Category: American Literature


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'To Hell with Culture'. Anarchism and Twentieth Century British Literature.

By: Klaus, H. Gustav & Stephen Knight (edited by)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2006

Edition: Reprint

FINE Black boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The very tips of the corners, and some VERY light 'indents' to the d/j, show that it has only the very slightest sign of wear - all negligible. The Dustjacket is Not clipped. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks As New. This is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. Internally NO... View more info

A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English . Abridged from the Seven-Volume Work, Entitled Slang and its Analogues

By: Farmer, John S; and W. E. Henley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1905

Edition: First Edition

Complete and tight - but sold as a Working copy. Bound in Half-leather with a leather spine and leather corners, black cloth boards, and with bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. There is some patchy fading to the boards, loss to the leather right across the top of the spine - c. 2 cm at the deepest, some 'rubbing' marks to the spine and a little loss to the leather corners, but all the titling is untouched. There are a lot of foxing (brown) spots to the Half... View more info

A Faculty for Cooking. Being a Collection of Recipes from the Faculty Family of the University of Rochester

By: Wagenblass, Mrs. John (edited by)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, USA., The Women's Club of the University of Rochester,, 1949

Edition: First Edition

In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. VERY Slight edgewear - negligible. Spiral bound - Very Clean and Tight. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 215pp. Illustrated and decorated, and with decorative lettering throughout, in b/w by John Menihan. Recipes contributed by the Women's Club of the University of Rochester, NY. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. Looks unused. An amazing selection of personal receipes covering a huge spectrum of the c... View more info

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity (Two Volumes Complete)

By: Misch, Georg (Translated by E. W. Dickes)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1950

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

From the Preface to this English Edition by Professor Georg Misch = "This book is the English Edition of a work that appeared in Germany over forty years ago. Its publication now in England is connected with the political events which led to the destruction of the German Reich ... Thus there has resulted instead of a simple translation, an enlarged version of the book ...and to thank hospitable England which enabled me to continue my work during the period of Nazi do... View more info

A Silence Opens

By: Clampitt, Amy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994

Edition: 1st Edition USA

Blue boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover which also has a silver border. In the publisher's original Pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped and has a tiny crease line to the bottom front corner near the spine, otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 95 pp. Notes; Acknowledgments. Overall, apart from one negiligible 'fault', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. " This c... View more info

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A Tiger in the Cherry Tree

By: Dines, Glen

Price: £325.00

Publisher: New York, MACMILLAN, 1958

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing Stated. Pictorial paper-covered boards in it's original and Identical pictorial dustjacket. The boards are VERY BRIGHT and Clean overall, with a little foxing/light brown spotting to the edges. The dustjacket has quite a lot of light browning/foxing/patching to the reverse, and particularly to the folds of the flaps and spine which shows through in places to the front side of the dustjacket. Sunning to the d/j spine has darkened the deep yel... View more info

Agenda U. S. Poetry Special Issue . Volume 13, No. 4 - Vol. 14, No. 1 Winter-Spring 1976

By: Cookson William (editor). This Issue Guest Edited by Grey Gowrie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Agenda (William Cookson), 1976

Edition: First Edition

In the original white, black lettered, stiff laminate card covers. Some Very Light shelfwear with some smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - Negligible. No dustjacket as issued. A Special Double Issue, with US Poetry, Essays and Reviews by many poets and academics, etc, including an Essay by Michael Alexander on 'Ezra Pound's 'Seafarer' ; and Kenneth Cox on 'Louis Zukofsky's 'A'; with other poetry, etc, by John Ashbery, Mary Barnard, Frank Bidar... View more info

America and Freedom . Being the Statements of President Wilson on the War

By: Wilson, Woodrow (President) & with A Preface by Viscount Grey

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. & the Athenaeum Literature Dept., 1917

Edition: First Edition

In the original publisher's grey card covers with black lettering to the spine and front cover. The former owners' name and date (21st Oct /17) are in old ink near the top right corner of the front cover. There are a few light marks and some wear to the head/tail of the spine but overall the covers are sound and tight. Paper uniformly browning with age, and lots of pencil underlining/pencil notes inside, which can be removed with patience. (xv) + 76 pp. Preface by Rt. Ho... View more info

American Literary Anecdotes A Compendium of 1,200 Stories and Bon Mots about Writers and Writing, Books and Publishers from the United States.

By: Hendrickson Robert

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Oxford & New York, Facts On File Inc., 1990

Edition: First Edition

Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Overall A Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; The Literary Anecdote Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

American Poetry The Puritans Through Walt Whitman

By: Shucard, Alan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Amhurst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1990

Edition: 1st Edition Paperback

In the original publisher's glossy lettered card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. 207 pp. Excellent brief study of earlier American poetry. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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An Artist's Letters from Japan. (Artists Abroad Series)

By: La FARGE. John

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Waterstone & Co. ,, 1986

Edition: 1st Thus (English paperback)

AS NEW, UNREAD. 206pp. NO MARKS OR INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. A new Reprint of the original work published in 1897. La Farge was an important American artist who was stimulated by his travels in Japan in 1886 where he travelled to various cities meeting people and recording events in Japanese Society. A Fascinating and humourous look at the mysteries of Japanese Art and Life. A cheap copy of the expensive original, now in paperback. ( A few copies available - ... View more info

Aquila Alliance College Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

By: Radosz, Thaddeus S. (editor) Makowski, John P. (advisor)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: 1967

College year book. Includes photo strip, loosely inserted, possibly old student? Reverse of title page reads 'Yearbooks and annuals have usually been dedicated to outstanding individuals who have proven themselves worthy of such honor. We the 1966-67 Aquila staff, dedicate this yearbook not to an outstanding individual but to an entire nation. The people of Poland are now celebrating 1,000 years of Christianity.' NO INSCRIPTIONS. Numerous black and white illustrations.... View more info

Armies of the American Wars, 1753-1815

By: Katcher, Philip

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Reading, Osprey Publishing, 1975

Edition: First Edition

Dark Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are light clear 'fleck' marks to the dustjacket covers, in the laminate as printed I think, and only seen if you squint closely at it. Otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (16) + 160 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Select Bibliography; Index; Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Brig... View more info

Around Manhattan Island and Other Tales of Maritime New York

By: Cudahy, Brian J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, Fordham University Press, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Laminated pictorial boards. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There is a gift note adressed to the former owner in pen on the front free endpaper, otherwise there are NO other inscriptions or marks. Contents cover: - Around Manhattan Island: Circle Line's First Fifty Years; When the SS United States Won The North Atlantic Blue Riband; FDNY Fireboats; Down the Bay to Coney Island: The Iron Steamboat Company; Another Disaster at Hell Gate: The Loss of the Steamboat Observ... View more info

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BEHIND A MASK. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

By: Alcott Louisa May. Madeleine Stern (edited and Introduced by)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company. , Inc,, 1975

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Hard Cover. Good Plus. Clean, sound, deep salmon pink boards with deep black titling to the spine. Spine ends a little 'crushed' from storage but no damage. The base colour to the spine is very lightly faded but all titling is very clear and deep. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket, 99% complete (one small hole to the front edge) and price -clipped to the top corner of the inner flap, so overall Good only - looks a bit edge discoloured/rubbed - however the ... View more info