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Inchelium, Thunderwolf Productions, (1995). The soundtrack. A CD of Alexie readings and songs by singer-songwriter Jim Boyd, of the Colville tribe, all based on Alexie's novel. Signed by Alexie on the verso of the cover art. Fine. [#025269] $40
Albuquerque, La Confluencia, 1978. Paula Gunn Allen, of Laguna-Sioux-Lebanese descent, is a Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the foremost scholars of Native American literature in the country. In addition, she is a poet and novelist, and has edited award-winning collections of Native American women's writing. This is her second book, a collection of poems published by a small New Mexico publisher. Inscribed by the author in 1985 to Laura Coltelli, a well-known critic of Native American literature and the author of Winged Words, a collection of interviews with Native American writers: a nice association copy. Creasing near the spine folds; near fine in wrappers. [#016477] $350
(New Orleans), (B.E. Trice), (2001). The limited edition of this novel featuring series character Billy Bob Holland, a lawyer and Vietnam vet. Of a total edition of 176 copies, this is one 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#018542] SOLD
NY, Walker, (1971). A novel of a young American lieutenant working with the Vietnamese in a remote village. Inscribed by the author. Very good copy in a good dust jacket which has had the upper portion of the rear flap cut. [#031191] $20
(Marvin), (Blue Cloud Quarterly), (1980). A prolific author of Cherokee descent, Conley is a highly praised writer in several fields. This, his first book, is a collection of poems about his father-in-law, whom he never got a chance to meet. Inscribed by the author. Together with a postcard [NY: Strawberry Press] printing the 19th poem (or stanza, if Adawosgi is to be read as one long poem), which differs only in punctuation from the published text. The card is also inscribed by Conley, on behalf of himself and his wife: "To our friend ____, we hope that we've helped to make your summer a memorable one." The card is fine; the chapbook is fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce signed; and this is the first time we've seen the postcard. [#030008] $350
London, John Castle, 1924. The first combined edition of these two plays by Conrad, introduced by John Galsworthy and published just after Conrad died. Owner stamp front flyleaf; offsetting to endpages; general foxing; some wear to lower board edges; overall about a very good copy in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with chipping at the crown and corners. [#023388] SOLD
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1947). Later printing of Lowell's first book, winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Inscribed by Robert Duncan to poet Landis Everson in 1948. Name ("Everson") on front pastedown; dampstained lower board edges; very good in a good, dampstained dust jacket with modest rubbing and edge creasing. A nice association. [#020396] $200
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1996. The advance reading copy of this novel based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. Fine in wrappers. [#008106] $20
(DILLARD, Annie)
Garden City, Doubleday, 1985. A collection of new and selected stories. Inscribed by Garrett to his former student, Annie Dillard: "For Annie & Gary/ with all the best/ there is and can be -- ." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice copy of a not particularly well-made book, and an excellent literary association. [#017096] $300
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1970). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this novel originally published in Germany in 1920. Hesse, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, received a literary reincarnation of sorts when his books became underground classics of the counterculture in the 1960s: such novels as Steppenwolf, The Journey to the East, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game had been long out of print, but were reissued in the Sixties, sometimes in new translations, followed by the first publications in English of a number of his books that had not been issued in the U.S. at all previously, including this title. Near fine in tall, comb-bound wrappers. [#028855] SOLD
(International Festival of Authors)
