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ARTHURIAN ROMANCE: SEVEN ESSAYS

By: Owen, D. D. R.; Editor

Price: $8.99

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1972

Seller ID: 04028

ISBN: 0389040169

Condition: Very Good in dust jacket; jacket chipped with a few closed tears; chapter IV (16 pages) has some markings


Reprinted from Forum for Modern Language Studies, Volume VI No. 1; nice little collection of academic musings on Arthurian themes. View more info

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ALTERNATING CURRENT

By: Paz, Octavio

Price: $13.99

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1973

Seller ID: 04326

ISBN: 0670115266

Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket; a little edgewear and sunning to dj; previous owner name on half-title page.


The Nobel laureate reflects on his credo as an artist and poet, the drug culture, and politics and ethics; includes index; 215 pages; a Richard Seaver Book. View more info

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PASSAGES FROM THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS

By: Pepys, Samuel

Price: $6.99

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): [1921]

Seller ID: 03827

Condition: About Very Good in leatherette binding; a few tears to front pastedown; spine worn; foxing to edges; unmarked and complete


B&L binding #2 with the "BL" on front cover and Brodzky endpapers; edited and with an introducton by Richard Le Gallienne View more info

TAKE IT PERSONALLY: HOW TO MAKE CONSCIOUS CHOICES TO CHANGE THE WORLD

By: Roddick, Anita

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley CA, Conari Press / HarperCollins: [2001]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 02511

ISBN: 1573247073

Condition: Very Good in wrappers; red remainder mark on bottom, 2 inch long cut to rear wrap


This is a hodgepodge, by the founder of the Body Shop, of interesting information, actions, stories and contributions from Naomi Klein, Paul Hawken, Julia Butterfly Hill and Ralph Nadar among others; fortunately, it has an index. View more info

HUMAN SOCIETY IN ETHICS AND POLITICS

By: Russell, Bertrand

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: [1958]

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 03441

Condition: Very Good in in worn, price-clipped dust jacket; edgeworn; bookstore stamp on rear pastedown; some spotting to edges of text block


I see before me a shining vision: a world where none are hungry, where few are ill, where work is pleasant and not excessive, where kindly feeling in common, and where minds released from fear create delight for eye and ear and heart.' View more info

THE FOUR-CORNERED FALCON: ESSAYS ON THE INTERIOR WEST AND THE NATURAL SCENE

By: Saner, Reg

Price: $11.75

Publisher: New York, Kodansha Globe: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01730

ISBN: 1568360495

Condition: NF, remainder mark (red star) on bottom edge


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A COMPANION TO WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS'S PATERSON

By: Sankey, Benjamin

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Univ of California Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03945

ISBN: 0520017420

Condition: Near Fine in unclipped dust jacket; two stickers on plastic dj protector


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DEAR ROBERT, DEAR SPIKE: THE GRAVES-MILLIGAN CORRESPONDENCE

By: Scudamore, Pauline; editor

Price: $11.99

Publisher: Phoenix Mill UK, Alan Sutton: 1991

Seller ID: 04572

ISBN: 0862996481

Condition: Near Fine in dust jacket


Fabulous correspondence between the ex-professor and the ex-Goon. View more info

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THE SHAPING OF AMERICAN RELIGION (VOLUME I: RELIGION IN AMERICAN LIFE)

By: Smith, James Ward and Jamison, J. Leland; editors

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press: 1969

Edition: First Princeton Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 04221

ISBN: 0691019657

Condition: Very Good in edgeworn wrappers; a bit dirty exterior; text unmarked.


Nine essays on the subject including one by H. Richard Niebuhr; 514 pages with index. View more info

MISOGYNIES: REFLECTIONS ON MYTHS AND MALICE

By: Smith, Joan

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Columbine: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 00640

ISBN: 0449905918

Condition: NF/NF


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TRAVELING ON THE EDGE: JOURNEYS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GRAHAM GREENE

By: Smith, Julia Llewellyn

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: [2001]

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 02705

ISBN: 0-312-28292-3

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


What a great idea for a book and what fun to do. The author travels where Graham Greene did and gives her observations on the places, the man, and his books; this book is a damn good excuse to reread all that great Greene View more info

WHERE THE STRESS FALLS

By: Sontag, Susan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01853

ISBN: 0374289174

Condition: VG/VG, remainder mark on bottom edge, one and one-half inch closed tear on interior of front of dust jackets, dust jacket flaps wrinkled


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RECENT DISCUSSIONS IN SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND MORALS

By: Spencer, Herbert

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1890

Edition: New and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 01999

Condition: Good+/None, gold gilt top edge, deckle edges side and bottom, front hinge starting, spine worn (especially top and bottom), a few pencil notes throughout, fold-out tables following page 74 and 84.


