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.
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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.
London: The Cresset Press, 1946. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first collection of poems, published in Great Britain when she was 23. At the time she spelled her last name Levertoff but later changed it to Levertov. This copy is signed by the author on the front pastedown.
New York: New Directions, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Sunning to the jacket spine. The poet's third collection of poetry. The collection opens with a translation from an ancient Toltec Codex, a poem on The Artist. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1938. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. One corner of the book tapped. Light wear to the jacket extremities and to the head and foot of the dust jacket. Price of $2.50 present on the front flap. Overall a lovely and very collectable copy of the collaboration by the Lindberghs. Signed and inscribed by the Lindberghs to Samuel Sloan in the year of publication, 1938. The book tells the story of both Lindbergh's 1933 flight from Africa to Brazil across the Atlantic Ocean at the end of their survey of North Atlantic air routes. It focuses on the last 10 days of the flight, when adverse weather and illness made for difficult flight for the couple. couple. Forward and map drawings by Charles Lindbergh. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1935. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some foxing to the end pages, but a solid crisp copy in publisher's original blue cloth binding. General wear to the dust jacket, wear to the extremities, head and foot of the jacket and some creasing to the jacket flaps. Original price of $2.50 is present on front flap. This is a travel narrative that describes the flight that the Lindberghs made to the Orient in the summer of 1931, via the Great Circle Route that included stops Ottawa, Alaska, Kamchatka and Osaka, Japan. With cartographic endpapers drawn by Charles Lindbergh. Signed by both Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh on the half title page and dated in 1935.
New York: Sheed, Andrews & McMeel, 1976. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Dust jacket is unclipped, showing modest wear with several tears and some creases and small stain to the rear panel. Price of $5.95 on the front flap. The author's first book, a collection of essays by Lopez who invites us to walk with him through the desert. Signed by the late conservationist on the title page. Signed by the author.
St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1970. Paperback. First Australian edition. This is the uncommon first edition, first issue of Malouf's first book. A collection of 38 poems. A very good copy of the paperback original with some wear to the page edges and toning to the rear panel. Owner name on the half-title page. This copy has the price of $1 on the front panel and no author or title on the black spine, marking it as the first issue. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Maclehose Press, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bumping to corners of the book. Peter Matthiessen spent a decade writing the Watson Trilogy-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone. Now he has taken the three books and rewritten parts, cut hundreds of pages and refocused various chapters. The result is a single volume that combines the three books into one called Shadow Country. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Matthiessen on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.