First Edition of Haruki Murakami's Pinball, 1973; Signed by Him
Item Number: 23088
Tokyo: Kodansha Publishers, 1985.
First edition in English. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Murakami on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The wrap-around band is in very good condition. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum.
Pinball, 1973 is the second book in the Trilogy of the Rat series, it is preceded by Hear the Wind Sing (1979) and followed by A Wild Sheep Chase (1982). It is the second novel written by Murakami. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.
Other Books by this Author
"If You Only Read The Books That Everyone Else Is Reading, You Can Only Think What Everyone Else Is Thinking": First Editions in English Of Haruki Murakamis Norwegian Wood; Both Volumes Signed By Him
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1989.
First editions in English of the author’s most well-known work. Small octavos, original wrappers as issued. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. Both volumes are signed by Murakami, volume one is signed in both English and Japanese and volume 2 in Japanese. Laid in is the original bookmark in volume one.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2006.
First edition of this collection of twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Additionally signed by the dust jacket illustrator, Chip Kidd on the back flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
“Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade": First Edition of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles; Signed by Haruki Murakami
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
First edition of Murakami’s heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Additionally signed by the dust jacket illustrator Chip Kidd on the dust jacket rear flap. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Harvill, 2000.
First editions, first printings. Both volumes are signed by Haruki Murakami on the title pages. Both volumes are in fine condition and are in the original gold box.
“As time goes on, you'll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn't, doesn't. Time solves most things. And what time can't solve, you have to solve yourself": First Edition of Haruki Murakami's Dance Dance Dance; Signed by Him
Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1994.
First edition of Murakami’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by and dated in 1998 by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Jacket illustration by Maki Sasaki and jacket design by Lorraine Louie. Translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum.
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1979.
First Japanese edition of the author’s first book. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with the rare wrap-around band.
New York: Kodansha International, 1989.
First edition of Murakami’s extraordinary literary thriller that launched his international reputation. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum.
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better”: True First Editions Of Murakamis Norwegian Wood, Signed By Him
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1987.
First Japanese editions and true firsts of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, 2 volumes, original boards. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets with the rare wrap-around bands present. Both volumes are signed by Haruki Murakami in Japanese. Rare, especially signed.
"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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
London: Allen Lane, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Amartya Sen on the title page.