ZENO'S

ZENO'S

P.O. BOX 16319, San Francisco, CA 94116 USA (415) 566-6962
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We specialize in the following categories - literature in translation, modern first editions, African-American literature, and hard-to-find books in general.

Zeno s (established 1983) is an online used and out-of-print bookstore specializing in the categories of: literature in translation, modern first editions, and hard-to-find books. We started as a mail order business. In 1992 we moved into a storefront, and then to a bigger location a couple of years later. Eventually we closed the physical store to go online as zenosbooks.com. We have been selling our own hand-picked eclectic selection of used, hard-to-find, and even rare books via the internet ever since. We can now also offer our customers the opportunity to purchase new books, CDs, DVDs, and eBooks from a selection of over 1.1 million titles, most at a discounted price. Take a look!

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The Ambassador

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New York. 1986. April 1986. Summit Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0671619349. 289 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Louise Fili. FROM THE PUBLISHER-South African author's first novel, first published in his homeland in 1964, and in the UK (as FILE ON A DIPLOMAT) in 1967Two men, the ambassador from South Africa to France and a young attache in the embassy, both fall in love with the same woman, in this novel of obsession, passion, and politics. inventory #9.


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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: William Morrow & Company Date published: 1985 ISBN-13: 9780688064051 ISBN: 0688064051

Description: New York. 1986. Morrow. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0688064051. 256 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Terry Fehr. FROM THE PUBLISHER-In his local mining village of Thornbank in northern Scotland Dan Scoular is a living legend for his physical prowess. While his friends proudly refer to him as ‘the big man, ' Dan has yet to find a way of defining himself. As a teenager, he turned his back on the university scholarship that could certainly have been his to go down into ... Read More

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The Poisoned Water

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press Date published: 1973 ISBN-13: 9780809306343 ISBN: 0809306344

Description: Carbondale. 1973. Southern Illinois University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0809306344. Translated from the Spanish by Mary E. Ellsworth. 152 pages. hardcover. Cover designed by Gary Gore. FROM THE PUBLISHER-This first English translation of a modern Mexican novel reveals the shocking picture of a latter-day feudal system that still exists in rural Mexico. Fernando Benitez, well-known Mexican author, journalist and winner of Mexico's 1968 best-book award, has ... Read More

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Jerusalem the Golden

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1967. Morrow. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. 240 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Ellen raskin. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Clara has broken away from the stifling respectability of her northern home to live her own life in London. Through her close friendship with Celia Denham she enters a world of dazzling educated people and wealthy bohemians. Clara yearns to be part of their constellation. inventory #7. Read More

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: Dial Books Date published: 1986 ISBN-13: 9780803702448 ISBN: 0803702442

Description: New York. 1986. April 1986. Dial Press. 1st Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0803702442. Illustrated by Fulvio Testa. unpaginated. hardcover. Cover art by Fulvio Testa. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Wolf performs a kindness for Porcupine by cracking open a nut for her; thus begins a series of favors in the animal kingdom that come full circle. inventory #36. Read More

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Mothers and Shadows

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: Readers International Date published: 1989 ISBN-13: 9780930523152 ISBN: 0930523156

Description: Columbia. 1986. Readers International. 1st Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0930523156. Translated from the Spanish by Jo Labanyi. 178 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER-MOTHERS AND SHADOWS appeared in 1981 as the start of a trilogy on exile. The second part IN WHAT EVER PLACE (Cualquier Lugar in Spanish), a novel about exile was being revised at the time of the author's death. This is the story of two politically engaged women in South America at the time of the 1973 Pinochet coup in ... Read More

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The Destiny of Isabelle Eberhardt used book

The Destiny of Isabelle Eberhardt

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Date published: 1975 ISBN-13: 9780912946221 ISBN: 0912946229

Description: New York. 1975. Ecco Press. 1st Edition. Very Good in Slightly Worn Dustjacket. ISBN: 0912946229. 228 pages. hardcover. Jacket design: Abner Graboff. FROM THE PUBLISHER-This is the fascinating biography of Isabelle Eberhardt, born in 1877 and raised by her half-mad father, an ex-pope of the Orthodox Church. Tragedy after tragedy marked her childhood till she escaped to Algeria and became a Moslem, living the life of an Arab nomad, disguised as a man, accepting unbelievable hardship and poverty, ... Read More

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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece used book

Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover Publisher: Zone Books Date published: 1989 ISBN-13: 9780942299182 ISBN: 0942299183

Description: New York. 1988. Zone Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Dustjacket. ISBN: 0942299183. Translated from the French by Janet Lloyd. 527 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that ... Read More

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Yes, Mrs. Williams: a Personal Record of My Mother

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1959. McDowell Obolensky. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 144 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER-William Carlos William is a unique man of letters in his country and his time. Now, in his seventies, he goes back to one of the strongest influences on his life: his mother. Mrs. Williams' life took a fascinating course from Puerto Rico where she was born and brought up, to Paris where she studied painting, to the United States where she lived after her ... Read More

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The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1951. Random House. 1st Printing. Penned Marking in The Front Along W/Bookplate, Otherwise Very Good. No Dustjacket. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER-William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was born in Rutherford, New Jersey. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he met and befriended Ezra Pound and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). At the same time as maintaining a popular medical practice, he became a prolific poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright. Experimenting with new ... Read More

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