First Edition of Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit
Item Number: 59041
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock Publishers, 1944.
First edition of Smith’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and tape repair. Jacket design by Richard Floethe.
When it was first published in 1944, Strange Fruit sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.
Other Books by this Author
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1962.
First edition of this “beautifully written book which should be read by families at Christmas time as Dickens’ Christmas Carol used to be” (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Clare- with my warm greetings, Lillian Smith.” Decorations by Constance McMillan. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of Garcia Marquez’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead": First Edition of The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Signed by Norman Mailer
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
First edition of the 50th Anniversary edition of the author’s classic novel. Thick octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author who has transcibed the first line of this title as follows, “All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead.”
"Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them": First Edition of Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Inscribed by Her
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.
First edition, first printing with the date on the title page of the author’s first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear. Inscribed by Carson McCullers on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, uncommon signed and inscribed.
“I HATE EVERYTHING WHICH IS NOT IN MYSELF”: First British Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Inscribed by Norman Mailer
London: Allan Wingate, 1949.
First British edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by James Holland.