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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.
Tulsa: Council Oaks Books, 1990. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is Cronin's first novel...actually a novella that was the Winner of the National Novella Award for 1990. Cronin is the author the Passage Trilogy consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and the City of Mirrors. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "To Chris/ Who got just what he deserved." Signed by the author.
Cambridge: Apple-wood Press, 1980. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the author's first book, a series of poetic sketches that recreate the memories of the author's Vietnam war experiences and his return to civilian life. It is an uncorrected proof with a cover letter from the publisher in Massachusetts. It is both experimental fiction and a potent memoir of Currey's days serving in Vietnam as a corpsman. He later later wrote the searing novel, Fatal Light. Both the cover letter and first page of the advance copy are signed by Currey.
New York: Dutton, 1988. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in red printed wrappers. An uncommon advance uncorrected proof. The author's first book, a powerful account of a medic's role in the Vietnam War. Frequently mentioned as one of the best novels of the Vietnam War. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Anchor, 2002. Paperback. First edition. A paperback original in fine condition. Some browning to the page edges. A paperback original. A collection of the 20 best short stories, selected by a distinguished panel of judges. Includes pieces by Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Alice Munro and Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. The story by Doerr, The Hunter's Wife, first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. He has signed his appearance. Signed by the author.
New York: Praeger, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. An insider's account of the grape strikes and boycotts undertaken by Cesar Chavez and the other leaders of the farm workers movement in California in the 1960 and 1970s. Day went to Delano, Calif. as a young Franciscan priest on a mission and wound up ministering to the farm workers movement. The book is signed and inscribed by Day on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Closed tear at the top of the dust jacket and creasing and toning to the rear panel. DeLillo's first book about a disillusioned media mogul. From the publisher: "At the height of his success, David (Bell) sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and Americaís past, present, and future. With blue topstain and a price of $6.95 on front flap. Signed by the author on the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Mild sunning to the jacket spine and light rubbing to the rear panel. Closed crease at the top of the front panel. The book centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick who retreats to his apartment in Manhattan as he tries to figure things out. Signed by the author on the half title page. Signature only.
New York: Scribner, 2020. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. 95. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The latest novel by DeLillo, author of Underworld and White Noise. Says author Joy Williams, the book is "a swift and searing haunting of a novel. An encapsulation of our continuing crisis of aberration and pause. The Silence is prime DeLillo." The copy is signed by the author on a publisher's tipped-in page.
New York: Scribner, 1997. Paperback. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. A special advance copy. A finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Award. One of the big novels of the late 20th century. One of the five finalists for the best novel of the past 25 years in a survey conducted by The New York Times. This copy is a special advance copy sent to booksellers and other members of the book trade. There is no price on the front flap. Signed by DeLillo on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.