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  • THE SAFETY NET. by Boll, Heinrich.
    Boll, Heinrich.
    THE SAFETY NET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fritz Tolm, publisher of a once liberal newspaper but now part of a gigantic consortium, has already seen his life and that of his wife become a slow suffocation - caught between the threatening violence of terrorists and the oppressive police apparatus and surveillance - the "safety net" - designed to protect them. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. 313 pp. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-394514041.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (neat previous owner's name, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 83517
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  • [Bordsky, Joseph] Volkov, Soloman, Translated by Marian Schwartz.
    CONVERSATIONS WITH JOSEPH BRODSKY: A Poet's Journey Through the Twentieth Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    NY & London: The Free Press. (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nobel prize winning poet Joseph Brodsky was also a great talker as well as a writer. These interviews, recorded over a period of more than 15 years, starting in 1978, in Brodsky's Greenwich Village apartment, recount his childhood in war-torn Leningrad, his life as an underground poet, standing trial in Kruschev's Russia, imprisonment in the icy north his expulsion from the Soviet Union and more. Photography by Mariana Volkov. Translated by Marian Schwartz. Photographs. 306 pp with notes and index. ISBN: 02982450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 27378
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  • HOMAGE TO ROBERT FROST. by Brodsky, Joseph; Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott.
    Brodsky, Joseph; Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott.
    HOMAGE TO ROBERT FROST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Three essays in which these poets - all Nobel laureates - explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost. 117 pp. ISBN: 0-374172463.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76812
    Keywords: essays, nobel prize, Poetry
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  • Clifford, Eth.
    THE WILD ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized biography written for older children about the rebellious youth of Santiago Ramon y Cajal, a Spanish boy in a small town in 1886, who resisted his strict doctor father and wanted to become an artist, but grew up to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the nervous system. Illustrated by Arvis Stewart. ISBN: 0-395-194911.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dust jacket (short edge tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 23853
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  • "SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!" : Adventures of a Curious Character. by Feynman, Richard P.
    Feynman, Richard P.
    "SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!" : Adventures of a Curious Character.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Norton, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories about the life of one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, collected intermittenly over several years, by his friend Ralph Leighton (who said he found it an "inspiration" that "one person could invent so much innocent mischief") and edited by Edward Hutchings. Included are humorous and insightful stories from his childhood, education at MIT, work on the Manhattan Project during World War II, and his teaching and research career. Feynman was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965. Index. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-393-019217.

    Condition: Very good in very good first issue dust jacket (prev owner's name, slightly slanted spine and some edgewear to the dj, but the spine of the dj does not have the usual fading) Despite the flaws, this is a decent copy of a book which is quite difficult to find in the first edition.

    Book ID: 60671
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  • Gide, Andre.
    THE JOURNALS OF ANDRE GIDE: Volume 3, 1928 - 1939.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - Called the most important work of this great modern writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947, this volume covers the years from his 59th to his 70th, the years leading up to World War II. Translated and with an introduction by Justin O'Brien. Includes a glossary of persons mentioned in the journal, a bibliography of works by Gide, index, frontispiece. 450, xx pages.

    Condition: Very good in good dust jacket (pencilled marginal notations, edgewear and some chipping to the dj.)

    Book ID: 20218
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  • Golding, William
    THE SPIRE

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, c 1964. An early, and very powerful work, by the Nobel Prize winning novelist. The story of building a cathedral in the Middle Ages.

    Condition: Good only (prev owner's name, some underlining, rubbing to covers.)

    Book ID: 27543
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  • Golding, William
    THE SPIRE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - An early, and very powerful work, by the Nobel Prize winning novelist. The story of building a cathedral in the Middle Ages.

    Condition: VG+/NF (some shelfwear to edges of boards, very bright dj has a bit of unnecessary tape reinforcement to interior, no tears -)

    Book ID: 10075
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  • Golding, William
    THE SPIRE

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ca 1984. An early, and very powerful work, by the Nobel Prize winning novelist. The story of building a cathedral in the Middle Ages.

    Condition: Covers lightly soiled, contents fine.

