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Fallen Women: A Sceptical Enquiry into the Treatment of Prostitutes, Their Clients and Their Pimps, in Literature

By: Seymour-Smith, Martin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027259

ISBN: 0171380304

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. xiii,210 pp., illus. Dust jacket shows very slight rubbing along edges and just a trace of surface rubbing. View more info

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Abbey Library:

Seller ID: 027431

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in gold foil. Light shelf wear, text block somewhat toned by age but otherwise intact, cloth slightly faded. Lacks front flyleaf. 1100 pp. Impressive volume, fully 4" thick. View more info

The Handy-Volume Shakspeare [Complete in XIII (13) Volumes]

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, George Routledge and Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 027512

Condition: Very Good


A lovely miniature set of Shakespeare's complete plays, complete in (13) volumes, numbered in Roman numerals I through XIII, uniformly bound in brown cloth, bordered in blind, lettered in gilt on spine panels, text block edges dyed yellow. Nicely intact, most volumes mildly rubbed at spine extremities, a few showing minor cloth loss at same. Firm bindings, clean interiors. Three plays per volume, Vol. XIII composed by Macbeth, the poems, and a glossary. Volumes ranging 270 to 418 pp. per, each approx. 4 3/4" tall; lacking the cloth box that housed this set upon original issue. All vol... View more info

Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night, or What You Will

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Hodder Children's Books: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 044609

ISBN: B001MXILRS

Condition: Fine


1984 limited facsimile of original 1913 edition, bound in full burgundy leather, lettered and illus. in gilt, 3 raised bands, text block edged in gilt, moire endpapers. Slight surface rub to leather on back cover, otherwise as issued. xxv,144 pp., illus. w/ 40 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards. View more info

Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 044610

ISBN: B0014IC3GQ

Condition: Fine


1983 limited facsimile of original 1910 edition, bound in full black morocco, lettered and illus. in gilt, 3 raised bands, text block edged in gilt, moire endpapers. Slight surface rub to leather on back cover, otherwise as issued. xxix,166 pp., illus. w/ 30 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards. View more info

The Norton Facsimile: The First Folio of Shakespeare

By: Shakespeare, William; Charlton Hinman (editor)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton and Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039134

ISBN: 0393098435

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth variant, lettered in gold foil. A few hints of shelf wear, slightly rubbed along bottom edges, overall essentially as issued. Tan dust jacket is lightly soiled in a few spots, with mildly toned spine panel, 3/4" closed tear along top front edge and slight edge wear, now in mylar. View more info

The Winter's Tale

By: Shakespeare, William; Maxwell Armfield (essay)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London and New York, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1932

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033349

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, text block edges slightly toned by age. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1932 on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. [ix],99 pp., illus. w/ 8 full page color plates by Armfield, who contributed an essay occupying 7 pp. at rear of volume. Very scarce tan paper dust jacket illus./lettered in black shows 2" closed tear with associated creasing along top front edge through a portion of "Shakespeare," minor loss at spine extremities and corners, typical toning and edge wear, now in archival mylar. Date of publication approximate ba... View more info

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works [Compact Edition]

By: Shakespeare, William; Stanley Wells, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, and William Montgomery (editors); Stanley Wells (intro.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford and New York, Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 022563

ISBN: 0198117477

Condition: Fine


Two-tone blue paper-covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Mere hints of shelf wear, essentially as issued. 1991 ptg. Dust jacket in archival mylar. xlix,1274 pp. View more info

The Yale Shakespeare: The Complete Works

By: Shakespeare, William; Wilbur L. Cross and Tucker Brooke (editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 046477

ISBN: 1566191041

Condition: Fine


Light tan cloth, lettered in gold foil. A few slight fingerprint marks on text block edges, otherwise as issued. 8th ptg. thus. ix,1517 pp. Firm binding, clean interior. Dust jacket essentially as issued, now in mylar. View more info

The Works of William Shakspeare, Comprising His Dramatic and Poetical Works, Complete; Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left By the Late George Srevens, Esq. With a Glossary and Notes, and A Memoir, By Alexander Chalmers, A.M.

By: Shakspeare, William (as given) [William Shakespeare]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Phillips, Sampson and Company: 1854

Seller ID: 010611

Condition: VG+


Brown textured cloth, unstamped, with "Shakspeare" lettered in gilt on spine panel, text block edged in gilt. Modestly rubbed edges, light shelf wear. The binding and endpapers do not seem "quite right" for the period or match copies of other descriptions located for this edition, so we rather suspect this copy to have been recased at some point -- though certainly not recently. xii,1027 pp. Contains biographical sketch, the complete text of the 37 plays, followed by "Venus and Adonis," "Rape of Lucrece," the Sonnets, "The Passionate Pilgrim," and "A... View more info

Selected Poems

By: Shapiro, Karl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005793

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, 333 pp. One small spot on cloth above author's embossed initials on front panel (appears original to publication), else as issued. Dust jacket very slightly chipped along edges in a spot or two, virtually as issued. View more info

Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History

By: Shaun Oconnell

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA): 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045379

