Refine search resultsSkip to search results
New York: Viking, 1975. Hardcover. Second printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Sunning to the top of boards, bumping to the front tip. Owner bookplate on the front pastedown with a small stain. Signed by Ashbery on the title page. This is Ashbery's signature work, a book that won the the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the dust jacket and creasing and toning to the rear panel. DeLillo's first book about a disillusioned media mogul. From the publisher: "At the height of his success, David (Bell) sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and Americaís past, present, and future. With blue topstain and a price of $6.95 on front flap. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Dial Press, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Slight sunning along the top of the boards. Toning to the white jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. Overall, an excellent copy of a book difficult to find in decent condition. The author's first book and only novel.
New York: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1974. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in near fine dust jacket. Darkening to the spine and some toning to the rear panel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1962 and the National Book Award in 1961. Signed by the author on the title page and uncommon thus. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Ecco, 1996. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Louise Gluck's poetry has dazzled critics for years and this year she won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.† †The† judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."†This copy is signed by the author on the title page. Signature only.
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.
New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1999. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in a publisher's plain glossy white wrappers. An early printing issued in advance of the American edition of Heaney's glorious translation of the Anglo-Saxon legend. The U.S. edition is presented in a bilingual format and is laid out the translation next to the original language with each paragraph numbered.
New York: Harper, 1960. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. First U.S. edition.† A fine book in a close to near fine dust jacket. One snag to the rear panel and ink mark on rear panel.† This is the first printing, first issue copy with Harper stamped on the book spine and page 5 being numbered.† A lovely copy in publisher's purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. $3 price on the front flap.† The author's second book, following the smashing success of The Hawk in the Rain.
New York: Arcade Books, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first collection of essays and memoirs by the author of The World According to Garp and a Prayer for Owen Meany. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Craig and Christina: This little collection of the past, which has been correctly called a foreign country. Merry Christmas. 1995. John Irving." Signed by the author.
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: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1935. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some foxing to the end pages, but a solid crisp copy in publisher's original blue cloth binding. General wear to the dust jacket, wear to the extremities, head and foot of the jacket and some creasing to the jacket flaps. Original price of $2.50 is present on front flap. This is a travel narrative that describes the flight that the Lindberghs made to the Orient in the summer of 1931, via the Great Circle Route that included stops Ottawa, Alaska, Kamchatka and Osaka, Japan. With cartographic endpapers drawn by Charles Lindbergh. Signed by both Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh on the half title page and dated in 1935.
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 and Schuster, 1970. First edition. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Foxing to the top edges. A solid and strong copy with no sagging to the spine, despite the heft of this the fifth novel by the author. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the front free endpaper. An early and quite legible signature. Signed by the author.
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.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1903. Hardcover. First edition. Profusely illustrated with maps, including 15 folding maps at rear; plates from photographs. 9x5Ω inches, calf with red, brown and black morocco spine labels. House of Representatives, 57th Congress, 2d Session, Doc. No. 79. 317 pages. Sunning to the pages, light wear to the cover and spine.
New York: Knopf, 1962. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Original green cloth binding. Wear to the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket. Price clipped. Faint owner name on front free endpaper. The first book of poetry by Plath who dedicated it to her husband, Ted Hughes. Stated first edition. Published two years after the British edition with a number of changes.