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Professor, the : A Tale by Currer Bell, Author of Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, Etc

By: Bell, Currer (Charlotte Bronte)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1868

Seller ID: 15719

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


330 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, dark brown cloth, 330 pages, decorative blindstamped boards, gilt spine lettering, pale pink endpapers. ; Written by Charlotte Bronte prior to Jane Eyre but not published until after its success. Originally published 1857. This edition, published in 1868 by NY: Harper & Brothers, carries only the pen name Currer Bell and also has brief a preface by her husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls. ; Cloth shows only a touch of wear. Gilt lettering is bright and readable. Front endpaper has one name in old, faded ink, andother name in pencil. A very small amount o... View more info

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Athletic Benchley, the : 105 Exercises from the Detroit Athletic Club News (Signed)

By: Benchley, Robert C. and Thomas J. Saunders

Price: $64.00

Publisher: Glendower Media: 2010

Seller ID: 21074

ISBN: 0914303015

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


256 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, olive green boards, 256 pages, over 200 b/w illustrations, 105 humorous short stories, essays and articles. Dedication page inscribed and dated 2010 and SIGNED by editor Tom Saunders. ; Text by Robert C. Benchley. Edited by Thomas J. Saunders. Foreword by Kenneth H. Voyles. Illustrations by Gluyas Williams, Burt Thomas, Rea Irvin, R. Barton, Herb Roth, R. F. Heinrich, Don Herald. ; Amazing assortment of droll humorous pieces originally published in highly literary Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) News, 1920-1932. ; No defects of any kind. No jacket... View more info

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Devil's Dictionary, The

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: $15.00

Publisher: World Publishing Company: 1942

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 20678

ISBN: 1582343802

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


276 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, umber cloth, all edges red, cheeky devil illustration on front, 276 pages, about 750 ordinary words concisely defined by the great Ambrose Bierce, master of wit and sarcasm. ; Originally published in book form 1911. This is new edition 1941, 3rd printing, 1942. ; Spine sunned but readable. Pages starting to yellow from age. Very small tear to cloth at crown otherwise no other defects. Binding tight. Lacks jacket. View more info

Unitarian Universalist Poets, the : A Contemporary American Survey

By: Bosveld, Jennifer

Price: $9.25

Publisher: Pudding House Publications: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16007

ISBN: 0944754333

Condition: Near Fine


208 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Pale green illustrated covers, 100 short original poems by noted 20th century American Unitarian Universalists, most previously published. Brief bio of each poet. Appendix lists poets who are available for readings, workshops, or lectures, with contact information. ; Isbn 0614101875. Foreword by Nina Penfold. Cover art by Sandra Olinek. ; No defects. View more info

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Camp Croft Cartoons

By: Bothwell, Dick; Illustrated by Peter Paul Czerepak

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Camp Croft: 1942

Seller ID: 21482

Condition: Good+


28 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Oblong red softcover, 28 unnumbered pale gray pages on stiff cardstock, over 90 high-quality b/w cartoons, some with multiple panels. ; Published by Post Exchange, Camp Croft, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1942. Boot camp humor from early days of World War 2.; Moderate edgewear. Owner name, company, platoon, etc, on front cover in old ink, with platoon number corrected by small piece of tape (we have not attempted to remove). Oldprice lightly penned inside front cover. No other marks. Binding tight. Rare in any condition. View more info

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Pocket Portfolio of Jokes, Definitions and Toasts for Numerous Popular Occasions : Prospectus

By: Braude, Jacob M.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall: 1980

Seller ID: 21180

Condition: Near Fine


16 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Softcover, yellow stapled self-wraps, 16 pages, 129 jokes, anecdotes, quotations, wacky definitions, humorous toasts, etc. ; Prospectus for Braude's Treasury of Wit and Humor, this is a small selection of jokes and anecdotes from the same. Copyright 1958, 1959, 1961. This item not dated but appears to be about 1980. Warning: sexist and racist. ; A touch of sunning to edges, otherwise no defects. Quite scarce. With this item you will also get: 1) The Magic Spell of Laughter, 1 sided promotional flyer, 2) Free Pocket Portfolio, 2-sided promotional flyer, both plu... View more info

End is a Beginning, an : Fifty Years, a Retrospective

By: Braun, Philip J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philip J. Braun: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20085

