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AN OPEN LETTER FROM BLISS CARMAN [G], Carman, Bliss
1 AN OPEN LETTER FROM BLISS CARMAN [G] Carman, Bliss
Boston Small, Maynard & Co. , [1920] First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; [4], 17 pages; Bal 2730. Original wraps signed on TP by author, bookplate of the Forbes Library Autograph Collection- gifted by Clifford Lyman. Silk cords intact but front cover darkened and worn. Contents VG. Graphic of pamphlet title page and bookplate is available. ; 0 27648 
Price: 84.55 USD
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AND THE WORDS DANCED, Franklin, Cassandra
2 AND THE WORDS DANCED Franklin, Cassandra
Philadelphia Dorrance & Co. c2957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth, V. G. Contents clean and straight. Dustjacket missing spine. ; 0 36713 
Price: 23.45 USD
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ANOTHER LETTER TO LORD CHESTERFIELD. FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON AND CHRISTOPHER MORLEY, Christopher. Morley
3 ANOTHER LETTER TO LORD CHESTERFIELD. FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON AND CHRISTOPHER MORLEY Christopher. Morley
N Y Ben Abramson/Argus Bookshop 1945 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
7 7/8" x 5 1/8”; 6 pages; This appears to be the limited edition. Original glassine covers infine condition. Flatsigned on tp. Written in exaggerated period prose. Also, possibly in his hand of the first blank, "Autographed Edition limited to 200 copies . This is #36. NOTE: From a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley..; Signed by Author; 0 34849 
Price: 117.45 USD
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ANOTHER LETTER TO LORD CHESTERFIELD. FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON AND CHRISTOPHER MORLEY, Christopher. Morley
4 ANOTHER LETTER TO LORD CHESTERFIELD. FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON AND CHRISTOPHER MORLEY Christopher. Morley
Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
7 7/8" x 5 1/8”; This appears to be the limited edition but without the limitation page. From the estate of Norman Kane. Original glassine covers with back panel scraped at U/R. Written in exaggerated period prose. ; 0 34836 
Price: 46.95 USD
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EIGHT JOURNEYS ABROAD: LETTERS OF MRS. FRANK H. ROSENGARTEN (NEE MARY D RICHARDSON)   (Written 1869-1910), Rosengarten, Mary D.
5 EIGHT JOURNEYS ABROAD: LETTERS OF MRS. FRANK H. ROSENGARTEN (NEE MARY D RICHARDSON) (Written 1869-1910) Rosengarten, Mary D.
Philadelphia Lippincott for Private Circulation 1917 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 4to; 686 pages; Green cloth, chipping to head of spine, gilding faded. Plate inside front cover from author's husband requesting immediate receipt of book's arrival. ; 7 13581 
Price: 34.73 USD
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FRENCH BELLES-LETTRES: 1640-1870 Illustrated with Photogravures on Japan Vellum & Full Page Portraits of Authors: Paul Scarron, Count Volney, Prosper Merimee, Gustave Flaubert, Alphonse De Lamartine, Humor, Sentiment, Romance, Benton, Joel, Introduction
6 FRENCH BELLES-LETTRES: 1640-1870 Illustrated with Photogravures on Japan Vellum & Full Page Portraits of Authors: Paul Scarron, Count Volney, Prosper Merimee, Gustave Flaubert, Alphonse De Lamartine, Humor, Sentiment, Romance Benton, Joel, Introduction
Wallingfor CT M. Walter, Dunne, Publisher 1901 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Humor; ROMANCE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Universal Classics Library; 0 13578 
Price: 13.11 USD
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JUNIUS. STAT NOMINIS UMBRA., [Junius' Letters]
7 JUNIUS. STAT NOMINIS UMBRA. [Junius' Letters]
London For Gale, Curtis and Fenner; Robert Jennings Puoltry; John Martin 1813 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Mr Edward Bocquet Engraver 
Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxiv, 364 pages; Plate book. (255 x 195mm). 12 plates by Edward Bouquet- William Draper, Duke of Grafton, Marquis of Rockingham, Blackstone, George III, Lord North, Lord Bute, Mr. Tooke, Lord Chatham, Mr. Wilkes, Lord Mansfield and Lord Camden.. Contemporary brown morocco stampled in gilt and bind, a. E. G. Condition: intermittent foxing, worst at preliminaries; spine darkened, slight wear. Tdecorative binding. He author's name Junius was used as an alias whose letters were published in the Public Advertiser, a London newspaper between Jan. 21, 1769 to Jan. 21, 1772. Noted for it's innovative and effective use of slander. ; 0 29445 
