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Private woods.
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Private woods.

By Moore, Sandra Crockett.

San Diego, New York, London : Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, c1988, 1988. Fine. Green and white cloth ; 1st ed., 1st printing ; 302 p. ; 24 cm. ; ISBN: 0151747105; 9780151747108 LCCN: 87-25115 ; OCLC: 16649554 ; "Seventeen years after the Vietnam War drove them apart, Sarah Lannom and Sonny Woods meet again. Sarah is to deer hunt with her husband when she finds that their guide is Sonny--the same Sonny she knew as a child, the same Sonny she was to marry. Sarah and Sonny confront their old love and attempt to settle their scores." ; name on ep, else FINE/FINE

$11.00

The Road to Omaha.
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The Road to Omaha.

By Ludlum, Robert.

New York : Random House, c1992., 1992. Fine. Blue and black cloth ; xv, 487 p. ; 25 cm. ; 1st edition, 1st printing ; ISBN: 0394573293; 9780394573298 LCCN: 91-23214 ; OCLC: 24010263 ; name on ep ; "In The Road To Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity. Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong -- and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the White House. Byzantine Treachery. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the hawk -- a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head -- hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant lawyer Sam before the Supreme Court. Their goal: to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate -- the state of Nebraska. Which just happened to the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command! Will they succeed against the powers that be? Will the Wopotami tribe ever have their day in the Supreme Court? From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, all the president's men are outfitted, until it rests wi th CIA Director Vincent "Vinnie the Bam-Bam" Mangecavallo to cut Sam and Hawk off at the pass." ; FINE/FINE

$20.00

Phantom Life. [Vie fantôme. English]
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Phantom Life. [Vie fantôme. English]

By Sallenave, Danièle, 1940- [Lydia Davis, translator]

New York : Pantheon Books ; Random House, Inc., c1989., 1989. Fine. 1st American ed. ; 245 pp. ; ISBN: 0394564537 :; 9780394564531 LCCN: 88-43203 ; OCLC: 18835278 ; "Pierre is a teacher, married for ten years, the father of two children, not so much trapped by his wife as happily enmeshed in the routine of his household; his affair with 25-year-old Laure--a single librarian--adds spice, freedom, and danger to his life. But Laure realizes that what is freedom for Pierre is constraint for her and struggles with conflicting feelings: pity and condescension toward people who march lock-step into marriage versus her longing for ordinary family life. Her self-esteem demands that she distinguish her ""understanding"" with Pierre from the adulterous ""affairs"" that other people engage in, though she realizes t hat she is playing out every cliche about love with a married man: she is condemned to live a phantom life waiting for him to phone, being unable to call him at home; spending most of their time in bed since they cannot be seen in public; dealing with separations over holidays and family-oriented vacation times; suffering from curiosity and jealousy over his life ""at home."" "--Kirkus reports ; dust jacket back flap has tear ; slight soiling to fore edge, else FINE/G

$27.00

Fairy Tales. [The Happy Prince and Other Tales : The happy prince, Nightingale & the rose, Selfish giant, Devoted friend, Remarkable rocket ; A House of Pomegranates : The young king, Birthday of the Infanta,  fisherman & his soul, Star-child]
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Fairy Tales. [The Happy Prince and Other Tales : The happy prince, Nightingale & the rose, Selfish giant, Devoted friend, Remarkable rocket ; A House of Pomegranates : The young king, Birthday of the Infanta, fisherman & his soul, Star-child]

By Wilde, Oscar. [illustrator, Charles Mozley]

London ; Sydney ; Toronto : The Bodley Head, 1984., 1984. Fine. 9th impression ; Green cloth in colored dust jacket by Charles Mozley; 188 pp. ; ISBN: 0370010426 ; FINE/VG

$45.00

The case of the philosophers\' ring by Dr. John H. Watson, unearthed by Randall Collins : [Amid the drugs & cult mysticism of the Edwardian underworld, Sherlock Holmes encounters the world\'s most evil genius, & his plan to destroy Western civilizatio
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The case of the philosophers' ring by Dr. John H. Watson, unearthed by Randall Collins : [Amid the drugs & cult mysticism of the Edwardian underworld, Sherlock Holmes encounters the world's most evil genius, & his plan to destroy Western civilizatio

By Collins, Randall, 1941- [fictional author, Watson, John H. ; book design, Rhea Braunstein

