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68518
Abe, Kobo (Donald Keene, trans.)
The Man who Turned into a Stick Three Related Plays
University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo Japan, 1975.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 84pp., with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; inscription and owner's stamp in ink; spotting to text block upper edge. Price-clipped dustwrapper a little worn at edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$120
34546
Aleixandre, Vicente (Robert G. Mowry, trans. and illus.)
Destruction or Love
Associated University Presses, London, 2000.
Quarto; hardcover; 274pp. with many monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. With the publication of 'La destruccion o el amour' in 1935, Aleixandre established himself as one of Spain's most original and promising younger poets. A friend of Lorca and Bunuel, he early became imbued with the spirit of the surrealist movement and cultivated it in most of his mature work. This is considered his masterpiece and one of of the most intense works of all 20th-century Hispanic poetry.
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$20
14497
Allende, Isabel (Margaret Sayers Peden, trans.)
The Infinite Plan
HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1993.
First UK edition: Hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-title; octavo; 382pp. Text block edges browned; else very good in like dustwrapper.
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$20
85991
Allende, Isabel (trans. Magda Bogin)
The House of the Spirits
Alfred Knopf, New York, 1985.
First US edition: hardcover, octavo; red cloth boards with gilt upper board titling withing decorative border and similar spine titling; 368pp., untrimmed page edges. Owner's name. Minor wear; lightly spotted endpapers and text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper slightly toned on rear panel. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$85
87247
Allende, Isabel (trans. Magda Bogin)
The House of the Spirits
Jonathan Cape, London, 1985.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with gilt spine titling; 368pp. Minor wear; mild offsetting to endpapers; toned text block and page edges. Very good to near fine otherwise in like dustwrapper, now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$65
83302
Artaud, Antonin (trans. Helen Weaver; ed. Susan Sontag)
Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1976.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo with red cloth boards and black spine label with gilt titling, rough-cut page edges; 661pp., monochrome illustrations. A few faint spots on upper text block edges and minimal wear to upper rear illustrated dustwrapper edge. Near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$150
212389
Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado de (Margaret Jull-Costa & Robin Patterson, trans; Foreword by Michael Wood)
The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis
Liveright Publishing/W.W. Norton & Company Inc., New York NY, 2018.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with gilt spine titles and an upper board decoration; 931pp., untrimmed, with a monochrome portrait frontispiece. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$30
97501
Bernhard, Thomas (Jack Dawson, trans.; Afterword by Mark Anderson)
The Loser
Quartet Books/Namara Group, London, 1992.
First UK edition. Octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles; 190pp. Mild wear; slightly rolled; text block edges toned with some spots; light scattered foxing throughout. Mild edgewear to the dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
87348
Bernhard, Thomas (trans. Carol Brown Janeway)
My Prizes: An Accounting
Alfred Knopf, New York NY, 2010.
Octavo hardcover; dustwrapper; 129pp. Remainder. New.
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$17
204691
Borges, Jorge Luis (trans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni)
Doctor Brodie's Report
Allen Lane, London, 1974.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; olive papered boards with green spine titling; 128pp. Owner's name. Mild wear and spotting to board edges; dense spotting to text block edges. Red dustwrapper worn and chipped at edges; spine mildly faded. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$45
72860
Borges, Jorge Luis (translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni)
The Book of Sand
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1977.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 125pp. Spotted text block edges; upper front and spine edges of dustwrapper sunned. Minor wear otherwise; very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$60
86129
Brock, Geoffrey (ed.)
The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York NY, 2012.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 672pp., bilingual text (English & Italian). Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. More than a century has passed since F.T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" slammed the door on the nineteenth century and trumpeted the arrival of modernity. Since then, against the backdrop of two world wars and many social upheavals, Italian poets have explored the possibilities of verse in a modern age, creating one of the great bodies of twentieth-century poetry. Even before Marinetti, poets such as Giovanni Pascoli had begun to clear the weedy rhetoric and withered diction from the once-glorious but by then decadent grounds of Italian poetry. And their winter labours led to an extraordinary spring: Giuseppe Ungaretti's wartime distillations and Eugenio Montale's "astringent music"; Umberto Saba's song of himself and Salvatore Quasimodo's hermetic involutions. After World War II, new generations including such marvellously diverse poets as Sandro Penna, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Amelia Rosselli, Vittorio Sereni, and Raffaello Baldini extended the promise of the prewar era into our time. Surprising and illuminating, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry invites the reader to examine the works of these and other poets, seventy-three in all.
