"Ideally, of course, a relationship is best, but then how many people are capable of deep feeling? Practically none": First Edition of The City and the Pilar; Signed by Gore Vidal
The City and the Pilllar.
Item Number: 1184
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.
First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a bright dust jacket with a few small chips but does not show the fading to the spine panel.
Stylistically influenced by Hemingway, this work, "is distinguished by its honesty and lack of self-pity; the central figure is unexceptional in every respect but his sexual choices" (Stringer, 690). "One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isn't sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking" (Christopher Isherwood).
Other Books by this Author
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New York: Dutton, 1946.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1956.
First edition of the author’s play that was later made into the 1960 motion picture starring Jerry Lewis as Kreton. Octavo. Fine in a lightly used very good plus dust jacket. Signed by the author. Laid in is a ticket stub at a play that Vidal appeared at.
"Nothing that ever was changes. Yet nothing that is can ever be the same as what went before": First Edition of The City and the Pillar; Signed by Gore Vidal
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948.
First edition of this landmark novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket with two small chips to the crown but does not show the fading endemic to the spine panel. A very sharp example.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.
First editionnal of the final volume in Vidal’s Narratives of Empire, his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal. Small name to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Sheridan Germann.
“That my plans have lately gone somewhat awry is the sort of risk one must take if life is to be superb": First Edition of Gore Vidal's Myra Breckenridge; Inscribed to his Publicist Jay Allen
Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1968.
First edition. Octavo, black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to his publicist Jay Allen, “Jay- many thanks Gore.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear. A nice association.
New York: Random House, 1984.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gore Vidal on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"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: 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.
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.