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DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts ad a Requiem
Norwalk, CT:The Easton Press. (2007). 112pp. Hardcover. Full green leather binding, decorated in gilt, with all edges gilt in fine condition. (Just removed from publishers shrinkwrap for description). 
$65.00
DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA
Philadelphia; Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Two volumes.  Hardcover, no DJ. Illustrated with b/w drawings. lxi+62-465pp, and x+17-456pp+32pp adverts.  Good+ condition.  Gilt decorated red-cloth boards are shelf worn with some grime, bumped corners, some spine darkening, and small fabric tears at top of spine; gilt decoration still very nice.  Light foxing primarily to endpapers. Frontis guard loose in vol 1. Otherwise clean and unmarked, square, and securely bound.  An attractive edition, translation by Charles Jervas (aka Jarvis), illustrations by Tony Johannot.  (cfm)  
$140.00
EARL PERCY DINES ABROAD. A BOSWELLIAN EPISODE
Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company. 1924. Limited edition, Nol 52 of 550 copies. 46pp+10 Illustrations. Hardcover.  Red boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with chipping and soiling to spine label and a small gouge to the lower spine strip. Internally end pages slighly age-toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A good solid copy.
$20.00
ESSAYS & VERSES ABOUT BOOKS
New York: The Merrymount Press. 1926. Edition limited to 275 copies. 108pp. Hardcover, no jacket. Deckled fore-edge. Good+ condition. Dark blue paper covered boards lightly rubbed and soiled. Decorative fabric spine, with  printed paper title, is sun darkened. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown. Foxing to front and rear endpapers. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Securely bound but with a crack at p65. Some pages still uncut. A handsomely printed book on heavy paper.  (cfm)
$45.00
EVEN THE WICKED. A Matt Scudder Murder
(London):Orion Books Ltd.  (1996). 1st edition. 277pp. Signed by the author on the title page.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  A near fine copy, with a very good, slightly shelf-worn along edges and slightly soiled back panel, dust jacket.  Signed by author on title page.  
$50.00
FEDERER UND TOLSTOI. LEBEN, PROBLEM UND GESTALT
Washington, DC:Gerogetown University Press. 1959. (xi)+290pp+errata. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled with light wear to edges and edge points. Gilt slightly dulled on spine, bright on front board. Page edges slightly soiled.  Internally, paper age-toned, but otherwise clean with no previous owners marks or signatures. Text in German.
$95.00
FIND WHAT THE SAILOR HAS HIDDEN. VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S 'PALE FIRE'
Middleton, CT:Wesleyan University Press. (1988). 1st edition. v+276pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Blue boards clean but slightly warped with top page edges lightly soiled. Internally a previous owners gift inscription is inked to the half title page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is just slightly shelfworn, otherwise in very good condition.
$35.00
FIRE AND SLEET AND CANDLELIGHT
Sauk City, Wisconsin:Arkham House Publishers. 1961. 1st edition. 236pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Other than some light soiling to the page edges, a very good, clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures. The unclipped dust jacket is in very good condition as well save for some very light soiling to background white of back cover and a verticle crease on the spine as if someone had folded the jacket there at one time.  A very good copy.
$75.00
FRENCH OPINION OF MOLIERE (1800-1850). (Brown University Studies Volume III)
Providence:Brown University. 1937. 125pp+14pp.Bibliography and Index. Hardcover.  Brown boards slightly soiled with light shelfwear to edges. Internally clean with an Author's inscription to top of 1st free endpage. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
$45.00
GAELIC LITERATURE SURVEYED
Dublin:The Talbot Press. nd. 2nd revised edition. xvi+390pp. Illustrated. Hardcover.  Green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with sun-fading to top front board. Gilt on spine still bright. Internally, aside from a bookseller stamp to lower end of 1st free end-page, a very good, clean copy. The last free end-page has the outside top corner off. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good copy.
$25.00
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (Makers of Modern Literature Series)
Norfolk, CT:New Directions Books. (1945). 144pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Gray boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges with edge points gently worn. Internally a previous owners name and date is inked to first free end-page, with some margin notes penciled to page 11, but otherwise pages clean. The dust jacket is in fair condition, still in one piece, but soiled and quite worn with chips and tears to edges and folds. * "One of America's most distinguished literary magazines, The Kenyon Review, celebrated the centenary of the birth of Gerard Manley Hopkins by commissioning a group of leading critics to write essays on different aspects of his work. These essays are here collected in book form, supplemented by a biographical sketch which rounds out the picture of Hopkins as a poet."...dj
$30.00
GNOMON. Essays on Contemporary Literature
(New York):McDowell Obolensky.  (1958). 300pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket.   Book in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket, lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear to edges. Still in very good condition.
$20.00
GOGOL AS A SHORT-STORY WRITER. A STUDY OF HIS TECHNIQUE OF COMPOSITION. (Slavistic Printings and Reprinting LVII)
The Hague:Mouton and Company. 1965. 243pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good clean copy, inside and out, with a very good, slightly soiled, sunfaded and shelfworn dust jacket. * "In this book the compoition of eight of Gogol's short stories is analysed. This work succeeds more than any other in eludicating the finer points of Gogol's technique; the division into chapters, their effective opening and closing motifs, the surprise transitions, the contrasts and parallels, the leit-motifs, the use of symbols, the role of the narrator, etc. In handling these questions, the author frequently arrives at new interpretations, which he contrasts with existing views."...dj
$45.00
GREENWOOD LEAVES; A COLLECTION OF SKETCHES AND LETTERS. SECOND SERIES
Boston:Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. 1852.  vii+382pp. Hardcover. Red boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with gilt on spine dulled. Internally, first few pages (through contents) and last few pages foxed, with some light additional foxing and smuding scattered throughout. The binding is tight and hinges intact. 
$45.00
HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. Biography, Anecdote, Letters, Criticism
Cambridge, MA: Moses King, Publishers. 1882. 368pp. 3rd edition. Fourteen illustrations with two portraits. In very good, clean condition, with no previous owners marks or signatures.  Green decorated boards just lightly shelf-worn, with a bit of scratching and soiling to the rear board.. Gilt still bright on cover and spine. Hinges still intact and binding tight and square. Overall, a very good copy.
$45.00

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