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1 (Camoes, Luiz Vaz De). Bacon, Leonard, translator THE LUSIADS OF LUIZ DE CAMOES
New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown, hairline crack to the inner rear hinge, crack to the inner front hinge--still sound, about very good in green cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a shelfworn, mildly stained, soiled, torn and edge-nicked dust jacket. 
Bacon's objective was to bring "vestiges of the original splendor" with his translation of this grand narrative poem. Mr. Bacon has completed his work with detailed annotations, notes, an explanatory introduction and a preface. 435 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 (Garcia Marquez, Gabriel). Oberhelman, Harley D. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ: A Study of the Short Fiction.
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805783334 / 9780805783339 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, dust jacket. Octavo. 138 pages; selected bibliography and an index. Frontispiece photograph. 
No. 24 in Twayne's "Short Fiction" series focuses on the Nobel-prize winning author of ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 (Merwin, W.S.) Persius THE SATIRES OF PERSIUS
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1961. First edition, first printing. With a lengthy introduction and notes by William S. Anderson. Hardcover. Upper corner tips very very lightly bruised, else fine, in dusky rose cloth with white spine lettering; in a faintly age-toned, mildly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket. 
Translation by the American poet of the Roman poet's revolutionary and influential verses. "Persius strikes the highest note that Roman satire reached...he seems a forerunner of the great Christian Apologists."--Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911 edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 (O'Brian, Patrick). De Beauvoir, Simone A VERY EASY DEATH
[London]: Andre Deutsch and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1966). First U.K. edition: Proof copy. Proof. Pale offsetting and staining to the inside of the covers, minor shelfwear, most noticeably at the spine ends, else a very good plus copy in orange printed wraps. 
First published in Paris by Librairie Gallimard under the title UNE MORT TRES DOUCE. Translated by Patrick O'Brian. A retrospective and reflective review of the last weeks in the life of the author's aging mother. An uncommon proof. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 (Proust, Marcel). Cattaui, Georges MARCEL PROUST
London: The Merlin Press, (1967). 0850360471 / 9780850360479 First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
125 pages; bibliography and chronology. Translated by Ruth Hall. With a foreword: "The Life and After-Life of Marcel Proust" by P. de Boisdeffre. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Rozanov, Vasily). Payne, Rober, edited with an introduction by THE APOCALYPSE OF OUR TIME and other writings by Vasily Rozanov
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1977). 0275235203 / 9780275235208 First edition, first printing. Full-page inscription to museum director and author Rexford Stead, SIGNED by the author, Robert Payne. Hardcover. Stead's embossed ownership seal to four pages, else near fine in blue boards with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn and slightly nicked dust jacket. 301 pages; four photographic plates. 
English translation, by noted biographer and historian Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff, of the major works of Vasily Rozanov (1856-1919), regarded as "the most important writer of the twentieth century" by exiled poet Joseph Brodsky. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 (Weil, Simone). Moulakis, Athanasios SIMONE WEIL AND THE POLITICS OF SELF DENIAL
Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, (1998). 0826211623 / 9780826211620 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 266 pages; bibliography and index. 
Presents the unfolding of Weil's philosophical life against the backdrop of the political and social conditions of the last days of the Third French Republic, the Spanish Civil War, and the rise and clash of totalitarian ideologies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 (Wilbur, Richard). Hill, Donald RICHARD WILBUR
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1967). 0805708006 / 9780805708004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock lightly tanned, as expected, near fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
Detailed, paraphrase-centered interpretative study of the American poet, whose renderings of Moliere's works into English are among the most admired and oft-produced verse translations in the history of the art. Notes, chronology, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Zwerger, Lisbeth). Storm, Theodor LITTLE HOBBIN
New York/London: North-South Books, (1995). 1558584617 / 9781558584617 First edition in English. First published in Switzerland under the title DER KLEINE HAWELMANN. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial textured boards; without dust jacket, as issued. This is the sturdy library issue binding offered by the publisher. 
