New York: World Publishing Company, 1969. 415 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (edge-worn). New York: The World Publishing Company, (1969). A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed in full on the flyleaf: "For Casper Citron, again, with my warm regards. Budd Schulberg, Jan. 20, 1970."
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Garden City: The Sun Dial Press, 1943. 303 pages. 8vo. Slightly worn black cloth covered boards, missing dust wrapper. Garden City, NY: The Sun Dial Press, (1943). A very good copy. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For [...], whose hospitality and friendship has helped make Key West the place we like to come back to. Yours, Budd April 10, 1948"
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Uncorrected proofs. 258 pages, 8vo, green paperback, dust wrapper (worn and chipped; discoloration inside the back cover from an old newspaper clipping that is still pasted in). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. A very good(+) copy in a good dust wrapper. Accompanied by a handwritten postcard signed "M." by the author, along with an invitation to her book party and a one-page "Advance Report from the Editors" on Houghton Mifflin letterhead.
1917. Exceptional real-life photograph postcard, reduced to 3.5 x 3 inches, depicting a full-figured Serao at the shoreline of a beach, fully covered from head to toe (except her face), holding an umbrella. Next to her is a very young Francesca Bertini, who has also signed her name in full. No place, July (written in Italian as "Luglio") 1917. Though this image is small, it captures great detail including people swimming on what was obviously a sweltering July day. Edges.....
Sussex, England: 1893. 3 pages (front and back) each measuring 8.25 x 5 inches, Grosvenor Club, March 25, 1893, Sussex, England, to Lord Bryce, Editor of the North American Review, submitting an unsolicited manuscript, in small part: "...I send for your approval the first of a series of six stories -- studies from the great unknown side of London life...I have seen more than one powerful story by Hamlin Garland in N.A. Review, it occurred to me that 'Madge O'.....
Klosters: 1982. 1 page on personal letterhead from Klosters, Suisse, 8.75 x 7.25 inches, January 21, 1982. Written to a co-writer, accepting her apology and reminding her that "...in your position, you must speak carefully when talking about the authors in your organization and above all not hold them up to public ridicule." Handsomely framed with a photograph of Shaw, standing with his hands in his pockets at the water's edge with a boat in the background. The outer measurements.....
New York: Knopf, 1972. 274 pages, 8vo, purple cloth (light spotting on the top edge), dust wrapper. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "April 25, 1972 For Sherrye Henry, in sisterhood Alix Kates Shulman."
Kent: 1974. Fine content Autograph Quote within an A.L.S. Signed "Alan Stilltoe", 4to. 1 page, on loose-leaf lined paper with binder punch holes, Wittersham, Kent, England, September 5th 1974. In full: "What inspires me to work? I don't work. I write. I write because I can't do anything else - that is to say because I have something to say, stories to tell and novels to write, and must write because I was born with no alternative but to write.....
Souvenir typescript signed "G. Simenon", 4to. 1 page, three paragraphs, being an excerpt from 'Aboard the Aquitine', in part: "...And what about the stolen wallet? No one was even sure, although Genier was arrested two years later for the same sort of theft, in a large Hotel in Deauville." Boldly signed and in fine condition. Belgian writer who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works in a career that spanned over 50 years.
Pasadena: 1930. T.L.S. 4to. 1 page, personal letterhead, Pasadena, California, March 18, 1930, responding to a letter from artist Max Reynolds, in full: "I have your courteous letter, and in reply beg to say that I consider we are living in the greatest period of American literature" *Sinclair originally signed this letter with his usual "U. Sinclair", he then decided to personalize it by crossing out the "U" and writing his full first name "Upton". Fine condition. American writer, journalist.....
Pasadena: 1932. T.L.S. with the addition of two holographic words, oblong 8vo. 1 page, personal letterhead, Pasadena, California, May 15, 1932, to fellow writer Herbert Hartwell Loan, extending an invitation, in full: "Would you have time to run over to Pasadena and have dinner with us some evening? I will suggest Friday evening as a guess, and if that it not convenient, you set another day, as I have no engagements ahead of me. We live in a sort of.....
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982. 610 pages, thick 8vo, green cloth, dust wrapper (damp-stained along inner bottom edge; spine of book stained at top and bottom with text unaffected). New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, (1982). First printing. Very good (-). Inscribed in green marker below the half-title: "To Linda with greetings and admiration, Isaac B Singer, Dec 2 1982."
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. 818 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, edge-worn dust wrapper in a mylar sleeve (reinforced with scotch tape at the top of the spine; ex-library blind stamp on the title page) New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979). A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Presentation copy signed on the half-title page: "To Bruce Greetings Isaac B. Singer."
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. 277 pages, 8vo, brown cloth (gently faded along the top edge), dust wrapper (worn and chipped). New York: Farrar Strous & Giroux, (1978). Fifth printing. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Signed on the front free endpaper: "Greetings I.B. Singer."
1940. 3 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, no place (but presumably New York City), no date, circa 1940. This script is an interview about the opera "Rigoletto" for a publication called "Opera News." Skinner's pencil notes include: "This is a pure case of patronizing home industries" and "Let me assure you it was purely theatrical revenge." Stapled in the upper left corner; stained on the first page. Very good(-) condition.
Boston: Telegraph Books, 1972. 47 pages, thin 12mo, original photographic wrappers by Judy Linn (minor damp-staining on the front and back; spine darkened; edge-worn). Boston: Telegraph Books, 1972. First edition, third printing. Internally clean, a very good(-) dust wrapper. Signed in full by Smith on the cover.
London: 1844. 1 page, 7.5 x 4.5 inches, London, October 26, 1844, in large part: "I am afraid you will soon find your collection inconveniently extensive if you descend as low in the scale of authors as myself but whatever may be the value of my autograph it is entirely at your service..." Natural folds; near fine condition. English clergyman who was the founder and editor of the Edinburgh Review (1802).
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. Illustrated (color and b/w). 191 pages. 4to., red cloth lightly worn at edges, dust wrapper with some small tears. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1975). First edition. Small bookplate inside flyleaf. A very good copy in a very good(-) wrapper. Inscribed on title page: "To [...] from C.P. Snow Nov. /75"
New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. Introduction by E.L. Doctorow. Illustrated (color). Oblong 12mo, cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. First US edition. Fine. Inscribed on title page by the author: "Four Louise [Hirschfeld], The hostess with bestest friends with much affection, Ed Sorel 4/06"
New York: Knopf, 1994. Illustrated throughout by Edward Sorel in color. 127pp. Square 8vo, maroon cloth.. New York: Knopf, (1994). First edition. A near fine copy. Signed and inscribed by Edward Sorel to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal: "For Marty and Edith. With every good wish. Ed Sorel."