Category: Literature

Sort

showing 1-15 of 23

Image for The Spectator with Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory Notes. in eight volumes.

The Spectator with Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory Notes. in eight volumes.

By: ADDISON, Joseph (1672-1719); Richard STEELE (1672-1729).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for the Booksellers, 1797.: 1797

Seller ID: BL4606


Volumes IV, V and VII [only, of 8]. 12mo. v, [1], (7)-307, [1]; iv, (5)-294; vi, (7)-328 pp. Indexes. Original full tree calf, gilt spine bands, two red gilt-stamped labels (title, vol. no.); rubbed, corners showing. Provenance: Signatures of David E. Wade and Susan Wade Peabody. Handsome 3-volume sequence bound in contemporary calf leather. As is. Provenance: Susan Wade Peabody was interested in public health, writing a paper on infectious diseases in New York and Mass... View more info

It All Adds Up. From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future.

By: BELLOW, Saul.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (New York):, Viking, (1994).: 1994

Seller ID: B2219


8vo. xiii, 327 pp. Quarter black cloth over grey boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0670853313 Dust jacket present. View more info

Legends of Charlemagne.

By: BULFINCH, Thomas.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1901).: 1901

Seller ID: B2191


12mo. xviii, 271 pp. Frontis. Original maroon cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Very good. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent regarding a rather tersely polite response to not speak with Hall Caine, a Victorian writer

By: CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924)

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: [no place]:, November 14: 1908

Seller ID: AA5003


[no place]:: November 14. 1908. hardcover. 253 x 203 mm. 1 page, handwritten on watermarked paper rubber stamped. "Someries, Luton, Beds. Small ink stain. Fine.. “Dear Sir. I hope you will not take it ill if I decline to compete with Mr. H. Caine. If I ever take the public into my confidence in the matter of earnings [profits?] ... and so on, it will have to be in my own time and without referring to anyone else’s experiences. Yours faithfully, J. Conrad” This ... View more info

Image for The Deerslayer; or, The First War-Path.

The Deerslayer; or, The First War-Path.

By: COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851).

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Lea & Blanchard, 1841.: 1841

Seller ID: BL4586


First edition. 2 volumes. 12mo. [v]-xi, [1], [13]-267; 282 pp. Twentieth century full brown cloth, printed paper spine label. Text block is foxed. [Complete]. The last, and one of the most popular, of the Leatherstocking Tales. "Spiller, an important critic of Cooper, insists upon the noteworthy role of The Deerslayer: "For Natty as Deerslayer has now become a symbol of the human values toward which Cooper had been reaching, and his story the most 'poetic' of th... View more info

Cinna Tragédie. Nouvelle edition avec toutes les variants, une notice sur la pièce un commentaire historique, philologique et littéraire par Léon Robert.

By: CORNEILLE, P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris:, Garnier Frères, n.d.:

Seller ID: B2093


Small 8vo. xxxi, 96 pp. Original quarter black cloth over printed boards; extremities rubbed. Ownership marks, pencil marginalia. Vey good. View more info

Puella Mea.

By: cummings, e. e.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: n.p.:, S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, 1923 [1949].: 1923

Seller ID: B2142


Reprint. Small 8vo. Unpaginated, [12] ff. Teal paper boards, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, gold paper slipcase; slipcase worn. Very good. View more info

Words that Changed the World (Presented by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library; November 18-December 31, 1963).

By: Dallas Public Library; Erik Jonsson, Exhibit Chairman.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dallas:, Dallas Public Library, 1963.: 1963

Seller ID: BL3002


31 cm. 86 pp. Illus. Copper blind-embossed wrappers; worn. Burndy bookplate. Good. View more info

The Temple of Nature; or, the origin of society: a poem, with philosophical notes.

