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1 Shakespeare cross-examination: a compilation of articles first appearing in the American Bar Association journal.
Chicago Cuneo Press 1961 Hard Cover Very Good 
viii, 125 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. From the foreword: The American Bar Association Journal ordinarily publishes material of interest primarily to the legal profession, but the in February, 1959, issue "Elizabethan Whodunit: Who was 'William Shakespeare'? appeared and started a flood of letters and articles on the authorship of the Shakespeare works." Includes Elizabethan whodunit / Richard Bentley -- A mystery solved / Charlton Ogburn -- The case for the defense / William W. Clary -- The Shakespearean controversy / John N. Hauser -- The true Shakespeare / Dorothy and Charlton Ogburn -- Elizabethan whodunit : supplementary notes / Richard Bentley -- Francis Bacon and the knights of the helmet / Martin Pares -- Did Shaxper write Shakespeare? / Arthur E. Briggs -- Marlowe's mighty line / Benjamin Wham -- A hoax three centuries old / Louis P. Benezet -- Comments and criticisms. 
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2 ADAMS, J(AMES) DONALD The shape of books to come.
New York Viking Press, 1945 Hard Cover 
202 pages, cloth, dust jacket little frayed otherwise very good. The author was Editor of the New York Times Book Review, a delgate of the American P.E.N. at Edinburgh in 1934 and at the Buenos Aires Congress in 1936. 
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3 Albright, Victor E. The Shaksperian Stage.
New York Columbia University Press 1909 Hardcover Good+ 
Xii, 194 pages, plates, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks front endpaper, otherwise very good. ; Ex-Library; 194 pages 
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4 ALDRIDGE, JOHN W. editor Critiques and essays on modern fiction, 1920-1951, representing the achievement of modern American and British critics
New York Ronald Press Company, 1952 Hard Cover Very Good 
With a foreword by Mark Schorer. Includes bibliographical sketches of the authors. "A selected bibliography of criticism of modern fiction, compiled by Robert Wooster Stallman": p. 553-610. 610 pages, cloth, very good. From the preface: This book has been designed for use as a primary text in courses in the criticism of modern fiction and as a strong collateral text in courses in the survey of modern fiction. Its strong formalist bias may fit it for further use as a reference text for courses in the aesthetics of fiction and in the writing of the short story and novel. 
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5 ASHLEY, MIKE editor Shakespearean Whodunits. Murders and mysteries based on Shakespeare's plays.
New York Barnes & Noble Books, 2000 076072007X / 9780760720073 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
X,422 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dust jacket: "Shakespeare's histories, tragedies and comedies abound with intrigues. The 25 original and entertaining stories in Shakespearean Whodunits take the works of the Bard as the jumping-off point for deadly dramas of their own." 
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6 ASHTON, JOHN Chap-books of the eighteenth century, with facsimiles, notes, and introduction.
London Chatto & Windus, 1882 Hard Cover Fair 
Xvi,486 pages, very well illustrated, decorated cloth, ex-library, new cloth back-strip, shaken, text has some light notations and marginalia. From the preface: "Although these Chap-books are very curious, and on many accounts interesting, no attempt has yet been made to place them before the public in a collected form, accompanied by the characteristic engravings, without which they would lose much of their value. They are the relics ofa happily past age, one which can never return, and we, in this our day of cheap, plentiful, and good literature, can hardly conceive a time when in the major part of this country, and to the larger portion of its populations, these little Chap-books were the only mental pabulum offered. Away from the towns, newspapers were rare indeed, and not worth much when obtainable - poor little flimsy sheets such as nowadays we should not dream of either reading or publishing, with very little news in them, and that consisting principally of war items, and foreign news, whilst these latter books were carried in the packs of the pedlars, or Chapmen, to every village, and to every home." From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "one of the pamphlets formerly sold in Europe and America by itinerant agents, or "chapmen." Chapbooks were inexpensive-in England often costing only a penny-and, like the broadside, they were usually anonymous and undated. The texts were similar to those of current tabloid newspapers and therefore reveal much about the popular taste of the 16th, 17th, and 18th century." 
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7 BACON, FRANCIS Essays and new Atlantis.
