First British Edition of John D. MacDonald’s “A Flash of Green”

Flash of Green.Author Name: MACDONALD, John D.

Title: Flash of Green.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: London: Robert Hale & Company, 1971

First British edition. Small bookshop label on front paste-down, else very good in a very good (minor edge wear, one inch closed edge tear in upper corner of rear panel, age toning to rear panel and flap edges) dust jacket.

Price = 100.00 USD


Other titles by John D. MacDonald:

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1 MACDONALD, John D. Area of Suspicion.
NY Dell 1954 Paperback Very Good
First Edition #12. A (mass market) paperback original. Light shelf wear, else very good in illustrated wraps.
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 MACDONALD, John D. Deadly Shade of Gold.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1974 039701032X / 9780397010325 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Book club edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 MACDONALD, John D. Death Trap.
NY: Dell Publishing Company, 1957 Paperback Very Good
A130. A (mass market) paperback original. First printing. Slight spine slant, minor edge wear, else very good in illustrated wraps.
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 MACDONALD, John D. End of the Tiger and Other Stories.
Greenwich Fawcett Gold Medal Books 1966 Paperback Very Good
No statement of printing (mass market paperback). Light shelf wear, else very good in pictorial wraps.
Price: 10.00 USD
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View Image 5 MACDONALD, John D. Flash of Green.
London: Robert Hale & Company, 1971 0709122527 / 9780709122524 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
First British edition. Small bookshop label on front paste-down, else very good in a very good (minor edge wear, one inch closed edge tear in upper corner of rear panel, age toning to rear panel and flap edges) dust jacket.
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 MACDONALD, John D. Free Fall in Crimson.
NY Harper & Row 1981 0060148330 / 9780060148331 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket
First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 MACDONALD, John D. Key to the Suite
NY Mysterious Press 1989 089296393X / 9780892963935 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket
First printing thus. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: 12.00 USD
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1st American Edition of Jean Larteguy’s “Praetorians”

Praetorians.Author Name: LARTEGUY, Jean.

Title: Praetorians.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Dutton, 1963

Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. First American edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear, sun faded along the spine) dust jacket.; 352 pages

Price = 195.00 USD


Other titles by Jean Larteguy:

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1 LARTEGUY, Jean. Bronze Drums.
NY Knopf 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. First American edition. Near fine in a near fine (tiny closed edge tear at the top of the rear panel) dust jacket.
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 LARTEGUY, Jean. Bronze Drums.
NY: Knopf, 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. First American edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A bright, clean, and well preserved copy. ; 420 pages
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 LARTEGUY, Jean. Les Chimeres Noires.
Paris Presses de la Cite 1963 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Text is in French. Near fine in a near fine (trace edge wear, light vertical crease to front flap) dust jacket.
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 LARTEGUY, Jean. Les Tambours de Bronze.
Paris Presses de la Cite 1965 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Text is in French. Near fine in a very good (minor edge wear) dust jacket.
Price: 35.00 USD
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View Image 5 LARTEGUY, Jean. Praetorians.
NY: Dutton, 1963 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. First American edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear, sun faded along the spine) dust jacket.; 352 pages
Price: 195.00 USD
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6 LARTEGUY, Jean. Sauveterre.
Paris: Presses de la Cite, 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Text is in French. First edition thus. Gift inscription on front endpaper, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 LARTEGUY, Jean. Walls of Israel.
NY Evans 1969 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Foreword by Moshe Dayan. Translated from the French by Ormandie de Kay, Jr. First American edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 LARTEGUY, Jean. Yellow Fever.
NY Dutton 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
The author’s third book. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. First American edition. Very good in a very good (minor shelf wear, a touch of sun fading along spine) dust jacket.
Price: 85.00 USD
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New Titles (04/12/10)

