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New York. Simon and Schuster, 1965. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Very slight spine lean. Price of $4.95 present on the front flap. A beautiful copy. The basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name that starred Dustin Hoffman and John Voight and Sylvia Miles. Directed by John Schlesinger. Stated first printing. The movie was the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture though it was later reduced to an R rating. Signed by and dated by the author in 1965 on the front free endpaper. An uncommon book in such lovely condition and signed.
London: John Murray, 2021. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a find dust jacket. Signed by author on A dedicated page. This is a limited independent bookshop edition, number 957 of 1500 copies. Jackson Lamb is on the loose again. By the author of Slow Horses, now a popular television series.
Toronto: Anansi Press, 2001. First Canadian Edition. A fine book in original green cloth binding, without a dust jacket. As issued. With wraparound band on the rear board. The author's first book, a collection of stories. Correct number line. The author of Motherhood and How Should a Person be. She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen female writers from around the world who are "shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century," according to Wikipedia. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. The author's first book that introduced Joe Leaphorn. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities, some crimping to the bottom of the front panel, wear to the rear panel and minor sunning to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with number line on last page ending with a "1." A very presentable copy with an early signature and inscription by Hillerman to an unknown friend of his: "You'll see I finally got that manuscript published. But I've got to go back & try again to do a better job with Navajos. Tony Hillerman." Apparently written for a friend who had been following Hillerman's attempts to get his book published. Signed with Hillerman's early straight T signature. He certainly succeeded, writing 18 novels that featured detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Signed by the author.
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: Putnam, 1982. Hardcover. First edition, first issue. Fine book in fine dust jacket. The true first edition of the author's fourth book. Because of numerous errors in typesetting this first issue of the book was recalled and pulped. This contains a letter to that effect along with publisher's review material, a review slip and author photo. It is signed by the author on the title page. Uncommon.
New York: Norton, 2019. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Unread copy. The newest collection of essays by Pam Houston who writes about what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures that live on it. Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
London: Rainbow Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited edition. First edition. A Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered, illustrated and signed by the author. This is number 34 signed by Ted Hughes. Fine in full blue leather with silver stamping in a near fine publisher's slipcase. Light foxing to the end papers.Printed on paper hand-made by J. Barcham Green and bound by David & Hodges. Signed by the author.
New York: Arcade Books, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first collection of essays and memoirs by the author of The World According to Garp and a Prayer for Owen Meany. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Craig and Christina: This little collection of the past, which has been correctly called a foreign country. Merry Christmas. 1995. John Irving." Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Toning to the white dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. Top corner of front endpaper with erasure marks. The author's second book. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Putnam, 1982. First American edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A bit of browning to the edge of the front and rear flap. The first book by the Japanese/English novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017 for his works that ìuncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.î Signed by the author on the title page.