E-list # 147

Year-End Clearance

(Greenfield), (Greenfield Review), (1973). A collection of poems. Slight spine-sunning; else fine in stapled wrappers. Cover illustration by Wendy Rose. An early book by one of the more important Native American poets to come to prominence in the renaissance of American Indian literature that took place in the Seventies. [#002557] SOLD
Salt Lake City, Gibbs Smith/Peregrine, (1987). Photographs by Nichols of New Mexico, with introductory text by him and excerpts from several of his previously published books. Foreword by Robert Redford. Quarto. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket and signed by Nichols. [#015353] SOLD
NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978). The uncorrected proof copy of a posthumously published early diary, beginning when Nin was 11 years old. Paperclip impression rear cover; else fine in tall wrappers. [#019978] $80
NY, Stonehill Publishing, (1976). Swampy Cree Indian narrative poems, translated by Norman, with a preface by poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg, founder of Alcheringa. Winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. This is the hardcover issue; there was a simultaneous issue in wrappers. This is also Norman's first book from a regular trade publisher, rather than a small press; two of his later books of fiction were nominated for the National Book Award. Faint spot to top edge and faint sticker removal on front panel of jacket; else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#016779] $200
San Francisco, North Point, 1982. Norman's second collection of translations of Cree Windigo tales from northern Canada. This is the hardcover issue. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#016780] $80
NY, Dutton, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#011585] $45
(NY), Dutton, (1999). The advance reading copy of this novel. Fine in wrappers with publicity information laid in. Oddly uncommon. [#013783] $45
NY, Vanguard, (1976). The uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in tall wrappers. [#011584] $60
LA, Sylvester & Orphanos, 1978. Of a total edition of 330 copies, this is copy 136 of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. An attractive production, bound in patterned full cloth with a leather spine label. Fine. [#006015] SOLD
NY, Norton, (1995). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this nonfiction overview of life in the 18th century British navy, intended in part as a companion volume to his Aubrey/Maturin series. Small thin quarto, heavily illustrated (although the proof reproductions are of poor quality). One slight corner crease; else fine in wrappers. [#014909] $70
(n.p.), Viking, (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of this volume in the Penguin Lives Biography series. Fine in wrappers. [#017553] $35
Paris, Plon, (1992). A later French edition -- 1993, the year the title won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the French award for the best foreign book of the year. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#019580] $100
The first Japanese edition, issued in two volumes, each fine in fine dust jacket with publisher's wraparound band torn and laid in to Volume II. Signed by the author. [#019570] $150
(Milan), A Vallardi, (1987). The first Italian edition of The Nuclear Age. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with outwardly imperceptible dampstaining. [#019572] $100
(Milan), Leonardo, (1990, 1991, 1992). Three Italian editions of his fifth book, a collection of related stories that was first published in 1990. Each is signed by the author. The first edition is fine in a near fine dust jacket; the second edition is fine in a very good dust jacket with dampstaining to the crown; the third edition is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#019575] $300
The first Japanese edition. Fine in wrappers, with publisher's wraparound band. Signed by the author. [#019574] $100
(NY), (Dell), (1993). The first printing of the American paperback reprint. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#019573] $40
NY, Knopf, 1985. A review copy of his fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author. Nick to the front cloth (apparently a binding flaw), else fine in a mildly spine-faded dust jacket. [#015985] $30
London, Hutchinson, (1996). A Mallory novel, the third in the highly praised series. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author. [#011988] $35
1999. July 5, 1999. Several short paragraphs in which Offutt agrees to sign a book and thanks his correspondent for writing: "Writing is an isolating act and it is terrific to hear from the world beyond my room...I appreciate knowing that these stories are able to reach someone whose background and experience in life are different from my own." He goes on to say he's moving, "...leaving Kentucky again forever. This is the sixth departure of my adult life. Fodder for the next book I suppose." In 1999, Offutt published Out of the Woods, a collection of stories about characters who left Kentucky. His next book, No Heroes, in 2002, was a memoir about returning. Signed by the author. Folded for mailing; fine, with hand-addressed envelope. [#016357] $60
