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A Proust Souvenir

By: Adams, William Howard; Paul Nadar

Price: $29.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20507


Photographs by Paul Nadar. A bump to the top corners, and the front board is bowed. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Gathers fifty-four portraits of people who served as inspiration for characters in Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and discusses the background of each figure. View more info

The Intimate Journals of Charles Baudelaire

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1957

Seller ID: 18392


First Beacon Press edition. Light rubbing to the front cover. A collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, with an introduction by W.H. Auden. View more info

Thomas the Impostor

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chester Springs, PA, Peter Owen Ltd: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7870


Written in 1923 with WWl as background, an excellent example of Cocteau's verve, urbanity, and stylistic brilliance. With a new foreword by Gilbert Adair. View more info

The Other One

By: Colette

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1960

Seller ID: 20260


Light rubbing and soiling to the dust jacket. Publisher's price of $3.50 on the front flap. View more info

A Reading of Proust

By: Fowlie, Wallace

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20512


Price-clipped, with the publisher's price sticker on the front flap. Tape repairs to the underside of the dust jacket. View more info

Marshlands & Prometheus Misbound

By: Gide, Andre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1953

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6891


Chipping to the spine, and smaller chips to the top of the front and back panels. A presentable copy. View more info

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The Elementary Particles

By: Houellebecq, Michel

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21102


An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear to the covers. The author's mordant novel that follows two deeply disturbed half brothers. View more info

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Whatever

By: Houellebecq, Michel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Serpent's Tail: 1999

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22392


Foxing to the page edges, and slight creasing to the covers. The unnamed narrator of Houellebecq's first novel is Marcuse's one-dimensional man, a disaffected computer expert sent from Paris to the provinces to instruct civil servants in the use of new technology. A reported first printing of only 1500 copies. View more info

Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue

By: Laforgue, Jules; William Jay Smith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20486


Edited and translated by William Jay Smith. A chip to the top of the front panel, and a short closed tear to the rear panel. Publisher's price of $4.00 on the front flap. A selection of Laforgue's poetry and prose, he was one of the first French poets to write in free verse. View more info

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A Reader's Handbook to Proust: An Index-Guide to Remembrance of Things Past

By: Spalding, P. A.; R. H. Cortie

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble (Harper & Row): 1975

Edition: Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20508


Originally compiled by P. A. Spalding and published in 1952. This edition revised by R. H. Cortie. Topstain still solid. View more info

Arthur Rimbaud

By: Starkie, Enid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1961

Seller ID: 19285


Rubbing to the dust jacket, with some nicks to the head of the spine. Publisher's price of $10.00 on the front flap. View more info

Apollinaire to Aragon: Thirty Modern French Poets

By: Strachan, W.J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19509


Offsetting to the free endpaper. Light chipping, and some darkening to the spine. Publisher's label on the front board. Contributors include Jean Cocteau, Tristan Szara, St. John Perse, Henri Michaux and several others. View more info

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The Law

By: Vailland, Roger

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1958

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19090


A nick to the head of the spine, and slight soiling to the dust jacket. A presentable copy with the topstain still solid. Winner of the Prix Goncourt. The basis for the movie starring Gina Lollobrigida and Yves Montand. View more info