First Edition of Steven Millhauser's Edwin Mullhouse; Signed by Him
Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954.
Item Number: 885
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of wear. Jacket design by Alice and Martin Provensen.
Millhauser is best known for his 1972 debut novel, Edwin Mullhouse. The novel is seemingly autobiographical, and it's about a precocious writer whose career ends abruptly with his death at age eleven. Millhauser followed with a second novel, Portrait of a Romantic (1977) and his first collection of short stories In The Penny Arcade (1986). In 1997 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Martin Dressler and, in 2012, the Story Prize for We Others.
Other Books by this Author
London: Routledge Y Kegan Paul, 1978.
First British edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WORK MARTIN DRESSLER; SIGNED BY STEVEN MILLHAUSER
New York: Crown Publishers , 1996.
First edition of Millhauser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Joni Werner. Author photograph by Emma Hanson.
Steven Millhauser Collection: Edwin Mullhouse, Portrait of A Romantic, In The Penny Arcade, From the Realm of Morpheus, The Barnum Museum, Little Kingdoms, Martin Dressler, The Knife Thrower, Enchanted Night, The King in the Tree, Dangerous Laughter, We Others.
New York: 1972-2012.
First editions of the first twelve volumes of Millhauser’s books. Octavo, 12 volumes. Each are fine in fine dust jackets and each are signed by the author. A very sharp collection by a master of the short story.
New York: Crown, 1996.
Uncorrected proof of the first edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize- winning novel. Octavo, original beige wrappers. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. In fine condition.
Steven Millhauser Collection: Edwin Mullhouse, Portrait of A Romantic, In The Penny Arcade, From the Realm of Morpheus, The Barnum Museum, Little Kingdoms, Martin Dressler, The Knife Thrower, Enchanted Night, The King in the Tree, Dangerous Laughter.
New York: 1972-2008.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of the first eleven books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser. Octavo, 11 volumes, original wrappers as issued. Each are in near fine to fine condition. Each volume is signed by Steven Millhauser. An uncommon set of proofs.
"He thought about the wedding gift, a stool carved from Muiri wood. I'll change the woman's figure. I shall curve a woman big- big with child": First Edition of A Grain of Wheat; Lengthily Inscribed by Ngugi
London: William Heinemann, 1967.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the title page signed twice, “To Matthew In appreciation Peace, blessings! Ngugi wa Thiong’o “He thought about the wedding gift, a stool carved from Muiri wood. I’ll change the woman’s figure. I shall curve a woman big- big with child” NW Thiong’o 17th March 08 Irvine.” Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen”: First Edition of Where the Wild Things Are; Signed by Maurice Sendak with a Large Drawing
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition in the first-issue dust jacket of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children’s literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Boldly inscribed by Maurice Sendak opposite the half-title page, “For Rachel GRR! Maurice Sendak” with a drawing of large growling Carol. Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket. This is the correct first state of the dust jacket with no mention of the Caldecott award, and a $3.50 price at top of front flap. An exceptional example, rare and desirable with a drawing by Sendak.
First Edition of Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men And Mountains; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Lyons & Burford Publishers, 1990.
First edition of Krakauer’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Deborah- Stay loose, Climb hard! Congratulations on climbing Denali. You did better than I. Jon Krakauer October 1990. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Shaw. Jacket cover photograph by Jon Krakauer. Jacket back cover by Marc Twight.
“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there”: First Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Signed by Robert Pirsig
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974.
First edition of one of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Robert M. Pirsig on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.