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A Spy in the House of Love

A Spy in the House of Love

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A Spy in the House of Love

by Nin, Anaïs

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New York: The British Book Centre, Inc, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. 136 pp. Octavo. [20.5 cm]. Blue cloth over boards with original dust jacket, which is in very good+ condition; it is slightly foxed. Some minor scuffing to head/tail of spine and corners. Some fading along the spine on paste-downs and free end papers. Prior owner's small piece of tape on front free end paper. This beautifully maintained American first is a part of Nin's collection of novels called "Cities of the Interior". This surrealistic tale of sensuality and deceit follows the young New York hedonist Sabina as she is driven to the beds of strangers whilst maintaining the broken facade of her marriage. Critics have noted how the plot mirrors the author's own struggles with monogamy, sexuality, and self in the 1950s. From the Doors to "The Simpsons", its iconic title has heavily inspired pop culture in the latter half of the 20th century,


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A Spy in the House of Love
Nin, Anaïs
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First American Edition
The British Book Centre, Inc
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Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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