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Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket, sunning to the spine. A small chip at the head of the jacket. Some foxing to the page edges, minor stain on top edge. Price of $4.75 present on jacket flap. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the literary classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the much ballyhooed movie that featured Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and directed by Sam Mendes.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A tight and bright copy. Slight bit of wrinkling to the top of the rear panel. The basis for the film of the same name starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to 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 daughter in protest of the Vietnam War. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1967. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An outstanding copy of the author's third book and second novel with a bright topstain and vibrant colors. A touch of foxing to the side page edges. Not often found in such collectible condition. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
Boston: Gregg Press, 1977. Hardcover. First Hardcover Edition. A near fine book, without dust jacket as issued. One of only 350 copies. Originally published as a paperback original, this is the first hardcover of this massive book of almost 900 pages. Some soiling to the text block, corners and spine ends slightly bumped. Light rubbing to the boards. This is a science fiction novel that features an extended trip to and through Bellona, a fictional city in the Midwest that has been cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious force. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "With great love to Frank, who is responsible pretty much for all that has come after that's of any worth at all. Samuel R. Delany, L. A. 7/6/80."
New York: Scribner, 1952. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the top and bottom edges. Jacket spine lightly toned, one rear corner with a closed tear. Bound in the L publisher's original green cloth with sliver lettering. Overall, a lovely copy. True first edition with publisher's A and Scribner's seal on the copyright page. This is Vonnegut's first novel of a man who must learn to live in a society dominated by technology and computers. What could go wrong? Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Grove Press, 1961. hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the bottom edge of the jacket and minor soiling to the rear panel. Once judge too obscene to be published in the United States, Henry Miller's most famous work has since been hailed as a modern-day masterpiece. Part memoir, part fiction, the novel recounts his bawdy days in Paris in the 1930's. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel and a short closed tear at the rear jacket fold. This is Ray Bradbury's second book and the first British edition of the book that was titled "The Martian Chronicles" in the United States. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 2018. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a blue slipcase in shrinkwrap that has not been opened. Comes with a separate booklet containing an interview with the author. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1952. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. (One of three different colors with no priority.) The dust jacket has some wear and creasing to the rear panel. Jacket clipped slightly at four corners, but price of $3.00 is clearly present. Small ink stain at the bottom edges of the book. Dust jacket shows some restoration to the rear flap seam and spine ends. Minror restoration to the top of the front end paper. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Malamud wrote this while he was a professor at the University of Oregon. The book was the basis for the 1984 movie of the same name that starred Robert Redford and Robert Duvall. But the director, Barry Levinson, gave the movie a much different ending than the book.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Toning to the white dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. Top corner of front endpaper with erasure marks. The author's second book. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor rubbing at the extremities of the jacket. Clipped at the corners of jacket, but the price of 21s.net is on jacket. The fourth novel by the author of Crash and Empire of the Sun. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A superb copy of Robert Stone'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 fall in with two two marginal cast offs in New Orleans and who run afoul of right wing political groups. Later made into a totally forgettable film called WUSA. Signed by Stone on the title page. Signed by the author.