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Tropical Night Falling

By PUIG, Manuel

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. Translation by Suzanne Jill Levine. 8vo. Purple cloth spine with gilt lettering and green paper over boards, dust jacket. 189pp. Fine/ine. A tight, pristine first U.S. edition.

$25.00

Notebooks 1942-1951

By CAMUS, Albert

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Justin O'Brien. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 274pp, (3pp ads). Blue decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Quite minor jacket wear; small faint ownership signature on front pastedown. Quite tight and attractive copy of ML #394, published only in 1970 and with binding and jacket details (front flap $2.95) that suggest first of this edition. Rather uncommon.

$45.00

Juan the Landless

By GOYTISOLO, Juan

New York: The Viking Press, 1977. Hardcover. Translation by Helen R. Lane. 8vo. Red cloth spine with black lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 268pp. Near fine/near fine. Tight and attractive first U.S. edition.

$25.00

The Castle
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The Castle

By KAFKA, Franz

New York: The Modern Library, 1969. Hardcover. Translation byWilla Muir, Edwin Muir, Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Homage by Thomas Mann. Small 8vo. Dark blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 481pp, (8pp ads). Green decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only; small front pastedown ownership signature. This superbly tight and attractive first edition of ML #388, the "Definitive Edition" (so called on title page; copyright notes "February 1969").

$45.00

The Decameron or Ten Days' Entertainment of Boccaccio
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The Decameron or Ten Days' Entertainment of Boccaccio

By BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

London: Chatto & Windus, 1912. Hardcover. 16mo. Full polished calf with gilt spine lettering, rules and decorations. xxxii, 555pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, decorative endpapers. Very good. Small chip at spine head, and outer hinges lightly cracked but holding; internally tight and near fine. Attractive "Fine Paper Edition" of the classic, surprisingly bawdy Italian 14th century tale.

$50.00

Victory

By CONRAD, Joseph

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 12mo. Red blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering, price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 385pp, (10pp ads). Tan decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn, with several tiny chips at corners. Tight, attractive later printing of #34, first published in 1932 but here undated (though binding and jacket details suggest mid-1960s).

$15.00

Ninety-Three
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Ninety-Three

By HUGO, Victor

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. Hardcover. Translation by Frank Lee Benedict. Small 8vo. Purple cloth with gilt spine lettering. 356pp (leaf 1-2 ads), 4pp ads. Very good overall. Age-toned binding is quite "flecked" and speckled, though spine gilt still strong and internally tight and near fine. A tight, decent first U.S. edition of Hugo's last novel set in 1793 during the French Revolution.

$65.00

The Complete Works of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey

By HOMER

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Introduction by Gilbert Highet. Translations by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers and S.H. Butcher. 8vo. Light grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxviii, 464pp, 383pp. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome early printing of number 19 in the "Modern Library Giant" series (undated, but late 1950s based on internal evidence).

$30.00

All Quiet on the Western Front
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All Quiet on the Western Front

By REMARQUE, Erich Maria

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1929. Hardcover. Translation by A.W. Wheen. Small 8vo. Light grey cloth with black and red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 291pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and touch of rubbing, with a few edge chips -- but overall tight, clean, quite attractive. A lovely first edition of the acclaimed World War One novel in the first state unclipped jacket, arguably one of the finest treatments of WW1 in fiction. Famed front jacket panel depicts a young German doughboy.

$600.00

Runaway: Stories
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Runaway: Stories

By MUNRO, Alice

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 335pp. Fine/fine. Small ownership signature/date on front pastedown. A pristine, tight first edition of this short story collection by the Canadian Nobel Prize winner.

$30.00

The Fall & Exile and the Kingdom

By CAMUS, Albert

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Justin O'Brien. 12mo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 361pp, (10pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn, with couple of archivally closed (on verso) edge tears; small ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight, most handsome apparent first ML edition of #109, published in 1965 according to Toledano (not so stated) -- with $2.45 front jacket flap price, binding style #11, dust jacket style "k."

