New York: Macmillan, 1977. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine. Stated first edition. Signed and inscribed the co-author Dick Meister who was a long-time labor reporter for the Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle. Signed by the author.
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New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Some staining to the front and rear boards. Soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. Stated first edition of the author's first book. This is a narrative account of the grape strike in California's Central Valley in the mid 1960s launched by Cesar Chavez and his farm workers organizing committee.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1942. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with one tapped corner and light soiling to the front cover. Parts of the original dust jacket laid into the book. No dust jacket. Said Kirkus Reviews in it s1942 review: The book is "a study of the whole vast problem of migratory workers, depression migrants, and the latest element, defense migrants. The industrial revolution has now its counterpart in the agricultural revolution."
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Small crease on front jacket flap. Owners embossed name on front free end paper. Ink name on rear end paper. One of the early and important examinations of the politics and policies of the Vietnam War and the men who led the way. Halberstam's reporting from Vietnam was controversial but he was one of the few reporters at the time who saw the Vietnam War effort failing and was not afraid to say so. Signed by Halberstam and dated in 2002. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A couple of short creases to the top of the dust jacket spine that have been taped on the inside of the jacket. Price of $22.95 present on front flap. All in all a lovely copy of this bulky book. This was Reisner's seminal work on water, irrigation and development of the American West. An important look at the politics and economics of water development in the arid Western United States, even more important as climate change alters the landscape and water resources. First printings have become uncommonly scarce.
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.