New York: Random House, 1967. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An outstanding copy of the author's third book and second novel with a bright topstain and vibrant colors. A touch of foxing to the side page edges. Not often found in such collectible condition. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
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New York: Scribner's, 1911. Hardcover. First edition. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy in publisher's red cloth, stamped in gold. Some darkening to the jacket spine. First Issue, with "wearily" unbroken on penultimate line p.135 and top edge gilt. With four pages of advertisements at the rear of the book. The sad story of Ethan Frome who finds himself trapped in a marriage and his unsuccessful and tragic attempt to escape it. Comes with a facsimile dust jacket.
Denver: Verb Publications, 1965. Paperback. First paperback edition. A near fine book in publisher's illustrated wrappers. Some rubbing and toning to the front and rear covers. This is the first paperback edition of the the scarce collection of poetry by John Williams, author of Stoner, Augustus and Butcher's Crossing.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to fine jacket. A bit edgewear along the front dust jacket flap. A lovely, tight copy of this masterpiece. This was Richard Yates' first book and destined to be a one of the classics of the mid 20th century, depicting a marriage that destined to end badly. The basis for the well reviewed and popular movie that starred Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and was directed by Sam Mendes.
New York: Dutton, 1966. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in publisher's green cloth boards in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine and minor crease at the bottom corner of the front panel. Translated by Herbert Marshall. The book comes with bilingual Russian and English text and includes a selection from his epic, Bratsky GES. It includes 30 poems that cover everything from Stalinism and history to anti-Semitism and love. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.