New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The Peruvian author's most recent novel. The story of a Peruvian businessman who is blackmailed and drawn into the politics and intrigue of the oppressive regime of former Peru president Alberto Fujimori. Signed by the author on the title and uncommon as such.
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New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Previous owner scribbled some notes on the front free endpaper. Otherwise a handsome, clean copy. A powerful novel of political and personal greed in modern-day Peru. Llosa won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. Signed by the author on a laid in bookplate.
New York: Rinehart, 1951. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket with light wear at the extremities. Some darkening to the jacket spine. Price of $3 on the front flap. The author's second novel following his much heralded novel, The Naked and and Dead. Signed by the author on the front end paper.
New York: FSG, 1973. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The fourth story collection by the author of The Natural and The Fixer, which won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1952. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. (One of three different colors with no priority.) The dust jacket has some wear and creasing to the rear panel. Jacket clipped slightly at four corners, but price of $3.00 is clearly present. Small ink stain at the bottom edges of the book. Dust jacket shows some restoration to the rear flap seam and spine ends. Minror restoration to the top of the front end paper. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Malamud wrote this while he was a professor at the University of Oregon. The book was the basis for the 1984 movie of the same name that starred Robert Redford and Robert Duvall. But the director, Barry Levinson, gave the movie a much different ending than the book.
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.
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: Henry Holt, 2009. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The fictional account of the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in Medieval England. Winner of the Man Booker Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award. The book was also a finalist for the best Man Booker Prize winner in the past 50 years. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: HarperCollins, 1990. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of three of Garcia Marquez's short novels, Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Signed and inscribed by Marquez on the title page and dated in 1992. Signed by the author.
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.
New Orleans: B. E. Trice, 1998. Hardcover. Limited edition. This is a signed, limited edition, one of 300 numbered copies. A lovely copy in quarter leather binding over marled boards. In the publisher's original cloth covered slipcase and in the original shrinkwrap. This is #245. A fine copy. The third volume of McCarthy's Border Trilogy. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
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.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1975. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Very minor toning to the top of the front panel. Price of £1.50 is present on front jacket flap. McCarthy's third novel. James Franco starred in a movie version of the book that was released late last year and which received decidedly mixed reviews. It is the story of a violent and depraved man who attempts to live outside the norms of social life.
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.