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$30
58504
Calvino, Italo (trans. Martin McLaughlin)
Hermit in Paris Autobiographical Writings
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 2003.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 255pp. Mild wear; text block and page edges toned. Dustwrapper mildly edgeworn (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good to near fine.
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$30
98961
Calvino, Italo (trans. Martin McLaughlin; Tim Parks; William Weaver)
The Complete Cosmicomics
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2009.
Octavo hardcover; 401pp. Dustwrapper. Remainder, new.
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$22
206963
Calvino, Italo (William Weaver, trans.)
Mr Palomar
Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1985.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 118pp. Minor wear; browned page and text block edges with some spotting; previous owner's name in ink. Dustwrapper sunned; some spotting; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
91512
Calvino, Italo (William Weaver, trans.)
Under the Jaguar Sun
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc., Orlando FL, 1988.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with bronze spine titles; 86pp. Mild wear; text block and page edges toned with some spots; minor offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and spotted on the verso; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
95518
Camus, Albert (Philip Thody, trans.)
Carnets 1942-1951 Camus' diary and working notebooks
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1966.
First edition. Hardcover octavo; red boards with silver gilt spine titling. Owner's bookplate and elided price on front pastedown; foxed preliminaries and spotted text block edges; mildly worn dustwrapper with shallow chipping chiefly to head and tail of spine panel (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film and white paper backing). Good to very good.
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$45
43016
Camus, Albert (trans. Justin O'Brien)
Exile and the Kingdom Stories
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1958.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 156pp. Endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Green cloth boards have marks on lower edges and bumped corners. Price-clipped dustwrapper toned and spotted; chipping and creasing to head and tail of spine and upper and lower front edges; small piece missing from spine; some scraping to front flap hinge; scuffed corners. Good to very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$60
72496
Camus, Albert (trans. Justin O'Brien)
Resistance, Rebellion and Death
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1961.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 198pp. Foxing to pastedowns, endpapers, preliminaries, title page and text block edges spotted with further scattered spotting throughout. Unclipped brown dustwrapper with a few spots on rear panel and lightly worn edges and corners. Very good otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Camus' attitude to problems of international moment, questions of liberty and justice and of the moral decisions an individual may have to make are gathered here in these cardinal expressions of the author's political and social expressions. The articles and speeches are written with the grace and lucidity that mark all Camus' work.
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$50
205059
Canetti, Elias (Joachim Neugroschel, trans.)
The Tongue Set Free Remembrance of a European Childhood
Continuum Books/The Seabury Press, New York NY, 1979.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 268pp. Minor wear; covers mildly rubbed; text block edges spotted. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel; a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
97506
Canetti, Elias (Joel Agee, trans.)
The Secret Heart of the Clock Notes, Aphorisms, Fragments: 1973-1985
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York NY, 1989.
First US edition. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with silver-gilt spine titling; 151pp. Mild wear; text block edges lightly spotted; mild offset to the endpapers and preliminaries. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$23
79305
Chopel, Gendun (Donald S. Lopez, trans.)
In the Forest of Faded Wisdom: bilingual edition 104 Poems
University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Hardcover, octavo, 191pp. Minor scuffing and edgewear to dustwrapper. Otherwise near fine.
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$24
43961
Eco, Umberto
Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003.
First edition: octavo; hardcover with gilt spine-titling; 200pp. Slightly rolled; text block edges faintly spotted. Dustwrapper edgeworn. Very good. A study of the machinery that brings literature across languages. Translator not credited.
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$20
88201
Eco, Umberto (trans. Geoffrey Brock)
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana An Illustrated Novel
Secker & Warburg, London, 2005.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover; red boards with gilt spine titling and lower board gilt decoration, green endpapers; 458pp. with many full-colour illustrations. Mild rubbing to dustwrapper. Otherwise near fine.
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$25
212023
Ende, Michael (J. Maxwell Brownjohn, trans.)
Mirror in the Mirror
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1986.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 224pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; text block edges very lightly spotted; retailer's ink stamp to the text block bottom edge. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; lightly sunned along the spine panel; some light chipping to the flap-turns; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$350
33228
Esteban, Claude (David Cloutier, trans.)
