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Amerikanisher Briefen-Shteler (Yiddish and English Edition)
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Amerikanisher Briefen-Shteler (Yiddish and English Edition)

By Alexander Harkavy

Amherst, MA: National Yiddish Book Center, 1999. 1999 reissue of Harkavy's American Letter Writer. FINE softcover - clean, crisp and firmly bound. No markings, soiling, tears, creases or chips. A title in the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. 6 x 9". 315 pages. Paperback. Fine.

$23.75

C.F. Gellerts Sammtliche Schriften. Sechster Theil. (Sixth part)
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C.F. Gellerts Sammtliche Schriften. Sechster Theil. (Sixth part)

By Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott

Leipzig: M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritzsch, 1770. 1770. Internally VERY GOOD and binding is solid; in early, heavily worn, half-leather cover. Pasted marbled endpapers, lacks free endpapers. The only marking to the book is on the rear blank page, upside down, and neatly penned "Benedicte Elisabeth / Sharffenstein / Anno 1771 l.5 Juillet." Pages, all edges stained red, are clean and supple with minimal foxing, excepting the title page and following leaf which are moderately stained along thumb edge. Last text page has a corner crease. (Any pages that appeared before the title page are no longer extant.) Cover is gilt-titled on spine. Spine and corner leather heavily worn and the paper covering is rubbed to almost nothing. There are several small worm holes, affecting only the cover. Hinges fairly firm. The book contains introductory material by Johann Adolf Schlegel and Gottlieb Leberecht Heyer. Photos of title and contents pages are supplied with this listing but if more photos are detailed information is desired, don't hesitate to contact us. This volume is likely part 6 of the 10-volume First Edition of Gellert's collected works, published shortly after his death in 1769. SIZE: 4 x 7". xxxvi + 368 pages.. Hardcover. Good/Not Issued.

$66.50

Till Eulenspiegel
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Till Eulenspiegel

By Kastner, Erich

Zurich, Switzerland: Atrium Verlag, 1950. 1950 printing of 1938 edition. VERY GOOD hardcover in FAIR dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and color plates near fine. Hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards with yellow cloth spine strip, title stamped in orange on spine. Cloth worn at spine ends and small stains to corners of front cover but overall cover is very good, artwork bright and attractive. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Jacket is worn with most of spine paper perished, large chip and creasing at bottom of back panel, tearing along flap folds and toning along left and top edges of front panel. Illustration on front of jacket is in very good condition and back cover illustration also bright. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. 10 full-page color plates - one of which is a 2-page spread. Charming black & white drawings in text. Artwork by Walter Frier. Printed in Austria. 8 x 10-1/2". 48 pages plus plates. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Trier, Walter.

$18.95

Les Malheurs de Sophie
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Les Malheurs de Sophie

By La Comtesse De Segur (nee Rostopchine)

Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1930. 1930 copyright, printing unstated. VERY GOOD hardcover, Neatly penned gift inscription on front pasted endpaper, no other markings. A clean, firmly bound copy. Pages lightly toned, otherwise fine.Firmly bound in hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards and yellow cloth spine, titlred in orange stamping. Cover edges moderately rubbed, spine stamping faded. Illustrated with full-page black and white drawings b A. Pecoud. 4-3/4 x 6-3/4".192 pages. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Pecoud, A..

$20.90

Limpieza de Sangre
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Limpieza de Sangre

By Perez-Reverte, Arturo

Madrid, Spain: Alfaguara, 2006. 2006 Vigesima Edition. FINE softcover. A crisp, clean, copy in as-new condition. No markings, no tears, chips or creases. Binding tight. Lovely illustrated paper cover, with folded flaps, is clean and complete. The second book in the series "Las Aventuras del Capitan Alatriste." Black & white illustrations by Carlos Puerta. (In Spanish.) 6-3/4 x 9-1/2". 264 pages. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by Puerta, Carlos.

