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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the spine and toning to the rear panel. Overall a lovely copy the author's second and scarcest book, a man in a demonic and ridiculous quest for questionable goals far out of reach. Signed by the author on the title page. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers, including McGuane.
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: 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: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine and a touch of wear to the extremities. Faint sticker shadow on the front flap. McPhee narrates the encounters that David Brower, an arch conservationist, has with three of his natural enemies--land and water developers Charles Fraser, Charles Park and Floyd Dominy. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. One of McPhee's less common books.
London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British and the first hardcover edition of the Canadian author's first novel. The Canadian first was a paperback original. The winner of several prices, including the Governor General's and the Orange Prize. The correct first issue with burgundy endpapers and a ribbon marker. Fine a fine dust jacket. A.
New York: Grove Press, 1961. hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the bottom edge of the jacket and minor soiling to the rear panel. Once judged too obscene to be published in the United States, Henry Miller's most famous work has since been hailed as a modern-day masterpiece. Part memoir, part fiction, the novel recounts his bawdy days in Paris in the 1930's. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Modiano, a French author, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2014. This is his second novel and the first to be published in English. The book won two French literary prizes, the Prix Felix Feneon and Prix de la plume de diamant. A very uncommon book in hardcover.
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: W. W. Norton, 1994. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A pristine, unread copy. A collection of 27 short stories, most of which were written before O'Brian achieved fame as the author of the Aubrey/Maturin series of historical sea novels. This copy is signed by the author on the title page.
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. Price of 5.95 pounds is present. 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.