$35.00

The Plague

By CAMUS, Albert

New York: The Modern Library, 1960. Hardcover. Translation by Gilbert Stuart. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 278pp, (2pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn; small ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight, most handsome later printing (circa 1965) of #109 in this series, first published in 1960.

$20.00

Como agua para chocolate: Novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios caseros

By ESQUIVEL, Laura

New York: Doubleday, 1993. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth spine with copper lettering and brown paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 222pp. Near fine/fine. A tight and superb first Spanish-language U.S. edition of this Mexican author's first book.

$45.00

The Decameron
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The Decameron

By BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

New York: Liveright Publishing Corp, 1943. Hardcover. Translation by John Payne. Introduction by Sir Walter Raleigh. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket xl, 374pp; 302pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and touch of rubbing, with spine faintly sunned. A tight and handsome copy of the "Black & Gold Edition" (Boni & Liveright published a 2-volume edition in 1925).

$50.00

The Ten Princes: Dandin's Dasha-Kumara-Charita

By RYDER, Arthur W. (translator)

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1927. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. xv, 240pp. Near fine. Quite tight and handsome second printing of this well-known translation of the ancient Sanskrit prose romance. A lovely, bright copy.

$25.00

By the Order of the King
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By the Order of the King

By HUGO, Victor

London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co, 1870. Hardcover. Illustrations by S.L. Fildes. Complete 3-volume set. viii, 297pp, (2pp ads); viii, 289pp; viii, 308pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous called-for tissue-guarded full-page plates. Very good. Mildly edgeworn and a tad age toned and corner bumped; some inner hinges once delicate but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight -- and internally near fine and bright. A tight and attractive first British edition of this triple decker "Romance of English History" -- "The Authorized English Translation of Victor Hugo's l'Homme Qui Rit" note title pages, with title alone in red. First published in French in 1869 as (literal translation) "The Man Who Laughs," it first appeared in the English language in the New York (Appleton) edition of 1869. SADLEIR 1236.

$450.00

The Whole Comical Works of Monsr. Scarron. Containing I. His Comical Romance of a Company of Stage-Players. In Three Parts, Compleat. II. All his Novels and Histories. III. His Select Letters, Characters, & c.
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The Whole Comical Works of Monsr. Scarron. Containing I. His Comical Romance of a Company of Stage-Players. In Three Parts, Compleat. II. All his Novels and Histories. III. His Select Letters, Characters, & c.

By SCARRON, Paul

London: S. and J. Sprint, 1700. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Rebound in full burgundy calf with gilt spine lettering and compartments. (8pp), 359pp, (3pp), 158pp, (2pp), 64pp. Frontispiece, illustration. Very good. Faintly age toned, but largely free from foxing and edge chips. Tight, attractive first edition of the collected works of the noted French novelist, poet and dramatist (1610-60) in perhaps turn-of-the-century (ca. 1900) handsome binding. Front flyleaf bears engraved 18th century armorial bookplate of the Scottish clan Halkett ("Fides Sufficit," faith is sufficient) numbering this volume and dating it "1717"; front flyleaf bears the 1928 bookplate of noted Chicago attorney Seymour J. Frank, a well-known Lincoln and Civil War scholar. Scarce -- and popular enough that a second edition was published in 1703, a third edition in 1712 and fourth edition in 1727.

$400.00

My House Is on Fire

By DORFMAN, Ariel

New York: The Viking Press, 1990. Paperback. Translation by George Shivers. 8vo. Stiff light blue wrappers. 167pp. Near fine. A tight and scarce uncorrected proof of the U.S. first edition.

$25.00

Pattern for a Tapestry: A Novel

By DOURADO, Autran

London: Peter Owen, 1984. Hardcover. Translation by John M. Parker. 8vo. Red paper over boards with with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 170pp. Near fine/near fine. Pristine, tight first U.K. edition of this Goethe Prize winner.

$35.00

Widows

By DORFMAN, Ariel

New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. Hardcover. Translation by Stephen Kessler. 8vo. Purple cloth spine with white lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 146pp. Fine/near fine. Tight and handsome first edition of one of this Chilean/Argentinian writer's earliest works.

$25.00

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