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London: Faber and Faber. 2010. Hardcover. First British edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some bumping to the spine ends. The latest book by the author of The True History of the Kelly Gang is an improvisation on the life of Aleix de Tocqueville. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and a finalist for The National Book Award.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover. Later printing. An early printing, most likely issued by a small natural science book club. One of the more unusual variants of this book. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Foxing to the end papers and to the dust jacket flaps. Owner name on front end paper. Wear at the extremities of the jacket and closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. Signed by Rachel Carson on the title page. Uncommon signed.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremitie of the dust jacket and some soiling to the rear panel. Stated first edition. A fictionalized account of farm labor strike in California, much like those that were led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. Signed by the authoron the front free endpaper.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in original green boards. No dust jacket as issued. A beautiful, unread copy. The author's first book, a collection of 13 stories. This is true first edition, issued in a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: The Viking Press, 1969. Hardcover. first edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the top edges of the jacket. Crease to the front flap. A novel of the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Signed by the author on the title page. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Scout Press, 2015. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. A debut novel by the author of two prior memoirs. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The story of a community's tragedy on what was supposed to be a happy occasion--a weddy. Housed in special, cardboard slipcase. Part of the Powells Bookstore Indiespendable program. This is Indiespensable edition #55. Still in the original shrink-wrap. Comes with a small pamphlet containing an interview with with Bill Clegg. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 2013. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A limited edition that has been signed by Coetzee on the colophon. A fine copy housed in the original slipcase and in original shrink-wrap. Published by Powells Books of Portland, OR as part of its Indiespensable series. By the author of Dusklands and the Life and Times of Michael K., the fable of a boy who has come across the ocean in a boat to a new land. Coetzee has twice won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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.