Catalog 110, B

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12.BAKER, Nicholson. The Mezzanine. NY: Weidenfeld & Nicholson (1988). His highly praised first book, which examines to great effect the minutiae of a few moments in the life of an ordinary office worker. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

13.BAKER, Nicholson. Room Temperature. NY: Grove Weidenfeld (1990). His second book, also published to substantial critical praise. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

14.-. Another copy. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

15.-. Same title. The first British edition. Cambridge: Granta Books (1990). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

16.BAKER, Nicholson. U and I. NY: Random House (1991). His third book, nonfiction, a personal essay and analysis of the effect that the writings of John Updike have had on the author. A unique portrait in ideas more than a criticism of Updike, nonetheless a serious meditation on Updike's work and a self-examination of the author's own thoughts on writing. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

17.-. Same title. The first British edition. London: Granta Books (1991). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

18.BAKER, Nicholson. VOX. NY: Random House (1992). His fourth book, an unlikely bestseller -- a literary novel that takes the form of a telephone conversation between two strangers, a man and a woman, about sex. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

19.-. Another copy. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace rubbing at the spine crown.

20.-. Same title, the advance reading copy. Signed by the author: "Nicholson (1-900) Baker." Slight bump to spine base, else fine and enclosed in the publisher's plain brown paper wrapper. Fine.

21.BAKER, Nicholson. The Fermata. NY: Random House (1994). His most controversial book, a continuation of his attempts to challenge both sexual taboos and literary convention -- not to mention contemporary notions of political correctness -- in an inventive, confessional novel that deals directly with issues of sex and power. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the publisher's acetate wraparound band, cut and taped at the foredge.

22.BANKS, Russell. Searching for Survivors. NY: Fiction Collective, 1975. The hardcover issue of the fourth book and first collection of stories by this award-winning author. This was Banks' first hardcover publication (his previous fiction had been issued only in paperback, and two volumes of poetry were issued as chapbooks), and the hardcover issue is scarce. Signed by the author. Banks is the author of the novels Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, both of which were made into well-received movies. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a faint strip of rubbing.

23.BARNES, Kim. In the Wilderness. NY: Doubleday (1996). Her award-winning first book of prose, a memoir. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

24.BASS, Rick. Colter. Boston/NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. His latest book, a hunting tale and memoir of his dog, published to enormous praise. Bass is extremely prolific -- Colter is his 16th book in 15 years -- and increasingly recognized as one of the finest writers on the natural world working today, combining a deep appreciation of the land with a profound literary sensibility. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

25.BEGLEY, Louis. Wartime Lies. NY: Knopf, 1991. The second printing of his first book, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Inscribed by the author to another award-winning writer in 1993. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lamination peeling from the lower right corner. A fine association copy.

26.BEGLEY, Louis. About Schmidt. NY: Knopf, 1996. His fourth novel. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication to another well-known writer. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Again, an excellent association copy.

27.BELLOW, Saul. Seize the Day. NY: Viking Press, 1956. His fourth book, three short stories and a one-act play. A finalist for the National Book Award, which the Nobel Prize-winning author has won three times. A fine copy in a slightly spine-faded, otherwise near fine, dust jacket. A nice copy of a book that, because of its thin paper jacket, most often turns up well-worn.

28.BERGER, Thomas. Killing Time. NY: Dial, 1967. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of Little Big Man, among others. His fourth book. Inscribed by the author "with affection." General dust soiling; near fine in wrappers.

29.BERNAYS, Anne. Professor Romeo. NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1989). Warmly inscribed by the author to another writer in the year of publication "with much love, much admiration and infinite thanks." Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An excellent association copy.

30.BORGES, Jorge Luis and Adolfo BIOY-CASARES. Extraordinary Tales. NY: Herder & Herder, 1971. A collection of short fantastic tales, written by Borges and his longtime friend and collaborator, Bioy-Casares, another Argentine writer. Fine in a slightly spine-sunned dust jacket shallowly chipped at the extremities; about near fine.

