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No Passport for Paris
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No Passport for Paris

By Alice-Leone Moats

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1945. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/good. A very good plus first edition. Laid in is a typed and signed letter from the author dated 1945.Grey cloth covers with blue and black boxed title. Binding is sturdy and square. Previous owner's gift inscription on first free endpaper. Dust jacket is unclipped, but in fair to good condition, showing loss and stains. 275 pp. Octavo. A recounting of the journalist's time in Nazi-occupied Paris an in Spain during World War II. Includes the time Moats spent with the Resistance movement in Paris. One of the few female war correspondents during World War II, Moats received scathing reviews at the pens of established print media during her time. Indefatigable, she published until shortly before her death in 1977.

$55.00

Publishing and Bookselling: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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Publishing and Bookselling: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Frank Mumby

london: Jonathan Cape & R.R. Bowker Co, 1954. Third Edition. Cloth. Very good +/fair. A very good plus, first thus, new and revised edition (Third edition) from 1954 of this seminal work in bookselling. Brown cloth covers.Binding is sturdy and square. Foxing and toning to endpapers. Dust jacket has a large closed tear. 438 pp including index. Octavo. This book discusses the history of the written word in Britain, spanning a time period from Roman Britain, through the Dark Ages, to the Modern Day.

$50.00

Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land
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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land

By John Lloyd Stephens

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. First Thus. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Frederick Catherwood. A near fine first edition thus, newly edited with an introduction by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen. Illustrations by Catherwood. Rust colored cloth boards. . Small smudge on bottom edge of book, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is very good plus, showing mild shelf wear at head and tail, and is price-clipped. Maps, illustrations and index. 473 pp. Octavo. Perhaps best known for his discovery of the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, lawyer-turned-archaeologist John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852) was the author of a number of highly praised travel books. The present volume, his first effort in the genre, received wide acclaim from reviewers, including Edgar Allan Poe, who found it ''written with a freshness of manner evincing manliness of feeling.'' Conversational and unpretentious, the book is a delightful narrative of the author's year-long journey through the Middle East, incorporating detailed observations of such architectural marvels as the Pyramids, the temples of Karnak, the red-rock city of Petra and more, and offering charming accounts of a Turkish bath, how to catch a crocodile, the wardrobe of a Nubian damsel, a night in a tomb, the hospitality of the Arabs, desert horses, Easter in Jerusalem, and much more. Enhanced by superb illustrations by Frederick Catherwood, this Stephens volume will delight armchair travelers..." ---BOL

$50.00

The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard

By Elbert Hubbard; The Roycrofters

New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1927. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Very good +. A gorgeous letter press first edition by the Roycrofters. Green stiff paper wraps, tied with green ribbon, and titling in red on cover. Ornate orange drop caps with black type, printed on hand-molded paper. Mottoes printed on grey inserts, centered and decorated. Moderate, even, wear and flaking to edges of cover. A beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and a return to traditional book making. 220 [4] pp. with index. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches tall Best known as the the initiator of the Arts and Crafts community, Roycroft, Hubbard was an anarchist, socialist, and followed a philosophy of mental and spiritual freedom. Some of his works, which include Jesus Was an Anarchist and a A Message to Garcia, were listed as offensive by the US government. He and his wife died aboard the Lusitania.

$60.00

The fate of man
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The fate of man

By Crane Brinton, ed.

New York: George Braziller, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. A near fine first edition, first printing, as stated, in an original unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing creases, shelfwear and loss at crown and foot. 532 pp. Octavo. Throughout Man's long and chekered history he has never ceased to ask: What is the meaning of my life? What is my place in the Universe?...These are the qustions asked --- and the answers offered--- in the great writings of the Western world..." (From the dust jacket) "Crane Brinton was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University at the time of his presidency. He was also the author of The Jacobins: An Essay in the New History (1930), English Political Thought in the 19th-century (2nd edition, 1949), Ideas and Men: the Story of Western Thought (1950), The Shaping of the Modern Mind (1953), and A History of Western Morals (1959)" _ AHA 42: From Plato to Darwin

$35.00

California A History of the Golden State: from earliest Spanish explorations in the Sixteenth Century to the present
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California A History of the Golden State: from earliest Spanish explorations in the Sixteenth Century to the present

By Warren A. Beck; David A. Williams

1972. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good. A near fine first edition in the original unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket was covered in the past with a clear adhesive covering which shows ome creasing..With 34 black and white photgraphs, 17 maps, sources and index. 552pp. including index. Octavo.

