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All Gall is Divided: Gnomes and Apothegms by E.M. Cioran

All Gall is Divided: Gnomes and Apothegms by E.M. Cioran

by CIORAN, E.M. [Emil Mihai]; Richard Howard (ed & introd)

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1999
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New York: Arcade Publishing, 1999. First English Language Edition. Narrow octavo; black cloth spine over red cloth-covered boards; dustjacket; 151pp. Tight, unmarked copy, Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $18.95 on front flap); crisp, clean and unworn, Fine or very nearly so. This collection of Cioran's aphorisms, originally published in 1952 by Gallimard, was his… Read more about this item
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The Fall Into Time

The Fall Into Time

by CIORAN, E.M. [Emil Mihai]; Richard Howard, transl; Charles Newman, introd

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1970
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Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970. First English Language Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; pink topstain; 183,[3]pp. Tight, clean, Near Fine copy, free of markings or notable wear. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $5.95 on front flap), lightly toned and soiled on lighter portions, Very Good+. The second of the Romanian philosopher's works to be… Read more about this item
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Report #79. Searchlight Investigation Section: Historical Review
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Report #79. Searchlight Investigation Section: Historical Review

by [MILITARY ENGINEERING - WW1] CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U.S. ARMY

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N.p. [Washington, D.C: Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army 1918-1919]. Small quarto (28cm). Presentation binding of half calf over dark brown buckram, titled in gilt on spine and front cover, personalized for "Major Tompkins" (see note); 278pp. Text printed recto-only; pages 83-266 comprised entirely of 164 original 8" x 10" photographic plates and 20 folding blueprints. Slight rubbing and soil… Read more about this item
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La Banlieue de Paris

La Banlieue de Paris

by [PHOTOGRAPHY] [FRANCE] CENDRARS, Blaise (text); DOISNEAU, Robert (photographs)

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1949
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Paris: Pierre Seghers, Éditeur, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Small quarto (24cm); original pale yellow paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; photo-illustrated endpapers; [5],6-135,[5]pp, featuring 130 photogravure images by Doisneau. Spine ends bumped, upper corners tapped, with wear to lower corners, gentle sunning to spine, with some of the usual light dust-soil to… Read more about this item
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The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

by BAUDELAIRE, Charles; William H. Crosby, transl; Anna Balakian, introd

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1991
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Brockport: BOA Editions, 1991. First Edition. First printing of the Crosby translations. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 494pp. A few faint spots of foxing to upper edge of text block, else Fine, with embossed ownership stamp to title page of a previous owner. In the original dustwrapper, also Fine. Illustrations after woodcuts by David Crosby. A bilingual edition, with facing… Read more about this item
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Banjo: A Story without a Plot

Banjo: A Story without a Plot

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] MCKAY, Claude

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1929
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); navy blue and red paper-covered boards and black cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; orange topstain; dustjacket; [viii],[2],3-326,[2]pp. Contemporary owners penciled signatured and address to front endpaper, spine ends pushed, some dust-soil and rubbing to topstain, with circular rubber stamps of the Circulating… Read more about this item
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The Astonished Man. A Novel

The Astonished Man. A Novel

by CENDRARS, Blaise; Nina Rootes, transl

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1970
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London: Peter Owen, 1970. First English Language Edition. First impression. Octavo. Green cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 260pp. Tight, straight and unmarked; a Near Fine copy. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped but with a later price sticker overlaid on printed price; slightly rubbed overall and with foxing to rear panel; just VG. First and only English-language edition of this novel originally… Read more about this item
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Hamlet. Volume II

Hamlet. Volume II

by MILLER, Henry and MIchael Fraenkel

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1941
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New York: Carrefour Editions, 1941. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Printed thick-paper wrappers; 465pp. Mild soil; spine panel slightly toned (but perfectly legible); a tight, straight, Very Good copy. The second collection of Miller's and Fraenkel's volumnious literary correspondence; the first volume was published in 1939. Carrefour Editions, a joint effort by Fraenkel and Walter Lowenfels, was… Read more about this item
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Le Fou d'Amerique. Roman

Le Fou d'Amerique. Roman

by BERGER, Yves

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1976
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Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1976. First Edition. Trade issue. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers (softcover, as issued) in original glossy pictorial dust jacket; 321pp. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper. Text entirely in French.
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The French Revolution: A History

The French Revolution: A History

by CARLYLE, Thomas; Cecil Brown (introd.); Bernard Lamotte (illus.)

