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The Army Mule and Other War Sketches

By: Castle, Henry A.; Vawter, J. W. (illustrator

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bowen Merrill Company: 1898

Seller ID: 12053

Condition: Fine


269 pages, 254 of which are this title. The remaining pages contain an interview by Russel M. Seeds with James Whitcomb Riley titled "James Whitcomb Riley's Stories of the Humorist, Edgar Wilson Nye". Six b&w illustrations, red & black printing on the title page Red binding with lettering and illustration on the front in bright gilt, with white and black. Top edge gilt. View more info

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Letters On the Improvement Of the Mind: Addressed To a Lady; A Father's Legacy to His Daughters; A Mother's Advise To Her Absent Daughters, With an Additional Letter, On the Management and Education Of Infant Children

By: Chapone, Mrs.; Gregory, Dr.; Pennington, Lady

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Leonard C. Bowles: 1822

Seller ID: 9250

Condition: Good +


328 pages, 3 1/2" x 6", three books bound as one, each having a title page. There is a frontis illustration opposite an illustrated title page. This followed by a half title page which is missing a approximately 2" at the top. Following this is a complete title page. Interior pages have some foxing but the pages are quite readable. The paper just inside the front and back covers is a bright pink. There is faded writing on the ffep. A rear blank endpaper bears a bookseller's embossed mark (Antiquarian Book Store A. S. ?ollowell, prop. Books of All Kinds New Old Bought & Sold... View more info

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Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers

By: Dyer, Joyce (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: 11485

ISBN: 0813120594

Condition: Very Good +


Clean and crisp with occassional highlighting within. Magazine article about Joyce Dyer folded inside the front of the book. Thirty-five women writers from Appalachia define the region in a larger, more generous, and more intricate way that it has been defined before, dispelling many demeaning stereotypes of the region. The writers tell their compelling stories with poignancy, eloquence, forthrightness, and humor. A new American literary renaissance is ablaze in the Southern Highlands--the very place so often depicted by outsiders as dimly lit. 35 photos. View more info

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Art of McSweeney's

By: Editors of McSweeney 's

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books Llc: 2009

Seller ID: 7353

ISBN: 0811866238

Condition: New


San Francisco: Chronicle Books Llc, 2009. New/new. A novel with each cover hand-illustrated by the author. Literary journals bound by magnets, or designed to look like junk mail. The sharp wit, gorgeous design, and playful why not invention of independent literary publisher McSweeney's have earned it a large and loyal following and made its journals, books, The Believer magazine, and Wholphin DVDs collectible favorites of readers and graphic designers alike. Created by the McSweeney's staff to commemorate their 11th (or 12th) anniversary, this book showcases their award-winning art and desi... View more info

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The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The First and the Second Series in One Volume

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press:

Seller ID: 10959

Condition: Fine


8 3/4" x 11", beautifully designed based on the 1934 edition from Limited Editions Club.. Red title on title age and also in margins of interior pages. Page edges stained red. Boards are covered in green and cream marbled paper, cream spine with red title block and gold lettering. Re slipcase is firm with a paper scuff measuring 3 1/2" x 1" at the widest point. Original glassine wrapper folded in the back. Sandglass number II:18 laid in. View more info

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As Seen on TV (Provocations)

By: Grealy, Lucy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 2000

Seller ID: 12042

ISBN: 1582341532

Condition: Near Fine


From the author of the unforgettable "Autobiography of A Face" comes a collection of wonderfully unexpected essays on life, love, sex, God and politics. Whether she is contemplating promiscuity or" The New Testament," lamenting about what she should have said to Oprah, or learning to tango, Grealy seduces and surprises the reader at every turn. With the sheer brilliance of her imagination, Grealy leads us on delightful journeys with her wit, unflinching honesty and peerless intelligence. "As Seen On TV" breaks the mould of the essay, and is destined, like the memoir tha... View more info

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Father's Legacy to His Daughters

By: Gregory, Dr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Troy, W. & J. Disternell: 1823

Seller ID: 002579

Condition: Very Good -


Small volume (2 1/2 x 4 1/4), dark board with brown leather spine, 3/4 inch loss of leather at base of spine. This title was first issued in England in 1774, authored by Dr. Gregory of Edinburgh. Original owner's name, date of purchase and cost on blank endpapers. Moderate foxing, binding is firm but fragile. 96 pages View more info

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The Country Printer

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Akron, Oh, Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society: 2012

Seller ID: 12044

Condition: New


20 pages, introduction by Sanford E. Marovitz View more info

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Hope Is a Decision: Selecred Essays of Daisaku Ikeda

By: Ikeda, Daisaku

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA, Middleway Press: 2017

Seller ID: 12425

ISBN: 0977924580

Condition: New


How do we remain optimistic when the world seems to be falling apart around us? In these intimate essays, the author leads the reader on an inspirational journey to find answers and hope in troubled times. The book includes incisive commentaries on terrorism, good and evil, and aging and death that provide a new perspective on approaching the world with hope View more info

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The Way of Gratitude: Readings for a Joyful Life

By: Leach, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Orbis: 2017

Seller ID: 12809

ISBN: 1626982325

Condition: New


Inspired ideas, stories, essays, poems, meditations, and testimonies from great writers that will add gladness to each of your days. Among the more than 50 contributors are David Brooks, Joan Chittister, James Martin, Mary Oliver, Henri Nouwen, Joyce Rupp, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Richard Rohr. View more info

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McSweeney's Thiry-Nine

By: McSweeney's Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, McSweeney's: 2011

Seller ID: 9498

ISBN: 1936365103

Condition: Fine


In classic quadruple-stamped hardcover clothing, Issue 39 offers a whole lot to behold--Elmore Leonard's latest Karen Sisco caper and Roberto Bolano's Neochilean road trip, J.T.K. Belle's unkillable bovine and Benjamin Weissman's Louella Tarantula, Julie Hecht on Marimekko dresses and Jess Walter on going to cardboard, and amazing, far-ranging fiction from Amelia Grey and Abigail Maxwell and Yannick Murphy, too. (Plus some pretty incredible nonfiction on the fall of the Peacock Throne.) Don't miss this one! View more info

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Son Of My Land

By: Melamed, Sagi

Price: $22.00

Publisher: North Charleston, SC, Createspace: 2013

Seller ID: 9636

ISBN: 1484017099

Condition: New


This engaging collection of essays examines Israeli society in all its frustrating and awe-inspiring complexity, through the penetrating eyes of one of its native sons. View more info

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City Beat : Stories from the Heart of Cleveland

By: Neff, James

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, U.S.A., John T. Zubal Incorporated: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000590

ISBN: 0939738554

Condition: Fine


Very good copy in very good jacket. Collection of columns from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bound in blue cloth, tight & clean, no markings. Ffep is corner clipped. Jacket is bright, tiny nick at top of spine, protected in mylar. Stories of cops & robbers, politicos & preachers, dreamers & schemers. View more info

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The Cleveland Anthology 2nd edition

By: Trubek, Anne; Piiparinen, richey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, Belt Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 11408

ISBN: 0985944161

Condition: New


“Rust Belt Chic” illustrates in bold fashion that strength of character abound in the Cleveland community. That’s fitting because inside the pages of the book, that very same audacity of spirit is expressed in literal form” —Freshwater Cleveland View more info