31.BOULLE, Pierre. Monkey Planet. London: Secker & Warburg (1964). The first British edition of Planet of the Apes. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very attractive copy of this scarce edition, which is considerably more uncommon, not to mention more attractive, than the American edition. Basis for the classic 60's film.

32.BOWEN, 'Asta. Hungry for Home. NY: Simon & Schuster (1997). A first novel written from the point of view of a wolf, by a Montana author. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

33.BOWEN, Peter. Notches. NY: St. Martin's (1997). A mystery novel by this Montana author, in his series featuring Gabriel du Pré, a Montana native of Métis ethnicity and, as such, a vehicle for exploring issues of race, heritage and individuality in the New West. Signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket.

34.BOWEN, Peter. Thunder Horse. NY: St. Martin's (1998). Another novel in the highly praised Gabriel du Pré mystery series. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

35.BOWEN, Peter. The Stick Game. NY: St. Martin's Minotaur (2000). The latest book in the Gabriel du Pré series. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

36.BOWLES, Paul. The Sheltering Sky. (NY): New Directions (1949). The first American edition of Bowles's landmark first novel, a tale of Westerners abroad in North Africa, and one of the seminal novels of the Beat generation and an influential book in the decades since. One critic commented that Bowles was "a master of cruelty and isolation and the ironies of the search for meaning in an inadequately understood environment." Bowles's expatriates, in their search for meaning and their explorations of the North African cultures and their experimentation with the drugs of northern Africa, were the model for many who followed, more or less, in their footsteps in the 50s and 60s and since -- much as Jack Kerouac's characters in On the Road have provided a model for succeeding generations. Mild offsetting to the endpages and trace foredge foxing; otherwise a fine copy in a near fine, moderately spine-sunned dust jacket with one small, closed edge tear. Increasingly scarce in collectible condition.

37.-. Same title. NY: The Ecco Press (1985). The sixth printing of the third American paperbound edition, which was first issued in 1978 as a title in the Ecco Press "Neglected Books" series. This copy is inscribed by Bowles. "For Mary, from Paul." It is also signed by Daniel Helprin, the editor of Ecco Press: "Daniel Helprin in Atlanta/ 5/14/94/ for Virginia." "Virginia" is Virginia Spencer Carr, Bowles' biographer; "Mary" is Mary Robbins, a friend and neighbor of Carr's who accompanied her on several trips to Tangier and who housed Bowles when he traveled to the U.S. for surgery in 1994. Robbins' name in pencil on the first page, along with a book store stamp. The spine is creased from reading; the front cover slightly splayed; about near fine in wrappers.

38.-. Same title. The eighth printing of the Ecco Press edition (1988). Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ from Paul Bowles/ Tangier." Fine in wrappers.

39.BOWLES, Paul. The Delicate Prey and Other Stories. (NY): Random House (1950). His second book published in the U.S., and first collection of stories. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins,/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier/ 11/IX/89." Tiny tear to cloth at spine crown; tiny foredge tear to rear blank; slight acidification to page edges; and a faint ink line (apparently the same ink as used in the inscription) to the foredge; a near fine copy in a good, heavily spine-faded dust jacket with several small, internally tape-repaired edge chips. Trade editions signed by Bowles are uncommon: he seldom travelled away from North Africa and therefore was not easily accessible to readers or collectors.

40.BOWLES, Paul. Let it Come Down. NY: Random House (1952). The first American edition of his second novel which, like his first, is a tale of expatriate North Americans in North Africa. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier." Minor foxing to cloth; about near fine in a good dust jacket with shallow chipping at the crown and several internal tape mends.

41.BOWLES, Paul. The Spider's House. NY: Random House (1955). His third novel, about a group of Westerners adrift in the alien culture of Morocco, a subject he explored repeatedly and to great effect. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Top stain faded; otherwise a fine copy in a very good, rubbed dust jacket with wear at the spine extremities.