$25.00

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
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Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

By Mary Baker Eddy

Boston: Trustees under the will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1934. Fourth Edition. Cloth. Very good +. Very good plus, original 1934 edition of this seminal religious work. Hardcover. Red cloth boards. Address label of previous owner on first free endpaper. Some underlining. With sliding metal page markers. 700 pp. Duodecimo. Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) was an American writer and religious leader who established the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a Christian denomination and worldwide movement of spiritual healers. She wrote and published the movement's textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and 15 other books. She started several weekly and monthly magazines—the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science—that feature articles on Christian Science practice and verified testimonies of healing. In 1908, at the age of 87, she founded The Christian Science Monitor, a global newspaper that has won seven Pulitzer Prizes. Eddy's book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures has been a best seller for decades, and was selected as one of the "75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World", by the Women's National Book Association. In 1995 Eddy was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame" --- wikipedia

$30.00

Freedom's Fools
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Freedom's Fools

By John Baranard Cavanaigh

New York: Vantage Press, 1963. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. A very near fine first edition, as stated of Irish verse.In original unclipped dust jacket, which is showing some loss at top of cover. Previous owner's small stamp of first and last endpapers. 81 pp. Duodecimo, 5 & 1/2 x 8 inches tall. Recounts in poetry epic British and Irish battles.

$25.00

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
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Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

By Mary Baker Eddy

Boston: Trustees under the will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1934. Fourth Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Near fine, original 1934 edition of this seminal religious work. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards. Address label of previous owner on first free endpaper. 700 pp. Duodecimo. Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) was an American writer and religious leader who established the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a Christian denomination and worldwide movement of spiritual healers. She wrote and published the movement's textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and 15 other books. She started several weekly and monthly magazines—the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science—that feature articles on Christian Science practice and verified testimonies of healing. In 1908, at the age of 87, she founded The Christian Science Monitor, a global newspaper that has won seven Pulitzer Prizes. Eddy's book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures has been a best seller for decades, and was selected as one of the "75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World", by the Women's National Book Association. In 1995 Eddy was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame" --- wikipedia

$30.00

Prose works other than Science and Health
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Prose works other than Science and Health

By Mary Baker Eddy

Boston: Trustees under the will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1925. Later printing. Flexible boards. Near fine. Near fine, original 1925 edition. Flexible blue leatherette boards. Thumb-index and ribbon marker. 365 pp. Duodecimo. Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) was an American writer and religious leader who established the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a Christian denomination and worldwide movement of spiritual healers. She wrote and published the movement's textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and 15 other books. She started several weekly and monthly magazines—the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science—that feature articles on Christian Science practice and verified testimonies of healing. In 1908, at the age of 87, she founded The Christian Science Monitor, a global newspaper that has won seven Pulitzer Prizes. Eddy's book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures has been a best seller for decades, and was selected as one of the "75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World", by the Women's National Book Association. In 1995 Eddy was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame" --- wikipedia

$30.00

[Three Qing Dynasty first aid and medical manuals]
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[Three Qing Dynasty first aid and medical manuals]

By Chinese government

China: [Government publication], ca. 1878. Wraps. Very good +. A set of three Qing Dynasty first aid and medical pamphlets from about 1878. In very good to fine condition (see photos). Paper wraps. 22, 16, 16 pp. Duodecimo, 5 x 8 inches tall.

$85.00

BESTIARY = BESTIARIO : a poem
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BESTIARY = BESTIARIO : a poem

By Pablo Neruda; Elsa Neuberger, translator

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965. First Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine/near fine. Antonio Frasconi. A very near fine, signed first edition in a very good plus slipcase. Amazing woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi, including the signed frontis. The frontispiece has been printed from the original blocks on Goyu handmade paper. Number 210 of only 300 copies published. Also signed by the printer, Blumenthal, on the colophon. Orange quarter cloth over decorative woodcut paper boards. Bumped corner. Absolutely no markings, binding is sturdy and square. Slipcase has only one flaw: a very short crack along the rear seam at the base. Unpaginated. 8 & 1/2 x 11 & 3/4 inches tall, quarto. Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name, Pablo Neruda, was a Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet-diplomat and politician. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

