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THE WAYWARD BUS.
Steinbeck, John
New York: Viking Press, 1947.
Price: $4,750.00
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A RUSSIAN JOURNAL. With Pictures By Robert Capa.
Steinbeck, John
New York: Viking Press, 1948.
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MOMENTS PRESERVED. Eight Essays in Photographs and Words.
Penn, Irving
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1960).
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First edition. Illustrated by Joe Krush. This copy INSCRIBED by Welty on the front endpaper to her good friends Pearl and Willie Spann: "For Willie and Miss Pearl / with lots of love / from Eudora / Christmas, 1953." Welty began writing The Ponder Heart in the late fall and early winter of 1952. In late January 1953 she took a draft to New York. The galley proofs for the New Yorker appearance of this work are dated 20 June 1953, with a projected publication date of "mid-November to mid December 1953." Harcourt Brace records indicate that its setting copy was Welty's corrected galleys of the New Yorker text, which she sent to Eugene Reynal at Harcourt on 8 September (although Robert Giroux had read a copy of a typescript earlier in the summer, writing her on 17 July 1953 how much he liked it). The Harcourt galleys were set September 21-25, 1953, and Welty made some minor revisions, partly at Giroux's suggestion; she returned corrected galleys on 29 September, and Giroux sent her page proofs on 20 October. On 2 November Giroux wrote again sending her photostats of the Krush drawings. On 11 December he sent her copies of the advance sheets so she could see how the drawings were aligned on the printed pages. He told her that bound books were due "next Friday," and on 17 December 1953 he sent her "airmail hot off the griddle today the first copy." The book's official publication date is 7 January 1954. The date of Welty's inscription, in this copy, suggests that it was one of the first copies received from the press, prior to publication. Lower tips bumped, else a nice copy in a clean dust jacket.
THE PONDER HEART.
Welty, Eudora
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1954.
Price: $750.00
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THE MARS TRILOGY. 3 Volumes. Red Mars, Green Mars, & Blue Mars
Robinson, Kim Stanley
London: Harper Collins, 1992, 1993, 1996.
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Presentation copy signed and inscribed by  the author to her good friend Willie Spann: "To Willie / with love from Eudora / 1972." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and signed and inscribed in the year of publication. Bump to front corner.
THE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER.
Welty, Eudora
New York: Random House, 1972.
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PORTRAITS by Bill Burke.
Carver, Raymond
New York: Ecco Press, 1987.
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4to. Presentation copy from Eudora Welty to her good friend Willie Spann: "To Willie / with love from Eudora." The author's first book for children. When Arturo the Parrot, whose job was to help greet people as they came into The Friendly Shoe Store and who had a quick ear for new words, picked up a small boy's disgruntled comment--"Shoes are for the birds!"--it certainly changed the course of his life! With the author's characteristic insertion of the missing musical stave and lyrics on page 72 (in blue ink).
THE SHOE BIRD. Pictures by Beth Krush
Welty, Eudora
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1954.
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Winner of the National Book Award. This copy is inscribed by Bellow "For George Hanson / with best wishes / Saul Bellow / Jan 9, 1973." Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. The author also won, along with many other prestigeous awards, three National Book Awards (this his last).
MR. SAMMLER'S PLANET.
Bellow, Saul
New York: Viking Press, (1970).
Price: $400.00
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THIS THING DON'T LEAD TO HEAVEN.
Crews, Harry
New York: William Morrow, 1970.
Price: $350.00
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FACING THE MUSIC. Short Stories.
Brown, Larry
Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1988.
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TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA. Signed & Inscribed by the Author
Brautigan, Richard
New York: Dell, (1979).
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SONG OF SUSANNAH. The Dark Tower VI. Illustrated by Darrel Anderson
King, Stephen
Hampton Falls: Donald M Grant, (2004).
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A CHILDHOOD: The Biography Of A Place.
Crews, Harry
New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
Price: $250.00
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First edition of the author's 9th book, a memoir. Considered to be the author's finest book. The first printing was 6500 copies. This copy inscribed by Crews to actor/director Paul Bartel: "To Paul / All best / Harry Crews." From the library of Paul Bartel.
A CHILDHOOD. The Biography of a Place.
Crews, Harry
New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
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First edition of the author's tenth book. Essays. Seventeen pieces that were all published, with the exception of "A Night at a Waterfall." The stellar piece, in my opinion, is "A Walk in the Country." The first printing was 6500 copies. This copy inscribed by Crews to his friend, director/actor Paul Bartel: To Paul / Live well / Best / Harry Crews." From the library of Paul Bartel.
BLOOD AND GRITS. Essays.
Crews, Harry
New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
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IMPOSSIBLE VACATION.
Gray, Spalding
New York: Knopf, 1992.
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ELLEN FOSTER. A Novel.
Gibbons, Kaye
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Press, 1987.
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ARCTIC DREAMS. Imagination And Desire In A Northern Landscape.
Lopez, Barry
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986).
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