Catalog 123, G-K
136. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Leaf Storm and Other Stories. London: Jonathan Cape (1972). The first British edition. Fine in a fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket.
137. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El Otoño del Patriarca. (Barcelona): Plaza y Janes (1975). The true first edition, which precedes the Latin American edition (published in Argentina) by two months. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with the publisher's wraparound band ("La tan esperada novela del autor de Cien Años de Soledad") present.
138. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. NY: Knopf, 1983. The first American edition of this short novel, his first to be published after he won the Nobel Prize in 1982. Fine in a fine, second issue dust jacket.
139. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers.
140. -. Same title, the first British edition. London: Jonathan Cape (1982). Fine in a fine dust jacket.
141. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera. (Bogotá): Editorial La Oveja Negra (1985). The "rustic" issue of the Colombian trade edition, in a smaller format than the signed limited deluxe issue, which was produced as a charitable effort to benefit the victims of Colombian mudslides. According to the copyright page, printed by Editorial Printer Colombiana, Ltda., with boards measuring 5" from spine to foredge. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
142. -. Same title, also the "rustic" issue of the Colombian trade edition, but printed by Tecimpre Ltda., with boards measuring 5 3/8" from spine to foredge. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that adds "Colombia: Distribuidoras Unidas Ltda." to the rear panel.
143. -. Same title, Love in the Time of Cholera. NY: Knopf, 1988. The first American edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a promotional postcard laid in.
144. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. Diagonal crease to front cover; near fine in wrappers.
145. GARDNER, John. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Lincoln: Cliff's Notes (1967). An early "A" item by Gardner, published a year after his first novel and before his second, and predating the publication of any of his scholarly books on old English literature. Small sticker removal shadow front cover; slight corner crease; near fine in stapled wrappers.
146. GARDNER, John. Jason & Medeia. NY: Knopf, 1973. An epic poem based on the Greek myths. In the acknowledgements, Gardner mentions William Gass having given him permission to "borrow and twist passages from his book Fiction and the Figures of Life." Gass and Gardner later had a highly public dispute on the issue of "moral fiction." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one corner bump.
147. GARDNER, John. Gudgekin the Thistle Girl. NY: Knopf (1976). His second collection of children's stories, which, like his first, was adapted from a hand-made book he wrote in the mid-Sixties as a Christmas gift for family and friends. This is the trade issue, in quarter cloth and boards and pictorial dust jacket. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
148. GARDNER, John. A Child's Bestiary. NY: Knopf (1977). A whimsical book for children, done with the assistance of his own children, who contributed poems and illustrations to the work. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
149. GARDNER, John. On Moral Fiction. NY: Basic Books (1978). Arguably Gardner's most important book, a controversial polemic that took the unpopular position that artists bear a moral responsibility that they ignore at the risk of rendering their work irrelevant. The controversy around this essay beset Gardner beyond all expectations, and he was painted by some as a fascist and throwback to a time when Art only served the prevailing moral order. The author's untimely death in a motorcycle accident in 1982 short-circuited the debate, which has been picked up since by others who have, like Gardner, argued for meaning and relevance in art, not just expression. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
150. GOLDING, William. Free Fall. NY: Harcourt, Brace (1960). The first American edition of the third novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Lord of the Flies. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in a good, spine-faded, dampstained, rubbed and price-clipped dust jacket with several internally tape-mended edge tears. Books signed by Golding are moderately scarce, especially the early titles.
151. GOLDING, William. The Inheritors. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1962). The first American edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket rubbed at the edges and folds and with one internally tape-mended edge tear.
152. GOLDING, William. The Spire. London: Faber & Faber (1964). His fifth novel. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
153. -. Same title, the first American edition. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1964). Near fine in a very good, spine and edge-sunned dust jacket with a tear at the upper rear spine fold.