Condition: Near Fine


4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, black plastic comb binding, red covers, about 240 unnumbered pages. ; An unusual collection of quotations with magical power, taken from novels, poems, columns, essays, short stories, etc, by various authors. Warning: sexist humor. ; No visible defects. ; Item laid in: invitation to reception in honor of author, Phil Braun, at Flint Golf Club, 2005. View more info

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Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt : Poems by Richard Brautigan

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dell: 1973

Seller ID: 20519

Condition: Very Good+


85 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Red paperback, [x] + 85 pages, all edges green, 58 original poems. ; Dell 440-07496, Dell 7496. Copyright 1970. This is First Laurel Paperback Edition, August, 1973. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Pages a bit yellowed from age, as usual. No marks. Binding tight. View more info

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The Pill Versus the Spinghill Mine Disaster : Selected Poems of Richard Brautigan 1957-1968

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 21491

Condition: Very Good


128 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; White pictorial softcover, [xiv] + 108 + 6 pages, 128 total pages, about 100 short poems. ; Delta 440-06956. Published 1968. This is 3rd printing, 1969. ; Covers lightly sunned, with small thumb creases, as usual. No marks. Binding tight. View more info

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Trout Fishing in America

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company: 1978

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 21599

Condition: Very Good+


182 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Pink paperback, [x] + 182 pages, all edges green, b/w photo of author on front. ; Originally published 1973. This is 10th printing, 1978.; Both covers show faint thumb creases. No other defects. Binding tight and square. ; Laurel Leaf Series View more info

Shakespeare in Germany, 1590-1700 : With Translations of Five Early Plays (Signed)

By: Brennecke, Ernest, with Henry Brennecke

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12883

ISBN: 0226073815

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


308 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gold lettering and decor, 308 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, margin line numbers, 8 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Tipped in on front endpaper, ALS autograph letter handwritten in fountain pen from author, on author's letterhead, to Mrs. Noel A. Buckner ('my dear Sue') dated Feb 4, 1965 and SIGNED by author, Ernie. ; Series edited by R. C. Bald and Fredson Bowers. ; Includes full texts in English, translated from German, of the following plays: 1) Titus Andronicus 2) Absurda Comica, oder Herr Peter Squentz (The Pyramus and Thisbe B... View more info

Tone, The, Part 2 : The Dragon

By: Bronte; Illustrated by Rick Cain

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cain Studios: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17941

Condition: Near Fine


60 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Small softcover booklet, brown and tan pages throughout, 60 unnumbered pages, b/w line art on every page margin. ; Beautifully illustrated mystical tale. Front cover shows crescent moon, bearded elder man, scrolls with the words The Teller Circle, Imagine, Create, See. ; No defects. A most unusual book. Quite scarce. (We have been unable to determine if there is a Part 1 that precedes this volume or which Bronte is the author) View more info

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Sooner or Later

By: Brooks, Shirley; Illustrated by George Du Maurier

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1868

Seller ID: 21437

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


348 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, brown textured cloth, gold lettering on spine, 348 pages, main text in 2 columns, small type, 16 b/w illustrations. ; Humorous novel of manners, originally published in 3 vols, 1866-1868. This is a very early 1-vol reprint, dated 1868, with preface dated 1867. ; English author Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-1874) was a novelist, popular playwright and longtime contributor to famous Punch humor magazine. ; Cloth shows moderate edgewear and some fading to spine but lettering is quite readable. Front endpaper has antique 1.0 x 2.5-inch bookdealer ... View more info

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Really Babies, 1e : (1st Edition, 1908)

By: Brownell, Elizabeth B. ; Illustrated by Elizabeth B. Brownell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14299

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


63 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Large hardcover, brown cloth, gilt lettering, 63 glossy pages, title on front in gilt edged in black, small b/w photo paste-downs on front and rear. ; Original nursery rhyme-style poems, illustrated with b/w photos of real children, age about 1-5 years, wearing normal (1908) clothing. Glossy throughout. ; Cloth quite worn, small chips to photo paste-downs. Light foxing here and there, also pale dampstains to lower margins of rear leaves, none affecting text or pictures. Several leaves have small tears to lower margins, a common feature of large books well-love... View more info

