Softcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, reprint, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 271 pages, paperback. Cultural criticism regarding the Weimar Republic. With many color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Unmarked. Bright and clean; a tight copy. Examines intellectual life in the Weimar Republic, looks at paintings, caricatures, dance, architecture, and films, and discusses the Nazi rise to power.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2nd pr., 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Donald Hall lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New York Times bestseller Essays After Eighty, a "treasure" of a book in which he "balance[s] frankness about losses with humor and gratitude" (Washington Post). Before his passing in 2018, nearing ninety, Hall delivered this new collection of self-knowing, fierce, and funny essays on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and the sometimes astonishing freedoms arising from both. He intersperses memories of exuberant days--as in Paris, 1951, with a French girl memorably inclined to say, "I couldn't care less"--with writing, visceral and hilarious, on what he has called the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy" of extreme old age. "Why should a nonagenarian hold anything back?" Hall answers his own question by revealing several vivid instances of "the worst thing I ever did," and through equally uncensored tales of literary friendships spanning decades, with James Wright, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, and other luminaries. Cementing his place alongside Roger Angell and Joan Didion as a generous and profound chronicler of loss, Hall returns to the death of his beloved wife, Jane Kenyon, in an essay as original and searing as anything he's written in his extraordinary literary lifetime.
Hardcover. NY, Limited Editions Club, Ltd. Ed., 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip Quarto (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") handsewn and handbound in full crimson Oasis goatskin leather stamped in black. The original French with the acclaimed English translation by Paul Schmidt on facing pages. Copy #794 of 1000 numbered copies illustrated with 8 hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe printed in two colors on handmade paper and SIGNED by the photographer and the translator. "Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the photographer's most famous".
Hardcover. NY, George H. Doran Co., 1st, 1916, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, Small octavo, tan boards with paper labels on top cover and spine. 93 pages. Doyle's account of visiting the military fronts during World War I. Clean, some scraping to paper covered board on rear otherwise very good.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA , Harvard University Press, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS UNTEMEYER BY WHITMAN on half-title. Title-page engraving by Michael McCurdy (repeated on dust jacket ). Dust jacket with light edgewear.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 225 pages, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Minor dust jacket edge wear and spotting on top edge, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Pegasus Crime, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 544 pages. It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year--more than thirty years after her death--and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.
Hardcover. New York, Dodge Publishing Company, Reprint, 1907, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 164 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations throughout. Deckled fore-edge. Tanning to pages and edges from age. Blue cloth bound cover boards, two-color illustration on front cover board, a good deal of paint has chipped off (see image), white title on spine, slightly faded. Some soil/wear to covers. A bump to front right bottom corner of cover board (see image). In beautiful condition inside, no pages missing, page 84 is partially disconnected. Illustrations by Bessie Pease Gutman) quite vivid.
Softcover. UK, Oxford University Press, Revised Ed., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 492 pages. An Essay on Philosophical Method contains the most sustained discussion in the twentieth century of the subject matter and method of philosophy and an unparalleled explanation of why philosophy has a distinctive domain of enquiry that differs from that of the sciences of nature. This new edition of the Essay focuses on Collingwood's contribution to metaphilosophy and locates his argument for the autonomy of philosophy against the twentieth century trend to naturalize its subject matter. Collingwood argues that the distinctions which philosophers make, for example, between the concepts of duty and utility in moral philosophy, or between the concepts of mind and body in the philosophy of mind, are not empirical taxonomies that cut nature at the joints but semantic distinctions to which there may correspond no empirical classes. This identification of philosophical distinctions with semantic distinctions provides the basis for an argument against the naturalization of the subject matter of philosophy for it entails that not all concepts are empirical concepts and not all classifications are empirical classifications. Collingwood's explanation of why philosophy has a distinctive subject matter thus constitutes a clear challenge to the project of radical empiricism. While not losing sight of its historical context, the introduction to this new edition seeks to locate Collingwood's account of philosophical method against the background of contemporary concerns about the fate of philosophy in the age of science. This volume also contains a substantial amount of previously unpublished material: "The Metaphysics of F. H. Bradley," "Method and Metaphysics," and Collingwood's fascinating correspondence with Gilbert Ryle. The latter will prove to be a mine of information for anyone interested in the origins of analytic philosophy.
