Catalog 125, C-E

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51. CARVER, Raymond. Paperbacks. NY: Vintage (various dates). First printings of five Vintage Books/Vintage Contemporaries reissues of Carver's work, including Cathedral (first paperback printing, 1984, Vintage Books); Where I'm Calling From, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Fires, and Cathedral (again, first Vintage Contemporaries edition), each from 1989. Each title is fine in wrappers. For the five:

52. CHABON, Michael. Werewolves in Their Youths. NY: Random House (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, among others. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.

53. CHABON, Michael. Summerland. NY: Miramax, 2002. The advance reading copy of this baseball fantasy novel written for young readers. Signed by the author with a drawing of a baseball next to his name. Fine in wrappers.

54. CHATWIN, Bruce. The Songlines. London: Cape (1987). Chatwin's fourth book, and by general consensus his best -- a "novel of ideas," as the publisher puts it, of Australian aborigines, and the questions about man that arise from the vast gulf that separates the culture of contemporary, Western civilized man from that of the wandering tribes of Australia, whose "dream tracks" or "songlines" delineate both a physical and a psychic geography. Slight spine slant, pages a bit darkened; near fine in a fine dust jacket.

55. -. Same title, the first American edition. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1987. One of an unspecified number of copies issued to subscribers, with a special introduction by the author that does not appear in the trade edition, and signed by the author. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with the black leather stamped in brown and gold in a pattern suggestive of the Australian aborigines' "songlines" that give the book its title. A fine copy.

56. COHEN, Leonard. Stranger Music. NY: Pantheon (1993). The first American edition of this collection of songs and poems by the Canadian writer and folk singer, author of The Spice Box of Earth and Beautiful Losers, among many other books, as well as numerous records. Signed by the author. Small scuff to front board; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

57. COLUM, Padraic. The Forge in the Forest. NY: Macmillan, 1925. A collection of stories by this Irish Renaissance writer, derived from Irish legends and history. Pictorial endpapers and nine two-page color illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff. Inscribed by the author to Willard Odell Shepard, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Odell Shepard. Sunning and small crease to spine; drop of paint rear board; else near fine, without dust jacket.

58. CRACE, Jim. Continent. NY: Harper & Row (1987). A review copy of the first American edition of his first book, a collection of related stories that won the Whitbread Prize, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with publisher's slip, photo and promotional material laid in.

59. CRAIG, Philip. Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn. Garden City: Doubleday/Crime Club, 1969. An adventure novel that centers on a journey by ship along the coast of Sweden to search for the tomb of Beowulf. Signed by the author. With a possibly nonauthorial gift inscription appended to the author's signature, addressed to Walter Teller, the author of a book about Joshua Slocum, the famed navigator. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a short edge tear.

60. CROMBIE, Deborah. A Share in Death. NY: Scribner (1993). Her first mystery, nominated for both the Agatha and Macavity awards for best first mystery. Tiny, incidental spot to top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

61. CROMBIE, Deborah. All Shall Be Well. NY: Scribner (1994). Her second book, featuring Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James, as did her first. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

62. CROMBIE, Deborah. Leave the Grave Green. NY: Scribner (1995). The third book in the series. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

63. CROMBIE, Deborah. Mourn Not Your Dead. NY: Scribner (1996). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

64. CROMBIE, Deborah. Dreaming of the Bones. NY: Scribner (1997). Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf; this copy is additionally signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

65. CROMBIE, Deborah. Kissed a Sad Goodbye. NY: Bantam (1999). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

66. CROWLEY, John. Aegypt. NY: Bantam (1987). A review copy of his fifth novel, and the first book in a projected and ambitious tetralogy, which continues with Love and Sleep and Daemonomania. Crowley calls upon the historical figures of John Dee and Giordano Bruno, Renaissance alchemists, among others, to make the case that there is more than one history of the world and interweaves a contemporary story of magic and mystery with a historical novel of the 16th century alchemists. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace edge wear. Publicity info laid in. A finalist for the World Fantasy Award.

67. CROWLEY, John. Great Work of Time. NY: Bantam Spectra (1991). Paperback. The first separate edition of the World Fantasy Award-winning story first published in the 1989 collection Novelty. Signed by the author. Corner crease; else fine in wrappers.

68. DEANE, Seamus. Reading in the Dark. NY: Knopf, 1997. The advance reading copy, (marked "Uncorrected Proof") of the first American edition of this highly praised novel of coming of age in Ireland in the 1940's and 1950's. Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize and short-listed for the Booker Prize. Signed by the author. Shallow staining to the top edges; near fine in wrappers.

69. DE BERNIÈRES, Louis. Corelli's Mandolin. NY: Pantheon (1994). The advance reading copy of the first American edition. Signed by the author and dated in the year of publication. Very slight corner bumping; else fine in wrappers and the publisher's cardstock slipcase.

