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1 The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, Spring 1938, Volume III, Number 2
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich, (Editors) New York Pyson Printers Inc 1938 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover. 328 Pages. Ex-college library with usual markings.Text block is tight with clean pages. Gray cloth covered boards with illustrated in green. Has modest shelf and edge wear including rubbing and wear to tips and corners. Please see our photo-image. 
Price: 9.25 USD

2 The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music
Apel, Willi; Daniel, Ralph T. Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard Univ Press 1960 0674373502 / 9780674373501 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 341 pages; Seventh printing, 1975; Book block is tight and unmarked internally save for 'Happy Birthday' neatly written on front-free endpaper; Light-grey cloth covered boards with title in maroon on spine; Red & cream dust-jacket with modest shelf and edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; ....(In addition to providing a wide range of definitions, descriptions and identifications, the 'Brief Dictionary' devotes space to informative discussion of such general subjects as Symphony, Concerto, and Song. Short explanations of numerous works, operas, and symphonies are also included.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

3 Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold
Arnold, Matthew; Johnson, William Savage, Ph.D. (Edited with Introduction and Notes) Boston, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin Company 1913 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; 341 pages; 1913 printing; The Riverside Literature series (reprinted by arrangement with the Macmillan Company); Book block is tight, though with gutter exposed following page 341; Gently tanned pages with neat marginalia; 'Introduction' pages has some light marks; Red cloth-covered boards with title in gold to spine; Has modest shelf & edge wear including feint rubbing at some edges, some wear to tips; .....(This book of selections of Matthew Arnold's prose are in all fields, except religion. The table of contents list: Introduction, Bibliography, followed by the selections that are divided into three main topics of: (1) Theories of Literature and Criticism (2) Literary Criticism (3) Social and Political Studies.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

4 The Oxford Companion to Film
Bawden, Liz-Anne (Edited by) Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1976 0192115413 / 9780192115416 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 767 pages; Black & white photographs throughout with color photos as well; Textblock is tight and clean with no underlining, no highlighting, no marginalia; Medium-blue cloth covered boards with title in gold; Dust-jacket has protected the book well & is still bright; Has some shelf wear (small pieces missing/nicks to top & tail of jacket; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . .....(Entries, as with all 'Oxford Companions', are in alphabetical order and include: Descriptions with selected credits of 700 individual films chosen; Biographies of actors, directors, producers, cameramen, script writers, designers, and composers; Histories of major film production companies, of the development of the industry in the main film-producing countries, and of cinema architecture; Discussions of movement, genres, the work of major theorists and critics, and topics on which information is not readily available such as propaganda and censorship; Accounts of the various screen representations of real people and adaptations of literary classics; Explanations of technical processes such as editing, dubbing, and animation. Chosen especially for this, the illustrations are all frame enlargements, photographed from the films themselves, reproduced in the precise proportions in which they appeared on the movie screen. Written in clear, concise English, this covers all aspects of the medium from A to Z, ranging from silent moves and the beginnings of film to the 1970's, encompassing a wider array of information than any comparable work in the language.) 
Price: 6.40 USD

5 The Last Circle: Short Stories and Poems
Benet, Stephen Vincent USA Farrar, Straus and Company 1946 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Reprint; 309 pages; Textblock is tight and bright with mild tanning. Former owner's name & date on front-free endpaper. Top of textblock is light-grey; Dark blue boards with bright gilt title to spine (boards have some discoloration); Dust jacket has protected the book well though with shelfwear including small pieces missing/some nicks; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; .....(This covers fifteen short stories and just as many poems.) 
Price: 5.95 USD

6 Anthology of Romanticism, a Companion Volume to the 'Guide Through the Romantic Movement' (Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged)
Bernbaum, Ernest (University of Illinois) New York, New York, U.S.A. The Ronald Press Company 1948 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 1238 pages with index, Twelfth printing; Heavy book; Textblock is tight with underlining and marginalia; Former bookstore label/Former owners name to front paste-down endpaper, with light wear to endpapers and fore-edge; Rose-colored, cloth boards with the title in gold; Has modest shelf and edge wear including rubbing and wear to tips; . (This third edition was originally intended for college courses in the Romantic Movement, or in English Literature (from 1780-1840) with works of poetry and prose. The selections from literature that were selected were not chosen merely for historical reasons, but to be a true anthology with the power to kindle the imagination, and elevate understanding, letting some of the Past speak to the living Present. ) 
Price: 5.94 USD

