Cambridge: Apple-wood Press, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the author's first book, a series of poetic sketches that recreate the memories of the author's Vietnam war experiences and his return to civilian life. It is an uncorrected proof with a cover letter from the publisher in Massachusetts. It is both experimental fiction and a potent memoir of Currey's days serving in Vietnam as a corpsman. He later later wrote the searing novel, Fatal Light. Both the cover letter and first page of the advance copy are signed by Currey.
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New York: Dutton, 1988. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in red printed wrappers. An uncommon advance uncorrected proof. The author's first book, a powerful account of a medic's role in the Vietnam War. Frequently mentioned as one of the best novels of the Vietnam War. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Minor soiling to the boards. Jacket has some edge wear and soiling to the rear panel. Czapski was a Polish artist, author, and critic, as well as an officer of the Polish Army who survived the Russian massacre at the Katyn Forest in 1940. The first English translation of Czapski's account of his search for missing Polish officers during World War and the negotiations with Russian authorities on the whereabouts of Polish POW's. An uncommon first edition.
New York: Anchor, 2002. Paperback. First edition. A paperback original in fine condition. Some browning to the page edges. A paperback original. A collection of the 20 best short stories, selected by a distinguished panel of judges. Includes pieces by Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Alice Munro and Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. The story by Doerr, The Hunter's Wife, first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. He has signed his appearance. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first book, the story of three African-American pilots who fought in the Vietnam War. The first novel by this African-American writer who 47 mission over Vietnam. A review copy with the publisher's sheet laid into the book.
New York: Praeger, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An insider's account of the grape strikes and boycotts undertaken by Cesar Chavez and the other leaders of the farm workers movement in California in the 1960 and 1970s. Day went to Delano, Calif. as a young Franciscan priest on a mission and wound up ministering to the farm workers movement. The book is signed and inscribed by Day on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the dust jacket and creasing and toning to the rear panel. DeLillo's first book about a disillusioned media mogul. From the publisher: "At the height of his success, David (Bell) sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and Americaís past, present, and future. With blue topstain and a price of $6.95 on front flap. Signed by the author on the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine and mild sunning. The book centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick who retreats to his apartment in Manhattan as he tries to figure things out. Signed by the author on the half title page. Signature only.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with minor toning to the top of the front board. DeLillo's eighth novel and one of his most popular. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and his family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
New York: Esquire Magazine. 1994. First edition. This is the first appearance of the title story from Don DeLillo's new story collection--The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories-- that has been getting rave reviews. The story, The Angel Esmeralda, appeared first in the March, 1994 edition of Esquire magazine. The magazine is a fine copy, probably unread, and has the original mailing label on the cover.