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801 (Pirandello, Luigi). Bassnett-McGuire, Susan LUIGI PIRANDELLO
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A volume from the Grove Press Modern Dramatists series. "This thorough and perceptive study...makes a strong claim for Pirandello's importance in the history of twentieth-century theater."--Lynne Truss, Times Educational Supplement. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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802 (Pitigliani, Letizia). Benzi, Fabio PITIGLIANI
New York: Hudson Hills Press, Inc. (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, owner's small address sticker and date in ink to front pastedown, mild creasing to the front endpaper, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to the extremities. Folio. 
149 color plates and 112 black-and-white illustrations on coated stock. This lavish volume captures the exuberant career and personality of Letizia Pitigliani with a comprehensive presentation of her paintings, graphic designs, and writings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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803 (Poe, Edgar Allan). Kennedy, J. Gerald THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM: And the Abyss of Interpretation
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). 080574455X First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology of Poe's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Poe's only novel. Kennedy explores the text in terms of the political turbulence and racial unrest prevalent at the time, as well as discussing the different interpretations of the voyage as a metaphor for the human condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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804 (Poe, Edgar Allan). Madsen, David BLACK PLUME: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe
(London): Grafton Books, (1991). 0586209816 First U.K. edition: A Grafton UK Original. Absolutely perfect, unread, as-new, mint copy in illustrated wraps, with sensational montage-style cover portrait of Poe by Ian Miller. 
Fictional memoir recreates Poe's strange marriage to a child-bride, his alcohol addiction, his agonizing battle against his sensual nature, and involves the writer in solving a series of shocking murders beyond even his own tortured imaginings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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805 (Polanski, Roman). Butler, Ivan THE CINEMA OF ROMAN POLANSKI
New York/London: A.S. Barnes & Co./A. Zwemmer Limited, (1970). 0498077128 First edition: U.S. issue. In the International Film Guide Series. Trade Paperback. A hint of edgewear, bookseller's discreet rubber-stamp to half-title, a suggestion of age-toning to the pages, else fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. A square trade paperback. 
Illustrated critical study of the Polish director, who--at the time of publication, had recently come into the forefront, both for his sensational U.S. breakthrough film, ROSEMARY'S BABY, and for the brutal and tragic murder of his wife, Sharon Tate. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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806 (Pope, Alexander). Guerinot, J.V., editor POPE: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1972). 0136871372 First edition. Hardcover. One corner tip very mildly bumped, spine gilt slightly faded, else near fine; in a lightly edgeworn, nicked and age-toned dust jacket with one short closed edge tear to rear panel. 
Selection of essay-length studies of the Augustan poet and satirist. Contributors: Auden, Maynard Mack, Geoffrey Tillotson, William Wimsatt, Cleanth Brooks, Irvin Ehrenpreis, Emrys Jones, John Aden, Allen Tate. Chronology, notes, bibliography. 
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807 (Potebnja, Alexander A.). Fizer, John ALEXANDER A. POTEBNJA'S PSYCHOLINGUISTIC THEORY OF LITERATURE: A Metacritical Inquiry
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, (1986). 0916458164 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 164 pages; bibliography, and an index. 
Study written for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute that examines the life and theories of the 19th century Ukrainian linguist, who became very influential in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, before being renounced and almost forgotten in the 1930s. 
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808 (Potter, Beatrix). Hutchings, Margaret TOYS FROM THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER And How to Make Them
New York N.Y.: F. Warne & Co. Inc., (1973). 0723260982 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in heavy, color photo-pictorial boards; in an about near fine dust jacket, lighlty nicked at the spine ends, somewhat faded to spine panel, with a few dots of stain. 
Full working instructions and same-size patterns are given for some of Potter's most beloved characters; plus sections on baskets (by Eve Legg), furniture and other accessories (Richard Hutchings). Photography by Eve Legg. [315] pages. Large octavo. 
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809 (Pound, Ezra). Carpenter, Humphrey A SERIOUS CHARACTER: The Life of Ezra Pound
London & Boston: Faber and Faber, (1988). 0571147860 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-illustrated dust jacket. Thick quarto. 1005 pages; appendices; indexed. Illustrated with photographs. 
Massive and fully documented biography that carefully scrutinizes and often takes issue with the accepted valuation of Pound's achievements and personality. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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810 (Pound, Ezra). Gallup, Donald EZRA POUND: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, (1983). 0813909767 First edition. Revision of A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EZRA POUND, first issued in London in 1963. Hardcover. Fine in orange-red cloth stamped in gilt, in photo-pictorial dust jacket that is mildly age-toned and shows some minor rubbing. Published for the Bibliographical Society for the University of Virginia and St. Paul's Bibliographies. 
Describes in detail American, English and Italian first editions of 106 books by Pound; some 130 books edited or translated by him, over 2,000 contributions by him to periodicals; over 500 translations of his writings; and miscellanea. Indexed. 
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811 (Pound, Ezra). Kuberksi, Philip A CALCULUS OF EZRA POUND: Vocations of the American Sign
Gainesville, [et alia]: University Press of Florida, (1992). 0813011396 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in light brown cloth stamped in black to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
"Kuberski locates the central tension between Pound's poety and his politics....In his title and his terminology Kuberski employs the metaphor of stones, a calculating device, to chart Pound's overt concerns." Works cited, index. 
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812 (Powell, Lawrence Clark). Hardy, Emma; Hardy, Thomas SOME RECOLLECTIONS; TOGETHER WITH SOME RELEVANT POEMS BY THOMAS HARDY
London: Oxford University Press, 1961. B0007KB6Q0 First edition, first printing. From the library of noted bookman, Lawrence Clark Powell with his dated ownership signature to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Fine in dark caramel cloth with gilt spine titling; in a printed dust jacket that shows some toning to the spine panel. Small octavo. Edited with notes by Evelyn Hardy and Robert Gittings. 
