Catalog 96, A-B
2. -. Same title, alternate (later?) state. 6 7/8" x 9 7/8". Also fine.
3. ALEXIE, Sherman. Reservation Blues. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press (1995). The first novel by this young Native American writer who was selected as one of Granta magazine's "20 Best Young American Authors." Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
4. ALEXIE, Sherman. Indian Killer. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press (1996). A limited edition of his second novel, consisting of the trade edition with a tipped-in limitation sheet. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
5. ALEXIE, Sherman. Water Flowing Home. (Boise): Limberlost (1996). Poetry, an attractively printed and bound collection done in an edition of 500 copies, of which this is one of 100 numbered hardbound copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
6. -. Another copy. Identical to the above, but bound in royal blue rather than navy cloth. Also one of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. No priority determined. Fine.
7. -. Same title, the issue in wrappers. Signed by the author. Fine.
8. ALLEN, Woody. Autographed Photo. Undated, c. 1980. 8" x 10". Black and white photograph of Allen leaning and smirking, sporting trademark clothing: corduroy pants, tweed jacket over plaid shirt over t-shirt. Inscribed. Fine.
9. ALLISON, Dorothy. Cavedweller. (NY): Dutton (1998). The advance reading copy of the second novel by the author of Bastard Out of Carolina, which was a National Book Award nominee. Changes in the price and the trim size of the published volume are indicated on labels affixed to the advance copy. Fine in wrappers, with publicity material laid in.
10. AMIS, Martin. The Information. (London): Flamingo/HarperCollins (1995). Bound galleys, with two text pages reproduced on each 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" page of the proof, an uncommon format. Tapebound in cardstock covers; near fine.
11. AMIS, Martin. Night Train. London: Cape (1997). His latest novel, a take on the American, hard-boiled murder mystery genre. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
12. ANDERSON, Kent. Sympathy for the Devil. Garden City: Doubleday, 1987. The well-received first novel by the author of the highly acclaimed Night Dogs. A powerful and well-written novel about the Special Forces in Vietnam, with whom the author served, which confronts the violence of the war head-on and explores an individual's capacity for tolerating and committing brutality that in any other context would be unthinkable and inhuman. One of the best novels of the war in its lucid portrayal of the devastating effects of the war on even so elite a group as this and, as such, a powerful antiwar statement without the usual postures and attitudes that are normally associated with an antiwar message. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
13. -. Another copy, unsigned. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
14. ANDERSON, Kent. Night Dogs. (Tucson): Dennis McMillan, 1996. The long-awaited second novel by the author of Sympathy for the Devil. This book follows his character, Hanson, the protagonist of the first book, after his return from Vietnam to his job as a beat cop in Portland, Oregon -- a path the author himself also took. This, the true first edition, was issued in a small first printing (1900 copies) and became one of the year's most sought-after books. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
15. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of only 100 special copies bound in quarter morocco and marbled paper boards and signed by Kent Anderson and James Crumley who wrote the foreword. The limited edition sold out instantly upon publication, and few copies have resurfaced on the market since. Fine in a fine dust jacket and publisher's slipcase.
16. (Anthology). Into the Mainstream. Conversations with Latin American Writers. NY: Harper & Row (1967). An early anthology, bringing a number of important (but relatively unknown in the U.S.) Latin American authors to the attention of readers here. Writers include García MÁrquez (before his first book was published in the U.S.), Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Borges, CortÁzar, Asturias, Onetti, and others. Owner name front flyleaf; fine in a near fine dust jacket with a little lamination separation.
17. (Anthology). At the Field's End. Seattle: Madrona (1977). Nicholas O'Connell interviews twenty Pacific Northwest writers. This is the hardcover edition and is signed by Gary Snyder, Tom Robbins, Ivan Doig, Tess Gallagher, Charles Johnson, Ursula LeGuin and James Welch. Other writers interviewed include Norman Maclean, Barry Lopez, Raymond Carver, Marilynne Robinson, Carolyn Kizer, and others. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
18. (Anthology). The Best American Short Stories 1984. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. The uncorrected proof copy of this annual collection, this volume selected and with an introduction by John Updike. With stories by Andre Dubus, Paul Bowles, Madison Smartt Bell, Mavis Gallant, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Norman Rush and James Salter, among others. Very near fine in wrappers.