42.-. Same title, the second British edition. London: Peter Owen (1985). Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ who I hope will/ come back to see Fez/ a second time./ Paul B./ 18/XII/92/ Tangier." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one edge tear.

43.BOWLES, Paul. Up Above the World. NY: Simon & Schuster (1966). His only novel set in Central America, as opposed to North Africa, and his first novel in over a decade. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Several adjacent pages corner creased; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with one internally taped mended edge tear.

44.-. Same title, the second British edition. London: Peter Owen (1982). Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Does anyone remember/ 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star'?/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier - 17/XII/92." Fine in a mildly edge-sunned; else fine dust jacket.

45.BOWLES, Paul. The Time of Friendship. NY: Holt Rinehart Winston (1967). His second collection of stories to be published in the U.S., 17 years after The Delicate Prey and nearly a decade after The Hours After Noon, which was only published in England. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier/ 11/IX/89." A fine copy in a near fine, mildly spine-tanned dust jacket with two closed edge tears.

46.BOWLES, Paul. Without Stopping: An Autobiography. NY: Putnam (1972). The first book of the author's memoirs. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ best wishes/ Paul Bowles." Remainder dot lower page edges; the year of publication has been written on the cloth; apparently a near fine copy although condition is difficult to discern as the jacket has been permanently affixed at the flaps. The jacket is in good condition only, as the date of publication has been written on the front panel, and each of the small edge tears, in addition to being internally, unprofessionally repaired, has been colored with the same black marker.

47.-. Same title, the second American edition. NY: Ecco Press (1985). Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ after examining the cover,/ which begins at Paris and/ goes south for a long way/ best, Paul B./ 18/XII/92." Cover splayed; else fine in wrappers.

48.BOWLES, Paul. Things Gone and Things Still Here. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1977. A collection of short stories. One of 500 copies of the hardcover trade edition. This copy is inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Fine in acetate dust jacket.

49.BOWLES, Paul. Collected Stories 1939-1976. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1979. The definitive collection of his short fiction, with an introduction and appreciation by Gore Vidal. One of 750 copies of the hardcover trade edition. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Small foredge stain; else fine in an acetate dust jacket.

50.-. Same title, the eleventh printing of the wrappered issue (1989). Inscribed by the author: "For Mary/ my best/ Paul." With the ownership signature of Mary Robbins and her pencilled notes throughout. Very good in wrappers.

51.BOWLES, Paul. Next to Nothing. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1981. One of 500 copies of the hardcover trade edition. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier." Fine in an acetate dust jacket.

52.BOWLES, Paul. Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue. NY: Ecco Press (1984). The second American edition and the first American softcover edition of a title first published in 1963. The order of the essays was changed for this edition, and one essay was dropped. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins,/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier." Fine in wrappers.

53.-. Same title, the second British edition. London: Peter Owen, 1985. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf: "Paul Bowles/ Tangier/ 13/IX/89." Additionally inscribed by Bowles on the title page: "For Mary Robbins/ with many thanks/ for her hospitality/ Paul/ Atlanta - 15/VI/1994." It was during Bowles's 1994 trip to Atlanta for surgery that he stayed with Robbins. Fine in price-clipped jacket.

54.-. Another copy of the second British edition. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ with best/ Paul B./ 17/XII/92/ Tangier." A fine copy, lacking the dust jacket.

55.BOWLES, Paul. Points in Time. NY: Ecco Press (1984). The first American edition of this collection of nonfiction, a series of sketches or vignettes about his adopted country, Morocco. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins,/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier." Fine in a spine-faded, else fine dust jacket.