After the death of his first wife, Emma, Hardy found a manuscript copy of her recollections which inspired from him an outpouring of poems about her. Here are the recollections and the poems, illustrated with a number of sketches, drawings and photos. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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813 (Powell, Lawrence Clark). Wolfe, Thomas OF TIME AND THE RIVER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Large stain to the rear cover and a small stain to the front, minor split to the upper spine end, evidence of bookplate removal to the front endpapers, dark offsetting to the front endpaper, else very good in age-toned black cloth; no dust jacket. 
This copy is from the library of librarian/author Lawrence Clark Powell with his ownership signature in ink, dated 1935, Los Angeles on the front pastedown. There is also a small sheet with penciled notations laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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814 (Pritchett, V.S.). Stinson, John J. V.S. PRITCHETT: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805783415 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A thorough, comprehensive survey of Pritchett's six decades of short fiction, combining commentary on the development of the author's skill with discussion of particular works. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #32. 149 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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815 (Pronzini, Bill). Foxx, Jack THE JADE FIGURINE
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1972). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that is bright and fresh, and shows some very light edgewear, one tiny nick to upper rear panel, and a hint of fading to the spine. 
Suspenser set in the Far East, by Pronzini under pseudonym. Free-lance charter pilot Dan Connell is tempted by a cohort's offer to bring him in on a smuggling caper; Connell turns his pal down, and then the man is murdered and Connell is implicated. 
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816 (Proust, Marcel). Bucknall, Barbara J. MARCEL PROUST REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805782745 First edition thus. Twayne's World Authors Series #830. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study explicating the themes of art, society and love in Proust's seminal work, A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU, or REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS PAST. 
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817 (Proust, Marcel). Cattaui, Georges MARCEL PROUST
London: The Merlin Press, (1967). 0850360471 First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
125 pages; bibliography and chronology. Translated by Ruth Hall. With a foreword: "The Life and After-Life of Marcel Proust" by P. de Boisdeffre. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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818 (Proust, Marcel). Cocking, J.M. PROUST: Collected Essays on the Writer and His Art
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1982). 0521287995 First edition: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Faint offsetting and mild staining to the edges of the endpapers, else a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 307 pages; notes and an index. Illustrated. An uncommon book. 
The aim of this collection is to bring together all Professor Cocking's main writings on Proust in a single volume. The book offers both an introduction that is fully accessible to the newcomer as well as original studies for the specialist. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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819 (Puccini, Giacomo). Weaver, William and Puccini, Simonetta, editors THE PUCCINI COMPANION
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1994). 0393029301 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth over red boards with red-metalic titles and rules to the spine; in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 436 pages; bibliographical sketch; select bibliography; chronology; first performances; plot summaries; appendices; and index. 
This companion, though written mostly by scholars, is intended to accompany the basic lovers of Puccini operas along a journey of appreciation and discovery. The various contributors each illustrated a particular facet of Puccini's genius. 
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820 (Puig, Manuel). Kerr, Lucille SUSPENDED FICTIONS: Reading Novels by Manuel Puig
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1987). 0252013298 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in maroon cloth; no dustjacket. 
Thorough-going, novel-by-novel study of the Argentine-born author of THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, BETRAYED BY RITA HAYWORTH, and HEARTBREAK TANGO. Notes, index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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821 (Puig, Manuel). Tittler, Jonathan MANUEL PUIG
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805782893 First edition, first printing. Volume 836 in Twayne's World Author series. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 152 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Puig, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, and an index. 
A biographical and literary examination of the Argentine author who is best known in the United States for his novel KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film and a Tony-winning Broadway musical. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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822 (Queen, Ellery). Dannay, Fred Typed Letter, SIGNED, dated November 6, 1977 From Fred Dannay (one half of Ellery Queen) to Mrs. John (Pat) Ball, wife of mystery writer, John Ball and novelist in her own right.
New York: Unpublished, 1977. Full-page, letter-sized, single sheet on Ellery Queen's stationery with typed New York address; several ink corrections, paragraphs bracketed with ink, two brief ink page notations on verso. Faint creases on the upper corner, overall clean and fine. 
A mini-seminar on the art of mystery writing by one of its leading practioners to fledgling novelist, Pat Ball. Dannay summarizes Mrs. Ball's writing deficiencies while providing much encouragement to her. Mrs. Ball later published under, Nan Hamilton. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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823 (Queen, Ellery). Nevins, Francis M., Jr. & Ray Stanich THE SOUND OF DETECTION: Ellery Queen's Adventures in Radio
(Madison, In): Brownstone Books, (1983). First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in black-and-white perfectbound wraps. Octavo. 109 pages; illustrated with photographs. 
A detailed history of the Ellery Queen radio programs--with a complete listing of all the shows. Also contains much biographical material about the two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee, who created Ellery Queen in 1929. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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824 (Rabelais, Francois). Zegura, Elizabeth Chesney and Tetel, Marcel RABELAIS REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An eloquent study arguing that the theme of exchange permeates GARGANTUA AND PENTAGRUEL. Twayne's World Authors Series #837. 185 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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825 (Rambova, Natacha). Morris, Michael MADAME VALENTINO: The Many Lives of Natacha Rambova
New York/London/Paris: Abbeville Press Publishers, (1991). 1558591362 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Attractively bound in floral decorated violet cloth, illustrated endpapers, in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 272 pages; indexed. 
