New York: Boosey & Hawkes. Paperback. This is a full score of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra. There is no date but there is a price of $5 on the title page. Light green cover in staples with sunning tothe spine and page edges. Ink marks to several passages. Owner name on front cover. Aaron Copland has signed and inscribed the score on the title page: "For Rachel Welke. Aaron Copland. 1962."
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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 York: Scribner, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the 2017 National Book Award. Ward also won the National Book Award for her novel Salvage the Bones in 2015. One reviewer said her newest novel "is a searing, urgent read for anyone who thinks the shadow of slavery and Jim Crow have passed and anyone who thinks the ghosts of the past are easy to placate." Signed by the author on the title page.
Davenport: Brown & Benchmark, 1992. Paperback. First edition. A fine copy of the premier issue of the quarterly baseball magazine called Elysian Fields. Formerly the Minneapolis Review of Baseball. Featuring a story by historian John Thorne who reveals the true father of baseball. Mailing label on rear cover.
Moab: Back of Beyond Books, 2015. Limited edition. This is a Back of Beyond 25th anniversary Limited Edition. Later published as "The Cowboy and His Cow in the book One Life at a Time, Please, this facsimile typescript reproduces the original draft of a speech Ed Abbey delivered to the University of Montana in 1985. It is a scathing critique of the western "welfare rancher." Bound in Distressed three-quarter leather, reporter style with spine along the top. With an essay by Brooke Williams and art work by Dave Wilder. Printed by Chris Conrad Photography in Moab and bound by Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix. Limited to 25 copies with 22 available to the public. This is copy # 7.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket A massive biography of one of the world's best known artists. Numerous drawings and color plates in this 599-page book. Signed by the author on publisher's bookplate affixed to the half-title page.
London: Penguin/Viking, 2017. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A sequel of sorts to the author's break-through novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Signed by the author on a special tipped in page. An unknown number of these were sold through British booksellers.
Berkeley: Associated Students University of California. 1956. Paperback. First edition. Perfectbound printed wrappers. Some browning from formerly laid-in acidic paper, near fine. Didionís first published short story, using autobiographical circumstances for a theme that will be long-recurring in her career: the idea that the rules have changed and the center cannot hold. She was the editor of Occident in 1956, the year she graduated from Berkeley.
New York: Knopf, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A large format book that accompanies the PBS series of the same name. A state first edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Book is too large and heavy for shipment outside the United States.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor soiling to the top edge Minor chipping at the foot of the spine and some light sunning to the jacket spine. Intriguing jacket illustration is by Don Louis Perceval. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A lovely copy of Steinbeck's classic work of the dispossessed and hopeful. A near fine book with minor soiling to the edges of the boards. First edition statement on the copyright page. Oatmeal pictorial cloth stamped in brown. Battle Hymn of the Republic end papers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and one of the most important American novels of the 20th century. With facsimile dust jacket.
Sierra Club Books, 1986. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A large format photo and essay book that has been signed by the author on the title page. Rowell was an accomplished photographer, adventurer and mountain climber whose landscape photos were seen around the world. He and his wife, Barbara, were killed in a small plane crash in California in 2002.
New York: Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. 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 daughterin protet of the Vietnam War. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. Hard Cover. First British edition. The true first edition. Published only in Great Britian. This story has never been published separately in the United States. A fine book in a fine dust jacket which has a few small ridges where the laminate was unevenly spread. Nathan Zuckerman is back in fine form, recovered from the strange affliction that gripped his body and his soul in The Anatomy Lesson. The Prague Orgy documents Nathan's excursion to Prague to recover the notebooks of a potential "lost master" of the short story.
New York: FSG, 1979. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a near fine dust jacket. Spine lean to the book and minor soiling to the page edges. A touch of wear to the jacket extremities. The best known of Wolfe's many books, the story of America's race to the moon and the astronauts who defied gravity to get there. Wolfe has signed the book with his usual flair with a full-page signature and inscription. Signed by the author.