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Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor soiling to the top edge Minor chipping at the foot of the spine and some light sunning to the jacket spine. Intriguing jacket illustration is by Don Louis Perceval. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.
New York: Soho, 1991. Paperback. Advance Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An unread copy of the the advance issue of the second book by Fergus. This copy belonged to novelist Ivan Doig who contributed a blurb for the hardcover edition. Laid into the book is a series of correspondence between Fergus and Doig concerning the review. Doig's blurb for the book is handwritten on the half-title page of this book. An interesting association.
Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1943. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in full leather. Deluxe Limited and Signed First Edition. Bound in black Morocco leather with gilt-stamped front board design and spine lettering. Top edge gilt. This is the first book in the 'Testament of Man' series. This is #73 of 100 copies signed by the Author on the limitation page. Still wrapped in the original Caxton Printers package with the original label showing the book title and printing.
New York: Random House, 1982. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket flaps and some soiling to the rear panel. A collection of the best work in American literature in 1982. Signed twice by Raymond Carver: once on the front free endpaper and once at his entry for his short story, Cathedral. Uncommon. Signed by the author.
New York: Everyman's Library, 2009. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Richard Ford's trilogy of Frank Bascombe novels--The Sportswriter, Independence Day and Lay of the Land--are collected in one volume in this lovely copy. Signed by the author on a laid in bookplate.
New York: Knopf, 1995. Paperback. Advance reading copy. A fine book in illustrated wraps, the same cover as the hardcover trade edition. One of an unspecified number of copies that were issued and signed by Ford on the front free endpaper. Housed in a blue cardboard slipcase in fine condition in the publisher's original shrink-wrap. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. A sequel to Ford's first novel, The Sportswriter, that introduced Frank Bascombe. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Knopf, 1995. First edition. A special limited edition. One of an unspecified number issued signed by Ford on the front free endpaper. Housed in publisher's illustrated stiff card slipcase. The book is a fine copy and unread. Signed by Ford on tipped in page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A sequel to The Sportswriter that introduced Frank Bascombe. Signed by the author.
New York: Atlantic, 1989. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first story collection, 10 sharply written stories set largely in Montana. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by the author to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "For Chris, from Richard. With admiration. Great Falls. November 1997." Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Vintage, 1985. Paperback. First edition. Near fine in paper wraps. Slight toning to the page edges. This is a paperback original and marks the introduction of Frank Bascombe, 38, who would wind up again in Ford's award winning Independence Day and The Lay of the Land. Signed by Ford on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a "compliments of the publisher" card from the publisher laid into the book. Slight scoring on the rear hinge, common for this title. Richard Ford's uncommon second book, this one in especially collectible condition. Signed and inscribed by the author twice on the title page.
New York: Viking Press, 1972. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some rubbing at the head and foot of the jacket with a small chip at the bottom flap fold. The second major novel by Forsyth after his very popular The Day of the Jackal. The Odessa File was made into a hit film that starred Jon Voight as a young German newspaper reporter who attempts to find the location of a former SS concentration camp commander. Signed by the author on the half title page.
New York: Ecco, 2012. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. A grimly funny send up of the American war machine and the culture that it has spawned. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Ecco, 2006. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. Signed by Ben Fountain on the title page. Fountain is the author of the rollicking satire, Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.