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    John Adams by McCullough, David

    US: Simon & Schuster, 2001-05-22. rep. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. 751 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 462125



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

    New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue dust jacket, with a price of $2.50 on the front flap and a photograph of the author on the rear flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a classic American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy playing the role of failed salesman Willy Loman. Jacket design by Joseph Hirsch. Owner name at the top of the front endpaper, else about Fine with a lovely, deep brown topstain, in a Very Good jacket that shows no loss, but rubbing at the folds and extremities, and light fray at the crown. A very presentable copy overall.



    His Family (First Edition) by Poole, Ernest

    New York: Macmillan, 1917. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Ex-library copy, with only a few of the defects usually associated with such copies. Very Good plus, with circulation slip to the front pastedown, and with a few light splashes to the boards. Rear panel and flap of the scarce dust jacket present, with cello tape to a few closed tears at the verso, and with much of the front flap pasted down to the front endpaper. Uncommon in any condition, let alone so sharp.



    The Hours by Cunningham, Michael

    New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Very Good in Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0374172897 . Signed by Cunningham on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the basis for the movie. A fictional account of Virginia Woolf's last days and her friendship with a poet living in his mother's shadow. Shallow bumping to the bottom of the front board, and a small stain near the rear pastedown endpaper. ; 229 pages; Signed by Author .




    New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1930). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. First Trade Edition. Crane A14.1: one of 3870 copies printed from the plates of the Random House limited edition. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize. Laid in on an unruled index card is a fair copy AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of a poem, "A Time To Talk," completely in Frost's hand and SIGNED by him at the conclusion with the dedication "For (looks like George but we don't think so) Bush." A comparison to the poem, first printed in MOUNTAIN INTERVAL and here printed on page 156 reveals that Frost has added a line in the copy he has made. After "Blade-end up and five feet tall," Frost has added "Like a sunflower stalk," which is not included in the printed poem. A fine and scarce example of an altered holograph poem by Frost.



    The Glass Menagerie by Williams, Tennessee

    New York: Random House, 1945. Williams' first successful play. Stated second printing. Hardcover, full turquoise cloth blocked in black; gilt title on spine. Book shows light edge wear; "Amanda" has been underlined in pencil throughout, with some additional annotations; jacket worn, rubbed, chipped with short tears; dark stain on front; some water staining visible on inside of spine area (does not appeared to have affected book); foxed. Includes 4 b/w photographs from the first Chicago production.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Small Octavo.



    The shrike; a play by Kramm, Joseph

    New York: Random House, 1952. 198p., frontis-photos, cast, production stills, very good first edition in boards with decorative embellishment, gilt, photo of Jose Ferrer and Judith Evelyn affixed to front cover, unclipped but edgeworn dj with darkened spine. Pulitzer Prize-winner for 1952 set in a psychiatric hospital.



    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.




    New York: Random House, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very clean, largely unopened copy; browning to pastedowns and endpapers, as often the case, here more to the rear. Spine label with some rubbing and light chipping, also as almost always the case with this title. Very Good or better, as issued without dustwrapper or slipcase. Linen cloth with beveled edges and a brown leather spine label. Crane A14. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize. Copy #769 of 1000 beautifully printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press and SIGNED by Frost on the half-title page.



    THINKING OUT LOUD On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private by Quindlen, Anna

    New York NY: Random House. 1993. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0679407111 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; A collection of thought-provoking articles by a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times addresses the author's opinions on abortion, the right to die, political campaigns, rape, children's rights, and other key issues.; 287 pages .



