Catalog 99, C-D
52. CARR, Caleb. The Angel of Darkness. NY: Random House (1997). Bound 8 1/2" x 11" typeset sheets. A sequel to the highly praised and bestselling The Alienist, involving a number of the same characters and the same setting, a year later. Fine in tapebound cardstock covers. An early state, preceding the bound proofs of this title.
53. CARROLL, Jonathan. The Child Across the Sky. NY: Doubleday (1990). The first American edition of the fifth book by the author of The Land of Laughs and Sleeping in Flame, among others. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a crease on the front flap.
54. CARVER, Raymond. All of Us. London: Harvill (1996). The first collected edition of his poetry, edited and with a preface by William Stull and an introduction by Tess Gallagher. Stull also provides extensive bibliographic information on the poems' first publications, as well as notes on changes in the texts over the years in their various appearances in print. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
55. CASTANEDA, Carlos. The Teachings of Don Juan. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1968. The author's first book, originally presented as a scholarly work, later seen as a popular culture landmark, and still later debunked by a number of serious critics as fiction. The premise of the book, as described on the dust jacket copy "It has been assumed that the West has produced no way of spiritual knowledge comparable to the great system of the East. The present book is accordingly nothing less than a revelation..." gives a fair indication of its impact, regardless of whether it is fact or fiction: it popularized the idea that there were significant, coherent spiritual disciplines among Native American cultures, which has since been borne out by any number of more traditional anthropological investigations. In so doing, it played an important role in revising the popular Western view of Native American cultures, and helped fuel the cultural renaissance that has taken place among Native Americans in the past three decades, a renaissance that has had a significant impact on mainstream Western culture. The Teachings of Don Juan is one of the most important books published in the U.S. in the 1960s, for its far-reaching impact on our view of the nature of spirituality and the metaphysical with implications on everything from politics to ecology. This copy has a couple stray pen marks at the extreme lower page edges and trace rubbing to the cloth at the corners; still a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with little of the rubbing common to this title. It was later reprinted by Simon & Schuster, in an edition that has the earmarks of a first printing but is actually a later edition. The first edition is very scarce.
56. CASTANEDA, Carlos. The Wheel of Time. Los Angeles: La Eidolona Press (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of his last book, published just before he died. Fine in wrappers.
57. CHILDRESS, Mark. Gone for Good. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of this new novel that appears to be based on the life of folk rock singer John Denver, by a novelist who earlier wrote a book based on an Elvis-like character. Tiny corner gouge; else fine in wrappers.
58. CIMENT, Jill. Half a Life. NY: Crown (1996). Her third book, a memoir. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. Dust jacket blurbs by Amy Tan, Scott Spencer, Amy Hempel, A.M. Homes and Philip Lopate.
59. CLARK, Larry. Tulsa. (NY): (Larry Clark) (1971). A classic book of photographs of the underbelly of the small, mid-American city where Clark was born, with an emphasis on the youth subculture of drugs and guns. This is the hardcover issue. Top edge bumped; near fine in a very good dust jacket chipped at the upper edge. Clark recently gained recognition for his movie, Kids.
60. CLARKE, Arthur C. Prelude to Space. (NY): Gnome Press (1954). The first American hardcover edition of this early novel by the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End and the award-winning Rendezvous with Rama. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a split starting at the front flap fold. Still, a very attractive copy.
61. CLARKE, Arthur C. A Fall of Moondust. NY: Harcourt Brace World (1961). A review copy. Small previous owner stamp on title page; else fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of one of his major titles.
62. CLARKE, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. London: Gollancz, 1973. One of his most important novels, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards as best novel of the year. Fine in a dust jacket with one tiny spot of rubbing at the upper rear spine fold; else fine. An extraordinary copy of one of the key science fiction novels of the 1970s.
63. CLARKE, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. London: Gollancz, 1975. The correct first edition of his first novel after Rendezvous with Rama. This copy is inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
64. COCTEAU, Jean. The Eagle Has Two Heads. (London): Vision Press, 1947. First English language edition of this play, which didn't appear in the U.S. until 1962, in a different translation. This edition translated and adapted by Ronald Duncan, who also did The Typewriter, in 1946. Cocteau was one of the most important French avant garde poets of the Twenties and Thirties a close friend of such writers as Blaise Cendrars and Max Jacob, and such artists as Picasso, Chirico and Dufy. This copy is signed by Cocteau: "Souvenir de Jean Cocteau/ 1949[?]/ New York." Dampstaining to cloth and endpages around the spine base; very good in a good, internally dampstained dust jacket with several corner chips.
