First Edition of David Foster Wallace's Oblivion; Signed by Him
Foster Wallace, David.$650.00
Item Number: 23041
Boston: Little Brown & Company, 2004.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mario J. Pulice.
Oblivion is David Foster Foster Wallace's third and final short story collection. "It has breathtakingly smart" stories are "epic modernism," with "big plots, absurd Beckettian humor and science-fiction-height ideas portrayed vis-a-vis slow, realistic stream of consciousness (Joel Stein, Time). It was named one of the New York Times 100 Notalble books of 2004.
Other Books by this Author
"Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still": First Edition of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men; Signed by David Foster Wallace
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1999.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Fulbrook III.
New York: Doubleday, 1989.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the front free endpaper. Included is the story "Here and There" by David Foster Wallace, which was chosen as one of the best short stories of the year. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
McCain’s Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope.
Boston: Back Bay Books, 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by David Foster Wallace and John McCain on the title page. In fine condition. Rare signed as Foster Wallace passed away only three months after the publication of this volume.
"Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly": First Edition of A Supposedly Fun Thing Ill Never Do Again; Signed by David Foster Wallace
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1997.
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Elizabeth Van Itallie.
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.
"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, illustrated. 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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.