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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 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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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 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Literature Ellen Moers
Hartford CT Stowe-Day Foundation 1978 0917482158 / 9780917482151 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
With a Note on Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 16 b&w photos and illustrations. Attempts to place Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American literary tradition, focusing on the literary (rather than the historical) implications of her best known work. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light wear to covers; small tear to rear cover from price sticker removal. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 The World's One Hundred Best Short Stories Grant Overton (editor)
New York NY Funk & Wagnalls Co. 1927 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
1927 1st Edition Thus. Complete 10 volume set with a different genre for each book : Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Love, Drama, Courage, Women, Men, Ghosts, and Humor. Includes stories such as The Gold Bug (Poe), Youth (Conrad), The Necklace (de Maupassant), The Thief (Dostoevsky); Sleepy Hollow (Irving). Book Conditions : Good; no text marks; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some fading to spine titling; mild age toning inside covers; only a few scattered spots to text block. No Dust Jackets as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Occidental Gleanings Volume 1 Hearn, Lafcadio
New York NY Dodd, Mead and Company 1925 First American Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is the first volume of Hearn's Occidental Gleanings. It features the first reprinting of the Ozias Midwinter Letters from 1877-78. These focus on the city of New Orleans, starting with an account of the funeral of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Extensive 39 page introduction by editor Albert Mordell. Article "American Authors as Printers : Lafcadio Hearn" inlaid at front. Book Description : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; picture of author pated inside front cover; library rubber stamp inside front cover; cataloging labels at top right rear cover and spine; sunlight lightening of spine and top rear cover; pocket removed from inside rear cover; light bumping to cover corners and spine ends; text unmarked. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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16 Studies in Tennyson, (The works of Henry Van Dyke. Avalon ed., vol. XII. Indoor essays II) Henry Van Dyke
NewYork NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1921 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of Van Dyke's poetic criticism of Tennyson. Subjects include Milton and Tennyson; The Bible in Tennyson; and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; sunlight fading to spine; binding slightly relaxed; light scuffing to rear cover. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Bronze Horses : A Comment on the Prose Poem of Amy Lowell, Hoskier, H. C.
17 The Bronze Horses : A Comment on the Prose Poem of Amy Lowell Hoskier, H. C.
Portland, ME The Mosher Press 1930 Limited Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo up to 7" tall 
Size: 12mo up to 7" tall. 18 pages. Book Condioton : Good+; pages are lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has a litlle light aging around the edges, bump to bottom of spine and bottom corners, small dent to top edge of spine. Limited edition of 500 copies. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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18 Recompense: Streams, Summits and Reflections Irwin, Brian
U.S.A. Xlibris Corporation / Privately Published 2009 1441545565 / 9781441545565 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a collection of nature writings and reflections form an experienced hiker and climber. The book is divided into three sections. Places discussed include Mount Washington in New Hampshire; Jackson, Wyoming; and Denali National Park in Alaska. Book Condition : Good; no internal marks; significant rubbing to covers; some shelf wear to cover edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Tolkien and the Critics : Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Isaacs, Neil D. and Rose A. Zimbardo (editors)
Notre Dame IN University of Notre Dame Press 1969 Hardcover (Library Binding) Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a collection of 15 essays on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Essayists include C.S. Lewis and W.H. Auden. Topics include : The Dethronement of Power (Lewis); Moral vision in The Lord of the Rings; Men, Halflings, and Hero-Worship; The Poetry of Fantasy : Verse in the Lord of the Rings; and more. This is a library binding of a paperback issue, the back cover of the paperback has been attached to the front free end paper. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; text unmarked; library bookplate inside front cover; rubber stamp applied to each text block; cataloging information on title page; pocket remnant inside rear cover; some rubbing to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 A Hunter's Sketches Ivan Turgenev
Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1960 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
AKA The Hunting Sketches, this work is a collection of short stories originally published in 1852. While hunting at his mother's estate, Turgenev encountered the abuse of Russian peasants and their lack of legal protection under the Russian Imperial system. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; binding tight; small water stain at bottom of first and last 50 pp. (no smell); bumping to spine ends and cover corners; vertical scuff to center rear cover; tax stamp inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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