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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 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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The American Essays of Henry James, James, Henry (Edited with Introduction by Leon Edel)
6 The American Essays of Henry James James, Henry (Edited with Introduction by Leon Edel)
New York Vintage Books 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
This compilation volume includes "all of Henry Jame's essays on American letters together with certain of his miscellaneous writings on American subjects". Inscribed by Editor on half title page : "Harold and Frederica Landon (?) , with the affectionate good wishes of the editor and annotater, Leon Edel, Martha's Vineyard, 30 August 1956." Small hardback - red cloth with gilt lettering. 288 pages plus Index. Vintage Books K-40, 1956, first edition stated. Book Condition : Good; pages are very lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no tears. Top left corners of first several chapters have a small crease. Cover has light wear to spine and corners. Hinges are intact and pages secure. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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7 Travels in Philadelphia Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia PA David McKay Co. 1921 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Taylor, Frank H. 
This is a collection of short essays, originally written for the Philadelphia Evening Ledger, compiled and printed shortly after Morley moved to New York. Topis range form Benjamin Franklin, Willow Grove, The Paoli Local, The Whitman Centennial, Up the Wissahickon, to the title piece. Book Condition : Good; previous owner's name in ink on front free end paper, no other internal markings; front free end paper tearing away from binding; some discoloration to inside front and rear colors likely due to adhesive; start of binding separation at rear cover but pages are secure. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 The Notion-Counter: A Farrago of Foibles, Being Notes About Nothing by Nobody Nobody
Boston MA The Atlantic Monthly Press 1922 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
1924 4th printing. Collection of humorous essays, centered on marriage and family life, which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Book Condition: Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; rubbing to fabric covered boards near spine; light age toning to text block; spot on rear of half-title page. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Studies in the Literary Imagination Spring 1985 (Interconnections between Religious and Literary Visions) Various
Atlanta GA Georgia State University 1985 Soft cover Very Good Journal 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Volume XVIII, No. 1. Spring 1985. 7 articles explore the need for dialogue between theologians and literary critics. Entries include : The Spiritual Significance of the French Symbolists in the Aesthetics of Jacques Maritain; Theodore Roethke as Meditative Poet; Hagiography and Imagination; The Relations of Literature and Religion in the Wake of Deconstruction; and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal marks; ink writing on spine; light cover corner curling; mild creasing to top rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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