New York: Dial Press, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Light rubbing to the jacket spine, short closed tear at the top of the front panel and light soiling to the rear panel. Definitely a collectible copy of Abbey's third novel about a rancher who is being forced from his New Mexico land to make way for an Air Force bombing range. Abbey introduces the book this way: "The story which follows was inspired by an event which took place in our country not many years ago. However, it is a work of fiction and any resemblance to living persons or actual places is accidental."
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New York: Viking, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book a very good dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Wear at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and a bit of fading to the spine. Closed tears at the top of the rear panel. The author's second book and first novel. He would later write a sequel of sorts to this book, titled Mr. Bridge.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. The fourth novel by the author Run River and Play It as It Lays. The novel is the story of two American women in the derelict and fictional Central American nation of Boca Grande.
London: Horizon, 1947. Paperback. First edition. Publisher's blue card wrappers printed in orange. A very good copy with extremities and spine a bit sunned, 1.5 inch split at the bottom of the upper cover spine and tiny chip at spine crown. This is the first publisher appearance of any portion of Ellison's groundbreaking novel, Invisible Man. The 15 page excerpt featured here eventually became chapter one.Additional contents include photographs of Chicago by Walker Evan and contributions by W. H. Auden, Marianne Moor, e.e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, John Berryman and Chirstopher Isherwood.
London: Heinemann, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some darkening to the jacket spine, wear at the extremities and sunning to the page edges. One of Greene's better known novels after the release of the 1999 movie of the same name that was directed by Neil Jordan and starred Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, and Stephen Rea.
New York: Scribners, 1952. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Light edge wear to the jacket and wear to the foot and spine of the dust jacket. Slight darkening to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with $3.00 price on front flap and A on the copyright page.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket with some creasing to the front and rear jacket folds. A clean, square copy. Laid into the book is a signed and inscribed post card to a friend of Herlihy's that was written in 1960. This book was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name starring Dustin Hoffman and John Voight. Stated first printing.
New York: Harper & Row. 1968. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Tape shadows on front and rear boards. Wear at the extremities of the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. Price of $5.95 is present on the front flap. Translated from the Spanish by J. S. Bernstein. A novella and eight short stories. The first American edition, with first issue dust jacket, with the Jerry Bauer credited photograph of the author on the rear panel and date code "0968" on the bottom front flap. The author's first book published in the United States.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1949. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. Owner name on front free endpaper along with his bookplate. Four corners clipped by the publisher, but price of $3.00 is present on the front flap. Jacket with light wear to the extremities and very minor chipping to the head and foot of the spine. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian state and the battle of wills between Big Brother and Winston Smith.
Toronto: S. J. Reginald Saunders & Co., 1949. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Four corners clipped but price of $3.00 is present on the jacket flap. A lovely copy of the blue variant dust jacket. Owner name on front free end paper. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian state and the battle of wills between Big Brother and Winston Smith.
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: Randon House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight bit of wear at the top of the rear panel. Very light sunning to the spine, a common occurrence with this book. Price clipped. The book that catapulted Roth to fame and glory. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
London: Cassell, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Salter's little noticed second novel. Scarce indeed. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Rubbing to the jacket tips, wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Light toning and soiling to the rear panel. Salter disliked the book so much that he rewrote and reissued the novel in 2001 and renamed it "Cassada". It is a "medley first person accounts of the arrival, training and eventual tragic end of a young pilot named Robert Cassada," according to the New York Times.
London: Heinemann, 1957. Hardcover. First British edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear and creasing to the front panel. Some soiling to the rear panel. Price clipped. This is the first novel by Salter, who died in 2015. A tale of jet fighter pilots during the Korean War. Salter, a graduate of West Point, was a fighter pilot himself. Dust jacketed copies of this edition are quite scarce.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1906. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in publisher's original green cloth binding. Former owner name on front pastedown. There is some moderate wear to boards, especially to corners and head and heel of spine. The white spine lettering is mostly flecked off.This is a later state with a battered "1" on the copyright page date and outsized "3" on page 385. Sinclair's fictionalized portrait of the appalling working conditions of meat packing employes led to reform legislation across the country.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1966. Hardcover. First edition thus. A fine copy with an excellent dust jacket that is a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Price of 35s net on the front flap. This is a reissue of Stead's novel that was originally published in 1940. The reissue contains an introduction by Randall Jarrell that helped rescue the book from relative obscurity. Time magazine eventually included the book in its list of top 100 novels in English from 1923 to 2005. Stead was an Australian writer whose other novels included A Little Tea, A Little Chat and Cotters England. Laid into the book is a typed letter signed by Stead. Signed by the author.
London: Heinemann, 1936. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Some spots, mainly to the fore edge. Jacket is edge worn with chipping and loss of paper. The British edition is not often seen with this dramatic jacket. An excellent example of this novel of apple strikers in California that preceded The Grapes of Wrath.