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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY, Scientia-Factum, 1968. Kosinski's resume from 1970, the facts of which roughly correspond to to the biographical sketch at the rear of The Art of the Self, with the omission of his 1965 work Notes of the Author. Together with a copy of The Art of Self [NY, Scientia-Factum, 1968], a pamphlet containing short pieces relating to his National Book Award-winning novel Steps. Inscribed by the author. The pamphlet is edge-sunned; near fine in stapled wrappers. The resume is folded in thirds; edge-sunned with a small edge chip; near fine. A unique combination of items pertaining to Kosinski's writing career after the success of The Painted Bird and before the scandals that later plagued him after his celebrity, culminating in his suicide. [#022972] $750
London, Bodley Head, (1960). The first British edition of the author's first book, a pseudonymously published nonfiction account of Russia in the postwar years, predating his first novel, The Painted Bird, by five years. Inscribed by the author as "Jerzy Kosinski" for Hugh Moorhead in 1982. Moorhead was a Philosophy professor at Northeastern Illinois University who wrote to 250 authors to ask them what they thought the meaning of life was, and then published their answers in a depressing book that suggested nobody had much of a clue. Stripe at bottom page edges; very good in a very good dust jacket chipped at the upper front spine fold. [#000989] $375
(n.p.), (n.p.), (n.d.). Possibly printed to accompany the Corgi Books edition (London, 1967). Includes a biographical sketch of Kosinski and 9 pages of excerpted comments and reviews, including comments by such notable figures as playwright Arthur Miller, filmmaker Luis Bunuel, Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, and numerous others from Europe and the USA, and particularly France where the book won the prestigious award Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger -- the best book by a foreign writer. An interesting historical view of the reception of this book at around the time of its initial publication. Folded once; some staining and a marginal pen mark to the first page; near fine. [#027939] $70
NY, St. Martin's, (1979). A special issue, number 466 of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. The signature is on the front flyleaf; the limitation is printed on the verso, giving the appearance of a somewhat impromptu limited edition. Fine in a near fine glassine dustwrapper with some chipping. [#010701] $60
NY, Random House, (1968). Kosinski's second novel, and second book published under his own name, after the highly acclaimed The Painted Bird. This title won the National Book Award. This is presumably a review copy: "Courtesy of Antioch Review" stamped on front pastedown; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#015631] $60
NY, St. Martin's, (1979). The uncorrected proof copy of the seventh novel by the author of The Painted Bird, among others. This book was published just before the scandal broke wherein Kosinski was accused of letting his students or paramours ghost-write his own novels. Fine in tall wrappers. [#027642] $55
NY, St. Martin's, (1979). Seventh novel by the author of The Painted Bird, among others. This book was published just before the "scandal" broke wherein Kosinski was accused of letting his students or paramours ghost-write his own novels. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one open edge tear down the front flap fold. Signed by the author. [#008601] $30
NY, Random House, (1968). Kosinski's second novel, winner of the National Book Award. Owner name front flyleaf, else fine in a very good dust jacket with some abrasion and surface wear to the unlaminated jacket and very light chipping at the spine extremities. [#011518] $25
NY, Random House, (1968). Kosinski's second novel, and second book published under his own name, after the highly acclaimed The Painted Bird. This title won the National Book Award. Poets House Library bookplate; else fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with a few red spots to front cover and gutter holes to rear cover. [#015630] $25
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Bookplate. [#704056] $20
NY, Bantam Books, (1982). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Bookplate. [#704059] $20
NY, Bantam Books, (1982). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#704058] $20
NY, Bantam, (1982). The uncorrected proof copy. It was at the time of the publication of this novel that revelations about Kosinski's use of translators to do much of the writing of his books and his plagiarism from obscure Polish sources for some of his writings began to undo his literary reputation, culminating in his suicide in 1991. Fine in wrappers. [#017870] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973). Advance review copy w/ publisher's slip laid in. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704061] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704063] $20
NY, Seaver Books/Henry Holt, (1988). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#704060] $20
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