E-list # 110

From the Library of Peter Matthiessen

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NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1979). Poetry by the Caribbean Nobel Prize winner. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife. Near fine in wrappers. [#032537] $400
203.
NY, Norton, (2001). An investigation into "Gulf war syndrome," a mysterious series of illnesses that afflicted veterans of the first Gulf war. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], "with love from your godson." Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket, marred only by staining on the verso. [#032538] $125
204.
NY, Norton, (2012). A medical mystery involving a breast cancer mutation particular to Jewish populations. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, "with love." Matthiessen's underlinings on several pages of text, and notations on the endpages pointing to pages of interest. Fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#032539] $225
205.
NY, St. Martin's, (1993). A dedication copy of the third of White's popular Florida mysteries featuring marine biologist, Doc Ford. Inscribed by White to Peter Matthiessen: "For Peter Matthiessen, to whom this book is dedicated. Thanks for your friendship over many years. Randy Wayne White/ Pineland, Florida/ January, 1994." Matthiessen is the sixth of 15 people White names on the dedication page as "allies who have, during many travels and trails, proven steadfast in their friendship and unfailing in their support." White has been called "the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald" for his Doc Ford series; Ford is a marine biologist and the mysteries have been highly praised for their sensitivity to the Florida environment and ecology. Matthiessen of course won the National Book Award for his Florida trilogy that became Shadow Country. Light foxing to the endpages and page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear to the crown. [#031545] $1,000
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NY, Putnam's, (1998). A mystery novel in the Doc Ford series, featuring a Florida fishing guide and marine biologist, both of which the author is or has been. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen: "For Peter Matthiessen/ my dear friend & fellow traveler. Thanks for many years of fun & guidance. Love, Randy." Also signed in full and dated at Christmas, 1999. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032540] SOLD
207.
(NY), Lyons Press, (1999). Nonfiction: adventure, travel and fishing. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 2000: "My life is the better for knowing you, the world a kinder place." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032541] $500
208.
NY, Putnam's, (2009). The advance reading copy of this mystery novel in the Doc Ford series. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen: "For Capt. Peter Matthiessen, my friend and spiritual advisor, who will understand why I signed this: In the Spirit of Geronimo!" Dated two months prior to publication. Small abrasion front cover; very good in wrappers. [#032542] $550
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NY, Putnam's, (2012). The first in a series introducing fishing guide and private investigator Hannah Smith. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen in the month of publication: "For Peter Matthiessen, a favorite travel partner, a treasured friend -- Hannah would adore you." With an autograph note signed to the Matthiessens laid in, with a "We miss you!" Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with the rear flap re-folded so as to better serve as a bookmark. [#032543] $500
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NY, Scribner, (1984). Her first solo book, subtitled "A Journey to Navajoland," with illustrations by Navajo artist Clifford Brycelea. Winner of the 1984 Southwestern Book Award. Modestly foxed; a near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in is an autograph letter signed to Peter Matthiessen, written in 1989 and addressed, "Dearest Peter," asking if he would sign her copy of The Snow Leopard, which she has been rereading and adding, "It is a gift to meet you, to have shared these two evenings in Jackson Hole." Folded in thirds; fine. [#032544] $450
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NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1975). The author's highly praised second novel; his first won a Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year in 1969. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, in 1984: "with best wishes, and with admiration for your work & life, and with love." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#032545] $175
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NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1977). A collection of poetry. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1980, "mas y mas," and signed "L." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032546] $150
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NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1981). Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1982, and with a full-page typed letter signed laid in, which discusses both Matthiessen's writing and his own. Letter folded, with some small stains. The book is near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket, with one edge tear to the upper rear panel. [#032547] $300
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