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.
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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.
Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1978. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The scarce hardcover edition of Kinsella's second book, published in a quite small press run. A collection of Indian stories set on the Hobbema Reserve in western Canada. Kinsella would later write his iconic novel, Shoeless Joe. Signed and inscribed by Kinsella on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes." Signed by the author.
New York: FSG, 1973. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The fourth story collection by the author of The Natural and The Fixer, which won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the spine and toning to the rear panel. Overall a lovely copy the author's second and scarcest book, a man in a demonic and ridiculous quest for questionable goals far out of reach. Signed by the author on the title page. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers, including McGuane.
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.
London: Faber and Faber. 2003. Paperback. First British edition. The true first English edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A paperback original with dust jacket. There was a very small hardcover printing. Slight browning to the page edges. The story of a journalist who returns to Turkey and is assigned to write an investigative piece on a series of suicides in a town near the Armenian border. This book caused a sensation when published in Turkey. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. Signed by the author on the title page.
Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book with edgewear. No dust jacket, as issued bythe publisher. Browning to the pages. (Printed on cheap wartime paper.) Housed in the original shipping box which is slightly faded. No stamps or address on the shipping box. This small book contains the first published appearance of J. D. Salinger, a story called "The Hang of It." Second issue with the copyright page stating 1943 printing. Examples with the shipping box have become quite uncommon.
New York: St. Martin's, 1989. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some toning to the jacket flaps. The second book by the author of Wall of Glass. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author on the title page.
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.
New York. Knopf. 1955. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Some wear at the extremities and light chipping to the front panel, but bold, bright colors on the dust jacket. Edited by Wallace Stegner who has written a chapter. The book, with contributions from several notable naturalists, was written when the federal government sought to dam the Green and Yampa Rivers near Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. The dam was never built.
Pasadena: Ammo Books, 2006. Hardcover. Limited edition. #2980 of 3000 numbered copies with the gallery-quality photograph of Hunter in a special envelope in the front of the box. The publisher's debut title presents a look into the life of Hunter S Thompson, whose groundbreaking style of "Gonzo" journalism made him one of the greatest writers of his generation. Here, his photographs and archives have been collected into a visual biography worthy of his literary legacy. With an introduction by Johnny Depp. The book measures 11 x 14 inches and is housed in a cloth clamshell case. 240 pages, featuring hundreds of personal photographs, many taken by Hunter himself and never before published. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer (Conversations with Hunter S Thompson), raconteur, and friend of many, many writers. A fine copy. Special note: This is an oversized book that weighs more than 10 pounds and will require additional postage when shipped out of the United States.
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in blue cloth binding. A specially, limited edition, issued without a dust jacket, but with a heavy acetate jacket which is present. One of 500 copies, this being #313. With the original publisher's slipcase in very good condition with some soiling to the edges and some sunning to the spine. This is one of Wilder's last novels and it was awarded the National Book Award. Wilder bibliographers call this "a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution, and his subsequent flight to freedom trigger a powerful story tracing the fates of all those whose lives are forever changed by the tragedy." Signed by the author on the limitation page.
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.