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1 Ervine, St. John. BERNARD SHAW: His Life, Work and Friends.
William Morrow & Co. [New York]. 1956. (1956). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 628pp. Tall 8vo. 1/4 black cloth over green cloth with gilt-lettered spine & gilt rulings. 12 b/w glossy paper plates with 20 photo-illustrations. Index. Top 1' of the spine has some light crinkling o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (Spine faded, a 1/4' edge tear on both the front & back bottom edges, top edges of the front & spine worn with smaller tears & chips, 1 1/4' & 7/8' creases on the right edge of the front, inside of the jacket has much scattered foxing o/w Very Good). NOTE: This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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2 Lennon, Florence Becker. VICTORIA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: The Life of Lewis Carroll.
Simon & Schuster [New York]. 1945. (1945). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 387pp. 8vo. Gray cloth purple-lettered spine framed at the top & bottom with ornate gilt. Top edge purple. Endpapers are decorated with an illustration of the tiles made by De Morgan Potteries which adorned Carroll's fireplace. Frontispiece map & 9 other b/w plates on text paper. 6 text illustrations. Appendices, Footnotes & Index. Bibliographies for both Carroll and Charles L. Dodgson. Owner's stamp on endpapers, upper right corner of the front cover bumped o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (2 1/2' wide x 3/4' high section is missing from the base of the spine & the lower left corner of the front, 3/4' tear at the top of the right side of the spine, 1 1/4' tear with some chipping along the upper fold of the front flap, 1/2' & 1/4' tears on the bottom edge of the back along with some lesser chips, 1/4' edge tear on the top of front, top of spine worn with some small chips, & all edges worn). 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Ward, Maisie. ROBERT BROWNING AND HIS WORLD: The Private Face 1821 - 1861.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston [New York]. 1967. (1967). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 335pp. Tall 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine & large gilt portrait of Browning on the front cover. Top edge yellow with uncut foredge. Mustard-colored endpapers. B/w frontispiece portrait of Browning. Bibliography & index. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (spine extremes have barely noticeable wear, 1/8' edge tear on the top of the back, hints of wear along the top edge of the front & back o/w Fine with unclipped price). 
Price: 2.50 USD
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4 Wecter, Dixon. SAM CLEMENS OF HANNIBAL.
Houghton, Mifflin Co. [New York]. 1952. (1952). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st printing. 335pp. 8vo. 1/4 coarse tan cloth & black boards. Spine bears a black panel divided into 7 equal sections with the title author & publisher lettered in gilt. Uncut pages. B/w frontispiece of Clemens at age 15. Bibliography & index. Dustjacket illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (spine faded, 1' edge tear on the top & 1/4' edge tear on the bottom of the front; top of spine worn; light edge wear along the top edges of both panels o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). 
Price: 8.00 USD
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