White Road
Charioteer, Washington DC, 1979.
Octavo; hardcover; 63pp. Minor wear; some rubbing to the board edges. Dustwrapper. Fine. First edition limited to only 300 copies.
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$15
84888
Fuentes, Carlos (Margaret Sayers Peden, trans.)
The Hydra Head A Novel
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, Inc., New York, 1978.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-title and blind-stamped upper board decoration; 292pp. Some minor marks and offset to the endpapers; mild rubbing to the text block edges. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$22
201049
Fuentes, Carlos (Margaret Sayers Peden, trans.)
The Old Gringo
Andre Deutsch. London, 1986.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 199pp. Minor wear; text block top edge lightly dusted. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel. Very good.
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$20
92202
Giono, Jean (Henri Fluchere & Geoffrey Myers, trans.)
Harvest A Novel
The Viking Press Inc., New York NY, 1939.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with spine titles on a label and an upper board decoration; 192pp., top edge dyed dark green, with monochrome woodcut illustrations and decorations. Mild wear; text block edges lightly spotted; mild offset to the endpapers and preliminaries. Dustwrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed with sunning to the spine panel; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
92203
Giono, Jean (Henri Fluchere & Geoffrey Myers, trans.)
The Song of the World
The Viking Press Inc., New York NY, 1937.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with spine titles on a label and illustrated boards; 312pp., top edge dyed dark green. Moderate wear; text block and page edges very lightly toned; heavy offset to the endpapers and preliminaries; previous owner's bookplate to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper heavily sunned on the spine panel and edges; light wear to the spine panel heel and flap turns; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
92205
Giono, Jean (Phyllis Johnson, trans.)
The Straw Man
Alvin Redman Ltd., London, 1961.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 463pp. Moderate wear; spine extremities softened; text block edges spotted; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel; well rubbed; moderate wear and light chipping to the spine panel extremities, edges and flap turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
86087
Gombrowicz, Witold (Danuta Borchardt, trans.)
Pornografia
Grove Press Inc., New York NY, 2009.
Hardcover, octavo; dustwrapper; 225pp. Remainder. New.
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$20
95742
Gombrowicz, Witold (intro. Maurice Nadeau; trans. Alastair Hamilton)
A Kind of Testament
Calder & Boyars, London, 1973.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with gilt spine titling; 158pp. Minor wear; a few scattered spots on text block edge and tiny scrape on head of dustwrapper spine. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
205800
Gorki, Maxim (Moura Budberg, trans.)
The Life of a Useless Man A Novel
Andre Deutsch Ltd., London, 1972.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 284pp. Mild wear; slightly shaken; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned; minor offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel. Very good.
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$24
63584
Grass, Gunter (Martin Esslin, intro.)
Four Plays Flood; Onkel Onkel; Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo; The Wicked Cooks
Secker & Warburg, London, 1968.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 289pp. Lightly foxed endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Minor edgewear to olive dustwrapper with slightly rubbed rear panel. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
66124
Grass, Gunter (Ralph Manheim, trans.)
The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising A German Tragedy
Secker & Warburg, London, 1966.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 122pp. Owner's name. Light foxing to endpapers and text block edges spotted; white card dustwrapper with excoriations along front spine edge; wear and chipping to edges and a few indentations and perforations on rear panel. Otherwise very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing.
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$20
66106
Grass, Gunter (trans. Ralph Manheim)
Cat and Mouse
Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1963.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 191pp. Previous owner's ink inscription on front free endpaper; retailer's stamps on front pastedown; mild offset to endpapers; some minor scattered foxing to the preliminaries; toned and spotted text block edges. Price-clipped dustwrapper well-rubbed, spotted and sunned along the spine panel with a few chips on the edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
60704
Grass, Gunter (trans. Ralph Manheim)
Local Anaesthetic
Secker & Warburg, London, 1970.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 283pp. Lightly spotted endpapers; sticker stain to upper corner of front endpaper; text block edges toned and spotted. Price clipped illustrated dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Jacket drawing by Grass.
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$20
56978
Grass, Gunther (Ralph Manheim, trans.)
The Call of the Toad
Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1992.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 248pp. Lightly browned page and text block edges. Dustwrapper edges slightly worn. Very good to near fine otherwise.
