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1 (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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2 (Dickens, Charles). Hewett, Edward & Axton, W.F. CONVIVIAL DICKENS: The Drinks of Dickens and his Times
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, (1983). 0821407015 / 9780821407011 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Small quarto. 
Drinking customs of our Victorian grandsires, keyed to scenes of imbibing in the life, works, and times of "Boz." Blended with over 130 authentic Victorian drink recipes and laced with dozens of exuberant period illustrations by Cruikshank et alia. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Dickens, Charles). Vogel, Jane ALLEGORY IN DICKENS
University, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, (1977). 081737325X / 9780817373252 First edition, first printing. Studies in the Humanities, No. 17 Hardcover. Tiny rubber-stamped ''B'' to lower page edges, else fine, in sky blue cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"I propose a novel thesis...it is that DAVID COPPERFIELD is allegory: that David its hero...is a spirtual kinsman of the Old Testament David."--a sample from Vogel's preface to this study of Christian allegory in the works of Dickens. 347 pages, indexed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Disraeli, Benjamin). Edited by Helen Langley BENJAMIN DISRAELI: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
(Oxford): Bodleian Library/University of Oxford, (2003). 1851240942 / 9781851240944 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor bumping to shelf edges, else fine, in black cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock. 
Six essays on central themes in Disraeli's personal and public life, a catalogue focusing on key stepping stones in Disraeli's life, including his career as a novelist. Illustrated in b&w and color. Produced to accompany an exhibition at the Bodleian. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 (Dostoevksy, Fyodor). Wellek, Rene, edited by DOSTOEVSKY: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1963). Second printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Pages and endsheets very mildly age-toned, else fine, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a very good plus, lightly age-toned, somewhat edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. 180 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. 
Gathers a wide spectrum of critical views toward the great Russian "tragedian of ideas"--his works seen from psychoanalytical, existential, theological and Marxist perspectives. Wellek's intro sketches the history of Dostoevsky criticism and influence. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Dostoevsky, Fyodor). Magarshack, David DOSTOEVSKY: First Love
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., (1961). B0007ECZS4 First edition, first printing: limited edition. Hardcover. Tiny tear to half-title at lower staple, discoloration to spine and adjacent area of upper rear cover, wear to cover fore-edges, thus about near fine; in textured paper-over-boards with gilt lettered and ruled tan cloth shelfback; no dust jacket. 
Excerpt from Magarshack's then-upcoming biography of the Russian writer (published in 1962), distributed as New Year's greeting to "friends of the author and publisher." 32 pages. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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7 (Eliot, George). Hornback, Bert G. MIDDLEMARCH: A Novel of Reform
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805779817 / 9780805779813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket. Masterwork Study #14. With frontispiece portrait of Eliot. 
Hornback "examines the complex texture of Eliot's masterwork by concentrating on the development of its remarkable heroine..." With notes, bibliography, index, appendix of student responses, and a chronology of Eliot's life and work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Fern, Fanny). Walker, Nancy A. FANNY FERN
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805739815 / 9780805739817 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. [137] pages. Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, and an Index. 
Fanny Fern was the pseudonym of Sara Willis Parton. She was a popular American columnist, humorist, novelist, and author of children's stories in the 1850s-1870s. Twayne's United States Authors Series: TUSAS 616. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Hardy, Thomas). Weber, Carl J. HARDY AND THE LADY FROM MADISON SQUARE
Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1952. 0804617392 / 9780804617390 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, as expected, else fine, in green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket that is age-darkened and offset, especially to the spine panel. 
"The engrossing story of a frustrated and singularly inept New York spinster who became enamored with the writings and later the person of Thomas Hardy."--Philo Calhoun. 264 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 (Hearn, Lafcadio). Murray, Paul A FANTASTIC JOURNEY: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn
Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent: Japan Library, (1993). 1873410239 / 9781873410233 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to the pages, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"This engaging work tells a story of great intrinsic interest. It has much for those intrigued by the life and culture of Japan and also for the many students of the Anglo-Irish literary tradition."--PW. 379 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 (Higginson, Thomas Wentworth). Tuttleton, James W. THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1978). 0805772367 / 9780805772364 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in pebbled blue cloth with gilt titles and devices to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 172 pages; notes and references; selected bibliography; and index. Twayne's United States Authors Series #313. 
