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New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight toning to the jacket flaps. A lovely copy of sixth of of Hillerman's books featuring Navajo detective Jim Chee. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Norton, 2019. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Unread copy. The newest collection of essays by Pam Houston who writes about what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures that live on it. Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
London: Rainbow Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited edition. First edition. A Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered, illustrated and signed by the author. This is number 34 signed by Ted Hughes. Fine in full blue leather with silver stamping in a near fine publisher's slipcase. Light foxing to the end papers.Printed on paper hand-made by J. Barcham Green and bound by David & Hodges. Signed by the author.
New York: Arcade Books, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first collection of essays and memoirs by the author of The World According to Garp and a Prayer for Owen Meany. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Craig and Christina: This little collection of the past, which has been correctly called a foreign country. Merry Christmas. 1995. John Irving." Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Toning to the white dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. Top corner of front endpaper with erasure marks. The author's second book. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: FSG, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. A well-reviewed collection of stories, perhaps Johnson's best-known work, that was made into a quite successful film. A small first printing which has made first editions truly scarce. The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin." Signed by the author on a note laid into the book.
New York: Random House, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in plain orange wraps. Precedes the paperback original that was the author's first trade publication. A 70-page collection of poetry, part of the National Poetry Series that was selected by Mark Strand. Signed and inscribed by Denis Johnson to the late well-known book collector, Larry Owens. Signed by the author.
New York. Pantheon, 1993. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in plain, gray wraps. This copy of the author's family memoir was a review copy given to fellow writer William Kittredge. He has written his name on the front end paper and there is a letter to him from Pantheon Press asking him to give encouragement to Ms. Jordan who apparently took much longer to write the book than expected. A nice association copy of two Western writers.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is a very good copy of the uncorrected proof of the first British edition, which precedes the American edition later renamed Schindler's List. There is some light soiling to the front cover and a crease long spine area. Proof copies of this book are quite uncommon. The story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved thousands of Jews from the ovens in World War II. The basis for the Academy Award winning film that starred Ralph Fiennes. Laid into the book is a book plate signed by Keneally. Signed by the author.
New York: Walker, 1964. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the extremities and some toning to the rear white panel. The first book by Australian best seller Thomas Keneally, best known for his novel that was made into the film Schindler's List. This is a mystery set in a Catholic seminary in Sydney, Australia. Signed by the author on the title page with his smiley face.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in plain, yellow wraps. This copy belonged to novelist Ivan Doig who has underlined and made notations on numerous pages in the course of writing a review. Laid into the book is a carbon copy of the glowing review that Doig wrote for The Washington Post. Doig has signed and dated the book on the title page. Also laid into the book is correspondence with an editor at Simon and Schuster. An interesting association.