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by Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. His most recent novel is The Golden Age, and his new essay collection, The Last Empire: Essays 1993?2000, has just been published.

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Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward

by Walter Scott

T. Nelson & Sons Ltd. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Undated but acquired by previous owner in 1940s. POS on FFEP in pencil, sunned and rounded spine, mild wear to blind stamped red cloth boards, cracked hinges but binding still solid, clean bright text.
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SGD 14.66
L'orange amere

L'orange amere

by Didier van Cauwelaert

Editions du Seuil, 1988. Couverture souple. Assez bon. Yellowed; rubbed spine with one crease; surface wear overall with some creasing of wraps. Points MM R404 reprint of 202102838.
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SGD 7.33
Huntingtower

Huntingtower

by John Buchan

Thomas Nelson And Sons. Hardcover. Fair/No DJ. Sunned, rounded spine with separation gap; binding is loose but no cracks; gift inscription otherwise clean unmarked text; moderate wear to boards missing jacket; bottom page edges rippled from moisture exposure.
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SGD 14.66
Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 21 (Spring 1988) Number 4

Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 21 (Spring 1988) Number 4

by Ray Browne, editor

Bowling Green State University, 1988. Soft cover. Good. Creased bumped corners, mailing label residue, front cover curling, a few pages written on. Illustrated.
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SGD 21.99
New Penguin Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One

New Penguin Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One

by William Shakespeare; PH Davison

Penguin, 1968. 5ème tirage ou plus. Couverture souple. Bon. Some yellowing and mild general wear. ISBN 0140707182
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SGD 17.59
LE CAPITAINE FRAPPE-D'ABORD, grand roman historique.

LE CAPITAINE FRAPPE-D'ABORD, grand roman historique.

by Fernand Hue

Societe Francaise D'imprimerie et de Librairie, 1894. Hardcover. Acceptable/No DJ. Georges Roux. Premiere serie - format gran in-4o. 31 x 22 cm. Covers in a poor state: faded, stained and worn. Interior is yellowed. There is a split in the binding causing one section of text to pull (binding still intact and otherwise solid). Gilt page edges still nice. Undated: original publication in 1894 and we know this was printed prior to 1911 due to the "Distribution de Prix" attached to inside... Read more about this item
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SGD 43.99
Tome trente-huiteme [38] des Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire. Tome 1 - Romans. Nouvelle édition.

Tome trente-huiteme [38] des Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire. Tome 1 - Romans. Nouvelle édition.

by Voltaire

Paris: chez Thomine et Fortic, 1821. Hardcover. Good/No DJ as Issued. Tome trente-huiteme [38] des Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire. Tome 1 - Romans. Nouvelle édition. Reliure plein cartonné, dos lisse orné et doré avec pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouges. Bon état. Format in-12° (17x10). Imprimerie Carez. Boards heavily worn throughout (white marks) and rubbed through on all edges and corners, yet binding is solid and it still handles... Read more about this item
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SGD 36.66
les murmures de l'amour

les murmures de l'amour

by Francois Solesmes

Encre marine, 2004. Soft cover. Good. In-8 broché, couverture à rabats de 230 pages bon état. Interieur frais, un pli sur le dos, qq taches sur les couvertures et tranches.
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SGD 36.66
The Recessional : And ideal thoughts by Bacon, Jerome, Voltaire, Ruskin, Holmes, Goethe

The Recessional : And ideal thoughts by Bacon, Jerome, Voltaire, Ruskin, Holmes, Goethe

by Rudyard Kipling

New York, NY: Dodge Publishing Company. Half-Leather. Fair/Poor. Undated, circa 1910. Soft cloth wraps originally tied with ribbon of faux leather (brushed suede) which has disintegrated; chipped and frayed at edges included endpapers and readily crumbling leaving residue to the touch. Interior unpaginated one-sided print in the tradition of a broadside in format is still clean and crisp with modern era black ink typesetting. Some fine decorative touches as in gilded inlay on front cover and red ink... Read more about this item
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SGD 14.66
La Siecle Tome I: Fanm Dewo, Roman Antillais

La Siecle Tome I: Fanm Dewo, Roman Antillais

by Delsham, Tony

Editions M.G.G., 1996. Soft cover. Good. 1996 edition. Light chipping of spine extremities, visible shelfwear, cocked spine, binding creases, unmarked clean text and tight binding.
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SGD 293.24
De Paris au Brésil par terre. Aventures d'un héritier à travers le monde

De Paris au Brésil par terre. Aventures d'un héritier à travers le monde

by Louis Boussenard

Paris: Librairie Illustree / Marpon & Flammarion. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. J. Ferat. Les deux parties ensemble. The two parts bound together with sequential pagination of 696 pages. Rebound in red buckram 20 x 27,5 cm without retaining original covers, date unknown circa 1892. Boards are blind stamped and have a basic grain pattern, gilt lettering and motifs on spine and gilt page edges. The spine and boards look fine except for a few water stains on back. White rub marks along spine gutters... Read more about this item
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SGD 55.72
Blackfriars Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Blackfriars Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

by Shakespeare, William and Marvin Spevack

W. C. Brown, 1970. Soft cover. Good. Soiled covers, fine interior, staplebound large format.
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SGD 21.99
Iran Nameh: A Persian Quarterly of Iranian Studies Vol.27, No.4 (2012)

