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122. EHRLICH, Gretel. Heart Mountain. (NY): Viking (1988). Review copy of her third book, first novel. Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

123. EHRLICH, Gretel. Islands, the Universe, Home. (NY): Viking (1991). A collection of reflections and personal essays by the author of The Solace of Open Spaces. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

124. EHRLICH, Gretel. A Match to the Heart. NY: Pantheon (1994). Nonfiction, an account which describes her experiences of and after being struck by lightning. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

125. ENGEL, Marian. The Honeyman Festival. NY: St. Martin's (1970). Review copy of the first American edition of this Canadian author's second book, published in the U.S. two years after its Canadian publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small, open edge tear on the upper front panel.

126. ENGEL, Marian. Monodromos. (Toronto): Anansi (1973). The third book by this Canadian author. Warmly inscribed by the author to a close friend. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one lengthy but inconspicuous edge tear at the upper front spine fold. Engel died a few years ago at a relatively young age, and signed copies of her books are scarce.

127. ENGEL, Marian. Inside the Easter Egg. Toronto: Anansi (1975). Her first collection of short fiction which, like the above title, was never published in the U.S. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small piece missing at the lower front corner. One of her less common titles.

128. ENGEL, Marian. One Way Street. London: Hamish Hamilton (1975). First British edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with an open edge tear at the upper rear flap fold.

129. ENGEL, Marian. Bear. (Toronto): McClelland & Stuart (1976). First edition of her most famous book, a short, haunting novel of a woman in the Canadian wilderness who develops an intimate relationship with a wild bear. An uncommon book, which has become a feminist classic for its depiction of a woman strong enough and independent enough to carve out her own destiny irrespective of societal expectations and taboos. Blurbs by Margaret Atwood and Robertson Davies, among others. This is the issue in blue boards. Fine in an about near fine jacket, with minor edge wear and some surface soiling.

130. FALLACI, Oriana. The Useless Sex. NY: Horizon Press (1965). First American edition of this Italian journalist's first book. Fine in a mildly edge-darkened, near fine dust jacket.

131. FALLACI, Oriana. Limelighters. London: Michael Joseph (1967). First British edition of this collection of Fallaci's near-legendary, tough-minded interviews with celebrities. Near fine in very good, edgeworn dust jacket.

132. FERRÉ, Rosario. The House on the Lagoon. NY: FSG (1995). Highly acclaimed Puerto Rican novel, nominated for the National Book Award. Fine in fine dust jacket.

133. FORCHÉ, Carolyn. The Country Between Us. (Port Townsend): Copper Canyon (1981). Limited edition of her second collection of poetry, the 1981 Lamont Poetry selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her first collection was published in the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series. This collection became the paradigm of "engaged" and activist poetry in the late '70s and early '80s. The true first edition, preceding the trade edition by several months. Attractively printed and bound, one of 200 copies signed by the author.

134. FOX, Paula. Poor George. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1967). Her first novel for adults, after one children's book. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

135. FOX, Paula. How Many Miles to Babylon? NY: David White (1967). A children's book, which these days would be characterized a "young adult novel." Fine in spine-faded, else fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

136. FOX, Paula. The Western Coast. NY: HBJ (1972). Her third novel for adults. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

137. GAITSKILL, Mary. Bad Behavior. NY: Poseidon (1988). Her first book, a highly praised collection of stories. Upper corners bumped; near fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author. Blurbs by Madison Smartt Bell, Alice Munro, Alice Adams, and others. $85

138. -. Another copy, unsigned. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

139. GAITSKILL, Mary. Two Girls Fat and Thin. NY: Poseidon (1991). Her second book, first novel. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

140. GALLANT, Mavis. Green Water, Green Sky. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. First American edition of this Canadian author's second book. Stamp of the Thomas Merton Center in Canada on front flyleaf; else fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon.

141. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Deutsch, 1960). Previous owner gift inscription front flyleaf; else near fine in very good, internally tape-repaired dust jacket with mild discoloration on rear panel. An attractive copy of a scarce book.

142. GALLANT, Mavis. Home Truths. Toronto: Macmillan (1981). A review copy of the true first, i.e., Canadian, edition. One corner mildly bumped; else fine in a near fine, internally tape-strengthened dust jacket.

143. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Cape, 1985). This copy belonged to novelist Anita Brookner and bears her ownership signature. Cocked (i.e., well-read); else fine in fine dust jacket.

144. GALLANT, Mavis. Overhead in a Balloon. Toronto: Macmillan, 1985. Uncorrected proof copy of the true first edition of this collection of stories. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, it is increasingly clear that most Canadian proofs are printed in tiny quantities-often as few as a couple of dozen copies. Fine in wrappers.

145. GEBAUER, Phyllis. The Pagan Blessing. NY: Viking (1979). The author's first novel, perhaps most noted for its lengthy blurb by the reclusive Thomas Pynchon-whose writings appear seldom and generally cause a literary sensation when they do. Fine in fine jacket.