19. (Anthology). The Best American Short Stories 1989. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. The uncorrected proof copy. Edited by Margaret Atwood; with stories by Larry Brown, Madison Smartt Bell, Robert Boswell, Charles Baxter, Harriet Doerr, Linda Hogan, Mark Richards, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro, Mavis Gallant, and others. Fine in wrappers.
20. -. Another copy. Near fine.
21. (Anthology). The Best American Essays 1989. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. The uncorrected proof copy. Contains "Keeping the Future at Bay," an essay by Robert Stone on the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans, as well as contributions by Julian Barnes, Annie Dillard, Stanley Elkin, Richard Ford, William Kittredge, Edward Hoagland, Joan Didion, etc. Fine in wrappers.
22. (Anthology). The Best American Short Stories 1990. The uncorrected proof copy. Selected and with an introduction by Richard Ford. Authors include Denis Johnson, Pamela Houston, Richard Bausch, Madison Smartt Bell, Steven Millhauser, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Christopher Tilghman, Joy Williams, Elizabeth Tallent, Dennis McFarland, etc. Near fine in wrappers.
23. (Anthology). The Best American Short Stories 1995. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection edited and introduced by Jane Smiley. With work by Thom Jones, Don DeLillo, Kate Braverman, Ellen Gilchrist, Andrea Barrett, Joy Williams, Gish Jen, Jamaica Kincaid, and others. Near fine in wrappers.
24. (Anthology). Women Writers at Work. The Paris Review Interviews. NY: Random House (1997). Edited by George Plimpton; introduced by Margaret Atwood. Interviews with Toni Morrison, Marianne Moore, Nadine Gordimer, Elizabeth Bishop, Mary McCarthy, Maya Angelou, Susan Sontag, Anne Sexton, Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Didion and others. While some of these interviews are from earlier editions of the Writers at Work series of Paris Review interviews, a number of them have not appeared in book form previously. Fine in wrappers.
25. ATKINSON, Kate. Human Croquet. (London): Doubleday (1997). The second novel by the author whose first, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
26. AUDEN, W.H. The Shield of Achilles. NY: Random House (1955). Bears two owner signatures on the title page; worn cloth at the crown; else near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip on the rear panel. National Book Award label tipped to front panel.
27. AUDEN, W.H. Homage to Clio. NY: Random House (1960). Fine in a very good, lightly dusty jacket with a small ring on the front panel.
28. AUDEN, W.H. The Dyer's Hand. NY: Random House (1962). A collection of essays, mostly on poetry. Light corner bump; page edges dusty at the lower front edge from the weight of the text; near fine in a very good, dusty, spine and edge-tanned, price-clipped jacket with one small edge tear at the upper front flap fold. Despite a number of small flaws, an attractive copy.
29. AUDEN, W.H. About the House. NY: Random House (1965). A collection of poems, his first since Homage to Clio. First edition, with the U.S. edition preceding the British. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with the publication date written in pencil at the spine crown (presumably a review copy, although no review slip is present).
30. AUDEN, W.H. Collected Shorter Poems, 1927-1957. London: Faber & Faber (1966). The first edition of this collection, which includes revised versions of a number of poems from earlier collections. Near fine in a very good, moderately soiled dust jacket.
31. AUDEN, W.H. Collected Longer Poems. NY: Random House (1969). The first American edition. Fine in a very slightly spine-tanned dust jacket, else fine. A crisp, bright, attractive copy of this collection, which includes a number of his most well-known longer poems, including "The Sea and the Mirror" and "The Age of Anxiety" (which won a Pulitzer Prize when first published in 1947).
32. AUDEN, W.H. Secondary Worlds. NY: Random House . A review copy of the first American edition of this collection of essays, which were originally delivered as lectures at the University of Kent, in Canterbury. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
33. AUDEN, W.H. Letters from Iceland. NY: Random House (1969). Written with Louis MacNeice. This is a revised reissue of a volume first published in 1937, with a new foreword by Auden. Fine in a near fine, very slightly dusty, dust jacket.
