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Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988), Editorial Board
21 Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988) Editorial Board
Croton-on-Hudson, NY Croton Council on the Arts 1988 N/A Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
This Special Anthology / Awards Issue is a Tribute to Anne Sexton. Features: Memoir / Excerpts About Anne Sexton, Interview With Diane Wood Middlebrook, Editors' Tribute and the 1988 Croton Review Awards in Poetry, Fiction and Essay. Featured artist on cover is Joseph C iardiello whose illustration is based on a series of poems by Anne Sexton, "Bestiary USA". Size: 4to up to 12" tall. 64 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light rubbing; slight age discoloration at top; corner curling; and tear to bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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22 Jane Welsh and Jane Carlyle Elizabeth Drew
New York NY Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1928 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1928 possible 1st Edition. Hardcover, 282 pp. w/ 5 b&w illustrations. Narrative biography of the Scottish writer Jane Welsh Carlyle. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Literary Society Library; no text marks; Discard stamped inside front cover and on text block; filing number on bottom spine; pocket and slip remnants inside rear cover; light wear to spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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23 Mother d'Youville, First Canadian Foundress: Marie-Marguerite Du Frost De Lajemmerais, Widow d'Youville Ferland-Angers, Albertine
Montreal Canada Sisters Of Charity Of Montreal 2000 2920965050 / 9782920965058 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
English translation of French biography of the first Canadian-born Saint and "Mother of Universal Charity" , Marguerite d'Youville, includes many letters previously unavailable in English. Includes fold out map of 1724 Montreal at rear. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; light cover corner curling; small creases to a few page tips. 
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24 Mastersingers Filson Young
New York NY Henry Holt and Company 1911 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
2nd American Edition from 5th English Edition. gilt top text block. Collection of essays on classical music and opera. Subjects include Hector Berlioz, Tristan und Isolde, Bach's Organ Fugues, and much more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; impress and rubberstamps to title page and one in text; bookplate inside front cover; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; catalog label on bottom spine; slip, pocket, and label inside rear cover; 
Price: 13.00 USD
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25 The Young Hamilton: A Biography Flexner, James Thomas
Boston MA Little Brown & Co (T) 1978 0316285943 / 9780316285940 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Focused on Hamilton's first 26 years, up to the end of the American Revolution, this biography delves into his traumatic childhood in the West Indies. Flexner argues that these events created an ongoing conflict between Hamilton's amazing creative gifts and a destructive tendency from unhealed psychic wounds. Book Condition : Good; no text markings; previous owner's bookplate on free end paper, impress at bottom right title page; light spotting to text block; binding relaxed. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping and small tears along edges, corners, and spine; rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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26 William Morris (Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 262) Frederick Kirchhoff
Boston MA Twayne Publishers 1979 0805767231 / 9780805767230 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st Printing. 182 pp. Critical literary biography of William Morris, a seminal figure in the Arts & Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite movements in Victorian England. Morris" poetry and writings (including translations and work with Scandinavian myths) are discussed. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; spotting to text block (and some on the rear cover). No Dust Jacket Condition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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27 The Life of Christ Frederick W. Farrar
New York NY Lovell, Coryell & Co. 1895 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1895 printing of Farrar's classic. Blue decorated hardcover, 752 pp. w/ Madonna and Child frontispiece. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Pastor's Personal Library; relaxed binding, start of separation, all pages present; a few scattered margin notes, rubber stamp inside front cover; wear along cover edges; soiling and catalog mark in pen to spine; scattered soiling on rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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28 Herbert Hoover Presented before the Scimeter Club of Baltimore, Maryland Free, A.M.
