[This is a Mainly-20th-Century General Reading & Reference File]
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Great Letters . . .
Adams, Henry.  Selected letters of Henry Adams. Edited with an introduction by Newton Arvin. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Young, [copyright 1951]. 8vo. xxxiv, [2], 279, [1] pp.

(Addison). Courthope, W.J. Addison. London & New York: Macmillan, 1889. 8vo.

For the Fan of Historical Novels, 1883
Allen, William Francis.  The reader's guide to English history. By William Francis Allen, a.m., professor in the University of Wisconsin. Boston: Ginn, Heath, & Co., 1883. Oblong 8vo. 49, [1 (blank) pp., [2 (ads)] ff.

With an A.L.S.
Ashby, Eric.  Universities: British, Indian, African. A Study in the Ecology of Higher Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. 8vo.

Observations . . .
Baker, Russell. So this is depravity and other observations. New York: Congdon & Lattès, 1980. 12mo.

Bizet, Georges. Carmen. Academy of Music Grand Opera libretto and parlor pianist. New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, [1876?]. 8vo. 29, [3] pp.

(Blake, William). Dorfman, Deborah. Blake in the nineteenth century: His reputation as a poet from Gilchrist to Yeats. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. 8vo. 314 pp.

Illus. Edmund J. Sullivan
Borrow, George. Lavengro the scholar, the gypsy, the priest...with twelve illustrations in colour by Edmund J. Sullivan. London: T.A. Foulis, [1914]. 8vo. Frontis., xviii pp., [2] ff., 654 pp., [1] f.; plts.

Diplomatic History, & Memoirs
(Brzezinski, Zbigniew). Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser, 1977–1981. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1983. 8vo. 24 plts.

Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron.  Complete poetical works of Lord Byron. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (pr. by the Riverside Press, Cambridge), (copyright 1905). 8vo. Frontis., xxi, [1], 1055, [1] pp.

(Byron). Nichol, John. Byron. London & New York: Macmillan, 1888. 8vo.

Ed. Lillian Hellman
Chekhov, Anton. Selected letters of Anton Chekhov. Edited by Lillian Hellman translated by Sidonie K. Lederer. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Co., [copyright 1955]. 8vo. xxxv, [1], 331, [1] pp.

China & Its Art
(China). Cohen, Joan Lebold & Jerome Alan Cohen. China today and her ancient treasures. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980. Large 4to. Illus.

Chubb, Thomas Caldecot. The Venetians: Merchant princes. New York: Viking, 1968. Tall 8vo. Illus.

On Forman & Wise
Collins, John.  The two forgers: A biography of Harry Buxton Forman & Thomas James Wise. [New Castle, DE]: Oak Knoll Books, ©1992. 8vo (22.3 cm; 8.75"). xiii, 317 pp., illus.
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"I wish she would writea Jalna book a year for the rest of her life . . ."
De la Roche, Mazo. The building of Jalna. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1944. 8vo. [4] ff. 366 pp.

Interesting & Still Instructive
Eberlein, Harold Donaldson; & Roger Wearne Ramsdell. The practical book of chinaware. With 12 illustrations in colours[,] 191 in doubletone, and diagrams. Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1925. Large 8vo. xix, 326; illus.
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A Quick Introduction to Early BookhandsThe Enlarged Edition
Fairbank, Alfred.  A book of scripts. [London]: Penguin Books, (1968). 12mo (19 cm, 8"). 48 pp., 80 pp. of illus.
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NOT a Collector's Copy” ButFUN to Have
in ThisEarly
Faulkner, William.   Requiem for a nun. New York: Random House, [copyright 1951]. 8vo. [6], 286 pp.

Vintage Faulkner
Faulkner, William. The town. New York: Random House, 1957. 8vo. [8], 371, [1] pp.

China . . .
Fraser, John. The Chinese: Portrait of a people. New York: Summit Books, 1980. 8vo. Illus.

A Tour of French Colonial Africa
Gide, André.  Travels in the Congo.  New York: Modern Age Books, Inc., 1937. 12mo. [12], 305, [4] pp.
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First Edition
Gosse, Edmund. Firdausi in exile and other poems. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885. 12mo. Frontis., x, 224, [2 (1 blank)] pp.
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First English
Grass, Gunter. Dog years.Translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, [copyright 1965]. 8vo. [6], 570 pp.

"The Military Service Publishing Co." (1945)
Greene, Graham.   This gun for hire. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Military Service Publishing Co., [1945]. Small 8vo. [6 (2 blank)], 216, [2 (blank)] pp.

Grousset, René. The civilizations of the east: China. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 8vo. Illus.

Cultural Scholarship . . .
Hardison, O.B., Jr. Disappearing through the skylight. Culture and technology in the twentieth century. [New York]: Viking [Penguin], [1989]. 8vo. 389 pp.

Important Scholar — Important Book
Hardison, O.B., Jr. Entering the maze: Identity and change in modern culture. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. 12mo.

— Bret Harte —
Harte, Bret. Colonel Starbottle's client, and some other people. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1892. 8vo.

Harte, Bret. Sally Downs and other stories. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1893. 8vo.

A Sorrowful Reader?
Hartmann, Maurice [i.e., Moritz].  Last days of a king. An historical romance...translated from the German by M.E. Niles. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1867. 12mo. 198, [6] pp.
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Science Technology & Politics
Haskins, Carl P. Scientific revolution and world politics. New York: Pr. by Harper & Row for the Council on Foreign Relations, [1964]. 8vo. 115 pp.

First State — His First Book
Hawkes, John. Cannibal. New York: J.J. Little & Ives, copyright 1949. 12mo. 223, [1] pp.

Dartmouth's Laureate
Hovey, Richard.  Dartmouth lyrics. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., (copyright 1924). 8vo. xiv, 94 pp.

Attractive Little Book!
Howells, William Dean.  Criticism and fiction. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 12mo. Frontis., title-leaf, 188 pp., [2] ff.
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A Good Gathering . . .
James, Henry.  The complete tales of Henry James. Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, [copyright 1961–64]. 8vo. 6 vols. I: [6 (2 blank)], 7–430, [2 (blank)] pp. II: [6 (2 blank)], 7–446, [2 (blank)] pp. V: [6 (2 blank)], 7–414, [2 (blank)] pp. VI: [6 (2 blank)], 7–444, [4 (blank)] pp. VII: [6 (2 blank)], 7–462, [2 (blank)] pp. VIII: [6 (2 blank)], 7–504 pp.
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(Japan).  Rudofsky, Bernard. The kimono mind: An informal guide to Japan and the Japanese. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1965. 8vo. Illus.

Toys & Games & Fun at the Fin de Siecle
Johnson Bros., Harborne, England.  The “Acme” and “Chad Valley” series of New games for winter evenings. Season 1898–9. Harborne, England: Johnson Bros. [published in the Printing Department of Chad Valley Works], 1898. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 40 pp., illus.
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African History
Jones, A.H.M., & Elizabeth Monroe. A history of Ethiopia. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. 12mo. Illus.

Surgeon & Scholar
(Keynes, Geoffrey). Keynes, Geoffrey. The gates of memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. 8vo. Illus.

"21 Brilliant Comedies"
Kronenberger, Louis, ed. Cavalcade of comedy. 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward. New York: Simon & Schuster, [copyright 1953]. 4to. xv, [3], 715, [1] pp.

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