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

NY, Harcourt Brace, (1954). The third book and second story collection by a writer considered a contemporary master of the form and one of the key figures in Southern literature in the 20th century. Taylor was born in Tennessee, where much of his fiction is set, and he is one of the writers who was strongly influenced by the Fugitive movement in Southern writing and counted several of the leading writers of that movement as his mentors. Taylor's biographer credited him with establishing the dysfunctional family as a major subject in American literature. Inscribed by Taylor in 1968. Trace wear to board edge; else fine in a rubbed, thus very good, dust jacket. [#019351] $500

NY, Knopf, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of the second novel, and first in 36 years, by this Southern writer who was renowned as a master of the short story. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912852] $350

NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969). A review copy of this collection by an author whose reputation has been built largely on the strength of his stories and who won, in the last years of his life, both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Faulkner Award. Inscribed by the author in 1990: "For ___ ___/ with all good wishes/ and with much appreciation/ for the cordial and the kind/ words of your letter./ Peter Taylor." Spotting to top stain; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#021357] $275

Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of seven one-act plays, which in its trade edition is probably Taylor's scarcest work. A bit of handling apparent to wrappers; short tear to heel and one lower corner crease; still near fine. [#027751] $200

NY, Knopf, 1977. A collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Inscribed by the author in Memphis in the month of publication. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with one edge tear. [#023087] $150

NY, McDowell, Obolensky, (1959). A collection of short stories that takes its title from the opening lines of Anna Karenina -- "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" -- which aptly describes one of the major themes of Taylor's writing. Pencilled owner name on pastedown under front flap; else fine in a very good dust jacket which has very slight rubbing and wear to the spine ends, much less than usual, and is internally tape-strengthened at the crown. [#021732] $100

NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1969). A collection by an author whose reputation was built largely on the strength of his stories and who won, in the last years of his life, both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Faulkner Award. Reviewed in Newsweek by Geoffrey Wolff, to whom this copy belonged. With Wolff's ownership signature a handful of Wolff's marginal comments and markings. Mottling to boards, some play to the text block; a very good copy in a good, sunned and (coffee) stained dust jacket with moderate edge wear. [#029005] $100

NY, Knopf, 1986. The second novel, and first in 36 years, by this Southern writer who was renowned as a master of the short story. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912851] $70

NY, Frederic C. Beil, (1983). A reissue of his second book, first novel, originally published in 1950. One of 2000 copies (the first printing of the first edition was only 2500 copies). Slight splaying to soft boards; else fine in the near fine, original acetate dustwrapper. [#021736] $25
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NY, Knopf, 1993. One of 650 numbered advance reading copies of his last book, a collection of stories. Fine in wrappers, in very good publisher's cardstock slipcase. [#019356] $20

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