NY, Knopf, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy. A travel account by the peerless British writer, author of Into the Heart of Borneo and In Trouble Again, among others. O'Hanlon is perhaps the closest direct descendant of the eccentric British travel writers of the 19th century, whose explorations helped create a short-lived empire but also, almost in spite of themselves, enormously enriched the available pool of knowledge about the multitudinous tribal cultures and diverse ethnicities of the world. Long crease to front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#015355] $30
NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1945). An uncommon book by the author of Butterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, among others. Inscribed by the author to WEAF radio personality Mary Margaret McBride in the year of publication: "To Mary Margaret/ and how are your/ taste-buds?/ Sincerely/ John O'Hara/ WEAF/ 20 March 1945." Books inscribed by O'Hara are uncommon, although later in his career he did a number of signed limited editions. A fragile book, cheaply produced under wartime conditions, this is a very attractive copy. Some spotting to rear board and fading to spine cloth; near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple of small, internally tape-mended edge tears. [#016359] $1,250
NY, Random House, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of the author's fourth book. Near fine in wrappers. [#012410] $25
London, Faber & Faber, (1964). The first British edition of her first book, one of the key works in the renaissance of women's writing that accompanied the feminist movement in the late 1960s. Inscribed by the author to Seymour Lawrence under the front flap: "For the Lawrence of WAKE who still is / Tillie Olsen/ June 1965." Laid in is an autograph note signed: "This for you personally & your wife who looks/ like my Karla / I hope you can reissue these someday, with other/ pieces / And other books./ TLO/ A scrawled on picture where we met." Included is a 3-1/2-inch square black and white photo of Olsen at her desk ("scrawled on" on verso). Olsen's hope was realized: Lawrence re-published this book in 1969; he also published her next books. The note is on 4" x 6" paper; paperclip imprint, else fine. The book is near fine in a very good dust jacket with tiny chipping at the extremities. [#004267] $550
NY, Henry Holt, (1999). The advance reading copy of the novel by this Granta 20 author. Fine in wrappers. [#013795] $30
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. This is the first state, approximately 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and without the cover art bound in. Fine in wrappers. [#017558] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1999. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. Fine in wrappers. [#013804] $40
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, (1969). Review copy. Inscribed by the author in 1970. Fine in a mildly edge- and spine-tanned, else fine dust jacket. [#001776] $45
Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow, 1985. Inscribed by Oppenheimer to another poet in the year of publication. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Dusty; else fine. A nice association copy. [#011992] $125
NY, Macmillan, 1935. A novel of a white family settled in Oklahoma, spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This was his most successful novel and the only one to go into multiple printings. Inscribed by the author "For Pauline Mazie, Cordially, John M. Oskison." A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#003655] $100
NY, Knopf, 1971. A review copy (used for review - slip not present) of her second book, first collection of stories. Several notations in the text and the reviewer's address label and draft review on the front flyleaf, where he has also written the book's scheduled publication date. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with sunning to the rear panel and one small edge tear. [#017243] $45
March 14 and June 4, 1991. The first letter recounts several "months of upheaval" following her husband's injury in an accident: "I have not been able to write a word since November 20th... and am fairly suffocated by unfulfilled commitments and the guilt pertaining thereto." The second, longer letter talks of Israel, where the recipient is headed and where her daughter already is. In part: "The phrase 'Arab-Israeli conflict' is a misnomer that's led to the world's current Big Lie. It's not a 'conflict' when one party is tirelessly aiming to destroy the other, and there can be no equation (the word 'conflict' certainly suggests an equation) between would-be destroyers and defenders..." Both letters are folded for mailing; else fine, with envelopes. [#013810] SOLD
Albany, NY State Education Dept., 1907. The New York State Museum Bulletin 117, Archeology 14; the record of the State Museum archaeological expedition of 1906. The first book by this Seneca writer, who studied at Harvard and the University of Rochester and for 20 years was the archaeologist at the New York State Museum, later going on to become the Director of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences for another 20 years. He was the co-founder, with Charles Eastman and others, of the Society for the American Indian and later the National Congress of American Indians. Parker also was the editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Society of American Indians and published numerous articles on Indian affairs in that journal and elsewhere. Tape-reinforced in three spots on the spine, where the wrappers had torn; overall, very good. [#003184] $45
(Anthology)