Roslyn, NY Walter J. Black, Inc. 1969 Hard Cover Very Good 
Published for the Classics Club. Xvi, 302 pages, cloth, very good. From the introduction: "Francis Bacon's reputation has suffered from the world's insistence that a moralist should follow his own advice; having recognized vice and folly, he should avoid them. But in Bacon knowing and doing were as far apart as they are in others. All his life he wooed the Goddess of Getting-on, only to prove that self-seeking ends in disaster." 
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8 BAKER, GEORGE PIERCE The development of Shakespeare as a dramatist
New York Macmillan Co. 1927 Hard Cover Very Good 
x,[2],327 pages, well illustrated, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Contents : The public of 1590 and Shakespeare's inheritance in dramatique technique.--The stage of Shakespeare.--Early experimentation in plotting and adaptation.--The chronicle plays.--The art of plotting mastered.--High comedy.--Tragedy.--Late experimentation.--Contract for building the first Fortune theatre.--Index. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: George Pierce Baker, 1866-1935, American educator, b. Providence, R.I., grad. Harvard, 1887. He taught (1888-1924) in the English department at Harvard and there conceived and instituted (1906) the 47 Workshop, a class on playwriting techniques and a laboratory of experimental productions. The first of its kind, the workshop was an inspiration to many young dramatists and gave impetus to the movement toward campus theater. In 1925 he went to Yale, where as professor of the history and technique of drama and director of the university theater he continued his work. Baker wrote The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist and Dramatic Technique and edited the works of his students. 
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9 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] A Windows in Thrums, an Edinburgh Eleven [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1919 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
257 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185B; 257 pages 
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10 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] Auld Light Idylls/ Better Dead [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1918 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
270 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185A; 270 pages 
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11 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] Tommy and Grizel [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1917 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
286 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185C; 286 pages 
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12 BEERBOHM, MAX Zuleika Dobson.
New York Modern Library 1926 Hard Cover Very Good 
Introduction by Francis Hackett. [2], xii, 358 pages, cloth, very good. From the back of the title page: Copyright, 1911, By Dodd, Mead and Company - Introduction Copyright, 1926, by the Modern Library, Inc. From the introduction: "The promise of a full-length novel by the author of 'The Happy Hypocrite' had an intense effect on Beerbohm 'addicts' in 1911." 
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13 BERGQUIST, G. WILLIAM Three centuries of English and American plays. A check list. England: 1500-1800, United States: 1714- 1830.
New York Hafner Publishing Co. , 1963 Hard Cover Very Good 
281 pages, 34 illustrations, cloth. 1st edition, ex-library with usual library markings else very good. 
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14 Brewer, David J[Osiah] editor The World's Best Essays. [Ten Volumes in Two]
Metuchen, NJ Mini-Print Corp 1971 0810803941 / 9780810803947 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ten volumes in two, cloth, 9 by 12 inches, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Associate Editors: Edward A. Allen and William Schuyler. Originally published in ten volumes by Ferd. P. Kaiser, St. Louis, 1900. Some examples from Volume 6: To a Lady of High Culture (Philip Gilbert Hamerton) , On Certain Atrocities of Humor (Theodore Hook) , My First Walk with the Schoolmistress (Oliver Wendell Holmes) , Barbarism in Birdcage Walk (Douglas Jerrold, Dialogue on the Thames (Heinrich Heine). ; Ex-Library 
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15 BROOKS, VAN WYCK Literature in New England: The flowering of New England, 1815-1865. New England: Indian summer, 1865-1915.
Garden City Garden City Publishing Co. , 1944 Hard Cover Good 
557 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, rebound, otherwise very good. The preface states "The two volumes here reprinted belong together naturally. They are complementary and uniform in style, method and feeling alike, and they relate the literary history of New England over a period of just one hundred years. The year 1815 marked the beginning of a 'gold age' in the intellectual life of the Western world, while a century later, in 1915, a new group of New England writers bore witness to the tenacity of the Yankee mind. It appeared, however, that the 'genial period,' one of those 'heats', as Emerson put it, 'by which high tides are caused in the human spirit,' had come to a definite conclusion. This was New England's great hundred years." From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Van Wyck Brooks, 1886-1963, American critic, b. Plainfield, N.J., grad. Harvard, 1908. His first book, The Wine of the Puritans (1909), presented the thesis that American culture has been so pervaded by puritanism with its materialistic emphasis that the artistic side of the nation's life has been profoundly neglected. Although this theme was developed in such subsequent books as America's Coming-of-Age (1915), The Ordeal of Mark Twain (1920), and The Pilgrimage of Henry James (1925), later works, including Emerson and Others (1927), indicate his growing respect for American literature. In 1937 he won the Pulitzer Prize in history for The Flowering of New England (1936). Other volumes followed in the series he called Makers and Finders: New England: Indian Summer (1940), The World of Washington Irving (1944), and The Times of Melville and Whitman (1947). In this series, his masterwork, Brooks interprets American literary history; it is a vivid, varied chronicle, rich in anecdote and infused with the author's humanism. 