    Book ID: 10076
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  • SOMETHING OUT THERE. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    SOMETHING OUT THERE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long novella and a collection of short stories by this South African Nobel Prize lauriate. ISBN: 0-670-656607.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12859
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  • Gordimer, Nadine.
    SOMETHING OUT THERE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A long novella and a collection of short stories by this South African Nobel Prize lauriate. ISBN: 0-670-656607.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (one short closed tear, crease to dj flap.)

    Book ID: 15164
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  • JUMP AND OTHER STORIES. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    JUMP AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. dj. Hardcover - The eighth collection of short fiction by this Nobel Prize winning writer. ISBN: 0-374-180555.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 18260
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  • A WORLD OF STRANGERS. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A WORLD OF STRANGERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel, fourth book, by this Nobel prize winning writer, set in her native South Africa. Shows the divided world of apartheit through the eyes of a young Englishman. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some shelfwear to the lower edges of the boards, toning and some discoloration to the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37707
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  • BURGER'S DAUGHTER. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    BURGER'S DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Penguin, (1980.). Novel set in South Africa; the story of a young woman trying to carry on the work of her parents, who, although Afrikaaner, were killed for their opposition to apartheid. Powerful novel by this Nobel prize winning author. 361 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0055932.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 46624
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  • JUMP AND OTHER STORIES. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    JUMP AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth collection of short fiction by this Nobel Prize winning writer. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-374-180555.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 35555
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  • Grass, Gunter.
    THE CALL OF THE TOAD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - A funny, but tender, novel by this Nobel Prize winning author. Translated from the German by Ralph Mannheim. ISBN: 0-15-1257434.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 30931
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  • SWEENEY ASTRAY: A Version from the Irish. by Heaney, Seamus.
    Heaney, Seamus.
    SWEENEY ASTRAY: A Version from the Irish.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sweeney's version of the medieval Irish work "Buile Suibhne," the first complete translation since 1913. The character of the Mad King recurs in Irish writing, notably in Flann O'Brien's novel "At Swim Two Birds.' In 1995, Sweeney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Introduction. [12], 85 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272212.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80293
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  • ERNEST HEMINGWAY: SELECTED LETTERS: 1917-1961 by (Hemingway, Ernest) Baker, Carlos, editor.
    (Hemingway, Ernest) Baker, Carlos, editor.
    ERNEST HEMINGWAY: SELECTED LETTERS: 1917-1961

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1981.) dj. Hardcover - From the dustjacket "While many people are familiar with the public image of Hemingway and the legendary accounts of his life, few knew him as an intimate. Now, with this collection of letters-the first to be published-a new Hemingway emerges. Ranging from 1917 to 1961, this generous selection of nearly 600 letters is, in effect, both a self-portrait and an autobiography." Edited and with an introduction by Baker, Hemingway's biographer, these present his views on writing and reading, his enthusiasm for hunting, fishing, eating, living; they discuss women, politicians, prize-fighters and more. xxvii, 948 pp. ISBN: 0-684-167654.

    Condition: Very good in very good- dust jacket (prev owner's name, edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 39797
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  • [Higgins, Charles B., inscribed] Holmstedt, B. and G. Liljestrand, editors.
    READINGS IN PHARMACOLOGY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1963. Hardcover first edition - A book which presents a comprehensive overview of pharmacology from Egyptian and Graeco-Roman Medicine through Byzantine and Arabian Medicine and the school of Salerno in Renaissance Italy up through 1959, from the discovery of effective therapeutics - cinchona bark, ipecac, digitalis - to an age of experimental pharmacology. Included are discussions of anesthetics, psychopharmacology, chemotherapy, vitamins and hormones, antibiotics and more - and of the scientists who worked with these substances. This copy is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For Clare, the scholar, with bright admiration" and SIGNED and dated Charles Higgins, 1965. The following year, in 1966, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. x, 395 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth with silver lettering on the spine. Newspaper clipping about Higgins Nobel Prize laid in.

    Book ID: 83984
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  • THE GOOD TERRORIST. by Lessing, Doris.
    Lessing, Doris.
    THE GOOD TERRORIST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - A vivid picture of communal life and of a woman, Alice, the 'good terrorist', who knows how to cope with everything except the vacuum of her own life. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-394-543394.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63849
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  • THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. by Mann, Thomas.
    Mann, Thomas.
    THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: Limited leather bound edition.

