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Autographed by Andre MAlraux, JFK First Day Cover 1964

By: (Andre Malraux)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Unknown: 1964

Seller ID: 15512


Signed by French novelist and Cultural Affairs Minister, Andre Malraux, this is a John F. Kennedy First Day Cover from 1964. The stamp was issued as a memorial tribute to Kennedy. Malraux was a member of the French Resistance during WWII who later became Minister of Culture under Charles de Gaulle. Malraux was also a novelist and art critic. The connection to Kennedy seems highly appropriate. All autographs come with our l of authenticity to the initial buyer.; B&W Cache... View more info

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

By: (Dasent, Sir G. W.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Books: c. 1935

Seller ID: 14772


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 t... View more info

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Mr. Palomar (trans. William Weaver)

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers: 1985

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10607


Book is unread. Jacket has light, general wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages View more info

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L'Etranger

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard: 1957

Seller ID: 14503


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 View more info

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La Peste

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard: 1947

Seller ID: 14506


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 View more info

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Garden (The Courtyard)

By: Carpelan, Bo (Samuel B. Charters trans.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Goteborg, Swedish Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 12163


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 tra... View more info

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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

By: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Londres (London), J. y R. Tonson: 1738

Edition: 1738 Edition

Seller ID: 15171


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.... View more info

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Foe

By: Coetzee, J. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1987

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10615


Book and jacket have light, shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages View more info

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Theatre, Tome I

By: Corneille, Pierre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard and Librairie Generale Francaise: 1964

Seller ID: 14505


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 View more info

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Legion of Outcasts

By: Davis, Hurk

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15191


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 View more info

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Scenes of Parisian Life, Fourth Volume : Cousin Bette (continued), The Girl with the Golden Eyes, Etc.

By: de Balzac, Honore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Rittenhouse: 1896

Seller ID: 12430


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. View more info

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The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel

By: de Coster, Charles (trans. Allan Ross MacDougall)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Haarlem, Joh. Enscede en Zonen for the Limited Editions Club: 1944

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 14755


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 View more info

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The Oblivion Seekers

By: Eberhardt, Isabell (trans. Paul Bowles)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: 1988

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15059


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 View more info

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Foucault's Pendulum

By: Eco, Umberto

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1988

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12319


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. View more info

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The Soft Voice of the Serpent

By: Gordimer, Nadine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books: 1956

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 14617


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" - 7½" tall; 190 pages View more info