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$17
47692
Grass, Gunther (Ralph Manheim, trans.)
Headbirths or The Germans are Dying Out
Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1982.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with gilt spine-titling; 136pp. Fresh crisp copy with mild spotting to text block edges. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$18
91136
Hesse, Hermann (Hilda Rosner, trans.)
Gertrude
Peter Owen Ltd. & Vision Press Ltd., London, 1960.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 208pp. Moderate wear; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned and spotted; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; scattered foxing throughout. Dustwrapper is moderately worn and rubbed; spine sunned; mild chipping to the spine panel head; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$80
91800
Hesse, Hermann (trans. Ralph Manheim)
Stories of Five Decades
Jonathan Cape, London, 1974.
First UK edition: hardcover, octavo; blue boards with gilt spine titling, black endpapers and top edges dyed blue; 328pp. Minor wear; deep scrape to upper board edge; a few superficial scratches on rear panel of dustwrapper and slight wear to head of spine panel. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
91135
Hesse, Hermann (W.J. Strachan, trans.)
The Prodigy
Peter Owen Ltd. & Vision Press Ltd., London, 1961.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 188pp. Worn; lower board water-damaged; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned and spotted; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is worn; water stains to the lower panel; spine sunned; mild chipping; retailer's bookplate to the front flap; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. As is.
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$30
65752
Hoeg, Peter (trans. F. David)
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Harvill, London, 1993.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 409pp. Minor wear only; one or two small spots on text block edges; else near fine in like dustwrapper and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$75
93945
[Jean-Paul Sartre] Sartre, Jean-Paul (trans. Quintin Hoare)
War Diaries: Notebooks from a Phoney War November 1939-March 1940
Verso, London, 1983.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover; black boards with gilt spine-titling; 366pp. Minor wear; previous owner's name in ink; faint spotting to text block edges. Dustwrapper rubbed with mild edgewear. Very good.
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$50
211573
Kadare, Ismail (trans. Jusuf Vrioni & Barbara Bray)
The Concert A Novel
William Morrow and Company Inc., New York NY, 1994.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with silver-gilt spine titles; 444pp. Mild wear; spine heel lightly softened; text block edges lightly spotted and top edge dusted. Dustwrapper is lightly edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
98820
Kafka, Franz (trans. Willa & Edwin Muir)
The Great Wall of China And other pieces
Secker and Warburg, London, 1946.
Revised and reset edition. Octavo; hardcover; 160pp. Mild wear; slightly cocked; mild softening to the spine extremities; text block edges lightly toned with some spots; previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown; previous owner's name in ink and retailer's bookplate to the flyleaf; mild offset to the preliminaries. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel; mildly rubbed with some edgewear and associated creasing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$45
95763
Klossowski, Pierre (Austryn Wainhouse, trans.)
Roberte Ce Soir and The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Calder & Boyars, London, 1971.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; purple boards with gilt spine titling; 214pp., monochrome illustrations by the author. Owner's name. Minor wear; mild offsetting to endpapers and a few scattered spots on text block edges. Illustrated purple dustwrapper with tiny missing segments at spine panel extremities and corners, chipped upper rear edge and browning to rear panel edges. Very good with wrapper now protected in archival film and white paper backing.
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$30
203852
Kraus, Karl (Fred Bridgham & Edward Timms, trans.)
The Last Days of Mankind
Yale University Press, New York NY, 2015.
Hardcover, octavo; gray boards with gilt spine titling, yellow endpapers; 645pp., monochrome maps and illustrations. Dustwrapper. New. Remainder.
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$30
69212
Kundera, Milan (trans. Linda Asher)
Identity
Faber and Faber, London, 1998.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 153pp. Fine in like dustwrapper.
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$22
75440
Kundera, Milan (trans. Linda Asher)
Ignorance
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 2002.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover; blue boards with cream spine titling and green endpapers; 195pp. Mild toning to text block edges; slight rubbing to blue illustrated dustwrapper. Very good to near fine.
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$20
35652
Kundera, Milan (trans. Linda Asher)
Testaments Betrayed An Essay in Nine Parts
Faber and Faber, London, 1995.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 280pp. Spotting to text block edges. Dustwrapper worn and slightly creased along edges and corners. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
86150
Lampedusa, Giuseppe (Stephen Parkin, trans.)