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, (1981.). Hardcover - Novel by this Nobel Prize winning writer. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter and illustrated for this edition by Gonzalo Fonseca. Originally published in 1924. 724 pp.

    Condition: Very good in full brown leather with gilt decorations and lettering, all edges gilt (appears fine, but there is a small indentation affecting several pages at the beginning of the book)

    Book ID: 59043
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  • Mann, Thomas.
    ROYAL HIGHNESS.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1983.). Novel by this Nobel Prize winning writer. Translated from the German by A Cecil Curtis, with a preface translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Originally published in 1909. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-394-717392.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers. (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 37634
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  • A FEELING FOR THE ORGANISM: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. by [McClintock, Barbara, 1902-1992] Keller, Evelyn Fox.
    [McClintock, Barbara, 1902-1992] Keller, Evelyn Fox.
    A FEELING FOR THE ORGANISM: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: W. H. Freeman, (1983). A biography of this Nobel prize winning scientist. "Barbara McClintock was one of the premier investigators in cytology and classical genetics, but her work was pushed out of the mainstream by the revolution in molecular biology in the middle of this century. Thirty years later, the simple truths sought by research scientists whose training was closer to physics than biology continued to prove elusive, and the discovery of transposons in bacteria marked the beginning of a revival of interest in her work. Keller's analysis of McClintock's difficulty in finding a place to work and her relations with other investigators is insightful and thought-provoking, not only about women in science, but about the role…

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    New York: W. H. Freeman, (1983). A biography of this Nobel prize winning scientist. "Barbara McClintock was one of the premier investigators in cytology and classical genetics, but her work was pushed out of the mainstream by the revolution in molecular biology in the middle of this century. Thirty years later, the simple truths sought by research scientists whose training was closer to physics than biology continued to prove elusive, and the discovery of transposons in bacteria marked the beginning of a revival of interest in her work. Keller's analysis of McClintock's difficulty in finding a place to work and her relations with other investigators is insightful and thought-provoking, not only about women in science, but about the role of dissent in the scientific community." Illustrated with photographs, notes, glossary, index. xix, 235 pp. ISBN: 0-71671504X.

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    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 82323
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  • THE ISSA VALLEY. by Milosz, Czeslaw
    Milosz, Czeslaw
    THE ISSA VALLEY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Sidgwick & Jackson, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally published in Polish in 1955, this translation by Louis Iribarne is the first English language appearance (shortly after he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980.). " 'The valley of the Issa has the distinction of being inhabited by an unusually large number of devils.' So begins the author's description of his child protagonist's Lithuanian countryside." 288 pp. ISBN: 0-283-987626.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53708
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  • Morrison, Toni.
    THE DANCING MIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Speech upon acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, on the 6th of November, 1996. Despite the fact that this little book was published so recently, it does not seem to be very readily available. ISBN: 0-375-40032-x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (as new, but remainder line)

    Book ID: 16218
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  • A TURN IN THE SOUTH. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    A TURN IN THE SOUTH.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the US South - from Atlanta to Jackson, Tuskegee to Charleston, tobacco farms and the birthplace of Elvis, with visits to an old white Charleston family, a black woman minister, and Eudora Welty, by this Trinidadian born author, and Nobel prize winning writer. ISBN: 0-394-564774.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (some foxing to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 56579
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  • Saramago, Jose.
    THE CAVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A simple story of a potter who finds his craft obsolete, of the struggle against a faceless bureaucracy and most of all, a powerful allegory of modern life by this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1004145.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43188
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  • THE STONE RAFT. by Saramago, Jose.
    Saramago, Jose.
    THE STONE RAFT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Both an epic adventure in which the Iberian Peninsula breaks off from the continent and floats out to sea and a political fable about the European community by this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1851980.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bookplate, corners slightly bumped,)

    Book ID: 52629
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  • SEEING. by Saramago, Jose.
    Saramago, Jose.
    SEEING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to his powerful novel 'Blindness.' A satire on government by this Nobel Prize winning author. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jill Costa. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1012385.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54754
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  • PASSIONS. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    PASSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by the Nobel laureate. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-374-229937.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (some soiling to edges of textblock, edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 53709
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