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New York: New Rivers Press, 1970. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine copy in printed wrappers. Baxter's first published book, a collection of poetry, that was printed in a modest run of 500 copies. A fine, unread copy. Signed by Baxter on the title page and additionally inscribed to book collector Larry Owens and his wife Monesia on the front free endpaper: "This is my first born child/ Best/ Charles Baxter/ October 21, 1994/ Ann Arbor. From the Larry Owens collection.
New York: Viking, 1956. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the spine ends. Some soiling to the front and rear panel. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Price of $3.00 is present on the front flap with a light pencil mark through it. Bellow's uncommon fourth book which contains the titled novella and three short stories. Laid into the book is a publisher's promotional photograph of Bellow. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Vanguard, 1947. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edge wear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original slipcase. This is a special limited edition, signed by the author. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. Includes an interview with the author in a small pamphlet The author's first book set in the tragic killing fields of Rwanda. Signed by author.
New York: Doubleday, 2010. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A special edition published as part of the Indispensable book series by Powells Books of Portland, Oregon. This is a fine copy in a yellow slipcase, specially signed by Bender on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Doubleday Doran, 1928. Hardcover. Limited edition. A near fine book as issued. A special limited edition with the original tissue paper wrappers and housed in the original box with minor wear. One of 190 limited edition copies issued along with the trade edition. This is copy number 70.. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1929. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Offsetting to the endpapers. Darkening to the jacket spine and some sunning to the rear panel. This is an advance review copy with a publisher's slip laid in. With the price of $2.00 on the front jacket flap. A prose poem of America's pioneers by the author of John Brown's Body. Benet was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1944.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1941. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in publisher's original cloth. One of 246 copies signed by the author. This is #192. A presentation copy from the author to his sister Laura, inscribed twice. "For darling Lolly from the author, her brother with devoted love, William Rose Benet." December, 1941. And on the colophon page, "For Lollie with my love, Bill." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1942. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Dial, 1964. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An unusually nice copy of a book prone to wear on the uncoated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the front panel and minor wear to the foot of the jacket spine. Price of $5.95 on the front fold. The fictional story of Jack Crabbe who recounts how he was captured and raised by Indians, married an Indian and served as a scout for Gen. George Custer. Basis for the 1970 movie that starred Dustin Hoffman. Signed and inscribed by Thomas Berger on the title page. Signed by the author.