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Category: All Categories: Literature: General: Essays
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1.
(Essays).  
From Members Only: A Compendium of Fine Writing, 1880-1980, By the Members of the St. Botolph Club.

Publisher: Boston: St. Botolph Club, 1980..
First edition 8vo. 285 pp. Minor shelfwear to bottom edge. Light foxing to head. Interior fine. No. 482 of 500 copies. Literary club's centennial collection. Works by Francis Parkman, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Kenneth Roberts, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Ben Ames Williams, Frederick Winsor, Edward Weeks, Samuel Eliot Morison, Oscar Handlin, John Updike and others. Cloth Cloth Near Fine

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Atlantic classics. First series

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press, c1918.
10th printing. 278p. Hardcover Very good condition Essays reprinted from the Atlantic monthly. Contents: Fiddlers errant, by R.H. Schauffler.--Turtle eggs for Agassiz, by D.L. Sharp.--A father to his freshman son, by E.S. Martin.--Intensive living, by Cornelia A.P. Comer.--Reminiscence with postscript, by O. Wister.--The other side, by Margaret Sherwood.--On authors, by Margaret P. Montague.--The provincial American, by M. Nicholson.--Our Lady Poverty, by Agnes Repplier.--Entertaining the candidate, by Katharine Baker.--The street, by S. Strunsky.--Fashions in men, by Katherine F. Gerould.--A confession in prose, by W.P. Eaton.--In the chair, by R. Bergengren.--The passing of indoors, by Zephine Humphrey.--The contented heart, by Lucy E. Keeler.

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3.
A. E. F.  
Friendship's Offering: : The Story of B. W. and Nicolette

Publisher: Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1906..
15 pp. 12mo. Quarter cloth. Faintly soiled. Edgeworn. Bumping to sp. ends and lower corners, sl. board exposure to lower corners. Glue stain to fpd, stain and sm. hole to front hinge, front hinge lightly split. An account of a family dog who disappears from his family's new home and returns with the cat who was left behind. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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4.
Abernethy, Francis E. edited By, Illustrated by: Snyder, James R.  
Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

Publisher: The Encino Press Austin, TX 1972.
viii, [2], 151 pp, red buckram covered boards w/black lettering, tan dj w/black-brown lettering w/black-and-white illustrated front & rear panels. Illustrated w/black and white photographs and with line drawings by James R. Snyder. A collection of foruteen essays on Texas folklore folk life by well-known folklorists, including J. Fank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, William A. Owens, C. L.Sonnichsen, and Abernethy. some of the old ways- customs - still practiced in Texas. It is a practical way of dealing with problems of survival and coping with nature and people. Whaley - #92 Very Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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5.
Abernethy, Francis Edward & Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler, Illustrated by: Illustrated  
Corners of Texas

Publisher: University of North Texas Press Denton, TX 1993.
xxiv, 295 pp, wht cloth coveredboards w/red lettering on the spine, dj blu w/wht-red lettering w/star on front of the dj. Publication of the Texas Folklore Society, volume LII. Book begins w/special section about the history of soceity itself and its "sainted elders." Collection of essays about texas history & folklore. The best of the Societies papers over the past three years are presented. First Printing Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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6.
Abernethy, Francis Edward & Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler, Illustrated by: Illustrated  
Corners of Texas

Publisher: University of North Texas Press Denton, TX 1993.
xxiv, 295 pp, wht cloth coveredboards w/red lettering on the spine, dj blu w/wht-red lettering w/star on front of the dj, SIGNED by the editor on the half title page. Publication of the Texas Folklore Society, volume LII. Book begins w/special section about the history of soceity itself and its "sainted elders." Collection of essays about texas history & folklore. The best of the Societies papers over the past three years are presented. Signed by Editor First Edition Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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7.
Achebe, Chinua  
Hopes and Impediments, Selected Essays

