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Shadow Without a Name.
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Shadow Without a Name.

By Ignacio Padilla.

New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux: Picador, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus (2004); so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (2004); so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Appears unread. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches). 192 pages. Translated by Peter Bush and Anne McLean. Language: English. Weight: 6.8 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$11.76

The Decay of the Angel [Sea of Fertility Tetrology, Volume Four] .

By Yukio Mishima.

New York, NY Pocket Books, 1975. Paperback First Edition Thus (1975), so stated. First Edition Thus (1975), so stated. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: fairly heavy spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and the faintest soiling to wrapper covers; some creasing to the backstrip; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well-loved copy, tightly bound, showing moderate wear and some cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.8 inches). 376pp. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. Language: English. Weight: 6.4 ounces.Front cover illustration by Alan Magee. All Edges Tinted Yellow. Mass Market Paperback.

$4.12

Swann's Way  (Remebrance of Things Past, Volume One).
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Swann's Way (Remebrance of Things Past, Volume One).

By Marcel Proust.

New York, NY Modern Library, 1928. Hardcover Later Edition. Good: shows indications of considerable use: moderate wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and heavy soiling to the flexible linen covers; the pages are lightly tanned and the backstrip shows some sunning (the gilt titles are no longer bright, but remain legible); former owner's bookplate at the inside of the front cover; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing heavy wear and several cosmetic flaws. A good reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(6.5 x 4.35 x 1.15 inches). xv, 550 pages. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. Language: English. Introduction by Lewis Galantiere. Olive green linen over flexible boards. Weight: 12 ounces. Hardback: Flexible Linen over Boards. We apply "classic" and "masterpiece" too liberally, but regardless of how loosely or strictly we deploy the terms, Marcel's Proust's extraordinary novel belongs to the shortest of short lists deserving such description. At the risk of hyperbole (though I do not thing it is hyperbolic), Proust is the one writer of the 20th century who perhaps belongs to the ages more than to his own time, who belongs with Shakespeare and Dante and Homer. Many are put off Proust by not understanding the structure of his work and his writing strategy. The book, to many, seems to have no point and no plot. The novel actually does have a plot, albeit a simple and not easy to discern one: Will the narrator (usually termed "Marcel") become a writer? Through seven long volumes, we watch Marcel variously resolve to write and then forsake his resolve, we see him even forget for enormous lengths of time his intent to write. Through love affairs, through events with his friends, through reflections on all matter of subjects and experiences of every kind, Marcel finally comes in the final volume to rediscover his vocation and the subject of his work. This first volume in the series contains many of the most famous episodes in all of Proust. The famous passage in which the Narrator tells of his not being able to fall asleep as a child is found in the first pages. The most famous section in all of Proust, that of his eating as an adult a madeleine that first creates an inexplicable sense of joy and then engenders a plethora of involuntary memories of his childhood, is also found in this volume. The second half is the remarkable story of "Swann in Love," in which family friend Charles Swann falls in love, much to his surprise, with the courtesan Odette. This first volume glitters for the same reason that subsequent volumes do: Proust's remarkable sentences, in which he heaps phrase upon apt phrase on top of a carefully concealed central idea; Proust's extraordinarily complex, interesting, believable, and brilliant characters (I personally think he handles character better than any other author); and the wonderful passion and sensibility that permeates every page. I will end with a piece of advice: Proust, more than any writer I know, gives back as much as you point into him. If you expend a great deal of effort in working through his masterpiece, you will be comparably rewarded. If, on the other hand, you pick up SWANN'S WAY casually, expecting a relaxed, entertaining read, you will be profoundly disappointed. But if you approach him with an open mind, a great deal of patience, and a willingness to work your way carefully through each sentence, you just might believe this to be the most remarkable thing you have ever read.

$7.06

Getting Used to Dying: A Novel.

By Zhang Xianliang.

New York, NY HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover First Edition USA [1991], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition USA [1991], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book's binding is ever so slightly cocked; else only a very slight bump to the bottom of the front hinge; else flawless; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly--new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners Sharp. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only barely a discernible wrinkle at the bottom of the front hinge; the price is intact. Near perfect. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches). 291 pages. Translated from the Chinese and Edited with the approval of the Author by Martha Avery. Language: English. Weight: 22 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Taken to an execution ground with forty other prisoners, a famed Chinese poet and writer survives death, an experience that is set against a backdrop of China's anti-right campaign of the 1950s, the Cultural Revolution, and 1980s repression.

$24.50

A Personal Matter.

By Kenzaburo Oë .

