St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1975. First Australian edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Evidence of a small sticker removed from the front panel. a collection of short stories by one of Australia's best known novelists. This is his first book. It was published primarily as a paperbound book with a small hardcover printing intended for libraries. Bail won the Miles Franklin Award in 1999 for his novel, Eucalyptus. This copy is signed by Bail on the title page. Signed by the author.
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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.
Penguin Books, 1994. Paperback. First edition. Near fine in paper wraps. A paperback orginal. A collection of poems, stories and essays by many of the West's best contemporary women writers. Signed by Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Melanie Rae Thon, Debra Earling, Annick Smith, Pam Houston, Deirdre McNamer, Terry Tempest Williams,Teresa Jordan and Sandra Alcosser.
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.
London: Heinemann, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some darkening to the jacket spine, wear at the extremities and sunning to the page edges. One of Greene's better known novels after the release of the 1999 movie of the same name that was directed by Neil Jordan and starred Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, and Stephen Rea.
New York: Random House, 2013. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The newest novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Tinkers. Enon follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he seeks to come to terms with a shattering loss. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight toning to the jacket flaps. A lovely copy of sixth of of Hillerman's books featuring Navajo detective Jim Chee. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Atheneum, 1971. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Creasing to the front flap. Winner of the 1972 National Book Award. Signed and briefly inscribed in 1971 by the author on the front free endpaper. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Harcourt. 2002. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Slight pinching to the spine ends of the book. This is Saramago's story of a potter who must confront the twin evils of bureaucracy and anonymity. Saramago, who died in June, 2010, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. The book is signed by Saramago on the title page. Signed by the author.
Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1972. First edition. First edition of the author's first book. A collection of poems published in a small format book. A fine copy in decorated wrappers. Twenty three years later Ms. Shields won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Stone Diaries. Signed and inscribed by the author.
New York: FSG, 1961. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Front hinge starting and weak. Edgewear and toning to the jacket. A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page: "To My darling, Dobele, your Isaac." This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.