New York: Knopf, 1975. First edition. A fine book in fine dust jacket. Some nicks to the head and foot of the jacket spine. A lovely copy of a big and bulky book that is prone to wear. Bright red topstain. A tight, handsome copy. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Gaddis on a tipped in sheet. Signed by the author.
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Livingston: Clark City Press, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. The limited edition, #20 of 50 copies signed by the author. Bound in red and blue cloth with gilt decorations, ribbon marker. Original color etching laid in, signed by Russell Chatham, with the same number as the book (#20). 99 poems in four sections. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers. A fine copy in red and blue cloth with gilt decoration, issued without jacket, housed in the publisher's red cloth slipcase. Signed by the author.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. a near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some toning to the jacket flaps and rear panel. A early novel by the author who won the National Book Award for Lord of Misrule in 2010. Signed and inscribed to friends in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York. Everest House, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Many say this is the one of the finest baseball novels ever written. A look at turn-of-the century America as immigrants make their way up the economic ladder, using baseball and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson as a narrative backdrop.
New York: Random House, 2015. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Strong reviews and lots of chatter about this book focusing on a marriage that comes unraveled. A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction as well as the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. Paperback. First edition. The first paperback edition. This copy is signed by the author on the first page. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur, and close friend of the author. Small author photo on the rear wrapper with photo credit to Dan Gerber. A near fine copy, perfect bound in decorated wrappers.
New York: Norton, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corner of the front flap is clipped but price of $4.50 is present at the top corner. The author's first published book of poetry and relatively uncommon, especially in collectible condition. Signed by Harrison on the half title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 1976. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A bright and tight copy of the author's third novel, though there is a minor ink stain at the foot of the dust jacket. Signed by the Harrison on the half title page with his one-eyed drawing. Signed by the author.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Slight toning to the front and rear panels. A minor ding to the bottom board. A collection of three novellas. Film source for the 1994 film that was nominated for 3 Academy Awards (one win), and was directed by Edward Zwick and stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn.
New York: Knopf, 1950. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a close to fine book. Front hinge a bit weak. Sunning along the edge of the jacket flaps. The George Salter-designed jacket is bright and unchipped. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Frank Adamucci / --With thanks for your close / reading of this book and with / hpe that men can learn from / history. / John Hersey" Signed by the author.
Toronto: Anansi Press, 2001. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in original green cloth binding, without a dust jacket. As issued. With wraparound band on the rear board. The author's first book, a collection of stories. Correct number line. The author of Motherhood and How Should a Person be. She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen female writers from around the world who are "shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century," according to Wikipedia. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First edition. The author's first book that introduced Joe Leaphorn. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities, some crimping to the bottom of the front panel and minor sunning to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with number line on last page ending with a 1. A very presentable copy with an early signature and inscription by Hillerman to an unknown friend of his: "You'll see I finally got that manuscript published. But I've got to go back & try again to do a better job with Navajos. Tony Hillerman." Apparently written for a friend who had been following Tonyís attempts to get his book published. Signed with Hillerman's early straight T signature. He certainly succeeded, writing 18 novels that featured detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Signed by the author.