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

(San Francisco), (McSweeney's), (2006). The advance reading copy of this highly praised "nonfiction novel" based on the life story of Deng, one of the Sudanese "Lost Boys," as told to Eggers. With different cover art from the published book and with blurbs by Khaled Hosseini, Philip Gourevitch and John Prendergast on the rear panel. Uncommon in advance form. McSweeney's is a small press, with little in the way of marketing dollars: its best advertising tends to be the buzz created by its publications, and this book exemplified the process, reaching #25 on The New York Times bestseller list without the benefit of promotional clout. This is the only copy we have handled or seen. Slight splaying to covers and a bit of shelf dirt to the lower edge; else fine in wrappers. [#027358] $450
(n.p.), McSweeney's, (2004). A re-definition of terms, by over 200 American writers, artists and musicians. Signed by co-editor and contributor, Dave Eggers. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with CD tipped to the rear pastedown. [#912490] $100
(NY), Perennial, (2003). First thus, a paperback reissue with an engaged and endearing introduction by Eggers noting that while Cheever's stories are well-remembered, his novels -- the two Wapshot novels in particular -- have suffered an undeserved neglect. Fine in wrappers. [#024848] $60
(NY/San Francisco), Knopf/McSweeney's, 2013. The uncorrected proof copy of Eggers' novel about the dark side of the internet and a 21st century company modeled on several of the current internet giants. Eggers co-wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film version, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Not a common proof, especially compared to the 200,000 announced first printing, but not as scarce as McSweeney's proofs done without the backing of Knopf. Fine in printed white wrappers, with the cover art bound in. [#030716] $50
NY, Simon & Schuster, (2000). His first book, if not a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, then at the very least an affecting work of uncommon brilliance, about raising his younger brother after the death of both parents, just weeks apart. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Together with a 1999 issue of The New Yorker (Oct 18/25), with Eggers' essay "The Orphans are Coming!," which shares the plot, and the tone, of the forthcoming book. [#032978] $45
(San Francisco/Brooklyn), (McSweeney's), (2002). His second book and first novel, and the first of his books to be published by his own McSweeney's press. This is the true first, one of the 10,000 copies that state "First Edition" and were offered for sale only at the McSweeney's website. There were an additional 40,000 copies of the "first trade edition," which did not state "First Edition" and were offered for sale in bookstores chosen by Eggers. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Together with a fine copy of a 2002 advance excerpt from the book in The New Yorker, entitled "Where We Were," with textual differences from the published version. [#032979] $30
(San Francisco/Brooklyn), (McSweeney's), (2002). His second book and first novel, and the first of his books to be published by his own McSweeney's press. This is the true first, one of the 10,000 copies that state "First Edition" and were offered for sale only at the McSweeney's website. There were an additional 40,000 copies of the "first trade edition," which did not state "First Edition" and were offered for sale in bookstores chosen by Eggers. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Together with a very good copy of a 2002 advance excerpt from the book in The New Yorker, entitled "Where We Were," with textual differences from the published version. [#032980] $25
(n.p.), McSweeney's, (2003). A pseudonymous collection of short pieces, complete with a fictional author biography and a list of "Future books by this author," parodying the format of conventional book publication. Illustrated by Carlos de la Naranja. Faint stray smudges; near fine in wrappers. [#032982] $25
(San Francisco/Brooklyn), (McSweeney's), (2002). His second book and first novel, and the first of his books to be published by his own McSweeney's press. This is the true first, one of the 10,000 copies that state "First Edition" and were offered for sale only at the McSweeney's website. There were an additional 40,000 copies of the "first trade edition," which did not state "First Edition" and were offered for sale in bookstores chosen by Eggers. Slight loss of gilt to spine logo, else fine without dust jacket, as issued. Together with a very good copy of the Time magazine issue in which the novel was reviewed. [#032981] $20
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