NY, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. "The new play" by Saroyan, at the time it was the only play to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, source for the 1948 film, preface by Saroyan who also adds "Miscellaneous Essays About The World, The Theater, Reality, War, Writing, Moving Pictures, Myself, And Other Important Subjects," invoice from bookseller Maurice Neville folded and laid in loosely at the end, he sold this copy in 1983 for $175. Fine in a bright, clean, very good plus jacket that is price clipped.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1954, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. A biography of John Wesley Powell "and the second opening of the West," introduction by Bernard De Voto, the book is also dedicated to him, with the fold-out panorama of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado looking east, south, and west from Point Sublime by William H. Holmes, it also includes the illustrations of the canyon country from the artists' point of view as well as from the camera's view, map endpapers in front, one of 6,000 copies, Colberg A13.1.a, considered one of his best books. Fine in a very good jacket, fold-out map in beautiful condition, scarce thus.
NY, Armed Srvices Editions, n.d. (1943), first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. B-53 in this important series, a Rivers of America book, with map of northeastern Wyoming showing the Powder River and its tributaries, with a note about the author at the end, issued by the Council on Books in Wartime, designed to fit the pocket of a World War II American GI, scarce. Tape reinforcement to top and bottom of spine, else very good.
Brandt, Fred and Wood, Andrew Y.
San Francisco, Horne and Livingston, 1924, first edition, first printing, wrappers. Softcover. With illustrations of the Ferry Tower, Lotta's Fountain, the Embarcadero, Portsmouth Square, Powell Street, Chinatown, the Civic Center, and others, produced for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Good.
Guilford, Jeffrey Norton, 1969, first edition. An audio cassette tape featuring a lecture by this professor emeritus at Dickson College in Carlisle, PA, originally recorded by one of his students in 1969, 26 minutes, discusses Steinbeck's life, art, thought, and relevance, part of a series by Schiffman called Six American Authors, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow. As new, unplayed.
NY, HarperCollins, 1994, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A comprehensive guide to his life and work, includes a Hillerman chronology, a book-by-book guide to his detective fiction, an interview with him, a piece on the Navajo Nation, a guide to Native American clans in his fiction, a concordance of his characters, a selection of his nonfiction, and a selection of his fiction, map endpapers, this copy Signed by Hillerman, this copy with a Signed full-page color original illustration by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin that is comprised of a portrait of Hillerman plus recurring Navajo motifs that have appeared in his works, such as a coyote and an eagle, very scarce thus, with slipcase. Fine.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1963, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected proof, comb binding, a very scarce state of a book that was eventually published as Four Portraits and One Subject: Bernard DeVoto, printed on rectos only, contributors are Bowen who offers (in this proof) Bernard DeVoto Historian, Critic, and Fighter, Edith R. Mirrilees who contributes The DeVoto Letters, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who writes Bernard DeVoto and Public Affairs, and Wallace Stegner who offers Benny DeVoto's America, there are major, significant differences between this state of the book and the published version, in the published version Bowen's piece is shortened to The Historian, the Mirrilees piece is re-titled The Writer, Schlesinger's is changed to The Citizen, and Stegner's is changed to The Personality, in the proof the introduction is by Lovell Thompson whereas in the published version the introduction is offered by Stegner, however, someone has added the new Stegner introduction by stapling a carbon copy of it to the proof, it shows some cross outs and other changes, someone has also penciled "Wallace Stegner" at the end of this carbon, the Mirrilees contribution also shows changes from the proof to the book as do the other contributions, the book also publishes a bibliography of DeVoto's writings prepared by Julius P. Barclay with the collaboration of Elaine Helmer Parnie, includes a preface by Barclay. Very good.
NY, Avon Books, 1945, first edition thus, wrappers. Softcover. No. 77 of the New Avon Library series, cover art by George Carrado, includes such Steinbeck classics as The Chrysanthemums, The Snake, Johnny Bear, The Vigilante, The Raid, and other gems by this acknowledged master of the short story, Goldstone & Payne A11e, Morrow 97. Very good.
NY, HarperCollins, 1993, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mystery, Signed by Hillerman, includes an original full-page color drawing by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin that shows a colorful clown bending a rainbow, Native American clowns or koshare insert humor into situations to keep the proceedings from getting too serious, their exaggerated antics remind us how easy it is to overstep boundaries of proper behavior, with slipcase. Bit of a crease to book's spine, else fine.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1963, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. DeVoto is portrayed as historian by Catherine Drinker Bowen, as writer by Edith R. Mirrielees, as citizen by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and as personality by Stegner, it also includes a bibliography of DeVoto's writings, Colberg B71 (although it should have been recorded as an "A" item). Very good in a jacket with extremity wear.
NY, HarperCollins, 1994, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. A comprehensive guide to his life and work, includes a Hillerman chronology, a book-by-book guide to his detective fiction, an interview with him, a piece on the Navajo Nation, a guide to Native American clans in his fiction, a concordance of his characters, a selection of his nonfiction, and a selection of his fiction, map endpapers, this copy Signed by Hillerman. Fine.