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Contes Fantastiques

by Roger Tremblay and Rene Labonte (Editors)

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Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Condition: Very good, edge wear and corner bumps, light discoloration at top left corner, previous owner's name on inside few first pages has been blacked out. Learning French as a second language text.
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Modern English Prose

by Guy Boas (Editor)

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Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Edition
11th printing
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MacMillan and Co., London, 1949. Condition: Very good, light edge wear and corner bumps, spine wear and light wrinkling at top and bottom edges, previous owner's name and inscription on inside front cover, underling and notes. Green cloth with gold lettering, no dust jacket. Features prose by Walter Raleigh, Hilaire Belloc, Winston Churchill, Hugh Walpole, John Galsworthy, G.K. Chesterton, and Vita… Read more
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Lettres Philosophiques

by Voltaire

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Published
1966
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Very Good
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Condition: Very good, light edge wear and small corner creases, spine has creasing, previous owner's name on inside front cover. In French. Preface and chronology by Rene Pomeau.
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Andromaque

by Racine

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Published
1968
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Very Good
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Condition: Very good, light edge wear and slight scuffing on covers, light crease at rear cover, previous owner's and price on inside front cover. In french, with notes, analyses, and commentary by Denise-P. Cogny and Pierre Cogny.
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The Teahouse Fire

by Ellis Avery

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781594489303
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Riverhead Books, New York, 2006. First edition/Book Club Edition. Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket, very light edge wear on dust jacket, light bumping at corners. The story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The Teahouse Fire is also a portrait of one of the most fascinating places and times in all of history—Japan as it… Read more
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Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

by Arthur Golden

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Published
1999
Condition
Good
Edition
Later printing
ISBN
9780679781585
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Vintage, New York, 1999. Later paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge ware and corner bumps, spine creasing and nicks, back cover has creasing, well read. A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances… Read more
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The First Woman Doctor

by Rachel Baker

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Published
1975
Condition
Good
Edition
8th printing
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Scholastic Inc., New York, 8th paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge wear and corner bumps, spine nicks and creasing, creasing on covers, previous owners name and scribbling on inside front cover. Well read. A biography of a strong and dedicated woman who successfully worked for the recognition of women in the field of medicine in both the United States and Great Britain.
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The Tragedies

by William Shakespeare

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Published
1950
Condition
Good
Edition
Later printing
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J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., London, 1950 edition. Condition: Good, Green boards with gold lettering, slight edge wear and corner bumps, spine has slight nicks and slight bowing, light scuffing on covers. Previous owners inscription on inside front cover. Includes Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and 7 others. Includes the original photogravures by E.J. Sullivan.
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Baudolino

by Umberto Eco

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Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780156029063
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Harvest/Harcourt, 2003. First trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good edge wear and corner bumps, bottom edge has small tears, spine crease and nicks. It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court… Read more
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley / Berni Wrightson

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Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780939766758
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Marvel Comics, New York, 1983. First edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, spine has light nicks at end. Introduction by Stephen King. Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed… Read more
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The Orenda

by Joseph Boyden

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Published
2014
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
3rd printing
ISBN
9780143174165
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$5.81

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Penguin, Toronto, 2014. 3rd trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good plus, light edge wear and corner bumps, slightly bowed, faint creases at spine. In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl's captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen.… Read more
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The Complete Illustrated Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Published
1986
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781850070559
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$16.71

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Omega Books, Ware, UK, 1986. First edition. Condition: Very good minus, light edge wear and corner bumps, light nicks at spine ends, dust jacket has light creasing and nicks, slight cracking at interior spine. This is a heavy book and may require more postage. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, the quintessential English detective, first appeared in A Study in… Read more
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Colomba

by Prosper Merimee

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Good
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Condition: Good, book has light edge wear and corner bumps, slight scuffing at spine ends, some notes and underlining and previous bookstore stamp on inside front cover. no dust jacket. No date or edition noted. Edited with notes and vocabulary by Osmond T. Robert and new-type exercises, passages for prose translations by H.L. Humphreys.
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Rogue Herries

by Hugh Walpole

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Published
1957
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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Condition: Good, edge wear and corner creases, spine has nicks, slight discoloration on rear cover, slight fading on interior pages and some underlining and notes from previous owner. The first in the Herries Chronicle saga by Hugh Walpole. The tale of Francis Herries, the "rogue" of the title. A violent and impetuous man, a faithless husband and a capricious father, the Borrowdale… Read more
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La Bête Humaine

by Emile Zola

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Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
8th printing
ISBN
9780140443271
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Penguin, London, 1987. 8th paperback printing in this edition. Condition: Very good, light edge wear and corner bumps, slight creasing and nicks at spine. Translated and with an introduction by Leonard Tancock. One of Zola's most violent and pessimistic novels, La Bete Humaine is haunted by the idea that "love and death, possessing and killing, are dark foundations of the human soul". La… Read more
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The Road to Damietta

by Scott O'Dell

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Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780395389232
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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1985. First hardcover edition. Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket, dust jacket has light edge wear and creasing. Rich in the atmosphere of thirteenth-century Italy, The Road to Damietta offers through Ricca di Montanaro's eyes a new perspective on the man who became the famous Saint Francis of Assisi, the guileless, joyous man who praised the… Read more
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

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Condition
Good
Edition
3rd printing
ISBN
9780553210354
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Bantam, New York. 3rd paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge and corner wear, corner creases, rear cover has soiling, well read. Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so… Read more
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The Gentle Infidel

by Lawrence Schoonover

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Published
1950
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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Macmillan, New York, 1950. First edition. Condition: Good, light edge wear and corner bumps, ex-library, no dust jacket. Schoonover's story of a young Venetian lad, accidentally inducted into the elite Janissary troops of the Grand Turk, who finds that love is not all sweet, and betrayal can be received from both lovers and military foes.
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The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories

by L. M Montgomery

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Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780070827905
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$12.12

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McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1979. First printing. Condition: Very good in good dust jacket, book has light bumps, dust jacket has wrinkling, light edge wear, price sticker on front cover, price clipped. In this remarkable collection of fourteen previously uncollected stories, L.M. Montgomery weaves her unique brand of magic as she explores the private passions of the heart. A country doctor never… Read more
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Last Exit to Brooklyn

by Hubert Selby

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Condition
Very Good+
Edition
3rd printing
ISBN
9780802131379
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Grove Press Evergreen edition, New York. 3rd trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, spine nicks, price sticker on rear cover. Few novels have caused as much debate as Hubert Selby Jr.'s notorious masterpiece, Last Exit to Brooklyn. Described by various reviewers as hellish and obscene, Last Exit to Brooklyn tells the stories of New Yorkers who… Read more
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