Price: 281.95 USD
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JUNIUS: INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES... [2 VOLS], edited by Harris Nicolas and John Wade
8 JUNIUS: INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES... [2 VOLS] edited by Harris Nicolas and John Wade
London Bohn, 1850 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; About 900 pp. Publisher's origina green stamped cloth, ; 0 32536 
Price: 23.45 USD
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KATHERINE MANSFIELDS LETTERS TO JOHN MIDDLETON MURRY 1913-1922, Murry, John Middleton
9 KATHERINE MANSFIELDS LETTERS TO JOHN MIDDLETON MURRY 1913-1922 Murry, John Middleton
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1951 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 701 pages; Light sunning to DJ spine; 0 13798 
Price: 14.05 USD
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LES OEUVRES DE JEAN RACINE. TEXTE ORIGINAL AVEC VARIANTES. NOTICE PAR ANATOLE FRANCE [CT IN 5 VOLS]32144, Jean Racine
10 LES OEUVRES DE JEAN RACINE. TEXTE ORIGINAL AVEC VARIANTES. NOTICE PAR ANATOLE FRANCE [CT IN 5 VOLS]32144 Jean Racine
Paris Alphonse Lemerre c1875 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
BIOGRAPHY; French Language; n; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; Later red morocco & and marbled board. Some moderate wear, Vol 1 front joint cracked, its rear hinge broken and almost separated. Minor foxing. French language text. ; 5 32162 
Price: 140.95 USD
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LES SACRIFICES DE L'AMOUR, OU LETTRES DE LA VICOMTESSE DE SENANGES, ET DU CHEVALIER DE VERSENAY VOL II ONLY OF 2, [Calude-Joseph Dorat]
11 LES SACRIFICES DE L'AMOUR, OU LETTRES DE LA VICOMTESSE DE SENANGES, ET DU CHEVALIER DE VERSENAY VOL II ONLY OF 2 [Calude-Joseph Dorat]
Amsterdam Delalain 1771 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
French Language; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" ; 220 pages; LES SACRIFICES DE L'AMOUR, OU LETTRES DE LA VICOMTESSE DE SENANGES, ET DU CHEVALIER DE VERSENAY VOL II ONLY of 2Full leather, free end paper wrinkled probably from binding, contents otherwise FINE . A little wear to spine. French Language text; 0 32803 
Price: 75.15 USD
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LETTER OF MARIA WHITE (MRS. JAMES RUSSELL) LOWELL [LOWELL/BIXBY]., Maria White (Mrs. James Russell) Lowell
12 LETTER OF MARIA WHITE (MRS. JAMES RUSSELL) LOWELL [LOWELL/BIXBY]. Maria White (Mrs. James Russell) Lowell
Unknown c1913 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
facsimile; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8 pages; Letter of Maria White (Mrs. James Russell) Lowell to Sophia (Mrs. Nathaniel) Hawthorne. (nd). [C. 1913]. 8vo. Boards. Some soiling and wear to covers, foxing and dampstaining throughout. Presentation copy from owner of original letter, "John R. Morron / with regards from / W K Bixby / 6/9/13". Mrs. Lowell's letter dated January 16th, 1845, here reproduced in facsimile from W. K. Bixby's original, was also printed in "The Bibliophile society ... Yearbook, 1912." Privatedly printed, on Van Gelder hand made paper, with watermark of the Bibliophile society. Text of letter from William Black to J. R. Osgood, with remarks by F. B. Sanborn. ; Signed by Author; 0 32879 
Price: 187.95 USD
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LETTERS FROM HENRY MILLER TO HOKI TOKUDA MILLER (ISBN: 0709040113), Joyce Howard - compiled and edited
13 LETTERS FROM HENRY MILLER TO HOKI TOKUDA MILLER (ISBN: 0709040113) Joyce Howard - compiled and edited
London Robert Hale 1990 0709040113 / 9780709040118 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16518 
Price: 13.11 USD
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LETTERS OF GEORGE MEREDITH  (Vol II Only of 2 Vols Issued), Meredith
14 LETTERS OF GEORGE MEREDITH (Vol II Only of 2 Vols Issued) Meredith
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 0 13620 
Price: 16.87 USD
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LETTRES CHOISIES DE MME DE SEVIGNE, De Sévigné, Madame.
