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The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory

By: Alun-Jones, Deborah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08581


Gift inscription on the front free endpaper covers half the page, otherwise a clean, fine copy. 208 pages with Bibliography and Index. 75 illustrations, 12 in color. From the publisher: "In this engaging book, Deborah Alun-Jones selects a range of authors from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, for whom the rectory was either the childhood home that nurtured their creative talent or the place they chose to live as an adult and from which they drew inspiration. ... View more info

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The World of Louisa May Alcott

By: Anderson, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPerennial: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09605


Oversized book, 12 inches tall. A clean, flawless copy. 120 pages of text and photographs documenting the life and works of Louisa May Alcott. View more info

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and Places in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life and Books

By: Anderson, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPerennial: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09606


Oversized book, 12 inches tall. A clean, flawless copy. 119 pages of text and photographs documenting the life and works of Laura Ingalls Wilder. View more info

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Carlyle's First Love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman: An Account of Her Life, Ancestry and Homes, Her Family and Friends

By: Archibald, Raymond Clare

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08546


A structurally sound copy with a good bit of scattered foxing, particularly around the endpapers and plates. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt (scratched and somewhat faded), while the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. Looks like a book plate was removed. 214 pages with 21 illustrations, including one in color, plus ads for related titles from the publisher. View more info

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Hemingway in Key West

By: Bellavance-Johnson, Marsha

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ketchum, Idaho, The Computer Lab: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05239


32-page booklet, illustrated, and with a Bibliography. A brief guide to Hemingway's connections with Key West, Florida. View more info

Red: A Biography of Red Smith, the Life and Times of a Great American Writer

By: Berkow, Ira

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1986

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 01810


Price-clipped jacket. The life and career of one of America's best sports journalists. 302 pages with index. Illustrated with black & wite photos. View more info

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Mayakovsky: A Poet in Revolution

By: Brown, Edward J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06423


Minor wear to the extremities, jacket protected in a new Mylar cover. 386 pages, including Biographical Essay, Index of Names, and Index of Titles. Several black & white photos illustrate the text. Literary biography of Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930). View more info

Catullus : A Life

By: Burl, Aubrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04825


298 pages with Appendixes, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Appendix I: Peleus and Thetis. Appendix II: The Recovery of the Poems of Catullus. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and black and white photos. View more info

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The Moon and I

By: Byars, Betsy C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 01590


Maroon cloth boards, lightly bumped. Jacket shows slight wear at head of spine and some color bleed to inside of jacket at head of spine. The Newbery Award winning author finally gets her childhood wish of having a pet snake, which she finds on her front porch. This is the story of the summer she got to know Moon the blacksnake, with reminiscences through her childhood. 96 pages with a bibliography of published works to date and photos of the author and her family from c... View more info

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Charles Williams, Poet of Theology

By: Cavaliero, Glen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Eerdmans: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03990


Small area of paper loss from sticker removal on the front free endpaper. 199 pages with Appendix (A Note on the Symbolism of Charles Williams, William Blake, and George MacDonald), Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Biography of Charles Williams--poet, novelist, playwright, critic, and theologian. View more info

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Sido et souvenirs D'enfance

By: Colette

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Paris, Hachette: 1961

Seller ID: 06985


Red leather-like boards, spine faded a bit. Some shelf wear and foxing to top edge. Endpapers age-toned. 219 pages. Text in French. View more info

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D.H. Lawrence : The Croydon Years

By: Corke, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, University of Texas Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01329


Light shelf wear to boards, light chipping to price-clipped jacket. Croydon, England was the setting for the three-way friendship between Lawrence, Jessie Chambers, and the author of this book--Helen Corke. All three made literary records of their association, but the scarcity and continuing usefulness of Corke's records prompted the publication of this volume. 143 pages, illustrated. View more info

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Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

By: Daugherty, Tracy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 2009

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 07174


581 pages with Chronology, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Illustrated with black & white photos. View more info

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960

By: Hammett, Dashiell; Edited By Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Counterpoint: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 01921


650 pages with Appendix (Hammett's Reading) and Index. Black and white photos. View more info

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Robert Burns: The Man and His Work

By: Hecht, Hans; Translated by Jane Lymburn into English

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Darvel, United Kingdom, Alloway Publishing, Limited: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 02147


Book was purchased at the Burns Cottage, Alloway according to a slip of paper signed by the curator and laid in the book with a brochure from the Burns Heritage Trail. 301 pages with Appendix (Heron's Memoir of Burns), Bibliography and Indices (A: Names and Places, B: Titles of Poems, Songs and Tunes). View more info