Selections from the Poetical Works of Robert Browning : 1872

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell: 1872

Seller ID: 21434

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


282 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth over beveled boards, black and gilt decor on front and spine, [viii] + 282 + 8 pages, all edges gilt, b/w portrait frontispiece illustration of Browning, main text in 2 columns, small type throughout. ; Dedicated by the poet to Alfred Tennyson, May 14, 1872, stated. ; Cloth shows moderate wear at heel and crown, minor wear to tips. Interior clean but pages slightly yellowed from age. 1889 newspaper clipping with obit for Browning neatly clipped and affixed to front free endpaper with sewing pin, which we have left in place. Binding t... View more info

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Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant : Collected and Arranged by the Author, Illustrated by One Hundred Engravings from Drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $23.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1878

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 16223

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


501 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Full brown cloth, beveled boards, exquisite decor on front and spine in gilt and black and lettering in gilt, all edges gilt, floral endpapers, appendix of notes in very small type, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving by H. B. Hall Jr with tissue guard, 180 poems, 100 b/w illustrations in text. ; Copyright 1854. This is 4th edition, 1878. ; One of American's greatest poets, William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was an ardent abolitionist and free speech advocate. His first great poem was Thanatopsis, published in 1817. For 52 years he was an editor at the New York... View more info

Castle Comedy, the : 1e, 1st Edition, 1904

By: Buchanan, Thompson; Illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8464

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


235 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Hardcover, pale lavendar cloth, lettering and decor in white and gilt, 235 pages, green monochrome decorative page borders throughout, 4 full-color plates including very nice frontispiece. ; 1st edition, title page 1904, copyright page 1904. ; Light romance set in France, illustrated by the very underrated Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954) prolific illustrator for Harper's Magazine and dozens of books. ; We have graded this item Very Good Minus. Cloth worn at extremities. Lower part of spine discolored. Owner name (B. M. GlenDening) on front blank page in old... View more info

Pelham, Paul Clifford, Zanoni, Falkland : (Omnibus of Four Novels and Tomlinsonia)

By: Bulwer Lytton, Edward (Lord Lytton)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: P. F. Collier, Publisher: 1855

Seller ID: 14631

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


715 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Tall hardcover, dark brown cloth, gilt lettering and decor, 715 pages, all edges speckled blue, main text in 2 columns, footnotes, endnotes. Dated 1855 but appears to be a bit later, perhaps 1885. ; 1) Pelham, or Adventures of a Gentleman, with prefaces to 1828, 1840, 1848 editions. 2) Paul Clifford, with prefaces to 1840, 1848 editions. Yes, this is the famous novel that begins 'It was a dark and stormy night'. 3) Tomlinsonia, or, The Posthumous Writings of the Celebrated Augustus Tomlinson. 4) Zanoni, with dedicatory epistle from 1845 edition and preface to ... View more info

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Pilgrim's Progress, the : With Explanatory Notes by Thomas Scott and a Life of the Author by Josiah Conder

By: Bunyan, John, with Thomas Scott and Josiah Conder

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication: 1844

Seller ID: 16845

Condition: Very Good


554 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, dark brown blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt figure of pilgrim on front, gilt design on rear, [vi] + 554 pages, rag paper throughout, 25 b/w illustrations and embellishments including b/w portrait of author, b/w engraving of angel lifting pilgrim out of Slough of Despond, footnotes and sidenotes throughout, as published. ; Title on spine: Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Complete subtitle: 'Most Carefully Collated with the Edition Containing the Author's Last Additions and Corrections, With Explanatory Notes by Thomas Scott, DD, and a Lif... View more info

Poems : By William Henry Burleigh

By: Burleigh, William Henry (Rev)

Price: $38.00

Publisher: J. Miller M'Kim: 1841

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20370

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


248 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; This is an actual book from 1841, not an overpriced mess printed by a computer after you place your order. ; hardcover, black leather, gilt spine lettering, 248 pages, yellow endpapers, ; 1st edition. Same date. Published in Philadelphia by J. Miller M'Kim (James Miller McKim, speaker for American Anti-Slavery Society), Pittsburgh by Ingram & M'Candless, New York by Wiley & Putnam. ; Fiery poems by the Rev. William Henry Burleigh 1812-1871, abolitionist, journalist, newspaper editor, hymnwriter, whose arguably more famous wife was the radical activist Rev. Ce... View more info