New York: Boosey & Hawkes. Paperback. This is a full score of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra. There is no date but there is a price of $5 on the title page. Light green cover in staples with sunning tothe spine and page edges. Ink marks to several passages. Owner name on front cover. Aaron Copland has signed and inscribed the score on the title page: "For Rachel Welke. Aaron Copland. 1962."
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New York: The Dial Press, 2001. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first book. Winner of the PEN Hemingway Awardfor the best first book of fiction. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to Granta 20 author Chris Offutt in 2001. Cronin is also the author of the so-called Vampire Trilogy, consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and City of Mirrors. Signed by the author on the title page.
Tulsa: Council Oaks Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is Cronin's first novel...actually a novella that was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. Cronin is the author the Passage Trilogy consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and the City of Mirrors. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "To Chris/ Who got just what he deserved." Signed by the author.
New York: Bantam, 1981. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is an advance, uncorrected proof of John Crowley's best known work that won the World Fantasy Award in 1982. It is a very good copy with wear to the corners and edges, some creases to the rear panel and some fading to the spine. The U.S. edition was a paperback original. Signed and inscribed by Crowley on the title page.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1985. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in printed wrappers. This is the uncorrected proof that is much less common than the advance reading copy. A large format paperback. From the estate of author Peter Matthiessen. Some foxing to page edges and minor soiling to the rear cover. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and has family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the top stain. A nice tight copy of a book that usually is not as presentable as this copy. His uncommon second book. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by Don DeLillo. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. The fourth novel by the author Run River and Play It as It Lays. The novel is the story of two American women in the derelict and fictional Central American nation of Boca Grande.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the scarce British first edition of Doctorow's first book that was published in the United States as Welcome to Hard Times. It is a very nearly fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. There is some foxing to the page edges. The book is square and solid. Some light chipping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel Overall, a nice copy of a tough book. Signed by Doctorow on the title page.
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, 2010. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See. His fourth book, a collection of six short stories. Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed on the title page.
London: 4th Estate, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of six stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See. His fourth book. From the publisher: "Anthony Doerr's new collection of stories is about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, and the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and others." Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed on the title page.
New York: 2014. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespensable program. Comes with stapled booklet containing an interview with the author. A limited edition.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award. One of the big books of the year that has been on the best seller lists since its publication. 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. Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed by the author.
London: Flamingo, 2002. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket. The first book by the author of All The Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2014. Shell Collector was a well received collection of stories and the winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Young Writers Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
New York: Chuckanut Editions/Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard Cover. Limited edition. One of 26 copies of a limited edition. This is copy W, signed by Ivan Doig on the limitation page and bound in leather. Housed in fine cardboard slipcase. There was also another unlettered limited edition of 150 copies. The author's fictional account of the building of the Fort. Peck Dam in Montana. A beautiful example of this collector's set. Signed by the author.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with some sunning to the jacket spine. This is an ex-library copy with tape marks and a card pocket at the rear paste down. This is the first book written by Ivan Doig, though his memoir, This House of Sky, is often cited as such. Co-authored by his wife Carol, a journalism professor, the book is a guide to how the average citizen should read and listen to the news and tips on examining accuracy, viewpoint and bias. At the time he wrote this Doig was a freelance writer living in the Seattle area. One of a limited number of hard bound copies issued for library use. Signed by Ivan Doig on the title page.