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    $65.00

    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".


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    $100.00

    EROSION by GRAHAM, Jorie

    Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo. Fine in wraps. Bright, clean and sharp overall. First edition / printing (simultaneous with hardcover) of Graham's second collection of verse. Poet is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant. 83pp.


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    $1,875.00

    THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY by WILDER, Thornton

    New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper from a later printing. First Trade Edition, with title page printed in green and black. Preceded by the "preliminary issue" of 21 copies and the London edition by just a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes, this copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the first blank "For Rufus H. Hathaway/with all the/regard of/Thornton Wilder" and dated "Toronto/March/1929." Hathaway, who died in 1933, was a former superintendent of the Canadian National Telegraph News Department as well as a serious collector and devoted student of Canadian literature. The dustwrapper is identical on the front panel to that of the first printing and has the same price but has different copy on the rear panel and both flaps as well as "4th Large Printing" printed on the spine.


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    $1,500.00

    The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Wilder, Thornton

    New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First American edition. about Fine/Near Fine. A lovely, just about Fine copy of the book with the top-stain just a trifle faded and the spine a bit skewed. In a Near Fine dust jacket showing the original price of $2.50. Spine panel a bit faded, and a couple minor chips at the top corners and at the crown. Wilder's novel explores the question of whether there is some greater purpose behind a tragic accident in Peru. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 and on the Modern Library and Time Magazine's lists for 100 best 20th century novels, Wilder's novel continues to inspire and connect with readers to this day. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.


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    $950.00

    The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Book Near Fine with the spine a bit toned and a very slight dampstain to the cloth at the middle of the spine. In a Very Good dust jacket that is also dampstained at the middle of the spine, mostly visible from the verso, otherwise in fairly good shape. 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 Very Good dust jacket.


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    $500.00

    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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    $300.00

    Broadway Bound (Original script for the 1986 Broadway play) by Saks, Gene (director); Neil Simon (playwright); Linda Lavin, Jonathan Silverman, Jason Alexander, Phyllis Newman (starring)

    New York: Broadhurst Theatre, 1986. Second draft script for the 1986 debut. "Broadway Bound" debuted at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway in New York City on November 25, 1986 and closed on September 25, 1988, for a run of 756 performances. The third in Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical "Eugene" trilogy, following "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues." The series tells the story of Eugene Jerome as he grows up in New York City, attends basic training in Mississippi during World War II, and then begins his career as a comedy writer. Basis for the 1992 television movie directed by Paul Bogart and starring Anne Bancroft. Winner of two 1987 Tony Awards, nominated for two others, and nominated for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well. Set in Brighton Beach, New York. White untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated March 1986, noted as Second Draft, with credits for playwright Neil Simon. 116 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 2-53. Photographically reproduced, first generation copy with no copied punch holes. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with three gold brads.


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    $325.00

    Our Town (Hardcover, actor Ralph Holmes' copy) by Wilder, Thornton

    New York: Coward McCann, 1938. Third printing, with Pulitzer Prize sticker on the jacket front panel. INSCRIBED by theatre producer and director Jed Harris to actor Ralph Holmes on the title page: "To Ralph Holmes / With the regards of / J. W. Harris." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "Our Town" first opened in Princeton, New Jersey, and made its Broadway debut in February, 1938, at The Henry Miller Theatre. Shortly after a week's worth of shows, the performance moved to Morosco Theatre, where Harris produced and directed the play for several months. Altogether the play ran on Broadway for a total of 336 performances. While Holmes never shared any credits with Harris, both were significant figures on Broadway. Harris was known to have an explosive personality, something writer George S. Kaufman confirmed during their partnership on "The Royal Family" and "The Front Page," both Broadway successes. Kaufman also worked with Ralph Holmes on the 1936 production of "You Can't Take It With You," later filmed in 1938. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, and slight fading to the extremities. Jacket spine end folds moderately toned, with light shelfwear, and a few tiny chips at the extremities.


