Sydney: Dymock's, 1951. Hardcover. First Australian edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine. Owner name on the front free endpaper. Michener's collection of stories that tells the tales of American sailors who lived and fought in the Pacific during World War II. Michener served in the Navy in the Pacific theater from 1941-1943. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1948 and was a runaway bestseller.
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London: Gollancz, 1974. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Closed tear along the rear flap fold along with some creasing to the rear panel. Modiano, a French author, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2014. This is his third novel, the first edition published in English. It won the Acade'mie Prize. It is the story of a Parisian Jew named Serge who goes looking for his father and not liking what he finds. A very uncommon book in hardcover.
Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book with edgewear. No dust jacket, as issued bythe publisher. Browning to the pages. (Printed on cheap wartime paper.) Housed in the original shipping box which is slightly faded. No stamps or address on the shipping box. This small book contains the first published appearance of J. D. Salinger, a story called "The Hang of It." Second issue with the copyright page stating 1943 printing. Examples with the shipping box have become quite uncommon.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. With correct edition statement and letters on the copyright page. The late Portuguese author won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Signed and dated by the author in 2002 on the title page. This book is from the library of noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Pasadena: Ammo Books, 2006. Hardcover. Limited edition. #2980 of 3000 numbered copies with the gallery-quality photograph of Hunter in a special envelope in the front of the box. The publisher's debut title presents a look into the life of Hunter S Thompson, whose groundbreaking style of "Gonzo" journalism made him one of the greatest writers of his generation. Here, his photographs and archives have been collected into a visual biography worthy of his literary legacy. With an introduction by Johnny Depp. The book measures 11 x 14 inches and is housed in a cloth clamshell case. 240 pages, featuring hundreds of personal photographs, many taken by Hunter himself and never before published. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer (Conversations with Hunter S Thompson), raconteur, and friend of many, many writers. A fine copy. Special note: This is an oversized book that weighs more than 10 pounds and will require additional postage when shipped out of the United States.
London: Abacus, 1997. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is an uncorrected proof of the first British edition of the first book by Wallace. Close to fine condition with a bit of wear to the front cover. An unread copy. The British edition was published about 10 years after the U.S. edition was published. It was a paperback original. It was the first book published by the late author and grew out of his English master's thesis he wrote while attending Amherst College. He was 24 when the book came out.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1998. Hardcover. First edition. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. By the author of the Heidi Chronicles. Signed by the author and by Bruce Norris. Norris was in the original Broadway cast of the play; but he is now much better known as a playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Clybourne Park.
New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A hint of sunning to the jacket spine and some toning to the front flap. The author's first book. Signed and inscribed in the year of publication by James Welch on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.