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Hesperus Press

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Hesperus Press

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Behind a Mask, Alcott, Louisa May. Foreword by Doris Lessing
1 Alcott, Louisa May. Foreword by Doris Lessing Behind a Mask
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910861 / 9781843910862 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
111 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Think of me what you will, but beware of me in time, for against my will I may do you harm." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The School of Whoredom, Aretino, Pietro. Foreword by Paul Bailey
2 Aretino, Pietro. Foreword by Paul Bailey The School of Whoredom
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910365 / 9781843910367 First Thus Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
92 pp. Light shelfwear, including a tiny dent to upper edge of back cover; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Becoming a whore is no career for fools, well I know it, and I won't be hurried in your case; it calls for more than lifting your skirts and saying, 'Come -- I'm coming,' if you don't want to close up shop the day it opens." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Secret Life of Nuns, Aretino, Pietro. Translated by Andrew Brown
3 Aretino, Pietro. Translated by Andrew Brown The Secret Life of Nuns
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843911027 / 9781843911029 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
72 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "My dear Antonia, nuns, married women and whores are like a crossroads; the minute you come up to one, you spend ages wondering which way to turn." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Lover's Watch. Or, The Art of Making Love, Behn, Aphra.
4 Behn, Aphra. The Lover's Watch. Or, The Art of Making Love
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910748 / 9781843910749 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
94 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Every hour is tedious to a lover separated from his mistress; and to show you how good I am, I will have my watch instruct you to pass some of them without inquietude, that the force of your imagination may sometimes charm the trouble you have for my absence." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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5 Bronte, Emily. Foreword by Helen Dunmore Poems of Solitude
London Hesperus 2004 1843911035 / 9781843911036 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
84 pp. Very light edgewear including faint crease to upper rear corner. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Duel, Casanova, Giacomo. Forward by Tim Parks
6 Casanova, Giacomo. Forward by Tim Parks The Duel
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910322 / 9781843910329 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
111 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "'That weapon which you have chosen is perfect; I myself guarantee it.' 'At this moment, sir, I believe that; but I shall not know it until I have tried it out against your head; so stay on guard.'" 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Frozen Deep, Collins, Wilkie
7 Collins, Wilkie The Frozen Deep
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910942 / 9781843910947 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
102 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Something will happen to bring them together. I feel it! I know it! They will meet -- there will be a mortal quarrel between them -- and I shall be to blame." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Incognita, Congreve, William. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd
8 Congreve, William. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd Incognita
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910691 / 9781843910695 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
82 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Congreve's only novel and a hilarious tale of love and intrigue. With its masqued balls, mistaken identities, and fanciful deceits, it bears all the hallmarks of his comic genius." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A Journey Around My Room, de Maistre, Xavier. Foreword by Alain de Botton
9 de Maistre, Xavier. Foreword by Alain de Botton A Journey Around My Room
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910993 / 9781843910992 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
138 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Thousands of people who, before I came along, had never dared to travel, and others who had not been able to, and yet others who had never even dreamed of travelling, will be emboldened to do so by my example." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Butterball, de Maupassant, Guy. Foreword by Germaine Greer
10 de Maupassant, Guy. Foreword by Germaine Greer Butterball
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910470 / 9781843910473 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
106 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Butterball remained erect and pale; then suddenly turning crimson, she was so suffocated with rage that she could no longer speak. Finally she exploded: "You can go and tell that slob, that bastard, that swine of a Prussian that I will never consent; you hear me? Never, never, never." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Incest, De Sade, Marquis. Translated by Andrew Brown. Foreword by Janet Street-Porter
11 De Sade, Marquis. Translated by Andrew Brown. Foreword by Janet Street-Porter Incest
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910306 / 9781843910305 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
91 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "No, Monsieur, no, there is nothing real in the world, nothing which merits praise or blame, nothing worthy of being rewarded or punished, nothing which, though it is unjust here, is not legitimate five hundred leagues away -- no real evil, in a word, and no constant good." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Apology for a Murder, de'Medici, Lorenzino. Foreword by Tim Parks
12 de'Medici, Lorenzino. Foreword by Tim Parks Apology for a Murder
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910799 / 9781843910794 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
58 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Includes a selection of Lorenzino's poetry. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "I will speak of my own action in particular, not craving any reward or praise for it, but in order to demonstrate that not only did I perform a deed incumbent on any good citizen, but that I would have failed in my duty to my fatherland and to myself if I had not performed it." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The King of Pirates, Defoe, Daniel. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd
13 Defoe, Daniel. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd The King of Pirates
London Hesperus 2002 184391011X / 9781843910114 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
91 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "We were all of the opinion that our treasure was so great it was impossible to go all on shore, and be concealed; and that we should be so jealous of one another that we should certainly betray one another..." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Mugby Junction, Dickens, Charles. With Andrew Halliday, Charles Collins, Hesba Stretton, Amelia Edwards. Foreword by Robert Macfarlane
14 Dickens, Charles. With Andrew Halliday, Charles Collins, Hesba Stretton, Amelia Edwards. Foreword by Robert Macfarlane Mugby Junction
London Hesperus Press 2005 1843911299 / 9781843911296 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
132 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "The different 'storylines' of Mugby Junction differently register the 'perilous and marvellous' qualities of the railways. Together, they form a collection which celebrates the potential of the new technology to link previously distant people and places, but which is also anxious at the new types of violence it has brought into being." -- Robert Macfarlane 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A House to Let, Dickens, Charles. With Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell et al.
15 Dickens, Charles. With Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell et al. A House to Let
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910853 / 9781843910855 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
97 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "A composite tale of mystery and intrigue set amid the dark streets of Victorian London." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 Dickinson, Emily. Foreword by Martha Dickinson Bianchi The Single Hound : Poems of a Lifetime
London Hesperus 2005 1843911213 / 9781843911210 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
xvii, 170 pp + publisher's list. Small splotch to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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One Thousand and One Ghosts, Dumas, Alexandre. Translated by Andrew Brown
17 Dumas, Alexandre. Translated by Andrew Brown One Thousand and One Ghosts
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910829 / 9781843910824 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
160 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "The blade slid down, and her head -- severed from the trunk -- fell onto the platform and rebounded." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Janet's Repentance, Eliot, George. Foreword by Kathryn Hughes
18 Eliot, George. Foreword by Kathryn Hughes Janet's Repentance
London Hesperus Press 2007 1843911582 / 9781843911586 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
210 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "The thing that immediately strikes you about Janet's Repentance is its absolute modernity." -- Kathryn Hughes 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Jonathan Wild the Great, Fielding, Henry. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd
19 Fielding, Henry. Foreword by Peter Ackroyd Jonathan Wild the Great
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910896 / 9781843910893 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
189 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Jonathan Wild had every qualification necessary to form a great man -- he was not restrained by any of those weaknesses comprehended in one general term of honesty, which is a corruption of 'honosty', a word derived from what the Greeks called an ass." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Rich Boy, Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Foreword by John Updike
20 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Foreword by John Updike The Rich Boy
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910454 / 9781843910459 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
102 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Let me tell you about the very rich: They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. They are different." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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