$500.00

Duma Key
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Duma Key

By Stephen King

New York: Scribner , 2008. First Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. First Edition, as stated. Complete number line 1-10. Fine in a fine unclipped dust jacket. . Binding strong and square. Octavo. The prolific master of psycho-horror returns to the mysteries of the creative process, a subject that has inspired some of his most haunting work. This could be considered a companion piece to The Shining, offering plenty of reversals on that plot. In both cases, isolation has severe effects on the psyche of an artist, yet where the former novel found its protagonist in a lethal state of writer’s block, the latter sees a one-time building magnate transformed into an impossibly prolific and powerful painter, due to circumstances beyond his control. And where the isolation in the former had a family cut off from society by a frigid northern winter, the setting of the latter is a mysterious Florida key, lush and tropical in its overgrowth, somehow immune to commercial development. A self-made millionaire, Edgar Freemantle narrates the novel in a conversational, matter-of-fact tone. He explains how a job-site accident cost him his arm, his sanity (during the early part of an extended recuperation) and his wife (whom he had physically threatened after the accident transformed him into something other than himself). What he gained was a seemingly inexplicable command as a visual artist, particularly after his recuperation (from both his accident and his marriage) takes him to the isolated Duma Key, where the only other inhabitants are an elderly, wealthy woman and her caretaker. It seems that all three have suffered severe traumas that bond them and that perhaps have even drawn them together. Soon Edgar discovers that his art has given him the power not only to predict the future, but to transform it. He ultimately pays a steep price for his artistic gifts, particularly as his investigation of the mysteries of Duma Key lead him to discover the tragic origins of his artistic vision. Edgar’s own story in the present is more compelling than the revelations of the key’s past, and the novel might have been twice as powerful if it had been cut by a third, but King fans will find it engrossing." -- Kirkus Review

$35.00

Doctor Sleep: A Novel
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel

By Stephen King

New York: Scribner, 2013. First Trade Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. First Trade Edition, as stated, published after the limited edition. Complete number line 1-10. Fine in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Binding strong and square., uclipped. Hardcover, Octavo. Sequel to "The Shining." "He-e-e-e-r-e’s Danny! Before an alcoholic can begin recovery, by some lights, he or she has to hit bottom. Dan Torrance, the alcoholic son of the very dangerously alcoholic father who came to no good in King’s famed 1977 novel The Shining, finds his rock bottom very near, if not exactly at, the scarifying image of an infant reaching for a baggie of blow. The drugs, the booze, the one-night stands, the excruciating chain of failures: all trace back to the bad doings at the Overlook Hotel (don’t go into Room 217) and all those voices in poor Dan’s head, which speak to (and because of) a very special talent he has. That “shining” is a matter of more than passing interest for a gang of RV-driving, torture-loving, soul-sucking folks who aren’t quite folks at all—the True Knot, about whom one particularly deadly recruiter comments, “They’re not my friends, they’re my family....And what’s tied can never be untied.” When the knotty crew sets its sights on a young girl whose own powers include the ability to sense impending bad vibes, Dan, long adrift, begins to find new meaning in the world. Granted, he has good reason to have wanted to hide from it—he still has visions of that old Redrum scrawl, good reason to need the mental eraser of liquor—but there’s nothing like an apocalyptic struggle to bring out the best (or worst) in people. King clearly revels in his tale, and though it’s quite a bit more understated than his earlier, booze-soaked work, it shows all his old gifts, including the ability to produce sentences that read as if they’re tossed off but that could come only from someone who’s worked hard on them (“Danny, have you ever seen dead people? Regular dead people, I mean”). His cast of characters is as memorable as any King has produced, too, from a fully rounded Danny to the tiny but efficiently lethal Abra Stone and the vengeful Andi, who’s right to be angry but takes things just a touch too far. And that’s not to mention Rose the Hatless and Crow Daddy. Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence." -- Kirkus Review

$45.00

Freddy and Fredericka
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Freddy and Fredericka

