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    Interpreter of Maladies (First Edition) by Lahiri, Jhumpa

    New York: Houghton, Mifflin / Mariner, 1999. First Edition. First Edition, and the true First of this paperback original. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Fine condition, in illustrated wrappers as issued. A pristine, unread copy. Housed in a custom four-flap chemise.



    John Adams by McCullough, David Willis

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Comprehensive modern biography, illustrated in both color and in black and white. Brown boards with black cloth spine. 751 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book has minor rubbing to the spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, crease to far outer edge of half-title, clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and also has very minor rubbing to the spine ends, no chips or tears.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game] by Hesse, Hermann

    Zürich: Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag AG, 1943. Lovely set of the first edition of the Nobel Prize winning author's great work. Text in German.Two volume set; pale blue cloth blocked in black with gilt titling. Very light wear; near fine. Couple of tiny brown spots on each cover, top edges splotchy, with a small gouge on volume 2; jackets lightly edgeworn, spines a bit darkened. Small name/address embossment on each title page. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4¾" by 7½". Set.



    The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition) by Hijuelos, Oscar

    New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1989. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Paul -- / With songs of love / Oscar Hijuelos." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Foxing to the top page edges, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.



    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 Good/Very Good. Octavo.



    The Yearling (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, December 1944 draft) by Brown, Clarence (director); Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (novel); Paul Osborn (screenwriter); Sidney Franklin (producer); Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman, Jr., Chill Wills (starring)

    Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Temporary Complete script for the 1946 film. Based on the 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, about a young boy and his relationship with a rescued fawn. Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman were both nominated for Oscars for their starring roles, and Claud Jarman, Jr. (in his first acting role) made a lasting impression as a confident young man coming to terms with responsibility. Stamped on the front wrapper is the "SAVE FILM! / HELP WIN THE WAR!" statement often seen on wartime scripts. Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 26, dated 12-7-44, with credits for producer Sidney Franklin. Title page not present. 174 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-8-44 and 3-15-45. Pages Good plus, wrapper Good plus bound with two gold brads.



    Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Signed First Edition) by Millhauser, Steven

    New York: Crown Publishers, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Foxing to the page edges, else Near Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.



    Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover) by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

    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 jacket. Owner bookplate matching the inscription to the front pastedown, with moderate dampstaining to the rear board, light splashes to the spine and front board, and a small attractive repair to the heel. Interior tight and clean. A presentable copy of a title seldom found signed.



    The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page [three volume set] by Hendrick, Burton J

    Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. Page was a journalist, publisher (he's the Page in Doubleday, Page & Company), and diplomat; the two-volume biography of him won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1923; a third volume was published in 1925 after the death of Woodrow Wilson freed his papers for publication. All three volumes are the stated first [trade] edition after a limited edition of 377. Stout hardcovers, full blue cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to books; jackets smudged & rubbed with short tears, jacket I missing several large chunks; bookseller's label in volume I; we think the first two volumes came in slipcase: their front & rear panels are blank. Text clean; x, [2], 436; viii, [2], 437; vii, [3], 440 pages; indices in volumes II & III, frontispiece portraits.. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Large Octavo. Set.



    Youth by Coetzee, J. M

    London: Secker & Warburg, 2002. First British printing of the second volume of the author's fictionalized memoirs, in which the protagonist leaves South Africa, studies in London, works at IBM and contends with the tedium and temptation of the 1960s. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature the year after Youth was published. Black hardcover, silver titling. Light wear to book & jacket, pages lightly tanned; near fine. Text clean; [6], 169 pages.. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 5½" by 8¾".




    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1983). Second printing. Wraps. Very good +. 8vo. Perfect-bound glossy wraps. Very good plus. INSCRIBED by Zimmer to title page. Light touch of soil to rear wrapper; mild curling to covers; else about fine. Clean and unmarred throughout. 85pp. Collection of poems by Zimmer, which won the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters' 1985 Award for Literature.



    The Caine Mutiny (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1954 film) by Dmytryk, Edward (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 (20 x 25 cm). Glue swathes on the versos, else Near Fine.



    The Shipping News (First Edition) by Proulx, E. Annie

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. The author's most celebrated novel, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and basis for the 2001 film, starring Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small owner name to the front endpaper, with light fading to the top and bottom of the board edges. Jacket has light fading to the spine and a magnetic safety strip to the verso.



