Catalog 104, F-H
112. FISHER, M.F.K. Among Friends. (Berkeley): North Point Press (1983). Uncorrected proof copy of the reissue of this memoir, originally published in 1971, in the form of bound 11" x 8 1/2" photocopied sheets, printed on rectos only. Near fine. A format that suggests only a handful would have been produced.
113. FISHER, M.F.K. To Begin Again. San Francisco/NY: Pantheon (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories and memoirs. Published the year she died. Fine in wrappers.
114. FITZGERALD, Penelope. Human Voices. Boston/NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. First published in the U.K. in 1980, the year after she won the Booker Prize for Offshore. Fine in wrappers.
115. FOOTE, Horton. Farewell. (NY): Scribner (1999). The advance reading copy of Foote's memoir, his first book of prose after a long career as a screenwriter (including Academy Awards for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies) and playwright. Front cover a bit curved from having a promotional page laid in; else fine in wrappers.
116. FORD, Richard. A Piece of My Heart. New York: Harper & Row (1976). The first book by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with very slight wear at the spine crown. A very attractive copy of a scarce first book.
117. -. Same title, the advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Corner crease and slight rubbing to the front cover. Near fine in wrappers.
118. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Collins Harvill, 1987). Signed by the author. Faint foxing to top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
119. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in wrappers.
120. FORD, Richard. The Ultimate Good Luck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. A review copy of the author's second novel, a hard-boiled thriller involving American expatriates in Mexico. Signed by the author. This copy has a hint of the cracking of the rear hinge that is endemic to this title, but is otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket. Partly because of the weak construction at the rear hinge, this title has come to be harder to locate, particularly in fine condition, than his first book. A virtually pristine copy.
121. -. Same title, a review copy of the first British edition (London: Collins Harvill, 1989). Signed by the author. Very slight foxing to top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
122. FORD, Richard. The Sportswriter. NY: Vintage (1986). His third novel, a paperback original, and his "breakthrough" book. Publication as a paperback original in the Vintage Contemporaries series brought Ford a readership ten times as large as the book would have had in hardcover; and his obvious talent lent credibility to what was at that time a fledgling paperback series and, in reality, a publishing experiment. Ford's sequel to this novel, Independence Day, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. A very nice copy of a paperback that seldom shows up in fine condition these days.
123. -. Same title, a later printing, signed by the author. Owner name on page with review blurbs; else fine in wrappers.
124. -. Same title, the first British, and first hardcover, edition. London: Collins Harvill, 1986. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
125. -. Same title, the first British paperback edition (London: Flamingo, 1987). Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.
126. FORD, Richard. Rock Springs. NY: Atlantic Monthly (1987). A Canadian review copy of his fourth book, and first collection of stories, consisting of a copy of the first American trade edition, fine in a fine dust jacket, and a promotional folder assembled by Little, Brown (Canada) with publicity materials laid in, including photocopies of articles and pieces about, and by, Ford and a cover letter with the date for a scheduled reading in Toronto.
127. -. Same title, the uncorrected proof copy of the American edition. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers and a proof dust jacket that is a bit creased where it overlays the proof.
128. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Collins Harvill, 1988). Signed by the author. Slightly dusty top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
129. FORD, Richard. Bright Angel. (n.p.): (n.p.) 1988. 120-page screenplay by Ford for a production that aired on cable television. An unknown number of copies were produced, but this is one of seven copies that were signed by the author at a reading he gave in 1990. Photoreproduced sheets on 3-hole paper, in flexible binder. Rare: we have offered this once before, and have never seen another copy offered.
130. FORD, Richard. My Mother, In Memory. Elmwood: Raven Editions, 1988. A limited edition of this essay, a shorter version of which had appeared in Harper's. Issued in a total edition of 140 copies, of which only 40 were hardbound and, of those 40, only 26 were offered for sale. This is one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, with a frontispiece by noted artist Russell Chatham, hand-shaded and individually signed by Chatham as well. Designed and printed letterpress by Carol Blinn at Warwick Press. A fine copy of a beautiful production.
131. -. Same title. One of 100 numbered copies in Japanese dyed wrappers. Signed by the author and the artist. A faint strip of sunning to the rear panel, else fine.