1998. Promotional poster for the annual Toronto literary festival, which each year since 1980 brought together the best writers of contemporary world literature. The poster was designed by a leading artist of the day and is one of only a handful of copies signed by all or most of the year's participants. From the collection of the promoter of the festival himself, Greg Gatenby. Designed by Sandro Chia. Approximately 51 signatures. Signed by: Rose Tremain, Tim O'Brien, Ho Anh Thai, Jay McInerney, Mary Gaitskill, Alice Munro, Edwidge Danticat, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Holmes, Robert Coover, Geoff Nicholson, Leon Rooke, Timothy Findley, Farley Mowat, Susan Minot, Colin Wilson, Herta Muller, Jack Hodgsins, Greg Hollinghead, Yves Beauchemin, Howard Norman, Patricia Melo, and others. 17" x 23". [#029754] $1,000
NY, Dutton, (1978). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. The first printing of Garp was reported at 35,000 copies; none of Irving's previous books had sold even 5,000 copies, with one of them having had sales under 2000. Irving switched publishers for this book, and his new publisher decided to promote the novel heavily. After issuing two sets of proofs in small numbers for early readers and reviewers, Dutton printed this advance reading copy for wide distribution to the book trade. It worked in bringing attention to Irving's novel, which became a bestseller; since then, Irving's books have had six-figure first printings and his reputation as a major American novelist is secure. The publisher's risk, in producing such a large first printing, and their marketing efforts -- including creating this advance copy -- played no small part in this transformation. This copy is signed by the author. Spine creased and faded; light spotting; near fine in wrappers. [#023441] $900
NY, Random House, (1968). Kosinski's second novel, and second book published under his own name, after the highly acclaimed The Painted Bird. This title won the National Book Award. This is presumably a review copy: "Courtesy of Antioch Review" stamped on front pastedown; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#015631] $60
Garden City, Doubleday, 1986. A Double D Western set around the turn of the 20th century, and Lansdale's first book to be published in hardcover. Inscribed by Lansdale to fellow writer Stanley Wiater: "For Stan, Hope you enjoy your ride on [The Magic Wagon]. Thanks for the Fangoria interview. Joe R. Lansdale." Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate front flyleaf; small scrape to rear board; foxing to top edge; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a few edge nicks. Wiater's interview with Lansdale appeared in a 1990 issue of Fangoria. A nice inscription and association, and one of the author's scarcer titles. [#029676] $400
San Francisco, Level Press, (c. 1973). A "transmission" by Leary from Folsom Prison, timed with the arrival of the comet Kohoutek. This is a photocopy of nine pages of typewritten text on five stapled 8-1/2" x 11" pages. The last page also reproduces a hand-drawn yin-yang symbol with eight trigrams around it and reference to one of the hexagrams of the I Ching -- none of which appeared in the published version of this book, which was done by the Level Press and issued as a booklet; this version presumably preceded. According to Leary's bibliographer and the woman who typed Leary's manuscripts for him, including Starseed, this could have been made from Leary's own typescripts (she would have corrected the typos, she said) and issued in small numbers prior to the formal publication. A similar process took place for Neurologic, which was published in late 1973 but had a stapled, prepublication issue done in May of that year that the bibliographer called a "trial issue." Starseed was formally published in September of 1973, and this version -- if what the principals say is correct -- would likely have been done sometime around the time that the Neurologic "trial copy" was done (Neurologic was formally published slightly later in the year than the Level Press Starseed). In any case, an extremely scarce variant of one of Leary's scarcer books, unseen by the bibliographer or by Leary's typist. Near fine. [#030748] $1,500
(Culver City), (Peace Press), (1979). Volume V of the Future History Series. Writings by Leary (mostly), using the Tarot deck as a recurring metaphor/explication. Robert Anton Wilson is credited with the "Historical and Scholarly Scripts." Inscribed by Leary in 1993. Quarto. Owner blindstamp to first page and small label removal abrasion there; pages darkening; still near fine in wrappers which have been laminated to protect them. [#027396] $125
Canoga Park, Orirana Press, (1979). A bibliography of Matthiessen's writings, covering the first 28 years of his writing career. One of 2000 copies. This copy is from the library of Peter Matthiessen, with an autograph note signed, "P" laid in, simply requesting that "this stuff" be returned. Near fine, with addendum slip laid in. [#032406] $200
