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OURIKA - INSCRIBED TO KAREL REISZ

OURIKA - INSCRIBED TO KAREL REISZ

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OURIKA - INSCRIBED TO KAREL REISZ

by De Durfort, Claire (novel); Fowles, John (translation)

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Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1977. First Edition of this translation. Handsome edition of Fowles's translation of Claire de Durfort's 1824 novel. In his introduction, Fowles explains how the acquisition and reading of a badly foxed copy in a London bookshop inspired his third novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969). The novel was adapted for film by playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Karel Reisz, and released to great fanfare, including five Academy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award for Meryl Streep. A lengthy, significant inscription, and uncommon thus. One of 500 copies. Quarto (25.75cm); original quarter blue crushed morocco and paste paper boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; [ii],[4],5-65,[5]pp. Inscribed by Fowles to Czech-born British filmmaker Karel Reisz (1926-2002) on half-title page: "Dear Karel, I thought this little source for the FLW might amuse you - and it comes with all my thanks for your patience, past and present, over the filming. I know it could not be in better or more understanding hands. John / Lyme, 14 June 1980." Gentle sunning to spine, pinpoint wear to corners; very Near Fine.

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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
5662
Title
OURIKA - INSCRIBED TO KAREL REISZ
Author
De Durfort, Claire (novel); Fowles, John (translation)
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
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Edition
First Edition of this translation
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W. Thomas Taylor
Place of Publication
Austin
Date Published
1977

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Quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Inscribed
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First Edition
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Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...

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