Catalog 140, H-J
77. HARRIS, Thomas. Red Dragon. NY: Putnam (1981). The author's second book, and the first to introduce the character Hannibal Lecter, who was featured in The Silence of the Lambs. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Peter Rabbit/ who likes a good lunch/ as much as I do./ Thomas Harris/ Marigold 1991." Additional gift inscription on front flyleaf. Fine in a near fine, edge-sunned dust jacket.
78. HARRIS, Thomas. The Silence of the Lambs. NY: St. Martin's (1988). His highly acclaimed third novel. Basis for the Jonathan Demme film with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, winner of five Academy Awards and one of the American Film Institute's top 100 Films of the Century. Signed by Harris. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
79. HARRISON, Jim. Locations. NY: Norton (1968). Harrison's second collection of poetry. This is the hardcover issue; there was a simultaneous paperback. 1250 copies of the hardcover were done, making it scarcer than even his elusive first book, Plain Song. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with trace rubbing to the spine lettering.
80. HARRISON, Jim. A Good Day to Die. NY: Simon & Schuster (1973). His second novel, which has long been considered the scarcest of his volumes of fiction. Signed by the author. Fine (no remainder mark) in a very near fine dust jacket with a touch of shallow creasing to the front panel and crown.
81. (HARRISON, Jim). Five Blind Men. Fremont: Sumac, 1969. An anthology of poetry by Harrison, Dan Gerber, George Quasha, J.D. Reed and Charles Simic, printed by the Sumac Press, which Gerber and Harrison jointly operated. Of a total hardbound edition of 126, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by the authors. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Scarce: precedes Harrison's first novel.
82. HASFORD, Gustav. The Phantom Blooper. NY: Bantam (1990). His second novel, a sequel to The Short-Timers, with several of the same characters. This is a self-made review copy, sent out by Hasford with a press release cum "funeral notice" imploring attention for a book that was "born dead" due to his editor having, in Hasford's opinion, "gone insane." The press release is signed by the author, and the book is inscribed by Hasford: "For my best friend/ in the whole world:/ _____________/ [Your name here]/ from Gus/ San Clemente/ Feb. 29, 1990." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Hasford achieved great but short-lived fame as the author of The Short-Timers and the co-writer of the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of the novel, Full Metal Jacket. Later he served time in jail as a book thief, where his health deteriorated, and he died, alone and for the most part isolated, a few years after being released.
83. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. NY: Scribner, 1929. The limited edition of Hemingway's second great novel, after The Sun Also Rises. A Connolly 100 title and a book that has been called the greatest war novel of all time, although only a small part of it has to do directly with the war. After the critical acclaim and commercial success of The Sun Also Rises, which went through 10 printings by 1929, Hemingway, together with F. Scott Fitzgerald, was widely seen as the leading spokesman for the "Lost Generation" of American expatriate writers in the years following World War I. With A Farewell to Arms Hemingway, in effect, created a legacy that he himself was unable to live up to until much later, with the publication of The Old Man and the Sea, the book that is generally credited with his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. One of 510 numbered copies signed by the author. A little bit of sunning to boards; else fine in the original acetate (torn) and the publisher's fragile slipcase, which has been repaired along the joints. Hemingway's only signed limited edition, an attractive production, and an especially well-preserved copy.
84. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Minoco. c. 1934. The passenger log for the private yacht Minoco, from December, 1932 to March, 1937. Signed by Ernest and Pauline Hemingway. The Minoco was apparently based near Chicago, but wintering in Key West during the mid-1930s. Hemingway grew up in Oak Park, north of Chicago, and it may be this connection that prompted him to hire the Minoco in 1934, despite the fact that he already had his own boat, the Pilar, and had spent much of the summer and fall fishing on it, from a base in Havana. The log has also been signed by Jean Harlow, in 1933. Harlow has added, in the "Remarks" section, "What a man Dalling." Hundreds of other signatures and also many character sketches, tipped in or laid in, most signed "Casey," and one sketch of Harlow by Dorothy M. Rohn, the wife of the skipper of the boat. An intriguing glimpse of a moment, hitherto undocumented, in Hemingway's life at a time when he was perhaps the most famous writer in America, and also into the brief life of Harlow, the screen siren who died in 1936 at the age of 26. Leatherbound, professionally rebacked, with a cut jade circular emblem inlaid on the cover. 11" x 14". Near fine.
85. HIAASEN, Carl. Stormy Weather. Blakeney: Scorpion (1995). The limited UK edition, bound from the sheets of the Macmillan edition but including a two-page appreciation of Hiaasen by award-winning mystery writer Maxim Jacubowski that is not in the trade edition. Of a total edition of 100 copies, this is one of 15 deluxe copies quarterbound in leather and marbled paper boards and signed by Hiaasen and Jacubowski. The scarcest issue of any Hiaasen limited edition. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
86. HILLERMAN, Tony. The Blessing Way. NY: Harper & Row (1970). His first book, which introduced Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police and began a series of highly praised and award-winning novels, as notable for their attention to the details of Navajo culture as for their dual-track plotting, where both a Navajo and a Western motive might fit the crime. Signed by the author. Trace fading to the cloth at the heel; still fine in a very near fine price-clipped dust jacket with slight rubbing at the spine ends but none of the spine fading that traditionally afflicts this title. A beautiful copy.
