New York: Dial, 1964. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An unusually nice copy of a book prone to wear on the uncoated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the front panel and minor wear to the foot of the jacket spine. Price of $5.95 on the front fold. The fictional story of Jack Crabbe who recounts how he was captured and raised by Indians, married an Indian and served as a scout for Gen. George Custer. Basis for the 1970 movie that starred Dustin Hoffman. Signed and inscribed by Thomas Berger on the title page. Signed by the author.
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New York: Atheneum, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. Shallow, thin scratch to the front panel of the dust jacket and front cover of th book, else fine in fine dust jacket. This is an advance review copy with the publisher's dated review slip laid in. Also laid into this copy is a 1983 TLS of 200 words from Berriault to a publisher in which she recommends the work of author/screenwriter Jeremy Larner.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel and a short closed tear at the rear jacket fold. This is Ray Bradbury's second book and the first British edition of the book that was titled "The Martian Chronicles" in the United States. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Lippincott, 1968. hardcover. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in publisher's wrappers. Large format paperback. Advance reading copy. First issue copy with price of $.95 on the front cover publication date of May 24th. A classic, coming-of-age novel of a boy whose family moves from Alabama to a small New Mexico mountain town during World War II. The basis for the movie of the same name that starred Richard Crenna, Claire Bloom and Richard Thomas. Quite scarce in the signed edition. Signed by the author.
New Rochelle: Elizabeth Press, 1981. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. With original, very good blue slipcase. One of 26 lettered copies that have been signed by the designer, the artist and the author. This is copy "O". The elegant production was designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy in June 1981. Contains two original woodcuts by Eugene CanadÈ. A collection of Bronk's poetry from 1949 to 1981. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Some wear at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and light sunning to the spine. Corner flaps of jacket are clipped, not affecting the price of $3.00. A tight and handsome copy of this collection of short stories. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the jacket spine and wear at the extremities. Price clipped. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. First trade edition. Very good overall. Darkening to the edges of the tan boards and book spine. Sun fading to the cover and darkening at the jacket spine. This copy is signed by Caldwell on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus as collectible copies of the trade edition are uncommon.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. A limited, signed edition, one of 250 copies. A fine book in yellow cloth binding with original acetate cover, all housed in the original cardboard slip case. The number of the limited edition--#224--is on the spine of the slightly worn slipcase. An outstanding copy of this early work by a great Southern writer. The book is signed by Caldwell on the limitation page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Slight sunning to the jacket spine. The author's first book and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Canin was selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in America. He is the author of America America, published to excellent reviews. Signed by Canin on the title page.
Washington DC: Fish and Wildlife Service, 1943. First printing. A fine copy in stapled wrappers. This is a 44-page pamphlet written by Rachel Carson who would later write the important environmental classic, Silent Spring. She wrote this pamphlet in 1943 while working for the US. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a detailed look at the availability of edible fish from the rivers of the Mid West. Authorities were concerned that as World War II dragged on shipments of fish from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans would be curtailed. The pamphlet contains 26 illustrations of various fish. Very uncommon.
Livingston: Clark City Press, 1987. Paperback. First edition. A very good book in original paper wraps. The soft cover edition of a book that reproduces 12 lithographs that represent the change of seasons in the northern Montana lands where Chatham lived. Signed and dated in 1988 by Chatham on the title page. Signd by the author.
Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in leather-bound wraps. Still in original shrink wrap. Special Message" by Chatwin not found in other editions. Publisher's letter to Signed First Edition Society members laid-in as issued. Full leather boards with pictorial design in gilt and red. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signed by the author.
Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2013. Hardcover. First Australian edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The true first edition. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A limited edition that has been signed by Coetzee on the colophon. A fine copy housed in the original slipcase and in original shrink-wrap. Published by Powells Books of Portland, OR as part of its Indiespensable series. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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: Viking, 1994. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. The first U.S. edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A novel in which Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky seeks to find the cause of the death of his stepson, Pavel. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page dated in 1997. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
London: Secker & Warburg, 2002. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in publisher's illustrated wrappers. An advance copy of Coetzee's searing portrait of a young colonial in early 1960s London. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and is a Nobel laureate in literature. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Morrow, 1991. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An early book by the former U.S. Poet Laureate that has become quite scarce. There was a very small first print run. Laid into the book is a flyer for a reading he did when the book was likely signed. The book is signed by the author on the title page.