GEORGE SAND LIBRARY

Pam's Fine Books
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We are offering for sale a collection of books by and about the 19th Century French writer George Sand.

This partial collection is from the library of Linda Odenborg. Ms. Odenborg has been the motive force behind the George Sand Society in Portland, OR, for many years.

Ms. Odenborg also produced many audio books of George Sand's works, including Dorothy Bryant’s play "Dear Master" and children's titles recorded in French and English. These audiobooks are also available.

She has included in this sale an original letter written by George Sand.

We have included below, descriptions of these items, with pictures of the letter and many of the books.

 

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The Letter
Books by George Sand
Related materials and biographies
Periodicals
Of peripheral interest
Terms & shipping information

 



The letter:

 

Autograph letter signed, George Sand. One page, quarto, December 29, (18)64, Nohant, to an unnamed recipient:
"Sir, I send you a letter in reply to your kind invitation. I thank you warmly. I am sorry not to be able to attend if I would have been in Paris, I certainly would have gone. But I am too far and not available. Be sure that I share your triumph that you have had the good taste, the good sense and the good heart to inaugurate. George Sand".

"Nohant
29 Xbre 64
Monsieur, je réponds courrier par courrier à votre aimable invitation. Je vous en remercie cordialement. Je suis désolèe de ne pouvoir m'y rendre si j'avais èté à Paris, je n'y aurais certes pas manquè. Mais je suis trop loin et pas libre. Croyez bien que je m'associe au triomphe que vous avez eu le bon gout, le bon sns et le bon coeur d'inaugurer. George Sand"

The letter is professionally framed and includes an etching portrait of Ms.Sand. Frame size: 18.5 inches by 22.75 inches. The letter was purchased from The Heritage Book Shop of Los Angeles. $1200.

 



Books by George Sand:

 

CESARINE DIETRICH. Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1871. Good hardback. Translated by Edward Stanwood. 138 pages + adverts. Gilt decoration on front cover. Cover worn. $35.

 

CONSUELO. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers. 1870. Translated by Fayette Robinson. Brown cloth, embossed cover. Gilt lettering and decoration. 527 pages. Cover is worn. Some pages have small stains. $20

 

CONSUELO. New York: F.M. Lupton Publishing, 1882. Translated by Fayette Robinson. Brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, black and red decoration on front cover and spine. 527 pages. Cover is a little worn. There is some spotting on top edge. $20

 

THE COUNTESS RUDOLSTADT. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1891. In 2 volumes. Translated by Frank H. Potter. 1st American ed. Good hardbacks. Blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Top edge gilt. frontis in volume I. Both hinges cracked in vol I, front hinge cracked in vol. 2. A little edge worn, spines slightly slanted. $95

 

THE DEVIL'S POOL. Boston: Little, Brown, 1894. De Vinne Press limited edition. #41 of 250 copies printed on Dickinson hand-made paper. Translated by Jane Minot Sedgwick and Ellery Sedgwick. Frontis etching by E. Abot. Top edge gilt. Cover is a little edge worn. Spine darkened. $30

 

THE DEVIL'S POOL. New York: George H. Richmond & Co, 1894. De Vinne Press limited edition. This is copy 640 of 750 copies. Tranlsanted by Jane Minot Sedgwick and Ellery Sedgwick. Frontis Etching by E. Abot. Printed on Windsor hand-made paper. Top edge gilt. Black cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Spine is slanted. Cover is a little edgeworn. $30.

 

LE DIABLE AUX CHAMPS. Paris: Librairie Nouvelle, 1857. Paperback. 317 pages. In French. Spine is slanted. Cover worn. A little foxing throughout, on edge of pages. Front cover has a small tear at top and bottom of spine. $20

 

FADETTE (La Petite Fadette). Boston: Little Brown, 1895. Translated by Jane Minot Sedgwick. Frontis etching by E. Abot. Good hardback. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. 295 pages. Spine is slanted. $25

 

FANCHON. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Green cloth with gilt, red and black decoration. Quite a nice little volume. 203 pages + adverts. Good hardback. Prior owner inscription. Cover is a little edge worn. Spine slanted. $12

 

