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Recent Arrivals from Bluebird Books

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Eugénie Grandet

by BALZAC, Honoré de

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Bluebird Books
Published
1961
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Near Fine
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NZ$30.88

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New York: The Heritage Press. Near Fine. 1961. Hardcover. One of Honoré de Balzac's most admired novels from his "La Comédie humaine" series in a deluxe illustrated Heritage Press edition in slipcase. With an introduction by Richard Aldington and illustrations by René ben Sussan. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage. Sandglass leaflet laid in (New… Read more
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Old Goriot (Le Père Goriot)

by BALZAC, Honoré de

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1960s]
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Very Good+
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New York / London: The Heritage Press / The Nonesuch Press. Very Good+. [c.1960s]. Hardcover. One of Honoré de Balzac's most admired novels from his "La Comédie humaine" series in a deluxe illustrated Heritage Press edition in slipcase. With an introduction by François Mauriac and illustrations by René ben Sussan. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage.… Read more
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The Master of Ballantrae [A Winter's Tale]

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Published
1965
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Near Fine
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NZ$27.94

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New York: The Heritage Press. Near Fine. 1965. Hardcover. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) set much of his 1989 novel against the backdrop of the divisive Jacobite risings in Scotland and England. This deluxe reprint edition in slipcase with color lithographs by Lynd Ward. Includes an introduction by G. B. Stern. Sandglass leaflet laid in (New York,… Read more
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by WILDE, Oscar

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Published
[c.1950s-60s]
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Good
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NZ$22.79

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New York: The Heritage Press. Good. [c.1950s-60s]. Hardcover. While imprisoned near Reading, England, Oscar Wilde observed as a fellow prisoner was readied for execution. He wrote this poem about those observations, and it became a treasured example of lyric beauty. This deluxe reprint edition in slipcase features lithograph illustrations by Zhenya Gay, and an introduction by… Read more
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The Short Stories of Charles Dickens

by DICKENS, Charles

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Published
1971
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Near Fine
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NZ$45.59

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Heritage Press. Near Fine. 1971. Hardcover. Sixteen short stories by Charles Dickens in a handsome illustrated Heritage Press edition in slipcase. Stories selected, and with an introduction by Walter Allen. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone in black & white and some tinted in colors. --- In full rust cloth-covered boards with "D" and elaborate… Read more
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Livy: A History of Rome, Selections (Modern Library #325.1)

by LIVY [Titus Livius Patavinus]; HADAS, Moses; POE, Joe P. (translators)

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Published
[c.1965]
Condition
Fair in Fair dust jacket
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NZ$35.29

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Fair in Fair dust jacket. [c.1965]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition presenting selections from the ancient Roman historian's famous history of Rome, which originally consisted of 142 separate books. Includes a map of the Mediterranean area. Translation and with an introduction by Moses Hadas and Joe P. Poe. Volume… Read more
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Zuleika Dobson (Modern Library #116.2)

by BEERBOHM, Max

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Published
[c.1939]
Condition
Good+ in Fair dust jacket
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NZ$26.47

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New York: The Modern Library. Good+ in Fair dust jacket. [c.1939]. Hardcover. A Modern Library reprint edition of author's 1911 novel, set amidst undergraduate life at Oxford. Zuleika Dobson has been named to the Modern Library list of the 100 greatest English-language novels. With an introduction by Francis Hackett. --- In Toledano spine 7 / blue balloon… Read more
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Oracles of Nostradamus (Modern Library #81.3)

by WARD, Charles A. (editor)

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1947]
Condition
Very Good in Fair dust jacket
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NZ$25.00

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. [c.1947]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition offering a guide to the predictions of the French astrologer, physician and prophet Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566), best known as "Nostradamus." Many historic events are believed to have been predicted by Nostradamus, such as the rise of… Read more
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Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir (Modern Library #286.1)

by GUNTHER, John

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1964]
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Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1964]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition of John Gunther's moving remembrance of his son (John Gunther Jr.), who died valiantly at a young age of a brain tumor. This work first published in 1949. The title is borrowed from John Donne's Sonnet X.… Read more
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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Modern Library #32.4)

by BURCKHARDT, Jacob

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Published
[c.1957]
Condition
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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NZ$50.73

