New York: Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A lovely copy of Steinbeck's classic work of the dispossessed and hopeful. A near fine book with minor soiling to the edges of the boards. First edition statement on the copyright page. Oatmeal pictorial cloth stamped in brown. Battle Hymn of the Republic end papers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and one of the most important American novels of the 20th century. With facsimile dust jacket.
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New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1973. First edition, first printing. This is a close to fine copy of the Summer, 1973 issue of the New York Quarterly. A clean tight copy with minor toning to the white rear panel. This is the first appearance of Updike's poem "Cunts: (Upon Receiving The Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation)." There is a limitation notice, #57 of 457 copies. Signed by the author at the end of the poem.
London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the first British edition of Williams's classic novel of life in academia. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. Front flap is clipped but publisher's price of "£2.50 net" is present. A recent bestseller in Europe, the novel has continued to gain recognition with many scholars calling it the "best novel you never read." Wrote Julian Barnes recently: "It is good, and it has considerable substance, and gravity, and continuation in the mind afterwards." The British edition was published 10 years after the U.S. edition and is far more difficult to find, especially in collectible condition.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the uncommon British edition of Yate's masterful novel. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Foxing on the page edges. Some wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. A short closed tear on the top of the rear panel. Price of 18s net is present on the front flap.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in nearly fine jacket. Minor wear at the head of the of the jacket. Minor sunning to the jacket spine. Price of $4.75 on jacket flap. Evidence of a label removed on the front endpaper. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the well reviewed and popular movie that starred Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and was directed by Sam Mendes.