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Authors & Artists | aaabooks.com is interested in buying these books, 1st edition, 1st printing, hardbacks in dustjackets only (unless the book was only published in paperback or was also published as a limited edition without a dustjacket). Condition must be a minimum of very good plus book in very good plus dustjacket. All defects must be noted in any quotes. Please also include any information on publisher, date, location published, or points/issues/states. We would also greatly appreciate receiving fairly small low resolution emailed pictures of pertinent areas of books you tell us about (copied into an email).
On the books, we need to know: Is the spine straight (no slant or cocking)? Any writing in the book? Any soiling to binding or text? Any bookplates? Any embossed seals? Any bumping to spine ends, binding edges, or corners? Any wear or rubbing? Is the text tight or loose? Any creases or turned down corners on the pages? Anything missing from the book, as published?
On the dustjackets, we need to know: Is the price intact? Any tears? Any chips? Any rubs? Any creases or wrinkles? Any soiling? Any fading, rubbing or color loss? Any lifting of lamination if it is laminated?
These are our current wants; we are certainly open to other fine books, particularly first books by authors who have since become well-known, and signed books. Contact us with any you think we would find interesting!
Edward Abbey, FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN, THE BRAVE COWBOY, DESERT SOLITAIRE, DESERT IMAGES, THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG, signed 1st printings.
Issac Asimov, FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, SECOND FOUNDATION, signed early 1st printings.
Richard Bach, JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL.
Saul Bellow, THE DANGLING MAN.
Alfred Bester, THE DEMOLISHED MAN, TIGER! TIGER!.
Robert Bloch, PSYCHO, 1st trade edition or signed limited edition.
Ray Bradbury, FAHRENHEIT 451, GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES.
Marion Zimmer Bradley, THE MISTS OF AVALON.
Lillian Jackson Braun, THE CAT WHO COULD READ BACKWARDS, THE CAT WHO TURNED ON AND OFF, THE CAT WHO ATE DANISH MODERN (originals only).
James Lee Burke, LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD, THE CONVICT, HALF OF PARADISE, TO THE BRIGHT AND SHINING SUN.
William Burroughs, THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED, NAKED LUNCH.
Octavia E. Butler, signed 1st printings in dustjackets.
John Campbell, WHO GOES THERE?.
Willa Cather, DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP.
John Christopher, NO BLADE OF GRASS, THE DEATH OF GRASS, other 1st printings of adult novels, signed 1st printings.
Tom Clancy, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, signed limited editions.
Arthur C. Clarke, 2001, early signed 1st printings.
James Clavell, KING RAT.
Pat Conroy, THE BOO, THE WATER IS WIDE, THE GREAT SANTINI.
Isak Dinesen, OUT OF AFRICA.
John Dunning, BOOKED TO DIE, signed limited editions.
Allan Eckert, THE HAB THEORY, THE OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA (signed limited edition), signed 1sts in dustjackets.
T. S. Eliot, OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS, signed 1st printings.
Ralph Ellison, INVISIBLE MAN.
William Faulkner, SOLDER'S PAY, MOSQUITOES, THE SOUND AND THE FURY, AS I LAY DYING, SANCTUARY, THESE 13, signed limited editions.
Pat Frank, ALAS, BABYLON.
James Frazer, THE GOLDEN BOUGH, 13 volume 1951 edition with or without dustjackets, or the 2 volume 1890 1st edition.
William Goldman, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, signed 1st printings.
Sue Grafton, KEZIAH DANE, "A", "B", "C", "D".
John Grisham, A TIME TO KILL (original only).
Thomas Harris, BLACK SUNDAY, early signed 1st printings.
Robert Heinlein, THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH, FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, signed 1st printings.
Joseph Heller, CATCH-22, early signed 1st printings.
Ernest Hemingway, A FAREWELL TO ARMS, THE SUN ALSO RISES, MEN WITHOUT WOMEN. "A Farewell To Arms" can be either the 1st trade edition or the signed limited edition.
Frank Herbert, DUNE.
Godfrey Higgins, THE CELTIC DRUIDS, 1827-1829 1st edition.
Tony Hillerman, PEOPLE OF DARKNESS, THE BLESSING WAY, LISTENING WOMAN, DANCE HALL OF THE DEAD, FLY ON THE WALL, THE BOY WHO MADE DRAGONFLY.
Aldous Huxley, ANTIC HAY, BRAVE NEW WORLD, other early 1st printings in dustjackets.
