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1 (Dickens, Charles). Smith, Grahame CHARLES DICKENS: A Literary Life
(New York, N.Y.): St. Martin's Press. Inc., (1996). 031212919X / 9780312129194 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a small minor crease to the upper edge of the rear panel. 
A volume in the Literary Lives series that offers stimulating accounts of the literary careers of English-language authors. Smith shows through extensive research and analysis how Dickens wrote to increase his reader market. 190 pages; notes; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Bellamy, Edward THE BLINDMAN'S WORLD: And Other Stories
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. General wear and rubbing, especially to spine, corner tips mildly abraded, front inner hinge just starting, else very good plus in green cloth lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt; no dust jacket. Prefatory biographical sketch by W.D. Howells. 
A collection of fifteen stories by Bellamy, the author of the epochal LOOKING BACKWARD, 2000-1887, "the first authentically American socialist anticipation tale," (Darko Suvin). Included are the sf yarns, "To Whom This May Come" and the title story. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Browning, Robert ARISTOPHANES' APOLOGY: Including a Transcript from Euripides Being the Last Adventure of Balaustion
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Wear to edges, pale staining to covers, owner's name to pastedown, endpaper, and title-page, spine darkened, light foxing to endsheets, else very good in brown cloth with beveled edges, gilt device to front cover, blind device to rear; no dust jacket. 
Browning, a popular poet of the Victorian Age and author of THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, often utilized the dramatic monologue in his poems; in this work, he draws upon his knowledge of Ancient Greece and includes his translation of Euripides' HERACLES. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Du Maurier, George PETER IBBETSON: With an Introduction by His Cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunket")
London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1896. First edition thus. Rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, with the original and exquisite gilt-illustrated cover and spine bound in at the rear. Hardcover. Spine faded, a whisper of wear to the extremities, else a near fine copy splendidly rebound in gilt-ruled and lettered indigo leather, with hubbed and tooled spine, gilt-lettered leather title labels to spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 
With eighty-five b&w illustrations by Du Maurier, author of TRILBY and a caricaturist for PUNCH magazine. The book has been filmed twice, in 1921 as FOREVER with Wallace Reid in the title role, and in 1935 with Gary Cooper as Peter. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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5 Henty, G.A.; Wood, Stanley L., illustrator NO SURRENDER!: A Tale of the Rising in La Vendee
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Spine faded, corner tip bumped, address label to pastedown, mild soiling, rubbing, else very good plus in red cloth, all edges green, brown endsheets; cover, spine lettered in gilt, decorated with three-color portraits of a pair of plucky revolutionaries. 
Tissue-guarded frontispiece and seven b&w plates by Wood. Adventure yarn for boys by the British author of more than 100 novels, tells the story of an English lad who forms a company of scouts for the Vendean army during the French Revolution. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Irving, Washington THE ALHAMBRA: A Series of Tales and Sketches of The Moors and Spanairds
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First U.S. edition. Two volumes housed in a custom cloth slipcase. New brown cloth shelfback over original tan boards, original spine paper labels. Hardcover. Contemporary ownership signature to the title-pages, boards lightly rubbed and mildly stained, minor shelfwear, light foxing throughout, new endpapers, else very good. Octavo. 36 page catalog inserted at rear. BAL 10136. 
In the spring of 1829, the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," traveled from Seville to Granada, Spain in the company of Russian friend, Prince Dolgorouki. This is his witty, eloquent record of their experiences and impressions. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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7 Stanford, Derek CRITICS OF THE 'NINETIES
New York: Roy Publishers Inc., (1970). 212983784 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in olive boards with silver spine stamping, red-pink upper-page-edge tint; in a nearly fine dust jacket that shows just a whisper of rubbing, a hint of soiling. 244 pages, frontispiece a photograph of Oscar Wilde. 
A study of the critics of the 1890's that shaped the English literature of the time. Included in this survey are Oscar Wilde, John Addington Symonds, W.B. Yeats, Max Beerbohm, and others, with each chapter including a biography and critical samples. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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