New York : Crown Publishers, 1978., 1978. Good. vii, 152 p., [2] leaves of plates : illustrated ; 24 cm. ; ISBN: 0517535300; 9780517535301 LCCN: 78-12689 ; LC: PZ4.C7128; PS3553.O476; Dewey: 813/.5/4 ; OCLC: 4194839 ; black and off-white cloth with black lettering, in pictorial dustjacket ; ex-lib, stamps, pocket, date due ; red marking on front endpaper ; mark on one plate ; endpages have small surface tears ; G/VG

$31.00

The meeting at Telgte. [Treffen in Telgte. English]
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The meeting at Telgte. [Treffen in Telgte. English]

By Grass, Günter, 1927- [trans., Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Leonard Forster; photo, Jerry Bauer; blurb, Geroge Steiner]

New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981., 1981. Fine. [1st trade edition, 2nd printing] ; 147 pp. ; 21 cm. ; ISBN: 0151585881; 9780151585885 LCCN: 80-8749 ; LC: PT2613.R338; Dewey: 833/.914 ; OCLC: 7177690 ; "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."; sea-green cloth with dark blue spine and gold lettering and designs in brown, green and black pictorial dustjacket ; "In 1647, as the Thirty Years' War was drawing to a close, a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte, for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. They meet and part in disarray, yet manage to discuss their manuscripts with all the liveliness of friendship and force of rivalry, against a background of brutality and anguish." -- dustjacket ; historical characters included are Heinrich Albert, Jakob Balde, Cornelius Becker, Mathias Bernegger, Siegmund von Birken, Georg Blum, Jakob Boehme, August Buchner, Daniel von Czepko und Reigersfeld, Simon Dach, Ludwig Elzevihr (Elsevier), Wol fgang Endter, Alexander Erskein, Paul Fleming, Abraham von Franckenberg, Giovanni Gabrieli, Christoffel Grimmelshausen, Paul Gerhardt, Georg Greflinger, Hugo Gortius, Andreas Gryphius, Giambattista Guarini, Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, Christian Hofma nn von Hofmannswaldau, Johann Klaj, Bernhard Knipperdolling, Johann Lauremberg, Georg Michael Lingelsheim, Ambrosius Lobwasser, Friedrich von Logau, Ludwig Prince of Anhalt-Kothen, Giambasttista Marino, Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Michael Moscherosch , Johann Philipp Mulbe, Johann Naumann, Georg Neumark, Martin Opitz, Ottavio Rinuccini, JOhann Rist, Robert Roberthin, Jesaias Rompler von Lowenhalt, Johann Scheffler, Johann Mathias Scheuber, Justus Georg Schottel, Heinrich Schutz, Friedrich Spee v on Langenfeld, Torquato Tasso, Georg Rudolf Weckherlin, Philipp von Zesen, and Julius Wilhelm Zincgref ; dustjacket spine sunned ; else FINE/VG

$48.00

Written on the Body.
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Written on the Body.

By Winterson, Jeanette, 1959- [photo, Beverly Brown; design, Archie Ferguson; blurbs, Gore Vidal, Madeleine Kingsley, Lorna Sage, Claire Messua, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Cressida Connolly]

New York : Knopf, 1993., 1993. Fine. 1st American edition, [1st printing] ; 190 pp. ; 20 cm. ; ISBN: 067942007X :; 9780679420071; LCCN: 92-54475 ; LC: PR6073.I558; Dewey: 823/.914 ; OCLC: 27375575 ; Lambda Literary Award, 1993 ; "The interesting thing about a knot is its formal complexity. Even the simplest pedigree knot, the trefoil, with its three roughly symmetrical lobes, has mathematical as well as artistic beauty. For the religious, Kind Solomon's knot is said to embody the essence of all knowledge. For carpet makers and cloth weavers all over the world, the challenge of the knot lies in the rules of its surprises. Knots can change but they must be well-behaved. An informal knot is a messy knot. Louise and I were held by a single loop of love. The cord passing round our bodies had no sharp twists or sinister turns. Our wrists were not tied and there was no noose about our necks. In Italy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries a favourite sport was to fasten two fighters together with a strong rope and let t hem beat each other to death. Often it was death because the loser couldn't back off and the victor rarely spared him. The victor kept the rope and tied a knot in it. He had only to swing it through the streets to terrify money from passers-by."--excerpt ; " ...chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman" ; black cloth with metallic red lettering, in photographic illustrated dustjacket ; FINE/FINE

$45.00

Soames and the Flag.
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Soames and the Flag.

By Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933.

