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.
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New York: Bloomsury, 2003. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A novel by the author of Kitchen Confidential and Nasty Bits. "A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime and mayhem," says the publisher. A bright, tight copy. 400 Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardcover. First British edition. First British edition. A fine rebound copy in full green boards, with gilt title and decoration to the spine, raised bands, gilt rule on the boards. All edges in gilt and marbled endpapers. A beautiful copy. Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. First published in France in 1942, this is the first publication in English of a classic of existential literature.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in printed blue wrappers. A tight and unread copy. Light sunning to the top 1/3 of the cover page and rear cover and some darkening to the spine. This is a long form galley of Ivan Doig's first major book, often mistakenly referred to as his first book. A memoir of growing up in Montana. Certainly an uncommon edition of this book. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. A memoir of the author's early life in Montana, it was a finalist for the National Book Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Michael: from one book guy/ to another/ Ivan Doig."
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine book in plain green wraps. a large format paperback. Some age toning to the top of the front cover and spine. A long form galley of the author's second book of fiction. An evocative account of James Gilchrist Swan living on the edge of America on the Pacific Coast. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a gray cloth jacket with illustration. Foxing to the top edges.This is a limited issue of 294 numbered copies (this being #69) hand bound in boards by Earle Gray. It is signed by Faas and Ted Hughes on the limitation page. Comes with the original acetate dust cover. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. Very clean copy with a bit of fading to the top edge.† The dust jacket has a little darkening near the spine of the rear panel,† but is otherwise quite nice, not price-clipped, with no chips or tears and only the most miniscule bit of edge wear. Original price of $2.50 jacket flap. A collection of two interconnected short stories seen as a man struggling with a woman who ultimately causes his downfall. Faulkner preferred the title, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem. The Wild Palms title was subsequently changed.
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: Harper, 1960. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. First U.S. edition.† A fine book in a close to near fine dust jacket. One snag to the rear panel and ink mark on rear panel.† This is the first printing, first issue copy with Harper stamped on the book spine and page 5 being numbered.† A lovely copy in publisher's purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. $3 price on the front flap.† The author's second book, following the smashing success of The Hawk in the Rain.
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 125. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A review copy with publisher's material and author photograph laid into the book. Critics frequently call Hughes one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. The 47 poems here are about fishing and rivers, but so much more. Said Faber, his English publisher: "Inspired by Hughes's love of fishing and by his environmental activism, the poems are a deftly and passionately attentive chronicle of change over the course of the seasons."
New York: Villard, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The tragic story of Chris McCandless who heads off into the wilderness of Alaska and disappears. Signed and inscribed by the Krakauer on the title page in 1996, the year of publication: "To Henry -------/ Thanks for your help. I'm sorry that I won't get to have dinner with you in Boston/ Jon Krakauer. January, 1996."
New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket.† Bottom corners of the book are bumped.† Light wear to the head and foot of the jacket. The oversized book contains numerous† color and† black & white photographs of famous people and celebrities, including the iconic photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the front cover.† Signed by Annie Leibovitz on the title page in a bold and large signature.
London: Faber and Faber. 2003. Paperback. First British edition. The true first English edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A paperback original with dust jacket. There was a very small hardcover printing. Slight browning to the page edges. The story of a journalist who returns to Turkey and is assigned to write an investigative piece on a series of suicides in a town near the Armenian border. This book caused a sensation when published in Turkey. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The last novel by the author of True Grit and Norwood. A novel set in Mexico about a man who does odd jobs and finds missing persons. With a jacket blurb by Larry McMurtry: "I've always though Charles Portis had a wonderful talent--original, quirky, exciting. Gringos demonstrates that he's only gotten better." Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Light chipping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. The author's second book and first novel. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Light crease to the front dust jacket flap. Price clipped. One of Roth's best known novels. Laid into the book is a one-page typescript excerpt from the book that has been signed by Philip Roth. Signed by the author.