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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

1993. Anderson's dot-matrix printout of a draft of what became the prologue and first chapter of his second novel. 24 pages, with extensive differences between this version and the published version. With a handwritten signed note by Anderson across the top of the first page, saying, in part, that he thinks the novel will be finished in another six weeks. Night Dogs was one of the most eagerly awaited novels of its time, but its publication was delayed as different publishers vied for it but no deal was reached for the publication rights. It was finally published in 1996 by Dennis McMillan, a small press/fine press publisher, primarily of limited editions. Later, in 1998, there was a publication by a major trade publishing house, Bantam, which had merged with Doubleday, the publisher of Anderson's first novel. This is a very early segment of the work-in-progress. Marked by a rusty paper clip, else fine. [#031325] $750
(Tucson), Dennis McMillan, 1996. Signed by the author and in a trial dust jacket, without flap copy and with a different photograph on the rear panel than the published edition. This photo shows a night time storefront with a sign advertising "Liquor, Guns & Ammo," which later became the title of another of Anderson's books. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with creasing to the top edge. Rare, possibly unique. [#030672] $500
1992. A 7-page dot-matrix print-out of a letter by Anderson defending himself against a series of complaints made against him as a faculty member at Boise State University. Together with an unsigned cover letter from 1993 expressing, among other things, a wish he could publish the letter and a tirade against "the new thing, the E-mail," and its allowing people to hide behind a curtain like the Wizard of Oz. Also together with four of Anderson's reviews as a faculty member, three of which have Anderson's holograph annotations (e.g., "don't know how she got this guy in her pocket"). And also together with, and paper-clipped to his faculty reviews, the Pablo Neruda poem "Guilty," on which Anderson has written: "I make my 'Creative Writing' students memorize this for their mid-term." Not signed on the preceding items, but with a 1993 letter of transmittal signed by Anderson, saying, among other things, that he expects he'll be in Boise a few more years "before [they] manage to get rid of me." Rust from paperclips; otherwise all items fine. [#031324] $450
c. 1987-1988. Anderson's own collection of reviews of his first book, the powerful Vietnam novel Sympathy for the Devil, together with articles by him and about him from about the same time period. Roughly 14 different pieces, all photocopies, but five of them have holographic comments by Anderson on them. Includes copies of both Gustav Hasford's and Harry Crews's submissions for publicity blurbs for Sympathy for the Devil. Anderson has annotated Hasford's with news of Hasford's subsequent memorial service, and signed the annotation in 1993. All items fine. [#031323] $250
Evanston, Northwestern University, 1979. Includes an excerpt from Anderson's then-forthcoming first novel. Signed by the author at his contribution. Very good in wrappers. [#030674] $100
Evanston, Northwestern University, 1979. Includes an excerpt from Anderson's then-forthcoming first novel. Very good in wrappers. [#031180] $20
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