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1 Banville, John Athena
London, United Kingdom Secker & Warburg 1995 0436202220 / 9780436202223 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
[1995]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Sage-green endpapers. 233pps. First Printing. The pages are lightly tanned due to the acid content of the stock, otherwise clean and tight with a square binding. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very mildly rubbed; the original U.K. price (15.99) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. An excellent, collector's-quality copy.

"He is a man with a hidden, complicated past -- some of it perhaps unspeakably violent, much of it spent in thrall to an almost slavish fascination with seventeenth-century Flemish art. Now he is lured, unknowing, into a scheme to authenticate a set of suspect paintings, and -- as if in payment for his work, as if from out of the paintings themselves -- a mysterious woman emerges into his life and merges with it. She seems to him to come alive only under his gaze. The mix of detachment and passion that fuels her reminds him of, and then gradually taps into, his own darkest impulses. And as their affair grows more dangerous and compulsive, he begins to sense that it is being mirrored, perhaps even prefigured, in the paintings themselves. Yet nothing forewarns him of the moment when the forgery scheme will be brought to light and its unexpected, crushing ramifications abruptly revealed."

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Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Banville, John Mefisto : A Novel
Boston David R Godine Pub 1989 0879237589 / 9780879237585 First U. S. Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
[1989]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Gray boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 234pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price (17.95) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. This is a Review Copy, and the publisher's review slip has been laid in.

"A work of dazzling imagination, Mefisto assesses the price any true scientist or artist must pay to pursue his calling, and the cost the choice extracts from our mortal humanity and our ability to live fully."

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