NY, B.W. Huebsch, (1922). Edited by Elsie Clews Parsons. An important anthology of pieces about Indian life and cultures, addressed to a lay audience but with contributions by many of the most prominent anthropologists and ethnologists of their time: Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, Paul Radin, Alfred Tozzer, Sylvanus Morley and many others whose work largely defined the parameters of academic inquiry for most of the last century. Thick quarto, with numerous color illustrations by C. Grant LaFarge. Front hinge cracking, otherwise very good without dust jacket. [#003806] $70
(France), Gallimard, (1950). The first French edition of Patchen's only conventional novel. Pages uncut; label removed lower spine; small tears at spine folds; still near fine in wrappers. [#019286] $30
NY, Random House, (1936). His first book, a collection of poems published in an edition of 2000 copies. Ownership signature of poet Ronald T. Johnson. Spine faded; near fine, lacking the dust jacket but with the flap text laid in. [#019275] $70
(NY), (Padell), (1948). His sixth book, and the first to introduce his poems-in-drawings technique, a unique approach to linking his poetry and artwork. This is the second edition. One of 2500 copies. The contents are the same as the first edition, with the exception of a three page poem reproducing Patchen's holograph which did not appear in the earlier edition. Spot to top stain; else fine in a very good dust jacket with several short tears. [#019279] $70
(NY), (Padell), (1948). The reissue. First thus, with material not included in the first edition. Near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#001790] $70
Norfolk, New Directions, (1939). His second book (Morgan A2), printed in an edition of 800 copies. Spine and edge-sunned cloth; near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#019276] $60
NY, New Directions, (1949). Near fine in a good, surface-soiled dust jacket with a couple long, internally tape-repaired edge tears and a small chip in the front panel. [#019288] $30
NY, Padell, (1947). Patchen's only conventional novel. Front hinge cracking, otherwise very good copy in a good, moderately dampstained dust jacket chipped at the spine extremities. [#001802] $25
NY, Padell, (1947). Patchen's only conventional novel. Text block shaken; some spotting to cloth; very good in a very good dust jacket with internally tape-mended edge tears. [#019285] $45
London, Cape, (1968). First edition of this collection, with poems selected for this volume by Nathaniel Tarn and a short preface by him. Crown crimped, top edge foxed; near fine in near fine dust jacket. [#001816] $45
(NY), (Ganis & Harris), (1948). The second edition of his fourth book, first published in 1942. Fine in a very good dust jacket rubbed at the corners and folds. [#019287] $45
NY, Harriss & Givens, (1942). First edition of his fourth book, the regular issue (there was also a painted issue, limited to 75 copies). Printed in an edition of 775 copies. This copy is inscribed by the author. Spine slightly darkened; near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#001792] $250
Prairie City, Decker Press, (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a purple and pink floral dust jacket with red and blue lettering, a $2 "Gift Edition" price, and different jacket copy. Near fine in a good dust jacket: the front flap has separated and is laid in. [#001806] $750
Prairie City, Decker Press, (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a blue dust jacket with gold and black lettering, a price of $1 and the words "THE ARCHIVE of Duke University" in place of "Louis Untermeyer" on the dust jacket copy. According to Morgan, Decker printed about 200 copies of this title, about 20 of which were the first issue, although Morgan doesn't account for all known variants. Shortly after printing this book, Decker disappeared and his car was found abandoned, a mystery that was never solved. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. [#001805] $1,500
(Norfolk), New Directions, (1957). Poetry and prose poems, these being all the new poems Patchen had written since the publication of Red Wine and Yellow Hair in 1949. Rubbing to spine tips; else fine in a near fine, mildly dusty dust jacket. [#019291] $100
Baden, Jonathan Williams, 1953. Poet John Ciardi's copy of Patchen's book, with Ciardi's ownership signature and address stamp and with a few underlinings and a marginal notation in the early pages of the text, presumably made by Ciardi. This is the issue in wrappers, not identified by the bibliographer, and one of 450 copies. With a plain bookmark laid in from the Saturday Review, where Ciardi worked as poetry editor. Near fine in self-wrappers. [#001810] $450
NY, Viking, (1973). A collection of essays on a variety of themes, literary and philosophical, originally published in periodicals over the period 1959-1967. Paz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#013812] $45
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1997). Uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this volume of reflections on India by the 1990 Nobel Prize winner, who served as Mexico's Ambassador to India in the 1960s. Fine in wrappers. [#004199] $30
(Peace)
(Berkeley), (World Without War Council), (1967). Pamphlet printing peace proposals from a number of perspectives, including those that advocate peace through military victory. The editors, however, have selected a number of proposals they believe could be accepted by both sides, including ones by the Secretary General of the United Nations -- U Thant -- as well as by Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, and others. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#010175] SOLD