65. COE, Jonathan. The House of Sleep. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of the most recent book by the author of The Winshaw Legacy, which won Britain's John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. Fine in wrappers.
66. CONNELL, Evan S., Jr. Mrs. Bridge. NY: Viking, 1959. His second book, first novel. This is a very close to fine copy in a dust jacket that has a tear at the lower edge of the rear panel and is very slightly spine-faded. Signed by the author. An attractive copy of this novel, which was made into a movie a few years ago.
67. CONNELL, Evan S., Jr. Mr. Bridge. NY: Knopf, 1969. The companion volume to his first novel, published a decade earlier. This is a review copy, with review slip and promotional photo laid in. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
68. COOVER, Robert. Gerald's Party. NY: Linden/Simon & Schuster, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of The Origin of the Brunists and The Public Burning, among others. Fine in wrappers. Much scarcer than the advance reading copy.
69. CORSO, Gregory. Way Out. Kathmandhu: Bardo Matrix, 1974. Quarto. One of 500 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper; sewn into wrappers. Dampstaining front cover; still near fine. An attractive copy of a scarce and fragile item, number 1 in the Starstreams Poetry series that also later included Paul Bowles's title, Next to Nothing.
70. CRACE, Jim. Quarantine. NY: FSG (1997). The advance reading copy of the first American edition of the latest novel by the author of Continent and The Gift of Stones, among others. Winner of the Whitbread Prize and a finalist for the Booker Prize. Fine in self-wraps and cardstock slipcase.
71. CROWLEY, John. The Deep. Garden City: Doubleday (1975). The scarce first book by the author of Little, Big and Ægypt, both of which made David Pringle's list of the best 100 novels of modern fantasy. Little, Big won the World Fantasy Award, and Ægypt was a finalist for the award. Three of Crowley's six books were listed in Yale scholar Harold Bloom's The Western Canon, an astonishing number for a writer in the science fiction/fantasy genre, and more than most of the leading literary novelists of the century, including various Nobel Prize winners. The Deep is, by all appearances, his scarcest book. Slight crown bump; else fine in a near fine, spine-darkened dust jacket with a thin line of rubbing on the front panel.
72. -. Same title, the first British edition (London: New English Library, 1977). This is a hardcover edition of a book which apparently was printed up primarily for distribution as a mass market paperback. Small, pocket-book format and printed on cheap, acidic paper, so the page edges are darkening; else fine in a fine dust jacket. An attractive, albeit cheaply produced, volume and an uncommon issue of the debut novel of this important author. Signed by the author.
73. CROWLEY, John. Novelty. NY: Doubleday (1989). The uncommon hardcover edition of this collection of four long stories, including the award-winning "Great Work of Time." Finalist for the 1990 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
74. DANTICAT, Edwidge. Krik? Krak! (NY): Soho (1995). Advance reading excerpt from her second book, printing the story "Children of the Sea." The final volume was nominated for the National Book Award. Slight rubbing, otherwise fine in stapled wrappers, and signed by the author.
75. DAVIES, Robertson. The Lyre of Orpheus. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1988. The limited edition of the concluding book of the trilogy that began with the novel, The Rebel Angels. First published in Canada, with this being the correct first American edition. Leatherbound; all edges gilt; with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Signed by Davies, with a special introduction by him for this edition, on the primacy of the story in storytelling. Fine.
76. DAVIES, Robertson. Murther & Walking Spirits. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1991. A limited edition of this novel first published in Canada, this being the correct first American edition. Leatherbound; all edges gilt; with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Signed by Davies, with a special introduction by him for this edition. Lower corners bumped; else fine.
77. DELANY, Samuel. Starboard Wine. (n.p.): [Dragon Press] (n.d.). Galley sheets for this collection of essays on "the language of science fiction" by the award-winning science fiction author, who has also become one of the most literate and scholarly critics in the field. Two sets of galley sheets in varying stages of correction, replete with editorial markings and initialed by the author. 8 1/2" x 14". Near fine. Unique.
78. DELILLO, Don. Underworld. (NY): Scribner (1997). The advance reading copy of the most recent novel by the National Book Award-winning author of White Noise and Libra; this novel was also nominated for the National Book Award. A massive book, which received extraordinary reviews from every quarter, more than living up to its publisher's hype, and confirming DeLillo at the front rank of contemporary American writers. There were reportedly 300 copies done of this advance issue, a small number for such a major book. Fine in wrappers.
