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The Lost Dove: A Story for all Time
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The Lost Dove: A Story for all Time

By Wilson, Eliane; Erni, Hans

Element, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Illustrated by Hans Erni. Unclipped dust jacket. As the Council of Doves is convened, doves from around the world fly out of paintings, break out of stained glass windows, fly off mosaics and tapestries, and break out of manuscripts to search for the mystical Lost Dove of Peace. Hans Erni (1909-2015) was a Swiss painter, graphic artist and sculptor who designed for the Swiss Red Cross and UNESCO as well as murals, art, and design work.

$12.00

Happy Moscow  (New York Review Books Classics)
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Happy Moscow (New York Review Books Classics)

By Platonov, Andrey

NYRB Classics, 2012. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler and others. Unpublishable during Platonov’s lifetime, this edition contains not only a revised translation of Happy Moscow but several related works: a screenplay, a prescient essay about ecological catastrophe, and two short stories. 166p. Measures 5x8 inches.

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Bright Magic Stories  (New York Review Books Classics)
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Bright Magic Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

By Doblin, Alfred

NYRB Classics, 2016. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Introduction by Gunter Grass. Selected and translated from the German by Damion Searls. 200p. Measures 5x8 inches. Includes all of Doblin’s first book, The Murder of a Buttercup as well as two longer stories composed in the 1940s, when he lived in exile in Southern California.

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The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov (New York Review Books Classics)
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The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov (New York Review Books Classics)

By Chekhov, Anton

NYRB Classics, 2015. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Translated, introduction by Maria Bloshteyn. Illustrated by Nikolay Chekhov. 114p. Measures 5x8 inches. Chekhov’ assembled this book in 1882, with illustrations by Nikolay Chekhov. At the time, the censor denied approval.

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A Wild Swan and other tales
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A Wild Swan and other tales

By Cunningham, Michael

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Remainder dot on bottom. Short stories. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Illustrated end papers. 134p.

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

By Oyeyemi, Helen

Riverhead Books, 2016. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Unclipped dust jacket. Collection of stories, linked by the recurrence of keys. Winner of the PEN Open Book Award, NPR Best Book of 2016, Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick, PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016, Slate Best Book of the Year, one of Esquire Magazine’s Best Books of 2016 One of Oprah.com’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016.

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Making it Up
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Making it Up

By Lively, Penelope

Viking Press, 2005. Paperback. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Some tanning of the pages. 215p. Measures 6.25x9.25 inches. British novelist Lively, the author of Moon Tiger, offers a tale based on her life. She considers what might have happened had she made other choices or experienced different outcomes at pivotal moments, considering such fictional turns of events as her family's failure to escape from Egypt during World War II, an unplanned teen pregnancy, and a marriage to another person.

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Thorofare
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Thorofare

By Morley, Christopher

Harcourt Brace, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket with chipping and age tanning. 469p. Story of Geoffrey Barton, an English boy who came to the United States, and his adventures of mind and feeling in the years until he became an American citizen. In 1942 Kirkus Reviews wrote that this book "is a searching and sympathetic and understanding picture of a boy growing up; a nostalgic background look to the pranks and disasters and adventures of boyhood, the cruelties and the imaginings, the dreams and the realities. Christopher Morley (1890-1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.

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Delta of Venus: Erotica
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Delta of Venus: Erotica

By Nin, Anais

Harcourt, 1977. Hardcover. Good/fair. Unmarked. Significant chipping and tears on dust jacket. One dog-eared page. This unclipped brown paper dust jacket has a woman on chair and was designed by Milton Glaser. 250p. Born to Cuban parents in France, Anais Nin (1903-1977) was an American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. These stories range from lyrical love to high comedy and deal with such subjects as the exotic pleasures of Paris in the 1930s and a woman's awakening to her sexual nature

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The Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers (Heritage of Sociology)
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The Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers (Heritage of Sociology)

By Durrenmatt, Friedrich

University of Chicago Press, 2008. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Translated from the German by Joel Agee. Foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski. Originally published in 1986, this novel explores topics found in today's headlines: terrorism, revolutionary activities, border clashes, secret weapon tests, spy satellites, and more. 129p.

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The First Man
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The First Man

By Camus, Albert

Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. End papers illustrated with image of the manuscript. The First Man was Camus' final work. Translated by David Hapgood. 326p. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.

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Go Down, Moses
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Go Down, Moses

By Faulkner, William

Vintage, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner

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American War: A Novel
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American War: A Novel

By El Akkad, Omar

Knopf, 2017. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Third printing. Set in in 2075, the author presents a fractured and frightening America, complete with war zones and refugee camps, following a family over the course of two decades. 333p.

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Carmen and Other Stories
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Carmen and Other Stories

By Merimee, Proper

Ginn and Company, 1919. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's name on front end page. Map. Edited by Edward Manley. Notes. Exercises. Vocabulary. 261p. The stories are in French. Introduction in English.

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The Lyre of Orpheus (Cornish Trilogy)
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The Lyre of Orpheus (Cornish Trilogy)

By Davies, Robertson

Viking Press, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. 472p. Third novel in a series that explores the life and influence of Francis Cornish (The Cornish Trilogy), an art expert and collector. The plot in the third book revolves around a production of an unfinished opera by the 19th century composer E.T.A. Hoffmann.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Girl with a Pearl Earring

By Chevalier, Tracy

Dutton, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. 233p. History and fiction merge in this luminous novel about artistic vision seen through the eyes of a young maid/model who worked in Vermeer's studio.

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I Lock My Door Upon Myself
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I Lock My Door Upon Myself

By Oates, Joyce Carol

Ecco, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket under clear protective cover. 98p. This compact yet powerful novel is perfect for anyone wishing to step into the hypnotic fictional world of Joyce Carol Oates.

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Fattaccio a Buenos Aires
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Fattaccio a Buenos Aires

By Puig, Manuel

Feltrinelli, 1990. Paperback. Good. Unmarked text, in Italian. Bumped corner. 230p.

$20.00

What's Bred in the Bone (Cornish Trilogy)
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What's Bred in the Bone (Cornish Trilogy)

By Davies, Robertson

Elisabeth Sifton Books, Viking, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Unmarked text. Creases and tears on unclipped dust jacket. 436p. Second novel in the Cornish Trilogy. A portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown woven into a spellbinding tale of artistic triumph and heroic deceit.

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The Passion of Artemisia
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The Passion of Artemisia

By Vreeland, Susan

Viking Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. 288p. Novel that tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a painter who beguiled post-Renaissance Italy with the beauty of her work.

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