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The Hidden Valley of Oz
Small 4to, 313 pgs. First edition. Full bound blue cloth with bright pictorial paper label on front board, black stamped title and boy's portrait on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers, no color plates. Clean and solid with just minor dust soil at head of text block. With full color DJ, minor chipping at head and tail of slightly sunned spine, else fine.
The Enchanted Island of Yew
Small 4to, 242 pgs. Full bound tan cloth with orange, light pink, yellow and black stamped pictorial front cover, title in yellow outlined in black on spine. All 8 color plates present, green print pictorial endpapers, illustrations in orange ink throughout text. Light sunning to spine, some fraying to cloth at spine ends, 2'' tear to cloth at upper corner of outer edge of front board, some dust soil to block edges. Front hinge slightly shaken but strong. Previous owner's gift note on back of frontis, otherwise interior clean throughout. A very lovely first edition of this rare Baum title.
Reimagining Thoreau synthesizes the interests of the intellectual and psychological biographer and the literary critic in a reconsideration of Thoreau's literary career. The aims of the book are, first, to situate Thoreau's aims and achievements as a writer within the context of his troubled relationship to the microcosm of antebellum Concord; second, to reinterpret Walden as a temporally layered text in light of the successive drafts of the book and the evidence of Thoreau's journals and contemporaneous writings; and third, to overturn traditional views of Thoreau's "decline" by offering a new estimate of the post-Walden writing and its place within his development.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
June 1-August 15, 1864
On June 2, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant postponed until the following morning an assault on Confederate lines near Cold Harbor planned for that afternoon because of delays in positioning troops. In the meantime, Confederate forces strengthened their lines, and the assault became a slaughter that haunted Grant for the rest of his life.
Thus began a summer of frustration for the general-in-chief of the U.S. Army. By failing to press their advantage, Major General William F. “Baldy
Vol 11. Great condition.
For a Vast Future Also
Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Brings together articles by 14 scholars in the Lincoln field, providing detailed treatments of different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation, presidential politics, and the Lincoln legacy. Lincoln's views on race are of central interest, and these essays engage that issue from a variety of perspectives. Schwartz is director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library and editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A comprehensive analysis and appreciation of the life and work of a great nineteenth-century artist offers hundreds of color reproductions of his works, an examination of his artistic influence and of the effects of his travels abroad, and much more. UP.
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The Temple of Man
Apet of the South at Luxor
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz's masterwork is the culmination of his exhaustive 12-year study at the great temple of Amun-Mut-Khonsu at Luxor, which is revealed to be an architectural encyclopedia of humanity and the universe.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
Book Club Edition.
Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.