Childhood Memories and Other Stories
Alma, London, 2013.
Octavo; hardcover; 192pp., monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$17
209866
Leiris, Michel (trans. Lydia Davis)
Fibrils: The Rules of the Game, Vol. 3
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017.
Octavo; hardcover; black boards with gilt spine titling, black endpapers; 234pp. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$25
83274
Leiris, Michel (trans. Lydia Davis)
Rules of the Game: Scratches - Self-Portrait
Paragon House, New York, 1991.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; 258pp. Felt pen spot on upper text block edge and light spotting. Near fine otherwise in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$30
42903
Levi, Primo (Raymond Rosenthal, trans.)
The Mirror Maker
Methuen, London, 1990.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 176pp. Minor offset to endpapers; text block and page edges toned and spotted. Dustwrapper lightly worn at edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
44186
Llosa, Mario Vargas (Edith Grossman, trans.)
The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1998.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 259pp. Minor wear; binding slightly rolled and text block edges toned and spotted. Slightly scuffed dustwrapper with edgewear (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good. A novel set in Lima.
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$18
70837
Mahfouz, Naguib (trans. Denys Johnson-Davies)
The Journey of Ibn Fattouma
Doubleday, New York, NY, USA, 1992.
First US edition. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with metallic blue spine-titling; 148pp. Minor wear; very good to near fine in like dustwrapper. Originally published by The American University Press in Cairo.
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$20
84863
Mahfouz, Naguib (trans. William Maynard Hutchins and Angele Botros Samaan)
Sugar Street
Doubleday, New York, 1992.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo; quarter bound red papered boards with blue cloth spine and blue gilt spine titling, red endpapers; 308pp. Minor wear; spotting to text block edges; mild scuffing to dustwrapper. Near fine otherwise.
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$24
88213
Makine, Andrei (trans. Geoffrey Strachan)
The Woman who Waited: signed copy
Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton Ltd./Hodder Headline, London, 2006.
Octavo; hardcover; dark red boards with white spine titling; 182pp. Inscribed in ink by the author to the owner. Lightly toned text block edges and minimal wear to dustwrapper edges. Near fine.
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$25
98830
Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso (Introduction by R.W. Flint, ed. & trans.; Arthur A. Coppotelli, trans.)
Marinetti Selected Writings
Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1972.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 366pp., with 12pp. of monochrome plates. Mild wear; slightly shaken; text block edges lightly toned and spotted and top edge dusted; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is lightly edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
210668
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (Edith Grossman, trans.)
The General in his Labyrinth
Borzoi Books/Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York NY, 1990.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, full cloth with gilt spine titles on a black label; 289pp., untrimmed. Mild wear; boards a little rubbed; spine extremities lightly softened; spotting to the text block edges; slight offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
82568
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (Edith Grossman, trans.)
News of a Kidnapping
Jonathan Cape, London, 1997.
First UK edition. Hardcover; octavo, blue boards with white spine titling; 291pp. Minor wear; a few faint scattered spots on text block edges, especially lower edge and a few spots on rear panel of dustwrapper. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
85864
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (Gregory Rabassa, trans.)
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories
Jonathan Cape, London, 1979.
First UK edition: hardcover, octavo; black boards gilt spine titling; top edges dyed blue; 183pp. Minor wear; light spotting on text block edges and faint offsetting to endpapers. Near fine otherwise in like dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$45
62403
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (trans. J.S. Bernstein)
No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories
Harper & Row, New York, 1968.
First US edition (stated), H-S (first printing). Hardcover, octavo, 170pp. Front board slightly bowed and lightly worn edges with bumped corners. Text block edges lightly toned. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good otherwise. Marquez's first book published in English.
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$70
83327
Mayakovsky, Vladimir (translated into Scots by Edwin Muir)
Wi the Haill Voice - 25 Poems
Carcanet Press, Manchester UK, 1972.
Octavo; paperback; 92pp. Minor wear; a little tarnishing to card covers; a bindery error affecting the flyleaf; previous owner's name in ink; Very good. Wonderful setting of Mayakovsky. Glossary provided.
