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101 COLETTE PICHOIS, Claude and Vincinette. BRUNET, Alain. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Album Colette. in dj, box.
Gallimard, 1984, 
(COLETTE). Album Colette : Iconographie Choisie et Commentée par Claude et Vincenette Pichois avec la Collaboration d'Alain Brunet. [Paris]: Gallimard, (1984). Pp 322. Small 8vo, full leather. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Vg-fine in dj and box. 145.00

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102 COLOMB, P.H., Vice-Admiral. Naval Warfare : Its Ruling Principles and Practice Historically Treated. Third Edition
W.H. Allen & Co. Limited,, London, 1899, 
COLOMB, P.H., Vice-Admiral. Naval Warfare : Its Ruling Principles and Practice Historically Treated. Third Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additional Chapter on Recent Illustrations, and new Maps and Plans, including Spanish American War of 1898-9. London : W.H. Allen and Co., Limited, 1899. Pp. (4),v-xviii,1-471,(1),[i]-li,(1) of appendix, + 4 leaves of plates and 41leaves of maps (1 of which is folding, 2 of which make up a double-leaf ma p). With more illustrations and maps to text. Large 8vo, ribbed navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Historians [...] had generally neglected to give any attention to the causes of success or failure in naval war; they did not connect the facts or events which were necessary for that purpose. Naval commanders, on the other hand, seem to have been so entirely convinced of the force of causes beyond their control, and so satisfied of their obviousness, that they seldom eluded to them. [...] I held this conditionof the literature of naval war to be mainly responsible for the want of it s study, which was common; and thus for existing belief that nothing was tobe got from it either in lessons for the present, or guidance for the futu re. [...] I have a firm belief that the great laws of naval war, which I have endeavoured to trace throughout the centuries in whcih England has been building up her power, would be absolutely dominant in any naval war which now arose; and that they may be depended on for forecasting its course and preparing for it. Not that I assume to have, in all cases, arrived at just conclusions, but rather that there are, in the history of the past, ample materials for forming them and acting on them." - from the preface to the second edition. Contents: 1. The Nature of Naval War; 2-4. The Struggle for the Command of the Sea; 5. The Differentiation of Naval Force; 6-8. Attemptsto Gain Command of the Sea with Definte Ulterior Purpose; 9. Attempts to G ain Command of the Sea with Definte Ulterior Purpose [the Last Attempt of France]; 10-18. The Conditions under which Attacks on Territory from the SeaSucceed or Fail; 19. Recent Illustrations of the Principles of Naval Warfa re; 20. The Spanish American War. Some bumping to spine ends, stamp to title page, else a tight, clean copy. 300.00

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103 COOK, Theodore Andrea Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series JAMES, Helen M. COOK, Jane E. Story of Rouen. Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series
J.M. Dent & Co., London, 1905, 
COOK, Theodore Andrea. The Story of Rouen. Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series. Illustrated by Helen M. James and Jane E. Cook. London: J.M. Dent &Co., (September) 1905. Third Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xvi,1-409,(3), frontispi ece, + 3 leaves of plates and 5 folding maps, including numerous illustrations to text. Small 8vo, pale blue cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. A volume in the Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series. Contents: 1. Introductory; 2. The First City; 3. Merovingian Rouen; 4. Rouen under her own Dukes; 5. The Conquest of Englandand the Fall of Normandy; 6. A French Town; 7. La Rue de la Grosse Horloge ; 8. The Siege of Rouen by Henry V; 9. Jeanne d'Arc and the English Occupation; 10. A City of Churches; 11. Justice; 12. Death; 13. Life; 14. Literature and Commerce. Name and faint blindstamp to ffep, else a very good, bright copy. 35.00

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104 CORNWELL, Bernard Richard Sharpe series) Sharpe's Escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, September-October 1810. proof
Harper Collins, 2004, 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, September-October 1810. (New York) : Harper Collins, (2004). UncorrectedProof. Pp. 351. 8vo, white and red card covers. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). The further adventures of Captain Richard Sharpe, this time taking place in the fall of 1810 during the military conflict between Portugal and France. Slightly warped, else very good. 30.00

