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Stanford, CA: James Ladd Delkin, 1938. Paperback. First edition. A very good book in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original. Some toning to the front cover and light wear to the extremities. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek almanac of what to do each day in the San Francisco Bay area. Compiled by the Workers of the Federal Workers Project of the Works Project Association in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Bret Harte Associates of California.
New York: New American Library, 1968. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the top and bottom of the boards. A bit of toning to the white dust jacket. Stated first printing. The book that followed Stanley Kubrick's pioneering movie. The book was based on the screenplay by Kubrick and Clarke.
New York: New American Library, 1963. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. This is the scarce first printing of Charles Webb's first novel, immortalized in the movie directed by John Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft. A square, solid copy of the book, apparently unread. Dust jacket is very good with some wear at the spine ends and chipping at the bottom of the front panel. Some sunning to the jacket spine. Price of $3.95 present on the front jacket flap. Stated first printing.
New York: Public Affairs Committee, 1940. Paperback. First edition. A fine copy of a pamphlet in stapled wrappers. With an illustration by Thomas Hart Benton on the front cover. Paul Taylor was a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and also the husband of photographer Dorothea Lang. Taylor examines the state of agriculture and migratory farmworkers in this 32-page monograph.
Santa Monica: Danger! Books, 1998. Paperback. Limited edition. A fine copy of this chapbook published early in Offutt's career. Fine in wrappers and tissue dust wrapper. One of 300 copies of the paperback, this is #300. Signed by Offutt on the colophon. Sandy Dyas provided the photographs. Signed by the author.
New York: Atheneum, 1991. Special Edition. A fine copy in stapled wrappers. This is a 32 page chapbook containing an excerpt from the trade edition of The Stores of Eva Luna. It features the story Phantom Palace. This copy belonged to Ivan Doig. The author inscribed the book to Doig and added a self-portrait of her on the front inside cover. Signed by the author.
New York: Anchor Press, 1988. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the head and foot of the dust jacket spine. Quarter sized chip at the top of the front panel. This novel by the author of Things Fall Apart is set in the fictitious West African country of Kangan. Signed and inscribed by Achebe on front free endpaper in the year of publication. Signed by the author.
New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Vertical crease to the front jacket flap. Price of $5.95 on flap. Didion's second novel is a ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, set in a rootless and ruthless Hollywood. The book that catapulted her to fame. It was later made into a movie that starred Tony Perkins. Stated first printing. Signed by Joan Didion on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.