First Edition of The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing; Signed by Norman Mailer
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing.
Item Number: 4053
New York: Random House, 2003.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Norman Mailer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
In The Spooky Art, Norman Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and recommends the tools to navigate it. Addressing the reader in a conversational tone, he draws on the best of more than fifty years of his own criticism, advice, and detailed observations about the writers craft. "At his bestas artists should be judgedMailer is indispensable, an American treasure. There is enough of his best in this book for it to be welcomed with gratitude" (The Washington Post).
Other Books by this Author
“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. Lengthily inscribed by Mailer, For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.”
First Edition of Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize- Winning Classic The Executioner's Song; Signed by Him
Boston: Little Brown, 1979.
First edition. Thick octavo, original cloth. Signed by Norman Mailer on the title page. Some spotting to the page edges, very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear.
First editon of The Armies of the Night; Inscribed by Norman Mailer to Christopher Lawford and signed by Noam Chomsky
New York: The New American Library, 1968.
First edition of this nonfiction novel, which went on to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Chris Lawford remembering our good conversation last summer Norman Mailer March 1983.” Additionally signed by one of the subjects, Noam Chomsky. The recipient, Christopher Lawford is an author, activist and member of the Kennedy family and friends with the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
AMERICAS "BEST WAR NOVEL": FIRST EDITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER TO JOURNALIST JOE HAAS
New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948.
First edition of the author’s first book. Thick octavo, original black boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to journalist Joe Haas, "For Joe Haas in Jamaica after our Lady Norman Mailer May 1969." Some of the usual rubbing to the boards, near fine in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.
"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.”
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.
"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.
"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. 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.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.