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Short Stories for Oral French .

By Anna Woods Ballard.

New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Hardcover Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; a former bookseller's stamp at the upper corner of the front pastedown endpaper; some pencil notations at the first fwo pages of text have been erased; faint smudges to the front endpapers; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is now clean. Despite these minor flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.35 x 5.25 x 0.6 inches). xv, 126 pages. Language: French & English. Weight: 10 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$9.41

French Short Stories / Nouvelles Francaises (Bilingual French - English Edition).

By Pamela Lyon (Editor).

Baltimore, MD Penguin Books, 1966. Paperback First Edition Thus (1966), so stated. A paperback original. First Edition Thus (1966), so stated. A paperback original. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: a small tear at the upper corner of the front endpaper; just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean, but the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. 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 copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some aging and mild wear along with some unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.2 x 4.35 x 0.65 inches). 277 pages. Language: French and English. Weight: 6.5 ounces. Price intact at the upper front panel (95 cents). Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

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

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

By Dai Sijie .

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf: Borzoi Books, 2001. Hardcover First Edition USA (2001); Tenth Printing (2002). Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows a tiny, very faint soil spot at the fore-edge; else flawless; the binding is 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, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive cosmetic flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only the very mildest rubbing; the price is unclipped. Very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.55 x 4.75 x 0.8 inches). 197 pages. Translated from the French by Ina Rilke. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. First Edition USA (2001); Tenth Printing (2002). Hardback with DJ.

$2.45

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

Fables de Jean De La Fontaine (Two Volumes Bound as One).

By Jean De La Fontaine .

Paris, France Delarue, Libraire-Editeur. Hardcover Very Good: shows indications of careful use: former owner's name inscribed at the front flyleaf and a couple of margin lines on the first two pages; light wear to extremities; moderate rubbing to the panels; the pages have some foxing; the binding is square and secure (the front hinge is just starting, but remains secure). No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.15 x 4.65 x 1 inches). xxxvi, 143 pages + 212 pages. Liberally illustrated with "gravures par les premieres artistes" by Henri Louis Armand Telory (fl. 1840-1852),also known as MM. Pauquet et Henry Emy, the name given on the title pages. Brown embossed cloth over boards with ribbed and gilt-decoreated backstirp with gilt titles. All Edges Gilt. Marbled Endpapers. Language: French. Weight: 15.3 ounces. The most famous fabulist after Aesop, the French poet Jean de la Fontaine published his three collections of fables in the second half of the seventeenth century, and found that not only had he an instant popular success on his hands; he happened to have written a literary masterpiece as well. Though not specifically composed for the young, these tales have a freshness and vividness which continue to appeal to children today, while the psychological astuteness of the author and the wit and elegance of his style will impress adults as well. La Fontaine happily ransacked a whole range of sources for his stories - from ancient Greek and Latin to contemporary French and Italian - adapting, interweaving, blending, inventing and transforming as he went. The result is a unique and imaginative tour de force which has delighted and entertained readers for over 300 years.

$73.50

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

Charles VII at the Homes of His Great Vassals: A Tragedy in Five Acts.

By Pere Alexandre Dumas.

Chicago, IL Noble Press, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991); unstated. The French edition was published in 1831. Near Fine in Wraps: shows very light sunning along the top edge of the front panel; 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 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 near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive cosmetic flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.35 inches). 126 pages. Translated with an Introduction by Dorothy Trench Bonett. Language: English. Weight: 7.4 ounces. First Edition Thus (1991); unstated. The French edition was published in 1831. Trade Paperback. Publisher: Noble Pr; No Edition Stated edition (August 1, 1991) Language: English ISBN-10: 1879360004 ISBN-13: Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

$11.96

The Erasers.
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The Erasers.

By Alain Robbe-Grillet.

New York, NY Grove Press, 1994. Paperback First Edition Thus [1977]; Twelfth Printing. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; "UCLA" rubber-stamped at the bottom of the text block; a faint crease to the upper front panel; the binding is square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. 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 ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome close-to-"As New" copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches). 256 pages. Translated by Richard Howard. Language: English. Weight: 10.3 ounces. First Edition Thus [1977]; Twelfth Printing. Trade Paperback.