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16 BROOKS, VAN WYCK The World of Washington Irving
E. P. Dutton & Co. , 1944 Hard Cover Good 
495 pages, cloth, rebound ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the publisher: "Van Wyck Brooks has long been acknowledged as the most distinguished American literary critic and historian of our day, and the literary history of the United States which he began with The Flowering Of New England will surely stand for many years as his primary contribution to our culture. The World Of Washington Irving precedes chronologically the brilliant survey of New England literature begun in The Flowering Of New England and continued with New England: Indian Summer. Washington Irving's time encompasses the birth of the American literary tradition, about 1800, and its rapid growth into the tumultuous years of the early 1840's. Exploring that period, Mr. Brooks has moved away from his regional studies to a consideration of national growth. This volume and those to follow deal with the literary histories of New York, the Middle States, the South and the West." 
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17 Bryer, Jackson R. The Critical Reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald : a Bibliographical Study. Supplement One through 1981.
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1984 0208014896 / 9780208014894 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xviii, 542 pages, cloth, DJ, publishers file copy otherwise very good. From the DJ: "One of the four indispensable tools for Fitzgerald scholarship, of which Professor Bryer has compiled two. ~ Bryer has now provided the most complete record of publications and unpublished scholarship on the most intriguing career in American literature. "; 542 pages 
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18 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology. a New, Revised and Enlarged Edition.
Philadelphia David Mckay 1898 Hardcover Fair 
Edited by Rev. J. Loughran Scott, D. D. Xxiv,501 pages, plates, text illustrations, folding chart, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings, text good. From the preface: "Mythology is the handmaid of literature, and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. " ; Ex-Library; 501 pages 
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19 BUNYAN, JOHN The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which is to Come Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream in Two Parts, with Notes.
Exeter J. and B. Williams 1835 Hard Cover Poor 
Parts I and II in 1 volume, full contemporary calf, hinges loose, original owner's name on title-page, first four pages has piece missing from edge, text not affected, foxing to edges, piece missing from upper right corner of last page, affecting three words in the phrase "He has held me, and hath kept me from my iniquities. Yea, my steps have been strengthened in his way. ". This edition is not illustrated. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: John Bunyan, 1628-88, English author, b. Elstow, Bedfordshire. After a brief period at the village free school, Bunyan learned the tinker's trade, which he followed intermittently throughout his life. Joining the parliamentary army in 1644, he served until 1647. The reading of several pious books and a constant study of the Bible intensified Bunyan's religious beliefs, and in 1653 he began acting as lay preacher for a congregation of Baptists in Bedford. In this capacity he came into conflict with the Quakers led by George Fox and turned to writing in defense of his beliefs. In 1660 agents of the restored monarchy arrested him for unlicensed preaching, and he remained in prison for the next 12 years. During this period Bunyan wrote nine books, the most famous of which is Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) , a fervent spiritual autobiography. Soon after his release in 1672 he was reimprisoned briefly and wrote the first part of his masterpiece The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come, published in 1678. A second part appeared in 1684. By the time Bunyan was released from his second imprisonment, he had become a hero to the members of his sect, and he continued preaching and writing until his death. The principal works of these later years are The Life and Death of Mr. Badman (1680) and The Holy War (1682). Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory recounting Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City; the second part describes the manner in which Christian's wife, Christiana, makes the same pilgrimage. Remarkable for its simple, biblical style and its vivid presentation of character and incident, Pilgrim's Progress is considered one of the world's great works of literature. Bunyan's continued popularity rests on the spiritual fervor that permeates his works and on the compelling style in which they are written. His prose unites the eloquence of the Bible with the vigorous realism of common speech. 
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20 CABELL, JAMES BRANCH Figures of earth. A comedy of appearances.
New York Robert M. Mcbride & Co. , 1925 Hard Cover 
Illustrated by Frank C. Pape. 274 pages, 12 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
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