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Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). Styron's first book, inscribed to the writer Jonathan Carroll: "with best wishes/ William Styron/ 27 September 1971/ (Twenty years, to the month, after publication)." The date is also nine years before Carroll's first published book, The Land of Laughs. Laid in is a typed note signed by Styron in which he agrees to the signing; based on the address, Carroll would have been an English teacher at the time, in North Carolina. The book is unevenly sunned on the cloth and bears a few small stains; very good in a jacket with modest edge wear including one edge tear, and a vertical crease to the spine; still very good. The note is folded, else fine, with a chipped mailing envelope included. A nice association copy of an important first novel. Forty years after this inscription, on the occasion of Styron's death in 2011, Carroll wrote a blog post on his website, referring to Styron as a "great American novelist." [#026147] $1,500
NY, Random House, (1967). His controversial third novel, about a black slave uprising in the nineteenth century. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket with razor thin shelf wear to the lower edge. [#912844] $250
Los Angeles, Sylvester & Orphanos, 1979. An attractive limited edition. Of a total edition of 330 copies, this is one of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. A bit of loss to gilt lettering, else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#025181] $125
NY, Random House, (1979). The Special Edition prepared for presentation to the friends of the author and the publisher. Winner of the National Book Award and the basis for the film for which Meryl Streep won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. Issued unsigned, bound in blue cloth as opposed to the brown cloth of the trade edition, with a glassine dustwrapper. This copy has some mild spine and edge sunning; near fine in the very good original glassine. [#031761] $70
NY, Random House, (1967). His controversial third novel, about a black slave uprising in the nineteenth century. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Dampstaining to cloth edges; near fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket creased on the front flap. [#020516] $20
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