Catalog 127, E-F

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95. EGGERS, Dave. You Shall Know Our Velocity. (London): (Hamish Hamilton) (2003). The first British edition of the second book, first novel, by the editor of McSweeney's and the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. In a slightly smaller format than the American edition and still 20 pages shorter. Casual examination reveals changes to the final sentences. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

96. (ELIOT, T.S.). "The Wasteland" in The Dial, Vol. LXXIII, No. 5. (NY): The Dial, 1922. The American first appearance of Eliot's landmark poem, considered by many the single most important poem of the 20th century. Precedes all book publications. Library stamps on cover and perhaps a half dozen pages, including the first page of the Eliot piece; foxing to one page margin; shallow corner chipping to front cover; rear cover detached but present; some spine letters missing; signatures clean and tight; a good copy in wrappers.

97. ENGLANDER, Nathan. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. NY: Knopf, 1999. Second printing of his first book, a collection of stories that earned extraordinary praise. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with one slight corner bump.

98. ERDRICH, Louise. Jacklight. NY: Holt Rinehart Winston (1984). Her first book, a collection of poetry that was only issued in wrappers. According to a letter she wrote shortly after publication, the book was declined by 19 publishers before Holt Rinehart Winston decided to give it a chance, together with her first novel, Love Medicine, published the same year. This is a second printing, and is inscribed by the author in 1988. Fine.

99. ERDRICH, Louise. Love Medicine. NY: Holt Rinehart & Winston (1984). A later printing of her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Critical acclaim for this novel was instantaneous and unanimous, and it was reprinted several times quickly. Love Medicine was the first in an ongoing sequence of novels, each of which has been well-received and had a larger first printing than the last: Erdrich has come to be one of the most commercially successful literary authors writing in America today. She collaborated, explicitly, with her late husband Michael Dorris on two books, and has said in interviews that they worked closely together on all their writing. Erdrich's commercial success helped pave the way for the publication of other Native American woman writers, such as Linda Hogan and Susan Power. Warmly inscribed by the author in 1988. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket with the National Book Critics Circle Award sticker on the front panel. A photograph of Erdrich and the recipient is laid in.

100. -. Same title, the "new and expanded version" [NY: Holt (1993)], which adds new chapters as well as rearranging the order of some that were in the original edition. Issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback, this is the hardcover edition. One slight corner bump; else fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author "with admiration and affection," and with a photo of the author and the recipient laid in.

101. ERDRICH, Louise. The Beet Queen. NY: Henry Holt (1986). The second printing of her second novel. Inscribed by the author, with a drawing of a beet. Photograph of the author at a podium giving a commencement speech laid in. A little sunning to the cloth at the crown; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

102. ERDRICH, Louise. Tracks. NY: Henry Holt (1988). The third book published in her sequence that began with Love Medicine and continued with The Beet Queen. This is the prequel to those books, set in the same locale, but at an earlier time. Warmly inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

103. -. Another copy. Inscribed by Erdrich, and also signed and dated by Michael Dorris, her husband and reportedly her collaborator on this and other novels. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a photo of Erdrich and the recipient laid in.

104. ERDRICH, Louise. Baptism of Desire. NY: Harper & Row (1989). Her second collection of poetry. Signed by the author with the salutation "Sunflowers." Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a "Compliments of the Author" card and a photograph of the author and the recipient laid in.

105. ERDRICH, Louise and DORRIS, Michael. Route 2. Northridge: Lord John Press, 1991. Her first limited edition, a travel essay co-written with Dorris. Illustrated with drawings by Erdrich. Of a total edition of 301 copies, this is one of 275 numbered copies signed by both authors. Fine without jacket, as issued.

106. ERDRICH, Louise. The Bingo Palace. (NY): HarperCollins (1994). The fourth novel in the series that began with Love Medicine. Inscribed by the author to the President of Dartmouth College and his wife, "luck and love," with a star. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a photograph of Erdrich laid in. A nice association, as Erdrich both attended Dartmouth as a student and worked there as a writer-in-residence for a time.

107. ERDRICH, Louise. The Blue Jay's Dance. (NY): HarperCollins (1995). The second printing of her first major work of nonfiction, a chronicle of pregnancy and birth and the consequent writing and lack of writing. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a "Compliments of the Author" card and a photograph of Erdrich laid in.

