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Jusqu'à l'Aube; Vendredi Saint 1945; Rencontre en Hongrie; Soleil Arrête-toi

By Goes, Albrecht; Trans. Pierre Bertaux, Marie-Louise Ponty

Club Des Libraires De France, 1954. 279 pp. Spine a bit faded, bottom corners rubbed. Sticker ghost on FEP. Stamped black cloth. Edition limited to 3,500. This is number 3075. 'Recit, traduit de l'Allemand par Pierre Bertaux Suivi de trois nouvelles inedites traduites par Marie-Louise Ponty. Contents: One short novel, Jusqu'à l'Aube and three novellas: Vendredi Saint 1945; Rencontre en Hongrie; Soleil Arrête-toi.. Limited/Numbered. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Cities of the Plain, Volume Two
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Cities of the Plain, Volume Two

By Proust, Marcel

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. 384 pp. Spine and lettering darkened. Volume two only. Elegant black and silver papered boards rubbed. Paper begining to break up on foreedge of boards. Binding is sound and pages are clean. Printed on Aventuros paper. The blue and white patterned endpapers are intact and front pastedown is graced with the excellent bookplate of author, lawyer, and civil libertarian Osmond Kessler Fraenkel [1888-1983]. Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff. Cities of the Plain is a translation of 'Sodome et Gomorrhe I' from the fourth part and and a portion of 'Sodome et Gomorrhe II' from the fifth part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel ' A la Recherche du Temps Perdu' (Remembrance of Things Past). 'This rubicund youth, with his blunt features, appeared for all the world to have a tomato instead of a head. A tomato exactly similar served as head to his twin brother. To the detached observer there is this attraction about these perfect resemblances between pairs of twins, that nature, becoming for the moment industrialised, seems to be offering a pattern for sale.'. Quarter Cloth. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Goethe and Schiller: An Historical Romance

By Muhlbach, L. [Louisa]

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. 283 pp, 4pp advs. 8 plates by Gaston Fay, incl. frontis. Four Books, complete in one volume. A reprint of the 1867 Appleton edition. Corners bumped and frayed. Some slight evidence of dampness on boards extends only to end papers. A bit of foxing around plates. Fragment of acid paper bookmarks page 7. 'A young girl of extraordinary beauty was sitting before the bureau, on which a single candle burned. Her small, lovely oval head was that of a Venus; the tall, slender and graceful figure, that of a Juno. In conformity with the fashion of that day, her dark-brown and shining hair was arranged in hundreds of little curls, encompassed with a golden band, which terminated on her forehead in a serpent's head. Her eyes--the large blue eyes which contrasted so wondrously with the dark hair--were gazing at the mirror. A sad smile played about her beautiful, crimson lips, as she looked at the reflection of her own figure, at the lovely, rosy countenance, the full and rounded shoulders, the arms of dazzling whiteness, and at the tapering waist, brought out to great advantage by the closely-fitting blue silk bodice. She wore no ornament but the golden band in her hair; her jewels were her youth and her beauty; the tears which trembled on her eyelashes were more precious gems than were ever mined for in the depths of the earth, for these came unsought from the depths of her heart.'-- a description of Marie von Arnim.. Cloth. Very Good-. Illus. by Gaston Fay. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Before My Time

By Tucci, Nicolo

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. 638 pp. Used but still handsome. 'Had it not been for the absurdity of life and its unhappiness, this book would never have been written. . . . We don't shed books the way we shed hair or skin or strange ideas. . . . I must mention . . . first and foremost Gaetano Salvemini, one of the greatest men my country gave the world in the last century, a man hated by everyone who had something to hide, and then loved by these same people the moment they learned from him that lies are limited and the truth endless.' Tucci's first book in English. . First Edition, Second Printing. Quarter Cloth Decorative Paper. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Jumper: The Life of a Siberian Horse
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Jumper: The Life of a Siberian Horse

By Kalashnikoff, Nicolas

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. 224 pp. Blue Cloth with silver embossing is fine, some foxing to endpapers, and top of pages a bit dull. DJ missing two pieces with spine darkening. Dust jacket art and decorations by Edward Shenton. 'Although Jumper was harnessed almost daily that winter, the chores assigned to him were so light that he considered them as recreation rather than labor. The loads of hay, straw, and wood that he was required to pull were no burden at all. In this and other ways he was shown special favors. Even the stable hands regarded him as one set apart from his companions by certain qualities commanding their affectionate respect. They gave him the simplest tasks, and saved for him the chiocest foods. / After the adventure with the wolves his fame spread. Complete strangers asked to have him pointed out to them, and vied with each other in congratulating the master on possessing such a remarkable horse. The story of his exploit passed from mouth to mouth among the villagers, and lost nothing in the telling; a number of embellishments were added for the benefit of visitors. / ''That Jumper. . . . The huge wolf had him by the throat, and Gerasim was comitting his soul to God, when this miracle happened! . . . How can anyone say that a horse has no mind and soul?'' '. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Shenton, Edward. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.