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Married
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Married

By Strindberg, August

New York, New York, USA: Boni and Liveright, Inc/Modern Library, 1917. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back Small limp leather bound hardcover Modern Library book in Good Condition. No jacket. Nineteen stories of married life by the great Swedish playwright and author August Strindberg. Brown leather binding with gilt titles to spine, clean and unmarked with light wear to extremities. Quite a nice volume. Former owner bookplate on inside of front cover. Endpapers illustrated in gray tones. Pages lightly toned, very clean, no markings of any kind. The stories in this volume originally appeared in two volumes, in 1884 and 1886. Strindberg's art in "Married" is that of a propagandist, of a fighter for a cause. He has a lesson to convey and he presents this in a direct fashion without attempting to conceal his purpose. He chose the story form to get is ideas across to the reader. Sweden has awarded him the highest place in her literature. 254 pages. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 1917, Boni and Liveright, Inc, New York, New York, USA

$15.54

Nobel Prize Library: Miguel Angel Asturias;  Jacinto Benavente; Henri Bergson
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Nobel Prize Library: Miguel Angel Asturias; Jacinto Benavente; Henri Bergson

By Asturias, Miguel Angel; Benavente, Jacinto; Bergson, Henri

New York and Del Mar, CA: Alexis Gregory and CRM Publishing, 1971. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Fontanarosa; D'Orcino; Kischka. Type: Hard Back First Printing of this Edition, in Near Fine Condition. Blue faux leather binding, no jacket, as issued. Illustrated by different artists for each author: Fontanarosa, D'Orcino, and Kischka. Published Under the Sponsorship of the Nobel Foundation & The Swedish Academy. Blue faux leather bound hardcover with red and gilt inset portrait of Alfred Bernard Nobel on front; spine with two red panels gilt titled and five panels with elaborate gilt design. No dust jacket. Lower front corner and spine heel lightly rubbed. Small chip to spine head. Two tiny chips to gutter. Very clean and unmarked. Tight, solid and square with sharp corners. Two column format. Also includes Presentation Address, Acceptance Speech, Author Sample Works, Short Author Biography and the Specific year prize address for each author. Works by Miguel Angek Asturias, 'El Senor Presidente', the 1967 Prize; Jacinto Benavente, 'The Bonds of Interest' and 'La Malquerida', the 1922 Prize; Henri Bergson, 'Creative Evolution (excerpt)', 1927 Prize. 378 pages. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. Alexis Gregory and CRM Publishing, New York and Del mar, CA, 1971.

$9.25

The Children of Dickens
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The Children of Dickens

By Crothers, Samuel McChord

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Jessie Willcox Smith. Type: Hard Back Second printing. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. Ten colour plates from paintings by Jessica Willcox Smith. This is a collection edited, arranged and explained by Samuel McChord Crothers, of Charles Dickens most beloved child characters, each one featured in one of 24 chapters. You will meet Charles Dickens himself, Pip, David Copperfield, Wilkins Micawber Junior and His Parents, Oliver Twist, The Jellyby Children, Sissy Jupe, The Cratchetts, Little Nell, The Kenwigses, Jenny Wren, The Dombeys--a wonderful cast of Dicken's children. Binding of black cloth with sharp and bright gilt titles on spine, full color plate on almost the entire front of the book, with gilt border, illustration of Tiny Tim on his father's shoulders, entering a house, with background figures. There are a few small scratches and light scrapes on front illustration. Cloth is mottled on the entire spine and around the edges of the front paste down and back side. Sewn binding is tight and solid, square. Front corners tips depressed. Inner hinge cracked at pp 84/85. Illustrated endpapers, in brown/gold tones, of a London street scene and The Old Curiosity Shop. The cover lining and title-page decoration designed by Euphame Mallison. Frontis: tissue guarded full colour illustration of David Coppefield and Peggotty by the Parlour Fire. All edges rough cut. Pages and plates very clean, completely free from any markings, no creases, completely intact, pages lightly toned, illustration borders clean and white. 259 pages. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1926.

$17.76