Catalog 133, G-I

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72. GALLAGHER, Tess. Moon Crossing Bridge. (St. Paul): Graywolf (1992). A collection of poetry, much of it reflecting on the recent death of her husband, Raymond Carver. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket.

73. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Dos Novelas de Macondo. (Havana): Casa de Las Américas (1980). The first Cuban edition, which collects La Hojarasca and La Mala Hora. There is no comparable edition in English. Inscribed by the author. García Márquez, popular throughout Latin America, is especially popular in Cuba; his friendship with Fidel Castro kept him out of the U.S. for a number of years as a result of State Department restrictions on his travel. Cuban editions of his work seldom appear on the market in this country, and inscribed copies of them are practically unheard of. Tiny chip to crown, else fine in wrappers.

74. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. El General en Su Labertino. (Havana): Casa de Las Américas (1989). The first Cuban edition. Again, uncommon in this country and a scarce edition, with a much smaller first printing -- as a result of Cuba's relatively small population and the restrictions on distribution of its books -- than any of the other Spanish-language editions. Near fine in wrappers.

75. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Of Love and Other Demons. NY: Knopf, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy. Small tear to dedication page (apparently a production flaw); else fine in wrappers with cover art laid in.

76. -. Same title. A hardcover advance copy. An attractive production, in unstamped illustrated boards that differ from the published binding. Fine in publisher's sealed paper sheath -- black paper with white text and a peekaboo hole through to the illustrated binding. One of the more unusual advance copies of recent years.

77. (GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel). Recopilación de Textos Sobre Gabriel García Márquez. (Havana): Casa de Las Américas (1969). Edited by Pedro Simón Martínez. A collection of essays on García Márquez, not published in this country. One of 5000 copies, with essays by a number of writers including Mario Vargas Llosa, Luis Harss, Carlos Fuentes, Reinaldo Arenas, and many others. An early collection of critical pieces, published prior to the release of One Hundred Years of Solitude in English but after its initial appearance, and extraordinary success, in its Spanish-language editions. Foxed; very good in tall, thin wrappers.

78. (GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel). Love in the Time of Cholera. [NY: Knopf, 1988.] Promotional item: a poster of the dust jacket art, 17 1/4" x 23 1/2", laid into heavy cardstock folder with cut-out window on the front, announcing "In 1970 One Hundred Years of Solitude/ Now, 18 years later, a second masterpiece/ Gabriel García Márquez' incomparable love story." Fine. A scarce, ephemeral piece.

79. (GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel). MINÀ, Gianni. An Encounter with Fidel. (Melbourne): Ocean Press (1991). The hardcover issue of this title, which features a 12-page introduction by García Márquez. An uncommon appearance of García Márquez, and one of the few in which he details his friendship with Castro. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

80. 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. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine, mildly edge-sunned dust jacket.

81. GINSBERG, Allen. Declaration of Independence for Dr. Timothy Leary, July 4, 1971. (San Francisco): (Hermes Free Press), 1971. A statement written to secure the release of Leary from a Swiss prison where he was awaiting extradition to the U.S. Limited to 200 copies. Ghostwritten by Ginsberg, attributed to Ginsberg and 29 other poets, essayists and novelists. Among the "signers" of the statement were Ken Kesey, Michael McClure, Anaïs Nin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, and many other prominent literary and counterculture figures. Eight pages. Fine.

82. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Late Bourgeois World. NY: Viking (1966). A short novel by the Nobel Prize-winning South African author. Owner name to flyleaf and half-title; spot to foredge; near fine in a very good, mildly spine-tanned dust jacket with a few spots.

83. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Conservationist. NY: Viking (1975). The first American edition of the Nobel Prize winner's Booker Prize-winning novel. Signed by the author. Offsetting to rear endpages; very near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with several internally tape-mended edge tears.

84. GOREY, Edward. The Awdrey-Gore Legacy. NY: Dodd, Mead (1972). Oblong quarto; endpapers mildly foxed; lower board edges abraded; very good in a very good dust jacket with light edge wear and rubbing at the rear spine fold.

85. GORKY, M. My Universities. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House (n.d.). A translation of the third book in Gorky's autobiographical trilogy, which was written in 1923. A near fine copy in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with an edge tear and fingerprints to the rear panel. At this point, an interesting relic of the publishing industry of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

86. (Grateful Dead). The Book of the Dead. (London): (Osler & Frank) (1972). The first edition of this tourbook for the Grateful Dead's appearance in England on their first major European tour, which resulted in the album "Europe '72." Oblong quarto in plain black wrappers, illustrated with photographs and with a succinct history of the band and biographical sketches of its members. By 1972, the Grateful Dead were well-established in the U.S. as the preeminent rock 'n' roll band to have emerged from the psychedelic revolution of Haight-Ashbury's "Summer of Love." Overseas, however, they were still more of a rumor than anything else, and most European audiences had never had a chance to experience a Grateful Dead concert. This tourbook, much more elaborate than most, was intended to prepare audiences for what the band was about and what they could expect in a concert. As such, it is perhaps the most succinct and pointed history of the band, and summary of its overall attitudes and goals, that had appeared to that point. Wrappers creased with one edge tear; dampstaining to lower page edges; a good copy.

