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Image for Aristotelis - De Arte Poetica  Liber

Aristotelis - De Arte Poetica Liber

By: Aristotle; I. Bywater (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Oxonii: e Typographeo Clarendoniano: 1958

Edition: Second Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 16510


Only slight wear, a little offset discoloration on end papers ; A bright, solid book, navy blue boards with gilt titles on spine of this slim book. Text unmarked. ; Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Second Words Selected critical prose

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15961


Dust jacket chipped with a few short tears ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 444 pages; "Fifty of Margaret Atwood's finest essays and reviews from 1960 to 1982 are included in this collection of her key critical writings. Wit and originality infuse discussions of the writing process, literary life, and such literary figures as Adrienne Rich, Northrop Frye, Anne Sexton, and E. L. Doctorow. Atwood's perspecti... View more info

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Daniel Defoe and the Supernatural

By: Baine, Rodney M.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15056


Dust jacket chipped, short tear top back edge, spine faded ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 233 pages View more info

Image for Translation and Transformation in Modern Arabic Literature  The Indigenous Assertions of Muhammad Uthman Jalal

Translation and Transformation in Modern Arabic Literature The Indigenous Assertions of Muhammad Uthman Jalal

By: Bardenstein, Carol

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz: 2005

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16516


Signed by Author; Light edge wear to red card covers ; Extensive author inscription on front fly leaf ; Trade PB; Studies in Arabic Language and Literature vol 5; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages View more info

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Pivotal Catalogues in the Aeneid

By: Basson, W. P.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam, Adolf M Hakkert: 1975

Seller ID: 13304


Light crease front edge of beige card covers ; A tight solid book, unread ; Trade PB; 0.3 x 8.7 x 5.9 Inches; 208 pages View more info

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A Place Called Hecla

By: Benson, Doris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manitoba, Self Published: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16902


Signed by Author; Some wear to corners of card covers ; Signed by author on front fly leaf, A bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Hecla Island, located in Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba is a very real place, once home to an Icelandic community, now dispersed. This is a post WWII novel about a young man from that community who was a bomber pilot. He falls in love with an Irish Canadian, city-bred woman and feels the need for her to love the island he gr... View more info

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Slain by the Doones And other stories

By: Blackmore, R. D.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15633


Corners bumped, some edge wear, paper was stuck to front pastedown & torn off , leaving a remnant, small stain top front hinge, faint stain across top front free end paper. Gift notation dated Feb 1896 on FFEP. Front & back hinge started but still strong. A couple of light stains on pages. Narrow stain just above title on front board. ; A bright, solid book. Cloth covered boards decorated with gilt and green design and titles front and spine, still bright. Laid paper th... View more info

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LA PEUR DE VIVRE

By: Bordeaux, Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tours, Maison Alfred Mame Et Fils: 1928

Seller ID: 2020


4to - 11" to 13" tall; Large quarto, almost 12 inches . Grey cloth with blind-stamped design in brown, white & black, full gilt edges. Worn top and bottom of spine and corners, stained with white paint at bottom of spine, pages yellowed. Back hinge cracked but solid. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. 311 pages. On half-title is the following information - Serie 11B, No 1152. Text in French. Illustrated by Emile Beaume. View more info

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The World My Mother Gave Me Asian Women's Perspectives and Perceptions in Literature

By: Bose, Mandakranta

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, University of British Columbia Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16748


Remnants of sticker on front cover, light wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book; 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; 115 pages; A collection of papers from a conference held at the University of British Columbia by the Institute of Asian Research. View more info

One Hundred Latin Passages for Prepared or Unprepared Translation,

By: Butler, W. G

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1957

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 12065


Only a few pages are marked as is common in this type of book, light soiling of yellow boards ; A tight solid book. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 159 pages View more info

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A Land Apart A South African Reader

By: Coetzee, J. M. & Andre Philippus Brink

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16645


Prev. owner's name on FFEP in black ink, some tanning of pages as is common in British books of this era.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 8.66 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages; "A Land Apart explores the literary traditions (Black and White, English and Afrikaans) of South Africa as they engage with the reality of life there today." View more info

