Catalog 120, D-G
76. DELILLO, Don. Great Jones Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Small label front pastedown; fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the spine and a small label removal abrasion on the front flap.
77. DELILLO, Don. The Names. NY: Knopf, 1982. Classic DeLillo, a novel that throws into sharp relief the individual, the family, and language, amid the vagaries of international events. Trace top edge foxing; fine in a fine dust jacket with a crease on the front flap.
78. DELILLO, Don. White Noise. (NY): Viking (1985). His National Book Award winner, and the first of his three nominations for that award. Trace foxing to top edge; still fine in a fine dust jacket.
79. DICK, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Garden City: Doubleday, 1968. A review copy of one of Dick's most sought-after books, a nightmarish satire that was the basis for the movie Blade Runner and was included in David Pringle's selection of the 100 best science fiction novels (Dick's fifth title listed, the most of any author). This copy has a review slip laid in and stamps on the endpages indicating that it was sent to the Science Fiction Writers of America. Doubleday, which owns several book clubs, was notorious in the Sixties and early Seventies for the cheapness of their bindings: their trade editions often resemble inexpensive book club editions and this title is no exception. Mild offsetting at the hinges from binder's glue; still fine in a near fine dust jacket with minor rubbing to the spine folds and extremities. In recent years copies of this title have become increasingly elusive, with those appearing on the market frequently having been through the library system. The nicest copy we have seen in several years.
80. DOERR, Anthony. The Shell Collector. NY: Scribner (2002). Well-received first story collection. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
81. DU BOIS, W.E.B. Mansart Builds a School. NY: Mainstream, 1959. The second volume in his "Black Flame trilogy," a historical novel that spans the years 1870-1959 and addresses what it means to be Black in America. Du Bois, author of the classic The Souls of Black Folk, was a founder of the Pan-African Congress and the NAACP. Signed by the author in 1960. Near fine in a very good, rubbed jacket with color added and internal tape at the crown and corners.
82. DUBUS, Andre. The Lieutenant. NY: Dial, 1967. His uncommon first book, and only novel, a story of the peacetime military and the challenges to manhood and honor that its rigid code of morals creates. Dubus said that after he wrote this novel someone introduced him to Chekhov's stories, and he threw away the manuscript of his next novel and began writing short fiction -- of which he became one of our most acclaimed and accomplished practitioners. A fine copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with minor edge chips and tanning to the folds.
83. DUBUS, Andre. Separate Flights. Boston: Godine (1975). His second book, the first collection of the short fiction for which he won a considerable reputation. Winner of a Boston Globe award for fiction. Faint foxing to top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket with trace wear at the crown.
84. DUBUS, Andre. Adultery and Other Choices. Boston: Godine (1977). The third book and second collection of short fiction by this writer who was considered a master of the form, a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in the 1980s. His collection Dancing After Hours was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Foxing to top edge; front board splayed; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace wear at the upper edge.
85. DUBUS, Andre. Finding a Girl in America. Boston: Godine (1977). His third collection of short fiction, comprising ten stories and a novella. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
86. DUBUS, Andre. The Times Are Never So Bad. Boston: Godine (1983). A novella and eight short stories. Faint foxing to top edge, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace wear at the spine extremities.
87. DUBUS, Andre. Voices From the Moon. Boston: Godine (1984). His only novella to be published on its own, outside of a collection. Billed as "a novel" for marketing purposes. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
88. DUBUS, Andre. We Don't Live Here Anymore. NY: Crown (1984). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of his novellas, all previously published in other collections together with short stories. Wrappers slightly dust-soiled, but still about fine, with publisher's publicity material laid in. Signed by the author.
89. DUBUS, Andre. Selected Stories. Boston: Godine (1988). A collection reprinting a number of stories from earlier books as well as several that had not yet appeared in book form. Foxing to top edge and fading to spine cloth; near fine in a fine dust jacket.
