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Old Friends Personal Recollections, Bell, Clive
1 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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That Blackguard Burton!, Bercovici, Alfred
2 Bercovici, Alfred That Blackguard Burton!
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. 1962 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is a slight slant to the spine. The bottom edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears , along with spots of ground-in dirt and some wrinkling to the top spine panel. "Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include: a well-documented journey to Mecca in disguise, at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version) ; the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile." 
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The Freedom of the Poet, Berryman, John
3 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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Emily Dickinson A Revelation, Bingham, Millicent Todd
4 Bingham, Millicent Todd Emily Dickinson A Revelation
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1954 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- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, small tears and spots of rubbing. There is a three inch long rubbed spot to the front flap joint. The spine and rear spine joint has some toning. "Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although part of a prominent family with strong ties to its community, Dickinson lived much of her life in reclusive isolation. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Considered an eccentric by locals, she developed a noted penchant for white clothing and became known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence. Dickinson was a recluse for the later years of her life." 
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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." 
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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." 
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Maud The Life of L. M. Montgomery, Bruce, Harry
9 Bruce, Harry Maud The Life of L. M. Montgomery
New York Seal Bantam Books 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in 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. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, OBE (November 30, 1874 April 24, 1942) , published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following." 
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Elizabeth Of The German Garden, De Charms, Leslie
10 De Charms, Leslie Elizabeth Of The German Garden
New York Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1959 1st American 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and a couple of nicks. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredges of the text block have noticeable foxing. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but has some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners, and the rear panel is noticeably toned and has several spots of foxing. "Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 9 February 1941) , born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Countess von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and after her second marriage she was styled as Elizabeth Russell, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name Alice Cholmondeley." 
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Upton Sinclair A Study in Social Protest, Dell, Floyd
11 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 
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My Father As I Recall Him, Dickens, Mamie
12 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
13 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; Circa 1919. 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.
14 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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Home In The West An Inquiry Into My Origins, Fergusson, Harvey
15 Fergusson, Harvey Home In The West An Inquiry Into My Origins
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1945 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed edition. This book is in Very Good conditin and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription on the front endpaper, by the author. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, along with tape repairs on both the front and reverse of the dust jacket, put there by the previous owner. "Fergusson was born and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father was Harvey B. Fergusson, the attorney and Congressman. He attended his father's alma mater, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, graduating in 1911. Soon after leaving college, he took a job as a staff reporter for the Washington, D. C. Herald. After brief stints with newspapers in Savannah, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia, he returned to DC and joined the Washington bureau of the Chicago Record-Herald. He left the paper in 1915 to work as an assistant to the columnist Frederic Haskin. He married for the first time in 1919 the marriage ended in divorce a few years later. In 1923, he left journalism to devote himself full-time to writing." ; Signed by Author 
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Life And Letters Of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Fields, Annie (editor)
16 Fields, Annie (editor) Life And Letters Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
Boston, MA Houghton, Mifflin and Company / the Riverside Press 1897 1st Trade 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a large patch of foxing to the rear endpaper / rear pastedown page. "In 1832, at the age of 21, Harriet Beecher moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to join her father, who had become the president of Lane Theological Seminary. There, she also joined the Semi-Colon Club, a literary salon and social club whose members included the Beecher sisters, Caroline Lee Hentz, Salmon P. Chase (future governor of the state and Secretary of Treasury under President Lincoln) , Emily Blackwell and others. Cincinnati's trade and shipping business on the Ohio River was booming, drawing numerous migrants from different parts of the country, including many free blacks, as well as Irish immigrants who worked on the state's canals and railroads. Areas of the city had been wrecked in the Cincinnati riots of 1829, when ethnic Irish attacked blacks, trying to push competitors out of the city. Beecher met a number of African Americans who had suffered in those attacks, and their experience contributed to her later writing about slavery. Riots took place again in 1836 and 1841, driven also by native-born anti-abolitionists." 
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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)
17 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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Lives Like Loaded Guns Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds, Gordon, Lyndall
18 Gordon, Lyndall Lives Like Loaded Guns Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
New York Viking 2010 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in 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. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends." 
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B. Traven The Life Behind the Legends, Guthke, Karl S. (translated by Robert Sprung)
19 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." 
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The Life And Letters Of Joel Chandler Harris, Harris, Julia Collier
20 Harris, Julia Collier The Life And Letters Of Joel Chandler Harris
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1918 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The lettering on the spine of the book has faded and dulled somewhat. The text pages are clean and bright. This book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Both endpapers have light spots of foxing. "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (18801889) , stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process." 
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