15 LETTRES CHOISIES DE MME DE SEVIGNE De Sévigné, Madame.
Paris Librairie Garnier Freres 1910 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
BIOGRAPHY; French Language; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxiv, 523 pages; French Language text. N. D. But circa 1910. 3/4 marbled calf. Spine rubbed, foot frayed, bit of wear to edges, toning to end papers and slightly to margin edges. Rubber stamp to lower margin of title and upper corner of faep, the latter with ink notation. #937 of 1,000. Worldcat locates but one copy. ; 0 29943 
Price: 70.45 USD
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LETTRES DE MONSIEUR D'ANDILLY, NOUVELLE EDITION, D'Andilly, Robert Arnauld.
16 LETTRES DE MONSIEUR D'ANDILLY, NOUVELLE EDITION D'Andilly, Robert Arnauld.
Paris Nicolas Le Gras 1696 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
History, France; 17th Century; Engraved title; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; [8], 346, [1] pages; Bound in full ocntemporary calf leather with gillded spine and raised bands. Contents VG with minor engraved ornaments. ; 0 29464 
Price: 375.95 USD
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LUCENA CHAPMAN RICHMOND BORN OCTOBER 24, 1831, DIED APRIL 12, 1915, Various
17 LUCENA CHAPMAN RICHMOND BORN OCTOBER 24, 1831, DIED APRIL 12, 1915 Various
Honesdale, PA Private 1916 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 54 pages; Honesdale , PA, Date: 1851-1900, Nee: REED Lucena Chapman Reed, b. 10/24/1832 d. 04/13/1915. Daughter of Deacon William Reed and Mary Chapman, in Greenville, Green County, New York. Paper label cello taped to spine. Eulogy, letters and essays; 0 26240 
Price: 46.95 USD
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M. TULLIUS CICERO'S SAMMTLICHE BRIEFE UBERSETZT UND ERLAUTERT VON C. M. BIELAND [CT 5 VOLS], Marcus Tullius Ciceron; August Friedrich Macklot; Christoph Martin Wieland; Johann Nepomuk Ender
18 M. TULLIUS CICERO'S SAMMTLICHE BRIEFE UBERSETZT UND ERLAUTERT VON C. M. BIELAND [CT 5 VOLS] Marcus Tullius Ciceron; August Friedrich Macklot; Christoph Martin Wieland; Johann Nepomuk Ender
Wien Franz Haasischen Buchhandlung 1814 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 7.75 x 4.5". Nicely bound in tree calf with gilt appointments. Tissue covered frontis'. Binding solid. ; 0 35301 
Price: 141.00 USD
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MADAME DE SEVIGNE AND HER CONTEMPORARIES. [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS], Madame De Sevigne
19 MADAME DE SEVIGNE AND HER CONTEMPORARIES. [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS] Madame De Sevigne
London Henry Colburn Publisher 1841 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 352; vii, 384 pages; 3/4 calf leather over marbled boards, rubbed, binding sound. Renowned as a forthright and interesting writer. Her letters to her contemporaries are quite revealing of the intrigues of the day. None found OCLC, none found at auction barring one by Field in 1882. Provenance- Anthony L Bleecker- modern name plate no date. ; 0 27494 
Price: 469.95 USD
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NOTES FROM THE LETTERS OF THOMAS MOORE TO HIS MUSIC PUBLISHER, JAMES POWER (THE PUBLICATION OF WHICH WERE SUPPRESSED IN LONDON) WITH AN INTRODUCTORY LETTER FROM THOMAS CROFTON CROKER, Moore, Thomas (1779-1852)
20 NOTES FROM THE LETTERS OF THOMAS MOORE TO HIS MUSIC PUBLISHER, JAMES POWER (THE PUBLICATION OF WHICH WERE SUPPRESSED IN LONDON) WITH AN INTRODUCTORY LETTER FROM THOMAS CROFTON CROKER Moore, Thomas (1779-1852)
NY Redfield 1854 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Music; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; xxi, ix, 176 pages; Notes from the Letters of Thomas Moore to His Music Publisher, James Power (The Publication of Which Were Suppressed in London) with an Introductory Letter from Thomas Crofton Croker olive cloth, dated 1866 in cursive on title page. ; 0 32642 
Price: 65.75 USD
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