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A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. James Agee. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.
New York: McDowell, (1957). First edition. First issue with "Walking" p.80. Autobiographical novel set in Knoxville, Tennessee, begun by Agee in 1948 but not quite complete when he died in 1955. His editor, David McDowell, edited and released the book posthumously in 1957 in an effort to assist Agee's widow and children, who were left with little money after his death and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958. Near fine with only minor age toning to edges of boards; in very good or better dust jacket with spine ends and corners rubbed and spine lettering very slightly tanned. CHECK -- , and soiling on flaps but is otherwise very good.

[Book #53980]       Price: $150.00
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THE AGE OF ANXIETY. W. H. Auden. THE AGE OF ANXIETY.
London: Faber & Faber, (1948). First British edition of his Pulitzer Prize winner. Preceded by the American edition published the previous year, Fine in slightly aged dust jacket with spine just a bit darkened. Nice copy. Only 3,000 copies.

[Book #43662]       Price: $100.00
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THE GIN GAME. D. L. Coburn. THE GIN GAME.
New York: Drama Book Specialists, (1978). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for best play. Near fine in a very good yellow dust jacket with light soiling, two small chips, one small closed tear and a small nick on spine edge.

[Book #29105]       Price: $150.00
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GREEN PASTURES. Marc Connelly. GREEN PASTURES.
London: Delisle, (1963). First edition thus, with introduction and conclusion by Vincent Long and postscripts by The Very Rev. Dr. W. R. Matthews, Professor John Macmurray and Sir Henry Self. Spine ends and tips very slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing, sticker shadow on rear panel, a few short closed edge tears (one has light creasing and tape repair to verso) and a shallow chip at upper rear spine fold. Includes photographs from the production. An attractive later edition of this winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

[Book #33073]       Price: $45.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous hardback issue of her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. In second state dust jacket with Pulitzer notice on front panel. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with just two tiny tears to top edge rear panel. Scarce in hardback.

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THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel. Rita Dove. THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first novel. Advanced reader's edition in glossy pictorial paper wraps. SIGNED by author on the half-title page. Near fine.

[Book #50330]       Price: $45.00
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MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts. Sidney Kingsley. MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Covici Freide, (1933). True first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production. Basis for the 1934 film starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy. Faint pale-green stain to lower cover edges (not affecting spine) otherwise would be a crisp near fine copy of this book. In a good example of the scarce dust jacket with chipping to extremities affecting top of "N" in "MEN." Touch up with black marker evident on verso where there is also internal tape repair. A scarce book, scarcer still in any semblance of the original jacket. "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

[Book #54807]       Price: $175.00
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THE SHRIKE. Joseph Kramm. THE SHRIKE.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled in dust jacket with very shallow chipping, a few short closed tears and some soiling.

[Book #23385]       Price: $50.00
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THE SHRIKE. Joseph Kramm. THE SHRIKE.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Edges very slightly age darkened, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with tanned spine and one tiny closed edge tear. Pulitzer Prize winner. Includes photographs from the play, which starred Jose Ferrer.

[Book #33283]       Price: $50.00
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THE FIXER. Bernard Malamud. THE FIXER.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First UK edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner. Page edges very slightly soiled, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine and edges slightly tanned.

[Book #35913]       Price: $60.00
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THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. John P. Marquand. THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1937. First edition of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. INSCRIBED, "For Henry T. Brown Jr with kindest regards, John P. Marquand." Also includes two typed letters to Brown signed by Marquand: one saying he can send the books, and one apologizing for getting his name wrong. Brown, a famous book collector, always went by H. Tatnall Brown. The letters are tipped to the endpaper and verso of half-title page (across from title page). First printing, with "Lovely Pearl" on the first line of page 19, as we think it is in all first printings (changed to "Pretty Pearl" in later printings, as outlined in the current edition of our Collected Books). Faint vertical lines on some pages, as usual for this title, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with small professional repair at top of spine and to a few tiny chips. A very nice copy of an unaccountably scarce book, and particularly so with what would appear to be an early inscription, as both letters are dated in April 1939. SCARCE CONTEMPORARILY INSCRIBED COPY.

[Book #52671]       Price: $3,500.00
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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. James A. Michener. TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1975. Special edition of his Pultizer Prize winner, published by the Franklin Library in their Pulitzer series. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of paintings by William Franklin Draper. Fine in decorated full leather with all page edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Nice production.