Dallas, Southern Meth. Univ. Press, (1993). The author's first book, a collection of stories that was nominated for the National Book Award, an uncommon occurrence for a volume of fiction published by a university presss. Fine in a near fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#007111] $40
(Red Cloud), (Self-published), [c. late 1950s]. A self-published history of Red Cloud and the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska, which begins in the biblical book of Genesis and covers many of the intervening years in a first person narrative -- i.e., in part a fictionalized history/autobiography of the Lakota chief, written by a white man born and raised in Red Cloud. Signed by the author on the inside rear cover, following the author bio. Mild sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#016812] $125
Paterson, St. Anthony's Guild, (1970). Ross Perot provides the introduction to Menger's first person account of a missionary in Laos. This is the hardcover issue, fine in a dust jacket with some scratches and dust soiling to the rear panel; still about near fine. [#010177] $30
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1953. Second novel by this African-American writer whose first, The Street, won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with modest edgewear, particularly at the corners. An attractive copy of an uncommon and important African-American novel. [#006045] $125
(NY), Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1979). The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received first collection of stories, her first book to be published by a major, mainstream publisher. Inscribed by the author to publisher Seymour Lawrence and signed only as "the witch." Spine sunned; else fine in wrappers. A nice association copy. [#004289] $575
(NY), (Vehicle), (1978). Her second book, a collection of short prose poems. Of a total edition of 500 copies, this is one of 474 copies in wrappers. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Slight rubbing to the spine folds, else fine; a very nice copy. [#011223] $275
NY, Vehicle Editions, (1978). The issue in wrappers of her second book, a collection of poems and prose poems, one of 474 copies of a total edition of 500; inscribed by the author to Seymour Lawrence in the year of publication. Additionally, laid in is an autograph postcard signed "the counter." Lawrence became Phillips' publisher with her next book, Black Tickets, which was her first collection of prose and the first book she had published by a major publisher. The postcard is fine; the book near fine. [#004287] $475
(NY), Vehicle, (1984). A small press volume, the first book appearance of this story. Issued in an edition of 2026, this is copy "K" of 26 lettered copies, signed by the author and the illustrator, Yvonne Jacquette. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Phillips to Seymour Lawrence: "For Uncle Sam --/ my companion/ in the fast lane --/ love,/ the speedy witch/ Jan. 24, '85." This story was later reprinted as the title story of a collection of Phillips' fiction published by Seymour Lawrence at Dutton. Fine in a near fine slipcase. [#004293] $600
St. Paul, Bookslinger Editions, 1981. An attractive limited edition of this story, one of 150 numbered copies. Signed by the author and additionally inscribed to Seymour Lawrence: "For the heroic Uncle Sam,/ intrepid publisher --/ love, JA." Clothbound without dust jacket; spine-sunned; near fine. [#004290] $375
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#006052] $30
San Antonio, Naylor, (1972). Very good in a slightly edgeworn, very good dust jacket and inscribed by the author: "To my friends _______ & ______ _______, my favorite kind of people, with deep affection." [#003658] SOLD
San Antonio, Naylor, (1972). A novel by Pierre, a chief of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington state, dealing with the controversial question of "termination" -- the ending of federal control over Indian reservations and the resultant freedoms, and losses, the policy would entail. This copy belonged to Charles R. Larson, author of the landmark book American Indian Fiction, "the first critical and historical account of novels by American Indians." Larson's pencilled notes are in evidence throughout; Autumn's Bounty is included on pp. 137-140 of Larson's text. This is the seemingly more common issue, in reddish-brown cloth; there was also an issue in a deeper brown, textured binding. Fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket with a couple closed edge tears. A nice association copy of this novel. [#016820] $100
(Political Convention)
(Washington, DC), (Young Citizens for Johnson), (n.d.). Program of the National Convention of Young Citizens for Johnson, to be held in August -- presumably 1964, the only year that Johnson ran for President. Listing Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, and Peter, Paul and Mary as participants, and Bill Moyers as Special Assistant to the President, among others. Written in ink are the name of two additions to the program: Joan Kennedy and Herbert Humphry [sic]. 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", once folded in eighths to pocket size; very good. [#009666] $35
