Catalog 126, C

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61. CAMUS, Albert. Discours de Suède. Paris: Gallimard (1957). Of a total edition of 866 copies, this is one of 50 Roman numeraled copies offered hors commerce. Inscribed by the author to the Swedish translator Carl Gustaf Bjurstrom. Spine-tanned; else fine in wrappers. Together with a later French edition that contains a "postface" by Bjurnstrom, recounting his trip to Sweden with Camus. A nice association copy. Books signed by the Nobel Prize winner Camus, author of The Stranger and others, are quite uncommon, as the author died in a car accident in 1960 at the age of 46.

62. CAREY, Peter. Oscar and Lucinda. NY: Harper & Row (1988). The first American edition of his Booker Prize-winning novel, which contains a chapter that does not appear in the earlier British or Australian editions. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a shallow scratch on the rear panel.

63. CARLSON, Ron. At the Jim Bridger. NY: Picador (2002). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. Together with the advance reading excerpt, printing only the title story. One light corner crease; else fine in stapled wrappers.

64. CARRIER, Scott. From Running After Antelope. [Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders, 2003]. A broadside excerpt from the author's acclaimed volume of essays. Carrier is a noted writer and a frequent contributor to several ongoing National Public Radio shows, most especially This American Life. His writing has appeared in Harper's and Esquire, among other places. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. 17" x 10". Fine.

65. CARSON, Rachel. Fish and Shellfish of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1944. A 45-page booklet written in her position as biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The text focuses primarily on fish and shellfish as a current and potential food source. Includes 21 drawings and an appendix on cooking tips. Small name stamped on front cover; light corner creasing; near fine in stapled wrappers. An early, scarce publication by Carson, three years after her first book and preceding the publication of her classic, Silent Spring, by almost two decades.

66. CARVER, Raymond. Winter Insomnia. (Santa Cruz): (Kayak Books) (1970). Carver's second book, a collection of poetry, published in an edition of 1000 copies attractively designed and printed by George Hitchcock, with prints by Robert McChesney. Two copies: one bound in yellow wrappers and one bound in white wrappers, each copy inscribed by author. The yellow copy is very fine; the white is edge-darkened with age, and thus very good, and is an exceedingly scarce variant: William Stull's checklist notes that "at least two copies were issued in a variant binding of white wrappers," although we now know of three copies in existence. For both:

67. -. Another copy of the variant white issue. Mildly edge-darkening and foxing to covers; very good in wrappers.

68. CARVER, Raymond. Carnations. A Play in One Act. (Vineburg, CA): Engdahl Typography (1993). Edited and with an afterword by Carver's bibliographer, William Stull, and with an introduction by Richard Cortez Day. Of a total edition of 200 copies, this is the deluxe edition, one of 26 lettered copies quarterbound in leather and black cloth, with marbled endpapers and gilt spine lettering. A beautiful edition of a previously unpublished Carver play. Carnations was originally written and performed in 1962, when the author was at Humboldt State University. Spine a bit sunned, with a small nick to rear panel; else fine in black cloth slipcase.

69. CHAGALL, Marc. The Lithographs of Chagall. Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop (1969). The third volume, reproducing 180 lithographs created by Chagall from 1962 to 1968 and including two original lithographs as cover and frontispiece. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with sunning to the spine crown (not affecting print) and also in an acetate dust jacket chipped across the lower rear edge (chip laid in). An important book by one of the preeminent 20th century artists.

70. CHEEVER, John. The Stories of John Cheever. NY: Knopf, 1978. A massive volume, which includes all the stories from five of his six previous collections (The Way Some People Live -- his first book, which he declined to reprint during his lifetime -- being the exception) as well as four stories that had never previously appeared in book form. Its publication was the literary event of the season, and the collection won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

71. COETZEE, J.M. From the Heart of the Country. NY: Harper & Row (1977). The first American edition of his second book, first novel. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket and with the price crossed out but still visible. An uncommon book signed or inscribed.