Rambova, best known as the second wife of Rudolph Valentino, was also a dancer, set and costume designer in the early days of Hollywood, playwright, and noted Spiritualist and Egyptologist. Illustrated with 150 duotones. A splendid book! 
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826 (Rand, Ayn). Branden, Nathaniel JUDGMENT DAY: My Years with Ayn Rand
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. 0395461073 First edition. Hardcover. Very small label scar and penned date to pastedown, else a near fine copy in a mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Rand and Branden's passionate affair of the heart and the mind was recently chronicled in a TV biopic starring Helen Mirren as the controversial writer-philosopher who was 25 years Branden's senior. This is Branden's version of events. 
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827 (Rand, Ayn). Branden, Nathaniel JUDGMENT DAY: My Years with Ayn Rand
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. 0395461073 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden were associated for nearly two decades before their explosive break; Rand was Branden's lover, mentor, friend, and, finally, enemy. Here, the psychologist/author answers "What really happened between you and Ayn Rand?" 
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828 (Ransome, Arthur). Hunt, Peter ARTHUR RANSOME
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Twayne's English Author Series #484. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket. Illustrated with reproductions of drawings from Ransome's books and frontispiece photo of the author. Vivid study of the ''father of modern British children's literature.'' 
Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" series dramatically changed the course of writing for children in his realistic depiction of ordinary children as they "mess about in boats" in the Lake District that Ransome helped turn into a national landmark. 
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829 (Raskin, Ellen). Olson, Marilynn Strasser ELLEN RASKIN
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776273 First edition, first printing. Twayne United States Authors Series (Children's Literature), #579. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with photo-portrait of Raskin to the front panel, repeated as a frontispiece. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A warm appreciation and probing analysis of the illustrator/author, perhaps best known for her "puzzle mysteries." Raskin won the Newbery for THE WESTING GAME, and her FIGGS & PHANTOMS was a 1975 Newbery Honor Book. Illustrated with photos and figures. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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830 (Rasputin). Napley, Sir David RASPUTIN IN HOLLYWOOD
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1990). 0297810383 First edition. Hardcover. Pages mildly tanned, else fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations. 
The strange story of how the neice of one of Rasputin's accused murderers sued MGM for libel over the film "Rasputin the Mad Monk." The case turned out to be quite influential as its topics ranged from rape to the influence of the press. 
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831 (Ray, Johnnie). Whiteside, Jonny CRY: The Johnnie Ray Story
New York: Bartholomew House, Inc., (1994). 1569800138 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over terra-cotta boards; in a fine, as-new photo-pictorial dust jacket. 445 pages, including index. Illustrated on coated stock inserts. 
Bio of one of the wildest and unlikelist of pop stars. Dubbed the missing link between Sinatra and Elvis, Ray was virtually deaf, bisexual, a hard drinker, and linked in scandal sheets to columnist Dorothy Kilgallen and Mrs. Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner. 
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832 (Remington, Frederic). Splete, Allen P. & Marilyn D., editors FREDERIC REMINGTON: Selected Letters
New York: Abbeville Press, (1988). 08659694X First edition. Hardcover. Tiny red dot on bottom page edges, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. 487 pages, selected bibliography, index; illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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833 (Renoir, Pierre-Auguste). Barnes, Albert C. & De Mazia, Violette THE ART OF RENOIR
Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation Press. (1986). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Fine in wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Octavo trade paperback. Foreword by John Dewey. 
158 half-tone reproductions are included in this comprehensive look at the 19th century impressionist artist's work, and the method that must be used in any approach to the understanding and appreciation of art in all its forms. 
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834 (Rhodes, Cecil). Lockhart, J.G. and Woodhouse, C.M. CECIL RHODES: The Colossus of Southern Africa
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1963). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine with illustrated endpapers, including a map of southern Africa, twelve photographs, and three drawings; in an illustrated dust jacket with rubbing to panels and small nicks and creases to edges. Rear panel illustration by Linley Sambourne. 
A biography of the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, and the man who created the educational foundation which still bears his name. It is also a portrait of a man who exemplified the British empire. 525 pages, note on sources, index. 
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835 (Rhys, Jean). Angier, Carole JEAN RHYS: Life and Work
Boston/Toronto/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1990). 0316042633 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, photo-illustrations. 
Massive (762-page) biography of the "gifted but tormented" novelist, whose first literary success came at age 76 with WIDE SARGASSO SEA. Angier was a co-screenwriter of the 1996 film adaptation of Rhys' potent prequel to JANE EYRE. 
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836 (Ricardo). St. Clair, Oswald A KEY TO RICARDO
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Bookseller, 1965. Reprint. Hardcover. Mild scratch to the rear cover, else near fine in sturdy black cloth with gilt titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. 
From the Reprints of Economic Classics series, this study dissects and explains the somewhat cryptic passages which occur in Ricardo's writings and considers the reasoning by which he was sometimes led to apparently erroneous conclusions. 364 pp; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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837 (Rice, Anne). Rampling, Anne EXIT TO EDEN
New York: A Belvedere Book/Arbor House, (1985). 087795609X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to pages, else fine, in mauve foil-stamped black cloth shelfback over mauve boards; in an age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Mel Odom. 
Erotic tale by Rice under pseudonym about an exclusive Carribean resort where members pay to have a slave wait on them and fulfill their every fantasy. Filmed in 1994 by Garry Marshall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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838 (Rice, Anne). Rampling, Anne BELINDA
New York: Arbor House, (1986). 0877958262 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Author's second odyssey into the world of forbidden lust: "Written with wonderful fluidity and spirit, this erotic, tension-ridden novel, played out against the ...background of forbidden love, ...explores a realm beyond the barriers of ordinary passion." 
