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KAPPA (Gulliver in a Kimono) Translation and introductory notes by Seiichi Shiojiri

By: Akutagawa, Ryunosuke

Price: $149.99

Publisher: Abeno, Osaka, Japan, Akitaya: 1948

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 39166


154 pages; Publisher's flexible grey boards printed in black, pictorial endpapers, in a fragile dust jacket printed in black and red on thin paper stock. This is the third printing of the first English language edition of "Kappa" -- the masterpiece of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, considered by some the father of the Japanese short story. His mother went insane shortly after his birth in 1912, so he was adopted and raised by his maternal uncle, Akutagawa Do-sho-, from ... View more info

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Gli amori di Anacreonte o sia collezione delle sue odi di amoroso argomento Tradotte dal conte Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano

By: Anacreon

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Place Not Identified, Publisher Unstated: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39156


2 p.l. & 92 pages; Very scarce first edition of Count Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano's verse translation of odes by Anacreon into Italian. It was probably printed somewhere in Italy around 1790, though there is no date printed. It probably was made in the Marche, near Macerata, where the translator was a Senator in the Repubblica romana. (The date comes from a catalogue entry in the database of the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le i... View more info

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The Book of Good Counsels from the Sanskrit of the "Hitopadesa" with Illustrations by Gordon Browne

By: Arnold, Sir Edward ; Gordon Browne (illustrator)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners: 1893

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 40607


163 pages; Clean and secure in original red cloth binding with bevelled edges and elaborate decorative stamping in gilt to front cover with images of various wild animals and branches. Minor wear to cloth at spine ends. Fabulous cover design bears monogram HD or possibly HC (with C reversed). Several full page b&w illustrations by Gordon Browne. Frontispiece, 6 full page & 13 b&w text illustrations. Printed at Chiswick Press. View more info

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Florante and Laura ... Translated into English from the Spanish version of Epifanio de los Santos by George St. Clair Carefully compared to the Tagalog original by Fernando Villarosa

By: Balagtas, Francisco ; [Translator's own working copy]

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Manila, The Times Press: [1920]

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41608


61 & [1, ads] pages; Publisher's blue wrappers -- (the front wrapper is now missing); bound with three metal staples. Somewhat worn, title page dusty, rear wrapper and spine now have some chips missing. The author's copy of the first edition of his translation into English of key work of the literature of the Philippines written in Tagalog. George St. Clair (identified on the title page as "Professor of English - University of the Philippines") had inscribed ... View more info

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Rothschild's Fiddle and Other Stories

By: Checkhov, Anton ; [Chekhov]

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 39239


Modern Library; 252 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of flexible green leatherette, frontispiece portrait of Chekhov. Toledano: Brodsky endpapers, No. 1 spine format, C4 publisher ads. View more info

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THE PLAYS OF ANTON CHEKHOV

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Illustrated Editions Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38388


328 pages; Text block is clean and tight in original binding of tan cloth spine over blue cloth covered boards decorative stamping in red and gilt (images of seagull on front cover and spine) in dustjacket with edgewear and some foxing now in protective mylar cover. Illustrated with wonderful woodcuts by Howard Simon, ten full page and several inset. OCLC: 664223688 Contents include The Wedding, The Proposal, The Anniversary, Three Sisters, The Seagull, The Bear, The ... View more info

The Way of the Cross

By: Doroshevitch, Vlas ; Stephen Graham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam & Sons: 1916

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40585


viii, 163, (7) pages; Clean and secure in original binding of gray pictorial boards, rubbed at head of spine. Introduction by Stephen Graham. Vlas Mikhailovich Doroshevich (1864 – 1922, was one of Russia's most popular and widely read journalists, and a novelist, essayist, drama critic, and short story writer. The Way of the Cross is his account of the refugees from the German invasion of Russia during World War I. He journeyed from Moscow to meet the oncoming ref... View more info

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FUTILITY - A Novel on Russian Themes

By: Gerhardi, William ; Edith Wharton

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, Duffield and Company: 1922

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 38389


(3), 256 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering, lettering faded at spine, minor lean. Preface by Edith Wharton. This is the first published novel by William Gerhardi, one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists of the 1920s. It draws on the author's experiences fighting the Bolsheviks in Russia, as well as his childhood visits to pre-revolutionary Russia. From Edith Wharton's Prefac... View more info

LA MORT D'ABEL - POEME EN CINQ CHANTS... TRADUIT PAR M. HUBER

By: Gessner, Solomon

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Paris, Patris, Gilbert: 1801

Seller ID: 39023


Clean and secure in original bindings with red leather spine labels with gilt lettering and ruling. A French translation of this classic pastoral poem. Rosenbach duplicate. Illustrated by Engravings. French, illus edition. A nice set.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Heretic of Soana

By: Hauptmann, Gerhart

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, B. W. Huebsch: 1923

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38583


192 pages; Publisher's black cloth, with lettering on the front cover and spine highlighted against gilt panels. A very nice example, with crisp corners and edges, but just a tad dusty. The original cream dust jacket printed in black has minor cover soiling and is missing a small triangular chip near the gutter of the upper front panel. This scarce dust jacket proclaims Hauptmann's novel "The quintessence of all love stories." It was published in German as '... View more info

Le Opere di Orazio Flacco Recate in versi italiani da Tommaso Gargallo

By: Horace ; Quintus Horatius Flaccus ; translated by Tommaso Gargalloataaa

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Como, figli di Carlantonio Ostinelli: 1827

