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Saint Croix Notes

By: Adams, Noah

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4009

ISBN: 0393029050

Condition: Very Good


Dust jacket and book are in very good condition, small tear and fold at the top of the front of the DJ. Stated First Edition, "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0." Essays about the United States west of the Potomic. View more info

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Modern Essays

By: Avent, John M. Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Possibly Allyn and Bacon: probably 1924-5

Seller ID: 48029

Condition: Good


4.25" x 6.5". 244 pages. Withdrawn from the library. Apparently once a text book in the high school. Good strong re-binding. Soil on the outside of the closed pages. Eight B&W glossy portraits of the essayists. Includes thoughts from William James, E.V. Lucas, Henry Seidel Canby, G.K. Chesterton, Agnes Repplier, Henry van Dyke, A.C. Benson, Walter Prichard Eaton, Richard La Gallienne, Samuel M Crothers, Joseph Conrad, Woodrow Wilson and Hendrik van Loon. Title page missing. (I can include a copy from another book just for interest's sake if requested). Many markings on the CONTENTS page. Ink ... View more info

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The Forest and the Sea

By: Bates, Marston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Vintage books, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Random House, Inc.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 36008

ISBN: 394-70604-8

Condition: Very Good


277 pages. Very nice copy. Cover shows slight shelf wear, some nicks and scratches. Spine uncreased, pages are aged, but the book appears not to have been read. American Museum of Natural History Special Member's Edition. Our book number 36008. View more info

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The Art of William Blake

By: Blunt, Anthony

Price: $45.00

Publisher: USA, Columbia University Press: 1959

Edition: First

Seller ID: 3036

Condition: Very Good


9.5" x 7". 122 pages. First edition, no other edition listed. Very clean, no marks, some minor shelf wear to the bottom of the boards. Clean and fresh. Bampton Lectures in America, Number 12. Lecture by Anthony Blunt. Black and white images of Blake's works. Our book number 3036. View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy, The Imitation of Christ, and Religio Medici

By: Boethius; Kempis, Thomas a'; and Browne, Sir Thomas, Edited and with introduction by Edman, Irwin.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: The Modern Library, Random House, New York: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 48023

Condition: Good


First Random House edition in the Modern Library Series. Ex-Library. Stain from the tape on the spine, residue from sticker on back cover. Minimal wear to the corners, wear to the top of the spine. pages secure, text clean. Library stapms on outside of closed pages. Nice clean book. View more info

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The Practical Cogitator or The Thinker's Anthology

By: Curtis, Charles P. Jr., and Greenslet, Ferris (selected and edited by)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Company - Boston, The Riverside Press Cambridge: 1945

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 48028

Condition: Good


4.5" x 7.5". 577 pages. An anthology of prose, poetry and thought, ancient and modern, with an emphasis on the modern. Small stain on corner of front cover and wear to that corner. Cloth on boards. Minor shelf wear to top and bottom of spine. Pages clean, paper slightly aged. "The editors laid down certain rules: Nothing that is probably already too familiar or too accessible. Nothing purely inspirational, nothing sentimental. And yet nothing cynical. Nobility of thought keeps on the crown of the road, out of the gutters..." Looks like exactly the right book for the Poet-Philosopher in you. Ca... View more info

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prisoned chickens poisoned eggs; an inside look at the modern poultry industry

By: Davis, Karen, Ph.D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Book Publishing Company, P.O. Box 99, Summertown, Tennessee: 1996

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 1039

ISBN: 1570670323

Condition: Very Good


175 pages. Book clean and unmarked. "A shocking expose of the poultry and egg industry from animal rights activist Karen Davis." This will make you plan to raise your own chickens, and possible to refuse any others. Our book number 1039. View more info

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Imagined Worlds

By: Dyson, Freeman J.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Harvard Univ Pr: 1997

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 48010

ISBN: 0674539087

Condition: As New


Purchaed new, never read. no discernable shelf wear. Fourth Printing, 1997. View more info

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Women of the 14th Moon; writings on menopause

By: Edited by Taylor, Dena and Sumrall, Amber Coverdale

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, The Crossing Press: 1991

Seller ID: 28019

ISBN: 0895944782


6.25" x 9", 695 pages. Ex-Library, cover is banged up a bit, text is slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked. A collection of prose and poetry representing a variety of viewpoints, enlightening and informing women about this "very significant time of their lives." WOO HOO! I say. Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty I'm free at last. Our book number 28019. View more info

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The Genius of The Early English Theater; The complete texts of Seven Great Plays of Midieval and Renaissance English Drama, and Essays

By: Editors: Barnet, Sylvan , berman, Morton, and Burto, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: A Mentor Book, Published by The New American Library, U.S.A.: 1962

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 41300

Condition: Very Good


ex library, underlining in ink throughout Dr. Faustus. The rest of the book is clean, tight, some yellowing of the paper. for a forty five year old book, in remarkably good condition. early english drama, Medieval and Renaissance. The complete texts of Seven Great Plays of Medieval and Renaissance English Drama, and Essays: Abraham and Isaac; The Second Shepherd's Play; Doctor Faustus; Macbeth; Volpone; Samson Agonistes; Essays by Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Heywood, Alfred Harbage, Thomas DeQuincey, T.S. Eliot, and James Agate. Fourth printing. Our book number 41300. View more info

