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The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory, Alun-Jones, Deborah
1 Alun-Jones, Deborah
The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory
London: Thames & Hudson: 2013: 978050051677: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Fine: Gift inscription on the front free endpaper covers half the page, otherwise a clean, fine copy. 208 pages with Bibliography and Index. 75 illustrations, 12 in color. From the publisher: "In this engaging book, Deborah Alun-Jones selects a range of authors from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, for whom the rectory was either the childhood home that nurtured their creative talent or the place they chose to live as an adult and from which they drew inspiration. Each chapter explores the life of a writer during the time they lived at a particular rectory/ parsonage or vicarage and the effect it had on them": 08581: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Carlyle's First Love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman: An Account of Her Life, Ancestry and Homes, Her Family and Friends, Archibald, Raymond Clare
2 Archibald, Raymond Clare
Carlyle's First Love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman: An Account of Her Life, Ancestry and Homes, Her Family and Friends
London: John Lane The Bodley Head: 1910: First Edition: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: A structurally sound copy with a good bit of scattered foxing, particularly around the endpapers and plates. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt (scratched and somewhat faded), while the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. Looks like a book plate was removed. 214 pages with 21 illustrations, including one in color, plus ads for related titles from the publisher.: 08546: 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Berkow, Ira
Red: A Biography of Red Smith, the Life and Times of a Great American Writer
New York: Times Books: 1986: 0812912039 / 9780812912036: Second Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Price-clipped jacket. The life and career of one of America's best sports journalists. 302 pages with index. Illustrated with black & wite photos.: 01810: 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
Mayakovsky: A Poet in Revolution, Brown, Edward J.
4 Brown, Edward J.
Mayakovsky: A Poet in Revolution
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press: 1973: 0691062552 / 9780691062556: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Minor wear to the extremities, jacket protected in a new Mylar cover. 386 pages, including Biographical Essay, Index of Names, and Index of Titles. Several black & white photos illustrate the text. Literary biography of Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930).: 06423: 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Burl, Aubrey
Catullus : A Life
London: Constable: 2004: 184119526x / 9781841195261: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 298 pages with Appendixes, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Appendix I: Peleus and Thetis. Appendix II: The Recovery of the Poems of Catullus. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and black and white photos.: 04825: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
The Moon and I, Byars, Betsy C.
6 Byars, Betsy C.
The Moon and I
New York: Julian Messner: 1991: 0671741667 / 9780671741662: 2nd Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Maroon cloth boards, lightly bumped. Jacket shows slight wear at head of spine and some color bleed to inside of jacket at head of spine. The Newbery Award winning author finally gets her childhood wish of having a pet snake, which she finds on her front porch. This is the story of the summer she got to know Moon the blacksnake, with reminiscences through her childhood. 96 pages with a bibliography of published works to date and photos of the author and her family from childhood to present.: 01590: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Charles Williams, Poet of Theology, Cavaliero, Glen
7 Cavaliero, Glen
Charles Williams, Poet of Theology
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans: 1983: 0802835791 / 9780802835796: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Small area of paper loss from sticker removal on the front free endpaper. 199 pages with Appendix (A Note on the Symbolism of Charles Williams, William Blake, and George MacDonald), Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Biography of Charles Williams--poet, novelist, playwright, critic, and theologian.: 03990: 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
D.H. Lawrence : The Croydon Years, Corke, Helen
8 Corke, Helen
D.H. Lawrence : The Croydon Years
Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press: 1965: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Light shelf wear to boards, light chipping to price-clipped jacket. Croydon, England was the setting for the three-way friendship between Lawrence, Jessie Chambers, and the author of this book--Helen Corke. All three made literary records of their association, but the scarcity and continuing usefulness of Corke's records prompted the publication of this volume. 143 pages, illustrated.: 01329: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme, Daugherty, Tracy
9 Daugherty, Tracy
Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme
New York: St Martins Press: 2009: 0312378688 / 9780312378684: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine+: Near Fine+: 581 pages with Chronology, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Illustrated with black & white photos.: 07174: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Hammett, Dashiell; Edited By Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett
Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960
Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint: 2001: 1582430810 / 9781582430812: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine+: Near Fine+: 650 pages with Appendix (Hammett's Reading) and Index. Black and white photos.: 01921: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Robert Burns: The Man and His Work, Hecht, Hans; Translated by Jane Lymburn into English
11 Hecht, Hans; Translated by Jane Lymburn into English
Robert Burns: The Man and His Work
Darvel, United Kingdom: Alloway Publishing, Limited: 1988: 0907526047 / 9780907526049: Reprint: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: Book was purchased at the Burns Cottage, Alloway according to a slip of paper signed by the curator and laid in the book with a brochure from the Burns Heritage Trail. 301 pages with Appendix (Heron's Memoir of Burns), Bibliography and Indices (A: Names and Places, B: Titles of Poems, Songs and Tunes).: 02147: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
The Clocks of Columbus ; the Literary Career of James Thurber, Holmes, Charles S.
