New York: Knopf, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author. In a series of wide ranging essays, Gass discusses on writers from William Shakespeare to Robert Coover, with stops along the way for Gertrude Stein, Nabokov, The James family, and several others. Signed by the author.
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Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine copy in publisher's original clothbound jacket. A limited edition, one of 100 signed and numbered copies. This is #68. Striking endpapers. Designed by Lawrence Levy with photography by Burton J. Rudman. Signed by the author on the limitation page.
Livingston: Clark City Press, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. The limited edition, #20 of 50 copies signed by the author. Bound in red and blue cloth with gilt decorations, ribbon marker. Original color etching laid in, signed by Russell Chatham, with the same number as the book (#20). 99 poems in four sections. From the estate of Beef Torrey, writer, raconteur and friend to many many writers. A fine copy in red and blue cloth with gilt decoration, issued without jacket, housed in the publisher's red cloth slipcase. Signed by the author.
New York: Atheneum, 1983. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine copy in plain wraps. This copy belonged to author Ivan Doig who wrote a promotional blurb for the hardcover edition. He has signed the book and dated it on the title page. Doig wrote blurb in longhand on the half title page. This was the first major biography of Walker, a suveyor and explorer of the American West.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The newest novel by the author of Eat, Pray, Love. It spans the 18th and 19th century and follows the fortunes of the Whittaker family across several continents. Signed by the author on the title page.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. a near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some toning to the jacket flaps and rear panel. A early novel by the author who won the National Book Award for Lord of Misrule in 2010. Signed and inscribed to friends in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
New York: Liveright, 2015. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. This is Indiespensable edition #54. Still in the original shrink-wrap. Comes with a small pamphlet containing an interview with with Eli Gottlieb. Signed by the author.
New York: Granta, 1996. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine in illustrated wraps. In June, 1996 Granta magazine named its top 20 American novelists under the age of 40. There were some surprises, but the selection set off a wave of publicity and focused increased interest in many of the writers. This issue is signed by: Sherman Alexie, Jeffrey Eugenides, Edwidge Danticat and Jonathan Franzen who also has drawn horns and eyeglasses on his portrait. Signed by the author.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Darkening to the jacket spine, some wear to the extremities and some toning to the white jacket. An excellent copy with the price of 30s. net is present on the jacket flap. Small bookstore stamp on front pastedown. Grass's first novel was one of the most acclaimed post World War II literary landmarks in Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. Signed by Grass on the bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 2015. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Strong reviews and lots of chatter about this book focusing on a marriage that comes unraveled. A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction as well as the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Signed by the author on the title page.