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839 (Rice, Anne). Ramsland, Katherine THE VAMPIRE COMPANION: The Official Guide to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles
New York: Ballantine Books, (1993). 0345379225 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. [509] pages; bibliography. Illustrated with photos, drawings, maps, and a complete time line of events in The Chronicles. 
Written with the full coperation of Anne Rice, THE VAMPIRE COMPANION offers an exploration, appreciation, and interpretation of all the characters and events, names and places, symbols and themes in the first four volumes of The Vampire Chronicles. 
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840 (Rice, Elmer). Hogan, Robert THE INDEPENDENCE OF ELMER RICE
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1965). 0809301776 First edition, first printing. Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a price-clipped, near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. Preface by Harry T. Moore. 164 pages, including index. 
A study of Rice as a man of the theatre, and of his plays as plays, not as texts. The book was an outgrowth of the author's association with Rice while directing an unproduced Rice play, and it benefits from firsthand discussions with the playwright. 
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841 (Richardson, Samuel). Beebee, Thomas O. CLARISSA ON THE CONTINENT: Translation and Seduction
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press (1990). 0271006935 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 228 pages; bibliography and an index. 
An exploration of two strategies of literary translation: creative vs. preservative and strong vs. weak, as they transform one of the most influential English novels: Samuel Richardson's CLARISSA. 
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842 (Richardson, Samuel). Harris, Jocelyn SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1987). 0521315425 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In the series, British and Irish Authors: Introductory Critical Studies. Trade Paperback. An unread fine copy, in slick illustrated wraps that show a hint of age-toning. 
A concise introduction to the English novelist, combining close readings of PAMELA, CLARISSA and SIR CHARLES GRANDISON with a discussion of their central themes. 179 pages, including index. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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843 (Richter, Conrad). Gaston, Edwin W., Jr. CONRAD RICHTER: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805775307 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Gaston's expansion of his 1965 study of Richter's oeuvre considers Richter's last works, providing an overview of recent criticism and illuminating autobiographical and philosophical themes. Twayne's World Authors Series #81. 
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844 (Rilke, Rainer Marie). Shaw, Priscilla Washburn RILKE, VALERY AND YEATS: The Domain of the Self
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Whisper of wear to the extremities, else a fine copy in a very mildly age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket. Index of quotations. 
Comparative study of the three poets explores "the way in which language registers inevitably our sense of the world and of ourselves." Jacket design based on "Musical Faun" by Pablo Picasso. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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845 (Rivera, Diego). Rodriquez, Antonio DIEGO RIVERA: Mural Painting
Mexico City: Fondo Editorial de Plastica Mexicana, 1988. 9686658084 First edition, first printing. Limited to 1000 copies. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Elephant folio. [164] pages. 
Text in English. Photography by Enrique Franco Torrijos and Bob Schalkwijk. 114 illustrations (including a few foldouts) superbly reproduce, in full-color, murals by the revolutionary Mexican painter and muralist. Somewhat scarce in the first edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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846 (Robbins, Lord). Peston, Maurice & Corry, Bernard, editors ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF LORD ROBBINS
New York: International Arts and Sciences Press, Inc., (1973). 0873320433 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Includes essays by R.G. Lipsey, Kelvin Lancaster, Harry Townsend, R.S. Sayers and others. 405 pages; indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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847 (Robinson, Boardman). Christ-Janer, Albert BOARDMAN ROBINSON
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (1946). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with bump to spine head, minor dampstain to lower fore-edge with mild soiling; dust jacket has slight age-toning, chips to spine head and tail, wear, chips and creasing to extremities, small stain to front panel. 
Illustrated with b&w halftones and color plates, including frontispiece, this book shows in many mediums and techniques the power and scope of the illustrator of American classics such as Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS and Masters' SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY. 
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848 (Robinson, Edward Arlington). White, William EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON: A Supplementary Bibliography
[Kent, Ohio]: The Kent State University Press, (1971). 0873381076 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full red cloth with gilt spine-stamping; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"A supplement to Charles Beecher Hogan's admirable A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON...includes material in Mr. Hogan's "Edwin Arlington Robinson: New Bibliographical Notes." 168 pages, including index. 
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849 (Rockwell, Norman). Taborin, Glorina NORMAN ROCKWELL'S COUNTING BOOK
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in laminated pictorial boards with mild wear and scratches to the boards. 
Illustrated throughout, this game book uses 23 of Rockwell's famous paintings to teach small children how to count. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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850 (Roddenberry, Gene). Engel, Joel GENE RODDENBERRY: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek
New York: Hyperion, (1994). 0786860049 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Entertainment journalist Joel Engel examines the complex man behind the persona as well as the phenonemon behind STAR TREK. Illustrated with photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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851 (Roddenberry, Gene). Engel, Joel GENE RODDENBERRY: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek
New York: Hyperion, (1994). 0786860049 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A deeply moving story of King Lear in Hollywood."--James Sadwith. "A fascinating volume that should be read by anyone interested in how a TV series is created."--J. Michael Straczynski. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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852 (Rodin, Auguste). Hale, William Harlan & the Editors of Time Life-Books THE WORLD OF RODIN: 1840-1917
New York: Time-Life Books, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, else fine in dark green leatherette over paper-covered boards lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers; in paper-covered slipcase with a paste-on photo of Rodin's THE THINKER silhouetted against the evening sky. 