34. AUDEN, W.H. Cities Without Walls. NY: Random House . A review copy of the first American edition of this collection of poems. Fine in a fine dust jacket with one tiny edge nick at the lower edge of the rear panel. A beautiful copy.
35. AUDEN, W.H. Academic Graffiti. NY: Random House (1972). A review copy of the first American edition of this collection of 61 clerihews illustrated with drawings by Filippo Sanjust. Fine in a fine dust jacket with one tiny edge tear.
36. AUDEN, W.H. Epistle to a Godson. NY: Random House (1972). A review copy of this collection of poems. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip and promotional photo laid in.
37. AUDEN, W.H. Forewords & Afterwords. NY: Random House (1973). A review copy of this large (500+ pages) collection of reviews and essays from The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, as well as introductions and other critical commentaries for a variety of titles and editions. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a tiny bit of scuffing to the front flap fold.
38. AUDEN, W.H. Thank You, Fog. London: Faber & Faber (1974). Light splaying and mottling to boards; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
39. -. Same title, a review copy of the American edition (NY: Random House, 1974). Fine in a slightly spine-tanned, else fine dust jacket.
40. AUDEN, W.H. Collected Poems. NY: Random House (1976). A review copy of the first American trade edition of this massive volume (696 pages). Fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip laid in.
41. AUDEN, W.H. The English Auden. Poems, Essays and Dramatic Writings, 1927-1939. NY: Random House . A review copy of the American edition of this extensive (469 pages) collection. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
42. (AUDEN, W.H.). The Selected Writings of Sydney Smith. NY: Farrar Straus Cudahy (1956). Edited and with an introduction by Auden. Writings of an 18th-19th century English vicar. Fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with two small stains and one tiny gutter nick.
43. (AUDEN, W.H.). The Magic Flute. NY: Random House (1956). A new translation, written with Chester Kallman. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
44. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Faber & Faber, 1957). Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
45. (AUDEN, W.H.). HAMMARSKJÖLD, Dag. Markings. NY: Knopf, 1964. The first American edition of this posthumously published memoir of the United Nations Secretary-General in the crucial years of the 1950s and early 1960s. Translated by Leif Sjöberg and Auden, and with a foreword by Auden. Fine in a dusty, near fine jacket with one closed edge tear.
46. (AUDEN, W.H.). 19th Century Minor British Poets. NY: Delacorte Press (1966). A review copy of this anthology edited and introduced by Auden. Fine in a very good jacket, with publisher's promotional sheet and photo laid in.
47. (AUDEN, W.H.). The Elder Edda. NY: Random House . A review copy of the first American edition of the translation by Auden and Paul Taylor of this 12th century Icelandic epic poem. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
48. (AUDEN, W.H.). GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Novella. NY: Random House (1971). A review copy. Translated by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Mayer, with the poems translated by Auden. Also with a foreword by Auden. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
49. (AUDEN, W.H.). For W.H. Auden. February 21, 1972. NY: Random House (1972). A commemorative edition in honor of Auden's 65th birthday. Limited to 500 copies. With Hannah Arendt, James Merrill, William Meredith, John Hollander, Lincoln Kirstein, and others. Edited by Peter Salus and Paul Taylor. Fine in wrappers.
50. (AUDEN, W.H.). BRECHT, Bertolt. The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. Boston: Godine (1976). The first American edition of this opera by Brecht, translated by Auden and Chester Kallman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
51. AUSTER, Paul. Hand to Mouth. A Chronicle of Early Failure. NY: Henry Holt (1997). The advance reading copy of this memoir of Auster's struggles as a young writer. Three appendices, longer than the text of the memoir itself, print three plays by Auster; a card baseball game he invented; and the complete text of his pseudonymously published baseball novel, Squeeze Play. Fine in wrappers with publicity material stapled to the inside front cover.
52. (AUSTER, Paul). DAVIS, Lydia. The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories. (NY): Living Hand (1976). Davis' first book, published as the fifth issue of the magazine that Auster founded and edited. Minor edge-sunning; price neatly hole-punched on the front flap. Near fine in self-wrappers. In our experience, the scarcest of the Living Hand publications.
