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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.
New York: Viking, 1985. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in printed wrappers. This is the uncorrected proof that is much less common than the advance reading copy. A large format paperback. From the estate of author Peter Matthiessen. Some foxing to page edges and minor soiling to the rear cover. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and has family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award.
New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with minor toning to the the top of the front board. DeLillo's eighthnovel 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.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the top stain. A nice tight copy of a book that usually is not as presentable as this copy. His uncommon second book. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by Don DeLillo. Signed by the author.
Boise: Fulton Street Theater, 2005. First printing. This is a program for the first performance ever of Don DeLillo's newest play, Love-Lies-Bleeding. The Fulton Street Theater in Boise, ID did a staged reading of this on May 2, 2005 which was directed by DeLillo. The play centers around a free-spirited artist invalid, beset by a stroke, as his family is confronted by the ultimate decision between life and death. The program is a single sheet, 8 1/2 X 11, folded once. It is signed by DeLillo on the front cover. Uncommon indeed.