[Book #35929]       Price: $60.00
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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. James A. Michener. TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING FIRST BOOK. Shelfwear and minor fraying to spine ends and corners, usual browning to the pages, small dampstain on top edge near spine, altogether good or better. Lacking jacket.

[Book #50035]       Price: $200.00
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DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem. Arthur Miller. DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem.
New York [Toronto]: Viking Press (Macmillan Co.), 1949. First Canadian edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and winner of the 1949 Tony Award. One of the best of the 20th century by everyone's account. Very good with light soiling to the cover, spine a little darkened, and edges bumped. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51932]       Price: $150.00
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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. Jason Miller. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
New York: Atheneum, 1972. First edition. New York Drama Critics' Award, Best Play 1972 and the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Walter McGinn, Charles Durning, Michael McGuire, Paul Sorvino and Richard Dysart. Very good or better with small sticker residue on front pastedown and cloth edges lightly sunned; in a price-clipped, slightly soiled dust jacket with one short closed tear.

[Book #29112]       Price: $125.00
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GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]. Margaret Mitchell. GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND].
Anton Piek. Haag: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co), [1937]. Illustrated Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire]"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." The first volume is designated a 30th printing on the title page and the other two are designated 28th printings. Must have been some really small printings as the books appear to be scarce. Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

[Book #49736]       Price: $750.00
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BELOVED. Toni Morrison. BELOVED.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner. Uncorrected proof with no tentative publication date noted. Spine sunned, front cover and first several pages rumpled (appears to have served as a drink coaster for a short while), otherwise very good in blue, printed paperwraps.

[Book #49122]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER. Katherine Anne Porter. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1965). First American edition of her National Book and Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Adding four stories and a new author's preface to the British edition which preceded. The book is near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with chipping on edges. Still an attractive copy.

[Book #49605]       Price: $60.00
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THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT. Robert E. Sherwood. THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A Pulitzer Prize winning play set during World War II. Laid in is an approximately 6 x 9" promotional broadside printed in black and yellow featuring a photograph from the staged production on recto and reviews on verso; notice of pre-sale ticket availability by mail printed in red at base of recto for the February 1941 two-week engagement of the show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Contemporary name and date on endpaper otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed.

[Book #54810]       Price: $125.00
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A THOUSAND ACRES. Jane Smiley. A THOUSAND ACRES.
New York: Knopf, 1991. First edition of her Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #47208]       Price: $60.00
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HEART'S NEEDLE. W. D. Snodgrass. HEART'S NEEDLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of only 1,500 copies printed. From the collection of Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in very good dust jacket with scant 1/8" chipped away at head of spine, corners nicked, spine a little tanned, and rear panel slightly soiled.

[Book #53726]       Price: $200.00
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FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath]. John Steinbeck. FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath].
Stuttgarter: Duetscher Bucherbund, no-date. German translation; later printing, as the first was published in Zurich in 1940. Very good with rubbing along the edge of the cover, light soiling to the back board, and a tiny puncture in the cloth binding the size of a pen point on the front cover. The inside is clean, and the green and gold lettering/decoration on the cloth binding is still bright. Dust jacket is gently rubbed and soiled, with one chip to the top of the rear panel and a few closed tears that have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51354]       Price: $125.00
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RABBIT AT REST. John Updike. RABBIT AT REST.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First edition. The last Rabbit, a Pulitzer Prize winner. An uncorrected proof in printed yellow wraps. One of only 200 copies printed, per the publisher. Spine a little faded otherwise fine.

[Book #49930]       Price: $65.00
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RABBIT AT REST. John Updike. RABBIT AT REST.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First edition. The last Rabbit, a Pulitzer Prize winner. A promotional issue in white wraps with green lettering. SIGNED by Updike. Lacking slipcase. Lightly spotted and soiled, otherwise near fine.

[Book #49932]       Price: $150.00
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Tennessee Williams. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1956. First UK edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award. Small dark stain to tips of several pages, page top edges faintly foxed, name on front endpaper, otherwise very good with covers very bright and fine; in price-clipped, somewhat darkened and soiled dust jacket with small rubbed chips and tears to spine ends (not affecting lettering), still about very good or better.

[Book #49891]       Price: $200.00
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