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A. Colish (Firm)

Works: 88 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 6,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  History  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Printer
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, FIC
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Quarto-millenary : the first 250 publications and the first 25 years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club : a critique, a conspectus, a bibliography, indexes by Limited Editions Club( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla : during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry, 1821-1823 by G. F Lyon( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
This is a vivid account of Arctic exploration in its most classical period. The journal clearly demonstrates the observant, warm-hearted personality of its chronicler, an officer of the Royal Navy, a man of sensibility and courage. Its accurate descriptions and thoughtful understanding of the Eskimo people make it almost unique as an early nineteenth-century document. George Francis Lyon appeared in the Arctic in the 1820's at the very height of the feverish quest for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. For over two centuries before Lyon's first journey in the Arctic on board the Hecla, more than two score of European ships with their daring crews had set out to discover a northern trade route to China. All had been lost or driven back by the power of the moving ice. The expedition of the Fury and Hecla from 1821-1823 was yet another venture that failed to navigate the narrow ice-choked passage to the western sea, but the observations of both Perry and Lyon, the leaders of the expedition, made considerable additions to the geographical and scientific knowledge of the eastern and central Arctic. -- from Introduction
Christmas verse ( Book )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
To thee! : A toast in celebration of a century of opportunity and accomplishment in America, 1847-1947 by Rockwell Kent( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A tribute to American immigrants, and a special acknowledgment to the Rahr family from Germany who migrated to the Wisconsin Territory, erected a brewery and malthouse. Includes The house that Rahr built : a century of progress which is a chronology of the Rahr Malting Company
Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Of mice and men by John Steinbeck( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
"They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him"--
The poems of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Great Locofoco juggernaut : a new console-a-tory sub-treasury rag-monster by Malcolm Lewis Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The cloister and the hearth : a tale of the Middle Ages by Charles Reade( Book )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The book of ballads by MacEdward Leach( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Ralph Ellison's Invisible man by H. G Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A quiet English country village is disturbed by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who keeps his face hidden and his back to everyone
The life & opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )
2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Lysis or, Friendship. The symposium. Phaedrus by Plato( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
It is logical to group together the three dialogues of the present volume -- the Lysis, the Symposium, and the Phaedrus. In the first place, these three works contain in essence virtually all that Plato had to say on the subject of love and friendship. Secondly, the Lysis and certain parts of the other two works will show the Platonic dialectic in action. Further, the Symposium and Phaedrus are so replete with meaning that repeated readings are necessary in order to approach anything like a full grasp of their contents. In particular, they indicate what Plato conceived the nature of the human soul to be. We find him arguing that it is an entity which is immortal and at the same time has deep involvements in the world of space and time. - Preface
Billy Budd, Benito Cereno and the enchanted isles by Herman Melville( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The complete text of the novel and of the unpublished short story Billy Budd, Sailor
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885), is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist. - Back cover
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
From the Back Cover: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century, turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adam's freedom from the European traditions of study lends exuberance-and puckish wit-to his writings
Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington( Book )
3 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Tarkington's second novel (1900), set in 18th-century England, spawned two movies, a play, and an operetta. Beaucaire, barber to the French Ambassador, blackmails his way into high society and the interest of Lady Mary Carlisle, and is soon over his head in a whirlwind of duels, highwaymen, card-cheats, masquerades, and intrigue
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