Hardcover. NY, Columbia University Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket with light edgewear. 411 pages. Collects letters, novellas, essays, criticism, and a play by a leading intellectual of the Romantic period. Small owner's sticker on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Henry Holt , 2nd, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 215 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 1/4 black cloth, 3/4 green paper. Gilt lettering on spine. Color pictorial dj with photograph of author.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown & Co., 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardbound, 246 pages. Previous owner's inscription front end paper. Dust jacket with light edgewear and chipping. Protective mylar cover.
Hardcover. UK, Aquarian Press, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Black & white illustrations, 256 pages. "Arthur Machen (1863-1947) .was acclaimed in his day as one of the finest stylists in English prose.The sequences of letters to his friends A.E.Waite, Colin Summerford, and John Galsworth, and to fellow authors and publishers, illuminate Machen's courageous struggles against poverty and adversity, while reflecting his lifelong preoccupations with literature, the occult, the Christian faith, and Celtic myth."
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 497 pages. First printing with all numbers present. SIGNED BY BRYSON on title page.
Hardcover. Wilmington, DE, Scholarly Resources Inc., 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 298 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped. Cover boards bound in blue, gilt title on spine and front cover. Dust jacket has a touch of agewear, A little foxing on top edge. Clean inside, binding tight, in great shape.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2nd pr., 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 414 pages, b&w illustrations. Very good, clean, in a lightly worn, unclipped dust jacket. World famous at twenty-four, brilliant and reckless, hard-living and scandalous, Stephen Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage before he ever experienced war first-hand. So true was his portrait of a young man who runs from his first confrontation with battle that Civil War veterans argued about whose regiment Crane had been in. Considered by H.G. Wells as "beyond dispute, the best writer of our generation," Crane was also famous in his time as an unforgettable personality, an Adonis with tawny hair and gray-blue eyes that Willa Cather described as "full of luster and changing lights." A lover of women and truth at any cost, Crane, in his short life, paid dearly for both. He alienated the New York police when he testified against a policeman on behalf of a prostitute falsely accused of soliciting, forcing him to live the rest of his short life as an expatriate in England. Reporting on the Spanish American War, Crane described the Rough Riders blundering into a trap after arriving in Cuba, infuriating Roosevelt. He died tragically young, leaving behind a handful of fine short stories, including The Open Boat and The Blue Hotel, along with war reporting, novels, and poetry.
Hardcover. University Park, Pa., Penn State University Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 348 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Baudelaire's illustrations throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean, bright and tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Peter Owen , 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 256 pages. An acclaimed and most unusual biography of Baudelaire, showing him ensnared by his passions for poetry, prostitutes, and drugs.A crucial link between romanticism and modernism, Charles Baudelaire is a pivotal figure in European literature and thought. His influence on modern poetry is immense. In the English language, where his literary reputation is less well known, it is his link with drug culture that gives him contemporary resonance. It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but none of his biographers, Frank Hilton argues, has fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on the personality and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this original contribution to Baudelaire studies Hilton contends that the drug is at the root of all Baudelaire's problems and in particular--something that constantly tormented him--his chronic inability to apply himself to any prolonged creative work. Unquestionably, there is significantly more to Baudelaire than his opium addiction. But a proper awareness of what it did to the poet helps to illuminate those puzzling aspects of his life and behavior that were not previously understood. Written with the general reader in mind, Baudelaire in Chains will give those who know little or nothing about him a comprehensive picture of his life. To those who know a great deal it will present him in an unexpected light.
Hardcover. Norfolk, Ct, New Directions, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 234 pages. Light foxing to end papers, top edge and dust jacket. Light sun-fade to spine, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 491 pages. John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock. Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books - fiction and non-fiction - and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul - given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada. Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography. With perception, style, wit and a penetratingly clear eye, she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.
Hardcover. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1st, 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, 277 pages. Dust jacket with extensive ripping and wear. Covered in mylar for protection. Dark red boards with gilt title to spine. Red staining to top edge. Soiling to ell edges. Overall, a tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press , 1st, 1959, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 142 pages, Preface by Farrell. Green cloth binding with gilt on spine. Some light pencil marks in margins, on rear end papers.
