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  • THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES. by Abe, Kobo
    Abe, Kobo
    THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1991). One of the most important Japanese novels of the 20th century, this is reminiscent of Kafka's works. An amateur entomologist wanders into a remote seaside village in pursuit of a rare beetle, and is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he discovers that he is a prisoner and his only companion is a young widow, a pariah in the poor community, who the villagers have condemned to a life of shoveling back the ever-encroaching dunes that threaten to bury the town. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. Illustrated with drawings by Machi Abe. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-679733787.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 84064
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  • BEYOND THE CURVE. by Abe, Kobo
    Abe, Kobo
    BEYOND THE CURVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Tokyo: Kodansha, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first collection of short fiction, one which confirms his reputation as one of Japan's most significant modern writers. The stories - often surrealistic - start from the same point: a seemingly innocuous act plunges an ordinary individual into extraordinary, often nightmarish circumstances that lead him to question his identity or his sanity. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 247 pp. ISBN: 4770014651.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57867
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  • THE CARDBOARD HOUSE by Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    THE CARDBOARD HOUSE

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The great Peruvian poet's first book and his only complete work of prose (although described as a novel, it is more a long prose-poem), written between 1924-27 and first published in Spanish in 1928 when Adan was only 20 years old. Translated and with an introduction by Katherine Silver. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Kathleen Silver. (Silver commented that this was her favorite book among all that she translated) A title in the Palabra Sur Series. 103 pp. ISBN: 1-55597-1296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75480
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  • WATCHWORD ONE, Summer 2001. by Adler, Dean; Nina Schuyler, Jana Rotescu, Saviana Stanescu and others.
    Adler, Dean; Nina Schuyler, Jana Rotescu, Saviana Stanescu and others.
    WATCHWORD ONE, Summer 2001.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Watchword, 2001. First edition - First issue of this "nearly quarterly" journal specializing in East European translations and emerging American authors. Includes poetry and short fiction by Nina Schuyler, Jana Rotescu, Saviana Stanescu, Rebekah Eppley, Randy Lyman, Sam Tsitrin and others. Notes on contributors. 58 pp. Cover art by Helene Poulshock

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stapled illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55563
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  • THE WALL. by Adler, H. G. (1910-1988)
    Adler, H. G. (1910-1988)
    THE WALL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (2014.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in English of this, the final book in Adler's Holocaust trilogy, based on his experiences as a survivor of the death camps. Originally published in German in 1989, translated by Peter Filkins. List of characters and principle events. 630 pp. ISBN: 978-0812993066.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 72519
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  • THE SCARRED WOMAN: A Department Q Novel. by Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
    Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
    THE SCARRED WOMAN: A Department Q Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh thriller by this award-winning Danish writer in the Department Q series. It features chief detective Carl Morck, who was one on Copenhagen's best homicide detectives, until a bullet almost took his life and left one of his teammates dead, the other paralyzed, and who is now running Department Q, a special investigations division formed to look at cold cases. Translated by William Frost. 470 pp. ISBN: 978-0525952480.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (a bit of crinkling to the upper corner of the front endpaper and several pages)

    Book ID: 84725
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  • Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
    THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first thriller by this award-winning Danish writer to be published in the US, and the first Department Q Novel. It introduces chief detective Carl Morck, who was one on Copenhagen's best homicide detectives, until a bullet almost took his life and left one of his teammates dead, the other paralyzed. To solve the problem of what to do with him, he is "promoted" to run Department Q, a new special investigations division to take a look at cold cases that turns out to be a department of one (and his assistant/driver, a Syrian immigrant named Hassan). Translated by Lisa Hartford. Definitely worth reading. 395 pp. ISBN: 978-0525952480.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78146
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  • Agnon, S. Y.
    TWO TALES: BETROTHED & EDO AND ENAM.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Schocken Books, 1966. dj. Hardcover - By the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1966. Translated from the Hebrew by Walter Lever.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 6795
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  • SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS. by Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel considered to be the most important by this influential and award-winning Ecuadorian writer, director, painter, and diplomat. He was a member of the Guayaquil Group of the 1930s, who used social realism in their writings, but this novel is notable for its use of magic realism - and humor - to "illustrate both symbolically and literally many of the essential problems that bedevil Latin America." Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. A title in the Texas Pan American Series. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-292775520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 81927
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  • PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG. by Akunin, Boris.
    Akunin, Boris.
    PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2006). SIGNED (on a bookplate), hardcover first edition - The first Sister Pelagia mystery, set at the end of the 19th century in a small town in Russia, where a bulldog has been found poisoned. When Sister Pelagia is summoned by the bishop to investigate this, things take a more sinister turn with the headless body of a man and a young boy found in the river. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. SIGNED bookplate laid in. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-297848623.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 82709
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  • THE DEATH OF ACHILLES. by Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    THE DEATH OF ACHILLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2006). First edition - Mystery featuring Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, originally published in Russian in 1998. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. 320 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 81227
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  • THE DEATH OF ACHILLES. by Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    THE DEATH OF ACHILLES.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, originally published in Russian in 1998. Translated by Andrew Bromfield.. Numbered 50 out of 80, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by H. F. R. Keating. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. 370 pp. ISBN: 1-873567715.