New York, NY Grove Press, 1968. Hardcover First Edition (1968); First Printing, so stated. First Edition (1968); First Printing, so stated. Very Good: shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; some faint thrumbing to the fore-edge and a tiny spot of soil to the same; several faint flecks of foxing to the bottom edge of the text block; a former bookseller's price in crayon at the upper corner of the front free endpaper; the very slightest spine lean. The binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and some cosmetic flaws. Clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.6 x 1 inches). ix, 214 pages. Translated from the Japanese by John Nathan. Language: English. Weight: 13 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

Dialectic of Selfhood in Montaigne.

By Frederick Rider .

Stanford, CA Stanford University Press, 1973. Hardcover First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show only minor indications of use. The Book shows only a hint of shelf-soiling to the bottom edge of the ochre-toned boards and the front board is ever so slightly bowed; the binding leans slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a structural problem. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Imperfect, but Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a tiny nick at the the upper corner of the rear panel; some smudging and faint soiling to the rear panel; the price has not been clipped. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 x 0.65 inches). ix, 115 pages. Language: English. Weight: 12.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

Dialectic of Selfhood in Montaigne.

By Frederick Rider .

Stanford, CA Stanford University Press, 1973. Hardcover First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows only a hint of shelf-soiling to the bottom edge of the ochre-toned boards and the front board is ever so slightly bowed; the binding remains square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a structural problem. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Imperfect, but Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a hint of a wrinkle near the lower corner of the rear panel and the price has been clipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 x 0.65 inches). ix, 115 pages. Language: English. Weight: 12.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

The Captive.

By Marcel Proust.

New York, NY Random House: Modern Library, 1929. Hardcover First Edition USA (1929), later printing. Very Good:: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to the front panel; a small faint soil spot at the outside edge of the front panel; a touch of tanning to the outside edges of the text block; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels (but there is a former bookseller's label affixed to the bottom corner of the front pastedown endpaper). An attractive reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 5 x 1.1 inches). 563 pages. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. Language: English. Weight: 13.8 ounces. Grey cloth over boards with Green and gilt inset at the front panel and backstrip; gilt titles. First Edition USA (1929), later printing. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$7.06

Navigation of a Rainmaker.
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Navigation of a Rainmaker.

By Jamal Mahjoub.

Oxford, UK Heinemann International, 1989. Paperback First Edition (1989), so stated. First Edition (1989), so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: just a hint of tanning to the text pages and a small REMAINDER dot at the bottom edge; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a minor, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.5 inches). 184 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.5 ounces. African Writers Series. Trade Paperback.

$63.70

The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.

By Nikos Kazantzakis.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster, 1963. Hardcover Second Edition Thus (1963); Fourth Printing (1965). Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to the extremities, with a couple of faint stress creases; mild rubbing to the panels; faint soiling, spotting and foxing to the outside edges of the text block; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and several minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.35 x 1.3 inches). xxxviii, 824 pages. Translation, with an Introduction, Synopsis, and Notes by Kimon Friar. Illustrations by Ghika. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 14.5 oundes. Second Edition Thus (1963); Fourth Printing (1965). Trade Paperback.

$24.50

Death in Venice & Other Tales.
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Death in Venice & Other Tales.

By Thomas Mann .

New York, NY Penguin Putnam: Viking , 1998. Hardcover First Edition USA (1998), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition USA (1998), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows slight spine lean; else just a hint of crimp to the head of the backstrip; else flawless; the binding is perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a single flaw. Bright and Clean. Corner tips sharp. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a barely discernible wrinkle at the top of the front panel; else flawless; the price is intact. Clean and intact; very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 6 x 1.25 inches). xv, 366 pages. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel, who also contributed a Preface. Language: English. Weight: 20.1 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

Siegfried Lenz Liest Lehmann's Erzahlunger oder So Schon war Mein Markt.
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Siegfried Lenz Liest Lehmann's Erzahlunger oder So Schon war Mein Markt.

By Siegfried Lenz.

Hamburg, Germany Hoffmann unde Campe, 1998. Audio Cassette Two Audio Cassette Tapes in in Excellent condition, housed in clear crystal plastic cases, which are in very close to New condition, showing only very mild rubbing and one case as a small superficial scratch. Colorful liner note inserts are present and in Like New Condition. These are housed in a colorful slipcase, which shows a little wear to the corner tips, one of which has been reinforced with cleaer cellophane tape Overall: Very Close to "As New". Running Time: 240 Minutes. Language: German. Product Size: 4.35 x 2.85 x 1.4 inches. Weight: 5 ounces. Audio Cassette.

$34.30

Women and Appletrees.
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Women and Appletrees.

By Moa Martinson.

