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London: Faber and Faber. 2004. Paperback. First British edition. The true first English edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A paperback original with dust jacket. There was a very small hardcover printing. Slight browning to the page edges. The story of a journalist who returns to Turkey and is assigned to write an investigative piece on a series of suicides in a town near the Armenian border. This book caused a sensation when published in Turkey. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1974. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the front and rear panels of the jacket. A political satire of former president Richard Nixon. Signed by Philip Roth on a publisher's colophon sheet that has been laid into the book. Signed by the author.
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.
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1954. Paperback. First edition. A very good copy in printed yellow wrappers that is a bit dust-soiled with light shelf wear. Contents incljhud "The Day It Snowed," the first published appearance (excluding college writings) of Philip Roth. At the time he was a staff member of the review. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label tipped inside the upper cover.
New York: Random House, 1939. Hardcover. First Modern Library Edition. A very good book in a very good copy. Darkening to the endpapers. Some sunning to the spine and soiling to the rear panel. First issue dust jacket with mention of 268 other titles on the rear panel. A very nice copy of the first Modern Library edition of Steinbeck's early novel of farm workers trying to organize in the fields and orchards of California in the 1930s. Published three years after the larger hardcover edition.
New York: Charles Scribners, 1897. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in original brown cloth binding. Gilt title to spine. Bit of foxing at the bottom of the front panel. Small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Precedes the British edition. Four pages of ads for Charles Scribners at the rear of the book.
New York: Modern Library, 1952. Paperback. First edition. A near fine book in illustrated wrappers. Light wear at the extremities This is a paperback original and the true first edition of Styron's second book. It was later printed in hardcover format. Styron, a former U.S. Marine, tells the story of a forced march in a Marine Corps training camp in the Carolinas.
Evanston: Northwestern University, 1966. Paperback. First edition. A very good copywith light wear to the edges and light creasing at the bottom of the front cover. An issue devoted to the poetry and life of Sylvia Plath. With contributions by Ted Hughes, A. Alvarez, Denise Levertov, Susan Sontag and Carolyn Kizer, among others.
New York: Crown, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. This is the author's first book and the basis for the movie that starred Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy. The plot involves classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, and is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend. Trevanian is the pseudonym for Rodney William Whitaker, an art professor and film scholar who closely guarded his secret identity.
New York: Scribner's, 1911. Hardcover. First edition. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy in publisher's red cloth, stamped in gold. Some darkening to the jacket spine. First Issue, with "wearily" unbroken on penultimate line p.135 and top edge gilt. With four pages of advertisements at the rear of the book. The sad story of Ethan Frome who finds himself trapped in a marriage and his unsuccessful and tragic attempt to escape it. Comes with a facsimile dust jacket.
New York: Ecco, 2008. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. This first novel has received strong pre-publication reviews and features jacket blurbs by Stephen King and Richard Russo. Said one reviewer: "Set in Wisconsin, this deeply nuanced epic tells the story of a boy, his dog, and much more. Father, son, and even dog take turns narrating before the story is told primarily by the inexplicably mute Edgar Sawtelle."
New York: Delacorte, 1977. Uncorrected Proof. A close to fine book in red, illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear and faint sunning and bumping to the spine. The letters "OCT" (October?) are written on the spine. A long, galley proof of Yates' novel of two sisters victimized by the whims of their mother and haunted by memories of a father they scarcely knew.