Here is the writer Joseph Heller's Coney Island childhood, down the block from the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the Depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time -- on the boardwalk, in the ocean, even in school. After the war there was college, teaching Madison Avenue, marriage, and ...Read MoreHere is the writer Joseph Heller's Coney Island childhood, down the block from the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the Depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time -- on the boardwalk, in the ocean, even in school. After the war there was college, teaching Madison Avenue, marriage, and -- always -- writing. And finally the spectacular success of Catch-22, launching one of the great literary careers.Read Less
Near Fine. No Jacket, As Issued. Book. Signed by Author(s) SIGNED BY JOSEPH HELLER on the first white free end page. Limited edition. Privately printed for members of The Franklin Library's "Signed First Edition Society" series. Hard bound in full leather with raised bands to spine edge. Decorative gilt to boards and spine edge. Gilt to all page edges. Silk end pages and ribbon book mark. A very nice copy, bright and clean.
Near Fine, No Dust Jacket. 8VO, Hardcover. Hardcover. Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society. Signed by the author. Beautiful as new condition. Rich blue leather boards with decorations in gold on front and rear boards. Title in gold on spine between raised leather bands. All edges are gilt. Text is clean and crisp. Satin ribbon marker. Franklin Library Notes laid in.
Kirsten Soderlind. Fine. Signed by Author Fine, As New, Unread. Beautiful leather-bound edition with gilt embossed spine and cover designs. Signed by author. A volume in the Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society. First Edition limited to 2000 Copies. Member letter laid in.
Octavo in light shade of blue boards with gilt depictions of ferris wheels--calling to mind Heller's childhood on Coney Island--on front and rear covers, NF-/No DJ as issued, spine is blue with gilt text and designs and three raised bands: slight shelfwear. Binding strong and text clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. All edges of the text block are gilt, the endpapers bear images of Coney Island, and a bound-in ribbon comes with this handsome volume. Shelve front open case. Dupont.
From Coney Island to Here. Octavo. Original yellow and grey boards, titles to spine in black, photographic endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated. Spine lightened but a nice copy in the dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's magnificent presentation inscription to the half title page, "For Erica--Who has played a much larger role in this slice of a life than has been given her here. The family photo in the book is lovely. I hope the book pleases you too. With much love Dad". A stunning association copy.
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