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Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1971. First Canadian Edition. A very good book in illustrated wrappers. Toning to the front cover along with some light rubbing and creasing. A book of poetry issued originally as a paperback original. The author's fourth book. The first Canadian edition and true first edition. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Some soiling to the yellow cloth book covers and interior pages. Spine is sunned and there is soiling to the rear panel Wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine and along the top edge. Correct date on the bottom of the front flap of 10/58 and first state printing with price of $3.50. title novella serving as the basis for the 1961 film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn in perhaps her most iconic role.
New York: Scribner, 2020. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. 95. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The latest novel by DeLillo, author of Underworld and White Noise. Says author Joy Williams, the book is "a swift and searing haunting of a novel. An encapsulation of our continuing crisis of aberration and pause. The Silence is prime DeLillo." The copy is signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
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: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a "compliments of the publisher" card from the publisher laid into the book. Slight scoring on the rear hinge, common for this title. Richard Ford's uncommon second book, this one in especially collectible condition. Signed and inscribed by the author twice on the title page.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine copy in publisher's original clothbound jacket. A limited edition, one of 100 signed and numbered copies. This is #68. Striking endpapers. Designed by Lawrence Levy with photography by Burton J. Rudman. Signed by the author on the limitation page.
London: John Murray, 2008. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A book of historical adventure involving a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. By the author of the Glass Palace. The first in what is projected to be a trilogy. Finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Signed by the author on the title page.
Philadelphia: Recon Publications, 1976. Paperback. First edition, first printing. This is the first edition, first printing of how the North Vietnamese army pushed the United States out of Vietnam in the mid-1970s. A near fine book in stapled wrappers with light wear to the front cover. Stated first printing of May 1, 1976 with 2,000 copies. With preface on learning from the war by Chris Robinson and an introduction by Danny Schecter. Giap was the chief strategist of the North Vietnamese forces.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. One of 50 numbered, deluxe copies signed Grass (out of a total edition of 350. This is #12 of 50. Contains poems in the original German and English translations by Michael Hamburger on facing pages. A fine hardbound edition, without dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.
New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the head and foot of the spine of the book and foxing to the front and rear pastedown. Price clipped dust jacket with wear to the extremities and head and foot of the jacket spine. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A collection of essays that ranged from Mary McCarthy and Williams James to Sherwood Anderson and Simon Beauvoir.
New York: Norton, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corner of the front flap is clipped but price of $4.50 is present at the top corner. The author's first published book of poetry and relatively uncommon, especially in collectible condition. Signed by Harrison on the half title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1980. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. An early prose work by Heaney who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Heaney says of this book: "I hope it is clear that the essays selected here are held together by searchs for answers to the central preoccupying questions: how should a poet properly live and write?" Signed by the author on the title page and dated in 1993.
Toronto: Anansi Press, 2001. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in original green cloth binding, without a dust jacket. As issued. With wraparound band on the rear board. The author's first book, a collection of stories. Correct number line. The author of Motherhood and How Should a Person be. She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen female writers from around the world who are "shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century," according to Wikipedia. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Norton, 1975. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A couple of closed tears at the top of the front panel that have been reinforced with tape on the inside of the jacket. This is the authorized autobiography of farm labor leader Cesar Chavez that was published just as the Farm Workers Union was winning labor contracts with California growers. Signed and inscribed to Peter Carlson by Chavez on the half title page and dated in 1984.
London: Maclehose Press, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bumping to corners of the book. Peter Matthiessen spent a decade writing the Watson Trilogy-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone. Now he has taken the three books and rewritten parts, cut hundreds of pages and refocused various chapters. The result is a single volume that combines the three books into one called Shadow Country. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by 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: Dutton, 1974. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to edges of the book, toning to the front and rear panels of the jacket. Slight spine lean. A novel, banned in in the author's native Argentina. By the author of Betrayed by Rita Hayworth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
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.