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Dialogue with an Audience, Ciardi, John
1 Ciardi, John Dialogue with an Audience
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine conddition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a laid-in handwritten note, apparently from an editor, at Angel Island Publications, Inc. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small spots of ground-in dirt. "The present book is a record of Mr. Ciardi's performance as agent provocateur, catalyst, and preceptor. It collects the articles that Saturday Review readers have answered with blasts and bravos." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Great Spiritual Writers of America, Fitch, George Hamlin
2 Fitch, George Hamlin Great Spiritual Writers of America
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1916 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's penciled name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has a long tear to the top rear spine joint along with several other small edge nicks and tears to the spine ends and corners. "This little book is intended to round out and complete the studies in literature already issued in Comfort Found in Good Old Books and Modern English Books of Power." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sub-stance 26 Vol IX No. 1, Levy, Sydney & Michel Pierssens
3 Levy, Sydney & Michel Pierssens Sub-stance 26 Vol IX No. 1
Ann Arbor, MI University of Wisconsin 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light creasing to the bottom front corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are: Catastophes: The Morphology of Metaphor, Metonymy, Synecdoche and Irony by Donald Rice, Mini-Max Discourse by Frank L. Coppay, Details and Decadence: End-Troping in Madame Bovary by Naomi Schor, The Fall of the House of Usher by Claudine Hermann and Nicholas Kostis, Textuality of the Subject in Belle de Jour by Paul Sandro, Impertinent Questions; Irigaray, Sade, Lacan by Jane Gallop, Semiotics, Erotographics and Barthes's Visual COncern by Betty R. McGraw, The Disruptions of Irony in Gide's L'Immoraliste by Nathaniel Wing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Prize Articles 1954 The Benjamin Franklin Magazine Award Winners, Miller, Llewellyn (editor)
4 Miller, Llewellyn (editor) Prize Articles 1954 The Benjamin Franklin Magazine Award Winners
New York Ballantine Books 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book number H-72 in the Ballantine Books Hardback series. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of the remnant of a previous owner's address label on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing, along with a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. This book includes Ray Bradbury's Sun and Shadow. The stories included are: Ladies' Home Journaly Comment by Beatrice Blackmar Gould and Bruce Gould on Margaret Hickey's articles on public affairs, John Barlow Martin, Why Did it Happen: The Riot at Jackson Prison (the Saturday Evening Post), William H. Whyte, Jr. The Transients, a four-part report (Fortune), Adlai Stevenson, The World I Saw (from an eight-part series) (Look), Robert Coughlan, The Private World of William Faulkner, a two-part essay (Life), Ray Bradbury, Sun and Shadow (The Reporter), Lincoln Barnett, the editors and staff of Life, the Pageant of Life, from The World We Live In (Life). 
Price: 40.00 USD
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By Way Of Introduction, Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne)
5 Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne) By Way Of Introduction
London, England Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some toning and sunning. The front cover of the book has several spots of light discoloration. The text pages are generally clean, though there are spots of foxing throughout. The foredge and bottom edges of the text block are uncut. There is a laid-in advert / order form for Toad of Toad Hall by Kenneth Grahame included with this book. "During this period he published 18 plays and three novels, including the murder mystery The Red House Mystery (1922). His son was born in August 1920 and in 1924 Milne produced a collection of children's poems When We Were Very Young, which were illustrated by Punch staff cartoonist E. H. Shepard. A collection of short stories for children Gallery of Children, and other stories that became part of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, were first published in 1925. Milne was an early screenwriter for the nascent British film industry, writing four stories filmed in 1920 for the company Minerva Films (founded in 1920 by the actor Leslie Howard and his friend and story editor Adrian Brunel). These were The Bump, starring Aubrey Smith; Twice Two; Five Pound Reward; and Bookworms. Some of these films survive in the archives of the British Film Institute. Milne had met Howard when the actor starred in Milne’s play Mr Pim Passes By in London." 
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Predilections, Moore, Marianne
6 Moore, Marianne Predilections
New York Viking Press 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This copy has signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper by the author. The author has also made a correction to page 76 in her own hand. There is a book plate which is possibly that of actor Terence Vliet. The book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Silence is more eloquent than speech - a truism; but sometimes something that someone has written excites one's admiration and one is tempted to write about it; if it is in a language other than one's one, perhap to translate it..." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Passivity Program, Morley, Christopher (with an introduction by Ben Abramson)
7 Morley, Christopher (with an introduction by Ben Abramson) Passivity Program
Chicago, IL Argus Book Shop, Inc. 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers and a beginning nick / chip to the bottom spine end of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning toning. "This is not a writing, but conversation. It is condensed from a stenographic transcript taken down as uttered, and was the concluding talk of a series given in March and April, 1939, at Adelphi College, Garden City, Long Island. The term Passivity is employed with some mischief as "Activity Programs" have become a fetich among progressive educators." 
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Scripps College Bulletin The Writing of a Poem: An Address by May Sarton, Scripps College (May Sarton)
8 Scripps College (May Sarton) Scripps College Bulletin The Writing of a Poem: An Address by May Sarton
Claremont, CA Scripps College 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. This item includes an address that was given by May Sarton at Scripps College, Claremont, CA on March 12, 1957. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and creasing to the corners of the covers. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some beginning toning to the edges. "Through the generous bequest of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Clark, Scripps College has been able periodically to invite to its campus representative women who have won distinction in one or another of the professions. Our visitors on this lecture foundation have usually spent several days at the college, giving at least one public lecture and meeting informally with students and faculty." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Beat Zen Square Zen and ZEN, Watts, Alan W.
9 Watts, Alan W. Beat Zen Square Zen and ZEN
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1956 4th Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a staplebound pamphlet with medium cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The off-white covers have noticeable toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "The following essay appeared in the Chicago Review for the Summer of 1958, and is now republished with the Editor's kind permission." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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