Catalog 94, C-D

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71. CARR, Caleb. The Alienist. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1994. The signed limited edition of this murder thriller set in turn-of-the-century New York; a surprise bestseller. Leatherbound, with a gilt stamped image of New York on the cover, all edges gilt, silk ribbon marker, and with a special introduction by Carr. A fine copy, and signed by the author.

72. CARTER, Forrest. Watch for Me on the Mountain. (NY): Delacorte/Friede (1978). A novel of Geronimo by the author of The Education of Little Tree, belatedly discovered to have fabricated his American Indian ethnicity. An important novel by a writer who, Indian blood or no, carved a significant place for himself in American Indian literature by virtue of his writing. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket and signed by the author.

73. CARVER, Raymond. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. NY: Knopf, 1981. A review copy of Carver's second major story collection, and his first significant commercial success. This was his first book to be published by Knopf, the preeminent literary publisher in the U.S., and was also his first to go back to press. It received excellent reviews, including a front-page review in The New York Times Book Review, and went through four printings soon after publication. Carver relentlessly revised his writing, refining his perceptions and expression, and these stories reflect that: two of them were included in Furious Seasons and Other Stories, but here appear in substantially different form, including one having been re-titled. Signed by the author and also by Tess Gallagher, the dedicatee, who has signed the book on the dedication page. Mild fading to board edges; else fine in a fine dust jacket.

74. CARVER, Raymond. Cathedral. NY: Knopf, 1983. Carver's third collection of stories to be published by a major trade publisher, and a major literary event which confirmed Carver's preeminent place among American short story writers of the day. In an interview he gave shortly after publication, Carver said that this was his favorite of his collections and remarked that he rewrote some of the stories from earlier versions, putting back in descriptions and scenes which had been pared out earlier. In the interview, he seemed to be consciously trying to set the record straight, that he was never a "minimalist," per se: he never attempted to strip out emotion, meaning, or even affect; his art was in capturing the artlessness of his subjects and their lack of articulate expressiveness, even as he strove to convey the power of their feelings. Signed by both Carver and the dedicatee, Tess Gallagher. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

75. CARVER, Raymond. Elephant. Fairfax: Jungle Garden Press, 1988. A handsome limited edition of a single Carver story. This was designed, handset and printed letterpress by Marie Dern, with drawings by Carl Dern. The wrappers are a textured grey paper reminiscent of elephant skin, and overall this is one of the most interesting and attractive of the Carver limited editions. One of 200 copies signed by the author. Fine. Not to be confused with the story collection of the same name, which was published in London the same year.

76. -. Another copy. Front cover evenly sunned from grey to beige; else fine.

77. (CARVER, Raymond). Carver Country. NY: Scribner (1990). Quarto, with photographs by Bob Adelman and text from Carver's stories and from his unpublished letters. With an introduction by Tess Gallagher. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed and inscribed by Gallagher.

78. (CARVER, Raymond). When We Talk About Raymond Carver. (Layton): (Peregrine Smith) (1991). A collection of talks about Carver, with such writers as Richard Ford, William Kittredge, Robert Stone, Tobias Wolff, Jay McInerney, and others. Tess Gallagher was to have had a piece included in this collection but withdrew it after the proofs were issued. Edited and signed by Sam Halpert. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

79. (CARVER, Raymond). Raymond Carver. Iowa City: U. of Iowa Press (1995). An expansion of the collection When We Talk About Raymond Carver, including the interviews in that book in a revised format, and adding talks with Scott Turow, Donald Justice, Stephen Dobyns and approximately 20 others. Edited and signed by Sam Halpert. Fine in wrappers.

80. (CHATWIN, Bruce). CLAPP, Susannah. With Chatwin. NY: Knopf, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy. Trace corner creasing; very near fine in wrappers.

81. CHEEVER, John. The Enormous Radio. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953. Cheever's second book, a collection of his stories from The New Yorker, published a decade after his first book. Cheever never allowed the contents of his first book to be reprinted, so this was the first writing that he later "owned," and he allowed these stories to be included in his later, definitive collections. Funk and Wagnalls was primarily a publisher of reference books--dictionaries, in particular--and not literature, and this book probably did not receive the kind of distribution that his later books, published by more literary houses, did. Trace wear and fading to the cloth at the spine extremities; mild foxing to top edge; still near fine in a very good dust jacket with slight edge chipping and rubbing to the folds.

82. CHEEVER, John. The Housebreaker of Shady Hill. NY: Harper (1958). His fourth book, and third collection of stories. Minor abrasions to flyleaf and fading to spine; very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.

83. CHEEVER, John. Some People, Places & Things That Will Not Appear in My Next Novel. NY: Harper & Brothers (1961). A story collection, and one of his scarcer titles. Near fine in a very good dust jacket worn at the spine crown and with a small gutter tear on the back panel.

84. CHEEVER, John. The Wapshot Scandal. NY: Harper (1964). The sequel to Cheever's first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award. The year after this book was published, Cheever won the William D. Howells Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the greatest contribution to American literature over the past five years. Minor wear at crown; otherwise near fine in a similar dust jacket.

