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

NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of her first book, a novel of a backwoods Maine family which was both critically acclaimed and a surprise bestseller. With a long inscription from Chute to fellow Ticknor & Fields author Madison Smartt Bell, whose novel Waiting for the End of the World was published the same year. "For Madison & Beth [Bell's wife, the poet Elizabeth Spires] - fellow writers waiting for the end of the world. xoxox Carolyn/ May 6, 85/ [Publisher's name circled] Publishers of Dickens, Longfellow, Bell, Chute and others. May you have your dream house soon! A RAT-less one." With Madison Smart Bell's ownership signature. Further inscribed by Chute, eight years later, to famed [and later, murdered] book collector Rolland Comstock: "So, how did you get Madison and Beth's copy? They are my friends! Madison, a better novelist than me. Beth, a super poet. They have their house now. And a baby girl." Faint crease to front cover, likely from so much inscribing; near fine in wrappers. Laid in is a folded five-page press release from Ticknor & Fields, the text of which is a transcription of excerpts of the highly entertaining correspondence Chute sent to her editor during the pre-publication process. A wonderful, unique association copy. [#032639] $500
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Folded and gathered sheets. Very Good. [#701500] $20
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#701542] $20
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#701074] $20
NY, T&F, 1988. Second novel by the author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author. After the rather astonishing success of her first book, this novel was issued in substantially larger numbers than The Beans had been. [#005679] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace & Co., (1994). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers w/ promotional material laid in. Crimp to lower corner of front cover. Tiny 1/4" tear to cover at head of spine. [#708371] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace, 1994. Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#701075] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace, 1999. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#701076] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1999). Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a bit of creasing to the lamination. [#915993] $20
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