Illustrated throughout with photographs of sculptures and photo-repros of drawings and paintings in color and b&w, an interesting look at the art of the celebrated 19th century French sculptor and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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853 (Rogers, Will). Rollins, Peter C. WILL ROGERS: A Biobibliography
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313226334 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued.a solid biography of the entertainer-philosopher. 
"Solid biography" with "reference material, ranging from a filmography and an annotated radio log to a comprehensive bibliography, a listing of available commercial recordings, and a detailed description of the major archival holdings."--Choice. 
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854 (Roland, Gilbert). Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0060151870 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of stain to fore-edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fictional life of Wilde by the highly regarded biographer and novelist. This copy from film star Gilbert Roland's library, SIGNED by Roland to the pastedown, bearing his blind stamp to the free endsheet, and with a gift note SIGNED by Ann Warner laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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855 (Romains, Jules). Norrish, P.J. DRAMA OF THE GROUP: A Study of Unanimism in the Plays of Jules Romains
Cambridge: At the University Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, in a dust jacket with corners clipped, mild edgewear, and sticker ghost to the front flap. 
Norrish discusses "unanimist" theory, and how it illuminates the relationship between the individual and the group, and briefly applies these concepts to the works of writers including Hugo and Zola, and then focuses his analysis on the plays of Romains. 
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856 (Rommel, Erwin). Irving, David THE TRAIL OF THE FOX: The Search for the True Field Marshall Rommel
New York: Thomas Congdon Books/E.P. Dutton, (1977). 0525222006 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's address label to front free endsheet, else fine, in black cloth with blind-embossed portrait of Rommel to front, silver lettering and copper devices to spine; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket with light wear at the edges. 
"I am tremendously impressed.... A superb character study and a fine work."--Matthew B. Ridgway. Illustrated with photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 496 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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857 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.) Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The New York Years 1928-1933
New York: Random House, (1985). 0394516710 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. A nearly fine copy with light fading to the spine, in blue cloth over tan boards with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; in a like, mildly age-toned dust jacket with a small tear to the rear cover and a trace of fading to the spine. 
Davis received the Francis Parkman prize and a National Book Award nomination for FDR: THE BECKONING OF DESTINY, which preceded this book and received much praise from historians for his realistic portrayal of this controversial president. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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858 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). Rosenbaum, Herbert D. & Bartelme, Elizabeth, editors FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: The Man, the Myth, the Era, 1882-1945
New York/Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1987). 0313259496 First edition. Number 189 in the Contributions in Political Science series. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket issued. 411 pages, program of conference, contributors, name index, and a subject index, 
A collection of papers about President Roosevelt which were originally presented at Hofstra University's presidential conference in 1981, including pieces on his response to Hitler, the New Deal, his foreign policy, and impact on America's future. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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859 (Rose, Billy). Nelson, Stephen ONLY A PAPER MOON: The Theatre of Billy Rose
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835717968 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 169 pages; Notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Theater and Dramatic Studies, No. 42. 
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860 (Rosenbach, A.S.W.) Wolf, Edwin 2nd with John F. Fleming ROSENBACH: A Biography
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1960). B0006DC2ZC First edition, first printing. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a black spine block; photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated. Hardcover. Spots of dampstain to upper page edges, rubbing to spine, pages mildly age-toned, creases to a few pages, thus very good plus; fair jacket: vertical split to spine panel, substantial darkening, edgewear, chipping, edge tears, cello-tape reinforcement. 
Here, created by two of the men who worked with him and knew him best, is a portrait of the the "Napoleon of the auction room," the "apple-cheeked, fun-loving, scholarly, bawdy, tale-spinning, elephant-memoried supersalesman of great books." [619] pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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861 (Rossetti, Dante Gabriel). Riede, David G. DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805770275 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Attempting to dispel the legend of Rossetti as spiritual aesthete and fleshy bohemian, this study places the poet and painter in the context of the Victorian culture in which he lived. Twayne's English Authors Series #186. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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862 (Rossetti, Dante Gabriel). Riede, David G., editor CRITICAL ESSAYS ON DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1992). 0816188637 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new; without dust jacket as issued. Tall octavo. 212 pages, including index. 
A collection of critical pieces including contributions from Swinburne, Walter Pater and Rossetti himself, arranged in chronological order. Part of G.K. Hall's Critical Essays on British Literature. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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863 (Rossner, Robert). Ross, Ivan T. THE MAN WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963. B000GLPJRM First edition, first printing. Rubber-stamped film story department address to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else fine in pale blue cloth with silver titles stamped to the spine; in a mildly age-toned, else near fine dust jacket with cover illustration by Paul Galdone. 
Crime Club selection in which a would-be writer is tempted into crime. Set in New York City. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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864 (Roth, Louis) Robeson, Dave LOUIS ROTH:...Forty Years with Jungle Killers
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1945. Second printing. Hardcover. This volume has dampstaining to the upper boards at the front and more severely along the rear, but not to any noticeable degree to the book's interior, a good copy in slightly bowed boards; in a worn dust jacket with pieces missing at the edges. 
Cordially SIGNED with an early inscription by circus lion tamer, Louis Roth on his photographic frontis-portrait. Roth was considered by many as perhaps the greatest wild animal trainer the world has known. 241 pages, black-and-white photographic plates. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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865 (Rothschild, Baron). Picot, Emile; compiler CATALOGUE DES LIVRES COMPOSANT LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE FEU M. LE BARON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD
New York: Burt Franklin, [1965]. Facisimile of the original Paris edition of 1884. In five volumes. Hardcover. A fine set bound in red cloth, gilt spine; without dust jackets, as issued. Indexed. 
