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Hypatia : Or, New Foes with an Old Face

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: A. L. Burt Company: 1899

Seller ID: 21064

ISBN: 0554329859

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


444 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [xviii] + 444 + 2 pages, lengthy preface. ; Originally published 1853. This edition not dated but we assume 1899. ; Historical fiction set in 5th century CE and featuring the famous pagan astronomer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria who was the first well known woman philosopher in western history. ; Very minor shelfwear. Owner name and 1899 in old faded fountain pen on front endpaper. No other marks. Pages tanned from age but not brittle. Binding tight and square. ; Cornell Series View more info

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Knickerbocker's a History of New York : From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Author's Revised Edition, Complete in 1 Volume

By: Knickerbocker, Diedrich (Washington Irving)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: David McKay Company: 1870

Seller ID: 19736

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


414 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, tan leather over spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, 414 pages, fake footnotes throughout, foreword by 'Seth Handaside'. 2-page publisher catalog in rear. ; Humorous fiction skewering pompous historical style of the era. Originally published 1818. This is 2nd edition, 1848, later printing, about 1870. ; Subtitle concluded: 'Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disasterous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Heads... View more info

Moonlit Mind, the : (Limited Edition, Signed)

By: Koontz, Dean

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charnel House: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 18625

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


102 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, handbound in handmade black rose petal paper (actual rose petals are affixed to boards) with gilt spine lettering (no title on spine, just numbers and symbols) black laid endpapers, 102 pages. Includes small red and black ornamental illustrations here and there. ; Originally published in 2011 as isbn 9781469243900. This edition is 2012 with isbn 0927389657 or 9780927389655. Limited edition of 326, of which 300 are numbered and 26 are lettered, stated. This is numbered 92 and SIGNED on limitation page by Dean Koontz. Book designed by Joe Stefko. ; On... View more info

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They Shall Run : Harriet Tubman Poems (Signed)

By: Lansana, Quraysh Ali

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Third World Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21644

ISBN: 088378257X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


56 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [viii] + 56 pages, 2 b/w photos, 40 original poems. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on title page. ; No defects to book or jacket. View more info

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We Will be Sons of Gods Who Walk Here on Earth : A Letter from D. H. Lawrence to Lady Ottoline Morrell

By: Lawrence, D. H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Igal Roodenko: 1951

Edition: Second Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19638

Condition: Very Good


8 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Green softcover, 8 pages plus covers, errata sheet tipped in as issued. Lawrence badge (phoenix over a fiery flame) printed on front in yellow and orange. ; Originally written 1915, originally published 1932. This is 2nd edition, 1951, 2nd printing, 1951. Afterword by Igal Roodenko, who published this item on behalf of War Resisters League and world pacifism. ; Covers very lightly wrinkled, and a touch of fading to rear cover, which is unprinted. Pages starting to yellow from age. No marks. Binding of two staples intact. Quite scarce. View more info

Image for Warblin's Fro' an Owd Songster :  Warblings from an Old Songster, Poems and Songs in the Lancashire Dialect

Warblin's Fro' an Owd Songster : Warblings from an Old Songster, Poems and Songs in the Lancashire Dialect

By: Laycock, Samuel; Illustrated by Charles Auty

Price: $26.00

Publisher: W. E. Clegg: 1893

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 20710

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


420 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth over beveled boards, black rules, gilt lettering and decor, [xvi] + 376 + [xxii] + 6 pages, 420 total pages, top edge gilt, pale yellow endpapers, frontispiece portrait photo of author with tissue guard, about 160 original poems, 14 full-page b/w illustrations by various artists. ; Introduction and author bio by W. Trevor. Published in Oldham by W. E. Clegg; in London by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co; in Manchester by John Heywood and by Abel Heywood & Son. ; Originally published 1864, revised 1866. This is 3rd edition, greatly ... View more info

Limerick, the : 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants, and Index

By: Legman, Gershon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Bell Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: Fourteenth Printing

Seller ID: 20408

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


517 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, green boards, [lxxx] + 517 pages, 1739 limericks (with earliest known date of its creation) index of names and subjects, index of rhyming words, bibliography, large appendix of endnotes and variants. ; Erotic and bawdy throughout. 'This is the largest collection of limericks ever published, erotic or otherwise. Of the 1700 printed here, none is otherwise'. ; Exterior shows almost no wear. Slight discoloration of edges of pages. However, former owner inked out several notes on front endpaper, also penned a few notes on rear blank page. Binding tight.... View more info