    A Confederacy of Dunces (Signed by Percy) by Toole, John Kennedy

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Second printing. Near Fine/Very Good. An excellent copy of the book, Near Fine or perhaps a little better with a light splash-mark on the top-edge of the page block, otherwise in excellent shape. With a Very Good, first state dust jacket with some small chips at the top of the spine and with the titling quite faded, as is common with this book. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page. A major work of American literature, the novel depicts the satirical adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly as he saunters around New Orleans, looking for work and railing against modern culture. The book was written in the early 1960s, but wasn't published until 1980, 11 years after Toole's suicide, when the author's mother took the manuscript to Walker Percy and essentially forced him to read it. "There was no getting out of it; only one hope remained-that I could read a few pages and that they would be bad enough for me, in good conscience, to read no farther… In this case I read on. And on. First with the sinking feeling that it was not bad enough to quit, then with a prickle of interest, then a growing excitement, and finally an incredulity: surely it was not possible that it was so good." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1981. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1962. Hardcover. Small stain on the front pastedown from a previous bookplate. About Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase. Jean Charlot. Tall octavo (6-3/4" x 10-7/8") bound in natural buckram with a silhouette frieze of the Bridge's doomed pedestrians stamped in black on both covers, backed in fine imported black morocco leather. Introduction by Granville Hicks. Illustrated with 16 full-color lithographs drawn directly on the plates by Jean Charlot and printed in seven colors. Copy #355 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.



    My Brother George Seferis by Tsatsos, Ioanna; translated by Jean Demos

    St. Paul: North Central Publishing Company, 1982. Biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Greek poet by his sister, also a poet. First American edition. Hardcover, full teal cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, ink gift note on free endsheet; jacket rubbed with short tears, creasing. Text clean; xvi, 257 pages + list of other Nostos books; index, b/w frontispiece.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.




    New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1996). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards.This story of a young entrepreneur in late-nineteenth-century New York City won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. SIGNED by the author on the title page.



    OUR TOWN by WILDER, Thornton

    New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. A tight, crisp copy in a beautiful dustwrapper with minor wear to the spine tips and a superficial scratch and tiny closed tear on the rear panel. The cloth is mildly sunned at the spine and to the very top edges of both covers with no effect on either the front cover or spine blue paper label. Lovely copy in a brilliant dustwrapper. Hard to improve on this. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle."



    The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After by Bok, Edward W. edited by W. David Lewis

    Chicago: Donnelley & Sons Lakeside Press, 2000 reissue. 459pp. illus. t.e.g. brown cloth 16mo: Fine/no dj. A high quality Lakeside Classics reissue of the Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography (1921) of the rags-to-riches magazine publisher and writer Bok (1863-1930) who gave American English the term "living room."



    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 .



    In the Night Kitchen (Inscribed First Edition) by Sendak, Maurice

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970. First edition. Fine/Fine. Original publisher's linen boards with pictorial cover label. An unread, Fine copy of the book. Original dust jacket with price of $4.95 intact and no Caldecott Medal sticker affixed to the jacket. Jacket also in Fine condition with only the most trivial wear at the spine ends and corners. Inscribed by the author on the front end paper: "For Rachel, hello! Maurice Sendak | Dec. '70." A nice, early inscription; we could find no other copies currently on the market dated in the year of publication. Laid into this copy is the publisher's promotional brochure announcing Sendak's receipt of the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Award and listing his other works currently available for purchase. "Called 'the Picasso of children's books' by Time magazine... The New York Times described Mr. Sendak as 'a fantasist in the great tradition of Sir John Tenniel and Edward Lear.'" (Publisher's promotional brochure). Hanraham A75. Fine in Fine dust jacket.



    Shred This Book! The Scandalous Cartoons of Doug Marlette (inscribed) by Marlette, Doug

    Atlanta: Peachtree, 1988 1st ed. INSCRIBED by author on title p. 159pp. illus. paperback oblong tall 8vo: Fine. A nice crisp copy of this book of political cartoons by then Atlanta Constitution editorial cartoonist Marlette (1949-2007), published in the year he won the Pulitzer Prize.



    Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Mann, Thomas; translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1947. Attractive if austere post-war reprint of Mann's great first novel, of the decline of a well-off German merchant family & and bourgeois life in northern Germany in the mid-nineteenth century, based in part on Mann's own family; and the key work cited when he received the Nobel Prize in 1929. Hardcover, full green cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, corners & edges show some bumping; jacket shows light rubbing, minor edgewear, light creasing. Text clean; [6], 604 pages. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.



    DAVE BARRY DOES JAPAN by Barry, Dave

    New York NY: Random House. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0679404856 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; provides a look at the follies and quirks of the Japanese--and Americans--in a collection of observations on sumo wrestling, sushi, geisha girls, and more. ; 210 pages .

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