$7.64

La bonne chanson; Romances sans paroles; Sagesse.

By Paul Verlaine.

Paris, France Editions Gallimard et Librarie Generale Francaise: Le Livre de Poche , 1964. Hardcover Very Good in clear vinyl DJ: shows the very lightest wear to the extremities; the pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging; former owner's gift inscription at the front half-title page; slight spine lean, but the binding is 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. A handsome copy; structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and minor flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Close to "As New". The DJ has done its job: shows considerable rubbing and a tiny chip at the bottom of the front hinge. Very Good, showing a little wear, but mostly intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo.(6.7 x 4.55 x 0.6 inches),. 192 pages. Preface by Antoine Blondin. Notes. Chronologies. Text in French. Crimson Cloth over boards with Gilt titles at the front panel and back strip. Decorated Endpapers.Hardback with Glassine DJ.

$14.70

The Wind Spirit: An Autobiography.

By Michel Tournier.

London, UK Methuen , 1991. Paperback Reprint Edition (1991). Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate to heavy spine lean; else only very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; some creases to the backstrip; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. 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 very good reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.4 x 0.85 inches). viii, 259 pages. Translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer. Language: English. Weight: 11 ounces. Reprint Edition (1991). Trade Paperback.

$12.74

The Voice of Things.

By Francis Ponge.

New York, NY McGraw-Hill Paperbacks, 1974. Paperback First Edition Thus in the USA [1974], First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: shows the very slightest spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; a couple of creases at the backstrip; the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; former owner's blind stamp at the front endpaper. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A a good solid reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and several minor flaws. Sturdy and presentable. REMAINDER, showing remainder spray at the top edge and a bit at the upper fore-edge. NOT a Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.65 inches). ix, 190 pages. Edited and Translated and with an Introduction by Beth Archer. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces. First Edition Thus in the USA [1974], First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Trade Paperback.

$19.60

The Voyeur.

By Alain Robbe-Grillet.

New York, NY Grove Press: Evergreen, 1966. Paperback First Edition Thus [1966]; Eleventh Printing. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; noticeable rubbing to the panels; a tiny tear to the top of the front hinge and a very small chip at the top edge of the rear panel; the pages have tanned considerably,due to aging; the price has been neatly blocked out at the upper corner of the front panel and another price has been erased at the upper rear panel; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creases to the covers. 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 copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and several minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.65 inches). 219 pages. Translated by Richard Howard. Language: English. Weight: 4.5 ounces. BC-133. First Edition Thus [1966]; Eleventh Printing. Mass Market Paperback.

$5.29

The Killer and Other Plays (Improvisation, or the Shepherd's Chameleon & Maid to Marry).

By Eugene Ionesco.

New York, NY Grove Press: Evergreen Original, 1960. Paperback First Edition (1960), so stated. Ninth Printing Thus. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; faint toning to the wrapper covers; the orange portions of the titles at the backstrip are very lightly sunned, but remain bold and clearly legible; former owner's name inscribed at the front free endpaper; the binding remains square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 x 0.45 inches). 159 pages. Translated by Donald Watson. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Sewn binding. First Edition (1960), so stated. Ninth Printing Thus. Trade Paperback. With Tueur sans gages, translated as The Killer (1959; his second full-length play, the first being Amédée, ou Comment s'en débarrasser in 1954), Ionesco began to explore more sustained dramatic situations than he had in his earlier plays. The Killer features more humanized characters. Notably this includes Bérenger, a central character in a number of Ionesco's plays. Bérenger is a semi-autobiographical figure expressing Ionesco's wonderment and anguish at the strangeness of reality. He is comically naïve, engaging the audience's sympathy. In The Killer, he encounters death in the figure of a serial killer. In Rhinocéros he watches his friends turning into rhinoceroses one by one until he alone stands unchanged against this mass movement. It is in this play that Ionesco most forcefully expresses his horror of ideological conformism, inspired by the rise of the fascist Iron Guard in Romania in the 1930s. "The Killers" was Ionesco's most ambitious play up to 1960, and I found it very impressive once the full effect of the sets and lighting throughout each of the three acts was apparent. The two shorter works, "Improvisation" and "Maid to Marry" were quite amusing.

