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  • Beauvoir, Simone de

    Published by Vintage, 2011

    ISBN 10: 030727778XISBN 13: 9780307277787

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    Condition: Used - Very Good. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

  • De Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Vintage, 2011

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    paperback. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships in a BOX from Central Missouri! May not include working access code. Will not include dust jacket. Has used sticker(s) and some writing or highlighting. UPS shipping for most packages, (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes).


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    Brossura. Condition: ottimo. prima edizione. Simone De Beauvoir's masterpiece, in a Vintage edition. In good conditions. Covered.

  • De Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Johnathan Cape, 1953

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    Hardcover. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. First Edition. Translated and edited by H.M. Parshley. Several stamp marks. Heavy book may require extra postage unless posted within South Africa. Publication of 702 pages. There is gilt on the spine of the book. The back boards and last few pages are damp and marked. The edges of the book are a little frayed. The text remains bright and clear. The binding has been repaired. GK. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

  • De Beauvoir, Simone; Parshley, H. M. (translator)

    Published by The Modern Library, New York, 1968

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Thus. A Modern Library Giant. First Modern Library Edition. Clean and unmarked. A great copy.

  • de Beauvoir, Simone; translated and edited by H. M. Parshley

    Published by New Zealand Computer Society (1983), Wellington, 1983

    ISBN 10: 0959765700ISBN 13: 9780959765700

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. No signatures. Underlining and marginalia to the Introduction and to the first two chapers. Some tears and chips at corners of dust wrapper and at ends of dust wrapper spine, the largest tears being a couple of 1 1/4" tears at the head of the dust wrapper spine. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First UK edition. 702 pages. Oatmeal coloured cloth boards with blue cloth spine. Page dimensions: 221 x 143mm. Top page edges dyed blue. "De Beauvoir is best known for 'The Second Sex' (1949), a pioneering examination along existentialist lines of the female condition. Sartre's Hegel-derived model of the struggle between subjective consciousnesses - each seeking to avoid objectification and to be looker rather than looked-at - is adapted to describe male-female relations." - Jane O'Grady in Honderich, Ted (ed.) "The Oxford Companion to Philosophy" (second edition, 2005). ; 8vo.

  • de BEAUVOIR, SIMONE

    Published by Knopf, New York, 2010

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First Edition, Thus. Large octavo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xxi + 800 pp. Fine in original grey boards lettered in silver on the spine and in a fine pictorial dust jacket. Essentially as new. The author's masterpiece available for the first time in a full English translation. "It is probably the most important and influential philosophical treatise of the twentieth century." - The Irish Times.

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    de Beauvoir, Simone; Borde, Constance (Tr.); Malovany-Chevallier, Sheila (Tr.)

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 2010

    ISBN 10: 0307265560ISBN 13: 9780307265562

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Cond: NF / NF. 1st Printing of the 2010 Knopf stated 1st US Edition thus, translated, with note, by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, and with introduction by Judith thurman. Book is straight, square, tightly and evenly bound and free of gutter creasing, markings and blemishes. Cover and unclipped Dust Jacket (reflecting original USD $40 price and 4/2010 date) are clean and bright, with sharp corners and joints, straight heads, tails, spine / backstrip, hinges and edges, boldly legible lettering and crisply distinct design, artwork and Author image.(Please see Seller images). ISBN 9780307265562. ShiroBooks, independent bookseller, takes pride in accurate descriptions, careful wrapping and safe shipping. ADDITIONAL CHARGE (DUE TO APPROX 3.25# SHIPPING WEIGHT) WILL APPLY IF SHIPPED OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL US; CONTACT SHIROBOOKS PRIOR TO ORDERING or for more information, details or photos.

  • de Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1953

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    Hard Cover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First UK. VG/VG. 8vo. original blue backed oatmeal cloth gilt (rubbed & a little marked, spotting to leaf edges and outer leaves) in dustwrapper (price-clipped, frayed & marked, with slight chipping to spine ends, some toning to spine); pp. 702. Heavy item (1.25kg), additional postage may be required for international delivery. A very good copy.

