Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original green boards. No dust jacket as issued. A beautiful, unread copy. The author's first book, a collection of 13 stories. This is true first edition, issued in a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: The Viking Press, 1969. Hardcover. first edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the top edges of the jacket. Crease to the front flap. A novel of the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in leather-bound wraps. Still in original shrink wrap. Special Message" by Chatwin not found in other editions. Publisher's letter to Signed First Edition Society members laid-in as issued. Full leather boards with pictorial design in gilt and red. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signed by the author.
New York: Scout Press, 2015. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. A debut novel by the author of two prior memoirs. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The story of a community's tragedy on what was supposed to be a happy occasion--a weddy. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. This is Indiespensable edition #55. Still in the original shrink-wrap. Comes with a small pamphlet containing an interview with with Bill Clegg. Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1987. Advance Reading Copy. A near fine book in illustrated wrappers. Slight spine lean and bookstore stamp on front endpaper. The first novel by Thomas Cobb turned into a film of the same name that starred Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. Cobb has since written several other novels and teaches English at Rhode Island College.
San Francisco: Grape Press, 1971. First edition. A near fine book in staplebound wrappers. Some darkening to the outer page edges. A collection of poety published in an edition of 300 copies. Signed by Codrescu on the title page. Codrescu is a poet and writer who often appears on National Public Radiio.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A limited edition that has been signed by Coetzee on the colophon. A fine copy housed in the original slipcase and in original shrink-wrap. Published by Powells Books of Portland, OR as part of its Indiespensable series. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
New York: Random House, 1990. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in printed yellow wrappers. An unread copy. Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Age of Iron explores the insidious nature of complicity and reflects on the failure of language to maintain its authority in a complex postcolonial world. Like many of her white compatriots, Elizabeth Curren, a professor of classics who is dying of cancer, has remained willfully blind to the violence and degradation around her. Signed by the author. Signed proofs by this reclusive South African Nobel Laureate, who now lives in Australia, are quite uncommon.
San Francisco: Tides Foundation, 2002. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Price clipped. A photographic feast of a day in the life of Africa. Forward by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photographed by the world's top photojournalists. Profits benefited AIDS education in Africa.