John Irving, SETTING FREE THE BEARS.
Shirley Jackson, THE LOTTERY, THE SUNDIAL, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.
Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD.
Daniel Keyes, FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON.
Laurie King, A GRAVE TALENT.
Stephen King (and on these, I also need to know the code at the gutter on the last text page for the books published by Doubleday), CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT (1st or 2nd issue dustjackets only), THE SHINING, THE STAND (original trade edition and 1990 signed limited edition only), NIGHT SHIFT, signed limited editions and signed 1st printing trade editions in dustjackets.
W. P. Kinsella, SHOELESS JOE.
Dean Koontz, paperback originals from the 1970's and early 1980's, all books up through WATCHERS, signed limited editions.
John LeCarre, A MURDER OF QUALITY.
Harper Lee, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1st U.S. or 1st U.K.), signed 35th or 40th anniversary editions.
Ursula Le Guin, THE DISPOSSESSED, THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, THE LATHE OF HEAVEN.
Robert Ludlum, THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE, THE ROAD TO GANDOLFO (with all 3 dustjackets).
Norman Mailer, THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, early signed 1st printings.
Bernard Malamud, THE NATURAL.
William Matheson, I AM LEGEND, HELL HOUSE, THE SHRINKING MAN. "I Am Legend" can be the 1954 paperback original or the 1970 1st hardback printing. "The Shrinking Man" can be the 1954 paperback original or the 1973 1st hardback printing.
Peter Matthiessen, RACE ROCK, IN THE SPIRIT OF CRAZY HORSE (original only), CLOUD FOREST.
Cormac McCarthy, ORCHARD KEEPER, SUTTREE, BLOOD MERIDIAN, CHILD OF GOD, OUTER DARK, signed 1st printings.
Larry McMurtry, LONESOME DOVE, HORSEMAN PASS BY, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, MOVING ON, SOMEBODY'S DARLING, IN A NARROW GRAVE, LEAVING CHEYENNE, signed 1st printings.
James Michener, TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, SAYONARA, THE FLOATING WORLD, signed limited editions and early signed 1st printings.
Margaret Mitchell, GONE WITH THE WIND.
MOSHER PRESS, uncommon signed and/or limited editions.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE.
George Orwell, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, ANIMAL FARM.
E. Annie Proulx, HEARTSONGS, POSTCARDS.
Thomas Pynchon, V, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, THE CRYING OF LOT 49, signed 1st printings.
Robert B. Parker, THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT.
Ayn Rand, ATLAS SHRUGGED, THE FOUNTAINHEAD. "Atlas Shrugged" can be either the 1st trade edition or the signed limited edition in slipcase.
Anne Rice, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (original only), FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, CRY TO HEAVEN, EXIT TO EDEN, BELINDA, BEAUTY'S RELEASE, BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT, CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY, (3 vol. signed in slipcase) VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, THE VAMPIRE LESTAT, THE MUMMY (1st U.K. hardback only), signed limited editions.
ROYCROFT PRESS, uncommon signed and/or limited editions.
Carl Sagan, THE DRAGONS OF EDEN, BROCA'S BRAIN, early signed 1st printings.
J. D. Salinger, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (1st printing of the trade edition in dustjacket, or 1st issue of the Book Of The Month Club edition with author's photo on rear dustjacket panel).
John Sanford, RULES OF PREY.
Jack Schaefer, SHANE.
Jane Smiley, BARN BLIND.
Wallace Stegner, BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN, ANGLE OF REPOSE.
John Steinbeck, EAST OF EDEN, GRAPES OF WRATH, OF MICE AND MEN, CUP OF GOLD, TORTILLA FLAT, signed 1st printings.
Neal Stephenson, SNOW CRASH.
George R. Stewart, EARTH ABIDES.
S. M. Stirling, ISLAND IN THE SEA OF TIME, ON THE OCEANS OF ETERNITY, AGAINST THE TIDE OF YEARS, DIES THE FIRE. Signed preferred.
William Styron, LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS, WOMEN ON THE WALL.
James Tiptree, Jr./Alice Sheldon, signed 1st printings.
John Updike, THE POORHOUSE FAIR.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., SLAUGHTER HOUSE-FIVE, early signed 1st printings.
Alice Walker, THE COLOR PURPLE, early signed 1st printings.
Frank Waters, MASKED GODS, signed 1st trade editions.
Jack Williamson, DARKER THAN YOU THINK.
John Wyndham, THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.