NY, Vintage, (1987). Her second book, first novel, published as a softcover original in the Vintage Contemporaries series. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#011240] $30
NY, Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947). Pritchett's survey of English writers. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear and a short slice to the spine. [#017571] $30
Los Angeles, Bauer Benedek, (1987). Photocopied screenplay for the spooky thriller directed by John Schlesinger, who also did The Day of the Locust, Marathon Man, The Falcon and the Snowman and others. In an agency binder, with a cover letter from the agency to a novelist laid in. Fine. [#019022] $125
(Anthology)
NY, Random House, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy, inscribed by George Quasha. Light dust soiling; else fine in wrappers. [#001208] $45
NY, Knopf, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy of this well-received first book. Fine in wrappers. Laid in is an autograph note signed by the author. [#000284] $35
(Tulsa), (Western Publishing), (1990). Poetry, by a former helicopter pilot in Vietnam, who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after the war. Most of the poems have the same simple rhyme scheme, and each has its own epilogue, longer than the poem. Label removal abrasion front flyleaf; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#010368] $80
NY, Grove Press, (1955). Poetry, issued in a lettered edition of 26 copies and a numbered edition of 250 copies: this is a presentation copy (designated as "s.c. 3 for Nancy"), signed by the author and, as with the lettered issue, with an original drawing by Irene Rice Pereira, the author's wife, signed by the artist as frontispiece. It can be assumed that the presentation copies ("s.c" -- "special copy"?) were even more limited than the lettered copies, as is almost always the case in the issuance of limited editions such as this. A fine copy in a professionally restored dust jacket. Laid in is an autograph holiday card addressed to Nancy and her partner and signed by Reavey for himself and Irene, with an image by Pereira from the collection of the Whitney Museum. A significant volume, with an original work of art by a distinguished American abstract artist: Pereira's work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among many others. [#014615] $1,500
NY, RH, (1973). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and the editor of Yardbird. Near fine in tall wrappers and signed by the author. [#006636] $100
NY, Knopf, 1996. The limited reissue "Twentieth Anniversary Edition" of her acclaimed first book, the first in the Vampire Lestat series, and one of the unlikeliest success stories of the publishing season. Modest hardcover sales of the book would not have led one to imagine the long-term popularity and success of Rice's later books in the Vampire Lestat series, nor did they predict the huge success this novel had in paperback, selling millions of copies. Even so, Rice's novels did not begin to approach such sales again until her next vampire novel, published after two mainstream historical novels. Rice's vampire novels are unprecedented bestsellers as well as being critically acclaimed, and even her erotic novels of sado-masochism have achieved a kind of mainstream success that defies prediction. Fine in a fine dust jacket and publisher's slipcase. Signed by the author. [#009482] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of vampire tales. A bit of smudging to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. [#014623] $80
NY, Norton, (1967). Her third book, and while her first was published in the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series and her second was nominated for the National Book Award, this is the title that is generally considered her first fully mature work. The revised reissue. Small bookstore stamp front flyleaf; fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip at the crown. [#004329] $45
NY, Knopf, 1978. The second volume of fiction by the author of Bed/Time/Story, and her fourth book. Fine in a fine, slightly edge-tanned dust jacket. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication. [#007584] $45
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1980). Trial dust jacket only (no book), with title and spine lettering in yellow. Folded at the rear spine fold; else fine. [#019716] $45
(Rock Handbill)
[San Francisco], (n.p.), [1966]. A dance concert at California Hall, November 23rd & 24th. Also performing, The Friendly Stranger. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Purple and blue on white. [#009686] $200
(Rock Handbill)
San Francisco, 1967. "Spirit of '67." Playing with Sopwith Camel, July 7th and 8th, 1967. Four color, with an Uncle Sam motif. 5" x 7". Corresponds to the poster depicted in Art of Rock, #2.149. This performance was at California Hall in San Francisco. Fine. [#009690] $375
(Rock Handbill)
San Pablo, [1967]. 5.5" x 8.5". An appearance by Quicksilver with Ophelia's Death on January 10, 1967, at Maple Hall in San Pablo, California. Black on green. One small ink mark, minor scuffing; near fine. [#010391] $225
NY, Putnam, 1929. The first book publication of this piece originally published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1927. Bookplate front pastedown and small ink price rear flyleaf; near fine in a good dust jacket with several edge tears and an excessive amount of tape on the verso. [#002633] $70