FRANÇOIS THE WAIF. Boston: Little, Brown, 1894. De Vinne Press limited edition. #145 of 250 copies printed on Dickinson hand-made paper. Translated by Jane Minot Sedgwick. Frontis etching by E. Abot. Top edge gilt. Cover is a little edge worn. Spine darkened. $30

 

THE GALLANT LORDS OF BOIS-DORÉ. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1890. In 2 volumes. Translated by Steven Clovis. 1st American ed. Fair hardbacks. Blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Top edge gilt. Hinges cracked in both volumes. Edge worn with a small chip missing from the bottom of the spine of volume I. Small tears at top of spines of both volumes. $75

 

GERMAIN'S MARRIAGE A Tale of Peasant Life in France. New York: Richmond, Croscup & Co., 1892. Limited edition, #143 of 285 copies printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Top edge gilt. 371 pages. illustrated with 14 etchings by Rudaux. Good hardback. Cover is edge worn. Small tear a top of spine. $45

 

HANDSOME LAWRENCE. Boston: James R. Osgood adn Co., 1871. Fair hardback. Translated by Carroll Owen. 122 pages. Gilt decoration on front cover. Spine faded. Cover worn. $35

 

THE HAUNTED POOL. (La Mare au Diable). by Frank Hunter Potter from the French of George Sand. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1890. Illustrations after Rudaux Gregory. White cloth spine and blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Patterned endpapers. 180 pages. Good hardback. Back hinge starting to crack. a little spotting on cover. Bottom edge worn, tips bumped. Overall a nice copy. $30.

 

HISTORIC AND ROMANTIC NOVELS by Baroness Dudevant. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Sons, 1900. Translated by George Burnham Ives. illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. Spine lettering is faded. Covers are a little worn. $15 for each volume.


Titles include: THE PICCININO, THE LAST OF THE ALDINIS, volume I only. THE MARQUIS DE VILLEMER, complete in 1 volume. ANTONIA, complete in 1 volume.

 

IMPRESSIONS AND REMINISCENCES. Boston: William F. Gill & Co., 1877. Good hardback. Brown cloth with black and gilt decoration and lettering. Frontis. 290 pages. Prior owner inscription. Cover is edgeworn. Spine a little slanted. Back hinge starting to crack. $30

 

IMPRESSIONS AND REMINISCENCES. Boston: William F. Gill & Co., 1877. Good hardback. Red cloth with black and gilt decoration and lettering. Frontis. 290 pages. X-library. Prior owner inscription. Cover is edgeworn. Spine a little slanted. Back hinge starting to crack. $30

 

INDIANA. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers. 1870. Translated by George W. Richards. Brown cloth, embossed cover. Gilt lettering and decoration. 258 pages + adverts. Cover is worn. Front edge of pages has some stains. Prior owner name. $20

 

INDIANA. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, Éditeurs. (I'm not sure of the date). Fair paperback. Nouvelle collection illustrée. In French. Cover detached. A few pages have small edge tears, 1 page has a 3" tear. 141 pages. Illustrations by Maurice Toussaint. $18

 

LÉLIA. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1978. Translated by Maria Espinosa. 1st edition thus. Red cloth. Very good hardback with good dust jacket. Frontis portrait of George Sand. Jacket is a bit rubbed. 234 pages. $20

 

LETTERS OF GEORGE SAND. London: Ward and Downey, 1886. In 3 volumes. Translated by Raphael Ledos De Beaufort. Hardcovers. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrations. X-library. Hinges cracked in volumes 1 and 2, hinges broken in volume 3. Covers are a bit edge worn. $36

 

LUCREZIA FLORIANI. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1985. Cassandra Editions. Near fine hardback with very good dust jacket. Jacket is price-clipped. Translated by Julius Eker. 230 pages. $40

 

THE MARQUIS OF VILLEMER. Boston: James R. Osgood adn Co., 1871. Fair hardback. Translated by Ralph Keeler. 130 pages + adverts. Gilt decoration on front cover. Spine faded. Cover worn. Damp wrinkle on cloth on back cover, damp stain along front edge of pages. $7

 