Iran Nameh: A Persian Quarterly of Iranian Studies Vol.27, No.4 (2012)

Foundation for Iranian Studies, University of Toronto, 2012. Soft cover. Near Fine. Light corner wear. A few articles on history, most are literary criticism. Illustrated. Text in Persian with English footnotes, bibl., titles - Texte en persan. Iran Nameh, qui est largement considéré comme l'une des publications les plus autorisés de son genre, est une revue trimestrielle contient des bourses d'études en cours sur des études iraniennes. ISSN 08924147
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SGD 26.39
Agenda Les Carnets de Marcel Proust

Agenda Les Carnets de Marcel Proust

by Seguin-Fontes Marthe

Le Chêne, 2000. Hardcover. Fine. BBS without days of the week so it could be used in any year. Floral watercolors and Proust quotes; could almost pass as new. Gift qualtiy.
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SGD 11.73
Green Grass of Wyoming

Green Grass of Wyoming

by Mary O'Hara

Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1946. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. A Story Press Book, 3rd impression. Third volume of the McLaughlin family saga. Bookplates on both front and back inside of boards has made pastedowns loose (open readily) otherwise tight binding, some rounding of spine. Page edges and top margins of text yellowed. DJ nicked at hinges, frayed edges, still attractive collectible early edition.
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SGD 38.12
Les Anneaux de Saturne

Les Anneaux de Saturne

by Sebald, Winfried Georg; Kreiss, Bernard

Actes Sud, 1999. Soft cover. Good.
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SGD 14.66
Les Civilises

Les Civilises

by Claude Farrère

FLAMMARION, 1921. Half-Leather. Good. Superbe reilure demi-cuir: rebound in half leather and half marbled boards, spine has 4 raised bands, gilt title/author & anchor emblem. Original paperback wraps not retained. Yellowed text and light shelf wear. Later printing, circa 1930.
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SGD 29.32
Shakespeare Richard II: Traduction nouvelle de Jean-Michel Deprats; Edition bilingue presente par Margaret Jones-Davies

Shakespeare Richard II: Traduction nouvelle de Jean-Michel Deprats; Edition bilingue presente par Margaret Jones-Davies

by William Shakespeare; Jean-Michel Deprats; Margaret Jones-Davies

Folio theatre, 2004. Couverture souple. Très bon. Light wear, yellowed page edges, overall excellent condition.
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SGD 14.66
Lot of 4 Books: Secret Adversary - Bantam 0553100255175 14th prtg. Secret of Chimneys - Triad Panther 0586045147. Peril at End House - Fontana 3rd prtg. Three Act Tragedy - Fontana 8th prtg.

Lot of 4 Books: Secret Adversary - Bantam 0553100255175 14th prtg. Secret of Chimneys - Triad Panther 0586045147. Peril at End House - Fontana 3rd prtg. Three Act Tragedy - Fontana 8th prtg.

by Agatha Christie

Mass Market Paperback. Good. The 4 Books look used with shelf wear and rub marks especially on edges but all the cover art looks nice. Crisp unmarked text but yellowed. Bindings are solid with no splits or cracks.
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SGD 14.66
La Sombre Route

La Sombre Route

by Serge Barranx

Societe Francaise d'Imprimerie et de Librairie. Hardcover. Good/No DJ as Issued. Interior is mildly but evenly aged toned, binding is rounded but very solid, covers are soiled but show little wear. Oversized; illustrations. 0
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SGD 36.66
Catechisme du Diocese de Paris

Catechisme du Diocese de Paris

by Darboy

Librairie d'Drien Le Clere et Cie., 1863. Hardcover. Fair. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. 9 x 14 cm., 144 pages, relié toile avec dos collé. In-16. Etat d'usage, Coins frottés, Dos satisfaisant, Intérieur frais. Corners rubbed through, clean text except for foxing on first and last pages, splits in gutter, POS dated 1867.
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SGD 21.99
Barthes Reader

Barthes Reader

by Barthes, Roland; Sontag, Susan

Hill and Wang, 1982. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. One chapter with discrete pencil checkmarks in margins, easy to miss at first glance. Some light scuffing to DJ. Collectible copy. Along with only a handful of other writers, Roland Barthes has set the direction of modern cultural and literary criticism. More than two dozen of his books have appeared in English translation, and several major American writers have heralded his essays as elegant and profound. This book... Read more about this item
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SGD 38.12
Le Paradoxe du Bonheur

Le Paradoxe du Bonheur

by Aminatta Forna

Delcourt, 2019. Soft cover. Fine.
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SGD 21.99
Dodsworth

Dodsworth

by Sinclair Lewis

Jonathan Cape, 1935. Hardcover. Good/No DJ. 1935 Florin Book Series; no jacket; soiled cloth boards with mild wear; sunned spine; POS; slightly yellowed text.
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SGD 17.59
Pages commentees d'auteurs contemporains tome 3 Pages Commentees D'auteurs Contemporains Tome 3

Pages commentees d'auteurs contemporains tome 3 Pages Commentees D'auteurs Contemporains Tome 3

by pierre curnier

Larousse, 1967. Mass Market Paperback. Good. General wear.
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SGD 11.73