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Studies in Honor of William C. McCrary .

By Robert Fiore, Everett W. Hesse, John E. Keller and Jose A. Madrigal, (Editors).

Lincoln, NE Society of Spanish and Spanish American Studies, 1986. Paperback Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows no wear, however there is a line of spotting - or perhaps soiling - all the way across the front panel about a quater to a half inch from the bottom; 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, close-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single cosmetic - if somewhat unsightly - flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.45 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). 248 pages. Language: English. Weight: 10.2 ounces. Academic Press Paperback.

$24.50

Steppenwolf.

By Hermann Hesse.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965], Twenty-Third Printing [1988]. EX-LIBRARY COPY, showing a couple of rubber stamps at the front endpapers and a scan label at the bottom of the front endpaper. Else, Very Good in Wraps: the covers have been adeptly wrapped in clear vinyl, so outside edges show only minimal wear and the panels are free of rubbing; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the upper quarter of the front endpaper has been torn away; The binding shows the slightest lean, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A very good copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and numerous cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.15 x 0.7 inches). 253 pages.. Translated from the German by Basil Creighton, and the translation has been revised by Walter Sorrell. Language: English. Cover design from a painting by Gary Halsey on a blue background field, while the backstrip has an orange background field and the rear panel is white. Weight: 7.7 ounces. Penguin Modern Classics Series. First Edition Thus [1965], Twenty-Third Printing [1988]. Trade Paperback.

$6.47

Treasury of Russian Love: Poems, Quotations and Proverbs in Russian and English.
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Treasury of Russian Love: Poems, Quotations and Proverbs in Russian and English.

By Victoria Andreyeva (Editor).

New York, NY Hippocrene Books, 1995. Hardcover First Edition (1995), unstated in accordance with Hippocrene's customary practice. First Edition (1995), unstated in accordance with Hippocrene's customary practice. Very Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: shows the very mildest rubbing to the lamination; 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, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.3 x 5.15 x 0.65 inches). 128 pages. Language: Russian and English. Weight: 7.4 ounces. Hardcover: Pictorial Laminate Boards.

$29.40

The Face of Another.

By Kobo Abe.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf: Borzoi Books, 1966. Hardcover First Edition USA [1966], so stated. First Edition USA [1966], so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; a red "D" rubber-stamped at the front free endpaper; two small white spots and several tiny spots at the red-tinted top edge; some fainter white spots at the 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, except as noted above. A handsome copy; structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a few minor cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Not far from "As New". The DJ shows only very mild rubbing; a small, very faint stain at the top edge of the rear panel; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows a couple of flaws, but next to no wear at all: attractive, if not flawless. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches). 237 pages. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. Deckle fore-edge. Weight: 19.2 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$44.10

The Oxford Book of Italian Verse: xiiith Century - xixth Century (Italian Text).

By St. John Lucas (Editor).

Oxford, UK Oxford at the The Clarendon Press, 1912. Leather Bound Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows only mild rubbing to the panels and to the extremities; s bit of faint staining to two pages mid-text. 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 any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy; structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear only. Bright and Clean. Close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.75 x 4.5 x 1 inches). 576 pages. Introduction by the Editor. Language: Italian. Full leather dark brown calf over boards with gilt titles at the backstrip The backstrip shows raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers with gilt designs surrounding the pastedown endpapers, front and rear. All Edges Gilt. Probably the blue cloth edition of 1912 rebound by a previous owner, but we find no explicit evidence of this. Weight: 15.5 ounces. Full Leather Binding.

$117.60

Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings.

By Jorge Luis Borges .

New York, NY New Directions, 1964. Paperback First Edition Thus [1964], Eighth Printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use:a small scar at the lower rear panel where a sticker has been removed; a crease at the backstrip; light wear to the extremities, with a few faint stress creases near the corners; the binding leans very slightly, but remains secure; three stories in the Table fo Contents have check marks, but the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A carefully used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor cosmetic flaws. Remains a clean, sturdy, reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.65 inches). xxiii, 260 pages. Translated and Edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby. Preface by Andre Maurois. Language: English. Weight: 9.7 ounces. New Directions paperbook, 186. First Edition Thus [1964], Eighth Printing. Trade Paperback.

$4.12

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

Stiller: Roman.

By Max Frisch .

