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

[n.p.], [ca. 1972-1980]. The manuscript drafts and galleys for Craig Nova's first three novels -- Turkey Hash, which won the Harper Saxton Prize; The Geek, which William Gass compared favorably to John Hawkes, and Hawkes compared favorably to Celine; and Incandescence, a noir fiction that John Irving called "the funniest and saddest good novel in recent times," and "the best novel about someone 'on the lam' since Donleavy's The Ginger Man." Nova has more recently been praised for a series of highly literary thrillers, but his early novels were more extravagant, highly praised for their inventiveness, their humor, and their darkness. This collection of manuscripts includes multiple drafts of the manuscripts of each book -- including several drafts of Incandescence with its original title of Mungo -- as well as multiple sets of edited galley proofs. In addition, copies of all three books are included: the copy of The Geek is inscribed by the author to legendary book collector Carter Burden, in whose collection these manuscripts resided. A detailed list available on request; all items near fine or better. [#032709] $15,000
NY, Lyons Press, (1999). The advance reading copy. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Fine in wrappers. [#032130] $20
NY, Lyons Press, (1999). Advance Uncorrected Manuscript. Very Good in wrappers. [#707158] $20
NY, Harper & Row, (1979). Review copy w/ publisher's slip laid in. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707149] $20
NY, Harper & Row, (1979). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707270] $20
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1994. Uncorrected proof copy of this Hollywood novel by the author of The Good Son, The Congressman's Daughter, and others. With praise for Nova from John Irving, Howard Frank Mosher, and others. Fine in wrappers. [#005392] $20
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1994. A Hollywood novel. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915450] $20
NY, Delacorte Press, (1982). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Dampstaining to front free endpaper. [#707151] $20
NY, Delacorte Press, (1982). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder spray to bottom edge. [#707152] $20
NY, Delacorte Press, (1982). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#707150] $20
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. The advance reading copy of his ninth book. Fine in wrappers. [#008248] $20
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. The advance reading copy of his ninth book. Fine in wrappers. [#004784] $20
(NY), Delacorte, (1989). Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace corner rubbing. [#915449] $20
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