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192. HARRISON, Jim. Warlock. (NY): Delacorte/Lawrence (1981). The limited edition of this novel, one of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. Clothbound; all edges gilt. Fine in a fine slipcase.
193. HARRISON, Jim. Sundog. NY: Dutton/Lawrence (1984). The limited edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
194. HARRISON, Jim. The Woman Lit By Fireflies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1990). The limited edition of this novel by the author of Legends of the Fall. One of 225 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued, in publisher's slipcase.
195. HEALY, Jeremiah. Shallow Graves. NY: Pocket Books (1992). Mystery novel featuring Boston private eye, John Cuddy. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
196. HEANEY, Seamus. A Dog Was Crying To-Night in Wicklow Also. Louisville: White Fields Press, 1994. Broadside poem, approximately 15" x 35". Reportedly, there were to have been differing limitations for this item as there have been for other broadsides and pamphlets produced by this press, but Heaney refused to do more than sign these hundred copies. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Rolled; fine.
197. HELL, Richard. Go Now. (NY): Scribner (1996). Well-received first novel by one of the seminal figures of the punk rock movement--a well-written, insightful (and presumably at least somewhat autobiographical) tale of a junkie musician. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
198. -. Another copy. Also fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. Additionally initialed on the front flyleaf, with the added word "bonus" pointing to the initials.
199. HELLER, Joseph. Now and Then. From Coney Island to Here. NY: Knopf, 1998. The well-received memoir of the author of Catch-22, Something Happened, and others. Tiny tear to the cloth at the crown; else fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
200. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed. Dated "June 6 1944" (actually 1956). One full page, addressed to his eldest son "Bum." Written on stationery bearing his Cuban address, "Finca Vigia." Written on the anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, the letter begins: "It doesn't seem like 12 yrs. since we hit Omaha (Foxgreen) It seems like yest. or 112 years..."--a poignant testimony to the intensity of that experience. Hemingway's bravery in war was legendary, and his landing with the Allied troops on D-Day only served to reinforce that perception. The rest of the letter deals with personal and financial matters. At one point, he comments that "It is lonesome here with Don Andrés, Boise, and Negrita dead. Boy died while we were in Peru..." Signed, "Love Papa," with a circled "kiss" in the lower corner, as he often did in his letters to Bum. Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine. With hand-addressed envelope in which the street address is crossed out as insufficient and is corrected in another hand.
201. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed. September 26, 1958. One page, addressed to his eldest son "Bum." Written on stationery bearing his Cuban address, "Finca Vigia." A relatively short letter, apparently written because he had forgotten to include a check in an earlier mailing. This one comments on two hurricanes that are threatening Cuba, although both appear to be passing to the north of the island. He also talks about his health, a recent checkup he had, and his current weight ("205 ¾") and blood pressure ("140/66"). "Liver OK." Signed, "Love and good luck. Papa." Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine. With hand-addressed mailing envelope.
202. HIAASEN, Carl. Tourist Season. NY: Putnam (1986). The first of his highly praised and extravagant comic thrillers, set in South Florida. Hiaasen's books are reminiscent of Elmore Leonard's South Florida novels, only funnier, or Donald Westlake's caper novels, only more intense and violent. They combine murder and mayhem, wild humor, and legitimate environmental concerns in a blend that is unique in the mystery field. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with one small spot of rubbing to the lower front spine fold.
203. HIAASEN, Carl. Double Whammy. NY: Putnam (1987). His second mystery, which takes as its target--in addition to the usual crooked politicians and greedy developers of his other novels--the entire bass fishing industry. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
204. HIAASEN, Carl. Strip Tease. NY: Knopf, 1993. The fifth of the author's comic mysteries set in south Florida, this was made into a movie starring Demi Moore, which received mixed reviews at best. Remainder stripe to top edge; slight corner bumping; very near fine in like dust jacket. Signed by the author.
205. HIAASEN, Carl. Stormy Weather. NY: Knopf, 1995. Another Florida mystery by this bestselling author, whose combination of hard-boiled mystery with wacky, over-the-top comedy has earned him both critical acclaim and enormous popularity. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf.
206. -. Same title (Blakeney: Scorpion, 1995). The limited issue of the first British edition. Bound from the sheets of the Macmillan first British edition, this issue includes a two-page appreciation of Hiaasen by Maxim Jacubowski not in the trade edition. Of a total edition of 100 copies, this is one of 85 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
207. -. Same title, one of 15 deluxe copies quarterbound in leather and signed by the author and Maxim Jacubowski. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. By far the most limited of Hiaasen's books.