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. [c.1957]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition presenting Jacob Burckhardt's look at the "colorful period of Italian life and thought between 1350 and 1550." With details about the arts, fashions, manners and thought of the period. The Swiss-born author first published this work… Read more
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Fourteen Great Detective Stories: Revised Edition (Modern Library #144.2)

by HAYCRAFT, Howard (editor)

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1959]
Condition
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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NZ$33.82

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1959]. Hardcover. An anthology of outstanding detective stories by masters of the genre. Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, G. K. Chesterton and stories by 10 other authors have been chosen for this edition, which follows an earlier Modern Library… Read more
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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (Modern Library #339.1)

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
[c.1967]
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Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
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NZ$44.12

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. [c.1967]. Hardcover. Chosen by the author just prior to his death, this collection of essays and letters was meant to convey the essence of Albert Camus. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Justin O'Brien. --- In Toledano spine 13… Read more
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The Best-Known Novels of George Eliot: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner and Romola (Modern Library Giant #G51.1)

by ELIOT, George

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1951]
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Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1951]. Hardcover. Four of George Eliot's best-known complete and unabridged novels in a single hefty Modern Library Giant edition. The author, Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), wrote under the George Eliot pen name because it was difficult for works by women authors to be… Read more
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Steppenwolf (Modern Library #334.1)

by HESSE, Hermann

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Published
[c.1967]
Condition
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
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NZ$47.06

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. [c.1967]. Hardcover. A Modern Library reprint edition of Hermann Hesse's semi-autobiographical 10th novel, originally written in German and rendered into English by Basil Creighton and revised by Walter Sorell. Steppenwolf was first published in 1927. Mr. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize… Read more
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Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life (Modern Library #104.1)

by ANDERSON, Sherwood

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Published
[c.1933]
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Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket
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NZ$58.82

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New York: The Modern Library. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1933]. Hardcover. Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) wrote this collection of 22 short stories from 1915 to 1916 and published them as "Winesburg, Ohio" in 1919. All stories are set in the mythical town, and they detail the life of his George Willard character. Includes an introduction by… Read more
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The Red and the Black (Modern Library 157.1)

by STENDHAL (pseudonym of Marie-Henri BEYLE)

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Published
[c.1961]
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1961]. Hardcover. Stendhal's magnum opus is centered around a young man of simple means who attempts to rise in elite society. This unabridged English-language Modern Library reprint edition features C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation from the French. Two-volumes-in-one. Volume wrapped in variant… Read more
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The Selected Poetry of Robert Browning (Modern Library #198.2)

by BROWNING, Robert

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Published
[c.1962]
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1962]. Hardcover. A selection of poetry from the distinguished English poet and playwright Robert Browning (1812-1889). Edited and introduced by Kenneth L. Knickerbocker. Index of titles at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 8 / red cloth / gilt titling on… Read more
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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Modern Library #156.2)

by Da VINCI, Leonardo; LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor)

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Published
[c.1958]
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Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. [c.1958]. Hardcover. The voluminous notebooks (5,000 manuscript pages in total) of the great Leonardo Da Vinci have been translated by Edward McCurdy in this Modern Library reprint edition. Edited, abridged and with an introduction by Robert N. Linscott. Volume wrapped in white… Read more
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Tristram Shandy -and- A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (Modern Library Giant #G56.1)

by STERNE, Laurence

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Published
[c.1948]
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Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1948]. Hardcover. Two complete and unabridged works by Laurence Sterne in a single Modern Library Giant volume. "Tristram Shandy" is a ribald ". . .novel about writing a novel. . .", first published in installments beginning in 1759. "A Sentimental Journey Through… Read more
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Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People (Modern Library Giant #G85.1)

by SCHWARZ, Leo W. (editor)

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Bluebird Books
Published
[c.1966]
Condition
Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket
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NZ$23.53

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. [c.1966]. Hardcover. A Modern Library Giant edition offering the writings of six Jewish historians who describe the almost four-thousand-year history of the Jewish people. With entries by Yhezkel Kaufmann, Ralph Marcus, Salo W. Baron, Gerson D. Cohen, Abraham S. Halkan and Cecil Roth.… Read more
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