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.
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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.