Edition: First edition, Third Printing Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Grove Press, New York Date published: 1976
Description: Very good in very good dust jacket. Light foxing to page edges. Light wear to book and dust jacket edges with some slight discoloration. 245 p. 22 cm. A solid, straight and clean text copy. A favorite among Kerouac collectors. Nice collectible book.
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Random House, New York Date published: 1954
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Book shows light shelf wear along edges. Topstain is faded. Binding is strong and pages and text are clean. 437 pg. Dark red cloth with grey topstain. Embossed crosses on front with gold and silver lettering on spine. Dust jacket is good with chipping along top and bottom. Spine is worn with a missing top corner piece and missing a piece at the bottom of spine. A few small tears with wear along the hinges front and back. Inside flap retains $4.75 price with 8/54 at bottom. This book won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
JOHN H. P. MARKS, TRANSLATOR
DEATH ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA Date published: 1938
Description: 593 pg. Dark blue cloth over boards with gold gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition book. No dust jacket. Book shows wear to top and bottom of spine with two scuff marks at bottom and one at top. Straight, strong binding. Text clear with slight yellowing of pages. Front and back boards show average shelf wear with very light ink (?) splash on front board. This is a solid First American Edition of an important book written in the maddening, heretical style that Celine was known for.
GO DOWN MOSES
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Random House, New York Date published: 1942
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Book shows very light wear. Binding is strong with no tilt. Pages are very slightly yellowed at edges. 383 pg. Uncommon variant issue with green lettering on the spine on dark blue cloth with no topstain. This is one of nine reported variants, all of them scarcer than the primary binding of black cloth with gold lettering and red topstain. The dust jacket is good with moderate chipping and wrinkling along the top and bottom edges, specifically the spine area. There is a small corner tear on back lower outside corner and a small piece is missing from top outside corner. The DJ is the first state dust jacket with 8 titles listed on the back beginning with "Storm." Front of jacket has "And Other Stories" under "Moses". (This was removed from later issues.) Dust jacket is neatly price-clipped. First Printing stated on copyright page. This is a very good collectible example of one of the great books in American literature.
JOURNALS (EARLY FIFTIES, EARLY SIXTIES)
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Grove Press, Inc., New York, NY Date published: 1977
Description: Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Book edges show minor wear. Page edges show light soiling. Dust jacket shows very light chipping to spine head and one tiny chip on top front. 302 pg. Contains: Illustrations. Book is straight and text is clean. Large inscription, signature, AH, and location and date on front endpaper (For Jeff Schaire, Allen Ginsberg, AH, Paterson NJ, May 13, 78). A great Ginsberg collectible.
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York Date published: 1940
Description: Good in good dust jacket. Book shows wear and soiling. Page edges show yellowing. Pages and inside board show yellowing. Dust jacket shows light chipping with a few small tears, specifically the spine top and bottom. 471 pg. First Edition book with "A" on copyright page. Second State dust jacket with photographer's name below the photo of Hemingway on back cover. Front flap shows $2.75 price. Solid, good condition book. Priced accordingly.
SATORI IN PARIS
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Grove Press, New York Date published: 1966
Description: A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Book straight and clean. Dust jacket shows light wear around top and bottom edges. 118 pg. A nice, collectible book. Dust jacket is neatly price-clipped.
VISIONS OF CODY
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY Date published: 1972
Description: Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Light soiling and yellowing to page edges. Light shelf wear to bottom edge of book. Dust jacket is a strong near fine jacket. 398 pg. Dark red top stain. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Published three years after Kerouac's death. John Clellon Holmes stated that Visions Of Cody was one of Kerouac's greatest books.
VANITY OF DULUOZ
Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc., New York Date published: 1968
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Book is solid and shows wear along top and bottom edges. Dust jacket is worn, specifically at spine top and bottom. Some light chipping. 280 pg. Includes portraits. Kerouac's coming of age novel. A great book and good collectible Kerouac.
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JACK KEROUAC (BIOGRAPHY)
Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, New York, London
Date published: 1984.
Description: Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Boards show light wear to top and bottom edges. Dust jacket has light wear along upper and lower edges with very slight chips. First edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 254 p. This is a larger format hardcover book.
There is a fine pencil drawing of "Kerouac At Work" drawn and signed by Tom Clark. (This is an exquisite rendering of Kerouac typing. Full endpaper size drawing). On the flyleaf there is a hand-written poem entitled "Poem For Jack Kerouac In California" written and signed by Tom Clark. Poem is 13 lines long. On the title page there is a dated inscription to a well-known Seattle book dealer signed by Tom Clark. So, three signatures, a piece of original art and a hand written poem all in one book. Truly a one of a kind book. A highly collectible Tom Clark book.
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