Baltimore MD Privately Published 1929 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Privately published laudatory lecture made 12/10/1928 by California Congressman A.M. Free on the newly elected Hoover before the Scimeter Club. Book Condition : Good; discoloration to free end papers; crease at bottom left of first half of book; bumping to spine ends; no markings to text. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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29 The Countess de Bonneval (2 Volume Set) Fullerton, Lady Georgiana
London England Hurst & Blackett 1858 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1858 First Edition, 2 volumes complete. Biography of Judith-Charlotte, Countess de Bonneval, née Biron. She was the wife of the Count de Bonneval, a French Army officer who fought for several countries in his career including converting to Islam and serving as a commander in the Turkish (ottoman) army. Dozens of pages of book listings/advertising at rear of volumes. Book Conditions : Fair; light discoloration at cover edges; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding separation at rear of Volume 2, all pages intact; light foxing and age toning; former owner's bookplates inside front covers of both volumes; occasional pencil marginalia. No Dust Jackets as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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30 Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer G. Moxley Sorrel
Chapel Hill NC McCowat-Mercer Press 1958 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Editor Bell Irvin Wiley on half title page. Edited reprint of well respected Civil War memoir written by James Longstreet's (eventual) Chief of Staff. Especially interesting in light of the post-war criticism of Longstreet in the Southern states. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, rubber stamp on front free end paper; light toning to end papers; bumping to spine ends; sunlight discoloration to spine. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; wear and small tears along edges, corners, and spine ends; rubbing; price clipped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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31 Stonewall Jackson G.F.R. Henderson
New York NY Longmans, Green, & Co. 1949 Hardcover Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Authorized (1 Volume) American Edition, 1949 4th printing. 737 pp. w/ 2 b& w plates, 28 maps, and 5 fold out maps in rear pocket. Classic biography elucidates how Jackson's early orphaned life and religious beliefs shaped him. Includes his time at West Point and VMI. Details the tactical brilliance of Jackson while providing an objective critical analysis of his battlefield decisions. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; toning to free end papers, less to side text block; a few white marks on light blue covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Poor; flaps detached and inlaid; tearing, edge wear, rubbing to remainder. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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32 The Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington G.R. Gleig
London and Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1909 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Everyman's Library Unnumbered. Undated, late 1920's printing. Flattering biography of the two time British Prime Minister and celebrated military figure of the 19th century. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Library;no text marks noted; light wear to spine ends and cover corners; label at bottom spine; bookplate inside front cover; a few rubber stamps; slip and pocket inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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33 Van Gogh Gaston Diehl
New York NY Crown Publishers 1955 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Crown Basic Art Library. Undated. Translated from French. 7 1/4" H. 48 pp. w/ b&w and color plates throughout. Short survey of Van Gogh's work details his influence on Post-Impressionism. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; toning to free end papers; bumping/wear to spine and spine ends; rubbing to covers. No Dust Jacket, glossy covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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34 Picasso(Crown Art Library Ser.) Gaston Diehl (Author) and Helen C. Slonim (translator)
New York NY Crown Publishers 1988 0517005018 / 9780517005019 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
QLP Art Series. Early printing, undated early 1960's. Translated from French. Critical survey of Picasso's work details his influence in the Cubist movement. 93 pp.w/ over 80 b&w and color plates including several mounted to the page (such as one on the title page). Features some of his lesser known works. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; very light toning and a fingerprint mark to free end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; toning at top edge of rear cover; light shelf wear; price unclipped; pen mark on interior front flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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35 Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography George Anastaplo
Lanham MD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001 0847694321 / 9780847694327 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st paperback Edition. Renowned scholar George Anastaplo looks at the development and legacy of Lincoln's legal and constitutional thought. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; price sticker remnant at bottom left rear; light curl to covers. BOOK IS ACTUALLY NEW BUT WORN FROM DISPLAY IN A CO-OP. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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36 Henry William Stiegel and his associates;: A story of early American industry George L. Heiges
Manheim PA Arbee Foundation 1976 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by author on title page. 1976 2nd Edition. 227 pp. Biographical sketch of Baron Stiegel and his colonial glassmaking enterprise. With attention to prominent Pennsylvanians Stiegel knew and his legacy in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; light rubbing; shelf wear to top edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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37 History of York County, Pennsylvania [Complete in 3 Volumes, With New Index-Harry L. Rinker Collection] George R. Prowell
Indianapolis IN Unigraphic 1975 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Complete set, 1975 reprint of 1907 original two volumes plus a third index volume. Vol. 1 is Historical and Geographic, Vol.2 is Biographical, Vol. 3 Indices by subject and name. 2650 pp. combined includes b&w illustrations, portraits, photos, and maps throughout first two books. Book Conditions : Good+; no text marks; age toning inside covers, spotting and a few small stains to text block; light rubbing to covers. No Dust Jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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38 Charles Demuth and Friends Gerald S. Lestz
Lancaster PA John Baer's Sons 2003 0970609620 / 9780970609625 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Short biography of American painter. First part details his frindships in Lancaster, second half details friendships with many in the avant-garde - Albert Barnes, Alfred Stieglitz, and William Carlos Williams. 80 pp. w/ b&w photos throughout. Book Condition : Near Fine; unmarked, light creasing to rear cover; light curl to front cover corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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39 The journal of Gideon Olmsted: Adventures of a sea captain during the American Revolution : a facsimile Gideon Olmsted
Washington DC Library of Congress 1978 0844402516 / 9780844402512 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Valued not only for its tales of his capture by, and successful taking of, a British sloop and the subsequent legal issues, this journal is highly regarded for its clues to Colonial American pronunciation of English. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; one horizontal band of toning at top front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. In Very Good decorative slipcase, wear at corners and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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40 The Reality of Christianity: a Study of Adolf vonHarnick as Historian and Theologian Glick, G. Wayne
New York NY Harper & Row 1967 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To Peter and Irene - whose walls have heard it all. Affectionately, Wayne." 1st Edition, part of the Makers of Modern Theology series. Biographical and critical study of late 19th/early 20th century German Lutheran theologian von Harnack. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light age toning inside covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear to edges. 
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