By: DARWIN, Erasmus.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (London:, The Scolar Press Limited, 1973).: 1973

Seller ID: BL3264


Facsimile reprint of the 1803 edition. 29 cm. [xiv], 174, [2], 124 pp. Illus. Gilt-stamped tan cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges frayed. Very good. ISBN: 0859670686 / 0-85967-068-6 View more info

Image for Essays in a Series of Letters, on the following subjects : On a man's writing memoirs of himself ; On decision of character ; On the application of the epithet romantic; On some of the causes by which evangelical religion has been rendered less acceptable to persons of cultivated taste. Sixth American from the Eighth London edition, with Additions and Improvements by the Author.

Essays in a Series of Letters, on the following subjects : On a man's writing memoirs of himself ; On decision of character ; On the application of the epithet romantic; On some of the causes by which evangelical religion has been rendered less acceptable to persons of cultivated taste. Sixth American from the Eighth London edition, with Additions and Improvements by the Author.

By: FOSTER, John (1770-1843).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston:, James Loring, 1839.: 1839

Seller ID: BL4546


20 cm. 12mo. 367 pp. Original blue-green blind and gilt-stamped cloth; some fading, foxing throughout. Very good. Contents [four essays]: On a man's writing memoirs of himself.--On decision of character.--On the application of the epithet romantic.--On some of the causes by which Evangelical religion has been rendered unacceptable to persons of cultivated taste. View more info

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B. a new edition…. To which is prefixed some account of his life and writings. [4 volumes].

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver (1730-1774).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for W. Otridge et al, 1812.: 1812

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LV1870


4 volumes. 8vo. xi, 118, 273; [iv], 450; [ii]; 476; vi, 488 pp. 19 engraved plates including frontispieces (some signed by Charles Burney (1726-1814), Corbould, H. Whatley, Thomas Stothard) – 2 pls. in vol. IV mounted; minor offsetting, light foxing. With a ca.1920s binding signed by Bayntun, Bath, in gilt stamped spine with five raised bands, quarter dark morocco over light blue cloth, a.e.g.; lightly rubbed, cloth occasionally discolored. Very good. Handsome bi... View more info

Descent to the Dead; Poems written in Ireland and Great Britain.

By: JEFFERS, Robinson.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York:, Ransom House, 1931.: 1931

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LV1984


Large 8vo. 29 pp. Original vellum-backed brown printed boards, spine printed with black titling, original slip-case. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author. // "Jeffers promised [Bennett Cerf] something suitable for Random House "in six month." Random House ended up publishing Descent to the Dead (1931), the sequence Jeffers wrote in Ireland and England as a limited edition title (it was later incorporated in Give Your Heart ... View more info

Image for The Devil Upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteux of M. Le Sage. Two which are prefixed Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter Upon the Work, and Dialogues between Two Chimneys of Madrid.

The Devil Upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteux of M. Le Sage. Two which are prefixed Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter Upon the Work, and Dialogues between Two Chimneys of Madrid.

By: LE SAGE, Alain Rene (1668-1747).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hartford:, S. Andrus and Son, 1855.: 1855

Seller ID: BL4624


16mo. [3]-337, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title; spine ends worn. Small hole excising the word "bubbies" [p.9 of Asmodeus's Crutches, with verso of leaf also affected]. Good. This issue rare. "On a dark October night in Madrid, Don Cleophas Leandro Perez Zambullo, a student of Alcala, is in dreadful trouble. While visiting Donna Thomasa, his beloved, three or four hired bravos set upon him in her apartment, and when he loses his sword in the st... View more info

Image for Voices of the Night. Second edition.

Voices of the Night. Second edition.

By: LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge [Mass.]:, John Owen, 1840.: 1840

Seller ID: BL4540


Small 8vo. xv, [3]-144 pp. Stained. Original half calf, marbled boards; worn, signatures unraveling, separated from spine. As is. View more info

The Plough and the Stars. A tragedy in four acts.

By: O'CASEY, Sean.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York:, Macmillan, 1926.: 1926

Seller ID: B2122


Small 8vo. 136 pp Original green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed, cover edges water-stained, lower edge rubbed. Very good. View more info