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The Works of Joseph Addison. Complete in Three Volumes. (VOLUME III ONLY)

By: ADDISON, Joseph

Price: $51.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1845

Stock No.: 77473

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A handsome, leatherbound collection of writings by Joseph Addison (1672-1719) who was co-founder of the English daily publication, 'The Spectator'. Volume 3 only of the three-volume set. In this work, the author offers his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, from Italy to medals. --- In full leather covers w/titling on black spine blocks. With striking marbled endpages and textblock fore-edge. --- With whitish dried glue on front cover, some rubbing and tears to covers; marbling on textblock edges has faded; interior of volume with foxing but otherwise bright and firm. ; Small 4to 9" ... View more info

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The Tao of Architecture

By: Amos Ih Tiao Chang

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1981

Stock No.: 81455

ISBN: 0691003300

Condition: Good


An essay that ". . .develops a parallel between [aspects of] Laotzu's philosophy. . .and modern architecture." With black & white drawings throughout. --- Prior owner's mark inside front cover, and with rubbing and curling to covers, else a firm, clean, intact copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; (8), 72 pages View more info

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Tomorrow in the Making

By: ANDREWS, John N.; MARSDEN, Carl A. (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Whittlesey House: 1939

Stock No.: 70440

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated second printing of this 1939 anthology of essays by academics, politicians, authors and other notable figures of the day about the future and the major issues to be considered. Topics range from "the current crisis" (World War II) to democracy, communism, capitalism, peace, business, the courts, etc. Includes a preface by the editors. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with spine titling in gold. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A notice of award to a Pennsylvania High School student is pasted to front free endpaper, and inked name to front paste-down, otherwise a clean, tight... View more info

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Essays (Everyman's Library #10)

By: BACON, Francis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1936

Stock No.: 82084

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of 43 essays on fundamental aspects of human life by the English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The essays focus on basics such as "Of Truth", "Of Death", "Of Cunning", "Of Love", etc. With an introduction by Oliphant Smeaton. Back matter includes index of quotations and foreign phrases, and glossary. Entry 10 in Everyman's Library 'Essays and Belles-Lettres' series. --- A 1936 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full orange cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to ... View more info

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Greek Literature for the Modern Reader

By: BALDRY, H. C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1951

Stock No.: 73888

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In this work, the author paints a picture of everyday life in ancient Greece in order to help the modern reader understand the context in which such classicists as Homer or Aristophanes wrote their enduring works. With maps of Greece and the Aegean Sea at endpapers. With snippets of translated sections of various works scattered throughout. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket in lavender with image of seated lyre player to front panel. --- Interior with discreet pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket wi... View more info

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Philosophy: An Introductory Study of Fundamental Problems and Attitudes

By: BARRETT, Clifford

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Stock No.: 79896

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A 1936 printing of this scholarly work which first appeared in 1935. Indexed. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Apparently used as a student's textbook, with discreet penciled underlinings and marginalia on several pages, along with sticker and rubberstamping to front free endpaper. Some whitish soiling to covers, else a firm, sound copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiii, 395 pages View more info

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How to Sleep

By: BENDER, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann, Inc.: 1949

Stock No.: 76280

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Guide to combatting insomnia offers physiological, psychological and emotional factors. In full tan cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages View more info

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An Abridgement of Lectures on Rhetorick: Greatly Improved by the Addition, to Each Page, of Appropriate Questions by Rev. J. L. Blake.

By: BLAIR, Hugh; BLAKE, Rev. J. L.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Concord, New Hampshire, Marsh, Capen & Lyon: 1830

Stock No.: 77479

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A compact abridgement of the essays by the noted Scottish minister of religion, Hugh Blair (1718-1800). The subject matter greatly varies in these lectures, but they range from defining 'taste' to types of poetry. Each page with questions (but not answers) derived by Rev. J. L. Blake, from the text on that page. --- In full leather binding with titling on red spine block. --- The volume is firm and bright, but has been exposed to dampness, thus is rippled throughout. Cover with rubbing; an apparently blank page has been torn out at rear of volume. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 344 pages View more info

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Good and Evil

By: BUBER, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1953

Stock No.: 74277

ISBN: 0684717239

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Religious philosopher's work examines good vs. evil and right and wrong. A nice, firm copy but with lightly yellowed pages and discolored back cover edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-44]

Stock No.: 79778

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition offering: ". . . 13 essays [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. Volume bears 1939 date, but likely published c.1939-44. Lacks the dust jacket. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-4, CLOTH-Blue-Green, SPINE TITLE BLOCKS/TOPSTAIN COLORS- Black, ENDPAPERS-blank, JACKET-none, ML#G-47.1. --- A partial split near title page has been carefully reinforced prior to this listi... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (Easton Press: 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Stock No.: 83681

