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Galena, IL: The City of Galena, 1937. First edition. Considered his first book or contribution. In the "American Guide Series," a Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project that funded writers during the Depression. Blue paperwraps featuring a silhouette of Illinois; printed on front only in dark blue and gilt. Bit..... Item #54241 More
THE LAST CAROUSEL.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1973). First edition of this collection of stories. INSCRIBED by Algren (covering the full front endpaper), "with best wishes to Jeen" followed by one of his signature cat drawings, signed and dated June 1978, and colored with light blue and yellow streaks and whirls. Two small..... Item #53734 More
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1949. First edition. A fine, bright copy, lacking dust jacket. Item #51740 More
NEVER COME MORNING.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). First edition. INSCRIBED BY ALGREN, "For Jimmy Cannon, Who knows it's from the depths the stars shine clearest, God bless his Merry Christmas. Nelson Algren, '57." Journalist Jimmy Cannon (1909-1973) was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame for his coverage of the..... Item #54153 More
SOMEBODY IN BOOTS.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1935). First edition of the author's first book. Based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. The title refers to someone with authority--namely bosses and police; poor folk and the powerless just wore shoes or went barefoot. Minor binding-glue bleed-through near inner hinges..... Item #53567 More
WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
New York: Macmillan Co., (1963). First edition. SIGNED by Algren. Essays on travels, Playboy, etc. Near fine with cloth spine and paper baords showing a little rubbing on tips; in very good dust jacket with some edgewear and tiny chipping on corners and spine ends. Item #52683 More
WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
New York: Macmillan Company, (1963). First edition. His travel writings -- of a sort -- focusing on trips to England, Seville, Crete, Istanbul, Paris, et al. LARRY McMURTY'S COPY with his signature dated "1964" at head of front endpaper. Touch of foxing to endpapers and few bumps to lower front..... Item #55008 More
WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?.
New York: Macmillan Company, (1963). First edition. His travel writings, of a sort -- covering trips to England, Seville, Crete, Istanbul, Paris, et al. INSCRIBED to Richard Elman, "Best wishes/ To Dick Elman/ from/ Nelson Algren/ May 16 1963." Elman and Gene McGarr's interview, "A Converation with Nelson Algren," ran..... Item #53974 More