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    John Adams by McCullough, David

    New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 751 pages .


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    $187.50

    MARTIN DRESSLER. THE TALE OF AN AMERICAN DREAMER by MILLHAUSER, Steven

    New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1996). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards.This story of a young entrepreneur in late-nineteenth-century New York City won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. SIGNED by the author on the title page.


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    $45.00

    The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition) by Hijuelos, Oscar

    New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1989. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Paul -- / With songs of love / Oscar Hijuelos." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Foxing to the top page edges, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.


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    The Caine Mutiny (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1954 film) by Dmytryk, Edward (director); Herman Wouk (novel); Stanley Roberts and Michael Blankfort (screenwriter); Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson (starring)

    Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Collection of 3 vintage black-and-white still photographs from the 1954 film. Mimeograph snipes unattached (but present) from the versos of two of the stills. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk, about a WWII ship captain who is removed from his command, something the US Navy has never experienced, and the consequences of the apparent mutiny. Nominated for multiple Academy awards. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Glue swathes on the versos, else Near Fine.


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    $437.50

    POEMS by DUGAN, Alan

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper and uncommon in this condition. Dugan's impressive first book, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.


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    $650.00

    Honey in the Horn (First Edition) by Davis, H.L

    New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.


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    NEW HAMPSHIRE. A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES by FROST, Robert

    New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning and rubbing to the spine which has light wear at the tips. Very Good or better, lacking the slipcase. J. J. Lankes. Black beveled cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. First Limited Edition of one of Frost's most notable books and winner of his first Pulitzer Prize containing such poems as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. Copy #137 of 350 SIGNED by the poet on the limitation page.


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    $225.00

    In This Our Life (First Edition) by Glasgow, Ellen

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Just about Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has light dampstaining and foxing, visible predominantly at the verso, and rubbing to the gilt of the spine. Altogether a sharp, attractive copy.


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    A FURTHER RANGE by FROST, Robert

    New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1936). First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name on the front endpaper. Spine sunned. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A later printing of the First Trade Edition of Frost's third Pulitzer Prize winner. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to a professor at the University of Texas, Philip Graham, with two stanzas, a total of eight lines, from the poem "A Drumlin Woodchuck," which is included in this volume: "My own strategic retreat/Is where two rocks almost meet/And still more secure and snug/A two-door burrow I dug./With those in mind at my back/I can sit forth exposed to attack/As one who shrewdly pretends/That he and the world are friends.


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    $750.00

    Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition) by Peterkin, Julia

    New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.


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    $156.30

    ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN by LASH, Joseph

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1981. Hardcover. Fine. Decorated leather. Limited Edition reissue of this Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the relationship between the Roosevelts. Illustrated with a frontispiece. With a previously unpublished message by Lash to his readers and SIGNED by the author.


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    Early Autumn (Signed First Edition) by Bromfield, Louis

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on a pasted-down note to the front endpaper: "For Sydney Williams / With the very best of the author, who wishes he were here in the land of good wines / Louis Bromfield." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a moderately restored dust jacket that presents as Near Fine. Light foxing to some of the page edges, with the bottom two corners bumped. Jacket has professional restoration, largely at the spine and corners, with a few unobtrusive short closed tears at the extremities. Difficult to find in any jacket, let alone signed.


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    Laughing Boy (First Edition, later issue jacket, Pulitzer Prize band) by La Farge, Oliver

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1929. First Edition. First Edition, with "1929" printed on the title page. In a second issue dust jacket, with two paragraphs of text on the front flap instead of four. With the scarce "Pulitzer Prize Winner" wraparound belly band. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket, Pulitzer belly band Near Fine. Light toning to the spine, else book just about Fine. Jacket has light toning and moderate spotting to the spine, resulting in a couple small pinhead tears. Band also has light toning, especially at the spine, else is about Fine.


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    TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC by MICHENER, James

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper and very scarce as such. Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This copy with the typical browning to the paper though not as bad as usually found. The endpapers and pastedowns at front and rear have some foxing that does not enter the text. The dustwrapper has the $3.00 price horizontally at the bottom of the front flap and is quite bright with just a little edgewear at the corners and spine tips and no tears, chips, or creases of any significance. Difficult to find a better copy.


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    $562.50

    RABBIT IS RICH by UPDIKE, John

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in dustwrapper and slipcase. One of 350 numbered and SIGNED copies. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.


