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"Marse Henry", an Autobiography

By: Watterson, Henry

Price: $23.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1919

Seller ID: B-08001

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Binding is green with Watterson's signature on the front in gold, and lettering on the side in gold. Two volume set. Volume 2 has a few small spots on the front. 629 pages, all fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

A Book of Verse

By: Paterson, Andrew Barton 'banjo'

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003056

ISBN: 0207168628

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Banjo" Paterson has long been Australia's best-known poet. His ability to depict Australian life - the mannerisms of bush workers, sportsmen and city dwellers alike - and his evocation of the Australian landscape, enabled him to capture the hearts of his readers and the spirit of Australia. This beautifully-presented anthology brings together his most famous and best-loved poems, those which have proved their popularity over generations it is a superb collection for devotees of Paterson or an ideal introduction for new readers. 104 pages with index. Light wear at spine ends and corners. Ja... View more info

A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast

By: Harting, Emilie C.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Madison, NY, William Morrow & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001814

ISBN: 0688032818

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Here is a handy guide to literary landmarks from Maine to Maryland. Included are the homes of Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain, and New England towns with rich literry heritages like Concord and Cambridge in Massachusetts. Walking tours of Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia point out residences of writers, locales of literary works, gathering places for writers, and museums and libraries with important book exhibits. A combination of literary history and practical information make this indispensable for the traveler who wants to see ... View more info

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A Shaker Family Album: Photographs from the Collection of Canterbury Shaker Village

By: Starbuck, David R. ; Swank, Scott T.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Hanover, New Hampshire, U. S. A., Univ Pr Of New England: 1998

Seller ID: 003155

ISBN: 0874518474

Condition: New


Still in publisher's plastic, this collection of more than 100 images captures the essence of Shaker life in poses both pious and playful, and records how individual identity was nurtured, rather than extinguished by the community. Chosen from thousands of photos saved by Eldress Bertha Lindsay, these photos give new life to the Shaker lifestyle. These farmers, artisans, and celibate guardians of orphan children lived in what the authors calls an unusually humane environment and maintained a faith that was "remarkably resilient and long-lasting. "; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time

By: Markus, Julia

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001325

ISBN: 0679445994

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book retrieves the lives of Victorian women - writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers - celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours. The author focuses in particular on the Americal Charlotte Cushmon, the most famous English-speaking actress of her day; and on the Scottish Jane Welsh Carlyle, a brilliant London hostess who gave up private ambition to become the wife of her friend Thomas Carlyle. Of this book Gloria Steinem said "Across an Untried Sea is as fascinating as any novel, and as mind-blowing as every historical revelation. If forgetting is t... View more info

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African Saga: a Brief Introduction to African History

By: Samkange, Stanlake

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Nashville, Tn, U. S. A., Abingdon Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003941

ISBN: 0687009537

Condition: Good


This is not only a brief introduction to African history, but an attempt to correct some of the misconceptions held about the continent and its people. Whether or not one agrees with some of the author's opinions, one will find this an easy-to-read, informative overview of the subject. Until very recently it was assumed and perpetuated through histories that the only history of Africa is that of the white man. Here is a chance to read in a popular style the fascinating African story as seen through the eyes and viewpoints of a distinguished black historian. The binding is tight with several cr... View more info

An Adopted Woman

By: Maxtone-Graham, Katrina

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Remi Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001027

ISBN: 0943362008

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


This is the dramatic story of one woman's determination to know the truth of her adoption. In a painful struggle and against steep odds. Katrina pressed her claim for answers, whatever those answers might be. The struggle began in April 1973, when Katrina discovered that an adoption agency in New York was holding a secret file on her. Before that moment, her origins and early childhood were a vacuum. But access was denied to that file. Katrina persevered, challenging the adoption agency in court and researching old documents. What she wa seeking was what others already possess: A place in the ... View more info

An Exaltation of Home and Family

By: Lipton, James

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Villard Books: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000980

ISBN: 0679418717

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Lipton subjects the icons of home and family to his penetrating scrutiny. What 'clutch of families' won't see itself mirrored in 'a mutter of mothers-in-law, a mash of couch potatoes, a chisel of repairmen, or a heaven of holidays'? This book is a treasure trove of pleasures that will have everyone inventing his own vivid collectives, and is designed to become yet another instant classic with loyal Lipton fans and newcomers to his wonderland of wickedly fun literature. Unpaginated, all pages are illustrated with appropriate collectives attached! 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. View more info

