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    Interpreter of Maladies (First Edition) by Lahiri, Jhumpa

    New York: Houghton, Mifflin / Mariner, 1999. First Edition. First Edition, and the true First of this paperback original. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Fine condition, in illustrated wrappers as issued. A pristine, unread copy. Housed in a custom four-flap chemise.



    John Adams by McCullough, David

    Riverside, NJ, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 34Th Printing Of This Hardcover Edition.



    An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Atkinson, Rick

    New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002. First of the acclaimed trilogy on World War Two, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for History. Stated first edition (first printing) with full number string, no mention of Pulitzer Prize on jacket. Hardcover, navy spine over orange boards, gilt titling. Light wear, minor dings, minor edge creasing to unclipped jacket; minor creasing to fore-edges of a couple pages. Text clean; [20], 681 pages + note on the author; index, bibliography & notes on sources, notes, maps, b/w photo plates, map endsheets.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Large Octavo.



    Lonesome Dove (First Edition) by McMurtry, Larry

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the superb 1989 television mini-series starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and Diane Lane. Very Good plus in a Near Fine dust jacket. Faint white smudges to the boards and spine, a hint of shelfwear, and a faint red pencil mark to the top page edges (not a remainder). Jacket is bright and complete, spine ends lightly bumped, and a faint vertical crease to the spine panel.



    The Town (First Edition) by Richter, Conrad

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Third and final installment in the saga of the Luckett family, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with mild foxing to the page edges and endpapers. Jacket is unclipped, with a hint of toning to the spine, mild wear at the spine ends and corners, and with a few scuffs to the rear panel.



    The Reivers (Signed Limited Edition) by Faulkner, William

    New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies (this being No. 379) SIGNED by the author. Faulkner's final novel, posthumous winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1969 film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Steve McQueen. An especially Fine copy with a bright, unfaded topstain, housed in a custom cloth covered slipcase. Lacking the original publisher's acetate dust jacket.



    Nobel Lectures: Physics 1901-1921, 1922-1941, 1942-1962, 1963-1970 by Nobel Foundation

    Amsterdam/London/New York: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1967. Four volume set collecting Nobel Prize lectures, with brief introductions and biographies of the honorees. All lectures have been translated into English. Four heavy volumes, full ochre cloth blocked in black, gilt titling; 1967, 1965, 1964, 1972 [ISBN 0444409939]. Light wear to books & jackets; jacket spines are faded; clean, unmarked. Text clean; xii, 498, [2]; xii, 456, [2]; xiii, blank, 619, [2]; xi, blank, 349, [2] pages; indices & figures in each volume.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 6¾" by 9¾". Set.




    New York: The Heritage Press, (1962). Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Jean Charlot. Tall octavo (6-5/8" x 10-3/4") bound in blue and gray cloth with a silhouette frieze of the Bridge's doomed pedestrians stamped in black on both covers. Introduction by Granville Hicks. Illustrated with 16 color plates by Jean Charlot. A lovely reproduction of the Limited Editions Club version of this Pulitzer Prize winning book.



    The Yearling by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Pulitzer Prize edition of this classic novel of a poor boy & his pet fawn, newly illustrated by Wyeth. Stout hardcover, full tan cloth, brown titling & decoration. Light general wear, some foxing to covers; jacket price-clipped, edgeworn with chips and short tears, spine lightly tanned; missing large chunk from lower front cover, removing most of Wyeth's name; ink name & note inside front cover. Later printing. Text clean; viii, [2], 400 pages, 14 full color plates by Wyeth, plus full-color endsheets.. Later Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by N. C. Wyeth. 6½" by 9".



    THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Hemingway, Ernest

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A sharp copy of this American classic. Book easily Near Fine with the spine gilt bright and complete, with two small spots to the cloth on the front board and a contemporary owner's name on the free endpaper. In a Near Fine, dust jacket that has a short 1/4 inch tear at the top of the front panel and some overall toning, but without the ubiquitous chips and rubbing seen on most copies. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.




    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in dustwrapper and slipcase. One of 350 numbered and SIGNED copies. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.




    (Hopewell, NJ): The Ecco Press, (1995). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine earliest state of the dustwrapper without the sticker on the dustwrapper stating such. Cloth-backed boards. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.




    New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. The dustwrapper has mild edgewear and short closed tears. It has been backed internally along the spine and flap folds with tissue paper for reinforcement. Also present is an early custom-made black cloth dustwrapper with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. First Trade Edition, with title page printed in green and black. Preceded by the "preliminary issue" of 21 copies and the London edition by a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes.