Publisher: NY: Doubleday, (1989).
First American Edition (stated). 8vo. 186pp. Notes. Index. Hardcover. Fine with Fine dust jacket (orig. price present). Crisp, bright. No marks or names. Gift condition. Essay titles include: An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness; Impediments to Dialogue Between North and South; Named for Victoria, Queen of England; The Novelist as Teacher; The Writer and His Community; The Igbo World and Its Art; Colonist Criticism; Thoughts on the African Novel; Work and Play in Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drunkard; A Tribute to Christopher Okigbo; Kofi Awoonor as a Novelist; Language and the Destiny of Man; The Truth of Fiction

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8.
Adams, Cedric (Ill. Robt. Day)  
Poor Cedric's Almanac

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952..
First Edition. Signed by Authors on preliminary blank. 19½ X 12 cm. Fine/VG. Edited by Angelo Cohn. Black cloth boards, yellow cloth spine with black titles & decorations, top edge dyed yellow, yellow endpapers, 351 pp. DJ has a 4 cm tear to bottom edge of front panel & slight edge wear; in protective mylar cover. Signed boldly by Adams on flyleaf with a broad-nibbed pen. Collection of short pieces by Minneapolis Tribune columnist and WCCO radio personality. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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9.
Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell  
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers
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Publisher: The Heritage Press, New York, 1945.
Very Good- with no dust jacket. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on red panels on spine, illustrated slipcase. Illustrated with color frontispiece, color plates throughout. Spine slightly faded and water marked, previous owner's book plate on ffep, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. VERY GOOD- . Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxviii, 198 pp

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10.
Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell  
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers
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Publisher: The Heritage Press, New York, 1945.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on red panels on cover and spine. Illustrated with color drawings by Gordon Ross. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. NEAR FINE. Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxviii, 198 pp

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11.
Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell  
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers
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Publisher: The Heritage Press, New York, 1945.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on brown panels on cover and spine. Illustrated with color drawings by Gordon Ross, brown topstain. Spine is very slightly sunned, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. In a VG slipcase with one short split at one edge and light sunning to the edges. NEAR FINE. . Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxviii, 198 pp

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12.
Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell  
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers

Publisher: The Heritage Press, New York, 1945.
Fine with no dust jacket. 1. Hard Cover One volume in decorated slipcase. Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on red panels on spine, teg (red). Illustrated with color frontispiece, color plates throughout. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE. Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxviii, 198 pp

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13.
Agee, James  
James Agee, selected journalism. Edited, with an introduction, by Paul Ashdown

Publisher: Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, c1985.
. Publisher isbn: 087049466X. 183pp. 23 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good

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14.
Alden, Raymond Macdonald  
Critical Essays of the Nineteenth Century

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1921.
Very Good with no dust jacket. -. 1. Hard Cover Full blue cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine, gilt medallion on front cover. Volume shows mild shelf wear, small light stains on rear cover, former owner's inscription on ffep, else near fine. VERY GOOD. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxvii, 410, (6) pp

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15.
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey  
Ponkapog Papers

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1903.
1st edition . 195p. Hardcover Very good condition BAL 393

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16.
Alison, Archibald.  
Miscellaneous Essays (Volume I I of 'The Modern British Essayists').

Publisher: Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1852..
New Edition Octavo, about 9.5 inches (24 cm) tall, in half polished calf on marbled boards, spine titles on green and blue morocco. Five raised bands, extra gilt in compartments. 390 pages. Printed in double column. One volume in an (apparently) eight volume set, each volume collecting the works of a single author. Frontis portrait with tissue guard that shows some offsetting. Endpapers a bit toned with moderate toning at edges due to contact with the leather turn-ins. Previous owner name on front endpaper. Light edge wear to the boards with some scuffing at corners. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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17.
Allinson, Anne C. E. (Crosby Emery), 1871-1932.  
Selections from The Distaff. With Illustrations by Hope Smith. In Memoriam.

Publisher: [Providence] Printed by the Roger Williams Press, MCMXXXII [1932].
215 p.; 19 cm. Selected from The Distaff, a column published daily in the Providence Evening Bulletin for "nearly six years." "Her scholarly comprehension and literary brilliance gave permanent value even to a seemingly transient daily column." Her article, "Sex-Solidarity," is worth preserving. Stock#29801. Vg/ no dj.

