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  • The Girl with the Squint – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    The Girl with the Squint – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, London a first English edition 1978. Translated from the French by Helen Thomson.

    Octavo, 156 pages, great dust jacket, fine condition overall.

    It all starts in the back streets of Rochefort. Sylvie beautiful … Marie with the squint happy to play the supporting role. Grown up Sylvia ruthless driven by the ambition of wealth. Tables might be turned … maybe.

    Marie … will she make it through?

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  • Maigret’s Rival – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Maigret’s Rival – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, London a first English edition 1979. Translated from the French by Helen Thomson.

    Octavo, 154 pages, fine dust jacket, all in very good condition.

    Maigret investigates a murder as a favour to the examining magistrate. It gets more complicated than first expected. Private detective, Cavre, is shadowing his moves. Maigret is afraid Cavre will get the upper hand.

    Maigret not keen on competition.

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  • The Magician –  Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    The Magician – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, London a first English edition 1974. Translated from the French by Helen Sebba.

    Octavo, 188 pages all in pretty good condition.

    The conjurer liked a drink in the Montmartre after his show. He overindulged and caused issues in his marriage. Their relationship continued with quiet intimacy … until ill health changed all that …

    Simenon at his most poignant

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  • Three Beds in Manhattan – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Three Beds in Manhattan – Georges Simenon – First English Edition

    Published by Hamish Hamilton London, a first English edition 1976. Translated from the French by Lawrence G. Blochman.

    Octavo, 186 pages, fine dust jacket, all in super condition.

    Two lonely people meet in Greenwich Village and a night filled with drink propels them into intimacy but they may be too afraid to believe a new life might have begun. Reality that is Simenon.

    The sensitive side of Simenon

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  • The Girl in His Past – A Maigret Novel by Georges Simenon

    The Girl in His Past – A Maigret Novel by Georges Simenon

    Translated from the French by Louise Varese. First UK edition published by Hamish Hamilton in 1976. Originally first published in France in 1951.

    Octavo, 155 pages, a very good copy in a fine dust jacket designed by Annie Bennett with the classic photograph of Simenon by Jerry Bauer on rear.

    A murder is committed in Paris and the perpetrator flees. Later in a village bar he calls the Police and confesses. A complex reasoning for the crime unfolds. He has killed his wife’s lover but was this really the reason or maybe the fisherman’s daughter who seduced him earlier in life set an usual seed of lust within him.

    A moving story by Simenon with Maigret the revealer.

    $40.00

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  • Secret Memoirs of  the Duke and Dutchess of O***** (Orleans) –  Madame d’Aunoy – First Edition 1708

    Secret Memoirs of the Duke and Dutchess of O***** (Orleans) – Madame d’Aunoy – First Edition 1708

    Title continues … Intermix’d with the Amorous Intrigues and Adventures of the Most Eminent Princes of The Court of France

    Made into English from the Paris Edition. Published in London, and printed by S.P.R. Burrough and J. Baker in Cornhill E. Curll without Temple Bar. E Sanger at the Post-House, and A Collins at the Black Boy on Fleetstreet, and Sold by J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall, 1708

    First English edition translated from the French of the 1690’s. Small octavo, 293. Strange pagination as the printer obviously had his pages mixed up so several times out of order but text runs exactly. Rebound in full leather, in period style by Roger Perry. Four raised bands with separate red leather title label to second compartment. Blind rules to bands and board edges. A delightful item.

    An expose of the amorous goings on of the Duke and Duchess of Orleans. The Duchess was Henrietta of England (1644-1670) youngest daughter of King Charles I. She fled England at the age of three with her governess for the French Court. She married King Louis XIV brother Philippe Duke of Orleans. Phillipe a reputed bisexual had been party to a series of sexual scandals prior to the marriage which was secured after the restoration of the Monarchy in England by a dowry from her brother Charles II.

    An interesting piece if factually based fiction and not at all vulgar.

    The author Madame d’Aulnoy was Marie Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d’Aulnoy (1650-1705). Lucky to have got away with it we would say.

    Early expose of the amorous lives of the Duke and Duchess of Orleans.

    $390.00

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