Lisbeth Zwerger's delicate watercolors add a mesmerizing quality to this little known lullaby by Theodor Storm, a nineteenth-century German poet. Zwerger's elegant style manages to suffuse her softly colored images with freshness and vitality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Aksyonov, Vassily GENERATIONS OF WINTER
New York: Random House, (1994). 039456961X / 9780394569611 First edition in English. Translated from the Russian by John Glad and Christopher Morris. Hardcover. Faint soiling to fore-edge (nearly invisible), hint of a crimp to spine crown, else fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
"Aksyonov has of the most original voices of that amazing Russian epoch the communist era. GENERATIONS OF WINTER should confirm his place among the giants of twentieth-century Russian literature."--Robert G. Kaiser. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Aleichem, Sholom COLLECTED STORIES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM: Tevye's Daughters
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1949). Fourth printing. Hardcover. Near fine; lacking the dust jacket. 
A deluxe illustrated edition of some of Aleichem's many renditions of Jewish folktales, which provided the basis for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, including a glossary of terms. Translated by Julius and Frances Butwin. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1946). Later reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in powder blue cloth; lacking the dust jacket. 
A collection of Aleichem's renditions of Yiddish folktales, with illustrations by Ben Shahn and a glossary including such terms as matzoh, shlimazl, and beigel. 394 pages. Translated by Julius and Frances Butwin. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc. & The American-Scandinavian Foundation, (1972). 080573354X / 9780805733549 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Swedish by Adolph Burnett Benson. Introduction by Staffan Bjorck. Hardcover. Very close to fine, with diagonal crease to one leaf, in blue binding with blind-embossed pattern to front cover, yellow lettering to spine; lacking the dust jacket. 
A short novel and a story by the Swedish writer "whose vast literary output, ranging from bizarre romanticism to bold realism, greatly influenced the development of Swedish literature."--Britannica. In The Library of Scandinavian Literature series. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Aristophanes; translated into English verse by Gilbert Murray THE BIRDS
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1950). First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in green cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a printed dust jacket that shows a small chip to the spine head, light nicking at the corners, mild edgewear, some soiling, dot of abrasion to spine panel. 
English rendering of one of the best known Greek comedies by one of the most eminent of the classical translators. With an introduction and notes by Murray. Lovely little edition! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Artzibashev, Michael; illustrated by Cameron Wright SANINE: A Russian Love Novel
New York: Three Sirens Press, (1932). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-stamped red cloth; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket; jacket art by Politzer. A superb copy! 
Deluxe, illustrated edition of the Russian novel first published in English in 1914. Translated into English by Percy Pinkerton. The line engravings, reproduced as full-page illustrations, chapter heads, endpieces, and intext art, are by Cameron Wright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Asturias, Miguel Angel STRONG WIND
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1968). First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to textblock, else a bright, fine copy in chocolate-brown cloth with white and gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed illustration to front; in a lightly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"The story concerns a Central American country and the struggles of the natives against the paternalism, callousness, and ruinous policies of the gringo firm Tropical Banana, Inc."--Lloyd W. Griffin. "Reveals a master's touch...a book to be savored." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Baantjer, (Albert Cornelis) DEKOK AND THE SORROWING TOMCAT
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312241917 / 9780312241919 First edition thus: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Translated from the Dutch by H.G. Smittenaar, this is one of more than fifty mysteries featuring Amsterdam Homicide Detective Dekok. Originally published in 1977 as DE COCK EN DE TREURENDE KATER. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Bernhard, Thomas; Translated from the German by David McLintock. WOODCUTTERS
New York: Alfred A Knopf, (1988). 0394551524 / 9780394551524 First U.S. edition, first printing. Published in the U.K. as CUTTING TIMBER, translated by Ewald Osers. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Mr. Bernhard's portrait of a society in dissolution has a Scandinavian darkness reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg, but it is filtered through a minimalist prose. . . . Woodcutters offers an unusually intense, engrossing literary experience."--NYT. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Bly, Robert, editor THE SEVENTIES, Number 1: Spring 1972
(Madison, Minnesota): The Seventies Press, (1972). First edition, first printing: a literary journal Hardcover. Fine, as-new, perfect-bound within illustrated cardstock wraps. 
Literary journal edited by the poet (earlier versions had been called THE FIFTIES and THE SIXTIES). This number includes translated poems by Garcia Lorca, Cesar Vallejo, Gunnar Ekelof, Chu Yuan, Pablo Neruda, and others, as well as works by Bly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Bodelsen, Anders FREEZING DOWN
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1969). Book club edition. Hardcover. Slight discoloration to the gutters of the endpapers, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 
When Bruno is told he has cancer, he decides to be "frozen down" for twenty years and to be bought back up when there may be a cure for his ailment in 1995. Translated from the Danish by Joan Tate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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