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18.
Amis, Martin  
The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America
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Publisher: Viking, New York, 1987.
Very Good in Good dust jacket. First American Edition. 1. Hard Cover. ISBN: 0670814326 Quarter bound navy over tan with gilt lettering on spine. Clipped dustjacket shows shelf wear, fading and chipping. Top of front cover sunned. Previous owners name in ink on endpapers. Otherwise, unmarked and tight. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xi, 208 pp

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19.
Amory, Cleveland  
TROUBLE WITH NOWADAYS A Curmudgeon Strikes Back

Publisher: Arbor House New York NY 1979.
Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book is cocked. DJ flaps are creased. ; With insight and wit, an eminent chronicler of American society touches on such subjects as servants, women, children, and sex as he points to an abandonment of the verities as the primary problem of modern society.; 263 pages

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20.
Anderson, Maxwell  
The bases of artistic creation; essays by Maxwell Anderson, Rhys Carpenter [and] Roy Harris. : Rutgers University. Publications of the one hundred seventy-fifth anniversary celebration, no. 1

Publisher: New York, Octagon Books, 1969.
. 70 p. 24 cm. Hardcover Very good condition Contents: The basis of artistic creation in literature, by M. Anderson.--The basis of artistic creation in music, by R. Harris.--The basis of artistic creation in the fine arts, by R. Carpenter.--Commentaries, by J. Sloane and O. Thompson.

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21.
Anthony, A.  
Just Like This

Publisher: Elkin Mathews & Marrot London 1930.
cover sunned at top, good to very good in poor dust jacket

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22.
Arnold, Matthew  
Essays Literary & Critical

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent, [1928].
. 380 p. Everyman's Library No. 115 (Essays). From library of St. Aidan Catholic Church, Brookline, MA, former parish of the Kennedy family. Hardcover Ex-Library in VG condition; orange cloth & gilt spine decorations

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23.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888  
Discourses in America

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1889.
xi, 207 p. 18.5 cm. Three lectures that he had delivered in 1883 during a tour of the United States. First published, 1885. Stock# 31,413. Vg/ no dj.

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24.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888  
Culture And Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism And Friendship's Garland, Being the Conversations, Letters, and Opinions of the Late Arminius Baron Von Thunder-Ten-Tronck

Publisher: NY, Macmillan, 1891.
collected and edited, with a dedicatory letter to Adolescens Leo, Esq., of 'The Daily Telegraph.' xliii, 364 p., 18.5 cm. Culture and Anarchy (pp1-205) first pub. 1869; Friendship's Garland, 1871. Stock# 31,412. Vg/ no dj.

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25.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888.  
Essays in Criticism. Second Series.

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1891.
ix, 331 p.; 18.5 cm. The first series was first published in 1865; this second series was published posthumously in 1888. The Study of Poetry, Milton, Thomas Gray, John Keats, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Count Leo Tolstoi, Amiel. Maroon cloth stamped in gold; no dj; VG. Another copy, London, Macmillan, 1898 (Eversley Series); mostly unopened; VG. Stock#31411x.

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26.
Asimov, Isaac  
Counting the Eons

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, NY 1983.
179 pp, blu boards w/black linen spine, dj wht-black. Collection of seventeen essays explaining everything you wanted to know about sub-atomic particles, searching f/the missing mass of our Universe, atmospheric pressure, center of gravity within the solar system. some wrinkling top & bottom of spine of the dj. Very Good- Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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27.
Asimov, Isaac  
OF MATTERS GREAT AND SMALL
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Publisher: Doubleday Garden City , NY 1975.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket; Exlibrary with markings. Front endpaper is missing. DJ flaps cut off and pasted in back. Reading copy only. ; Ex-Library; 223 pages

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28.
Asimov, Isaac.  
Opus 100.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1969..
1st ed. "A guided tour through the first 99 books of America's foremost science writer." Minor smudges on front board, o/w VG in like dj. Hard Cover. ISBN: science

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29.
Azorín (José Martinez Ruiz), 1873-1967  
Los dos Luises y otros ensayos
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Publisher: Colección Austral 420. Espasa-Calpe Argentina, Buenos Aires 1944.
189, [6] p.; 18 cm. Contents incl. 12 essays on Fray Luis de Granada, three on Fray Luis de León, five Otros ensayos (Garcilaso, Góngora, Calderón, Cervantes, Ercilla). Paper; pages darkened, bookplate; good. stock#45992.

