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

NY, Knopf, 1972. The uncorrected proof copy of her fourth book, and the first in which she settles her character in Baltimore, where most of her future characters will find their homes. Scarce: this is only the second proof copy we've ever seen, and we've never seen any earlier proofs of hers on the market. Literary agency stamp (of Warren Bayless Agency, rather than of Russell and Volkening, with whom Tyler is usually associated) to half title and final page of text. Spine slanted and creased; some foxing to covers and page edges; still at least very good in wrappers and protected by a custom clamshell case. [#027120] ON HOLD
$1,750

NY, Knopf, 1965. Her second novel, a powerful and moving story of a young boy coming to terms with his little sister's death. A little foxing to top stain; else fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a couple faint spots and rubbing to the spine. A very nice copy. [#024212] $1,500

NY, Knopf, 1972. Her fourth book, which many consider her scarcest. Signed by the author. Label removal shadow on front board, else very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with the slightest smudging on the rear panel. [#911151] $1,000

NY, Knopf, 1970. A review copy of her third book, a rock and roll novel focused on an alienated teenage girl in an unlikely romantic relationship with a small-time rock singer. A 1999 film adaptation won two film festival prizes and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with trace foxing to verso, with review slip laid in. A very attractive copy of this early Anne Tyler novel. [#030843] $450

NY, Knopf, 1974. Her fifth book. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace wear at the crown. [#024215] $400

NY, Knopf, 1965. Her second novel, a powerful and moving story of a young boy coming to terms with his little sister's death. This title received good critical reviews but not much in the way of commercial success. Glue residue front flyleaf; tape shadows to boards; likely ex-lending library; very good in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#018204] $150

March 11 [1979]. A typed letter signed by Tyler, responding to a woman who had written to her, apparently after reading Tyler's article "Please Don't Call It Persia" in The New York Times Book Review, in which Tyler reviewed three Iranian novels, including Identity Card by F.M. Esfandiary. In part: "You are the first person I've ever heard of who's read Identity Card. I was beginning to think it was a figment of my imagination. (There's only one copy in the state of Maryland, which I go to enormous lengths to relocate every few years.)" She also mentions that she has heard from someone who knew Esfandiary personally and that "Esfandiary says he'll never write another novel, which makes me sad." Tyler also relates to her correspondent's tendency to follow impulses, saying that she herself, at 37, is just entering that stage and is "a little amateurish about it so far but trying hard." Lastly she says she will save the recipient's address, but that she hadn't been in New York since she was pregnant with her first child, "now 13." Folded in sixths for mailing. Fine. A warm response by the author to a seemingly intelligent and supportive letter from a fan. [#032692] $125

NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the first issue proof, with the first leaf bound in backwards, so that "Also By Anne Tyler" appears as the first page, rather than on the verso of the first page. Publisher's notations ("Press Copy," "front page needs flipped," etc.) written all over this page. "P.C" written on front cover as well; else fine in wrappers. [#912053] $100

NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy. A novel made into an award-winning movie that solidified Tyler's place as one of the foremost writers of her generation. This is the second issue proof, in red wrappers. A little surplus glue on the spine; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#018218] $100

NY, Knopf, 1980. A quirky novel that was the first of her books to be go into numerous printings right after publication, although not quite a bestseller as her later books have become. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#024217] $80

NY, Twayne, (1993). A critical study of Anne Tyler, who was a PEN Faulkner Award finalist in 1982 (Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985 (The Accidental Tourist), and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Breathing Lessons. This title was turned into a limited edition with the addition of a tipped-in colophon, indicating that this is one of 100 numbered copies signed by both Tyler and Evans. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912061] $80

NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected so that Tyler's previous publications are listed on the verso rather than the recto. Fine in wrappers. [#018767] $70

NY, Knopf, 1988. The first trade edition of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The success of her previous novel, The Accidental Tourist, and the movie made from it, led the publisher to give this title a first printing of 175,000 copies. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#019050] $70

London, Chatto & Windus, 1985. The uncorrected proof of the British edition. Shot from typescript. Fine in a rumpled proof dust jacket. [#000736] $70

NY, Knopf, 2001. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912059] $60

Markham, Penguin, 1985. The uncorrected proof of the Canadian edition of the novel that solidified Tyler's place as one of the foremost writers of her generation. Spine creasing; else fine in wrappers. [#000734] $55

NY, Knopf, 1988. The second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected, of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bumped at mid-spine and shallow creases to front cover; about near fine in wrappers. [#912055] $50

(NY), Carol Publishing, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of this anthology of the "Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers," as judged by and introduced by Tyler. Fine in wrappers. [#000745] $45

NY, Knopf, 1988. The second issue proof of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, with the first leaf corrected. Bumped at mid-spine and shallow creases to cover; about very good in wrappers. [#013397] $45

NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected so that Tyler's previous publications are listed on the verso rather than the recto. Near fine in gray wrappers. [#011636] $45

NY, Knopf, 2006. The uncorrected proof copy. Sunning to edges of front cover; near fine in plain blue printed wrappers. [#026158] $45

London, Chatto & Windus, (1989). The first British edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a bit of dampstaining to the lower edge of the verso. [#912057] $35

NY, Random House Large Print, 1995. The large print edition. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by Tyler on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in wrappers, with a "signed by the author" sticker on the front cover. [#912058] $35

NY, Knopf, 1991. The first trade edition. Inscribed by the author "with best wishes" on the title page. Tyler has been signing books less and less in recent years. Corner crease to prelims; else fine in a dust jacket creased on the front flap. [#024793] $30

Durham, Duke University Press, 1970. An anthology of Duke "narrative and verse of the sixties," and a relatively early Tyler appearance. Also includes Reynolds Price, Fred Chappell, Josephine Humphreys, Angela Davis, and others. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912050] $30

NY, Knopf, 1998. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#019054] $20

NY, Knopf, 2001. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#912060] $20

NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#710470] $20

NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Trade Edition. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#710473] $20

NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#710471] $20

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