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105 CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series Sharpe's Regiment : Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Collins, London, 1986, ISBN:000221430x 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Regiment : Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813. London : Collins, 1986. First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-301,(3). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Major Sharpe and his men were in mortal danger -- but for once the threat did not come from the French. The Battalion's ranks were seriously depleted and the supply of new recruits from England seemed to have dried up. Unless the South Essex could bring reinforcements from the Second Battalion back in England, the whole regiment would be disbanded and the troops scattered throughout the British army. But Richard Sharpe is determined not to allow his regiment to die, not to let his men be victims of the bureaucrats who run the army from the remote comfort of London. His return to England, accompanied by Sergeant Harper, puts him more danger than he has ever faced at the hands of the enemy. First Major Sharpe is lauded as a hero in London. Then he finds that the men he has come to collect have vanished. To find the missing soldiers, Major Sharpe and Sergeant Harper themselves join the British army, disguised as the newest, rawest recruits. The conspiracy of corruption and deceit they find reaches from East Anglia to Whitehall. The well-bred, high-ranking traitors they are trying to uncover make the French seem easy enemies; any one of the conspirators could destroy Sharpe's whole career with a word, or stroke of thepen. To save his regiment, Sharpe is forced into the most desperate gamble of his life -- and not even the influence of the Prince Regent may be enou gh to save him." - from the dj. Previous owner's name inked discretely to flyleaf, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by Cornwell on the title page. 500.00

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106 CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. First American Edition in dustjacket
Viking Press, New York, 1987, ISBN:0670808660 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign,1814. (New York) : The Viking Press, (1987). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-319,(1). Illustrated with a couple of map leaves. 8vo, dark blue cloth with mustard yellow paper-covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "In the winter of 1814, Wellington's allied forces have finally established a base in enemy France, and preparations are afoot for an assault that will ensure Napoleon's defeat. For Richard Sharpe, however, the future looks as bleak as the January weather. Deprived of his command, he finds himself a minor pawn in the action, reluctantly leading a small force of Riflemen in support of a naval captain's foolish lust for glory. On the Biscay coast stands a formidable but virtually unguarded fort, ideally suited as a landing ground for the British invasion. Sharpe's task is to assist in the capture of the fort, and tolead a foray into the French interior to wreak havoc on Napoleon's supply lines. But behind the lines an old and implacable enemy, Pierre Ducos, is spinning a deadly web of his own, and Sharpe gets caught in it. Abandoned inthe heart of the enemy's country, Sharpe and his small force face overwhel ming odds. In such circumstances, a man must look for help wherever he can find it - even if it takes the dubious form of a charming and unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, who has his own good reasons for taking a hand in the game..." - from the dj. Minor bumping to tail of spine, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 200.00

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107 CORRIGAN, Mark LEE, Norman (Harold) Bullets and Brown Eyes. First Edition in dustjacket
T. Werner Laurie Ltd., London, 1948, 
CORRIGAN, Mark. Bullets and Brown Eyes. London : T. Werner Laurie Ltd., (1948), First British Edition. Pp(4),5-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, maroon lettering to spine. Mark Corrigan is the pseudonym of Norman (Harold) Lee (1898-1964), a British film director and screenwriter. Bulets and Brown Eyes was his first book. "Mark Corrigan is a private investigator and sometime agent for the U.S. government. When he isn't globe-trotting about the world, he occasionally makes his home in Philadelphia, the city in which he grew up. As a youth he belonged to a rough Dead-End style gang, becoming its leader before reaching adulthood and giving it up to become a private eye. He worked that profession for a few years until Pearl Harbor and he joined the military. Seeing his former vocation and learning his skills at ferreting out trouble and taking care of it afterwards, Corrigan was assigned to Military Intelligence. For many months he fought with the Maquis in France undercover and then ended the War tracking down spies and sympathizers. When the hostilities ended and he was released from duty, he hung around London doing an odd job or two before heading back to Philly and his former job. For several years/adventures, Corrigan remains a private eye though his assignments, often for the American government, took his around the world. Eventually,an offer of full time employment came and Corrigan, loving the travel and the danger, took it. From then on, he was a fully licensed agent. There would be no way to call him a secret agent, however, because Corrigan had beenmaking it a practice to write about and publish the details (names changed when necessary) of his cases. For much of the adventures, Corrigan shared the danger and excitement with the lovely Tucker McLean, a pint-sized beauty who has the same tenacity as Corrigan. They become devoted lovers even though Corrigan continues to chase every female who comes within reach. The eponymously published Corrigan adventures were written by Norman (Harold) Lee." (from the Spy Guys and Gals website). "Blackmail, mystery, women and sudden death are the ingredients of this quick-fire Mark Corrigan episode. You might imagine that a detective who found himself in the dock at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of a man he never met, was not a very bright detective. But it didn't work out that way in the end. It wouldn't have happened at all if Mark Corrigan had been less of a sucker for glamour - blonde, brunette and coppertop. Four bewildering women - Tamara, Maria, Shirley and Claire - between them, manage to brew him quite a dish of trouble. Fortunately, Mark can take care of himself—and others !" (from the dj). Ex-library (bookplate of Simpson's Lending Library, discard stamp), edges lightly browned, foxing to endpapers and fore-edge, stain to fore-edge, else very good in worn, chipped and torn, but unclipped, dustjacket. 100.00

