- Keyword = Mass Market Paperback
The Race Bomb: Skin Color, Prejudice, and Intelligence
New York: Ballantine Books, 1978. 254 pages. First published in 1968. ISBN: 9780345251008.
First Ballentine edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Stephen Gould, with best wishes / Paul Ehrlich." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.Book ID: 253560
Hold Your Breath: Stories of Suspense
New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1947. 192 pages. 4-1/4 by 6-3/8 inches. Collection of nine stories with contributions by Agatha Christie, H. G. Wells, and the first appearance in book form of Norman Mailer's The Greatest Thing in the World. Dell no. 206. ISBN: B0033RSE7I.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Light fading to spine, and lamination starting to peel. Rear hinge starting to crack.Book ID: 246897
Bury Me in My Boots
Hodder and Stoughton, 1970. 192 pages. "The best-selling personal story of one girl's mission among London's dropouts" -- from the cover. Illustrated in black-and-white. First published 1968. ISBN: 9780340107812.
Very good in wrappers (paperback). Short snag on half-title page and light crease to spine. Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the singer, songwriter, and poet Rod McKuen, who sold millions of books and albums in the 1960s and 1970s. Typed letter to McKuen from a film producer planning a movie based on the book laid in.Book ID: 146761
Savage Holiday (An Avon Red & Gold Edition)
New York: Avon Books, 1954. 220 pages. A novel. No. T-86. ISBN: B0007EIM36.
First edition (first printing). A paperback original. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Some wear to the spine foot and light scratches to the rear cover. It's hard to imagine a nicer copy.Book ID: 185988More details Price: $65.00
L'invention des sciences modernes
Paris: Flammarion, (1995). 211 pages. Stengers is a noted philosopher of science. ISBN: 9782080813084.
Reprint. Very good in wrappers. Inscribed by Stengers to Stephen Jay Gould. Uncommon signed.Book ID: 214377
Texas Night Riders
New York: Leisure Books, (1983). 172 pages. A dark revenge Western. Written by Joe R. Lansdale under a pseudonym. Paperback original. ISBN: 9780843920239.
First edition (first printing). A good-only copy, with creases and scuffing to the covers and booktore stamps inside. It is, however, inscribed "To Tom, Ray Slater, Joe R. Lansdale." These original pocket westerns are hard to find signed.Book ID: 208870
New York: Ballantine Books, 1968. 317 pages. Mass market paperback original of Lessing's memoir of returning to Africa after many years abroad. First published in the UK in 1957. This first American edition includes a new postscript published here for the first time. ISBN: B000YTVPBU.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 194224More details Price: $12.50
First Edition Thus
Greeenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1970. 224 pages. The account of a white journalist's experiences posing as an African American. ISBN: 281AIB1042582.
First mass market edition (first printing). Very good to near fine in wrappers. Inscribed by Halsell, "For Professor Stephen Jay Gould, with my admiration for your view of life. Grace Halsell, 9.21.74."
Your cataloguer would like to know the story behind the inscription. At the time, Gould had yet to publish a single book and his Mismeasure of Man, a scientific refutation of racial superiority myths, would not be published until 1981. The inscription suggests that Gould may have already been thinking about the subject in the early 1970s. A remarkable association copy.Book ID: 214380More details Price: $50.00
(London): Fontana / Collins, (1972). 192 pages. ISBN: 9780006330479.
First edition (first printing). A paperback original. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 216627More details Price: $10.00
The Smith of Smiths, being The Life, Wit and Humour of Sydney Smith [Penguin 669]
(Middlesex, England): Penguin Books, (1948). 379 pages. 4-1/2 by 7 inches. ISBN: B00H3QX4GG.
Later printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Former owner's name in ink on the half-title.Book ID: 218186More details Price: $12.50
O-Hu-Kah-Kan. Poetry, Songs, Legends, Stories by American Indians.
x Later printing
Dallas, Oregon: Itemizer-Observer Press, 1975. ISBN: 281AIB0031626.
A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining. Some water staining to back covers. Contents very good.Book ID: 19000More details Price: $18.00
Tortilla Flat [N.A.L. Signet 816; Canadian printing]
First Edition Thus
(N.-pl.): Signet Book, New American Library, 1953. 180 pages. Thirty-five-cent price on front cover. The scarce Canadian issue of this mass-market paperback edition, with illustrations by Ruth Gannett. "Printed in Canada" noted on copyright page. Not recorded in Goldstone & Payne, Morrow catalog, or the Holmes Collection. Morrow and Holmes note that Signet put out a paperback edition starting in 1946, though neither collection had a first printing from that year. ISBN: 281AIB1035638.
First Canadian paperback edition (stated "FIRST PRINTING, APRIL, 1953") and possibly the first Canadian edition of this novel, as none of the bibliographies identify Canadian hardcover editions. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Orange band at bottom of spine faded to yellow. Very scarce.Book ID: 169947More details Price: $62.50
Time of the Hawklords
First Edition Thus
(London): Star, 1976. 254 pages. Written by Butterworth based on an idea by Moorcock. ISBN: 9780352398949.
First paperback edition. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by Moorcock, "This isn't actually by Michael Moorcock."Book ID: 95825More details Price: $37.50
The Hollow Lands (Dancers at the End of Time, volume 2)
London: Mayflower / Granada, 1975. ISBN: 9780583121040.
Later printing. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author.Book ID: 95812
The Blood Red Game
(St. Albans): Mayflower, 1974. ISBN: 9780583123372.
Later printing. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author.Book ID: 95802
Breakfast in the Ruins: A Novel of Inhumanity
(London): New English Library, 1973. ISBN: 9780450024016.
Later printing. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author.Book ID: 95809
An Alien Heat (Dancers At The End Of Time)
London: Mayflower / Granada, 1974. ISBN: 9780583121064.
Later printing. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author.Book ID: 95816
Omaha, Nebraska: Union Pacific Railroad, 1962. 64 pages. Pamphlet giving guidelines for growing, harvesting, and transporting fruits. ISBN: B00334ZEB0.
Very good in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.Book ID: 47189More details Price: $18.00
The Sound And The Fury
(New York): Signet, 1959. 224 pages. ISBN: B001EO9QRY.
A fine or nearly fine copy. 50 cent cover. Movie cover with Yul Brenner and Joanne Woodward on the cover. Very nice.Book ID: 95722More details Price: $18.75
Annie's Coming Out
Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books, 1984. 256 pages. The story of a girl (McDonald) with cerebral palsy who was institutionalized at a young age and the efforts of her therapist (Crossley) to bring her back into society.
Crossley used "facilitated communication" with McDonald, helping her point out letters and signal her intent. A great deal of controversy surrounds the pair, with many skeptics asserting that Crossley was answering for McDonald.
In any case, McDonald earned a college degree and is celebrated as a disability activist in Australia, where a clinic for people who are unable to speak is named for her. This memoir was adapted into a film (released in the US as A Test of Love). ISBN: 9780140056884.
Third printing of the revised edition. Very good in wrappers. Inscribed by both authors, "For the measure of a man. To Stephen Jay Gould in great admiration. Anne McDonald & Rosemary Crossley." Presumably McDonald signed with the assistance of Crossley. The inscription refers to Gould's book, The Mismeasure of Man. Very uncommon signed by both authors, and a nice association.Book ID: 222720More details Price: $65.00