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THE FLOOD

By Le Clezio, J. M. G

Atheneum, 1968. Hardcover. First American edition of author's third book. 8vo. Cloth. 300 pp. Light shelfwear. Jacket with light edgewear and some wrinkling to head and heel of spine. Very good plus in a very good plus jacket.

$300.00

THE INTERROGATION

By Le Clezio, J. M. G

Atheneum, 1964. Hardcover. First American edition of author's first book. 8vo. Cloth. 243 pp. Light shelfwear. Light foxing to page edges. Jacket with light edgewear, some light soiling and rubbing, and wrinkling to head and heel of spine. Very good in a very good jacket.

$350.00

PHILIP COLVILLE; OR, A COVENANTER'S STORY. UNFINISHED

By [Kennedy, Grace]

W. Oliphant, 1825. Hardcover. First edition. 12mo. Quarter calf over marbled-paper-covered boards. Simple gilt tooling to spine. All edges marbled. 272 pp. Board edges lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Boards slightly scuffed. Light foxing to first and last three leaves, light foxing and soiling to edges of other pages. Very good.

$275.00

AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST

By Shaw, George Bernard; edited

Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1887. Hardcover. First edition, early issue mixed state (publisher's name spelled correctly on spine, "Confessions of Byron Cashel's Profession" on title page, no appendix), one of 244 copies originally bound in red cloth. 8vo. 256 pp. Rebound in full morocco, top edges gilt, original spine and covers bound in at the rear of the volume. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised band, with title and author in stamped in gilt in two, first edition stamped in gilt at heel of spine. Binding signed by Thomas W. Best. Light rubbing to extremities, moderate rubbing to joints. Darkening to backstrip with some slight cracks to the leather. Very good.

$750.00

LES DIX DIZAINES DES CENT NOUVELLES NOUVELLES, REIMPRIMEES PAR LES SOINS DE D. JOUAUST

By Lacroix, M. Paul, Notice, Notes et Glossaire

Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1874. Hardcover. Four volume set, complete. Small 8vo. Half blue morocco over paper-covered boards, five raised bands, top edges gilt. From an edition limited to 750 copies. Text in French. Illustrated with several engraved plates. Rubbing to head, heel, corners, joints, and bands, with corners generally rubbed through. Some scuffing to boards. Rubbing to board edges. Occasional light foxing and offsetting throughout. Bookplate to volume 2, with evidence of removed bookplates to the front pastedowns of the other volumes. Very good minus, with the leather in need of some touching up.

$275.00

DER HERR DER RINGE: DIE GEFAHRTEN, DIE ZWEI TURME, DIE RUCKKEHR DES KONIGS

By Tolkien, J. R. R. Translated by Margaret Carroux

Hobbit Presse im Ernst Klett Verlag, 1969. Hardcover. Fair. First German language edition. Three volume set. 8vo. Cloth. Band I, DIE GEFAHRTEN, 491 pp. Band II, DIE ZWEI TURME, 406 pp. Band III, DIE RUCKKEHR DES KONIGS, 482 pp. Each volume with folding map of Middle Earth at rear. Light shelfwear to each volume. Volume I with some dampstaining to the upper fore-edges, the upper fore-corner of the rear board, and the upper edge of the map. Jackets all with moderate to heavy chipping at head and heel of spines, light sun-fading to spines, and moderate to heavy wrinkling/tears to spines, edges, and corners. Hinges of volume I intact but tender. Very good in good only dust jackets.

$375.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

By [Milton, John], Edited by Sir Edgerton Brydges

John Macrone, 1835. Hardcover. Six volume set. Small 8vo. Full leather binding. [XXIX], 1,957 pp in toto. Illustrated with engravings by J. M. W. Turner. Binding is full medium brown leather with burgundy spine labels containing title in gilt and burnt umber spine labels with editor and volume number in gilt. Spine is heavilly decorated with gilt tooling and scroll work, date in gilt at tail of spine. Light superficial rubbing to fore-corners, fore-edges and lower extremities, volume five shows light additional light rubbing to spine labels, else very good plus.

