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1996. Typescripts of O'Nan's screenplay based on Tim O'Brien's National Book Award-winning Vietnam novel. Two clean copies, each signed by O'Nan on the title page. 126 pages each, and in a Kinko's box that is hand-labeled "Going After Cacciato/ 27 August 96/ Original - Top/ Copy - Bottom." The screenplays are fine; the box has two broken corners. This same year, O'Brien provided a jacket blurb for O'Nan's highly regarded Vietnam novel The Names of the Dead. Several years back it was rumored that Cacciato would be filmed, with Nick Cassevetes as director, and with a different screenwriter. For now, we have only O'Nan's vision. [#029952] $1,750
[Santa Barbara], Neville, [1980]. The galley sheets of O'Brien's first limited edition, which contains an introduction and a chapter that was excised from Going After Cacciato and later appeared, in a much reworked version, in The Things They Carried. O'Brien won the National Book Award for Going After Cacciato, a magical-realist novel of the Vietnam war, while The Things They Carried is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, of the literary works to have come out of that war and has become part of the canon, by virtue of its inclusion in both high school and college literary reading lists. Eight long galley sheets, plus one duplicate. 7-1/2" x 19". Signed by O'Brien. Fine. Bibliographically interesting in that the galleys contain the typesetting for all the versions of the colophon, thus indicating all those for whom special copies of the publication were created. [#030132] $750
(Milan), Leonardo, (1990, 1991, 1992). Three Italian editions of his fifth book, a collection of related stories that was first published in 1990. Each is signed by the author. The first edition is fine in a near fine dust jacket; the second edition is fine in a very good dust jacket with dampstaining to the crown; the third edition is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#019575] $300
NY, Broadway Books, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy, in white wrappers. Much scarcer than the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in wrappers. [#911810] $175
The first Japanese edition, issued in two volumes, each fine in fine dust jacket with publisher's wraparound band torn and laid in to Volume II. Signed by the author. [#019570] $150
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1998. The Franklin Library edition. A leatherbound limited edition, with an introduction written especially for this edition that keeps us from calling this title a departure for O'Brien: "Though I am known as a 'Vietnam writer' -- whatever that may be -- I have always pegged myself more as a 'love writer,' and in that regard Tomcat in Love is no departure at all." Signed by the author. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#911811] $150
Paris, Plon, (1992). A later French edition -- 1993, the year the title won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the French award for the best foreign book of the year. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#019580] $100
(Milan), A Vallardi, (1987). The first Italian edition of The Nuclear Age. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with outwardly imperceptible dampstaining. [#019572] $100
NY, Knopf, 1985. O'Brien's fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author with the added phrase from the book, in quotes: "It's love I want. Worship." Remainder stripe; else fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket. [#025152] $100
The first Japanese edition. Fine in wrappers, with publisher's wraparound band. Signed by the author. [#019574] $100
NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of O'Brien's fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911797] $100
NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Paperclip mark inside front cover; publicity material laid in that was previously stapled to front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#020469] $60
(London), Flamingo, (2002). The advance reading copy of the British edition. Fine in wrappers. [#911820] $45
(NY), Dell, (1979). First printing of the Dell paperback edition. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911795] $40
(NY), Dell, (1976). First printing of the Dell paperback edition. Signed by the author. Tiny corner chip to rear cover; slight wear; near fine in wrappers. [#911794] $40
(NY), (Dell), (1993). The first printing of the American paperback reprint. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#019573] $40
NY, Knopf, 1985. A review copy of his fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author. Nick to the front cloth (apparently a binding flaw), else fine in a mildly spine-faded dust jacket. [#015985] $30
NY, Penguin, (1994). Pamphlet. Penguin Reading Group Guide. Includes author bio, interview and questions for discussion. Very Good in stapled wrappers. [#707357] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Very Good in Very Good (spine-faded) DJ. [#707359] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707358] $20
(London), Flamingo, (1991). A British reprint edition. Fine in wrappers. [#010714] $20
NY, Broadway Books, (1998). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#014911] $20
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