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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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: 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.
New York: Lippincott, 1968. hardcover. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in publisher's wrappers. Large format paperback. Advance reading copy. First issue copy with price of $.95 on the front cover publication date of May 24th. A classic, coming-of-age novel of a boy whose family moves from Alabama to a small New Mexico mountain town during World War II. The basis for the movie of the same name that starred Richard Crenna, Claire Bloom and Richard Thomas. Quite scarce in the signed edition. Signed by the author.
Boston: Little, Brown. 1934. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Bright red top stain. Some push to the spine ends. and minor foxing to the rear endpapers. Wear to the extremities of the jacket chipping to the head of the jacket. A mild bit of toning and soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. As Will Self wrote in an essay several years ago: ì 'Journey,' published in 1932, burst like a bombshell on the Parisian literary scene, garnering huge sales and almost winning the Prix Goncourt." Price clipped.
New York: Random House, 1990. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in printed yellow wrappers. An unread copy. Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Age of Iron explores the insidious nature of complicity and reflects on the failure of language to maintain its authority in a complex postcolonial world. Like many of her white compatriots, Elizabeth Curren, a professor of classics who is dying of cancer, has remained willfully blind to the violence and degradation around her. Signed by the author. Signed proofs by this reclusive South African Nobel Laureate, who now lives in Australia, are quite uncommon.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: 2014. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespensable program. Comes with stapled booklet containing an interview with the author. A limited edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award. One of the big books of the year that has been on the best seller lists since its publication. The intertwined stories of a blind girl and German soldier who confront adversity in the final days of World War II in the bombed out city of Saint-Malo, France. Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1893. First edition. A near fine book in original gray cloth binding. Gold gilt lettering to the spine. A clean, tight copy. An early and significant book on the art of boxing by a former middleweight. Donovan is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Donovan was said to have sparred with Theodore Roosevelt when he was governor of New York and later trained Jim Corbett for his bout against John L. Sullivan.
New York: Dial Press, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Slight sunning along the top of the boards. Toning to the white jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. Overall, an excellent copy of a book difficult to find in decent condition. The author's first book and only novel.
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, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1981. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. By the the author Grendel and The Wreckage of Agathon. Woodcuts by Mary Azarian. A collection of stories by the author of Grendel and the Wreckage of Agathon. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Uncommon in a signed edition as Gardner died shortly after the book was published. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Grove Press, 2010. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page. A collection of three novellas. The three novellas are; the title story, Brown Dog Redux, and The Games of Night. The title story, written in the voice of a home-schooled fifteen-year-old girl in rural Montana, is an uncompromising tale of an extraordinary character whose youth intersects with unexpected brutality, and the reserves she must draw on to make herself whole.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. A signed limited edition. A handsome dark blue leather limited edition. Fine in blue leather. With dark blue moire silk endpapers, gold gilt cover designs and page edges, and bound-in silk bookmark. This edition contains introduction written by the author only for the Franklin Library. First published in 1961, Heller's humorous and satirical novel gave us a bombardier named Yossarian as he tries to cope with the madness of fighting in World War II and the Army officers who run it. Signed by Joseph Heller on a front free endpaper with tissue paper covering. Signed by the author.
New York: Dutton, 1960. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to several pages from newspaper articles laid into the book. Some soiling to the rear panel of the jacket, Chipping to the front and rear panel. Owner name on front pastedown. Ssigned and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and dated in 1960. Also signed on the title page. The first novel by the author of his better known novel, Midnight Cowboy. Stated first printing. Signed by the author.
Stockholm. Ordfronts Forlag, 1998. Hardcover. First Swedish edition. About fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the page edges. Slight spine lean. The first Swedish edition of this novel that features detective Kurt Wallander. The book features a criminal mastermind and and talented IT specialist who plans to right the wrongs of the world by deleting vast quantities of money from multinational banks' accounts system. Later made into a BBC movie that starred Kenneth Branugh.
New York: Random House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the jacket spine which has faint signs of sunning. One of the first books to highlight the struggle by California farmworkers to organize a union. Vivid portrait of Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A nice tight copy of this large and bulky book. No spine sag, as common problem with this novel. A lovely copy. Stated first edition with correct number of 1 through 10. Lonesome Dove stands as McMurtry's finest work, a sweeping western, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the basis for the highly-acclaimed miniseries that starred Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.
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: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1910. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket with general wear and pieces missing from the spine and rear panel. Light soiling to the front cover of the book. An uncommon first edition of Richmond's portayal of a young, impetuous and high-minded physician whose red hair earned him the nickname of "Red Pepper." Even more uncommon is that the book is signed and inscribed by Grace Richmond in the year of publication, 1910. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 1997. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in a plain white wraps. Large paperback format. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1998. One of Roth's most powerful novels that examines a family's disintegration following a violent act by a daughter. Signed by Philip Roth on a bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.