87. GREENE, Graham. The Man Within. London: Heinemann (1929). His first novel, which was a critical and commercial success: according to the author, the first printing was 2500 copies; later reports indicate that it was reprinted prior to publication and that it eventually sold 8000 copies in England and was selected for the Tauschnitz series of reprints. Glue residue front pastedown; dampstain and fading to spine, which is chipped at the crown; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket. A defective binding, but a good candidate for rebinding.

88. GROOM, Winston. Forrest Gump. Garden City: Doubleday, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of the author's fifth book, a comic novel of a Vietnam vet whose simple-minded perspective provides fertile ground for satirical social commentary. Basis for the 1994 film that was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and won six. Fine in wrappers. While the advance reading copy of this novel, in illustrated wrappers, is encountered fairly often, this proof -- in plain beige printed wrappers -- is exceptionally uncommon.

89. HARDY, Thomas. Life and Art. NY: Greenberg, 1925. One of 2000 copies printed of this volume of essays, notes and letters that had previously been uncollected. Owner stamp to flyleaf; very good in unevenly sunned cloth, without dust jacket.

90. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. NY: Scribner, 1926. The first edition, first issue, with "stoppped" on page 181, line 26. The total first printing of this novel was 5090 copies, and by all appearances the first issue was much smaller than the corrected second issue. Hemingway's breakthrough book, which established him as a major author, conveyed the disillusionment of the American and British expatriates in Europe after the First World War; and the Gertrude Stein comment that he used as an epigraph -- "You are all a lost generation" -- stuck: his book came to be viewed as the one that defined and embodied the Lost Generation. Very mild spine-sunning; a very near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket.

91. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. NY: Scribner, 1937. A novel about a reluctant Caribbean gun runner, which brought the author criticism for its heavy-handed attempt to infuse the story with the fashionable left wing politics of the time. As his first novel since A Farewell to Arms, any book would have been found wanting; and even though we do not look to Hemingway's novels for piercing political analysis, the sympathies expressed in this book are exactly those that drove him to Spain during the Spanish Civil War in futile support of the Spanish Republic -- one of the defining events of Hemingway's life. Basis for the 1944 movie with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and a screenplay by William Faulkner. Bookplate front pastedown; a very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a scratch on the front panel, minimal rubbing and trace edge wear.

92. HOLDING, Elisabeth Sanxay. The Blank Wall. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1947. A suspense novel that formed the basis for the film noir classic The Reckless Moment, in 1949, and was again adapted for the screen in the well-received and award-winning 2001 film The Deep End. Owner signature; light foxing and splaying; very good in a good, edge-chipped dust jacket with a line of rubbing on the front panel. Uncommon, especially in any jacket.

93. HUEFFER, Ford Madox. England and the English. NY: McClure, Phillips, 1907. A book in which Hueffer attempts to explain, for an American audience, what qualities and experiences define the English character. Owner stamp, with a few pencilled notes and some underlining in the Author's Note that serves as a preface; front hinge cracked; spine cloth dulled; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket.

94. HUGO, Richard. What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American. NY: Norton (1975). Poems of the American West, by a Montana poet whose poetry was twice nominated for the National Book Award, and who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in two different genres -- fiction and poetry. Hugo also became editor of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series a few years after this book was published. This copy is inscribed by the author to a Native American poet: "Fellow poet, [?] and may all you love well remain/ Dick." Hugo's signature is uncommon. Homemade bookplate of recipient front flyleaf; dust jacket panels clipped and pasted to boards and front flap pasted to front pastedown; fine, such as it is.

95. (HUXLEY, Aldous). KAUFFER, E. McKnight. Posters. NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1937. Introduction by Huxley to this catalog of an exhibition by E. McKnight Kauffer. With notes by Kauffer, including an autobiographical note. Kauffer, born in the U.S., became a noted poster artist in England. Later, he designed many American dust jackets, including some of the most well-known images of the mid-20th century. 2750 copies printed. Near fine in stapled wrappers.

96. IRVING, John. The World According to Garp. NY: Dutton (1978). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. The first printing of Garp was reported at 35,000 copies; none of Irving's previous books had sold even 5,000 copies, with one of them having had sales under 2000. Irving switched publishers for this book, and his new publisher decided to promote the novel heavily. After issuing two sets of proofs in small numbers for early readers and reviewers, Dutton printed this advance reading copy for wide distribution to the book trade. It worked in bringing attention to Irving's novel, which became a bestseller; since then, Irving's books have had six-figure first printings and his reputation as a major American novelist is secure. The publisher's risk, in producing such a large first printing, and their marketing efforts -- including creating this advance copy -- played no small part in this transformation. This copy is signed by the author. Spine creased and faded; light spotting; near fine in wrappers. Irving has largely declined to sign books in the last decade or so, and finding copies of Garp, his iconic novel, signed is quite difficult; finding one of the prepublication states signed is even more rare.

97. IRVING, John. The Fourth Hand. NY: Random House (2001). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, with the dust jacket art bound in.

98. (IRVING, John). Bulletin of Biography, Vol. 42, No. 1. (Westport): (Meckler), 1985. A bibliography of Irving compiled by Edward C. Reilly, shortly after the success of The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire had turned Irving into a bestselling author. While skimpy on the bibliographic details of the "A" items, the checklist is useful for the listing of Irving's stories, articles, reviews, etc., up to that point. The issue also features bibliographies of Nadine Gordimer, Elinor Wylie and Ved Mehta, the last written by the author himself. Fine in stapled wrappers.

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