Hardcover. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1st, 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, 277 pages. Dust jacket with extensive ripping and wear. Covered in mylar for protection. Dark red boards with gilt title to spine. Red staining to top edge. Soiling to ell edges. Overall, a tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press , 1st, 1959, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 142 pages, Preface by Farrell. Green cloth binding with gilt on spine. Some light pencil marks in margins, on rear end papers.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ Press, 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 351 pages including index. A list of writing relating to Charles Dickens and his works 1836-1944. A very useful bibliographic reference for Dickensiana.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 304 pages. In 1976, the critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing his literary hero, legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald. Beginning in the late 1940s with his shadowy creation, ruminating private eye Lew Archer, Macdonald had followed in the footsteps of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, but ultimately elevated the form to a new level. "We talked about everything imaginable," Nelson wrote-including Macdonald's often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, books, and movies he admired; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; his own novels and why Archer was not the most important character-"my God, everything." It's All One Case provides an open door to Macdonald at his most unguarded. The book is far more than a collection of never-before-published interviews, though. Published in a handsome, oversized format, it is a visual history of Macdonald's professional career, illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world's largest private archives of Macdonald collectibles. Featuring in full color the covers of the various editions of Macdonald's more than two dozen books, facsimile reproductions of pages from his manuscripts, magazine spreads, and many never before seen photos of Macdonald and his friends (such as Kurt Vonnegut), including those by celebrated photojournalist Jill Krementz. It's All One Case is an intellectual delight and a visual feast, a fitting tribute to Macdonald's distinguished career. Full-color illustrations throughout
Hardcover. Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 598 pages, errata slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked, light shelfwear.
Hardcover. Madras, The Adyar Library, Reprint, 1953, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Text in Sanskrit and English. Previous owners name on front endpaper with brief note opposite. Light, neat notes in pen and pencil on some pages in first section of text. Overall, very good.
Hardcover. Berkeley, California University Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 164 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Dust jacket with light wear. Clean tight copy.
Softcover. Mississippi, University of Mississippi, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Non-Paginated. Black & white illustrations by William Faulkner. Cover shows some sunfading with a light crescent shaped stain near center. Clean, tight copy.