London: Fourth Estate, 2004. Uncorrected Proof. A close to fine book in illustrated wrappers. This is the uncorrected proof of the first British edition. It was published as a paperback original in the U.K. The author's first novel set in her native country of Nigeria. She was recently named one of the top U.S. authors under the age of 40 by New Yorker magazine. This book won the Commonwealth Writers' Preize and was short listed for the Orange Prize. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2003. Hardcover. First British edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. A Russian mystery translated into English. Signed by the author and the translator, Andrew Bromfield. Akunin's signature, scarce indeed, is on a Weidenfeld & Nicholson bookplate laid into the book. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.
New York: Atheneum, 2001. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. Some wrinkling to the front panel of the jacket. Written as an account of World War II for young kids, Ambrose's book tells the story in narrative and pictures of how the war was one. This copy is signed by Ambrose on the title page and is scarce as such. Signed by the author.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. First edition thus. A limited edition, signed by Louis Auchincloss A Fine book in full brown leather binding, raised bands spine, gilt lettering. Silk moire endpapers. Silk bookmark. Illustrated by Uldis Klavins. A beautiful production. Signed by the author.
St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1975. First Australian edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Evidence of a small sticker removed from the front panel. a collection of short stories by one of Australia's best known novelists. This is his first book. It was published primarily as a paperbound book with a small hardcover printing intended for libraries. Bail won the Miles Franklin Award in 1999 for his novel, Eucalyptus. This copy is signed by Bail on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Putnam, 1971. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is an advance review copy with the review slip laid into the book. The book collects 16 of Ballard's early short stories, most from the early 1960's. Signed by the author on the title page. Signed copies are quite uncommon. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Vanguard, 1947. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edge wear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1941. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in publisher's original cloth. One of 246 copies signed by the author. This is #192. A presentation copy from the author to his sister Laura, inscribed twice. "For darling Lolly from the author, her brother with devoted love, William Rose Benet." December, 1941. And on the colophon page, "For Lollie with my love, Bill." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1942. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Penguin Books, 1994. First edition. Near fine in paper wraps. A paperback orginal. A collection of poems, stories and essays by many of the West's best contemporary women writers. Signed by Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Melanie Rae Thon, Debra Earling, Annick Smith, Pam Houston, Deirdre McNamer, Terry Tempest Williams,Teresa Jordan and Sandra Alcosser.