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30.
Bacon, Francis  
Essays

Publisher: Hurst & Company, New York.
Very Good with no dust jacket. -. 1. Hard Cover Full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, medallion and borders blind-stamped on cover and spine. Volume shows some wear and rubbing, mostly around corners and spine, else near fine. VERY GOOD. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. (ii), 426 pp

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31.
Bacon, Francis  
The Effayes or Counsels Civill and Morall of Francis Bacon Baron of Verulam Viscount Saint Alban
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Publisher: The Heritage Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1972.
As New with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover Full faux-morocco, gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering on red panel on front cover, orange slipcase. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (ix), (iv), 190 pp

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32.
Bacon, Francis  
Essays

Publisher: Hurst & Company, New York, 1883.
Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, decration blind-stamped on cover and spine, t.e.g. Volume shows moderated wear, spine lightly sunned, else near fine. VERY GOOD. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 426 pp

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33.
Bacon, Francis  
ESSAYS AND NEW ATLANTIS

Publisher: Walter J. Black Roslyn, NY 1942.
Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Wear at edges. ; 302 pages

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34.
Bacon, Francis  
Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon

Publisher: Boston, Wells and Lilly, 1820.
. 2 vols. in 1 (268, 271 p.) Hardcover Very good condition, hinges cracked

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35.
Bacon, Francis  
Essays or, Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon
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Essays or, Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon, A.L. Burt Company, 1883, 418 pages, hard cover, no dj, very good condition

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36.
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626  
Essays, Advancement of Learning, New Atlantis & Other Pieces. Edited by Richard Foster Jones

Publisher: NY, Odyssey Press [c1937].
xxxiv, 491 p., portrait front.; 18 cm. A handy, scholarly edition of Bacon's important writings. Stock#29797. Vg/ no dj.

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37.
Bacon, Francis; W. Aldis Wright (Notes and Index)  
Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil
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Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London, 1926.
Very Good+. Reprint. 1. Hard Cover Half dark brown leather over tan boards, gilt lettering on spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. . Spine and fore-edges are lightly rubbed, front cover is slightly bowed, former owner's blind stamp and handwritten name, date and town on front endpaper, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxxi, 388 pp

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38.
Baker, Russell  
THERE'S A COUNTRY IN MY CELLAR The Best of Russell Baker
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Publisher: William Morrow New York NY 1990.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; Presents the best of the author's newspaper columns published since 1962, arranged into a dozen different themes; B&W Photographs; 432 pages

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39.
Baker, Russell.  
So this is depravity.

Publisher: New York, Congdon and Lattès, c1980.
First edition. Publisher isbn: 0865530084. 326pp. 20 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good

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40.
Baldwin, James  
The Fire Next Time
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Publisher: Dell, New York, 1964.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Soft Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 141, (3) pp

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41.
Baldwin, James  
Notes of a Native Son
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Publisher: Bantam Books, New York, 1964.
Very Good- with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Soft Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (ix), 149, (1) pp

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42.
Barnett, George L.  
Charles Lamb: The Evolution of Elia
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Publisher: Indiana University Press, 1964 Bloomington, IN.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "Lamb's essays, numbering well over a hundred, are peculiarly appropriate to all times and all places because they are devoid of contemporary considerations. They are as untouched by reference to the momentous political events shaking Europe in Lamb's day as are the novels of Jane Austen. Their subject is man and human nature, and the appeal is to all the senses. Lamb was not a professional author writing for other authors, but a working man writing for the average reader - of his own day, or today. This book is concerned with the development of Lamb's career as a writer and of his essays in particular.." xi + 286 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition; some shelfwear; discoloration to inside covers and endpapers. No dust jacket.