87. HILLERMAN, Tony. Dance Hall of the Dead. NY: Harper & Row (1973). His second mystery featuring Navajo tribal detective Joe Leaphorn. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of the Year. Hillerman's success reinvigorated the detective form and opened it to a new generation of writers featuring detectives who not only plied their trades in different locations but brought to their jobs a much wider variety of qualifications than the tough-but-sensitive he-man types of earlier years. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
88. HILLERMAN, Tony. The Ghostway. (San Diego): Dennis McMillan, 1984. A novel featuring Jim Chee. One of 300 numbered copies of the true first edition (preceding the trade edition by several months). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
89. HILLERMAN, Tony. Hillerman Country. (NY): HarperCollins (1991). Text by Tony Hillerman; photographs by his brother Barney Hillerman. Small folio bound in reddish-brown cloth stamped in silver, issued without dust jacket in a gray cloth slipcase. According to our information, this was intended to be part of a signed limited edition of this book, but the edition was canceled and only a few copies were done, which were given to the author or to people within the publishing house -- i.e., this edition was never offered for sale. This copy is inscribed by Hillerman. Fine in a fine slipcase.
90. HUGHES, Langston. Simple Speaks His Mind. (NY): Simon & Schuster (1950). The hardcover issue of this collection of stories by one of the key figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Inscribed by the author to Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, and her husband, Henry Blakely: "For Henry and/ Gwen -- on/ another happy/ meeting on/ the day of our/ two parties -- / Sincerely,/ Langston." A bit of mottling to boards; darkening to spine; light fraying to corners; a very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. An excellent association copy, linking two of the preeminent black writers of the 20th century.
91. HUGHES, Langston. "Remarks by Langston Hughes in Acceptance of 45th Springarn Medal." Minneapolis: NAACP, 1960. The text of Hughes's acceptance speech delivered at the 51st Annual Convention of the NAACP on June 26, 1960, and defending and honoring the continuing place for Negro writing in America. One sheet, printed on two sides. Inscribed by Hughes across the top: "For Gwendolyn [Brooks] -- whose writing contains so much of us. -- Langston." Together with the text of Arthur Springarn's remarks upon presenting the award. Folded in thirds for mailing; fine, with envelope addressed to Brooks.
92. HUXLEY, Aldous. Words and Their Meanings. Los Angeles: Jake Zeitlin (1940). An essay on language, attractively printed in a limited edition by the Ward Ritchie Press for Jake Zeitlin, the famous Los Angeles bookseller. One of 100 hardbound copies signed by the author; the rest of the edition was issued in wrappers. A thin book, with light splaying to boards; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with one closed edge tear at the upper front spine fold. A very attractive copy.
93. (HUXLEY, Aldous). CAMUS, Albert. L'Etranger. (n.p.): Gallimard (1942). Aldous Huxley's copy of the fifteenth edition of Camus' classic novel, first published in 1942 in occupied France. Signed by Huxley on the first blank. Pages darkening with age. Rebound in three quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Fine.
94. IRVING, John. The Water-Method Man. NY: Random House (1972). His second book. Inscribed by the author on the half title: "For Kathryn Carr: Despite certain similarities, this is not Kurt Vonnegut -- / John." Additionally signed in full by Irving on the first blank. Slight dampstaining to cloth on the rear cover; very good in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
95. IRVING, John. The World According to Garp. NY: Dutton (1978). His fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. Signed by the author. A touch of sunning to cloth edge; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine lettering. A very attractive copy of Irving's most famous book, seldom found in fine condition and signed.
96. IRVING, John. The Hotel New Hampshire. NY: Dutton (1981). His fifth book. Inscribed by the author to the screenwriter who adapted The World According to Garp: "For Steve -/ with my/ appreciation/ for the/ world/ according to/ Tesich -/ John Irving." Steve Tesich also wrote the 1979 Academy Award-winning screenplay for the film "Breaking Away." Fine in a dust jacket with a hint of sunning at the upper edge of the rear panel, but still fine.
97. IRVING, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany. NY: Morrow (1989). The first trade edition of what may be Irving's best-loved book. Signed by the author with a partial first line from the novel: "I'm a Christian because of Owen Meany." Fine in a mildly edge-sunned, else fine dust jacket.
98. IRVING, John. The Fourth Hand. NY: Random House (2001). Inscribed by the author. Irving, who has been reluctant to sign books in recent years, did a very small number of readings from this book at which he signed copies. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with two tiny sticker removal scrapes on the front panel.