New York: Morrow, 1991. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An early book by the former U.S. Poet Laureate that has become quite scarce. There was a very small first print run. Laid into the book is a flyer for a reading he did when the book was likely signed. The book is signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: Putnam, 1966. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear at the spine ends of the jacket and toning to the rear panel. The author's first book in uncommonly nice condition. The story of the lone survivor of a mine disaster that kills 97 of his co-workers, and the apocalyptic cult that forms around him in the fiction town of West Condon. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Boosey & Hawkes. Paperback. This is a full score of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra. There is no date but there is a price of $5 on the title page. Light green cover in staples with sunning tothe spine and page edges. Ink marks to several passages. Owner name on front cover. Aaron Copland has signed and inscribed the score on the title page: "For Rachel Welke. Aaron Copland. 1962."
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.
New York: The Dial Press, 2001. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first book. Winner of the PEN Hemingway Awardfor the best first book of fiction. Signed and inscribed by Cronin to Granta 20 author Chris Offutt in 2001. Cronin is also the author of the so-called Vampire Trilogy, consisting of The Passage, The Twelve and City of Mirrors. Signed by the author on the title page.
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.
New York: Bantam, 1981. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is an advance, uncorrected proof of John Crowley's best known work that won the World Fantasy Award in 1982. It is a very good copy with wear to the corners and edges, some creases to the rear panel and some fading to the spine. The U.S. edition was a paperback original. Signed and inscribed by Crowley on the title page.
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.