$18.95

Cosmopolis
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Cosmopolis

By Bourget, Paul

Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1893. 1893 "Edition du Figaro." Per colophon, this copy is from the 30 November 1892 printing. NEAR FINE. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Rebound (~ mid-twentieth century) in three-quarter black morocco (spine and corners) and marbled paper over boards. Cover spine has 5 raised bands with gilt decorated panels and titles gilt-stamped on two maroon leather labels. Top page edge gilt. Top corner of half-title page torn and 1 leaf in book slightly protruding with minor edge wear, otherwise pages are fine - clean, no soiling, tears, chips or creases. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Cover is clean and fresh, edges lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. Profusely illustrated by artists Pierre-Georges Jeanniot, Ernest Ange Duez and Felician Myrbach with black and white halftones throughout text, including several full page plates. There are also 4 color pages (chromolithographs) including the striking frontispiece depicting a brazen woman smoking a cigarette. In French. 6 x 9-1/4"; iv + 475 pages (including colophon). First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Jeanniot, P.G.; Duez, E.A.; Myrback, F..

$118.75

Une Glace Sans Tain (2 Volume Set)
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Une Glace Sans Tain (2 Volume Set)

By Bonnellier, Hippolyte

Paris: Au Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, 1845. 1845 2-volume set (complete). VERY GOOD. Books are clean, totally unmarked. Pages supple - no foxing or staining. Firmly bound in quarter-leather: marbled paper over boards with leather spines. Spines have gilt-stamped titles and decorative ruling. Marbled endpapers. Binding and hinges are firm and intact. Covers clean though moderately shelf worn: edges rubbed to board, spine ends chipped and spine leather scuffed - Volume 1 quite heavily. A rare surviving copy of a work (loose translation "The Unsilvered Mirror") by the once popular French historian and novelist. Bonnellier evidently enjoyed a brief, seemingly inglorious political career as Secretary to the Provisional Government in the interregnum between Charles X and Louis Philippe which he wrote about in "Mémorial de l'Hôtel-de-Ville de Paris, 1830." 5 x 8-1/2". Volume 1: viii + 344 pages. Volume 2: iv + 347 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$185.25

En Balade. Images coloriées du Petit Bob
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En Balade. Images coloriées du Petit Bob

By GYP (pseud. Sibylle Riqueti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville)

Paris: Montgredien et Cie. (Librairie Illustree), 1897. July 1897. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Generously illustrated in color (chromolithographs) with many full page and double page spreads. The artwork credited to a dog named "Bob." Presumably Sibylle Aimée Marie Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau, pen name "Gyp", was both artist and author of this now uncommon book. Pages are fresh and fine, artwork bright and unfaded. Bound in hardcover of decorative paper over boards with a green cloth spine with gilt titling. Cover is clean and attractive; with moderate edge rub and wear at corners. There is a band of toning along the top edges of boards. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Gyp was labeled a "right-wing anarchist" and is considered one of the most provocative figures in fin-de-siecle France. Her humorous sketches and novels denounced her own fashionable society as well as the French republic's political class. In French. 4-3/4 x 7-1/4"; 183 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+.

$80.75

Les Gens Chics
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Les Gens Chics

By GYP (pseud. Sibylle Riqueti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville)

Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, 1895. 1895. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Generously illustrated in color (chromolithographs) with many full page and double page spreads. The artwork credited to a dog named "Bob." Presumably Sibylle Aimée Marie Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau, pen name "Gyp", was both artist and author of this now uncommon book. Pages are fresh and fine, light foxing to first color leaf (or paper cover), otherwise artwork clean, bright and unfaded. Bound in hardcover of decorative paper over boards with a green cloth spine with gilt titling. Cover is clean and attractive; with moderate edge rub and wear at corners including shallow chip from top front corner, bit of f toning along edges of boards. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Gyp was labeled a "right-wing anarchist" and is considered one of the most provocative figures in fin-de-siecle France. Her humorous sketches and novels denounced her own fashionable society as well as the French republic's political class. In French. 4-3/4 x 7-1/4"; 196 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+.