79. DENNISON, George. Oilers & Sweepers and Other Stories. NY: Random House (1979). A review copy of his first book of fiction, a collection of stories. Inscribed by the author in the month before publication. One light corner bump; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Grace Paley dust jacket blurb.
80. DE VRIES, Peter. But Who Wakes the Bugler? Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First book by this longtime New Yorker humorist. Warmly inscribed by the author, "recalling a most delightful and all too brief vacation," and signed "Peter." Top stain faded; near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket chipped at the extremities. The book and jacket are illustrated by Charles Addams, who later gained fame as creator of "The Addams Family"; this is a very early appearance of his artwork.
81. DICK, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. Philadelphia: Lippincott (1959). Dick's first hardcover book, in this country, and one of Pringle's hundred best science fiction novels "a nightmare which may have seemed far-fetched in 1959, but which now strikes us as strangely truthful." A cheaply-made book, this copy bears the ownership signature of one of Dick's relatives and the boards show wear at the extremities and corners. Near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with several small edge chips and slightly longer edge tears.
82. -. Another copy. Boards worn at the edges; very good in a good dust jacket that is heavily chipped at both spine ends.
83. DICK, Philip K. Solar Lottery. NY: Ace (1959). Reissue, but the first separate appearance, of Dick's first book, which was issued in 1955 as a paperback original, bound back-to-back with Leigh Brackett's The Big Jump. Lower spine folds chipped; about very good.
84. DICK, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. NY: Belmont (1964). Paperback original, a novel set in 1982, in the aftermath of World War III. Name inked out on summary page, spine-faded, creasing to front cover; very good in wrappers. One of the scarcer Dick paperbacks.
85. DICK, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Garden City: Doubleday, 1965. One of Dick's most famous and most highly regarded novels, a drug novel written at the beginning of the psychedelic era, which deals with a 21st century society in which various mind-altering drugs are a part of the regular life and recreation of the populace, a percentage of whom are clairvoyant. For the next decade or more, Dick pursued the question of the nature of the insights provided by the drug experience to what extent they were illusions and to what extent the insights revealed to a drug-altered consciousness were, in fact, metaphysical truths. More than any other science fiction author, but followed by many, Dick used the genre to explore metaphysics, consciousness and the nature of reality. This title was one of the five Philip K. Dick novels selected for Pringle's "hundred best" list more than any other author. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, above the bookplate of one of Dick's relatives. The owner's name is also written on the rear pastedown. A near fine copy in an internally damp-stained dust jacket with moderate edgewear and rubbing to the folds; about very good. The original price, still present and legible on the jacket flap, has been partially covered by a publisher's $4.95 sticker. An important and scarce novel, and rare signed.
86. DICK, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. NY: Ace (1965). A paperback original. Bookstore stamp on summary page; spine creased, light overall soiling; very good.
87. DICK, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. Written the year after Dick won the Hugo for The Man in the High Castle, this is a novel of a benign future dictatorship on earth, fighting to avert an alien takeover. The plot involves a time travel-inducing drug, "JJ 180," which later became the name of a punk rock band in the Seventies -- one of the many ways in which Dick's writings have worked their way into the youth subculture over the years. Signed by the author. Owner name (again a relative of Dick's) under front flap; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.
88. -. Another copy, unsigned. A couple of small white spots to the black cloth at the foredge, thus near fine in a very good dust jacket with two closed triangular edge tears and a bit of white paint(?) on the front cover. Despite the several small flaws, a quite attractive copy of one of his scarce Doubleday hardcovers.
89. DICK, Philip K. The Crack in Space. NY: Ace (1966). Paperback original of a novel that explicitly dealt with racial issues, which were in the forefront of the political consciousness of the time. Used book store stamp on summary page. Read; a very good copy.
90. DICK, Philip K. Counter-Clock World. NY: Berkley (1967). Paperback original. Light even soiling, corner crease rear cover; very good in wrappers.
91. DICK, Philip K. Galactic Pot-Healer. (NY): Berkley Medallion (1969). Another paperback original. Spine creased from reading, slight slant; near fine in wrappers. Dick was such a prolific writer, and so many of his books came out only, or originally, in paperback, that there was eventually an award named after him the Philip K. Dick Award given each year for the best paperback original novel in the science fiction genre.