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41494


304; 429 pages; Two volumes, bound in contemporary half vellum over pattern-printed paper covered boards, flat spines with leather labels in red and black, lettered in gilt. Bindings display just a touch of light soiling, but a handsome, tight and clean set. This charming 1827 first edition of Tommaso Gargallo's esteemed translation of Horace from Latin into modern Italian has a most interesting provenance: it was the property of two generations of one of the leading f... View more info

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Sakoontala, Or, the Lost Ring An Indian Drama Translated Into English Prose and Verse, From the Sanskrit of Kalidasa

By: Kalidasa ; Sir Monier Monier-Williams

Price: $54.95

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1885

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39627


xx, [1] & 236 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, gilt stamped with English title stamped in gilt on the spine, Sanskrit title (in Devanagari letters) stamped in gilt on the front cover. Top edges of the leaves carefully opened, fore and bottom edges trimmed rough. An excellent copy of the trade edition of this handsome edition, printed by the press of Theodore L. De Vinne in New York. Translated by Sir Monier Monier-Williams This is the second major translation into Engli... View more info

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THE BETROTHED - I Promessi Sposi with Wood-cut Illustrations

By: Manzoni, Alessandro

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1878

Seller ID: 40554


(16), xii, 723, (17-31) ads pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding decoratively stamped in blind, gilt lettering at spine; some wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Publishers ads bound in at front and rear. English translation of the famous (and popular) historical novel by Manzoni depicting events in Northern Italy during the 17th century when the area was under Spanish domination. The description of the conditions in Milan during the ... View more info

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FIVE MODERN NO PLAYS

By: Mishima, Yukio ; Donald Keene (translator)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Secker & Warburg: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40622


200 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original binding of black cloth spine and rose coloured boards in very nice dustjacket with a tiny tear at head of spine. Translated by Donald Keene from the original Japanese edition: 'Kindai Nogakushu.' Includes introduction and the first English translation of 'Hanjo.' View more info

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Lectures on Russian Literature - Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenef, Tolstoy

By: Panin, Ivan

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39245


viii, 220 pages; Contents clean and unmarked in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth is worn at spine ends and corners, bookplate on fep, rear free endpaper missing a piece (c. 1/2" x 3"). OCLC: 1033342 Very uncommon. Ivan Nikolayevitsh Panin (1855 – 1942) was a Russian emigrant to the United States who achieved fame for discovering numeric patterns in the text of the Hebrew and Greek Bible. Exiled at the age of 18 for for engagi... View more info

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Plutarch's Lives, Translated From The Original Greek With Notes, Critial and Historical. And A Life Of Plutrach

By: Plutarch ; John and William Langhorne (translators)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baltimore, William and Joseph Neal: 1835

Seller ID: 40756


xx & 748 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, five shallow raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered spine label, marbled endpapers, edges of the text block cut and marbled to match. Some rubbing along the hinges, and missing a small piece at the head of the spine, but the boards are soundly attached and text block is tight, with sewing in excellent condition, albeit with the expected light foxing throughout, as is typical of American book production of the time. ... View more info

THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR A Detective Novel

By: Puig, Manuel ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $84.95

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40207


Autograph; 219 pages; Signed by Puig on ffep. Clean and tight in original royal blue binding in very nice dustjacket. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Image for The Criminal Law Magazine and Reporter  a bi-monthly periodical devoted to the interests of bench and bar in criminal cases. Containing original articles on timely topics, full reports of important cases, and a digest of all recent criminal cases, America

The Criminal Law Magazine and Reporter a bi-monthly periodical devoted to the interests of bench and bar in criminal cases. Containing original articles on timely topics, full reports of important cases, and a digest of all recent criminal cases, America

By: Rapalje, Stewart ; Robert Linn Lawrence

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Jersey City, Frederick D. Linn & Co., Law Book Publishers: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38972


1800 pages; The first two annual volumes of 'The Criminal Law Magazine and Reporter' -- original editions from 1880 & 1881, bound in tan library buckram. xlii & 848; xl & 870 pp. Both have stamps from the Library of Congress, including the "Surplus-Duplicate" stamps from the LC's Division of Gift and Exchange (which make it legal to buy, sell and own these copies). But these two volumes have very different early histories. The first volume was bound up from th... View more info

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La Basse-Cour en Tunisie

By: Renon, A.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Tunis, Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes: 1946

Seller ID: 38949


Collection Le Bled; 95 pages; Clean and tight in original printed pink wrappers. Pages lightly toned. This early work, written in French, is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast or historian. Its 93 pages contain a wealth of information about poultry rearing by women in rural Northern Tunisia. Contents include a comprehensive guide to poultry related conversation with Arabic translation and grammatical and cultural notes, extensive commentary on poultry themed ... View more info

Die Chronik von Canongate Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (von General J. v. Theobald)

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Stuttgart, Gebrüder Franckh: 1828

Seller ID: 41073


112, 110, 104, 104 und 103 pp. pages; Contemporary (publisher's?) drab boards, pale red label on spine "Scott's Werke . 90-94. / Die Chronik" The German translation of Scott's Chronicles of Canongate, published as volumes 90-94 in the series of Theobald translations - "Walter Scott's sämmtliche Werke" Neu übersetzt." Five volumes bound in one, each with a pair of title pages (general and this specific title) and an engraved frontispiece. Minor r... View more info