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1 Giono, Jean THE HUSSAR ON THE ROOF
London: Museum Press Limited, (1953). First U.K. edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin. Hardcover. A bright, fresh, fine copy in black cloth with silver spine lettering; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that betrays some mild age-toning and light edgewear. A nice copy. Jacket design by Laurence Scarfe. 
Set in Provence in 1838 during the cholera epidemic. "In an era of modernism, Giono wrote a Flaubert-like lapidary prose. He describes, for instance, a heat wave with such harrowing detail that the very pages seem to smoke."--Richard von Busack. Filmed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Giono, Jean THE SONG OF THE WORLD
New York: The Viking Press, 1937. B00085HT1U First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Henri Fluchere and Geoffrey Myers. Hardcover. Very close to fine, in pictorial cloth; in an about near fine illustrated dust jacket with light wear and age-toning, very short closed tear to upper spine fold. 
A story of elopement, pursuit, and sanctuary, of sudden love and sudden death, and of a land never scarred by man. "A strange, richly imaginative novel, pulsing with a new and original kind of beauty and power."--Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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