7 Tom Breneman's Magazine, Volume 1, No 3, March 1948 (Featuring 'How I Stay Young By Helen Hayes')
Breneman, Tom; Farrell, Tom Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Tom Farrell 1948 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Stapled wraps; 129 pages; Black & white photographs, illustrations; Pages are all firmly attached and has no names or marginalia; Gently tanned pages with small piece missing on page 96; Unfaded pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear; .....(Featured articles are: People Are Human, How I Stay Young, Destination Strait Jacket, Motel for Cats, Beloved Americans-Will Rogers, In Defense of Gossip, My Victory over Insomnia, Minimizing the Maxims, 10,000 Years of Marital experience, New Eyes for Second Sight, My Way with a Flighty Female, The Mystery of Migraine, Mother Felt Faint, The World's Only Radio-Restaurant, The House with the Open Door, Adventures of Abigail, The Wonderland of Words, This Month's Good Neighbor, Show Stopper on Ice, Heart to Heart, World's Worst Soprano, Over '21' Fashions, Hook and Needle Corner, All About Orchids, Mirth is Good Medicine, You Can't Live without Learning, Book condensation: There is a River (conclusion), It Happened at Breakfast, Cheese Luscious for Lent, Personalities Plus, 'Dear Tom' ..letters from readers. Great reading.) 
Price: 6.82 USD

8 Childrens Literature: The Great Excluded, Volume Two
Butler, Francelia (Editor) Storrs, Connecticut, USA The Children's Literature Association 1973 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Charles F. Bendzans (Cover Design) 
; Wraps; 256 pages; Volume Two of Children's Literature, the Great Excluded; Introduction by Natalie Babbitt; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; . (This is volume two, the continuation of the study of children's literature.) 
Price: 6.48 USD

9 The Works of Thoreau
Canby, Henry Seidel Houghton Mifflin Co. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 848 pages; Ex-library with usual library markings; Title page has been gently removed by previous owner, but we do list the contents of this collection below for your convenience (sorry that this was previously removed); Textblock is tight with highlighting and light page creasing in the Introduction pages; The title page has been gently removed; Beige-cloth covered boards with the title in green and black; It has modest shelf and edge wear including some light marks to the boards; A good solid copy; . (The listed contents of 'The Works of Thoreau' are: Introduction, Biographical Note, Selections from the 'Journal', A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, Poems, Travel Books, Selections from the 'Journal', Nature Essays, On Religion and Friendship, Man Against the State, John Brown's Body, followed by Selected Bibliography.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

10 The Book of the Courtier
Castiglione, Baldesar New York, New York, U.S.A. Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. 1959 0804460787 / 9780804460781 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps, 99 pages; Seventh printing 1974 (reprint); Translated & edited by Friench Simpson; Book block is secure with no names or marginalia; Red & cream cover with modest shelf & edge wear including 3/4 inch close tear on back panel, tiny nicks; ......('The Courtier', considered to be an early, significant work, apparently was originally intended to depict the attributes which the ideal courtier, or gentleman, should possess. In this volume, it was possible only to include those passages of 'The Courtier', which set forth the basic doctrine of the work. The original work by the original author, took place centuries before, as Count Baldesar Castiglione was born at Casatico in the territory of Mantua, December 6, 1478.) 
Price: 5.92 USD

11 The Portable Chaucer
Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morrison, Theodore New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Press 1977 0140150811 / 9780140150810 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; Revised edition; 611 Pages; Textblock is tight and clean (save for small pieces missing top hand corner, side of frontfree endpaper/title page, no text is missing; Cover has modest shelf & edge wear (creasing to front & spine, very small piece missing lower right hand side); ......(Both 'The Canterbury Tales' and 'Troilus' and 'Cressida' are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals.) 
Price: 6.24 USD

12 The Differing Eye: An Introduction to Literature
Doster, William C. (College of Dupage, Naperville, Illinois, USA) New York, New York, U.S.A. Glencoe Press 1970 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 287 pages; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and modest shelf and edge wear; . (The author includes an introduction to the main body of text that discusses literature, what we think it is, how to learn about it, interpret it and questions that may help us be willing to study it. Part One: The Poem Part Two: The Short Story Part Three: The Play Part Four: The Novel and Part Five: A Guide. ) 
Price: 6.28 USD

