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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1983.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Name to the front free endpaper, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Silverman. Translated by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mrockowska-Brand.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer": Albert Camus Classic Novel The Stranger
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
Third printing of the author’s first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original beige cloth. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. In very good condition, some underlining and markings.
“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968.
First British edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Mayhew. Photograph of Nabokov on the rear panel by Philippe Halsman. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. A nice example.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of this collection of writing by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton’s interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
First edition of this collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Paul Muldoon on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“I'm tired of people who have not been at war who know all about it": First Edition of John Steinbeck's The Moon Is Down
New York: The Viking Press, 1942.
First edition, second issue of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s classic work. Octavo, original blue cloth. Near fine in an excellent price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket illustration by Frank Lieberman. A nice example.
“And what is death, if not a face at peace - its artistic perfection": First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Despair
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1966.
First British edition of this inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime–his own murder. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example.
New York: New Directions, 1947.
First edition of this collection of two early Camus absurdist plays. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1924.
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Amos Oz on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode": First Edition of Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story
New York: Miramax Books, 2006.
First edition of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Number Seventeen. Jacket illustration by Abigail Smith.
Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 1998.
Early printing of the Plantinga Reader. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Len with best wishes Alvin Plantinga.” The recipient was a student of Plantinga at Notre Dame. Edited by James F. Sennett. In fine condition.