhood to Alice philosophy, to Snark laughter/despair, these 11 lively essays are a mind's delight. 
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152 (Carroll, Lewis). Calder, Lyn; Illustrated by Jesse Clay ALICE'S TEA PARTY
New York: Disney Press, (1992). 1562821458 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 44 pages. 
A collection of stories, recipes, games, and activities related to having a party and based on characters and scenes in the Walt Disney version of "Alice in Wonderland." An elegantly designed book with exquisite floral borders and lovely illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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153 (Carroll, Lewis). Guiliano, Edward LEWIS CARROLL: An Annotated International Bibliography 1960-77
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, (1980). 0813908620 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to the upper front panel, mild shelfwear, and light fading to the spine panel. 253 pages, index. 
A Carroll bibliography taking as its starting point the year 1960--when Martin Gardner revitalized the field with the publication of his ANNOTATED ALICE. The sections include primary works, reference and bibliographic works, biography and criticism. 
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154 (Carroll, Lewis). Wyatt, Horace MALICE IN KULTURLAND
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., (1917). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint uniform offsetting to the endsheets, else fine in brown boards with paste-on illustrated cover and titled spine labels; in a very good, illustrated dust jacket that shows some damp spotting, a few edge tears, and light shelfwear. Octavo. 84 pages. 
A clever parody of "Alice in Wonderland" which is also a political satire on Prussian methods in war diplomacy and propaganda. Illustrated by W. Tell, who adapts Tenniel's original drawings with an amusing acuteness. 
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155 (Carver, Raymond). Stull, William L. & Carroll, Maureen P. REMEMBERING RAY: A Composite Biography of Raymond Carver
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1993). 0884963705 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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156 (Castiglioni, Luigi). Translated and edited by Antonio Pace LUIGI CASTIGLIONI'S TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1785-87: with Natural History Commentary and Luigi Castiglioni's BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1983. 0815622643 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. This is the first complete translation from the Italian of a classic natural history/travel book originally published in Italy in 1790. BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS is translated by Pace and edited by Joseph & Nesta Ewan. Facsimile illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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157 (Cather, Willa). McFarland, Dorothy Tuck WILLA CATHER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 0804464804 First paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
Small trade paperback. 154 pages; notes, biblography, and an index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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158 (Cather, Willa). Murphy, John J. MY ANTONIA: The Road Home
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805779868 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''A New Land'' by John Blake Bergers. Chronology of Cather's life and works, bibliography, index. 
Textual analysis and comprehensive critical survey of Cather's best-known work. Includes a previously unpublished letter by Annie Pavelka, the model for Antonia. With bibliography & notes. #31 in Twayne's "Masterwork" series. 
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159 (Caxton, William). Painter, George D. WILLIAM CAXTON: A Biography
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). 0399118888 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in rich turquoise cloth stamped in caramel and gilt foil to spine with titles and ornamental rules; in price-clipped dust jacket. 
The life and work of England's first printer here examined comprehensively by a specialist in 15th Century printing. Every know Caxton document and edition is described and discussed. With 6 plates and 8 in-text illustrations. Bibliography, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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160 (Cervantes, Miguel de). Ford, Jeremiah D.M. & Lansing, Ruth, prepared by CERVANTES: A Tentative Bibliography of His Works and of the Biographical and Critical Material Concerning Him
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1931. 0878210652 First edition. Hardcover. Mild fingering and uniform discoloration to the covers, one corner lightly bumped, else near fine in red cloth with gilt titles, rules, and device to the spine; no dust jacket. 239 pages. 
This bibliography lists Cervantes' works, translations, collected works, selections, spurious works, lost works, autographs, bibliography, imitations, music, operas, and operettas, celebrations and anniversaries, biographies and criticism. 