13 Down Beat's Music 1961: The 6th Down Beat Yearbook
Down Beat Magazine; Maher Publications Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Maher Publications 1961 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall David Stone Martin 
; Stapled wraps; 132 pages; Photographs, illustrations, advertising (HARD TO FIND item); Pages securely attached with no names or marginalia; Pictorial cover with modest shelf & corner wear including small corner crease bottom-right of front panel, 1/3" close-tear bottom-edge of back panel; .....(Contents: THE COMPLEAT CRITIC, an essay on the future needs in jazz criticism, A BAD YEAR FOR FESTIVALS, Ira Gitler reports on the various troubles, READERS POLL UNDERCURRENT, a study by Don DeMicheal of Down Beat's readers polls, WHAT IS HAPPENING TO JAZZ, Dr. Marshall Stearns takes a scholar's look at trends, THE UBIQUITY OF JAZZ, Willis Conover tells of finding it in the Middle East and elsewhere, GEORGE CRATER LOOKS BACK AT 1960, a tongue-in-cheek survey of events, MUSIC IN AFRICA, a noted scholar poses some provocative questions, THE RACIAL UNDERCURRENT, Leonard Feather examines some disconcerting tendencies, JAZZ AND THE U.S. PRESS, Chicago journalist Jack Lind paints a gloomy pictures, THE SPREAD OF JAZZ, George Hoefer traces the history of places of performance, WHAT IS JAZZ, a penetrating study by John S. Wilson, PRESENT AND FUTURE, a panel discussion by six noted musicians, DAVID STONE MARTIN, a gallery of great jazz drawings, GIL EVANS: GIANT OF OUR TIME, arranger and columnist Bill Mathieu writes an appraisal, EDUCATION FOR JAZZ, a brief history of the school jazz movement, STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN', a classic big band arrangement by Quincy Jones, THE YEAR IN STEREO, Charles Graham looks over developments in sound reproduction, AN INDEX OF DOWN BEAT, a helpful guide to the material printed during 1960, ABOUT THE WRITERS, biographical sketches of the men who wrote this volume.) 
Price: 108.29 USD

14 Down Beat Magazine: Volume 26, No.2, January 22, 1959
Editors of Down Beat Magazine; Down Beat Magazine Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Maher Publications 1959 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Stapled wraps (with extra staple); 52 pages; Photographs, advertising; Pages securely attached on gently tanned pages, no names or marginalia (rippling at top-half); Pictorial cover with shelf wear including small nicks/previous mention of rippling top-half (magazine lies flat), hence price; .....(The table of contents includes: Music News: USA - East, Midwest and West; Features: Fiction By Steve Allen, The Impeccable Teddy Wilson, A New Career for Buddy DeFranco; Stereo News Section; Music In Review; Departments.) 
Price: 9.86 USD

15 A Survey of English Literature 1730-1780: Volume 1
Elton, Oliver London, England Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd 1959 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 412 pages; Volume 1 (only); Edward Arnold Publishers reprint, 1959; Textblock is tight and unmarked internally; Navy-blue cloth covered boards with title in gold on spine, wear at bottom tips; Dust-jacket has helped to protect the book well, is age-tanned primarily tanning is on spine; Has shelfwear mostly tips/top-tail of spine (scuff mark on area of spine, else modest wear with a few light marks); We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; ....(Quite thorough, and following the Preface, the chapter titles here in Volume One are divided into these areas: Prospective, Memoirs and Letters, Memoirs and Letters: Women, The Essay and Goldsmith, Johnson and Boswell, The Novel: Samuel Richardson, Fielding and Smollett, Sterne: Other Fiction, Comedy, Comedy Continued, Tragedy, Followers of Pope, Milton and Spenser). 
Price: 6.42 USD

16 Dream Time: New Stories by Sixteen Award-Winning Authors
Gascoigne, Toss; Goodman, Jo; Tyrrell, Margot (Editors) Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin Company 1991 039557434X / 9780395574348 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Elizabeth Honey 
; 184 pages; First Edition, First printing; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight and clean with no internal markings and no names; Boards are a light blue with a dark blue spine and the title in silver; Dust-jacket is bright with no tears and minimal shelf and edge wear; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; .(An intriguing collection of short stories written by sixteen of Australia's best authors. The tales of dreams, myths, fantasies and illusions range from science fiction to laugh-aloud humor, with fascinating characters and exotic settings. It reveals much about Australian culture and lifestyle for a truly entertaining and widely varied dip into the life of this continent "down under". 'Dream Time' is an anthology that was put together by the Children's Book Council of Australia, with the collection a brilliant representation of the high quality of children's literature in Australia. The three editors, Tyrell, Gascoigne and Goodman are members of the Australian Book Council.) 
Price: 5.91 USD

