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Elegant Epistles Being a Copious Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons and for General Entertainment

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1794

Edition: New, Improved and Enlarged

Seller ID: 9154


Quarterbound leather with faded marbled paper which seems to have been laid down over part of the leather which has darkened areas of the paper (see scan). Gilt title on spine with non-raised, gilt bands. Book is square and hinges are secure, thoughthere is a small slit on the front right spine edge. Much edge and corner wear. ; Frontispiece Engraving, B&W; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 873 pages; Large collection of letters by British writers. View more info

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Hurry Up, America & Spit

By: Bailey, Pearl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York City, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7384


Top and bottom edges of boards are slightly faded, folds of DJ a little tanned. Wear is probably from being on a shelf for 30 years. Book looks unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 106 pages; Inscribed and signed by Bailey on a half title page after the title page. This is a collection of poems and essays by the singer. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Road Work Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues and Beasts

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2004

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7063


Both book and jacket show only very light shelfwear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 467 pages; Collection of essays about the darker side of modern humanity by the author of Black Hawk Down. View more info

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Essays: Civil, Moral, Literary and Political Written after the Manner of M. De Montagne, Interspersed with Characters, Portraits, Anecdotes, Etc.

By: D'Argenson, Marquis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dublin, William Porter: 1789

Seller ID: 9898


Full leather with edge, corner, spine and surface wear. Title was in red square on spine but is no longer visible. Book is square and binding seems secure though stiff. The hinges have been reglued or reinforced and all endpapers before the title page are missing as well as all rear endpapers after the last printed page. An ornate bookplate is attached to the rear pastedown. It says that is is "Ex Libris Jacobi Plowden." It is upside down on the rear pastedown. ;... View more info

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On Truth

By: Frankfurt, Harry G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2008

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 14968


Book is close to fine with maybe a hint of shelfwear. Frankfort wrote a rather popular essay-book, On Bullshit. On Truth is his follow-up to Bullshit. These two books are quite important in the age of Trump and "alternative facts." ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 101 pages View more info