Frankfurt am Main, Germany Fischer Bucherei, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965]; Fourth Printing [1966]. First published in 1954. Very Good to Veru Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: shows slight spine lean; a hint of toning to the white areas of the background field; very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the pages have tanned a bit due to aging; the binding is 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 copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Not far from "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.2 x 4.25 x 0.7 inches). 328 pages. Language: German. Weight: 7.5 ounces. Complete and Unexpurgated Text. First Edition Thus [1965]; Fourth Printing [1966]. First published in 1954. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

The War: A Memoir.

By Marguerite Duras.

New York, NY Random House: Pantheon Books, 1986. Paperback First Edition Thus in USA (1986), so stated. First Edition Thus in USA (1986), so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the very mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers; sparse foxing to the top and fore edges; 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the very mildest wear and minor cosmetic flaws only. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches). 183 pages. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Language: English. Weight: 7.7 ounces. Pantheon Modern Writers Series. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

A Journey Round My Skull.

By Frigyes Karinthy .

Budapest, Hungary Corvina Books, 1992. Paperback Second Edition (1992). Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the lower corner of the front panel, which is a little 'soft'; 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear at one spot. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp, except fot he lower front, as mentioned above. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches). 288 pages.Translated from the Hungarian by Vernon Duckworth Barker. Preface by Mihaly Sukosd. Language: English. Weight: 14.4 ounces. Corvina Hungarian Classics Series. Second Edition (1992). Trade Paperback. Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938) was an influential Hungarian novelist, playwright, poet and journalist. A Journey Round My Skull is a literary account of the development and successful removal of his brain tumor, which occurred near the end of his life. His symptoms begin insidiously, with auditory hallucinations, followed by headaches and vomiting of increasing severity, and loss of visual acuity. Despite these symptoms, which are suggestive of a brain tumor or another process that would cause increased intracranial pressure, the doctors in Budapest ignore his symptoms and fail to reach an accurate diagnosis. He eventually travels to Vienna, where clinicians there eventually reach the correct diagnosis. He undergoes surgery in Stockholm by a brilliant young neurosurgeon who prefers to operate on Europeans while they are awake, to minimize postoperative morbidity. Karinthy's description of the surgery is unforgettable, as he is conscious for all but the last portion of the procedure.

$19.60

Our Lord Don Quixote: The Life of Don Quixote and Sancho with Sixteen Essays (Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Volume 3).

By Miguel de Unamuno.

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover First Edition Thus (1976); Second Printing, with Corrections. Very Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows several tiny soil spots at the top edge of the text block; else flawless; the binding is square and 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a minor, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows some faint smudges to the white portions of the rear panel; the backstrip has been very lightly sunned (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows some minor flaws, but remains quite attractive. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.25 x 1.3 inches). xxxv, 553 pages. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Introduction by Walter Starkie. Language: English. Weight: 23.6 ounces. Bollingen Series LXXXV. First Edition Thus (1976); Second Printing, with Corrections. Hardback with DJ.

$313.60

Best Chinese Stories 1949-1989.

By Li Ziyun, (Preface).

Beijing, China Chinese Literature Press: Panda Books, 1989. Paperback First Edition (1989), so stated. SCATTERED UNDERLINING AND MARGINALIA in pencil and ink. Else, Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; former owner's name, date, short note at the front endpaper; the binding is square and secure. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws - and of course the marks in the text. Not far - at least in overall appearance - from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 6 x 1.2 inches). 501 pages. Translations unattributed. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 10.2 ounces. Paperback.

$3.53

Best Chinese Stories 1949-1989.

By Li Ziyun, (Preface).

Beijing, China Chinese Literature Press: Panda Books, 1989. Paperback First Edition (1989), so stated. SCATTERED HI-LIGHTING. Else, Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the head and heel of the backstrip; else only mild rubbing to the panels and a crease at the backstrip; the binding shows the slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure. Free of creases to the panels. Free of any 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 mild wear and minor flaws - and of course the marks in the text. Not far - at least in overall appearance - from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 6 x 1.2 inches). 501 pages. Translations unattributed. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 10.2 ounces. Paperback.

$3.43

The Ten Foot Square Hut ("Hojoki") and Selections from Tales of the Heike ("Heike Monogatari").
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The Ten Foot Square Hut ("Hojoki") and Selections from Tales of the Heike ("Heike Monogatari").