$3.53

Phaedra: An English Acting Version.

By Racine.

Great Neck, NY Barron's Educational Series , 1958. Paperback First Edition (1958), unstated. Very Good to Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities, with a small chip of the outer colored wrapper at the upper corner of the front panel (the white underlayment remains); mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the rust-toned background field has been sunned at the backstrip (the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible); - and along the top edge of the panels; the price has been blocked out at the lower front panel, but remains (75 cents) at the lower rear panel; 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. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.4 x 5 x 0.3 inches). xiv, 92 pages. Translation and Introduction by Bernard D.N. Grebanier. Language: English. Weight: 4.4 ounces. First Edition (1958), unstated. Trade Paperback.

$10.98

Dream of Fair to Middling Women.
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Dream of Fair to Middling Women.

By Samuel Beckett.

New York, NY Arcade Publishing, 1993. Hardcover First Edition USA (1993); Second Printing. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows just a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge; sparse, faint foxing to the outside edges of the text block; else flawless; 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. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a single unobtrusive flaw. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ is flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xx, 241 pages. Edited by Eoin O'Briwn and Edith Fournier. Foreward by Eoin O'Brien. Language: English. Weight: 17.8 ounces. First Edition USA (1993); Second Printing. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Madman's Memory.
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Madman's Memory.

By Roger Vercel.

New York, NY Random House, 1947. Hardcover Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: mild shelving wear to the lower extremities; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. 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 copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and a single minor, unobtrusive flaw. The DJ shows moderate wear to extremities, with scant loss to rubs and chips and short, closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel; mild rubbing; clipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 213 pages. Translated from the French by Warre Bradley Wells. Language: English. Weight: 15.1 ounces. This may be a book-club edition, though the book shows none of the characteristic marks thereof. The DJ is definitely a Book Club, so stated at the lower corner of the inside front flap. Hardback with DJ.

$6.47

Saint Lydwine of Schiedam.

By J.K. Huysmans.

London, UK Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1923. Hardcover First Edition UK (1923), unstated in accordance with Kegan Paul's customary practice. First Edition UK (1923), unstated in accordance with Kegan Paul's customary practice. Very Good+: Shows mild indications of use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; a hint of tanning to the text pages; a former owner's name at both front endpapers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome very carefully handled copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a mild wear and minor flaws. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.6 x 5 x 1.4 inches). vi, 252 pages. Translated from the French by Agnes Hastings. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles at the backstrip. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Lydwine (see also: Lidwina) was a Dutch mystic born in 1380 and who became known in her life as a healer. She was canonized in 1890.

$83.30

The Essayes of Michael, Lord of Montaigne (Volumes One through Five of a Six-Volume Set).

By Michel de Montaigne.

London, UK J.M. Dent: Aldine House, 1897. Leather Bound First Edition Thus, published in 1897. Good: the volumes show indications of moderate use: volume three shows considerable rubbing to the extremities, while the others show less wear; some darkening to the front and rear free endpapers of each of the volumes. Volume three, the one most heavily used, shows slight lean, the other bindings are square; all are perfectly secure; the texts are clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the texts. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A moderately used set, each volume is structurally sound and tightly bound, showing varying levels of wear, ranging from fairly heavy wear (volume 3) to very mild wear; else very minor, unobtrusive flaws. Solid reading copies. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 24mo. (6 x 4 x 3 inches). viii, 294 pages + 298 pages + 427 pages + vi, 414 pages + 288 pages. Translated by John Florio. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8 ounces. Each Volume has frontispiece portraits of the author, the author's home, the translator, etc. in each case with vellum intact. Top Edge Gilt. Multicolored Silk Ribbon Marker in each volume. Decorated Title Page and Frontispiece Portrait of the Author. Olive Leather Binding with Gilt Embossed Owl-Motif at the front panel; Gilt titles and designs at the backstrip. The Temple Classics Series. First Edition Thus, published in 1897. First published in French 1580-1588. This translation was first published in 1603. Hardback: Flexible Leatherette.

$63.70

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