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: Harper & Bros, 1961. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. This is a signed presentation copy from Cousins to poet John Ciardi on the front free endpaper. "For John, who frequently has the/ courage of my convictions, and/ who always has my admiraton./ Devotedly, / Norman. / Dec., 1960." Cousins was executive edtior of the Saturday Review of Literature for many years and Ciardi was the poetry editior. Signed by the author.
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: FSG, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. A well-reviewed collection of stories, perhaps Johnson's best-known work, that was made into a quite successful film. A small first printing which has made first editions truly scarce. The book takes its title from the Velvet Underground song "Heroin." Signed and inscribed by Johnson on the title page and dated in 1992, the year of publication. Signed by the author.
Layton: Gibbs Smith, 1987. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor sunning to the jacket spine. A collection of essays and photographs by John Nichols about the Milagro Country of Northern New Mexico. Nichols is the author of The Milagro Beanfield War and other novels that portray the people and the landscape of his home country around Taos, New Mexico.
New York: Poetry Society of America, 1992. Paperback. Limited edition. A fine copy of a stapled, softcover book with tributes to composer Stephen Sondheim by poets Robert Creeley, J. D. McClatchy, Richard Wilbur, John Hollander and Grace Schulman. There were 750 copies printed by the Poetry Society of America for a fundraising event. Of these only 90 copies were signed by Sondheim and all five contributors.
New York: FSG, 1979. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a near fine dust jacket. Spine lean to the book and minor soiling to the page edges. A touch of wear to the jacket extremities. The best known of Wolfe's many books, the story of America's race to the moon and the astronauts who defied gravity to get there. Wolfe has signed the book with his usual flair with a full-page signature and inscription. Signed by the author.