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52. FITZPATRICK, Tony. Dirty Boulevard. West Stockbridge: Hard Press, 1998. Drawings by Fitzpatrick, with forewords by Lou Reed and Mickey Cartin, and text by them. The title is taken from one of Lou Reed's songs on his album New York. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Fitzpatrick. Fine in self-wrappers.
53. FORD, Richard. Independence Day. New Orleans: B.E. Trice, 1995. The lettered issue of the limited edition of the second book in Ford's three-book Bascombe sequence. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. One of 26 lettered copies signed by the author: the rarest issue of this prize-winning novel, and the true first edition, preceding the trade edition. Quarterbound in leather. Fine in a fine slipcase.
54. -. Same title, the first British edition. London: Harvill Press (1995). Signed by the author. Light lower corner taps, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
55. FOWLES, John Introduction: Remembering Cruikshank. (Princeton): (Princeton University Library Chronicle)(1974). An offprint from the Chronicle; reportedly fewer than fifty copies printed for the author's use. Signed by Fowles. A scarce Fowles "A" item. Fine in stapled wrappers.
56. (FRANZEN, Jonathan). WILSON, Sloan. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. NY: Four Walls Eight Windows (2002). First thus, a paperback reissue of Wilson's 1955 classic, here introduced by the National Book Award-winning Franzen. This copy is signed by Franzen on the title page, where he has drawn a word balloon from the man in the gray flannel suit to the announcement of his introduction. Franzen's two most highly praised novels, The Corrections and Freedom, dissect the American middle class in a way that harkens back to Sloan's groundbreaking 1950s novel. Fine in wrappers.
57. FROST, Robert. Mountain Interval. NY: Holt (1924). The third edition of his third book, first published in 1916. Contains some of Frost's most famous poems, among them "The Road Not Taken." This copy is signed by Frost and dated in "Amherst 1927." A little wear to corners and spine ends, hinge starting; a very good copy, without dust jacket.
58. GALLAGHER, Tess. The Lover of Horses. NY: Harper & Row (1986). Her first collection of stories after several poetry collections. Inscribed by Gallagher to Raymond Carver's British editor and publisher: "For Peter -- signing this after Ray Carver's memorial in London. Best wishes & glad meeting -- Tess. Nov. 22, 1988." Laid in is a newspaper clipping announcing the memorial reading, and a hand-drawn map of Port Angeles, WA. Carver married Gallagher in 1988, six weeks before he died, after the two had been living together for nearly a decade. Tiny lower corner bumps, else fine in a fine dust jacket.
59. GALLAGHER, Tess. Moon Crossing Bridge. (St. Paul): Graywolf (1992). A collection of poetry, much of it reflecting on the death of her husband, Raymond Carver. Inscribed by Gallagher to Raymond Carver's British editor and publisher: "For Peter -- at last I reach the other side of this 'crossing' and 'carry' loss & joy well mixed. As Neruda said of Reverdy: 'a vein of quartz, subterranean but filled with light.' May these be companion to your own crossings, Peter. Love, Tess/ Pt. Angeles/ 2/20/92." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with mild foxing to verso. A nice association copy.
60. GARDNER, John. The Poetry of Chaucer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U. Press (1978). First thus, a softcover edition of his scholarly study of Chaucer, published to complement his biography The Life and Times of Chaucer. Done by a university press, this title had a very small hardcover first printing -- 1819 copies in 1977, which was followed by a second hardcover printing prior to this edition. Signed by the author. One light corner bump, else fine in wrappers.
61. (GIBBONS, Kaye). TAN, Amy. The Hundred Secret Senses. NY: Putnam (1995). The third novel by Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by her on a tipped-in leaf. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Tan to Kaye Gibbons on the title page: "For Kaye & Frank -- with eternal gratitude and spiritual sisterhood & sister-in-law hood and all that, well, you know, etc. Love, Amy. 12-6-95." In another hand (presumably Gibbons'), "& Frank" and "& sister-in-law hood" have been crossed-through. Gibbons "& Frank" were divorced the year of this inscription, with Gibbons once saying that this divorce (her second) "was a Southern version of Rudy Giuliani's." Stains (coffee?) to front board; near fine in a fine dust jacket. An interesting copy of Tan's tale of the "boundaries and failings" of love, purchased from the North Carolina bookseller who bought it from Gibbons. A nice literary association.
