New York: Viking, 1985. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine copy in printed wrappers. This is the uncorrected proof that is much less common than the advance reading copy. A large format paperback. From the estate of author Peter Matthiessen. Some foxing to page edges and minor soiling to the rear cover. The story of Jack Gladney who teaches at a small, Midwestern college, and has family who confront "an airborne toxic event." Winner of the National Book Award.
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London: Gollancz, 1953. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classical work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the uncoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.
New York: Scribner, 1951. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A close to fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear at the tips of the dust jacket and head and foot of the spine. Short closed tear to the rear panel along with sme light soiling. Previous owner name. This is the first printing with Scribner capital "A" on the copyright page and price of $4.50 on the front flap. A major novel of World War II, in the same league as Norman Mailer's Naked and the Dead. Winner of the National Book Award.
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.