FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WORK MARTIN DRESSLER; SIGNED BY STEVEN MILLHAUSER
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer.
Item Number: 890
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.
"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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.
First edition of this collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper, very good in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Kosturko.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First deluxe edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in the original slipcase, which is in fine condition. Illustrations by John Burgoyne.
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.
First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Tony Moore.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer": First American Edition of Albert Camus Classic Novel The Stranger; Inscribed by Him to fellow novelist Vincent Sheean
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
First American edition of Camus’ first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original beige cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “A Vincent Sheean pour le remercier de savoir si bien parler de Stendhal Sympathiquement Albert Camus.” The recipient, Vincent Sheean was an American journalist and novelist. Sheean’s most famous work was Personal History, which won one of the inaugural National Book Awards: the Most Distinguished Biography of 1935. Film producer Walter Wanger acquired the political memoir and made it the basis for his 1940 film production Foreign Correspondent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Sheean wrote the narration for the feature-length documentary Crisis (1939) directed by Alexander Hammid and Herbert Kline. He translated Ève Curie’s biography of her mother, Madame Curie (1939), into English. Sheean wrote Oscar Hammerstein I: Life and Exploits of an Impresario (1955) as well as a controversial biography of Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis, Dorothy and Red (1963). He studied at the University of Chicago, becoming part of a literary circle which included Glenway Wescott, Yvor Winters, Elizabeth Madox Roberts and Janet Lewis while he was there. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Warren Chappell. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Presentation copies of The Stranger are rare, with only one appearing at auction in the past 70 years. Exceedingly scarce and desirable.