New York : Scribner's, 1930., 1930. Very Good. 61 pp. ; 23 cm. ; LCCN: 30-15143 ; OCLC: 7330388 ; LC: PR6013.A5; Dewey: 823.91 ; SIGNED by Galsworthy on the flyleaf ; untrimmed ; blue decorative cloth with beige spine and gold lettering ; slipcase not present ; "Six hundred eighty copies were printed for Charles Scribner's Sons by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, New York City." , of which this is number 592 ; VG

$88.00

Dear Judas and other poems. [The Loving Shepherdess, The Broke Balance, Birth-dues, The Humanist\'s Tragedy, Evening Ebb, Hands, Hooded Night]
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Dear Judas and other poems. [The Loving Shepherdess, The Broke Balance, Birth-dues, The Humanist's Tragedy, Evening Ebb, Hands, Hooded Night]

By Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.

New York : H. Liveright, 1929., 1929. Very Good. 1st trade edition ; 129 pp. ; 26 cm. ; LCCN: 44-31160 ; LC: PS3519.E27 ; OCLC: 2430705 ; brown and black cloth with worn dustjacket ; pages untrimmed ; "'The Loving Shepherdess,' writes Jeffers, 'is the story of one who has committed self-sacrifice. ..a saint, O suppose, going up to a natural martyrdom, aureoled with such embellishments as the mind of the time permits. Incapable of taking thought for herself, she wanders the length of the coast that has been usually the scene of my verses...The other poem of some length is a species of passion-play called Dear Judas. It seems to me to present, in a somewhat new dramatic form, new a probable explanations of the mythical characters and acts of its protagonists. There is some relationship to the thought between the two longer poems of the book: the shepherdess in the one, and Judas and Jesus in the other, each embodying different aspects of love; nearly pure, therefore undeluded, but quite inefficient, in the first; pitying in the second, possessive in the third.'" ; foxing, else VG/G

$250.00

Eugénie Grandet ; A study of woman ; Another study of woman ; La Grande Bretêche.
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Eugénie Grandet ; A study of woman ; Another study of woman ; La Grande Bretêche.

By Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. [illustrations, William Lincoln Hodson, A. Worth Smith]

New York : Scribner, 1914., 1914. Very Good. 288 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. ; LC: PQ2166; Dewey: 843.912 ; OCLC: 9883623 ; recent edition ISBN: 1434617904, 9781434617903 ; red cloth with grey lettering and blind-stamped design on cover ; foxing ; "There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters dreary moorlands or the desolation of ruins. Within these houses there is perhaps the silence of the cloister the barrenness of moors the skeleton of ruins; life and movement are so stagnant there that a stranger might think them uninhabited" ; "See, here is your crucifix,' he went on. ' Swear to me before God that there is no one in there ; I will believe you — I will never open that door." ; VG

$39.00

The Young Salesman. [ On Board the Arcturus; The First Day in New York; Scott Learns a Lesson; Tracking the Thief; An Unpleasant Surprise; At Niagra Falls; etc]
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The Young Salesman. [ On Board the Arcturus; The First Day in New York; Scott Learns a Lesson; Tracking the Thief; An Unpleasant Surprise; At Niagra Falls; etc]

By Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899.

New York : A.L. Burt, [c.1896], 1896. Fair. 313 p. ; 19 cm. ; LC: PS1029.A3; Dewey: 813/.4 ; OCLC: 2853213 ; illustrated grey, green and black cloth ; illustrated endpapers ; front hinge starting ; tear to edge of spine ; foxing (of course) ; name on flyleaf ; covers soiled ; a penciling on one page ; reprinted in 2007 as ISBN: 1417917563 ; "When Scott Walton's father dies, he leaves him with the names of two relatives in America. Penniless, Scott must travel to New York City to meet his uncle, Ezra Little. Mr. Little grudgingly hires Scott, paying him only room and board. While he is staying with his uncle, he meets an older relative of the family, the kind Seth Lawton, who comes to visit. When Mr. Little's son, a spoiled young boy, steals his mother's pocketbook and implicates Scott. Anxious to be rid of Scott, Mr. Little fires him and asks him to leave his house. Luckily, Scott is soon able to get a job as a traveling salesman. When Scott is sent to Buffalo on business he is able to buy a bankrupt wholesale firm's goods for his company at a discount. For this, the company gives him a commission and a promotion. Now able to support himself, Scott is even more ecstatic when he learns Lawton's secret that cements his future." ; FAIR

$65.00

Try and trust : the story of Abner Holden\'s bound boy. [Around the Breakfast Table; Introducing the Hero; a Moment of Peril; Taken Prisoner; Facing a Burglar; Sparring; Risen from the Dead; A Friend in Need; etc]
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Try and trust : the story of Abner Holden's bound boy. [Around the Breakfast Table; Introducing the Hero; a Moment of Peril; Taken Prisoner; Facing a Burglar; Sparring; Risen from the Dead; A Friend in Need; etc]

By Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899.