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$20
83309
Michaux, Henri (trans. Haakon Chevalier)
Light Through Darkness: Explorations Among Drugs
Bodley Head, London, 1964.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo; grey boards with gilt spine titling; 230pp. Minor wear; lightly spotted text block edges and some random scattered spotting to endpapers and preliminaries; insect damage to inner fold of front dustwrapper. Otherwise very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
83308
Michaux, Henri (trans. Richard Howard)
The Major Ordeals of the Mind and the Countless Minor Ones
Secker & Warburg, London, 1974.
First UK edition. Hardcover, red boards with gilt spine titling; octavo 170pp. Owner's name. Spotting to text block edges and a few tiny scrapes and chips on plain brown dustwrapper with upper board and spine red titling. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
211978
Milosz, Czeslaw (Catherine S. Leach, trans.)
Native Realm
Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., London, 1981.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; yellow boards with red spine titling; 300pp. Minor wear; rubbed board corners; faint spotting to text block edges with one or two marks. Red dustwrapper slightly worn at edges now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
40583
Mishima, Yukio (John Bester, trans.)
Acts of Worship Seven Stories
Harper Collins/Kodansha, London, 1991.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 205pp. Mild wear; offsetting to endpapers; some scattered spotting to the preliminaries; toned and spotted text block edges with remainder mark on lower edge; previous owner's name in ink. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
90410
Montale, Eugenio (Rosanna Warren, ed.; William Arrowsmith trans.)
The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., New York NY, 2012.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with gilt spine titles; 794pp. Minor wear. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Remainder. New.
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$30
206959
Morante, Elsa (William Weaver, trans.)
History A Novel
Allen Lane, London, 1977.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver gilt spine titling; 561pp. Minor wear; lightly toned and faintly spotted text block edges. Well-rubbed dustwrapper with wear and scraping to edges; crease to the laminate in upper front corner; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
92360
Morgenstern, Christian (W.D. Snodgrass & Lore Segal, trans.; Paul Klee, illus.)
Gallows Songs
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor MI, 1967.
Quarto; hardcover, with black and white titling on spine labels; 124pp., top edges dyed blue gray, with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; spotting to text block edges; previous owner's ink inscription. Dustwrapper with scraping at spine panel extremities, corners and front fore-edges; a few tiny chips; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$32
85860
Murakami, Haruki (Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel, trans.)
1Q84
Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York NY, 2011.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorative endpapers; 925pp. Minor wear; light wear to board edges and corners. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$30
85926
Murakami, Haruki (Philip Gabriel, trans.)
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Alfred Knopf, New York NY, 2014.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, illustrated papered boards with decorative endpapers; 385pp. Minor wear. Die-cut dustwrapper; two tiny tears on upper rear edge of the back panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$24
34452
Oe, Kenzaburo (Philip Gabriel, trans.)
Somersault
Atlantic Books, London, 2003.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and decorated endpapers; 570pp. Minor wear. Dustwrapper slightly crumpled along upper edge (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good.
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$23
86524
Pamuk, Orhan (Robert Finn, trans.)
Silent House
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 2012.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 334pp. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$20
63703
Pasternak, Boris (Manya Harari, trans.)
An Essay in Autobiography
Collins & Harvill Press, London, 1959.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 160pp., with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 10 plates likewise. Minor wear; foxing to preliminaries; text block edges toned and spotted. Price clipped dustwrapper edges and corners slightly worn and rear panel slightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$22
201189
Paz, Octavio (Eliot Weinberger, trans.)
An Erotic Beyond: Sade
Harcourt Brace & Co., New York NY, 1998.
First US edition: small octavo hardcover; red boards with silver gilt spine titling; 84pp. Mild spotting to upper text block edges; very slight rubbing to dustwrapper; near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
201188
Paz, Octavio (Michael Schmidt, trans.)
On Poets and Others
Carcanet, Manchester UK, 1987.
First UK edition. Octavo hardcover; black boards with gilt spine titling and black endpapers; 219pp. Mild spotting to upper text block edges. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams; from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Luis Bunuel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, Andre Breton, and Henri Michaux. Paz writes, "I believe that a writer's attitude to language should be that of a lover: fidelity and, at the same time, a lack of respect for the beloved object. Veneration and transgression."