THE MASTER MOSAIC-WORKERS. Boston: Little Brown, 1895. Translated by Charlotte C. Johnston. Limited edition. One of 750 copies printed on Windsor hand-made paper. Frontis with tissue intact. 232 pages. endpapers darkened. cover a bit worn with some mild soileing. prior owner name plate. A nice copy with original blue cloth and gilt lettering and decoration. $30

 

THE MASTERPIECES OF GEORGE SAND, Baroness Dudevant. Partial set, 8 volumes of a 20 volume set. Philadelphai: George Barrie & Son, 1901. Limited edition, 1000 copies on Japan vellum paper. This set is #304. Translated by G. Burnham Ives. Photogravures after paintings by J.B. Graff, H. Atalaya, Gorguet, Ditzler, Cortazzo, etc.. Gray cloth with paper titles on spine. A little edge worn and titles are a little worn and faded. $40 per volume.


Titles include: LES BEAUX MESSIEURS DE BOIS-DORÉ, Volume I; CONSUELO, Volume IV; THE SIN OF MONSIEUR ANTOINE, LEONE LEONI, Volume VI; THE PICCININO, THE LAST OF THE ALDINIS, Volume VII; THE SNOW MAN, Volume XI; NANON, Volume XIV, A ROLLING STONE, HANDSOME LAWRENCE, THE GERMANDRE FAMILY, Volume XVI; SHE AND HE, LAVINIA, with a memoir by J. Aldred Burgan, Volume XX.

 

THE MILLER OF ANGIBAULT. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871, Translated by Mary E. Dewey.
1st ed thus. 320 pages + adverts. Cover is a bit worn. some fingerprints on page edges of a few pages. Prior owner bookplate. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and embossed decoration on front back and spine. Brown endpapers. $95

 

MONSIEUR SYLVESTRE. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1883. Fair hardback. Translated by Francis George Shaw. 327 pages + adverts. Brown cloth. Embossed cover with black and gilt decoration. Hinges cracked. Pages browned and brittle, wtih some pages having tears. Small tears at top of spine. $20

 

A ROLLING STONE. Boston: James R. Osgood adn Co., 1871. Fair hardback. Translated by Carroll Owen. 113 pages. Gilt decoration on front cover. Spine faded. Cover worn. Cloth beginning to split along edge of spine. $18

 

ROMANS CHAMPÊTRES. 2 volumes. Paris, L. Hachette - Collection Hetzel, 1860. In French. Leather spines with gilt decorations and raised bands. Marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. Illustrations by Tony Johannot. Covers are worn on edges. Some foxing throughout, but extensive in some places. $200

 

THE SNOW MAN. Boston: Little, Brown, 1898. Good hardback. Red cloth. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Top edge gilt. 555 pages + adverts. Hinges weak. $45.

 

TALES OF A GRANDMOTHER. Philadelphis: Lippincott, 1930. Good hardback. 1st edition thus. Illustrated by Harold W. Hess. Translated by Margaret Bloom. 304 pages. Hinges cracked. Cover is edge worn. $18.

 

TEVERINO: A Romance. New York: W.P. Fetridge & Co., 1855. Fair hardback. 1st American edition. 280 pages + adverts. Embossed cover. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Cover is worn. Foxing throughout. $25

 

VALENTINE, Texte établi, préfacé et annoté par Aline Alquier. Editions de l'Aurore, 1988. Illustrated. 255 pages. Very good paperback. Front cover has a light crease. $45

 

