Catalog 116, Awards, B

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13. BALABAN, John. After Our War. (n.p.): U. of Pittsburgh Press (1974). Poetry and prose poems by a Vietnam vet who served as a conscientious objector in Vietnam during the war. Winner of the 1974 Lamont Poetry Award, with the announcement of the award laid in, along with a Compliments of the Academy of American Poets card. Nominated for the National Book Award. Fine in a very good, lightly foxed and sunned dust jacket with one edge tear.

14. -. Another copy. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with one small corner chip.

15. BALLARD, J. G. Empire of the Sun. London: Gollancz, 1984. The first issue proof of this Booker Prize-winning autobiographical novel by a contemporary master of postmodern fantasy and science fiction. Basis for the award-winning Steven Spielberg/Tom Stoppard film. This proof is shot from word-processed typescript, rather than being typeset. Reportedly, only about 30 copies were prepared thus. Near fine in wrappers.

16. -. Same title, the second issue proof. A fine copy, signed by the author, in a dust jacket wrinkled from where it overlays the proof. Arguably Ballard's most important book, and certainly his most widely acclaimed and accessible.

17. -. Same title. The limited edition. Of a total edition of 100 copies, this is copy #1, and is signed by the author. Fine in a glassine dustwrapper and slipcase. A little-known limited edition, this being one of the very few times we have seen a copy offered on the market. This copy, being #1, was reserved for the editor.

18. BARNES, Julian. Flaubert's Parrot. London: Jonathan Cape (1984). Barnes's breakthrough book, a combination of fiction, literary history, criticism and biography, and one of the most highly praised books of the decade. Short-listed for the Booker Prize and winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with faint sunning to the top edge.

19. -. Same title. The uncorrected proof copy. Faint droplets to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. Signed by the author.

20. BARNES, Kim. In the Wilderness. NY: Doubleday (1996). Her first book of prose, a memoir, winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

21. BARRE, Richard. The Innocents. NY: Walker (1995). His first book, winner of a Shamus Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with blurbs by Ross Thomas, James Crumley, Michael Connelly, and others.

22. BECKETT, Samuel. Imagination Dead Imagine. London: Calder & Boyars (1965). The limited edition of this work of short fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for Godot. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Beckett. Distributed in advance of the British trade issue. Translated from the French by the author. Mild spine fading; still fine in a fine slipcase.

23. (BECKETT, Samuel). "Dante... Bruno. Vico.. Joyce." in Exagmination of James Joyce. Norfolk: New Directions (1929). The first American edition of what was Beckett's first book appearance when it was originally published. With a well-known scholar's ownership name on the front endpaper and pencil annotations throughout. Spine cloth faded, modest foxing; very good in a very good, internally tape-reinforced dust jacket.

24. (BECKETT, Samuel). KNOWLSON, James. Samuel Beckett: An Exhibition. (London): Turret Books, 1971. The catalog of an exhibition of Beckett's works held at Reading University Library, with a foreword by A.J. Levanthal. This is the limited edition hardcover, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Beckett. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued.

25. BEGLEY, Louis. Wartime Lies. NY: Knopf, 1991. The second printing of his first book, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Inscribed by the author in 1993 to Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lamination peeling from the lower right corner. A fine association copy.

26. BELLOW, Saul. Dangling Man. NY: Vanguard (1944). The scarce first book by the Nobel Prize winner and three-time winner of the National Book Award for fiction -- an unprecedented accomplishment in American letters -- as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner for Humboldt's Gift. This is a wartime production printed on the cheap paper typical of the day and therefore seldom encountered in collectible condition. This copy has a previous owner label on the front pastedown and some waterstaining to the top edges of the boards; a very good copy in a good, spine-faded dust jacket with several small chips to the edges and the folds, most of which have been internally tape-mended.

27. BELLOW, Saul. To Jerusalem and Back. NY: Viking (1976). Bellow's first book of nonfiction, a personal account of the author's visit to Israel in 1975, published the year he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is the uncorrected proof copy, which shows the change in subtitle from "A Personal Syllabus" to "A Personal Account." Spine- and edge-sunned; very good in wrappers. Together with a copy of the first edition. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with one edge tear and a gutter nick.

28. BELLOW, Saul. Him with His Foot in His Mouth. NY: Harper & Row (1984). A collection of short fiction by the 1976 Nobel Prize winner for Literature. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

29. BOYD, William. A Good Man in Africa. NY: Morrow, 1982. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of his first book, winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewellyn Rhys awards when published in England. Signed by the author. Very good in wrappers.

30. BOYLE, T. Coraghessan. World's End. (NY): Viking (1987). His third novel, winner of the PEN Faulkner Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a faint sticker shadow on the front panel.

31. BROMELL, Henry. The Slightest Distance. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. A review copy of his first book, the title section of which appeared, in an altered form, in the New Yorker in 1972 and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories 1973. Winner of a Houghton Mifflin Fellowship Award. Inscribed by the author in 1975. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

32. BURKE, James Lee. Cimarron Rose. (New Orleans): (B.E. Trice) (1997). The limited edition of this novel, a departure from his Dave Robicheaux series, and winner of the 1998 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of the year. Printed from the sheets of the trade edition. Of a total edition of 176 copies, this is one of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. List price:

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