London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2003. Hardcover. First British edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. A Russian mystery translated into English. Signed by the author and the translator, Andrew Bromfield. Akunin's signature, scarce indeed, is on a Weidenfeld & Nicholson bookplate laid into the book. Boris Akunin is a pseudonym of critic and essayist Grigory Chkhartshvili who published his first mysteries in 1998.
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New York: Atheneum, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. Shallow, thin scratch to the front panel of the dust jacket and front cover of th book, else fine in fine dust jacket. This is an advance review copy with the publisher's dated review slip laid in. Also laid into this copy is a 1983 TLS of 200 words from Berriault to a publisher in which she recommends the work of author/screenwriter Jeremy Larner.
New York: Random House, 2008. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dust jacket. The first novel by Bock, which has received much favorable comment and reviews. Set against a compelling and corrupt Las Vegas landscape, the book revolves around the disappearance of a surly 12-year-old boy. Signed and dated by Bock (with a small drawing) on the title page.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the scarce British first edition of Doctorow's first book that was published in the United States as Welcome to Hard Times. It is a very nearly fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. There is some foxing to the page edges. The book is square and solid. Some light chipping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel Overall, a nice copy of a tough book. Signed by Doctorow on the title page.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with some sunning to the jacket spine. This is an ex-library copy with tape marks and a card pocket at the rear paste down. This is the first book written by Ivan Doig, though his memoir, This House of Sky, is often cited as such. Co-authored by his wife Carol, a journalism professor, the book is a guide to how the average citizen should read and listen to the news and tips on examining accuracy, viewpoint and bias. At the time he wrote this Doig was a freelance writer living in the Seattle area. One of a limited number of hard bound copies issued for library use. Signed by Ivan Doig on the title page.
New York: Dial Press, 1967. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Slight sunning along the top of the boards. Toning to the white jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. Overall, an excellent copy of a book difficult to find in decent condition. The author's first book and only novel.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1983. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Very minor sunning to thejacket spine. Price of $15.95 is present on the front flap. Correct number line. First edition stated with BCDE letters flush left which denotes first printing. The basis for the movie that starred Sean Connery. This was Eco's first novel that many critics now call a more sophisticated novel than the Da Vinci Code that was set in the Middle Ages.
New York: Doubleday, 1995. Hardcover. Second Printing. Fine in fine dust jacket. The first novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of a Visit from the Goon Squad. Invisible Circus was made into a film that starred Jordana Brewster and Cameron Diaz . Signed and inscribed by the author and dated in the year of publication.
New York: Random House, 1952. Hardcover. Later printing. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Owner bookplate on front pastedown. A nice tight copy of this classic novel of black alienation and social isolation. The first state dust jacket has vibrant colors with some wear at the extremities and some crimping to the bottom of the rear panel and only minor nicks at the jacket folds. This is a seventh printing with a price of $3.50 on the front jacket flap.
New York: FSG, 1993. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Basis for the movie of the same name. a lovely copy. He was chosen as one of the top 20 young writers in America by Granta magazine. This is the first book by Eugenides who won the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, Middlesex.