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1985. A letter written by Reed in his capacity as a fiction contest judge. Although not stated in the letter, the contest celebrated the 1985 Mark Twain Sesquicentennial and sought a story that captured the spirit of Twain. Reed gives his first, second and third choices, and the points to be assigned each vote, as well as a critique of his first two choices. Signed by Reed. Folded for mailing, else fine. [#029529] $150
NY, RH, (1973). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and the editor of Yardbird. Near fine in tall wrappers and signed by the author. [#006636] $100
NY, Random House, (1973). A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and editor of Yardbird -- the second collection by this African American poet. This is the issue in wrappers, with erratum slip laid in. Inscribed by the author to another poet and novelist: "To ___/ a superb/ poet/ Ishmael/ profound affection." Near fine. [#020486] $100