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An Exhilaration of Wings : the Literature of Bird Watching

By: Hill, Jennifer [edited by]

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Viking Penguin: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000870

ISBN: 0670887242

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Birdwatching as we know it emerged some time in the late eighteenth century, and a lively literature about birds and bird behavior positively erupted in the decades that followed. In this volume, Hill has for the first time gathered together the most vital and engaging of these writings which, while historically specific, are timeless in the evocation of what the passion for birds is all about. The jacket is beautifully illustrated and has light scuffing vertically front and back. 252 pages, including index. No marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Angel in the Forest

By: Young, Marguerite; Van Doren, Mark (Introduction by)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1966

Seller ID: 003091

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Angel in the Forest is excellent history, and at the same time it is a tale of such mysterious force, with such a rush of riches coming at us all the time, that we must wonder why so few other historians make the utmost of their subjects as she does of hers. " So Van Doren writes in his Introduction to this extraordinary book, which is a chronicle of two Utopian experiments carried on in Indiana early in the 19th century. One was by Father George Rapp, a German mystic, who founded the first community in 1814; this was supposed to be the New Jerusalem. Giving it up in 1825, the land was sol... View more info

Anne of Geierstein

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $18.46

Publisher: Charles Schriber's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: N-19011

Condition: Very Good


1899; HB, 2 volumes. # 44 and 45 in the series. Ex-library, binding is very good with slight wear on edges. Rice paper shielding frontispiece is loose on volume 1. The pages are in good condition, no marks, but yellowed with age. 687 pages, not in cluding the notes and glossary; gilded at top of pages. A red ribbon bookmark is included. Other volumes are available in this set. 4" x 6" high. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature::Classics; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: N-19011. Har... View more info

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Appalachia

By: Wright, Charles

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001355

ISBN: 0374105715

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright began a poetic project of Dantean scope - a trilogy of trilogies. This book is the last of the third trilogy, the first two books being Chickamauga and continued in Black Zodiac, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. The final book in this great work shows us a master poet's confrontation with his own mortality and his stunning ability to discover transcendence in the most beautifully ordinary of landscapes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Australia and the Islands of the Pacific: Myths and Wonders of the Southern Seas

By: Moretti, Marco; Davenport, Neil Frazer (translated by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Edison, NJ, Chartwell Books: 2000

Seller ID: 003152

ISBN: 078581289X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stories and magnificient images trace the routes of the first European navigators among the wonders of the Southern Seas. Visit atolls sheltering brilliant blue lagoons, volcanic islands coverd with steaming jungles, strips of white sand nestled between banks of coral. Follow the ring of fire, the range of volcanoes that surrounds the Pacific, and land on dozens of beautiful islands, each with a culture of their own. Great armchair travel. 224 pages, brilliantly photographed. The jacket has light wear at the corners. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. View more info

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Bhagavadgita

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Mineola, Ny, U. S. A., Dover Publications: 1993

Seller ID: 001032

ISBN: 0486277828

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


An unabridged edition of Bhagavadgita. Translated, the title means 'The Lord's Song'. This is a sacred scripture revered by millions all over the world. It contains priceless teachings which have stood the test of time. A new Note and footnotes have been added to this most recent volume. 97 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Black Rock: a Tale of the Selkirks

By: Connor, Ralph

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Seller ID: 000923

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date, no edition. The story of the book is true, and chief of the failures in the making of the book is this: That it is not all the truth. The light is not bright enough, the shadow is not black enough to give a true picture of that bit of Wetern life to which the writer was some small part. Because a man's life is all he has, and because the only hope of the brave young West lies in it's men, this story is told. It may be that the tragic pity of a broken life may move some to pray, and that the divine power there is in a single brave heart to summon forth hope and courage may move some to... View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001383

ISBN: 0789304066

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, filled with a variety of verse and drawings; it's a great book! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001384

ISBN: 0789304066

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, filled with a variety of verse and drawings; it's a great book! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Brutal Imagination: Poems