154. GOLDING, William. The Pyramid. London: Faber & Faber (1967). Fine in a fine dust jacket.
156. GORDIMER, Nadine. Not for Publication. NY: Viking (1965). The first American edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with one edge tear, slight edge wear, and a blended stain at mid-spine.
157. GREEN, Henry. Loving. NY: Viking Press, 1949. The first American edition of this novel by one of the most reclusive and mysterious figures of 20th century British literature, a writer of such subtlety that he was once characterized as "a writer's writer's writer" by another novelist. Fine in a dust jacket with rubbing to the edges and the folds; still about near fine.
158. GREENE, Graham. The Quiet American. London: Heinemann (1955). A novel set in Saigon during the early years of the French Indochina war and based on several actual incidents involving Colonel Edward Lansdale, the CIA operative who has been called "the attending physician at the birth of South Vietnam." Greene's novel might have passed entirely from view among the bulk of his more ambitious writings had it not so clearly foreshadowed the moral terms of the coming American involvement in Vietnam with its theme of Western innocence/arrogance and good intentions gone awry. Greene, perhaps more than he expected, anticipated the failure of the half-hearted and conflicted Western efforts in Vietnam. Slight spine slant; else fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with several small edge tears.
159. GREGG, Linda. Too Bright to See. (Port Townsend): Graywolf Press (1981). Her first book. Gregg is one of the most highly regarded poets in the country, having been a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, a National Endowment of the Arts grant and six Pushcart Prizes, among other awards. Warmly inscribed by the author to another poet and novelist in 1982. This is the hardcover issue and is fine in a near fine dust jacket rubbed on the front panel.
160. GUNN, Thom. Sunlight. NY: Albondocani Press, 1969. One of 150 numbered copies, of a total edition of 176. Signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by Gunn to poet Gary Snyder in the month of publication, an excellent literary association. A bit of sunning to spine label; else fine in saddle-stitched self-wrappers.
161. HARRISON, Jim. Legends of the Fall, Revenge, The Man Who Gave Up His Name. (NY): Delacorte (1979). The one-volume trade edition of this collection of novellas, Harrison's first book published by legendary editor and publisher, Seymour Lawrence. Reportedly, prior to his meeting Lawrence, Harrison had been unable to get the collection published, being told several times that a collection of novellas wouldn't sell. Lawrence, on the other hand, loved the book, took it and published it, the result being that it sold more copies than all of the author's other books put together, according to Harrison. Lawrence decided to not only publish a trade edition but to do a signed limited edition in three volumes, with a volume for each novella, and to also publish a separate trade edition in three volumes as well. Since then, two of the novellas have been made into major movies, and Harrison has become a literary celebrity. Signed by the author. Surface soiling to cloth; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
162. HAWKING, Stephen W. A Brief History of Time. NY: Bantam (1988). The uncommon first edition of this book that was a surprise bestseller -- eventually being translated into 33 languages and selling over nine million copies, surely (we think) the record for a book on theoretical astrophysics. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
163. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy. This copy was sent to author John Crowley by an editor at Newsday for review. Title and author label taped to spine; near fine in wrappers.
164. HERBERT, Frank. God Emperor of Dune. NY: Putnam/Berkley (1981). The uncorrected proof copy of the fourth book in Herbert's "Dune" sequence, one of the most ambitious and most popular science fiction series ever written. Title written in pencil on spine; near fine in wrappers.
165. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
166. HERBERT, Frank. Heretics of Dune. NY: Putnam (1984). The limited edition. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
167. HERBERT, Frank. Chapterhouse: Dune. NY: Putnam (1985). The uncorrected proof copy of the last novel in the Dune series to be completed before Herbert's death (others have continued writing novels in the sequence since). Creasing to covers; near fine in wrappers.
168. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
169. HESSE, Hermann. Demian. (NY): Henry Holt (1948). First thus, a later American edition, with an introduction by Thomas Mann. This title was originally published in the U.S. in 1923. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in 1946. Offsetting to front flyleaf; small square indentation to front board; near fine in a good, sunned, stained, and price-clipped dust jacket with a small open tear on the front flap fold and a couple edge tears, one of which is internally tape-repaired.
170. HESSE, Hermann. Peter Camenzind. London: Peter Owen/Vision Press (1961). The first British and first English-language edition of Hesse's first novel, about a failed writer, which was originally published in 1904. Precedes the American publication by eight years. Small owner name/date/place on front flyleaf and light offsetting there; spine slant; near fine in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket with rubbing and tears to the folds.
171. HESSE, Hermann. Gertrude. NY: FSG (1969). The first American edition of Hesse's third novel, originally published in 1910. This translation was first published in England in 1955 and was not published in the U.S. until the resurgence of interest in Hesse's works in the late 1960s, when virtually all his major novels came back into print over the span of a few years. Light spotting to top stain; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
172. HEYEN, William. Noise in the Trees. NY: Vanguard (1974). Signed by the author and additionally inscribed to another poet and novelist: "To ___ ___, with/ admiration, and in/ friendship, and in/ love, all the rest of/ the way./ Bill Heyen/ Allendale, Mich./ 7/14/75." With the ownership signature of said poet on the front flyleaf. A nice association copy. Foredge stained; spine and board edges sunned; very good in a near fine dust jacket with dampstaining on verso.
173. HEYWARD, DuBose and ALLEN, Hervey. Carolina Chansons. NY: Macmillan, 1922. The first book by Heyward, best known for writing the story and then the play that became Porgy and Bess, and the second book by Allen. The two were involved in the founding of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, which became influential in the renaissance of southern literature over the next decades. Embossed book store stamp (from Charleston, S.C., where the authors lived) on title page; owner initials on flyleaf; boards a bit mottled; a very good copy in a good, heavily sunned and edge-chipped dust jacket with two holiday stickers affixed to the otherwise blank front panel.
174. HIJUELOS, Oscar. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. NY: FSG (1989). The advance reading copy of his second book, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and later the basis for a well-received, Oscar-nominated movie. Inscribed by the author in 1990. In contrast to his first book, which was published by one of the smallest of the mainstream New York trade publishers, this novel had a first printing indicated to be 40,000 copies; thus, the first trade edition is not especially scarce, whereas the advance copy was probably issued in numbers of 1000 or so. Dampening to rear cover and water waviness to pages; about near fine in wrappers.
175. HIMES, Chester. Black on Black. Garden City: Doubleday, 1973. A collection of short stories, essays and a film scenario by this expatriate African-American writer, one of a number of previously marginalized U.S. writers -- several of them minorities -- who gained substantial literary recognition overseas before receiving it in the U.S. Literary agency stamp on half-title; hinges faintly discolored from glue; near fine in a very good dust jacket with several edge tears and a closed horizontal tear at mid-spine.
176. HUNTER, Kristin. Lou in the Limelight. NY: Scribner (1981). A young adult novel by this African-American writer, the sequel to The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou. Hunter was nominated for a National Book Award for her collection Guests in the Promised Land. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
177. HUNTER, Stephen. The Master Sniper. NY: Morrow, 1980. The uncorrected proof copy of the scarce first novel by the bestselling thriller writer, who is also a film critic for the Washington Post. Several of Hunter's titles involve snipers, including a trilogy about a Vietnam War-era U.S. sniper. This title focuses on a German SS sniper in World War II, and the OSS agent assigned to thwart him. Originally titled The Anger of the Sniper, which title is printed on the cover and prelims and changed by hand, an earlier version of the proof than the issue that had an adhesive label pasted over the original title, with the new title printed on it. Large number in pencil on front cover and slight corner crease; very near fine in wrappers.
