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New York: FSG, 1992. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The second novel by the author of The Corrections and Freedom. An interesting association copy, signed and inscribed to Chris Offutt on the half title page. "To Chris, with admiration--Jonathan Franzen." Dated in 1996. Franzen and Offutt were both named as two of the best authors under 40 by Granta magazine in 1996. Signed by author.
New York: FSG, 1988. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first novel by the National Book Award winning author of The Corrections. Franzen was acclaimed as one of the best young writers in America in the mid-1990s. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper in an obviously early signature in his career and not the casual scrawl that he uses these days Signed by the author.
Portland: Tin House Publishing, 2015. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore IIndiespensable program. This is edition #52. Still in the original shrink-wrap. Comes with a small pamphlet containing an interview with with Claire Fuller. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 1975. First edition. A fine book in fine dust jacket. Some nicks to the head and foot of the jacket spine. A lovely copy of a big and bulky book that is prone to wear. Bright red topstain. A tight, handsome copy. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Gaddis on a tipped in sheet. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 1981. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. By the the author Grendel and The Wreckage of Agathon. Woodcuts by Mary Azarian. A collection of stories by the author of Grendel and the Wreckage of Agathon. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Uncommon in a signed edition as Gardner died shortly after the book was published. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Knopf, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author. In a series of wide ranging essays, Gass discusses on writers from William Shakespeare to Robert Coover, with stops along the way for Gertrude Stein, Nabokov, The James family, and several others. Signed by the author.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine copy in publisher's original clothbound jacket. A limited edition, one of 100 signed and numbered copies. This is #68. Striking endpapers. Designed by Lawrence Levy with photography by Burton J. Rudman. Signed by the author on the limitation page.
Livingston: Clark City Press, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. The limited edition, #20 of 50 copies signed by the author. Bound in red and blue cloth with gilt decorations, ribbon marker. Original color etching laid in, signed by Russell Chatham, with the same number as the book (#20). 99 poems in four sections. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers. A fine copy in red and blue cloth with gilt decoration, issued without jacket, housed in the publisher's red cloth slipcase. Signed by the author.
New York: Atheneum, 1983. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine copy in plain wraps. This copy belonged to author Ivan Doig who wrote a promotional blurb for the hardcover edition. He has signed the book and dated it on the title page. Doig wrote blurb in longhand on the half title page. This was the first major biography of Walker, a suveyor and explorer of the American West.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The newest novel by the author of Eat, Pray, Love. It spans the 18th and 19th century and follows the fortunes of the Whittaker family across several continents. Signed by the author on the title page.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. a near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some toning to the jacket flaps and rear panel. A early novel by the author who won the National Book Award for Lord of Misrule in 2010. Signed and inscribed to friends in the year of publication by the author on the title page.