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New York: New Rivers Press, 1970. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine copy in printed wrappers. Baxter's first published book, a collection of poetry, that was printed in a modest run of 500 copies. A fine, unread copy. Signed by Baxter on the title page and additionally inscribed to book collector Larry Owens and his wife Monesia on the front free endpaper: "This is my first born child/ Best/ Charles Baxter/ October 21, 1994/ Ann Arbor. From the Larry Owens collection.
New York: Dial, 1964. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An unusually nice copy of a book prone to wear on the uncoated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the front panel and minor wear to the foot of the jacket spine. Price of $5.95 on the front fold. The fictional story of Jack Crabbe who recounts how he was captured and raised by Indians, married an Indian and served as a scout for Gen. George Custer. Basis for the 1970 movie that starred Dustin Hoffman. Signed and inscribed by Thomas Berger on the title page. Signed by the author.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with minor toning to the top of the front board. DeLillo's eighth novel and one of his most popular. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and his family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
London: 4th Estate, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of six stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See. His fourth book. From the publisher: "Anthony Doerr's new collection of stories is about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, and the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and others." Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and head and foot of the jacket, soiling to the rear panel. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns and evidence of sticker removal to the front pastedown. Signed by Arthur Laurents on a bookplate laid into the book. And signed and inscribed by Sondheim on the front free endpaper "For Jane and Bob from Stephen Sondheim 12/31/81." Jane and Bob Emerson managed the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan for many years, the go-to bookshop for theater professionals and aficionados. An uncommon book signed. The show closed after 12 previews and 9 performances but has since been acclaimed as part of Sondheim's canon and a cult favorite.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 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 page and uncommon as such.
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.
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: 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: Scribner, 1948. Hardcover. Later printing. A near fine boook in a very good dust jacket. A later printing with $3.00 on the front flap but without the Scribner A on the copyright page. Some wear and chipping to the jacket spine and extremities. Significant sunning to the jacket spine. Signed by Alan Paton on the title page. An important book that focused attention on South Africa's apartheid practices. Signed by the author.
New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1910. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket with general wear and pieces missing from the spine and rear panel. Light soiling to the front cover of the book. An uncommon first edition of Richmond's portayal of a young, impetuous and high-minded physician whose red hair earned him the nickname of "Red Pepper." Even more uncommon is that the book is signed and inscribed by Grace Richmond in the year of publication, 1910. Signed by the author.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1973. First edition, first printing. This is a close to fine copy of the Summer, 1973 issue of the New York Quarterly. A clean tight copy with minor toning to the white rear panel. This is the first appearance of Updike's poem "Cunts: (Upon Receiving The Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation)." There is a limitation notice, #57 of 457 copies. Signed by the author at the end of the poem.