Catalogue of the library of the Baron Rothschild, compiled and with biographical introduction by Emile Picot. Arranged by subject and generously illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts, ornaments, typography, and color photos of bindings. In French. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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866 (Rozanov, Vasily). Payne, Rober, edited with an introduction by THE APOCALYPSE OF OUR TIME and other writings by Vasily Rozanov
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1977). 0275235203 First edition, first printing. Full-page inscription to museum director and author Rexford Stead, SIGNED by the author, Robert Payne. Hardcover. Stead's embossed ownership seal to four pages, else near fine in blue boards with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn and slightly nicked dust jacket. 301 pages; four photographic plates. 
English translation, by noted biographer and historian Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff, of the major works of Vasily Rozanov (1856-1919), regarded as "the most important writer of the twentieth century" by exiled poet Joseph Brodsky. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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867 (Rubens, Peter Paul). Wedgewood, C.V. & the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF RUBENS: 1577 - 1640
New York: Time Incorporated, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in light brown leatherette over paper-covered boards with lettering in gilt, illustrated end-papers; in paper-covered slipcase with paste-on portrait of Rubens' LE CHAPEAU DE PAILLE. Folio. 
Illustrated throughout with drawings, etchings and paintings in color and black-and-white. This is an interesting look at the celebrated 17th century artist and his work, and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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868 (Russell, Charles M.) Adams, Ramon F. & Britzman, Homer E. CHARLES M. RUSSELL: The Cowboy Artist, a Biography
Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc., (1948). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt spine-lettered maroon cloth, with full-color endpaper double-spread illustration, twelve Russell plates in full-color, 37 b&w chapter heads from Russell drawings; no dust jacket. Index. 
The classic study of the definitive western artist, richly illustrated with many vintage photographs, as well as with reproductions of Russell's sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints. Checklist condensed from the bibliography by Karl Yost & Britzman. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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869 (Russell, Ken). Phillips, Gene D. KEN RUSSELL
Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1979. 080579266X First edition. In the Twayne Theatrical Arts Series. Hardcover. Bookseller's discreet rubber stamp to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in beige buckram stamped in gilt-against-black to the spine. 
Early critical biography of the iconoclast filmmaker, director of THE MUSIC LOVERS, THE DEVILS, and WOMEN IN LOVE. With chronology, notes, introduction by Warren French, filmography, bibliography, and index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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870 (Ruth Rendell). Vine, Barbara GRASSHOPPER
New York: Harmony Books, (2000). First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Lower spine end very slightly crimped, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ruth Rendell's novels written under the nom-de-plume Barbara Vine are dark psychological novels that focus on the inner landscape of one character. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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871 (Rutherford, Margaret). Simmons, Dawn Langley MARGARET RUTHERFORD: A Blithe Spirit
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1983). 0070574790 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Memoir by the distinctive comic actress's adopted daughter. The divine Ms. R played Miss Marple in a series of film adaptations of Christie's work. The title is a tribute to her sublime performance as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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872 (Sandburg, Carl). Golden, Harry CARL SANDBURG
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1961). B0006AWZAW First edition, first printing. Tan cloth with gilt lettering and rules, maroon spine block and cover portrait of Sandburg; photo-pictorial jacket Hardcover. Substantial offsetting to front end paper else near fine, in a very good plus, mildly age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket with light nicking to upper spine edge, light shelfwear. 
"Harry Golden greatly admired and loved Carl Sandburg, and the feeling was indeed mutual. Golden's anecdotal account is both an engaging portrait of Sandburg and a tribute to their friendship." Illustrated with photographs. 287 pages, including index. 
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873 (Sands, Ben). Carey, Henry THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY: A Rendition in Regency Dress of a Burlesque Opera in Three Acts Founded on the Old Yorkshire Ballad of a Most Dreadful Combat
(London): Shoestring Press, 1960. First edition thus: limited to 200 copies, SIGNED by the artist. Hardcover. Fine, in fuchsia cloth shelfback over marbled boards with pink foil printed label; no dust jacket. ''The whole embellished with 20 cuts by Ben Sands.'' 
"This burlesque opera was discovered on a sunny day in the spring of 1958 in a sixpenny volume on a junk-stall."--from Sands' Foreword. Designed, illustrated, hand-set, and printed on dampened paper by Ben Sands, at his Shoestring Press. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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874 (Sappho). Davenport, Guy, translator SAPPHO: Poems and Fragments
Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in terra cotta cloth with gilt device to the front cover; in a lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a number of very short closed edge tears and creases to the upper jacket edge. 
Sappho, the great love poet of Mytilene, sang of the gods, graceful youths, and nature. Her poetry has not survived intact, but rather in fragments, which Davenport has translated as simply and faithfully as possible. Preface, notes by the translator. 
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875 (Sappho). Smith, J. Frederick SAPPHO: The Art of Loving Women
New York, London: Chelsea House Publishers, (1975). 0877540314 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in bright green boards, with titles embossed in silver; in a mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Square quarto. 160 pages. 
The poetry of Sappho with revealing color photographs of the female form sensually portrayed by J. Frederick Smith. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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876 (Saroyan, William). Lee, Lawrence & Barry Gifford SAROYAN: A Biography
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984). 0060151412 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 338 pages; chronology, notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photos. 
"A well-rounded, objective account of the life and character of this much-admired, much-maligned man. . . . Gifford and Lee let their research do the talking, largely eschewing judgment in order to build a documentary mosaic of testimony. . . ."--SFC. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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877 (Sarton, May). Evans, Elizabeth MAY SARTON, REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A retrospective of Sarton's long and multifaceted career in American letters, this comprehensive study considers her poetry, fiction, memoirs and journals. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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878 (Sartre, Jean-Paul). Boschetti, Anna THE INTELLECTUAL ENTERPRISE: Sartre and Les Temps Modernes
Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern Univ. Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
The first English translation of Boschetti's study of Sartre's dominance over the French intellectual life of his day, comparing Sartre' stature in his own time to Hugo's and Voltaire's in theirs. 279 pages including an index. 
