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

1994. Crowley's handwritten review of Nicholson Baker's The Fermata, which was published with the title "Naughty, Naughty Boy" in the 2/20/94 Washington Post. A five-page, handwritten, much-corrected manuscript on yellow-lined paper. Folded once to fit into the uncorrected proof of Baker's novel, which is also included [NY: Random House (1994)]. Crowley's notes on two pages of the proof; near fine in wrappers. An interesting pairing: one of our greatest writers of fantasy (Aegypt; Little, Big) on one of our more popular literary sexual fantasists. Crowley's papers are housed at the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and manuscripts of his seldom appear on the market. [#024677] $1,250
[Seattle], Incunabla, 2007. The lettered limited edition of this poster, a broadside excerpt from Crowley's 1981 novel Little, Big, issued in conjunction with what was to be the 25th anniversary edition of Crowley's World Fantasy Award-winner, but which is being released in its 35th year (2016). (The website littlebig25.com, provides updates). A 24" x 37" poster, with art by Peter Milton, whose haunting drawings, etchings, engravings and prints are to grace the new edition. When Little, Big was first published, Ursula Le Guin famously wrote that "all by itself it calls for a redefinition of fantasy"; Thomas Disch called it "the greatest fantasy novel ever." The literary critic Harold Bloom listed three books by John Crowley, including Little, Big, in his book The Western Canon. Bloom is listed as providing an introduction to the anniversary edition of the novel. One can get a sense, from this poster, of the aesthetic of the anniversary volume, as one can from various parts of the above website. One of 26 lettered copies, this being letter "L," signed by John Crowley, artist Peter Milton, editor John Drummond and book designer John D. Berry. Rolled; else fine. A scarce artifact of a prolonged publishing project and labor of love, associated with one of the best-loved and most highly regarded fantasy novels of all time. [#029580] $750
NY, Bantam, (1987). The uncorrected proof copy of the first book in an ambitious tetralogy that also includes Love and Sleep, Daemonomania, and Endless Things. Signed by the author. Crowley's first book after the World Fantasy Award-winning Little, Big, this was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was selected as one of David Pringle's 100 best fantasy novels of all time. According to Crowley, there were textual differences between this proof and the final published book. Near fine in wrappers. [#020178] $200
NY, Talese/Doubleday, (2007). The advance reading copy of Crace's novel: this copy was used by John Crowley for review purposes and bears his markings in the text and three pages of notes in the prelims, in Crowley's calligraphic hand. Crowley's review appeared in the Washington Post. There is also a blurb by Crowley (about Crace's Being Dead) printed on the rear cover of this advance reading copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#029299] $150
Norwalk, Easton Press, (2000). The limited edition of the third book in the ambitious tetralogy that began with Aegypt, which was selected as one of David Pringle's 100 best fantasy novels of all time. Both Aegypt and the second volume of the tetralogy, Love and Sleep, were nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Issued in an edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is an out of series author's copy signed by Crowley. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#018870] $100
(Burton), Subterranean Press, 2005. A limited edition, with 526 copies published, this copy being unnumbered but signed by the author. Crowley is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning Little Big, as well as Aegypt, which was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. At least three of his books were included in Harold Bloom's list of the books defining the "Western canon." Fine without dust jacket, as issued. An uncommon title. From the author's own copies. [#026220] $100
[Seattle], Incunabla, 2007. A broadside excerpt from Crowley's Little, Big, issued in conjunction with what was to be the 25th anniversary edition of Crowley's World Fantasy Award-winning novel, which is still a work-in-progress but has yet to be published. A 24" x 37" poster, with art by Peter Milton, whose haunting drawings, etchings, engravings and prints were to grace the new edition. When Little, Big was first published, Ursula LeGuin famously wrote that "all by itself it calls for a redefinition of fantasy"; Thomas Disch called it "the greatest fantasy novel ever." The literary critic Harold Bloom listed three books by John Crowley, including Little, Big, in his book The Western Canon. Bloom is listed as providing an Introduction to the anniversary edition of the novel. One can get a sense, from this poster, of the aesthetic of the anniversary volume, as one can from various parts of the above website. Rolled; else fine. [#029648] $45
(NY), Morrow, (2002). A mainstream novel set at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by the author of a number of highly praised, award-winning fantasy novels, including the classics Little, Big and Aegypt. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#021859] $40
(NY), Morrow, (2005). Second printing of the author's highly acclaimed novel. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#026222] $20
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