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BARBARY SHORE. Norman Mailer. BARBARY SHORE.
New York: Rinehart, (1951). First edition. Covers show edge rubbing, otherwise very good or better in lightly edge worn green-and-black dust jacket (priority unknown).

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BARBARY SHORE. Norman Mailer. BARBARY SHORE.
New York: Rinehart, (1951). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED "To Adel and Lucky / - from the sweet / megalomaniac / With love / Norman / April 1951." Head of spine creased and bumped, edge wear to the cheap boards, light foxing to endpapers, small stain to fore edge, otherwise about very good in lightly chipped dust jacket with rubbing to edges and folds. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). GOOD ASSOCIATION.

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BARBARY SHORE. Norman Mailer. BARBARY SHORE.
New York: Rinehart, (1951). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. His second book. Black boards show minor wear, otherwise very good or better; in very good black-and-green dust jacket with edge rubbing and minor chipping at corners and spine ends. Also noted in red and black, priority unknown.

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CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS. Norman Mailer. CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS.
New York: Dial Press, 1966. First edition. First issue with color photo of Lego structure (same as photo on cover) tipped in opposite the title page. Fine in very good, nicked and rubbed dust jacket with shallow chipping and a few small tears.

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CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS. Norman Mailer. CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS.
New York: Dial Press, 1966. First edition. First issue with frontis photo tipped in. INSCRIBED, "To Paul Jacobs Cheers, Norman Mailer, Oct. '79." Paul Jacobs (1918-1978) was a pioneering activist, journalist, and co-founder of Mother Jones magazine. Mailer's interpretation of the Goldwater Convention in San Francisco, take on the United States' policy in Vietnam, views on sexual attitudes in America, etc. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with title lettering at spine mellowed from yellow to white and light rubbing to edges and folds. Interesting association.

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DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters. Norman Mailer. DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1962). First edition of this "run of poems, short poems, very short poems, and turns of prose." Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with light foxing to front flap, few inconspicuous tears (one internally repaired with small piece of tape), and spine ends and corners slightly nicked and rubbed.

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DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters. Norman Mailer. DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1962). First edition, paperwraps issue, of this "run of poems, short poems, very short poems, and turns of prose." From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED with an elaborate drawing "The critic pursued by a theme [large scribbled drawing spanning inside front cover and first leaf] Love / (that is to say lustility [sic] and housefection [sic] to Lucky and Adeline) / Norman." This paperwraps issue came out at the same time as the small hardback printing. Very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). NICE ASSOCIATION.

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EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS. Norman Mailer. EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS.
Boston: Little Brown, (1972). First edition. One of the dedication copies. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED on dedication page below the printed names, "Could this be for your distinguished service in Maidstone dear old editor darling? / Love / Norman." A collection of essays, excerpts, etc., written from 1967 to 1972. First book appearance for many. In addition to Adeline, the book is dedicated to his sister Barbara, daughter Susan, and to "Al." Small tear at head of spine, still about very good in slightly soiled white dust jacket with several tears. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "FOR YOUR DISTIGUISHED SERVICE IN 'MAIDSTONE'"

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SON. Norman Mailer. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SON.
New York: Random House, (1997). First edition. Uncorrected proof, SIGNED by Mailer on the half-title page. Tentative publishing date of May 1997. Fictionalized life story chronicled by Jesus himself. Fine in blue-and-white publisher's-logo printed paperwraps. SCARCE PROOF SIGNED.

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HARLOT'S GHOST. Norman Mailer. HARLOT'S GHOST.
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. Slight lean to top of this 1300-page book, otherwise fine in the gray jacket. (Also issued in red dust jacket; reportedly there were fewer of the red.).

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HARLOT'S GHOST. Norman Mailer. HARLOT'S GHOST.
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. "For Spencer--- cordially Norman Mailer." Massive volume, over 1,300 pages; a novel about spies, intelligence officers and the CIA. Fine in dust jacket.

