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Olson, Charles and Ben Shahn. SPANISH SPEAKING AMERICANS IN THE WAR. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, . First separate publication, preceding "Call Me Ishmael" by 4 years. 4to. This 24-page pamphlet was produced during the time Olson was the assistant chief of the Foreign Language Division of the Office of War Information. The only other copy we know of is in the Charles Olson Archive at the University of Connecticut. Rare, the only copy we have ever encountered. Pictorial wrappers. Just about fine.$5,000.00
Ondaatje, Michael. THE DAINTY MONSTERS. Toronto: Coach House Press, . First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. One of 500 press-numbered copies (the entire edition). This copy is signed by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Ozick, Cynthia. TRUST. New York: New American Library, . First edition of the author's first book. Small 4to. One of several important first novels published by NAL during David Segal's meteoric editorial career (1966-1968). Alice Adams, John Gardner, William Gass and Michael Shaara are among the authors whose careers were thus jumpstarted. Hardcover. A fine copy of this 568-page tome whose white dust jacket rarely turns up fine anymore.