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

NY, Dial, (1978). The uncorrected proof copy of her third poetry collection, and the book preceding her Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novel The Color Purple. Cardstock covers bound with a black tape spine, a format that suggests few were created. Slightly dusty with a small rear corner crease; else fine. [#020063] $750

NY, HBJ, (1988). A collection of short prose pieces. Inscribed by Walker to her editor, John Ferrone: "To John Ferrone, editor, this bouquet of essays that bloom clearer for his gently pruning hand. Love & thanks, Alice/ 7-14-88." Ferrone was Walker's editor for years, including working with her on The Color Purple. According to the Evelyn C. White biography of Walker (Alice Walker: A Life), "While she appreciated Ferrone's craft, she confided that she felt mismatched, increasingly, with the white male editors she'd been assigned at Harcourt since 1968," and she requested a new editor for Possessing the Secret of Joy, a novel of African female genital mutilation. Two paper stocks used, one of which is gently toned; near fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. [#032833] $475

NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). Uncorrected proof copy of this collection of short prose pieces, with publisher's annotations ("Press Copy," etc.) on the front cover and first blank. This is the first state proof, with thicker, less crisp lettering on the spine. Fine. [#005580] $60

NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1984). A collection of poems. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#020069] $25

NY, Random House, (1998). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#710673] $20

San Diego, CA, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#710675] $20

San Diego, CA, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#710674] $20

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