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New York. McGraw-Hill, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a close to near fine dust jacket. Stated first edition. A bit of foxing to the page edges. Small bookstore label on the front pastedown. Minor wear to the head and foot of the jacket and small pen mark on front free endpaper. Still, a handsome and collectible copy. One of Abbeys' most enduring books that details his love for the desert and canyons. Written after he worked as a ranger in Arches National Park. There was a small first printing and many of the firsts were read and passed around. Consequently, well preserved copies such as this are uncommon.
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.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some damp staining to the bottom of the boards. Toning to the white jacket. The first collection of poetry by the African-American author who won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for Vice: New and Selected Poems. She died in 2010. Stated first edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the jacket spine. Sunning to the edges of the boards. Winner of the 1978 Lamont Poetry Selection by the American Academy of Poets. Her second collection of poetry. She died in 2010.
New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2020. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. By the author of his first book, American Dervish, and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced. Salman Rushdie calls the book "an unflinchingly honest self-portrait by a brilliant Muslim American writer, and, beyond that, an unsparing examination of both sides of that fraught hyphenated reality." Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2020. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An as new copy. By the author of the Putizer Prize winning drama, Disgraced. One of the best books of the year, landing in the top 10 of both the Washington Post and the New York Times. Salman Rushdie calls the book "an unflinchingly honest self-portrait by a brilliant Muslim American writer, and, beyond that, an unsparing examination of both sides of that fraught hyphenated reality." Signed by the author on a publisher's supplied tipped in page.
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.