Archive for September, 2012

Nine Stories

Added on September 29, 2012

Nine Stories J.D. Salinger Signet, U.S.A. 1954 Here is the first paperback edition of Salinger’s brilliant and timeless Nine Stories, arguably his most popular book after The Catcher in the Rye. The Little, Brown and Company hardcover is true first edition of this collection. It was published in 1953 and first printings are very rare [...]

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Hapworth 16, 1924

Added on September 24, 2012

Hapworth 16, 1924 J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, June 19, 1965 This short story was the last piece of J.D. Salinger’s fiction published in his lifetime. Although Salinger tried to publish it outside of this New Yorker magazine, it was never included in any collection, except for pirate editions. Reviewers, both contemporary and [...]

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On Collecting

Added on September 19, 2012

On Collecting Many people with the collecting bug collect more than just one thing. If you feel that your collecting habit might be more like a genetically inherited trait rather than a simple hobby, then you probably cannot stop at collecting books. For me, books have been a major interest my whole adult life. But [...]

Ms. Parker Rollerball Pen

Added on September 16, 2012

Ms. Parker Rollerball Pen This is a rare Ms. Parker Rollerball pen in its original case with instructions and a leatherette pen pouch. These pens do not often come up for sale on eBay, and I don’t think I have ever seen another one in mint condition with all its original accoutrements. The Ms. Parker [...]

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Slow Man

Added on September 8, 2012

Slow Man J.M. Coetzee Viking, U.S.A. 2005 Slow Man was Coetzee’s first novel after winning the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature. It is a brilliant look at the relationship between the writer and his characters. Although the reviews for this book were mixed, I personally find it to be one of his greatest achievements. The [...]

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