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    $15,000.00

    The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark." by Flavin, Martin

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "Journey in the Dark," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Donated by Flavin to the US Treasury Department "to help the war financing campaign," with a certificate from "The Books and Authors War Bond Committee" dated May, 1945. This typescript purchased by or for Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA, as printed on the certificate. A note in the author's hand reads as follows: "This is the original MS of "Journey in The Dark," as I wrote it at the rate of about 500 words a day between April 1941 and July 1943. I compose on a typewriter, and though I may write a page a dozen times, when I finally leave it, it is finished. Indeed, long before this book was finished, it was going into galleys. I use loose leaf paper - keeping the work in binders as it progresses. Martin Flavin | May 15th 1944." Two cover sheets typed by the publisher with the title and list of other works by Flavin precede the typescript. Dedication page typed by the author, stamped "Received Aug. 17, 1943." The complete typescript comprises 611 one-sided typed sheets (three-hole punched) with publisher and editor notations throughout. The author's holograph corrections in blue ink on approximately 125 leaves and several other leaves with pencil corrections transferred from the galleys. In addition to grammatical corrections, the author clarifies "why the flak was unalarming," removes racial references, changes a character's name to Mr. Ginsberg from Mr. Bergman, and deletes a page and a half aside about American apathy towards WWII up until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. How many Pulitzer Prize winning manuscripts from the 20th century still remain in private hands?


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    $850.00

    A Confederacy of Dunces (Signed by Percy) by Toole, John Kennedy

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Second printing. Near Fine/Very Good. An excellent copy of the book, Near Fine or perhaps a little better with a light splash-mark on the top-edge of the page block, otherwise in excellent shape. With a Very Good, first state dust jacket with some small chips at the top of the spine and with the titling quite faded, as is common with this book. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page. A major work of American literature, the novel depicts the satirical adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly as he saunters around New Orleans, looking for work and railing against modern culture. The book was written in the early 1960s, but wasn't published until 1980, 11 years after Toole's suicide, when the author's mother took the manuscript to Walker Percy and essentially forced him to read it. "There was no getting out of it; only one hope remained-that I could read a few pages and that they would be bad enough for me, in good conscience, to read no farther… In this case I read on. And on. First with the sinking feeling that it was not bad enough to quit, then with a prickle of interest, then a growing excitement, and finally an incredulity: surely it was not possible that it was so good." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1981. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.


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    $312.50

    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF HOWARD NEMEROV by NEMEROV, Howard

    Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page to poet William Meredith: "for Bill/with much affection/Howard/17 V 78." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.


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    $100.00

    RABBIT AT REST (Signed First Edition) by Updike, John

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First edition. Fine/Fine. First printing of the trade edition. Signed by the author on the front end paper in blue ink. A Fine copy of the book, clean, sharp and unread. In a Fine dust jacket with the correct price and date code for the true first. Fourth and final book of Updike's powerful "Rabbit series;" the second book, after "Rabbit is Rich" to win a Pulitzer Prize. The novel continues the chronicle of unhappy, self-destructive events in the life of high school basketball phenom, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Fine in Fine dust jacket.


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    $31.30

    THE DREAM OF THE UNIFIED FIELD. SELECTED POEMS 1974-1994 by GRAHAM, Jorie

    (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.


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    $75.00

    The Stone Diaries (First UK Edition) by Shields, Carol

    London: Fourth Estate, 1993. First UK Edition, preceding the American edition. Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, and Canada's Governor General's Award. As well as the other awards, it was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The first time a book was in contention for both the Pulitzer and Booker Prize, as a result of Shields' dual US/Canadian citizenship. Just about Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light scuffing to the rear jacket panel, else about Fine. An attractive copy.


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    $25.00

    Cosmic Rays: Three Lectures being a revision of the 1936 Page-Barbour Lectures of the University of Virginia and the 1937 John Joly Lectures of Trinity College Dubkin by Millikan, R. A

    New York/Cambridge: Macmillan/Cambridge University Press, 1939. Three of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's later lectures: Lecture 1 is on the discovery & significance of cosmic rays; lecture 2 on "superpower particles" (high-energy particles); lecture 3 on the Earth's magnetic field and cosmic-ray energies. First American edition. Hardcover, full blue cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, endsheets tanned; price-clipped jacket shows some edgewear, light chipping, a few short tears with associated creasing; minor waterstain. text clean; viii, 134 pages; index, tables, figures, b/w plates.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.


