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.
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Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. A signed limited edition. A handsome dark blue leather limited edition. Fine in blue leather. With dark blue moire silk endpapers, gold gilt cover designs and page edges, and bound-in silk bookmark. This edition contains introduction written by the author only for the Franklin Library. First published in 1961, Heller's humorous and satirical novel gave us a bombardier named Yossarian as he tries to cope with the madness of fighting in World War II and the Army officers who run it. Signed by Joseph Heller on a front free endpaper with tissue paper covering. Signed by the author.
New York, London: Viking, Putnam, Quercus, 1989-2020. Hardcover. First U.S. editions. Included are the these titles: March Violets. The Pale Criminal. A German Requiem. The One From the Other. A Quiet Flame. If the Dead Rise Not. Field Grey. Prague Fatale. A Man Without Breath. The Lady from Zagreb. The Other Side of Silence. Prussian Blue. Greeks Bearing Gifts. Metropolis.All are first U.S. editions except Greeks Bearing Gifts, which is the signed Quercus first, as Kerr could only sign the English edition. The posthumously published Metropolis (2020) is signed by Kerr on a bookplate.† All books are fine books in fine dust jackets, most signed on the title page. The novel, The Other Side of Silence, has a remainder mark on the bottom edge.† The late Philip Kerr created one of the most indelible characters in contemporary literature and featured him in 14 compelling novels. Bernie Gunther was a cynical, world-weary former Berlin detective who survived the rise of Nazism and emerged from the ruins of World War II as a savvy and well-connected private detective. Sadly, Kerr died in 2018.†.
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.
New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Short crease at the top of the rear flap. A lovely, collectible copy. Price of $5.95 on front flap. Didion's second novel is a ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, set in a rootless and ruthless Hollywood. The book that catapulted her to fame. It was later made into a film that starred Tony Perkins. Signed by Didion on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. The first book in a series of crime novels set in Venice that feature the fictional hero, Commissario Guido Brunetti. Murder and intrigue abound in this long-running series set in and around Venice, Italy. The U.S. edition precedes the first British edition. Winner in 1991 of Suntory's famed Best Suspense Novel Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Vantage Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Rubbing to the rear panel of the jacket and minor wear to the head and foot. The story of Juan Corona who was convicted of murdering 25 migrant farmworkers who worked in the Yuba City area. Sign and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. An uncommon signed book.