New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A couple of nicks to the head of the dust jacket spine. This is an interesting association copy, inscribed by Marc Reisner to western author Ivan Doig. Doig provided a blurb for the book along with Wallace Stegner. Inscribed on a front free endpaper: "For Ivan Doig/ with appreciation,/ from a fan. / All good wishes/ Marc Reisner/ October 1986." This was Reisner's seminal work on water, irrigation and development of the West. An important look at the politics and economics of water development in the arid Western United States. First printings have become uncommonly scarce. Signed by the author.
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New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. 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 Didion on a laid in bookplate.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Foxing to the top edges. Minor wear to the extremities and a short closed tear on the rear panel. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for poetry. Signed and inscribed by the Galway Kinnell with beautiful signature on the front free endpaper. Sgned by the author.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A doctor's story of a small town in Tennessee and its people in the age of AIDS. Signed and inscribed by Abraham Verghese on the title page. He is the author of the best selling novel, Cutting for Stone. Signed by the author.
Layton: Gibbs Smith, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor sunning to the jacket spine. A collection of essays and photographs by John Nichols about the Milagro Country of Northern New Mexico. Nichols is the author of The Milagro Beanfield War and other novels that portray the people and the landscape of his home country around Taos, New Mexico.
Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in leather-bound wraps. Still in original shrink wrap. Special Message" by Chatwin not found in other editions. Publisher's letter to Signed First Edition Society members laid-in as issued. Full leather boards with pictorial design in gilt and red. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signed by the author.
Toronto: McClelland & Stuart, 1976. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. An advance, uncorrected proof. A fine copy in illustrated wraps with promotional blurbs on the front cover by Margaret Laurence, Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood. Her first book, a controversial novel of a woman in the wild who develops a relationship with a Bear.
New York: FSG, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. A well-reviewed collection of stories, perhaps Johnson's best-known work, that was made into a quite successful film. A small first printing which has made first editions truly scarce. The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin." Laid into the book is a brief, handwritten note on a Post It note, signed by Johnson. Signed by the author.
New York: Atheneum, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight wrinkling at the top of the spine of the jacket. The most recent Olivia the Pig story in which she makes a surprise visit to the ballet. The book contains an original and humorous illustration by Ian Falconer that he has also signed. Signed by the author.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight toning to the front and rear panels. A minor ding to the bottom board. A collection of three novellas. Film source for the 1994 film that was nominated for 3 Academy Awards (one win), and was directed by Edward Zwick and stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn.
New York: FSG, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. A well-reviewed collection of stories, perhaps Johnson's best-known work, that was made into a quite successful film. A small first printing which has made first editions truly scarce. The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin." Signed and inscribed by Johnson on the title page and dated in 1992, the year of publication. Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First edition. The author's first book that introduced Joe Leaphorn. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities, some crimping to the bottom of the front panel and minor sunning to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with number line on last page ending with a 1. A very presentable copy with an early signature and inscription by Hillerman to an unknown friend of his: "You'll see I finally got that manuscript published. But I've got to go back & try again to do a better job with Navajos. Tony Hillerman." Apparently written for a friend who had been following Tonyís attempts to get his book published. Signed with Hillerman's early straight T signature. He certainly succeeded, writing 18 novels that featured detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Signed by the author.
New York: Poetry Society of America, 1992. Paperback. Limited edition. A fine copy of a stapled, softcover book with tributes to composer Stephen Sondheim by poets Robert Creeley, J. D. McClatchy, Richard Wilbur, John Hollander and Grace Schulman. There were 750 copies printed by the Poetry Society of America for a fundraising event. Of these only 90 copies were signed by Sondheim and all five contributors.
New York: Doubleday, 1974. First U.S. edition. The author's first book. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Wear at the extremities of the book and faint remainder spray on bottom edges. The story of the Juan Corona and the 25 murders of farm workers that he committed outside Yuba City in California's Central Valley. The author was unhappy with the book and has not allowed it to be reprinted. Signed by the author.
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."