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Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs, Anderson, Sherwood
1 Anderson, Sherwood Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and the lettering on the spine has rubbed a bit. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge nicks, small tears and rubbing spots, mainly to the spine ends and corners. The spine of the dust jacket has some toning and the rear panel has some light toning and ground-in dirt. "In a sense, Anderson spent his whole life writing his autobiography. The great body of his creative work stands as a direct testament of personal experience and understanding of the country that was so inseparably a part of his flesh and bone." "Anderson's first novel, Windy McPherson's Son, was published in 1916 as part of a three-book deal with John Lane. This book, along with his second novel, Marching Men (1917) are usually considered his "apprentice novels" because they came before Anderson found fame with Winesburg, Ohio (1919) and are generally considered inferior in quality to works that followed. Anderson's most notable work is his collection of interrelated short stories, Winesburg, Ohio (1919). In his memoir, he wrote that "Hands", the opening story, was the first "real" story he ever wrote." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Agony Of Coming Into The World, Arishima, Takeo (translated Into English by Seiji Fujita)
2 Arishima, Takeo (translated Into English by Seiji Fujita) The Agony Of Coming Into The World
Japan The Hokuseido Press 1955 Trade Edition Hardcover Good 
This book is in Good only condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine of the book cover has toning / fading and has cracked and chipped in several places. The corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Arishima was born in Tokyo, Japan into a wealthy family as the son of an ex-samurai official in the Ministry of Finance. He was first sent to a mission school in Yokohama, where he was taught English, after which he entered preparatory school of the prestigious Gakushuin peer's school, when he was 10 years old. After he graduated from the Gakushuin at age 19, he entered the Sapporo Agricultural College (the present-day Faculty of Agriculture at Hokkaido University). During his studies at the university, he attempted suicide with Kokichi Morimoto (? ? ? ? ? ). The suicide failed, and Arishima subsequently became influenced by Uchimura Kanzo and became a Christian in 1901. Morimoto later went on to establish several women's schools around Japan. After graduation and a mandatory short stint in the Imperial Japanese Army, Arishima took English lessons from Mary Elkinton Nitobe, Inazo Nitobe's wife, and in July 1903, he obtained a position as a foreign correspondent in the United States for the Mainichi Shimbun. In the United States he enrolled at Haverford College (a Quaker institution outside of Philadelphia) and later Harvard University. After graduation, he briefly worked in an insane asylum operated by the Quaker sect. He recorded his experiences from his journey to America in his diary." 
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Old Friends Personal Recollections, Bell, Clive
3 Bell, Clive Old Friends Personal Recollections
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1957 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears, along with some ground-in dirt and edge wear. "It was Clive Bell who introduced Virginia Woolf's work in America and his memoir of her is an affectionate evocation that reveals the nature of a fascinating woman, a nature that held a special magic for all of her friends." "Arthur Clive Heward Bell (16 September 1881 – 18 September 1964) was an English art critic, associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group. Bell died, aged 83, in London...According to historian Stanley Rosenbaum, "Bell may, indeed, be the least liked member of Bloomsbury. Bell has been found wanting by biographers and critics of the Group – as a husband, a father, and especially a brother-in-law. It is undeniable that he was a wealthy snob, hedonist, and womaniser, a racist and an anti-Semite (but not a homophobe) , who changed from a liberal socialist and pacifist into a reactionary appeaser. Bell's reputation has led to his being underestimated in the history of Bloomsbury." " 
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The Freedom of the Poet, Berryman, John
4 Berryman, John The Freedom of the Poet
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some light toning to the rear cover and one semi-closed edge tear to the bottom front panel. "John Allyn Berryman (October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure in the Confessional school of poetry. His best-known work is The Dream Songs." 
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The Year 2000 A Critical Biography of Edward Bellamy, Bowman, Sylvia E.