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161 (Cervantes, Miguel de). France, Miranda DON QUIXOTE'S DELUSIONS: Travels in Castilian Spain
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2002). 1585672920 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ms. France compares her year-long stay in Madrid in 1987 to her return a decade later, when prosperity had made great changes. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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162 (Cervantes, Miguel de). Johnson, Carroll B. MADNESS AND LUST: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Don Quixote
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1983). 0520047524 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, nearly fine in black linen with glit titles to the spine; in a nearly fine dust jacket with a mild crease to the inner rear flap. Octavo. 230 pages; notes; and index. 
Johnson offers a radically different approach to the knight's character and the origin and evolution of his madness. Quixote is analyzed as though he were a real member of the hidalgo class struggling to make ends meet in rural Spain in 1600. 
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163 (Cezanne, Paul). Twitchell, Beverly H. CEZANNE AND FORMALISM IN BLOOMSBURY
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835717372 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, unread in tan cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 315 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Studies in Fine Arts: Criticism, No. 20. A revised edition of the author's thesis (Phd.). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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164 (Chadwick, George Whitfield). Yellin, Victor Fell CHADWICK: Yankee Composer
Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1990). 0874749883 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Yellin argues that a half-century before Copland, Thomson or Roy Harris, Chadwick created an American approach to symphonic, choral, and stage forms within a classical tradition. Illustrated by copious music examples. 238 pages, including index. 
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165 (Chamberlain, Samuel). Hansen, Harry, editor NEW ENGLAND LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE
New York: Hastings House Publishers, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Slight tanning to the front endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Illustrated with photographs by the oft-called "photographer-laureate," Samuel Chamberlain. These tales are based on writings by Samuel Adams Drake, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others. 
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166 (Chandler, Raymond). Gross, Miriam, edited by THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: A & W Publishers, Inc., (1978). 0894790161 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new; in a fine, as new, publisher price-clipped dust jacket with the new price sticker added. 
Essential examination of Chandler's oeuvre by critics, colleagues and collaborators. Illustrated with dozens of photographs printed on glossy stock. Introduction by Patricia Highsmith. Contributors include Billy Wilder, John Houseman, Julian Symons. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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167 (Chandler, Raymond). Luhr, William RAYMOND CHANDLER AND FILM
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1982). 0804425566 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Chronicles Chandler's frequently stormy career as a screenwriter (DOUBLE INDEMNITY; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN), and then examines in detail the films made from his fiction. 208 pages, indexed. Illustrated with intext photos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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168 (Chandler, Raymond). Marling, William RAYMOND CHANDLER
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1986). 0805774726 First edition, first printing. TUSAS 508. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. Nice! 
Study centered on Chandler's style, tracing the relation between style and era for each of the 7 full-length books; sections on metaphor and simile, on Los Angeles period references and California history, on traditional themes and mythic sources. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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169 (Chandler, Raymond). Olson, Brian & Bonnie TAILING PHILIP MARLOWE
(St. Paul, Minnesota): (Burlwrite), (2003). 097292390X First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. New, a fine copy in slick, illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the authors to the title-page. 
Three day-tours of Los Angeles, with b&w photo illustrations and color maps, visiting over forty locations referred to by Chandler in his mystery novels: Marlowe's Hollywood, Marlowe's Downtown, and Marlowe's Drive. Great fun! 
Price: 14.99 USD
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170 (Chandler, Raymond). Parker, Robert S. (sic) 'LXXXVIII: RAYMOND CHANDLER CENTENNIAL DINNER Program; presented at the 4th International Congress of Crime Writers
New York: (1988). First edition, first printing: 6.5 X 10'' folded cardstock program, presented ''Through the generosity of Alfred A. Knopf.'' Fine; black-and-white photo-pictorial cover, two printed pages within, rear cover blank. 
