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New York: Haven Press, 1954. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to the end pages and foxing to the top edges. Wear to the extremities of the dust jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. The story of Joe Hill, the IWW organizer, who was arrested for the murder of a shopkeeper in Salt Lake City and was shot to death by a firing squad. Amid claims of his innocence, Hill's last words were, "Don't Mourn Organize." Signed by the author on the front end paper.
New York. Knopf. 1955. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Some wear at the extremities and light chipping to the front panel, but bold, bright colors on the dust jacket. Edited by Wallace Stegner who has written a chapter. The book, with contributions from several notable naturalists, was written when the federal government sought to dam the Green and Yampa Rivers near Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. The dam was never built.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A lovely copy of Steinbeck's classic work of the dispossessed and hopeful. A near fine book with minor soiling to the edges of the boards. First edition statement on the copyright page. Oatmeal pictorial cloth stamped in brown. Battle Hymn of the Republic end papers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and one of the most important American novels of the 20th century. With facsimile dust jacket.
Port Townsend: Copper Canyon, 2002. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Short scratch on the rear panel. Correct number line. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry in 2002. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Random House, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. The third novel by the author of The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice. Set in a village along the Amalfi Coast of Italy, the novel deals with some of Styron's most favored themes--evil and redemption, and class standing and artistic license. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Atheneum, 1970. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original. Advance review copy with publisher's promotional slip laid in. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry in 1971. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
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: Knopf, 2017. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A large format book that accompanies the PBS series of the same name. A state first edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Book is too large and heavy for shipment outside the United States.
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.
Yonkers: Alicat Publishing, 1947. First edition. A collection of poetry. Fine in a near fine envelope. This is Willeford's first appearance in print and includes a number of poems such as 'Entrance To An Era'; In Time of This'; 'I Passed Over the River'; 'Basement Pastoral' & 'The Apocalypse'). This is from From the Alicat Outcast Series of Chapbook Series, No. VIII. The other poets represented are: : P. K. Thomajan, Miriam Allan deFord, Robert Anthony and F. H. Kaler. Printed envelope. Loose sheets.
London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a fine dust jacket. Boards are slight splayed and there is a bit of foxing to the top edges. The third book by the author of Stoner and Butcher's Crossing. Winner of the National Book Award, an award he shared with John Barth.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the uncommon British edition of Yate's masterful novel. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Foxing on the page edges. Some wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. A short closed tear on the top of the rear panel. Price of 18s net is present on the front flap.