$80.75

Scenes of Familiar Life: Arranged Progressively for Students of Colloquial French

By Frazer, Mrs. J. G. (Lilly Grove)

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. 1922 printing of the 1919 American edition. Black and white illustrations by H.M. Brock. VERY GOOD. A crisp, clean and firmly bound copy Owner name neatly penned on front pasted endpaper, 4 lines penciled notes on rear pasted endpaper, no other markings. Pages clean and near fine. Blue cloth hardcover, lettered in gray on front is clean though faded, titling faint; spine toned. Moderate rubbing to cover edges with bit of cloth fray to spine ends. Binding and hinges firm and intact. This conversational approach to teaching remains a useful tool for students of French. Includes a Questionnaire section by Messrs. von Glehn and Salle. 4-1/2 x 6-1/2"; x + 214 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Brock, H.M.. 16mo.

$22.80

Episodios Nacionales. 3 Volumes

By Galdos, Benito Perez

Madrid, Spain: Aguilar, S.A. de Ediciones, 1970. 3 volumes. Vol. 1: Duodecima Edicion, 1970. Vols. 2 and 3: Primera Reimpresion, 1970. Introduccione, Biografia, Bibliografia, Notas y Censo de Personajes Galdosianos, by Federico Carlos Sainz de Robles. VERY GOOD+ in red leather flexible binding with gilt stamping front and spine, also a blind embossed portrait on spine. Printed endpapers. Each volume with frontis illustrations. These are clean, unmarked and tightly bound copies in red leather over flexible boards. Pages near fine. Covers lightly edge rubbed, leather at corners worn to board. Bindings and hinges firm, intact and straight. Blue silk ribbon markers bound in. In Spanish. (Tomo I, II and III in the series "Obras Completas" of Benito Perez Galdos.) 5-1/2 x 7". Volume 1=1826 pages. Volume 2=1744 pages. Volume 3=1880 pages.. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Thick 8vo.

$213.75

Novelas. Volumes I and II.

By Galdos, Benito Perez

Madrid, Spain: Aguilar, S.A. de Ediciones, 1970. 2 volumes. "Primera Edicion, 1970" stated in both books. Introducciones de Federico Carlos Sainz De Robles. VERY GOOD+ in red leather flexible binding with gilt stamping front and spine, also a blind embossed portrait on spine. Small numbers penned on first blanks behind frontis illustrations (photo portraits of Galdos) - no other markings. These are clean and tightly bound copies in red leather over flexible boards. Pages near fine. Covers lightly edge rubbed, leather at corners worn to board. Bindings and hinges firm, intact and straight. Blue silk ribbon markers bound in. 15 novellas, from the 1870 "La Fontana de Oro" to "Torquemada y San Pedro" of 1895. In Spanish. 5-1/2 x 7". Volume 1=1475 pages. Volume 2=1654 pages. . First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Thick 8vo.

$90.25

Ausgewahlte Werke. (12 Parts, Bound in 2 Volumes)

By Fouque, Friedrich Baron de la Motte

Schwetschke und Sohn, 1841. Early collection of Fouque works, in German, bound into 2 volumes. Sturdy modern hardcover bindings (circa mid-twentieth century) of slate blue buckram, gilt titled on spines. Volume One contents: "Der Held des Nordens" in 3 parts (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn). "Der Zauberring" in 3 parts (1855, Braunsechweig; Schwetschke und Sohn). Volume Two contents: "Sintram und Seine Gefahrten" (1863, Braunsechweig; Schwetschke und Sohn); "Undine" (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn); "Novellen, Erzahlungen, Schauspiele und Gedichte" in 4 parts (1841, Halle; Schwetschke und Sohn). VERY GOOD. Books are clean and unmarked, excepting light pencil notation on first title page. Pages are very good, clean and complete with light to moderate foxing with occasional spottings to pages. Covers are clean and sharp, lightly shelf rubbed. Bindings and hinges tight, intact and straight. Page trim: 3-3/4 x 5-1/8". Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo.

