St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1975. First Australian edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Evidence of a small sticker removed from the front panel. a collection of short stories by one of Australia's best known novelists. This is his first book. It was published primarily as a paperbound book with a small hardcover printing intended for libraries. Bail won the Miles Franklin Award in 1999 for his novel, Eucalyptus. This copy is signed by Bail on the title page. Signed by the author.
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New York: Viking, 1956. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the spine ends. Some soiling to the front and rear panel. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Price of $3.00 is present on the front flap with a light pencil mark through it. Bellow's uncommon fourth book which contains the titled novella and three short stories. Laid into the book is a publisher's promotional photograph of Bellow. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Vanguard, 1947. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edge wear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author.
Boston: Little, Brown. 1934. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Bright red top stain. Some push to the spine ends. and minor foxing to the rear endpapers. Wear to the extremities of the jacket chipping to the head of the jacket. A mild bit of toning and soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. As Will Self wrote in an essay several years ago: ì 'Journey,' published in 1932, burst like a bombshell on the Parisian literary scene, garnering huge sales and almost winning the Prix Goncourt." Price clipped.
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.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1893. First edition. A near fine book in original gray cloth binding. Gold gilt lettering to the spine. A clean, tight copy. An early and significant book on the art of boxing by a former middleweight. Donovan is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Donovan was said to have sparred with Theodore Roosevelt when he was governor of New York and later trained Jim Corbett for his bout against John L. Sullivan.
Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1943. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in full leather. Deluxe Limited and Signed First Edition. Bound in black Morocco leather with gilt-stamped front board design and spine lettering. Top edge gilt. This is the first book in the 'Testament of Man' series. This is #73 of 100 copies signed by the Author on the limitation page. Still wrapped in the original Caxton Printers package with the original label showing the book title and printing.
New York: Knopf, 1981. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. By the the author Grendel and The Wreckage of Agathon. Woodcuts by Mary Azarian. A collection of stories by the author of Grendel and the Wreckage of Agathon. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Uncommon in a signed edition as Gardner died shortly after the book was published. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First edition. The author's first book that introduced Joe Leaphorn. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities, some crimping to the bottom of the front panel,wear to the rear panel and minor sunning to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with number line on last page ending with a 1. A very presentable copy with an early signature and inscription by Hillerman to an unknown friend of his: "You'll see I finally got that manuscript published. But I've got to go back & try again to do a better job with Navajos. Tony Hillerman." Apparently written for a friend who had been following HJillerman's attempts to get his book published. Signed with Hillerman's early straight T signature. He certainly succeeded, writing 18 novels that featured detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Signed by the author.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is a very good copy of the uncorrected proof of the first British edition, which precedes the American edition later renamed Schindler's List. There is some light soiling to the front cover and a crease long spine area. Proof copies of this book are quite uncommon. The story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved thousands of Jews from the ovens in World War II. The basis for the Academy Award winning film that starred Ralph Fiennes. Laid into the book is a book plate signed by Keneally. Signed by the author.
Oberon Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The scarce hardcover edition of Kinsella's second book, published in a quite small press run. A collection of Indian stories set on the Hobbema Reserve in western Canada. Kinsella would later write his iconic novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed and inscribed by Kinsella on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes." Signed by the author.
New York: Villard, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The tragic story of Chris McCandless who heads off into the wilderness of Alaska and disappears. Signed and inscribed by the Krakauer on the title page in 1996, the year of publication: "To Henry -------/ Thanks for your help. I'm sorry that I won't get to have dinner with you in Boston/ Jon Krakauer. January, 1996."
New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. The first book in a series of crime novels set in Venice that feature the fictional hero, Commissario Guido Brunetti. Murder and intrigue abound in this long-running series set in and around Venice, Italy. The U.S. edition precedes the first British edition. Winner in 1991 of Suntory's famed Best Suspense Novel Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
Stockholm. Ordfronts Forlag, 1998. Hardcover. First Swedish edition. About fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the page edges. Slight spine lean. The first Swedish edition of this novel that features detective Kurt Wallander. The book features a criminal mastermind and and talented IT specialist who plans to right the wrongs of the world by deleting vast quantities of money from multinational banks' accounts system. Later made into a BBC movie that starred Kenneth Branugh.
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.
Toronto: S. J. Reginald Saunders & Co., 1949. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Four corners clipped but price of $3.00 is present on the jacket flap. A lovely copy of the blue variant dust jacket. Owner name on front free end paper. Orwell's classic novel of a totalitarian state and the battle of wills between Big Brother and Winston Smith.
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.
New York: Random House, 1955. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some edgewear and a bit of light rubbing to the front panel. As is common with this title some of the lamination has peeled off the jacket. Still, a nice, tight copy. The story of Terry Malloy and the New York waterfront rackets that was published after the movie, On the Waterfront, was released, starring Lee J. Cobb and Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan. Signed by the author on a bookplate laid into the book.
New York: Poetry Society of America, 1992. Paperback. Limited edition. A fine copy of a stapled, softcover book with tributes to composer Stephen Sondheim by poets Robert Creeley, J. D. McClatchy, Richard Wilbur, John Hollander and Grace Schulman. There were 750 copies printed by the Poetry Society of America for a fundraising event. Of these only 90 copies were signed by Sondheim and all five contributors.