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Image for Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London.

Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London.

By: [Lamb, Charles & Mary] Hitchcock, Susan Tyler.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., W. W. Norton & Co.: 2005.

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: 15056

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. As new.


"An absorbing account of madness, catastrophe, and creativity in nineteenth-century England. The story's stars - mad but talented Mary Lamb and her devoted brother, the witty essayist Charles Lamb - come vividly to life in these pages." Sandra M. Gilbert. 31 black & white photo illustrations. View more info

Image for With Love From Gracie. Sinclair Lewis: 1912-1925.

With Love From Gracie. Sinclair Lewis: 1912-1925.

By: [Lewis, Sinclair]. Lewis, Grace Hegger.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1955.

Seller ID: 11438

Condition: Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings. Light wear to edges. Price clipped jacket bright but edge worn with chips at corners and spine ends and several small closed tears.


Essential early record of the life and work of Sinclair Lewis. Illustrated with 27 photos. View more info

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Garcia Lorca: Playwright and Poet.

By: [Lorca, Garcia]. Adams, Mildred.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., George Braziller.: 1977.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 16089

Condition: Near fine in like dust jacket. Stamp on front free endpaper of the late William Orr Dingwall, professor/scholar and founder of the William Orr Dingwall Foundation for research in the area of the effects of brain physiology on speech and language. Book is square & tight with bright text. Jacket lightly shelf worn on edges. Price intact on front flap.


Biography of Garcia Lorca, 1898-1936, by Mildred Adams, journalist, translator, and lifelong friend of the poet/playwright. View more info

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Mary McCarthy: A Life.

By: [McCarthy, Mary]. Gelderman, Carol.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York., St. Martin's Press.: 1988.

Edition: 2nd printing.

Seller ID: 11523

Condition: Near fine in near fine price clipped dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings save for faint price erasure on front free endpaper.


Full biography of Mary McCarthy drawn from her personal papers and correspondence. View more info

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The Life and Times of Prosper Merimee.

By: [Merimee, Prosper]. Lyon, Sylvia.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., Dial Press.: 1948.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11561

Condition: Near fine in good+ dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings. Light wear to spine ends and corners. Price clipped jacket bright in mylar with chips at spine ends and top front corner. Small store stamp on rear pastedown.


Full biography of the life and work of the author of the novel Carmen. Frontis black & white photo of Merimee. View more info

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The Shadow of Heaven: Matter and Stance in Milton's Poetry.

By: [Milton, John]. Lawry, Jon S.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Ithaca, NY., Cornell University Press.: 1968.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 10882

Condition: Very good lacking dust jacket. Book is tight and square. Price erasure marks on top corner of front free endpaper. A small letter "E" stamped on bottom edge. Light wear to corners.


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Sean O'Casey: The Man and His Work.

By: [O'Casey, Sean]. Krause, David.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., Macmillan Co.: 1960.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11254

Condition: Very good lacking dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings. Top corner of front free endpaper cut away (2" x 1/2") and small store sticker on rear pastedown. Light shelf wear to boards with wear at corners.


Black & white frontispiece of O'Casey from painting by Augustus John, R.A. Detailed study of the various aspects of O'Casey's work. View more info

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Books are Basic: The Essential Lawrence Clark Powell.

By: [Powell, Lawrence Clark]. Marshall, John David (Ed.).

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Tucson., Univ. of Arizona Press.: 1985.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11308

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with slight spine slant. Jacket bright with light rubbing to edges and closed tear at bottom of front panel.


Quotations from the great bibliophile's books, articles, essays, and reviews. View more info

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Barbara Pym.

By: [Pym, Barbara]. Long, Robert Emmet.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., Ungar Publishing Co.: 1986.

Edition: First Edition. From the Ungar Literature and Life: British Writers series.

Seller ID: 11947

Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket. Book is square and tight with former owner's stamp on front free endpaper and light underlining in text. Jacket is protected by mylar taped to jacket by former owner.


Study of Barbara Pym's life and work. A complete study by Dr. Long of the creator of the style of "a comedy of suffering." View more info

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Ross and The New Yorker.

By: [Ross, Harold]. Kramer, Dale.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY., Doubleday & Co.: 1951.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11259

Condition: Lacking dust jacket. Former owner's signature on front free endpaper. Else tight and clean in bright boards.


Black & white photo illustrations. View more info

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The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike.

By: [Roth, Philip]. [Updike, John]. Searles, George J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Carbondale & Edwardsville, Illinois., Southern Illinois University Press.: 1985.