12 Holmes, Charles S.
The Clocks of Columbus ; the Literary Career of James Thurber
New York: Atheneum: 1972: First Edition: Hardcover: Very Good+: Very Good+: A lightly bumped, clean copy. [xiv] 360 pp, including Selected Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with black & white photos and some of Thurbers drawings.: 01303: 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
Bernard Shaw, Vol. 1: 1856-1898 - The Search for Love, Holroyd, Michael
13 Holroyd, Michael
Bernard Shaw, Vol. 1: 1856-1898 - The Search for Love
London: Chatto & Windus: 1988: 0701133325 / 9780701133320: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: 486 pages with Index. Photos and pictorial endpapers.: 08406: 
Price: 8.50 USD
 
 
Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography, Two-Volume Set, Holroyd, Michael
14 Holroyd, Michael
Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography, Two-Volume Set
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968: First American Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Two-volume set in slipcase. Volume I: The Unknown Years, 1880-1910; Volume II: The Years of Achievement 1910-1932. Both volumes have small amounts of damage and darkening to the dust jacket spines. Additionally, Volume II has several tiny spots on the fore-edge of the page block. Comes with publisher's slipcase, which has mild wear.: 01334: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
William Dean Howells: An American Life, Lynn, Kenneth S.
15 Lynn, Kenneth S.
William Dean Howells: An American Life
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1971: 0151421773 / 9780151421770: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: Light edge wear to jacket and evidence of mositure exposure at the tail of the spine, which has created a bit of a wrinkled effect in a small area. Jacket protected now in a clear Mylar (Brodart) cover.: 02578: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
16 Mayfield, Sara
The Constant Circle: H.L. Mencken and His Friends
New York: Delacorte Press: 1968: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine-: Near Fine-: Light edge wear, price stamp on front free endpaper. 307 pages with Index. No photos.: 01150: 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil, McCauley, Michael
17 McCauley, Michael
Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil
New York, NY, U.S.A.: Mysterious Press: 1991: 0892963921 / 9780892963928: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: A biography of America's greatest noir writer (as stated on the dust jacket), with photos. 340 pages with Index. Black and white photos.: 00536: 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Milford, Nancy
18 Milford, Nancy
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
New York: Random House: 2001: 039457589x / 9780394575896: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Mild bump to top edge of book and jacket. 550 pages with Notes and Index. Black and white photos.: 08804: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
The Wanderer and the Way: The Hebrew Tradition  in the Writings of Martin Buber, Oliver, Roy
19 Oliver, Roy
The Wanderer and the Way: The Hebrew Tradition in the Writings of Martin Buber
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press: 1968: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Mild shelf wear, rubbing to jacket edges. 168 pages with Book List and Notes and References. No photos.: 07082: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Clear Pictures : First Loves, First Guides, Price, Reynolds
20 Price, Reynolds
Clear Pictures : First Loves, First Guides
New York: Atheneum: 1989: 0689120753 / 9780689120756: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: Autobiography focusing on the author's youth from 1933 to 1954 growing up in North Carolina. 304 pages. Black and white photos.: 00382: 
Price: 9.00 USD
 

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