Monday, January 24

i bought some sweet old books

i'm a big fan of old books and their covers. there are a lot of things to like about old editions--their uniqueness, their often beautiful and surprising covers, their generally lower price (though of course there are exceptions). here are a few of my favorites i've gotten recently:

The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor (FSG, Eleventh Printing, 1979)
$6, New York, NY

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov (Avon, 1957)
$18, New York, NY

The Trial by Franz Kafka (The Modern Library, First Printing, 1975)
$5, Brooklyn, NY

  Pan by Knut Hamsun (Noonday, Tenth Printing, 1968)
$1.50, Lawrence, KS 

The Waves by Virginia Woolf (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1959)
$5, Peterborough, NH

Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard (Knopf, First Printing, 1987)
A gift, Brooklyn, NY

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima (Tuttle, Fifth Printing, 1972)
$2, Lawrence, KS

A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings by John Cage
(Wesleyan University Press, Second Printing, July 1970)
$15, New York, NY

The Box Man by Kobo Abe (Knopf, First Printing, 1974)
$6, Brooklyn, NY

The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges (Dutton, First Printing, 1978)
$5, Peterborough, NH

 Dubliners by James Joyce (Viking/Compass, Twelfth Printing, October 1973)
$2, Lawrence, KS

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner, 1970)
$.50, Anderson, SC

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