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Thackeray's Complete Works: The University Edition: The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes and Lauriat: 1886

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 026965

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth with gold lettering and design. Top edges gold. Decorated end-papers. Frontispiece. Illustrated. iv, 392; 391pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 061023

Condition: Fine


Part of The Franklin Library's The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Original illustrations by the author. Bound in full green leather, decorated and titled in gold. Hubbed spine, gilt page edges, light green silk moire end sheets, silk ribbon bookmark. 726 pp. Light scratches on page edges. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy (Complete 2 Volume Set)

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans: 1849 / 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061612

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Complete 2 Volume Set. Rebound. Brown half leather covers with marbleized boards. Five raised bands with a dark green slip and gilt stamped designs/letting on each spine. Red stained edges. Illustrated half-title pages. Illustrated throughout by author with steel and wood cut engravings. vii, 384pp. xi, 372pp. Covers and spines rubbed in spots. Head of Volume 2's spine chipped. Foxing and browning within each. Illustration opposite page 40 of Volume 1 has a part missing. Text bodies are free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family (Complete 2 Volume Set) First Editions

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans: 1854 / 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061623

Condition: Very Good


First Edition Set. Complete 2 Volume Set. Dark maroon half leather covers with marbleized boards. Green and red sprinkled page edges. Attractive bookplates. Illustrated title pages. Illustrated. 380pp. 375pp. Spines sunned (and covers have been sunned in places as well). Covers and spines have been rubbed in spots. Slight foxing inside each, but texts are mostly clean. Set is free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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William Maxwell: Early Novels and Stories (Library of America #179)

By: William Maxwell ; Christopher Carduff [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Library of America: 2008

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 061905

ISBN: 159853016X

Condition: Like New


From the popular Library of America series. This is the edition with a black dust jacket, NOT the version with a slip case. Features Smyth-sewn binding, woven rayon cloth boards, and a ribbon marker. Burgundy boards titled in gold, blocked in brown, on spine. Decorated end sheets with repeated Library of America logo. 1003 pp., including Appendix, Chronology, and Notes. Pictorial dust jacket with photograph of author, titled in white. List of additional LOA volumes printed inside dust jacket. Includes: : Bright Center of Heaven ; They Came Like Swallows ; The Folded Leaf ; Time Will Dark... View more info

The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero (Volumes 1-3)

By: William Melmouth, Esq

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, R. Dodsley: 1753

Seller ID: 031961

Condition: Fair


Full leather with raised bands. Old worn leather with 4 of 6 boards detached. Text clean and tight. Personal library bookplate of Anita de Braganca who is Anita Stewart Morris (August 7, 1886, Elberon, New Jersey ? September 15, 1977), also known as Princess Miguel of Braganza, Duchess of Viseu, was an American socialite and heiress who married Prince Miguel, Duke of Viseu, grandson of King Miguel I of Portugal, and the eldest son of Dom Miguel, Duke of Braganza, who was Miguelist claimant to the throne of Portugal from 1866 to 1920. Both volumes also contain the personal bookplates of Wil... View more info

Stevenson's Workshop with Twenty-Nine Ms. Facsimilies (Limited Edition)

By: William P. Trent, Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Printed Exclusively for Members of the Bibliophile Society: 1921

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 035486

Condition: Near Fine


Limited Edition of 450 copies. Red cloth backed in paper vellum. Reproductions of select pages from Stevenson's manuscripts with significant variants and/or unpublished versions of his printed works.Original slipcase in fair condition. 62pp., with 29 facsimiles. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Soft Machine (First Edition)

By: William S. Burroughes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039587

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Cherry cloth with silver spine lettering. Dust jacket is price clipped. Some dog-eared pages. 182pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities

By: William S. Walsh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1900

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 027870

Condition: Very Good


Half leather with boards. Gold spine lettering and design. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. 1,104pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Merchant of Venice (Arden Edition)

By: William Shakespear; Edited by John Russell Brown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1959

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037998

Condition: Very Good


Denim cloth. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Some age-toning on dust jacket and fore-edges of text block. lviii, 174pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

MacBeth (Arden Edition)

By: William Shakespear; Edited by Kenneth Muir

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037997

Condition: Very Good


Denim cloth. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Fore-edge of text block is age toned. lxxiv, 201pp., appendix. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

MacBeth (Arden Edition)

By: William Shakespear; Edited by Kenneth Muir

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 038001

Condition: Very Good


Denim cloth. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Fore-edge of text block is age toned. lxxiv, 201pp., appendix. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Henry the Fifth