108. ERDRICH, Louise. Tales of Burning Love. (NY): HarperCollins (1996). Inscribed by the author with a large heart drawn around the title beneath the recipients' names. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a "Compliments of the Author" card and a photograph of Erdrich laid in.

109. ERDRICH, Louise. Grandmother's Pigeon. NY: Hyperion (1996). A children's book, illustrated by Jim La Marche. Signed by Erdrich. Oblong quarto; small crown bump, thus near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

110. (ERDRICH, Louise and DORRIS, Michael). CHAVKIN, Allan and Nancy Feyl, eds. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris. Jackson: U. Press of Mississippi (1994). A collection of interviews from various sources, plus two that had not appeared in print previously. A number of these interviews touch on the subject of the two writers' collaborations, including their joint work on The Broken Cord, Dorris' award-winning account of their adopted child's struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Inscribed by Erdrich. This is the hardcover issue; there was also a simultaneous paperback. Fine in a very near fine, faintly sunned dust jacket.

111. EXLEY, Frederick. A Fan's Notes. NY: Harper & Row (1968). His first book, a fictional memoir and one of the defining books of the Sixties, which helped blur the line between fiction and nonfiction much the way the New Journalism of that era did. A finalist for the National Book Award, winner of both the William Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, for a work that, while not a commercial success, was nonetheless "a considerable literary achievement." Made into a movie in 1972, which was a finalist for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. While Exley's book was not a bestseller at the time, over the years it has remained in print, been brought out in a number of different editions, and is widely viewed as a classic of the 1960s. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and surprisingly uncommon thus.

112. FAULKNER, William. Flags in the Dust. NY: Random House (1973). The reissue of his third novel, which was published in 1929, in much shorter form, under the title Sartoris. This is the version Faulkner originally intended, but which his publisher insisted be cut substantially prior to its being published. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear. A nice copy of this book that, because of its unlaminated dust jacket, shows wear readily.

113. (FAULKNER, William). FORD, Ruth. Requiem for a Nun. NY: Random House (1959). Ford's stage adaptation of Faulkner's 1951 novel, which was written largely in the form of a play. With a short introductory note by Faulkner. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-toned, price-clipped dust jacket.

114. (FAULKNER, William). BLOTNER, Joseph, ed. William Faulkner's Library. A Catalogue. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia (1964). With an introduction by the editor and compiler. Cloth faintly musty, thus near fine; lacking the original unprinted glassine dust jacket.

115. (FAULKNER, William). Lion in the Garden. NY: Random House (1968). Posthumously published collection of interviews with Faulkner, spanning the years 1926-1962. Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

116. FISHER, M.F.K. Not Now But Now. NY: Viking, 1947. Her first novel, published after five volumes of her highly praised gastronomical writings. Foredge foxed; cloth a bit mottled; about near fine in a very good, spine-darkened dust jacket with rubbing at the folds, shallow spine end chipping and one long closed edge tear on the rear panel.

117. FORD, Richard. A Piece of My Heart. NY: Harper & Row (1976). The first book by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day. Inscribed by Ford to another writer at Bread Loaf in 1977. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a tiny nick at the spine heel. A nice association copy of an important first novel.

118. FORD, Richard. The Ultimate Good Luck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. His second novel, a hard-boiled thriller involving American expatriates in Mexico. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a light spine crease. Partly because of the weak construction at the rear hinge, which tends to crack, this title has come to be harder to locate, particularly in fine condition, than his first book.

119. (FORD, Richard). SOAMES, Sally. Writers. San Francisco: Chronicle Books (1995). Soames's photographs of 73 writers, each accompanied by a passage of their choosing. Introduction by Norman Mailer. This copy is signed by Richard Ford at his photograph, beneath an excerpt from Wildlife. Other writers in the collection include Robert Stone, Philip Roth, John Updike, John Irving, John Le Carré, Iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie, and many more. Quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket.

