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Virginia Quarterly Review Summer 1968 Volume 44 Number 3

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 011973


Includes Out of Place. A Story by Joyce Carol Oates. Faulkner's "Sanctuary" and the Southern Myth. and many other articles. This might be the first printing of the Oates story.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Medieval Dream-Poetry

By: A. C. Spearing

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1980

Seller ID: 014411


Contains underlining. Pages otherwise clean and bright. Covers show very minimal wear/creasing. Very slightly cocked. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Art of James Joyce: Method and Design in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake

By: A. Walton Litz

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1968

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 013630


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley, author of Shelley and Scripture (published by Oxford University Press). Inscribed by Walt Litz to Dr. Shelley on half title page. Contains underlining and penciled index by Dr. Shelley. Small stain on front cover from price sticker. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Divine Comedy Notes (Coles Notes Revised Key Edition)

By: Aldo S. Bernardo; Anthony L. Pellegrini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coles Publishing Company Limited:

Seller ID: 013392


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley, author of Shelley and Scripture (published by Oxford University Press). Contains highlighting and penciled notes on last flyleaf by Dr. Shelley. Covers shelf-worn. Tape on top corner of front cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Musset, Tome Neuvieme: Melanges de Litterature et de Critique (Volume 9 of 9)

By: Alfred de Musset

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paris, Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur: 1866

Seller ID: 015401


An elegant volume bound in 1/2 leather with marbled boards. Boards are rubbed and corners are chipped, lacking leather tips. Maroon leather spine is lightly worn at extremities but very attractive and hinges are sturdy and functional. Spine decorated with five raised bands and gilt lettering/tooling. Gilt head edge, marbled endsheets. Green silk ribbon marker. Endsheets and engraved plate with tissue guard are lightly foxed. Binding tight, text pages are crisp and bright... View more info

Modern Retellings of Chivalric Texts

By: Allaire, Gloria [Editor]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Brookfield, VT, Ashgate Pub Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: 040186


The ten essays in this collection identify and examine reworkings of identifiable source texts from the medieval and renaissance periods, addressing how misreading or rereading of chivalric conventions affects the retelling.Publisher's cloth. viii, 176pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Friar As Critic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages (First Edition)

By: Allen, Judson B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt Univ Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026573


Black cloth with gold lettering, Textured end-papers. Mylar cover. No writing in the book. ix, 176pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Keats-Shelley Review Number Eighteen

By: Angus Graham-Campbell (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Maney Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 010485


Used: like new, minor shelf wear. View more info

Evergreen Review: Volume 3, Number 10 November-December 1959 (First Edition)

By: Barney Rosset, Editor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027837


Paperback. Illustrated cover. Inscribed on first page by Henry Miller to Pierre Sicari, friend of Miller and collector. There is no other writing in the book. Illustrated. 192pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Evergreen Review: Volume 4, Number 13 May-June 1960 (First Edition)

By: Barney Rosset, Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027875


Paperback. Illustrated cover. No writing in the book. Illustrated. 192pp. Bound in subscription card intact. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Wallace Stevens: A Mythology of Self (First Edition)

By: Bates, Milton J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Univ of California Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030789


A fascinating and persuasive account of Stevens' inner life - the life lived through the poetry. Black cloth with gold spine lettering. xiii, 319pp., index. Illustrated. No writing in the book. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Bibliography of First Appearances of the Writings by A. Conan Doyle

By: Benny R. Reece

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Furman University: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 013429


Number 237 of 300 first edition/first printing copies. Signed by Benny Reece on title page. No other writing in the book. Tiny chip near head of spine, top corner bumped/lightly creased. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Byron: A Survey

By: Bernard Blackstone Litt.D.

