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New York: Anchor Press, 1988. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. This novel by the author of Things Fall Apart is set in the fictitious West African country of Kangan. Signed and inscribed by Achebe on front free endpaper in the year of publication. Signed by the author.
Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1992. Paperback original. First edition. A fine copy in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies, and the author's first book. There was also small hardcover printing of this book, about 100 copies, most of which went to libraries. The book is a collection of poetry and is signed and inscribed by Alexie on the half-title page. Alexie has won numerous awards over the years, including The National Book Award in 2007 and the Pen Faulkner Award in 2010. Signed by the author.
New York: Hanging Loose Press, 1994. Hardcover. First edition. A fine copy in yellow cloth binding. No dust jacket, as issued. With its original acetate cover. An early collection of poetry and prose by Alexie. An interesting association copy, signed and inscribed to author Chris Offutt on the half title page. "To Chris O...with respect and friendship. Sherman." Dated in 1997. Offutt and Alexie were both named as two of the best authors under age 40 by Granta magazine in 1996. Signed by author.
Portland: Tin House Books, 2011. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Published as part of the Powell's Books Indiespensable series. The author's first book in which an "unmoored man who yearns for a woman he failed, while failing another," writes Amy Hempel in a jacket blurb. Signed by the author on the title page.
Calais: Z Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. One of 500 copies, numbered and signed by the author. This is #497. A collection of three of the authors staged plays, first published in th 1950s, and brought together in this single volume. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1975. Hardcover. Second printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Sunning to the top of boards, bumping to the front tip. Owner bookplate on the front pastedown with a small stain. Signed by Ashbery on the title page. This is Ashbery's signature work, a book that won the the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author.
Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the jacket spine and light edgewear. Toning to the rear panel. This is the quite scarce hardcover edition of Ashbery's second book of poetry, following his well-received debut, Some Trees. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking Press, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine jacket. A work that contains three long poems in prose, a radical departure for Ashbery at the time. The poems are The Recital, The New Spirit and The System. This is a review copy with a publisher's advance photo of Ashbery announcing his new book laid into the book. Signed by the author on the title page.