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108 COSTE, Didier et Michel ZÉRAFFA (sous la direction de) ZÉRAFFA, Michel L'Or d'Atalante) Le Récit Amoureux. Colloque de Cerisy, sous la direction de Didier Coste etMichel Zéraffa. L'Or d'Atalante series.
Champ Vallon, Seyssel, 1984, ISBN:2903528454 
COSTE, Didier et Michel ZÉRAFFA (sous la direction de). Le Récit Amoureux. Colloque de Cerisy, sous la direction de Didier Coste et Michel Zéraffa. Seyssel: Éditions de Champ Vallon, 1984. Pp. [2],(1)-315,[3]. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A volume in the L'Or d'Atalante series. "Comment l'amour se raconte-t-il? Comment traverse-t-il l'espace du cœur selon sa propre histoire, — ses propres histoires? A ces questions, Didier Coste et Michel Zéraffa ont voulu répondre en organisant, au Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Saïle, le colloque « Raisons du cœur et Raison du Récit » (juillet 1982) où se sont conjuguées l'esthétique littéraire, la sémiotique, lasociologie de la littérature, la psychanalyse enfin. Approches diverses, t rt pourtant conereruo, car renées par l'idée de fiction dans la grande trame de l'imaginaire, qui l'en finit pas de se tisser. Les textes qui composent Le Récit amoureux contribuent à élaborer l'histoire de l'amour même. L'amour est essentiel, et cependant il change: du «Roman de Tristan» à l'Astrée, de Colette au «roman rose», il fallait éclairer cette dialectique. " Includes critical contributions from Stoyan Atanassov, Michel Zink, Zéraffa, Lucienne Frappier-Mazur, Mireille Bossis, Michel Mercier, Charles Grivel, Claudette Delhz-Sarlet, Robert Hodge, Hans-George Ruprecht, John Frow, Murielle Gagnebin, François Roustang, Monique Schneider, Linda Kleiger Stillman, Danielle Bajomée, Alain Verjat, Francesco Alberoni, Anne-Marie Lugan-Dardigna, and Coste. Text in French. Very good. 30.00

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109 CRAVAN, Arthur RIGAUT, Jacques TORMA, Julien VACHÉ, Jacques 4 Dada Suicides : Selected texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché. Introduced by Roger Conover, Terry Hale & Paul Lenti,& translated by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, Iain White, &c
Atlas, London, 1995, ISBN:0947757740 
CRAVAN, Arthur, Jacques RIGAUT, Julien TORMA, and Jacques VACHÉ. 4 Dada Suicides : Selected texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché. Introduced by Roger Conover, Terry Hale & Paul Lenti, & translated by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, Iain White, &c. (London) : Atlas, (1995). First Edition. Pp [1]-269,(3). Illustrated. Square 8vo, black card covers, This book collects together works by four "writers" on the fringes of the Dada movement in 1920's Paris. These four took the nihilism of the movement toits ultimate conclusion, their works are remnants of lives lived to the li mit and then cast aside with nonchalance and abandon: Vaché died of a drug overdose, Rigaut shot himself, Cravan and Torma simply vanished, their fates still a mystery. Yet their fragmentary works - to which they attached so little importance still exert a powerful allure and were a vital inspiration for the literary movements that followed them. Vaché's bitter humour, Cravan's energetic invective, Rigaut's dandyfied introspection, and Torma's imperturbable asperity: all had their influence. This collection contains biographical introductions to each author as well as personal recollections bytheir contemporaries.`- from the back cover. Very good. 45.00

