Fall Catalog 92
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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: Hanging Loose Press, 1994. Hardcover. First edition. A fine copy in yellow cloth binding. No dust jacket, as issued. With its original acetate cover. An early collection of poetry and prose by Alexie. An interesting association copy, signed and inscribed to author Chris Offutt on the half title page. "To Chris O...with respect and friendship. Sherman." Dated in 1997. Offutt and Alexie were both named as two of the best authors under age 40 by Granta magazine in 1996. Signed by author.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1975. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A very good book in publisher's original pink wraps. Some wear to the extremities some creasing to the rear cover. An uncommon copy of the author's second book, a parody of Agatha Christie's country-house mysteries. The novel takes place over a single weekend.
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: Dial, 1964. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An unusually nice copy of a book prone to wear on the uncoated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the front panel and minor wear to the foot of the jacket spine. Price of $5.95 on the front fold. The fictional story of Jack Crabbe who recounts how he was captured and raised by Indians, married an Indian and served as a scout for Gen. George Custer. Basis for the 1970 movie that starred Dustin Hoffman. Signed and inscribed by Thomas Berger on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Lippincott, 1968. hardcover. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in publisher's wrappers. Large format paperback. Advance reading copy. First issue copy with price of $.95 on the front cover publication date of May 24th. A classic, coming-of-age novel of a boy whose family moves from Alabama to a small New Mexico mountain town during World War II. The basis for the movie of the same name that starred Richard Crenna, Claire Bloom and Richard Thomas.
Point Reyes: Floating Island Publications, 1982. Paperback. First edition. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. Slight toning to the front and rear covers. A collection of stories about the "god forsaken" land in southern New Mexico. John Nichols writes an evocative introduction. Signed and inscribed by John Nichols on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
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.
Tulsa: Council Oaks Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is Cronin's first novel...actually a novella that was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. Cronin is the author the Passage Trilogy consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and the City of Mirrors. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "To Chris/ Who got just what he deserved." Signed by the author.
New York: Chuckanut Editions/Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard Cover. Limited edition. One of 26 copies of a limited edition. This is copy W, signed by Ivan Doig on the limitation page and bound in leather. Housed in fine cardboard slipcase. There was also another unlettered limited edition of 150 copies. The author's fictional account of the building of the Fort. Peck Dam in Montana. A beautiful example of this collector's set. Signed by the author.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. A memoir of the author's early life in Montana, it was a finalist for the National Book Award. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Michael: from one book guy/ to another/ Ivan Doig."
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A near fine book in plain green wraps. a large format paperback. Some age toning to the top of the front cover and spine. A long form galley of the author's second book of fiction. An evocative account of James Gilchrist Swan living on the edge of America on the Pacific Coast. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. The author's second book. Signed and inscribed by William Eastlake to book collector Larry Owens. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. The author's third novel, a portrait of contemporary life in New Mexico. Signed and inscribed by Eastlake to book collector Larry Owens. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author.
London: Horizon, 1947. Paperback. First edition. Publisher's blue card wrappers printed in orange. A very good copy with extremities and spine a bit sunned, 1.5 inch split at the bottom of the upper cover spine and tiny chip at spine crown. This is the first published appearance of any portion of Ellison's groundbreaking novel, Invisible Man. The 15-page excerpt featured here eventually became chapter one. Additional contents include photographs of Chicago by Walker Evans and contributions by W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, e.e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, John Berryman and Chirstopher Isherwood.
New York: Atlantic, 1989. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first story collection, 10 sharply written stories set largely in Montana. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by the author to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "For Chris, from Richard. With admiration. Great Falls. November 1997." Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.