First Edition of Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman; Signed by Haruki Murakami and Illustrator Chip Kidd
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.
Item Number: 2859
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2006.
First edition of this collection of twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Additionally signed by the dust jacket illustrator, Chip Kidd on the back flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
"Everything I write is a strange tale," Haruki Murakami says in his preface to this collection. Admittedly, his fusion of Eastern and Western elements of story and reality to create a uniquely surreal landscape of human and otherworldly experiences may be a little too strange for some readers. In addition, he asks more questions than he answers about his protagonists and their unusual situations. Yet those accustomed to his weird ways will find a lot to enjoy here, including many of his most popular New Yorker pieces. While it's clear that many of the stories are sketches made in preparation for the grand artistry of his novels, most, if not all, stand very well on their own.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First edition of this deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better”: True First Editions Of Murakamis Norwegian Wood, Signed By Him
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1987.
First Japanese editions and true firsts of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, 2 volumes, original boards. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets with the rare wrap-around bands present. Both volumes are signed by Haruki Murakami in Japanese. Rare, especially signed.
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1979.
First Japanese edition of the author’s first book. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with the rare wrap-around band.
New York: Kodansha International, 1989.
First edition in English of Murakami’s extraordinary literary thriller that launched his international reputation. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum. Jacket illustration by Shigeo Okamoto.
First Edition of Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
First edition of this “piercing and compact story about friendship and loneliness” (St. Louis Dispatch). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the half-title page (as opposed to the usual tipped in page). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Binding and jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
"If You Only Read The Books That Everyone Else Is Reading, You Can Only Think What Everyone Else Is Thinking": First Editions in English Of Haruki Murakamis Norwegian Wood; Both Volumes Signed By Him
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1989.
First editions in English of the author’s most well-known work. Small octavos, original wrappers as issued. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. Both volumes are signed by Murakami, volume one is signed in both English and Japanese and volume 2 in Japanese. Laid in is the original bookmark in volume one.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
First edition of the compilation of Murakami’s first two novels. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haurki Murakami on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Ted Gossen.
“Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade": First Edition of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles; Signed by Haruki Murakami
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
First edition of Murakami’s heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"IF YOU ONLY READ THE BOOKS THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS READING, YOU CAN ONLY THINK WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS THINKING": First Editions of Norwegian Wood; Both Volumes Signed by Haruki Murakami
London: Harvill, 2000.
First editions of the author’s most well-known work. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Both volumes are signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Both volumes are in fine condition and are in the original gold box. Translated by Jay Rubin.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007.” Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today’s most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century”.