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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 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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3 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. 
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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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 0791412830 / 9780791412831 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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9 Religio Grammatici The Religion of a Man of Letters Gilbert Murray
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Good - No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1918 1st Edition. "Presidential Address to the Classical Association January 8,1918". Classical scholar mixes humanism and pragmatism in defending the value of history and literature against modernism. Book Condition : Good-; pencil underlining to 6 pp., owner's inscription on front free end paper; beginnings of binding separation inside front cover, half title page partially detached; light toning inside covers, adhesive toning to front free end paper reverse. No Dust Jacket. 
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10 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. 
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11 An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry Hiram Corson
Boston MA D.C. Heath & Co. 1889 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
3rd Edition, Undated, 1889 date derived from bibliographical entries. Following an introduction to Browning, and prior English poets, c. 70 individual poems by Browning are examined. Letter from Browning to the author is reproduced at the beginning of the text. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, inscription on front free end paper and Introduction page; a very few scattered spots of foxing; some rubbing/fingerprint smudges to dark blue covers. No Dust Jacket. 
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The Bronze Horses : A Comment on the Prose Poem of Amy Lowell, Hoskier, H. C.
12 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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13 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. 
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The American Essays of Henry James, James, Henry (Edited with Introduction by Leon Edel)
14 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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15 Milton Re-Viewed : Ten Essays Le Comte, Edward
New York NY Garland Publishing 1991 0815303068 / 9780815303060 First Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of essays by noted historian of British poetry and literature offers scholarly and critical consideration of Milton. Essays include : Satan's heresies in "Paradise Regained", Sly Milton : The Meaning Lurking in the Contexts of His Quotations, Shakespeare's Emilia and Milton's : The Parameters of Research, Miltonic Echoes in Elegia VII, and more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Library;cataloging labels to bottom left front cover and spine; library rubber stamps blacked out inside front and rear covers; date due slip on front free end paper; no markings to text. No Dust Jacket (likely as issued). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Fortunes of A Tale: The Philosophic Tale in France,- Bridging the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries McGhee, Dorothy M.
Menasha WI George Banta 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Literary criticism of the French philosophic tale in the 18th century. Special attention is paid to Voltaire and Gracian. Book Condition : very Good; no text marks; age toning inside covers; top right corner creasing to first few pages; fading to title on front cover. 
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17 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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18 Three Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
Camden NJ The Haddon Craftsmen 1939 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Limited Edition of 1100 copies, unnumbered. WWII dedication page in this specific copy. Essays on Self-Reliance, Courage, and Experience, plus An Appreciation by Van Wyck Brooks - Emerson in Concord. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; sunlight fading to spine and around cover edges; small water stain to rear free end paper. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 The Gothic Fiction in the American Magazines (1764-1800). A dissertation Redden, Sister Mary Mauritia, A.M.
Washington DC Catholic University of America Press 1939 1st Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Submitted for a doctoral degree in philosophy. The author explores the meaning of 'gothic" and discusses various motifs present in the syle: Castle, Keep or Dungeon/ Magic/ Ghosts/ Clerical and conventional milieu/ and Natural phenomena. Tan original wraps, bound in library stiff paper, 184 pp., unillustrated, indexed. Condition: Good: a clean, sound, readable book - ex-seminary library with typical markings and a rectangle cut out of title page but key information remains. Pages are clean, halo of light toning around edges. 
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20 Literature and the Christian Life Sallie McFague TeSelle
New Haven CT Yale University Press 1966 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardcover, 238 pp. Reading copy. Yale Publications in Religion, 12. Sections include : Religion and the Arts; The Nature and Function of Literature; The Christian Life; and, Literature and the Christian Life. Topics include : Christian Aesthetics, Discipleship, Christian Discrimination, and more. Book Condition : Fair; underlining/margin notes throughout; stains at top left rear free end paper & bottom front end paper; spotting to text block; light bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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