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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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki: A Novel in Six Parts (Hardcover): Complete and Unabridged 
New York NY Modern Library 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1960 Modern Library Giant. A classic of Japanese literature, considered by some as the world's first novel, this six-part work portrays court life in early 11th century Japan. Translated by Arthur Waley. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; blue ink stain on top text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; intact, some light tearing along edges; some rubbing; price unclipped. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Aucassin and Nicolete Andrew Lang (translator)
Aurora NY Roycroft Press 1899 Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Roycroft Press green suede-bound softcover, 91 pp. Anonymous 12th or 13th century French romantic tale combining poetry and prose, the story of star-crossed lovers who have to go through many adventures and misunderstandings to be together. Issued by the publishing arm of the Roycroft community, an early 20th century Arts & Crafts community in New York state. Influenced by William Morris (politically and artistically) and the Kelmscott Press, community founder Elbert Hubbard created the Roycroft Press to publish pamphlets and books (the latter often in suede covers). Book Condition :Good-; no text markings; front hinge cracking; some light age toning especially to the free end papers; light discoloration to a few pages opposite illumination; edge wear/rubbing to suede cover edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) Barbara Leah Harman
Charlottesville VA University of Virginia Press 1998 0813917727 / 9780813917726 Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Argues that there is an additional tradition in Victorian literature, feminine political fiction. This emerged as women authors (Bronte, Gaskell, Gissing, and more) imagined more involvement in the public political sphere during the Industrial Revolution. Book Condition : Near Fine; check marks to bibliography, no other marks; a few small marks to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; shelf wear along top edge; some rubbing creasing. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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6 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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7 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 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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9 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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10 The Spanglers : A Novel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Civil War Castor, Henry
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on front free end paper. Fictional account of a middle class Lancaster Pennsylvania family during the Civil War. Book Condition : Good+; text unmarked; light age toning; bumping to spine ends; a few small spots to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; price unclipped; chipping and tearing along edges; age toning to rear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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 Dr. Marigold's Prescriptions Charles Dickens
Philadelphia PA Samuel A. Dalton 1960 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Limited Edition 1066/1300, Christmas Keepsake hardcover in cardboard slipcase. Issued by Samuel A. Dalton. Written by Dickens as part of his Christmas stories, this tale of a deaf mute orphan and her unlikely new guardian is one of redemption and healing love.3 color plates w/ tissue guards. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; some spotting to text block and foxing to end papers. No Dust jacket as issued, in decorative cardboard slipcase with some light staining. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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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 
Collection of essays represents Clarke's thinking on a variety of subjects - Literary Studies, Religious and Philosophical, and Historical and Biographical. Essays 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 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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15 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night Rendered from the Literal & Complete Version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus E. Powys Mathers
London, England The Casanova Society 1923 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
4 volume limited edition (1586/2250) complete. 1923 Casanova Society. 3,552 pp. total. Gilt top text block and spine lettering. One different color illustration as frontispiece of each volume. Each book contains 25-40 tales and is c. 900 pages long. The most famous tale(s) in this set are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and the Seven Voyages of Sinbad. Book Conditions : Good; no text marks; bindings relaxed; mild scuffing/staining to covers, chip to front of Vol. 1; light bumping to cover corners and spine ends; scattered occasional creasing; page tearing to errata at rear of Vol. 4. No Dust Jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 The Spanish Gypsy ; The Legend of Jubal ; and other Poems, Old and New Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Several books poems, and essays 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, the two parts paged sequentially: 361, 209 pages; approx. 17 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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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