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition of Samuel Butler's semi-autobiographical novel, which was considered controversial when published in 1903 after his death in 1902. With drawings by Robert Ward Johnson and an introduction by Theodore Dreiser; as well as a specially-commissioned frontis painted portrait of Mr. Butler by Richard Sparks. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's Edition series: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. --- Bound in rich dark green bonded leather covers with elaborate gilt decorations stamped on covers and spine. Titling stamped on spine in gilt, with three raised band... View more info

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The Making of Man: An Outline of Anthropology (Modern Library #149.2)

By: CALVERTON, V. F. (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1964]

Stock No.: 83658

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Works of various scholars on the subject of anthropology are presented here in this Modern Library compilation, which has been described as the "Golden Treasury of Anthropology". Edited, with a preface and introduction by V. F. Calverton. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists titles in ML catalog, but without a total number. Likely published c.1964. ML #149.2. --- With tiny whitish specks to rear cover and faint stain to front, otherwise an unmarked, ti... View more info

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Self-Government in Industry

By: COLE, G. D. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell and Sons, Ltd.: 1920

Stock No.: 83695

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


G. D. H. Cole's post-World War I study of unions, guilds and the roles played by workers and their places of employment in this fifth revised edition. The author was a British "libertarian socialist" and an advocate for Fabianism and the Cooperative Movement of the early 20th Century. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with spine titling in brown. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound, sound copy but with Chicago bookseller label to front free endpaper & soiling to textblock lower edge. Scarce in this edition.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xi, 283 pages View more info

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The Idea of History

By: COLLINGWOOD, R. G.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Galaxy: 1964

Stock No.: 79885

Condition: Very Good-


One might describe this work by the Oxford Philosophy professor as a "history of history". This 1957 U.S. edition follows the original 1946 English edition. Indexed. --- A clean, firm softcover copy but with pencil marks to cover, prior owner's rubberstamping to half title page and faint coffee ring soiling to cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxvi, 339 pages View more info

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The Pocket Book of Quotations (Collector's Edition)

By: DAVIDOFF, Henry (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books, Inc.: 1942

Stock No.: 83380

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A handsome, compact collection of notable quotations by such luminaries as Shakespeare, Plato, Shelley, Tennyson, Tolstoy and many others. Edited, and with a brief introduction, by Henry Davidoff. Includes table of contents by subject at front of volume, index of authors at rear. --- In decorative floral paper-covered boards backed in brown leatherette, with titling and ornate decorations in gilt to spine, cover pattern repeated at endpapers. All edges stippled in red. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking damages, though with very slight cover edge rubbing... View more info

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Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach (Readings for Students)

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1893

Stock No.: 80761

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A pair of notable writings by the noted English essayist, edited and with introduction by J. M. Hart. An entry in publisher's "Readings for Students" series. This copy with tissue-protected frontis portrait of the author. --- In full pale yellow cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in maroon on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With penciled notes and underlinings throughout, light soiling to cloth, else an intact, firm copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xxvi, 138 pages View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Thomas DeQuincey [Selected Writings from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and more]

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79443

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted English essayist. Includes selections from his landmark: "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" among others. With black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- The frontis tissue guard is mi... View more info

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John Dewey on Education: Selected Writings (Modern Library #348.1)

By: DEWEY, John (author); ARCHAMBAULT, Reginald D. (editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 81907

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering selected writings on education by the American philosopher, psychologist, and reformer John Dewey (1859-1952). Edited and introduced by Reginald D. Archambault. --- In Toledano spine 13 / black cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / brown & yellow Fujita endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Interior bears 1964 date but likely published c.1967. ML #348.1. --- With prior owner's inked name to front paste-down, retailer's rubberstamped price to front free endpaper, otherwise a firm, clean and unmarked copy. Unclipped dust jac... View more info

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Why We Behave Like Human Beings

By: DORSEY, George A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1925

Stock No.: 77035

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated sixty-fourth printing of this once-popular work. In it, the author scientifically explores the workings of the human body and mind, and compares and contrasts human behavior to other life forms. With a laid-in gift card to recipient from 'Daddy', dated 1966. --- In full orange buckram, with titling in black on spine. --- A firm copy though with some penciled underlinings, soiling on a few pages, and chafing to edges of covers. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages View more info

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English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Locke - Berkeley - Hume (#37 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80690

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A selection of writings by English philosophers John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume. The 37th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis image of Berkeley. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A Fair only copy with split near front of volume, torn and bent upper front cover; with light sunning to spine, and chafing to cloth at spine ... View more info

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Essays: English and American (#28 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80692

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A selection of essays by a variety of noted English and American authors, ranging from Edgar Allan Poe to William Makepeace Thackeray. The 28th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies introductions and notes. With sepia frontis image of Thomas H. Huxley. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and chafing to cloth at spine ends; otherwise a firm, clean, soun... View more info

