First Edition of Derek Walcott's Gulf; Signed By Him
Item Number: 1188
London: Jonathan Cape, 1969.
First edition of this early collection of poems by the Nobel Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that has a small tear to the top back panel.
Other Books by this Author
London: Jonathan Cape, 1962.
First edition of this early work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Derek Walcott on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Germano Facetti.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed and dated by Derek Walcott in 1978 on the half-title page. In very good condition.
“MY HEART, THAT USED TO PUMP ALONG SO PLEASANTLY HAS COME TO A DIFFERENT SORT OF MUSIC”: First Edition of Evidence; Signed by Mary Oliver
Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.
First edition of this collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper, very good in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Kosturko.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First deluxe edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in the original slipcase, which is in fine condition. Illustrations by John Burgoyne.
New York: Reynal, Hitchcock, Inc, 1941.
First limited edition of French adventurer Gontran de Poncins’ classic account of his solo unsupported journey in the Canadian Arctic. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth covered boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. One on only 550 copies, this is number 81. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Before I disappear for good!…I remain your friend, ‘Eskimo Miki’, de Poncins.” With the original Publisher’s Note laid in which explains, “The Vicomte Gontran de Poncins, author of KABLOONA, called out of the Arctic to join the colors of his country, disappeared in the debacle of the French Republic following the fall of Paris. It has therefore been impossible to obtain his signature for this limited edition.” Poncins did in fact survive, and this is one of the scarce copies that he signed.
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.
First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Tony Moore.