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879 (Sayers, Dorothy L.) Brabazon, James; With a Preface by Anthony Fleming; Forword by P.D. James DOROTHY L. SAYERS: A Biography
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1981). 0684168642 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small scar to the rear cover, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Tall octavo. 308 pages; appendix, notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
A biography of the very private British novelist, essayist, medieval scholar and anthologist. Sayers is best-known for her stories about the amateur aristocratic detective hero Lord Peter Wimsey, who made his breakthrough in the novel WHOSE BODY? 
Price: 15.00 USD
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880 (Sayers, Dorothy L.) Hall, Trevor H. DOROTHY L. SAYERS: Nine Literary Studies
(Hamden, Connecticut): Archon Books, 1980. 0208018778 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Two illustrations on coated stock inserts: frontis reproduces a page from the programme of the first performance of BUSMANS' HOLIDAY; second illo is a Strand Magazine frontis for "The Iron Circlet." 
Hall investigates, detective-fashion, a number of literary mysteries re: Ms. Sayers, including: a comparison of Wimsey and Holmes, Sayers' opinion of and works on Doyle, little-known facts about her husband, and other intriguing bio and biblio titbits. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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881 (Sayers, Dorothy L.) Hitchman, Janet SUCH A STRANGE LADY: A Biography of Dorothy L. Sayers
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, (1975). 0060119039 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else fine pink dust jacket that remains unfaded. 
Biographical chronicle of Lord Peter Wimsey's literary mater. 177 pages; bibliography of works by Sayers. Illustrated with photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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882 (Sayles, John). Ryan, Jack JOHN SAYLES, FILMMAKER
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1998). 0786405295 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in burgundy cloth stamped in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated. 
A Critical Study of the Independent Writer-Director; With a Filmography and a Bibliography. 271 pages, including index. Sayles' key works include EIGHT MEN OUT, MATEWAN, and THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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883 (Schreiner, Olive). Monsman, Gerald OLIVE SCHREINER'S FICTION: Landscape and Power
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, (1991). 0813517249 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Notes, index. 
Critical study of the author of THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM also considers Schreiner's political novel, TROOPER PETER HALKET OF MASHONALAND, her posthumous novel of ideas, FROM MAN TO MAN, her juvenile novel, UNDINE, and a number of shorter pieces. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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884 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Actor Jean Hersholt's copy, with his SIGNED bookplate to pastedown. Hardcover. A hint of fading to spine, else fine, fresh, a superb example; in a very good dust jacket, showing age darkening to the spine panel, light wear and nicking, some separation and an interior chip at rear spine fold. 
Laid in is a 20th Century Fox preview card, whimsically filled out and SIGNED by author Fowler, who pretends to be reviewing an imaginary film called THE GREAT DANE starring Hersholt (who was born in Denmark). Splendid and funny (!) association copy. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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885 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Director John Ford's copy with an original full-page pencil drawing of an unknown character by Ford. Hardcover. Age-toning to the spine, splashes of coffee to the margins of some pages, minor shelfwear, else very good; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 407 pages. Illustrated with photographs. 
A dated (Oct. 24, 1934) inscription to the front endpaper reads, "For Jack Ford from his "fraud", SIGNED in an unknown hand "John...." We are unable to decipher the signature. This is one of many books we acquired from John Ford's estate. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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886 (Seurat, Georges). Madeleine-Pedrillat, Alain SEURAT
New York: Skira/Rizzoli, (1990). 0847812863 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Jean-Marie Clarke. Hardcover. A few tiny bumps to lower shelf edge, very insignificant, else fine, in full taupe cloth with white lettering; in an age-toned, otherwise very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Large square quarto. 
Lavishly illustrated study which aims to show that Seurat's importance lies in the new vision of landscapes and human beings he proposed. 255 pages, including list of illustrations. Printed on heavy coated stock throughout. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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887 (Seuss, Dr.) Stofflet, Mary DR. SEUSS FROM THEN TO NOW: A Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition
San Diego, California: San Diego Museum of Art, 1986. 0937108057 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in full carmine cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and color. Quarto. [96] pages. Introduction by Steven L. Brezzo. Chronology; checklist; bibliography. 
Nicely produced catalog of the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thedor Geisel covers the good doctor's 60-year career from his days as editor of the Dartmouth college monthly, to YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE (1986). Essential for Seussians. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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888 (Shackleton, Ernest). Fisher, Margery and James SHACKLETON AND THE ANTARCTIC
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First U.S. edition, first printing. 
Fine, in sea-blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a navy blue spine panel; map-decorated endsheets; in a mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 37 drawings and maps, 48 pages of photographs. 559 pages, including index. Chronicles the four great expeditions on which Shackleton served, often in the vivid words of the explorers themselves. The Fishers had access to unpublished letters and diaries, and interviewed all the surviving members of the expeditions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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889 (Shackleton, Ernest). Fisher, Margery and James SHACKLETON AND THE ANTARCTIC
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. B0006AV3WS First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in sea-blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a navy blue spine panel; map-decorated endsheets; in a mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 37 drawings and maps, 48 pages of photographs. 559 pages, including index. 