85. CHEEVER, John. Bullet Park. NY: Knopf, 1969. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel. Spine cocked, and torn at the base. There are a few marginal notations, probably a reviewer's. The first several pages are detached. Only a fair copy, but very scarce.

86. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Cape, 1969). Remainder mark; else near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

87. CHEEVER, John. Oh What a Paradise It Seems. NY: Knopf, 1982. The uncorrected proof copy of Cheever's last novel. Cream-colored wrappers moderately surface soiled and the rear panel is abraded from the removal of a label; very good.

88. -. Same title, a review copy of the trade edition. Mild foxing to top edge; near fine in a fine dust jacket.

89. CHEEVER, John. The Wapshot Chronicle. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. The Franklin Library reprint edition of his first novel, winner of the National Book Award. With a special introduction for this edition by Cheever, and signed by the author. Leatherbound, all edges gilt. Fine.

90. CHEEVER, John. The Stories of John Cheever. NY: Knopf, 1978. Uncorrected proof copy of this massive collection, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. One diagonal crease to upper corner of front cover and first few pages, otherwise near fine in wrappers.

91. CHEEVER, John. The Letters of John Cheever. NY: Simon & Schuster (1988). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of letters edited by his son, Benjamin Cheever. Several publication notes written on covers; else fine in wrappers.

92. COHEN, Leonard. Stranger Music. NY: Pantheon (1993). The first American edition of this collection of his songs and poems. Paper abraded over a small area on the front board; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket nicked at the spine base. Signed by the author.

93. CONNELL, Evan S. The Alchymist's Journal. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1991. A highly praised historical novel by the author of Mrs. Bridge and Son of the Morning Star, among others. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

94. CONROY, Frank. Body & Soul. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. The third book and first novel by the author of the classic memoir, Stop-Time. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.

95. CREWS, Harry. The Mulching of America. NY: Simon & Schuster (1995). Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.

96. -. Same title, the advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers.

97. CREWS, Harry. Celebration. (NY): Simon & Schuster (1998). The advance reading copy of his new, and long-awaited, novel. Fine in wrappers.

98. CRICHTON, Michael. Disclosure. NY: Knopf, 1994. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author. The basis for a high-profile Hollywood film.

99. CRICHTON, Michael. The Lost World. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1995. Leatherbound limited edition of this sequel to Jurassic Park, with a special introduction by the author. Fine, and signed by Crichton.

100. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy of the first trade edition (NY: Knopf, 1995). Fine in wrappers.

101. DELANY, Samuel. The Jewels of Aptor. NY: Ace Books (1962). Ace Double #F-173. First book by this award-winning science fiction author whose novels in the 1960s elevated the level of philosophical reflection and discourse in the genre. Delany has since earned a reputation as one of the most informed and credible science fiction critics, and his autobiography won a Nebula Award. Delany's early writing career was influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, and his novels served as platforms for exploring, and expounding upon, the issues raised by the use of hallucinogenic drugs and the unfettering of sexuality that took place in the Sixties. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Offsetting inside covers; pages acidifying; several hairline creases to covers; very good in wrappers.

102. DELANY, Samuel. Captives of the Flame, The Towers of Toron and City of a Thousand Suns. NY: Ace Books (1963, 1964, 1965). Delany's Toromon trilogy, comprised of Ace Doubles #F-199 and F-261 and Ace F-322, an early and important work in his career. The first volume is fine; the second volume has some light creasing, particularly to the spine fold, and is near fine; the third volume is near fine and inscribed by the author in 1979. For all three:

103. DELANY, Samuel. The Ballad of Beta-2. NY: Ace Books (1965). Ace Double #M-121. Fine in wrappers. A very nice copy.

104. DELANY, Samuel. Empire Star. NY: Ace Books (1966). Ace Double #M-139. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Trace edgewear; else fine in wrappers.

105. DELANY, Samuel. The Einstein Intersection. NY: Ace (1967). Ace F-427. Shows the shadows and residue of all edges having been previously tape-strengthened; therefore only very good.

106. DeLILLO, Don. The Names. (Sussex): Harvester Press (1983). The first British edition. Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket crimped at the lower edge of the rear panel.

107. DeLILLO, Don. Mao II. (NY): Viking (1991). A novel about the forces of, and relationships between, crowds and terrorists, individuals and novelists. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. This copy is signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Gordon Lish, the book's dedicatee. DeLillo's signature is somewhat uncommon and an association copy like this is highly unusual. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a Thomas Pynchon blurb.

108. DeLILLO, Don. Underworld. (NY): Scribner (1997). The advance reading copy of the most recent novel by the National Book Award-winning author of White Noise and Libra; this novel was also nominated for the National Book Award. A massive book, which received extraordinary reviews from every quarter, more than living up to its publisher's hype, and confirming DeLillo at the front rank of contemporary American writers. There were reportedly 300 copies done of this advance issue, a small number for such a major book, and few have turned up on the market to date. Fine in wrappers.

