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  • The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science by Percy, Walker
    Percy, Walker
    The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science

    First Edition

    New Orleans: Faust Publishing, 1987. 20 pages. Published in an edition of 250 numbered copies bound with cloth spines, and 75 deluxe copies with leather spines. ISBN: 09179050599.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy with leather spine; no dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author on the title page. Copy number 15 of 75.

    Book ID: 209425
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  • The Papers of Bernard De Voto: A Description and a Checklist of His Works With a Tribute by Wallace Stegner by (Stegner, Wallace and Bernard De Voto)
    (Stegner, Wallace and Bernard De Voto)
    The Papers of Bernard De Voto: A Description and a Checklist of His Works With a Tribute by Wallace Stegner

    First Edition

    The Stanford University LIbraries, 1960. 62 pages. Published on the occasion of an exhibition in the Albert M. Bender Room, October 1 - November 26, 1960. Limited to an edition of 2000 copies. Colberg B56. ISBN: B000JF66H2.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). A bit of wear to the edges and spine head. Signed on the front free endpaper by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who wrote the forward to De Voto's book The Western Paradox.

    Book ID: 182168
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  • Looking in a Deeper Lair: A Tribute to Wallace Stegner by Lopez, Barry
    Lopez, Barry
    Looking in a Deeper Lair: A Tribute to Wallace Stegner

    Eugene, OR: Lone Goose Press, 1996. Oblong, about 9-3/4 by 6-1/2 inches. Fine binding, printed on Zerkall German Ingres paper. A limited edition of the 1996 Pushcart Prize-winning essay by Lopez in honor of Stegner. This edition limited to 150 signed and numbered paperback copies, plus 29 deluxe signed and boxed hardcover copies, with 26 of the deluxe copies lettered A-Z and 3 designated as artist's copies. ISBN: B0026HZA3M.

    Limited edition, copy number 103. Fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 167200
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  • The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science by Percy, Walker
    Percy, Walker
    The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science

    First Edition

    New Orleans: Faust Publishing, 1987. 20 pages. Published in an edition of 250 numbered copies bound with cloth spines, and 75 deluxe copies with leather spines. ISBN: 09179050599.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. This copy is unnumbered and with the printed designation of "Presentation copy." One of a small number of copies with the imprint "Lord John Press" on the spine.

    Book ID: 266788
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  • The Literature of Exhaustion and the Literature of Replenishment by Barth, John
    Barth, John
    The Literature of Exhaustion and the Literature of Replenishment

    First Edition

    Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1982. 39 pages. 7-1/8 by 10-1/2 inches. Limited edition of 400 signed and numbered copies; of which 300 were bound in red cloth and the other 100 in tan. ISBN: 9780935716160.

    First edition (first printing, tan cloth issue). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author on the colophon to Herb Yellin, the founder of Lord John Press, "For Herb Yellin, with pleasure and a better pen, still not good enough and I guess I've lost my [?] Flair. John Barth. 10/82." This copy marked "Publishers Copy" on the colophon, and bound in tan.

    Book ID: 217995
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  • Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky by Zukofsky, Louis
    Zukofsky, Louis
    Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky

    First Edition

    London: Rapp & Carroll, 1967. 160 pages. A collection of essays, dating back to the 1920s, most on literary themes. The book is divided in to sections titled with prepositions. ISBN: B000II6Z8U.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine (mild spine lean) in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed, with a preposition, " 'with' Edward, his copy, Louis Zukofsky. London, May 26, 1969." A previous owner has noted that Edward is the writer and critic Edward Lucie-Smith. There was a 150-copy signed limited edition, which this is not. Signed trade editions are uncommon.

    Book ID: 107410
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  • William Faulkner And His South by Warren, Robert Penn
    Warren, Robert Penn
    William Faulkner And His South

    First Edition

    Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1951. 15 mimeographed pages. The first Peters Rushton Seminar in Comtemporary Prose and Poetry and the sixteenth in the series sponsored by the Schools of English, 13 March 1951. ISBN: B0007E2SZE.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy, stapled. Prevoiusly folded at center of page with 1 inch closed tear at fold on left. Chip missing from last page not affecting the text.

    Book ID: 262821
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  • Conversations With Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature by Stegner, Wallace and Richard W. Etulain
    Stegner, Wallace and Richard W. Etulain
    Conversations With Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature

    First Edition

    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1983. 207 pages. One of 2,000 copies. Printed in question-and-answer style. Stegner is a winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. ISBN: 9780874802221.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the edges.

    Book ID: 167199
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  • Heroines of Fiction [Two volume set] by Howells, W. D. [William Dean]
    Howells, W. D. [William Dean]
    Heroines of Fiction [Two volume set]

    First Edition

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Volume I: 238, [239] pages. Volume II 273, [274] pages. Examines nineteenth-century female characters by writers including Jane Austin, George Eliot, Maria Edgeworth, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Bret Harte. Black-and-white illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, Arthur I. Keller and others. ISBN: B008ALEVB0.

    First edition (first printing). Two volumes in green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, and gilt top edge. Slight lean to volume I and a bit of edge wear, thus a very good set; no dust jackets. Former owner's bookplate to both front pastedowns.

