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"Man, when reduced to nothing, or in other words a survivor, is not tragic but comic, because he has no fate": First Edition of Liquidation; Signed by Imre Kertesz
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition of this novel by the 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Gall. Translated by Tim Wilkinson.
Budapest: Magveto, 2003.
First Hungarian edition, preceding the English edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
First edition of this riveting novel about a torturer for the secret police of a Latin American regime who tells the haunting story of the father and son he ensnared and destroyed. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. Translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Gall.
"surpassed only by Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz": First Hungarian Edition of Sorstalansag; Signed by Imre Kertesz
Budapest: Szepirodalmi, 1975.
First Hungarian edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterpiece. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. Also, laid in is an original pamphlet on this work, which is also signed by Kertesz. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: Atheneum, 1975.
First American edition of the author’s sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear. Jacket design by Diane Simmard. Translated from the French by Simon Watson Taylor.
New York: Atheneum, 1973.
First American edition of this collection of nine stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page Very good in a very good dust jacket with a small chip from the foot of the spine. Jacket design by Harry Ford. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward.
“That is all you can think of: what people will say! One goes from one end of the world to the other to hear the same story. Does it matter what people say?”: First Edition of Nectar In a Sieve; Inscribed by Kamala Markandaya
London: Putnam, 1954.
First Edition of the author’s first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best Wishes and love, Kamala Markandaya January 1955.” Some tape removal to the front endpaper, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with some of the usual wear and tear. Overall a nice copy of this classic; this is the first example of this title we have seen signed or inscribed.
New York: Crown, 1996.
Uncorrected proof of the first edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize- winning novel. Octavo, original beige wrappers. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. In fine condition.
Steven Millhauser Collection: Edwin Mullhouse, Portrait of A Romantic, In The Penny Arcade, From the Realm of Morpheus, The Barnum Museum, Little Kingdoms, Martin Dressler, The Knife Thrower, Enchanted Night, The King in the Tree, Dangerous Laughter, We Others.
New York: 1972-2012.
First editions of the first twelve volumes of Millhauser’s books. Octavo, 12 volumes. Each are fine in fine dust jackets and each are signed by the author. A very sharp collection by a master of the short story.
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WORK MARTIN DRESSLER; SIGNED BY STEVEN MILLHAUSER
New York: Crown Publishers , 1996.
First edition of Millhauser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Joni Werner. Author photograph by Emma Hanson.
New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997.
First edition of the Nobel Prize winning-author’s gripping story of a Romanian women’s daily life in a stagnated dictatorship. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Herta Muller on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Candell. Translated from German by Philip Boehm and Michael Hulse.
New York: Holt, 1999.
First edition of Rushdie’s sixth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
First edition of Soyinka’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. In near fine condition.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For George with my friendship, Vassilis Vassilikos.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows very light wear. Jacket design by Enrico Arno. Translated from the Greek by Marilyn Calmann.