Price: $19.99

Publisher: London, Longman Group Limited: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014245


Contains previous owner's bookplate - no other writing or markings in the book. Clean pages, tight binding. Dust jacket unclipped, parts are darkened from age. Protected by mylar. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Anonymous Marie de France

By: Bloch, R. Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 2006

Seller ID: 040185


The Anonymous Marie de France offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the woman now referred to as Marie de France. Written by renowned medievalist R. Howard Bloch, it is the first book to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais, her 103 animal fables, and the earliest vernacular Saint Patricks Purgatory. Marie is, Bloch asserts, one of the most self-conscious, sophisticat... View more info

Excursions: Selected Literary Essays (Literary Criticism Series) FIRST EDITION

By: Boyers, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Port Washington, NY, Kennikat Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028007


Blue cloth with gold lettering. No writing in the book. x, 244pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

T.S.Eliot: A Symposium for His Seventieth Birthday

By: Braybrooke, Neville [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garnstone Press Ltd: 1970

Edition: 2nd Revised edition

Seller ID: 022238


Very light soiling of fore edge and dust jacket. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

James Joyce and the Making of "Ulysses"

By: Budgen, Frank

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1972-03-30

Seller ID: 032555


Very good pictorial paperback with former owner's name on the first page. Moderate shelf wear. Sturdy binding, clean text pages. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Romantic Revolt

By: Charles Edwyn Vaughan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013551


Volume X of Periods of European Literature. Maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Spine faded. Corners and edges of spines bumped. Head and fore edges deckled. Previous owner's bookplate on pastedown. Text contains minimal underlining in pencil. Light foxing on edges and endleaves. Text pages bright and clean. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Blake's Sublime Allegory: Essays on the Four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem (First Edition)

By: Curran, Stuart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Univ of Wisconsin Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031250


A collection of 14 original essays aimed at altering the reader's perspective of Black and his work by offering a multitude of interpretations from which we can construct a critical basis at once stable and varied. Yellow cloth with black spine lettering. Dust jacket is price clipped. xix, 384pp., with an index. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Rediscoveries (Signed First Edition)

By: David Madden

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 036879


Includes essays in which well-known novelists "rediscover" neglected fiction by other authors, includes Robert Penn Warren, Evan Connell, Joyce Carol Oates, Anais Nin, Walker Percy as well as Wallace Stegner whose essay "rediscovers" Glenway Wescott's Good-Bye Wisconsin, Colberg B106. This copy signed by the author and by George Garrett, one of the contributors. Mylar cover. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. 334pp. Solid copy. R... View more info

Blake: Prophet against Empire; A Poet's Interpretation of the History of His Own Times

By: David V. Erdman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Anchor Books/Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1969

Seller ID: 013635


Contains previous owner's bookplate and very minimal highlighting. Covers lightly shelfworn, spine darkened from age. Price on cover inked out. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Survey of Classical Roman Literaure (Volumes I & II)

By: Dean Putnam Lockwood

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 019644


No writing or markings in either volume. Mild toning. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spines. Covers show minimal wear. Vol II slightly cocked. A nice, tight set. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The American Historical Romance (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture) First Paperback Edition

By: Dekker, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Cambridge University Press: 1990

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 031109


According to the Times Literary Supplement, this is "the most important book on the relations of British and American fiction to come out in many years." Paperback. Illustrated cover. Underlining on a few pages. 376pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life and Work of Lord Byron No. 4

By: Duncan Gray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corporation of Nottingham, Newstead Abbey Publications: 1969

Seller ID: 010271


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley author of Shelley and Scripture published by Oxford University Press. This is a small book, yellow paper covers, price written in pen on cover, light crease on bottom right corner, otherwise like new. View more info

Jean Renart and the Art of Romance: Essays on Guillaume de Dole

By: Durling, Nancy Vine [Editor]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida: 1997

Seller ID: 037656


In this first volume of critical essays ever devoted to Jean Renart's work, contributors draw on political and social history, womens studies, translation theory, musicology, and literary theory to illuminate Jean's remarkable contribution to the highly complex genre of courtly romance. An extraordinary blend of realism and high artifice, unique in its combined use of songs and narrative, Jean Renart and the Art of Romance offers zestful dalliances in high places, hands... View more info

The Brontes and Nature

By: Duthie, Enid Lowry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 1986-11-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024829


