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Garden City, Doubleday, 1966. Signed by the author. A bit of bubbling to pastedowns; else fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned, near fine dust jacket. H18 code on last page of text. [#911337] $175
Garden City, Doubleday, 1968. Barth's innovative fifth book, his first that was not a novel. This is a collection of "fiction for print, tape, live voice." Signed by the author. Trace foredge foxing; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a tiny hole at the front spine fold. [#911338] $175
Garden City, Doubleday, 1968. The limited edition of Barth's innovative fifth book, his first that was not a novel. This is a collection of "fiction for print, tape, live voice." Number 44 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#911339] $175
NY, Putnam, (1979). An elaborately constructed epistolary novel. Inscribed by the author in the month prior to publication: "For Bill and Jean, two main characters in our family alphabet. Love, Jack. 9/79." The recipients were poet Bill Sylvester and his wife Jean, who got to know Barth and became close friends with him in the 1960s when both Sylvester and Barth were teaching at SUNY Buffalo. A nice literary and personal association copy. Barth won the National Book Award in 1973, and was one of the most acclaimed American writers for two decades, representing the "postmodern" school of fiction, in contrast to the "realistic" school. Novelist John Gardner's polemic, On Moral Fiction, famously took Barth and his cohort to task for writing fiction that focused on the process more than the content, thus abandoning the moral dimension and power of Art, in Gardner's view. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light edge wear, fading to the spine letters, and a bit of dampstaining visible on the verso of the spine. [#028148] $150
Garden City, Doubleday, 1968. Barth's innovative fifth book, his first that was not a novel. This is a collection of "fiction for print, tape, live voice." This copy belonged to the writer Geoffrey Wolff and bears his underlinings and marginal comments throughout, with a three point critique on the verso of the front flyleaf. Wolff reviewed books for Newsweek, The Washington Post and many other publications over the years, and tended to make his notes right in the books he read for review. An interesting glimpse at one writer's take on another writer's work, before filtering and shaping it into a review. Cloth mottled; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#028883] $125
NY, Putnam, (1979). An elaborately constructed epistolary novel. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911341] $100
Boston, Little Brown, (1991). Postmodern fiction meets Magical Realism, in a novel that takes place both in the contemporary world and in the ancient mythical realm of Sinbad and Scheherazade. Inscribed by the author: "For Bill & Jean, old shipmates, affectionately, Jack. 2/91." Inscribed to poet Bill Sylvester and his wife; a good personal and literary association. Slight spine slant and a small spine bump; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with an edge tear at the upper rear spine fold. [#028151] $100
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