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Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright, including the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright, including the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright, including the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright, including the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright, including the Temple Notes, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)

Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, illustrated by Rockwell Kent

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Garden City Books, Garden City, NY, 1936; illustrated by Rockwell Kent, with a preface by Christopher Morley; dust jacket in protective cover; front and spine chipped and creased; rear cover has large tear that crosses from spine to edge, but text is legible; gray and red cloth with gilt lettering; former owner's name in ink on ffep and list of readers' names on verso of ffep; binding good; text clean. G/G-

Concrete Kids Online

Concrete Kids Online

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CONFESSIONS OF A BOOKSELLER

CONFESSIONS OF A BOOKSELLER

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One cozy, funny year with a Scottish used bookseller as he stays afloat while managing staff, customers, and life in the village of Wigtown. This endearing world is the next best thing to visiting your favorite bookstore (shop cat not included).

Inside a Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad, jammed with more than 100,000 books and a portly cat named Captain, Shaun Bythell manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland's largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit. His account of one year behind the counter is something no book lover should miss.

Shaun copes with eccentric staff, tallies up the day's orders, drives to distant houses to buy private libraries, and meditates on the nature of life and independent bookstores ("There really does seem to be a serendipity about bookshops, not just with finding books you never knew existed, or that you've been searching for, but with people too.").

Confessions of a Bookseller is a warm and welcome memoir of a life in books. It's for any reader looking for the kind of friend you meet in a bookstore.

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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A major literary biography of America's best-loved nineteenth-century poet, the first in more than fifty years, and a much-needed reassessment for the twenty-first century of a writer whose stature and celebrity were unparalleled in his time, whose work helped to explain America's new world not only to Americans but to Europe and beyond. From the author of On Paper (Buoyant--The New Yorker; Essential--Publishers Weekly), Patience and Fortitude (A wonderful hymn--Simon Winchester), and A Gentle Madness (A jewel--David McCullough).

In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work--the soul--of the man who shaped the literature of a new nation with his countless poems, sonnets, stories, essays, translations, and whose renown was so wide-reaching that his deep friendships included Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, and Oscar Wilde.

Basbanes writes of the shaping of Longfellow's character, his huge body of work that included translations of numerous foreign works, among them, the first rendering into a complete edition by an American of Dante's Divine Comedy. We see Longfellow's two marriages, both happy and contented, each cut short by tragedy. His first to Mary Storer Potter that ended in the aftermath of a miscarriage, leaving Longfellow devastated. His second marriage to the brilliant Boston socialite--Fanny Appleton, after a three-year pursuit by Longfellow (his fiery crucible, he called it), and his emergence as a literary force and a man of letters.

A portrait of a bold artist, experimenter of poetic form and an innovative translator--the human being that he was, the times in which he lived, the people whose lives he touched, his monumental work and its place in his America and ours.


Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54
Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54
Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54

Derriere le Miroir, no. 53-54

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Derriere le Miroir was an art magazine published between 1946 and 1982 by the French publisher and gallery owner Aime Maeght of Galerie Maeght. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1953. Folio, 11" x 15", 24 pages consisting of 6 double-page folders laid in loose, in softcover portfolio; 22 illustrations (16 in color), of which 4 are double-page spreads, including cover. Published in conjunction with exhibition at Galerie Maeght, with catalog of 110 works exhibited. Text in French. Covers lightly creased with a few scattered ink and pencil marks; small water damage stain on front cover near top spine edge; inner pages clean. G+

Descriptive  Handbook  of  Modern  Water-Colour  Pigments
Descriptive  Handbook  of  Modern  Water-Colour  Pigments
Descriptive  Handbook  of  Modern  Water-Colour  Pigments
Descriptive  Handbook  of  Modern  Water-Colour  Pigments

Descriptive Handbook of Modern Water-Colour Pigments

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London: Winsor & Newton, Limited, [1887]. No. 43 in the One Shilling & Threepenny Handbooks on Art. With an Introductory Essay on the Recent Water-Colour Controversy; contains six plates illustrated with seventy-two colour washes skilfully [sic] gradated by hand on Whatman's drawing paper. Twenty-third thousand. Copyright date derived from end of preface. Paper covered boards scuffed, stained, worn; spine beginning to split where plates have been stapled into binding; light foxing on plates. G

Designing Victory

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Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America

Discovery of America

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During World War II, Saul Steinberg's original and witty drawings became famous--not only through The New Yorker but also in dozens of exhibits and private collections. Many of his greatest works explore the American heart and soul and are captured here for the first time in one collection. 205 full-color pictures.

New York: Knopf, 1992. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped; light gray cloth with dark gray lettering on cover and spine; bottom front corner bumped; binding good; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Early United States Dimes 1796-1837: A Reference Book of Their Types, Varieties and Rarity

Early United States Dimes 1796-1837: A Reference Book of Their Types, Varieties and Rarity

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Ypsilanti, MI: The John Reich Collectors Society, 1984. Still in publisher's shrink wrap. New

Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol 2

Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol 2

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"Eddie Trunk is one of the greatest true rock-and-roll fans I've ever met. He hears it, sees it from all angles, with an unusually unbiased point of view." --Slash

"Eddie's a true flag-waving defender of all things rock." --Bret Michaels

"Eddie's name should be spelled M-E-T-A-L. All of us should be thanking him because he has kept this scene alive for everyone." --Ronnie James Dio

In the much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, Trunk picks up where he left off by featuring 35 new bands, both legendary and forgotten, and sharing his passion for all things metal. Complete with his favorite playlists, band discographies, memorabilia, trivia, and more than 200 color photographs, this new book combines brief band histories with Trunk's unique personal experiences and anecdotes in a must-read for all fans of rock and roll. Featuring a diverse lineup, from Marilyn Manson and Ace Frehley to Lita Ford and Whitesnake, Volume 2 salutes all those who are ready to rock!