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The Alienist
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Illustrated by Carroll Dunham.

Translated from the Portuguese with an Afterword by Alfred Mac Adam. With Twelve Drawings by Carroll Dunham. San Francisco, Arion Press, 1998. Limited to 250 copies for sale, numbered 1 to 250 and signed by the artist, this being copy number 165. Oblong quarto (10 1/8 x 13 7/8 in; 257 x 352 mm). 55, (1, colophon) pp. Ten full page drawings. Green cloth with paper title labels. As new in publisher’s slipcase.

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