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

NY, Knopf, 1973. One of Gardner's best-loved novels, a National Book Award finalist in 1974. Inscribed by the author at Christmas, 1975. Small spot and dent to foredge; else fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket. [#022917] $175
Carbondale, Southern Illinois U. Press, (1978). First thus, a softcover edition of his scholarly study of Chaucer, published to complement his biography The Life and Times of Chaucer. Done by a university press, this title had a very small hardcover first printing -- 1819 copies in 1977, which was followed by a second hardcover printing prior to this edition. Signed by the author. One light corner bump, else fine in wrappers. [#019681] $150
January, 1967. Reprinted from Philological Quarterly, Vol. XLVI, No 1., January, 1967. An offprint of this critical work on one of the "great sequences" of The Canterbury Tales. 17 pages, stapled wrappers. Gardner was a scholar of Old and Middle English literature, particularly Chaucer, in addition to being a novelist and teacher of creative writing. Fine. Offprints such as this are usually produced in tiny quantities, often 25 copies or fewer. [#011465] $125
London, Secker & Warburg, (1987). A review copy of the first British edition of this posthumously published volume, edited from Gardner's notes and introduced by Nicholas Delbanco. Age toning to page edges; still fine in a fine dust jacket. Scarce as a review copy; equally scarce in collectable condition. [#019482] $80
NY, Knopf, 1980. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel set up as a novel-within-a-novel and in part based on Nordic literature and legends, a field with which Gardner was familiar as a scholar of Old English literature and its antecedents. Fine in tall wrappers. [#019849] $45
Dallas, Press Works Publishing, (1981). A literary magazine edited by Gardner and L.M. Rosenberg, with an introduction by Gardner. Issued in a hardcover edition of 250 supposedly numbered copies and 26 lettered copies reserved for the use of the editors and publisher. This copy is not lettered but has "Compliments of the Publisher" written on the colophon and is signed by Gardner and Rosenberg. Minor foxing; very good in a very good, chipped, original acetate dustwrapper. [#010589] $45
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1977). Additional poems by Lucy Gardner & Eugene Rudzewicz. Drawings by Lucy, Joel, Joan & John Gardner. Very Good in illustrated boards. Slight offsetting to front end papers. No DJ as issued. [#704951] $20
NY, Scribner, (2000). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#705348] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702617] $20
London, Secker & Warburg, 1981. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702618] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702616] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1976). Advance review copy w/ publisher's slip laid in. Illustrated by Michael Sporn. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704226] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1976). Illustrated by Michael Sporn. Very Good in illustrated boards. No DJ as issued. [#702615] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Illustrated by Joe Servello. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702614] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702619] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edge. [#702620] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Advance review copy w/ publisher's materials laid in. Very Good in Very Good (spine-faded) DJ. [#702622] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Very Good in Very Good (spine-faded) DJ. [#702623] $20
London, Jonathan Cape, (1974). First U.K. Edition. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704948] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. Very Good in Very Good (spine-faded, edge worn) DJ. [#702624] $20
London, Jonathan Cape, 1977. First U.K. Edition. Very Good in Very Good (price-clipped) DJ. [#702626] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Advance review copy w/ publisher's materials laid in. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702625] $20
NY, Harper & Row, (1983). Later printing. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702627] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1977). Illustrated by Michael Sporn. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702630] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1977). Illustrated by Michael Sporn. Very Good in illustrated boards. No DJ as issued. [#702632] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, (1977). Illustrated by Michael Sporn. Very Good in illustrated boards. No DJ as issued. [#702631] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Illustrated by Herbert L. Fink. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702634] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Illustrated by Herbert L. Fink. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edge. [#702635] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Illustrated by Herbert L. Fink. Very Good in Very Good (lightly stained) DJ. Ownership signature. [#704654] $20
London, Jonathan Cape, (1975). First U.K. Edition. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704949] $20
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