70. DELILLO, Don. Paperbacks. NY: Vintage Books/Vintage Contemporaries (1989). First printings of the reissues of five of DeLillo's early novels: Great Jones Street, Ratner's Star, Players, Running Dog, and The Names. Attractive productions in a uniform format. Each is fine in wrappers. For the five:

71. DELILLO, Don. Valparaiso. (NY): Scribner (1999). DeLillo's third play (second produced and published in book form). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

72. (DELILLO, Don). LECLAIR, Tom. In the Loop. Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel. Urbana: University of Illinois Press (1987). An early critical study of DeLillo, focusing on his novels from Americana through White Noise. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

73. DIBDIN, Michael. The Last Sherlock Holmes Story. NY: Pantheon Books (1978). The first American edition of the author's first book: Sherlock Holmes takes on Jack the Ripper. The author has gone on to write a number of highly praised mysteries and thrillers, including the Aurelio Zen detective series. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with faint fading to the spine lettering and a crease on the front flap.

74. DIBDIN, Michael. Ratking. NY: Bantam (1989). The author's third novel and first in the Aurelio Zen series. Winner of the Gold Dagger Award for best mystery novel of the year. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with an edge tear to the upper front panel.

75. DIBDIN, Michael. Dirty Tricks. London: Faber and Faber (1991). Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace rubbing.

76. DIBDIN, Michael. Cabal. London: Faber and Faber (1992). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Issued together with a promotional copy of a later printing of the paperback edition of Ratking (London: Faber, 1989). Fine in wrappers. The two are encircled by the publisher's printed wraparound band.

77. DIBDIN, Michael. Dark Spectre. London: Faber and Faber (1995). A noir thriller with overtones of the occult. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

78. DIBDIN, Michael. Così Fan Tutti. NY: Pantheon (1997). The first American edition of this Aurelio Zen mystery. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

79. DILLARD, Annie. Tickets for a Prayer Wheel. (Columbia): U. of Missouri Press (1974). Her first book, a collection of poetry that begins: "Today I saw a wood duck/ in Tinker Creek." Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Dillard's Pulitzer Prize-winning second book, is widely considered a modern classic of literary nature writing. Light foxing to top edge; near fine in like dust jacket with faint surface soiling on the front panel. A nice copy of a scarce and fragile book, bound in thin, flexible cloth boards that are susceptible to wear.

80. -. Another copy. Foxing to top edge; near fine in a near fine, very slightly spine-faded dust jacket.

81. DILLARD, Annie. For the Time Being. NY: Knopf, 1999. A special advance edition issued as a limited edition (limitation not stated), of this extended personal narrative touching on a wide variety of subjects, many of them directly related to natural history, others touching on themes physical and metaphysical. Signed by the author. Fine in pictorial slipcase.

82. DOOLITTLE, Hilda. "H.D." The Walls Do Not Fall. London: Oxford University Press, 1944. A collection of poems by the Imagist poet, written in England during World War II. This copy is inscribed by the author to her friend and former lover: "Silvia Dobson/ from/ H.D./ for/ all the flowering of the wood/ Spring/ 1944." Laid in is Dobson's pictorial bookplate. The book has traces of foxing throughout; near fine in stiff wrappers.

83. DUBUS, Andre. Dancing After Hours. NY: Knopf, 1996. The uncorrected proof copy of his last collection of stories, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In plain printed wrappers, and far more scarce than the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers which is sometimes identified as a proof. Signed by the author. Cover smudge; near fine in wrappers.

84. DUBUS, Andre. Meditations from a Movable Chair. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his last book, a collection of essays. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.

85. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Crooked Lines of God. [Detroit]: University of Detroit Press (1962). The third edition of this collection of poetry by Everson, the first book in the Contemporary Poets Series, this edition having been revised by the author from the original and second editions. Inscribed by the author: "For Michael & Peggy Lewis/ in gratitude for making possible/ the Nye Museum Reading/ March 21, 1969/ in New Hope, Penna/ and for their wonderful cordiality to me/ as difficult house guest/ in Lambertville/ Brother Antoninus/ March 26, 1969." Quarto; boards lightly splayed; near fine, without dust jacket.

86. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Hazards of Holiness. Garden City: Doubleday (1962). Second edition. Inscribed by the author: "For Mike and Peggy/ who know how to live/ Brother Antoninus/ April 6, 1968/ Lambertville, N.J." Fine in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with one edge tear and a short tear at the rear flap fold.

87. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." Single Source. Berkeley: Oyez (1966). One of 1000 copies. Inscribed by the author: "For Peggy/ with keenest appreciation/ for all she is and has done/ Brother Antoninus/ January, 1969/ St Albert's College." Trace foxing to top edge, else fine in a very good, spine and edge-sunned dust jacket with a couple tiny edge nicks.

88. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Rose of Solitude. Garden City: Doubleday, 1967. A sequence of love poems, and a spiritual autobiography. Inscribed by the author: "For Peggy/ who has guided me through/ four exciting and dangerous/ days, and kept her cool/ Brother Antoninus/ Lambertville, NJ/ April 6, 1968." Fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with slight edge wear. Jacket photo by Thomas Merton.

89. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Springing of the Blade. (Reno): Black Rock Press, 1967. An attractively printed and bound limited edition, one of 180 copies signed by the author as "William Everson" on the first blank. This copy is additionally inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "For Peggy/ this book of an old accounting/ with the thanks and gratitude of/ Brother Antoninus/ May 31, 1968/ Kentfield Priory." Folio. Boards slightly bowed; small smudge on flyleaf; trace foxing; near fine, without the original acetate dust jacket.

90. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." In the Fictive Wish. (n.p.): Oyez (1967). An attractive limited edition, one of 200 numbered copies printed by Graham Mackintosh and signed by the author as "William Everson." This copy is additionally inscribed by the author as "Brother Antoninus" in 1968. Small folio, with a woodcut illustration by Mary Fabilli. A fine copy, lacking the publisher's plain white dust jacket.

91. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Residual Years. (NY): New Directions (1968). Paperback reissue of a collection first published as a limited edition in 1944 and as an expanded edition in 1948. Inscribed by the author: "For Peggy/ in deep gratitude/ and much love/ Brother Antoninus/ Nov 3, 1968/ Lambertville." Very good in wrappers.

92. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." A Canticle to the Waterbirds. Berkeley: Eizo, 1968. A poem by Everson, with photographs by Allen Say, and an introduction by Everson explaining the genesis of the poem. Of a total edition of 2200 copies, this is one of 2000 copies in wrappers. Inscribed by the author "this praise of jubilation from all the birds!" and signed "Antoninus." Near fine.

93. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." Robinson Jeffers: Fragments of an Older Fury. (Berkeley): Oyez, 1968. Prose, nonfiction, a tribute to Jeffers, whom Everson acknowledged as his master, and an attempt at a critical reevaluation of Jeffers' poetry. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a very good, spine and edge-sunned dust jacket.

94. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The City Does Not Die. (Berkeley): (Oyez), 1969. A poem read at the ceremonies commemorating the San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1969. Inscribed by the author on May 4, 1969. Edge-sunned; else near fine in stapled wrappers.

95. EVERSON, William. "Brother Antoninus." The Last Crusade. (n.p.): Oyez (1969). An attractive limited edition, printed by Graham Mackintosh, one of 165 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by the author: "To Peggy & Mike Lewis/ of gracious Lambertville/ where the poet spent many hours/ in great happiness/ resting from his labors/ with deepest gratitude/ Brother Antoninus/ December 30, 1969/ Oakland/ Calif." Small folio. Fine in original publisher's acetate dust jacket, which is near fine.

96. EVERSON, William. Tendril in the Mesh. [Aromas]: Cayucos Books, 1973. A limited edition of the sequence that Brother Antoninus read in 1969 at the University of California at Davis on the day he publicly shed his religious habit and returned to private life. Issued in a stated limitation of only 250 numbered copies, this is nonetheless lettered copy "J." Signed by the author on the colophon and additionally inscribed by the author: "To Peggy & Michael/ - what recompense for all the fabulous hospitality?/ - what gratitude for the witness?/ Bill Everson/ March 30, 1973/ Scranton." Small folio. Near fine, without dust jacket, as issued. With publisher's prospectus laid in.

97. EVERSON, William. Man-Fate. (NY): New Directions (1974). A review copy of the hardcover edition of Everson's first collection after leaving the Dominican order and the name Brother Antoninus. The book is subtitled "The Swan Song of Brother Antoninus." Ownership signature of Peggy Lewis; faint foxing to top edge; else fine in a near fine, mildly sunned dust jacket. Review slip, press release and author bio laid in.

98. EVERSON, William. Archetype West: The Pacific Coast as a Literary Region. Berkeley: Oyez, 1976. The issue in wrappers of this extended essay on literary writers as a regional archetype of the American West. Inscribed by the author and signed "Bill Everson." Near fine in wrappers.

99. EVERSON, William. River-Root: A Syzygy for the Bicentennial of These States. (Berkeley): Oyez, 1976. Of a total edition of 250 copies, of which 200 were offered for sale, this copy is designated as an "Author's Copy" and is signed by Everson on the colophon as well as being additionally inscribed by the author on the half-title. Small folio bound in quarter calf. Boards slightly bowed and rubbed at spine extremities. Near fine, without dust jacket, as issued.

100. EXLEY, Frederick. A Fan's Notes. NY: Vintage Books/Vintage Contemporaries (1985, 1988). The first printings of two Vintage reissues of Exley's first book, a fictional memoir first published in 1968. Each is fine in wrappers. For both:

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