New York: Knopf, 1975. First edition. A fine book in fine dust jacket. Some nicks to the head and foot of the jacket spine. A lovely copy of a big and bulky book that is prone to wear. Bright red topstain. A tight, handsome copy. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Gaddis on a tipped in sheet. Signed by the author.
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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: Knopf, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author. In a series of wide ranging essays, Gass discusses on writers from William Shakespeare to Robert Coover, with stops along the way for Gertrude Stein, Nabokov, The James family, and several others. Signed by the author.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine copy in publisher's original clothbound jacket. A limited edition, one of 100 signed and numbered copies. This is #68. Striking endpapers. Designed by Lawrence Levy with photography by Burton J. Rudman. Signed by the author on the limitation page.
London: John Murray, 2008. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A book of historical adventure involving a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. By the author of the Glass Palace. The first in what is projected to be a trilogy. Finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Darkening to the jacket spine, some wear to the extremities and some toning to the white jacket. An excellent copy with the price of 30s. net is present on the jacket flap. Small bookstore stamp on front pastedown. Grass's first novel was one of the most acclaimed post World War II literary landmarks in Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. Signed by Grass on the bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. One of 50 numbered, deluxe copies signed Grass (out of a total edition of 350. This is #12 of 50. Contains poems in the original German and English translations by Michael Hamburger on facing pages. A fine hardbound edition, without dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.
New York: Pantheon, 1962. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Darkening to the jacket spine and some toning to the white jacket. Price of $6.95 is present on the jacket flap. Grass's first novel, one of the most acclaimed post World War II literary events. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by Grass. Signed by the author.
New York. Everest House, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Many say this is the one of the finest baseball novels ever written. A look at turn-of-the century America as immigrants make their way up the economic ladder, using baseball and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson as a narrative backdrop.
London: Heinemann, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some darkening to the jacket spine, wear at the extremities and sunning to the page edges. One of Greene's better known novels after the release of the 1999 movie of the same name that was directed by Neil Jordan and starred Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, and Stephen Rea.
London: Collins Harvill, 1985. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Creasing to the spine of the dust jacket. A bright copy of this 880 page Russian masterpiece. Translated by Robert Chandler. Grossman, who died in 1964, never saw his book published. The novel, modeled on War and Peace, follows a Russian family at the Battle of Stalingrad. The book was finally published in Russia in 1989 and caused a sensation. Said one reviewer: "This sprawling, uneven novel is wrenching, and compelling in its portrait of loyal citizens who repel the Nazi invaders only to face renewed repression at home."
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Small crease on front jacket flap. Owners embossed name on front free end paper. Ink name on rear end paper. One of the early and important examinations of the politics and policies of the Vietnam War and the men who led the way. Halberstam's reporting from Vietnam was controversial but he was one of the few reporters at the time who saw the Vietnam War effort failing and was not afraid to say so. Signed by Halberstam and dated in 2002. Signed by the author.
New York: Putnam, 1975. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in red cloth boards in a near fine dust jacket. Owner name on front end paper and some toning to the jacket. Slight spine lean. Harris's first book, the story of a plot by Arab terrorists to blow up the Super Bowl. $7.50 price intact on dj flap. An outstanding copy of a book that was the basis for the movie of the same name. Signed by Harris on bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book of the Month Club. A near fine book in about a fine dust jacket. Owner name on front free endpaper. Slight toning to edges of the dust jacket. A collection of three novellas whose title piece was the basis of a very popular movie of the same name. Signed by the author on the half-title page.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. Paperback. First edition. The first paperback edition. This copy is signed by the author on the first page. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur, and close friend of the author. Small author photo on the rear wrapper with photo credit to Dan Gerber. A near fine copy, perfect bound in decorated wrappers.
New York: Norton, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corner of the front flap is clipped but price of $4.50 is present at the top corner. The author's first published book of poetry and relatively uncommon, especially in collectible condition. Signed by Harrison on the half title page. Signed by the author.