Critical introduction to Higginson who was a militant abolitionist, colonel of the first regiment of black volunteers in the Civil War, an ordained minister who revolted against the doctrines of Unitarianism, and a nineteenth-century man of letters. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Howells, William Dean). Crowley, John W. THE BLACK HEART'S TRUTH: The Early Career of W.D. Howells
Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, (1985). 0807816329 / 9780807816325 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in charcoal cloth with silver spine lettering; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Psychological biography, with its sensitive readings of the major fiction through A MODERN INSTANCE, sees Howells confronting Freudian issues, without Freudian constructs, at the beginning of the Freudian age."--David J. Nordloh. 192 pages, indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 (London, Jack). Johnston, Carolyn JACK LONDON--An American Radical?
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313244642 / 9780313244643 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with titles in silver; no dust jacket issued. 
Octavo. 205 pages; bibliography and index. Frontispiece portrait. Contributions in Political Science, Number 117. "A well-researched overview of London's socialist thought and activities."--Clarice Stasz. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 (Melville, Herman). Dryden, Edgar A. MELVILLE'S THEMATICS OF FORM: The Great Art of Telling the Truth
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1981). 0801826195 / 9780801826191 First trade paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. 
"This well-written, closely reasoned study...is not only a major work on Melville, but also a fresh inquiry inot the whole genre. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. 226 pages, including index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 (Stendahl). Adams, Robert M. STENDAHL: Notes on a Novelist
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1959). First appearance of this edition. 228 pages. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, mild flecking at upper edges, thus near fine, in full green cloth with silver spine stamping; in an age-toned, rubbed, edgeworn about near fine dust jacket with a diagonal scratch to front panel, short tear to lower rear. 
"Definitively, with super scholarship, Mr. Adams shows Marie Henri Beyle and his alter-ego Stendahl, to be inextricable."--Leo Lerman. "Some of the most penetrating observations on Stendhal that have been made in English...beautifully written."--TLS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 (Stevenson, Robert Louis). Steuart, J.A. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Man and Writer, A Critical Biography
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., [undated]. B000856VQE First edition thus: one-volume edition. Hardcover. Very faint spotting to upper page edges and fore-edge, else near fine, in tan cloth with black spine lettering; in a very good minus dark jacket, showing dark offsetting to front and rear panels, and age-darkening to spine panel. 
"The display of facts here...is masterly."--Richard Church. "A quite first-rate biography, now puts in the features missing in the official family portrait."--C.E. Montague. 304 pages, including index. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Stevenson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 (Tennyson, Lord Alfred). Two Brothers POEMS
London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Second edition, trade issue. Hardcover. Short, clean tear to the upper edge of the title-page, from careless opening, mild foxing to the endsheets, else fine with uncut leaves, in green cloth with gilt-embossed spine titles. 12mo. 250 pages. 
Facsimile edition of a collection of poems, first published in 1827, by the two brothers Alfred and Charles Tennyson. This edition adds five poems left out of the 1827 edition. Alfred Tennyson's anonymously published first book in a superb copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 (Zangwill, Israel). Leftwich, Joseph ISRAEL ZANGWILL
London: James Clarke and Company, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny, near invisible dot of stain to upper page edges, else a fine copy in a like dust jacket with photo-portrait of Zangwill to the front panel. The American price of $6.95 has been rubber-stamped by the publisher to the upper front flap. Illustrated. 
The first biography of the great English writer, great English Jew and great humanitarian, best known for his powerful studies of Jewish life (CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO, THE KING OF SCHNORRERS), but also remembered by detective buffs for THE BIG BOW MYSTERY. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Almqvist, C.J.L. SARA VIDEBECK; THE CHAPEL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc. & The American-Scandinavian Foundation, (1972). 080573354X / 9780805733549 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Swedish by Adolph Burnett Benson. Introduction by Staffan Bjorck. Hardcover. Very close to fine, with diagonal crease to one leaf, in blue binding with blind-embossed pattern to front cover, yellow lettering to spine; lacking the dust jacket. 
A short novel and a story by the Swedish writer "whose vast literary output, ranging from bizarre romanticism to bold realism, greatly influenced the development of Swedish literature."--Britannica. In The Library of Scandinavian Literature series. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Barr, Amelia E. THE BOW OF ORANGE RIBBON: A Romance of New York
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers, (1893). First edition thus. Hardcover. A whisper of rubbing at the extremities, else a fine, fresh, bright copy in green pictorial linen over heavy boards; gilt top-edge; with spectacular, sweeping illustrative device executed in gilt and white. Printed on coated stock; illustrated in b&w. 
By the English-born author of JAN VEDDER'S WIFE and THE BLACK SHILLING. This tale was sequelled in THE MAID OF MAIDEN LANE. Half-tone frontis and plates by Theo. Hampe, who has also done the scores of pen-and-ink drawings scattered nimbly throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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