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First Novels

First Novels

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Dogs of God, Benedict, Pinckney
1 Benedict, Pinckney Dogs of God
No defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . A marvelous book by wonderful writer, perhaps the heir-apparent of Cormac McCarthy. A beautiful copy, in mylar cover. Author's first novel. . 8vo. 354 pages. H3 NY. NY Nan A. Talese 1994 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 19317 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Ouroboros, Coale, Howard
2 Coale, Howard The Ouroboros
The jacket is slightly creased at both spine ends, now protected with acid-free polyester sleeve. Book has no defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . Critically acclaimed first novel with love and monkeys. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 280 pages. C2 New York, Ny, U. S. A.. New York, Ny, U. S. A. Ticknor & Fields 1991 0899199771 / 9780899199771 1st US Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 15241 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Bombay Ice, Forbes, Leslie
3 Forbes, Leslie Bombay Ice
No defects. . This is an Advance Reading Copy, protected by a plastic bag since purchase, unread. A beautiful copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 418 pages. D5 New York. New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1998 0374115303 / 9780374115302 1st American Edition. 1st Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 15393 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Right by My Side, Haynes, David
4 Haynes, David Right by My Side
No defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . In colorful pictorial wrappers. This well-received African-American author's 1st book was published in an edition of only 2500. Winner of the Minnesota Voices Project, and a Granta 20 Best Young American author. . Trade PB. 8vo. 181 pages. R4 Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis, MN New Rivers Press 1993 1st Edition. 1st Printing Softcover Fine 19128 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Diversey, Kantor, Mackinlay
5 Kantor, Mackinlay Diversey
Small and faint owner's name neatly stamped on ffep. Bright red cover has a few minor spots, light rubbing to extremities. . Author was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 novels, several of which were based on the American Civil War; he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his novel Andersonville, Diversey is his first novel, set in Chicago in the 1920s, where Diversey was a major street. Tight, square, pages exceptionally clean and bright. A handsome copy of Kantor's first novel. Lacking the dust jacket. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. F3 New York. New York Coward-Mccann 1928 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 13416 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Marlantes, Karl Matterhorn: a Novel of the Vietnam War
No defects in book. Jacket has slight nick to bottom corner, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. . Beautiful novel of the Vietnam War. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 592 pages. B1 Atlantic Monthly Press 2010 080211928X / 9780802119285 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 28501 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Moloch, Or, This Gentile World, Miller, Henry
7 Miller, Henry Moloch, Or, This Gentile World
Miller's first novel, written in 1927-28, discovered in 1988, and published by his estate. Gray paper boards, dark maroon cloth spine stamped in silver, in pictorial dustjacket. No defects of any kind. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. J1 New York, Ny, U. S. A.. New York, Ny, U. S. A. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated 1992 0802114199 / 9780802114198 1st Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 14612 
Price: 25.00 USD
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House Made of Dawn, Momaday, N. Scott
8 Momaday, N. Scott House Made of Dawn
Jacket is price-clipped, faint hint of partial crease at upper corner of front cover, bright and attractive, jacket now protected by polyester film cover. Book has four tiny water spots on top page ends, a minor bump at top edge of both front and back covers. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy of the stated first edition with all defects except the price-clip being minor. . First novel by the only American Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Jacket has no mention of the Pulitzer Prize. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 212 pages. S4 NY. NY Harper & Row 1968 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 19809 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Remember the House, Rau, Santha Rama
9 Rau, Santha Rama Remember the House
Jacket has edgewear, small tear, now with fresh mylar sleeve. Book extremities are rubbed at tips. Pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. . A novel of India that begins at the end of British occupation. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 241 pages. M3 NY. NY Harper & Brothers 1956 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 16782 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Spidertown, Rodriquez, Abraham Jr.
10 Rodriquez, Abraham Jr. Spidertown
No defects of any kind. Pages are crisp, tight, book is unread. Jacket now in mylar cover. . First novel by this talented writer from the South Bronx. Gift quality. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. H4 NY. NY Hyperion 1993 1562828452 / 9781562828455 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 22473 
Price: 11.50 USD
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All the Brothers Were Valiant, Williams, Ben Ames
11 Williams, Ben Ames All the Brothers Were Valiant
Crimson boards with bright gilt lettering and decoration on backstrip and black lettering and decoration on front cover. Boards are rubbed and worn at extremities, with an 1/8-inch worn spot on the front cover. Small split is starting at head of backstrip, faint stains to covers. Binding is tight, pages are white and clean, book has obviously been carefully and rarely read. . This is the first edition of the first book by Ben Ames Williams. Made into three films, the first two of which are not lost. All the Brothers Were Valiant is a 1953 adventure drama film by MGM, starring Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger and Ann Blyth. All in all, a solid copy, without dust jacket. Scarce in first edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 204 pages. D5 NY. NY Macmillan 1919 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 21595 
Price: 150.00 USD
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