London: Jonathan Cape, 1975. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A very good book in publisher's original pink wraps. Some wear to the extremities some creasing to the rear cover. An uncommon copy of the author's second book, a parody of Agatha Christie's country-house mysteries. The novel takes place over a single weekend.
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New York: Viking Press, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine jacket. A work that contains three long poems in prose, a radical departure for Ashbery at the time. The poems are The Recital, The New Spirit and The System. This is a review copy with a publisher's advance photo of Ashbery announcing his new book laid into the book. Signed by the author on the title page.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. The author's first book. Bumping to the foot of the book. Closed tear at the top of the front pane of the jacket and wear at the foot of the dj that has been repaired. Light toning to the rear panel. Signed and dated on the title page. Baca endured a tough childhood growing up in Santa Fe, NM and wound up in prison where he wrote most of these poems. He has since produced more than a half dozen poetry collections and has several screen writing credits.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Evidence of sticker removal on front endpapers. A closed tear and some creasing at the bottom of the front panel. Some edgewear to the rear panel. The author's second and scarcest book, a science fiction novel that he has refused to allow to be reprinted. Laid into the book is a 5 X 7 inch photograph signed by Doctorow. Signed by the author.
New York: Scribner, 2014. Paperback. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An early edition of the book, issued before the first edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015 and Finalist for the National Book Award. A large format paperback issued before the first trade edition. Recently shown on Netflix as TV mini-series 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.
London: Gollancz, 1953. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classic work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the uncoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.
New York: Doubleday, 1952. Hardcover. Early printing. A close to fine book in a worn, but very good dust jacket. This is a later issue, a second or later printing. No first edition statement but with the 1952 date on the title page. Considereable wear and rubbing to the dust jacket, sunning to the spine. Chipping at the head of the jacket and the top of the front panel. First Issue DJ with the $3.00 price and code A.F;T.O.D.A.Y.G. at the top of the front panel. No code on rear flap or rear panel. Laid into the book is Christmas greeting card that is signed and inscribed by Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank. Otto was the only surviving member of the Frank family after World War II and the holocaust. He worked diligently to get his daughter's diary published in The Netherlands and later Great Britain and the United States.
New York: Ecco, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Light offsetting to the front free end pages. The author's first collection of essays exploring poets and postmodernism. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. The author's third collection of poetry. Louise Gluck's poetry has dazzled critics for years and this year she won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.† †The† judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."†Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Ecco, 2002. Hardcover. First Paperback edition. A near fine book in publisher's illustrated wrappers. Light scuffing to the front cover. This is the author's ninth book of poetry, described as her "strangest and most bold." Louise Gluck's poetry has dazzled critics for years and this year she won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.† †The† judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."†Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
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: Pantheon, 1962. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Darkening to the jacket spine and some toning to the white jacket. Grass's first novel, one of the most acclaimed post World War II literary events. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by Grass. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 1976. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A bright and tight copy of the author's third novel, though there is a minor ink stain at the foot of the dust jacket. Signed by the Harrison on the half title page with his one-eyed drawing. Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corners lightly tapped. Review copy with publisher's review slip laid into the book. Critics frequently call him one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Jacket design and illustrations by Leonard Baskin.
New York: Random House, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in plain orange wraps. Precedes the paperback original that was the author's first trade publication. A 70-page collection of poetry, part of the National Poetry Series that was selected by Mark Strand. Signed and inscribed by Denis Johnson to the late well-known book collector, Larry Owens. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition. 300. A fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. A touch of wear at the head and foot of the spine and jacket tips. The author's 3rd poetry collection. Kinnell won the Pulitzer Prize and was co-winner of the National Book Award in 1983 for his collection of Selected Poems was released shortly before he won a MacArthur Foundation grant. Signed by Kinnell on the title page. Signed by the author.
Austin: The Encino Press, 1968. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is the second printing of the first edition, corrected after numerous typographical errors were found in the first printing. Signed by McMurtry in an early and legible hand. Also, signed by Fred Whitcliff, who designed the book. 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.
New York: Knopf, 1987. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the spine and top edge of the front panel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. A lovely copy of this classic work. Named by The New York Times as the best work of fiction in the past 25 years in a survey done in 2006.
London: Marion Boyars, 1975. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Overall an outstanding copy of O'Brien's second book. One of his scarcest books. Only 900 hardcover copies. Slight darkening to the outer page margins. Signed on the title page by Tim O'Brien who has added an inscription from the book: "Some magnificent adventure." Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1946. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the jacket extremities and light wear to head and foot of the dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top of the rear panel. All four corners of the flaps are clipped, but price of $1.75 clear present. First issue dust jacket with no mention of "Printed in the USA" on the rear panel.