NY, writer & Readers, (1996). A novel by the British artist, writer, journalist and filmmaker. Warmly inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], who provided a blurb for the rear of the dust jacket. Laid in is an autograph note signed by Porter, with additional thanks, and calling Matthiessen "instrumental" in getting the book published. Slight foxing to top edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032428] $200
(Paris), (Lecram Servant), [1935]. A small, early volume by Miller, self-published with money he earned from Tropic of Cancer, according to the bibliography. Shifreen & Jackson A10a. "By Henry Miller" penned on the first blank by the author, also according to the bibliographers. Shifreen & Jackson's comment on the first and second editions: "Miller's name is signed in The First Edition but printed in [the] Second." There is no printed author name in this volume. Roughly 15 pages of text by Miller, intent on soliciting 25 francs a week to send Alfred Perles to Ibiza to finish a novel. Slight surface soiling; very near fine in stapled wrappers. Approximately 3-3/4" x 5". Because of its size and fragility, one of Miller's scarcest "A" items. [#017150] $3,500
(Native American Periodical)
(Ithaca), (Cornell University), 1995-1996. Native Americas replaced Cornell's journal Akwekon, which had been re-titled from Northeast Indian Quarterly, and while Native Americas retained the numbering system of its predecessors, this was announced by the publishers as a new launch. Three issues, two items, as follows: Volume 12, Nos. 1/2 (a double issue); Volume 13, No. 1. Fine in wrappers. [#025873] $20
Gardiner, Tilbury House, (1992). Inscribed by the author in 1995. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers; near fine. [#022778] SOLD
Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1963). The advance reading copy of his first book, winner of the Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year. With elaborate inventiveness, labyrinthine plots and a sometimes paranoid comic sense, Pynchon became the postmodern standard against whom all writers since have been measured. Each of his first three novels won one or more of the major literary awards given out in this country. Some cover creasing; spine creased from binder's glue and somewhat sunned; a very good copy in wrappers. [#024611] $1,250
1960-2006. Approximately 40 Rothenberg items from Eshleman's library spanning the years 1960 -- Rothenberg's first book -- to 2006. Most of the items are signed or inscribed by Rothenberg to the poet Clayton Eshleman. The group includes Rothenberg's first book inscribed to Eshleman in the year of publication, and documents their ongoing relationship from a time prior to the publication of Eshleman's own first books (Mexico and North and Pablo Neruda, Residence on Earth, each 1962) and forward over the course of nearly five decades. The two poets shared not only a friendship but a strong interest in ethnopoetics, something that sets both apart from many of the other poets of their generation and links these two quite closely. Rothenberg's books were part of what Eshleman called his "core library," and the poetic and personal connections represented by these copies provide an important piece of the poetic history of their era. As follows:
  • White Sun/Black Sun. (NY): Hawk's Well Press (1960). Rothenberg's first book, a collection of poems, published by a press that he founded to issue work by avant garde poets. Inscribed by Rothenberg in October, 1960 to Clayton Eshleman, "with warm best wishes." A nice association copy, linking the two poets from an early date, two years prior to Eshleman's own first book being published. In wrappers.
  • Sightings/Lunes. (NY): (Hawk's Well Press)(1964). Inscribed by Rothenberg in 1965 to Clay[ton Eshleman] and Barbara: "these poems for light and all." The glue has failed on the tipped-in drawings by Amy Mendelson; the drawings are now laid in; otherwise near fine in wrappers. Also laid in is a small broadside printing "Sightings" by Rothenberg, with "Lunes" by Robert Kelly on the verso. In addition there is an announcement of the 1965 birth of Rothenberg's son.
  • Ritual: A Book of Primitive Rites and Events. NY: A Great Bear Pamphlet, 1966. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "the pleasure of your company. Love/Jerry. Postdated: 8/11/79." Stapled wrappers.
  • The Gorky Poems. Mexico: Corno Emplumado, 1966. A bilingual (English/Spanish) edition. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clay[ton Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "con fuertes abrazos." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated 1966. In wrappers.
  • Between 1960-1963. London: Fulcrum Press (1967). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "after between & with love." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated in the year of publication. In wrappers.
