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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (Both Volumes Complete in One)

By: Verne, Jules; Roosevelt, Theodore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Didier: 1951

Seller ID: 2208423

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards and spine lightly toned, no publisher date (ink date on front paste-down endpaper states 1958), pages faintly toned. 1951 Hard Cover. xiv, 239 pp. Notes on the Amazon by Theodore Roosevelt. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft.Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction element... View more info

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The Georgics

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John; Whicher, George F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1953

Seller ID: 2261963

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. A bit musty, sticker remnant on front endpapers, slipcase a bit rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 155, [1] pp. Virgil's epic poem, translated into English verse by John Dryden, with an introduction by George F. Whicher, and illustrations by Bruno Bramanti. View more info

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The Works of Virgil Translated into English Prose, with an Essay on the English Translators of Virgil

By: Virgil; Conington, John; Symonds, John A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: David McKay, Publisher:

Seller ID: 2197645

Condition: Good


Hinges loosening, front free endpaper removed, quarter-sized stain on front corner. 534 pp. 8vo. Prose translations of The Aeneid, The Georgics, and The Bucolics by Virgil (70 BCE -19 BCE). View more info

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The Aeneid: A New Prose Translation (Penguin Classics)

By: Virgil; West, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2259941

ISBN: 0140449329

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Edges lightly rubbed. 1991 Trade Paperback. xiii, 353 pp. A prose translation of Virgil's famous epic poem. The legendary origin of the Roman nation which tells the story of the Trojan Prince Aeneas who escaped with some of his men after Troy fell and sailed to Italy under the protection of the goddess Venus. Here they settled and laid the foundations of Roman power. View more info

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Edith Wharton and the Art of Fiction

By: Vitz-Finzi, Penelope

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pinter Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1889160

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Tiny tear to jacket spine head. 1990 Hard Cover. vii, 172 pp. 'Edith Wharton was a travel and architectural writer as well as a novelist. Her belief in the classical principles of order and harmony is revealed in her non-fiction works and this led her to a conviction of the need for a coherent theory of fiction. However, her attempt to formulate such a theory was undermined by her romantic idea of inspiration and imagination, and ... View more info

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A Trilogy of Dubrovnik

By: Vojnovich, Ivo

Price: $125.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264515

Condition: Good


First edition - a paperback original. First gathering loose but included, 1/2 inch tear and a few light creases to back corner, minor loss from front corner. 1921 Trade Paperback. 143, [1] pp. Printed wrappers, photograph mounted on front wrapper. A play describing the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic, by an author who claimed to be of Serbian royal descent, and was imprisoned for this during World War I. Originally written in 1902, it was first translated into English and... View more info

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Europe Central

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200377

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 811 pp. 8vo. In this magnificent work of fiction, William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye to the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. Assembling a composite portrait of these two warring leviathans and the terrible age they defined, the narrative intertwines experiences both real and fictional—a young German who joins the S... View more info

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The Ice-Shirt

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269276

ISBN: 0670832391

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, page ridges a bit foxed, a bit smoky. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 415, [1] pp. 8vo. The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland - and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-ski... View more info

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Candide

By: Voltaire

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Bantam: 2003

Seller ID: 2199075

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2003 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 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 classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human suffering is part of... View more info

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Letters Concerning the English Nation

By: Voltaire

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1994

Seller ID: 2198914

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. His controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophhy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires.Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it i... View more info

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Candide: A Dual-Language Book

By: Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet]

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover: 1993

Seller ID: 2266109

ISBN: 0486276252

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1993 Trade Paperback. Evergreen in its appeal, Candide makes us laugh at human folly and marvel at our reluctance to face reality and the truth. Voltaire's brilliant satire, first published in Paris in 1759, is relentless and unsparing. Virtue and vice, religion and romance, philosophy and science — all are fair game. View more info

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L'Ingenu (French Text)

By: Voltaire, Francois

Price: $60.00

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; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00

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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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $12.00

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

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

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