ISBN: 0807050024

Condition: Fine


Black and burgundy paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. Top front cover corner slightly bumped, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket shows price-clipped front flap, now in mylar. xvi,377 pp. 1st ptg., complete number line. View more info

Brutal

By: Shaw, Aiden

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Millivres Prowler Group: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043104

ISBN: 1873741243

Condition: VG+


Stiff pictorial wraps. Former owner's address inscription at top corner of front flyleaf and his handwritten review inked on final page of text and inside back cover, otherwise unmarked. Very slightly handled. [v],138 pp. View more info

The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030919

Condition: Near Fine


Black leatherette, lettered in gold foil, with color illus. front cover pastedown. Slight shelf wear. xxvi,114 pp., illus. View more info

John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara

By: Shaw, George Bernard

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1907

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005759

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth, paper title label on back strip. Modestly rubbed corners and extremities. Title label toned, with vertical scratch and minor paper loss. Former owner signature on front flyleaf. View more info

Ernest Hemingway [Modern Literature Monographs]

By: Shaw, Samuel

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048008

ISBN: 0804428239

Condition: Near Fine


SOFTCOVER, stiff color pictorial wraps. 3rd ptg.: 1982. Slight shelf wear, minor soiling to covers. viii,136 pp. Gotham Book Mart collection. View more info

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

By: Shaw, [George] Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, England, Constable & Co. Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 006342

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, tall 8vo, elaborately stamped in dark green and gilt in Celtic knot decoration, gilt top edge. xxxvi + 495 pp. Lightly rubbed at corners, extremities. Former owner signature on front flyleaf. Fabulous Art Nouveau-inspired binding. View more info

The Sanity of Art [1st American Edition]

By: Shaw, [George] Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Benj. R. Tucker: 1908

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 022463

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth, lettered in brown, top text block edge in gilt. Mild shelf wear with a few soilmarks to cloth front and rear, modestly rubbed spine extremities. Illus. book plate of former owner Edmund Stirling mounted on front pastedown. 113 pp., publisher's catalog at rear. Clean interior, firm binding. Decently preserved. View more info

Ten Short Plays

By: Shaw, [George] Bernard

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024040

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in black. 1st edition, with no additional printings indicated. Light shelf wear, text block edges slightly toned by age. [vii],319 pp. Dust jacket modestly soiled, with mild chipping at head of spine, modest shelf wear, now in archival mylar. Price in ink at top corner of front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue

By: Shaw, [George] Bernard

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1924

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035778

Condition: Near Fine


Dark green cloth, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel. Light shelf wear, text block edges a bit toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Original dark blue silk book mark detached but present, laid in, with tab remaining along upper front pastedown edge. lxxxviii163 pp. Main title shows b&w photograph of Winifred Lenihan from Theatre Guild production, approx. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", neatly trimmed and tipped in over publisher's device. View more info

Mathilda (The Art of the Novella)

By: Shelley, Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Melville House Publishing: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045811

ISBN: 0976658372

Condition: Fine


Stiff lilac wraps, French flaps. 134 pp. Slightly bumped top corner, with Shakespeare & Co. (Paris) stamp on front flyleaf. 1st ptg. thus: 2008. View more info

Shelley's Lost Letters to Harriet [#381/950, SIGNED]

By: Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Leslie Horton (editor, intro.)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London and Boston, Faber and Faber Ltd./Atlantic Monthly Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 047089

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED LIMITED. Royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. Cloth shows a few minor marks and rubs; back cover shows offsetting from a patterned gilt binding on which this volume had apparently been resting. 90 pp. Firm binding. Toning to both flyleaves. No. 381 of an edition limited to 950 copies, hand numbered and signed by editor on colophon preceding half-title. View more info

The Poems of Shelley [#1348/1500, Slipcased] [Percy Bysshe Shelley]

By: Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Stephen Spender (editor, intro.)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club: 1971

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 023805

Condition: Fine


Burgundy 1/4 morocco, gilt on black title label mounted on upper spine, rust cloth covered boards with black embossed cartouche of Shelley on front cover. As issued. Original glassine dust wrapper shows short closed tear at base of spine, otherwise nearly as issued. Original slipcase, black paper covered boards, shows light shelf wear, thus Near Fine. xxvii,313,[2] pp., illus. No. 1348 of an edition limited to 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator, Richard Shirley Smith, on rear colophon. Printed for the Limited Editions Club at the University Printing House, Cambridge. View more info

Povest Tarasa Shevchenko Khudozhnik: Illiustratsii, Dokumenty Albom / The Artist: A Story by Taras Shevchenko - Illustrations, Documents

By: Shevchenko, Taras; Sak, L.; Sudak, V. O.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kiev, Russia, Mystetstvo: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030872

ISBN: 5771502200

Condition: Fine


Gray cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in dark brown. Gift inscripton in Cyrillic on half-title, othewise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket slightly soiled along flap folds, with mildly creased front flap, now in mylar. 384 pp., extensively illus. w/ color plates, many additional b&w illus. in text. Text in Cyrillic, with adjacent English translations provided. View more info

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto [SIGNED]

By: Shields, David

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048221

ISBN: 0307273539

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Black paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. [xv],223 pp. Stated 1st ed. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription or date. Uncommon signed copy. View more info