Paul Auster Books

Collaborations

It Don’t Mean a Thing (The Gould Collection 2017)

ISBN-9780997359619

First edition, first printing. Glossy photographic wrappers. 1 of 500. Not to be confused with subsequent editions. Fifty-eight photographs by Saul Leiter with the story 'It Don’t Mean a Thing' by Auster. Black-and-white and color photographs by Leiter from 1947 through the 1970s with many images never before published are paired with Auster’s tale of interlinked life events and chance encounters. Reflections on New York City, its urban rhythm, people and places, feature prominently in both artists’ work and provide a unifying focus for the book.
The Gould Collection: New York/Tokyo: 2017.

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City of Glass (Oberon Modern Plays by Duncan Macmillan)

ISBN-9781786821706

First edition, first printing. Illustrated wrappers.
Oberon Books: London, April 20, 2017.

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It Don’t Mean a Thing (The Gould Collection 2017)

ISBN-9780997359619

First edition, first printing. Glossy photographic wrappers. 1 of 500. Signed by Auster. Not to be confused with subsequent editions. Fifty-eight photographs by Saul Leiter with the story 'It Don’t Mean a Thing' by Paul Auster. Black-and-white and color photographs by Leiter from 1947 through the 1970s with many images never before published are paired with Auster’s tale of interlinked life events and chance encounters. Reflections on New York City, its urban rhythm, people and places, feature prominently in both artists’ work and provide a unifying focus for the book. Housed in custom fit slipcase in Japanese bookcloth with a ribbon pull for easy retrieval created by Jason Patrician of The Fish Bindery in Portland, OR in 2023.
The Gould Collection: New York/Tokyo: 2017.

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Timbuktu (illustrated storybook)

ISBN-9780698400900

Illustrated boards with jacket. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Julia Goschke. Bookplate signed by Auster laid in loose.
Minedition: Hong Kong, 2008.

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The Inner Life of Martin Frost: From the Book of Illusions

ISBN-0979554659

First edition, stated first printing. Oblong illustrated boards issued without jacket. Flat signed by Glenn Thomas.
Mark Batty Publisher: New York, 2008.

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City of Glass (UK graphic novelization – yellow wrappers)

ISBN-9780571226337

First thus. First printing. Yellow illustrated wrappers. Signed and inscribed by Paul Karasik 2023. Signed by David Mazzucchelli.
Faber & Faber: New York, 2005.

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City of Glass (UK Faber graphic novelization – three panel)

ISBN-0571226337

First thus. First UK printing. Illustrated three-panel wrappers. Signed and inscribed by Paul Karasik. Signed by David Mazzucchelli.
Faber & Faber: New York, 2005.

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Cité de verre (French graphic novelization)

ISBN-2742755616

First thus, first printing. Tall black-and-green illustrated wrappers. Signed and inscribed 'to ______, Paul Karasik 2023’. Signed by David Mazzucchelli.
Actes Sud: Arles, France, 2005.

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Broze Stad (Dutch graphic novelization)

ISBN-9045015226

First thus. First Dutch printing of City of Glass with introduction by Art Spiegelman. Illustrated wrappers. Trade paperback original. Signed by Paul Karasik. Signed by David Mazzucchelli. Translations by Bartho Kriek.
Atlas Press courtesy of Picador: Amsterdam/ Antwerpen, 2005.

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Reflections on a Cardboard Box: Created by Samuel Hamady and illustrated by Henrik Drescher

Purchased directly from the estate of Samuel Hamady, originally displayed in the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy. Edition of 100 . 35 x 18 x 0.8 cm (9.75 x 7 x 0.25"); 32 page surfaces (30 printed). Printed in reds, blues, browns, greens, and grays. Titled page calligraphed by the illustrator. Hand-bound by the printer. Printed cloth spine with Sugikawa over thin boards. Box certificate on cover reading ‘Auster-Drescher Container Corp., Hay Hollow, Wisconsin’. Press numbered. Signed by Auster and Hamady. Hamady’s signature dated ‘6 VII 17.’
This is the first collaboration with this author and the third with this artist. As in all creative endeavors, this one, almost Ouija-like, took guidance from the text, including custom-made papers (from Twinrocker and St. Armand) to evoke a corrugated cardboard box. Gill Sans Bold seemed appropriate to the toughness of topic and was reset with paper and copper thins to ease the reader's eye, the opposite effect of Drescher's imagery. Alastair Johnston, ‘Life & Death in Driftless, Wisconsin’: ‘So often Hamady has used the binding to extend the meaning of the book - such as Auster's Reflections on a Cardboard Box (illustrated by Henrik Drescher, 2004), Perishable's 129th title. It has an entirely calligraphed title-page by Drescher printed in six colors, which has a cover stamped with the kind of seal you see on actual cardboard boxes (the Container Corp in this case is a container of art and ideas).’ Selected by The American Institute of Graphic Arts for ‘50 Books/50 Covers’ 2004 show.
The book is now housed in a custom fit slipcase in Japanese bookcloth with a ribbon pull. Slipcase was hand designed and built by Jason Patrician of The Fish Bindery in Portland, OR in 2023.
The Perishable Press: Mount Hebron, Wisconsin, 2004.

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City of Glass (US Picador advance proof graphic novelization – three panel)

ISBN-0312423608

Advance uncorrected proofs. Illustrated three-panel wrappers. Signed and inscribed by Paul Karasik. Signed by David Mazzucchelli.
Picador/Henry Holt and Co.: New York, July 2004.

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City of Glass (US Picador graphic novelization – three panel)

ISBN-0312423608

First thus. Later printing. Illustrated three-panel wrappers. Signed and dated (2023) by Paul Karasik. Signed by David Mazzucchelli.
Picador/Henry Holt and Co.: New York, 2004.

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