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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1939. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book with some sunning to the spine and soiling to the front and back boards. Front hinge a bit loose. This is the original red cloth binding, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Numerous illustrations and black and white photographs. Signed on the title page by the principal author, Robert H. Bates.
New York: Vanguard, 1947. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edge wear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 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 Indiespendable program. Includes an interview with the author in a small pamphlet The author's first book set in the tragic killing fields of Rwanda. Signed by author.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original green boards. No dust jacket as issued. A beautiful, unread copy. The author's first book, a collection of 13 stories. This is true first edition, issued in a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: Esquire Magazine. 1994. First edition. This is the first appearance of the title story from Don DeLillo's new story collection--The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories-- that has been getting rave reviews. The story, The Angel Esmeralda, appeared first in the March, 1994 edition of Esquire magazine. The magazine is a fine copy, probably unread, and has the original mailing label on the cover.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Evidence of sticker removal on front endpapers. A closed tear and some creasing at the bottom of the front panel. Some edgewear to the rear panel. The author's second and scarcest book, a science fiction novel that he has refused to allow to be reprinted. Laid into the book is a 5 X 7 inch photograph signed by Doctorow. Signed by the author.
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: 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, 1982. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket flaps and some soiling to the rear panel. A collection of the best work in American literature in 1982. Signed twice by Raymond Carver: once on the front free endpaper and once at his entry for his short story, Cathedral. Uncommon. Signed by the author.
New York: Everyman's Library, 2009. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Richard Ford's trilogy of Frank Bascombe novels--The Sportswriter, Independence Day and Lay of the Land--are collected in one volume in this lovely copy. Signed by the author on a laid in bookplate.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. a near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some toning to the jacket flaps and rear panel. A early novel by the author who won the National Book Award for Lord of Misrule in 2010. Signed and inscribed to friends in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: Granta, 1996. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine in illustrated wraps. In June, 1996 Granta magazine named its top 20 American novelists under the age of 40. There were some surprises, but the selection set off a wave of publicity and focused increased interest in many of the writers. This issue is signed by: Sherman Alexie, Jeffrey Eugenides, Edwidge Danticat and Jonathan Franzen who also has drawn horns and eyeglasses on his portrait. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. A modern-day classic mystery and historical novel set against the backdrop of the internment of the Japanese during World War II. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Signed and inscribed by Scott Rudin, who directed the filrm version of this book.