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New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1989. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A close to fine book in plain publisher's wraps. Small ink mark on front cover. In a selection of critical essays, Heaney scrutinizes the work of several poets, British and Irish, American and European. Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. First edition. A presentation copy that is signed and inscribed to editor and literary critic Ted Solotaroff. "With good wishes (It may read better in print than it did in manuscript.)" Dated in the year of publication. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some toning to the flaps and sunning to the jacket spine. One of the author's most underrated books. A finalist for the National Book Award. His second book published 13 years after his iconic first novel, Catch-22.
New York: Dutton, 1960. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to several pages from newspaper articles laid into the book. Some soiling to the rear panel of the jacket, Chipping to the front and rear panel. Owner name on front pastedown. Ssigned and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and dated in 1960. Also signed on the title page. The first novel by the author of his better known novel, Midnight Cowboy. Stated first printing. Signed by the author.
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. 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 HJillerman'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.
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.