5 Bowman, Sylvia E. The Year 2000 A Critical Biography of Edward Bellamy
New York Bookman Associates 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition 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 previous owner's address label adhered to the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with the exception of some beginning rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners. The rear dust jacket panel has a couple of small spots of toning and some light, ground-in dirt. "Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, a tale set in the distant future of the year 2000. Bellamy's vision of a harmonious future world inspired the formation of at least 165 "Nationalist Clubs" dedicated to the propagation of Bellamy's political ideas and working to make them a practical reality." 
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John Addington Symonds A Biographical Study, Brooks, Van Wyck
6 Brooks, Van Wyck John Addington Symonds A Biographical Study
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1914 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine has some overall toning, including the paper label. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have some light toning and foxing. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription. "Brooks' best-known work is a series of studies entitled 2: Makers and Finders: A History of the Writer in America, 1800-1915 (1952) , which chronicled the development of American literature during the long 19th century. Brooks embroidered elaborate biographical detail into anecdotal prose. For The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865 (1936) he won the second National Book Award for Non-Fiction from the American Book Sellers Association." ; Signed by Author 
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Letters and Papers of John Addington Symonds, Brown, Horatio F. (collected and edited by)
7 Brown, Horatio F. (collected and edited by) Letters and Papers of John Addington Symonds
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1923 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a partial dust jacket (front panel and flap). The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "It is now thirty years since Symonds died in Rome on the 19th April, 1893. His name is still alive in the world of letters. The man and his work are still discussed in varying tones of sympathy or of dislike which bear witness to his vitality." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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John Addington Symonds A Biography (Compiled from his Papers and Correspondence)  (2 Vol Set), Brown, Horatio F. (compiled by)
8 Brown, Horatio F. (compiled by) John Addington Symonds A Biography (Compiled from his Papers and Correspondence) (2 Vol Set)
London, England John C. Nimmo 1895 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a two volume set. Three quarter leather with green silk boards. The books are in Very Good+ condition and were likely issued without dust jackets. The books and their contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers and have edg wear, rubbing and some wear to the leather. The text pages are clean and bright. "The object which I proposed to myself in compiling this book was twofold. I desired, if possible, to present a portrait of a singular personality, and I hoped to be able to achieve this object mainly by allowing Symonds to speak for himself." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Days with Walt Whitman With Some Notes on his Life and Work, Carpenter, Edward
9 Carpenter, Edward Days with Walt Whitman With Some Notes on his Life and Work
London, England George Allen (Ruskin House) 1906 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some generalized toning to the endpapers and a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. "My first acquaintance with Whitman's writings (Willianm Rossetti's edition of the Poems) was made at Cambridge during the Long Vacation in the summer of 1868 - or it may have been '69." "Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals...As a philosopher he was particularly known for his publication of Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure in which he proposes that civilisation is a form of disease that human societies pass through. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, he had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Forster's novel Maurice." 
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Upton Sinclair A Study in Social Protest, Dell, Floyd
10 Dell, Floyd Upton Sinclair A Study in Social Protest
Long Beach, CA Upton Sinclair 1927 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
SIGNED EDITION - Signed by Upton Sinclair. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are generally in clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has noticeable fading and there is edge wear, rubbing and bits of fraying to the spine ends and corners. The front cover of the book has one white spot and several spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The subject's signature (Upton Sinclair) is inked on the front endpaper. "Floyd James Dell (June 28, 1887 – July 23, 1969) was an American newspaper and magazine editor, literary critic, novelist, playwright, and poet. Dell has been called "one of the most flamboyant, versatile and influential American Men of Letters of the first third of the 20th Century." As editor and critic, Dell's influence is alive in the work of many major American writers from the first half of the 20th century. A lifelong poet, he was also a best-selling author, as well as a playwright whose hit Broadway comedy, Little Accident (1928) , was made into a Hollywood movie." ; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 75.00 USD
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My Father As I Recall Him, Dickens, Mamie
11 Dickens, Mamie My Father As I Recall Him
New York E. P. Dutton & Company 1898 2nd American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 1st Illustrated Edition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The white portions of the book covers have some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked notation, dated 1901 on the front endpaper. "Mary "Mamie" Dickens (6 March 1838 – 23 July 1896) was the eldest daughter of the English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine. She wrote a book of reminiscences about her father, and with her aunt Georgina Hogarth, edited the first collection of his letters." 