17 Essentials of English Literature: Volume 1, From Its Beginning to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Revised Edition
Grebanier, Bernard D.N. (Professor of English Literature, Brooklyn College) Woodbury, New York, USA Barrons Educational Series Inc 1959 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps, 447 pages with index, Revised edition; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages; Former owners small label inside the back cover with shadow from label; Cream-colored cover with shelf and edge wear including some light rubbing/nicks and 1/4 inch nick to base of spine; . (Detailed critical analyses and descriptions of the writings of: Beowulf, Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Spenser, Dryden, Milton, Johnson, DeFoe, Pope, Herrick, Bacon, Swift, Fielding, Browne, Paine, Pepys, Smollett, Whycherly and many others. The table of contents is divided into: The Old English Period, The Middle English Period, The Renaissance, The Reformation and the Elizabethans, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century, Glossary of Terms, Bibliography, and Index.) 
Price: 5.70 USD

18 The Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Hartnoll, Phyllis (Edited by) Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1983 0192115464 / 9780192115461 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 932 pages; Fourth edition; Ex-library with library markings; Black & white illustrations, photographs throughout; Textblock is tight & bright with library markings; Boards & spine are black with title in gold; Pictorial dust-jacket has no tears, and is unfaded; Modest shelf & edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; ......(Offers a wealth of information about contemporary writers, directors, actors, companies, and theatres, both metropolitan and regional. At the same time, it continues to provide an authoritative survey of the theatre's evolution, from its beginnings in primitive ritual to present-day trends in all countries that have an ongoing theatrical tradition. An extensive cross-referencing system has been incorporated into this edition to guide the reader to related information. A generous bibliography is also included. Technical entries emphasize the historical perspective. Over 200 other illustrations are placed in thematically arranged groups, showing the changes of vision affecting theatrical production over more than 2,000 years. An indispensable reference work for all theatre-lovers.) 
Price: 6.47 USD

19 Talent Is Not Enough: Mollie Hunter on Writing for Children
Hunter, Molly New York, New York, U.S.A. Harper & Row, Publishers 1976 0060226498 / 9780060226497 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harry Bertschmann (Jacket Design) 
; 126 pages; First U.S. edition, First printing; Ex-library with usual library markings; Textblock is tight with light marginalia on one page within the text; Endpapers are blue; Boards are light green with the title in gold; Bright green, blue and orange dust-jacket which has partial protective covering on it from the previous library; It has modest shelf and edge wear including wear to top and tail of the spine and tips with repair; . (This grew out of a series of lectures Mollie Hunter delivered in the U.S. in 1975, including the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. It is a personal, insightful, thought-provoking book that will move and enrich the student and critic of children's literature as well as any aspiring writer. The author was one of the finest writers of books for young people, so was uniquely qualified to write about the demanding but satisfying art and craft of writing for children.) 
Price: 5.15 USD

20 Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama: Part 1 Fiction (Ninth Edition)
Kennedy, X.J.; Gioia, Dana New York, New York, U.S.A. Pearson Longman 2005 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; Each section has its own pagination; Ninth Edition; This book, or section is Part 1: Fiction; Textblock is tight with underlining/marginalia; Small part of upper textblock has been bumped; Medium-blue durable cover with no tears, and shelf and edge wear that includes some rubbing/gentle creasing; . (This is Part 1: Fiction, which starts with chapter one through to chapter eleven. The table of contents included in this first part, Part 1: Fiction is: Reading a Story, Point of View, Character, Setting, Tone and Style, Theme, Symbol, Evaluating a Story, Reading Long Stories and Novels, Two Critical Casebooks: Edgar Allan Poe and Flannery O'Connor and Stories for Further Reading. The title 'Literature, Ninth Edition' is actually in four separate parts, with each of the first three parts devoted to one of the major literary forms-fiction, poetry and drama. The fourth section is a comprehensive introduction to critical writing. All together, the book(s) is an attempt to provide a student with a reasonably compact introduction to the study and appreciation of stories, poems, and plays, as well as practical advice on the sort of writing expected in a college English course. Again, this book is strictly Part 1: Fiction. ) 
Price: 6.44 USD

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