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110 CROSLAND, Maurice. Heinemann Books on the History of Science. Society of Arcueil : A View of French Science at the Time of Napoleon I. First Edition in dustjacket.
Heinemann, London, 1967, 
CROSLAND, Maurice. The Society of Arcueil : A View of French Science at theTime of Napoleon I. London: Heinemann, (1967). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x x,1-514. 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spine. A volume in the Heinemann Books on the History of Science series. General Editor: A.C. Crombie. "France enjoyed a period of extraordinary scientific activity at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte and, although his patronage produced few great works of art or literature, it did help to give birth to a body which contained a unique concentration of scientific talent -- the Society of Arcueil. The founders of this remarkable group, Berthollet and Laplace, were friends of the Emperor and had grown wealthy in his service. In their country housesat Arcueil they provided hospitality, advice and laboratory facilities to some of the ablest French scientists of their day. Gay-Lussac, Humbolt, Arago and Chaptal were amongst the eminent men who gathered at Arcueil to discuss their work and they created in this little village on the outskirts of Paris a centre for scientific experiment and debate which won internationalrenown." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Napoleon Bonaparte and Scienc e; 2. The Men of Arcueil; 3; The Organization of Science in France at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century; 4. Scientific Institutions for Teachingand Research in Early Nineteenth-century France; 5. The Origins of the Soc iety of Arcueil; 6. The Activities of the Society of Arcueil; 7. The 'Mémoires' ofthe Society of Arcueil; 8. Arcueil: The Last Phase (1814-1822); 9. The Influence of Former Members of the Society of Arcueil on Nineteenth-century Science. Bookplate inside front cover, else very good in nicked dustjacket. 35.00

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111 CUMMINS, Linda. Chiasma, 18). BISHOP, Michael, ed. Debussy and the Fragment. First Edition, Paperback.
Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2006, ISBN:9042020652 
CUMMINS, Linda. Debussy and the Fragment . Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2006. Pp. (10),[11]-192. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. Chiasma, number 18. General editor: Michael Bishop. "Rather than solid frames, some less than perfect aesthetic objects have permeable membranes which allow them to diffuse effortlessly into the everyday world. In the parallel universes of music and literature, Linda Cummins extols the poetry of such imperfection. She places Debussy's work within a tradition thriving on anti-Aristotelian principles: motley collections, crumbling ruins real or fake, monstrous hybrids, patchwork and palimpsest, hasty sketches, ellipses, truncated beginnings and endings, meandering arabesques, irrelevant digressions, auto-quotations. Sensitive to the intermittences of memory and experience and with a keen ear for ironic intrusion, Cummins draws the reader into the Western cultural past in search of the surprisingly ubiquitous aesthetic of the unfinished, negatively silhouetted against expectations of rational coherence. Theories popularized by Schlegel and embraced by the French Symbolists are only the first waypoint on an elaborately illustrated tour reaching back to Petrarch. Cummins meticulously applies the derived results to Debussy's scores and finds convincing correlations in this chiasmatic crossover." - from the rear cover. Very good. 30.00

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King's Fool: A Fascinating Novel of Love, Adventure and Intrigue in the Time of Louis XV.  in dj., CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur
112 CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur King's Fool: A Fascinating Novel of Love, Adventure and Intrigue in the Time of Louis XV. in dj.
Graphic Publishers Ltd., Ottawa, 1931, 
CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur. The King's Fool : A Fascinating Novel of Love, Adventure and Intrigue in the Time of Louis XV. Ottawa: Graphic Publishers Ltd., 1931. Pp 281. 8vo, blue cloth. Slightly cocked, owner's signature and pencilling to ffep, else vg in chipped dj (with a few brown watermarks to the rear panel at the spine). 50.00

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113 CUREL, Roger. COBURN, Oliver, trans. River Giant. First British Edition.
Macgibbon & Kee, London, 1958, 
CUREL, Roger. River Giant. Translated from the French by Oliver Coburn. London: Macgibbon & Kee, (1958). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),5-224,(2), map frontispiece. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Originally published in 1956 under the title "Le Geant du Grand Fleuve", this, the second novel by the Algerian-born Curel (b. 1923) is set beneath the curve of the River Niger. Slightly cocked, Booths Booklovers Library sticker to front board, black mark to bottom edge, else good. Lacking dustjacket. 20.00

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Formal Spring : French Renaissance Poems of Charles d'Orléans, Villon Ronsard, du Belay & others.  in dj, CURREY, R.N. (trans.)
114 CURREY, R.N. (trans.) Formal Spring : French Renaissance Poems of Charles d'Orléans, Villon Ronsard, du Belay & others. in dj
Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950, 
CURREY, R.N. (trans.). Formal Spring : French Renaissance Poems of Charles d'Orléans, Villon Ronsard, du Belay & others. L.: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950. Pp. 159. 8vo, green cloth. Vg in dj. Author's signed gift inscription to ffep, dated Feb. 1st, 1950. 30.00