178. HUXLEY, Aldous. Antic Hay. London: Chatto & Windus, 1923. His second novel, set in London's postwar, nihilistic bohemia, and written with the satiric bite and critical edge that were to find their full fruition a decade later in his classic Brave New World. For most of the Twenties, Huxley lived in Italy where he wrote fiction and became good friends with D.H. Lawrence, who appears as a character in Point Counter Point (1928). His fiction from this period is considered his most accomplished in purely literary terms, and the least infused with the didacticism that he later brought to his writing. Offsetting to endpages; else fine in a very good, spine-darkened dust jacket with an abraded strip on the front panel and fragile folds.
179. HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World Revisited. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959. Huxley's postwar analysis of the prospect of impending tyranny in the wake of World War II. Owner name and quote front flyleaf; else fine in a very good, rubbed dust jacket with slight chipping at the to edge.
180. JAMES, Henry. The Portrait of a Lady. London: Macmillan, 1881. The first edition of the novel that is considered the masterpiece of the early period of James's writing career, about an American woman in Europe who both embodies the freedoms and equality typical of the national character, and is at the same time blinded by the provincialism characteristic of Americans. Published in three volumes, one of 750 total copies, this copy is rebound in three quarter black morocco, with all half-titles present, with ads dated April, 1881, and with all page edges untrimmed. Some light foxing to text blocks and corner creasing to pages; a near fine copy of one of the classics of 19th century literature, and seldom found thus.
181. JOHNSON, Charles R. Black Humor. Chicago: Johnson Publishing, 1970. The first book by this African-American author, a collection of cartoons focused on issues of race. Johnson won high praise for his first novel Faith and the Good Thing and later won the National Book Award for Middle Passage. Only issued in wrappers, a fine copy.
182. JOYCE, James. Stephen Hero. (NY): New Directions (1955). A new edition of this posthumously published short novel, which was written when the author was in his early twenties, and being an early version of what became Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. First published in 1944, this is a revision incorporating additional manuscript pages. Owner name on title page; stray pen mark on rear flyleaf; small spot on foredge; near fine in a good, edgeworn, spine-sunned dust jacket with soiling on the rear panel.
183. KAVAN, Anna. The House of Sleep. Garden City: Doubleday (1947). An autobiographical novel by this writer whom Anaïs Nin praised for her "nocturnal writing," which explored the dark side of the human psyche. "Kavan" was born "Helen Woods" and took her pen name from a character in one of her early novels. She became a heroin addict in 1926, took amphetamines when she was writing throughout much of her life, and attempted suicide three times; her depression, and her attempts to self-medicate, form the basis for the novels by which her reputation was earned, including this one -- "a penetrating insight into the subconscious world of dreams and shadows," according to the publisher. Remainder stamp to front pastedown and front jacket flap; else fine in a near fine, very slightly edgeworn dust jacket. Uncommon.
184. KAVAN, Anna. A Bright Green Field. London: Peter Owen (1958). A collection of stories. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of discoloration on the rear panel and some light rubbing to the front, and a price sticker on the front flap.
185. KAVAN, Anna. Ice. London: Peter Owen (1967). A novel that is generally considered her masterpiece -- set against a background of a nuclear holocaust that has resulted in walls of ice that overrun the world. Science fiction writer Brian Aldiss wrote the introduction to the American edition and called it the best science fiction novel of the year; others have said it is her most Kafkaesque work. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing.
186. KAVAN, Anna. Julia and the Bazooka. London: Peter Owen (1970). A posthumously published collection of stories; the "bazooka" of the title was the name Kavan gave to the syringes that she used to feed her heroin addiction. Faint top edge foxing; else fine in a rubbed, near fine dust jacket.
187. KENNEDY, William. Quinn's Book. (NY): Viking (1988). One of Kennedy's Albany novels, this one set in the mid-19th century. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
188. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers.
189. -. Another copy of the proof. Faint corner crease; else fine in wrappers.
190. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
191. KENNEDY, William. Very Old Bones. n.p.: Viking (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of Kennedy's fifth novel in the Albany sequence, which includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed. Fine in wrappers.
192. KEROUAC, Jack. Visions of Cody. NY: McGraw-Hill (1972). A posthumously published novel with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Written in the early Fifties, before Kerouac's commercial success and fame, it depicts the author and his circle of friends during the years before they had become cultural icons, with the "Beat" label attached to them. Small stain to foredge; cloth mildly mottled; near fine in a near fine, shallowly scratched dust jacket.
193. KESEY, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. NY: Viking (1962). Kesey's landmark first book, a pivotal novel of the literature of the Sixties, which helped to shape a generation's attitudes on issues of authority, power, madness and, finally, individuality. The early printings of the U.S. edition contain text that was later excised and changed after a lawsuit was brought against Kesey and his publisher by a woman who was a nurse at the institution which Kesey used as a model for the novel; she charged him with portraying a character that was based on her (and had the same first name) in a disparaging manner. The character was rewritten after the third hardcover printing, and later editions, including the mass market paperback and the "definitive" text in the Viking Critical Library Series, have an alternate character in her place. A fine copy, with top stain uncharacteristically rich, in a very good dust jacket, unfaded but edgeworn, with a tear at the lower front spine fold and surface scratches to the rear panel. One of the nicer copies we've seen.
194. KESEY, Ken. Demon Box. (n.p.): Viking (1987). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of short pieces, both fiction and nonfiction. Fine in wrappers.
195. KESEY, Ken. The Further Inquiry. (NY): Viking (1990). An account of Kesey's famous bus trip with the Merry Pranksters in 1964, written in the form of an imaginary "trial" of the spirit of Neal Cassady -- holy fool and avatar or con man extraordinaire? Cassady was the driver of the bus, and a charismatic figure who inspired and sometimes intimidated the mostly younger people who surrounded him. Small quarto, multi-colored pages, heavily illustrated with photographs including many of Cassady, and a "flip-book" moving picture of Cassady at the lower corner of the pages. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
196. -. Same title, the advance reading excerpt. Fine in stapled wrappers and price-clipped proof dust jacket.
197. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy, which lacks the photographs that are in the published volume. Fine in wrappers.
198. KINCAID, Jamaica. At the Bottom of the River. NY: FSG (1983). The highly praised first book, a collection of stories, by this Caribbean author. Signed by the author "with much appreciation." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
199. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. The Bean Trees. NY: Harper & Row (1988). Her first novel, which combines a strong sense of place, warm humor and an active social conscience, and as such has gained a wide following, especially in schools and on college campuses. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
200. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. Homeland and Other Stories. NY: Harper & Row (1989). Her second book and first collection of stories. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
201. KINGSTON, Maxine Hong. Through the Black Curtain. Berkeley: University of California, 1987. An attractive keepsake published by the Friends of the Bancroft Library and consisting of a series of short excerpts from The Woman Warrior, China Men, and the then-unpublished Tripmaster Monkey, with added annotations and an introduction by the author, and reproducing a page of the author-corrected galleys of China Men. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in self-wrappers.
202. KOTZWINKLE, William. Elephant Bangs Train. NY: Pantheon (1971). His first story collection and also his first book for adults. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
203. KOZOL, Jonathan. The Fume of Poppies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. A review copy of his first book, a novel, and his only book of fiction before he began writing, and became famous for, his books on education and the social sciences, most notably Death at an Early Age. Stray black line to flyleaf; the black stripe of a previous jacket protector to the lower edges; thus near fine in a very near fine, slightly rubbed dust jacket, with publisher's review slip laid in.
204. KUMIN, Maxine. Up Country. NY: Harper & Row (1972). Second printing, in wrappers, of this Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. Inscribed by the author to another poet and novelist: "For ___/ in his country/ with warm good wishes/ Maxine Kumin/ 8 Mar 75." Near fine. A nice association.