53. BALDWIN, James. Early Novels and Stories. (NY): Library of America (1998). Proof copy, in two volumes, of this collection edited by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, who selected the pieces for inclusion. Fine in wrappers.
54. BALDWIN, James. Collected Essays. (NY): Library of America (1998). The uncorrected proof copy, in two volumes, of this collection again edited by Toni Morrison. Includes nine essays that had never before been collected in book form. Fine in wrappers.
55. BANKS, Russell. Cloudsplitter. (NY): HarperCollins (1998). The advance reading copy of his well-received, massive (750+ pages) new novel of the life of abolitionist John Brown. Fine in wrappers.
56. BARRETT, Andrea. Ship Fever and Other Stories. NY: Norton (1996). Her latest book, a collection of stories that was a surprise winner of the National Book Award. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a slight wrinkle near the spine base. Signed by the author.
57. (BARTHELME, Donald). "The Big Broadcast of 1938" in New World Writing 20. Philadelphia: Lippincott (1962). The uncommon hardcover issue of this literary magazine, which was also published, and more widely distributed, in softcover. Includes an early story by Barthelme, two years before his first book (Klinkowitz B3), as well as a critical piece by Dean Doner on John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom character, after the first of the Rabbit Angstrom novels, Rabbit Run. Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the rear panel.
58. BASBANES, Nicholas. A Gentle Madness. NY: Holt (1995). Highly praised volume on book collecting and book collectors, which became something of a bestseller, being reprinted numerous times, and was also a National Book Award nominee. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. Uncommon these days in the first printing.
59. BASS, Rick. The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness. Boston/NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. The advance reading copy (designated by the publisher "uncorrected proof"). A collection of three novellas. Publication date written at the top of the spine, otherwise fine in wrappers.
60. BEATTIE, Ann. Park City. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of three dozen stories, spanning twenty-five years of writing. Eight of the stories are previously unpublished in book form. Fine in wrappers.
61. BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March. NY: Viking, 1953. The first edition, first issue, of the Nobel Prize winner's third novel, and the first of his three National Book Award winners -- an unprecedented, and still unparalleled, accomplishment in American literature. Fine in a very good dust jacket with modest edgewear, including a number of small tears, and light rubbing to the rear spine fold.
62. (BELLOW, Saul). "The Sealed Treasure" in The Writer's Dilemma. London: Oxford U. Press, 1961. A collection of essays that first appeared in The Times Literary Supplement and are here collected in book form for the first time. Also included here is "On the Crest of the Wave" by William Golding, as well as essays by Alan Sillitoe, Lawrence Durrell, and others. Near fine in a near fine, dust-soiled and price-clipped jacket.
63. BERRIAULT, Gina. Women in Their Beds. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint (1996). A collection of "new and selected stories" by a writer who consistently receives the most lavish praise from critics and other writers but who has remained until fairly recently relatively unknown to a large segment of the reading public. This collection won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and the Rea Award for the Short Story, catapulting the author to a degree of literary celebrity unprecedented in her 40-year writing career. Includes the story, "The Stone Boy," which was made into a well-received movie with Robert Duvall. Dust jacket blurbs by Richard Ford, Andre Dubus, Richard Yates, and others. Fine in a fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in 1997.
64. BERRIAULT, Gina. The Lights of Earth. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the paperback reissue of her 1984 novel. Fine in wrappers.
65. BERRY, Wendell. November Twenty-Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three. NY: Braziller (1964). A poem and eulogy in honor of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the country's loss at his assassination. Written by Berry and illustrated by Ben Shahn. This is a review copy, of the trade edition, with review slip and two photos of Shahn's artwork laid in. Clothbound. Spine-tanned; else fine in a near fine, slightly scuffed slipcase. Not an uncommon book in the trade edition: Russell Freedman's bibliography indicates there were more than 50,000 copies (Freedman A2b), but we have to imagine the number of review copies would have been very small by comparison.
