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First edition. Small oblong softcover. One of 50 copies designated Hors Commerce. Cover and illustrations by George Schneeman. A very near fine copy in stapled wrappers with a tiny spot to the front panel. Signed and warmly inscribed by Padgett on the title page in 1972. Scarce.
First edition. Hardcover. First printing of only 260 copies. The first book, a collection of poems from the author of the National Book Award winning novel "Tree of Smoke." A clean very near fine copy in brown cloth binding with paper spine label and without dust jacket as issued.
First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Copy 684 of a limited edition of 1000 specially bound copies. A thorough examination of the Erte's long career. Includes 156 illustrations with 74 in color. A fine copy in full blue leather binding with an illustration mounted on the front board and housed a near fine clamshell box with some very minor wear. Issued without dust jacket. Errata slip laid in. Signed by Erte on the limitation page. A very impressive production.
Publisher: Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI
Date published: 1970
Description: First edition. Hardcover. 137 pages. The first monograph on this important Italian born sculptor. Includes text by Nelson along with numerous black and white illustrations. An association copy with Bertoia's publicist's rubber stamp name and address to the front pastedown. A clean close to near fine copy but for some paperclip impressions to the top of a number of pages in a close to near fine dust jacket with a price sticker shadow to the front flap. Signed and inscribed warmly by Bertoia on ... Read More
Publisher: Steidl Publishers, Gottingen, Germany
Date published: 2004
Description: First edition. Hardcover. First printing. His now classic first monograph of color photographs all taken along the title river. A collection of images that owes much to his forebears, William Eggleston and Joel Sternfeld, but clearly shows his own style. A fine copy in boards, issued without a dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Soth on the half title page. One of the most important books of the last 20 years. (Parr & Badger v2, 50) Read More
Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Date published: 2003
Description: First edition thus. Hardcover. 121 pages. Expanded edition from the two previous editions with an additional 15 black and white images and for the first time 14 color images. A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket. Read More
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York
Date published: 1996
Description: First edition. Softcover. An advanced reading copy of this fictional memoir that has some similarities to Theroux's life. Signed by Theroux on the title page. A fine copy in wraps. Read More
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara
Date published: 1976
Description: First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. A fine copy with Roland Comstock's book plate on the paste down in an about near fine glassine jacket with a scratch to the front panel. Signed by Oates. Read More
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton/ London Limited Edition, London
Date published: 1992
Description: First edition. Hardcover. Done for the London Limited Edition series. One of 150 specially bound and numbered copies. A very fine copy in very fine unprinted glassine jacket. Signed by Ackroyd. Read More
Publisher: Chatto & Windus/ London Limited Edition, London
Date published: 1991
Description: First edition. Hardcover. One of 150 specially bound and numbered copies. A novel that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A fine copy in fine unprinted glassine jacket. Signed by Mo. Read More