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ATHENAE BRITANNICAE: OR, A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIGE WRITERS AND WRITINGS...PART I ONLY., Davies, Myles, 1662-1716?.
1 ATHENAE BRITANNICAE: OR, A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIGE WRITERS AND WRITINGS...PART I ONLY. Davies, Myles, 1662-1716?.
London Printed for the Author..., 1716 First Edition hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Books On Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [4], 88, 348, [9] pages; Athenę britannicę : or, a critical history of the Oxford and Cambrige [sic] writers and writings, with Those of the Dissenters and Romanists, as well as other authors and worthies, both domestick and foreign, both ancient and modern. Together With an Occasional Freedom of Thought, in Criticizing and Comparing the Parallel Qualifications of the most Eminent Authors and their Performances, both in Manuscript and Print, both at Home and Abroad. By M. D. Barrister at Law, Author of the Critical History of Pamphlets, &c. Later half brown leather and cloth, modern endpapers. Title tipped to ffep, and now with wear. Tear within printed area of title, marginal chip to lower corner of title. Some foxing/toning. Contents Good+. AE locates one copy sold in 1983, ABPC locates none at auction. ESTCT135525. Pp.344-347 misnumbered 345-348. ESTC locates 20 copies in collections world wide. ; 0 32181 
Price: 281.95 USD
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BRIEF HOLOGRAPHIC COMMENTARY ON BEERBOHM BY T S CRAWFORD, Beerbohm, Max, ; Crawford, T S
2 BRIEF HOLOGRAPHIC COMMENTARY ON BEERBOHM BY T S CRAWFORD Beerbohm, Max, ; Crawford, T S
May not be noted. 1911 Flexible cloth Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; a brief holographic commentary byt T S Crawford (another author) about Beerbohm's elecutionary skills. Penned on copyright page. Crawford's signature on end paper. An otherwise unremarkable copy of Zuleika Dobson Beerbohm, Max, Modern Library 1941. Graphic of signature available; Signed by One Author; 0 25543 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DYCE AND FORSTER COLLECTIONS IN THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM. WITH ENGRAVINGS AND FACSIMILES., May not be noted.
3 DYCE AND FORSTER COLLECTIONS IN THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM. WITH ENGRAVINGS AND FACSIMILES. May not be noted.
Chapman and Hall N.D. First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 103+ads pages; Illustrated with various facsimiles including autographs of Addison, Ben Johnson, et al. Pages loose, extensive underlingin and notations ; 0 24437 
Price: 13.11 USD
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4 EIGHT MODERN WRITERS - OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE Stewart, , J. L. M.
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Stewart, J. I. M. Eight Modern Writers Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. First Edition. Very Good; 0 4489 
Price: 13.11 USD
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ELEANOR FARJEON; A BODLEY HEAD MONOGRAPH, Colwell, Eileen H.
5 ELEANOR FARJEON; A BODLEY HEAD MONOGRAPH Colwell, Eileen H.
Bodley Head 1961 0370008057 / 9780370008059 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Humor; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 94 pages; Comments on authors and authorship. ; 0 25206 
Price: 13.11 USD
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GREAT AUTHORS A BOOK OF POSTCARDS: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Library Of Congress
6 GREAT AUTHORS A BOOK OF POSTCARDS: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Library Of Congress
San Francisco Pomegranate Artbooks 1993 First Edition; First Printing Paperback As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Man Ray 
Postcards; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 16mooblong 16mo; 60 pages; 30 postcards with brief bios on the back. Of Gertrude Stein they commented, "...a writer of remarkably obscure prose..." unopened. Hawthorne, Mann, Gertrude Stein, G. B. Shaw , Yeats , Dinesen , Oscar Wilde, Hilda Doolittle , James Baldwin, James Joyce , James Baldwin, Maxim Gorky, etc many photos by Man Ray. ; 0 10716 
Price: 37.37 USD
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HOME AUTHORS - PENNSYLVANIA, Straughn, , William R.
7 HOME AUTHORS - PENNSYLVANIA Straughn, , William R.
Union Book Company Very Good with no dust jacket 
Writing; Reporting; Authors; LITERATURE; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 192 pages; A review of Pa authors including Buchanan, Read; stephen collins foster: etc etc. Brown boards with black print, clean and tight; 0 1387 
Price: 23.34 USD
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JOHN BARTH, Heide Ziegler
8 JOHN BARTH Heide Ziegler
Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1987 Other Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 0 15266 
Price: 13.11 USD
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SAMUEL BUTLER., Holt, Lee E.
9 SAMUEL BUTLER. Holt, Lee E.
NY Twayne Publishers 1964 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 183 pages; Gifted by Lee (author? ) and Margaretd ; 0 14084 
Price: 13.11 USD
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SPEAKING OF MURDER, VOLUME II  Interviews With the Masters of Mystery and Suspense, Vol. 2, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Robert B Parker ; Martin H Green Berg and Gorman, Ed
10 SPEAKING OF MURDER, VOLUME II Interviews With the Masters of Mystery and Suspense, Vol. 2 Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Robert B Parker ; Martin H Green Berg and Gorman, Ed
Berkley Trade 1999 0425165477 / 9780425165478 Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
Mystery; 0.7 x 8.8 x 5.9 Inches; 272 pages; Proof copy with various emendations, apparently signed off on by 3 editors on title page; 0.55 28846 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE CAT ON MY SHOULDER, Rogak, Lisa Angowski [Edward Gorey]
11 THE CAT ON MY SHOULDER Rogak, Lisa Angowski [Edward Gorey]
Stamford, CT Longmeadow Press 1993 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Short stories of and pictures of authors and their cats. Edward Gorey #c349. Appears new in brodart. ; 0 35266 
Price: 23.45 USD
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TIME AND CHANCE - ADVENTURES WITH PEOPLE AND PRINT, Black, Alexander
12 TIME AND CHANCE - ADVENTURES WITH PEOPLE AND PRINT Black, Alexander
NY Farrar & Rinehart, Inc 1937 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16006 
Price: 13.11 USD
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TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC AND OTHER WRITINGS., Eliot, T. S.
13 TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC AND OTHER WRITINGS. Eliot, T. S.
London Faber & Faber 1965 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
188 pages; 25S price is present. Contains a number of his uncolleced essays. 1st. Gallup A763. DJ in Brodart. Brief bibliographical penciled note on fep. ; 0 36977 
Price: 46.95 USD
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TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF THE BRITISH NOVEL 1740-1789, Cagle, William R. ; Gossy, Dorian
14 TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF THE BRITISH NOVEL 1740-1789 Cagle, William R. ; Gossy, Dorian
Lilly Library 1990 1879598078 / 9781879598072 First Edition Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 138 pages; INteresting full page plates of each author with a brifef bio on the next page or two. ; 5 21576 
Price: 16.87 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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