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$25
86621
Paz, Octavio (translated from the Spanish by Helen R Lane)
Alternating Current
Viking, New York, 1973.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; black boards with gilt spine titling and orange and pink decorative motifs, dark blue endpapers and top edges mauve; 215pp. Minor wear only; two small marks on side text block edges; small tear on upper spine edge of dustwrapper; slightly browned dustwrapper edges. Very good to near fine otherwise and protected in archival film with white paper backing. Essays that range from a review of poet Luis Cernuda to D.H. Lawrence, Lowry and Breton, Fuentes and others. Paz deals with contemporary themes, the nature of drugs; Michaux; Bunuel and modern atheism; Marx and Nietzsche; the notion of Western philosophy as compared to plurality and Oriental philosophy. He further explores politics and ethics, probing the meaning of revolt, rebellion, and revolution.
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$25
44928
Perec, Georges (trans. David Bellos)
W or the Memory of Childhood
Collins Harvill, London, 1988.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titling; 164pp. Foxing; spotted text block edges; mild wear to foxed dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Good to very good.
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$20
88208
Perse, St-John (Denis Devlin, trans.)
Exile Bollingen Series XV
Pantheon Books, New York NY, 1949.
Second edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with gilt titling; 93pp., bilingual text (French-English). Minor wear only; toned text block edges. Slightly rubbed dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$30
205060
Potocki, Jan (Ian Maclean, trans.)
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1995.
Octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles; 631pp. Mild wear; text block edges toned; some minor marks to the free endpapers. Dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
76394
Proust, Marcel (C.K. Scott Moncrieff & Terence Kilmartin, trans.)
Swann's Way (Oxford Library of the World's Great Books): Franklin Library edition Illustrated by Malcolm Liepke
Oxford University Press/The Franklin Library, New York NY, 1983.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in leather with gilt spine titles and decorations between four raised bands, with gilt board decorations, marbled endpapers and a scarlet ribbon; 486pp., all edges gilt, with colour illustrations. Minor wear: lower board corners lightly bumped; spine lightly sunned. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good to near fine.
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$40
204692
Queiroz, Eca de (trans. Nan Flanagan)
The Sin of Father Amaro
Max Reinhardt, London, 1962.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; black boards with gilt spine titling; 128pp. Offsetting to endpapers and mild foxing to early pages; toning and spotting to text block edges. Red illustrated dustwrapper with mild wear to edges. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
201316
Queneau, Raymond (Barbara Wright, trans.)
Zazie
The Bodley Head, London, 1960.
First English edition: hardcover, octavo; red boards with gilt spine titling; 207pp. Slightly rolled binding; faint toning and spotting to text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper slightly browned along the spine and edges. Very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$50
88299
Queneau, Raymond (trans. Barbara Wright)
The Flight of Icarus
New Directions, New York, 1973.
First US edition. Octavo hardcover; beige cloth boards with black spine titling; 191pp. Minor wear; offsetting to endpapers; toned and spotted text block edges. Illustrated grey and white dustwrapper, foxed, with mild wear and browning to edges. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
88521
Rimbaud, Arthur (John Ashbery, trans.)
Illuminations
W.W. Norton & Company Inc., New York NY, 2011.
Octavo; hardcover; 175pp., bilingual text (English & French), with some monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$18
66569
Robbe-Grillet, Alain (trans. Richard Howard)
The Voyeur
John Calder, London, 1959.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 219pp. Owner's name, foxed preliminaries, spotting to text block edges, binding a little rolled, small strange perforation to hinge and initial pages; wrapper worn at edges with some chipping and a few small tears, back panel quite tarnished (now professionally covered with archival film and white paper backing).
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$70
94329
Royet-Journoud, Claude (Keith Waldrop, trans.)
The Notion of Obstacle - signed copy
Awede Brita Bergland, Windsor VT., 1985.
Octavo; paperback; 111pp., with some monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; covers lightly rubbed; inscribed to person in gold ink to the half-title page. Near fine. Limited edition print run of only 1,000 copies.
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$25
62077
Saramago, Jose (Margaret Jull Costa, trans.)
Small Memories A Memoir
Harvill, London, 2009.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 181pp., with 17pp. of monochrome photographic plates. Slightly worn mauve dustwrapper with bookshop sticker on lower rear panel. Very good to near fine otherwise.
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$18
86148
Saramago, Jose (trans. Margaret Jull Costa)
Raised from the Ground
Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY, USA, 2012.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover; 365pp. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$20
76897
Sartre, Jean-Paul (Eric Sutton, trans.)
