New York: North Point, 1984. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. True first printing with the author's photo on the rear panel and no additional prints stated on the copyright page. Wrinkling and creasing to the front panel. One of the better and best known works on George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
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New York: The Penguin Press, 2004. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 375-400. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first book in a series of four, this gothic mystery involves a man's quest to track down the person responsible for destroying every book written by author the fictional author Julian Carax. A huge best seller and critically acclaimed book. Signed by the author and dated in 2007.
New York: David R. Godine, 1984. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Publisher's promotional card laid into the book. Small crease on front flap. The book, by the author of Shoelss Joe, includes 16 stories that are set on the mythical Erminskin Reservation in Western Canada.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Paperback. First edition. About fine in illustrated wrappers. The first U. S. edition of this book, published first in Canada by Totem Press.. The book inclhudes 13 stories featuring Frank Fencepost and Ermineskin Reserve. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Go the Distance."
Oberon, 1986. Paperback. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in illustrated wraps. This is the soft cover edition of Kinsella's first book, a collection of stories with a sentimental look at Indian life in Canada. Kinsella would later write his acclaimed novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. Paperback. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book, an unread copy, in illustrated wraps. Trade plaperback. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The fictionalized story of Charles Lindbergh's election as president in 1940 and the impact it has on Roth's family and other Jews in America.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book of the Month Club. A fine book in about a very good dust jacket. Slight toning to edges of the dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the front panel along with some toning/ soiling to the front panel. Small chip at the top of the rear panel. A collection of three novellas whose title piece, Legends of the Fall, was the basis of a very popular movie of the same name. Signed by the author on the half-title page.
Philadelphia: Recon Publications, 1976. Paperback. First edition, first printing. This is the first edition, first printing of how the North Vietnamese army pushed the United States out of Vietnam in the mid-1970s. A near fine book in stapled wrappers with light wear to the front cover. Stated first printing of May 1, 1976 with 2,000 copies. With preface on learning from the war by Chris Robinson and an introduction by Danny Schecter. Giap was the chief strategist of the North Vietnamese forces.
New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and head and foot of the jacket, soiling to the rear panel. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns and evidence of sticker removal to the front pastedown. Signed by Arthur Laurents on a bookplate laid into the book. And signed and inscribed by Sondheim on the front free endpaper "For Jane and Bob from Stephen Sondheim 12/31/81." Jane and Bob Emerson managed the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan for many years, the go-to bookshop for theater professionals and aficionados. An uncommon book signed. The show closed after 12 previews and 9 performances but has since been acclaimed as part of Sondheim's canon and a cult favorite.
New York: Viking Press, 1972. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some rubbing at the head and foot of the jacket with a small chip at the bottom flap fold. The second major novel by Forsyth after his very popular The Day of the Jackal. The Odessa File was made into a hit film that starred Jon Voight as a young German newspaper reporter who attempts to find the location of a former SS concentration camp commander. Signed by the author on the half title page.
New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the head and foot of the spine of the book and foxing to the front and rear pastedown. Price clipped dust jacket with wear to the extremities and head and foot of the jacket spine. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A collection of essays that ranged from Mary McCarthy and Williams James to Sherwood Anderson and Simon Beauvoir.
New York: Random House, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in plain orange wraps. Precedes the paperback original that was the author's first trade publication. A 70-page collection of poetry, part of the National Poetry Series that was selected by Mark Strand. Signed and inscribed by Denis Johnson to the late well-known book collector, Larry Owens. Signed by the author.
New York: Taschen, 2017. Hardcover. Limited edition. This is a limited and special edition based on James Baldwin's original 1963 collection of essays which has been enhanced by more than 100 photographs of the Civil Rights movement by Steve Schapiro. One of 1,813 numbered copies, signed by Schapiro who traveled the American south with Baldwin for Life magazine. This is number 1419. The handsome book is housed in the original shipping package. First published in 1963, James Baldwin' s The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of Americas so-called Negro problem. Schapiro was in the thick of the movement, allowing for vital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March. Also included in this collection are Schapiro's stories from the field, a new introduction by the late civil rights legend and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, captions by Marcia Davis of The Washington Post, and an essay by Gloria Baldwin Karefa-Smart, who was with her brother James in Sierra Leone when he started to work on the story. A handsome, unread copy in original slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine and mild sunning. The book centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick who retreats to his apartment in Manhattan as he tries to figure things out. Signed by the author on the half title page. Signature only.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in light green wrappers with a bit of fading along the spine edges. A tall proof that is 5 1/4 X 10 3/4 inches. This is a collection of essays about Kurt Vonnegut and his writing. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half title page and scarce thus. Signed by the author.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Paperback. First edition. A first edition of the paperback edition, issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition. A near fine book in illustrated wrappers. Minor edgewear and slight creasing to the rear cover. A collection of baseball stories... Kinsella at his best. Signed by the author on the half title page. Signature only.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The last novel by the author of True Grit and Norwood. A novel set in Mexico about a man who does odd jobs and finds missing persons. With a jacket blurb by Larry McMurtry: "I've always though Charles Portis had a wonderful talent--original, quirky, exciting. Gringos demonstrates that he's only gotten better." Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Michael Joseph, 1963. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the uncorrected proof of the first British edition. A very good copy in gray wrappers. Uneven cement wrinkles on the spine and some wrinkling to the front cover. Light edgewear. Bound in publisher's gray wraps printed in blue, with rubber date stamp and price written in ink on front cover. Considered by some to be the most influential book on race relations in the 1960s. Upon its publication 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation The Fire Next Time was praised "as one of (James) Baldwin's most important collection of essays..his prose with its apocalyptic tone...and its passionate yet distanced sense of advocacy sounded a warning and a hope about race in America." The 120-page book contains two essays that previously appeared in The New Yorker (Down at The Cross) and The Progressive (My Dungeon Shook).
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. hardcover. First edition. The author's first novel, A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. First issue dust wrapper, with the price of $5.95 and 10/70 on front flap.Some toning to the front and rear panels of the jacket. Evidence of staining that affect the spine of the book and page edges and extends to the bottom half of the jacket spine. Nevertheless, a presentable copy of this important debut novel by Toni Morrison, who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize. She was the author of Beloved, Tar Baby and numerous other novels. Signed by Morrison on the title page. Signed by the author.