By A. L. Sadler, (Translator).

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company, Publishers, 1972. Paperback First Edition Thus (1972); Fourth Printing (1977). This translation was first published in 1928. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities, with a couple of faint creases near the upper front corner tip; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. 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 any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A near-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.35 x 0.8 inches). xii, 271 pages. Liberally illustrated with duotone Woodblock illustrations from Genroku II (1699) and from Shirabyoshi by Ooka Shunboku (1736). Language: English. Weight: 9.6 ounces. First Edition Thus (1972); Fourth Printing (1977). This translation was first published in 1928. Mass Market Paperback.

$19.60

El Mayorazgo de Labraz.

By Pio Baroja.

Madrid, Spain Editorial Espasa-Calpe: Coleccion Austral, 1986. Hardcover Eighth Edition (1986). Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear to the outside edges and no other flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.8 x 4.5 x 0.45 inches). 162 pages. Language: Spanish. Weight: 6.4 ounces. Coleccion Austral 377. Eighth Edition (1986). Mass Market Paperback.

$24.50

Memorial.

By Ferdinando Camon.

Marlboro, VT The Marlboro Press, 1983. Paperback First Edition Thus (1983), Second Printing (1991). Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; some sunning at the backstrip, but the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear to the outside edges and a single flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches). 122 pages. Translated by David Calicchio. Language: English. Weight: 6 ounces. First Edition Thus (1983), Second Printing (1991). Trade Paperback. When I found myself thinking about this book weeks after I finished it, I knew that I had read a masterpiece. Beautifully written, passionate and insightful, this is the work of one of the finest unknown authors of the 20th century. Camon's intense narrative bears stunning similarities to the brilliant existential writings of Albert Camus, while the story reaches a desperate crescendo that leaves its stamp on the mind long after finishing the book. Camon's musings on death, his perspectives on Italy's waning peasant culture and his uncanny knack for painting landscapes and cultivating real emotions from the characters is the stuff of pure pathos and beauty. It is indeed a "memorial" of the author's mother, of whom he offers nostalgic, riveting remembrances. Everything from humorous accounts of her bland cooking to her daily struggle to keep a peasant family alive and stable exhibits the heroic and essential role of the mother in any family. Also, her elderly husband's determination to fight through the pain of his aged body and construct a magnificent Altar in tribute to his deceased wife is nothing short of saintly. This book has the rare ability to pierce readers' hearts, most of whom will undeniably come away from the book with a deeper, tenderer love of their families - if nothing more. From the first word to the last, there is no doubt that this is the voice of a master writer still waiting to be discovered by the world. With hope, that day will come.

$4.12

Kanthapura.
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Kanthapura.

By Raja Rao.

New York, NY New Directions Publishing , 1967. Paperback First Edition Thus (1967), Second Printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; faint soiling to the white background field of the rear panel; some faint stress creases to the backstrip and the heel of the backstrip shows some wear; 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 any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A very good reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 x 0.65 inches).; viii, 244 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.3 ounces. First Edition Thus (1967), Second Printing. Trade Paperback.

$1.91

Kaspar and Other Plays.
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Kaspar and Other Plays.

By Peter Handke .

New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. Paperback First Edition USA (1969); Ninth Printing (1981). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the upper corner of the front panel; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a price has been neatly blacked out at the upper corner of the rear panel; 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, but the first three front endpapers are very slightly rumpled at the upper corner. 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.25 x 0.45 inches). 140 pages. Translated from the German by Michael Roloff. Language: English. Weight: 5.8 ounces. First Edition USA (1969); Ninth Printing (1981). Trade Paperback.

$14.70

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

Persuasion with 'A Memoir of Jane Austen' by J.E. Austen-Leigh.
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Persuasion with 'A Memoir of Jane Austen' by J.E. Austen-Leigh.

By Jane Austen.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback Reprint of the Penguin English Library edition of 1965. First Edition Thus (1985), Eighteenth Printing Thus. The Original Edition was published in 1818. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the lower front corner tip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless. Free of any creases to the covers. 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single minor, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Appears unread. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.8 inches). 399 pages. Edited with an Introduction by D.W. Harding. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. Reprint of the Penguin English Library edition of 1965. First Edition Thus (1985), Eighteenth Printing Thus. The Original Edition was published in 1818. Penguin Classics Series. Trade Paperback.

$15.68

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