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John Adams

John Adams

by David Willis McCullough

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John Adams

by David McCullough David McCollough

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John Adams

John Adams

by McCullough, David

New York: Simon & Schuster. As New in Good dust jacket. 2001. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0684813637 . Quarter bound in black cloth over brown boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle, decorated endpapers. Illustrated with 40 pages of B&W and color reproductions.. Dust Jacket foxed, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. AS NEW/GOOD. . Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 751 pp .
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$18.00
The Caine Mutiny (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1954 film)

The Caine Mutiny (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1954 film)

by Edward Dmytryk (director); Herman Wouk (novel); Stanley Roberts and Michael Blankfort (screenwriter); Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Collection of 3 vintage black-and-white still photographs from the 1954 film. Mimeograph snipes unattached (but present) from the versos of two of the stills. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk, about a WWII ship captain who is removed from his command, something the US Navy has never experienced, and the consequences of the apparent mutiny. Nominated for multiple Academy awards. 8 x 10 inches. Glue swathes on the versos, else Near Fine.
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$25.00
Antonietta. A Novel

Antonietta. A Novel

by Hersey, John

New York: Vintage. 1993. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 304 pages. Antonietta is a magnificent violin built by Stradivari and this novel traces her progres and influence upon her owners, musicians and composers such as Berlioz and Stravinsky. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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AU$14.00
Seferis and Friends (Some of George Seferis' Friends in the English-Speaking World

Seferis and Friends (Some of George Seferis' Friends in the English-Speaking World

by Thaniel, George; edited by Ed Phinney

Stratford, Ontario: Mercury Press, 1994. Collection of letters with commentary; correspondents include Lawrence Durrell, Auden, Cavafy, Spender, MacLeish, Eliot, Runciman, Eugene J. McCarthy, E. M. Forster, John Lehmann, Robert Graves, Henry Miller. Paperback, off-white covers, copper & black titling. Light wear, hint of corner curl. Text clean; 144 pages. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 6" by 9".
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$20.00
American Pastoral

American Pastoral

by Roth, Philip

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395860210 . Black cloth spine stamped in gilt. A small stain to the rear endpaper, and crimping to a few page corners. Very slight wear to the dust jacket. Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the basis for the Ewan McGregor movie. ;... Read more
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$53.00
A Moment of True Feeling

A Moment of True Feeling

by Handke, Peter; translated by Ralph Manheim

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977. First American printing of Nobel Prize-winning Austrian writer's sixth book, a novel of an Austrian bureaucrat in Paris suffering from a delusion. Small hardcover in jacket, as pictured. Light wear to book, tanned area to free endsheet where it seems a label was removed; jacket shows a hint of edgewear. Text clean; [8], 133 pages. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Small Octavo.
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$25.00
Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover)

Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover)

by Margaret Ayer Barnes

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. Later printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Virginia Allan / from Margaret Ayer Barnes." Winner of the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Barnes also wrote "Dishonored Lady," a play twice adapted to film. Beginning in the 1890s, the story follows an upper-middle class girl from youth to adulthood, struggling within a changing society and and the heroine's efforts to uphold conventional morality. About Very Good plus, lacking the scarce dust... Read more
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$400.00
Original photograph of Carl Sandburg playing the guitar, circa 1955

Original photograph of Carl Sandburg playing the guitar, circa 1955

by Carl Sandburg (subject)

N.p.: N.p., 1955. Vintage black and white photograph of Swedish-American poet, biographer, and musician Carl Sandburg playing the guitar. Sandburg frequently accompanied himself on solo guitar at readings of his 1927 folksong anthology "The American Songbag," leading historians to speculate that the poet was the first American urban folk singer. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly toned, with pinholes to the corners and light rust near the holes, likely from staples.
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$225.00
The Yellow House on the Corner

The Yellow House on the Corner

by Dove, Rita

Pittspurgh / London: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first book (after a small chapbook). She was also the US Poet Laureate from 1993-5. Stated first edition (first printing) - issued simultaneously in a very scarce hardcover, this is the paperback version, with the author's photo on the front. SIGNED by the author on the title page, dated 12 Feb 2006. Shows minor rubbing, slight spine lean, thin spot on flyleaf presumably from ink name or old price erasure.... Read more
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$100.00
The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark.

The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark.

by Flavin, Martin

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "Journey in the Dark," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Donated by Flavin to the US Treasury Department "to help the war financing campaign," with a certificate from "The Books and Authors War Bond Committee" dated May, 1945. This typescript purchased by or for Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA, as printed on the certificate. A note in the author's hand reads as follows: "This is the... Read more
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$8,500.00
A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family

by Agee, James

New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1957. Novel of the death of a young father and its effects on his family, and life in Knoxville Tennessee before the Great War, published posthumously; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958. First edition (first printing), first state, with title page in blue and textual error ("Walking" for 'Waking') on page 80. Hardcover, full blue cloth, silver titling, green decoration. Light wear to book, some fading to the spine & edges, minor binding... Read more
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$100.00
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

by Atkinson, Rick

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002. First of the acclaimed trilogy on World War Two, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for History. Stated first edition (first printing) with full number string, no mention of Pulitzer Prize on jacket. Hardcover, navy spine over orange boards, gilt titling. Light wear, minor dings, minor edge creasing to unclipped jacket; minor creasing to fore-edges of a couple pages. Text clean; [20], 681 pages + note on the author; index, bibliography & notes on sources, notes,... Read more
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$45.00
As You Desire Me (Come Tu Mi Vuoi): A Play in Three Acts