Cassell’s English-Dutch Dutch-English Dictionary.
PRICK VAN WELY, F. P. H. (compiled by).
Cheerful Citizens of Oz.
THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly.
One Man’s Meat.
WHITE, E. B.
Papa’s Daughter.
BJORN, Thyra Ferre.
Castle (Definitive Edition).
KAFKA, Franz.
Wedgwood: Its Competitors & Imitators, 1800-1830.
WEDGWOOD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR.
Joel Whitburn’s Top Country Singles, 1944-1993.
WHITBURN, Joel.
Victorian Illustrated Books.
MUIR, Percy.
Restoration of Vintage & Thoroughbred Motorcycles.
CLEW, Jeff.
Bibliography of the Works of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1743-1794.
DUVEEN, Denis I. and KLICKSTEIN, Herbert S.
Gold of Rock & Roll, 1955-1967.
ROHDE, H. Kandy (editor).
National Trust Manual of Housekeeping.
SANDWITH, Hermione and STAINTON, Sheila (compiled by).
Overnight to Many Distant Cities.
BARTHELME, Donald.
How Six Found Christmas.
HYMAN, Trina Schart.
Elmer Gantry.
LEWIS, Sinclair.
Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed.
GORDON, Karen Elizabeth.
Selected Poems.
RANSOM, John Crowe.
Complete Works of Nathanael West.
WEST, Nathanael.
Sweet Dove Died.
PYM, Barbara.
Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (two volumes).
DA VINCI, Leonardo.
Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology.
HAUSMAN, Daniel M. (editor).
History and General Description of New France (six volumes).
DE CHARLEVOIX, P. F. X.
Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Definitive Edition (twenty volumes – bound as ten).
JEFFERSON, Thomas.
Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time.
WEINER, Jonathan
Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious.
JUNG, C. G.
She Was Nice to Mice: The Other Side of Elizabeth I’s Character Never Before Revealed by Previous Historians.
SHEEDY, Alexandra Elizabeth (Ally).
Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (two volumes).
SMITH, Adam.
Old Frontier of France: The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes Under French Control (two volumes).
SEVERANCE, Frank H.
Madouc.
VANCE, Jack.
Diaries of Adam & Eve.
TWAIN, Mark.
Fabulous Firebird.
LAMM, Michael.
Family Decorates a Home.
VARNEY, Carleton.
Aster Aardvark’s Alphabet Adventures.
KELLOGG, Steven.
Nightingale.
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
Swank (June 1967, Volume 14, Number 4).
STARR, Jonathan (editor).
ART Photography: Sophistication in Pictures (November 1955, Volume 7, No. 5-77).
(Weegee) TAJIRI, Vincent (editor).
Alice’s World: The Life and Photography of an American Original: Alice Austen, 1866-1952.
NOVOTNY, Ann.
La Vie de Famille.
DOISNEAU, Robert and PENNAC, Daniel.
Wizard’s Daughter: A Viking Legend.
CONOVER, Chris (retold and illustrated by).
Medieval Pageant.
HOLME, Bryan.
Vanessa Bell’s Family Album.
BELL, Quentin and GARNETT, Angelica (compiled by).
Awful Ogre’s Awful Day.
PRELUTSKY, Jack.
Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon.
SAN SOUCI, Robert D. (retold by).
Open Land for Urban America: Acquisitions, Safekeeping, and Use.
SHOMON, Joseph James.
Nupe Religion.
NADEL, S. F.
Spring Song on an Old Theme and Other Poems.
RELLA, Ettore.
Sonnets of Love and Liberty.
LOWENFELS, Walter.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream.
FAHEY, William A.
Moon Men.
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice.
Photojourney: Photographs.
DAVIES, Diana.
Mozart, the Wonder Boy.
WHEELER, Opal and DEUCHER, Sybil.
Twelve Days of Christmas [Correspondence].
NORWICH, John Julius.
Official Preppy Handbook.
BIRNBACH, Lisa (editor).
Lady or the Tiger? and Other Logic Puzzles: Including a Mathematical Novel That Features Godel’s Great Discovery.
SMULLYAN, Raymond.
Apple That Astonished Paris.
COLLINS, Billy.
Official Preppy Handbook.
BIRNBACH, Lisa (editor).
Official Preppy Handbook.
BIRNBACH, Lisa (editor).
Green Pearl.
VANCE, Jack.
Thomas Mann: A Critical Study.
HOLLINGDALE, R. J.
Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
FUHRMAN, Chris.
Bill of Rights and What It Means Today.
DUMBAULD, Edward.
Monkey Wrench Gang.
ABBEY, Edward.
Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer.
WHITE, Michael.
Epilepsy.
HOPKINS, Anthony (editor).
Great Instauration: Science, Medicine and Reform, 1626-1660.
WEBSTER, Charles.
Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals.
AMES, Lee J.
Draw 50 Famous Caricatures.
AMES, Lee J. and DRUCKER, Mort.
Cinderella.
SUDDON, Alan (retold and illustrated by).
John Pike Paints Watercolors.
PIKE, John.
Photographs & Words.
MORRIS, Wright.
Gorilla: Struggle for Survival in the Virungas.
NICHOLS, Michael (photographer).
Taylor’s Master Guide to Gardening.
BUCHANAN, Rita and HOLMES, Roger (editors).
Encyclopedia of New Jersey.
LURIE, Maxine N. and MAPPEN, Marc (editors).
Giants.
HELLER, Julek, SCRACE, Carolyn, and WIJNGAARD, Juan (illustrators).
Before Barbed Wire: L. A. Huffman, Photographer on Horseback.
BROWN, Mark H. and FELTON, W. R.
East of the Sun & West of the Moon.
WILLARD, Nancy.
Angelina’s Christmas.
HOLABIRD, Katharine.
Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move.
VIORST, Judith.
Agra and Its Monuments.
SANWAL, B. D.
Face of China As Seen by Photographers & Travelers, 1860-1912.
GOODRICH, L. Carrington and CAMERON, Nigel (preface and commentary).
Color Transfer (Achieving Impressionistic Effects with Watercolor Markers and Inks).
SENTER, Bill.
Red Thread.
YOUNG, Ed.
Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs (two volumes).
SHUMSKY, Neil Larry (editor).
Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and the People (two volumes).
GOREHAM, Gary A. (editor).
Beauty and the Beastly Children.
TUNNELL, Michael O.
Fine Print.
PICKER, Fred.
Imperial Nomads: A History of Central Asia, 500-1500.
KWANTEN, Luc.
Essential Neil Young.
GRANT, Steve.
Modern Man: The Adult Picture Magazine (June 1958, Vol. VII, No. 12-84).
(Russ Meyer) MODERN MAN.
American Art Posters of the 1890s.
GODDU, Joseph.
Sea Tale.
HALEY, Gail E.
Children of a Vanished World.
VISHNIAC, Roman.
Mistress Masham’s Repose.
WHITE, T. H.
Hushabye.
BURNINGHAM, John.
Ernst.
KLEVEN, Elisa.
Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970.
HOSKYNS, Barney.
Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country!
SMITH, Lane.
Carrot for a Nose: The Form of Folk Sculpture on America’s City Streets and Country Roads.
GLADSTONE, M. J.
New Hampshire Maps to 1900: An Annotated Checklist.
COBB, David A.
Case for Anthroposophy: Being Extracts from Von Seelenratseln.
STEINER, Rudolf.