90. DUBUS, Andre, III. House of Sand and Fog. NY: Norton (1998). The advance reading copy of the author's highly praised third novel, with glowing blurbs from Tobias Wolff and Larry Brown, among others. A finalist for the National Book Award. Tiny nicks to corner and spine; very near fine in wrappers.
91. -. Same title. NY: Vintage (2000). The advance reading copy of the first Vintage edition. Fine in wrappers.
92. DUNCAN, Robert. Faust Foutu. (n.p.): (n.p.) . Carbon typescript, 12 pages, of Duncan's play, preceding all published editions and signed by the author in 1952. Faust Foutu was written in 1952 and first published in a mimeographed edition of "no more than 100 copies" in 1953. This typescript, a carbon, is dated in the author's hand on April 23, 1952. Casual comparison with the third edition -- which was published in 1959 by Duncan's own press in Stinson Beach, California -- shows a large number of revisions to the text, making this presumably the earliest version of Duncan's only play, "a comic masque." With a one-page mimeographed program for a reading of the play at the famous "6" Gallery in San Francisco, where Allen Ginsberg's Howl was first read. The program lists the cast members, including Duncan, Jess Collins, Jack Spicer, Mike McClure, Helen Adam and others. Previously folded; near fine. Rare, possibly unique.
93. (DUNNING, John). On the Air. The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. Edited and signed by John Dunning. A revision and expansion of Dunning's first volume on old-time radio, Tune in Yesterday, which has been considered the definitive one-volume reference book to the subject. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
94. EASTLAKE, William. Go in Beauty. NY: Harper & Brothers (1956). The author's first book, and the first novel in his highly praised New Mexico trilogy. Eastlake was born and raised in New York City but moved to a New Mexico ranch after serving in the Army and later living in Paris, and most of his fiction has been set in the Southwest, with the landscape and the cultures of New Mexico playing an integral part in his fiction. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For my great/ friend Sophia/ Bill." Offsetting to endpages, else fine in a very good dust jacket with a small stain on the rear panel and an edge tear on the rear flap. Still a nice copy of a book that, because of its soft paper jacket and the bright colors in which it is printed, usually shows up worn and faded.
95. EASTLAKE, William. Dancers in the Scalp House. NY: Viking (1975). A comic novel of the Southwest, with the very serious themes of development, encroachment upon native rights and the destruction of the indigenous Indian culture treated in Eastlake's brash and comic manner. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some of the orange tint of the book's boards.
96. FITCH, Janet. White Oleander. (n.p.): Little Brown, 1999. Advance copy, in the form of 8 1/2" x 11" bound typescript, with pages 15-28 laid in. A well-received first novel, which was selected for Oprah Winfrey's book club. Acetate front cover creased; else fine.
97. (FORD, Richard). English Magnolias. University: University of Mississippi, 1992. A catalogue of an exhibition of British editions of Mississippi fiction, for which Ford contributes a 3-page essay recounting his first trip to England, for readings given with Tobias Wolff, Elizabeth Tallent and Raymond Carver. The first reading got him heckled by one of the three audience members; the second reading got him a British publisher. Of a total edition of 500 copies, this is one of 50 numbered copies signed by Ford. Fine in stapled wrappers. An uncommon Ford "B" item.
98. FOWLER, Connie Mae. Remembering Blue. NY: Doubleday (2000). The advance reading copy of this novel by a writer who won the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Fine in wrappers.
99. FOWLES, John. Introduction: Remembering Cruikshank. (Princeton): (Princeton U. Library Chronicle) (1964). Offprint from the Chronicle, reportedly fewer than fifty copies printed for the author's use. This is a fine copy in wrappers and is signed by the author. An early, very scarce Fowles "A" item.