72. COETZEE, J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians. (NY): Penguin (1983). A later printing of the first American edition of this novel of an incipient race war in an unnamed African nation, patterned after the author's native South Africa. Only published as a paperback in this country, but nonetheless selected as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review in 1982. Inscribed by the author in 1991. Very near fine in wrappers. Uncommon signed, in any edition.

73. COETZEE, J.M. Life & Times of Michael K. NY: Viking (1984). The first American edition of his first Booker Prize-winning novel. Inscribed by the author and dated in 1991. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

74. COETZEE, J.M. Foe. (NY): Viking (1987). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1991. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

75. COETZEE, J.M. Age of Iron. NY: Random House (1990). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1991. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

76. COETZEE, J.M. The Master of Petersburg. (NY): Viking (1994). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author in 1997. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

77. COETZEE, J.M. Giving Offense. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1996). Essays on censorship. Inscribed by the author in 1997. An uncommon book, published by a university press and apparently receiving much less distribution than his fiction has. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

78. COETZEE, J.M. Boyhood. (NY): Viking (1997). The first American edition of this memoir of his childhood growing up in South Africa. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

79. CONNELLY, Michael. Lost Light. New Orleans: B.E. Trice, 2003. The limited edition of his recent novel in the popular and well-received series featuring L.A. detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. Of a total edition of 400 copies, this is one of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase with a CD bound in entitled "Dark Sacred Night: The Music of Harry Bosch," consisting of jazz music that has appeared in the Bosch novels. Fine in a fine slipcase.

80. -. Same title. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase with a CD bound in.

81. CRANE, Stephen. Maggie. NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1896. The first state of the Appleton edition of his first book, originally published pseudonymously, and privately, by the author in 1893, and one of the rarest books of the modern era. The brutal realism of Crane's depiction of Maggie, "a girl of the streets," was unprecedented in its day, and Crane could not find a publisher for the book. Eventually, using his own money, he had it printed under a pseudonym; because of the contents of the book, the printer of the volume would not put its name on it. This edition was released three years later, after the publication -- and success -- of The Red Badge of Courage, which allowed Crane's publisher of that book to bring out this new, somewhat revised, edition. Cloth a bit darkened, particularly at the spine, with mild fraying to the cloth at the extremities. This first state of the book has the text in upper and lower Gothic type on the title page, as opposed to the Roman type of the later states. This is a near fine copy in a good example of the rare dust jacket: spine-darkened and edge-stained with several tears and two small corner chips. Like The Red Badge of Courage, this title is exceedingly scarce in any dust jacket whatsoever.

82. CREWS, Harry. Two by Crews. Northridge: Lord John, 1984. A limited edition. Two stories: "The Violence That Finds Us" and "The Buttondown Terror of David Duke." Of a total stated edition of 226 copies, this is a presentation copy of the lettered issue, signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

83. CROWE, Thomas Rain. Deep Language. (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). A broadside poem by a North Carolina writer who has been called "one of the Baby Beats" of the 1970s, combining Beat poetry with a Sufi sensibility. Signed by the author. Approximately 8 1/2" x 14", matted to 13 1/4" x 18 3/4". Fine.

84. CRUMB, R. The Otis Brothers. (Cathedral Station): Flying Crow Records (1981). 33 RPM LP record with cover art by R. Crumb. The record album is fine in a very near fine cover with one small spot on verso, not affecting Crumb artwork. Together with the 45 RPM recording of "Automobile Blues" and "Side Swipe" by The Cool Drivers. One of the scarcest of Crumb's pieces illustrating album covers: estimates of the first, and only, printing of the album put it at 1000 copies, and very few have shown up on the market. A rare piece by one of the most notable of the artists who came into prominence via the underground comix of the 1960s, and has since been acclaimed as an important American original and been made the basis of a well-received documentary film.

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