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The Works of Raplh Waldo Emerson in One Volume Including The Poems, Philosophic and Inspirational Essays, and Biographical Studies

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Black's Readers Service Company: 1933

Seller ID: 46006

Condition: Good


Red cloth cover with gold and black printing. Ex-library. Cloth split at top of spine. Very slight shelf wear to other parts of cover. Split at title page, but binding otherwise tight. Pages clean. Very little fading of paper. View more info

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Qed: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

By: Feynman, Richard P

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Princeton Univ Pr: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 49054

ISBN: 0691024170

Condition: Very Good


First Princeton Paperback Printing, 1988. Paperback has a general crumple as though someone had sat on it. A new book that has been bent in the middle. An explanation of the theory of LIGHT, by Richard Feynman, who is interesting, humorous, and easily understood. (And the recieient of the Nobel Prize for Physics) View more info

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A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

By: Gibran, Kahlil, translated from the Arabic by Ferris, Anthony Rizcallah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Citadel Press, New York, Book Club Edition, 222 Park Avenue South, New York, 3, NY: 1962

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 764

Condition: Very Good


Includes The Broken Wings, The Voice of The Master, Thoughts and Meditations, and A Self-Portrait. Looks like the fifth copyright date. Withdrawn from the library, library pocket inside back pages, library stamps on endpapers, sticker on back and spine of dust jacket. Our book number 764. View more info

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Short Stories of the Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Vol. XVI

By: Guy de Maupassant, Henri Rene'

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Current Literature Pub. Co., New York, Copyright, 1903, by M. Walter Dunne. Entered at Stationers' Hall, London: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 821

Condition: Fine


Withdrawn from the Vinita Public Library, the only shelf wear is to the very edges of the spine and corners, and only very minor. Silver printed papers inside covers, very ornate title page claims "The Life Work of Henri Rene' Guy De Maupssant, Embracing Romance, Travel, Comedy & Verse. For the first time Complete in English. With a Critical Preface by Paul Bourget of the French Academy and an Introduction by Robert Arnot, M.A. Illustrated from Original Drawings By Eminent French And American Artists. The St Dunstan Society, Akron, Ohio." Illustrations in the text at the beginning of each enrt... View more info

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Island Year

By: Heckman, Hazel

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Univ of Washington Pr: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2800

ISBN: 0295951710

Condition: As New


Cover and pages look new. pencil date erased inside back cover. Looks like a new book. Blemish on front cover about half-way up near the hinge, small scar. First Edition. Drawings by Laurie Olin. Observations of Anderson Island, Washington State. Very clean copy. View more info

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Brave New World Revisited

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Perennial Library, Harper & Roe, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022: 1989

Seller ID: 7007

ISBN: 0060809841

Condition: Very Good


Perma-Bound in different cover for library, First Perennial Library edition published 1969. Reset 1989. withdrawn, library pocket, markings. Like a new book inside. Number line reads: "91 92 93 WB/OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3". Designer, Kim Lewellyn. Our book number 7007. View more info

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The Inland Island

By: Johnson, Josephine W.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster, Rockefekker Center, 630 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020: 1969

Edition: 1st edition, 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2201

ISBN: 671-20177-8

Condition: Very Good


159 pages. Jacket notes cut out and taped to inside covers. Library book, withdrawn. Cover tight and pages clean. Book is like new inside, some marks from the library on endpapers and pocket, residue from library stickers outside. "a powerful, evocative and lyrical description of nature's changes, wonders, and tragedies recorded in the twelve months of the year by a marvelously perceptive and original observer--Josephine Johnson." Illustrations by Mel Kapholz. Second Printing. 1969. SBN 671-20177-8. Our book number 2201. View more info

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; A Year of Food Life

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, HarperCollins Publishers: 2007

Edition: seventh printing

Seller ID: 11032

ISBN: 0060852550

Condition: Good


6.5" x 9.5", 370 pages. Clean Ex-Library. Single sticker on spine, previous owner's stamp, covered by marker inside on front end paper. NOT price-clipped. Dust jacket in good condition other than the single sticker. "With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it." Narrative, recipes, illustrations. Our book number 11032. View more info

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The Gardener's World

By: Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 114

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book, Book tight, clean and in Very Good. condition. 476 pages. Writings from ancient Greece to 1959 on gardens, gardening, plants, scientific, romantic, and opinion. View more info

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A Sand County Almanac

By: Leopold, Aldo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1977

Edition: Illustrated

Seller ID: 36073

Condition: Very Good


152 pages, 9.25" x 11.25" Clean book, personal message as a gift in 1980 inside front endpapers. Dust Jacket has tears and scuffs, but is complete and will be protected in plastic. Coffee-table book. Lavishly illustrated with Photographs of the Leopold Memorial Reserve taken by Tom Algire. Introduction by Hal Borland. Afterward by Nina Leopold Bradley. Big lovely edition of the 1948 text in a fabulous setting. Our book number 36073. View more info