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Nobody's Boy (Sans Famille)

by MALOT, Hector

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Published
1916
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$125.00

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New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1916. Hardcover. Translation by Florence Crewe-Jones. Illustrations by John B. Gruelle. Small 8vo. Teal green mesh cloth with gilt lettering and rules and gilt-encircled color plate, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 372pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for illustrations. Near fine/good plus. Rubbed and edgeworn jacket with some edge chips reveals old tape stains… Read more
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Ten Droll Tales

by BALZAC, Honore De

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Published
1931
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$20.00

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New York: Rarity Press, 1931. Hardcover. Introduction by Andre Maurois. Translation by J. Lewis May. Illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. Small 4to. Lavender cloth with silver spine lettering and decoration. xvii, 218pp. Color frontispiece, full-page illustrations (some color). Very good. Faint binding edgewear. A tight and nice copy of these saucy French tales with racy line drawings. To cite… Read more
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The Man of a Hundred Faces

by LEROUX, Gaston

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Published
1930
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$125.00

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New York: The Macaulay Company, 1930. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Orange cloth with black lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 256pp. Very good/good plus. Faint binding edgewear only; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit age toned, with a few tiny edge chips and one large chip at head of spine. Quite tight and attractive first U.S. edition of this thriller… Read more
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The Reprieve

by SARTRE, Jean-Paul

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Published
1966
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$20.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Hardcover. Translation by Eric Sutton. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 445pp. Very good/very good. Ownership signature/date inked on front pastedown; homely stain on bottom page edges that extends slightly onto lower leaves; jacket spine ever-so-faintly sunned, with minor edgewear at head of spine. Tight, respectable and… Read more
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Troubled Sleep

by SARTRE, Jean-Paul

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Published
1964
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$20.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. Translation by Gerard Hopkins. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 421pp. Very good/good plus. Jacket has large chip at tail of spine and a bit of roughness to flaps. Tight and fairly nice fourth printing (first published 1951) in attractive jacket of the famed French philosopher's fiction… Read more
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The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

by KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos

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Published
1958
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$45.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. Hardcover. Illustrations by Ghika. Translationm, introduction and notes by Kimon Friar. Small 4to. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxviii, 824pp, (2pp). Line drawings. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear only; small front pastedown ownership signature. Super, tight and sharp early printing of Kazantzakis's opus.
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Selected Stories of Franz Kafka

by KAFKA, Franz

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Published
n.y.
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$20.00

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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir. Introduction by Philip Rahv. Small 8vo. Pale red blind-embossed cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxii, 328pp. Near fine/very good. Small front pastedown ownership signature; text block moderately age toned as usual; faint jacket edgewear. Quite tight and attractive later printing of #283, first… Read more
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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
n.y.
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$35.00

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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Justin O'Brien. 12mo. Red blind-embossed cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 209pp, (2pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome, tight early (mid-1960s) printing of #339, first published 1963. Bright and quite attractive. Touts jacket front panel, "Shortly before his death Camus… Read more
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Notebooks 1935-1942

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
1965
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$55.00

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New York: The Modern Library, 1965. Hardcover. Translation by Philip Thody. 12mo. Dark green blind-embossed cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 224pp, (1p). Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome and tight and attractive first Modern Library edition (so marked) of #349. Rather uncommon and exceptionally bright and sharp.
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Letters of Madame de Sevigne

by DE SEVIGNE, Madame

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Published
1899
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$25.00

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Boston: Ginn and Company, 1899. Hardcover. Edited by James A. Harrison. 16mo. Dark green cloth with pale green lettering and decoration. xxi, 193pp, (6pp ads). Good plus. Binding a tad edgeworn; mild ex-library, with few markings and couple of convent name/address inkstamps. A tight and decent later printing of these letters (entirely in French) of the famed French aristocrat… Read more
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Singing from the Well

by ARENAS, Reinaldo

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Published
1987
ISBN
9780670808052
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$25.00

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New York: Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Translated by Andrew Hurley. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with silver lettering and lavender paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 206pp. Near fine/fine. A tight and quite nice first U.S. edition of this Cuban author's first novel.
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New York: The Heritage Press, 1935. Hardcover. Translation by Helen Waddell. Illustrations by Pierre Brissaud. Small 4to. Leatherette spine with gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards, slipcase. xi, 155pp. Color frontispiece and full-page color illustrations. Very good/very good. Spine sunned on otherwise near fine volume; slipcase a tad edgeworn only. Tight and attractive "poor man's LEC" trade edition… Read more
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$40.00
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Tropical Night Falling

by PUIG, Manuel

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Published
1991
ISBN
9780671679965
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$25.00

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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.
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Notebooks 1942-1951

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
n.y.
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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… Read more
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Juan the Landless

by GOYTISOLO, Juan

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Published
1977
ISBN
9780670410040
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$25.00

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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.
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The Castle

by KAFKA, Franz

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Published
1969
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$45.00

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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… Read more
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The Decameron or Ten Days' Entertainment of Boccaccio

by BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

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Published
1912
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$50.00

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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.
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Victory

by CONRAD, Joseph

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Published
n.y.
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$15.00

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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).
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Ninety-Three

by HUGO, Victor

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Published
1874
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$65.00

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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… Read more
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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,… Read more
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$30.00