St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1970. Paperback. First Australian edition. This is the uncommon first edition, first issue of Malouf's first book. A collection of 38 poems. A very good copy of the paperback original with some wear to the page edges and toning to the rear panel. Owner name on the half-title page. This copy has the price of $1 on the front panel and no author or title on the black spine, marking it as the first issue. Signed by the author on the title page.
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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: Harper & Row. 1968. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Tape shadows on front and rear boards. Wear at the extremities of the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. Price of $5.95 is present on the front flap. Translated from the Spanish by J. S. Bernstein. A novella and eight short stories. The first American edition, with first issue dust jacket, with the Jerry Bauer credited photograph of the author on the rear panel and date code "0968" on the bottom front flap. The author's first book published in the United States.
New York: Random House, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely first printing of the f this adaptation of the play by John Van Druten that was based on the stories by Christopher Isherwood. Book by Joe Masteroff. This was the basis for the 1972 film directed by Bob Fosse that starred Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Helmut Griem.
London: Maclehose Press, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bumping to corners of the book. Peter Matthiessen spent a decade writing the Watson Trilogy-Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone. Now he has taken the three books and rewritten parts, cut hundreds of pages and refocused various chapters. The result is a single volume that combines the three books into one called Shadow Country. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Matthiessen on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the jacket spine which has faint signs of sunning. One of the first books to highlight the struggle by California farmworkers to organize a union. Vivid portrait of Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.
London: Picador, 2006. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The first British edition with the correct number line. Already a modern-day classic novel of a post-apocalyptic world in which a father and son struggle survive. The British edition precedes publication of the U.S. edition. A lovely copy.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Minor sunning to the top edges. The second novel by the author of The Cement Garden and Atonement. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Signed by the author on the title page. Signature only.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the spine and toning to the rear panel. Overall a lovely copy the author's second and scarcest book, a man in a demonic and ridiculous quest for questionable goals far out of reach. Signed by the author on the title page. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers, including McGuane.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. Hardcover. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A bit of sunning the to the top of the jacket flaps. This is apparently a variant copy, published five years after this novel was first published by Simon and Schuster. The story of the rivalry between two childhood friends that is set in a hunting club in northern Michigan. Signed by McGuane on the title page who has written "Bozeman / 1994" under his signature. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers, including McGuane. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A nice tight copy of this large and bulky book. No spine sag, as common problem with this novel. A lovely copy. Stated first edition with correct number of 1 through 10. Lonesome Dove stands as McMurtry's finest work, a sweeping western, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the basis for the highly-acclaimed miniseries that starred Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine and a touch of wear to the extremities. Faint sticker shadow on the front flap. McPhee narrates the encounters that David Brower, an arch conservationist, has with three of his natural enemies--land and water developers Charles Fraser, Charles Park and Floyd Dominy. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. One of McPhee's less common books.
New York: Grove Press, 1961. hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the bottom edge of the jacket and minor soiling to the rear panel. Once judged too obscene to be published in the United States, Henry Miller's most famous work has since been hailed as a modern-day masterpiece. Part memoir, part fiction, the novel recounts his bawdy days in Paris in the 1930's. Signed by the author on the title page.
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.
London: Gollancz, 1974. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Closed tear along the rear flap fold along with some creasing to the rear panel. Modiano, a French author, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2014. This is his third novel, the first edition published in English. It won the Acade'mie Prize. It is the story of a Parisian Jew named Serge who goes looking for his father and not liking what he finds. A very uncommon book in hardcover.