As You Desire Me (Come Tu Mi Vuoi): A Play in Three Acts

by Pirandello, Luigi; translated by Samuel Putnam

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1934. "Nobel Prize Edition" of Pirandello's play, with Greta Garbo on the jacket, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture; published three years after the first edition. Book shows light wear, minor stains, corners rubbed; jacket is a bit of a mess, with paint stains, tears, creases, small hole in front panel 'mended' with nonarchival tape, Nobel Prize label plastered to spine; bookseller's label (Des Forges, Milwaukee) inside rear cover; rubberstamped name.... Read more
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$40.00
Paul Revere & the World He Lived In

Paul Revere & the World He Lived In

by Forbes, Esther

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the notorious anti-British silversmith, industrialist, and after-hours canterer. Apparently the first printing, with date on title page, but actually the first book club issue, with no price on the jacket; binding of fine-weave salmon cloth titled in blue, small cover design, no book-club deboss on back, top edge tinted light orange, BOMC flyer laid in. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor edgewear. Text clean; xiii, blank, 498... Read more
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$25.00
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Presnt

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Presnt

by Kandel, Eric R

New York: Random House, 2012. Study tracing the origins of Modernism and breakthroughs in our understanding of the realtionship between subconscious thought & perception to scholarly and artistic efforts in Vienna, particularly the work of Freud, the Vienna School of Medicine, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, & Schiele; the author co-won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000. Hardcover, stated first printing (first edition) with full number string. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor creasing to... Read more
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$35.00
Original publicity photograph for the 1934 touring production of The Green Pastures

Original publicity photograph for the 1934 touring production of The Green Pastures

by Marc Connelly (play); Alfredo Valente (photographer); Richard B. Harrison (starring)

N.p.: N.p., 1934. Vintage double weight, borderless photograph of actor Richard B. Harrison used to promote the touring production of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize winning play. With the stamp of photographer Alfredo Valente on the verso, and a mimeo snipe noting that the upcoming performance at Ohio University will be the 1460th since it debuted on Broadway four years earlier. Based on the 1928 collection of pseudo African American folk tales "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun" by Roark Bradford, the play... Read more
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$300.00
The Shrike (Original screenplay for the 1952 play, Van Heflin's copy)

The Shrike (Original screenplay for the 1952 play, Van Heflin's copy)

by Joseph Kramm (playwright)

New York: N.p., 1952. Draft script for the 1952 play production. Copy belonging to actor Van Heflin, who starred in the Broadway production. Set in the ward of a mental hospital, the play follows one of its patients, a theatrical director driven to attempted suicide by his domineering wife, Anne. Outwardly, Anne is sweet and caring, but beneath her docile facade is a vindictive manipulative side known only to her husband. Adapted into a 1955 film starring Jose Ferrer and June Allyson. The play opened... Read more
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$750.00
Many Moons

Many Moons

by Thurber, James

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First printing (first edition) of this Caldecott Medal winner about a young princess who wanted the moon; with 'I' on copyright page, war bond ad on rear jacket flap. Hardcover, full salmon cloth, black titling. Light wear to book, fading to head of spine; price-clipped (all four corners) jacket torn, creased, & chipped, missing a 1½" triangle from upper front corner, smaller triangle to lower front corner, about an inch from the head... Read more
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$350.00
A Death in the Family (First UK Edition)

A Death in the Family (First UK Edition)

by James Agee

London: Victor Gollancz, 1958. First Edition. First UK Edition, preceded by the First Edition published by McDowell, Obolensky in 1956. Agee's final novel, published posthumously, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for the 1963 film directed by Alex Segal, starring Jean Simmons and Robert Preston. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket lightly toned to the spine and flap folds. Scarce in this condition.
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$175.00
Tinkers

Tinkers

by Harding, Paul

London: Windmill Books Inc. 2010. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. 191 pages. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Paterson, Katherine

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978. Fifth printing of this Newbery Honor book, about a gutsy & scheming foster kid. SIGNED by the author on the title page, dated 3/15/80. Hardcover, light blue cloth spine over tan boards, yellow titling. Light wear to book, minor fading to top edge; jacket shows minor edgewear, short tear to upper front panel; some creasing to the rear panel & lower spine. Text clean; [10], 148 pages + biographical note. . Signed by Author. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very... Read more
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$50.00
Late Wife

Late Wife

by Emerson, Claudia

Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0807130842 . First paperback printing, also issued simultaneously in hardcover. A woman explores her disappearance from one life and reappearance in another in a series of epistolary poems. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize label on the front cover. ; Southern Messenger Poets Series; 54 pages .
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$17.00