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43.
Barnett, Lincoln (forward by Albert Einstein)  
THE UNIVERSE AND DR. EINSTEIN
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Publisher: Mentor NY 1952.
3rd printing, Dec.1952; #M71. Cover art by Jonas. Laminate peeling away with some losses; creasing; loss at spine heel; not quite square. Mass Market Paperback Very Good-

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44.
Barth, John.  
The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction.

Publisher: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1984..
ISBN: 0399129979 8vo. 301 pp. The Friday Book, Or, Book-Titles Should Be Straightforward and Subtitles Avoided: Essays and Other Nonfiction. Light yellowing around edges on first two pages. Collection of witty essays. Paperback Paperback Fine

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45.
Becker, Carl  
FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf New York 1946.
Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges bumped. Yellowing on endpapers. ; Five lectures delivered on the William W. Cook Foundation at the University of Michigan, December 1944. With an introductory essay by George H. Sabine.

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46.
Beebe, Lucius Morris, 1902-1966  
The Lucius Beebe Reader. Selected and Edited by Charles Clegg & Duncan Emrich

Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1967. 'First Edition'.
398 p. "To The Memory of Lucius Morris Beebe/ Bostonian, New Yorker, Nevadan, a thoroughly self-bespoke Londoner, and not unknown to the Paris Ritz (Cambon side)/ Gourmet, gastronome, transcendental oenophile/ Member of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin/ Railroad Aficionado/ Unique in having been expelled from both Yale and Harvard at the signal insistence, respectively, of the dean and president of each/ Columnist: The New York Herald Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle/ Author/ Publisher: The Territorial Enterprise/ Bon Vivant, Viveur, Boulevardier/ Collector of chefs, sommeliers, maîtres d'hôtel, and the places of their works and devisings/ Defender, against all comers, of the derby hat and the Cunard Line/ Recoiler, as from a puff adder, at the sight or thought of milk, golf, Democrats, the Wright Brothers' folly, Madison Avenue mendacity, packaged breakfast foods, Bobby Kennedy, and le Grand Charlie/ Co-owner, with his associate and partner, of two of the last private railroad cars: The Gold Coast and Virginia City/ Individualist and, by virtue of his own built-in time machine, Edwardian." Dj torn & chipped; good+. Copy of Elmer Blistein with his ink signature. Stock#23833.

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47.
Beerbohm, Max  
And Even Now

Publisher: Wm, Heinemann London 1920.
book plate & name on flyleaf, yellow covers showing wear

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48.
Beerbohm, Max  
MAINLY ON THE AIR

Publisher: Knopf 1958.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 1st US Edition Hardcover DJ rubbed, edgeworn, chipped, in mylar book jacket cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; 22081ss .

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49.
Bellow, Saul  
It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future

Publisher: New York: Viking, 1994..
First Edition. 23½ X 15½ cm. Fine/Fine. Pale lilac boards, black cloth spine, foil titles on spine & blind initials on front board, grey endpapers, xv, 327, [1] pp. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Bellow's first collection of non-fiction includes essays on life, literature, politics, and much else, originally published from 1948 to 1993. Mr. Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize, and multiple National Book Awards for his fiction. Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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50.
Benjamin, Judy-Lynn, Illustrated by: Gaughan, Jack  
The Celtic Bull : Essays on James Joyce's Ulysses

Publisher: University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 1966.
100 pp, green cloth covered boads w/gilt lettering, Limited and NUMBERED being #54 of 300 hard-bound copies. Collection of twelve essays written by students of the honors seminar in Ulysses at the Hunter College Department of English. Limited/Numbered No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good+ 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Limited & Numbered Edition

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51.
Bennett, Arnold  
MENTAL EFFICIENCY Hints to Men and Women

Publisher: George H. Doran New York 1911.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; 119 pages

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52.
Besterman, Theodore  
VOLTAIRE ESSAYS AND ANOTHER

Publisher: Oxford University Press London 1962.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Exlibrary with markings. DJ flap pasted on front endpaper. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 181 pages

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53.
Birkerts, Sven  
Readings

