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1 Christianity and Literature (Volume 58, No. 3 Spring 2009) 
Malibu CA Pepperdine University 2009 Soft cover Very Good Journal 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Quarterly journal on Christianity and Literature, this is the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 58 No. 3). Articles include examinations of Elizabeth Barrett's devotional poetry, Therese of Lisieux, Religious language and practice in Edith Wharton's Summer, and George Eliot's early fiction, and more. Also includes a Memoriam for John Updike (who passed away in 2009). A great issue ! Book Condition : Good+; curling to cover corners; some light creasing at edges to first few pages; no internal markings. 
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2 Gay and Lesbian Literature (2 Volumes) 
Detroit MI St. James Press 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Two volume reference set, 939 pp. Each volume features over 150 different authors and scholars including such well known writers as James Baldwin, Michel Foucault, Alice Walker, Evelyn Waugh, Havelock Ellis, and many more. Inclusion was based on the homosexual thematic content, rather than personal sexual orientation. The entries are biographical, bibliographical, and critical. General introductions to gay and lesbian literature and cross-referenced indices are included. Book Conditions : Very Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks; bookplates inside front covers; catalog label at bottom spine; bar code label and rubber stamp on rear free end paper; very slight wear to cover edges and spine ends. No Dust Jackets, leatherette boards. 
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3 Eben Holden : A Tale of the North Country Bacheller, Irving
Boston MA Lothrop Publishing Co. 1900 3rd Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "From Irving Bacheller, with all good wishes, Sep. 5-1900." Coming of Age tale focused on the North Country of New York State in the late 18th century. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; slight tear to bottom right title page at binding; some bumping/wear to cover corners and spine ends; some spots on rear cover, light scuffing; almost no age toning. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Nights on the Mountain: a spiritual journey Bennett, Craig H.
Lexington KY CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2014 1475159013 / 9781475159011 Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This self-published work of fiction is a spiritual journey, hiking serving as the backdrop for the main character's examination of creativity, consumerism, consciousness, and personal values. Book Condition : Good+; no internal markings; crease to top right front cover corner; some rubbing and creasing to covers and bowing of cover edges. 
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5 J.-K. Huysmans(1848-1907) L'homme et l'oeuvre Bibliotheque Nationale
Paris France Bibliotheque Nationale 1948 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In French. Ex-College Library in library binding. 1948 introduction and text catalog for a retrospective exhibition at the French National Library on noted Decadent author Joris Karl Huysmans. 2 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; vertical crease to all pages; no text marks; light age toning to end papers; bookplate inside front cover; checkout slip and pocket at rear; catalog label at bottom right front. No Dust Jacket. 
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6 Narrative Innovation and Incoherence: Ideology in Defoe, Goldsmith, Austen, Eliot, and Hemingway Boardman, Michael M.
Durham NC Duke University Press 1992 0822312395 / 9780822312390 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines narrative theory as it relates to the later works of some well known authors to see how their prior structures are discarded due to changes in the authors' lives. Works surveyed include The Vicar of Wakefield, Persuasion, To Have and Have Not, and more. Book Condition : Fine; no text marks; binding tight; appears unread; slight bump to bottom spine end. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; slight wear to top edge. 
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7 The Mysterious Parable : A Literary Study (The Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 6) Boucher, Madeleine
Washington DC The Catholic Biblical Association of America 1977 0915170051 / 9780915170050 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines the Parables as a literary class, various themes (e.g. Mystery) in the Gospel of Mark are also explored. Julicher's theory is also discussed. Book Condition : Fair; highlighting and underlining in 50% of book; spotting and sunlight discoloration to covers; some foxing to text block. 
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8 The Outlaw of Torn Burroughs, Edgar Rice
New York NY Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1st Edition thus, 2nd Printing. Historical novel/fantasy set in 13th century England about political plotting, hidden identity, and romance. Book Condition : Good-; wear to spine ends, light fading to spine; curling to cover corners; bookplate remnants inside front cover, no markings to text; age toning; binding relaxed but secure. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 The Complete Nature Writings of John Burroughs Vol. 2 : Winter Sunshine and Under The Apple Trees Burroughs, John
New York NY William H. Wise 1916 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd volume in this series combines two of this scientific naturalist's works : Winter Sunshine (dealing with observations of animals in the winter and the exhilaration of being outdoors) and Under the Apple Trees (largely essays on natural history). Book Condition: Good; no text marks; spotting inside covers and to text block; stain at top of front free end papers; some age toning along page edges; light musty smell. No Dust Jacket. 
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10 The Complete Nature Writings of John Burroughs Vol. 5 : Signs And Seasons and Accepting the Universe Burroughs, John
New York NY William H. Wise 1920 Hardcover Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
5th volume in this series combines two of this scientific naturalist's works : Signs and Seasons (dealing with seasonal observations of wildlife particularly in unusual weather) and Accepting the Universe (largely philosophical essays on nature). Book Condition: Good; no text marks; spotting inside covers and to text block; slight stain at top of front free end papers; some age toning along page edges; light musty smell. Dust Jacket Condition : Poor; staining, tearing. 