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115 CURTIS, Bruce, ed. Historical Studies in Education, 19:2, Fall 2007). Historical Studies in Education, Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2007. Special Issue: Beyond Signature Literacy: New Research Directions
Queen's University, Kingston, 2007, 
CURTIS, Bruce, ed. Historical Studies in Education, Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2007. Special Issue: Beyond Signature Literacy: New Research Directions.Kingston: Queen's University, 2007. Pp. (2),iii-viii,[1]-142. 8vo, illustr ated blue card covers, white and yellow lettering to front cover, yellow lettering to spine. Contents: Bruce Curtis's introduction "Beyond Signature Literacy: New Research Directions"; Steven E. Rowe's "The Politics of Literature and Literacy: Popular Song Writing and Proletarian Poetry in Post-Revolutionary France"; Michele Martin's "L'image, outil de lutte contre l'analphabetisme: le role de la presse illustree du XIXe siecle dans l'education populaire"; Thomas Gotselius's "The Vivid Alphabet: Media and Mass Literacy in the Early Modern Military State"; Francois Melancon's "Signer sous l'ancien regime colonial francais: Polysemie d'une pratique d'ecriture ordinaire". With book reviews. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. For the issue. 15.00

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116 CURWOOD, James Oliver. Plains of Abraham. Grosset & Dunlap edition in dustjacket.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1928, 
CURWOOD, James Oliver. The Plains of Abraham. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (©1928). [Complete and unabridged]. Pp. (4),v-x,(2),[1]-316. 8vo, red cloth with black decoration and black lettering to front board and spine, top edge stained orange. James Oliver Curwood [June 12, 1878 – August 13, 1927]. "Scarcely more than children, they faced alone one of the great tragedies ofhistory. Danger before them -- the pitiless scourge of the Senecas behind them -- Jeems and Toinette went forth into the wilderness, their heads heldhigh, like a young god and goddess. Of their capture by the Senecas, that deadliest of all frontier tribes; their amazing experiences in the Hidden City, the secret stronghold of the Indians; of their separation and Jeem's long years of lonely wandering; of all their hardships and their ultimate happiness -- Mr. Curwood has written the finest book of his career. It is a story of the most tragic page of our history -- the days of New France -- and Mr. Curwood preserves it, in this romance of Jeems and Toinette, in all its bigness. And his love of the woods and all outdoor things hve never beenmore perfectly expressed." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nic ked, corner-trimmed, still-brightly-illustrated dustjacket. 35.00

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117 DAIGLE, France MAJZELS, Robert (translated by) Life's Little Difficulties
House of Anansi Press, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:0887847005 
DAIGLE, France. Life's Little Difficulties ; translated by Robert Majzels. (Toronto): House of Anansi Press, (2004). Pp. 155. 8vo, illustrated card covers. A new novel by the New Brunswick Acadien author. Vg. 12.50

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118 DAIGLE, France ROSS, Sally, trans. Real Life. card covers
Anansi, 1995, ISBN:0887845614 
DAIGLE, France. Real Life. Translated from the French by Sally Ross. (Tor.): Anansi, (1995). Pp [i]-xii,[1]-83,(1). 8vo, illustrated card covers with red and white spine, french flaps. The English translation of her 1993 nov el, Vrai vie. "France Daigle is an Acadian writer who works for Radio-Canada in Moncton. She has written several novels in French and was the winner of the 1991 Pascal Poirier Award." - from the rear flap. Vg-fine. 9.00

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119 DAIVE, Jean. Narration d'équilibre : Antériorité du scandale Sllt : Vingt-quatre images seconde.
Hachette P.O.L, 1982, ISBN:2010083911 
DAIVE, Jean. Narration d'équilibre : Antériorité du scandale “Sllt” : Vingt-quatre images seconde. Hachette P.O.L., (1982). Pp [1]-366,(10). Illustrated. 8vo, white printed card covers. Jean Daive (born May 13 1941 at Bon Secours) is the author of several collections of poetry and several novels. Text in French. Lightly browned, else very good. From the library of Canadian poet and scholar Michael Bishop, with his markings and notes throughout. 40.00

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120 DANINOS, Pierre HOPKINS, Gerard (trans.) CHARMOZ, Jacques Life with Sonia : or That's not how things happen to me.. First British Edition in dustjacket.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1958, 
DANINOS, Pierre. Life with Sonia : or That's not how things happen to me. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins, with drawings by Jacques Charmoz. London : Jonathan Cape, (1958). First UK Edition. Pp. 221. 8vo, red cloth, black titles to front and spine. Very good in rubbed, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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