Image for Pagine Scelte dalle opere di Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, Goldoni, Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Carducci

Pagine Scelte dalle opere di Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, Goldoni, Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Carducci

By: Cortina, Classici

Price: $16.50

Publisher: R. D. Cortina Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13755


Light wear to green paper covered boards, light chipping head of spine, light spotting on spine ; A bright, solid book, top edge of pages uncut, printed on laid paper. Beige paper imprinted with title and series in red and black pasted on front board. Despite the defects, this is a lovely little book. ; Classici Cortina; 31 pages; This slim volume of excerpts in Italian from the works of a number of Italian classical authors: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Ariosto, Tasso, ... View more info

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ASTA Libri, autografi e grafica

By: d'Aste, Gonnelli Casa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Florence/Firenze, Gonnelli Casa d'Aste: Oct 10 2010

Seller ID: 16241


Bottom fore corner of front card coverbadly creased with light soil and creasing of inside page, only light wear else ; Colour Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 298 pages; Text completely in Italian. Colour illustrations on every page of manuscripts, incunabula from the mediaeval period and books and ephemeral pieces from every period since, until mid 20th century. A thorough itemization of the items to be auctioned with detailed descriptions in Italian. U... View more info

Image for On King Lear: Kernan, Goldman, Bentley, Weiss, McFarland, Danson, Roche, Seltzer

On King Lear: Kernan, Goldman, Bentley, Weiss, McFarland, Danson, Roche, Seltzer

By: Danson, Lawrence (editor)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14896


Light edge wear to DJ, some pencil underlining and margin notes ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1 x 9 x 6 Inches; 186 pages; The lectures are: 'King Lear and the Shakespearean pageant of history' by Alvin B. Kernan -- 'King Lear, acting and feeling' by Michael Goldman -- 'Shakespeare, the King's company, and King Lear' by G.E. Bentley -- 'As the wind sits, the poetics of King Lear' by Theodore Weiss -- 'The image of the family in King Lear' by Thomas McFarland -- '... View more info

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A Voice from the Attic

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14647


Price clipped DJ shows light chipping at extremities, name stamped base of FFEP, crease base of 1st contents page. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; A series of essays about books, reading, literature and other related subjects. View more info

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Stories

By: De Maupassant, Guy

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 16047


A bright, solid book. Full gilt edges, silk moire endpapers, silk bookmark bound in, full leather binding in red with gilt stamped designs front, spine and back, raised bands on spine. Companion pamphlet is present. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 356 pages; A collection of 30 of the author's short stories. A fine volume, suitable for gifting. View more info

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The Life of Our Lord Written During the Years 1846 - 1849

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company: 1934

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15448


Dust jacket heavily chipped with tears and creasing, some soil. Navy blue cloth covered boards, a little bumped with light edge wear, two previous owners' names on front free end paper ; Tight solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Price on lower back flap of DJ ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 125 pages; These religious writings by Dickens were first written for his family. "For eighty-five years the resulting manuscript was sa... View more info

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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette

By: Doyle, John Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16717


Beige dust jacket a little dust soiled, short tears, glue mark on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 157 pages; Annie Howells was the daughter of the US Consul in Quebec and the sister of William Dean Howells. Achille Fréchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fréchette. Both were authors in their own right. After their marriage in 1877, t... View more info

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Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 31

By: DuBruck, Edelgard E. & Barbara I. Gusick

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Rochester, Camden House: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16829


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book. Red cloth covered boards, with gilt stamped design front and spine, as new ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.22 X 0.79 inches; 236 pages; Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the period, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion. The standard survey of drama research leads off the present volume. Ten essays follow, involving France, Spain, Germany, England, and Finland. Essays dea... View more info

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On Literature

By: Eco, Umberto & Martin McLaughlin

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Orlando, FL, Harcourt: 2004

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17416


Only slight wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 352 pages; Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin. "n this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges... View more info