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New York: Anchor Press, 1988. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. This novel by the author of Things Fall Apart is set in the fictitious West African country of Kangan. Signed and inscribed by Achebe on front free endpaper in the year of publication. Signed by the author.
Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1992. Paperback original. First edition. A fine copy in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies, and the author's first book. There was also small hardcover printing of this book, about 100 copies, most of which went to libraries. The book is a collection of poetry and is signed and inscribed by Alexie on the half-title page. Alexie has won numerous awards over the years, including The National Book Award in 2007 and the Pen Faulkner Award in 2010. Signed by the author.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Offsetting to the endpapers. Darkening to the jacket spine and some sunning to the rear panel. This is an advance review copy with a publisher's slip laid in. With the price of $2.00 on the front jacket flap. A prose poem of America's pioneers by the author of John Brown's Body. Benet was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1944.
New York: Viking, 1935. Hardcover. First edition. A limited edition of 1475 copies, this being number 640. Though not called for it is signed by Caldwell on the limitation page. A near fine copy with original paper tissue wrapper. Issued without a dust jacket. Slipcase is a heavily worn and darkened and the top and bottom seams are split. Signed by the author. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Viking, 1933. Hardcover. First edition. First trade edition. Very good overall. Darkening to the edges of the tan boards and book spine. Sun fading to the cover and darkening at the jacket spine. This copy is signed by Caldwell on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus as collectible copies of the trade edition are uncommon.
Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in leather-bound wraps. Still in original shrink wrap. Special Message" by Chatwin not found in other editions. Publisher's letter to Signed First Edition Society members laid-in as issued. Full leather boards with pictorial design in gilt and red. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A limited edition that has been signed by Coetzee on the colophon. A fine copy housed in the original slipcase and in original shrink-wrap. Published by Powells Books of Portland, OR as part of its Indiespensable series. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
London: Flamingo, 2002. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear to the extremities of the jacket. The first book by the author of All The Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2014. Shell Collector was a well received collection of stories and the winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Young Writers Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
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.