First edition, first printing. Very good black cloth backed boards, hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Clean white pages. Remainder mark on top edge, otherwise book would be near fine. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Brontes and Nature

By: Duthie, Enid Lowry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 1986-11-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024830


First edition, first printing. Very good black cloth backed boards, hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Clean white pages. Remainder mark on top edge, otherwise book would be near fine. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Fiction of Truth: Structures of Meaning in Narrative and Dramatic Allegory (First Edition)

By: Dyke, Carolynn Van

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037631


New copy. Mylar cover. First Edition. 315pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

North Carolina Literary Review, Volume I, Number I

By: Editor-Alex Albright

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Greenville, NC, English Dept, East Carolina University / North Carolina Literary and Historical Association: 1992

Seller ID: 015095


Includes selections by A. R. Ammons, Linda Beatrice Brown, Fred Chappell, and Janet Lembke, and a special feature about John Lawson and the Tuscarora. No writing in the book - not even an owner's name. Cover show minimal shelf-wear. Tail corner bumped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

North Carolina Literary Review, Volume I, Number 2

By: Editor-Alex Albright

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Greenville, NC, English Dept, East Carolina University / North Carolina Literary and Historical Association: 1993

Seller ID: 015096


Includes selections by Louise Anderson, James Applewhite, Fred Chappell, and Leon Rooke, and well as a special tribute to Manly Wade Wellman. No writing in the book - not even an owner's name. Covers show minimal shelf-wear. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Ahasver "der ewige Jude," nach seiner ursprunglichen Idee und seiner literarischen Verwertung betrachtet

By: Editor-Eduard Konig

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Gutersloh, C. Bertelsmann: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013670


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley, author of Shelley and Scripture (published by Oxford University Press). It contains penciled marginal notes and underlining by Dr. Shelley. Green paper covers are reinforced with tape at spine and interior hinges. Covers are lightly soiled. Deckled fore and tail edges. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Medieval English Studies Presented to George Kane

By: Editor-Edward Donald Kennedy; Editor-Ronald Waldron; Editor-Joseph S. Wittig

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wolfeboro, NH, D. S. Brewer: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014410


No writing or markings in the book - not even an owner's name. Clean, white pages. Binding tight. Dust jacket shows minimal edgewear/soiling and is now protected by clear mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Religion and Modern Literature: Essays in Theory and Criticism

By: Editor-G. B. Tennyson; Editor-Edward E. Ericson, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019639


Clean and unmarked. Brown cloth covers protected by original dust jacket. Dust jacket is price-clipped and shows modest edgewear/fading. Nice, tight copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Shelley (Longman Critical Readers)

By: Editor-Michael O'Neill

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Harlow, England, Longman Group UK Limited: 1993

Seller ID: 014421


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley, author of Shelley and Scripture (published by Oxford University Press). It contains his bookplate, as well as highlighting and penciled notes and index by Dr. Shelley. Pages are crisp and tightly bound. Minimal wear to covers. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Shelley: Modern judgements

By: Editor-R. B. Woodings

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville/London, Aurora Publishers Incorporated: 1970

Seller ID: 014423


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley, author of Shelley and Scripture (published by Oxford University Press). It contains his bookplate, as wells as highlighting and penciled notes and index by Dr. Shelley. Pages are tanned and some slightly loose. Covers show minimal wear. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Gentleman in America: A Literary Study in American Culture

By: Edwin Harrison Cady

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1949

Seller ID: 019873


No writing or markings in the book. Clean, bright text pages. Very light foxing to book edges and endpapers. Nicely bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Original dust jacket shows minimal wear and has sunned spine. Tiny closed tear at top and bottom edges of dust jacket spine. A tight, attractive copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Literary Criticism--Idea and Act: The English Institute, 1939-1972 :Selected Essays

By: English Institute

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Univ of California Press: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 028392


Navy cloth with gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. Mylar cover. vi, 650pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Avatars of Thrice Great Hermes: An Approach to Romanticism