208. HIAASEN, Carl. Lucky You. (New Orleans): B.E. Trice (1997). The limited edition of this recent novel, consisting of the sheets of the publisher's trade edition with an added colophon and a different binding. Of a total edition of 176 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Fine in slipcase.
209. -. Same title. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in slipcase.
210. -. Same title, the first trade edition (NY: Knopf, 1997). Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the publisher's "Signed by the Author" sticker on the front panel.
211. HIJUELOS, Oscar. Our House in the Last World. NY: Persea (1982). The first novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Hijuelos, an unknown writer being published by one of the smaller New York publishing houses, on discovering the small amount of money the publisher had earmarked for promoting his book, mounted a personal ad campaign, buying space on subway placards to spread word of the novel and help boost sales. Between the effects that his efforts had directly, and the publicity that he got when Publishers Weekly and other media organs found out about his unusual marketing strategy and publicized the strategy itself rather than the book, his novel got a second life, gained a second round of publicity, and went into a second printing. That his next novel was published by a larger publisher, with a sizable first printing and a good-sized advertising budget--and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize--is directly attributable to that extra effort he made to support this, his first book. Signed by the author. Small spot of foredge; else fine in a very good dust jacket, with moniro rubbing and edge wear.
212. HIJUELOS, Oscar. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. (n.p.): Farrar Straus & Giroux (1989). His second book, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Signed by the author. Small nick to foredge of pages, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket.
212a -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990). Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author "with songs of love."
213. HIJUELOS, Oscar. Mr. Ives' Christmas. (NY): HarperCollins (1995). A special preview edition of the fourth book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, a novel of a man coming to terms with the death of his son. Bound from sheets of the second printing, clothbound, and issued in a decorative cardboard slipcase resembling a gift-wrapped box. A fine copy, signed by the author on a tipped-in bookplate.
214. HJORTSBERG, William. Symbiography. Fremont: Sumac (1973). His third book, limited to 1026 copies. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With jacket flap blurbs by Jim Harrison, Thomas McGuane, and Harry Crews.
215. HJORTSBERG, William. Toro! Toro! Toro! NY: Simon & Schuster (1974). A highly praised comic novel, his fourth book. Hjortsberg's novel, Falling Angel, was made into the film Angel Heart, which received excellent reviews and developed a cult following. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
216. HUGHES, Ted. Cave Birds. NY: Viking Press (1978). Poems by Hughes, with drawings by Leonard Baskin. Oblong quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket. A very nice copy of this attractive book.
217. HUXLEY, Aldous. Island. London: Chatto & Windus, 1962. The last novel by Huxley, one of the most prolific and important British authors of the century, who became a countercultural icon during the 1960s and died, in an LSD-assisted exit, on the day Kennedy was shot. Huxley began to explore Eastern religions and mysticism in the 1930s, after he had written Brave New World, and in the early 1950s he experimented with mescaline and other psychedelic drugs, finding a strong parallel between the drug-induced state and the mystical experiences he had previously only read about. He wrote two short books on his drug experiences--The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell--describing the psychedelic experience in terms borrowed from oriental mystical traditions. Island is Huxley's vision of a utopia founded in a shared experience of religious bliss, and a direct rebuttal to the vision he proposed in Brave New World. Fine in a fine dust jacket. While not an especially scarce book--Huxley was a major literary figure and a new novel by him could be counted on as a major event in the publishing season--fine, unfaded copies are quite uncommon. A very nice copy.
218. IGNATOW, David. New and Collected Poems, 1970-1985. Middletown: Wesleyan U. Press (1986). The simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to another poet in the year of publication, "with love, naturally." A nice association copy. Fine in wrappers.
219. IRVING, John. The 158-Pound Marriage. NY: Random House (1974). A review copy of his third novel. Dust jacket blurbs by Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller and Stanley Elkin. Fewer than 2500 copies of this book were sold, although the book went into a second printing. Mild foxing to foredge and top edge and slight sunning to the cloth at the spine extremities. Very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a couple slight creases. Signed by the author. With review slip and promotional sheet laid in, the latter printing blurbs by Stanley Elkin, John Hawkes, Vance Bourjaily and Kirkus. Irving has been reluctant to sign books in recent years, and signed copies of his earlier titles are increasingly hard to come by. A scarce and desirable advance copy.
220. IRVING, John. The Hotel New Hampshire. London: Cape (1981). The first British edition of the author's fifth book, and the first to follow his critical and commercial success with The World According to Garp. Like Garp, this was also made into a movie. Signed by the author. Light stains to extreme top page edges; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
221. IRVING, John. The Cider House Rules. London: Cape (1985). The first British edition of this novel that is reportedly to be made into a film later this year. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
222. IRVING, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1989. The true first edition. Leatherbound, gilt stamped, with gilt page edges. With a special introduction for this edition which does not appear in the trade edition, and signed by the author. A fine copy.