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    Simone de Beauvoir

    Published by Jonathan Cape, 1953

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. This is a First UK printing of Simone de Beauvoir's leading feminist text, "The Second Sex." It is a foundational work of feminist philosophy written by the French existentialist philosopher and writer, Simone de Beauvoir. First published in France in 1949, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in society and their historical, social, and existential situations. The book is divided into two volumes: "Facts and Myths" and "Woman's Life Today."In "Facts and Myths," de Beauvoir explores the historical and cultural context of women's oppression, dissecting the various myths and misconceptions that have perpetuated gender inequality. She delves into topics such as the construction of femininity and the portrayal of women in literature and mythology. In "Woman's Life Today," de Beauvoir examines the subjective experiences of women, discussing their relationships with men, motherhood, sexuality, work, and the struggle for self-realization. She critiques the ways in which women have been defined in relation to men, often being subjugated to their roles as wives and mothers, and argues for women's right to define their own lives and identities. Overall, it is a groundbreaking piece of feminist philosophy that kick-started the second wave of feminism. Good/Acceptable Condition. Purple dust jacket over quarter blue and gray cloth with gilt titles to spine. Deckled bottom edge. Binding is firm. Pages are moderately tanned and foxed with more pronounced foxing to prelims. Textblock edge is moderately foxy. Small bookseller's stamp to front free end paper. Boards have light edge-wear with some crushing to spine ends. Spine is mottled. Clipped dust jacket has pronounced wear with open tears to rear panel and some loss to spine ends. Common with this work the jacket is loose fitting.

  • DE BEAUVOIR, Simone

    Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1979

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    First edition thus. Hardcover. An attractive edition of De Beauvoir's classic which looks at the treatment of women throughout history. Translated from the French and edited by H.M Parshley. Features illustrations by Eugene Karlin. A clean very near fine copy in a decorated full leather binding with all edges gilt and a silk book marker. Signed by de Beauvoir.

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    Simone de Beauvoir (Edited and translated from the French by H. M. Parshley)

    Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1954

    Seller: Orlando Booksellers, Lincoln, United Kingdom

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. Second impression of the true first UK edition, published in 1954. The printer's page states: 'First published in Great Britain October 1953, second impression 1954. The book was originally published in English translation in the USA, by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York in 1953. ***Edited by and translated from the French by H. M. Parshley, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Smith College. ***Very good in grey duotone cloth-covered boards, over a dark blue cloth covered spine, with gilt titles to the spine. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Corners sharp. Boards clean and bright. Internally also very good with no foxing. With neat original ownership details on the back of the front free endpaper. Pages clean and uncreased. Very light tape off-setting to the rear free endpaper. Spine tight. ***In a very good colour printed dustwrapper, which has been neatly corner price-clipped. Edges of dustwrapper creased and rubbed, especially at the head and tail of the spine. Small are of loss at the head of the spine of dustwrapper, but not affecting the titles. Small closed tears, creasing and rubbing to the edges of the dustwrapper. No serious chips or tears. Spine of dustwrapper slightly darkened but remarkably unfaded. Back panel of dustwrapper has some darkening at the top edge. Front panel bright and clean. ***225mm x 155mm. 702 pages including a detailed 12pp Index at the back of the book. ***'The subject is Woman in all her aspects, and out of it Mlle de Beauvoir has produced a book which may well become a classic of its kind --- "The Second Sex" is notable for its analytical detachment, its avoidance of a rigid "line" or the slightly hysterical propaganda of the early feminists. But Mlle de Beauvoir is a feminist of the sort produced by women's mature realization that they really have the power to be a man's equal. She believes that women are inferior to men only because they are made so --- The second half of this remarkably exciting and readable book deals with woman's life today, her childhood, sexual initiation, and marriage. Each paragraph is packed with wisdom and information.' Manchester Guardian ***'In her appraisal of childhood and adolescence, and of the special problems of the married woman, the mother, the Lesbian, the prostitute, the "hetaira", the woman in middle age, and the woman in old age, she shows herself uniformly responsible and balanced. She is not only a careful and scholarly writer: she is a novelist, and the value of her work owes a great deal to the penetrating power of her imagination --- There is no doubt that this is an important and serious study which will demand consideration for a very long time to come.' Times Literary Supplement (Review quotes from inside front flap of dustwrapper). ***Named by Modern Library as one of top 100 books of non- fiction of the twentieth century. Also named by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the most hundred influential books since World War II. ***A second impression of the first UK edition, published in 1954 - the book being originally published in the UK in October 1953, and reprinted in 1956. All three of these original Cape editions are rare to find now, especially in the dustwrapper. We also have a rare copy of the 1953 first printing - first impression listed on ABE. ***Of interest to collectors of landmark and revolutionary twentieth century first edition titles. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc.

