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New York: Dutton, 1960. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to several pages from newspaper articles laid into the book. Some soiling to the rear panel of the jacket, Chipping to the front and rear panel. Owner name on front pastedown. Ssigned and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and dated in 1960. Also signed on the title page. The first novel by the author of his better known novel, Midnight Cowboy. Stated first printing. 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.
New York: Putnam, 1982. Hardcover. First edition, first issue. Fine book in fine dust jacket. The true first edition of the author's fourth book. Because of numerous errors in typesetting this first issue of the book was recalled and pulped. This contains a letter to that effect along with publisher's review material, a review slip and author photo. It is signed by the author on the title page. Uncommon.
New York: Norton, 2019. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Unread copy. The newest collection of essays by Pam Houston who writes about what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures that live on it. Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Toning to the white dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. Top corner of front endpaper with erasure marks. The author's second book. Signed by the author on the title page.
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: Viking, 1991. Hardcover. First British edition. A close to fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Top corners lightly bumped. Light sunning to the dust jacket spine. The third and final book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. This is a stated first printing with a sticker price of $18.95 on the front jacket flap along with the British price of £13.99 on the bottom of the front flap. Signed by the author on bookplate laid into the book.
New York: Viking, 1989. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight browning to the pages, endemic to this title. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Both the U.S. price of $17.95 and the British price of £11.95 are on the front flap, which has not been clipped. This is the first book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. It is 1936 and Gunther is investigating the theft of a diamond necklace as the Nazi party and their new converts--which sprouted like "March violets"--continue its rise to power. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Viking, 1990. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A bright, tight copy. The second book in Kerr's Berlin Noir Trilogy that features the indelible character of Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. With the original sticker price of $16.95 on the front flap. Later editions had the sticker price clipped and a new one of $18.95 added. The scarcest of all the Bernie Gunther novels. Signed by the author on the title page.
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 signature on the front free endpaper. Sgned 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.