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Oberon, 1986. Paperback. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in illustrated wraps. This is the soft cover edition of Kinsella's first book, a collection of stories with a sentimental look at Indian life in Canada. Kinsella would later write his acclaimed novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Paperback. First edition. A first edition of the paperback edition, issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition. A near fine book in illustrated wrappers. Minor edgewear and slight creasing to the rear cover. A collection of baseball stories... Kinsella at his best. Signed by the author on the half title page. Signature only.
Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The scarce hardcover edition of Kinsella's second book, published in a quite small press run. A collection of Indian stories set on the Hobbema Reserve in western Canada. Kinsella would later write his iconic novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed and inscribed by Kinsella on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes." Signed by the author.
New York: Doubleday, 2003. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a fine dust jacket. One bumped corner, slight spine lean. A best seller by the author of Into the Wild. The story of a religion-inspried murder that shocked the nation. The book has been turned into a seven-part television series. Signd by the author on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a close to fine dust jacket. One short closed tear to top of the front panel of the jacket. A lovely jacket with no sunning to the spine. The book has some offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns and evidence of sticker removal to the front pastedown. Signed and inscribed by Stephen Sondheim on the front free endpaper: "For Jane and Bob from Stephen Sondheim 12/31/81." And also signed by Arthur Laurents on a bookplate laid into the book. Jane and Bob Emerson managed the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan for many years, the go-to bookshop for theater professionals and aficionados. An uncommon book signed. The show closed after 12 previews and 9 performances but has since been acclaimed as part of Sondheim's canon and a cult favorite. Signed by the author.
New York: Walker and Co., 1963. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. This is Le Carre's second novel and the second to feature his recurring character and master spy, George Smiley. The novel offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school (The kind that John Le Carre' despised) as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Boards are bit splayed, but book retains the original yellow binding with no bumped corners. Dust jacket is unclipped with price of $3.50 present on front flap. Slight sunning to the spine, modest edge wear and a few small tears at the crown. Some dampstaining to the spine and some scattered foxing along rear flap edges. A signed bookplate by John Le Carre' is laid into the book. Signed by the author.