New York. McGraw-Hill, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Light foxing to the page edges. Small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Very short nick at the top of the front panel. A handsome and collectible copy. One of Abbeys' most enduring books that details his love for the desert and canyons. Written after he worked as a ranger in Arches National Park. There was a small first printing and many of the firsts were read and passed around. Consequently, well preserved copies such as this are uncommon.
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New York: Anchor Press, 1988. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the head and foot of the dust jacket spine. Quarter sized chip at the top of the front panel. This novel by the author of Things Fall Apart is set in the fictitious West African country of Kangan. Signed and inscribed by Achebe on front free endpaper in the year of publication. Signed by the author.
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: 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: Chuckanut Editions/Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard Cover. Limited edition. One of 26 copies of a limited edition. This is copy W, signed by Ivan Doig on the limitation page and bound in leather. Housed in fine cardboard slipcase. There was also another unlettered limited edition of 150 copies. The author's fictional account of the building of the Fort. Peck Dam in Montana. A beautiful example of this collector's set. Signed by the author.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with some sunning to the jacket spine. This is an ex-library copy with tape marks and a card pocket at the rear paste down. This is the first book written by Ivan Doig, though his memoir, This House of Sky, is often cited as such. Co-authored by his wife Carol, a journalism professor, the book is a guide to how the average citizen should read and listen to the news and tips on examining accuracy, viewpoint and bias. At the time he wrote this Doig was a freelance writer living in the Seattle area. One of a limited number of hard bound copies issued for library use. Signed by Ivan Doig on the title page.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A very good copy in printed blue wrappers. Wear to the extremities and light wear to the front cover. Darkening to the spine. This is a long form galley of Ivan Doig's first major book, often mistakenly referred to as his first book. A memoir of growing up in Montana. Certainly an uncommon edition of this book.
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.
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: Putnam, 1975. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in red cloth boards in a near fine dust jacket. Owner name on front end paper and some toning to the jacket. Slight spine lean. Harris's first book, the story of a plot by Arab terrorists to blow up the Super Bowl. $7.50 price intact on dj flap. An outstanding copy of a book that was the basis for the movie of the same name. Signed by Harris on bookplate laid into the book. 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.
New York: FSG, 1973. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The fourth story collection by the author of The Natural and The Fixer, which won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
London: Gollancz, 1974. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Closed tear along the rear flap fold along with some creasing to the rear panel. Modiano, a French author, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2014. This is his third novel, the first edition published in English. It won the Acade'mie Prize. It is the story of a Parisian Jew named Serge who goes looking for his father and not liking what he finds. A very uncommon book in hardcover.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1987. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Minor tanning to the page edges and light foxing to the top edge. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. A lovely copy of this classic. Named by The New York Times as the best work of fiction in the past 25 years in a survey done in 2006. Signed by the author on the title page. Signature only.
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.
New York: Random House, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Light chipping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. The author's second book and first novel. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.