92. DICK, Philip K. Ubik. (London): Rapp & Whiting (1970). The first British edition of one of Dick's great works, the novel that caused him to be elected, in France, to the College du Pataphysique an avant garde movement inspired by Alfred Jarry's writings, which influenced the Surrealists as well as the development of the Theater of the Absurd. "Pataphysics" was the science of imaginary solutions, and the writers who have been allied with the movement are linked by their wild inventiveness and dedication to the use of the absurd in literature as a means of providing a radical social and psychological critique. Tiny tear to the foredge of one page; covers slightly splayed; near fine in a rubbed, very good dust jacket with minor edgewear.
93. DICK, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City: Doubleday, 1970. Another of his scarce Doubleday hardcover editions. A few spots at the foredge of the rear board; near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny edge chips and some mostly blended staining to the rear panel.
94. -. Another copy. Watermarks to the boards and the first few pages near the gutter; very good in a very good dust jacket with modest edgewear and mostly internal dampstaining.
95. DICK, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/The Man in the High Castle. [Place: Publisher in Russian], 1992. The first combined Russian edition of three of Dick's greatest titles. Label residue rear pastedown; near fine in decorated boards without dust jacket, presumably as issued. For the PKD collector who has everything.
96. DILLARD, Annie. The Living. (NY): HarperCollins (1992). Her first novel. Dillard won the Pulitzer Prize for her first prose work, the nonfiction Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Very faint dampstain to the cloth at the base of the spine; else fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.
97. DIXON, Stephen. The Stories of Stephen Dixon. NY: Henry Holt (1994). A large (640+ pages) selection of the best short fiction by a writer whose literary reputation far outstrips his commercial success to date. Dixon's novel, Frog, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.
98. DOCTOROW, E.L. Ragtime. NY: Random House (1975). The uncorrected proof copy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and basis for a highly successful film. A historical novel of America at the beginning of the twentieth century, peopled with such characters as Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser and others. Signed by the author. Publishing information handwritten on front cover, and a typed label there giving printing information; fine in wrappers. An uncommon proof of one of the most highly praised books of the decade.
99. DOCTOROW, E.L. Drinks Before Dinner. NY: Random House (1979). His fifth book, first play. Inscribed by the author to Galen Williams, founder of Poets & Writers, in the year of publication: "To Saint Galen/ from sinner Ed/ with love." With Williams' ownership signature, underlinings and brief marginal notes. Trace edge-foxing; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
100. DOCTOROW, E.L. The Waterworks. NY: Random House (1994). The publisher's limited edition of this novel set in New York City in the 1870s, both a story in itself and also a portrait of New York City at a particular moment in time. Like Gore Vidal with his series of historical novels of the American political experience, Doctorow has been creating a history of New York in fiction, from Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to Worlds' Fair and The Book of Daniel. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase.
101. DOIG, Ivan. Dancing at the Rascal Fair. NY: Atheneum, 1987. His fifth book, and the second novel in his McCaskill trilogy, which chronicles the settlement and development of the state of Montana by following a family over several generations. This volume spans three decades from 1889, when Montana became a state, to the 1920s. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
102. DUBUS, Andre. Adultery and Other Choices. Boston: Godine (1977). His third book and the second collection of the short fiction for which he has become so well-known and highly acclaimed. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, and signed by the author.
103. DUBUS, Andre. The Last Worthless Evening. Boston: Godine (1986). A collection of four novellas and two stories. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
104. DUBUS, Andre. Meditations from a Movable Chair. NY: Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his most recent, and highly praised, collection of essays. Fine in wrappers.
105. (DUBUS, Andre). VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. Mother Night. NY: Harper & Row (1966). First hardcover edition, following the paperback original by four years. This copy belonged to Andre Dubus, and was used by him as a teaching copy. The half-title lists pages to be referred to, and there are several marginal markings throughout. Dubus's and his wife's ownership signature appear on the front pastedown, with a contemporary date. A well-used copy: about very good in a tattered jacket, with two tears running nearly the length of the rear panel.
(DUBUS, Andre). See also next item.
106. (DUNNING, John). "Bookscout" in Ten Tales. Huntington: Cahill, 1994. Short stories by Dunning, Andre Dubus, Neal Barrett, Wendy Hornsby, Joe Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Andrew Vachss, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison and Lucius Shepard. Of a total edition of 276 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies bound in three quarter leather and signed by each author as well as by Lawrence Block, who provides the introduction. This volume represents the first appearance of each of the short stories. Dubus contributes "The Colonel's Wife." Fine in a fine slipcase.
107. -. Another copy. One of 250 numbered copies bound in cloth, also signed by the contributors. Fine in slipcase.