132. FORD, Richard. Wildlife. NY: Atlantic Monthly (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of his fifth book, a novel. Mildly spine-sunned; else fine in wrappers.
133. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. A very fine copy in slipcase, in the publisher's original shrinkwrap.
134. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Collins Harvill, 1990). Fine in a fine dust jacket. It has been reported that there were only 600 copies of this title printed in the U.K., although we don't know how reliable that figure is.
135. FORD, Richard. Independence Day. NY: Knopf, 1995. The advance reading copy of his most recent novel, a sequel to The Sportswriter, and winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, a rare literary "double." This is the unsigned, unboxed issue of the advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers.
136. -. Same title, the slipcased issue of the advance reading copy, signed by the author. Fine, still shrink-wrapped.
137. -. Same title, the limited edition (New Orleans: B.E. Trice, 1995). One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author.
138. -. Same title, the lettered issue of the limited edition. One of 26 copies signed by the author. Quarterbound in leather. Fine in a slightly dusty slipcase.
139. FORD, Richard. Women with Men. (New Orleans): (B.E. Trice) (1997). A limited edition and the true first edition of this collection of three novellas. Of a total edition of 176 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
140. -. Same title, the trade edition (NY: Knopf, 1997). Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
141. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: Harvill, 1997). Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
142. FORD, Richard. "In the night, Matthews slept deeply again..." (n.p.): Knopf, 1997. A broadside excerpt from the story "Occidentals," which appeared in the collection Women with Men. 7" x 14". Signed by Ford. Fine.
143. FORD, Richard. Good Raymond. London: Harvill (1998). The first separate appearance of Ford's tribute to Raymond Carver, first published in The New Yorker. No corresponding U.S. edition to date. Fine in stapled wrappers.
144. (FORD, Richard). "Chicken Catchers" in Intro #3. NY: McCall (1970). Ford's first book appearance, in an "annual collection of the best college writing in America," published while he was an undergraduate at the University of California. This is a review copy. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, and signed by Ford at his contribution.
145. (FORD, Richard). "A Girl's Feelings" in Edge. Christchurch, NZ: The Edge Press (1971). The first issue of this literary magazine, and Ford's second appearance in print. Signed by the editor, D.S. Long. Fine in stapled wrappers. It's easy to imagine that this short-lived literary periodical, published in New Zealand, may be one of the most elusive of Ford's appearances in print.
146. (FORD, Richard). IMES, Barney. Juke Joint. Jackson: U. Press of Mississippi (1990). Oblong quarto with an introductory essay by Ford and color photographs by Imes of Southern "juke joints" -- black taverns and social clubs in the rural South. Of a total edition of 126 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by Ford and Imes. An attractive book and a very scarce limited edition. Fine in illustrated slipcase, as issued.
147. (FORD, Richard). The Best American Sports Writing 1999. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of pieces that appeared in magazines in 1999, most of which are making their first book appearance here. Edited and with a lengthy introduction by Ford. With contributions by John McPhee, David Mamet, Thomas Boswell, and David Halberstam, among others. Fine in wrappers.
148. (FROST, Robert). Dartmouth Verse. Portland: Mosher, 1925. Frost provides the introduction to this small volume which includes poems by R.G. Eberhardt and Richard Lattimore, among others. Owner name and date (5/29/25) on front pastedown; offsetting to pp. 4-5 (where a bookmark or clipping was laid in). Spine slightly darkened. Very good, without dust jacket.
149. GADDIS, William. The Recognitions. NY: Harcourt Brace (1955). The advance reading copy of his landmark first novel, which was largely disdained by critics upon publication but later, primarily through the efforts of the publisher of a small, "underground" journal in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gained a critical reconsideration, with the new consensus being that it was one of the most impressive American novels of the postwar era. Two of Gaddis' three later novels went on to win the National Book Award. Mildly spine-sunned but otherwise fine in wrappers. An exceptionally nice copy of this bulky, fragile volume.
150. GADDIS, William. J.R. NY: Knopf, 1975. A review copy of the author's second novel, winner of the National Book Award. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with an edge-sunned front flap and one crease there. With review slip laid in.
151. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. No One Writes to the Colonel. London: Cape (1971). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition. This was his first book to be published in English, having been issued in the U.S. in 1968. In Great Britain its publication came after the success of One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1970. In both cases, publication in English was well after the original publication in Spanish: the title novella in this collection was originally published in 1961; the rest of the stories were published in a collection in 1962. Owner name on half title; modest darkening and spine-creasing; still near fine. Uncommon.
152. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera. NY: Knopf, 1988. This is the limited edition, specially bound on special paper, with decorated acetate dust jacket in decorated slipcase. One of 350 copies signed by the author. His first signed limited edition, and a noteworthy signature as the author was at first prohibited from entering the U.S. because of his associations with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and later, even after the prohibition was conditionally rescinded, he refused to enter this country on principle. Consequently, his signature is quite scarce. This limited edition, which was to have been published simultaneously with the trade edition, was delayed by several weeks due to the logistical difficulties involved with getting sheets to the author for signing, and then back to the U.S. for binding. Fine in acetate dust jacket and slipcase.
153. GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Of Love and Other Demons. NY: Knopf, 1995. A hardcover advance copy. An attractive production, in unstamped illustrated boards that differ from the published binding. Fine in publisher's sealed paper sheath -- black paper with white text and a peekaboo hole through to the illustrated binding. One of the more unusual advance copies of recent years.
154. GARDNER, John. The Poetry of Chaucer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U. Press, (1977). A scholarly study of Chaucer -- Gardner's specialty was as a medievalist -- published to complement his biography, The Life and Times of Chaucer, which was published by Knopf a week later. This title, done by a university press, had a very small first printing -- reported by the bibliographer to be 1819 copies. Fine in a near fine dust jacket and warmly inscribed by the author to Harold Brodkey and his wife: "To Ellen and Harold/ awarded on the basis/ of need/ with love/ John Gardner." A nice association copy.
155. GHOSH, Amitav. The Circle of Reason. London: Hamish Hamilton (1986). The first novel by the author of The Calcutta Chromosome. Slight corner bumping and erasures front flyleaf; very near fine in like dust jacket.
156. GOLDEN, Arthur. Memoirs of a Geisha. NY: Knopf, 1997. A highly praised first novel written from the point of view of a young geisha, which became a surprise bestseller, staying on the bestseller lists for over a year. The book has been reprinted dozens of times, and the first printing has now become somewhat scarce. Fine in a very near fine jacket with the slightest creasing at the top edge.
157. GOODMAN, Allegra. Kaaterskill Falls. (NY): Dial (1998). Her well-received third book, first novel, a National Book Award finalist. Signed by the author the month after publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
158. GORDIMER, Nadine. The Soft Voice of the Serpent. NY: Simon & Schuster (1952). The first American edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories. Boards heavily dampstained at the lower edge; a good copy in an internally dampstained, else very good dust jacket.
159. GOUREVITCH, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families. NY: FSG (1998). A moving nonfiction account of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a crime against humanity that for the most part passed beneath the radar of the Western nations, a process that the author, a New Yorker reporter, helps to explicate in this book. A surprise bestseller, and one of the most talked-about books of the year; reprinted numerous times. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The rear panel is entirely given over to a Robert Stone blurb.
160. GRAVER, Elizabeth. The Honey Thief. (NY): Hyperion (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of the third book, second novel, by the author of Unravelling. Fine in wrappers.
161. GREEN, George Dawes. The Caveman's Valentine. (NY): Warner (1994). The author's first book, and winner of an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a slight crimp at the crown.
162. GUTERSON, David. East of the Mountains. NY: Harcourt Brace (1999). The second novel by the author of Snow Falling on Cedars, for which he won the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.
163. -. Same title. The advance reading copy. Cover splayed from the mass of promotional material laid in; else fine in wrappers.
164. HALBERSTAM, David. Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1999. Nonfiction about Jordan and basketball, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Halberstam is also the author of an earlier volume on basketball, The Breaks of the Game, which chronicled the changing ethos of the pro game, and the ways in which that reflected more far-reaching societal changes. Signed by Halberstam. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine.
