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

NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1984). Her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Inscribed by the author at Christmas time in the year of publication. A bit of foxing to top edge and mild edge sunning to boards; near fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with just a touch of edge wear. The book was published in October; it's possible Erdrich gave inscribed copies as gifts that year. [#028485] $150
(Native American)
(NY), HarperCollins, (2003). The advance reading copy of this collection of selected and new poems, her first poetry collection in 14 years. Signed by the author. Erdrich is best-known as a novelist: her first novel, Love Medicine, won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984; her novel The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award. One shallow corner crease, else fine in wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and a scarce title signed in any issue or format. [#032810] $125
NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1984). The third printing of her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Critical acclaim for this novel was instantaneous and unanimous, and it was reprinted several times quickly. Love Medicine was the first in an ongoing sequence of novels, each of which has been well-received, and each has had a larger first printing than the last: Erdrich has come to be one of the most commercially successful literary authors writing in America today. As with the best Native American writing, Erdrich's writing is infused with a rich sense of myth derived from American Indian traditions, even as it uses the Western forms of poetry and the novel to contain and shape the images. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet in 1985. Recipient's handmade bookplate on flyleaf and notes in text. Near fine, with clipped portions of the dust jacket affixed to the boards. [#025459] $100
(NY), Harper, (2010). The advance reading copy of this novel. Signed by the author. Fine in self-wrappers, with a copy of the flyer from a book signing laid in. [#029699] $100
(NY), HarperCollins, (2005). The advance reading copy of this sequel to The Birchbark House, a children's novel by the award-winning author of Love Medicine and other novels. Erdrich, an enrolled member of the Chippewa tribe, is one of the most successful and acclaimed authors of the "second wave" of the Native American Renaissance. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. Uncommon advance copy, especially scarce signed. [#029523] $100
NY, Henry Holt, (1986). Advance reading copy in printed wrappers. The success of the author's first novel, Love Medicine, prompted her publisher to have a larger first printing for this title--reported to be 35,000 copies--and to promote the book aggressively. Consequently, an advance reading copy in wrappers was rushed to press as a promotional giveaway for the American Booksellers Association's annual convention. The author was still in the process of making the last revisions to the novel, and so the text of this advance copy varies from that of the final published book. This is a fine copy in wrappers, and is signed by the author. [#003524] $45
(NY), HarperCollins, (1994). The fourth novel in the series that began with Love Medicine. Signed by the author. One page is torn, not affecting any text; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#002356] $25
NY, HarperCollins, (1991). Very Good in Very Good (edge-worn) DJ. [#705399] $20
(NY), HarperCollins, (1991). Collaborative novel written for the quincentenary of Columbus' expedition to America. Taking two bestselling and award-winning authors and having them jointly write a book made this one of the most highly promoted publishing events of the season, with an announced first printing of 150,000 copies and a huge marketing campaign. Fine in fine dust jacket. [#003508] $20
(n.p.), HarperPerennial, (1994). Synopses of and topics for discussion for four of Erdrich's novels: Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, Tracks and The Bingo Palace. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#016627] $20
NY, Henry Holt, (1988). The third book published in her sequence that began with Love Medicine and continued with The Beet Queen. This is the "prequel" to those books, set in the same locale, but at an earlier time. Fine in a fine dust jacket but for a nick at the upper front flap fold. [#029567] $20
NY, Henry Holt, (1988). Although this is not a scarce advance reading copy, it is quite a bit scarcer than the trade edition, which had a 100,000 copy first printing. Bumped; very good in wrappers. [#003534] $20
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