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East of the Sun and West of the Moon, (Dasent, Sir G. W.)
1 (Dasent, Sir G. W.) East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Garden City Garden City Books c. 1935 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Kay Nielsen 
Black boards with illustrated paste-down plate on front. Edge wear, bumped corners and some scuffs on front. There is some loss in the front spine edge. See scan. Book is square and binding has no parting or tears. A solid, though obviously used, copy. No date, but book is most likely from the 1930's. All of Kay Nielsen's wonderful color plates are present along with many B&W drawings. The Introduction states that the text is from Sir G. W. Dasent's "Popular Tales from the Norse."; Color Plates and B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mr. Palomar  (trans. William Weaver), Calvino, Italo
2 Calvino, Italo Mr. Palomar (trans. William Weaver)
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers 1985 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is unread. Jacket has light, general wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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L'Etranger, Camus, Albert
3 Camus, Albert L'Etranger
Paris Gallimard 1957 Softcover Near Fine 
Pictorial French paperback or "pocket boo" (Le Livre de Poche) of Camus' great novel. This copy is square and securely bound with a spine that is neither cracked nor creased. A former owner name and address sticker is on the ffep; otherwise, only a hint of shelf wear. Beautiful copy. The book is in French and has a quite evocative cover illustration. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 179 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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La Peste, Camus, Albert
4 Camus, Albert La Peste
Paris Gallimard 1947 Softcover Near Fine 
Pictorial French paperback or "pocket book" (Le Livre de Poche) of Camus' great novel, labelled "Existential," although Camus obejected to the term. This copy is square and securely bound with a spine that is neither cracked nor creased. This copy has only a bit of wear and aging. The book is in French and has a quite evocative cover illustration. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 247 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Garden (The Courtyard), Carpelan, Bo (Samuel B. Charters trans.)
5 Carpelan, Bo (Samuel B. Charters trans.) Garden (The Courtyard)
Goteborg Swedish Books 1982 First Edition Thus; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pictorial wraps with white titles. Some edge and corner wear along with light, general aging. Square and securely bound. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 89 pages; Signed by Charters on the title page with inscription to Robert Hawley, the founder of Oyez Books, who was Charters' friend and sometimes publisher. Nice association. Charters is most famous for his writing on music, especially blues and early jazz, but he is also a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator of Swedish. ; Signed by Translator 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Vida y Hechos Del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha Compuesta Por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. En Quatro Tomos. Parte Segunda. Tomo Quarto, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
6 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Vida y Hechos Del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha Compuesta Por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. En Quatro Tomos. Parte Segunda. Tomo Quarto
Londres (London) J. y R. Tonson 1738 1738 Edition Hardcover Good 
Quarterbound leather with faded beige, red, and blue paper over boards. Gilt decorations on spine, though title is faded. Book has been professionally rehinged and cleaned. Interior has much foxing and toning with some damage to some pages on outside edges, possibly from some long ago accident. May need some deacidification. Plates are all present and in nice condition. This is Volume 4 only of this 1738 edition which is completely in Spanish though published in London. This seems to be a scarce edition. WorldCat locates only four copies worldwide.; Vol. 4 only; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 368 pages 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Foe, Coetzee, J. M.
7 Coetzee, J. M. Foe
New York Viking 1987 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and jacket have light, shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Theatre, Tome I, Corneille, Pierre
8 Corneille, Pierre Theatre, Tome I
Paris Gallimard and Librairie Generale Francaise 1964 Softcover Very Good+ 
Pictorial French paperback or "pocket book" (Le Livre de Poche) of the dramatic works of Corneille. This is Volume I only. This copy is square and securely bound with a spine that has one light crease line (possibly a publication wrinkle) down the spine. Otherwise only very light wear and aging. A former owner name and address sticker is on the ffep. The plays included are Le Cid, Horace, Cinna, Polyeucte, Pompee and Rodogune. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 509 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Legion of Outcasts, Davis, Hurk
9 Davis, Hurk Legion of Outcasts
Los Angeles Holloway House 1968 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
This copy has very light, general wear with a couple of very light, vertical creases on the spine. However, book is square and securely bound. The book purports to be the true and "startling expose'" of Peter Reeves as told by Hurk Davis. Reeves joined the French Foreign Legion and the "startling expose'" is of "brutality, futility and dehumanization." Holloway House #HH161. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 313 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Scenes of Parisian Life, Fourth Volume : Cousin Bette (continued), The Girl with the Golden Eyes, Etc., de Balzac, Honore
10 de Balzac, Honore Scenes of Parisian Life, Fourth Volume : Cousin Bette (continued), The Girl with the Golden Eyes, Etc.