By: Eady, Cornelius

Price: $9.20

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001349

ISBN: 0399147209

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Brutal Imagination is made up of two cycles of poems, each confronting the same subject: The black man in white America. The first cycle deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper invented by Susan Smith to cover up the killing of her two small sons, it displays Eady's stunning range: His deft wit, inventiveness, and skillfully targeted anger. The second cycle, "Running Man, " presents poems Eady drew on for his libretto for the music-drama of the same name, which was a 1999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The focus is the black family... View more info

Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack

Price: $6.51

Publisher: Watermill Press:

Seller ID: LI-12001

Condition: Very Good


1993; Hb. Pictoral Cover. Cover Is Fine, No Bends Or Tears. Cover Is A Picture Of Buck In The Wilderness. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts

By: Shattuck, Roger

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002894

ISBN: 0393048071

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This book contains many essays on literature, education, and the arts. It is written based on Shattuck's seminal "Nineteen Theses" and form the philosophical basis of this volume. A few of these theses are: Across millions of years we have evolved a fairly stable human nature, which contains an elusive element of freedom; Literature ranges from simple songs and saying to elaborate and extended tales of human deeds; Works that have survived for centuries cannot be dismissed out of hand; Nothing will survive unless it has been uttered; We teach what we hope to learn; In a free society, t... View more info

Captive Wild

By: Crisler, Lois

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001175

Condition: Good in Near Fine dust jacket


A narrative of the seven years the author spent, with her husband, sharing her home and her life with a female wolf, her mates and wolf-dog pups. After finishing their assignment photographing the wildlife of the Arctic, they decided to bring home the five orphaned tundra wolf cubs they had reared. To have left them would have meant their slow death by starvation. The DJ has a bit of wear on one corner. The cloth binding is lightened at the back about 2" from the bottom on down. The spine bottom is worn and the edges have a bit of wear. All corners are worn. Spine is tight, 238 pages inclu... View more info

Castle Dangerous

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Charles Schriber's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: N-19010

Condition: Very Good


1 volume. # 47 in the series. Ex-library, binding is very good with slight wear on edges. Rice paper shielding frontispiece is loose. The pages are in good condition, no marks, but yellowed with age. 412 pages, not including notes and glossary. Pages are gilded at the top. A red ribbon bookmark is included. Other volumes are available in this set. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature::Classics; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: N-19010. Hardcover View more info

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Cloud Mountain

By: Liu, Aimee E.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Warner Books Inc: 1997

Seller ID: 001865

ISBN: 0446519871

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In the sweeping trading of Shogun and The Far Pavilions, acclaimed author Aimee Liu offers an epic tale of East and West, of forbidden love so powerful it defies all taboos and survived four decades of revolution and war. " Their years begin in 1906 and, drawing on the true story of her grandparent's marriage, Aimee Liu has written an unforgettable epic that resonates with authenticity and shimmers with emotion, a rich tapestry of star-crossed lovers torn by events greater than themselves. 574 pages, including a chronology at the end. The jacket has a small tear and a few bends at the top ... View more info

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Dear Rhonda: Life Lessons from a Father to His Daughter

By: Kornegay, Demitri

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., Villard Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001915

ISBN: 0375508422

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Demitri Kornegay has served as a police officer for almost two decades. Because of the nature of his profession, he knew that he could be killed in the line of duty at any time. And this knowledge forced him to wonder how he could ever properly convey to his daughter, Rhonda, all of the fatherly advice that he had accumalted over the years. So Demitri started writing letters to her. With each letter, he tackled a difficult subject and ended up touching on everything from love and relationships to death and race relations, always encouraging his daughter to use his words as a springboard to dev... View more info

Exception to the Rule

By: Christenson, Laurie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Owings Mills, Maryland, U. S. A., Watermark Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002693

ISBN: 1575534991

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This is a book of unusual poetry, signed by the author. A few lines from a poem named Mr. Snuffy: 'A flower began to bloom/and the town gathered in a swoon. /A young rock sank to the top of a well/and the town let out a cranky yell/. 55 poems are included. 59 pages, the title page is signed. The cover art is imaginative, and looks like it was hand-colored with colored pencils. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.; Signed by Author(s) View more info