New Limerick, the : 2750 Unpublished Examples, American and British

By: Legman, Gershon

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Bell Publishing/Crown Publishers: 1980

Seller ID: 20409

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


729 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue leatherette boards, [xxxiv] + 729 pages, index, bibliography, large appendix of endnotes and variants, 2750 unexpurgated, erotic, bawdy, and quite naughty limericks. ; Copyright 1977. This edition 1980. ; Quite explicit. Not for the faint of heart. ; Book shows almost no exterior wear. Edges of pages show small areas of discoloration. No marks. Binding tight. Lacks jacket. View more info

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Saint and Mr. Teal, the : Simon Templar Involved in 3 Exciting Exploits !

By: Leslie, Charteris

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Fiction Publishing Company: 1966

Seller ID: 21226

Condition: Near Fine


175 pages; 12mo (7.25") 1 cm; Pale greenish yellow paperback, 175 pages, all edges red, b/w photo on front featuring Roger Moore and Wanda Ventham (? ). ; Copyright 1933. No other dates. This edition presumably published 1966 as tie-in to The Saint being syndicated in US. ; Contents: The Gold Standard; the Man from St. Louis; the Death Penalty. ; Book is crisp and clean with no marks, no rips, no tears, no wrinkles, no creases. However, pages are slightly yellowed from age. Sold as is. ; Saint Novel K Series; Vol. 114 View more info

Collected Poems of Vachel Lindsay : Revised and Illustrated Edition

By: Lindsay, Vachel

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1931

Edition: Revised Edition; Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 20097

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


464 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, illustrated endpapers, [lxii] + 464 pages, hundreds of original poems, dozens of b/w illustrations by author, including two frontispieces with tissue guard lettered in red. ; Copyright 1923. This is revised and illustrated edition, June, 1925, 7th printing, December 1931. ; Vachel Lindsay, American poet, created what today might be called hip hop poetry, and he himself called hieroglyphic sermons or singing poetry, meant to be recited or chanted with strong rhythms and chilling dramatic effect. ; Very minor shelfwear. Pages slightly yel... View more info

Voices from the Fields : A Book of Country Songs by Farming People

By: Lord, Russell

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2690

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


166 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, black cloth, 166 pages, title in gilt over red cloth label on front. Spine has black lettering on black, including Dewey decimal number. ; Introduction by Carl Van Doren. 'A collection of 150 poems by 53 authors, selected from Farm and Fireside and its successor The Country Home Magazine.' ; Pages yellowed from age. Pencil checkmarks next to several poems. Title on front and spine nearly unreadable. Library marks in all the usual places. Binding tight. View more info

Survivor, and Others, the : The Last Rare Stories of a Master Craftsman in Horror

By: Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips) and August Derleth; Illustrated by Richard Powers

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 13610

Condition: Near Fine


142 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, 142 pages, bizarre cover art by Richard Powers in purple and black, all edges orange. ; Ballantine BB 629. Copyright 1954, 1957. This edition dated 1957 but may be from 1962. ; Among the papers of the late R. H. Barlow were found Lovecraft's notes and the beginnings for two novelettes and five short stories, all now completed by horror master August Derleth. Titles are: The Survivor. Wentworth's Day. The Peabody Heritage. The Gable Window. The Ancestor. The Shadow Out of Space. The Lamp of Alhazred. ; Pages slightly yellowed from age, as usual. Otherw... View more info

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That Old Studebaker : A Novel

By: Lynch, Lee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naiad Press: 1991

Seller ID: 20898

ISBN: 0941483827

Condition: Very Good


251 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Softcover, umber-gray illustrated covers, [xii] + 251 + 8 pages ; Lusty lesbian novel encompassing both the heroine's journey and road trip genres. ; Light edgewear. Small sticker on heel. No other defects. View more info

Poetical Works of Owen Meredith, the : Lucile ; the Apple of Life ; the Wanderer ; Clytemnestra ; Tannhauser ; Minor Poems

By: Lytton, Robert Lord (Owen Meredith)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: R. Worthington: 1889

Seller ID: 14892

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


408 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, decorative olive green cloth, gilt lettering and ornate designs in black and red on front and spine, all edges gilt, tan floral endpapers, 6 b/w illustrated plates including b/w portrait frontispiece of Meredith, index, text in 2 columns in fairly small type. Title on front and spine is simply Meredith. ; Copyright 1889. This is a lovely early reprint, about 1895. ; Yes, this volume includes the famously dreadful novel Lucile, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter (example: In the silence that followed the last word she said, / In the he... View more info

