“Out there, in the open desert, men can walk for days without passing a single house, seeing a well, for the desert is so vast that no one can know it all": First American Edition of Desert Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
Le Clezio, J.M.G.$300.00
Item Number: 1555
Boston: A Verba Mundi Book, 2009.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the wrap around band. Signed by the author on the title page.
In its citation, The Nobel Committee singled out "Desert", "This work contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert, contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants. The main character is a utopian antithesis to the ugliness and brutality of European society."Ask a Question
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"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst English Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
London: Atlantic Books, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page.
“Real lives have no end. Real books have no end": First American Edition; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M.G. Le Clezio
New York: Atheneum, 1972.
First American edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. An excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket.
"Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return": FIrst French Edition of J.M.G. Le Clezio's Desert; Signed by Him
Paris: Gallimard, 1980.
First French edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. In very good condition with some shelfwear and toning to the extremities.
First Edition of Philip Fisher's highly regarded Paths to Wealth through Common Stocks; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, “Thank you for all your help in making this book possible, Mrs Nel Pozo Sincerely Phil Fisher.” The recipient was an assistant to the author who helped Fisher with this book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Most desirable inscribed example of this investment classic.
"The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there": First Edition of the The Pilgrim of Tinker Creek; Signed by Annie Dillard
New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1974.
First edition with all points present of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original brown cloth with gilt letters to the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. A very sharp copy.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads": First Editions of Shelby Footes Classic Civil War Trilogy; Inscribed by Him
The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville; Fredericksburg to Meridian; Red River to Appomattox.
New York: Random House, 1958.
First editions of the author’s authoritative text on The Civil War. Octavo, 3 volumes. Volume three is inscribed by Shelby Foote, both volumes one and two are signed by Foote on the half title page. Each are near fine to fine in near fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Complete sets of the Civil War signed and inscribed by Foote are scarce.