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

Boston, Little Brown, (1961). His influential first novel, made into a well-received film almost fifty years after the book's publication. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, to Paul Cubeta, assistant director of Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, (which Yates attended in 1960 and again in 1962, where he had a legendary mental breakdown): "For Paul Cubeta - who makes everything go and keeps everything quiet. With more gratitude than he can possibly use and more respect than he will ever believe./ Dick Yates/ 8/30/61." A heartfelt association copy of one of the most acclaimed first novels of its era. Yates went on to teach at the Iowa Writers Workshop; later, in New Hampshire, he was effectively the "dean" of New England writers -- a model and mentor to John Irving, Andre Dubus, and others. Foxing and staining to page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with one edge chip and some blended staining to the spine. [#032923] $4,500
(NY), Delacorte, (1976). One of Yates's most acclaimed novels. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Wendy, Who is suited in every way to be one of the best mothers in the world, in the hope that her baby is a girl who'll turn out to be exactly like her. With love always, Dick. 9/15/76." The recipient, Wendy Sears, had been Yates's girlfriend in the early 1960s. He obviously still held her in high regard. Cocked, with some of the page signatures darkening; very good in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with modest edge wear and one tear at the upper rear panel. [#030878] $1,500
NY, Delacorte, (1984). His next-to-last novel. Inscribed by the author: "For Wendy, A glorious girl who hasn't changed at all in twenty-one years, except that her ankles are a little thinner. With love always, Dick/ Oct. 14, 1984." Spine slant, foxing to edges of text block; near fine in a good dust jacket with several coffee stains, light edge wear, and a short snagged tear mid spine. Wendy Sears, the recipient, apparently read the books Yates sent to her. [#030881] $850
(NY), Delacorte, (1981). A collection of stories, only the author's second -- his first since Eleven Kinds of Loneliness. Inscribed by the author: "For Wendy, Who could never, by any stretch of the imagination, be a liar in love. With fond regards always, Dick/ Nov. 20, 1981." Spine slant, mild foxing; near fine, in a poor dust jacket by virtue of the author photo having been excised from the rear panel (presumably by Wendy), and the remaining top edge taped to the jacket spine. With a supplied, very good dust jacket provided in addition. [#030880] $750
(n.p.), Dreamworks, 2007. The shooting script for the film version of Yates's first novel: the book was published in 1961; the movie was released in 2008. This is a May 3rd shooting script with revisions for May 11 and May 16. "Revised" sticker on front. Pink and blue bradbound pages; near fine. The script was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best adapted screenplay; Haythe's first novel, The Honeymoon, was nominated for the 2004 Booker Prize. [#029373] $500
NY, Seymour Lawrence, 1993. A collection of memorial essays, with contributions by Kurt Vonnegut, Gina Berriault, Frank Conroy, Andre Dubus, Brian Moore, Jayne Anne Phillips, Mary Robison, Dan Wakefield, and others. A scarce volume, never issued for sale, and containing pieces by a number of important writers that have not been published elsewhere. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Clothbound; without dust jacket, as issued. Trace foxing to endpages and page edges, else fine. [#032252] $150
(NY), Delacorte, (1984). The uncorrected proof copy of his next-to-last novel. Uncommon, especially compared to the proof of his preceding novel, Liars in Love. Tiny numbers in the upper corner of about a half dozen pages throughout the book seem to be marking some kind of countdown (+:22, -2:00, -1:50, -1:30, -1:20, -1:00). The number 10 is written on the spine crown; handling apparent to covers, otherwise a near fine copy in wrappers. [#032840] $100
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