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.
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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. NO 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: Little, Brown, 1996. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The true first edition with the dust jacket that spells William Vollmann's name incorrectly. This is David Foster Wallace's magnum opus. A beautiful copy with none of the spine sagging that plague this 1079-page book.
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.
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.