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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

Adventures in the Land of the Behemoth
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Adventures in the Land of the Behemoth

By VERNE, Jules

Boston: Henry L. Shepard & Co, 1874. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with extensive gilt and black lettering and pictorial stamping. iv, 190pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece, 19 full-page called-for plates. Good plus. Binding a bit edgeworn, mainly at head and tail of spine, but with giltstamping strong and attractive; inner flyleaf ownership signature. A tight and decent later printing ("Fourteenth Thousand") of the second American edition. The first British edition (1873) was titled "Meridiana: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa," as was the first American edition (New York: Scribner, Welford and Armstrong) of 1874 -- same year as this second edition with its alternative title.

$100.00

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.

$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

Stories
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Stories

By COLETTE, Sidonie Gabrielle

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. Hardcover. Illustrations by David McCall Johnston. 8vo. Full burgundy calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 438pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in tan satin page marker. Illustrations, tan watered silk endpapers. Fine. A tight and handsome leatherbound edition of these 1944 novellas -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf are two fine heavy stock 5" X 3" card signed by two cast members from the 1958 musical film version of "Gigi," Colette's best-known work (contained in this volume) -- Leslie Caron (born 1931), who plays the title role, signs boldly in silver pen and dates it 28 June 1985; and Eva Gabor (1919-95), who plays Liane d'Exelmans, signs huge and bold in black marker. And laid in is the ideal bookmark: The original Leslie Caron transmittal envelope. A volume in this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series.

$95.00

Droll Stories

By BALZAC, Honore de

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. Translation by J. Lewis May. Illustrations by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. Small 4to. Full burgundy calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 424pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in satin page marker. Illustrations, watered silk endpapers. Fine. Tight, quite handsome leatherbound edition of these mid-19th century short stories. A volume in this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series, with the accompanying 22-page booklet laid in.

$50.00

Seven Gothic Tales

By DINESEN, Isak

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. Illustrations by Bernard D'Andrea. Small 4to. Full green calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 446pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in green satin page marker. Sepia-tone illustrations, green watered silk endpapers. Fine. A tight, quite handsome "Limited Edition" leatherbound volume of these short stories by the Danish writer best known for "Out of Africa" -- part of this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series.

$50.00

The Bells of Agony

By DOURADO, Autran

London: Peter Owen, 1988. Hardcover. Translation by John M. Parker. 8vo. Lavender cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 236pp. Fine/fine. Pristine, tight first U.K. edition.

$30.00

First Love and Other Tales

By TURGENEV, Ivan

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. Translation by David Magarshack. Illustrations by Joseph Isom. Small 4to. Full brown calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 388pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in burgundy satin page marker. Illustrations, burgundy watered silk endpapers. Fine. A tight and handsome leatherbound edition of these mid-19th century Russian short stories. A volume in this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series.

$50.00

Stories
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Stories

By DUMAS, Alexandre

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Hardcover. Illustrations by John Thompson. 8vo. Full red calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 385pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in red satin page marker. Color illustrations, red watered silk endpapers. Fine. A tight and handsome "Limited Edition" volume from this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series, this copy with choice and fine autograph addition: Tipped to the red watered silk front flyleaf are two fine heavy stock 5" X 3" cards signed by cast members from two Dumas film versions: Richard Chamberlain (born 1934), who plays Edmond Dantes in the 1975 "Count of Monte Cristo", boldly signs in blue fineline; and below this Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000), who plays Mario and Lucien Franchi in the 1941 "Corsican Brothers," signs and inscribes "To Richard C. Laade / Sincerely / Douglas Fairbanks Jr. / 6/18/69" in blue ballpoint. Laid in is this publisher's 12mo 22-page explanatory booklet and the ideal bookmarks: the two original Chamberlain (postally cancelled 19 February 1971) and Fairbanks transmittal envelopes. A superb and unique copy.

$95.00

Stories

By MAUPASSANT, Guy de

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. Hardcover. Illustrations by Lily Harmon. Small 4to. Full red calf with gilt lettering and extensive decorations. 356pp. All edges gilt. Sewn-in beige satin page marker. Color illustrations, beige watered silk endpapers. Fine. Tight and most handsome leatherbound edition of these 19th century French short stories. A volume in this publisher's "The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers" series.

$50.00

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