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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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Once Upon a Droshky

by Charyn, Jerome

New York. 1964. McGraw Hill. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 16449. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Published in 1964 when Charyn was twenty-six years old, ONCE UPON A DROSHKY is a fairy tale-like story set in the Yiddish-American community of the Lower East Side. The narrator, Yankel Rabinowitz, tells the story in English that is heavily broken by Yiddish, creating a great comic effect. The novel centers on the relationship of a father and son: the ...


The Sinner used book

The Sinner

by Macgregor, Stuart other copies of this book

price: $14.00

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: London. 1973. Calder & Boyars. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature Scotland. inventory # 5431. FROM THE PUBLISHER-A novel by a Scottish physician-novelist-playwright about the search for love, identity and inner peace between two lovers, and two brothers. Stuart MacGregor was a Scottish poet, novelist and songwriter. MacGregor attended medical school in Edinburgh and practised as an anaesthesiologist. He later taught social medicine, both in Scotland ... read more

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Carnival more books like this

by Rathbone, Julian other copies of this book

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1976. St Martin's Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 221 pages. hardcover. Jacket by Milas. keywords: Literature England Mystery. inventory # 3379. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Azure-winged magpies are beautiful and rare. Disturbed by a pair of them on a Spanish hill-side near the Portuguese frontier, Colin Shedfield and his beautiful young mistress follow the flight of the birds across a valley — and discover four men digging a grave. A Spanish trades unionist is ... read more

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Cry, the Beloved Country used book

Cry, the Beloved Country more books like this

by Paton, Alan other copies of this book

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Binding: hardcover

Description: London. 1954. Jonathan Cape. 23rd Impression. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature South Africa. inventory # 6027. FROM THE PUBLISHER-CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY is a novel by South African author Alan Paton. It was first published in New York City in 1948 by Charles Scribner's Sons and in London by Jonathan Cape; noted American publisher Bennett Cerf remarked at that year's meeting of the American Booksellers Association that there had been ‘only three novels published since ... read more

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Raditzer

by Matthiessen, Peter other copies of this book

price: $120.00

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1961. Viking Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 5579. FROM THE PUBLISHER-‘Technically Matthiessen's neatest explication of character occurs in RADITZER. The figure who gives his name to the book is a passive-aggressive, physically weak and socially a parasite, yet able to strike through the mask of civilized respectability and mastery to reveal in those he victimizes a deep-seated guilt and bewildering ... read more

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The Death of Tragedy used book

The Death of Tragedy more books like this

by Steiner, George other copies of this book

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: Very good. New York. 1961. Knopf. 1st Edition. Fine In Worn Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literary Criticism Literature. inventory # 11690. FROM THE PUBLISHER-THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as George Steiner's doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. ‘This book is important--and portentous--for if it is true that tragedy is dead, we face a vital cultural loss. The book is bound to start controversy. The very ... read more

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The Monkey & the Tiger used book

The Monkey & the Tiger more books like this

by Van Gulik, Robert other copies of this book

price: $72.00

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1965. Scribners. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Mystery China Dutch. inventory # 8272. FROM THE PUBLISHER-THE MONKEY AND THE TIGER includes two detective stories, ‘The Morning of the Monkey' and ‘The Night of the Tiger. ' In the first, a gibbon drops an emerald in the open gallery of Dee's official residence, leading the judge to discover a strangely mutilated body in the woods-and how it got there. In the second, Dee is traveling to the imperial ... read more

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The Wanderers used book

The Wanderers

by Mphahlele, Ezekiel other copies of this book

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1971. Macmillan. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 351 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature South Africa Black. inventory # 22222. FROM THE PUBLISHER-The ‘wanderers' of the title are political exiles, both black and white, who have to flee their native countries to survive, who, like the author himself was forced to leave South Africa, and taught for several years in Nigeria. This is a powerful story about outcasts on their own continent, Africans both black and white, in ... read more

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Judge Dee at Work used book

Judge Dee at Work

by Van Gulik, Robert other copies of this book

price: $120.00

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1967. Scribners. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Mystery China Dutch. inventory # 7114. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Following novels and short stories were published in English by van Gulik. The short story collection JUDGE DEE AT WORK (published in 1967) contains a ‘Judge Dee Chronology' detailing Dee's various posts in specific years and stories set in these times. Van Gulik's last two books, POETS AND MURDER and NECKLACE AND CALABASH, were not listed in ... read more

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The Leopard used book

The Leopard more books like this

by Reid, Victor Stafford other copies of this book

price: $28.00

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Edition: 1st ed Binding: hardcover

Description: New York. 1958. Viking Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature Jamaica Caribbean Black. inventory # 6275. FROM THE PUBLISHER-THE LEOPARD is a novel by Jamaican writer, V. S. Reid. It portrays the hardships of the Kenyan people during the time of the Mau Mau Rebellion. Novels similar to THE LEOPARD, like Caroline Elkin's IMPERIAL RECKONING (2005), as well as Ngugi wa Thiong'o's PETALS OF BLOOD (1977) also reflect events during the Mau Mau uprising. The ... read more

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