Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1962. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the jacket spine and light edgewear. Toning to the rear panel. This is the quite scarce hardcover edition of Ashbery's second book of poetry, following his well-received debut, Some Trees. Signed by the author on the title page.
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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 flap. 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 by the author on the title page.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1983. Paperback. First edition. An uncorrected proof of the first U. S. edition.† †A very good plus copy with some wear to the extremities and a snag on the front cover.† Light sunning to the spine.† Previous owner name on front endpaper.† Signed by Umberto Eco on the title page. † The basis for the movie that starred Sean Connery.† This was Eco's first novel,† one that many critics now call a more sophisticated--and more insightful novel than another blockbuster† that was set in the Middle Ages--the Da Vinci Code.† †.
New York: Atlantic, 1989. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first story collection, 10 sharply written stories set largely in Montana. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by the author to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "For Chris, from Richard. With admiration. Great Falls. November 1997." Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Grove Press, 2010. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page. A collection of three novellas. The three novellas are; the title story, Brown Dog Redux, and The Games of Night. The title story, written in the voice of a home-schooled fifteen-year-old girl in rural Montana, is an uncompromising tale of an extraordinary character whose youth intersects with unexpected brutality, and the reserves she must draw on to make herself whole.
New York: Norton, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corner of the front flap is clipped but price of $4.50 is present at the top corner. The author's first published book of poetry and relatively uncommon, especially in collectible condition. Signed by Harrison on the half title page. Signed by the author.
New York: FSG, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. A well-reviewed collection of stories, perhaps Johnson's best-known work, that was made into a quite successful film. A small first printing which has made first editions truly scarce. The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin." This is a publisher's review copy with a FSG review laid into the book. Signed by Denis Johnson on a bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The last novel by the author of True Grit and Norwood. A novel set in Mexico about a man who does odd jobs and finds missing persons. With a jacket blurb by Larry McMurtry: "I've always though Charles Portis had a wonderful talent--original, quirky, exciting. Gringos demonstrates that he's only gotten better." Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1997. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in a plain white wraps. Large paperback format. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1998. One of Roth's most powerful novels that examines a family's disintegration following a violent act by a daughter. Signed by Philip Roth on a bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1971. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine jacket. ††Price of $19.95 on the front flap. A limited edition (designated as 25th printing) for the friends of the author and the publisher Little, Brown and Co. and issued to coincide with the release of an ABC network television miniseries. Signed by the author on the publisher's limitation page. A bright and tight copy of this large book, weighing in at 885 pages.† The first of Wouk's two epic novels of World War II. ††Signed copies of this first installment have become quite uncommon.
Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, October 27, 2000. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in cloth boards. No dust jacket as issued. With a red wraparound band announcing Gao Xingian as the first Chinese Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. This is the first edition, second printing. Translated by C. F. Fong. Signed in Chinese by Gao Xingjian on the title page. Signed by the author.