By Mark Helprin

New York: Penguin Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. As new/near fine. An as new first edition, first printing with full number line.in an a near fine dust jacket. Jacket shows a scrape over last two letters in the word "novel." 553 pp., Octavo. Freddy and Fredericka are a British royal couple similar to Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. The two are sent to America on a comic adventure to fulfill a quest to achieve Freddy's destiny. The novel was named by National Review to be one of the ten great conservative novels written by Americans since the 1950s. The New Yorker said "at its best, the novel achieves genuine lightness," and the New York Times found it "great silly fun—a rowdy, rambunctious read that's part acid farce, part bittersweet fairy tale," --- Revolvy

$20.00

International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; volume 471)
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International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; volume 471)

By Ricahrd Breslow, ed; E.T. Kaiser, Koji Nokanishi, Alan R. Battersby, A.I. Scott, Jay Weinstein, Adriano Afonsov,;et al

New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine. A fine, hardcover first edition. Previous owner's name neatly stamped on first free endpaper. Otherwise clean and bright with no other markings..325 pp. plus author index.

$80.00

Shalimar the Clown
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Shalimar the Clown

By Salman Rushdie

New York: Random House, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, as stated with full number line. In a fine dust jacket. 398 pp. Octavo. The focus of this novel is extremism. It tells the tale of two Kashmiri villages whose inhabitants gradually get caught up in communal violence. As we know from Yugoslavia, hatred takes on especially horrific manifestations when neighbors turn against each other. The neighbors to whom Rushdie introduces us are memorable and emblematic characters, especially his protagonists, the Hindu dancer Boonyi Kaul and her childhood sweetheart, Shalimar the clown, son of a Muslim family. Their passion becomes a marriage solemnized by both Hindu and Muslim rites, but as conflict heats up, Boonyi seduces the American ambassador. The resulting transformation of Shalimar into a terrorist is easily the most impressive achievement of the book, and here one must congratulate Rushdie for having made artistic capital out of his own suffering, for the years he spent under police protection, hunted by zealots, have been poured into the novel in ways which ring hideously true. Bit by bit, Shalimar becomes a figure of supernatural menace. The life of the ambassador, Max Ophuls, is also brilliantly invented. In a series of highly effective set pieces—Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, where he failed to persuade his principled parents to save the books they published, not to mention themselves, from the flames (the family was Jewish); southern France, where his exploits on behalf of the Resistance were so colorful that I would spoil the reader's pleasure if I betrayed them; England, where a glamorous wartime romance led him into his only marriage—the author builds our sympathy for the man who (with her connivance) ruins Boonyi's life and sets in motion Shalimar's destiny. Now for the novel's defects: Rushdie's female characters are generally less plausible than the male ones. When he is describing Kashmir's good old days of communal tolerance, he too frequently takes refuge in slapstick. His depiction of Los Angeles relies so much on references to popular culture that the place becomes a superficial parody of itself. In terms of technique, Rushdie's most irritating tic is the sermonistic parallelism or repetition, but the novel's best passages (not to mention his other great work, Shame ) prove him capable of great style. Never mind these flaws. Shalimar the Clown is a powerful parable about the willing and unwilling subversion of multiculturalism. And for those readers who even in this post-September-eleventh continue to cling to American narcissism, the parable grows more urgently pointed: Ophuls and Boonyi conceive a daughter, who is taken away at birth and in due time becomes a beautiful, troubled, privileged ignoramus in Los Angeles. About Shalimar the clown, her mother's husband, she doesn't have a clue. Is that her fault? Is it our fault that we never paid much attention to the rest of the world? But one day, without any warning, two planes smashed into the Twin Towers, and now (wake up and run!) Shalimar the clown has arrived in Los Angeles. _Publishers Weekly

$16.00

Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, No. 8)
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Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, No. 8)

