London: Western Book Club, 1957. 277 pages. 12mo, bright blue boards, graphic pictorial d.w. (very minor wear at corner and one crease on rear panel; light foxing visible only on recto). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode/Western Book Club, . A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Abbey's second novel, the basis for the film "Lonely are the Brave," starring Kirk Douglas and Gena Rowlands.
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Paris: Editions de Cluny, 1931. Frontispiece by A. Alexeiff. 8vo, 288 pages with text in French. bound by Georges Huses, Paris in half red pebbled leather; covers show light wear at hinges, previous owner's inscription in pen on free end page. Paris: Editions de Cluny, 1931. Limited edition, number 113 of 2000. A very good(+) copy.
New York: Knopf, 1945. Rendered from the Greek by Olga Marx and Ernst Morwitz. Designed by Bruce Rogers. 33 page introductory essay by Ernst Morwitz. Thin 8vo, gilt-stamped decorative tan cloth; spine slightly darkened. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Limited first edition. A near fine copy. Text in Greek with English translation on facing page. Number 650 of 950 copies.
Ponkapog: 1880. 1 page, 5 x 7.5 inches, Ponkapog, Massachusetts, no date, circa 1880. A four-line poem entitled "Kismet," written on personal stationery and signed in full, in part: "A glance, a word and joy or pain Befalls; what was no more shall be..." Several folds; very good condition. American poet, author, and editor.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. Endpapers + 6 illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 307 pages, 8vo, red and white polka cloth with black type on spine and front cover (extremities of spine slightly worn, spine darkened). New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. First Edition. Very good (+). L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead%u2019s $10,000 Prize for this first novel, and then never published another word.
Milan: Nuages, 1999. 27 full-page color illustrations by Milton Glaser. 190 pages with text in Italian. 4to, printed pictorial wrappers; minor dust soiling to covers. Milano: Nuages, (1999). A near fine copy of this beautifully illustrated edition. Includes a lengthy hand-written letter from Glaser to renowned editor Byron (Dobell) with observations on Dante's text; also a 1 page typed translation into English of the Introduction. "As for Dante's words, you're on your own"
New York: Pantheon, 2006. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. Unpaginated oblong 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Pantheon, (2006). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "To [...] - With much love, and huge gratitude - you made this book happen - Jenny Love, Jules Feiffer."
New York: Pantheon, 2006. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. Unpaginated oblong 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Pantheon, (2006). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Allen and Feiffer on the title page: "To All of the Hornes - with lots of love, Jenny and Jules Oct 06."