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    Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump by Bottoms, David

    New York: William Morrow, 1980. Bottoms' first published collection, selected by Robert Penn Warren as the Walt Whitman Award-winner for 1979. Stated first edition (first printing) with full number string. Paperback, color covers. Light general wear, spine creased & faded. Text clean; [60] pages.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 5¼" by 8¼".


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    $2,500.00

    NEW HAMPSHIRE. A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES by FROST, Robert

    New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the corners and faint dampstaining to the very edge of the boards and endpapers. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. J. J. Lankes. Fourth Printing of this, one of Frost's most notable books and winner of his first Pulitzer Prize containing such poems as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. This copy is INSCRIBED "For Roger Williams" and SIGNED by the poet on the title page with one of his most famous first lines, from "Mending Wall" from his collection NORTH OF BOSTON: "Something there is that doesn't love a wall.


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    Shred This Book! The Scandalous Cartoons of Doug Marlette (inscribed) by Marlette, Doug

    Atlanta: Peachtree, 1988 1st ed. INSCRIBED by author on title p. 159pp. illus. paperback oblong tall 8vo: Fine. A nice crisp copy of this book of political cartoons by then Atlanta Constitution editorial cartoonist Marlette (1949-2007), published in the year he won the Pulitzer Prize.


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    $106.30

    THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY by WILDER, Thornton (Jean CHARLOT)

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1962. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a close to Fine slipcase with some soiling. Jean Charlot. Tall octavo (6-3/4" x 10-7/8") bound in natural buckram with a silhouette frieze of the Bridge's doomed pedestrians stamped in black on both covers, backed in fine imported black morocco leather. Introduction by Granville Hicks. Illustrated with 16 full-color lithographs drawn directly on the plates by Jean Charlot and printed in seven colors. Copy #1470 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    Look homeward, Angel; a play by Frings, Ketti, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe, with an introduction by Edward C. Aswell

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Hardcover. 186p., introduction, illustrated with a photo of the set by Jo Mielziner, very good first edition in half-cloth with blind-stamp decoration over boards in dj with price intact. Pulitzer prize-winning play.


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    $106.30

    JOHN BROWN'S BODY by BENET, Stephen Vincent

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1948. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine with typical sunning. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a closed split at the back edge. John Steuart Curry. Tall quarto (7-1/8" x 11-1/2") bound in full rough scarlet linen with blue leather labels on spine and front cover. Designed by Francis Meynell and printed by William Rudge. Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman. Copy #39 of 1500 numbered copies illustrated with oil paintings by John Steuart Curry, his last illustrations for a book, reproduced in offset lithography by Fretz Freres, Zurich, Switzerland. Issued unsigned as the artist died before publication.


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    $312.50

    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF HOWARD NEMEROV by NEMEROV, Howard

    Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page to poet William Meredith: "for Bill/with much affection/Howard/17 V 78." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.


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    $93.80

    JOHN BROWN'S BODY by BENET, Stephen Vincent

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1948. Hardcover. Spine just a bit sunned, much less than normal. Near Fine in a Good, partly split slipcase. John Steuart Curry. Tall quarto (7-1/8" x 11-1/2") bound in full rough scarlet linen with blue leather labels on spine and front cover. Designed by Francis Meynell and printed by William Rudge. Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman. One of 1500 numbered copies illustrated with oil paintings by John Steuart Curry, his last illustrations for a book, reproduced in offset lithography by Fretz Freres, Zurich, Switzerland. Issued unsigned as the artist died before publication.


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    The Shipping News (First Edition) by Proulx, E. Annie

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. The author's most celebrated novel, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and basis for the 2001 film, starring Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small owner name to the front endpaper, with light fading to the top and bottom of the board edges. Jacket has light fading to the spine and a magnetic safety strip to the verso.


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    $1,750.00

    Dragon's Teeth (First Edition, self-published issue) by Sinclair, Upton

    New York: Self published, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. The uncommon author's self-published edition, published by Sinclair in January 1942 simultaneous to the Viking trade edition, and with "Published by the Author" on the title page as called for. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. About Fine and unread in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped, else book is bright and Fine, with a deep red topstain. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with small chips to the spine ends and corners and a few short closed tears to the top edge. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An attractive copy, scarce in any condition. Ahouse, p. 104.


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