First Edition of Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game; Lengthily Inscribed by William Kennedy
Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game.
Item Number: 691
New York: Viking Press, 1978.
First edition of the second novel in Kennedy’s Albany cycle. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Lee and Laurie, who have watched the game from a ringside seat, with good will and love, Bill”, additionally signed by Kennedy on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with wear and chips to the extremities. A nice inscription.
Other Books by this Author
New York: The Viking Press, 1982.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of each of the author’s first three novels in the acclaimed Albany Cycle. Octavo, original wrappers. 3 volumes. Each are signed by William Kennedy. Legs is in near fine condition. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game is in near fine condition. Ironweed is in fine condition.
New York: The Dial Press, 1969.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original boards. Signed by William Kennedy on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.
New York: Viking Press, 1983.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by William Kennedy on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a newspaper article on Kennedy winning the Pulitzer Prize. Some offsetting to the half and title pages, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart. A very nice example.
"Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate": First Edition of William Kennedys Ironweed; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication and Signed by Academy Award-Winning Actor Jack Nicholson
New York: The Viking Press, 1983.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For Bob Donovan, who at the moment currently connects me with both Cornell and Albany State, with gratitude Bill Kennedy 1/20/83.” Also, signed by actor Jack Nicholson, who played Francis Phelan in the film. Nicholson was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart. The recipient and the the author were friends in Averill Park, New York. Rare and desirable signed by both Kennedy and Nicholson.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.
New York: Free Press, 1992.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William Here are good ideas- Peter Bernstein." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Each Volume Signed by Him
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Each volume is signed and dated by James M. Buchanan. Octavo, original half cloth, 19 volumes. In fine condition, dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.
New York: Wiley, 1995.
First edition of this “indispensable resource for anyone who is serious about investing” (Claude Erb). Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, “For William- For MBA and beyond. Best regards- Peter Bernstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.