“And the Waters Prevail” by D. Moreau Barringer (Inscribed. 1956)

And the Waters Prevailed.Author Name: BARRINGER, D. Moreau.

Title: And the Waters Prevailed.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Dutton, 1956
Illustrator: Illustrated by P. A. Hutchison

First edition. INSCRIBED by the author. Near fine in a near fine (two inch closed edge tear in a lower corner of the front panel) dust jacket.

Price = 100.00 USD

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“First Picture Book: Everyday Things for Babies” Featuring the Photography of Edward Steichen

First picture Book:  Everyday Things for Babies.Author Name: MARTIN, Mary Steichen (prepared by).

Title: First picture Book: Everyday Things for Babies.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Publisher: NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930

Black and white photographs by Edward Steichen throughout. First edition. Moderate to heavy foxing to light blue cloth covered boards, else good. No dust jacket.

Price = 200.00 USD

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Faith Baldwin’s First Edition of “American Family”

American Family.Author Name: BALDWIN, Faith.

Title: American Family.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1935

First edition. Brief gift inscription on half-title page, else very good in a very good (light edge wear, a bit faded along the spine) dust jacket. ; 388 pages

Price = 100.00 USD

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“Happy Birthday to You!” by Dr. Seuss – 1st Edition

Happy Birthday to You!Author Name: SEUSS, Dr. (Theodor Geisel).

Title: Happy Birthday to You!

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Random House, 1959

Illustrated by the author (his first book to be illustrated entirely in color). First edition: dust jacket has “295/295 in upper corner of front flap, title listings on rear flap end with YERTLE THE TURTLE and THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK. Very good in a very good (minor shelf wear with a few short closed edge tears, fading along the spine) dust jacket.

Price = 150.00 USD

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V. S. Naipaul – Nobel Prize Winning Author’s First Book

Mystic Masseur.Author Name: NAIPAUL, V. S.

Title: Mystic Masseur.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: London Andre Deutsch 1960

The author’s first book. Second impression of the British edition. Spine slant, heavy offsetting to rear endpapers, else very good in a very good (a bit sun faded along the spine) dust jacket.

Price = 100.00 USD

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2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards Shortlist

The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announces the 2010 Shortlist

Five authors and five illustrators have been selected from 55 candidates submitted by 32 national sections of IBBY for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. The award, considered the most prestigious in international children’s literature, is given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children’s literature. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The five short-listed authors in alphabetical order are:

·       Ahmad Reza Ahmadi from Iran

·       David Almond from the United Kingdom

·       Bartolomeu Campos de Queiros from Brazil

·       Lennart Hellsing from Sweden

·       Louis Jensen from Denmark

Ahmad Reza Ahmadi‘s fascinating short stories speak poetically about humanity, love, nature and peace for children and young adults. David Almond‘s works are deeply philosophical novels that appeal to children and adults alike, and encourage readers by his use of magic realism. Bartolomeu Campos de Queiros as an author of poetic prose and playful poetry is highly admired for his commitment to beauty and art. Lennart Hellsing is an outstanding poet, who shares the pleasure of language through his mastery of rhythm, word games and invented words.  Louis Jensen is a powerful storyteller and entertainer who combines magic and reality.