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Son of the Day and the Daughter of the Night, The

By: Macdonald, George; Illustrated by Lyn Teeple

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Green Tiger Press: 1980

Seller ID: 18426

Condition: Good+


40 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Tall softcover, [vi] + 40 + 2 pages, stiff textured ivory-toned paper throughout, 15 stunning full-color illustrations tipped in on glossy plates. ; Isbn 0914676458. This story was originally published 1879. This newly illustrated edition is from 1980. Fantasy classic with the air of ancient mythology. ; Moderate wear. Initials penned on front cover, in black on dark blue so not too distracting. Main defect is a small area of discoloration affecting lower margin throughout, not affecting any text or illustrations. ; Star and Elephant Book Series View more info

Angus Macintyre's Ceilidh Collection : Poems of Highland Life

By: Macintyre, Angus, with Iain Crichton Smith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Famedram Publishers: 1980

Seller ID: 18935

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Small yellow softcover booklet, 48 pages, brief bio of Angus Macintyre; 14 original ballad-style poems by Angus Macintyre with rhyme, meter, great humor and insightful truth. Foreword by Iain Crichton Smith. ; Angus Macintyre was a Highland games champion, noted speaker at ceilidhs (informal parties and dances) and hightly-sought-after local poet. ; No visible defects. ; Laid in: 1) slip of paper with typed pronunciations and definitions of several Gaelic words. 2) article on new corrected edition of Ivanhoe, much closer to its Scottish author's intent. 3) slip o... View more info

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Barbed Wit and Malicious Humor

By: Mahony, Patrick

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Institute for the Study of Man: 1983

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19684

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


183 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, brown boards, 183 pages, brief bio of author Patrick F. H. Mahony. ; Isbn 0941694127. Originally published 1956. This is 2nd edition, 1983. ; Humorous anecdotes from longtime California writer. Topics include: Literary larking. Dramatic drollery. Artistic antics. Social satire. Political polemics. Religious revelling. More. ; A touch of shelfwear only. No jacket. View more info

Valentine Greetings from Winnipeg, 1904

By: Marion

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Unknown Publisher: 1904

Seller ID: 14509

Condition: Near Fine


2 pages; (3.75") 10 cm; Beautiful old Valentine's Day card (about 2.75 x 3.75 inches) about 7 x 10 cm, die-cut in a shape, showing little girl hugging teddy bear, with large metallic gold heart design as background. This item is professionally printed and stamped 'Printed in Germany' on the otherwise blank rear. With this item is a separate note, written in a juvenile hand, from one Marion, dated Winnipeg, June 2, 1904, to her Dear Cousin; she writes, 'We will have School all through the month of June. And then it starts again the first of September' etc. This item in written on the blank ... View more info

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Tewa Pehtsiye : Tewa Tales, San Juan Dialect

By: Martinez, Esther

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Esther Martinez: 1982

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 20599

Condition: Near Fine


59 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Yellow softcover booklet, 59 pages, 27 b/w drawings, guide to orthography and pronunciation, 5 traditional Navajo tales told in Tewa (Navajo) language, collected from San Juan Pueblo (Oke Oweenge or Ohkay Owingeh) New Mexico. Appendix with each tale retold in English. Includes 4 songs with lyrics and tunes which are integral to the tales. ; Copyright 1971. This is 2nd edition, revised, 1982. Contents: Old Man Coyote and the Little Rabbit. Old Man Bat and the Chickadees. Fireside Boy and his Grandmother. Meadlowlark and Old Lady Coyote. The Kitten, the Lamb and the... View more info

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Reveries of a Bachelor : Or, a Book of the Heart

By: Marvel, Ik (Donald Grant Mitchell)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus Company: 1894

Seller ID: 21162

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


309 pages; 16mo (6") 16 cm; Small hardcover, brown cloth, silver lettering and decor, 309 pages. ; Originally published 1850. This edition 1894. Altemus Edition stated. ; One of the most popular books of its era, this collection of essays or 'reveries' discusses American life, boyhood, manhood, tobacco, country life, marriage, doubt and other homespun topics. ; Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) (pen name Ik Marvel) was a Universalist and edited the 'Easy Chair' column in Harper's Magazine for eight years. ; Light wear to tips. Small antique b/w booklabel on front endpaper. Old clipping wit... View more info