Item Number: 837
New York: Random House, 2003.
First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Mailer’s collection featuring his poems and drawings.
Other Books by this Author
“I HATE EVERYTHING WHICH IS NOT IN MYSELF”: First British Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Inscribed by Norman Mailer
London: Allan Wingate, 1949.
First British edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Mailer, For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.”
"All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead": First Edition of The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Signed by Norman Mailer
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
First edition of the 50th Anniversary edition of the author’s classic novel. Thick octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author who has transcibed the first line of this title as follows, “All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead.”
AMERICAS "BEST WAR NOVEL": FIRST EDITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER TO JOURNALIST JOE HAAS
New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, "For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969." Some of the usual rubbing to the boards, near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.
First Edition of Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends; With a Full Page Unique Poem by Shel Silverstein
New York : Harper & Row Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Inscribed by Shel Silverstein on the front free endpaper, with an original full page poem, “For Fran “Nothing rhymes with quiche/ Except Hashish/ And if you’d hashish/ Inton this Jewish Quiche/ Instead of lox/ You’d have shown a lot more sophistication/ And given me joy and stoned elation/ But you’ve strained my stomache (sp)/ And strained my patience/ Cause you put that lox into your quiche/ (A receipe of the Jewveau Riche)/ I deplore it, condemn it, Refute it/ and hate it/ Will someone please tell me/ Why I ate it?” Love Shel.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light toning and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965.
First American edition of the poet’s scarce first book. Review copy with slip laid in. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel and a closed tear.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference": The Road Not Taken; Signed by Robert Frost
New York: Holt, Rinehart and WInston, 1961.
First edition, later printing. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Robert Frost on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
New York: Columbia Records, 1973.
Original LP of Leonard Cohen’s first album of Live Songs. Signed by Cohen on the front cover. In very good condition.