London: Rainbow Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited edition. First edition. A Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered, illustrated and signed by the author. This is number 34 signed by Ted Hughes. Fine in full blue leather with silver stamping in a near fine publisher's slipcase. Light foxing to the end papers.Printed on paper hand-made by J. Barcham Green and bound by David & Hodges. Signed by the author.
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New York: Harper and Bros. 1957. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. The author's first book of poetry. Slight darkening to the jacket spine. Slight offsetting to the front free endpapers. With H-G on the colophon page. Hughes was awarded the First Publication award by a panel that consisted of W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore and Stephen Spender.
New York: New American Library, 1963. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. This is the scarce first printing of Charles Webb's first novel, immortalized in the movie directed by John Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft. A square, solid copy of the book, apparently unread. Dust jacket is very good with wear at the spine ends and chipping at the bottom of the front panel and some scraping to the rear panel. Some rubbing to the front panel and light sunning to the jacket spine. Price of $3.95 present on the front jacket flap. Stated first printing.
Austin: The Encino Press, 1968. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is the second printing of the first edition, corrected after numerous typographical errors were found in the first printing. Signed by McMurtry in an early and legible hand. Also, signed by Fred Whitcliff, who designed the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1935. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some foxing to the end pages, but a solid crisp copy in publisher's original blue cloth binding. General wear to the dust jacket, wear to the extremities, head and foot of the jacket and some creasing to the jacket flaps. Original price of $2.50 is present on front flap. This is a travel narrative that describes the flight that the Lindberghs made to the Orient in the summer of 1931, via the Great Circle Route that included stops Ottawa, Alaska, Kamchatka and Osaka, Japan. With cartographic endpapers drawn by Charles Lindbergh. Signed by both Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh on the half title page and dated in 1935.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First edition. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Foxing to the top edges. A solid and strong copy with no sagging to the spine, despite the heft of this the fifth novel by the author. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the front free endpaper. An early and quite legible signature. Signed by the author.
New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1974. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light rubbing to the jacket with minor wear to the corners and spine ends. Reinforcement to the inside crown with paper tape. Roth's eighth work of fiction, about the life (real and imagined) of Peter Taranpol, an esteemed American novelist in search of his virility. Signed by the author on the half title page.
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.
New York: Ecco, 1986. First paperback edition. A near fine book with light wear at the extremities. The first paperback edition of this classic novel and suitably scarce. The New York Times named this as a runner up for the best work of fiction in the last 25 years. The story of "the kid" who is never named in the book as he makes his way through Northern Mexico and Texas in the mid-19th century.