Tag: limited edition

A Farewell to Arms — Hemingway Library Edition

Added on April 27, 2013

A Farewell to Arms — Hemingway Library Edition Ernest Hemingway Scribner, New York, 2012 Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms when he was thirty years old and it was an immediate success. Dubbed his bleakest novel, it was also his first bestseller. When this novel, set during the Italian campaign of World War 1, came [...]

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On Chesil Beach – Limited Edition

Added on February 15, 2013

On Chesil Beach — Limited Edition Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape, London, 2007 As I promised in an earlier post, here is one of the slipcased limited editions of McEwan’s excellent On Chesil Beach. This one is the cloth and paper bound edition limited to 1200 signed copies. There was also a full leather edition limited [...]

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A Silver Dish

Added on March 8, 2012

A Silver Dish Saul Bellow Albondocani Press, New York, 1979 This well-reviewed long story was Bellow’s first book to come out after winning the 1976 Nobel Prize for literature. It was first published in the New Yorker in 1978 and was later included in the 1984 collection Him With His Foot in His Mouth. This [...]

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Kafka on the Shore

Added on July 24, 2011

Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami Harvill Secker, U.K. 2005 This limited run, signed edition of Kafka on the Shore is stunning in its black and silver slipcase. I believe that it was issued at the same time as the U.K. first hardcover edition, making it a true first English language edition as well. I [...]

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I Curse the River of Time

Added on February 3, 2011

I Curse the River of Time Per Petterson Harvill Secker, London, 2010 Yet another stellar work of fiction by Norwegian author Per Petterson. I Curse the River of Time won the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, the Brage Prize, and the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature before it was translated into English. I’ll keep you up [...]

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Mister Pip

Added on July 17, 2010

Mister Pip Lloyd Jones Penguin, New Zealand, 2006 At the height of civil war on the small copper mining island of Bougainville, the last remaining white teacher reads Great Expectations to the indigenous children. Mister Pip is, of course, named after the main character from the Charles Dickens classic. This sixth printing is, in reality, the first hardcover [...]

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