66. BERRY, Wendell. The Broken Ground. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1964). His first collection of poetry. Signed by the author in 1989. Freedman (A3a) indicates that only 1206 copies of this title had been sold by the time it was declared out of print. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
67. -. Another copy, unsigned. Fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket.
68. BERRY, Wendell. Openings. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1968). A review copy of his second collection of poems (Freedman A7a, 1778 copies sold). Fine in a very near fine dust jacket, with a bit of spine-fading and a couple of tiny spots of rubbing. With review slip and publicity photo laid in.
69. BERRY, Wendell. The Long-Legged House. NY: Harcourt, Brace, World (1969). A collection of essays, the first book of nonfiction by a poet and novelist who has since become well-known and respected for his outspoken concern for the preservation of the natural world, and for his advocacy of the values associated with the agrarian life. Freedman A14b, 2890 copies sold. A touch of rubbing to the cloth at the spine extremities; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. An important book, and a milestone in an influential career which combines literature and a serious and principled social criticism.
70. BERRY, Wendell. Farming: A Hand Book. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1970). His fourth collection of poems, this being the hardcover issue, Freedman A15a (there was also a paperback printed from the same sheets). Fine in a fine dust jacket, which has an Edward Abbey blurb on the rear flap. One of his more uncommon volumes.
71. BERRY, Wendell. The Hidden Wound. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. A review copy of Berry's essay on race and racism in America. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with publisher's complimentary slip and review slip laid in, giving a publication date distinct from the release date cited in Freedman (Aa16a; pub. date: October 15, 1970).
72. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy, apparently not seen by the bibliographer, who cites other Berry proofs but not this one. Near fine in wrappers.
73. BERRY, Wendell. The Unforeseen Wilderness. Lexington: U. Press of Kentucky, 1971. A review copy of this essay on Kentucky's Red River Gorge, heavily illustrated with photographs. Freedman A17a1. This is one of the first copies, printed by Kingsport and bound with a flat spine. The publication date stamped on the review copy (May 30, 1971) differs from that cited by Freedman. Quarto; edge sunning to cloth; near fine in a similar dust jacket with a thin slice on the front panel.
74. BERRY, Wendell. A Continuous Harmony. NY: HBJ (1972). A review copy of this collection of essays, "cultural and agricultural." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very nice copy of a small and not particularly common book.
75. BERRY, Wendell. The Country of Marriage. NY: HBJ (1973). A collection of poems, this being an advance review copy. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with publisher's slip laid in.
76. BERRY, Wendell. The Memory of Old Jack. NY: HBJ (1974). Berry's third novel which, like its predecessors, is set in the small Kentucky River town of Port William. A review copy. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
77. BERRY, Wendell. An Eastward Look. Berkeley: Sand Dollar, 1974. A small collection of poems. Of a total edition of 376 copies, this is one of 350 in wrappers (Freedman A24b), designed and printed by Clifford Burke at Cranium Press in San Francisco. A fine copy.
78. BERRY, Wendell. Horses. (Monterey): (Larkspur)(1975). A single poem, hand-printed in an edition of 949 copies. Fine in wrappers.
79. BERRY, Wendell. Sayings and Doings. (Lexington): Gnomon (1975). A collection of three groups of related poems. An attractively printed chapbook; fine without dust jacket, as issued.
80. BLOOM, Amy. Come to Me. (NY): HarperCollins (1993). Her first book, a collection of stories, two of which were included in The Best American Short Stories anthologies for 1991 and 1992. Jacket blurbs by Dorothy Allison, Annie Dillard, Ursula LeGuin and Alice Adams. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
81. BLOUNT, Ray, Jr. Be Sweet. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of this memoir by the noted humorist. Fine in wrappers.
