Catalog 119, C-D
70. CAREY, Peter. True History of the Kelly Gang. (London): Faber and Faber (2001). The first British edition of his highly praised fictional re-imagining of the life of Australia's most famous outlaw, a 19th century legend and something of a 20th century cultural hero. Winner of the Booker Prize, the second time Carey has won the prize. This is the hardcover issue; there was a simultaneous issue in wrappers. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with the map of Ned Kelly's Australia laid in.
71. -. Same title, the first American edition. NY: Knopf, 2001. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
72. -. Same title, the advance reading copy of the American edition. Fine in wrappers.
73. CARVER, Raymond. In a Marine Light. London: Collins Harvill, 1987. This title was only published in England, and is a collection of poems from Carver's two Random House collections in the U.S. -- Where Water Comes Together With Other Water and Ultramarine. They have been rearranged, and an epigraph added to the collection that doesn't appear in either U.S. volume. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
74. CARVER, Raymond. Music. (Concord): (Ewert) (1985). A holiday greeting issued by Ewert, and the first separate edition of a single poem that appeared in Where Water Comes Together With Other Water. Of a total edition of 136 copies, this is one of 100 copies on a single sheet, French-folded to make four pages, attractively printed in red and black. Fine, with the original mailing envelope.
75. CARVER, Raymond. Where I'm Calling From. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1988. The correct first edition of this title, preceding the trade edition. Leatherbound; page edges gilt; with a silk ribbon marker bound in. An attractive edition in the Franklin Library's "Signed First Edition" series, with an interesting introduction by Carver which does not appear anywhere else. Signed by the author. Because Carver died shortly after the publication of this collection, signed copies of this title are uncommon, other than the Franklin Library edition. Carver prepared this volume knowing that he was dying of lung cancer, and many of these stories, although they had been published previously, were revised for this edition and stand as his definitive versions of them. Fine.
76. CARVER, Raymond and STULL, William. Raymond Carver Remembered: Three Early Stories. An offprint from Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 25, No. 4, 1988. Three early stories, introduced by William Stull, Carver's bibliographer, who unearthed them. Signed by Stull. Reportedly, around 25 copies of this offprint were done. Fine in cardstock covers.
77. -. Same title; one of 15 tear sheet reprints, differing from the above in that the cover reproduces the table of contents rather than adding a typeset cover with title and author. Also signed by Stull. Stapled; fine.
78. CARVER, Raymond. A New Path to the Waterfall. NY: Atlantic Monthly (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of this posthumously published collection of poems, written during the period just before he died and mostly dealing with his impending death. Near fine in wrappers that are slightly sunned and mildly soiled.
79. (CARVER, Raymond). ...When We Talk About Raymond Carver. (Layton): (Peregrine Smith) (1991). A collection of conversations about Carver, edited by Sam Halpert. Contributors include Richard Ford, William Kittredge, Tobias Wolff, Geoffrey Wolff, Jay McInerney, Robert Stone, Chuck Kinder, Leonard Michaels, Douglas Unger, and Carver's first wife, Maryann Carver. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
80. CAUDWELL, Sarah. Thus Was Adonis Murdered. NY: Scribner (1981). The first American edition of her first book, which is the first in a highly praised series featuring Oxford medieval law professor Hilary Tamar. Small blended stain to front board; else fine in a near fine dust jacket.
81. CHATWIN, Bruce. The Songlines. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1986. The correct first American edition, published by the Franklin Library for subscribers as part of their Signed First Editions series. An attractively designed book, in black leather stamped in brown and gold, in a pattern suggestive of the Australian aborigines' "songlines" that give the book its title. With a special introduction for this edition, which does not appear anywhere else. Signed by the author. Chatwin's signature is uncommon; reclusive while alive, he died three years after the publication of this book, at the age of 49. Fine.
82. CHILD, Lee. Die Trying. (London): Bantam (1998). The hardcover issue of the second Jack Reacher thriller by the author of Killing Floor. The U.K. edition is the true first. Signed by Child. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
83. COCTEAU, Jean. Le Grand Écart. Paris: Librairie Stock, 1923. First edition of the first novel by the multi-talented French surrealist, whose work ran the gamut from poetry and fiction, to film, art, ballet and opera. Cocteau was close friends with such luminaries as Picasso, Proust, Erik Satie and Serge Diaghilev, among others. His films influenced several generations of filmmakers, and laid the groundwork for the French New Wave cinema. One of 575 numbered copies, this copy bearing the owner name of noted scholar and author Helen R. Reese. Offsetting to flyleaf; slight spine-fading and a little corner creasing; at least very good in wrappers. A nice copy of a very fragile volume.
