Chronicles of Bustos Domecq (USED)

Chronicles of Bustos Domecq

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Chronicles of Bustos Domecq is a collection of short fiction that Jorge Luis Borges wrote in collaboration with his fellow Argentinean, the novelist Adolfo Bioy-Casares. Their stories explore the playful, imaginative, and sometimes fantastic relationship between fiction and reality which Borges was to make his hallmark in works such as the famous collection of stories Fictions. His collaborator Casares was a writer, journalist, and translator best known for his science fiction novel The Invention of Morel.

E.P. Dutton & Co., 1976. Co-author Adolfo Bioy-Casares; translated by Norman Thomas DiGiovanni. Dust jacket in protective cover; flap edges tanned; black paper over cloth with silver lettering on spine. Binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

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Ruth Benedict (1887-1948) was an American anthropologist. Her 1934 book, Patterns of Culture, was translated into fourteen languages and for years was used as standard reading material for anthropology courses in American universities. Benedict's theory of cultural relativism promoted the idea of studying and accepting different cultures for their unique traits. She felt it was wrong to look down on the customs or values of a culture different from one's own.

Benedict’s 1946 study of Japan is a revealing look at Japanese culture and how it differs from American culture, making The Chrysanthemum and the Sword essential reading for anyone interested in 1940's era Japan.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge. Scarce 1st edition (later printing); dust jacket in protective mylar cover; edges worn; green cloth stamped with gilt on cover and spine; front hinge cracked inside; deckled edges; one spot in middle of fore-edge. G/G

City  Lights  Journal,  Number  One
City  Lights  Journal,  Number  One
City  Lights  Journal,  Number  One
City  Lights  Journal,  Number  One

City Lights Journal, Number One

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City Lights Books, 1963. First issue; dedicated to e.e. cummings and William Carlos Williams; edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; edgs lightly scuffed; spine lightly creased; binding tight; text clean; dedication in ink on inside cover. VG

The City: A Play (USED)

City: A Play

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Paul Claudel (1868-1955) was the author of numerous plays and several volumes of poetry.

Yale University Press, 1920. 1st edition. Translated from the French by John Strong Newberry. Inscribed by translator. No dust jacket. Dark gray cloth over light gray boards; title and author on paper label on spine; covers lightly soiled; corners bumped; endpapers foxed; deckled edges. G-

Clan of the Cave Bear (1st Ed)
Clan of the Cave Bear (1st Ed)

Clan of the Cave Bear (1st Ed)

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An all-absorbing journey into man's possible past. Jean M. Auel, a storytelling genius, weaves a compellingly readable saga of human survival; an epic that transcends time and place. It is peopled with rich and complex characters who experience the full range of human emotions. All this makes for total involvement and believability in the light of today. A novel for all time.

Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear.

1st edition, 1st printing, with pristine dustjacket. 1980, Knopf. Fine.

Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina

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In I, Claudius, Robert Graves began the story of the limping, stammering young man who is suddenly thrust onto the throne after the death of Caligula. In Claudius the God, Graves continues the story, detailing Claudius’s thirteen-year reign and his ultimate downfall. Painting the vivid, tumultuous, and decadent society of ancient Rome with spectacular detail, Graves provides a tale that is instructive, compelling, and difficult to put down for both casual readers and students of Roman history.

New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; 1" missing from head of spine; edges chipped and creased; corners chipped; black cloth with gold medallion on cover and gilt lettering on spine; endpapers tanned; fold-out family tree; binding tight; text clean. G/G-

The Cocktail Party (1st American edition)

Cocktail Party (1st American edition)

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A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. “An authentic modern masterpiece” (New York Post). “Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry” (Stephen Spender).

1st American edition; dust jacket in protective cover; spine faded; covers lightly foxed; black cloth; endpapers tanned and lightly foxed; binding good; text clean. G/G

Collected Impressions (USED)

Collected Impressions

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Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) was an Irish-British novelist and short story writer. While she is mostly known for her fiction, she also wrote numerous reviews, prefaces, and personal essays throughout her career. The pieces in Collected Impressions capture the breadth and depth of her engagement with literature past and present, ranging as they do from Flaubert and LeFanu to Woolf and Lawrence, with many obscure and illustrious names in between.

London: Longmans Green and Co., 1950. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; head of spine chipped; rear cover has 2.5" tear 1" from bottom, some scuffing, and a light blue stain stretching the width of the rear jacket 3" from the bottom; blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; top edge blue; binding tight; text clean and bright. G/G-

Collected Poems by Geoffrey Hill

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Hailed as "the best poet writing in England" (Michael Longley, The Guardian) and "a magnificent poet" (Poetry), Geoffrey Hill has produced powerfully mythic verse that distinguishes him as a contemporary poet in allegiance with the great tradition. Complex yet spare, Hill is a poet of despair and redemption whose work contains some of contemporary poetry's most powerful moments. This collection brings together for the first time the poems appearing in five previous books, including the acclaimed long poem The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy; also here are three hitherto unpublished poems, Hymns to Our Lady of Chartres.

1st hardback trade edition, published by Andre Deutsch, 1986. Dust jacket in protective cover; no tears or creases, very clean; gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine; former owner's name on front pastedown; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/VG

Colonel  Sun:  A  James  Bond  Adventure  (1st  edition)
Colonel  Sun:  A  James  Bond  Adventure  (1st  edition)

Colonel Sun: A James Bond Adventure (1st edition)

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Colonel Sun was published in 1968 and is the first novel featuring the character of James Bond to appear after the death of his creator, Ian Fleming. It was published by Kingsley Amis under the name of Robert Markham

1st edition. London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Dust jacket painting by Tom Adams; dj in protective cover; head of spine chipped; flap edges tanned; black cloth with gilt lettering on spine; illustrated endpapers; binding good; text clean. G+/G+