Program for a Chandler tribute which featured a Welcome by Robert Parker, Dana Gioia's poem "In Chandler Country"; readings from Chandler's works and letters by Frank MacShane, Parker and Harry Davis (actor husband of Dorothy S. Davis), a film montage. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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171 (Chandler, Raymond). Preiss, Byron, editor RAYMOND CHANDLER'S PHILIP MARLOWE: A Centennial Celebration
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. 0394573277 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, with endpaper map of Philip Marlowe's Los Angeles, in a mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
A collection of new Philip Marlowe stories by Max Allan Collins, Julie Smith, Roger L. Simon, Simon Brett, Robert Campbell and many others. Includes "The Pencil," the final Marlowe story by Chandler. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 (Chandler, Raymond). Spier, Jerry RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1981). 0804428263 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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173 (Chandler, Raymond). Thorpe, Edward CHANDLERTOWN: The Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312128517 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket internally paper tape repaired, with a tear to the rear panel and minor shelfwear. Tall octavo. [113] pages. 
"No other fictional detective has been so identified, so involved with the environment of a particular city as Marlowe is with Los Angeles."--Thorpe. An ingenious social history of L.A., inspired by Chandler's writings and illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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174 (Chaney, Lon). Coolidge-Rask, Marie LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1928). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. An unusually nice, near fine example, with owner's very faint rubber-stamped name to front endsheet, mild darkening to spine, a dot or two of minor stain to covers; in a full-color, high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket which replicates the original jacket. 
Scarce movie-tie for the most famous of all lost films, directed by Todd Browning, and starring Lon Chaney in a dual role as Scotland Yard Inspector and his only appearance as a vampire! Illustrated with eight stills reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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175 (Chaplin, Charlie). Gehring, Wes D. CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313232881 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-stamped red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 227pp, including index. 
Scholarly illustrated biography of the film legend with comprehensive bibliographical essay and checklist, a chapter on Chaplin's enduring influence and the proliferation of his image ("Chaplinitis"), filmography, checklist of musical compositions. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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176 (Charles, Ray). Hackford, Taylor RAY
(Los Angeles): (Universal Studios), (2004). First edition, first printing: paperbound original. Fine in stapled, illustrated wraps. Square quarto (10'' by 10''). 
Promotional film booklet for the film about Ray Charles starring Jamie Foxx. Twenty-eight pages of striking photo-stills on quality color plates are appended with quotes about Ray Charles and about the quality of the film itself. A nice memento. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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177 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
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179 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
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180 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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181 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
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182 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 8 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1986. 0933784090 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews about medieval literature from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on poetic symbolism, medicine in Chaucer's time, and women writers of the Middle Ages. Annotated bibliography, author index, index. 353pp. 
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183 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Howard, Donald R. CHAUCER: His Life, His Works, His World
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987). 052524400X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine in brown cloth over brown boards, with map-decorated endpapers; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Royal octavo. 636 pages; 16 pages of photos, chronology, references, notes, index. 
Biography of the poet. Three reigns of England are examined through Chaucer's eyes. Winner of the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. 
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184 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Meech, Sanford B. DESIGN IN CHAUCER'S TROILUS
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in decorative cloth and dark blue top-edge coloring; in a dust jacket that shows some minor edge tears, pale discoloration, an internal chip and related snags at upper spine. 529pp. 
A study of the transformation of Boccaccio's FILOSTRATO into Chaucer's love poem TROILUS AND CRISEYDE. Meech examines the text to reveal the similarities and the departures from the original to clarify Chaucer's poetic design. Notes, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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185 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles CHAUCER AND THE FRENCH TRADITION: A Study in Style and Meaning
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1960) Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear, tanning to the spine, scattered pencil-marks to front panel, and internal nicks to the spine. 282pp. 
A study of Chaucer's poetic style, analyzed from a modern perspective, with an emphasis on form and style rather than content. Muscatine creates a new outlook on Chaucer's poetic development, and new interpretations of his major poems. Notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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186 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles POETRY AND CRISIS IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER
Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1972). 0268004595 First edition. With folded publisher's advertisement laid in. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, and a tiny nick to upper shelf edge cloth, else near fine in fushia cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Notes, index. 
A collection of four essays from lectures given by Professors Ward and Phillips in 1969 at the University of Notre Dame, that dealt with the issue of the relevance of the study of medieval works, utilizing specific texts to reveal their significance. 