THE BAGPIPERS. Chicago: Academy Press Ltd, 1977. Cassandra Editions. Good paperback. 394 pages. Frontis. $4.50
CONTES D'UNE GRAND-MÈRE. Deuxième série. Editions de l'Aurore, 1983. Paperback. 207 pages. Illustrated. Good+ paperback. Cover is slightly worn on edges. $20
THE COUNTRY WAIF. Linconl, NE.: University of Nebraska, 1977. Translated by Eirene Collis. Good paperback. prior owner sticker on front cover. 181 pages. $2.50
THE GEORGE SAND - GUSTAVE FLAUBERT LETTERS. Intimate Letters Series. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921. Limited edition, #1247 of 1500. Translated by Aimee L. McKenzie. Good hardback. Brown cloth. 382 pages, index. Prior owner name. Front hinge cracked. $10
THE HAUNTED POOL. San Lorenzo, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, 1976. Illustrations. Good paperback. $1.
THE HAUNTED POOL. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. Copyright page has an unrelated pamphlet pasted to it. Illustrated. Translated by Frank Hunter Potter. Fair hardback. X-college library. Library binding. $5
HORACE. San Francisco: Mercury House, 1995, Translated by Zack Rogow. 1st edition. Very good paperback. 341 pages. $4.50
THE INTIMATE JOURNAL OF GEORGE SAND, edited and translated by Marie Jenney Howe. New York: The John Day Co., 1929. 1st edition. Good hardback. Gray cloth spine with blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering and decoration. Frontis portrait of George Sand. 198 pages. $8.50
LEONE LEONI. Chicago: Academy Chicago Ltd., 1978. Cassandra Editions. Very good hardback with good dust jacket. Blue cloth. Translated by George Burnham Ives. Jacket has a small tear on back. $7.50
LETTRES D'UN VOYAGEUR. New York: Penguin, 1987. Translated by Sacha Rabinovitch and Patricia Thomson. Good paperback. $2
THE MARQUISE & PAULINE Two Novellas. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1999. Translated by Sylvie Charron and Sue Huseman. Near fine hardback with near fine dust jacket. 200 pages. $7.50
MAUPRAT. New York: D. Appleton, 1902. Translated by Stanley Young. Green cloth. Part of The French Classical Romances series. Fair condition. Front hinge broken. Cover worn and a bit soiled. $5
MY CONVENT LIFE. Chicago: Academy Press, 1978. Cassandra Editions. Good paperback. Translated by Marie Ellery McKay. $4
SIMON, A Love Story. Philadelphia: T.B.Peterson & Brothers, no date. Poor hardback. 89 pages + adverts. Spine cloth is split, covers nearly detached. Covers worn away at top tip. Still readable. $15
WINTER IN MAJORCA. Robert Graves, Great Britain 1956, Translated by Robert Graves
Valldemosa edition, Mallorca. States 1st edition. 200 pages. a little worn, cover a little stained. Spine slightly slanted. $5

 


 

Related materials and biographies:

 

Atwood, William G. THE LIONESS AND THE LITTLE ONE, The Liaison of George Sand and Frederic Chopin. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980. 1st edition. Very good hardback with good+ dust jacket. Black cloth. 316 pages. $25

 

Sandars, Mary F. GEORGE SAND. London: Robert Holden & Co., 1927. Red cloth. 314 pages. Illustrations. Good hardback. Cover is worn. Spine is a little faded. Prior owner name and some ink scribbles on endpaper. $18.00

 

