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London: 4th Estate, 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of six stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See. His fourth book. From the publisher: "Anthony Doerr's new collection of stories is about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, and the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and others." Signed by Doerr on the title page. Signed on the title page.
London: Flamingo, 2002. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket. The first book by the author of All The Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2014. Shell Collector was a well received collection of stories and the winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Young Writers Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with some sunning to the jacket spine. This is an ex-library copy with tape marks and a card pocket at the rear paste down. This is the first book written by Ivan Doig, though his memoir, This House of Sky, is often cited as such. Co-authored by his wife Carol, a journalism professor, the book is a guide to how the average citizen should read and listen to the news and tips on examining accuracy, viewpoint and bias. At the time he wrote this Doig was a freelance writer living in the Seattle area. One of a limited number of hard bound copies issued for library use. Signed by Ivan Doig on the title page.
London: Sidgewick & Jackson, 1978. Hardcover. First British edition. Near Fine in near fine dust jacket. Some soiling to the top end pages. The British edition is actually a later printing of the US edition with a new price sticker in pounds attached to the front flap. A Western classic in which the author explores a way of life nearing extinction in Montana. Nominated for the National Book Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1893. First edition. A near fine book in original gray cloth binding. Gold gilt lettering to the spine. A clean, tight copy. An early and significant book on the art of boxing by a former middleweight. Donovan is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Donovan was said to have sparred with Theodore Roosevelt when he was governor of New York and later trained Jim Corbett for his bout against John L. Sullivan.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. The author's second book. Signed and inscribed by William Eastlake to book collector Larry Owens. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Harpers, 1956. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and minor soiling to the rear panel. Signed and inscribed to collector Larry Owens on the front free endpaper. The author's first book, a novel of contemporary life on the Navajo Indian reservation. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: FSG, 1993. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Basis for the movie of the same name. a lovely copy. He was chosen as one of the top 20 young writers in America by Granta magazine. This is the first book by Eugenides who won the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, Middlesex.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor soiling to the top edge Minor chipping at the foot of the spine and some light sunning to the jacket spine. Intriguing jacket illustration is by Don Louis Perceval. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.
Stanford, CA: James Ladd Delkin, 1938. Paperback. First edition. A very good book in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original. Some toning to the front cover and light wear to the extremities. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek almanac of what to do each day in the San Francisco Bay area. Compiled by the Workers of the Federal Workers Project of the Works Project Association in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Bret Harte Associates of California.
New York: Viking, 1937. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting and some soiling to the endpapers. Sunning to the jacket spine and a closed tear at the top of the front panel. The book contains stories, poems and drawings from 50 writers involved with the Works Progress Administration. Among the contributors are Jim Thompson from Oklahoma, whose 6-page short story preceded his first appearance in book form by five years; and Richard Wright who about the "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow" a year before his first book was published.
New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a "compliments of the publisher" card from the publisher laid into the book. Slight scoring on the rear hinge, common for this title. Richard Ford's uncommon second book, this one in especially collectible condition. Signed and inscribed by the author twice on the title page.