146. GERBER, Merrill Joan. Stop Here, My Friend. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. First book, a collection of stories, by this writer who studied in Wallace Stegner's Stanford Writers' Workshop, along with Ken Kesey, Robert Stone, Larry McMurtry, and others. Near fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket.

147. GIBBONS, Kaye. A Virtuous Woman. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1989. Second novel by the author of Ellen Foster. Fine in fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author.

148. GIBBONS, Kaye. A Cure for Dreams. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1991. Third book by this North Carolina author. Fine in fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in 1992.

149. GILCHRIST, Ellen. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams. Fayetteville: U. of Arkansas Press, 1981. The simultaneous softcover issue of her uncommon first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.

150. -. Another copy, unsigned. Slight, even dust-soiling to rear panel; else fine.

151. GILCHRIST, Ellen. Victory Over Japan. Boston: Little Brown (1984). Review copy of her National Book Award-winning collection of stories. Fine in very near fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

152. GILLIATT, Penelope. One by One. NY: Atheneum, 1965. First American edition of her first book, a novel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with short edge tears at each end of the front spine fold. Taped to the front flyleaf is an autograph card signed by the author thanking the recipient for "the support & help you gave me when I was knee-high" and signed "with much love, and thank you." Gilliatt was longtime film critic for the London Observer and later for The New Yorker.

153. GLASGOW, Ellen. The Voice of the People. NY: Doubleday Page, 1900. Her third book. Near fine, lacking the jacket.

154. GLASGOW, Ellen. Life and Gabriella. Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1916. A novel that deals with the place of women in the new South as the Industrial Age intrudes on, and changes, the agrarian values and gentility of traditional southern society. Signed by the author in 1931. Very good, without dust jacket.

155. GLASGOW, Ellen. The Romantic Comedians. Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1926. Owner name and date front flyleaf; very good in very good, internally tape-strengthened dust jacket.

156. GLASGOW, Ellen. They Stooped to Folly. Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1929. Near fine in very good, internally tape-repaired dust jacket with one long closed tear at the upper outer front corner.

157. GLASGOW, Ellen. The Sheltered Life. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. The limited edition, one of 300 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author "with love and admiration" at Christmas, 1934. Laid in is a typed letter signed to the recipient of the book, dated December 28, 1940. In part: "You were an angel to remember me, but you have always been an angel. I could not lift a finger at Christmas, not even to send a card. All my little strength has gone into finishing my book [presumably her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, In This Our Life, published in 1941]. Fortunately, I was writing it over for the second and third time." The letter is on folded blue stationery and is near fine and was once taped to the rear pastedown of the book. The book has tape residue there; the spine is darkened and beginning to split at the upper front joint; still very good, without jacket.

158. GLASGOW, Ellen. Vein of Iron. NY: Harcourt Brace (1935). Fourth printing of one of her most famous novels. Warmly inscribed by the author to a close friend in 1941. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

159. GODWIN, Gail. Glass People. NY: Knopf, 1972. Her uncommon second book, a novel. Remainder mark; else fine in near fine dust jacket.

160. GODWIN, Gail. Dream Children. NY: Knopf, 1976. Her fourth book. Remainder mark; else fine in fine dust jacket.

161. GOLDMAN, Laurel. Sounding the Territory. NY: Knopf, 1982. First book. Thomas Pynchon blurb. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

162. GOLDSTEIN, Lisa. The Dream Years. NY: Bantam (1985). Review copy of her second novel. Bump to upper outer front corner; else near fine in near fine dust jacket.

163. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Soft Voice of the Serpent. NY: S&S (1952). First American edition of her first book published outside her native South Africa by the Nobel Prize winner, a collection of short stories. Near fine in a mildly spine-darkened, very good dust jacket.

164. -. Another copy. Owner name and date (1952) on front flyleaf, otherwise near fine in a good, internally tape-strengthened dust jacket with light stains at the spine extremities.

165. GORDIMER, Nadine. A World of Strangers. London: Gollancz, 1958. Her fourth book, second novel. Owner name front pastedown, hidden by dust jacket flap. Slight offsetting to free endpapers but still very good in a moderately spine-sunned dust jacket with an open edge tear at the upper rear spine fold. A nice copy of an early Gordimer title.

166. GORDIMER, Nadine. Occasion for Loving. NY: Viking (1963). One of her least common books in this country-"a novel of love and hate in the shadow of racial conflict." Fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and edgewear, particularly at the spine crown.

167. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Late Bourgeois World. NY: Viking (1966). A short novel. Very good in a well-worn dust jacket. Signed by the author.

168. GORDIMER, Nadine. A Guest of Honor. NY: Viking (1970). Advance review copy of the first American edition of this novel which won England's James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Fine in fine dust jacket with slip, photo and promotional material laid in. Signed by the author.

169. GORDIMER, Nadine. Livingstone's Companions. London: Cape (1972). A collection of stories. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-faded and price-clipped dust jacket with trace wear at the spine extremities. Signed by the author.

170. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Conservationist. London: Cape (1974). Uncorrected proof of the first British edition of this novel which won the Booker Prize. This is a near fine copy in wrappers. Considered her best by some.

