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    John Adams by McCullough, David

    Riverside, NJ, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Later Printing Of This Hardcover Edition.



    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.



    Honey in the Horn (First Edition) by Davis, H.L

    New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.



    The Way West (Signed First Edition) by Guthrie, A. B., Jr

    New York: Sloane, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1967 Andrew V. McLaglen film starring Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum. Jacket art by Alan Haemer. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. An especially bright copy.



    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.



    March (First Edition) by Brooks, Geraldine

    New York: Viking Press, 2005. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. The lightest bump to the crown, else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.



    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.



    THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS OF ITALY (1906-2002) by Attura, Azar [preface by Anne Paolucci]

    [Smyrna]: [published for The Bagehot Council by Griffon House Publications] [2003]. Near Fine. 2003. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 1932107037 . First edition. 64 pages, illustrated. Near Fine or better copy. .



    Now in November (First Edition, review copy) by Johnson, Josephine

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's card laid in. Also laid in is the additional perforated fold out reviews that originally accompanied the first issue jacket. Winner of the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Just a slight lean, with light rubbing to the cloth on the bottom edge. Jacket is moderately toned at the spine, with a tiny splash to the verso of the heel and light rubbing at the spine ends and corners. An attractive copy, often found in considerably worse condition, housed in a custom clamshell box.



    Death of a Salesman (Signed First Edition) by Miller, Arthur

    New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book Near Fine on account of a previous owner's name written on the first blank, otherwise a lovely copy. With the correct date "1949" on the title page, although the type is breaking on the final "9". In a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with the spine a trifle faded and light wear at the spine ends and corners. In all, a very presentable copy of a book that is relatively uncommon in anything approaching Fine condition. Arthur Miller's 1949 play - one of the towering classics of the American stage. "Death of a Salesman" follows the trials of Willy Loman, the quintessential American tragic hero. The original production was directed by Elia Kazan, starred Lee J. Cobb, and ran for 742 performances. The role of Loman has also been played by such luminaries as George C. Scott, Brian Dennehy, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play would win a Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, becoming the first play to win all three prizes. It would also be adapted into a 1951 film, directed by Stanley Roberts -- Fredric March would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. "Arthur Miller has written a superb drama. From every point of view "Death of a Salesman," which was acted at the Morosco last evening, is a rich and memorable drama. It is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted." (Brooks Atkinson in a Contemporary New York Times review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.



    House Made of Dawn (First Edition) by Momaday, N. Scott

    New York: Harper and Row, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, in a first issue unclipped dust jacket. Basis for the 1987 Richardson Morse film, written for the screen by Momaday, and starring Larry Littlebird, Judith Doty, Jay Verela, and Mesa Bird. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A very bright, Fine, and unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition.



    In This Our Life (First Edition) by Glasgow, Ellen

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Just about Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has light dampstaining and foxing, visible predominantly at the verso, and rubbing to the gilt of the spine. Altogether a sharp, attractive copy.



    Through the ivory gate; a novel by Dove, Rita

    New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. Hardcover. 278p., first edition, unclipped dj, very good condition. Pulitzer Prize-winning African American poet/novelist.



    The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir (Signed First Edition) by Marquand, John P

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the blank leaf following the title page. Our research indicates that the alleged issue point is spurious, and that "Lovely Pearl," p. 19, line 1, appeared in the first edition, and the co-author of the reference book that first suggested otherwise has since confirmed this. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for both the 1944 Broadway play by Marquand and George S. Kaufman, the 1947 film directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, and the 1955-1957 television show starring Raymond Massey and Joanne Woodward.   Bookplate and newspaper clipping tipped onto front pastedown, slight offsetting to front endpaper, spine a bit cocked, covers slightly rubbed. Overall a Very Good copy lacking the dust jacket.



    Lao ren yu hai [Chinese translation of The Old Man and the Sea] by Hemingway, Ernest

    Hong Kong: Yih Mei Book Co, 1957. Paperback. 108p., slender paperback, evenly toned, otherwise very good.



    The Bridge of San Luis Rey (First American Edition, with scarce Pulitzer Prize wraparound band) by Wilder, Thornton

    New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1927. First American Edition. Stated "1927" on the title page and copyright page with no later printings, with a price of "2.50" at the front flap. Included is an example of the scarce Pulitzer Prize wraparound band, supplied from the book's seventh printing. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes, and basis for three film versions. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Extremities lightly bumped, and a faint dampstain at the bottom of the front board. Some professional restoration to the jacket, with two tiny closed tears and a crease at the rear flap, else quite fresh. Band slightly toned at the folds.



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

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1931. Later printing. Jacket front panel and copyright page both state "15th Printing." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. 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. Very Good plus in an example of the scarce dust jacket. Light bumps to the extremities, and light rubbing to the spine text. Jacket front spine fold professionally repaired at the verso, with several tiny closed tears and chips at the extremities. Still, a fresh, attractive copy of a title seldom found signed.



    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.



    Guard of Honor (First Edition) by Cozzens, James Gould

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. About Fine and unread in a Very Good, price clipped, first state dust jacket. Jacket has a handful of cello tape repairs, visible only at the verso, with light wear at the spine ends and corners, and light toning to the spine.



    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 original MS of "Journey in The Dark," as I wrote it at the rate of about 500 words a day between April 1941 and July 1943. I compose on a typewriter, and though I may write a page a dozen times, when I finally leave it, it is finished. Indeed, long before this book was finished, it was going into galleys. I use loose leaf paper - keeping the work in binders as it progresses. Martin Flavin | May 15th 1944." Two cover sheets typed by the publisher with the title and list of other works by Flavin precede the typescript. Dedication page typed by the author, stamped "Received Aug. 17, 1943." The complete typescript comprises 611 one-sided typed sheets (three-hole punched) with publisher and editor notations throughout. The author's holograph corrections in blue ink on approximately 125 leaves and several other leaves with pencil corrections transferred from the galleys. In addition to grammatical corrections, the author clarifies "why the flak was unalarming," removes racial references, changes a character's name to Mr. Ginsberg from Mr. Bergman, and deletes a page and a half aside about American apathy towards WWII up until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. How many Pulitzer Prize winning manuscripts from the 20th century still remain in private hands?



    Time and Materials Poems 1997-2005 by Hass, Robert

    Ecco. As New/Very Good. 2007. First Edition Stated. 9780061349607 .



    To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A bright, attractive first edition of Lee's powerful novel. The book is in Near Fine condition on account of gentle bumps to the corners and lower edge of the front board. Internally in excellent condition with no owner's markings and appearing unread. The dust jacket also Near Fine with a few short tears at the top of the front panel and corresponding creases, and minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Price-clipped, but price is not an issue point. A book that usually turns up much the worse for wear, this is a particularly clean copy that is new to the trade. Housed in a lovely custom slipcase with chemise. Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning coming of age novel, set in Maycomb, Alabama. An American classic, the novel took over two years for Lee to write- it was inspired by her own upbringing. (In fact, Lee's father was a lawyer who had defended black clients at the cost of his practice). Its production was not without difficulty and Lee once became so angry over the course of writing the novel that she tossed the manuscript out a window. The book has never been out of print, sold tens of millions of copies, and is required reading for the American adolescent. To Kill a Mockingbird was also adapted by Horton Foote into a 1963 film, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck. The film would win three Oscars. "…skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious." (Contemporary New Yorker review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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