By Anne Rice

New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 2002. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, as stated in a fine dust jacket. Unpaginated. Octavo. Just in time for Halloween, Rice's latest gothic epic blends her beloved Vampire Chronicles with her Mayfair Witches series. Near the dank Sugar Devil Swamp, sinister bayou country where critters far more fearsome than gators lurk, overheated Quinn Blackwood suffers a protracted case of adolescent angst driven by his violent love-hate relationship with Goblin, his spirit-world doppelgänger. As heir to Blackwood Farm and an enormous fortune, Quinn enjoys every luxury the decadent Deep South of Rice's imagination can provide, from culinary delicacies to Jasmine, his equally satisfying mulatto housekeeper. Seemingly hell-bent on seducing everyone within range, regardless of gender, age or consanguinity, he falls into a passionate but fatal relationship with 15-year-old nymphomaniac Mona Mayfair, offshoot of the Mayfair clan of witches. But he cannot control Goblin's ferocious jealousy or his nefarious double's taste for blood, particularly once Quinn is made into a Blood Hunter by Petronia, a malignant bisexual spirit who stalks the haunted family cemetery at the edge of the swamp. Rice fleshes out her slim plot line with gory set pieces of vampire history in ancient Athens, Pompeii and 19th-century Naples. She excels at vivid descriptions of macabre landscapes, gloomy estate houses and the lust that motivates her Blood Hunters and propels her ghoulish narratives. Her dialogue and characterizations, however—even of the durable Vampire Lestat, called upon by Quinn for deliverance from Goblin and Sugar Devil Swamp's unholy spirits—are flat and predictable here. But it's intrigue, eroticism and obsession that fans want, and they'll find plenty of all three." Publishers Weekly

$20.00

The Sermon on the Mount: a general Introduction to Scientific Christianity in the form a spiritual key to Matthew V, VI and VII
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The Sermon on the Mount: a general Introduction to Scientific Christianity in the form a spiritual key to Matthew V, VI and VII

By Emmet Fox

New York: Harper & Row, 1938. A very good plus later edition from 1938 showing just a touch of shelfwear. Previous owner's gift inscription on first free endpaper. In a very good dust jacket showing small losses at foot of spine on jacket, edgewear and small closed tears. 199 pp. Duodecimo, 5 x 7& 1/2 inches tall. Emmet Fox (July 30, 1886 – August 13, 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century, during the Great Depression. His large Divine Science church services were held in New York City.Fox's secretary was the mother of one of the men who worked with Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W., and partly as a result of this connection early AA groups often went to hear Fox. His writing, especially "The Sermon on the Mount," became popular in AA. Several pamphlets "The Golden Key," and "The Seven Main Aspects of God" are also widely read.

$25.00

The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set]
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The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set]

By Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière

Paris: Chez Barrie Frères and George Barrie & Son, [1891]. First Thus; Astral Edition. Full leather. Very good. Louis Leloir; Maurice Leloir; Jacques Leman; Edward Heduouin. A exquisitely bound, very good plus first thus, limited edition in full crushed Levant morocco leather with gold tooling. Number 35 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum paper that were offered by subscription only. Binding is sturdy and square. All edges in brilliant gilt. Marbled endpapers. Over 150 engravings, some colored, all with captioned tissue guards. Original title pages to each play are reproduced in French. Text in English. Heavy rubbing to all joints, with dye transferring to one's fingers from rubbed joints. Rubbed corners. Still a lovely and prestigious set, even with the flaws noted below. Quarto, 9 x 12 inches tall. Heavy set will require additional postage overseas, billed at actual cost. Volume I: Frontis, tissue guard and 4 pages show cleaned mold stain (cleaned with denatured alcohol---conservation standard) Volume II: 1/8 inch loss at head of spine over 1/3 of crown Volume III: Miniscule tear at foot of spine Volume IV & V: Tiny hole on spine Volume VII: Tiny loss at head and foot of spine Volume IX: Old, narrow bookworm tunnel on top front corner, measuring 1/2 inch (see photo) Volume XI: Two old, narrow bookworm tunnels on top front corner, measuring 1/4 and 1 inch respectively. Volume I. Memoir; The Blunderer; Love Tiff. Volume II: The Pretentious Young Ladies; Sganarelle; The Jealousy of Le Barbouille; The Flying Doctor; Don Garcia of Navarre. Volume III: The School for Husbands; The Bores; The School for Wives. Volume IV: The School for wives Criticised; The Impromptu of Versailles; The Forced Marriage; The Princess of Elis. Volume V: Don Juan; Love is the Best Doctor; The Misanthrope. Volume VI: The Physician in Spite of Himself; Melicerte; A Comic Pastoral; The Sicilian. Volume VII: Tartuffe; Amphitryon. Volume VIII: This Miser; George Dandin. Volume IX: Monsieur de Pourceaugnac; The Magnificent Lovers. Volume X: The Citizen Who apes the Nobleman; Psyche. Volume XI: The Rogueries of Scapin; The Countess of Escarbagnas. Volume XII: The Learned Ladies; The Imaginary Friend; Poems.

$3999.00

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