Philadelphia: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Temple University, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in blue cloth boards; as issued without a dust jacket. This is the hardbound issue, said to be much less common than the paperback issue. A collection of poetry. Irvis was was the first African American to serve as a speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction.
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is a very good copy of the uncorrected proof of the first British edition, which precedes the American edition later renamed Schindler's List. There is some light soiling to the front cover and a crease long spine area. Proof copies of this book are quite uncommon. The story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved thousands of Jews from the ovens in World War II. The basis for the Academy Award winning film that starred Ralph Fiennes. Laid into the book is a book plate signed by Keneally. Signed by the author.
New York: Doubleday, 1974. First U.S. edition. The author's first book. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Wear at the extremities of the book and faint remainder spray on bottom edges. The story of the Juan Corona and the 25 murders of farm workers that he committed outside Yuba City in California's Central Valley. The author was unhappy with the book and has not allowed it to be reprinted. Signed by the author.
Durham: Friends of the New Hampshire Library, 1982. Limited edition. This is a limited edition broadside framed in a glass covered black frame. The broadside is 8 inches high by 5 inches and the frame is 15 inches by 12 inches. A poem, one of 100 signed and numbered copies (#53) that were printed to accompany the Winter 1982 Friends of the University of New Hampshire Library Notes. Printed on a special paper and signed by Galway Kinnell. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Foxing to the top edges. Minor wear to the extremities and a short closed tear on the rear panel. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for poetry. Signed and inscribed by the Galway Kinnell with beautiful, bold signature on the front free endpaper. Sgned by the author.
Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The scarce hardcover edition of Kinsella's second book, published in a quite small press run. A collection of Indian stories set on the Hobbema Reserve in western Canada. Kinsella would later write his iconic novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed and inscribed by Kinsella on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes." Signed by the author.
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1968. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear at the jacket spine ends and a bit of fading to the spine. An espionage novel that involves the search for an official at the British Embassy in Bonn who has gone missing with secret files.
New York: Norton, 1975. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A couple of closed tears at the top of the front panel that have been reinforced with tape on the inside of the jacket. This is the authorized autobiography of farm labor leader Cesar Chavez that was published just as the Farm Workers Union was winning labor contracts with California growers. Signed and inscribed to Peter Carlson by Chavez on the half title page and dated in 1984.
St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1970. Paperback. First Australian edition. This is the uncommon first edition, first issue of Malouf's first book. A collection of 38 poems. A very good copy of the paperback original with some wear to the page edges and toning to the rear panel. Owner name on the half-title page. This copy has the price of $1 on the front panel and no author or title on the black spine, marking it as the first issue. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harper & Row. 1968. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Tape shadows on front and rear boards. Wear at the extremities of the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. Price of $5.95 is present on the front flap. Translated from the Spanish by J. S. Bernstein. A novella and eight short stories. The first American edition, with first issue dust jacket, with the Jerry Bauer credited photograph of the author on the rear panel and date code "0968" on the bottom front flap. The author's first book published in the United States.
New York: Random House, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the jacket spine which has faint signs of sunning. One of the first books to highlight the struggle by California farmworkers to organize a union. Vivid portrait of Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.
New York: Random House, 1965. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An early edition of this popular book. A clean, unread copy. A finalist for the National Book Award and one of the author's better known books, thanks to the movie of the same name. Signed by Peter Matthiessen on a laid in bookplate. Signed by the author.
London: Hutchinson, 1974. Hardcover. First British edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Small bookseller label on rear endpaper. Fading to the spine. Price clipped. With jacket blurb by Eric Ambler. The author's first book of fiction featuring American intelligence agent Paul Christopher. Some rubbing to the rear panel of the jacket.