    Condition: Fine in fine original mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71195
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  • THE WINTER QUEEN. by Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    THE WINTER QUEEN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, set in 1873 Moscow where a young law student has just committed suicide. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. the first book by Akunin to be published in the UK. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Andrew Bromfield. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-297829742.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages, few spots on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 82710
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  • EL CAPITAN VENENO: Captain Venom / Poison. by Alarcon, Don Pedro A. de (1833-1891) Translated by Gray Casement
    Alarcon, Don Pedro A. de (1833-1891) Translated by Gray Casement
    EL CAPITAN VENENO: Captain Venom / Poison.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Translation Publishing Company, (1914). Hardcover first edition - A romantic adventure story set in 1848 by this Spanish novelist, war correspondent and member of Parliament, among other things. This is considered one of de Alarcon's best works. Includes both a translator's and an author's foreword. 103 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black boards with gilt lettering and bands on the front cover.

    Book ID: 82112
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  • Aldanov, Mark.
    THE FIFTH SEAL.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1943. dj. Hardcover - A picture of Western Europe on the eve of the second World War, as seen by Soviet officials, written by this Russian writer mostly during his exile in Paris. Translated by Nicholas Wreden.

    Condition: Very good in good dust jacket (prev owner's stamp, edgewear to dj, staining to interior of dj.)

    Book ID: 17254
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  • FAMILY ALBUM. by Alegria, Claribel.
    Alegria, Claribel.
    FAMILY ALBUM.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (1991). First edition - Three novellas - the title story and 'The Talisman' and 'Village of God and the Devil' - which explore three critical stages in a woman's life. Translation from the Spanish by Amanda Hopkinson 191 pp. ISBN: 0-915306-948.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61355
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  • WOMAN OF THE RIVER / LA MUJER DEL RIO. by Alegria, Claribel.
    Alegria, Claribel.
    WOMAN OF THE RIVER / LA MUJER DEL RIO.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1988). First edition - A bilingual edition of this collection of poetry by "one of the major voices in Latin American poetry confronts the political realities of contemporary Central America. Many of the poems are political, direct, and condemnatory of the United States presence in Latin America, and they are rich, human documents rooted in Alegrias knowledge of and love for her subjects." Translated by D. J. Flakol. A title in the Pitt Poetry series. Notes. 95 pp. ISBN: 0-822954095.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 84504
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  • Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem: TEVYE'S DAUGHTERS. by Aleichem, Sholom.
    Aleichem, Sholom.
    Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem: TEVYE'S DAUGHTERS.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Crown, (c 1949). Hardcover - Collects 27 stories translated and with a preface by Frances Butwin, Deluxe illustrated edition with drawings by Ben Shahn. Glossary. xvii, 302 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover (previous owner's name). No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82200
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  • THE HAND, or the Confession of an Executioner. by Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    THE HAND, or the Confession of an Executioner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated by Susan Brownsberger from a revised, but unpublished version of the 1980 Russian edition. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky. ISBN: 0-374-167702.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17929
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  • Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    THE HAND, or the Confession of an Executioner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated by Susan Brownsberger from a revised, but unpublished version of the 1980 Russian edition. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky. ISBN: 0-374-167702.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 20152
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  • KANGAROO. by Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    KANGAROO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1986). Hardcover first edition - Russian author's first novel to appear in English - one which takes the term "kangaroo trial" to extremes - set in 1949, this is a savage satire confronting the hypocrisy and cruelty of the Stalinist regime. Translated by Tamara Glenny. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374180687.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72932
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  • Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    THE HAND, or the Confession of an Executioner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated by Susan Brownsberger from a revised, but unpublished version of the 1980 Russian edition. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky. ISBN: 0-374-167702.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dustjacket. (peeled spot on front pastedown, crinkling from dampness to outer edges of textblock.

    Book ID: 42049
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1501178139.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 82726
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  • THE JAPANESE LOVER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    THE JAPANESE LOVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015. First edition - A "love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma BelascoÕs parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the familyÕs Japanese gardener." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67162
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  • THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth book by this Chilean writer (born in Peru, but now living in the US). Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. SIGNED by Allende on the title page. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-689-121024.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52201
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  • THE INFINITE PLAN. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    THE INFINITE PLAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperCollins, (1993). First edition - The fourth novel by this Chilean writer. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. 380 pp. Much less common than the trade edition which had a planned first printing of 100,000 copies.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 66961
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017). First edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 82764
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago,…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago, and waged a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. SIGNED on the second title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations on the title page and preceding each chapter were reproduced from the 1852 Madrid edition of "La Araucana" by Alonso de Ercilla. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0061161537.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80792
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago,…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago, and waged a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations on the title page and preceding each chapter were reproduced from the 1852 Madrid edition of "La Araucana" by Alonso de Ercilla. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0061161537.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80793
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  • THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth book by this Chilean writer (born in Peru, but now living in the US). Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. INSCRIBED by Allende with her signature drawing of a small flower 331 pp. ISBN: 0-689-121024.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49240
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