171. -. Same title, the British trade edition. Foxing to page edges; near fine in near fine, very slightly spine-faded dust jacket.

172. GORDIMER, Nadine. Burger's Daughter. NY: Viking (1979). First American edition of this important novel of South Africa, which was originally banned there when it was first published. Signed by the author. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with one small gutter nick. A nice copy of one of her major novels.

173. GORDIMER, Nadine. July's People. NY: Viking (1981). First American edition of this short novel positing a race war in South Africa. Signed by the author. A few marginal ink marks; very good in very good dust jacket.

174. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Cape, 1981). Fine in spine-faded but still near fine dust jacket.

175. GORDIMER, Nadine. A Sport of Nature. London: Cape (1987). A novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

176. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Essential Gesture. London: Cape (1988). A collection of nonfiction writings, spanning more than 30 years and reflecting both the changes in South Africa's external situation over that time and also the changes in Gordimer's attitudes and political posture. Fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket and signed by the author.

177. -. Another copy, unsigned. Fine in fine dust jacket.

178. GORDIMER, Nadine. Jump. Cape Town: David Philip (1991). The correct first edition, i.e., South African, of this book, her eighth collection of stories. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.

179. GORDIMER, Nadine and GOLDBLATT, David. On the Mines. Cape Town: Struik, 1973. Gordimer provides the text for the first section of this book, which is primarily a photographic essay by Goldblatt on the life of the people associated with South Africa's extensive gold mining industry. Quarto. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

180. GORDIMER, Nadine and GOLDBLATT, David. Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. (Markham): Viking (1986). First Canadian edition of the second collaboration between Gordimer and the photographer Goldblatt. Gordimer provides the text, which consists primarily of excerpts from her works of fiction. Quarto. Ink stamp of the publisher on front pastedown; else fine in fine dust jacket, and signed by Gordimer.

181. GORDON, Caroline. The Garden of Adonis. NY: Scribner's, 1937. A novel of the changing South by one of the most important Southern writers of her time. Together with her husband, Allen Tate, Gordon was at the hub of the Agrarian and Fugitive literary movements of the Twenties and Thirties, although this novel explicitly rejects agrarian retreat as a viable way of dealing with the changes unfolding at the time. Very good in very good jacket, rubbed on the spine and worn along the front spine fold. Still, a nice copy of an important book.

182. GORDON, Caroline. The Women on the Porch. NY: Scribner, 1944. Very good in a poor dust jacket, splitting at the folds and largely chipped on the spine and rear panel. From the library of the author's brother, Morris Gordon.

183. GORDON, Caroline and TATE, Allen. House of Fiction. NY: Scribner, 1950. An important short story anthology assembled by Gordon and her husband, Tate. This copy bears a handwritten notice on the front free endpaper that it was presented to Morris Gordon, Caroline's brother, by the authors. A well-worn copy in a homemade book jacket. Only good, but a good presentation and an excellent family association.

184. GORDON, Caroline. The Strange Children. NY: Scribner (1951). A novel. Very good in very good, spine-faded dust jacket with a small pencil notation on the front panel. This book was dedicated to Gordon's brother and sister-in-law, from whose library many of these copies were purchased.

185. GORDON, Caroline. The Glory of Hera. Garden City: Doubleday, 1972. With an autograph note signed tipped to the front endpaper, presenting the book to "my talented sister-in-law, Mary Meriwether Gordon, with love and admiration." The recipient was co-dedicatee of Gordon's novel, The Strange Children. A good copy only, in a dust jacket that is well-worn, with the rear flap severed. A nice association copy, however.

186. (GORDON, Caroline). Genealogical Records of Lewis, Meriwether and Kindred Families. (Columbia, MO): Nelson Meriwether (1951, 1954, 1959). Records of the Lewis and Meriwether families, with Supplement and Addenda to the Supplement. Three volumes, the first of which is inscribed by the author to the Gordon family: "To my Gordon cousins, with family affection, Nelson Meriwether." Very good in wrappers.

187. GRAFTON, Sue. "F" is for Fugitive. NY: Holt (1989). The sixth book in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author in 1990.

188. GRAU, Shirley Ann. The Hard Blue Sky. NY: Knopf, 1958. Second book, first novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Keepers of the House. Near fine in very good, spine-tanned dust jacket.

189. GRAU, Shirley Ann. The House on Coliseum Street. NY: Knopf, 1961. A review copy of her third book, second novel. Very near fine in mildly spine-tanned, near fine dust jacket.

190. -. Another copy. Fine in mildly spine-sunned, else fine dust jacket.

191. GRAU, Shirley Ann. The Wind Shifting West. NY: Knopf, 1973. Review copy of this collection of stories. Fine in fine dust jacket.

192. GRUMBACH, Doris. The Spoil of the Flowers. Garden City: Doubleday, 1962. Her first book, a very scarce title by a writer who has gone on to become one of our most respected authors. Grumbach has said that her first two books only sold a few hundred copies each, with the remainder of the editions having been destroyed. Near fine in a very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds, and at the spine crown. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. An important first book.

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