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    Simone de Beauvoir (Edited and translated from the French by H. M. Parshley)

    Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1953

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. First impression of the first UK edition, with 'First published in Great Britain 1953' on the printer's page. The book was originally published in English in the USA by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York in 1953. Edited by and translated from the French by H. M. Parshley, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Smith College. ***Very good in grey duotone cloth-covered boards, over a dark blue cloth covered spine, with gilt titles to the spine. Head and tail of spine slightly creased. Corners sharp. The cloth is slightly marked and faded with age, and there is a brown spot on the back board. The lower edge of the front board near the spine has been bumped, and this has also caused creasing to the first few pages (see scans). Top edge of page block darkened. No internal foxing, but the paper stock used has browned quite significantly - this affects the margins around the text. With the ownership name and ink stamp of the original owner on the front and rear pastedowns 'Dr. M. F. Sanjana, "Goolestan", 37 Cuffe Parade, Bombay, 400-005.' ***In a very good colour printed dustwrapper, not price-clipped, showing the original publisher's price of 50s net. Edges of dustwrapper creased and rubbed, especially at the head and tail of the spine. There are two small chips to the dustwrapper, one at the top of the spine and another at the bottom of the back panel near the spine. Small brown stain on the back panel, which is also slightly marked [being a white background]. Slight creasing and rubbing to head and tail of spine of dustwrapper. Spine of dustwrapper is slightly faded, which has also affected the edges of the front panel. ***225mm x 155mm. 702 pages including a detailed 12pp Index at the back of the book. ***'To say that the subject of this book is Woman is to risk criticism on the ground that no book could embrace a subject that encompasses half the human race. Yet to say that it is about any one or several aspects of that subject is to understate its scope and importance. Simone de Beauvoir has, after many years of research and extensive reading in many languages, completed this great work on Woman in all the roles which she has been alloted or has assumed in ancient and modern times. From the inescapable biological facts the author moves on to a study of the place of Woman in society throughout recorded history and to the progressive improvement of her material conditions. She examines in detail the place of Woman in myth and fiction, taking five representative authors to express various views widely held. ***Book Two is concerned with Woman's life today. The author examines the influences at work on a girl during her formative years and discusses in detail the various situations into one of which the mature woman will graduate. Although this book is written in a scholarly manner and will therefore appeal to the specialist in medicine, psychiatry, sociology. anthropology and education, it is of compelling interest to the intelligent general reader. Its arguments will be hotly contested and its facts challenged, but its conclusions cannot be ignored. It is one of the great enlightening books of our time.' (Quote from the front flap of the dustwrapper). ***The book comes with the original cash memo slips showing the original purchase of the book in Bombay. ***The scarce first impression of the true first UK edition, published in 1953. The book was only moderately successful at the time, and was reprinted in a second impression in 1954, and reprinted again by Cape in 1956. All three of these original Cape editions are rare to find now. We also have listed on ABE a copy of the 1954 second impression in dustwrapper. ***Of interest to collectors of landmark twentieth century first edition titles. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc.

  • de Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1953, 1953

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Very Good Plus in a Good jacket. 1st Printing. A firm , clean copy with a little wear at bottom spine. The Jacket is complete with small chips at edges and a short thin closed tear mid spine.

  • De Beauvoir, Simone. (Text) Parshley, H. M. (translated and edited) Karlin, Eugene. (Illustrated. )

    Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center, 1979

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    Leather Binding. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. SIGNED limited edition. Fine in black leather binding with gilt edges & a satin marker ribbon, without dust jacket as issued. (715pp. ) (6 1/2" X 9 1/4") Lovely copy. ; 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" ; 715 pages.

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    Simone De Beauvoir

    Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979

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    Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Faint rubbing along top panel corners. ; Signed by Simone De Beauvoir on 3rd FEP.

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    de Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1953

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    Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. First American edition and first in the English language. Bound in publisher's green cloth lettered in blind over quarter dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. Near Fine with light edge wear and pages tanned with upper corners lightly bumped. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with toning, light soiling and light wear to the extremities.

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    BEAUVOIR Simone de

    Publication Date: 1953

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    Translated and Edited by H.M. Parshley. First UK edition. 8vo. 702 pp. Original quarter purple buckram with grey cloth covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge in purple, bottom edge untrimmed, dust jacket (some faint spotting to endpapers, jacket price clipped, spine panel very slightly faded, otherwise a near fine copy). London, Jonathan Cape. The first English translation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex; surely one of the most important and influential works of feminist philosophy. It provided much of the theoretical groundwork for the then burgeoning second-wave feminist movement. Most notably, it introduced the distinction between 'sex' and 'gender', what would, arguably, become the movements guiding concept. Reflecting wider trends in early-twentieth-century French Hegelianism, Beauvoir reinterpreted Hegel?s master-slave dialectic and applied it to gendered power relations in human society. For Beauvoir, masculinity has always been perceived to constitute the positive norm in a way that has rendered women the ?universal Other?, defined in relation to 'man' and thus a wholly negative 'second sex'. It is in this sense that Beauvoir asserted that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman'.

