Three Advance States of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
(NY), HarperCollins, (2007). Nonfiction by the prolific and bestselling author of The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible, among others: a narrative of her family's quest to spend a year eating local food. This lot includes the advance reading copy (marked "uncorrected proof"); the advance excerpt, printing the first chapter, "Called Home"; and a photocopied typescript of the book: 477 unbound pages, double-spaced and double-sided, printed out in varying fonts, as is the published version (although not the same fonts), but exhibiting textual variations from the final text. The typescript was presumably issued in very small quantities: this copy was sent to the nonfiction buyer for one of the two largest retail book chains in the U.S. at the time of publication. One tiny corner crease to the rear cover of the ARC; else fine in wrappers; the excerpt is fine in stapled wrappers; the typescript is fine. [#031784] SOLD
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