By: Ernest Lee Tuveson

Price: $121.96

Publisher: London/Toronto, Bucknell University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012887


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley (contains his bookplate), author of Shelley and Scripture published by Oxford University Press. Text contains highlighting, marginal notes, and additional index on back endleaves by Dr. Shelley. Jacket is faded with heavy shelf-wear around edges and spine, but has been fitted with protective mylar covering. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages (Bollingen Series XXXVI)

By: Ernst Robert Curtius; Translator-Willard R. Trask

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton Univ Press: 1973

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 014627


Contains ink name on flyleaf and underlining throughout text. A few pages have creased corners. Pages are bright and crisp. Binding tight. Cover show minimal wear with faded spine and back board. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The American Literary Review: A Critical Hsitory 1920-1950 (First Edition)

By: G. A. M. Janssens

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Hague and Paris, Mouton: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026597


Tan cloth with gold lettering. No writing in the book. Nice copy. 343pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Aberystwyth Studies by the Members of the University College of Wales (Volume Two) First Edition

By: George A. Wood, Frank S. Wright, P. M. Jones

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, College of Wales: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029827


Contains three essays: The Anglo-Saxon Riddles, by Wood; Some Ancient Defensive Earthworks near Aberystwyth, by Wright; and Whitman and Verhaeren, by Jones. Quarter cloth with marbled boards. Paper title paste down on front board. Illustrated. No writing in the book. 106pp. Ex-library. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Organic Unity in Coleridge (First Edition)

By: Gordon McKenzie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031230


This book is Volume 7, No. 1. Paperback. Original paper printed wraps (edges a bit tattered). No writing in the book. Clean unmarked pages. 107pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Historicism (The New Critical Idiom) First Paperback edition

By: Hamilton, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 024921


Paperback, a few pages with underlining, vi, 226pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Textual Strategies

By: Harari, Josue V.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr: 1980-01-01

Seller ID: 024752


Very good paperback with light shelf wear. Former owner's name on the first and last end sheets. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Ringers in the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition

By: Harold Bloom

Price: $21.64

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1973

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 013295


Previous owner's nameplate on half-title page. Very minimal underlining/markingsthroughout text. Light shelf-wear to covers: bumped corners, creased near spine. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Eliot to Derrida: The Poverty of Interpretation (First Edition)

By: Harwood, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031933


This is a sardonic portrait of the cult of the specialist interpreter, from I.A. Richards and the Cambridge School to Jacques Derrida and his disciples. Paperback. Illustrated cover. Heavy underlining and some marginalia on about 15 pages. vii, 244pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature

By: Heilbut, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1997-04-25

Seller ID: 017571


This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Key to the Waverley Novels, in Chronological Sequence, with Index of the Principal Characters

By: Henry Grey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Griffith & Farren: 1884

Edition: Revised edition

Seller ID: 013565


"Specimen with Griffith & Farran's Compliments" stamped on title page. Names of previous owners written on 1/2 title page - no other writing in the book. Pages darkened from age. Interior hinges cracked, but textblock tightly bound. Green cloth covers with stamped lettering on front board and spine. Spine a bit faded. Corners and edges of spine shelf-worn. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Deconstruction of Literature: Criticism after Auschwitz (First Edition)

By: Hirsch, David H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hanover and London, Brown University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031216


A relentless critique of anti-humanism in deconstructionist and postmodern literary theory and its historical ideological connections to Nazism. Paperback. No writing in the book. x, 314pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Dal Secolo e Dal Poema di Dante: Altri Ritratti e Studi di Isidoro Del Lungo

By: Isidoro Del Lungo

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bologna, Ditta Nicola Zanichelli: 1898

Seller ID: 013428


Full calf-leather soft covers with gilt lettering on spine. Edges of boards are worn and chipping, boards are lightly rubbed but are clean and smooth. Head of spine chipped, parts of lettering missing. Head edge gilt. A handsome volume. Contains written inscription on first flyleaf - no other writing in the book. Edges of pages darkened from age. Hinges are weak near front and back endleaves, but binding is sound. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info