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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 This edition contains a biographical note by Lois Ames and eight previously unpublished drawings by the author.
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.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the uncommon British edition of Yate's masterful novel. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Foxing on the page edges. Some wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. A short closed tear on the top of the rear panel. Price of 18s net is present on the front flap.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in nearly fine jacket. Minor wear at the head of the of the jacket. Minor sunning to the jacket spine. Price of $4.75 on jacket flap. Evidence of a label removed on the front endpaper. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the well reviewed and popular movie that starred Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and was directed by Sam Mendes.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket, sunning to the spine. A small chip at the head of the jacket. Some foxing to the page edges, minor stain on top edge. Price of $4.75 present on jacket flap. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the literary classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the much ballyhooed movie that featured Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and directed by Sam Mendes.