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New York: Bloomsury, 2003. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A novel by the author of Kitchen Confidential and Nasty Bits. "A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime and mayhem," says the publisher. A bright, tight copy. Bourdain was a chef, an author, novelist, and world-traveling chronicler of food and culture. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. First trade edition. Very good overall. Darkening to the edges of the tan boards and book spine. Sun fading to the cover and darkening at the jacket spine. This copy is signed by Caldwell on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus as collectible copies of the trade edition are uncommon.
New York: Scribner, 2020. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. 95. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The latest novel by DeLillo, author of Underworld and White Noise. Says author Joy Williams, the book is "a swift and searing haunting of a novel. An encapsulation of our continuing crisis of aberration and pause. The Silence is prime DeLillo." The copy is signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in 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.† †.
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1955. Paperback. Later printing. A paperback original the author's first book. A very good copy with some wear at the extremities and some tearing along the spine of the cover. A stated fifth printing with a price of 75 cents on the rear cover. This was the first book of the Pocket Poets Series published by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Publishing. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author. In a series of wide ranging essays, Gass discusses on writers from William Shakespeare to Robert Coover, with stops along the way for Gertrude Stein, Nabokov, The James family, and several others. Signed by the author.
New York: Ecco, 1999. 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.
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: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The amazing life story of boxing great Cassius Clay who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Signed by the author on the title page and also signed by Muhammad Ali on a publisher's signed bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper.
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: HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket.† Bottom corners of the book are bumped.† Light wear to the head and foot of the jacket. The oversized book contains numerous† color and† black & white photographs of famous people and celebrities, including the iconic photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the front cover.† Signed by Annie Leibovitz on the title page in a bold and large signature.
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.
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1966. Paperback. First edition thus. A fine copy in publisher's brown textured paper covers with black lettering. 50 pages with one page of notes. Published with East Wind Printers and distributed by City Lights Books. Signed by the author on the title page. An uncommon title signed.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear the extremities and a the foot of the jacket spine. Ink mark on front panel. The author's first book. First state jacket with Wallace Stegner blurb on the front flap and Stone photo on rear panel. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. The story of Reinhardt, a musician who falls in with two marginal castoffs in New Orleans and who eventually run afoul of right wing political groups. The novel was later made into a forgettable film called WUSA. Signed by Stone on the title page. 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.