Uncorrected Proof of Martin Dressler; Signed by Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer.
Item Number: 887
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.
"The novel is told as a fable, with prose both lush and dreamlike. The characters are intentionally rather shadowy, while the period details- of building construction, interior design, dress styles, street scenes--have a sensuality so palpable you can practically chew on them" (The Wall Street Journal).
Other Books by this Author
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"This life is slow suicide, unless you read": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Inscribed by Herman Wouk to Ira and Lee Gershwin
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Lee and Ira- Affectionately, Herman Wouk 7 March 1951.” The publication date was March 19, 1951. From the library of Ira Gershwin. The Wouk’s and the Gershwin’s were closed friends, and Ira is cited in the author’s 1985 novel Inside, Out, where the protagonist Goodkind comes face to face with the brothers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with “The City Boy” on the rare panel. Jacket painting by John Hull. An exceptional association.
"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.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.
First Penguin edition of “the definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Ngugi wa Thiong’o on the title page. In fine condition. Introduction by Moses Isegawa.
“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. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable with a drawing by Sendak.