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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The true first edition, published 5 days before the US edition. A young doctor in the war-torn Balkans recalls tales from her beloved grandfather. Winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. At age 25 Tea Obreht is the youngest winner of this prize.
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A bright and tight copy of Plath's only novel, published posthumously in the United States. It was originally published in England under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. Stated first American edition with code 0471 on front flap and price of $6.50 on front lap. This edition contains a biographical note by Lois Ames and eight previously unpublished drawings by the author.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Hardcover. Fourth printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities and sunning to the jacket spine. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. This is the fourth printing in the first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and price of $3.00 on the front jacket flap. An early printing of this classic American novel that introduced the world to Holden Caulfield.
Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book with edgewear. No dust jacket, as issued bythe publisher. Browning to the pages. (Printed on cheap wartime paper.) Housed in the original shipping box which is slightly faded. No stamps or address on the shipping box. This small book contains the first published appearance of J. D. Salinger, a story called "The Hang of It." Second issue with the copyright page stating 1943 printing. Examples with the shipping box have become quite uncommon.
London: Doubleday, 2005. Paperback. First British edition. The true first edition. A large format paperback. An unread, fine copy. This is the basis for the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, the story of a penniless waiter from Mumbai who strikes it rich on a high-stake quiz show. The author is an Indian diplomat now posted to South Africa and this was his first book.
New York: Bantam, 1964. Paperback. First paperback edition. A close to fine book in illustrated wrappers. The first paperback edition of Tyler's first novel. Light creasing to the rear cover and browning to the page edges. A clean and solid copy that has not been read. A nice collectible copy of an uncommon edition. Published after Knopf issued the hardcover edition.
New York. Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. Second Printing. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Front hinge is weak. Darkening to the jacket spine and some sunning the jacket edges. Price of $4.95 present on the jacket flap. Second printing. The author's first book. Signed by the author on the title page.
Amherst: Univ. Of Massachusetts Press, 2008. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Second state dust jacket. A collection of stories that won the Grace Paley Prize. and several other awards. The first book by the author of Caribou Island: A Novel. Signed on the title page.