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187 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Payne, F. Anne CHAUCER AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1981). 0299081702 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Payne places Chaucer's poems within the Menippean satire genre, which illuminates three of the more difficult works, TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Knight's Tale." Notes, index. 
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188 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Pearcy, Roy J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 4 1982
(Norman, Oklahoma): The New Chaucer Society, 1982. 0933784031 First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, spots of soil to the fore-edge of the text block, and mild lean, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to cover, and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on Chaucer's use of punctuation and language, Theban history in TROILUS, and approaches to teaching his works. Bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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189 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Rigby, S.H. CHAUCER IN CONTEXT: Society, Allegory and Gender
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, (1996). 0719042364 First edition, first printing: Trade paperbound issue. Fine, as new, in color illustrated wraps. 
A study that surveys and assesses competing critical approaches to Chaucer's work. Rigby also focuses on the context of the thought, social issues and political controversies in Chaucer's time. 205 pages; select bibliography; references; and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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190 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Speirs, John CHAUCER THE MAKER
London: Faber and Faber, (1962). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel, and mild wear to the extremities. 
An introduction to Chaucer's life and works, which examines the social background behind his writings, revealing the skill, humor, and humanity contained within the poems. Speirs argues Chaucer is an essential forerunner to later literature. Index. 
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191 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Thurston, Paul T. ARTISTIC AMBIVALENCE IN CHAUCER'S KNIGHT'S TALE
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, else a bright fine copy; in a dust jacket with small tears and nicks to the edges, a small chip to the upper spine panel, and age-toning to the spine panel and edges. Illustrated frontispiece, notes, bibliography. 
A study of Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" with an emphasis on the satiric elements of the poem. Thurston argues that as opposed to praising the ideals of the age of chivalry, the poem is meant as satire, and questions those cherished traditions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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192 (Chayefsky, Paddy). Considine, Shaun MAD AS HELL: The Life and Work of Paddy Chayefsky
New York: Random House, (1994). 0679408924 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in near fine, faintly age-toned, photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a hint of fading to the spine panel. Illustrated with photographs. 
Biography of American playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, the finest writer to emerge from the golden age of television, and the only individual to win three Academy Awards--for MARTY, HOSPITAL, and NETWORK. 426 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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193 (Chekhov, Anton). Logan, Joshua THE WISTERIA TREES
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly faded cover edges, and mildly bumped lower corners, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with price shadow to front flap, wear, nicks, creases, and tiny tears to the edges, and chipping to the upper rear panel. Production credits. 
Frontispiece, title-page, two additional b&w production photos by Vandamm. Logan reworks Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, setting it in a Louisiana plantation. The play premiered in NY in 1950, in a production directed by Logan and starring Helen Hayes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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194 (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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195 (Christie, Agatha). Adams, Tom; with a commentary by Julian Symons AGATHA CHRISTIE: The Art of Her Crimes
New York: Everest House Publishers, (1981). 0896961443 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in mildly age-toned, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 
Ninety of Adams's distinctively eerie and evocative Christie cover paintings are reproduced here with commentary by the artist and by mystery author and critic Julian Symons. Introduction by John Fowles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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196 (Christie, Agatha). Bunson, Matthew THE COMPLETE CHRISTIE: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia
New York: Pocket Books, (2000). 0671028316 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Quarto. 454 pages; appendices. "A thoroughly entertaining, delectably detailed tour of the life and works of mystery's Grand Dame--simply the most comprehensive Agatha Christie reference guide available!" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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197 (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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198 (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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199 (Christie, Agatha). Morgan, Janet AGATHA CHRISTIE: A Biography
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. 039452554X 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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200 (Christie, Agatha). Osborne, Charles SPIDER'S WEB
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312266502 First edition. Hardcover. Minor crimp to the lower spine end, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Adapted as a novel from Agatha Christie's 1954 play by the author of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGATHA CHRISTIE and the novelizations of two other Christie plays. This story features Clarissa, a foreign diplomat's wife, who finds and hides a dead body. 
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