Blount, Paul G. GEORGE SAND AND THE VICTORIAL WORLD. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1979. Very good hardback with good dust jacket. 190 pages. $7.50
Doumic, Rene. GEORGE SAND, Some Aspects of Her Life and Work. New York, Putnam, 1910 Translated by Alys Hallard. Red cloth. Illustrated. Cover worn, especially at top of spine and on tips. First page is torn along gutter. 311 pages + adverts. $5.
Edwards, Samuel. GEORGE SAND, A Biography of the First Modern Liberated Woman. New York: David McKay Company, 1972. 1st edition. very good hardback with very good dust jacket. Orange cloth. 271 pages. $8.50
Gribble, Francis. GEORGE SAND AND HER LOVERS. New York: Dutton, no date. States "a new edition". Frontis. Good+ hardback with fair dust jacket. Illulstrated. 375 pages, index. $10.00
Kelly, Linda. THE YOUNG ROMANTICS, Victor Hugo, Sainte-Beuve, Vigny, Dumas, Musset and George Sand and their Friendships, Feuds and Loves in the French Romantic Revolution. New York: Random House, 1976. Very good hardback with good+ dust jacket. 1st American edition. 179 pages. illustrations. Spine is a little slanted. $6.00
Kenyon, Olga, editor. 800 YEARS OF WOMEN'S LETTERS. New York: Penguin. 1992. Very good paperback. $2.50
Maurois, Andre. LELIA, The Life of George Sand. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. Very good hardback with fair dust jacket. 1st edition. 482 pages. $7.50
Second copy available. Very good hardback with no dust jacket. $5.00
Schermerhorn, Elizabeth W. THE SEVEN STRINGS OF THE LYRE The Romantic Life of George Sand 1804-1876. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1927. Good hardback. Green cloth. Illustrated. 327 pages. Spine is faded. Cover is worn at top and bottom of spine, and tips. Front hinge cracked. $4.00
Seyd, Felizia. ROMANTIC REBEL The Life and Times of George Sand. New York: Viking Press, 1940. 1st edition. Good+ hardback with fair dust jacket. Illustrated. 286 pages, index. Prior owner bookplate. Some foxing on endpapers. $5.50
Seyd, Felizia. ROMANTIC REBEL The Life and Times of George Sand. New York: Viking Press, 1940. 1st edition. Very good hardback. No jacket. Illustrated. 286 pages, index. Spine is a little sunned.. $5.50
Toesca, Maurice. THE OTHER GEORGE SAND. London: Dennis Dobson Ltd., 1947. Illustrations. Good hardback with good dust jacket. Some foxing on endpapers and on page edges. $5.00
Wiggershaus, Renate. GEORGE SAND. Hamburg, Germany: Rowohlt, 1982. Good paperback. In German. illustrated. 158 pages. $4.00
Winwar, Frances. GEORGE SAND AND HER TIMES, The Life of the Heart. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1947. Reprint edition. 312 pages. Illustrations. Fair to good hardback. $1
Winwar, Frances. THE LIFE OF THE HEART George Sand & Her Times. New York: Haprer & Brothers, 1945. Stated 1st edition. Good+ hardback with fair dust jacket. 312 pages, index. $6.50

 



Periodicals:

 

THE BOOK LEAGUE MONTHLY. Edward Arlington Robinson, et al, editors. New York. Volume III, Number 3, January, 1930. Periodical. Paperback in fair condition. Cover is quite worn with some small tears. Featured article by Gamaliel Bradford, "The Daughters of Eve" has a 20 page section on George Sand. $5
GEORGE SAND STUDIES. Françoise Massardier-Kenney and Isabelle Naginski, co-editors. Paperback. In very good condition. In French and English. $5 each
Vol. XI, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring, 1992. 2 copies
Vol. XII, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring, 1993
Vol. XIII, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring, 1994
Vol. XIV, Nos. 1 & 2, Fall, 1995
Vol. XVI, Nos. 1 & 2, 1997
NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH STUDIES. T.H. Goetz, editor. George Sand Colloquium. Vol. IV, No. 4, Summer, 1976. Paperback in very good condition. In French and English. $15

 



Of peripheral interest:

 

Austen, Jane. LOVE & FREINDSHIP and Other Early Works. London: Chatto & Windus, 1922. Good hardback. Red cloth with gilt decoration. 137 pages. Preface by G.K. Chesterton. Pictorial endpapers. Prior owner inscription. Spine faded. $15

 

Balzac. BEATRIX. New York: Avil Publishing, 1901. Limited edition, #1244 of 1250 sets. This is volume 13 of the set. Green cloth. Top edge gilt. Good hardback. Front hinge cracked. Frontis + illustrations. $7
Eliot, George. DANIEL DERONDA. in 2 volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. Good hardbacks. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Covers are edge worn. Spines are a little slanted. Prior owner name. Some pages are stained. $10
Stoddard, Richard Henry, editor. PROSPER MÉRIMÉE'S LETTERS TO AN INCOGNITA with Recollections by Larmartine and George Sand. Bric-a-Brac Series. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Good hardback. Blue cloth, gilt letteriong. 350 pages, index. $5
Stoddard, Richard Henry, editor. PROSPER MÉRIMÉE'S LETTERS TO AN INCOGNITA with Recollections by Larmartine and George Sand. Bric-a-Brac Series. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1874. Fair hardback. Beige cloth with black and gilt lettering and decoration. Embossed cover. 350 pages, index. Tear at top of spine. Cover is edge worn. $5

 


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Framed letter: $50

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