New York: Dutton, 1980. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. The paperback edition of Edward Abbey's sixth novel. First edition with the correct number line. Published simultaneously with the hardcover edition. Minor toning to the rear cover. A tight, unread copy. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page.
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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: 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.
New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Short crease at the top of the rear flap. A lovely, collectible copy. Price of $5.95 on front flap. Didion's second novel is a ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, set in a rootless and ruthless Hollywood. The book that catapulted her to fame. It was later made into a film that starred Tony Perkins. Signed by Didion on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
London: Flamingo, 2002. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket. The first book by the author of All The Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2014. Shell Collector was a well received collection of stories and the winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Young Writers Award. Signed and inscribed 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 on the title page by Ivan Doig to author Chris Offutt. An interesting association copy. Signed by the author.
New York: Harpers, 1956. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and minor soiling to the rear panel. Signed and inscribed to collector Larry Owens on the front free endpaper. The author's first book, a novel of contemporary life on the Navajo Indian reservation. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor soiling to the top edge Minor chipping at the foot of the spine and some light sunning to the jacket spine. Intriguing jacket illustration is by Don Louis Perceval. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.
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.
New York: Lyons & Burford, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket flaps. A lovely copy of the first book by the acclaimed author Into the Wild, Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of Heaven. This is a collection of essays on mountain climbing and mountaineering from around the world.
New York: Atheneum, 1966. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A selection of eight stories. The author's second book and first short story collection. The first English edition and translated from French by Daphne Woodward. Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature.
New York: Random House, 1965. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An early edition of this popular book. A clean, unread copy. A finalist for the National Book Award and one of the author's better known books, thanks to the movie of the same name. Signed by Peter Matthiessen on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. Hardcover. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A bit of sunning the to the top of the jacket flaps. This is apparently a variant copy, published five years after this novel was first published by Simon and Schuster. The story of the rivalry between two childhood friends that is set in a hunting club in northern Michigan. Signed by McGuane on the title page who has written "Bozeman / 1994" under his signature. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers, including McGuane. Signed by the author.
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.
New York: Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Correct number line for first edition. The author's recent magnum opus that tells the story of two French immigrants and their descendants over a period of about 300 years. Vivid characters and stories of lust, greed, hope and redemption. Signed by the author on the title page. Not one of the more common copies that are signed on a publisher's tipped in page.