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Rae Publishing Co: 1979

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 026343

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy cloth with gold lettering, Textured end papers. No writing in the book. Illustrated. Slip case box in near fine condition. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman L. Munro & Co:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 029329

Condition: Good +


Quarter leather with cloth boards. Raised bands. Gold gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated. Head of spine chipped. Triple column text. 357pp. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Six Tragedies (The Franklin Library)

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 031450

Condition: Near Fine


Limited Edition of The Franklin Library Collection of the 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Contains Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Julius Caesar. Thick octavo. Red leather with gilt lettering and design. Raised spine bands. All edges gilt. Silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk ribbon bookmark. 640pp. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Titus Andronicus

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1970

Seller ID: 038017

Condition: Near Fine


Original slipcase in very good condition. Brown decorated cloth. Color frontispiece. Illustrated. 91pp. Small tear on one corner of slipcase box. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Letterpress Shakespeare Works - Complete 39 Volume Set (Limited Edition)

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $17,000.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society:

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 060962

Condition: Like New


The complete limited edition set of The Letterpress Shakespeare works. Edited by numerous scholars under general editor Stanley Wells. Each volume is quarter-bound in goatskin leather (royal blue, forest green, burgundy and dark blue according to the category of the volume), blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides. Gilded top edge. Silk ribbon bookmark. Deckled page edges. Printed by Letterpress on mould-made paper. Each volume is presented in a buckram clam shell box with a leather spine label titled in gold. A commentary, which includes the original text and explanatory notes, is nicel... View more info

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The First Folio of Shakespeare: The Norton Facsimile

By: William Shakespeare; Charlton Hinman [Editor]; Peter W. M. Blayney [Introduction]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York | London, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 061410

ISBN: 0393039854

Condition: Like New


IN SLIP CASE. STOCK PHOTO does not match this copy. Slip case titled "Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies." Based on Folios in the Folger Shakespeare Library Collection. Quarter burgundy leather on illustrated cloth boards, titled in gold on spine. Burgundy end sheets. Cloth ribbon bookmark. xxxvii, 928 pp. Burgundy slip case titled in gold. Slip case in near fine condition with light scuffs and 1" paper loss on bottom. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. Full ... View more info

Yale Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare; Wilbur L. Cross [Editor]; Tucker Brooke [Editor];

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2001-01-01

Seller ID: 022077

ISBN: 0760727317

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Front and back cover slightly yellowed. Heavy book. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Plays of William Shakspeare from the Corrected Text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with Plates. Volume 2 of 6 (First Thus)

By: William Shakspeare

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, John Stockdale: 1807

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 025763

Condition: Very Good


Full paneled calf, original dual leather spine labels (one mostly missing), raised bands, decorated end-papers, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with engravings by J. Heath (with tissue guards), 139; 100; 174; 138; 128; 168pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Plays of William Shakspeare from the Corrected Text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with Plates. Volume 3 of 6 (First Thus)

By: William Shakspeare

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, John Stockdale: 1807

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 025764

Condition: Good


Full paneled calf, original dual leather spine labels, raised bands, decorated end-papers, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with engravings by J. Heath (with tissue guards), front inner hinge split (but holding strong), 82; 109; 127; 145; 141; 120pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Plays of William Shakspeare from the Corrected Text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with Plates. Volume 5 of 6 (First Thus)

By: William Shakspeare

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John Stockdale: 1807

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 025765

Condition: Fair


Full paneled calf, original dual leather spine labels gone, raised bands, decorated end-papers, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with engravings by J. Heath (with tissue guards), front board detached, 120; 115; 158; 158; 116; 154pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth (New)

By: William Styron

Price: $85.00

Publisher: ew York, Random House:

Seller ID: 037946

Condition: New


New copy in publisher's shrink wrap. In original burgundy slipcase box. This book would make a great gift. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Deformed Discourse: The Function of the Monster in Mediaeval Thought and Literature

By: Williams, David A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 037864

ISBN: 0773513892

Condition: Very Good


Part I traces the poetics of teratology, the study of monsters, to Christian neoplatonic theology and philosophy, particularly Pseudo-Dionysius's negative theology and his central idea that God cannot be known except by knowing what he is not. Williams argues that the principles of negative theology as applied to epistemology and language made possible a symbolism of negation and paradox whose chief sign was the monster. Part II provides a taxonomy of monstrous forms with a gloss on each, and Part III examines the monstrous and the deformed in three heroic sagas -- the medieval Oedipus, The Ro... View more info

Look To This Day (Signed First Edition)