Publisher: St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1999..
First Edition. Trade Paperback. 23 X 15 cm. Fine/No dj. Mostly white covers, black titles, viii, 263, [2] pp. Collects 29 essays, of which 3 are new and 18 previously uncollected. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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54.
Birrell, Augustine  
A Rogue's Memoirs
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Publisher: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912 London.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Leather-bound 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall Leather binding: "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England, for Joseph Horne co." Probable first edition. Includes three essays: A Rogue's Memoirs; Charles Lamb; Actors. A British politician, Birrell was Chief Secretary for Ireland when the essays were published. vii + 84 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition. Original Slipcase is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition; some soiling, but otherwise very good. No dust jacket.

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55.
Blackmur, R. P. (Richard Palmer), 1904-1965  
The Lion and the Honeycomb. Essays in Solicitude and Critique
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Publisher: Methuen, London [1956].
309 p.; 21 cm. Contents incl. The Politics of Human Power; The Artist as Hero: A Disconcolate Chimera; The Economy of the American Writer; The American Literary Expatriate; The Expense of Greatness. Three Emphases on Henry Adams; The Everlasting Effort. A Citation of T.E. Lawrence; The Craft of Herman Melville; Humanism and Symbolic Imagination. Notes on Re-reading Irving Babbitt; Notes on Four Categories in Criticism; Dante's Ten Terms for the Treatment of the Treatise; The Critical Prefaces of Henry James; The Loose and Baggy Monsters of Henry James. Dj spotted, spine faded, endpapers foxed; VG. stock#45854.

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56.
Blackstone, Harriet editor  
BEST AMERICAN ORATIONS OF TODAY

Publisher: Hinds, Noble & Eldredge New York 1903.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Previous owner's name. ; 291 pages

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57.
Bogorad, Samuel editor  
ATLANTIC ESSAYS
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Publisher: D. C. Heath Boston, MA 1958.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; 466 pages

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58.
Brandt, Anthony (editor).  
The Pushcart Book of Essays.

Publisher: Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 2002..
1st ed. Inscribed by the editor. The best essays from a quarter-century of The Pushcart Prize. 463 pp. Near fine in like priced-clipped dj. Hard Cover. ISBN: Pushcart Press

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59.
Brann, William Cowper, 1855-1898  
Brann, The Iconoclast: A Collection of the Writings of ...

Publisher: Waco, TX, Hill-Kellner-Frost Co., 1906.
. 2 vols. Brann was an editorial writer who killed and was killed in a gun fight with one of his critics Hardcover Very good condition

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60.
Braudy, Leo  
Native Informant: Essays on Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture

Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991..
First Edition. 24 X 16½ cm. Near Fine/Fine. Green boards, copper titles on green cloth spine, x, 304 pp, 7 ff b & w plates, notes, index. Light soil to fore-edge, else fine. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Collection of essays published over the previous twenty years on film, writers from Defoe to Vidal, and other topics. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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61.
Breslin, Jimmy, 1930- . O'Neill, Michael J, & William Brink, annotators.  
The World According to Breslin. Annotated by Michael J. O'Neill and William Brink.

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields, NY, 1984.
335 p. "Columns originally appeared in the New York Daily News, 1976-1983." "Pure gold. A superb journalist at the very top of his form." Dj; near fine. Stock#24811.

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62.
Bromfield, Louis  
FEW BRASS TACKS
 Picture
Publisher: Harper & Brothers New York NY 1946.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. Previous owner's name. DJ price clipped. ; 303 pages

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63.
Brownsword, Walter editor  
TWENTY-SEVEN CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons New York NY 1967.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Previous owner's name. Pen underlining and pen notes on margins. ; 292 pages

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64.
Buckley, William F, Jr.  
A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts.

Publisher: New York: Putnam, [1978]..
5th printing. ISBN: 0399122273 Hardcover Fine book (no markings) / Near Fine dust jacket (price not clipped; very light edgewear). A clean, solid copy.

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65.
Burke, Edmund  
Burke's Speeches & Letters on American Affairs. Introduction by Hugh Law : Everyman's Library No. 340 (Oratory).

