Penguin Books, 1994. Paperback. First edition. Near fine in paper wraps. A paperback orginal. A collection of poems, stories and essays by many of the West's best contemporary women writers. Signed by Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Melanie Rae Thon, Debra Earling, Annick Smith, Pam Houston, Deirdre McNamer, Terry Tempest Williams,Teresa Jordan and Sandra Alcosser.
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New York: Viking, 1985. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A collection of stories by the author of Tortilla Curtain and Descent of Man, among many other books. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel and a short closed tear at the rear jacket fold. This is Ray Bradbury's second book and the first British edition of the book that was titled "The Martian Chronicles" in the United States. Signed by the author on the title page.
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. Quite scarce in the signed edition. Signed by the author.
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.
London: Old Street Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. One reviewer called it "a story of multiple deceptions and concealed identities that unfolds like a pack of cards . . . A space filled with intrigue and potential danger, with hints of Kafka or Mervyn Peake. "
New Rochelle: Elizabeth Press, 1981. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. With original, very good blue slipcase. One of 26 lettered copies that have been signed by the designer, the artist and the author. This is copy "O". The elegant production was designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy in June 1981. Contains two original woodcuts by Eugene CanadÈ. A collection of Bronk's poetry from 1949 to 1981. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry.
New York: Viking, 1935. Hardcover. First edition. A limited edition of 1475 copies, this being number 640. Though not called for it is signed by Caldwell on the limitation page. A near fine copy with original paper tissue wrapper. Issued without a dust jacket. Slipcase is a heavily worn and darkened and the top and bottom seams are split. Signed by the author. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: 1948. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Owner name on the front endpaper has been scratched out in pen. Jacket is price clipped with some darkening to the spine and chipping at the extremities. Signed and inscribed by Caldwell on the front free endpaper. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1979. Hardcover. Limited edition. A limited edition, signed by Erskine Caldwell. A Fine Book in full brown leather binding, raised bands spine, gilt lettering. Silk moire endpapers. Silk bookmark. Illustrated by Harry Schaare. A beautiful production. Signed by the author.
New York: Little, Brown, 1955. hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. A handsome book with slightest of a spine lean. Signed by the author on the half-title page. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.