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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274057

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1961 Large Hardcover. In the Oresteia - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, its spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal. View more info

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Fables of Aesop

By: Aesop

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1987

Seller ID: 2200842

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1987 Trade Paperback. One of the most comprehensive collections to be published since the classic V.S. Vernon Jones's edition, which appeared in 1912. It contains obscure but interesting selections such as The Oak and the Reed and The Mice and the Weasels at War in addition to well-known favorites. View more info

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The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier [Fournier, Henri-Alban]; Delisle, Francoise; Peyre, Henri

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261479

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II:23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xxx, 232 pp. 8vo. is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier who was killed in the first month of World War I. It is somewhat biographical - especially the name of the heroine Yvonne, for whom he had a doomed infatuation in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Francois Seurel narrates the story of his friendship with seventeen-year-old August... View more info

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A Translation of the Latin Works of Dante Alighieri (The Temple Classics)

By: Alighieri, Dante

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons: 1929

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266452

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 427, [1] pp. 16mo. Blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt, ribbon marker bound in. English translation of the works originally written in Latin by the author best known for The Divine Comedy, a tour of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise written in verse. View more info

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Dante's Inferno, From the Original of Dante Alighieri and Illustrated by Gustave Dore [Altemus' Edition]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis; Walsh, Henry C.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262505

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Superficial split to front endsheet along hinge - binding not at all loose, minimal loss of gilt from spine. vi, [2], 163 pp. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4. Original dark green cloth, silver, gilt and black titles and decorations. Translated into English verse by Henry Francis Cary, edited by Henry C. Walsh. Dante's famous vision of Hell, illustrated by Gustave Dore's exceptional engravings throughout. This is the Altemus edition, following several editions by Cass... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The Carlyle-Wicksteed Translation (Illustrated Modern Library)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Grandgent, C.H., Carlyle, John Aitken; Okey, Thomas; Wicksteed, Philip H.; Eidesheim, Julie; Oelsner, H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Illustrated Modern Library: 1944

Seller ID: 2271065

Condition: Near Fine


Includes acetate jacket with paper label. Jacket beginning to split at spine head with minor loss, paper label a bit rubbed, ink owner stamp on front endpaper. 1944 Hard Cover. xix, 625 pp. 8vo. Black cloth spine, gilt titles, illustrated paper over boards. Carlyle-Wicksteed translation of Dante's complete Divine Comedy, with introduction by C.H. Grandgent, and illustrations by George Grosz produced specially for this edition. The classic narrative of Dante's journey thr... View more info

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Inferno

By: Alighieri, Dante; James, Clive

Price: $395.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276356

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #85 of 1200 copies, signed and numbered by illustrator Marc Burckhardt on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase, publisher's certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2015 Full-Leather. 247, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color picture plate mounted on slipcase. Translated by Clive James, with tipped in color illustrations ... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2008

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269223

ISBN: 143510384X

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2008 Full-Leather. xvi, [2], 693, [1] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, color illustration mounted on front board, gilt titles, gilt and black stamped decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with engravings by Gustave Dore. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece,... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - A New Translation into English Blank Verse

By: Alighieri, Dante; White, Lawrence Grant

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1948

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262795

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Spine toned and a bit foxed, discolored section on front board, edges rubbed. 1948 Large Hardcover. xiv, 188 pp. Dante's complete Divine Comedy (Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso) in English blank verse translation by Lawrence Grant White, with reproductions of engravings by Gustave Dore (these were originally commissioned for a 19th century edition of the work). Two-column format. View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - A New Translation into English Blank Verse

By: Alighieri, Dante; White, Lawrence Grant

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1948

Seller ID: 2272128

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jacket. Ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss and a couple closed tears. 1948 Large Hardcover. xiv, 188 pp. Dante's complete Divine Comedy (Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso) in English blank verse translation by Lawrence Grant White, with reproductions of engravings by Gustave Dore (these were originally commissioned for a 19th century edition of the work). Two-column format. View more info

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Great French Tales of Fantasy / Contes Fantastiques Celebres: A Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 2006

Seller ID: 2266107

ISBN: 0486447138

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll, Théophile Gautier's ... View more info

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First French Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 2008

Seller ID: 2266108

ISBN: 0486461785

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The Red and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The Three Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will savor the words of fifty great wri... View more info

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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius

By: Apuleius, Lucius; Adlington, William; Darton, F.J. Harvey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press / Crown Publishers: 1924

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272203

Condition: Very Good


Crown reissue of privately printed Hogarth edition, with Hogarth imprint still appearing on title page, but Crown reference on jacket. Ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper and flyleaf, some loss from top jacket edge. 1924 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Green cloth, gilt titles, light blue endpapers. Illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen. Translated by William Adlington from the original Latin Metamorphoses, with an introduction by F.J. Harvey Darto... View more info