56.BOWLES, Paul. Midnight Mass. London: Peter Owen (1985). The first British edition. Inscribed by the author with several bars of music and "Best to Mary Robbins/ in Tangier - 17/XII/92." Bowles was a composer before he became a full-time writer, and wrote music for Tennessee Williams' plays, among others. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

57.BOWLES, Paul. Call at Corazón. London: Peter Owen (1985). A collection with no comparable U.S. edition, and with a short preface by Bowles that does not appear elsewhere. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ in the middle of a tale./ best/ Paul. 18/XII/92/ Tangier." Fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

58.BOWLES, Paul. A Thousand Days for Mokhtar. London: Peter Owen (1985). The first edition of this collection, for which there is no comparable U.S. edition. With a short preface by Bowles that does not appear elsewhere. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ best,/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier - 17/XII/92." Fine in a fine dust jacket.

59.BOWLES, Paul. A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard. San Francisco: City Lights (1986). The second edition of this collection of stories of Moroccan kif-smokers, originally published in 1962. This edition includes an explanatory preface that did not appear in the original edition, here published in book form for the first time, having originally appeared on an album of Bowles reading the stories from this collection. Inscribed by the author: "Inscribed for Mary Robbins,/ by Paul Bowles." Fine in wrappers.

60.BOWLES, Paul. Unwelcome Words. (Bolinas): Tombouctou, 1988. The trade edition of this collection of seven stories that were previously unpublished in the U.S. This is the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary/ Paul, Tangier, 6/I/94." Robbins' signature; near fine.

61.BOWLES, Paul. Two Years Beside the Strait. London: Peter Owen (1990). The simultaneous wrappered issue of this journal from Tangier, from the years 1987-89. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ who has my aunt's name./ Paul Bowles/ 17/XII/92/ Tangier." Fine in wrappers.

62.BOWLES, Paul. In Touch. NY: FSG (1993, 1994). A massive collection of Bowles's letters, edited by his bibliographer Jeffrey Miller. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ my Atlanta hostess/ with wishes for/ the best./ Paul B./ 2/VI/94." Slight pull from the weight of the text block; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

63.BOWLES, Paul. Desultory Correspondence. (Zurich): Memory/Cage Editions (1997). The text of an interview by Florian Vetsch with Bowles about Gertrude Stein. Also includes "My Last About Money" by Stein. Stein was a longtime friend of Bowles and something of a mentor; he met her when he was a young aspiring writer and she was already a well-established literary figure. She helped him publish his early poems, but discouraged him from writing poetry and later, when he began writing seriously, he heeded her advice and stuck mainly to writing prose. Inscribed by the author: "For Mary Robbins/ with all my best - Paul." Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

64.(BOWLES, Paul). MRABET, Mohammed. The Lemon. London: Peter Owen (1969). The second collaboration between Bowles and Mrabet -- Mrabet dictating the story and Bowles transcribing it and translating. Signed by Bowles and Mrabet. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of rubbing and light wear at the spine extremities.

65.-. Same title, the first American edition. MY: McGraw-Hill (1972). Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles/ Tangier 14/IV/90." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

66.(BOWLES, Paul). MRABET, Mohammed. Hadidan Aharam. (Los Angeles): Black Sparrow Press, 1975. Issued as Sparrow 37. Signed by Bowles and Mrabet. Fine in stapled wrappers.

67.(BOWLES, Paul). Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 32, No. 3/4. (Hempstead): Hofstra University, 1986. The "Paul Bowles Issue" of this critical journal, with contributions by Joyce Carol Oates, James Purdy, Gordon Lish, Edward Butscher, Wendy Lesser and many others. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Near fine in wrappers.

68.(BOWLES, Paul). PATTESON, Richard F. A World Outside. The Fiction of Paul Bowles. Austin: U. of Texas Press (1987). The simultaneous issue in wrappers of this critical study. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ Paul Bowles." Fine.

69.(BOWLES, Paul). MRABET, Mohammed. M'Hashish. London: Peter Owen (1988). The first British edition of these stories of Moroccan hashish and kif smokers, originally published in 1969. Only issued in wrappers. Signed by Bowles and Mrabet. Fine.

