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

(Queensland), University of Queensland Press, (1988). The uncorrected proof copy of the true first edition (Australian) of Carey's first Booker Prize-winning novel. Signed by the author. Based on the size of the Australian publishing industry, as compared to that of the UK and the US, the original Australian first editions of Carey's books, especially those published by University of Queensland, a relatively small Australian publisher, are relatively uncommon. Proofs, because of their much more limited quantities to begin with, are even more scarce. Despite our focusing on proofs as a specialty, we've only handled the proof of this edition once previously, and have never handled a signed copy before. Vertical spine creasing; age-toning to pages; very good in wrappers. [#032747] $1,250
(Queensland), University of Queensland Press, (2000). The advance reading copy of the true first edition of Carey's second Booker Prize winner, a fictional re-imagining of the life of Australia's most famous outlaw. Inscribed by the author. Light bumps to the front corners and mild rubbing; near fine in wrappers. An extremely uncommon advance issue: we have never seen another copy, nor have we found any auction listings for it. In addition to winning the Booker, it also won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best overall book of the year, the Colin Roderick Award for best Australian book of the year, the Age Book of the Year Award, the Courier Mail Book of the Year, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, and numerous others. A modern classic, and an exceptionally scarce state of it, especially so signed. [#030105] $1,000
London, Belmont Press, 2002. Of a total edition of 226, this is the "special" issue, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Carey and by the illustrator, Eileen Hogan and with a signed print by Hogan laid in. Quarterbound in leather. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#911432] $650
London, Belmont Press, 2002. Of a total edition of 226, this is the "standard" issue, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Carey and by the illustrator, Eileen Hogan. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#911433] $500
(St. Lucia), University of Queensland Press, (1979). The first edition of his second book, again a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Bowing to boards and a soft abrasion to rear corner cloth; a very good copy in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket with a small bit of dampstaining to verso and one closed edge tear. [#911417] $300
London, Faber and Faber, (1980). First thus: the first British edition of this collection of stories, some of which appeared in the collection War Crimes, which was not published outside of his native Australia, and the others of which are from his first book, which was published in Australia with this same title in 1974. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911418] $175
(St. Lucia), University of Queensland Press, (1994). A small volume printing a piece that originally appeared in Granta. This is its first separate publication. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911424] $100
(Sydney), Knopf, (2008). First edition (Australian). Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine printed glassine dustwrapper with one small crease. [#914436] $100
NY, Harper & Row, (1988). The advance reading copy of the first American edition of his Booker Prize-winning novel; the American edition contained a chapter that did not appear in the earlier British or Australian editions. Inscribed by the author in 1995 to Greg Gatenby, the director of a Toronto literary festival: "For Greg - Some more ephemera. Peter Carey/ Toronto/ 21/2/95." With Gatenby's signature as well. Very near fine in wrappers. [#029817] $100
(Queensland), University of Queensland Press, (1994). The first edition. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. This book was considered a contender for the Booker Prize and it was a minor literary scandal when it wasn't even shortlisted for the prize. [#911425] $100
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, (1991). The limited American edition of this novel, first published in Australia. Signed by Carey, and with an special introduction by him in which he attempts to draw a clear delineation between author and character. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#911423] $70
(London), Bloomsbury, (2001). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with erratum slip laid in. [#911430] $60
(Milsons Point), Knopf, (2006). The first Australian edition. Signed by the author. Light corner taps; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915973] $50
London, Faber and Faber, (1994). The first British edition of this novel by the two-time Booker Prize winner. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one short tear at the lower rear spine fold. [#014409] $45
(n.p.), Faber and Faber, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of the novel by this two-time Booker Prize winner. Corners tapped; near fine in wrappers. [#022874] $30
NY, Knopf, 2005. The first American edition. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911436] $30
London, Faber and Faber, (1986). The published screenplay of Carey's 1981 novel. Bliss won three awards from the Australian Film Institute -- that country's equivalent to the Oscars -- for Best Film, Best Director (Ray Lawrence), and Best Screenplay (Lawrence and Carey). Owner name; creasing at spine fold; near fine in wrappers. [#024026] $25
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#700923] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#700924] $20
(London), Faber and Faber, (2003). The advance reading copy of the first British edition. Fine in wrappers. [#023170] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. First American Edition. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#705009] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#700926] $20
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