62. GINSBERG, Allen. Howl. NY: Harper & Row (1986). First thus, the thirtieth anniversary original draft facsimile edition of the most famous and important American poem of the second half of the twentieth century. Includes the facsimile of the manuscript, transcript, variant versions, along with correspondence and a history of the first public reading, the legal battles surrounding it, and other information, including a bibliography. Inscribed by Ginsberg to Nelson Lyon in 1992, with a drawing of a "Grumpy Buddha." A nice association: Lyon was a friend of Terry Southern, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, and others associated with the Beat movement and the counterculture. Remainder mark lower page edges; foxing to top page edges; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
63. GLASGOW, Ellen. Archive. More than 100 items relating to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning Virginia novelist Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945), accumulated by the scholar Monique Parent [Frazee] as research for her dissertation Ellen Glasgow, Romancier [Paris, 1962], described by William W. Kelly in his Glasgow bibliography as "the most comprehensive study of Ellen Glasgow and her novels." The archive includes:
- A photograph, original silver print, of the most familiar portrait of Glasgow. In the heavy card portfolio of the Foster Studio of Richmond, VA, and inscribed by Glasgow's sister Rebe inside the front cover: "With a happy memory of Monique, from Rebe Glasgow Tutwiler. I am sending you this photograph of my sister, Ellen Glasgow, taken May 1937." 7" x 10". Also included are two later black and white copy prints of the same portrait.
- Two typed notes signed from James Branch Cabell, fellow Virginia novelist and close friend of Glasgow's, written to Parent in September and October, 1954. Both are written on his Poynton Lodge stationery: in the first, which includes mailing envelope, he agrees to meet Parent, adding that Glasgow "is much in my thoughts nowadays." The second letter provides detailed directions. Together with a typed copy of a letter from Glasgow to Cabell c. 1943 and a 1962 autograph letter signed from Cabell's widow thanking Parent for the copy of her dissertation.
- A typed letter signed from John Dos Passos, dated October, 1954 and with hand-addressed envelope, agreeing to see Parent and providing directions to his Westmoreland VA home.
- Two autograph notes signed from Glasgow's sister Rebe Glasgow Tutwiler agreeing to be interviewed, plus one typed note signed, with envelope, from Glasgow's brother, Arthur, declining, as he will be traveling. Together with an autograph note signed from Anne Virginia Bennett, Glasgow's companion, agreeing to a meeting.
- Autograph note signed and typed note signed, respectively, to Parent Frazee from Irita Van Doren, Glasgow's literary executor, and Oliver Steele at the University of Virginia, each praising the final dissertation.
- Original carbon typescript of Ellen Glasgow, a Feminist? by Monique Parent Frazee. 31 pages, with holograph corrections. Undated but 1970s.
- Thirteen typescript or holograph copies of stories, articles and book reviews published by Glasgow from 1917-1937, plus one transcribed story, "Only a Daisy" that claims to be her first fiction, written at age 7. Together with a fair copy typescript of Carrington Tutwiler, Jr.'s "Ellen Glasgow - The Writer as Reader." (Working before the days of cheap xerography, Parent or a researcher has typed or hand-copied these.)
- GLASGOW, Ellen. The Freeman and Other Poems. A typed copy of her rare 1902 collection, apparently produced by Parent for private distribution. Loose pages with handmade wraparound band.
- SHERMAN, Stuart P., HAARDT, Sara, and CLARK, Emily. Ellen Glasgow. Appreciations/Critical Essays. Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1929. Inscribed by Rebe Glasgow Tutwiler to Monique Parent on front wrapper.
- ADAMS, J. Donald and YOUNG, Stark. Ellen Glasgow. NY: Harcourt Brace . Posthumous tribute to Glasgow, with extracts of reviews by Carl Van Vechten, Van Wyck Brooks and others.
- Bulletin of the Valentine Museum. (Richmond): Valentine Museum, Spring, 1946. Records the gift to the museum of Glasgow's collection of 60 pottery and porcelain dogs, with cover photograph of some of the collection.