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English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macauley (#27 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80698

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of essays by a variety of noted English authors, ranging from Ben Jonson to Samuel Johnson to Thomas De Quincey and several others. The 27th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies introductions and notes. With sepia frontis image of Samuel Johnson at the house of Lord Chesterfield. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and a little chafing to ... View more info

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Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian (#32 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 81110

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of French, German and Italian essays, including writings of Michel de Montaigne, Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Cotthold Ephraim Lessing, J. C. Friedrich von Schiller, Immanuel Kant and Guiseppe Mazzine. The essays have been rendered into English from their original languages. --- The 32nd entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia photographic portrait of Sainte-Beuve. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gil... View more info

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The Dance of Life (Modern Library #160.1)

By: ELLIS, Havelock

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1951]

Stock No.: 82761

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering a collection of philosophical essays by the noted English physician, intellectual and prolific writer who introduced revolutionary views on human sexuality. Includes an introduction by the author. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / dark topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 352 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1951 (though 1929 date appears in book). ML #160.1. --- A Fair only copy: the upper edges of the covers and top of textblock have non-odorous dampstains, with bumped top... View more info

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The Discourses of Epictetus

By: EPICTETUS; MATHESON, P. E. (transator and prefatory material); ERNI, Hans (illustrations)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83299

Condition: Very Good+


A deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition offering the philosophical principles of Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in Rome. His Discourses were recorded by Arrian, a pupil, in about 108 A.D. His advice is relevant in the modern world because of his practical observations about living a happy, successful life. Translated by P. E. Matheson, who also offers considerable prefatory information about Epictetus and his philosophy. Includes illustrations by the noted Swiss artist Hans Erni. Sandglass flyer not present. --- In green floral print paper-covered boards backed in green cloth,... View more info

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The Praise of Folly (Modern Library #331.1)

By: ERASMUS, Desiderius

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1962]

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 83430

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Stated first printing, in an undated copy. Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Dutch theologian who wrote in Latin. This work is one of his most admired series of essays, presented in a Modern Library edition. Translated from the Latin, with a prefatory essay and commentary, by Hoyt Hopewell Hudson. Includes a couple of black & white illustrations and index of proper names. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style j, verso advertises 415 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1962 (though 1... View more info

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Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed

By: FINCHER, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Stock No.: 81005

ISBN: 0880299460

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A reprint edition of the author's examination of all things related to being left-handed. Previously published as "Sinister People". --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth. Yellow jacket with drawing of raised left hand. --- A bright, clean, firm copy. Jacket with slight soiling, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 221 pages View more info

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The Future Agenda: A Festschrift in Honour of John Templeton on His 80th Birthday, 29th November 1992

By: FORKER, Wilbert (editor)

Price: $41.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Hanover Press: 1992

Stock No.: 76481

ISBN: 0707307236

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A work, containing writing of noted religious personages, to commemorate the 80th birthday of Sir John Templeton. The noted investor and philanthropist created the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities; he long argued for a place for God in everyday peoples' lives. Included are a program of events on the eve of Mr. Templeton's birthday, as well as a signed letter by his son Dr. Jack Templeton, presenting this copy of this work to Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sunderland in Colorado. --- A clean, bright, firm copy in Fine condition; in jacket in similar condit... View more info

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The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Giant #G39.1)

By: FREUD, Sigmund

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1940]

Stock No.: 81836

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Six essential writings by the legendary figure in the world of psychoanalysis are presented in this Modern Library Giant edition. Includes his "The Interpretation of Dreams", "Totem and Taboo" and four more. Translated from the German and edited, with an introduction, by Dr. A. A. Brill. --- In Toledano spine G5 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green cover & spine blocks / faded green topstain / 'Quad Aristocrat' BG style endpapers / jacket style Ge, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no total number. Likely published c.1960 (though 1938 date appears in book). ML #G... View more info

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Candelabra: Selected Essays and Addresses

By: GALSWORTHY, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 41080

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


First American edition of a collection of essays and speeches by the prolific English writer John Galsworthy and author of the notable "Forsyte Saga". The essays cover a range of topics, from drama to literature, to travel and to books in general. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Front free endpaper has been torn out; else a clean, firmly-bound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 311 pages View more info

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Thoughts and Meditations

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1969

Stock No.: 80486

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated Fourth "paperbound" Edition, 1969. Musings by the author of "The Prophet" on a variety of topics ranging from love and beauty to governmental and societal corruption. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In brown paper-covered hardcovers with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket bears an image of sunshine bursting through a thicket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 128 pages View more info

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The Analects of Confucius

By: GILES, Lionel (translator and editor)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1970