84. (COETZEE, J.M.). Promotional Poster. Victoria: Literary Arts Festival, 2001. A poster promoting this festival, at which sixteen authors appeared, including Coetzee, Anne Michaels, Ian McEwan, A.L. Kennedy, Jane Urquhart and others. This copy is signed by Coetzee. 11" x 17". Full color. Rolled; else fine.
85. CONROY, Pat. The Lords of Discipline. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. A review copy of his second novel, third book, sent to film critic Pauline Kael for comment. This was later made into a movie, albeit one that by general consensus fell considerably short of the book's power and accomplishment. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some foxing to the folds, with review slip and promotional materials laid in.
86. COSTA DU RELS, Adolfo. Bewitched Lands. NY: Knopf, 1945. The first American edition of this Bolivian author's first novel published here. Near fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with two short, closed edge tears. A very nice copy of this small, fragile wartime volume printed on thin, cheap paper, with an attractive pictorial dust jacket.
87. CRICHTON, Michael. Travels. NY: Knopf, 1988. The advance reading copy of this book of nonfiction by the bestselling author of Jurassic Park and others. This volume deals with the author's travels, both inner and outer, in quest of spiritual understanding and a sense of meaning in life. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in wrappers.
88. CRUMLEY, James. The Muddy Fork. Northridge: Lord John, 1984. A single story, part of a work-in-progress, by the author of The Last Good Kiss and The Wrong Case, among others. Of a total edition of 250, this copy is designated on the colophon as a "presentation copy" and is inscribed by Crumley to Andre Dubus: "For Andre -- / old cocks of the/ walk in limited/ editions forever./ Best/ Jim/ Missoula/ 2/21/85." Dubus' limited edition Land Where My Fathers Died (Palaemon Press, 1984) was dedicated to Crumley. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. An excellent association copy.
89. CUNNINGHAM, Michael. The Hours. NY: FSG (1998). His highly praised fourth book, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, a rare literary double. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with the publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker on the front panel.
90. DELILLO, Don. Running Dog. NY: Knopf, 1978. His sixth novel; this copy was sent to film critic Pauline Kael, and has a note from the publisher's representative to her laid in. Mild sunning to board edges; else fine in a similar dust jacket.
91. DELILLO, Don. White Noise. (London): Picador (1985). The first U.K. edition of his National Book Award winner. Signed by the author. Usual edge darkening to pages; else fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon, especially signed.
92. DELILLO, Don. Mao II. (NY): Viking (1991). The advance reading copy of this novel of the interacting forces of crowds and terrorists, individuals and novelists. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Warmly inscribed by the author. Fine in wrappers.
93. (DELILLO, Don). The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society. (Jerusalem): (Caspit Press/The Jerusalem International Book Fair) (1999). A pamphlet printed in tribute to DeLillo on the occasion of his accepting the Jerusalem Prize -- DeLillo being the first American so honored. Contains his acceptance address, "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room," a short, powerful meditation on writing and writers and their place in our culture and consciousness, imbued with DeLillo's characteristic honesty and dark humor. Tiny crease near mid-spine; still fine in stapled wrappers.
94. DICKEY, William. Rivers of the Pacific Northwest. San Francisco: Twowindows (1969). A poetry collection by this Pacific Northwest writer. One of 1000 copies, this copy inscribed by the author to novelist Don Carpenter (Hard Rain Falling, among others). Carpenter, like Dickey, grew up in the Pacific Northwest -- Portland, Oregon -- and the two were active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene of the 1960s. Smoke-darkening at the stapled spine; near fine. A nice association.
95. DUBUS, Andre. Dancing After Hours. NY: Knopf, 1996. The uncorrected proof copy of his last collection of stories, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers.
96. DUBUS, Andre. Meditations from a Movable Chair. NY: Knopf, 1998. His last book, a collection of essays. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
97. -. Another copy. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in jacket.