120. (FORD, Richard). CHEKHOV, Anton. The Essential Tales of Chekhov. (Hopewell): Ecco (1998). Edited and with a 13-page introduction, "Why We Like Chekhov," by Richard Ford, who selected the twenty stories included in this volume. Signed by Ford. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

121. FRANZEN, Jonathan. The Corrections. NY: FSG (2001). His National Book Award-winner. Franzen created a literary tempest in a teapot when he expressed reservations about his book being selected for Oprah Winfrey's book club. This is the first issue, with pages 430 and 431 transposed, in the first issue dust jacket, without the Oprah seal. Erratum slip laid in; fine in a fine dust jacket.

122. FROST, Robert. A Masque of Reason. NY: Henry Holt (1945). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with rubbing at the corners and front spine fold.

123. FROST, Robert. A Masque of Mercy. NY: Henry Holt (1947). A "dialogue in blank verse" by the four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry -- an accomplishment that is unmatched in American letters. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket.

124. FUENTES, Carlos. A Change of Skin. NY: FSG (1968). The first American edition of this early novel by the Mexican author, who has won virtually every major literary award in Latin America, as well as the Cervantes Prize in Spain -- the highest literary award given in that country -- and the French Legion of Honor award, the highest honor given to civilians in that country. Inscribed by the author to the former President of Dartmouth College, where Fuentes taught for a time, "... sharing Dartmouth with him in the heart and skin." Top stain a bit faded; else fine in a very good, spine-tanned and price-clipped dust jacket.

125. FUENTES, Carlos. Aura. NY: FSG (1975). First thus, a bilingual edition of his 1962 novella, which was published in English in 1965. Inscribed by the author to the same recipient as above, "who perhaps believes in ghosts," and signed from "his friend." Fine in a fine dust jacket.

126. FUENTES, Carlos. Terra Nostra. NY: FSG (1976). The first American edition of his magnum opus, a massive experimental novel that has been called "the most important novel published in Latin America in the 1970's." Winner of the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos Prize. Fuentes was only the third author to receive that award, which was first given out in 1967. Warmly inscribed by the author in 1993. Light corner bumping; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear at the crown. A very nice copy of this book, which because of its size is prone to wear readily. Seldom encountered signed or inscribed.

127. FUENTES, Carlos. The Hydra Head. NY: FSG (1978). The first American edition of this spy thriller, a departure from his earlier, more elaborate literary works. Inscribed by the author "from an old friend of Dartmouth" in 1990. Fine in a very near fine, faintly rubbed dust jacket.

128. FUENTES, Carlos. Burnt Water. NY: FSG (1980). The first American edition of this collection of stories that take their title from the name of the ancient lake on which present-day Mexico City stands. Inscribed by the author, "this spectre of my city, with much admiration," in 1993. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with trace wear to the spine ends and a tiny gutter nick.

129. FUENTES, Carlos. Distant Relations. NY: FSG (1982). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1990. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

130. FUENTES, Carlos. The Old Gringo. NY: FSG (1985). The first American edition of this novel based on the life of writer Ambrose Bierce, who disappeared mysteriously in Mexico in the early part of the last century. Gregory Peck played Bierce in the movie adaptation of the novel. Inscribed by the author in 1990. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

131. FUENTES, Carlos. The Good Conscience. (London): André Deutsch (1986). The hardcover issue of the first British edition of this early novel, first published in 1961. Inscribed by the author in 1990. Lower cloth slightly mottled; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

132. FUENTES, Carlos. Myself with Others. NY: FSG (1988). Selected essays. Inscribed by the author in 1993. In 1987, shortly before this book was published, Fuentes was awarded the Cervantes Prize by the University of Alcala in Spain. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

133. FUENTES, Carlos. Christopher Unborn. NY: FSG (1989). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author to the former President of Dartmouth College and his wife, "a new and powerful reason for loving Dartmouth," in 1990. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

134. FUENTES, Carlos. Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins. NY: FSG (1990). The first American edition of this collection of stories. Warmly inscribed by the author in 1990. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

135. FUENTES, Carlos. The Campaign. NY: FSG (1991). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1993. Light bottom corner bumps; else fine in like dust jacket.

136. FUENTES, Carlos. The Orange Tree. (London): André Deutsch (1994). The first British edition of this collection of five novellas. Signed by the author in 1994. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

137. FUENTES, Carlos. Diana, The Goddess Who Hunts Alone. NY: FSG (1995). The first American edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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