82. (Book Collecting). AHEARN, Allen and Patricia. Book Collecting. NY: Putnam's (1995). Later printing. By the authors of Collected Books: The Guide to Values. This volume updates their earlier Book Collecting; the bulk of the volume is an extensive price guide to authors' first books -- which expands and updates the list from their previous editions, and tracks the price history of those titles that were included earlier. The first 120+ pages contain, in our opinion, the most extensive and thoughtful commentary on modern book collecting that can be found in any single volume. For this edition, the Ahearns have also added a section listing the winners of the major literary awards that are most avidly pursued by collectors -- the Pulitzers, National Book Awards, Edgars, Caldecotts, etc. There are sections on knowledgeable buying, pricing questions, auctions, catalogues, appraisals, collecting for investment, proofs and advance copies, caring for your books, and much more. An invaluable resource. Every collector should have one (virtually every dealer already does). At the list price.
83. -. Same title. Second printing. Signed by the authors. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a slight spine indentation. The binding was changed somewhere between this printing and even later printings.
84. BOWLES, Paul. The Spider's House. London: Macdonald (1957). First U.K. edition of Bowles's third novel, like his earlier ones a story of westerners adrift in the alien culture of Morocco, a subject he explored repeatedly to great effect. A near fine copy in a very good, "touched up" dust jacket. By all appearances, considerably scarcer than the U.S. edition.
85. (BOWLES, Paul). WALLFISCH, Paul. "Conversation in Tangier with Paul Bowles" in Oh No! Noho! No. 8. (Northampton): (Oh No) (1985). Tabloid newsprint; folded in half. Near fine. Uncommon Bowles appearance.
86. BOYLE, T. Coraghessan. The Road to Wellville. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1993. The limited edition of this elaborate, satirical historical novel based on the life of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a turn-of-the century health crusader and inventor of Kellogg's Corn Flakes (along with "peanut butter...[and] some seventy-five other gastrically correct foods"). Also the basis for a film. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Also signed by Boyle and with a special introduction by him for this edition, tracing his literary obsession with food, drink and waste. Fine.
87. BOYLE, T.C. Riven Rock. (n.p.): Viking (1998). The advance reading copy of his latest novel. Light corner creasing; else fine in wrappers.
88. BROOKNER, Anita. Visitors. NY: Random House (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of her new novel, just published in January.
89. BROWN, Cecil. The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger. NY: FSG (1969). A review copy of this African-American author's exuberant first novel. Fine in a slightly edge-tanned, else fine dust jacket, with review slip and complimentary slip from the publisher laid in.
90. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy. Tall, spiralbound cardstock covers. One page vertically creased; near fine.
91. (BULLINS, Ed). New Plays from the Black Theater. NY: Bantam (1969). A review copy of this collection of eleven plays by African-American writers, edited and introduced by Ed Bullins. Playwrights include LeRoi Jones, Sonia Sanchez, and Bullins himself, among others. This copy is signed by Bullins. Near fine in wrappers, with three pages of publisher's promotional material laid in.
92. BURGESS, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann (1962). The uncorrected proof copy of the true first edition of his alarming and controversial view of a future beset by violence, technological excess and authoritarianism, which was made into a classic film by Stanley Kubrick in 1971. A novel of societal breakdown that was influential even before Kubrick made his film. Modest spine and corner creasing; mild edge-sunning. Small edge tear on first blank. A very good copy of this scarce and fragile proof.
93. (BURROUGHS, William S.). Unmuzzled Ox, Vol. 1, No. 2. Planetarium Station: Unmuzzled Ox, 1972. Burroughs contributes a 1968 paragraph on his feeling of connection to the work of Claude Pelieu. Also in this issue: Pelieu, Ginsberg, Bly, Bukowski, R. Crumb, and others. Near fine in wrappers.
94. (BURROUGHS, William S.). GYSIN, Brion. Let the Mice In. (West Glover): Something Else Press (1973). One of 1000 copies of the issue in wrappers, this being a review copy with publisher's complimentary slip laid in, giving the publication date of April 1, 1973 (in contrast to the date of printing cited by Maynard & Miles, and on the colophon, as February, 1973). Inscribed by the editor, Jan Herman and signed by Burroughs, who contributes "The Invisible Generation," "Word Authority More Habit Forming than Heroin" and "Parenthetically 7 Hertz." Fine.
95. BYATT, A.S. The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. NY: Random House (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this collection of five "fairy stories," two of which appeared in her Booker Prize-winning novel Possession. Fine in wrappers.