O Albany: An Urban Tapestry.
Item Number: 688
New York: Viking, 1983.
First Edition. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author. Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket that shows very light wear to the extremities and a small closed tear on the front panel.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Viking Press, 1983.
First Edition. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by author 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. A very nice example.
New York: Viking, 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 the author. Legs is in near fine condition. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game has some spots on the front panel, else near fine. Ironweed is in fine condition without wear.
"Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate": First Edition of William Kennedys Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
New York: Viking Press, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Warmly 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.”
New York: Viking Press, 1978.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. 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.
New York: Dial Press, 1969.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo. Original boards. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a slightly toned spine.
"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.
London: W. H. Allen, 1971.
First edition of the author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by Kadare on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Art and order, the relatives that refuse to relate”: First Edition of The Piano Teacher; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Jelinek on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.