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Image for Liberty Magazine Sept. 8, 1934 (Erle Stanley Gardner)

Liberty Magazine Sept. 8, 1934 (Erle Stanley Gardner)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Liberty Publishing Corporation: 1934

Seller ID: 0316

Condition: Good


Magazine isn't perfect, but what a find to see a short story, The Case of the Curious Bride, by Erle Stanley Gardner at the very back. He's not even on the cover! But Gardner's here and the story features one of his most popular characters -- Perry Mason. It's also nicely illustrated in vintage 30's style. The other interesting note is a rebuttal about women's intelligence by the novelist Kathleen Norris. The magazine is clean and tightly bound but shows small chips to b... View more info

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James Joyce Quarterly Winter 1976

By: N/A

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, University of Tulsa: 1976

Edition: Vol. 13, No. 2

Seller ID: 0322

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean issue of a journal devoted entirely to the author of Ulysses. No spine crease and no names or writing. A scholarly journal which includes the following features: a photographic essay on the Fifth International James Joyce Symposium; A Further Note on Joyce and Stephens; Presences and Vision in Exiles, A Portrait of the Artist, and Ulysses; A Ulysses Calendar; Joyce and Stephen Phillips' Ulysses; The Unobtrusive Rhetoric of Ulyses; Bloom's Bookmarks; Joyc... View more info

Image for Violets From Lowell (Gift Book in Original Box 1912)

Violets From Lowell (Gift Book in Original Box 1912)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples & Leon: 1912

Seller ID: 0401

Condition: Fine in Good Box


Oh, how I love old gift books, but when I get one in its original box I have to work to remain dignified! This one is beautiful and was clearly kept as a treasure. The theme of course is the poems of John Russell Lowell paired with that of violets. Together they are totally charming. This one was given as a Christmas gift in 1912 and is recorded as such on the reverse of the front free endpaper. The hard cover boards are a padded faux leather which is pristine, as are th... View more info

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Munsey Magazine January 1896

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Frank A. Munsey: 1896

Seller ID: 0416

Condition: Very Good


It's interesting how Munsey Magazine had a HUGE circulation and yet it's less well known than Century, Harper's and Frank Leslie's. I just got six issues though so am happy as a clam. Before I tell you about this one though here's a fun fact about Munsey -- it was considered a bit racy and some stores would not stock it due to its "undressed women and undressed statuary." This issue is clean and tightly bound. A previous owner trimmed off the overhang (known as yapped ed... View more info

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Viviane et Merlin Vintage Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Unknown (Possibly German), Unknown: Unknown

Seller ID: 0444

Condition: Good


This one is actually titled Viviane et Merlin which of course refers to two mythological characters of literature. It's a strange card in some ways as he appears very frail and vulnerable, while she, though young, seems the opposite.The setting is a floral bower and they appear to be alone. The card has a divided back and a German stamp and Berlin postmark.The message appears to be in German. The card is very clean and nice with just a small bit of corner wear. Will ar... View more info

Image for The American West A Poem by Richard D. Lamm (Three Term Colorado Governor) 1985

The American West A Poem by Richard D. Lamm (Three Term Colorado Governor) 1985

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: State Historical Society of Colorado 1985: 1985

Seller ID: 0543

Condition: Very Good


Very clean booklet nicely designed with endpapers, a raised design on the cover, and handsome paper. Simple, but nice. Measures 6"x9" and has 28 pages. The author served three terms as governor of Colorado from 1975 to 1987. He has published several nonfiction books and written at least one novel. The poem relates the story of the American West with sections covering the river, the mountain men, on the Yellowstone March of 1825, the Mormons, the immigrants,the miners, t... View more info

Image for Fredriksted Gingerbread; Susie Brown's Sketchbook (St. Croix 1967 Art & Poetry)

Fredriksted Gingerbread; Susie Brown's Sketchbook (St. Croix 1967 Art & Poetry)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Self-Published: 1967

Seller ID: 0941

Condition: Very good


I really like this little chapbook of poems accompanied by the poet/artist's charming drawings of the town of Frederiksted located on the west side of the island of St. Croix. Poems include Downtown, Peanuts, The Chance Book, Caught, Armor, The School Uniform, Cruzan Ice Cream. Country Woman, Dear Detroit, The Bees Are Drunk, Quick Sugar Harvest, Funeral In Frederiksted, In the Lutheran Church, and Dogs.The booklet is clean and nice other than rusting to the staples. I... View more info