70.(BOWLES, Paul). MRABET, Mohammed. Look and Move On. London: Peter Owen (1989). The first British edition of Mrabet's autobiography, translated by Bowles, originally published in 1976. Signed by Bowles and Mrabet. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

71.(BOWLES, Paul). MRABET, Mohammed. The Big Mirror. London: Peter Owen (1989). The first British edition of this novel by Mrabet, originally published in 1977. Only issued in wrappers. Signed by Bowles and Mrabet. Fine in wrappers.

72.(BOWLES, Paul). Hippolytos. (n.p.): The American School of Tangier (1992). The bilingual (English and Arabic) program of a presentation of Euripides' Hippolytos, with music by Bowles. Signed by Bowles. Fine in stapled wrappers. A very scarce ephemeral piece.

73.(BOWLES, Paul). Paul Bowles by His Friends. London: Peter Owen (1992). A collection of reminiscences by William Burroughs, Gore Vidal, Stephen Spender, Patricia Highsmith, James Purdy, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Cage, Gregory Corso, Millicent Dillon, and many others. Inscribed by Bowles on the half-title: "For Mary/ Tangier - 6/I/94/ Paul." Bowles has also amended the "by His Friends" of the title to include "(and Others)." Sticker removal shadow rear cover; else fine in wrappers.

74.(BOWLES, Paul). CAPONI, Gena Dagel. Paul Bowles. Romantic Savage. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press (1994). An "interpretive biography" of Bowles,which attempts to define Bowles' place in 20th century American culture. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary/ with gratitude/ Paul." Fine in a fine dust jacket.

75.(BOWLES, Paul). Photographs. NY: Scalo (1994). Photographs by Bowles, with an essay on his art by Simon Bischoff and the text of conversations between Bischoff and Bowles from 1989-1991. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary R./ best from/ Paul B./ Atlanta 2/VI/94." Quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket.

76.BOYD, Blanche McCrary. The Redneck Way of Knowledge. NY: Vintage Books (1995). The first Vintage Books edition, with a new introduction by Dorothy Allison. Inscribed by Boyd to another well-known writer. Fine in wrappers.

77.BRADBURY, Malcolm. To the Hermitage. (London): Picador (2000). The advance reading copy of this new novel by the author of Eating People Is Wrong, among others. Fine in wrappers.

78.(BRAUTIGAN, Richard and BUKOWSKI, Charles). Existaria, No. 7. Hermosa Beach: Existaria, 1957. A poetry journal, billed as "a journal of existant hysteria." This issue has two poems by Brautigan ("The Daring Little Guy on the Burma Shave Sign" and "The World Will Never End") and includes three poems by

      Bukowski ("1975," "Adventures of a Bug," and "Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men, and a Lot of Old Men, Too"). Near fine in edge-sunned stapled wrappers. An extremely early appearance in print for both authors, and an exceptionally scarce item: the Brautigan poems are not listed in the Barber bibliography, and this is the first copy of this little magazine that we have seen.

79.BRUNO, Anthony. Devil's Food. NY: Tom Doherty (1997). A crime novel, the author's fifth. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

80.BRUNO, Anthony. Double Espresso. NY: Tom Doherty (1998). The sixth of his crime novels set in New Jersey; one review excerpt calls Bruno "New Jersey's answer to Elmore Leonard." Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

81.BUKOWSKI, Charles. "Junky Daughter." Two page typescript poem with holograph corrections and signed by the author beneath a nearly full-page doodled figure. Folded in thirds for mailing, light edge staining, small edge tear to the lower fold of each page, affecting a small bit of the drawing. Undated, but with Bukowski's Los Angeles address. Near fine.

82.BUKOWSKI, Charles. "It's So Lonely At the Top..." 1983. Photocopied typescript, 7 pages, of a short story. Reproducing holograph corrections. Stained; very good.

