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The Neon Wilderness

By Algren, Nelson


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Recipient of the first National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm and lauded by Hemingway as “one of the two best authors in America,” NELSON ALGREN (1909-1981) remains one of our most defiant and enduring novelists. His body of work includes five major novels, two short fiction collections, a book-length poem, and several collections of reportage—one of the most substantial of any American writer.

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$562.10

Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, Nelson

Garden City, N.Y.:: Doubleday & Company,, 1947. First edition. publisher's cloth in dust jacket. A few tiny white spots to cloth; otherwise nice in a jacket with some slight use and soiling to the rear panel. 8vo,.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: A few tiny white spots to cloth; otherwise nice in a jacket with some slight use and soiling to the rear panel
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
$400.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. First edition. 288pp. Light green cloth, dark yellowish brown spine lettering, dark yellowish brown top-stain, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 2.50. [Bruccoli A3.1.a.] First state dust jacket with list of Doubleday's fiction titles. Book has [typical] minor spine age-toning [from dust jacket verso?] o/w Fine; Dust jacket has [typical] age-toning to spine and white flap hinges, a few small closed tears to edges, small open tear to top spine/front panel hinge, a little wear to corner tips. Book is tight and very square; dust jacket's white, yellow, brown, and light green colors are exceptionally bright. Great looking copy of a scarce title signed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title. Nelson Algren was one of the most authentic writers of the 20th century. He wrote things as he saw and heard them. "Poet of the Chicago Slums" - Malcolm Cowley. First collection of Short Stories. Third Book. Only 3000 copies printed of the first edition, first printing. The [twenty-four] stories in 'The Neon Wilderness' established Algren in the pantheon of American writers and formed the vein that he mined for all his subsequent novels and stories. Included are "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," about a youth being cornered for a murder, "The Face on the Barroom Floor," in which a legless man nearly pummels someone to death, and "So Help Me," Algren’s first published story. "Algren’s short stories are now generally acknowledged to be literary triumphs." - The New York Times. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: John Marston's Book Shop
$350.00

THE NEON WILDERNESS

Nelson Algren

Garden City:: Doubleday,. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 286 pages; Inscribed by the author on the FFEP, " For Jack Zara, a major leaguer with a very fast curve, from a local semi-pro, Nelson." . Publisher's cloth binding and original dust jacket. Jacket is soiled, else very good. Jacket 1st ed with list of publisher's fiction titles on back cover. With old acrylic cover. $2.50 sale price is present. Best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award[1] and was adapted as a 1955 film of the same name. Tghis is a collection of short stories. ; Signed by Author; 0 .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Sold by: poor mans books
$343.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City: Doubleday. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight edgewear to the head and foot of thespine, and some toning to the spine back cover. A nice copy of a title generally not found in such good condition. In protective Mylar cover and shipped in a Multi-D box to prevent corner-bumping. Danbom and Son Books is a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Danbom and Son Books
$200.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, Long Island, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Signed by the author on the ffep. Publisher's full green cloth, brown lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle.. Spine lightly sunned, former owner's name on fep, slightly cocked, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 286 pp. Signed by Author .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing
Sold by: Round Table Books
$200.00

The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co, 1947. VG FIRST EDITION in original cloth binding. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author inside front cover. Drawing of cat by author in first title sheet. No DJ.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Spine has sun-fading and is slightly worn at top and bottom. Binding inside front cover was separated and has been taped. Smal
Sold by: Kenneth McCollum
$175.00

The Neon Wilderness (signed by Algren)

Algren, Nelson

Signed by Algren on the FFE. Textblock toned, boads faded and mildly soiled; else clean and unmarked. Jacket is toned, slight loss on spine ends and corners, closed tear on front panel, else intact. Second state jacket with reviews on rear panel. Algren's third book, a collection of short pieces depicting life in the Chicago slums and his WWII experiences.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (Stated)
Sold by: Saratoga Books LLC
$175.00

Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Peter Smith, 1968-06-01. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$166.04

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Signed on flyleaf (in year of publicaton): "Good luck to------------/ from one Northwest-sider / to another-/ Nelson Algren 1/24/47". Page edges darkened/browned with age. Remnants of DJ are present and have been cut into four separate pieces: front and rear panels and two flaps. About 1/2" to 3/4" has been trimmed from each piece. No dj spine present. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). 1947. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (stated)
Sold by: Plain Tales Books
$150.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. 8vo. 286 pp. Light green cloth, edges browned. Original illustrated dust jacket, chipped, small piece missing lower front. A near fine copy in a very good jacket . This is the author's third book and first collection of short stories. Later works include "The Man with the Golden Arm" and "Walk on the Wild Side"

  • Condition:
Sold by: James Cummins Bookseller
$125.00

The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, NELSON

Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket, slightly faded at spine with some very minor restoration at extremities. Author's uncommon third book.

  • Published: 1947
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Robert Dagg Rare Books
$125.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1947. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Size=5.5"x8. (full book description) Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1947. 1st Edition VG/Poor, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x8", 286pgs. DJ heavily chipped head/foot spine is separated along front fore edge. Top page ends darkened, o.w. clean & tight. NO ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Also in a clear protective wrapper. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Ed Conroy Bookseller
$118.00

The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1947. hardcover in dust jacket., top edge age-toned, minor wear to spine's top and bottom edge, no tears or stains or foxing. while showing wear, the dust jacket is mostly intact. chips to spine's top and bottom. some darkening to spine, soiling to back panel. it is not price-clipped.; states first edition on copyright page.; 286pp., contains 24 short stories, algren's third book and first collection of short pieces. precedes "the man with the golden arm". ; protected in folded mylar sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good Minus
  • Edition: First Edition
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$105.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Co.. 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1947. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 286 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, owner's signature in ink on the front flyleaf, light soiling or discoloration to the outer pages and the page-edges, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, wear to the tips and edges of the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and some loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB
$100.00

THE NEON WILDERNESS

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the spine & extremities faded. The head & tail of the spine are creased with the tail very slightly chipped. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with its spine darkened. 286 pages. The page edges are slightly darkened. Good. <p>First edition, first state of dust wrapper.

  • Published: 1947.
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
$95.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Some fading to boards, toning to textblock; else clean, square and unmarked. First state jacket is toned, rubbed rear panel, 1/2" chip at head of spine, loss at base of spine, edgewear. Algren's third book a collection of short pieces depicting life in the Chicago slums and his WWII experiences.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First Edition (Stated)
Sold by: Saratoga Books LLC
$85.00