Stock No.: 83573

Condition: Very Good+


An illustrated deluxe edition presenting the teachings of Confucius. Translated from the Chinese, with an introduction and notes, by Lionel Giles. Illustrated with paintings by Tseng Yu-Ho, who provides comments on the art at rear of volume. --- In patterned gold paper-covered boards backed in gold cloth with titling in gilt on red spine block, red Chinese spine characters, and with red topstain. Sandglass flyer laid in (Del Mar: no. IV:36). Volume housed in gold paper-covered slipcase. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright, and firm but with prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down.... View more info

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Hawthorne and Irving: Essays, Etc. (The Pocket University Volume III Parts I & II)

By: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel; IRVING, Washington (authors); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1925

Stock No.: 80171

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A collection of six essays by Hawthorne and 7 by Irving in a compact volume. Each author's essays are preceded by an introduction by editor Bliss Perry. Includes a frontis portrait of Mr. Hawthorne. Vol. III, Part I & II of the publisher's Pocket University Series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decoration to cover, titling & decorations in blue on spine, top edge gilt. --- Spine is somewhat sunned but lettering is readable; interior has yellowed but lacks markings and volume is sturdy and tight.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall) ; x, 152, ix, 145 pages View more info

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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

By: HIRSCH Jr., E. D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1987

Stock No.: 81137

ISBN: 039543095X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In this popular work, University of Virginia professor nudges the reader toward greater literacy. With an appendix: "What Literate Americans Know" by the author, Joseph Kett and James Trefil. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With spots of soiling to cover edges, prior owners' signatures to front free endpaper, else a bright, clean, firm copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xvii, 251 pages View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

By: HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1955

Stock No.: 76609

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A famed collection of essays, first published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine from 1831 to 1832. Oliver Wendell Holmes [Sr.] was the father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who was a well-know Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This deluxe edition features R. J. Holden illustrations and an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. --- In full grey cloth-covered hardcovers with Holden illustations affixed to front & back covers; titling in gilt on maroon spine block. Interior leaves of a buff colored stock; textblock edges all w/spatterings. In black paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in. --- Wi... View more info

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The Iliad of Homer (Modern Library #166.2)

By: HOMER

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1961]

Stock No.: 81843

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the epic poem of ancient Greece, rendered into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf and Ernest Meyers; and with an introduction by Gilbert Highet. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #166.2. --- With prior owner's inked info. to title page and somewhat discolored cloth, else a firmly-bound, clean, sound copy. Unclipped dust jacket with inked... View more info

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University of Colorado Studies Series in Philosophy No. I: Studies in Ethical Theory

By: HULLEY, Karl K. (editor)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Boulder, University of Colorado Press: 1958

Stock No.: 79877

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A collection of eight scholarly writings by faculty of the University of Colorado, all sharing the general theme of ethics. --- In tan wraps. Volume is clean, firm and unmarked.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 111 pages View more info

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Der Höhenflug (German language)

By: IWASZKIEWICZ, Jaroslaw

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Germany, Suhrkamp Verlag: 1964

Stock No.: 80062

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Erstes bis fünftes Tausend dieser Ausgabe 1964. A German-language edition offering the Polish writer's essay. Statement on back jacket cover: "Das Gefängnis ist die polnische Volksschule. Wenn Sie nicht im Gefängnis gesessen haben, dann sind Sie nicht gebildet, dann sind Sie kein richtiger Pole", which roughly translates to: "The prison is the Polish elementary school. If you have not been in prison, then you are not formed, then you are not a real Pole." --- This compact volume in grey paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on black spine block. Simple green dust ja... View more info

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Dictionary of American Maxims

By: KIN, David (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library: 1955

Stock No.: 60560

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted in this work: "If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads". That message, and many more, are offered in this collection of ". . .great thoughts, expressed by the outstanding leaders of America from the 17th century to our days". The entries are sorted alphabetically by subject. Includes an introduction by J. Donald Adams. --- In pale blue cloth-covered boards with publisher's device in blue to cover; titling in blue to spine. Jacket features eagle and robed figure to cover. --- A very nice copy: clean, unmarked a... View more info

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Laocoön / Nathan the Wise / Minna von Barnhelm (Everyman's Library #843)

By: LESSING, Gotthold Ephraim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1961

Stock No.: 82960

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition offering an English translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's "Laocoön, or, The Limits of Painting and Poetry", ". . .an essay aiming at defining by analysis the limitations of poetry and the plastic arts." (per Ross, p.301). This volume also includes Lessing's dramas: "Nathan the Wise" and "Minna von Barnhelm". Laocoön and Nathan translated from the German by editor W. A. Steel, who also provides an introduction. Minna translated by A. A. Dent. Entry 843 in Everyman's Library Poetry & Drama series. --- A 1961 reprint edition, in ... View more info