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    $62.50

    THE FLOWERING OF NEW ENGLAND by BROOKS, Van Wyck

    Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1941. Hardcover. Spine mildly darkened. About Fine, lacking the slipcase. Raymond Holden. Tall octavo (6-7/8" x 10") bound in full dark green linen embossed with a floral design. Book designed and printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press. A handsome edition of the 1937 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history. Copy #380 of 1500 numbered copies nicely illustrated by Raymond Holden and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.


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    $2,000.00

    A Fable (Signed Limited Edition) by Faulkner, William

    New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 803) SIGNED by William Faulkner. The first book to win both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. An especially Fine and unread copy, with a rich deep blue topstain, and with a Very Good plus example of the unprinted acetate dust jacket. Jacket has light wear at the spine ends and corners and a crease to the front panel. Housed in a lightly rubbed Very Good plus slipcase, with a few small bumps and age spots.


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    $75.00

    Nothing at All by Gag, Wanda

    New York: Coward McCann, 1941. Story of Nothing-at-all, an invisble dog, his two brothers, and how he becomes visble with the aid of a well-read Jackdaw. Wonderful illustrations in orange, green & black. Caldecott Honor book, 1942. First edition - no additional printings listed. Good only - while the boards are only lightly worn & chipped, the fragile spine is faded, damaged, chipped, taped with non-archival tape; names on free endsheet. Inside clean & unmarked; 32 pages, most with a color illustration.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Wanda Ga'g. 9¾" by 6¾".


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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A bright, attractive first edition of Lee's powerful novel. The book is in Near Fine condition on account of gentle bumps to the corners and lower edge of the front board. Internally in excellent condition with no owner's markings and appearing unread. The dust jacket also Near Fine with a few short tears at the top of the front panel and corresponding creases, and minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Price-clipped, but price is not an issue point. A book that usually turns up much the worse for wear, this is a particularly clean copy that is new to the trade. Housed in a lovely custom slipcase with chemise. Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning coming of age novel, set in Maycomb, Alabama. An American classic, the novel took over two years for Lee to write- it was inspired by her own upbringing. (In fact, Lee's father was a lawyer who had defended black clients at the cost of his practice). Its production was not without difficulty and Lee once became so angry over the course of writing the novel that she tossed the manuscript out a window. The book has never been out of print, sold tens of millions of copies, and is required reading for the American adolescent. To Kill a Mockingbird was also adapted by Horton Foote into a 1963 film, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck. The film would win three Oscars. "…skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious." (Contemporary New Yorker review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.


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    $75.00

    BELOVED by MORRISON, Toni

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and made into a memorable film by and starring Oprah Winfrey. You are your best thing."


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    $150.00

    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.


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    $45.00

    The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition) by Hijuelos, Oscar

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1989. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Paul -- / With songs of love / Oscar Hijuelos." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Foxing to the top page edges, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.


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    $20.00

    SELECTED POEMS by KINNELL, Galway

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 8vo. Publisher's black boards in original dust jacket. Jacket mildly edgeworn with two short closed tears. Moderate rubbing. Interior bright and clean. Very good. 148pp. First edition of this selection of poems from throughout Kinnell's respected carreer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.


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    $175.00

    The Executioner's Song (First Edition, review copy) by Mailer, Norman

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's slip laid in. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the superb television film about the life of Gary Gilmore, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti and Roseanne Arquette. Fine and unread in a lovely, about Fine dust jacket.


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    $25.00

    My Brother George Seferis by Tsatsos, Ioanna; translated by Jean Demos

    St. Paul: North Central Publishing Company, 1982. Biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Greek poet by his sister, also a poet. First American edition. Hardcover, full teal cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, ink gift note on free endsheet; jacket rubbed with short tears, creasing. Text clean; xvi, 257 pages + list of other Nostos books; index, b/w frontispiece.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.


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