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11 The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha Cervantes Saaverda, Miguel De
Boston MA Ginn and Co./Atheneum Press 1893 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1893 Home and School Library edition of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Book Condition : Good-; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding relaxed but fully intact; rubber stamp inside front cover, no markings to text; dirt/staining to covers, darkening to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 The Island: A Journey to Sakhalin Chekhov, Anton
New York NY Washington Square Press 1967 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Part of the publisher's Russian Library series. This work is both a literary reflection and a narrative account on life on Sakhalin Island in the late 19th century. The site of five penal colonies, upon release the prisoners remained living in exile there. An account of government brutality and the need for prison reform. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light chipping to spine; fingerprint smudges to rear; light shelf wear to edges; age toning to reverse; price unclipped. 
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13 Nineteenth Century Questions Clarke, James Freeman
Boston MA Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; The Riverside Press 1897 Probable First Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This collection of essays represents Clarke's thinking on a variety of subjects - Literary Studies, Religious and Philosophical, and Historical and Biographical. Esssays include : Voltaire, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dualism in National Life, The Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, and more.Book Condition : Good-; Ex-Seminary Library; separation beginning inside front and rear covers, all pages intact; bookplate inside front cover, slip and pocket removed inside rear cover; light age discoloration at outside page edges, no markings to text; catalog labels at bottom spine and right top rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Nutshell Library, 11 volumes: An Evening with Burns, Dickens, Hawthorne, Irving, Lamb, Longfellow, Scott, Shakspere [Shakespeare], Tennyson, Thackeray Cody, Sherwin; Burns; Dickens; Hawthorne; Irving; Lamb; Longfellow; Scott; Shakespeare; Tennyson, Thackeray
Rochester, NY The Sherwin Cody School of English 1927 Soft cover Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Continued title: "plus Reading Guide-'How to Read and What to Read.'" A nice set of 10 small books of literary giants plus a reading guide. Each book has a biography and something written by that author. E.g., Shakespeare vol. includes excerpts from Merchant of Venice, Romeo, and Hamlet. Tennyson and "Shakspere" (sic) vols have cream wraps, all others have brown. All booklets have embossed titles on front cover. Each vol. approx. 130 pp. Books each 3.73 X 5.5 inches. Ornamental frontispiece in each. Condition: Good, reading pages clean, edges of wraps have chips and tears where they extend over text block; Shakespeare vol. front cover is separated at hinge, laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Sapho Daudet, Alphonse
New York NY Societe des Beaux-Arts 1905 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Rejchan 
1905 Limited Connoisseur edition (21/500), Comedie d"Amour series, of popular novel by late 19th century French author. Book Codnition : Good-; no text marks; beginnings of binding separation visible inside front cover; Comedie D'Amour color illustration separated but present; bumping/wear to spine ends and cover corners; light age toning inside covers; fading to gilded top text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (Suny Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion) Davis, Lloyd (editor)
Albany NY State University of New York Press 1993 0791412849 / 9780791412848 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This work examines the symbol of the virgin in a variety of Victorian literary works : Frankenstein, The Woman in White, Dracula, Tess of the Durbervilles. It also examines virginity in the poetry of Coventry Patmore, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti. Additionally commentary is provided on the social and sexual background of the Victorian period and links gender, discourse, the body, and language. Book Condition : Very Good; press stamp of former owner on title page; no other interior markings; very slight corner cover and edge wear. 
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17 Adam Bede Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
One book from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, tan label on spine, top edge gilt, 520 pages, 5 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Sewn binding has several places of loosening. 
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18 Felix Holt the Radical and Impressions of Theophrastus Such Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Two books bound together in one volume, from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, tan label on spine, top edge gilt, paged sequentially: 461, 151 pages; 3 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and minor wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Binding sound. 
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19 Scenes of Clerical Life, Silas Marner, the Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Four books bound together in one volume,, from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, Tan label on spine, top edge gilt, paged sequentially: 364, 179, 44, 42 pages, 4 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; ffep creased, former owner's name inscribed and bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and minor wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Last few pages starting to separate from binding. 
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20 The Complete Works of George Eliot: St. James Edition, Vol. IX; Poems; Life of George Eliot, Part I Eliot, George
London; New York Postlethwaite, Taylor & Knowles, Ltd. 1908 Limited Edition Hardcover Good Book Gertrude Demain Hammond, Frederick Stoddard 
Beautifully bound volume in a limited edition set of works of Mary Ann Evans, one of the leading female English novelists of the 19th century known by her pen name of George Eliot. Vol. IX, Quarter-bound in dark red leather, gilt spine titles and ornamentation, top edge gilt, 375 pp., photogravure illustrations by Gertrude Demain Hammond & Frederick Stoddard, illustrated endpapers, some uncut pages. Limited edition, hand-numbered 590 out of an American edition of 1,000. Condition: Good; pages clean and bright, some ripples in cloth on cover and inside cover from poor adhesion, wear to spine and hinges but gilt barely affected, short tear at top hinges. 
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