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MAIDSTONE. Norman Mailer. MAIDSTONE.
(New York): New American Library/Signet, (1971). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman, who played the role of the president of a women's college in the film. Though it does not appear to be in Mailer's handwriting, this particular copy was presumably sent at his request and is inscribed simply, "With apologies, Norman." The complete screenplay, with still photographs from the film, descriptions of the filming and an essay by Mailer, who was the author, director and star of the film. A paperback original in glossy pictorial wraps showing some cover wear but still about very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2007). First edition. The inaugural issue. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. Number 39 of 40 copies SIGNED BY MAILER AND SIPIORA. There were an additional 16 copies for presentation. Includes two first book appearances: his tribute to friend Robert Lucid and an excerpt from his unpublished play "The Naked and the Dead." Also includes pieces on Mailer by William Kennedy, Robert Lucid, Michael Lennon. Donald Kaufman, et al. 267 pages. 8vo., green cloth boards stamped in silver on spine. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

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THE MAILER REVIEW; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2007). First edition. The first issue of the Norman Mailer Review, edited by Phillip Sipiora. One of 40 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Sipiora. The regular issue was published in pictorial wraps, and 56 copies were bound in green cloth-covered boards--40 numbered and 16 for presentation. Includes two first book appearances: his tribute to friend Robert Lucid and an excerpt from his unpublished play, "The Naked and the Dead." Also includes pieces on Mailer by William Kennedy, Robert Lucid, Michael Lennon. Donald Kaufman, et al. 267 pages. As issued, without dust jacket. Minor crease to front pastedown, otherwise fine.

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MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS. Norman Mailer. MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS.
New York: Random House, (2003). First edition. A paperback original. SIGNED by the author. 260+ pages of poems and drawings with a preface by Mailer. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #49382]       Price: $60.00
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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Norman Mailer. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). First edition of the author's first book, SIGNED by Mailer. Only 25,000 copies printed. Acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. Fragile black paper boards nicked at bottom edge but otherwise near fine, which is unusual. In the first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others (versus the second-issue jacket with reviews). The dust jacket is price-clipped, nicked at spine ends and corners, and lightly rubbed at folds, otherwise very good.

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OF A FIRE ON THE MOON. Norman Mailer. OF A FIRE ON THE MOON.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1970). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED "To Adeline / Impatient as always to know what she will think of the latest. Love / Norman / Nov 1970." Mailer on "the science of space" - he managed to write about many things in his career with surprising clarity. Page fore edges foxed, otherwise very good in slightly rubbed dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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PIECES & PONTIFICATIONS. Norman Mailer. PIECES & PONTIFICATIONS.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1982). First edition. Two volumes in glossy paperwraps. Issued simultaneously with the hardback edition. "Pieces" has minor edgewear and a creased corner and "Pontifications," edited by Michael Lennon, has a remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwise, both are close to fine and much scarcer than the hardback edition.

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PIECES AND PONTIFICATIONS. Norman Mailer. PIECES AND PONTIFICATIONS.
(London): New English Lib. (1983). First British edition. SIGNED on half title page by author. His short pieces from the 1970's, and a collection of his interviews on many subjects. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear on corners.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
(London): Andre Deustch, (1964). First UK edition. SIGNED by Mailer on the title page. A grouping of essays Mailer addressed to President Kennedy. Light fading along edges of cloth, though gilt is still bright; otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a small faint damp stain at top of front cover and tiny chips at ends and corners, and short crease on front cover which is not obtrusive.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1963). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Lub / With love / - that old habit - / Norman / Nov 1963." Mailer mentions sending this copy to Lubell-Naiman in a letter printed in "Norman Mailer's Letters...." Spine lettering faded otherwise very good in nice dust jacket with red spine lettering faded to white. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "TO LUB WITH LOVE - THAT OLD HABIT"

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THE PRISONER OF SEX. Norman Mailer. THE PRISONER OF SEX.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Elizabeth / Again with pleasure. Norman." Few underlinings and margin marks, base of spine faded, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, price-clipped, black dust jacket showing rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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SELF PORTRAIT. Norman Mailer. SELF PORTRAIT.
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A whimsical self portrait. One of 100 SIGNED, numbered copies. 8 x 11 inches on 80 lb. laid text, partially cotton paper with image in red ink with a dark brown border and light tan inner (simulated mat) border. Fine, with colophon page in plain folder and white envelope, as issued. Plus a color photograph (3 1/2 x 5) of Mailer signing the prints.

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SELF PORTRAIT. Norman Mailer. SELF PORTRAIT.
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A whimsical self portrait. One of 20 SIGNED unnumbered copies of the printer's proofs. 8 x 11 inches on 80 lb. laid text, partially cotton paper with image in red ink with a dark brown border and light tan inner (simulated mat) border. Fine.

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TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. Norman Mailer. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE.
New York: Random House, (1984). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. A murder novel set in one of the author's home towns, Provincetown. Fine in dust jacket.

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