By: Wilma Dykeman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 037702

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed by the author on front free end paper. Author was one of the best writers of the past century and is now counted among such worthies as: Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, Carson McCuller, and Flannery O'Connor. Green decorated cloth with black spine lettering. Dust jacket is price clipped. 342pp. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

From the Bottom Up (The Penguin contemporary American fiction series)

By: Wilson, Leigh Allison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1984

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 025887

ISBN: 0140070710

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, pictorial cover, no writing in the book, 144pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Contenders: Short Stories (Signed First American Edition)

By: Winch, Terence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, CA, Story Line Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 032625

ISBN: 093425723X

Condition: Near Fine


Chosen by Washingtonian magazine as the BEST WASHINGTON BOOK YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF: "In his underappreciated 1989 story collection Contenders, Terence Winch---better known as a poet and musician (he was a member of the local Irish band Celtic Thunder)---encapsulates twenty- and thirty-something DC life in the 1970s and '80s. The authentic details Dupont Circle group houses, live music at the Childe Harold, riding Metro when it was news bolster these wry, unsentimental tales about the push-me-pull-you of relationships." - The Washingtonian, December 2003. Paperback. Author's gift inscr... View more info

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In the Name of God

By: Yasmina Khadra, Linda Black (translator)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Toby Press: 2000

Seller ID: 060368

ISBN: 1902881117

Condition: Like New


Pictorial matte cover, mimics red quarter cloth. 212 pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Snow Country (Limited Editions Club)

By: Yasunari Kawabata

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 042185

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. Copy 87 of 375 with five aquatints by Tadaki Kuwayama. Translated by Edward Seidensticker, and signed by both. Printed at the Shagbark Press. Aquatint plates made by Peter Pettengill and editioned at Wingate Studio on Richard de Bas paper. The binding was done at Jovonis Bindery. Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is Japan's most distinguished man of letters and only Japanese Nobel Prize winner. About a dozen of his novels and short stories have been published in English translation, most since 1968, when he won that award. LEC Newsletter laid-in. Spine sunned. viii, 130 page... View more info

One Foot in America (Signed First Edition)

By: Yuri Suhl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 029142

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with white lettering on spine and front cover. Gift inscription inside front cover. Author's signature on front free end paper. viii, 252pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Scarce signed copy. View more info

The Young Forester

By: Zane Grey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 030125

Condition: Very Good +


Pictorial cloth. Frontispiece. No writing in the book. Mylar cover. 224pp., with Publisher's ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Day of the Beast (First Edition)

By: Zane Grey

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039033

Condition: Very Good +


Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 รข?? October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Stated First Edition with G-W on Copyright page. Red cloth with gold spine lettering. Mylar cover. 351pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Azazeel

By: Ziedan Youssef

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books (UK): 2012

Seller ID: 039294

ISBN: 1848874286

Condition: Very Good +


Winner of the International Prize for Arabic fiction 2009. In this haunting and controversial English-language debut, Youssef Ziedan confronts issues as vital today as they were one and a half millennia ago. Set in the 5th century AD, "Azazeel" is the exquisitely crafted tale of a Coptic monk's journey from Upper Egypt to Alexandria and then Syria during a time of massive upheaval in the early Church. The monk, Hypa, embarks on a journey both physical and spiritual, encountering, the devil, Azazeel, and the hardship of severe temptation. At times able to resist, while at others bendin... View more info

Bookmarks in the Pages of Life: A Selection of Short Stories (The Limited Editions Club) SIgned

By: Zora Neale Hurston; Betye Saar (Artist)

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: New York, The Limited Editions Club: 2000

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the artist

Seller ID: 042186

Condition: Fine


First Edition. Number 87 of 300 copies. Folio. Fine condition in fine clamshell case with inset spine label. Half leather and paper covered boards. Fine publishers clamshell case with inset spine label. Illustrated with serigraph prints of collages by Betye Saar. 74pp. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Saar. The Club Newsletter specific to this volume is missing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Salt: A Novel (Signed First Edition)

By: Zuber, Isabel

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 022936

ISBN: 0312281331

Condition: Near Fine


Navy cloth with blue lettering, author's signature on title page, 352pp., there is no other writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. Mylar cover. In this beautifully crafted debut novel, poet Isabel Zuber deftly traces the joys and the sorrows of a passionate but troubled marriage in Appalachia at the turn of the last century.Anna Stockton was a bright and imaginative child, reveling in a rare wild freedom in the mountains of western North Carolina. As a young woman possessed by romantic yearnings and a great love of books, she hungers for a new kind of life for herself. John Bayle... View more info