165. HAMILTON, Jane. The Book of Ruth. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. A review copy of the highly praised first book by the author of A Map of the World, which was a National Book Award finalist. This title won the PEN Hemingway Award, and was selected for Oprah Winfrey's reading club. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with three pages of publisher's promotional material laid in.
166. HAMILTON, Jane. The Short History of a Prince. NY: Random House (1998). Her latest novel. Signed by the author in 1998. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
167. HARDWICK, Elizabeth. American Fictions. NY: Modern Library (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of a collection of previously published literary essays. Subjects include Updike, Plath, Capote, Nabokov, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Bishop, Mary McCarthy, Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Philip Roth, Joan Didion and Norman Mailer, among many others. Fine in wrappers.
168. HAUPTMAN, Terry. Rattle. (Tulsa): (Cardinal Press) (1982). A collection of poetry, with an introduction by Meridel LeSueur and illustrations by the author. Inscribed by the author to another poet. Only issued in wrappers; fine.
169. HEDGES, Peter. An Ocean in Iowa. NY: Hyperion (1998). The second novel by the author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
170. HELLER, Joseph. Good as Gold. NY: Simon & Schuster (1979). Inscribed by the author in the year of publication to the woman mentioned in the first paragraph of the book, who is conceivably also one of "the unwitting friends" to whom the book is dedicated. "To ____ ____, / Whose suggestion to/ me in Wilmington, Delaware/ in 1975 -- for better or for / worse -- inspired me to/ write this book. Thanks/ and good wishes." The book begins: "Gold had been asked many times to write a book about the Jewish experience in America. This was not strictly true. He'd been asked only twice, most recently by a woman in Wilmington, Delaware, where he'd gone to read..." Minor foxing to page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
171. HELPRIN, Mark. Memoir from Antproof Case. NY: Harcourt Brace (1995). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author in 1997.
172. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. NY: Scribner's, 1940. Hemingway's last great novel, a partisan tale of the Spanish Civil War, which he had covered as a journalist, and which was charged with great portentousness in the days leading up to the Second World War. For Whom the Bell Tolls has been called Hemingway's most ambitious novel, and it is the one in which his political convictions reveal themselves most fully: he effectively conveys the idea that a people's freedom is worth fighting, and even dying, for. This passionate defense of the ill-fated Spanish Republic was so compelling that 30 years later, under the Franco government, the book was still entirely banned in Spain; copies were smuggled into the country and passed around surreptitiously. Two owner names on the front flyleaf, some offsetting to the front endpapers, and a bit of rubbing to the spine cloth; still near fine in a very good, first issue dust jacket, rubbed mostly along the spine and flap folds, and inexpertly colored at the extremities, although this is most noticeable on the verso, where there is also one tape repair.
173. HEMPEL, Amy. Reasons to Live. NY: Knopf (1985). The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received first book, a collection of stories. A fine copy in plain printed wrappers.
174. HIAASEN, Carl and MONTALBANO, William. Trap Line. NY: Atheneum, 1982. The second of their collaborative thrillers, set in Key West. Precedes any of Hiaasen's solo-authored titles. One page corner turned; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very nice copy.
175. HIAASEN, Carl. Stormy Weather. NY: Knopf, 1995. Another Florida mystery by this bestselling author, whose combination of hard-boiled mystery with wacky, over-the-top comedy has earned him both critical acclaim and enormous popularity. Inscribed by the author in 1998. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
176. HOFFMAN, Alice. Turtle Moon. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1992. The leatherbound limited edition of this novel, with a special introduction by Hoffman for this edition. Signed by the author. Fine.
177. HOMES, A.M. In a Country of Mothers. NY: Knopf, 1993. The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received third book. Fine in wrappers.
178. HOMES, A.M. Appendix A: San Francisco: Artspace Books (1996). A companion volume to her controversial novel The End of Alice, about a pedophile and murderer. Fine in pictorial boards, without dust jacket, as issued.
179. HUGHES, Ted. Birthday Letters. (London): Faber and Faber (1998). The correct first edition of this collection of poems written over the course of 25 years and addressed to his late wife, the poet Sylvia Plath. Published just before Hughes died. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny tear at the rear flap fold.