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  • DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN. by Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dublin: The Black Cat Press, (1992). Hardcover first edition - The first publication of Beckett's first novel, written in Paris in 1932, and unpublished for 60 years (it was originally rejected by several publishers, and would never have been able to get past the Irish Censorship Board.) Introduction by Eoin O'Brien in which he discusses the history of this works, his conversations with Beckett about it, etc. xvii, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-948050098.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83538
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  • MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN. by Cela, Camilo Jose.
    Cela, Camilo Jose.
    MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Quartet, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which "represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, 'Lionheart' Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka." Originally published in Spain in 1983 and translated by Patricia Haugaard. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-704370492.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67904
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  • MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN. by Cela, Camilo Jose.
    Cela, Camilo Jose.
    MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which "represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, 'Lionheart' Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka." Originally published in Spain in 1983 and translated by Patricia Haugaard. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-1222X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68759
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  • VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative. by De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the emergence of life on earth, and of four billion years of history, by this biochemist and Nobel Laureate. Richard Lerner of the Scripps Institute describes this as "told with authority and wit by one of the greatest scientists of our time." Christian de Duve shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George Palade "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted book collector Larry Owens. Notes, glossary, additional reading, index. xix, 362 pp. ISBN: 0-465090443.

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

    Book ID: 68099
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  • THE COCKTAIL PARTY: A Comedy. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    THE COCKTAIL PARTY: A Comedy.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1965, c 1950). A verse play by this Nobel laureate. 190 pp. plus a song, and the cast of the first production.

    Condition: Very good (name on first page)

    Book ID: 81238
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  • THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - A verse play by this Nobel laureate. 159 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (sunning to spine and edges of dj)

    Book ID: 80299
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  • ANABASIS: A Poem By St.-John Perse. by Eliot, T. S.; translator. Perse, St.-John (pseudonym of Alexis Leger, 1887-1975)
    Eliot, T. S.; translator. Perse, St.-John (pseudonym of Alexis Leger, 1887-1975)
    ANABASIS: A Poem By St.-John Perse.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1949). Hardcover first edition - Originally published in the US in 1938, this is the revised and corrected edition. Bilingual edition with French on the version and the English text on the recto. Bibliography of the works of St-John Perse - who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry" - and three prefaces from other editions of this poem by Valery Larbaud, Hugo Von Hoffmansthal and Giuseppe Ungaretti. Slightly oversized. 109 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (price-clipped, loss of approx 1 inch at base of spine, closed tear, other chips, edgewear and rubbing)

    Book ID: 83276
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  • FREE TO CHOOSE: A Personal Statement. by Friedman, Milton and Rose Friedman.
    Friedman, Milton and Rose Friedman.
    FREE TO CHOOSE: A Personal Statement.

    Edition: Fifth printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980) dj. Hardcover - A book by two distinguished economists which focuses on showing how our freedom and prosperity has been undermined by the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies and federal spending. Notes, index. xii, 338 pp. ISBN: 0-151334811.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 84357
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  • Garc’a M‡rquez, Gabriel.
    LIVING TO TELL THE TALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of a projected trilogy of autobiograpical works by this Novel laureate, this cover spans Garc’a M‡rquezÕs life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 484 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-41341.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (2 closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 31629
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. 147 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 49942
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  • IN EVIL HOUR. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    IN EVIL HOUR.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1991.). Novel about a Columbian River town possessed by evil, by this Nobel prize winning author, originally published in 1968. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0919647.

    Condition: Near fine condition (straight tight copy.)

    Book ID: 43599
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  • NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-375-400516.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (one short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 43640
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  • NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-375-400516.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43641
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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - One of the most important novels by this Nobel prize winning author, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes a chronology of Simon Bolivar. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-582586.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33881
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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - One of the most important novels by this Nobel prize winning author, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes a chronology of Simon Bolivar. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-582586.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 50942
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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most important novels by this Nobel prize winning author, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes a chronology of Simon Bolivar. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-582586.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80014
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. ISBN: 0-679-43853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41326
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  • LIVING TO TELL THE TALE. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    LIVING TO TELL THE TALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of a projected trilogy of autobiographical works by this Nobel laureate, this cover spans Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 484 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-41341.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47953
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  • SO BE IT or The Chips Are Down [Ainsi Soilt-li ou Les Jeux Sont Faits] by Gide, Andre (1861-1951)
    Gide, Andre (1861-1951)
    SO BE IT or The Chips Are Down [Ainsi Soilt-li ou Les Jeux Sont Faits]

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Published posthunously in France in 1952 this was the final work of Gide - for which he was using the title "Ainsi Soit-il" - written in a very accessible conversational style: "I don't know what the results will be, but I have made up my mind to write at random." Translated from the French, with an introduction (in which he talks about Gide's at the time he was writing this) and notes, by Justin O'Brien. Index. xiv, 166, vii pp

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edgewear to dj, some fading to the spine)

    Book ID: 79475
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a few very light foxing spots on front cover of dj, scratch on back cover)

    Book ID: 81300
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81407
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (spine slant, soiling to rear endpapers, small corner clip on front endpaper, small peeled spot on front cover of dj, short closed tear and other edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 10537
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good (line on upper edge of text block, bit of wear to dj, especially at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 10538
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55567
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  • A SPORT OF NATURE by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A SPORT OF NATURE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful novel, written before Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991. The story of a young white woman who rejects the "privileges" she is born into in South Africa, and, among other things, marries a black activist. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-394548027.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (line on bottom edge, discoloration from old glue under dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 71385
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  • A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories, by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve short stories, most set in her native South Africa, by this Nobel Prize winning author. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-670656380.

    Condition: Good in a dust jacket (some shelfwear to boards, corners slightly bumped, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 78698
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  • A GUEST OF HONOUR. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A GUEST OF HONOUR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long and complex political novel by this Nobel laureate- one which explores the role of revolutionary ideas in the then new African states, but mostly from the viewpoint of an English liberal, the title figure of this novel, a man who had been expelled by the British colonial office for siding with the nationalist movement who has now been invited back for the independence celebrations. Awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Britain in 1971. 504 pp. ISBN: 0-670356549.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79965
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  • A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories, by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve short stories, most set in her native South Africa, by this Nobel Prize winning author. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-670656380.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 79966
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  • THE CONSERVATIONIST. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    THE CONSERVATIONIST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the Booker Prize; described as Gordimer's finest novel, set in South Africa. "A wealthy industrialist, attractive to women, not yet fifty, Mehring wants for nothing that white privilege in a black country can bring him." 252 pp,. ISBN: 0-670-23883X.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, sunning to dj, light rubbing, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 57459
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  • Gordimer, Nadine.
    MY SON'S STORY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of conflict between a father and his son, set against a modern South Africa where racial laws had been abolished, but racial tensions still remain. Nobel prize winning author. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-374-217513.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20520
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