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1984
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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1984. Octavo (26cm). Full black leather, stamped in gilt, all edges gilt; blush pink silk moiré endpapers; xviii,629,[1]pp; black and white illustrations throughout. With silk ribbon bookmark. A bright, tight copy: Fine. From the Collector's Library of Famous Editions. [63741].
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I Remember the Last War

I Remember the Last War

by [WW1 MEMOIR] HOFFMAN, Bob

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1940
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York, PA: Strength & Health Publishing Co, 1940. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Card wrappers; portrait frontispiece; 320pp. Clean, tight, and unfaded - an attractive copy, Near Fine and quite unusual thus. Hoffman (1898-1985) served on the front in France as a lieutenant in Company A of the 111th Infantry; his memoir provides perhaps the best first-hand… Read more about this item
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File No. 113. Translated from the French of Emile Gaboriau

File No. 113. Translated from the French of Emile Gaboriau

by GABORIAU, Emile

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, N.d. [ca 1920s]. Early reprint. Octavo. Blue linen over boards, titled in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 537pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy. In the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $2.00 on front flap), lightly soiled and edgeworn; Very Good. An undated reprint. Based solely on the jacket price, and lacking other evidence,… Read more about this item
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The Relation of a Voyage Made Into Mauritania, in Africk, By the Sieur Roland Frejus of Marseilles, by the French King's Order, in the Year 1666 to Muley Arxid King of Tafiletta, &c. for the Establishment of a Commerce in all the Kingdom of Fez, and all his other conquests [...] English'd out of French. [Bound with, as usual:] Marchant. A Letter, in answer to divers Curious Questions Concerning the Religion, Manners, and Customs, of the Countrys of Muley Arxid King of Tafiletta
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London: Printed by W. Godbid...to be Sold by Moses Pitt, 1671. First English Language Edition. Small octavo (14.5cm). Full 18th-c. calf, rebacked, with earlier backstrip laid down; page edges dyed red; pp [7],119;71; the second part with separate title page. Leather somewhat parched, especially on spine, and with some crazing to board edges; still a sound, firm copy, textually… Read more about this item
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All Our Yesterdays [Signed Copy, from the Library of Frank Capra]
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All Our Yesterdays [Signed Copy, from the Library of Frank Capra]

by TOMLINSON, H.M. [Henry Major]

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1930
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London: Heinemann, 1930. First Edition. First impression. Signed by Tomlinson on the front endpaper. From the library of Hollywood filmmaker and noted bibliophile Frank Capra (1897-1991), with his pencil signature to front endpaper, with additional annotation, apparently in his hand, noting two errors in the text. Octavo. Black cloth hardcover; dustjacket,539pp. A few faint specks of foxing to upper… Read more about this item
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Military Life in Algeria
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Military Life in Algeria

by [ALGERIA] CASTELLANE, [Louis Charles] P[ierre], Comte de

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1853
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London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853. First English Language Edition. Octavo (19cm). Two volumes rebound in half brown sheep and marbled paper boards, all edges sprinkled blue; plain endpapers; [ii],303,[1]pp; [ii],307,[1]pp. Tight and sound but lightly rubbed, with leather over spine dried and cracking, title pages and final leaves browned from endleaves, else clean: around Very Good. First… Read more about this item
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Chateau Thierry. A friendly guide for American Pilgrims to the Shrines between the Marne and the Veste

Chateau Thierry. A friendly guide for American Pilgrims to the Shrines between the Marne and the Veste

by WOOLCOTT, Alexander; LeRoy Baldridge, illus

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1919
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Paris: Lafayette Publishing Company, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers; 24pp; illus. A fresh, Near Fine cop, . Woollcott's scarce second book, written while a staff writer on (and co-founder of) the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes. Illustrated from sketches by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, at this time a private in the AEF.
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A Full and Circumstantial Account of the Memorable Battle of Waterloo: The Second Restoration of Louis XVIII; and the Deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte to the Island of St. Helena...with An Interesting Account of the Affairs of France, and Biographical Sketches of the Most Distinguished Waterloo Heroes
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London: Printed for Thomas Kelly by Weed and Rider, 1818. Second Edition. Quarto (26.5cm). Slightly later half calf with marbled paper boards; marbled endpapers; 509,[1]pp; one-page publisher's advertisement at rear; frontispiece, engraved title page, folding map with touches of hand-coloring, and 18 addtional black and white plates. Slight loss to corner of engraved t.p., not affecting image area. *G… Read more about this item
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Personalities and Reminiscences of the War

Personalities and Reminiscences of the War

by BULLARD, Robert Lee (Maj. Gen.)

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1925
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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Ribbed blue cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; 347pp. Spine gilt slightly oxidized (but perfectly legible); thin crack to front hinge at title page gutter (but holding strong); still a clean, straight Very Good copy, lacking the dustwrapper. Bullard's memoir… Read more about this item
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Jean Santeuil

Jean Santeuil

by PROUST, Marcel (novel); HOPKINS, Gerard (translation); MAUROIS, André (preface)

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1956
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. Second Printing of the American Edition. Octavo (22cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; xxiv,744pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $5.95), lightly edgeworn, with some trivial dust-soil, a hint of sunning to spine, and one tiny tear. A novel discovered after Proust's death, first… Read more about this item
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Marx dans le Jardin d'Epicure

Marx dans le Jardin d'Epicure

by [MARX] MARKOVITS, Francine

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Paris: Editions de Minuit, (1974). First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 148,3pp. Mild edgewear, signed bookplate and ownership signature; Very Good. Text entirely in French.
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