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    The March: A Novel by Doctorow, E.L

    New York: Random House, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. A near fine copy in like jacket: bright, sharp, clean and tight with just trace shelfwear here and there. DJ unclipped. First edition/printing of this PEN/Faulkner Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winning novel of the Civil War. One of Doctorow's finest. 363pp.



    John Adams by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster, 2001. 1st Edition Later Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine/Near Fine condition. First edition, later printing. No markings to text block. No marks of previous ownership or inscriptions.



    Late Wife by Emerson, Claudia

    Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0807130842 . First paperback printing, also issued simultaneously in hardcover. A woman explores her disappearance from one life and reappearance in another in a series of epistolary poems. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize label on the front cover. ; Southern Messenger Poets Series .



    CHINA TRACE by WRIGHT, Charles

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 8vo. Full grey cloth. In original illustrated jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to first endpaper: "For Charlie, / Who continues / to show me the / way - / from / Charles / April 1978." SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR again to title page. Trace jacket wear near spine extremities, tiny bits of foxing to outer page edge and a few interior leaves, else about fine throughout. Association copy of an early Wright book, inscribed to fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Simic. With three instances of marginalia in an unknown hand, though likely Simic's. 65pp.




    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1983). Second printing. Wraps. Very good +. 8vo. Perfect-bound glossy wraps. Very good plus. INSCRIBED by Zimmer to title page. Light touch of soil to rear wrapper; mild curling to covers; else about fine. Clean and unmarred throughout. 85pp. Collection of poems by Zimmer, which won the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters' 1985 Award for Literature.



    IRONWEED by KENNEDY, William

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983). First Edition. printed wraps. Fine and uncommon in this format, especially when signed and in this condition. Uncorrected proof in yellow printed wraps with brown ink lettering and title in ink on the spine. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. SIGNED on the title page by the author.




    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."



    Early Autumn (Signed First Edition) by Bromfield, Louis

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on a pasted-down note to the front endpaper: "For Sydney Williams / With the very best of the author, who wishes he were here in the land of good wines / Louis Bromfield." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a moderately restored dust jacket that presents as Near Fine. Light foxing to some of the page edges, with the bottom two corners bumped. Jacket has professional restoration, largely at the spine and corners, with a few unobtrusive short closed tears at the extremities. Difficult to find in any jacket, let alone signed.




    New York: Macmillan, 1951. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Very good in like jacket. Some bumping and edgewear to book. Lacking errata. DJ toned at spine. with tear at upper fold. Mild Edgeweat. Unlcipped. First American edtition of Moore's COLLECTED POEMS, which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Preceded by the first UK edition as well as a suppressed printing using the British Sheets that was seized by US Customs. Only a handful of examples from that edition were issued, most as signed or review copies. [Abbott A10.b1].



    Laughing Boy (First Edition, later issue jacket, Pulitzer Prize band) by La Farge, Oliver

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1929. First Edition. First Edition, with "1929" printed on the title page. In a second issue dust jacket, with two paragraphs of text on the front flap instead of four. With the scarce "Pulitzer Prize Winner" wraparound belly band. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket, Pulitzer belly band Near Fine. Light toning to the spine, else book just about Fine. Jacket has light toning and moderate spotting to the spine, resulting in a couple small pinhead tears. Band also has light toning, especially at the spine, else is about Fine.



    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.



    To Kill a Mockingbird (First UK Edition) by Lee, Harper

    London: William Heinemann, 1960. First UK Edition. Basis for the 1962 Robert Mulligan film, starring Gregory Peck, and winner of three Academy Awards, as well as a nomination for the Palme d'Or at Cannes the following year. Very Good plus in a bright, Very Good dust jacket. Slight lean, light foxing to the page edges and endpapers. Jacket is slightly wrinkled, with a few faint dampstains to the flaps, and expert Japanese tissue reinforcement to the flap folds. National Film Registry.



    The Caine Mutiny (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1954 film) by Dmytryk, Edward (director); Herman Wouk (novel); Stanley Roberts and Michael Blankfort (screenwriter); Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson (starring)

    Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Collection of 3 vintage black-and-white still photographs from the 1954 film. Mimeograph snipes unattached (but present) from the versos of two of the stills. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk, about a WWII ship captain who is removed from his command, something the US Navy has never experienced, and the consequences of the apparent mutiny. Nominated for multiple Academy awards. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Glue swathes on the versos, else Near Fine.



    You Can't Take It With You (Original script for the 1936 play, producer Sam Harris' copy) by Kaufman, George S. (director, playwright); Moss Hart (playwright); Sam Harris (producer); Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker (starring)

    New York: Booth Theater, 1936. Draft script for the 1936 play. Debuted at the Booth Theatre in New York City on December 14, 1936, and closing on December 3, 1938, for a total of 838 performances (including moves to the Imperial Theatre and the Ambassador Theatre). With rubber stamp belonging to producer Sam Harris to the front wrapper. A joyful celebration of the unusual lives of a family living in a large house in New York City. Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Its first film adaptation, directed by Frank Capra in 1928 and starring James Stewart and Lionel Barrymore, won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted again for television in 1979, then again in 1984 by the Public Broadcasting Service. Brown titled wrappers. Lacking title page. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered "3-21," with a stage layout, eight Property Plot pages and three Light Plot pages bound in at the rear. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good, bound with three gold brads.



    South Pacific (First Edition) by Rodgers, Richard; Oscar Hammerstein II; James Michener (novel)

    New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue with Joshua Logan's name removed from the copyright page. Pulitzer Prize-winning musical adapted from James Michener's novel "Tales of the South Pacific," which also won the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is complete, with a few tiny chips and short closed tears at the extremities, and with toning and the usual fading to the red letters on the spine panel. Hirschhorn, p. 362.



    Look homeward, Angel; a play by Frings, Ketti, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe, with an introduction by Edward C. Aswell

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Hardcover. 186p., introduction, illustrated with a photo of the set by Jo Mielziner, very good first edition in half-cloth with blind-stamp decoration over boards in dj with price intact. Pulitzer prize-winning play.



    Honey in the Horn (First Edition) by Davis, H.L

    New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.




    New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002. First edition. Wraps. Very Good +. 8vo. ADVANCE READER'S COPY (stated). Very good plus in wraps. Top edge fainly toned. Minor shelfwear. Else clean and sound throughout. Advance promotional issue of this Pulitzer-winning novel from the author of The Virgin Suicides. An epic tour-de-force.



    In This Our Life (First Edition) by Glasgow, Ellen

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Just about Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has light dampstaining and foxing, visible predominantly at the verso, and rubbing to the gilt of the spine. Altogether a sharp, attractive copy.



    The Shipping News (First Edition) by Proulx, E. Annie

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. The author's most celebrated novel, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and basis for the 2001 film, starring Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small owner name to the front endpaper, with light fading to the top and bottom of the board edges. Jacket has light fading to the spine and a magnetic safety strip to the verso.



    Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition) by Peterkin, Julia

    New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.

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