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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...." Gilt spine lettering dulled otherwise very good in like dust jacket with spine sun toned (background from blue to green and lettering from red to white). "Lub" was Adeline Lubell-Naiman, an editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. While at Little, Brown, in 1946, she convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD and talked it up to her publisher. She also suggested historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript -- but he recommended Little, Brown turn it down. (Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948.) Over the years, Lubell-Naiman and Mailer remained close friends, and in the summer of 1968, she played "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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A TRANSIT TO NARCISSUS: A Facsimile of the Original Typescript. Norman Mailer. A TRANSIT TO NARCISSUS: A Facsimile of the Original Typescript.
New York: Howard Ferig, 1978. First edition. A review copy with review slip laid in. Large--8 1/2 x 11 inches and 738 pages--showing extensive corrections, additions and deletions (on just about every page). 1,000 copies printed, many of which must have gone to libraries given the relative scarcity. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear. REVIEW COPY.

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THE WHITE NEGRO. Norman Mailer. THE WHITE NEGRO.
(San Francisco): City Lights Books, (1957). First edition. The true first printing with front cover price 35 cents (later printings had price of 50 and 75 cents) Black-and-white, stapled paperwraps. Aging and soling to white portions, including a few small stains to plain rear cover, otherwise very good. TRUE FIRST PRINTING.

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"PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers. Norman. Larry Rivers Mailer. "PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers.
Rivers, Larry. Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A limited edition print of a Rivers' drawing of Mailer commissioned by Time magazine for its cover but never used because Newsweek ran a cover story on Mailer the previous week. Mailer standing barechested, hands on hips with a rose in his mouth in front of and part of a collage-style drawing of himself. Issued in three states: 50 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Rivers (this copy); 50 copies signed by Rivers only and 50 signed by Mailer only. In addition, there were 20 hors commerce copies of the first state, all designated P/P (printer's proof). This copy signed by both. 10x12" with white border. With a colophon page "Portrait of Norman Mailer." Both laid in a red folder. Fine to new.

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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. One of 110 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. An additional forty copies were issued for presentation. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. Fine.

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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. PRESENTATION COPY, signed by Mailer and inscribed by the editor to recipient of the letter appearing on pp.26-27 herein, "To Adeline [Lubell Naiman], Best wishes, Mike." From an edition of 150 copies signed by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce and 40 were for presentation. 124 pages including index; iIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various items related to AN AMERICAN DREAM (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth boards stamped in silver; issued without dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman, a Little, Brown editor, convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD to her publisher and talked up the manuscript; but she suggested historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript. He recommended not publishing it. Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, and the rest is history. Still, over the years, Lubell-Naiman and Mailer remained close, and in the summer of 1968 she played "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone." Fine.

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THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China. Makhali-Phal, Nelly-Pierrette Guesde. THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China.
New York: Random House, (1942). First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by Edward Weismiller. Winner of the 1939 All-Nations Prize Novel Competition in France. According to her website, the Franco-Cambodian poet and author Makhali-Phal is "Cambodia’s Literary Gift to the World." Endpapers darkened, otherwise very good to near fine in good to very good soiled and rubbed dust jacket. An unaccountably scarce book in any condition. UNACCOUNTABLY SCARCE.

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APG 031.4 (2004). Bernard Malamud. APG 031.4 (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.
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THE ASSISTANT. Bernard Malamud. THE ASSISTANT.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1957). First edition. Gathered signatures laid in the first-issue dust jacket, with reviews of THE NATURAL on back panel--a presumed proof copy of his second book, which won the 1957 Daroff Fiction Award from the Jewish Book Council of America and the 1958 Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The dust jacket is chipped at head and tail of spine, slightly affecting "Th" in title; rubbed along where it appears to have been folded at spine, and near center, where there is a closed tear; few small stains to rear panel, which is otherwise only lightly soiled.

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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.

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GOD'S GRACE. Bernard Malamud. GOD'S GRACE.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, (1982). First edition. Uncorrected proof in light turquoise paperwraps. Title written on bottom edge of book, staple holes where the publisher's note once was (now laid in), otherwise near fine.

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THE FROG PRINCE: A Play. David Mamet, illustrations, Edward Koren. THE FROG PRINCE: A Play.
New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co. 1984. First editon. Number 24 of 130 numbered copies signed by Mamet and Koren. Frontispiece etching SIGNED and numbered (24/130). This copy signed on colophon page by Koren, as called for, but INSCRIBED BY MAMET on half-title page, "Dear Sara -- Merry Christmas + All my love, Your fan, Dave the Slave." Orange cloth boards stamped in green on front only; endpapers hand-made in Paris by Richard de Bay. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket. Unusual inscribed. INSCRIBED "ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE"

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OLEANNA. David Mamet. OLEANNA.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition. One of 1,500 copies. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE WATER ENGINE: AN AMERICAN FABLE and MR. HAPPINESS. David Mamet. THE WATER ENGINE: AN AMERICAN FABLE and MR. HAPPINESS.
New York: Grove Press, (1978). First edition, the simultaneous hardcover issue which was published in a small printing. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance. Klaus Mann. THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1927). First American edition. His first book to be translated into English. Translated by Lambert Armour Shears. Klaus was the son of Thomas Mann. An opponent of fascism, he was one of the first German writers to go into exile. He went on to become one of the most versatile and productive members of his generation of writers, eventually making his home here in the U.S. There are two tiny spots at the bottom of the spine where the cloth is worn through, otherwise the book is very good to fine in a lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with small chips and tears and split at front spine fold, but still attractive. Boni & Liveright promotional 4-page leaflet with some edgewear laid in. A scarce book.

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FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS: These are the chapters covered by Thomas Mann in JOSEPH THE PROVIDER [cover title]. Thomas Mann. FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS: These are the chapters covered by Thomas Mann in JOSEPH THE PROVIDER [cover title].
[No place: no publisher, no date]. First edition, as such. Chapters 40-49 from the King James Version of the BOOK OF GENESIS. Presumably published as a reading guide for Mann's book, which retells the story of Joseph from Genesis. No indication of a publisher. "Printed in U.S.A." at bottom of rear cover. One of the 3 entries in OCLC dates this publication 1947, without any explanation (it is in 4 libraries worldwide). The quality of the publication leads us to believe it was issued by a large publishing house -- presumably Knopf, or perhaps the Book-of-the-Month club. Off-white stapled paperwraps printed in deep blue and lettered and ruled in black on front; unpaginated; 6.5 x 9". Front corners nicked, lower rear corner chipped otherwise very good. Scarce.

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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Thomas Mann, H. T. Lowe-Porter. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.
New York: Knopf, 1939. First U.S. edition in a single volume. SIGNED BY MANN on title page. First published in Germany in 1924 and in two volumes in the U.S. in 1927. Widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature. Donation label on pastedown, "From the Books and in Memory of Lillian Morgan Saminsky, American Poet and Novelist" with handwritten "The Art of the Novel--collection 72.36" above and "Historical Society" and "Withdrawn" stamps beneath (mostly obscured by dust jacket flap). Library blindstamp on title page and withdrawn stamp on copyright page, neither affecting any text. Spine slightly dulled, front cover a bit mottled, otherwise about very good in a supplied jacket which is very good or better with slightly lightened spine and minor wear to extreme top edge of jacket. SIGNED BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR.

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