DURRENMATT, F: The Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers

Durrenmatt, Friedrich. The Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers (Heritage of Sociology). University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226174464. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28164) $12.00

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Translated from the German by Joel Agee. Foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski. Originally published in 1986, this novel explores topics found in today’s headlines: terrorism, revolutionary activities, border clashes, secret weapon tests, spy satellites, and more. 129p.

COLERIDGE, ST: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (with Dore Engravings)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Dover Publications, 1970. ISBN: 0486223051. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28131) $12.00

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Unabridged and slightly rearranged republication of the 1878 American edition. Text slightly amended to conform to the authoritative 1834 edition of the poem. 42 illustrations by Gustave Dore, 38 plates and 4 additional illustrations. Text and prints appear on facing pages, so that the kinship between them is clear.

New introduction by Millicent Rose. 77+pp. 9-1/4 x 12″.

SIMENON, G: Les Fiancailles de M.Hire (French Edition)

Simenon, Georges. Les Fiancailles de M.Hire (French Edition). Livre de Poche, 2015. ISBN: 9782253142959. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28121) $12.00

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A short novel by Belgian writer Georges Simenon. It is among one of the author’s first self-described roman durs or “hard novels” to distinguish it from his romans populaires or “popular novels,” which are primarily mysteries that usually feature his famous Inspector Maigret character.

BAILEY, A: Vermeer: A View of Delft

Bailey, Anthony. Vermeer: A View of Delft. Owl Books, 2001. ISBN: 0805069305. Unmarked. 14 color plates. 29 B/W illustrations. 272p. Bibliography. Index. Very Good. Paperback. (#28108) $12.00

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Presents a compelling portrait of Vermeer’s life and character.

CAMUS, A: The First Man

Camus, Albert. The First Man. Knopf, 1995. ISBN: 0679439374. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#28089) $12.00

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End papers illustrated with image of the manuscript. Translated by David Hapgood. 326p.

The First Man was Camus’ final work. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father’s death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy’s attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.

DICKENS, C: Nicholas Nickleby (Everyman’s Library Classics 159)

Nicholas Nickleby (Everyman's Library Classics 159), book cover Dickens, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby (Everyman’s Library Classics 159). 1993. ISBN: 1857151593. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Embedded ribbon marker. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#28003) $12.00

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Dicken’s third novel, first published in 1839. Reprints the original Everyman introduction by CG Chesterton. The book is an ironic social satire, with Dickens taking aim at what he perceives to be social injustices.

29 illustrations.

AUSTEN, J: Jane Austen (Pitkin Guides)

Lucas, Victor. Jane Austen (Pitkin Guides). Pitkin Guides, 1998. ISBN: 0853727805. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#28000) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated in color throughout. Covers family background, growing up, the novels, her letters, and more. 22p.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.