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1 Adams, William Howard; Paul Nadar A Proust Souvenir
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1984 0297785443 / 9780297785446 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Photographs by Paul Nadar. A bump to the top corners, and the front board is bowed. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Gathers fifty-four portraits of people who served as inspiration for characters in Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and discusses the background of each figure. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Baudelaire, Charles The Intimate Journals of Charles Baudelaire
Boston Beacon Press 1957 Softcover Very Good 
First Beacon Press edition. Light rubbing to the front cover. A collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy. Translated by Christopher Isherwood, with an introduction by W.H. Auden. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Cocteau, Jean Thomas the Impostor
Chester Springs, PA Peter Owen Ltd 2006 0720612527 / 9780720612523 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
Written in 1923 with WWl as background, an excellent example of Cocteau's verve, urbanity, and stylistic brilliance. With a new foreword by Gilbert Adair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Claudine in Paris, Colette
4 Colette Claudine in Paris
New York Farrar, Straus, & Cudahy 1958 First U.S. Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Sticker residue and a touch of soiling on the back panel. A small closed tear at the heel of the spine. Seventeen-year-old Claudine takes delight in experiencing both Paris and love for the first time. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Colette The Other One
New York Farrar, Straus and Cudahy 1960 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light rubbing and soiling to the dust jacket. Publisher's price of $3.50 on the front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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6 Diderot, Denis Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
New York New York University Press 1959 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Translated by J. Robert Loy. A small tear to the head of the spine, and the top panel. Rubbing to the bottom page edges, and a small stain to the top of the page edges. Slight edgewear to the front flap, which shows the publisher's price of $4.50. Diderot's ironic critique of the morals of the time, as well as a picaresque novel partially inspired by Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy. Considered to be a precursor to postmodern literature. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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7 Fowlie, Wallace A Reading of Proust
London Dennis Dobson 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Price-clipped, with the publisher's price sticker on the front flap. Tape repairs to the underside of the dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Gide, Andre Marshlands & Prometheus Misbound
New York New Directions 1953 First US Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Chipping to the spine, and smaller chips to the top of the front and back panels. A presentable copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Elementary Particles, Houellebecq, Michel
9 Houellebecq, Michel The Elementary Particles
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2000 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear to the covers. The author's mordant novel that follows two deeply disturbed half brothers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Whatever, Houellebecq, Michel
10 Houellebecq, Michel Whatever
London Serpent's Tail 1999 1852425849 / 9781852425845 First British Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Light foxing to the page edges, but only a touch of edgewear. The unnamed narrator of Houellebecq's first novel is Marcuse's one-dimensional man. a disaffected computer expert sent with a colleague from Paris to the provinces, to instruct civil servants in the use of new technology. A miniscule first printing of 1500 copies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Kilmartin, Terence A Reader's Guide to Remembrance of Things Past
New York Vintage Books 1984 0394720962 / 9780394720968 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Light creasing to the covers. Identifies characters, persons, places, and themes found in Marcel Proust's masterpiece. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Laforgue, Jules; William Jay Smith Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue
New York Grove Press 1956 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Edited and translated by William Jay Smith. A chip to the top of the front panel, and a short closed tear to the rear panel. Publisher's price of $4.00 on the front flap. A selection of Laforgue's poetry and prose, he was one of the first French poets to write in free verse. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Mallarme, Stephane Poems
Berkeley University of California Press 1957 First Thus; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Translated by C. F. MacIntyre. Creasing to the front cover. A bilingual edition with the original French on the verso. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Painter, George D. Marcel Proust: A Biography (Two Volumes)
London Chatto & Windus 1966-67 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Volume One is a fifth printing; Volume Two a fourth printing. Both volumes are price-clipped, with tape repairs to the underside of both jackets. Light rubbing to the jackets, with only a few nicks to the extremities. The definitive Proust biography, detailing the troubled writer's childhood relationships, love affairs with women and men, and prodigious literary career. A presentable set. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Spalding, P. A.; R. H. Cortie A Reader's Handbook to Proust: An Index-Guide to Remembrance of Things Past
New York Barnes & Noble (Harper & Row) 1975 0064964337 / 9780064964333 Revised Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Originally compiled by P. A. Spalding and published in 1952. This edition revised by R. H. Cortie. Topstain still solid. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Starkie, Enid Arthur Rimbaud
New York New Directions 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Rubbing to the dust jacket, with some nicks to the head of the spine. Publisher's price of $10.00 on the front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Strachan, W.J. Apollinaire to Aragon: Thirty Modern French Poets
London Methuen & Company 1948 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Offsetting to the free endpaper. Light chipping, and some darkening to the spine. Publisher's label on the front board. Contributors include Jean Cocteau, Tristan Szara, St. John Perse, Henri Michaux and several others. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Law, Vailland, Roger
18 Vailland, Roger The Law
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1958 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A nick to the head of the spine, and slight soiling to the dust jacket. A presentable copy with the topstain still solid. Winner of the Prix Goncourt. The basis for the movie starring Gina Lollobrigida and Yves Montand. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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