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L'Ingenu (French Text)

By: Voltaire, Francois

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Editions de la Bonne Etoile: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2117111

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #2374 of 2500. Undated, circa 1930. Front joint repaired, spine faded, ink name stamp on title page. 143 pp. 4to. Navy blue leather spine & corners, navy blue cloth boards, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, color plates (some rather risque) by Berthomme Saint-Andre throughout. French text. L'Ingenu, written after Voltaire's most well-known work Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France. View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284249

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine bands and corners a bit scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and ... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285619

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly rubbed, small smudge on top edge. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction b... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265127

Condition: Very Good


A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century c... View more info

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Voltaire and Catherine the Great: Selected Correspondence

By: Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet; Catherine the Great; Lentin, A.; Hill, Elizabeth

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: Oriental Research Partners: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283804

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small sticker remnant on rear jacket corner, sticker on front jacket flap with prices inked out. 1974 Hard Cover. 186, [10] pp. 8vo. Four plates precede text. The first comprehensive selection in English from the Voltaire-Catherine correspondence 1763-78, long considered essential reading for students both of Russian history and the French Enlightenment. Includes: Translated with commentary, notes, and an introduction by A. Lentin, with a foreword by Eliza... View more info

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Parzival: A Romance of the Middle Ages (Vintage Classics)

By: Von Eschenbach, Wolfram

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286789

ISBN: 0394701887

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Light stain on first page only. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. Parzival, an Arthurian romance completed by Wolfram von Eschenbach in the first years of the thirteenth century, is one of the foremost works of German literature and a classic that can stand with the great masterpieces of the world. The most important aspects of human existence, worldly and spiritual, are presented in strikingly modern terms against the panorama of battles and tournaments and Parz... View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2176839

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $17.00  $13.60

Publisher: Berkley: 2000

Seller ID: 2176841

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Vonnegut said that his last book, Timequake (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular ... View more info

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Cat's Cradle

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2176854

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200991

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [3], 285 pp. 8vo. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut... View more info

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Look at the Birdie: Short Fiction

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2176840

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen short stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. This series of perfectly rendered vignettes, never before published in Kurt Vonnegut’s lifetime, reveals a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, a... View more info

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Mother Night

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2176850

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 268 pp. Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? View more info

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Cat's Cradle

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206394

ISBN: 038533348X

Condition: Near Fine


Front wrapper very faintly creased, small faint stain to a few page edges. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 287 pp. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariousl... View more info

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Hocus Pocus

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199914

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge foxed, top edge smudged.Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. 8vo. A novel bwith themes of class, race, crime, suicide, and globalization, by the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. View more info

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Galapagos

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1985

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 2261630

ISBN: 0385294166

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295 pp. Leon Trout, the ghost of a decapitated shipbuilder, narrates the humorous, ironic and sometimes carping decline of the human race, as seen through the eyes and minds of the survivors of a doomed cruise to the Galapagos Islands. View more info

Armageddon in Retrospect

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Berkley Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269642

ISBN: 0425226891

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged moral sense, the pieces range from a letter written by Vonnegut to his family in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by ... View more info

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The Vonnegut Quartet: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Dell: 1976

Seller ID: 2272842

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Single light crease to spine of Mother Night, otherwise an exceptional set. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Four paperbacks, issued in a slipcase illustrated with a photograph of the author by Jill Krementz. Vonnegut is most well-known for Slaughterhouse-Five, and was among the more unique voices in 20th century American fiction. Includes: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeter... View more info

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Bluebeard

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274187

ISBN: 0385295901

Condition: Good


First trade edition. Edges foxed, a bit smoky, faint stain on jacket spine base. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 300 pp. 8vo. Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tel... View more info

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Jailbird

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281650

ISBN: 0440054494

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition, followed a signed limited edition published the same year. Inscribed and signed by author ('For Ron, Kurt Vonnegut') with his trademark star beneath on front flyleaf. Jacket faintly toned (as usual), otherwise an exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxviii, [4], 246 pp. 8vo. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate... View more info

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Player Piano

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $350.00  $280.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1975

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281652

ISBN: 0440069882

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing of Delacorte's 1970s reissue. Inscribed and signed by author ('For Ron, Kurt Vonnegut') with his trademark star beneath on front endpaper. Jacket lightly rubbed, a bit more on spine. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295, [1] pp. 8vo. Vonnegut's first novel, an unforgiving portrait of an automated and totalitarian future, was published in 1952. Vonnegut's spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to li... View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285668

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Delacorte trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [2] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the... View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2197644

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, lightly rubbed. 1977 Hard Cover. 243 pp. 8vo. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274127

ISBN: 0385289448

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, 1/2 inch closed jacket tear, front jacket flap corner lightly creased. 1977 Hard Cover. 243, [1] pp. 8vo. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outst... View more info

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Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281651

ISBN: 0440065933

Condition: Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author ('For Ron, Kurt Vonnegut') with his trademark star beneath on front endpaper. An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 330 pp. 8vo. An autobiographical collection of speeches, letters, fiction, and articles, by the author famous for Slaughterhouse-Five, Sirens of Titan, and Cat's Cradle. View more info

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The Suspension of Henry Adams: A Study of Manner and Matter

By: Wagner, Vern

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Wayne State University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1512936

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges foxed, jacket foxed & chipped.Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 268 pp. Presents a detailed examination of the life & work of Henry Adams, and his status as a great American literary stylist & humorist. View more info

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Translations from the Chinese

By: Waley, Arthur (Translator)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1941

Seller ID: 2201093

Condition: Very Good


No slipcase. Light wear, ink name on front endpaper. Binding tight. 1941 Hard Cover. Beautiful illustrations by Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge throughout text accent the works of Chinese authors such as Ch'u Yuan, Sung Yu, Hsi-chun, Wu-ti, Mei Sheng & Fu I, Cho Wen-chun, General Su Wu, Ch'in Chia, Sung Tzu-hou, Ch'eng Hsiao, Wei Wen-ti, Ts'ao Chih, Yuan Chi, Liu Hsun's Wife, Chi K'ang, Fu Hsuan, Tso Ssu, Chang Tsai, Miu Hsi, Lu Yun, Ch'eng-kung Sui, T'ao Ch'ien, Taoyun, Chan Fan... View more info

By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1313176

Condition: Good


Book club paperback. Light stain to top edge of front cover and first 65 pages. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother. And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream. Moving bac... View more info

Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523741

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bright copy.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2. A book focusing on the atrocities of female genital mutilation in Africa, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Color Purple. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt Brace & World: 1973

Seller ID: 1536386

Condition: Good


Spine lightly creased, lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00  $600.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page.White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together... View more info