Boston: Atlantic Little-Brown, 1970. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the third collection of film reviews by the longtime movie critic of The New Yorker. It is an uncommon advance copy as the proof carries the working title of The Great Bastard Cross-fertilized Super-art," but was published as "Going Steady." A near fine copy with light fading to the spine and a label shadow on the lower edge. The proof differs from the published version in the title and all the places the title is listed, including in the "introduction" which became the "Forward" in the book. Also, an untitled section in the proof became "Intentions" in the finished book.
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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.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Minor wear at the foot of the jacket spine. The story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved thousands of Jews from the concentration camps of World War II. A beautiful copy. Signed by the author on a bookplate laid into the book. Signed.
New York: Walker, 1964. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the extremities and some toning to the rear white panel. The first book by Australian best seller Thomas Keneally, best known for his novel that was made into the film Schindler's List. This is a mystery set in a Catholic seminary in Sydney, Australia. Signed by the author on the title page with his smiley face.
New York: Viking, 1991. Hardcover. First British edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Top corners lightly bumped. Light sunning to the dust jacket spine. The third and final book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. This is a stated first printing with a sticker price of $18.95 on the front jacket flap along with the British price of £13.99 on the bottom of the front flap. Signed by the author on bookplate laid into the book.
New York: Viking, 1989. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight browning to the pages, endemic to this title. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Both the U.S. price of $17.95 and the British price of £11.95 are on the front flap, which has not been clipped. This is the first book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. It is 1936 and Gunther is investigating the theft of a diamond necklace as the Nazi party and their new converts--which sprouted like "March violets"--continue its rise to power. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1990. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A bright, tight copy. The second book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. With the original sticker price of $16.95 on the front flap. Later editions had the sticker price clipped and a new one of $18.95 added. The scarcest of all the Bernie Gunther novels. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Doubleday, 1974. First U.S. edition. The author's first book. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Wear at the extremities of the book and faint remainder spray on bottom edges. The story of the Juan Corona and the 25 murders of farm workers that he committed outside Yuba City in California's Central Valley. The author was unhappy with the book and has not allowed it to be reprinted. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Foxing to the top edges. Minor wear to the extremities and a short closed tear on the rear panel. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for poetry. Signed and inscribed by the Galway Kinnell with beautiful signature on the front free endpaper. Sgned 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: Penguin Press, 2014. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. One of the best books to come out of the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars. Winner of the National Book Award in 2014. Klay takes readers to the front lines "asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned," says the publisher. Klay is a Dartmouth graduate who served in Iraq after graduating. A fine copy that has been signed by Klay on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Lyons & Burford, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket flaps. A lovely copy of the first book by the acclaimed author Into the Wild, Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of Heaven. This is a collection of essays on mountain climbing and mountaineering from around the world.
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: Knopf, 2008, 2009, 2009. Hardcover. First U.S. editions. This is a set of the three books by Stieg Larsson that comprise the Millenium Triolgy. These are the first U.S. editions, all fine copies in fine dust jackets. All were best sellers in the United States and around the world and were subsequently made into successful films in the U.S. and in Larsson's native Sweden.
New York: Atheneum, 1966. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A selection of eight stories. The author's second book and first short story collection. The first English edition and translated from French by Daphne Woodward. Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature.
New York: Norton, 1975. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A couple of closed tears at the top of the front panel that have been reinforced with tape on the inside of the jacket. This is the authorized autobiography of farm labor leader Cesar Chavez that was published just as the Farm Workers Union was winning labor contracts with California growers. Signed and inscribed to Peter Carlson by Chavez on the half title page and dated in 1984.