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Oscar & Lucinda

By Carey, Peter

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine. Light rubbing to bottom of text block with some minor dust soiling. Minor edge wear to bottom front corner. This is an Advance Reading Copy from the Uncorrected Proofs. Signed on the title page by the author. A very bright collectible copy of the author's 1988 Booker Prize winning novel. This book also won the 1989 Miles Franklin Award. The first printing of the hardcover U.S. first edition was 30,000 copies. A film version released in 1997 was directed by Gillian Armstrong and starred Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, and Tom Wilkinson.

$75.00

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

By Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1963. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Hardcover book is fine with top stain bright. Dust jacket has tiny chipping to top of spine edge and to bottom front panel edge. Also, some minor wear to edge extremities. Yellow lettering of dust jacket spine is slightly faded towards white. Dust jacket is NOT price clipped and bright. A handsome copy of the author's important first book. "Only Authorized Edition" This novel was first published in the Russian language U.S.S.R. in the magazine Novy Mir (New World), November 1962. Laid in is the scarce publisher's note that states, "PLEASE NOTE: Subsequent to the printing of ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH, it was stated publicly by an official of the Soviet Embassy that 'authorization' of the edition had been withdrawn, principally because approval had not been given to the introduction by Marvin L. Kalb. A representative of the American publisher, in reply, stated that the difference of opinion on this point simply had to do with the interpretation of the original contract." (Publisher's slip measures 3 1/4" X 6 1/2") This book is translated from the Russian by Ralph Parker. Introduction by Marvin L. Kalb. Foreword by Alexander Tvardovsky. There have been many English translations and of those, the 1963 Signet translation by Ralph Parker was the first to be published. "The publication of this remarkable autobiographical novel is the most important breakthrough for freedom expression in Russian literature since World War II... The first major literary work to be published in the Soviet Union that is concerned with the plight of Stalin's political prisoners." -from the DJ. Often considered the most powerful indictment of the USSR's gulag ever made, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich forced Western intellectuals to acknowledge their sins of omission in regards to the Soviet human rights record. A decade later at a US-Soviet summit a human rights agenda was created as a topic of concern. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was specifically mentioned in the Nobel Prize presentation speech when the Nobel Committee awarded Solzhenitsyn the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.

$200.00

Islands In The Stream

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Light dusting to text block edges with minimal rubbing to bottom edges. Green cloth and book lettering at spine is bright and unfaded. Dust jacket lightly faded at spine with minor wear to edge extremities; otherwise bright and very presentable. $10.00 price intact. With (A-9.70[V]) on the copyright page. A very handsome collectible copy of the first of the published posthumous works by Ernest Hemingway. This work was found by Mary Hemingway from among 332 different works Hemingway left behind after his death.

$45.00

The Wapshot Chronicle

By Cheever, John

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957. First British Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Handsome copy of a fragile book and dust jacket. The dust jacket has three small patches of tape residue at top of spine and bottom of rear panel, apparently used to protect a few tiny tears from getting larger. Small bump to the rear top panel edge.

$45.00

Mary and O'neil

By Cronin, Justin

New York: The Dial Press, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Minor bump to top of spine and a small remainder mark to bottom of book. Jacket shows minimal rubbing to edges extremities, which is common for this dust jacket; Otherwise Fine. Unread with sharp corners. Winner of the PEN Hemingway Award. Signed on the title page by the Author. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

The Right Hand Of Sleep

By Wray, John

London: Chatto & Windus, 2001. First UK edition. Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine. Tiny bump to top of spine edge. Near Fine/No Jacket as issued. True first. Author's first book. Winner of the Whiting Award. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover.

$75.00

The Cage Keeper and Other Stories

By Dubus III, Andre

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Remainder mark to bottom. Orange lettering on dj is sun faded. Author's first book. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$45.00

You Shall Know Our Velocity

By Eggers, Dave

San Francisco: McSweeney's, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Stated "First Edition". Author's first novel. One of 10,000 copies that state "First Edition."

