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.
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New York: Grove Press, 1966. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Light soiling to the front panel of the jacket, some fading to the jacket spine. The story of a displaced national seeking an identity card in a maze of Iranian indifference. In this comic masterpiece we follow this alienated man on a journey to freedom against the backdrop of a society dominated by ceremonious formalities, politeness, responsibility and confusion. A scarce book.
Boston: Little, Brown. 1934. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Bright red top stain. Some push to the spine ends. and minor foxing to the rear endpapers. Wear to the extremities of the jacket chipping to the head of the jacket. A mild bit of toning and soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. As Will Self wrote in an essay several years ago: ì 'Journey,' published in 1932, burst like a bombshell on the Parisian literary scene, garnering huge sales and almost winning the Prix Goncourt." Price clipped.
New York: Random House, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. Very clean copy with a bit of fading to the top edge.† The dust jacket has a little darkening near the spine of the rear panel,† but is otherwise quite nice, not price-clipped, with no chips or tears and only the most miniscule bit of edge wear. Original price of $2.50 jacket flap. A collection of two interconnected short stories seen as a man struggling with a woman who ultimately causes his downfall. Faulkner preferred the title, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem. The Wild Palms title was subsequently changed.