  • The Flight of Quetzalcoatl. Brighton: Unicorn, 1967. Translation of an Aztec myth/song, rendered into Spanish verse in the 16th century and then adapted into Spanish prose, from which this translation was done. Of a total edition of 426 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by Rothenberg and by Tony Bennett, who designed the cover. Stapled wrappers.
  • The Book of Hours and Constellations. NY: Something Else Press, 1968. The poems of Eugen Comringer, "presented by" Rothenberg. Wrappers.
  • Poland/1931. (n.p.): Unicorn Press (1970). The limited trade edition. One of 500 numbered copies, this copy inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl. Unbound sheets and photographs, fine, inserted into pockets of hardbound portfolio.
  • Poland/1931. The Wedding. (n.p.):(n.p.)(n.d.). Undated broadside printing only one poem. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman]: "Year's Joys! Jerry/Diane/Matthew." Rothenberg has also corrected one misprint in the broadside. Folded in thirds and addressed as a letter to Eshleman by Rothenberg.
  • Poems for the Game of Silence, 1960-1970. NY: Dial Press, 1971. Uncommon hardcover edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the edges and folds, internally tape-mended.
  • A Book of Testimony. (Bolinas): Tree Books, 1971. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "in the warm aura of Italian/Latino music - Los Angeles Saturday - love." Wrappers.
  • Poland 1931. (NY): New Directions (1974). The New Directions softcover issue of this title. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl with "happy welcome home" and "abrazos."
  • Esther K. Comes to America. (1931). (Greensboro): Unicorn Press (1974). Poems from the "Poland 1931" sequence. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "with admiration & thanks for the encouragements & challenge." Illustrated with posed photographs. One of 2000 copies in wrappers.
  • The Pirke & The Pearl. Berkeley: Tree, 1975. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "whose poetry continues to reveal, astound - in friendship." Self-wrappers.
  • Seneca Journal Mid-Winter. St. Louis, MO: Singing Bone Press, 1975. A journal in a small, matchbox style box. Including a vertical accordion-folded book, several cards with illustrations, a folding map of the Five Nations, two seeds, some fur and a stalk/ribbon. Rothenberg spent two years living on a Seneca reservation in the 1970s. Uncommon, fragile, ephemeral work.
  • The Notebooks. (Milwaukee): Membrane Press, 1976. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "the pleasure of your company." Wrappers.
  • Narratives and Real Theater Pieces. (Bretenoux): (Braad Press)(1977). One of 300 numbered copies, with woodcuts by Ian Tyson laid in. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "a book from the cove country. With love." In wrapper and dust jacket.
  • Gematria 27. Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1977. A book as a box of small cards, with text on one side and illustrations on the other, and two sheets of paper that give the history of the term "Gematria" and an example of the way the cards can be positioned as a whole. In a folding cardstock box that has been inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with love" in the year of publication.
  • A Seneca Journal. (NY): New Directions (1978). The softcover trade edition of this book that arose out of Rothenberg's time living on a Seneca reservation. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl "in the year of European voyages to come! Clear sailing! And love." Wrappers.
  • Abulafia's Circles. (Milwaukee): Membrane Press (1979). One of 26 lettered copies signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "with love and friendship." Stapled wrappers.
  • Two Sonnets. (London): Spot Press, 1980. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "voyagers in (still) mad California, another year. Love & friendship." Frontispiece by British artist Pip Benveniste. Oversized wrappers. Uncommon, attractive production.
  • The History of Dada as My Muse. (London): Spot Press (1982). Of a total edition of 200 copies, this copy is designated "A/P" (artist's proof) and is signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "these words from the DADA caves in love & friendship." Oversized wrappers. Uncommon, attractive production, and scarce in this proof state.
  • Altar Pieces. Barrytown: Station Hill Press, 1982. Four poems, with collages by Patricia Nedds. One large sheet of cardstock, intricately cut and folded to make a 12 page booklet (including the covers). Signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "fellow travelers, with love."