100. FRANCIS, Dick. Nerve. London: Michael Joseph (1964). His third book, second thriller, and quite elusive. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of fading to the orange sections of the spine, a faint spot on the rear panel, and a small internal mend to the rear flap fold. Still, an extremely nice copy of one of the scarcest books by this mystery writer, himself a former champion jockey, whose sequence of thrillers taking place in the world of horse racing is perhaps the longest ongoing mystery series, and one of the most popular. Francis retired from racing after a serious fall and became a sportswriter; his first book was an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, and he then turned to fiction, setting his mystery novels in a milieu he knew better than any other writer. He has since won virtually every award given in the mystery field, including three Edgars, the silver, gold and diamond daggers from the British Crime Writers Association, and the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America.
101. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El General en su Laberinto. Mexico: Ediciones del Equilibrista, 1990. A limited edition of García Márquez's imagining of the last days of South American liberator Simón Bolívar. Of 1000 copies total, this is one of 250 copies published and distributed in Mexico. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
102. GARDNER, John. Dragon, Dragon. NY: Knopf (1975). His first children's book, a collection of tales based on a group of stories he had written a decade earlier for his children and "published" in a privately printed, home-made book. Inscribed by the author: "To Marion/ God save the Irish/ (nobody else can)/ Love, John Gardner." Additional note at top of page: "On her next B.D./ in AZ./ this year, '81." Cloth slightly split at upper joint; still a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket.
103. GARDNER, John. Gudgekin the Thistle Girl. NY: Knopf (1976). His second collection of children's stories, like his first, adapted from a hand-made book he wrote in the mid-Sixties as a Christmas gift for family and friends. Inscribed by the author: "To Marion/ with best wishes/ John Gardner." Additional note at top of page: "on her birthday/ in Tucson, AZ./ in 1981, AP." This is a fine copy in the library binding: pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued.
104. GARDNER, John. The Complete Works of the Gawain-Poet. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press (1970). First Arcturus Books edition of this modern English version translated by Gardner, with a critical introduction by him. Signed by Gardner. Owner name; bump to spine and creased rear flyleaf; near fine in wrappers. The true first edition, published in 1965 by the University of Chicago, preceded his first novel.
105. GARDNER, John. Stillness and Shadows. London: Secker & Warburg (1987). A review copy of the first British edition of this posthumously published volume, edited from Gardner's notes and introduced by Nicholas Delbanco. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
106. (GARDNER, John and JOOST, Nicholas). Papers on Language & Literature. Volume III, Supplement. (Carbondale): Southern Illinois University (1967). Gardner and Joost co-edit this issue of "Papers on the Art and Age of Geoffrey Chaucer," and Gardner contributes both an introduction and one of the papers. An early publication for him, and quite scarce. Spine and edge-sunned; about near fine in wrappers.
107. GIBSON, Gregory. Demon of the Waters. Boston: Little Brown (2002). Well-received account of an 1820s whale ship mutiny, written by a bookseller whose specialty in maritime books allows him to put both the story and the subsequent accounts of it in context, telling not only the story itself -- which is a violent and stunning in its own right -- but also the ways in which events were shaped by popular conception at the time, and influenced the popular imagination thereafter, including influencing the young Herman Melville to not only recount his own adventures almost a generation later, but to frame them in the vast moral scheme that allowed him to write Moby Dick. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
108. GOLDBERG, Myla. Bee Season. NY: Doubleday (2000). The advance reading copy of this well reviewed first novel. Fine in wrappers.
109. GOODIS, David. Night Squad. Greenwich: Fawcett (1961). A Gold Medal paperback original by this master of hard-boiled noir fiction. Spine-slanted, mild cover creasing; very good in wrappers.
110. GREEN, George Dawes. The Caveman's Valentine. (NY): Warner (1994). His first book, winner of an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
111. GREY, Zane. The Vanishing American. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1925. A novel of the American Indian by the preeminent novelist of the American West in the first half of the 20th century, and altogether a more serious and ambitious novel than most of Grey's Westerns. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, slightly spine-dulled dust jacket with internal tape repairs at the crown. In custom slipcase. A very attractive copy of this important novel, which seldom turns up in nice shape, let alone signed.