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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.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1955. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine, light soiling to the rear panel. A stain on the bottom edges of the book. A faint 1.99 on bottom edge. First state dust jacket with "383 Madison Avenue" on rear flap.
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. Pamphlet. First edition. Terra cotta wrappers printed in black with the emblem device interlocked T & F on scroll on the front panel within rule. Edges and the top corner chipped. The book has been folded vertically with slight presence of the fold present. Spine is cracking. A period newspaper article that reviews the book is glued in at the obverse side of the rear page. Overall a good to very good copy. A dramatic sketch of a man who spends his life atoning for a hotheaded moment of his youth. First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863.
New York. Random House, 1980. Hardcover. First edition. a fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities. Price of $15.95 is present on the front flap. The first edition thus that includes Irving's first three books: Setting Free the Bears The Water-Method Man and the 158-Pound Marriage. A nice copy of a book that is not often found in collectable condition.
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.
New York: Knopf, 1987. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the spine and top edge of the front panel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. A lovely copy of this classic work. Named by The New York Times as the best work of fiction in the past 25 years in a survey done in 2006.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the jacket spine. One of the enduring works on the Vietnam War. A collection of linked short stories about a platoon of American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. Based on O'Brien's experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1946. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the jacket extremities and light wear to head and foot of the dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top of the rear panel. All four corners of the flaps are clipped, but price of $1.75 clear present. First issue dust jacket with no mention of "Printed in the USA" on the rear panel.