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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, acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII and cited as one of Burgess's best 99. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED, "To Adeline/ with -- after all these vicissitudes -- much love./ Norman." Wear to the cheap black paper boards on bottom and top edges and some offset to endpapers, still better than good in about very good dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was 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 weigh in on the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer subsequently submitted it to Rinehart, who published it in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968, she 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 "AFTER ALL THESE VICISSITUDES"

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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. Only 25,000 copies were printed. This "Burgess 99" title is acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. The fragile black paper boards are nicked at base 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 and rubbed at spine ends and corners, and very lightly runned at folds, with red box on spine tanned just a bit, but still about 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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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 TO ADELINE LUBELL-NAIMAN, RECIPIENT OF A LETTER PRINTED IN THIS COLLECTION (p.26). One of 40 copies for PRESENTATION, signed by Mailer. This copy inscribed by the editor, Mike Lennon, on the title page, "To Adeline, Best wishes, Mike." There were an additional 110 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. 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. In fine condition. 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 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 designated as signed by Mamet and Koren and with frontispiece etching SIGNED by Koren and numbered (24/130). This copy SIGNED on colophon page by Koren AND 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. Could it be Sarah Jessica Parker with "h" left off? 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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