  • That Dada Strain. (NY): New Directions (1983). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "voyages in subterranean flower worlds. With warm friendship," dated in 1983. Wrappers.
  • The Riverside Interviews. London: Binnacle Press (1984). One of 350 copies. With the ownership signature of Clayton Eshleman. Wrappers.
  • The Nature Theater of Oklahoma: Two States. (Madison): Woodland Pattern Broadside, 1986. Broadside; folded by design; signed by Rothenberg on rear cover and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "from now until our re-uniting. With love."
  • Khurbn & Other Poems. (NY): New Directions (1989). The hardcover edition of this collection of poems based on a visit to his family's ancestral home in Poland. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman]: "Companion in these times in which there is only poetry to bring us through." Eshleman provides a lengthy blurb on the back of the dust jacket (the only blurb on the jacket) in which he says that Rothenberg "pulls Adorno's 'After Auschwitz, there can be no poetry' inside out, to read: 'after auschwitz/ there is only poetry.'"
  • The Lorca Variations, I-VIII. La Laguna: Zasterle Press, 1990. One of 300 numbered copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "some more invasions from elsewhere, with much love." Rothenberg was working on translations of Lorca at the time he wrote these poems; both he and Eshleman have translated Spanish language poetry, in addition to sharing an interest in indigenous, tribal, and prehistoric arts. Wrappers.
  • Apres le Jeu du Silence. (Marseille): CIPM, 1991. A French language edition. One of 850 copies. This copy is inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "to keep these in the files, of use as resource for the other language. With love to you both." Self-wrappers.
  • An Oracle for Delfi. (Kenosha): Light and Dust Books/Membrane Press, 1994 (1995). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "water language seeping/out. With friendship." Wrappers.
  • Camera Obscura XXVIII. [Thessaloniki]: [Publisher in Greek], 1995. A single poem (in Greek) by Rothenberg, from An Oracle for Delfi, accompanying a sequence of photographs of hands. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with warmest thanks for so much good! In friendship, ever." Stapled wrappers.
  • Seedings and Other Poems. (NY): New Directions (1996). Wrappers.
  • The Leonardo Project. (San Diego/Encinitas): (Self-published), 1998. A suite of 12 visual poems, originally commissioned for a Florence exhibit, A Supper with Leonardo, reproduced here in a photocopied miniature book "as a gift to friends who might be interested in it." Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with love." Stapled pages.
  • Despues de Auschwitz y Otros Poemas. NY: Pen Press, 2001. A Spanish language edition. One of 200 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "companions into better places - with much love" and dated in the year of publication. Stapled wrappers.
  • Dal Taccuino di uno Sciamano. (Loiano): Porto dei Santi (2001). A bilingual edition (English/Italian), one of 108 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "the exchange goes on - and the friendship. With much love." 4" square book. Wrappers with long string-tie, in striped dustwrapper.
  • China Notes & the Treasures of Dunhuang. Tokyo/Toronto: Ahadada Press (2006). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "all the way to Yang Pass and maybe beyond." In wrappers. Laid in is an email from Rothenberg from the following month, sending the poem "Blake's Babes: A Prophecy."
  • Homage to Goya: The Sleep of Reason. (n.p.): (Ed.It)(2006). Prints "The Sleep of Reason," dedicated to Clayton Eshleman, with artwork by Ian Tyson. Author's proof ("AP") of an edition of 30 copies signed by Rothenberg and Tyson. Also inscribed by Rothenberg to the dedicatee, Clayton [Eshleman], and also Caryl: "our good companions over the decades." Two tall sheets, inter-folded.
  • That Dada Strain. (n.p.): Center for Theater Science & Research (n.d.). Flyers announcing the premiere performance of Rothenberg's "That Dada Strain." Half dozen copies.
  • Casa del Tiempo. (Mexico): Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1985. Includes two poems by Rothenberg (in Spanish). Stapled wrappers.
