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click for a larger image of item #33459, Cat Man Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1956. His first book, winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. 1956 ownership signature of "R. [Richard] Ovey" and inscribed by Hoagland to Ovey's wife, Elizabeth Danforth Ovey, but apparently returned to Hoagland at some point, as this copy is from Hoagland's personal library. A novel of a circus roustabout, based in part on the author's two summers spent as a cat man with a traveling circus. Three titles on the list of Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winners have pencil marks next to them. Offsetting to endpages and crease to spine; a very good copy in very good dust jacket. An auspicious debut to a long and fruitful literary career, and an uncommon book signed. [#033459] $450
click for a larger image of item #33460, The Circle Home NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1960). A specially-bound author's copy. Three quarter leather, raised bands, gilt stamped, marbled endpapers. Probably a unique copy made for Hoagland by the publisher, or one of a couple of copies created by the publisher for the author and publisher -- a somewhat widespread tradition in American publishing in that era. Front cover fully detached, and in need of repair to be functional; leather somewhat mottled. A 1964 newspaper clipping about the 31-year-old Hoagland receiving two literary grants is laid in. From the author's library. [#033460] $450
click for a larger image of item #33465, Paperbacks NY, Ballantine, (1972-. Four first paperback printings from the author's own library, each signed by Hoagland: Notes from the Century Before (Ballantine, 1972); Cat Man (Ballantine, 1973); The Courage of Turtles (Warner, 1974); and The Circle Home (Avon, 1977). A bit of foxing and toning, but a near fine set. [#033465] $200
click for a larger image of item #33463, The Peacock's Tail NY, McGraw-Hill, (1965). The first trade edition of the author's third book, from the author's own library and signed by him. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033463] $200
click for a larger image of item #13659, The Circle Home NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1960). The author's second book, a novel. His first, Cat Man, won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Hoagland has since become most well-known for his essays, particularly on natural history; John Updike called him the finest essayist of his generation. Pages unevenly browning with age, as two different paper stocks were used in production; trace foxing to the top edge; otherwise a fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a bit of wear at the crown and the edges. [#013659] $60
NY, McGraw-Hill, (1965). His third book, a novel. Inscribed by the author. Very good in a very good dust jacket. An early book by this writer whose first novel was a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner. [#029317] $60
Helena/Guilford, Lyons Press, (2014). The updated, expanded, signed edition of Hoagland's selected essays, spanning nearly 50 years, with a foreword by Gretel Ehrlich. Signed by the author. Pages previously dampened; very good in a very good dust jacket with dampstaining on the verso. With a "Signed by the Author" label on the front panel, as issued. [#032775] $45
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1956. The author's first book, a novel, winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Foxing to endpages, otherwise a near fine copy, with only the front panel of the dust jacket present. [#033407] $20
click for a larger image of item #15199, Walking the Dead Diamond River NY, Random House, (1973). A collection of essays, many of them dealing with the natural world, especially in New England, including walks in the Green and White Mountains and a canoe trip in Maine. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#015199] $20
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