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New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1998. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. One of 250 signed and numbered copies specially printed and bound by the publisher. This is copy #122. A sequel to Harrison's earlier novel, Dalva. Price clipped. Signed by the author on the limitation page.
New York: Random House, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely first printing of the f this adaptation of the play by John Van Druten that was based on the stories by Christopher Isherwood. Book by Joe Masteroff. This was the basis for the 1972 film directed by Bob Fosse that starred Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Helmut Griem.
Seattle: Winn, 1984. Paperback. First edition. The paperback edition of a collection of reminiscences of artist Russell Chatham. This was published simultaneously with hardcover edition. A very good copy with wear at the extremities and a crease to the rear cover. Contains 24 color plates and other illustrations in black and white. Signed and inscribed by the author and dated in the year of publication on the front endpaper.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1962. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A very good book in publisher's original plain wraps. A long form galley that precedes any of the hardcover editions of this book. Some foxing to the front and rear covers and minor staining. The cover lists the "probable publication" date as March 19, 1962 and the probable price as $4.00. First editions of the this book are quite uncommon andproofs even more so. As one critic has noted: "Read by President Kennedy and many others, this highly influential book argued that despite Americaís apparent postwar prosperity, tens of millions of Americans were stuck in desperate poverty. The Other America spurred many of the domestic policy initiatives undertaken by the federal government in the 1960s, known collectively as ìthe war on poverty.î.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this bulky book. Surprise winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2014. Seven gunmen storm Jamaican singer Bob Marleyís house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. The US edition preceded the British edition. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Macmillan, 1962. Hardcover. Book Club. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. A small damp stain spot on the rear cover of the book. Wear to to the extremities of the dust jacket and some creases on the rear panel. . An uncommon book in the first edition. Harrington's survey of poverty in America caught the attention of John F. Kennedy and others who eventually launched a "War on Poverty" in the administration of Lyndon Johnson.
New York: Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Correct number line for first edition. This is the Powell's Books Indiespensable #60 and includes a 14-page booklet with an author interview. In original shrinkwrap in slipcase. The author's recent magnum opus that tells the story of two French immigrants and their descendants over a period of about 300 years. Vivid characters and stories of lust, greed, hope and redemption. Signed by the author on tipped in page.
New York: Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Correct number line for first edition. The author's recent magnum opus that tells the story of two French immigrants and their descendants over a period of about 300 years. Vivid characters and stories of lust, greed, hope and redemption. Signed by the author on the title page. Not the more common copies that are signed on a publisher's tipped in page.
London: Heinemann, 2015. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. In September 1984, a man calling himself Roy Walsh checked into The Grand Hotel in Brighton and planted a bomb in room 629. The device was primed to explode in twenty-four day when British prime minister Margaret Thornton would be there. A well reviewed book that made the best book lists of several publications. By the author Joy.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1981. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. The third volume in the author's New Mexico trilogy. Like The Milagro Beanfield War and The Magic Journey, The Nirvana Blues is set in the mythical Chamisa County where the folks and the landscape and the culture resemble that of northern New Mexico and neighboring counties in southern Colorado. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Doubleday, 2016. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Minor paper loss around UPC code on rear panel. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A runaway best-seller and literary sensation that mixes literary fiction and magical realism as slaves try to find their way to freedom. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of a book prone to toning on the edges. DeLillo's eight 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 a bookplate laid into the book.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1946. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. All four corners of the jacket flaps. clipped. Light wear to the jacket extremities and some light rubbing to the black portions of the jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel. First issue dust jacket with no mention of "Printed in the USA" on the rear panel.
London: Collins and Harvill, 1960. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. This is the story of Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, a 19th-century Sicilian nobleman caught in the midst of civil war and revolution. The novel, the author'sonly book, became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Wallace Stegner's view of how John Wesley Powell undertook his massive study and exploration of the desert West, including his surveys of the Colorado River. With drawings, maps and illustrations. The fold-out lithograph of Grand Canyon is in fine condition. Signed by Stegner on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A bright and lovely copy with light wear at the foot of the jacket spine and a closed tear at the top of the rear panel. Alinsky worked for years as a community organizer seeking to empower the dispossessed and have-nots. This book, often used as guide for both left-wing and right-wing organizers outlines in 10 lessons how a community organizer can accomplish the goal of successfully uniting people into an active organization with the power to effect change on a variety of issues.
London: Michael Joseph, 1979. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A touch of wear to the extremities. A lovely copy. This is the true first edition, published before the U.S. edition. Signed and inscribed by Baldwin on the front free endpaper: "For Lisa/ Peace/ James Baldwin/ Nov. 2 1979/ London."
New York: Doubleday, 1971. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy of Stegner's master work that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. A small snag at the foot of the jacket and a couple of spots on the bottom endpapers. The book was a notoriously cheap production. But this copy was well made and preserved and has only a hint of the typical spine sag. Signed by Stegner on the half title page. (Signature only) Signed by the author.