  • Announcement for a Reading. [Ypsilanti]: Eastern Michigan University, 1992. Program for a poetry reading by Rothenberg and Jayne Cortez at the university where Clayton Eshleman taught at the time of this reading. Includes a brief bio. One sheet folded to make four pages.
An interesting group of titles, representing a longstanding friendship and a strong poetic and literary connection. Unless otherwise noted, all items are near fine or better. [#028058] $4,000
[Self-Published], 2001. A self-published artist's book, of a story that takes place over the last 91 minutes of one August day in 2001. Text and illustrations by Savage. Signed: "Artist's Proof 2001, CHS" on the final page. Ring-bound, with rubbed acetate covers; else fine. This material inspired a dance piece by Jennifer Chin, although we have found no evidence of its having been formally published nor listings for it in OCLC. [#032676] $200
NY, Grove Press, [1999]. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this collection of stories by the author of My Idea of Fun, The Quantity Theory of Insanity, and others. Fine in wrappers. [#014629] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1991). Her second novel, an ambitious attempt to retell 500 years of history from a Native American perspective, by viewing the damaged lives of a group of contemporary Indian drug dealers and misfits, and the anger and fervor of a group of revolutionaries. The central image of an "almanac of the dead" -- a pre-Columbian book of divination -- provides the historical link that unites her contemporary characters with their more glorious forebears. This copy is inscribed by the author in the month before publication "For _____,/ A wonderful care-/ taker and mid-wife/ to this novel!" and dated October 13, 1991. Small bump to upper corner, otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. [#025746] $100
NY, Coward McCann Geoghegan, (1973). The first American edition of his first novel. Inscribed by the author to horror writer Stanley Wiater: "I'm pleased to be one of your Dark Dreamers -- sounds like an accurate description to me!" With Wiater's bookplate. A nice association copy: Wiater has been called "the world's leading authority on horror filmmakers and authors" and has published two books of interviews with masters of horror fiction in the Dark Dreamers series, as well as hosting a television interview series with the same title. He has won the Horror Writers of America's Bram Stoker Award three times; Straub has also been a multiple winner of the Stoker Award. Sunning and foxing to top edge; near fine in a very good, rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket with a small abrasion to the front panel and a chip to the upper rear panel. With Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate on the front free endpaper (reportedly the only bookplate Wilson ever designed). [#029176] $750
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1963). Tregaskis, the author of Guadalcanal Diary in World War II, wrote one of the earliest firsthand accounts of U.S. troops in Vietnam. This is a review copy, with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. The book is mildly edge-sunned, else fine in a very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and a small blue spot on the front panel. [#028708] $20
Cambridge, Halty Ferguson, 1976. Of a total edition of 276 copies, this is copy number 16 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. This copy is also inscribed by Updike -- he has personalized the signature on the colophon in a different color ink -- and it includes a brief signed note by Updike on the prospectus, with a hand-addressed mailing envelope. By all appearances, Updike informed the collector of the existence of this edition by sending him a prospectus with a note saying "I thought you should be aware of this" and then the collector ordered the book and Updike personalized the signature for him. A mini-footnote to the relatively early years of Updike's being a highly collected author with numerous signed limited editions to his credit, with a glimpse of Updike's active involvement in helping a collector build his collection. [#031523] $500
NY, The Smith, 1974. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen. Edge-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#032224] $20
Garden City, Doubleday, 1966. Her first collection of poems to be published by a mainstream trade publisher. Signed by the author with a small drawing on the title page. Rear hinge starting; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#000346] $45
NY, Alicat Bookshop Press, 1948. Alicat Chapbooks No. XII. Willeford's first book, a collection of poems, preceded only by a group of poems in broadside format, issued as part of another Alicat Press collection. These poems contain the only descriptions Willeford ever committed to writing of his experience in World War II. Acidic paper browning with age and some wear to spine; a couple pages with 1" to 1-1/2" tears; about near fine in stapled, lightly sunned wrappers. [#002033] $125
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