Philadelphia Rittenhouse 1896 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Black covers with blindstamped gilt decoration and completely faded spine -- titles can just be made out. Light edge and corner wear along with some interior toning. Square and securely bound. ; Scenes of Parisian Life; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 425 pages; This is Volume 4 only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel, de Coster, Charles (trans. Allan Ross MacDougall)
11 de Coster, Charles (trans. Allan Ross MacDougall) The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel
Haarlem Joh. Enscede en Zonen for the Limited Editions Club 1944 Limited Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Richard Floethe Signed by Illustrator
Wear at corners and spine ends. Mild overall aging. No slipcase. Square and securely bound. Limited Edition of 1500, this being #984. Signed by Floethe on Limitation Page. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 278 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Original Short Stories, de Maupassant, Guy (trans. Albert M. C. McMaster, A. E. Henderson, Mmme. Quesada, and Others)
12 de Maupassant, Guy (trans. Albert M. C. McMaster, A. E. Henderson, Mmme. Quesada, and Others) Original Short Stories
New York Walter J. Black 1925 Flexible leather Good with no dust jacket 
Flexible, maroon leather with gilt titles and decoration on spine. Edge, corner and surface wear with some damage and loss at top of spine. Binding is still secure with no tears or parting. Book is square. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Well over 1000 pages. Oddly and irritatingly, each story is paginated separately. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Oblivion Seekers, Eberhardt, Isabell (trans. Paul Bowles)
13 Eberhardt, Isabell (trans. Paul Bowles) The Oblivion Seekers
London Peter Owen 1988 0720606985 / 9780720606980 First British Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Book has only a hint of wear. It presents as new and unread. NF to F. This book is a short novel by Eberhardt who was born in Switzerland but moved to Algeria where she converted to Islam and lived an essentially Arab lifestyle. She died in a flood when she was 27. Most of her writing was published after her death. This translation by the acclaimed Paul Bowles, was, I think, her first major introduction to an English-speaking audience. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Foucault's Pendulum, Eco, Umberto
14 Eco, Umberto Foucault's Pendulum
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988 First Trade Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book appears to have been read but has only light wear. Still square and securely bound. Jacket also has only light general wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 641 pages; Intellectual novel by author of The Name of the Rose. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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To Hell and Back with Dante, Gallagher, Joseph
15 Gallagher, Joseph To Hell and Back with Dante
Liguori Triumph Books 1996 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Square with a secure binding and an uncracked and uncreased spine. Small dampstain on one and a half inch length of last twenty pages of front foredge, not affecting interior and barely noticeable. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages; Modern study of the Divine Comedy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Soft Voice of the Serpent, Gordimer, Nadine
16 Gordimer, Nadine The Soft Voice of the Serpent
New York Signet Books 1956 First Edition Thus; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pictorial wraps with red titles Some light, general edge and corner wear with a small ding near upper right corner. Former owner's name in ink at top of ffep. Square and securely bound. Stated first Signet printing. Twenty-one short stories by Soth African Nobel Prize winner.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Maria Chapdelaine, Hemon, Louis
17 Hemon, Louis Maria Chapdelaine
Paris Hachette (1924) Softcover Very Good+ 
White covers with black titles and light blue illustration. Light, general wear with some light toning/soilong on the covers. Former owner's small address label on half-title. Spine is neither cracked not creased. Appears unread. French-Canadian novel. The only date is 1924 though this is obviously a later printing. ; Librairie Hachette (Canada) Ltee; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hugo, Victor (ed. Lucas Lexow)
18 Hugo, Victor (ed. Lucas Lexow) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
New York J. H. Sears & Company, Inc. 1930 Hardcover Very Good 
Deep green covers with orange design and titles. Both volumes have light edge and corner wear and general aging. Both volumes are square and securel bound with no tears or parting. ; American Home Classics; Vol. 1/2/2013; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 479 pages; Not dated but ca. 1930. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Darkness At Noon, Koestler, Arthur (trans. Daphne Hardy)
19 Koestler, Arthur (trans. Daphne Hardy) Darkness At Noon
New York Bantam Books 1966 First Edition Thus Softcover Very Good+ 
Pictorial wraps with only minor aging and edge wear. Book is square and securely bound with an uncracked and uncreased spine. Book is unread and very close to near fine. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Wreck of the Batavia : A True Story, Leys, Simon
20 Leys, Simon The Wreck of the Batavia : A True Story
New York Thunder's Mouth Press 2005 156025 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. This book chronicles the wreck of a ship off the Australian coast in 1629 and the authoritarian, Lord of the Flies-like community set up by the survivors. There is also a heroic return by the Captain of the ship who, like Bligh, set off in a small boat across uncharted water to return home and then return to search for the survivors. Incredible true story. The book also includes Leys' evocative essay on his on first experience on the sea. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 111 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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