    Death of a Salesman (Signed First Edition) by Miller, Arthur

    New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book Near Fine on account of a previous owner's name written on the first blank, otherwise a lovely copy. With the correct date "1949" on the title page, although the type is breaking on the final "9". In a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with the spine a trifle faded and light wear at the spine ends and corners. In all, a very presentable copy of a book that is relatively uncommon in anything approaching Fine condition. Arthur Miller's 1949 play - one of the towering classics of the American stage. "Death of a Salesman" follows the trials of Willy Loman, the quintessential American tragic hero. The original production was directed by Elia Kazan, starred Lee J. Cobb, and ran for 742 performances. The role of Loman has also been played by such luminaries as George C. Scott, Brian Dennehy, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play would win a Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, becoming the first play to win all three prizes. It would also be adapted into a 1951 film, directed by Stanley Roberts -- Fredric March would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. "Arthur Miller has written a superb drama. From every point of view "Death of a Salesman," which was acted at the Morosco last evening, is a rich and memorable drama. It is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted." (Brooks Atkinson in a Contemporary New York Times review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.



    Angle of Repose (First Edition) by Stegner, Wallace

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Owner inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Just about Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket. Jacket is especially fresh, with just a hint of rubbing to the spine ends and corners.



    The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir (First Edition) by Marquand, John P

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Our research indicates that the alleged issue point is spurious, and that "Lovely Pearl," p. 19, line 1, appeared in the first edition, and the co-author of the reference book that first suggested otherwise has since confirmed same. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The typical vertical striations to pages, else a tight about Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a few tiny chips at the extremities and light toning to the spine panel. An attractive copy.



    The Good Earth by Buck, Pearl S

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. Nice reprint of the classic novel of rural Chinese life. Undated, but after the book was filmed and after Buck won the Nobel Prize. Hardcover, full brown cloth, red titling, photographic endsheets from the film. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor spine fade, chipping & creases to spine ends, price clipped with new price rubberstamped, ink name opposite half-title. Text clean; [6], [375] pages.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.



    OUR TOWN by WILDER, Thornton

    Avon, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1974. First Limited Edition. hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Fine slipcase, as new. Robert J. Lee. Quarto (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") bound in full brown corduroy with an oval leather spine label; 132 pages. With an introduction by Brooks Atkinson and a note by the author. Illustrated by Robert J. Lee with 4 double-page color plates,3 full-page monochrome plates, and 18 marginal sketches printed in a rosy terra-cotta. One of 2000 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist and by the author, the only limited edition of this play and certainly the easiest and least expensive way to obtain a signed copy. This copy is directly from the publisher's Connecticut office and is not numbered but is essentially untouched since publication.



    OUR TOWN by WILDER, Thornton

    New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. With none of the sunning typically found on the covers. Fine in a Near Fine, complete dustwrapper with only mild chipping to the spine tips. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle."




    New York: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. This copy with the typical browning to the paper though not as bad as usually found. The front endpaper has a small squiggle in red ink and a name written in red pencil. Near Fine, lacking a dustwrapper. Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.



    JOHN BROWN'S BODY by BENET, Stephen Vincent

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1948. Hardcover. Spine sunned and soiled. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. John Steuart Curry. Tall quarto (7-1/8" x 11-1/2") bound in full rough scarlet linen with blue leather labels on spine and front cover. Designed by Francis Meynell and printed by William Rudge. Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman. Copy #380 of 1500 illustrated with oil paintings by John Steuart Curry, his last illustrations for a book, reproduced in offset lithography by Fretz Freres, Zurich, Switzerland. Issued unsigned as the artist died before publication.



    House Made of Dawn (First Edition) by Momaday, N. Scott

    New York: Harper and Row, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, in a first issue unclipped dust jacket. Basis for the 1987 Richardson Morse film, written for the screen by Momaday, and starring Larry Littlebird, Judith Doty, Jay Verela, and Mesa Bird. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A very bright, Fine, and unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition.



    The Way Things Are by Bridgman, P. W

    Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959. Nobel Prize-winning physicist discusses the nature of the scientific search for knowledge, and the inevitable effect of the observer upon the observed. First edition (first printing). Hardcover, black cloth spine over green cloth boards, gilt titling. Light wear to book; pice-clipped jacket shows some tears, chips, small stains. Text clean; x, [2], 333 pages; index, brief bibliography.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.



    JOHN BROWN'S BODY by BENET, Stephen Vincent

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good copy of the dustwrapper, missing some small pieces on the spine and split there but with a very presentable appearance under mylar. First Trade Edition after the printing of 201 signed deluxe copies of this popular success and Pulitzer Prize winner. INSCRIBED and SIGNED "For W. L. Thompson Jr./with the best wishes of the author,/Stephen Vincent Benet/July 25 -1942."

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