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First edition. Folio. "In Atlas, Richter not only reveals much of his life, and the basis for many of his paintings, but he also summarizes the concerns of many of the leading makers of artist's books from Ruscha and LeWitt to Boltanski and Feldmann....the ultimate artist's book." (Parr & Badger, Photobook II). Signed and dated in the year of publication, "Gerhard Richter 14.10.89". Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photobook II; Parr & Badger. Richter has been hailed as an artist for contributing to ...
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A thought provoking collection from this Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and one of our finest writers.
Publisher: Viking Press, New York
Description: First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Rushdie. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "A masterpiece of sympathetic yet critical reporting...To say that it is a work of art is to take full note of its literary allusions, its uncompromising sensitivity to death and destruction, its ready political eye for the funny and grotesque, and above all its understated and gripping eloquence" (Edward W. Said). Read More
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Description: First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "In a warmhearted novel of sweeping scope....Russo follows up his rollicking academic satire, Straight Man (1997), with a return to the blue-collar melieu featured in his first three novels and once again shows an unerring sense of the rhythms of small-town life, balancing his irreverent, mocking humor with unending empathy for his characters and their foibles" ... Read More
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Description: First edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with the correct code. The Caledecott medal is adhered to the front panel. A nice copy, rather uncommon signed. Having received nine awards, The Night Kitchen's popularity is evident, but so is its controversy. When three-year-old protagonist Mickey enters the Night Kitchen, he loses his pajamas and is fully naked in some parts of the story. Some critics have objected to Mickey's ... Read More