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APG 003.5 (2004). Nelson Algren. APG 003.5 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22734]       Price: $4.50
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CONVERSATIONS WITH NELSON ALGREN. Nelson Algren, by H. E. F. Donohue. CONVERSATIONS WITH NELSON ALGREN.
New York: Hill and Wang, (1964). First edition. Near fine with previous Roland Comstock's bookplate on front pastedown (under dust jacket flap); in lightly tanned, very good dust jacket with 1" closed tear to top edge front panel, vertical line of rubbing near front spine fold, touch of light soiling to spine, and few tiny chips and tears.

[Book #53582]       Price: $45.00
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CROSS SECTION 1947: A collection of new American writing. Edwin Seaver, , Nelson Algren. CROSS SECTION 1947: A collection of new American writing.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1947). First edition. Collection of new American writing including Ann Petry, Robert Lowry, Nelson Algren, et al. Third volume, edited by Edwin Seaver. Very good or better in very good dust jacket with closed tear and chipping to corners and spine ends.

[Book #50446]       Price: $40.00
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In CONTACT 6 THE CRIMINAL MAN: Algren's "Mafia of the Heart." Nelson Algren, Alvah Bessie. In CONTACT 6 THE CRIMINAL MAN: Algren's "Mafia of the Heart."
California: Angel Island Publications, (1960). First edition. Contact, Vol. 2, No. 6., "A Special Collection of New Writing, Art and Ideas." Also includes "The Non-Existent Man" by Alvah Bessie and poem by S. I. Hayakawa, "The Criminal Man?" et al. About very good in pictorial paperwraps with front cover lightly scuffed, spine ends nicked, edges gently rubbed, and 2" square sticker reading "I am a Lover / Meet me at the bookstore" on the back cover (doesn't appear to affect any text).

[Book #52865]       Price: $35.00
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In THE NOBLE SAVAGE: Algren's "The Unacknowledged Champion of Everything." Nelson Algren, Jules Feiffer, D. H. Lawrence, Saul Bellow. In THE NOBLE SAVAGE: Algren's "The Unacknowledged Champion of Everything."
New York: Meridian Books, Inc. (1960). First edition. Short story appearance in the twice-yearly periodical, The Noble Savage, published by Meridian Books. M102. Edited by Saul Bellow, Keith Botsford, and Jack Ludwig. Very good in lightly soiled, white paperwraps printed in orange and black, with wticker remnant on front cover (not affecting any lettering) and travel service stamp on first page of text.

[Book #52864]       Price: $35.00
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THE LAST CAROUSEL. Nelson Algren. 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 cigarette burns to back cover, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dustwrapper with only light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #53734]       Price: $150.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. A fine, bright copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51740]       Price: $75.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. "Unrevised proofs" in tall, plain blue wraps with light-blue label printed in black. Measures 6 7/8 x 11 3/4"; last page number is "122" but pagination is double in that the pages are numbered "1A," "1B," and so on. A RARE ITEM, we know of only one other copy, which is in a University collection. A few minor scuffs and creases, otherwise near fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

[Book #52513]       Price: $3,500.00
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NEVER COME MORNING. Nelson Algren. NEVER COME MORNING.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by Algren on first blank. With an introduction by Richard Wright. Very good or better with name on front endpaper and slight wear on corners and spine ends. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #52725]       Price: $150.00
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"THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962. Nelson Algren. "THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962.
Gambier, OH: Kenyon College, 1961 & 1962. First edition. Later collected WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? (NY: Macmillan, 1963) as "Seville: The Peseta with the Hole in the Middle." Faint, unobtrusive stamps of the IBM Research Library on front covers of both volumes; first volume lightly soiled, otherwise both are very good to near fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #53735]       Price: $50.00
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SOMEBODY IN BOOTS. Nelson Algren. 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 (which is common) otherwise a very good or better, nice clean copy with only the barest wear to the covers and with the brown top stain still very good. Lacking the original dust jacket but offered in a facsimile one. HIS FIRST BOOK.

[Book #53567]       Price: $750.00
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"A TICKET ON SKORONSKI" In The Saturday Evening Post. Nelson Algren. "A TICKET ON SKORONSKI" In The Saturday Evening Post.
Fred Otnes. Philadelphia: The Curtis Publishing Company, 1966. First edition. The Saturday Evening Post, November 5, 1966, issue no. 23. Algren's story is illustrated by Fred Otnes. Large, folio-sized magazine, approximately 11 x 13.5". Good to very good with scuffing to top right quadrant affecting lettering (still readable), unobtrusive narrow chip to front cover near spine fold, few small holes along top edge, evidence of mailing label removed from along bottom edge, damp stain to fore edge of first few pages, and pages age darkened but still clear.

[Book #52867]       Price: $35.00
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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. 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.

[Book #52683]       Price: $150.00
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