Image for Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)

Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Literary Guild of America Inc.: 1930

Edition: Volume 4, number 8

Seller ID: 1017

Condition: Fine


If you collect books about books this little item is a gem. It's the magazine sent to members of the Literary Guild every month. It's bright and clean as a whistle and even includes an advertising leaflet about the Jr. Guild for kids 6 to 16. The lead article is about the book of the month, The Outlaw Years, and its author, Robert Coates, a man who once boxed with Ernest Hemingway. There's an article about him and one about the book, a couple things written by him and r... View more info

Image for Postcard Limberlost Cabin Gene Stratton Porter 1939

Postcard Limberlost Cabin Gene Stratton Porter 1939

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elster Photo: 1939

Seller ID: 1030

Condition: Very good


Glossy postcard showing author, Gene Stratton Porter's Limberlost Cabin in Rome City, Indiana. Porter's Limberlost books are still beloved today. I like this card for that reason, but also because of the massage on the back which reads, "Have had numerous interesting experiences.Gene Stratton Porter's cabin in her ideal Limberlost has been one of my dreams come true. We also visited the grave of Frances Slocum -- have met some charming Indiana folk. Mrs. Porter's niece w... View more info

Image for Color Postcard Grave of Mark Twain Confederate Soldiers Monument

Color Postcard Grave of Mark Twain Confederate Soldiers Monument

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Watkins Glen, New York, Finger Lakes Postcard Company: Unknown

Seller ID: 1096

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new -- unused matte finis postcard with no names or writing and no postal marks or stamps. Divided back. The card shows two monuments at face, both located in the Finger Lakes area of New York. The Confederate Soldiers Monument was placed in the Elmira Cemetery in 1937 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mark Twain's memorial is located in the Woodlawn Cemetery due to the fact that he spent the final part of his life in Elmira. Twain shares it ... View more info

Image for Ethel Franklin Botts Fairy Print 1906

Ethel Franklin Botts Fairy Print 1906

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown: 1906

Seller ID: 1105

Condition: Very good


This is a lovely print rendered by Ethel Franklin Botts, a student of the great Howard Pyle, as was Jessie Wilcox Smith. Her style is a bit different though with a hint of a collage look at times. She was very prolific and an important illustrator of the day. I don't know exactly what children's book this print derives from, but I do know that it's an illustration for a James Whitcomb Riley poem. The book was published in 1906. Clearly, this was a page of the book - I pu... View more info

Image for POETRY - A Collection of Poems Written by Medical Students (Selected Works of Finalists, The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition 1986-1988)

POETRY - A Collection of Poems Written by Medical Students (Selected Works of Finalists, The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition 1986-1988)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rootstown, Ohio, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Human Values in Medicine: 1988

Seller ID: 1118

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean booklet filled with selected works of finalists in the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition for the years 1986-88. The contest was named as such due to the fact that William Carlos Williams was both a physician and a poet. Poets include Bradley Anderson(2) University of Oklahoma; Dipali V. Apte (3) University of Illinois; David Brown (2) Medical College of Pennsylvania; Clifford I. Harris (3) University of California at San Francisco; Laura Kinberge... View more info

Image for Invitation 25th Anniversary Pomorean Literary Society Scio College (Ohio 1893)

Invitation 25th Anniversary Pomorean Literary Society Scio College (Ohio 1893)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scio, Ohio, Pomorean Literary Association Scio College: 1893

Seller ID: 1321

Condition: Near fine


Pretty invitation professionally printed and then decorated with flowers and ribbon by hand. The invitation is one-sided and printed on heavy card stock with decorative scalloped edges on all four sides. It measures 4"x6-1/2" and is in very nice condition. I failed to find anything about the sponsoring group, but Scio College had more lives than a cat. It began as Rural Seminary, a Methodist Episcopal school, and then became New Market College named for its town, and the... View more info

Image for The Georgia Review Spring/Summer 1990 (Joyce Carol Oates, Eudora Welty, Maxine Kumin, Rita Dove)

The Georgia Review Spring/Summer 1990 (Joyce Carol Oates, Eudora Welty, Maxine Kumin, Rita Dove)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia: 1990

