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1 Poets and Poetry of Ireland [spine title].
Lacks title and all publishing information. 
Quarto, 3/4 morocco & gilt-stamped pebbled cloth, all edges gilt, 9-180 pp. Steel engraved portraits and plates. Light shelf wear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 A Lady. A Home in the South. Or, Two Years at Uncle Warren's. Written for the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and Approved by the committee of Publication.
Cincinnati: Americana Reform Tract and Book Society, (1857). Presumed First Edition. Not mentioned in Wright's American Fiction. 
Small octavo, blind stamped dark brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations to spine, 134 pp + 8 pp ads. Very Good, with light edgewear and foxing. Abolitionist novel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Abbe, George. Poetry, The Great Therapy.
N.l.: An American Weave-Whetstone Publication, 1956. 
2nd printing. Signed by the author. Octavo, printed wrappers, 29, [i] pp. Very Good; a bit faded around perimeter. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Abrams, M. D. Murder on the Prairie: A North Florida Mystery.
Booklocker.com, Inc., (2005). 
Signed by the Author on half-title. Octavo, softbound (slick, full-color photo. illus. wrappers), 298 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover; Actress Lorelei Woodington Crane joins a battle to protect the Florida prairie she loves. When the dean of Alachua County's environmental groups dies suddenly, the Sierra Club office is ransacked, and her activist ex-husband is shot, Lorelei embarks on a dangerous trail of old passions, scandal, and murder. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Aiken, Conrad. Costumes by Eros.
New York: Scribner, 1928. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth, uncut, 266 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Near-Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Ainsworth, William Harrison. Crichton.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1849. Third Edition, Revised. First with illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. 
Octavo, bound by Riviere & Son in 3/4 tan levant & marbled boards (hardcover), with original cloth and advertisements bound at rear, top edge gilt, uncut, vi + 353 pp + [vii] ads. Plates. Near-Fine; some minor scuffing, bearing the bookplate of a member of the Peabody family, and a Christmas inscription conveying the book to him. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Akenside, Mark. The Poetical Manuscripts of Mark Akenside in the Ralph M. Williams Collection, Amherst College Library. Reproduced in Facsimile. With an Introduction by Robin C. Dix.
Amherst, Massachusetts: Amherst College Press, 1988. 
Folio, paperbound (stiff blue printed wrappers), [29] pp. Near-Fine, with very slightly rubbed covers. From Introduction: The poetry of Mark Akenside (1721-1770) may not be widely read today, but in the eighteenth century and for much of the nineteenth his work was held in the very highest esteem, and writers as eminent as Wordsworth and Coleridge were considerably indebted to him...The Amherst Akenside holdings were originally mounted in Dyson's own copy of the 1772 Poems, and together they form the largest single collection of his poetic manuscripts in the world...The manuscripts give the pieces [Ode to a Gentleman Whose Mistress Had Married an Old Man and Ode to a Gentleman in Hazard of Falling in Love] in a state quite different from that of the first printed texts... 
Price: 9.50 USD
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8 Akutagawa, Ryunosuke. Kappa. Translated from the Japanese by Seiichi Shiojiri. New Edition (Revised).
THe Hokuseido Press, (1949). 
Octavo, illustrated boards (hardcover), viii + 136 pp. Near-Fine, with shadowing to endpapers; in a Fine dust jacket with protective tissue wrapper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Alden, Chevy. Black Falcon.
Pembroke Pines, Florida: Tri-Pacer Press, 1996. 
Signed & inscribed by the Author. Octavo, slick black boards (hardcover), 257 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From jacket: Black Falcon is a violent flashback to a time when South Florida's nighttime sky was a shadowy palce to be..the early 1980s...the boom years for aerial marijuana smuggling. Drugs were cool...sex was loose...life was easy. Instant wealth was offered to any pilot willing to risk his life flying tramp airfreighters down to Colombia and back. One of those outlaw airmen was Rob Jensen, a physically strong, but emotionally unstable doper pilot who decided to quit the drug trade at the wrong time. With nobody to turn to for help, he entered into a desperate struggle for survival against his distraught emotions, nature's elements and the deadly world of drug running. Follow along as this fast-paced adventure novel takes you from a sleezy Miami bar to a salty Key West tavern, from the cockpit of a drug plane to a clandestine airfield in the mountains of Colombia, from a tropical bahamian cruise aboard a private sailboat to a climactic action-packed ending on Ft. Lauderdale's Venice-like canal system. 
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10 Allan, Mowbray. [Eliot, T.S.]. T. S. Eliot's Impersonal Theory of Poetry.
Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, (1974). First Edition. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 189 pp. Fine, in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear. From jacket: T. S. Eliot's fundamental critical concepts originated in his study of F. H. Bradley's version of the idealist theory of knowledge. But for Eliot, as for Bradley, the great weakness of the Romantic-idealist tradition was its tendency to subjectivism. The destructive criticism of personality in Eliot's early criticism corresponds to Bradley's denial that the individual self or soul is ultimately real and, like it, is directed against the subjective idealism of writers such as Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Pater....From beginning to end the great central theme of Eliot's criticism is that poet and critic must aim to see the object as in itself it really is... 
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11 Allen, James Lane. A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath. With Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1901. 
Octavo, illus. green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations to spine and upper cover, all edges gilt, tissue-protected frontis., 286 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Alvaro, Francisco. El Epectador y La Critica (El Teatro en Espana en 1971). Premio Nacional de Teatro 1960-61. Premio de la Critica de Barcelona 1964. Medalla de Oro, Valladolid, 1964. Prologo de Antonio Valencia.
Madrid: Editorial, Prensa Espanola, 1972. 
12mo, softbound (stiff, slick, red wrappers), gilt letters, cover flaps, xxvi + 404 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Amos, William. The Originals: An A-Z of Fiction's Real-Life Characters.
Boston: Little-Brown & Co., [1985]. First American Edition. 
Octavo, grey boards (hardcover), xx, 614 pp. Photos, portraits. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Anderson, Sherwood. A Story Teller's Story. A Critical Text. Edited with an introduction by Ray Lewis White.
Cleveland: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1968. 
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), xix, 360 pp. Fine, with a Very Good+, price-clipped dust jacket with slight fading, in protective mylar. A pilgrim's progress of the inner self: facts, places, names are often invented or distorted in favor of a larger, imaginative truth -- part of Anderson's revolt against the ugly world of fact...Although it is thus an amazingly fine emotional history, A Story-Teller's Story has never before been annotated as an autobiographical document or printed in a reliable text. In this first scholarly edition of any work by Sherwood Anderson, Ray Lewis White provides the biographical and bibliographical material necessary to the serious student and to the scholar... 
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15 Andrews, William L.; Foster, Frances Smith; Harris, Trudier. The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Edited by William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xxvii, 866 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Souls of Black Folk, Their Eyes WEre Watching God, Invisible Man, Notes of a Native Son, Letter from Birmingham Jail, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Piano Lesson, Beloved -- the work of African American writers has been a vital part of our nation's literary heritage for over 250 years. Now, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature provides the first comprehensive one-volume reference work devoted to this rich tradition, surveying the length and breadth of black literary history, focusing in particular on lives and careers of more than 400 writers. Here indeed is the pantheon of African American writers -- Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks and Zora Newale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson, Jamaica Kincaid and Gloria Naylor, Stanley Crouch and Cornel West, and hundreds more. 
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16 Asturias, Miguel Angel. Teatro: Chantaje, Dique Seco, Soluna, La Audiencia, De Los Confines.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, S. A., (1964). 
Octavo, paperbound (color illus. white wrappers), 249. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing to covers & very small notation to fep. La obra teatral de Miguel Angel Asturias - primer novelista hispanoamericano que obtiene el Premio Nobel de literatua - no ha recibido tan amplia difusion como sus novelas. El lector ha de buscar, con la mas legitima curiosidad, los rasgos que unan al dramaturgo Asturias con el gran narrador del tormentos presente y el fabuloso pasado centroamericanas. Y no quedara defraudado. Las dos vertientes principales de la personalidad literaria de Asturias (su sentido poetico de las raices indigenas americanas, la conciencia del desequilibrio social enque se debaten los herederos de esas raic) se entrelazan en forma sutil y diversa en las cuatro piezas que este volumen reune. 
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17 Atherton, Gertrude. Perch of the Devil.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, August 1914. First Edition. 
Octavo, red illus. cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 373 pp. Very Good, with cracked upper hinge. Became a Universal Motion Picture. The story of Ida, married to a struggling minor, Gregory. Ida leaves Gregory for a short while to visit Europe with a scheming society woman, Ora Blake, who later tries to break up the marriage in hopes of winning over Gregory (who strikes rich) for herself. 
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18 Atkinson, Geoffroy. The Sentimental Revolution: French Writers of 1690-1740. Edited by Abraham C. Keller.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), blue spine label, gilt letters, ix, 188 pp. Fine. Contents: Famine, Plague, and Bankruptcy; Witness of War and Wretchedness; Growth of Self-Esteem Among Commoners; Growth of Compassion; Praise of Lay Benevolence; Moral Reprobation; Recriminations of Protestants; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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19 Auchincloss, Louis. Exit Lady Masham. Illustrated by Istvan Ventilla.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1983. First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, gilt-stamped red leather (hardcover), all edges gilt, ribbon-marker, 169 pp. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Auchincloss, Louis. Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), 230 pp. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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