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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foxing and browning to the front and rear endpapers. Soil spot on bottom edges. Dust jacket is clipped at all four corners. Light wear at the extremities. Fading to the spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. First trade edition. Very good overall. Darkening to the edges of the tan boards and book spine. Sun fading to the cover and darkening at the jacket spine. This copy is signed by Caldwell on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus as collectible copies of the trade edition are uncommon.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. A limited, signed edition, one of 250 copies. A fine book in yellow cloth binding with original acetate cover, all housed in the original cardboard slip case. The number of the limited edition--#224--is on the spine of the slightly worn slipcase. An outstanding copy of this early work by a great Southern writer. The book is signed by Caldwell on the limitation page.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardcover. First British edition. First British edition. A fine rebound copy in full green boards, with gilt title and decoration to the spine, raised bands, gilt rule on the boards. All edges in gilt and marbled endpapers. A beautiful copy. Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. First published in France in 1942, this is the first publication in English of a classic of existential literature.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Slight sunning to the jacket spine. The author's first book and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Canin was selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in America. He is the author of America America, published to excellent reviews. Signed by Canin on the title page.
London: Faber and Faber. 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some bumping to the spine ends. The latest book by the author of The True History of the Kelly Gang is an improvisation on the life of Aleix de Tocqueville. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and a finalist for The National Book Award.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover. Later printing. An early printing, most likely issued by a small natural science book club. One of the more unusual variants of this book. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Foxing to the end papers and to the dust jacket flaps. Owner name on front end paper. Wear at the extremities of the jacket and closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. Signed by Rachel Carson on the title page. Uncommon signed.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Second edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Green cloth book with gilt lettering. Some wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine and small stain on rear panel. Wear at the extremities. A landmark in environmental journalism. Based on a lengthy article in the New Yorker, this book told the story of how insecticides and pesticides were silently killing birds, insects and fish across America. Although the book was primarily concerned with the misuse of pesticides, it was the first work work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution. As one authority commented, "Although the book was primarily concerned with the misuse of pesticides, it was the first work work to address the larger issues of environmental pollution.