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Gather Together in My Name, Angelou, Maya
1 Angelou, Maya Gather Together in My Name
NY Random House 1974 0394486927 / 9780394486925 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed, else a clean, tight copy. Jp 
Red cloth binding. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Jean Rhys, Angier, Carole
2 Angier, Carole Jean Rhys
NY Viking 1985 0670806269 / 9780670806263 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Library stamp on rear free endpaper. 
Bibliography, photos. A biography of the writer (1890-1979) most known for her novel "The Wide Sargasso Sea", who was raised in the West Indies and then lived in England and Europe. ; Lives of Modern Women; Ex-Library; 125 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Myself, Ashton-Warner, Sylvia
3 Ashton-Warner, Sylvia Myself
NY Simon and Schuster 1967 0671513346 / 9780671513344 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Musty, jacket lightly wrinkled. 
Author photograph with a cup of tea on front jacket panel. Library of Congress number 67-17890. ; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Stevie:  A Biography of Stevie Smith, Barbera, Jack; McBrien, William
4 Barbera, Jack; McBrien, William Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith
NY Oxford University Press 1987 0195205499 / 9780195205497 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Index, notes, many pages of photos. A biography of the English poet. ; 378 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Very Truly Yours, Charles L. Dodgson, Alias Lewis Carroll:  A Biography, Bassett, Lisa
5 Bassett, Lisa Very Truly Yours, Charles L. Dodgson, Alias Lewis Carroll: A Biography
NY Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1987 0688060919 / 9780688060916 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Index, notes, chronology, bibliography, photos. "In this entertaining biography, Lisa Bassett acquaints us with her subject's playful side. Excerpts from his letters to children, rich in his unique brand of nonsense, round out this authoritative, affectionate portrait of the complex man who was Charles L. Dodgson and Lewis Carroll." ; 118 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Samuel Johnson, Bate, W. Jackson
6 Bate, W. Jackson Samuel Johnson
Washington D. C. Counterpoint Press 1998 1887178767 / 9781887178761 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Index, notes, illustrations. Winner of the National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. ; 646 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Restless Spirit:   The Story of Robert Frost, Bober, Natalie S.
7 Bober, Natalie S. A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost
NY Henry Holt and Co. 1991 0805060758 / 9780805060751 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Vermont Reads 2008 sticker on front cover and inside front cover. 
Indices, bibliography, photos. ; 197 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford:  The Unpublished Letters of Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Miller, Betty (editor)
8 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Miller, Betty (editor) Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford: The Unpublished Letters of Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford
London John Murray 1954 B001R9HZU6 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and lightly soiled. 
Edited and introduced by Betty Miller. Red cloth binding. Index, illustrations. Letters from 1836-1846 which see the arrival of Barrett and her family in London, Elizabeth's health break down, her brother's drowning, literary fame and her courtship with Robert Browning. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Sylvia Plath:  The Woman and the Work, Butscher, Edward
9 Butscher, Edward Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work
NY Dodd, Mead & Co. 1977 0396074979 / 9780396074977 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket tattered, owner name on front pastedown. 
A collection of scholarly essays about the life and work of Sylvia Plath. Chronology. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 242 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Erskine Caldwell:   Selected Letters, 1929-1955, Caldwell, Erskine; McDonald, Robert L. (editor)
10 Caldwell, Erskine; McDonald, Robert L. (editor) Erskine Caldwell: Selected Letters, 1929-1955
Jefferson, NC McFarland and Company 1999 0786401087 / 9780786401086 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Jp 
Index. Two photos of Caldwell. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Island to Island, Campbell, Alistair
11 Campbell, Alistair Island to Island
Christchurch, NZ Whitcoulls Publishers 1984 0723307350 / 9780723307358 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Many photos. The New Zealand poet relates how he was reunited with his Cook Islands extended family forty years after having been sent to a New Zealand orphanage in the 1930s as a young boy when his parents both died. "The voyage he describes is one of discovery and recollection, and his evocation of life in the Islands is interwoven with the exploration of a past from which he had long been separated. There are old ghosts to be confronted too in this intriguing tale of paradise lost." (front jacket flap) ; 120 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Hank:  The Life of Charles Bukowski, Cherkovski, Neeli
12 Cherkovski, Neeli Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski
NY Random House 1991 0394575261 / 9780394575261 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket has tear at top corner of front panel. 
Index, notes, list of books by Bukowski, several pages of photos. ; 337 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Threescore: the Autobiography of Sarah N. Cleghorn, Cleghorn, Sarah N.
13 Cleghorn, Sarah N. Threescore: the Autobiography of Sarah N. Cleghorn
NY Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1936 First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Usual library stamps and markings, boards rubbed. Signed by Author
Green cloth binding. Index, photos. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Introduction by Robert Frost. An autobiography by the Vermont poet (1876-1959) , known for her poetry championing progressive social causes. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Susy and Mark Twain:  Family Dialogues, Clemens, Susy; Salsbury, Edith Colgate (editor)
14 Clemens, Susy; Salsbury, Edith Colgate (editor) Susy and Mark Twain: Family Dialogues
NY Harper and Row 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket shelfworn and price-clipped. 
Xvii, 444 pp. Index, bibliography, notes, biographical dictionary. Burgundy cloth. Susy Clemens began a biography of her famous father, author Mark Twain, when she was 13. This biography of the Twain family starts with those pages and creates a fuller biography of the Twain family when they lived in Hartford, Connecticut. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Paris Album, 1900-1914, Cocteau, Jean
15 Cocteau, Jean Paris Album, 1900-1914
London Comet 1987 0863791395 / 9780863791390 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Some penciled underlining. 
Illustrations by the author. Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland. ; 175 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Middle East Diary, Coward, Noel
16 Coward, Noel Middle East Diary
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran and Co 1944 First American Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Top corners torn away from front free endpaper and front flyleaf, boards soiled and scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
Green cloth binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 155 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Cruse, Amy
17 Cruse, Amy Robert Louis Stevenson
NY Frederick A. Stokes Company 1915 First American Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, corners rounded, owner signature on front free endpaper, fore-edges foxed. 
Navy cloth binding with gilt laurel wreath design and lettering stamped on front boards. Many photos. Color frontispiece illustration. A laudatory biography of the prolific Scottish author. ; Heroes of all Time; 190 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Alphonse Daudet, Daudet, Leon
18 Daudet, Leon Alphonse Daudet
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Musty, boards lightly worn, corners rounded. 
Blue cloth binding with gilt design and lettering stamped on spine. Top edges gilt. Frontispiece lithograph portrait of Daudet. Also includes a short biography of the Daudet family by Ernest Daudet. Translated from the French by Charles De Kay. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 466 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Margiad Evans, Dearnley, Moira
19 Dearnley, Moira Margiad Evans
Cardiff, Wales University of Wales Press 1982 0708308201 / 9780708308202 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers rubbed, rear flyleaf creased. 
One of 1000 numbered copies. Measures 5 x 10 inches. Softcover with French Flaps. Frontispiece photo of Evans. Select bibliography. A look at the life and work of Anglo-Welsh novelist Margiad Evans (1909-1958). ; Writers of Wales; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 81 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Episodes, Delattre, Pierre
20 Delattre, Pierre Episodes
St. Paul, MN Graywolf Press 1993 1555971806 / 9781555971809 Later Printing Softcover Very Good; The author relates his encounters with Richard Brautigan, Allen Ginsberg, Charles de Gaulle, Neal Cassady, the Dalai Lama and others. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 186 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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