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New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1939.
First edition of this classic portrait of Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 1871
London: W.H. Allen, 1978.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added a line from this work, “We must endure, we must survive. Andre Brink.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Bob Haberfield.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 1798
"Being right was largely a matter of explanations": First Edition of Mr. Sammlers Planet; Warmly Inscribed by Saul Bellow
New York: The Viking Press, 1970.
First edition of the author’s third National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Alderman and Lois Stone from an old Tulyite Saul Bellow March 16′ 87.” The recipient was Bernard and Lois Stone, the former a politician from the city of Chicago. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the spine. Jacket design by Mel Williamsom.
Price: $700.00 Item Number: 1786
New York: Atheneum, 1964.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by J.M.G. Le Clezio on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine. Jacket design by Isadore Seltzer. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 1709
London: Cannongate, 2006.
First edition in English. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Javier Marias on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustrations by Andre Carrilho. Jacket design by James Hutcheson. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 1674
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
First edition of the author’s final novel in his acclaimed Zuckerman series. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 1589
First Edition of Death With Interruptions; Signed and Dated in the Year of Publication by Jose Saramago
Orlando: Harcourt, 2008.
First edition of Saramago’s philosophical page-turner, which hinges on death taking a holiday. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the half-title page by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 1504
"It was...unnecessary for me to fret about who the murderer was: Everybody was": First Edition of Imre Kertesz's The Union Jack; Signed by Him
New York: Melville House, 2009.
First edition of this novella by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. In fine condition. Translated by Tim Wilkinson.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 1492
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.
New York: 1972-2008.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of the first eleven books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser. Octavo, 11 volumes, original wrappers as issued. Each are in near fine to fine condition. Each volume is signed by Steven Millhauser. An uncommon set of proofs.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 1330
Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2003.
First edition in English of the Nobel Laureate’s play that is based on the legendary Huineng, the sixth patriarch of Zen Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Gao Xingjian on the title page. Review copy, with slip laid in, fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Gilbert C.F. Fong.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 1234
"Only a lunatic would think that art is superior to nature": First Edition of Soul Mountain; Signed by Gao Xingjian
New York: Harper Collins, 2000.
First edition in English of the author’s magnum opus, which led to him winning the Nobel Prize in literature in 2000. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gao Xingjian on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Mabel Lee.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 1233
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.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 1164