NY, Random House, (1971). Advance review copy of his second book, first novel. Inscribed by the author to "my A No. 1 fan" in 1974. Fine in fine dust jacket. [#011229] $45
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1978). His second book. Inscribed by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket. [#011246] $45
(Pocket Poets Series)
San Francisco, City Lights Books, (1959). Edited and translated by Rothenberg, his first book. Rothenberg went on to became a highly regarded poet in his own right and a champion of ethnopoetics, founding the influential journal Alcheringa. Owner name. Near fine in wrappers. [#017568] $30
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1981). Proof dust jacket for this novel featuring Nathan Zuckerman, one of Roth's fictional alter egos. Front cover and spine printed; rear cover and flaps blank. 19-3/8" x 8-1/4"; folded at the rear spine folded; else fine. [#019717] $45
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1981). Colophon only for the limited edition of this novel featuring Nathan Zuckerman, one of Roth's fictional alter egos. The limitation was 350 copies; this is apparently an overrun page, unnumbered but signed by Roth. Fine. A nice way to obtain a Roth signature. [#013349] $45
NY, Braziller, (1974). A novel of a Special Forces officer working with Montagnards in highland Vietnam. Sticker removal shadow front pastedown; near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with several tears including a long one at the crown. [#010208] $25
(Lesbian Fiction)
NY, McCall, (1970). The first American edition of the second novel by the author of The Desert of the Heart, a contemporary classic of lesbian fiction. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with only mild fading to the spine lettering. A very nice copy. [#014920] $45
(Photography)
Reno, U. of Nevada, 1985. Oblong quarto of color photographs of contemporary Native Americans, including portraits, ceremonies, and candid shots. Fine in fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author. [#003457] $100
NY, Harper & Row, (1973). An anthology edited by Thomas Disch and with two stories by Rush: "Riding" and "Fighting Fascism," which precede his first book by 13 years. Signed by Rush twice, once at each contribution. Other stories by Disch, Gene Wolfe, Marilyn Hacker, Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Kate Wilhelm, Ron Padgett and others. Label removal shadow front pastedown; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#004827] $125
(Native American)
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, (1978). Three interviews, with Russell, Lance Henson, and Jim Weaver Barnes, compiled by Patrick Hundley. Inscribed by Russell in 1980. Laid in is a typed letter signed from Russell to poet Will Inman, dated June 25, 1980, in which Russell comments at some length on the current state of poetry and small poetry magazines ("...those that used to be LITTLE, to invite spontaneity, experimentation, and true optimism, have gotten BIG, created a new conformity, a crafty and stupefying DULLNESS..." He remarks that much of the poetry is "completely introverted and narcissistic. I could write better poems about my occasional hemorrhoids..."). Both items fine. Russell has corrected one sentence of the transcribed interview. [#003215] $200
(n.p.), (Dial Press), (1968). The uncorrected proof copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Quarto, 8" x 11"; paper clip imprint to front cover and first few pages (clip still present); sunning to covers and the number 48 written in pencil on front; near fine. An uncommon format, suggesting that not many copies would have been done. [#007163] $250
NY, RCA, 1966. Long-playing record album of songs by the Special Forces Staff Sergeant who wrote and popularized the title song of the album. Eleven additional songs, including "I'm a Lucky One" (later the title of a book he wrote), "Salute to the Nurses," "Letter From Vietnam," and more. A monaural recording. Fine in a near fine sleeve. Presumably quite uncommon in such nice shape. [#010214] $70
NY, Random House, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of Salter's memoir, published to extraordinary critical praise. Salter was often praised as a "writer's writer." His collection of stories, Dusk, won the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in wrappers. [#007180] $45
NY, Bookman Press, 1998. A limited edition of this piece about the writer Irwin Shaw, a longtime friend of Salter's. Excerpted from Salter's memoir, Burning the Days. One of 200 numbered copies. Only issued in wrappers. Signed by Salter. Fine. [#012027] SOLD
NY, Bookman Press, 1998. A limited edition of this piece about the writer Irwin Shaw, a longtime friend of Salter's. Excerpted from Salter's memoir, Burning the Days. One of 200 numbered copies. Only issued in wrappers. Fine. [#012026] $60
(NY), (Glenn Horowitz), (1995). A touching tribute to the artist Sheridan Lord, spoken at his memorial service in August, 1994, by his longtime friend, Salter. A limited edition, this being one of 200 copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#004338] $35
Cambridge/Nelson, Privately Printed, (n.d.)[c. 1959]. A broadside poem, 8" x 11-3/4"; printed in green on cream paper. Top edge sunned with several small edge tears; near fine. Uncommon. [#019332] $125
NY, Norton, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of her first novel written after she recovered from her stroke. Fine in wrappers. [#018159] $40
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Catalog 169