    Dragon's Teeth (First Edition, self-published issue) by Sinclair, Upton

    New York: Self published, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. The uncommon author's self-published edition, published by Sinclair in January 1942 simultaneous to the Viking trade edition, and with "Published by the Author" on the title page as called for. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. About Fine and unread in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped, else book is bright and Fine, with a deep red topstain. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with small chips to the spine ends and corners and a few short closed tears to the top edge. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An attractive copy, scarce in any condition. Ahouse, p. 104.



    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. Text clean; 71 pages + list of other Carnegie-Mellon poetry titles.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 5½" by 8½".



    South Pacific (First Edition) by Rodgers, Richard; Oscar Hammerstein II; James Michener (novel)

    New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue with Joshua Logan's name removed from the copyright page. Pulitzer Prize-winning musical adapted from James Michener's novel "Tales of the South Pacific," which also won the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is complete, with a few tiny chips and short closed tears at the extremities, and with toning and the usual fading to the red letters on the spine panel. Hirschhorn, p. 362.



    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 of the spine. Text clean; [48 pages, color illustrations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Louis Slobodkin. 8¾" by 10¼".



    Leaf Storm and Other Stories by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel; translated by Gregory Rabassa

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Stated first US edition (first printing) of this collection, with full number string on last page. Hardcover, full teal cloth with gilt & green titling, green decoration. Minor wear to book & jacket, light foxing to first & last few pages. Text otherwise clean; [10], 146 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.



    Laughing Boy (First Edition, later issue jacket, Pulitzer Prize band) by La Farge, Oliver

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1929. First Edition. First Edition, with "1929" printed on the title page. In a second issue dust jacket, with two paragraphs of text on the front flap instead of four. With the scarce "Pulitzer Prize Winner" wraparound belly band. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket, Pulitzer belly band Near Fine. Light toning to the spine, else book just about Fine. Jacket has light toning and moderate spotting to the spine, resulting in a couple small pinhead tears. Band also has light toning, especially at the spine, else is about Fine.



    Applied Radiochemistry by Hahn, Otto

    Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1936. First printing of this influential monograph, on the uses of radioactive isotopes in chemical research. Hahn won the Nobel Prize eight years later for proving nuclear fission. 14th of the publisher's George Fisher Baker Non-Resident Lectureship in Chemistry series. Hardcover, full blue cloth, gilt titling. Shows light wear, corners lightly bumped, scratch to rear cover; ink name on free endsheet, ink number on title page. Text clean; xi, blank, 278 pages + list of other titles in the series; index, tables, figures.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.



    Our Town (Hardcover, actor Ralph Holmes' copy) by Wilder, Thornton

    New York: Coward McCann, 1938. Third printing, with Pulitzer Prize sticker on the jacket front panel. INSCRIBED by theatre producer and director Jed Harris to actor Ralph Holmes on the title page: "To Ralph Holmes / With the regards of / J. W. Harris." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "Our Town" first opened in Princeton, New Jersey, and made its Broadway debut in February, 1938, at The Henry Miller Theatre. Shortly after a week's worth of shows, the performance moved to Morosco Theatre, where Harris produced and directed the play for several months. Altogether the play ran on Broadway for a total of 336 performances. While Holmes never shared any credits with Harris, both were significant figures on Broadway. Harris was known to have an explosive personality, something writer George S. Kaufman confirmed during their partnership on "The Royal Family" and "The Front Page," both Broadway successes. Kaufman also worked with Ralph Holmes on the 1936 production of "You Can't Take It With You," later filmed in 1938. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, and slight fading to the extremities. Jacket spine end folds moderately toned, with light shelfwear, and a few tiny chips at the extremities.



    The Revolution in Physics: A Non-mathematical Survey of Quanta by De Broglie, Louis

    New York: Noonday Press, 1953. Non-technical account of the upsetting effect quantum mechanics had on classical physics by the Nobel Prize-winning French physicist. Translated by Ralph W. Niemeyer. First edition. Hardcover, peach cloth with partial blue cloth on front board, brown & silver titling. Light wear to book, corners lightly bumped, faint watermark to rear cover (not affecting the inside); jacket rubbed with minor chipping, light waterstains. Text clean; 310 pages; index, bibliography, chronology.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Octavo.

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