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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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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; Sold ABE 7.5.16 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

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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

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La Peste

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard: 1947

Seller ID: 14506

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Fall

By: Camus, Albert (trans. Justin O'Brien)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1956

Edition: 1st American Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15952

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear and soiling to jacket; light wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, old price on top right corner of ffep; overal VG to VG+. First American Edition (stated) of Camus' last complete novel. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 147 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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; ... 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

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Works of Cornelius Tacitus, Volume VIII

By: Cornelius Tacitus (ed. Arthur Murphy)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, John Stockdale: 1805

Seller ID: 16072

Condition: Good+


Quarterbound leather with deep brown paper over boards and faded gilt tiles on spine. Some loss at top of spine causing 1/2" split at hinge; otherwise, the bindingis square and secure. Some edge, corner and surface wear. Interior is lightly toned. This is Volume VIII only. The title page states "A New Edition." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 319 +Geographical 319+ 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0720606985

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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. 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

Condition: 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" - 7½" tall; 190 pages View more info

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Un Verano en Baden

By: Gozlan, Leon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Havana, Imprenta Del Diario De La Marina: 1863

Edition: 1st Cuban Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16199


Book is square and securely bound with a blue leather, possibly sheepskin, back strip and patterned blue cloth. Edges badly rubbed and boards showing at corners. G+ to VG-. WorldCat records only 3 or 4 copies of this work in libraries worldwide. The book is a narrative of a stay in Baden by the French novelist and friend of Balzac, Leon Gozlan. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages View more info

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Maria Chapdelaine

By: Hemon, Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Hachette: (1924)

Seller ID: 14508

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By: Hugo, Victor (ed. Lucas Lexow)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, J. H. Sears & Company, Inc.: 1930

Seller ID: 10628

Condition: 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. View more info

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Peer Gynt

By: Ibsen, Henrik (trans. Gottfried Hult)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 15937

Condition: Very Good


Salmon-colored cloth with white titles. Some edge, conre and surface wear/aging but overall a solid VG copy, square and securely bound. There is a signed inscription and bit of humorous verse by the translator on the ffep -- see scan. This is a well-done translation of Ibsen's classic retelling of Peer Gynt. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 257 pages; Signed by Translator View more info

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The Trial

By: Kafka, Franz (trans. Willa and Edwin Muir)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1956

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15392

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with blindstamped Modern Library impression on front and gilt ties on spine. Light, general wear and aging. Square and securely bound. This is a solid copy. Feels as if it was read once and carefully. This is Kafka's grat unfinished novel on the human situation. A major work. ; B&W Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 341 pages; The only date on the title page is 1938, though this could be a later printing. View more info

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Darkness At Noon

By: Koestler, Arthur (trans. Daphne Hardy)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1966

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10620

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Book-Bills of Narcissus: An Account Rendered by Richard Le Gallienne

By: Le Gallienne, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Derby Leicester and Nottingham, Frank Murray: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition Thus, Limited; First Printing

Seller ID: 15928


This is one of 250 copies of the Small Paper Edition of which 240 were for sale. The book has stiff but flexible covers with a French fold stiff paper wrapper which itself is encased in a French fold thin paper wrapper. The stiff paper is still partially attached to the covers at the spine. There is some age toning on the paper wrapper and some foxing on endpapers. Overall the book is square and securely bound and still quite attractive with a 19th century dust wrapper. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 87 pages View more info

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The Wreck of the Batavia : A True Story

By: Leys, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14680

ISBN: 156025

Condition: 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 7½" - 8" tall; 111 pages View more info

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Lazarus

By: Malraux, Andre' (Terence Kilmartin, trans.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1977

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12437

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has some light toning on edges. Jacket has some light edge and corner wear in cluding a small chip. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages; English translation of famous French work. View more info

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Doctor Faustus

By: Mann, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1948

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 10624

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Black covers with gilt titles on spine. Light edge, corner and surface wear. Square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 510 pages View more info