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

NY, Norton, (1986). Subtitled "The Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey," this follows in the tradition of Plimpton's earlier books Paper Lion and Out of My League, among others, wherein Plimpton enters the world of professional athletes as a participant rather than a spectator, and writes about the experience of the sport and the culture from the inside. An association copy: inscribed by Plimpton to his long-time friend and former colleague at The Paris Review, Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, "with love." Modest foxing; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032513] $750
Garden City, Doubleday, 1984. A heavily illustrated history of fireworks, and the traditions and uses associated with them around the world. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, "great pyrotechnicians both! and with dozens of aerial extravaganzas each...love - George." Minor foxing; bowing to boards; very good in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket. [#032512] $650
NY, Putnam's, (1977). A working copy of the uncorrected proof, with more than a half dozen of Plimpton's photocopied inserts stapled to existing pages, notations where the inserts occur, and a renumbering of chapters after Chapter 17 is broken in two. "Zeroxes [sic] of Plimpton corrections attached" written on front cover. Handling apparent to covers; reading creases to spine; very good in wrappers. An interesting glimpse of both the work-in-progress and the publication methodology of the 1970s: an artifact of a now long-gone era. [#031745] $500
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (2000). An epistolary mystery about a missing pet problem advice columnist. Illustrated by Edward Koren. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife; signed, "love, George, with an added "Happy New Year!!" Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032515] $450
NY, Norton, (1987). Second printing of Plimpton's first novel, which is an expanded version of a story he published in Sports Illustrated magazine in an April Fool's Day issue, purporting to be nonfiction about a young superstar baseball pitcher who could throw a ball nearly twice as fast as any pitcher in the major leagues or in history. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], "with admiration and affection." Matthiessen is mentioned in the acknowledgements as having given Plimpton help with Siddhartha Finch's Buddhist religious background. Slight foxing; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032514] $450
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (2000). A humorous epistolary mystery about a missing pet-problem advice columnist. Illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren. Inscribed by Plimpton to the author Robert Stone and his wife: "For the Stones/ very best to you both/ George." A good literary association. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#028508] $150
NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#707769] $20
NY, Macmillan, (1987). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#707770] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#709859] $20
NY, Lyons & Burford, (n.d.). Advance Reading Excerpt. Very Good in stapled wrappers. [#707772] $15
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