Portland: Tin House Books, 2011. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Published as part of the Powell's Books Indiespensable series. The author's first book in which an "unmoored man who yearns for a woman he failed, while failing another," writes Amy Hempel in a jacket blurb. Signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1893. First edition. A near fine book in original gray cloth binding. Gold gilt lettering to the spine. A clean, tight copy. An early and significant book on the art of boxing by a former middleweight. Donovan is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Donovan was said to have sparred with Theodore Roosevelt when he was governor of New York and later trained Jim Corbett for his bout against John L. Sullivan.
New York: Norton, 2011. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original slipcase. This is a special limited edition, signed by the author, Part of the Powells Bookstore Indespendable program. Still in original shrinkwrap. Includes an interview on cards with the Powells editor. This is Dubus's fifth book, a memoir of growing up in a tough neighborhood. Signed by Author.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. One of 50 numbered, deluxe copies signed Grass (out of a total edition of 350. This is #12 of 50. Contains poems in the original German and English translations by Michael Hamburger on facing pages. A fine hardbound edition, without dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.
London: Bloomsbury, 1998. Hardcover. First British edition. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. This is one of 1,000 limited edition copies of the first printing. This precedes all other copies of the book. It is a handsome edition with brown boards showing a small inset of the dust jacket on the front of the book.
Stockholm. Ordfronts Forlag, 1998. Hardcover. First Swedish edition. About fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the page edges. Slight spine lean. The first Swedish edition of this novel that features detective Kurt Wallander. The book features a criminal mastermind and and talented IT specialist who plans to right the wrongs of the world by deleting vast quantities of money from multinational banks' accounts system. Later made into a BBC movie that starred Kenneth Branugh.
New York: Vanguard, 1969. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities of the dust jacket. Sunning along the top and bottom edges of the book. Owner name on front free endpaper. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by the author on the title page.