  • BEAUVOIR, SIMONE DE

    Published by Paris: Gallimard, 1949

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Two volumes. Original decorated cloth designed by Mario Prassinos. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. The two volumes were published months apart in 1949, each in an edition of 2000 numbered copies (from a total edition of 2,150). This landmark of feminism presents a scathing analysis of the history and treatment of women in the patriarchal West. Beauvoir begins by asking, What is woman? She argues that man is the default, while woman is Other: Thus humanity is male and man defines woman not herself but as relative to him. To state the question is, to me, to suggest, at once, a preliminary answer. The fact that I ask it is in itself significant. A man would never set out to write a book on the peculiar situation of the human male. But if I wish to define myself, I must first of all say: I am a woman ; on this truth must be based all further discussion. A man never begins by presenting himself as an individual of a certain sex; it goes without saying that he is a man The Second Sex was published in France in 1949, a year after the author a thirty-eight-year-old public intellectual was allowed to vote for the first time. French women, so belatedly enfranchised, would not have access to legal birth control until 1967, or to legal first-trimester abortions until 1975 (Judith Thurman). The Second Sex has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has sold millions of copies. It is central work in the transition from the feminism of the woman suffrage era to the second wave feminism of the second half of the 20th century and beyond. A beautiful set of this landmark work. New York Public Library Books of the Century 129. En FranÁais dans le Texte 392. Le Monde Books of the Century 11.

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    Beauvoir, Simone de

    Published by Gallimard, Paris, 1949

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    Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Two volumes. First edition, limited issue with text in the original French. Limited to 2,105 copies including 2,000 numbered copies on Alfama Marais paper, of which these are 1440 and 1089 respectively. Bound in publisher's black paper-covered boards with striking design by Mario Prassinos. Near Fine with faint rubbing to stamping and faint soiling to textblock edge. A striking copy of this important feminist work, in which the author discusses the treatment of women throughout history.

  • BEAUVOIR, SIMONE DE

    Published by Paris: Gallimard, 1949

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Two volumes. Original decorated cloth designed by Mario Prassinos. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. The two volumes were published months apart in 1949, each in an edition of 2000 numbered copies (from a total edition of 2,150). This landmark of feminism presents a scathing analysis of the history and treatment of women in the patriarchal West. Beauvoir begins by asking, What is woman? She argues that man is the default, while woman is Other: Thus humanity is male and man defines woman not herself but as relative to him. To state the question is, to me, to suggest, at once, a preliminary answer. The fact that I ask it is in itself significant. A man would never set out to write a book on the peculiar situation of the human male. But if I wish to define myself, I must first of all say: I am a woman ; on this truth must be based all further discussion. A man never begins by presenting himself as an individual of a certain sex; it goes without saying that he is a man The Second Sex was published in France in 1949, a year after the author a thirty-eight-year-old public intellectual was allowed to vote for the first time. French women, so belatedly enfranchised, would not have access to legal birth control until 1967, or to legal first-trimester abortions until 1975 (Judith Thurman). The Second Sex has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has sold millions of copies. It is central work in the transition from the feminism of the woman suffrage era to the second wave feminism of the second half of the 20th century and beyond. A beautiful set of this landmark work. New York Public Library Books of the Century 129. En FranÁais dans le Texte 392. Le Monde Books of the Century 11.

  • de Beauvoir, Simone

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1953

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    First edition in English of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Simone de Beauvoir on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions of this classic work are rare and none have appeared at auction in the last sixty years. In 1946, Simone de Beauvoir began to outline what she thought would be an autobiographical essay explaining why, when she had tried to define herself, the first sentence that came to mind was ‚ I am a woman.‚ That October, my maiden aunt, Beauvoir‚ s contemporary, came to visit me in the hospital nursery. I was a day old, and she found a little tag on my bassinet that announced, ‚ It‚ s a Girl!‚ In the next bassinet was another newborn (‚ a lot punier,‚ she recalled), whose little tag announced, ‚ I‚ m a Boy!‚ There we lay, innocent of a distinction‚ " between a female object and a male subject‚ " that would shape our destinies. It would also shape Beauvoir‚ s great treatise on the subject. The Second Sex deals with the treatment of women throughout history and is regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism. Literary scholar Camille Paglia praised The Second Sex, calling it "brilliant" and "the supreme work of modern feminism." Named by Modern Library as one of top 100 books of non- fiction of the twentieth century. Also named by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the most hundred influential books since World War II.