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The Birds [with] The Frogs

By: Aristophanes; Fitts, Dudley; Hickie, William James; Seldes, Gilbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2261907

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:25 laid in. Slipcase lightly toned. 1959 Hard Cover. xii, 52; xviii, 62 pp. The Birds, bound dos a dos with The Frogs. The Birds is translated by Dudley Fitts, with illustrations by Marian Parry, and The Frogs is translated by William James Hickie, with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood engravings by John Austen. View more info

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East River: A Novel of New York

By: Asch, Sholem; Gross, A.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276274

Condition: Good


First American edition. Boards lightly soiled, two owner bookplates on front endpapers, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1946 Hard Cover. 438 pp. 8vo. Translated by A.H. Gross. Two immigrant families struggle to adjust to a new way of life and find happiness in New York City during the early 1900s. View more info

The Deification of Abstract Ideas in Roman Literature and Inscriptions

By: Axtell, Harold L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 1501234

Condition: Fine


1987 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Reprint of the 1907 edition. CONTENTS: THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS INDIVIDUAL CULTS: State-Cults: Of the Republican Period, Of the Empire; Abstracts Popularly But Not Officially Worshipped; Occasional and Individual Deifications; Doubtful Examples; THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS A CLASS: Their Origin; The Deified Abstracts in Literature: Literature of the Republic; Literature of the Early Empire; Literature of the First and Second Centuries A.D.; Literatu... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2205500

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Ras... View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French lif... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of E... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris... View more info

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Selected Short Stories / Contes Choisis (Dual-Language)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 1999

Seller ID: 2266105

ISBN: 0486408957

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This convenient dual-language volume includes six of Balzac's most highly regarded short stories: An Episode During the Terror, a deftly told tale contrasting material poverty with spiritual riches; A Passion in the Desert, inspired by Balzac's interest in the Near East and his fascination with Napoleon; The Revolutionary Conscript, a critique of provincial life; The Forsaken Woman, an i... View more info

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Terminal Paradox: The Novels of Milan Kundera

By: Banerjee, Marcia Newcova

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld: 1990

Seller ID: 1294268

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Sticker remnants on front jacket panel.Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. A critical survey of the work of Milan Kundera, best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke. View more info

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Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Baroness Orczy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265801

Condition: Near Fine


42nd printing. Front jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1927 Hard Cover. vi, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel set during the portion of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror. The story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman married to the beautiful French actress, Marguerite St. Just, with whom he pretends to be a slow-witted dandy. However this is but a ruse to hide his true identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel, who with his “League o... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James; et al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265678

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English by various authors, most notably Edna St. Vincent Millay, and edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that conta... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; McGowan, James; Culler, Jonathan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2277465

ISBN: 0192835459

Condition: Very Good


9th printing. Spine creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. lvii, [1], 399, [7] pp. A new translation with notes by James McGowan and an introduction by Jonathan Culler, with the original French text in parallel. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full... View more info

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The Blind Mirror: Stories

By: Benes, Jan; Hertzfeld, Jan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Orion Press / Grossman Publishers, New York: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2085897

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed & toned with sticker remnant on front corner.Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 247 pp. 8vo. Translated from the original Czech by Jan Hertzfeld. 'Leading off are tales of barracks life and adolescent sexual dismay (a girl prepares for 'ruin' and receives a lecture on mechanics instead; a boy's boasts of virginity backfire) whose charming triviality could belong to any place or time. They make a peculiar introduction to the specific somberness that follo... View more info

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Amorous Fiametta

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rarity Press: 1931

Seller ID: 2162641

Condition: Very Good


Small chip to lower front jacket.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. A delightful recounting of the ancient tale of Fiammetta. View more info

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The Decameron, or Ten Days' Entertainment of [Giovanni] Boccaccio.

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Calvin Blanchard: 1855

Seller ID: 2272713

Condition: Good


No date, circa 1855. Rear hinge loosening, boards soiled, spine toned with loss of gilt, front free endpaper removed. We have more books available by this author!. 500, [4] pp. Lavender blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Illustrated with 18 steel engravings. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. View more info

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The Threepenny Opera (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)

By: Brecht, Bertolt; Vesey, Desmond; Bentley, Eric

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut: 1993

Seller ID: 2144207

Condition: Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Archives insert laid in. 1993 Full-Leather. 155 pp. Tall 8o. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, coral ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the original German with the English lyrics and a new introduction by Eric Bentley. Color lithographic frontispiece and illustrations by Jack Levine. Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the T... View more info