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FRENCH LITERATURE

FRENCH LITERATURE

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1 Baudelaire, Charles. (Essays) Mayne, Jonathan. (Trans.) THE MIRROR OF ART. CRITICAL STUDIES BY CHARLES BAUDELAIRE.
NY PHAIDON PRESS. 1955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American edition. Fine in a priceclipped near fine dj. (Couple tiny edge nicks in dj. Spine lightly discolored) (O) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Cendrars, Blaise. (Text) Chefdor, Monique. (edited with Introduction). Allen, Esther. (Trans. ) Modernities & Other Writings.
Lincoln Nebraska. 1992 0803214391 / 9780803214392 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First English language edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Couple tiny specks of foxing at top edge. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Cendrars. Blaise. TO THE END OF THE WORLD.
NY GROVE PRESS. 1966 0720689635 / 9780720689631 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First American Edition. Fine in a fine dj. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Daumal, Rene. (Text) Coward, David & E. A. Lovatt. (Trans. ) A Night of Serious Drinking.
Boulder Shambhala. 1979 0394507665 / 9780394507668 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American edition. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. (Small & faint stain on front panel of jacket. ) ; 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"; 121 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 de Gobineau, Count Arthur. THE PLEIADS.
NY: KNOPF. 1928 1928 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First American edition. Near Fine in price-clipped otherwise Vg. + dust jacket. (Mild erasure at tip of front end-paper. Couple tiny chips in jacket. Short edge tears in jacket. Shallow chipping at spine ends, with some fading as well. Titles still readable. ) Author's major opus. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 De Goncourt, Edmond & Jules. GERMINIE.
LONDON WEIDENFELD AND NICOLSON. 1955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Gross, Anthony. (Illustrations) 
First English language edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (Light trace of offsetting to endpapers. 1/2"-inch tear at head of front cover of jacket. Couple tiny edge nicks. ) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 de Gourmont, Remy. MR. ANTIPHILOS, SATYR.
NY: LISBUN & LEWIS. 1922 1922 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
First American edition. 'First' issue binding in orange cloth, lacking the tipped-in leaf with "Albert & Charles Boni "dated "1924". Good+ copy in good only dust jacket. (Foxing in text. Top edge foxed. Chips at corners & spine ends. A few short edge tears & mild age toning to spine of DJ. ) A masterful satire. ; 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"; 272 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 De Maupassant, Guy. (Text) Boyd, Ernest. (Trans.) THE COLLECTED NOVEL AND STORIES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT. VOLUME ONE: BOULE DE SUIF AND OTHER STORIES.
NY KNOPF. 1922 First Edition. 
First American Edition. Near fine in black cloth with gold titles & stamping in a Vg.+ or better dj. (A few small chips at spine on dj. 1& 1/2"-inch tear at upper edge of spine & rear panel of dj. Spine lightly age toned) A pleasing copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Duras, Marguerite. THE NORTH CHINA LOVER: PROMOTIONAL POSTER.
NY THE NEW PRESS. 1992 Poster Fine 
Promotional POSTER for the published novel. Fine in a folded square, laid-into original publisher's mailing envelope. (16" X 23") Depicts a lovely thirties era photograph of two Eurasian girls. Uncommon ephemeral item. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Flaubert, Gustave. (Text) Earp, T.W. & Stonier, G.W. (Trans.) Trilling, Lionel. (Introduction) BOUVARD AND PECUCHET. THE DICTIONARY OF ACCEPTED IDEAS.
NEW DIRECTIONS. NY 1954 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included 
First New Trans. About fine in Vg.+ dj. (Spine darkened with age, but still perfectly readable. Shallow chipping at spine ends. Trace of faint shelfsoiling on rear panel of dj.) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Fowlie, Wallace. Rimbaud. the Myth of Childhood.
London Dennis Dobson Ltd. 1946 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Fine in very good+ price clipped dust jacket. (Couple small edge chips and touches of shelf wear to jacket. ) (119pp. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 119 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Genet, Jean. THE SCREENS.
NY GROVE PRESS. 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First American edition. Near fine in Vg. + or better dust jacket. (Trace of shelf soiling on jacket. Pink hue on spine not faded as is usually the case. A few short edge tears in jacket. ) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Gide, Andre. MARSHLANDS & PROMETHEUS MISBOUND.
NEW DIRECTIONS. NY 1953 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American Edition. About fine in near fine dust jacket. (Tiny chip at crest of spine on jacket. Spine on jacket slightly discolored. ) Nice copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Green, Julian. THE CLOSED GARDEN.
HARPERS. NY 1928 1928 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First American Edition. Near fine in . Very good+ dust jacket . (Couple short edge tears. A few tiny edge chips) Attractive copy of the author's SECOND novel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Ionesco, Eugene. POSTER.
LOS ANGELES: THE COMPANY OF ANGELS THEATRE. 1981 1981 1st Edition 
Printed Sheet. First Edition. Inscribed By the Author. INSCRIBED by Eugene Ionesco. Black & white poster measuring 8" X 10 1/2" for the west coast premiere of the play "Killing Game." Otober 16, 1981. Fine under a dark grey mat, in a black wood frame. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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16 Pagnol, Marcel. (Text) Barisse, Rita. (Trans. ) The Days Were Too Short.
New York Doubleday. 1960 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American edition. Author Irving Stone's copy with his siganture on front end paper. Fine in near fine dust jacket. (Spine on jacket midly age toned. A few short edge tears. ) Youthful memoirs by the writer of "Fanny." ; 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"; 335 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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17 Queneau, Raymond. ZAZIE DANS LE METRO.
PARIS GALLIMARD. 1959 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
First Trade Edition. Near fine in printed wrappers. Present is the elusive publisher's wrap-around band proclaiming-"Grand Prix De L'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret 1959" printed in red with white letters. (Pages uncut. Toning to spine, including portion of band. 1/2"-inch tear at seam of band. Edges of covers lightly toned as well) Basis for director Louis Malle's 1960 film adaptation. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 Robbe-Grillet, Alain. SNAPSHOTS.
NY GROVE PRESS. 1968 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American Edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket . (Rubbed areas on pastedowns & endpapers from lifting of glued down flaps. ) Small cloth issue. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 Stendhal. (Henri Beyle) Moncrieff, C. K. Scott. (Trans. ) The Abbess of Castro and Other Stories.
New York Boni & Liveright. 1926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First American edition. About fine in very good+ dust jacket with corners clipped on jacket. Faint damp-staining on front cover & spine. Evident but not messy. ) Part of "The Works of Stendhal." Attractive copy.; 5 1/2" X 8 3/4"; 269 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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