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    Five Modern First Editions, Four Signed, including: Paul Theroux. Waldo. [and:] Wallace Stegner. Angle of Repose. [and:] Malachy McCourt. A Monk Swimming. [and:] Nathan Englander. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. [and:] Yann Martel. Life of Pi. All very good or better, in dust jackets. All but Stegner are signed.

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    This lot includes: Paul Theroux. Waldo. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition, first printing. Signed by Theroux on the title page. Octavo. 208 pages. Publisher's white-stamped black cloth; top edge stained yellow. Yellow endpapers. Board edges slightly worn; top corner of front board bumped. Light score to front board. Front joint and fore-edge of front flap of dust jacket very lightly rubbed. Very good. Theroux's first book, a novel. [and:] Wallace Stegner. Angle of Repose. Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1971. First edition. Octavo. 569 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth, with blind-stamped decoration to front board. Green endpapers. Some toning to dust jacket; a couple of nicks along edges. One shallow crease running the length of the spine. Fine. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. [and:] Malachy McCourt. A Monk Swimming, A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, [1998]. First edition. Inscribed by McCourt on the title page: "To Pat / Live every day as if it's your last - one day you will be right. Malachy McCourt." Octavo. 290 pages. Publisher's blue stamped black cloth over cream paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. [and:] Nathan Englander. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First edition. Signed by Englander on the title page, above the date "5 May 1999." Octavo. 205 pages. Publisher's silver-stamped brown paper over purple paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. Author's first book, a collection of short stories. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award. [and:] Yann Martel. Life of Pi. [Edinburgh]: Canongate, [2002]. First UK edition. Signed by Martel on the title page, above the date "May 9th, 2003." Octavo. 319 pages. Silver-stamped blue cloth. Illustrated endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.



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