Catalog 127, A

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1. ACHEBE, Chinua. Anthills of the Savannah. NY: Anchor Press, 1988. The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1990 to the former President of Dartmouth College, on the occasion of a visit by the author to Dartmouth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket creased across the upper edge of the rear panel.

2. ACHEBE, Chinua. Hopes and Impediments. NY: Doubleday (1989). The first American edition of this volume of essays by the award-winning Nigerian author of the classic Things Fall Apart, among others. Inscribed by the author in 1990. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

3. ALBEE, Edward. Three Plays. NY: Coward-McCann (1960). The first hardcover publication by the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, among others. Includes "The Zoo Story," "The Death of Bessie Smith" and "The Sandbox," with an introduction by the author. Inscribed by Albee in 1997. Bookplate front pastedown; light foxing to foredge; near fine in a near fine, slightly dusty, price-clipped dust jacket with a tiny chip at the crown.

4. ALBEE, Edward. Tiny Alice. NY: Atheneum, 1965. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a very good dust jacket with minimal edge wear but with a couple light stains to the front panel and a touch of red added to the edges.

5. ALBEE, Edward. Malcolm. NY: Atheneum, 1966. Albee's adaptation of James Purdy's novel. Inscribed by Albee in 1997. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with some slight rubbing.

6. ALBEE, Edward. A Delicate Balance. NY: Atheneum, 1966. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Owner's blindstamp on flyleaf; else fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. The first of his three Pulitzer Prize winners.

7. ALBEE, Edward. Everything in the Garden. NY: Atheneum, 1968. Albee's adaptation of Giles Cooper's play. Signed by Albee in 1988 and again inscribed by him in 1997. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with an edge tear at the lower front spine fold.

8. ALBEE, Edward. Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. NY: Atheneum, 1969. Two short inter-related plays. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. One of Albee's scarcer titles.

9. ALBEE, Edward. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. Boston/NY: Houghton Mifflin/Atheneum, 1970. A later printing of Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' novella. Inscribed by Albee in 1997. Fine in a very good dust jacket with toning to the flaps and a creased edge tear on the upper rear panel, internally tape-strengthened at the crown.

10. ALBEE, Edward. All Over. NY: Atheneum, 1971. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a near fine, internally tape-strengthened dust jacket. One of his scarcer plays, and one that at the time was called his "most important play yet" by Clive Barnes of The New York Times.

11. ALBEE, Edward. Seascape. NY: Atheneum, 1975. His second Pulitzer Prize winner. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a near fine dust jacket internally tape-strengthened at the spine extremities.

12. ALBEE, Edward. Counting the Ways and Listening. NY: Atheneum, 1977. Two plays. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

13. ALBEE, Edward. The Lady from Dubuque. NY: Atheneum, 1980. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Foxing to foredge; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

14. ALBEE, Edward. Three Tall Women. NY: Dutton (1995). His third winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

15. ASHBERY, John. Girls on the Run. NY: FSG (1999). A poem loosely based on the work of "outsider" artist Henry Darger, by a poet who has won virtually every major American literary award for his poetry. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication to the President of Dartmouth College and his wife. Fine in a fine dust jacket, which reproduces a painting by Darger as part of the dust jacket design.

16. ATWOOD, Margaret. The Edible Woman. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (1969). The true first edition (Canadian) of her first novel. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with faint spine-fading and one internally tape-mended edge tear. A very attractive copy of a book seldom found in this condition these days.

17. ATWOOD, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart (1985). The correct first edition (Canadian) of what many consider her best, or at least most powerful, novel -- a haunting feminist vision of a dark future. Made into an ambitious, moderately successful film. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a crease crossing the front flap fold. A beautiful copy.

18. ATWOOD, Margaret. Cat's Eye. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart (1988). Signed by the author. Slight corner bumps; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

19. AUCHINCLOSS, Louis. The Lady of Situations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Signed by the author, "with best regards." Fine in a fine dust jacket.

20. -. Another copy. Warmly and lengthily inscribed by the author in 1991. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

21. AUCHINCLOSS, Louis. Love Without Wings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. A book of essays on literary and political friendships by one of the premier men of letters in the U.S., covering a span of nearly fifty years, during which time Auchincloss published almost fifty volumes of fiction and nonfiction. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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