83.BUKOWSKI, Charles. Typed Letter Signed. January, 1984. One page, written to S. Clay Wilson at 2 AM, musing on writing and drinking and women, in part: "I enjoy writing, it's not work to me, but I often get waylaid by the gambling and the drinking, and then sometimes the ladies go insane and put one in a down down down low mood that only leads to more drink, but in all the writing seems to pop up, it's the savior really, and I rather get a kick out of appearing in a dope rag or a pussy rag rather than in some staid journal that's required reading in highschool English." Signed, "Buk," with a half page illustration of self, dogs, bird and sun (some shit). Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine, with hand-addressed envelope. An excellent letter, both in terms of the content and the connection between Wilson, the avant garde comic artist, and Bukowski -- both of whose work deals with the extremes of being down-and-out and living on the underbelly of society.

84.BUKOWSKI, Charles. "Bad Night." May, 1984. Eleven page typescript, with several small holograph corrections. With an autograph note signed transmitting the typescript to S. Clay Wilson. Scented; folded in half for mailing; else fine, with express mail envelope. Wilson seems to have been illustrating Bukowski's stories for publication in Oui magazine, resulting in this correspondence and Bukowski's sending him the stories he had contracted to publish in Oui, with his last-minute corrections of a handful of typos. Rare. We seldom see Bukowski manuscript material show up on the market.

85.BUKOWSKI, Charles. "The Ladies Man of East Hollywood." September, 1984. A twenty-four page story typescript, with holograph corrections, signed by Bukowski. Together with a typed note signed and illustrated, transmitting the typescript to S. Clay Wilson and expounding on his usual themes: "I sit here naked gulping too much wine and smoking... At my age, only two things are important: getting over the hangover and having a good bowel movement. I'd love to fuck the young girls but..." Etc. In the second paragraph he does get a word in about "the great art work you've adorned my shit with" -- i.e., the drawings Wilson did for the stories' appearances in Oui. Paper clip rust mark; else fine, with the original mailing envelope, addressed to Wilson and with Bukowski's return address in San Pedro.

86.BUKOWSKI, Charles. "The Misunderstanding Universe." December, 1984. A 7 page story typescript with holograph corrections. With a brief but ribald typed note signed (with self-caricature) transmitting the pages to S. Clay Wilson. A classic Bukowski story: sex, a pervading sense of menace, explosive violence -- the kind of story for which S. Clay Wilson would have been the best possible illustrator. Paper clip rust mark; folded for mailing; scented; else fine. With envelope.

87.BUKOWSKI, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed. May 2, 1985. To S. Clay Wilson, reporting on the payment status of a Hustler story and another in Oui. Also, he compliments Wilson: "You make my stories look good. We are a hell of a team." And finally: "Well, the Derby, man, that's just one race. I need thousands of them." Signed, with self-caricature. Folded for mailing; fine, with envelope.

88.BUKOWSKI, Charles. Typed Note Signed. April 6, 1986. To S. Clay Wilson, granting permission, perhaps belatedly, to reprint a letter, the delay due to drinking. "Sober today, but with beastly hangover..." He closes: "Thanks for the dog from hell." Signed, with self-caricature. Folded for mailing; fine, with envelope.

89.BURKE, James Lee. Purple Cane Road. (New Orleans): (B.E. Trice) (2000). The signed limited edition of Burke's latest mystery novel in his popular and award-winning series featuring Dave Robicheaux. Of 176 total copies, this is one of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.

90.BURROUGHS, William S. Exterminator! NY: Viking (1973). Inscribed by the author in 1995. Very slight loss of spine lettering; else fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this book, one of the key Burroughs titles from this period in his career.

91.BURROUGHS, William S. The Place of Dead Roads. NY: HRW (1983). The second volume of the trilogy that includes Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands. Inscribed by the author in 1995. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

92.BURROUGHS, William. The Western Lands. (NY): (Viking) (1987). The third volume in the trilogy. Inscribed by the author in 1995. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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