$70.00

The Known World

By Jones, Edward P

New York: Amistad / Harper Collins , 2003. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps with French Flaps. Fine. Uncorrected Proof. The Advance Reader's Edition of the Author's first novel and second book. His three books, two of them collections of short stories set in Washington DC, have been hailed as masterpieces. He's won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critic's Circle award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, a MacArthur "genius grant," the Lannan Literary Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a bunch of (by comparison) trifling stuff.

$70.00

Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies

By Perrotta, Tom

New York: Bridge Works Publishing, 1994. First edition. Wraps. Fine. Spine lightly sun faded. Author's first book. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Plain Yellow Wrappers.

$100.00

Vernon God Little

By Pierre, DBC

New York: Canongate, 2003. First American Edition, First Printing. Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof. Light rubbing to edge extremities. Minor dust soiling to text block edge, not effecting the interior at all. Small light crease to front panel. Winner of the 2003 Man-Booker Prize. Author's debut novel. Signed on the title page by the Author. Advance Reading Copy.

$45.00

Plexus

By Miller, Henry

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953. First English language edition. Wraps. Very Good. Very light spine creases, light rubbing to wrapper, and a small bump to the bottom of volume two's spine. Overall two very handsome copies. "This edition printed for private circulation, is limited to two thousand copies." Two Volumes. (Volume 1 is #577 and Volume 2 is #576) First English language edition. Printed Wrappers as issued. Numbered Limited Edition.

$200.00

The Corrections

By Franzen, Jonathan

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st state with erratum slip laid in and reversed pages 430 and 431. In extremely collectible condition. A pristine copy. Winner of the National Book Award.

$75.00

A Flag For Sunrise

By Stone, Robert

New York: Knopf, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Light rubbing to bottom of spine. Signed on the Title Page By the Author. First Edition, First Printing.

$55.00

Vernon God Little

By Pierre, DBC

New York: Canongate, 2003. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Author's first book and winner of the 2003 Man Booker Prize. Laid in is a Signed Promotional Trading Card, with photo of Author, printed especially for the signing event by the bookstore in San Francisco. Signed on the title page by the Author. A hardcopy photo of the signing event will be included. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. A Pristine Copy.

$100.00

Breakfast Of Champions

By Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1973. First UK Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Red top stain lightly faded; otherwise fine. Light rubbing, and some minimal toning to jacket, faint sticker shadow on front panel as well. A handsome copy. "Vonnegut's fiftieth birthday present to himself, Breakfast of Champions (an American advertising slogan), is the author's wackiest, wildest, most hilarious and bitterly ironic fantasy yet." - from the dust jacket.

$35.00

Mary and O'neil

By Cronin, Justin

New York: The Dial Press, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Tiny bump to bottom of spine edge. Jacket shows the slightest rubbing to flap folds, which is common for this jacket; Otherwise Fine. Unread with sharp corners. Winner of the PEN Hemingway Award. Signed on the title page by the Author. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$75.00

Under the Skin

By Faber, Michel

London: Canongate, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Fine/fine. Author's first novel. True First. Signed on the title page by the author. First Edition, First Printing. Glossy Wrappers with Acetate dust jacket. Fine/Fine. Pristine.

$125.00

The Caprices

By Murray, Sabina

New York: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books, 2002. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. Fine. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Uncorrected Proof. Advance Reading Copy. Glossy Pictorial Wrappers. A paperback original. "From a young novelist and screenwriter, accomplished stories that depict a savage war and the lives it altered." - from rear panel.

$30.00

Gun, With Occasional Music

By Lethem, Jonathan

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fine. Book slightly leaning and a couple pages were dog eared, but straightened out now. Dust Jacket is pristine. Author's first book. A must for any modern firsts collection. Winner of the Crawford Award for best fantasy novel and the Locus Award for best first novel of the year, and was a 1994 Nebula Finalist for Best Novel. Lethem was also the author of Motherless Brooklyn. Motherless Brooklyn won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, The Macallan Gold Dagger for crime fiction, and the Salon Book Award, and was named book of the year by Esquire. Lethem is also the winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005.

$35.00

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