$617.50

Contes de Vermeil
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Contes de Vermeil

By Blancpain, Marc

Paris: Librarie A. Hatier, 1962. 1958 copyright. 1962 printing. NEAR FINE hardcover. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Hardcover of gloss laminated color illustrated paper over boards. Cover artwork and interior illustrations (in both color and B&W) by Francoise Bertier. Pages fine. Cover clean and square - slight lifting to laminate along spine hinge. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. No dust jacket. Text in French. For young readers or great teaching tool for those learning French. 9-3/8 x 10-7/8"; 72 pages. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Bertier, Francoise. 4to.

$25.00

Le Prince Vert
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Le Prince Vert

By Saint Cerere, Gilles

Paris: Hachette/Editions Graphiques Internationales, 1962. French edition, beautifully illustrated in color by Paul Durand. FINE hardcover - clean, unmarked and tightly bound. Pages fine. Cover of glazed color illustrated paper over boards is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges tight and straight. 9 x 12-1/2"; 28 pages plus color endpapers. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Durand, Paul. 4to.

$30.00

Peanuts. Sigh... Charlie Brown!

By Schulz, Charles M

Italy: Milano Libri Edizioni; Rizzoli Editore, 1978 In Italian. VERY GOOD. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Hardcover of illustrated paper over boards is clean and sturdy, slightly toned and shelf worn along edges. Pages fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The familiar Peanuts cast - with a lingual twist as this is an Italian language edition. "Sigh" is universal. 6 x 8-3/8"; 122 pages. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

1898 Entre el Desencanto y La Esperanza

New York: ALDEEU/City University of New York, 1998 NEAR FINE softcover. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pictorial paper cover very slightly edge rubbed - no tears, chips or creases. A title in the "Monografias de ALDEEU" series (Asociacion de Licenciados y Doctores Espanoles en los Estados Unidos - Spanish Professionals in America, Inc.) Illustrated with B&W reproductions. 6 x 9"; xii + 252 pages plus 24-page illustration section.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$20.00

Mit dem Mercedes durch Asiens Wusten

By Pensel, Ernst

Stuttgart: Dr. Hans Riegler Undated - circa 1960s. Near Fine in Near fine dust jacket. A clean, unmarked, tightly bound hardcover. Light foxing to endpapers, small edge creases to a few leaves, otherwise fine. Jacket, clean and colorful, has delightful illustration showing the front hood of a Mercedes in the desert - as a camel caravan passes. In German. An account of the Winter 1953/54 cross country expedition traversing Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Illustrated with B&W photos. Simple map endpapers. 8 x 5-1/2"; 194 pp.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Balduin Bählamm der verhinderte Dichter
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Balduin Bählamm der verhinderte Dichter

By Busch, Wilhelm

Munich: Verlag Fr. Bassermann, 1911. 1911 Edition, VERY GOOD hardcover. From Germany's beloved poet and cartoonist, "Balduin", an illustrated poem or early cartoon was first published in 1883. This is an nicely preserved copy of the 1911 ediition, unmarked except for an owner name stamped on the title page. Text pages are crisp and clean. Bound in blue cloth cover with white and dark blue pictorial stamping on the fornt panel. The cover is clean but lightly toned along the edges and moderately edgworn, cloth frayed at spine ends, corners lightly bumped. No dust jacket (a jacket was probably not issued.) 5-1/2 x 8-1/4". 74 pages. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

$17.10

Einfuhrüng in den Dialektischen Materialismus
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Einfuhrüng in den Dialektischen Materialismus

By Thalheimer, A.

Vienna - Berlin: Verlag fur Literatur und Politik, 1928. 1928, First Edition. Band 14 of the "Marxistische Bibliothek. Werke des Marxismus - Leninismus." A clean, bright and well-bound copy. No markings, text pages near fine. Endpapers very slightly toned. Cover of maroon cloth with black and gold stamping is clean - the stamping on spine has dulled and gilt lettering has faded. Minimal shelf wear. Binding solid with hinges intact, no splits or cracks. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 191 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

$23.75

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