109. DEXTER, Pete. The Paperboy. NY: Random House (1995). A highly acclaimed novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning Paris Trout, God's Pocket, and others. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

110. DICK, Philip K. The World Jones Made. NY: Ace (1956). The author's third book, a paperback original, being an Ace Double, with another novel bound back-to-back. Near fine in wrappers and inscribed by the author to Tim Powers, "my fellow novelist." A very nice copy and an exceptional association: Powers was Dick's closest friend during the last years of Dick's life. Fittingly, as a writer, Powers has several times won science fiction's "Philip K. Dick Award"--for the best novel to be published in a paperback format in a given year.

111. DICK, Philip K. The Crack in Space. NY: Ace (1966). Paperback original. Pages darkened with age, otherwise a fine copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Tim Powers - a/ good friend & drinking/ companion./ Philip K. Dick."

112. DICK, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City: Doubleday, 1977. By consensus one of Dick's best books (his biographer gives it a rating of "9" on a scale of 10), and one of the greatest drug novels ever. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket.

113. DIDION, Joan. Slouching Towards Bethlehem. (London): Deutsch (1969). The first British edition of the second book by this author who has been chronicling the postwar American dream with a biting accuracy and fierce humor that is unsurpassed in her generation. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a very very tiny tear at the front flap fold; else fine. An uncommon edition of a landmark volume that set the tone for much of her later writing.

114. DIDION, Joan. Telling Stories. (Berkeley): Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1978. A small volume in wrappers, issued as number 26 in the series of keepsakes produced by the Friends of the Library. This constitutes the first book appearance of three early stories by Didion, as well as the first appearance anywhere of an essay by her recounting their history, and explaining why she never wrote any more stories. Fine in wrappers.

115. (DILLARD, Annie). "The Affluent Beatnik" in The Girl in the Black Raincoat. NY: Duell Sloane & Pearce (1966). Dillard's first book appearance, preceding her first book, Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, by eight years. A collection of pieces by 41 writers, all focusing on the title image. Other contributors include the editor of the volume, George Garrett, as well as Shelby Foote, Fred Chappell, Mary Lee Settle, May Sarton, Carolyn Kizer, Kelly Cherry and many others. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.

116. DISCH, Thomas. On Wings of Song. NY: St. Martin's (1979). An expansive, ambitious novel by the author of Camp Concentration, 334, and others. Chosen by Pringle for his list of the one hundred best science fiction novels of all time. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Shelfwear to the cloth at the spine extremities; slight spine lean; near fine in a very good dust jacket.

117. DOCTOROW, E.L. The Waterworks. NY: Random House (1994). Set in New York City in the 1870s, the novel is both a story in itself and also a portrait of New York City at a particular moment in time. Like Gore Vidal with his series of historical novels of the American political experience, Doctorow has been creating a history of New York in fiction, from Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to Worlds' Fair and The Book of Daniel. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

118. (DOCTOROW, E.L.). Hika, Vol. 16, No. 1. Gambier: Kenyon College (1951). A poem and a short story by Doctorow, and an extremely early appearance in print for him, preceding his first book by nine years. Signed by the author as "Edgar Doctorow." Stapled wrappers, some minor spotting; near fine. Scarce.

119. (DOCTOROW, E.L.). Hika, Vol. 16, No. 2. Gambier: Kenyon College (1951). Two poems by Doctorow. Stapled wrappers, mildly spine-sunned; else fine. Signed by Doctorow at his contribution. A photocopy of a note Doctorow included when he signed this magazine and the above issue humorously asks the recipient to burn them -- "at least the page that I'm on."

120. DOUGLAS, Kirk. The Broken Mirror. (NY): Simon & Schuster (1997). The advance reading copy of this novel for young people written by the legendary actor. Fine in wrappers.

121. DUBUS, Andre. The Lieutenant. NY: Dial, 1967. The author's uncommon first book, and his only novel--a military tale not unlike William Styron's book The Long March--a story of the peacetime military and the challenges to manhood and honor that its rigid code of morals creates. Dubus has been quoted as saying that after he wrote this novel someone introduced him to Chekhov's short stories, and he threw away the manuscript of what was to be his next novel and began writing short fiction--of which he is now one of our most acclaimed and accomplished practitioners. This is a fine copy in a good dust jacket with several chips and tears including a gutter tear on the front panel.

122. DUBUS, Andre. Voices from the Moon and Other Stories. (London): Picador/Pan (1987). The first British edition, and the first thus: in the U.S., the title novella was published in a stand-alone volume; only in the U.K. was it published as part of a collection. Only issued in wrappers. Fine.

123. DUBUS, Andre. Dancing After Hours. NY: Knopf, 1996. His latest collection of stories--his first in over a decade--published to enormous critical acclaim, and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

124. -. Same title. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers and publisher's cardstock slipcase. Signed by the author.

125. DUFRESNE, John. Louisiana Power and Light. NY: Norton (1994). His highly praised second book, first novel. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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