Chronicles the four great expeditions on which Shackleton served, often in the vivid words of the explorers themselves. The Fishers had access to unpublished letters and diaries, and interviewed all the surviving members of the expeditions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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890 (Shakespeare Head Press) ENGLANDS HELICON: Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with Additional Poems from the Edition of 1604
London: Printed for Frederick Etchells and Hugh MacDonald, 1925. First edition thus: one of 900 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press on Kentish All-Rag paper; our copy is designated ''out-of-series.'' Hardcover. A fine copy in half-brown cloth over teal boards with spine titles gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed; no dust jacket. An excellent copy without the rubbing associated with this volume. Tall octavo. 
A page by page type-facsimile that faithfully reproduces this important pastoral anthology, first published by John Fasket in a quarto volume of 1600. The general level of the poetry brought together in this volume far exceeds that of earlier anthologies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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891 (Shakespeare, William). Allen, Charles NOTES ON THE BACON-SHAKESPEARE QUESTION
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1900. First edition, first printing. In brown cloth with gilt lettering and rules, top-edge gilt; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Minor bump to spine crown, resulting in mild creases to the head of a few leaves, faint dampstaining to covers, light wear at extremities, discreet rubber stamp of ''The Francis Bacon Foundation'' to pastedown, thus very good only. 306 pages, indexed. 
"An attempt is here made to throw some new light, at least for those who are not already Shakespearian scholars, upon the still vexed question of the authorship of the plays and poems which bear Shakespeare's name."--from the Preface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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892 (Shakespeare, William). Blatty, William Peter I, BILLY SHAKESPEARE!
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a very lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Victoria Chess. A nice example. 
A ghostly Bard of Avon holds forth on the authorship question, and makes a number of other provocative revelations; slender bit of high-toned drollery from the future author of THE EXORCIST. Immeasurably enhanced by Chess' cheeky and irreverent sketches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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893 (Shakespeare, William). Boris, Edna Zwick SHAKESPEARE'S ENGLISH KINGS, THE PEOPLE, AND THE LAW: A Study in the Relationship Between The Tudor Constitution and the English History Plays
Rutherford/Madison/Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (1978> 0838619908 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black linen with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine, lightly soiled and rubbed dust jacket. Octavo. 
Attention to governmental structure is apparent in all Shakespeare history plays and this study shows the Tudor constitutional development and transformation born through events and depicted in dramatic representation. 261 pages; bibliography; index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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894 (Shakespeare, William). Buchman, Lorne M. STILL IN MOVEMENT: Shakespeare On Screen
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 0195065417 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 171 pages; photo-film-still illustrations; notes; select bibliography; and index. 
Buchman focuses on key moments in the films of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Grigory Kozintav, Roman Polanski, and Peter Brooks, and examines how these films clarify the theatre-to-film process according to spatial and temporal structures of the medium. 
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895 (Shakespeare, William). Dane, Clemence THE GODSON
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1964). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with photo-reproduction of ''Shakespeare in the Last Years''-- a bronze sculpture by Dane, echoed at the frontispiece. 
Novella-length fantasy about Will Davenant, the godson of William Shakespeare, by the noted U.K. novelist and playwright; set on the eve of Shakespeare's last birthday, as Will and his friends prepare for a special performance of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. 
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896 (Shakespeare, William). Flatter, Richard SHAKEPEARE'S PRODUCING HAND: A Study of His Marks of Expression to be Found in the First Folio
New York: Greenwood Press, Publishers, (1969). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in green linen with black titles to the spine without dust jacket as issued. 
Scholarly discussion of the Bard's stagecraft interpreted through the text of the First Folio. Flatter is not only a distinguished student of Shakespeare, he also had theatrical training under the great director Max Reinhardt. 184 pages with appendix . 
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897 (Shakespeare, William). Greenwood, Sir George THE SHAKSPERE SIGNATURES AND "SIR THOMAS MORE"
(London): Cecil Palmer, (1924). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Circle of faint glue residue to lower spine, a whisper of wear, else a fresh, fine copy in brown cloth with gilt spine titling and rules; no dust jacket. 
Deeply eccentric study by the MP and first president of the non-Stratfordian Shakespeare Fellowship, challenges Sir Edward Maunde Thompson's paper on a three-page addition to the MS play SIR THOMAS MORE on "paleographic" grounds. 
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898 (Shakespeare, William). Hosmer, H.L. BACON AND SHAKESPEARE IN THE SONNETS
San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1887. B00088MN18 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A lightly worn, very good plus; in brown cloth binding decorated and lettered in gilt and blind; no dust jacket. 
Hosmer asks us to suppose that Shakespeare's sonnets were written by Bacon to disclose "through the various forms of analogy, allegory, metaphor, and symbolism, all the real facts concerning the composition of the works attributed to Shakespeare." Scarce! 
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899 (Shakespeare, William). Hufford, Lois Grosvenor SHAKESPEARE IN TALE AND VERSE
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. First edition. Some wear to the upper and lower spine extremities, mild fading to the spine, else a well-preserved, very good plus copy in red linen with gilt titles and rules to the front cover and spine; top page edges gilt. 
Inscribed, SIGNED and dated 1907 by the author to the front endpaper. Mrs. Hufford edited JOHN RUSKIN: Letters and Essays and co-edited and annotated JULIUS CAESAR with George Hufford. Here, detailed story descriptions accompany Shakespeare selections. 
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900 (Shakespeare, William). Lundstrom, Rinda F. WILLIAM POEL'S HAMLETS: The Director as Critic
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1984). 0835715477 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with small graphic design to the front cover; no dust jacket as issued. 15 illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. 
Poel, a revolutionary interpreter of Shakespeare in the late 19th Century, changed the way the Bard's works were produced. This study examines the nature of Poel's new ideas, what motivated his approach, and the impact on the theatre world. 
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