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MOVING BEYOND WORDS: AGE, SEX, POWER, MUSCLES: BREAKING BOUNDARIES OF GENDER

By: Steinem, Gloria

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone/Simon & schuster: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01456

ISBN: 0671510525

Condition: VG+, top corner of cover bent


Signed by the author, "To Lori, Gloria Steinem 6/9/95 View more info

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THE GOSPEL OF IRRELIGIOUS RELIGION;: INSIGHTS FOR UPROOTED MAN FROM MAJOR WORLD FAITHS

By: Streiker, Lowell D

Price: $8.99

Publisher: New York, Sheed and Ward: [1969]

Seller ID: 04149

ISBN: 0836202902

Condition: About Near Fine in dust jacket; slight edgewear; previous owner's name on first free endpaper; a few pencil marks in margins.


A somewhat confused examination of moder spirituality; nevertheless some interesting chapters (e.g., on hippies/LSD and Tagore); includes chapter notes and a recommended reading section. View more info

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AMERICAN QUARTERLY: JUNE 2005, VOLUME 57, NUMBER 2

By: Sturken, Marita; editor

Price: $9.99

Publisher: American Studies Association: 2005

Seller ID: 04066

Condition: Very Good in wrappers; bottom front corner bumped


A periodical examining American culture. View more info

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE

By: Sweeney, Stephen B. and Charlesworth, James C.; editors

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Academy of Political and Social Science: 1963

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: 02769

Condition: Very Good in wrappers; slight edgewear, spine and top faded, some foxing; blue half-sheet bound in saying the monograph was sent to members of the American Society for Public Administration with the compliments of the American Academy of Political and Social Science


A collection of essays by eminent public administrators (called `the single most important functionary in advanced modern states' by the editors. Includes essays by John D. Millett, James E. Webb, O. Glann Stahl, G. Homer Durham, John J. Corson, John W. Macy, Jr., Anthony J. Celebresze, Jerzy Hauptmann, Stanley Fisher, Henry M. Jackson, Ferrel Heady and Bernard Klein View more info

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EXCURSIONS

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $14.99

Publisher: New York, Corinth Books: [1962]

Seller ID: 03733

Condition: Very Good in oddly stained wraps


The famous posthumous collection including the biographical memoir by Emerson; also /Natural History of Mass./ , /A Walk to Wachusett and seven more View more info

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THE GREEK NOVELLA IN THE CLASSICAL PERIOD

By: Trenkner, Sophie

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1958

Seller ID: 04031

Condition: Better than Very Good in somewhat edgeworn, dirty and stained dust jacket; bottom front flap clipped; remains of sticker on rear panel; top and bottom of spine bumped


Nice scholarly exposition View more info

LITERARY LAS VEGAS: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA'S MOST FABULOUS CITY

By: Tronnes, Mike, editor

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: [1995]

Seller ID: 03406

ISBN: 1-85158-781-0

Condition: Near Fine in slightly wrinkled dust jacket; red star on bottom edge


Classic portraits by Tom Wolfe, Daniel Lang, Jane O'Reilly, John Gregory Dunne, AJ Liebling, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, Noel Coward, and others View more info

THE VESTED INTERESTS

By: Veblen, Thorstein

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Brunswick NJ, Transaction Publishers: [2001]

Seller ID: 03442

ISBN: 0-7658-0865-X

Condition: Near Fine in wrappers; top corner bumped


A collection of Veblen essays on economic class with an introduction by Irving Louis Horowitz View more info

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WAMPETERS, FOMA & GRANFALLOONS (OPINIONS)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $6.99

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 04575

ISBN: 0440087171

Condition: About Very Good in worn, chipped dust jacket; pages 133-142 have slight dogear to bottom; splotch of something (glue?) on front of jacket; text is clean and unmarked.


A collection of 25 essays by the famous writer from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Yes, We Have No Nirvanas) to Why They Read Hesse to The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky). View more info

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KORA IN HELL: IMPROVISATIONS

By: Williams, William Carlos

Price: $179.00

Publisher: Boston, The Four Seas Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03950

Condition: Very Good in a almost Fair dust jacket; gray boards stamped in black; spine and edges lightly tanned; extremities lightly worn; jacket in four separate pieces (front and rear and inner flaps [one taped] but missing spine and where flaps fold)


Musings over one year from the great poet View more info

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THE HISTORIAN AS DETECTIVE: ESSAYS ON EVIDENCE

By: Winks, Robin W.; editor

Price: $5.99

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1969

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 04404

Condition: Very Good in chipped and edgeworn dust jacket; a bit bumped; text clean and unmarked.


Interesting idea: collect essays of historians explaining how they uncovered the truth; in the process he includes interesting essays on Stonehenge, the Kennedy assassination, the places of Ulysses journey and many more. View more info

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REFLECTIONS ON THE SACCO-VANZETTI TRAGEDY (CONTAINING FEAR)

By: [Millay, Edna St. Vincent]

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Boston, The Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee: [1927]

Seller ID: 03964

Condition: Very Good in stapled wraps; light wear and foxing; edgewear, particularly to corners; Millay's cover mention circled and rubber stamp below; entire 16-page pamphlet has a vertical crease


Along with Millay's Fear, the pamphlet includes John Dewey's Psychology and Justice, William G. Thompson's Vanzetti's Last Statement and C.L. Claflin's The Martyrs of Massachusetts View more info