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

NY/(Chicago), Feature/ICI, (1988). An early issue of this small magazine (either the second or third), printing a painting from Richard Prince's "Joke" series ("Shirley to her Girlfriend") and a story by Sedaris ("My Manuscript") that was collected in his first book, Barrel Fever, in 1994. Publisher's address label on front cover; near fine in lightly rubbed stapled wrappers. Very uncommon early appearances by two artists who have since become major figures in their respective fields. [#030137] $750
NY, Little Brown, (2013). The advance reading copy of this collection of "essays, etc." that debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Fine in wrappers. Like other contemporary advance reading copies, this appears to have been issued in very small numbers, with few having turned up on the market. [#031754] $70
NY, Simon & Schuster, (2005). The uncorrected proof copy of this anthology, edited and introduced by Sedaris, and published, not by McSweeney's, but as a benefit for 826NYC. Authors include Alice Munro, Richard Yates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Patricia Highsmith, Lorrie Moore, Dorothy Parker, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Amy Hempel, Jincy Willett, Charles Baxter and others. Front corner crease, else fine in wrappers. [#032996] $20