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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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The Complete Greek Tragedies, in Four Volumes: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides (2 Vols.)

By: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Grene, David; Lattimore, Richmond; Benardete, Seth G.; Fitzgerald, Robert; Wyckoff, Elizabeth; Moore, John; Jameson, Michael; Warner, Rex; Gladstone, Ralph; Arrowsmith, William; Bynner, Witter; Nims, John Frederick; Wille

Price: $90.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2288748

Condition: Good


Lacks slipcase. Top edges of each volume and rear board of Aeschylus a bit foxed, some fading, one gathering of Sophocles volume repaired at binding, minor pencil marks on just a few pages. 1959 Hard Cover. viii, 350, [1]; vi, 459, [1]; x, 660, [1]; vi, 615, [1] pp. A collection of Greek tragedies translated by various contributors, together with scholarly introductions and line numbers in margins. Includes: Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides); The Suppliant Maidens; The Persians; Seven against Thebes; Prometheus Bound; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone; Ajax... 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 Augustin Meaulnes as Meaulnes searches for his lost love. Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the... 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 with the Designs of M. Gustave Dore - New Edition, with Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Cassell & Company Limited: 1883

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2290910

Condition: Good


Second edition. Edges rubbed, owner bookplate, ink name, and ink stamp on front endpaper, hinges weakening. 1883 Large Hardcover. xxiv, 183 pp. 12 3/8 x 9 3/4. Original green cloth, black and gilt titles and decorations. Dante's famous vision of Hell, illustrated by Gustave Dore's exceptional engravings throughout. This is the second Cassell edition, following an earlier version printed in the 1860s. 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 Cassell. View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Ciardi, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2286233

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs. 1977 Full-Leather. 791, [5] pp. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse, with notes, by John Ciardi, 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, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphe... 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 by Marc Burckhardt. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil provided a guided tour through Hell. Dante Aligh... 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 The Amorous Dead Woman, The Venus of Ille by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Second Sight, and two tales by Guy ... View more info

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The Transformations of Lucius Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

By: Apuleius; Graves, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285052

ISBN: 0374505322

Condition: Near Fine


1997 printing. 1951 Trade Paperback. xxii, 293, [3] pp. The story of The Golden Ass is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least of these occurred when Apuleius offended a priestess of the White Goddess, who turned him into an ass. The tale of how Apuleius dealt with this misfortune and eventually resumed human form is conveyed by Robert Graves in modern English that is infused with a bawdy wit and sense of adventure that is 'itself a small masterpiece of twentieth-century prose... 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

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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 life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... 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 Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousi... 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 from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set again... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2285592

Condition: Very Good


Minimal loss of gilt. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. 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 of the Scarlet Pimpernel”, a secret society of English aristocrats, rescue French royalists before they can be marched atop ... View more info

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Artificial Paradises

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290211

ISBN: 0806514833

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. At the time of its release in 1860, Charles Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels) met with immediate praise. One of the most important French symbolists, Baudelaire led a debauched, violent, and ultimately tragic life, dying an opium addict in 1867. This book, a response to Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, serves as a memoir of Baudelaire's last years. 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 vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translato... 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

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


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 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 poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Ja... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2279003

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. Lacks Sandlass insert. 1971 Large Hardcover. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. 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 poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, th... 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 contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet i... 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 poetic range. 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 follows in stories based (like Benes' 1969 novel, Second Breath) on the author's experiences as a political prisoner in a Czech la... 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 Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio. in Three Volumes. [Decameron]

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Guglielmo Pickering: 1825

Seller ID: 2281490

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, spine labels mostly absent, minor splits to spine heads and feet along joints, first gathering of volume 1 (free endpaper, flyleaf, and half-title page) loose but included. An attractive set that could be beautiful with some minor restorations. 1825 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. cxxxv, [1], 228, [2]; [229]-586, [2]; [587]-967, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Italian text. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the... View more info

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; Aldington, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City Books: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283725

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Fore-edge and jacket reverse lightly foxed. 1949 Hard Cover. xxviii, 562 pp. 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. Includes beautiful two-tone illustrations by Rockwell Kent. View more info

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The Decameron: The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation, Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen

By: Boccaccio, John [Giovanni]; Hutton, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284258

ISBN: 112572384X

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine faded, edge of front a bit soiled. 1980 Full-Leather. xxi, [1], 536 pp. Tall 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes, the moral ... View more info

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Mort Artu: An Old French Prose Romance of the XIIIth [13th] Century, Being the Last Division of 'Lancelot du Lac,' Now First Edited from Ms. 342 (Fonds Francais) of the Bibliotheque Nationale, with Collations from Some Other Mss.

By: Bruce, J. Douglas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: AMS Press Inc.: 1974

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266474

ISBN: 0404566499

Condition: Near Fine


Top corner faintly bumped. 1974 Hard Cover. xxxvii, [1], 315, [5] pp. 8vo. 1974 reissue of 1910 edition. View more info

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Mr. Palomar

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1985

Seller ID: 2275650

ISBN: 0151628351

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1985 Trade Paperback. Follows the local adventures of Mr. Palomar as he muses on life and his surroundings. View more info