Edition: Volume XLIV, Nos 1 and 2

Seller ID: 1429

Condition: Very good


This is a star-studded issue as thick as a paperback book with 233 pages, plus ads at back.It's a bit oversized too at 7"x10" and very clean with no names or writing, and no crease to spine. Only fault is a little rubbed spot at lower left corner of front cover. Magazine includes both black and white photographs and color art. The theme for this issue is Women in the Arts, so you will find contributions from such acclaimed writers, poets and artists as Joyce Carol Oates,... View more info

Image for Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)

Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1996

Seller ID: 1446

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new booklet with very handsome card laid-in which says, "With Compliments, Robert H. Jackson. Measures 6"x9" and has 42 pages. The Grolier Society, which published it, is an organization of book collectors, so this exhibit is all about books, specifically books which first were published in magazines in installments. This was a popular occurrence -- Louisa May Alcott did it, Dickens did it, and do did many others. The excitement of it was the wait and the fact ... View more info

Image for The Booklovers Magazine October, 1903

The Booklovers Magazine October, 1903

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Library Publishing Company: 1903

Edition: Volume II, No. 4

Seller ID: 1457

Condition: Good-plus


I love this magazine, but I have only ever had a few of them, which is odd because it was quite popular in its day. There are great ads throughout and it's always fun to see old books we know be new again. But the articles are the thing -- they're diverse and wonderful in each issue. This issue has a story by Edgar Allan Poe titled "William Wilson." Articles focus on on women and work with an article about women's colleges and their female executives, plus a story about ... View more info

Image for The Booklovers Magazine May, 1903 (Jane Austen, charlotte Bronte, George Sands)

The Booklovers Magazine May, 1903 (Jane Austen, charlotte Bronte, George Sands)

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Library Publishing Company: 1903

Seller ID: 1458

Condition: Very good


In its day this was a very popular magazine. It's still popular with me, but I never seem to find many issues. This one covers the department stores of the day, a travel piece on taking a European vacation, replete with lots of full color illustrations and, --the best of all -- a long article about women novelists, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Sands. All of them have stood the test of time and Jane is practically a rock star!The ads in this magazine are even ... View more info

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Thurber on Humor

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, The Ohioana Library Association and Thurber House: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1470

Condition: Fine Condition


Crisp, clean reprint of the original acceptance speech written by Thurber and presented in his absence October 24, 1953. Thurber's wife was ill at the time so he did not receive his Ohioana Sesquicentennial Medal in person. The booklet was reprinted in 1994 to commemorate Ohio's 150th anniversary. Great photo of Thurber on cover and an even better one of him working at his typewriter inside. Eleven counted pages. Measures 5-1/2" x 8". View more info

Image for Walt Whitman Here and Now April 25-26, 1980; A Conference in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Publication of Leaves of Grass  (Extra Material Laid-in )

Walt Whitman Here and Now April 25-26, 1980; A Conference in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Publication of Leaves of Grass (Extra Material Laid-in )

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hoffstra University: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1477

Condition: Very good


With the exception of one small circular stain to front cover outside the margin of the cover image, a very tiny one at back, and a very small tear to upper front edge, program is very clean and nice. Inside is laid a very large folded advance publicity piece containing an unused registration form. But the best part is a 47 page transcript of one of the talks given at the conference addressing Whitman's world view. All pieces found together. It's a really nice additio... View more info

Image for Tennyson's Creed and The Tennyson Research Bulletin Volume 5, Nos. 3 & 4 (1989-90)

Tennyson's Creed and The Tennyson Research Bulletin Volume 5, Nos. 3 & 4 (1989-90)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Lincoln, England, The Tennyson Society at the Tennyson Research Centre: 1989-1990

Edition: Volume 5, Numbers 3 & 4

Seller ID: 1478

Condition: Very good


Tennyson's Creed is crisp and clean as a whistle and was recorded by his son Hallam Lord Tennyson on the notes to the Eversley Edition of the Collected Works. It measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has eight pages -- printed in 1974.The magazines are also clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. They measure 5-3/4" x 8-1/4". Among the topics are: Emerson's views on Tennyson; Memory in Tennyson; Arthur Eden and Harrington Hall; an interdisciplinary study of Tennyson's M... View more info