    Book ID: 172632
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  • Amis, Kingsley
    What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions

    First Edition

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. 223 pages. Literary criticism with essays on Hans Christen Andersen, Dylan Thomas, Frankenstein, Rudyard Kipling and others. ISBN: 9780224619509.

    First edition (first printing). Some wear to spine head and light offsetting to endpapers, else a very good copy; in a dust jacket with some edge wear and spotting to flaps, thus very good.

    Book ID: 170238
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  • The Bronte Letters by Spark, Muriel (editor)
    Spark, Muriel (editor)
    The Bronte Letters

    First Edition

    London: Peter Nevill, 1954. 208 pages. "The first comprehensive selection of the Bronte letters to appear in one-volume" -- from the front flap. Introduction with biographical sketches by Spark. ISBN: B000S67JLO.

    First edition (first printing). Black cloth with gold lettering on the spine (a bit tarnished). A near fine copy in a somewhat grubby dust jacket with fading to the spine and chipped corners.

    Book ID: 247106
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  • Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings in Basile's Pentameron by Speroni, Charles
    Speroni, Charles
    Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings in Basile's Pentameron

    First Edition

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1941. University of California Publications in Modern Philology, volume 24, no. 2, pp. 181-288. ISBN: 281AIB1032244.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). This is one of 30 copies on 100% rag paper. Still in the original publisher's glassine packaging. Scarce.

    Book ID: 145150
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  • Milton's Punctuation and Changing English Usage, 1582-1667 by Treip, Mindele
    Treip, Mindele
    Milton's Punctuation and Changing English Usage, 1582-1667

    First Edition

    London: Methuen & Co, 1970. xiv, 189 pages. ISBN: 9780416136500.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Some creasing, with short tears in the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 141345
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  • The Wide World of John Steinbeck by (Steinbeck, John) Lisca, Peter
    (Steinbeck, John) Lisca, Peter
    The Wide World of John Steinbeck

    First Edition

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1958. 326 pages. First full-length critical study of Steinbeck. Goldstone & Payne F42, Morrow 591. Clifton Waller Barrett was a successful businessman, bibliophile and creator of the Barrett Library of American Literature at University of Virginia. ISBN: 9780813502816.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in cloth covers with black and white lettering on spine. Artistically designed bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett on front free pastedown. Pasted withdrawal stamp on rear pastedown (duplicate copy). Very good dust jacket with edge and corner wear, 1.5 inch closed tear with creasing of top front cover and small edge chips.

    Book ID: 265119
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  • Emile Zola: An Introductory Study of his Novels by Wilson, Angus
    Wilson, Angus
    Emile Zola: An Introductory Study of his Novels

    First Edition

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1952. 148 pages. ISBN: B01M3UU5L5.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Light spotting to top of page block; minor edge wear.

    Book ID: 266593
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  • Mowa cycerona w obronie aktora komediowego roscjusza: Studium z krytyki tekstu by Axer, Jerzy
    Axer, Jerzy
    Mowa cycerona w obronie aktora komediowego roscjusza: Studium z krytyki tekstu

    First Edition

    Wroclaw: Zaklad Narodowy im. Ossolinskich, 1976. 147 pages, 4 pages of plates. Title translates as Cicero's speech in defense of the comedian Roscius: Study of textual criticism. Axer's major critical work. ISBN: 281AIB1030613.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 139145
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  • Il rovescio della medaglia nei proverbi by Zoppi, G. B.
    Zoppi, G. B.
    Il rovescio della medaglia nei proverbi

    First Edition

    Verona: Stabilimento Tipo-Lit. G. Franchini, 1908. 44 pages. An essay whose title translates roughly as The downside in proverbs.". ISBN: 281AIB1032352.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Ink notation on front cover, else very good.

    Book ID: 145390
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  • English Literature in Germany by Price, Lawrence Marsden
    Price, Lawrence Marsden
    English Literature in Germany

    First Edition

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1953. viii, 548 pages. University of California Publications in Philology, vol. 37. ISBN: 281AIB1043346.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 218591
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  • Renaissance, Eighteenth-Century, and Modern Language in English Poetry by Miles, Josephine
    Miles, Josephine
    Renaissance, Eighteenth-Century, and Modern Language in English Poetry

    First Edition

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960. 73 pages. Miles was an American poet and literary critic. She was the first woman tenured in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. ISBN: 281AIB1048594.

    Inscribed by the author on title page: "welcome back to Roberta from Jo.". First edition (first printing). Very good in printed wrappers (paperback).Tanning to covers.

    Book ID: 263749
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  • A Review of Kim by Norris, Frank
    Norris, Frank
    A Review of Kim

    (N.-pl.): (n.p.), (n.d. but 1934). One sheet folded twice to make four 5 by 7 inch leaves. Reprints the author's review of Rudyard Kipling's 1901 novel. One of 275 copies. ISBN: B00IBPX1UM.

    Two small creases at the corners, thus a near fine copy. BAL 15064, state A (no priority). Copy number 94.

    Book ID: 191077
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