223. IRVING, John. The Imaginary Girlfriend. (London): Bloomsbury (1996). The first British edition of this title, which was incorporated into the U.S. edition of Trying to Save Piggy Sneed and has had no separate U.S. printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
224. IRVING, John. A Widow for One Year. (London): Bloomsbury (1998). A limited edition and the true first edition of his latest novel, which was published in a trade edition in both Holland and the U.K. before being released in the U.S. This British advance issue, however, precedes all trade editions. One of 1000 numbered copies, in a different binding than that of the trade edition. Clothbound, with pictorial label on front cover. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued.
225. -. Same title, the American limited edition (Media: Unicycle Press, 1998). One of 1200 copies signed by the author. Leatherbound. With an introduction by Irving on gender and structure that does not appear in other editions. Fine. At the list price:
226. JACKSON, Shirley. The Lottery. NY: Farrar Straus, 1949. Her second, and most famous book, a collection of stories, including the title story--a chilling classic of contemporary fiction that, when first published in The New Yorker, elicited more comments and letters than any story they had ever printed. In it Jackson exposes the dark underside of a society that is excessively concerned with appearances of normalcy, while in fact acting out a primitive, hideous, horrific ritual. Ownership signature of longtime editor and bibliophile, William Targ, dated in March of 1949. Dampstaining to the board edges; very good in a married, price-clipped dust jacket with several small abrasions on the spine.
227. JOHNSON, Charles. Middle Passage. NY: Atheneum, 1990. The uncommon first printing of this book that won the National Book Award. A novel of a slave ship by an African-American author, this book reportedly had a small first printing and was marketed more as a "young adult" book than an "adult trade" title. When it won the National Book Award, copies were nearly impossible to find, and it was reprinted a number of times in very short order. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
228. JOSEPH, Henry. Bloodwork: The New Rugged Cross. (Layton): Gibbs-Smith (1994). Well-received first novel, a mystery in the noir genre, about which James Crumley said "this is the most powerful first novel I've read in years." Small first printing, by a publisher not known for fiction. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
229. JUNKINS, Donald. And Sandpipers She Said. Amherst: U. of Massachusetts Press, 1970. The softcover issue of this collection of poems, inscribed by the author to another poet in 1976. Fine in wrappers.
230. JUST, Ward. Echo House. (n.p.): Houghton Mifflin (1997). The advance reading copy of his most recent novel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Fine in wrappers, and signed by the author.
231. KENNEDY, X.J. Cross Ties. Athens: U. of Georgia Press (1985). The simultaneous issue in wrappers of this collection of poetry. Kennedy's first book, Nude Descending a Staircase, was the Lamont Poetry Award winner for 1961. Inscribed by the author to another poet. Fine in wrappers.
232. KEROUAC, Jack. On the Road. NY: Viking, 1957. His second novel, the quintessential "road novel" and the book that defined the Beat generation. Kerouac's fictionalized account of his exploits with his friend Neal Cassady--here depicted as "Dean Moriarty"--became a cultural landmark, which helped promote the growth in popularity of Zen and other Eastern traditions in the West in the last forty years. On the Road also popularized the concept of "recreational" drug use, which was novel in the Fifties but taken for granted a decade later. Unlike many self-consciously "hip" novels, both before and since, it continues to be read and admired today, retaining its freshness by virtue of the immediacy of its writing, the clarity of its youthful perceptions, and the authenticity of the characters' quests. All by itself, it ensures Kerouac's standing as an important American writer. Bookseller's small ink notations on pastedown, trace residue of a previous jacket protector on lower board edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a little fading and rubbing to the spine and creasing on the rear flap fold. A much-nicer-than-usual copy of this postwar classic.
233. KEROUAC, Jack. The Scripture of the Golden Eternity. NY: Totem Press/Corinth Books (1960). The first printing of this slim volume of meditations, with cover printed in purple. Mild sunning to rear cover; several small coffee(?) drops on front; otherwise about near fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce.
234. KEROUAC, Jack. Pull My Daisy. NY: Grove (1961). The first printing, only issued in wrappers. Kerouac provides the text for a film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. Illustrated with photographs from the film, which starred, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers and Gregory Corso. One corner lightly creased; very near fine in wrappers.
