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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's Rare Books Library. 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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CHIMERA. John Barth. CHIMERA.
New York: Random House, (1972). First edition. National Book Award winner. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear. A common book but hard to find in nice condition.

[Book #35089]       Price: $60.00
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AN AMERICAN REQUIEM: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us. James Carroll. AN AMERICAN REQUIEM: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED, "For Pamela/ Thank you for being part of this book's birth! Peace/ James Carroll/ June 5, 1996." Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for non-fiction.

[Book #35383]       Price: $45.00
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WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL. Henry Kissinger. WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL.
Boston / New York: Little, Brown / Simon & Schuster, (1979 / 1982 / 1999). First edition of each of the three equally massive volumes of his memoirs, the first of which won the National Book Award for History. Third volume SIGNED BY KISSINGER on title page. Kissinger, who won the Nobel Peace Prize then tried to return the award, has always been a controversial figure but is still sought out for his views. Each volume heavily illustrated with maps and photographs. All three with spines a little shaken as one might expect but each is still fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. THIRD VOLUME SIGNED BY KISSINGER.

[Book #54729]       Price: $750.00
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ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. Barry Lopez. ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986). First edition of this National Book Award winner. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #32535]       Price: $60.00
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TEN NORTH FREDERICK. John O'Hara. TEN NORTH FREDERICK.
New York: Random House, (1955). First edition. O'Hara's favorite topics: class, society, and the history of wealthy families in Pennsylvania. He received the National Book Award for 1956 for this title, and it was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper. Near fine in dust jacket with minor chips on corners and spine ends. A nice, bright copy.

[Book #46997]       Price: $125.00
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THE MOVIEGOER. Walker Percy. THE MOVIEGOER.
New York: Knopf, 1979. Later printing, the 12th. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK and arguably his best--the story of Binx Bolling, an alienated young man seeking meaning for his existence. Winner of the National Book Award. INSCRIBED ON FRONT ENDPAPER, "Via Jeanne . . . / with best wishes/ Walker Percy/ February 14, 1980." ADDITIONALLY SIGNED on title page. Bright and fine in dust jacket with inconspicuous slice to front panel and barest edge wear, otherwise fine. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER.

[Book #54690]       Price: $200.00
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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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THE SHIPPING NEWS. E. Annie Proulx. THE SHIPPING NEWS.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1993). First edition. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. An overall crisp copy with (unaffixed) "National Book Award Winner" sticker laid in.

[Book #54665]       Price: $275.00
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SOPHIE'S CHOICE. William Styron. SOPHIE'S CHOICE.
New York: Random House, (1979). First edition. Uncorrected proof. Winner of the National Book Award and the basis for the Oscar award-winning movie of the same name featuring the inimitable Meryl Streep. Included in Anthony Burgess's 99 Best Novels. Touch of minor shelfwear, otherwise fine in red, printed paperwraps.

[Book #49037]       Price: $200.00
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SOPHIE'S CHOICE. William Styron. SOPHIE'S CHOICE.
New York: Random House, (1979). First edition. Number 209 of 500 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Winner of the National Book Award. Very good or better with sunning to spine, though lettering is still bright; in a lightly scuffed slipcase. Issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #49057]       Price: $150.00
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THE COLOR PURPLE. Alice Walker. THE COLOR PURPLE.
New York: Harcourt Brace, (1982). First edition in first-issue dust jacket with only one address on rear flap. Her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, SIGNED BY WALKER on half-title page. Basis for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg movie starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey. Near fine in very good dust jacket with small chips and wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54726]       Price: $650.00
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