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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.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The Peruvian author's most recent novel. The story of a Peruvian businessman who is blackmailed and drawn into the politics and intrigue of the oppressive regime of former Peru president Alberto Fujimori. Signed by the author on the title and uncommon as such.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine copy in a slightly nicked dust jacket with a touch of tanning at the spine. Original blue cloth-backed boards. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1926. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1952. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. (One of three different colors with no priority.) The dust jacket has some wear and creasing to the rear panel. Jacket clipped slightly at four corners, but price of $3.00 is clearly present. Small ink stain at the bottom edges of the book. Dust jacket shows some restoration to the rear flap seam and spine ends. Minor restoration to the top of the front end paper. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Malamud wrote this while he was a professor at the University of Oregon. The book was the basis for the 1984 movie of the same name that starred Robert Redford and Robert Duvall. But the director, Barry Levinson, gave the movie a much different ending than the book.
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: Henry Holt, 2009. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The fictional account of the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in Medieval England. Winner of the Man Booker Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award. The book was also a finalist for the best Man Booker Prize winner in the past 50 years. 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, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely first printing of the f this adaptation of the play by John Van Druten that was based on the stories by Christopher Isherwood. Book by Joe Masteroff. This was the basis for the 1972 film directed by Bob Fosse that starred Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Helmut Griem.
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.