235. KEROUAC, Jack. A Pun for Al Gelpi. Harvard Yard: Lowell House, 1966. Broadside, one of only 100 numbered copies, measuring approximately 6" x 19". Although not called for in the bibliography (which incorrectly lists the dimensions as 6" x 9", suggesting that the bibliographer may not have seen a copy), this copy is signed by Kerouac. The first appearance of this poem, and the only appearance during Kerouac's lifetime. A fine copy of an exceptionally rare Kerouac piece, signed by the author and attractively framed.
236. KEROUAC, Jack. Satori in Paris. NY: Grove (1966). The hardcover issue of the first edition of this short novel, one of Kerouac's last. Old price erasure front flyleaf; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
237. KESEY, Ken. Sailor Song. (n.p.): Viking (1992). Kesey's first full-length novel in nearly 30 years. After writing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes A Great Notion, Kesey abandoned the novel form and became a counterculture icon while experimenting with various artistic media--from the multimedia extravaganzas of the Acid Tests and the famous, open-ended Prankster movie to later more formal productions, including dramatic work, a nouveau jug band tour and more. Extravagantly signed by Kesey with his original ink stamp artwork. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a short tear at the spine crown.
238. (KESEY, Ken). WAVY GRAVY. The Hog Farm and Friends. NY: Links (1974). Kesey provides a reluctant foreword to this book about his close friend's alternative farm/commune. Near fine in tall wrappers with Rick Griffin cover.
239. -. Another copy. Very good.
240. (KESEY, Ken). Still Kesey! NY: Viking, 1986. A promotional flyer for an evening with Kesey to publicize Demon Box, containing three previously unpublished and still-uncollected Kesey poems. Fine.
241. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. The Bean Trees. NY: Harper & Row (1988). Uncorrected proof copy of the author's first book, a well-received novel that combines a strong sense of place--the Southwest--with humor and an active engagement with social and political issues. Some scuffing to rear cover and slight wrinkling on front; light stain to foredge of pages. Very good in wrappers. The first trade edition of this novel is quite scarce; the proof considerably more so. This copy is signed by the author.
241a -. The trade edition. Fine in fine dust jacket
242. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. High Tide in Tucson. (NY): HarperCollins (1995). Uncorrected proof copy of this collection of essays. "A Literary Guild Alternate Selection" hand-written on front cover, otherwise fine in wrappers and signed by the author.
243. KINGSTON, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster Monkey. His Fake Book. NY: Knopf, 1989. The fourth book and first novel by the author of The Woman Warrior. Signed by the author on a publisher's bookplate tipped to the flyleaf. Upper board edge bumped; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
244. KINSELLA, W. P. Two Spirits Soar. The Art of Allen Sapp. The Inspiration of Allan Gonor. (Toronto): Stoddart (1990). Oblong quarto, documenting the paintings of Sapp, a Cree artist, and his relationship with Gonor, who became his patron. Heavily illustrated in color and black-and-white. Text by Kinsella. Signed by Kinsella and Sapp. Owner blindstamp on flyleaf; else fine in a dust jacket with two short abrasions on the rear panel; also else fine. As far as we know, not published in the U.S., and thus one of Kinsella's scarcer publications.
245. KINSELLA, W.P. The Dixon Cornbelt League. (Toronto): HarperCollins (1993). The true first edition (i.e., Canadian) of this collection of baseball stories. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
246. KINSELLA, W.P. If Wishes Were Horses. (Toronto): HarperCollins (1996). A comic baseball novel, in the magical realist tradition of Shoeless Joe and featuring the main character of that book as one of the characters of this. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
247. (KLEIN, Joe). "Anonymous." Primary Colors. NY: Random House (1996). The pseudonymous, anonymous novel that was closely based on the Presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and caused considerable controversy when it was published, for the somewhat unflattering portraits of the President and First Lady, as well as other members of their contingent. A highly readable, and funny, roman a clef, the question of the identity of the book's author became a hot issue among Washington insiders when the book was published and continued unabated until a sleuthing reporter from the Washington Post identified Klein by the handwriting on a marked set of galleys. The subsequent scandal became an issue of "journalistic ethics"--Klein was a columnist for Newsweek at the time and had flatly denied writing the book, as had his superiors at the magazine--and resulted in Klein leaving Newsweek and taking a position at The New Yorker. The first printing, while not small, was immediately sold out and the book was reprinted numerous times, becoming a huge bestseller. Basis for the well-received movie. Corners bumped, thus near fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
248. KRAKAUER, Jon. Into the Wild. NY: Villard Books (1996). A review copy of the second solo book by the author of Into Thin Air. Like his most recent book, which was selected as one of The New York Times' eleven best books of the year, this one also recounts a tragedy in the wilderness, albeit not one he was part of or witness to. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Relatively uncommon in the first printing, and quite scarce in an advance state.