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The Youth of James Whitcomb Riley / The Maturity of James Whitcomb Riley (2 Volume Set), Dickey, Marcus
12 Dickey, Marcus The Youth of James Whitcomb Riley / The Maturity of James Whitcomb Riley (2 Volume Set)
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This is the Large Paper Edition - Limited to 500 copies. Volume 1 is # 66, Volume 2 is # 69. The books are in Near Fine condition and both have the scarce linen dust jackets in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "When Cromwell sat to Sir Peter Leley, he said, I desire you will use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all those roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me." 
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A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends The Correspondence Between Mabel Dodge & Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934, Everett, Patricia R.
13 Everett, Patricia R. A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends The Correspondence Between Mabel Dodge & Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934
Santa Fe, NM University of New Mexico Press 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small, inked previous owner's name on the top edge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket is clean and bright with the exception of some light sunning to the spine, a bit of beginning ground-in dirt to the rear cover and one area of wrinkling to the bottom front panel. "Mabel Dodge first met Gertrude Stein in Paris in 1911 and quickly became an avid promoter of her new style of writing. A charged and intense friendship developed between them." 
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Jack London American Rebel: A Collection of his Social Writings Together with an Extensive Study of the Man and his Times, Foner, Philip S. (edited by)
14 Foner, Philip S. (edited by) Jack London American Rebel: A Collection of his Social Writings Together with an Extensive Study of the Man and his Times
New York The Citadel Press 1947 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine conditoin and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper, with an inscription. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, small chips and rubbing along with some wrinkling. "Known to millions the world over as the author of The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf and White Fang, Jack London was also famous in his day for his courageous social writings. For many years these writings have been permitted to lie buried." ; Signed by Author 
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B. Traven The Life Behind the Legends, Guthke, Karl S. (translated by Robert Sprung)
15 Guthke, Karl S. (translated by Robert Sprung) B. Traven The Life Behind the Legends
Brooklyn, NY Lawrence Hill Books 1991 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two small rectangular shadows from a previous owner's address label on the front pastedown and endpaper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. While his politically charged novels about life among the downtrodden went on to sell more than thirty million copies in thirty-six languages, the man who wrote under the pseudonym B. Traven remained shrouded in mystery." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Anatomy of Me A Wonderer in Search of Herself, Hurst, Fanny
16 Hurst, Fanny Anatomy of Me A Wonderer in Search of Herself
New York Mcfadden Books 1963 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Mass Market PB Signed by Author
Includes a Postcard Signed by the Author - The book itself is not signed. This copy includes a laid-in postcard signed by the author and addressed in her hand. This is a mass market paperback book. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a bit of light edge wear, rubbing and toning to the edges of the book cover, especially of the spine. A previous owner's initials are indented into the front cover. The text pages are clean and mostly bright, though with some beginning toning. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Swinburne As I Knew Him With some Unpublished Letters from the Poet to his Cousin the Hon. Lady Henniker Heaton, Kernahan, Coulson
17 Kernahan, Coulson Swinburne As I Knew Him With some Unpublished Letters from the Poet to his Cousin the Hon. Lady Henniker Heaton
London, England John Lane, the Bodley Head 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright but do have some foxing throughout, especially the endpapers. "Soon after I had finished the writing of this small volume, two friends, whom it is my wife's and my own happiness often to welcome to our home - Sir John and the Hon. Lady Henniker Heaton - were here; and as the latter is a cousin of Swinburne's , I told our visitors that I had written a second instalment of recollections." 