The five short-listed illustrators in alphabetical order are:

·       Jutta Bauer from Germany

·       Carll Cneut from Belgium

·       Etienne Delessert from Switzerland

·       Svjetlan Junakovic from Croatia

·       Roger Mello from Brazil

Jutta Bauer creates a harmony between the verbal and visual language, using a philosophical approach in her originality and creativity.  Carll Cneut‘s amazing works powerfully narrate stories in his highly recognizable visual language. As a pioneer of modern picture books, Etienne Delessert‘s impact on many great illustrators around the world can be recognized.  His blending of magic and realism, grotesque and close-ups, has created a distinctive style. Svjetlan Junakovic presents beautiful compositions that are expressive and emotional, while at the same time playful, imaginative and evocative. Roger Mello’s world is a rich spectrum of techniques, imagination, colour and inspiration that is considered innovative, fascinating and intriguing.

A full list of candidates can be found at www.ibby.org.

The ten members of the 2010 Jury were led by Jury President Zohreh Ghaeni from Iran. They are: Ernest Bond (USA), Karen Coeman (Mexico), Nadia El Kholy (Egypt), María Jesús Gil (Spain), Jan Hansson (Sweden), Annemie Leysen (Belgium), Darja Mezi-Leskovar (Slovenia), Alicia Salvi (Argentina), Helene Schär (Switzerland) and Regina Zilberman (Brazil). Elda Nogueira from Brazil represented IBBY and Liz Page acted as Jury Secretary.

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Sherman Alexie Receives 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Sherman Alexie’s War Dances (Grove Press) has been selected as  the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.  The announcement was made today by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Susan Richards Shreve and Robert Stone, Co-Chairmen.

The judges—Rilla Askew, Kyoko Mori, and Al Young—considered close to 350 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the US during the 2009 calendar year. Submissions came from over 90 publishing houses, including small
and academic presses. There is no fee for a publisher to submit a book.

The honored book, War Dances, is a collection of structurally inventive pieces on the themes of love, betrayal, familial relationships, race, and class.  The stories are interspersed with poems which refract their themes or topics. About this collection judge Al Young says, “War Dances taps every vein and nerve, every tissue, every issue that quickens the current blood-pulse: parenthood, divorce, broken links, sex, gender and  racial conflict, substance abuse, medical neglect, 9/11, Official Narrative vs. What Really Happened, settler religion vs. native spirituality; marketing, shopping, and war, war, war.  All the heartbreaking ways we don’t live now—this is the caring, eye-opening beauty of  this rollicking, bittersweet gem of a book.”

Winner of a 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and additional honors including, most recently, the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, Sherman Alexie is the author of four novels, three prior short story collections, numerous books of poetry, documentaries, and films. He lives in  Seattle, Washington.

The PEN/Faulkner Award is America’s largest peer juried prize for fiction in the United States.  As winner, Alexie receives $15,000.  Each of the four finalists—Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna (Harper); Lorraine M. López for Homicide Survivors
Picnic And Other Stories (BkMk Press); Lorrie Moore for A Gate at The Stairs (Knopf); and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor (Doubleday) —receives $5,000.
Click here to see titles Grendel Books has available, written by PEN/Faulkner Award winning authors.

All five authors will be honored during the 30th anniversary PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library, located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE, on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $100, and can be purchased by phoning the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077, or online at http://www.folger.edu/penfaulkneraward

The PEN/Faulkner Award was first given in 1981. Past winners include last year’s winner Joseph O’Neill and E.L. Doctorow, Ann Patchett, Philip Roth, John Updike, and John Edgar Wideman, among others. A full list of winners is HERE.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is committed to building audiences for exceptional literature and bringing writers together with their readers.  This mission is accomplished through a reading series at Folger Shakespeare Library by distinguished writers who
have won the respect of readers and writers alike; the PEN/Faulkner Award, the largest peer-juried award for fiction in the United States; the PEN/Malamud Award, honoring excellence in the short story; and the Writers in Schools program, which brings nationally and internationally-acclaimed authors to public high school classrooms in Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Kansas City.

For More Information, visit www.penfaulkner.org

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