Hardcover. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1st, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 201 pages, b&w illustrations. Dark red cloth with edgeworn dust jacket, some light pencil notes in preface and rear endpapers. Publisher's review slip laid in.
Hardcover. NY, Prentice Hall, 2nd pr., 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 258 pages, b&w photographs. The story of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan in the movies.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, March 27, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 190 pages, b&w illustrations throughout. Light edge wear to dust jacket; small tear on rear cover. Light foxing on top edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1st UK, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in an edgeworn , unclipped dust jacket. A biography of poet Harry Crosby, who inexplicably took the life of another man's bride of six months, and subsequently his own life, in 1929. INSCRIBED BY WOLFF on the blank prelim page: "To the yeoman of Chittenden, and to Steve, from the guy whose fat they pulled from the fire/Geoffrey Wolff/Repayment Day, 1977/Waitsfield, Vt".
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st US, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color photographs. Price clipped dust jacket with light wear to edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Philip Wilson and Richard Natanson, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard. 175 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd., reprint, unknown, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 340 pages. Green cloth covers with black titles and illustration, 16 full page color plates by Helen Stratton, 34 myths retold. Light wear to covers, previous owner's pen signature to front endpaper, light foxing to some pages; a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Company, 1st US, 1944, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 631 pages. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket slightly worn and soiled with small tears to upper edge of spine, in clear brodart cover.
Hardcover. NY/London, M. Walter Dunne, reprint, 1904, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two hardcover volumes from the Works of Gustav Flaubert published in 1904 in ten volumes, #103 of 999 copies. Gray cloth covers, Introduction by Ferdinand Brunetiere and a Preface by Robert Arnot. Clean set.
Hardcover. McFarland and Co., 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 331 pages. Hardcover. Brick cloth covered boards with gilt titles to cover & spine. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Features facsimile copies of notes made by the author held at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. The Notes are kept in a specially made box with manuscripts by Stoker's fellow Dubliners Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Lewis Carroll among other writers. Tight binding, sharp corners, clean & unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs by Bob Adelman. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Viking, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity that he has today--far from it. The middle-aged Chaucer was living in London, working as a midlevel bureaucrat and sometime poet, until a personal and professional crisis set him down the road leading to The Canterbury Tales. Brought expertly to life by Paul Strohm, this is the eye-opening story of the birth one of the most celebrated literary creations of the English language. INSCRIBED BY STROHM on the title page.
Hardcover. New York , HarperChildrens, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 240 pages. Clean, tight copy. As children, C.S. Lewis and his brother W.H. Lewis created the fantasy world of Boxen. This book collects stories and illustrations, history, geography etc of Boxen. Reproduced original illustrations by the authors. Introduction by Douglas Gresham. The History of Boxen by Walter Hooper.
Hardcover. New York , Harper and Row, 1st, 1978, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 171 pages, in an unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear, chipping. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. INSCRIBED BY CREWS on the half title page: "To Ed - Keep it together - Harry Crews".
Hardcover. Jefferson NC, McFarland & Company, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 288 pages, glazed boards, no dj issued. In color pictorial boards, 4to, Illustrated profusely with fascimile pictures from the Classics Illustrated Series of pulp publications. The series was published from 1941 to 1971, bringing abridged and illustrated versions of classic literature to millions. This work tells the story of Albert Kaner, its founder, and examines its cultural significance in the context of the time it was published.
Hardcover. New York City, Blue Faun Publications, 1st, 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 203 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated pastedown on front cover designed by Mahlon Blaine. Illustrated endpapers by Heinrich Vogeler. "The entire edition of Colours is limited to 1950 copies; 1900 copies numbered and registered, for sale; and 50 copies, lettered A to XX, for review only. Type has been distributed, and Colours will not be reprinted. This copy is No. 386". Some foxing to front cover pastedown, and narrow chip missing from spine label. Spine slightly cocked. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. London, Chatto and Windus, 1st, 1960, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 260 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front flyleaf. Hardcover. Gilt title on spine. Covers bound in purple cloth. Boards have a touch of age wear at edges. Gutter split at title page, otherwise, binding tight. Clean inside. Edges and preliminary pages have some age-yellow and foxing. Still in great shape for its age.