The Reprieve
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titling; 398pp. Minor offset to endpapers; text block edges browned and spotted. Upper edges of flaps chipped and browned - otherwise dustwrapper in near fine condition; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$23
205809
Satta, Salvatore (Patrick Creagh, trans.)
The Day of Judgement
Collins Harvill/William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London, 1987.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 300pp. Mild wear; spotting to the text block edges; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; some spotting. Very good.
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$25
69554
Sebald, W.G. (Anthea Bell, trans.)
Austerlitz
Hamish Hamilton, London, 2001.
First UK edition. Octavo, hardcover, 414pp., monochrome illustrations. Slightly scuffed dustwrapper with minor wear to edges. Very good to near fine otherwise. Those familiar with Sebald's other works including "The Emigrants" and "The Rings of Saturn" will know him as an iconoclastic, surreal writer with a penchant for breaking formats with his lyrical, sumptuous writing. The hallmarks are all here - the strange photographic inserts in the text, the shifting tangential asides - and Anthea Bell's translation captures all the nuances of this challenging, intellectually rigorous and mesmerizing writer.
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$75
78446
Sebald, W.G. (Iain Galbraith, trans.)
Across the Land and the Water Selected Poems, 1964-2001
Random House Inc., New York NY, 2011.
Octavo; hardcover; 166pp. untrimmed. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$18
87778
Sebald, W.G. (Jo Catling, trans.)
A Place in the Country
Random House Inc., New York NY, 2013.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 215pp., with many monochrome illustrations and 6 folding, full-colour plates. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New.
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$20
88698
Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Joseph Sherman, trans.)
Shadows on the Hudson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York NY, 1998.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; dark yellow papered boards with black cloth spine and gilt spine titling; 548pp. Minor wear only; slightly rubbed dustwrapper with edges mildly worn. Very good to near fine.
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$24
88700
Singer, Isaac Bashevis (trans. Joseph Singer)
Shosha
Jonathan Cape, London, 1979.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; blue cloth boards with gilt spine titling; 277pp. Minor wear; a few scattered spots on early pages; text block edges lightly toned and spotted; dustwrapper faded along spine and upper front edges; slight wear and chipping to edges. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
9093
Skvorecky, Josef (Paul Wilson, trans.)
The Miracle Game
Faber and Faber, London, 1991.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 436pp. Foxed preliminaries, pages fairly browned, some wear; very good in like dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
91513
Skvorecky, Josef (Paul Wilson, trans.)
The Return of Lieutenant Boruvka
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1990.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titles; 173pp. Mild wear; text block and page edges toned. Dustwrapper heavily sunned to the spine, upper and lower panels; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
36007
Skvorecky, Josef (trans. Kaca Polackova-Henley)
The Bass Saxophone
Chatto & Windus, London, 1978.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 185pp. Minor wear; card illustrated dustwrapper with a scrape on front where a sticker has been removed; slight rubbing and small perforation on rear fore-edge. Otherwise very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
11176
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (Michael Glenny, trans.)
August 1914
Bodley Head, London, 1972.
First edition: octavo hardcover; red boards with gilt spine titling; 645pp., fold-out map at rear, top edge dyed red. Mild offsetting to endpapers; toned text block edges with one or two marks. Illustrated dustwrapper with faded spine panel and mild wear to edges. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
65002
Tanizaki, Junichiro (Anthony H. Chambers, trans.)
The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi & Arrowroot Two Novellas
Secker & Warburg, London, 1983.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover; 199pp. Mild wear; lightly toned text block edges with spotting on upper edge. Slightly scuffed dustwrapper with lightly worn edges and corners; inner flaps spotted; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$24
67611
Tournier, Michel (trans. Arthur Goldhammer)
The Wind Spirit An Autobiography
Collins, London, 1989.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 259pp. Light spotting to text block edges and lightly scuffed dustwrapper. Otherwise very good to near fine.
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$20
70971
Vassilikos, Vassilis (Marilyn Calmann, trans.)
Z
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. / Macdonald & Co., Ltd., London, 1969.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover with gilt titling; 406pp. Mildly spotted text block edges, some light offset and foxing of the front free endpaper; dustwrapper is mildly foxed on the verso, with some light tears and chipping to the edges but with no loss to the titles or images; now, professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$30