Edition: 2nd printing. From the Crosscurrents / Modern Critiques / New Series.

Seller ID: 12501

Condition: Fine in near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket.


The first comparative study of Roth & Updike. Study of primary themes of ethnic & cultural backgrounds and family relationships of the writers. Looks at the literary methods of both authors. View more info

Image for Sir Walter Scott: His Life and Personality.

Sir Walter Scott: His Life and Personality.

By: [Scott, Sir Walter]. Pearson, Hesketh.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Harper & Brothers.: 1954.

Edition: Later printing.

Seller ID: 17942

Condition: Very good in good+ dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with no interior markings except small Paul Elder bookstore stamp on rear pastedown. Boards bright and edges clean. Jacket edge worn with small chips at corners.


Full biography of Scott using his journal and letters. Black & white illustrations. View more info

Image for Anne Douglas Sedgwick: A Portrait in Letters.

Anne Douglas Sedgwick: A Portrait in Letters.

By: [Sedgwick, Anne Douglas]. Chosen & edited by Basil de Selincourt.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston., Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1936.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11540

Condition: Very good lacking complete dust jacket. Front flap & portrait from back panel laid in. Contemporary bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. Former owner's penciled notes on rear free endpaper. Book is tight and clean with no other interior markings. Light rubbing & soil to boards.


Frontis portrait drawing of Anne Douglas Sedgwick by Cecilia Beaux. 180 letters chosen by her husband. View more info

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Christina Stead: A Biography

By: [Stead, Christina]. Rowley, Hazel.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York., Henry Holt & Co.: 1994.

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 11553

Condition: Very good+ in fine dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with no interior markings. Spine slant and light soil to edges.


Black & white photos. A full literary biography of the novelist. View more info

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Dylan Thomas: A Biography.

By: [Thomas, Dylan]. Ferris, Paul.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York., Dial Press.: 1977.

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: 11194

Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with no interior markings. Bump to heel. Jacket bright with some fading to spine. No tears or chips.


The biography includes two previously unpublished poems by Thomas. Black & white photos. View more info

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Dorothy and Red.

By: [Thompson, Dorothy]. [Lewis, Sinclair]. Sheean, Vincent.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston., Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1963.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11528

Condition: Book is fine. Tight, square and clean with no interior markings. Jacket is bright but edge worn with several small chips on edges.


Black & white photo illustrations. The story of the Lewis' marriage primarily taken from the Dorothy Thompson Papers at Syracuse University library. Front jacket photograph by Edward Steichen. View more info

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Dorothy and Red.

By: [Thompson, Dorothy]. [Lewis, Sinclair]. Sheean, Vincent.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston., Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1963.

Edition: 3rd printing.

Seller ID: 11529

Condition: Book is near fine lacking dust jacket. Tight, square and clean with no interior markings. Light soil to top edge.


Black & white photo illustrations. The story of the Lewis' marriage primarily taken from the Dorothy Thompson Papers at Syracuse Univerisity library. View more info

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Tolstoy: The Making of a Novelist.

By: [Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich]. Crankshaw, Edward.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., A Studio Book. The Viking Press.: 1974.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 13949

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Gift inscription & a few small soil spots to front free endpaper. Else book is square & tight with bright text & illustrations. Jacket lightly shelf worn with crease on rear flap & light wear to top edge. No tears or chips. Wrap around cover illustration very bright.


Biography of the great writer with emphasis on his life rather than his literary works. Color and black & white photos and illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Mark Twain Abroad: The Cruise of the "Quaker City".

Mark Twain Abroad: The Cruise of the "Quaker City".

By: [Twain, Mark]. Ganzel, Dewey.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago., University of Chicago Press.: 1968.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11360

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings. Light dust soil to edges. Jacket very bright with light edge wear.


Using passengers' correspondence, newspaper accounts, the captain's logbook, and a number of Clemens' unpublished manuscripts, particularly his notebook diary, the author gives his account of the actual journey the inspired Twain's The Innocents Abroad. Black & white photos and illustrations. View more info

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The Inventions of Mark Twain.

By: [Twain, Mark]. Lauber, John.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York., Hill & Wang.: 1990.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 10886

Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket. Book is tight with light erasure marks on top corner of front free endpaper.


A biography of Mark Twain with emphasis on the composition and publication of Huckleberry Finn and Twain's disastrous business ventures. View more info