$750.00

GARGANTUA ET PANTAGRUEL

By Rabelais, Francois. Text transcribed and annotated by Henri Clouzot

G. Cres and Cie. (Collection des Grands Livres), 1922. Hardcover. Limited edition. 4to. Red leather. 812 pp. Lavishly illustrated with 525 vignettes by Joseph Hemard. This is number 291 of an edition limited to 450 copies. Beautifully rebound in full red leather, top-edge-gilt, deeply embossed with an illustration of a fleurs-de-lys decorated ewer, over a book framed by a wreath of grape leaves and bunches of grapes over a pattern of square tiles, on both the front and back boards, embossed ivy device on spine and author and title in gilt on spine. Very slight rubbing to extremities, discreet bookseller's label on the recto of the front free end paper, else very good plus in a very good plus binding. An elegantly bound and beautifully illustrated copy of this scarce limited edition of Rabelais' classic work.

$595.00

WORKS OF THOMAS OTWAY CONSISTING OF HIS PLAYS POEMS AND LETTERS WITH A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE ENLARGED FROM THAT WRITTEN BY DR. JOHNSON

By Otway, Thomas

F. C. and J. Rivington; T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadel and Davies; J. Murray; J. Mawman; and R. Baldwin, 1812. Hardcover. 8vo. Two volume set. Engraved frontispiece. Half red morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt tooled in compartments, gilt titles and date, gilt double rules at corners and spine edges, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A few tiny scratches to the leather and corners lightly rubbed, light scattered foxing affecting mostly the first and last signature of each volume, else very good.

$375.00

INSOMNIA OU LE DIABLE EN LIBERTE

By Miller, Henry

Gemini Smith, 1974. Hardcover. Limited edition. 4to. Leather. Traduction de Georges Belmont et Hortense Chabrier. This is number 3 of an edition limited to only 150 copies, signed and inscibed by Miller: "To Bill Tarq et sa femme charmante, Roslyn, in tribute to a great friend, a book lover, a lover of all God's creatures. May he live on for a few more generations, radiating joy, inspiration, peace and harmony. De la part de son ami Henry Miller 2/21/75. With a 6 x 11 inch signed addendum preceding the title page. Pages 1-37 are a reproduction of the French manuscript in Miller's hand; the text is followed by photographs of the author, 12 color reproductions of Miller's original illustrations, and an essay, also in French, in which Miller explains the reproductions. Miller's "energetic and lyrical prose merges Rabelaisian dialogue and descriptions with sprawling statements of the author's own emotions, moods, and beliefs.... expressing with gusto his intense individualism, his love of freedom, his affection for natural reponses, his hatred of all that blocks or blunts human impulses, and his enthusiastic search for intellectual and aesthetic adventure" (Hart, 493). Inscription bold in bright red ink. All other signatures also clear and bold. Lacking the original hand colored lithograph. Full original black leather, gilt lettered spine and front board, printed on hand made Japanese paper; housed in a custom dark green cloth slipcase. Very slight rubbing to head and heel of spine else very good plus in a very good slipcase. A very good copy.

$400.00

ABECEDAIRE DU SALON DE 1861

By Gautier, Theophile

E. Dentu, 1861. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. Recently bound in attractive quarter red morocco over marbled-paper-covered boards, four raised bands, titles gilt on black onlays, other compartments decorated with a blind-stamped floral motif. 417 pp. plus 12 pp. of advertisements. This was noted Gautier scholar Rene Jasinski's copy, with his name and date inscribed on the title page ("R Jasinski | 25 Juillet 1924"). Edges moderately toned with occasional flaking. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Very good minus in a fine recent binding. Scarce.

$350.00

LES JEUNES-FRANCE ROMANS GOGUENARDS SUIVIS DE CONTES HUMORISTIQUES

By Gautier, Theophile

G. Charpentier, 1878. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. Recently bound in handsome quarter maroon morocco over marbled-paper-covered boards, four gilt-ruled raised bands, titles gilt on black onlays, other compartments decorated with gilt design, backstrip edged with a single gilt rule, original wraps bound in. xviii, 369 pp. This is noted Gautier scholar Rene Jasinski's copy, with his signature on the title page ("R Jasinski | 3 Juillet 1924") and his annotations throughout. Edges moderately to heavily toned, light foxing to original wraps and preliminary/terminal leaves. Very good minus in a fine binding.

$375.00

SOUTHEY'S COMMON PLACE BOOK

By Southey, Robert

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. Hardcover. 8vo. Quarter polished morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Four volume set. Binding is quarter black morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, with five raised bands, titles and dates in gilt on spine, backstrip and corners ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. The commonplace book (a personal journal of quotable passages, literary excerpts, and comments) of the noted poet and principal editor of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Very good plus in very good plus bindings.

$500.00