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Hemingway and Jake  An Extraordinary Friendship, Klimo, Vernon (Jake) and Will Oursler
18 Klimo, Vernon (Jake) and Will Oursler Hemingway and Jake An Extraordinary Friendship
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Remainder 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is remainder speckling to the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking , a couple of small edge tears and toning, especially to the spine, and ground-in dirt to the rear cover. "A highly original skein of zesty accounts of Ernest Hemingway's escapades in fishing, boozing, wenching and writing during the years in the 30's spent between Key West and Havana." 
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Lord Dunsany: King Of Dreams A Personal Portrait, Littlefield, Hazel (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Of Dunsany) (with A Foreword by Stanton Coblentz)
19 Littlefield, Hazel (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Of Dunsany) (with A Foreword by Stanton Coblentz) Lord Dunsany: King Of Dreams A Personal Portrait
New York Exposition Press 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This copy includes an envelope and letter written by the author regarding this book. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some beginning rubbingand wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and spine joints, along with some patches of darkening / toning to the top edge of the front panel. "Edward Plunkett (Dunsany) was the first son of John William Plunkett, 17th Baron of Dunsany (1853–1899) and his wife, Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria Grosvenor Ernle-Erle-Drax, née Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria Grosvenor Burton (1855–1916). From a historically wealthy and famous family, Dunsany was related to many well-known Irish figures. He was a kinsman of the Catholic Saint Oliver Plunkett, the martyred Archbishop of Armagh. He was also related to the prominent Anglo-Irish unionist and later nationalist, Home Rule politician the Hon. Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett PC, KCVO, FRS, DL, JP (24 October 1854 – 26 March 1932) and George Noble Plunkett, Papal Count and Republican politician, father of Joseph Mary Plunkett, executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. His mother was a cousin of Sir Richard Burton, and he inherited from her considerable height, being 6' 4". The Countess of Fingall, wife of Dunsany's cousin, the Earl of Fingall, wrote a best-selling account of the life of the aristocracy in Ireland in the late 19th century and early 20th century, called Seventy Years Young." ; Signed by Author 
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Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Life of Longfellow) with Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence (Large Paper edition - 3 volume set), Longfellow, Samuel (edited by)
20 Longfellow, Samuel (edited by) Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Life of Longfellow) with Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence (Large Paper edition - 3 volume set)
Boston, MA Ticknor and Company 1886 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is the Large Paper Edition, limited to 300 copies, twenty-five of which are reserved for England. This copy is #5 - for America. Three Volume Set. This set includes, tippedth-in three handwritten and signed letters by Samuel Longfellow to the publisher (Ticknor) regarding possible changes to be made for either an updated edition or a new edition of the book. It is likely that this set was the property of the publisher as a working copy. The set is in overall Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without dust jackets. The covers of the books have some edge wear and rubbing along with some ground-in dirt. Volume two has had the front spine joint professionally repaired where it had cracked. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredge and bottom edges of the book are untrimmed. The front inner hinge of Vol. One is cracked. The inner hinge of vol. Two has been repaired. Two of the letters have been tipped-in and one letter and a lithograph portrait of H. W. Longfellow have been laid-in. This is a unique copy which shows the true effort put into the detail (almost to the point of nitpicking) of a book so lovingly compiled. Samuel Longfellow was the younger brother of H. W. Longfellow and a clergyman and hymn writer in his own right. "Samuel Longfellow was born June 18, 1819, in Portland, Maine, the last of eight children of Stephen and Zilpah (Wadsworth) Longfellow. His older brother was the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1839 ranked eighth in a class of 61. He went on to study at Harvard Divinity School, where his classmates included Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Samuel Johnson, with whom he would later collaborate in his hymn writing. He is considered part of the second-generation of transcendentalists; after becoming a Unitarian pastor, he adapted the transcendental philosophy he had encountered in divinity school into his hymns and sermons. Longfellow served as a pastor in Fall River, Massachusetts (1848) , Brooklyn's Second Unitarian Church (1853) , and Germantown, Pennsylvania (1878-1882). After his older brother's death, Longfellow published a two-volume biography of him in 1886. He wrote the book while living at his brother's former home, Craigie House in Cambridge, Massachusetts." ; Signed by Editor 
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