New York : A.L. Burt, 1911., 1911. Fair. 1911 printing ; 329 pp. ; 19 cm. ; LC: PZ7.A395 ; OCLC: 1269830 ; decorated cloth ; foxing (naturally!) ; slight knock ; back hinge started ; illustrated endpapers ; "It seems Margaret left a child-a boy of fourteen; and as she left no property the doctor suggests that I should send for the boy and assume the care of him." ; originally published in 1873 by Loring, after having been serialized in the New York Magazine in 1871 ; FAIR

$50.00

Tappan\'s Burro : And Other Stories. [The Great Slave; Yaqui; Tigre; The Rubber Hunter]
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Tappan's Burro : And Other Stories. [The Great Slave; Yaqui; Tigre; The Rubber Hunter]

By Grey, Zane, 1872-1939. [cover art, Frank Vaughn]

New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1923., 1923. Very Good. 252 pp. ; illustrated dustjacket cover ; 18.7 cm ; LC: PS3513.R6545 ; OCLC: 9075332 ; textured tan cloth with color pictorial dustjacket featuring a painting by Frank Vaughn ; dustjacket spine sunned ; wear to corners of dustjacket ; edge wear on back dustjacket flap crease ; top edge of dustjacket shows edge nicking ; shine still apparent to dustjacket ; A prospector named Tappan rescues a sickly, lop-eared baby burro and does not realize that this is to be one of the most important things he will ever do. ; other stories deal with Yaqui and Crow Indians and Peruvian jungle smugglers ; foxing ; hinges tight ; VG/VG

$120.00

Lothair; New Impression.
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Lothair; New Impression.

By Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881.

Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 1970, 1906., 1970. Very Good. 1st Greenwood printing ; xx, 485 pp. ; 23 cm. ; ISBN: 0837128463; 9780837128467 LCCN: 75-98810 ; LC: PZ3.B356; PR4084; Dewey: 823/.8 ; OCLC: 68167 ; Reprint of the 1906 edition ; tan textured cloth with black lettering ; no dustjacket ; "Lothair is a young nobleman (presumably a marquis) of immense wealth, great good looks, great amiability, and a glorious immunity from vulgar family ties. Fate has assigned him two guardians, in the persons of Lord Culloden, a Scotch earl of Presbyterian sympathies, and Cardinal Grandison, an early friend of his father, subsequently promoted to eminence in the Church of Rome. The motive of the romance is ...the attempt of the Cardinal and his accessaries to convert the young nobleman...A hero implies a heroine; in this case we have three...in the first place, Lady Corisande, the lovely daughter of a mighty duke, a charming girl and a good Protestant; in the second, we have Miss Arundel, equally lovely, and a keen Papist; and lastly, we have the "divine Theodora," an Italian patriot..."--Atlantic Monthly, 1870 ; a small mark on front cover ; remains of store label on front endpaper ; slight foxing to endpaper gutters ; VG

$27.00

Dragon Seed. [Long zi.]
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Dragon Seed. [Long zi.]

By Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.

New York : The John Day Company, 1942., 1942. Very Good. [1st edition] ; 3, [1], 3-378 pp. ; 22 cm. ; LCCN: 41-27318 ; OCLC: 285548 ; LC: PZ3.B8555; PS3503.U198; Dewey: 813.5 ; brown cloth with gold lettering and decorations ; slight wear to covers ; a tiny bump on spine ; front endpaper gutter shows wear ; "When the Japanese take Nanking, Ling Tan and his family must adjust to the changes in their lives and become guerilla fighters." ; no dustjacket ; G

$37.00

The historical nights\' entertainment : first series.[The writings of Rafael Sabatini ; v.9] [Murder of David Rizzio; Murder of Darnley; Antonio Perez and Philip II of Spain; Lady Alice Lisle; Saint Bartholomew; Louis XIV & Madame de Montespan; Casan
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The historical nights' entertainment : first series.[The writings of Rafael Sabatini ; v.9] [Murder of David Rizzio; Murder of Darnley; Antonio Perez and Philip II of Spain; Lady Alice Lisle; Saint Bartholomew; Louis XIV & Madame de Montespan; Casan

By Sabatini, Rafael, 1875-1950.

Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin, [1924], 1924. Very Good. [Trade edition] ; xii, 387 pp., frontispiece ; 23 cm. ; similar to ISBN: 1419165992, 9781419165993 ; LC: PR6037 ; orange textured cloth with gold lettering and designs ; foxed ; spine sunned ; Contents: -- The Night of Holyrood : The Murder of Davi d Rizzio -- II. The Night of Kirk o' Field : The Murder of Darnley -- III. The Night of Betrayal : Antonio Perez and Philip II of Spain -- IV. The Night of Charity : The Case of the Lady Alice Lisle -- V. The Night of Massacre : The Story of the Saint Bartholomew -- VI. The Night of Witchcraft : Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan -- VII. The Night of Gems : The Affaire of the Queen's Necklace -- VIII. The Night of Terror : The Drownings at Nantes under Carrier -- IX. The Night of Nuptia ls : Charles the Bold and Sapphira Danvelt -- X. The Night of Stranglers : Giovanna of Naples and Andreas of Hungary -- XI. The Night of Hate : The Murder of the Duke of Gandia -- XII. The Night of Escape : Casanova's Escape from the Piombi -- XII I. The Night of Masquerade : The Assassination of Gustavus III of Sweden -- The Historical Nights' Entertainment ; G

$44.00

Vera, the medium ; Miss Civilization.
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Vera, the medium ; Miss Civilization.

By Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916.

New York : Scribner's, 1914., 1914. Very Good. 5 pp., leaf., 3-215 pp., illustrations. ; 20 cm. ; LC: PS1522 ; OCLC: 30885904 ; red cloth with gold lettering and designs, in uniform series binding ; Miss Civilization originally appeared serially in Collier's Magazine, copyright 1904 ; wear to covers ; front hinge starting ; plate betwen pgs 16 and 17 starting ; 6 plates with classic "Gibson Girl" women illustrations ; top edge gilt ; G

$35.00

Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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Death Comes for the Archbishop.

By Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1928., 1928. Good. 14th printing ; 4 pp. 1 leaf., [3]-343, [1] pp. ; 24 cm. ; LCCN: 30-15621 ; LC: PZ3.C2858; PS3505.A87 ; similar to OCLC: 2518221 ; green cloth with dark brown and orange pasted paper labels ; The important contribution to western fiction which in it s day was criticized for not focusing more fully on its Spanish subjects, is still a very readable work; wear to edges and spine label, some foxing, else G

$88.00

The Patriot.
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The Patriot.

By Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.

New York : The John Day Company, 1939., 1939. Good. [1st edition] ; 372 pp. ; 21 cm. ; LCCN: 39-27111 ; LC: PZ3.B8555; PS3503.U198; Dewey: 813.5 ; OCLC: 6442963 ; orange cloth with gold lettering and decorations ; spine sunned ; 9 tiny spots on front cover ; hinges shaken ; foxing to endpage gutters ; tiny previous owner stamp on front endpaper ; no dustjacket ; G

$37.00

The Silver Stallion.[Poictesme en Chanson et Légende][Last Siege of the Fellowship; Mathematics of Gonfal; Toupan's Bright Bees; Coth at Porutsa; Mundus vult decipi; In the Sylan's House; What Saraide Wanted; Candid Footprint; Above Paradise; Manuel

By Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. [Bülg, G. J. ; poetic dedication to Carl Van Doren]

London : John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited ; [London ; Aylesbury : Made and Printed in Great Britain by Hazell, Watson & Viney], 1926., 1926. Very Good. xv, 312 pp. ; 19 cm. ; OCLC: 3363061 ; LC: PS3505.A153 ; grey cloth with decorative embossed designs, with dark grey lettering ; top edge in faded purple ; includes a poetic dedication to Carl Van Doren ; a picaresque medieval novel by one of the mo st underrated fantasy writers, in a British edition, and fantastically claiming to be based on "Poictesme en Chanson et Légende by G. J. Bülg (Strasburg, 1785)", a wholly fictitious work and author ; Extract from the extended subtitle: "Herewith beg ins the history of the birth and of the triumphing of the great legend about Manuel the Redeemer, whom Gonfal repudiated as blown dust, and Miramon as an imposter, and whom Coth repudiated out of honest love...and hereinafter is recorded the manner of the great legend's engulfment of these persons." ; slight foxing, slight marks on bottom of textblock, else VG

$108.00

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