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent, [1956].
reprint ed. 295 p. Hardcover Very good condition

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66.
Burnett, Lou.  
Reveries of an Artist.

Publisher: Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 1997..
2nd printing. Short essays by an artist and art dealer of Rockport, MA. Glossy wraps. Near fine. Soft Cover. 9781575022536

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67.
Canfield, Dorothy  
RAW MATERIAL

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1923.
Good+ with no dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover A series of essays about the "raw material" of the author's family. Foxing, age discoloration, dampstain to rear board, scuff on backstrip. Previous owner's name. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 302 pages; 26982Nss

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68.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.  
Music for Chameleons: New Writing.

Publisher: Random House, NY [1980]. BOMC.
xix, 262 p. "Music for Chameleons is a continuation of Mr. Capote's concern with developing the artistic possibilities of journalism. Almost all of the work presented here has been written in the last two years. Of the fourteen pieces, ranging from a portrait of Marilyn Monroe (A Beautiful Child) to a novella-length, factual account of an unforgettable American crime (Handcarved Coffins), only the story Mojave appears to be conventionally fictional— or, as the author says, 'I've written it as though it were'." Dj a bit worn; VG+. Stock#24715.

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69.
Carlyle, Thomas  
BEST OF CARLYLE Selected Essays and Passages
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson New York 1929.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges bumped. Exlibrary with markings. Spine weak and cracked. ; Edited with Introduction and Notes by Herbert LeSourd Creek. ; Nelson's English Series; Ex-Library; 534 pages

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70.
Carlyle, Thomas  
Sartor Resartus on Heroes: Hero-worship and the Heroic in History. With an introduction by W. H. Hudson.

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent, [1929].
. 474 p. Everyman's Library No. 278 (Essays & Belles Lettres). From library of St. Aidan Catholic Church, Brookline, MA, former parish of the Kennedy family. Hardcover Ex-Library in VG condition; orange cloth & gilt spine decorations

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71.
Carlyle, Thomas.  
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (Volume V of 'The Modern British Essayists').

Publisher: Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1846..
New Edition Octavo, about 9.5 inches (24 cm) tall, in half polished calf on marbled boards, spine titles on green and blue morocco. Five raised bands, extra gilt in compartments. 568 pages. Printed in double column. One volume in an (apparently) eight volume set, each volume collecting the works of a single author. Frontis portrait with tissue guard that shows some offsetting. Endpapers a bit toned with moderate toning at edges due to contact with the leather turn-ins. Previous owner name on front endpaper. Modest edge wear to the boards with some scuffing at corners and the front edge of the spine. Front joint, (outer hinge) is starting from top down two inches. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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72.
Chapman, John Jay  
SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN JAY CHAPMAN

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy New York 1957.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. DJ has water stain on edge. ; Edited with an introduction by Jacques Barzun; 294 pages

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73.
Charles W. Eliot (ed.)  
Essays: English and American
 Picture
Publisher: P. F. Collier, NY, 1909.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. Limited Edition. 1. Hard Cover Volume 28 Only. Edition de Luxe, this is set # 6215. Publisher's full gray buckram with Veritas emblem embossed in gilt and red on cover and spine, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, patterned endpapers, b&w frontis. . Head and heel of spine have very slight shelf-wear, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. The Harvard Classics Series. Vol. 28. 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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74.
Charles W. Eliot (ed.)  
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay
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Publisher: P. F. Collier, NY, 1909.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. Limited Edition. 1. Hard Cover Volume 27 Only. Edition de Luxe, this is set # 6215. Publisher's full gray buckram with Veritas emblem embossed in gilt and red on cover and spine, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, patterned endpapers, b&w frontis. . Heel of spine has slight shelf-wear, gilt on top edge has a couple of deep scratches, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . The Harvard Classics Series. Vol. 27. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 421 pp

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75.
Chesterton, G.K.  
THING

Publisher: Sheed & Ward New York (1957?).
bookplate insdie front cvoer, very good in slightly torn D.J. Foreword by Maisie Ward

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