Old Westbury, NY The Feminist Press, 1985. Paperback First Edition Thus (1985), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1985), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower front corner tip; a tiny scar from the removal of a dot sticker at the lower backstrip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear at two spots. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.35 x 0.65 inches). xiii, 216 pages. Translated from the Swedish by Margaret S. Lacy. Language: English. Front cover reproduction of a painting by Mary Cassatt. Weight: 9.8 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

The Dainty Monsters.

By Michael Ondaatje.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Coach House Press, 1967. Hardcover First Canadian Edition (1967), unstated in accordance with CHP's customary practice. First Canadian Edition (1967), unstated in accordance with CHP's customary practice. Good+ in Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show some indications of use. The Book shows light wear to the extremities; a former owner's name in tiny inked letters at the top of the front free endpaper; some dust-dulling and faint stains at the top edge of the text block and a small, very faint smudge at the upper fore-edge; the front board shows slight bowing; the binding shows slight lean; but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A lightly worn copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a few flaws. '. The DJ shows wear to the extremities; with a small chip to the head of the backstrip and some scuffing to the bottom of the front hinge and a half-inch split at the lower corner of the front panel; moderate rubbing to the panels; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Moderately worn, but remains attractive and for the most part intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 x 0.55 inches). 77 pages. Original publisher's plain brown cloth. Language: English. Weight: 9.7 ounces. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being no. 80. Hardback with DJ.

$352.80

La Cosa e altri racconti (Italian Edition).

By Alberto Moravia.

Milan, Italy Groupo Editoriale Fabbri: Tascabili Bompiani, 1989. Paperback Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: little to no wear at all to extremities; the mildest rubbing to wrapper covers; the only notable flaw is a sort of wave that runs through the text block top to bottom in the center of the text (probably imparted through careless packing); the binding is square and secure; the text ius clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a minor, unobtrusive flaw. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.35 x 0.7 inches). 264 pages. Language: Italian. Weight: 6.6 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$13.72

Measuring the World: A Novel.
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Measuring the World: A Novel.

By Daniel Kehlmann.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 2007. Paperback First Edition Thus (2007); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (2007); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.65 inches). 259 pages. Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. Language: English. Weight: 7.9 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$8.82

Naguib Mahfouz: Midaq Alley; The Thief and the Dogs; Miramar.

By Naguib Mahfouz.

New York, NY Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989. Paperback Book-Club Edition (1989). Very Near Fine in Wraps: the binding leans ever so slightly; just a hint of wear to the extremities; else flawless, except for the faintest shelf-soiling at the bottom edge. The binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, showing only a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches). 581 pages. Midaq Alley translated by Trevor Le Gassick; the Thief and the Dogs translated by Trevor Le Gassick and M.M. Badawi and Revised by John Rodenbeck; Miramar translated by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud and Edited and Revised by Maged el Kommos and John Rodenbeck. Notes by Omar el Qudsy. Introduction by John Fowles. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5.9 ounces. Book-Club Edition (1989). Paperback.

$2.94

Dialectic of Selfhood in Montaigne.

By Frederick Rider .

Stanford, CA Stanford University Press, 1973. Hardcover First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. First Edition (1973), unstated, in accordance with Stanford's cutomary practice. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows only a hint of shelf-soiling to the bottom edge fo the ochre-toned boards and the front board is ever so slightly bowed; the binding remains square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear at one spot and a single structural flaw. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only a hint of a wrinkle near the lower corner of the rear panel and the price has been clipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 x 0.65 inches). ix, 115 pages. Language: English. Weight: 12.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Mad in Pursuit.

By Violette Leduc.

London, UK Panther Books, 1972. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus in the UK (1972); unstated. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: the spine leans somewhat; moderate wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a couple of reading creases at the backstrip; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well-loved copy, but remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little wear and a few minor flaws. A clean, sturdy, reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.35 x 0.85 inches). 335 pages. Translated from the French by Derek Coltman. Language: English. Weight: 6.5 ounces. First Edition Thus in the UK (1972); unstated. Mass Market Paperback.

$10.98

Genji Monogatari.

By Murasaki Shibuki.

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company, Publishers, 1974. Paperback First Edition Thus (1974), so stated. First Edition Thus (1974), so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: backstrip ever-so-slightly sunned, but titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Tiny dot at bottom edge (this is not a remainder mark, but a local "new" retail bookstore marks their books this way); a publisher's price sticker, once sew-in to the binding at the front endpaper, has been removed. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.15 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches). 227 pages + Tuttle Books ads. Translated by Kencho Suematsu. Introduction by Terence Barrow. English-language edition of the celebrated romance novel written 1000 years ago by a Lady in the court of Empress Akiko. Nice clean crisp copy of a scarce edition. Language: English. Weight: 7 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

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