- Ellen Glasgow's Virginia. (n.p.): Ruth Jones Wilkins, 1951. A map placing Glasgow's novels in Virginia, with their time periods, and a key listing novels with Richmond scenes, apparently produced as a tourist item.
- GLASGOW, Ellen. The Woman Within. [NY]: Harcourt Brace (1954). Advance excerpt of her posthumously published autobiography.
- The Ellen Glasgow House. (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). Small pamphlet offering a photographic tour.
- GORE, Luther Y. "Literary Realism or Nominalism" by Ellen Glasgow: An Unpublished Essay. Offprint from American Literature, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 1962. Signed by Gore.
- Ellen Glasgow Centennial Symposium. Staunton: Mary Baldwin College, 1973. An invitation, with agenda.
- MacDONALD, Edgar. A Finger on the Pulse of Life: Ellen Glasgow's Search for a Style. Offprint from The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1. 1978.
- The Ellen Glasgow Newsletter, Issue 54. (Austin): (Ellen Glasgow Society), 2005. With address label of Mrs. Ronald Frazee (Monique Parent).
- A typed list, on University of Richmond stationery, of "Portraits of Ellen Glasgow in Periodicals, Etc.," with dates from 1900 to 1949.
- Two family trees for Ellen Glasgow, created by Parent, tracing the family back to the 1700s.
- Several dozen clippings of reviews of Glasgow's autobiography and works about Glasgow, and including one copy of a 1928 article by Glasgow and a 1954 clipping about Parent Frazee's work on her dissertation.
64. GOLDING, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber & Faber (1954). The second printing (same year as the first) of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, which exerted a powerful influence on a generation's ideas about the fundamental characteristics of human nature. Made into two different movies, the first by Peter Brook in 1963. Spine lean; near fine in a near fine, slightly dusty dust jacket with a couple of minute edge nicks.
65. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Lying Days. London: Gollancz, 1953. The correct first edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first novel. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf, where there is also some foxing and a small owner name. Slight sunning to the cloth at the spine extremities; foxing to endpages and page edges; still a near fine copy in a good, modestly spine-tanned dust jacket with shallow loss to the edges and folds, but with larger chips to the spine ends that have taken four letters, two from the title at the top and two from the publisher's name at the bottom. An important first novel.
66. GORDIMER, Nadine. A World of Strangers. London: Gollancz, 1958. Her fourth book, second novel. Again, the British edition is the true first edition. Signed by the author. Owner name front flyleaf, else fine in a very good dust jacket with small chips at the corners and crown and a 1 1/2" tear at the upper front spine fold. Overall, an attractive copy.
67. GORDIMER, Nadine. Friday's Footprint. London: Gollancz, 1960. A collection of stories and a novella. Signed by the author. Owner name and contemporary date front flyleaf, small ding to upper board edge; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with a chip to the spine base, with loss of the publisher's name and part of the logo.
68. GORDIMER, Nadine. Not for Publication. London: Gollancz, 1965. A collection of stories by the South African Nobel Prize winner, her seventh book to be published outside her native country. The U.K. edition is the true first. Signed by the author. Tape shadows to endpages from previous jacket protector; thus only near fine in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with dampstaining to the lower edge and tape shadows to the flaps and verso. Small set of ink numbers to lower front flap.
69. GORDIMER, Nadine. Burger's Daughter. London: Cape (1979). A novel of South Africa, which was originally banned there when it was first published. Inscribed by the author. Fading to top stain, one lower corner tapped; near fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed, spine-faded dust jacket.
70. GURGANUS, Allan. Breathing Lessons. (Durham): (North Carolina Wesleyan College Press), 1981. A single short story, printed in an edition of 500 copies, 50 of which were numbered and signed. The first separate publication by the author of the acclaimed Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. This copy, unnumbered, is lengthily inscribed by the author on the rear cover in 1990 to James Freedman, the President of Dartmouth College "with the greatest respect and a breadth of affection..." A nice inscription, in which the author refers to this piece as being among his "juvenilia." A bit of smudging to the inscription; trace rust near the staples; else fine in stapled wrappers.