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194. HAMILTON, Jane. A Map of the World. NY: Doubleday (1994). Her second book, a National Book Award finalist. Fine in fine dust jacket.
195. HARDWICK, Elizabeth. The Simple Truth. NY: Harcourt Brace (1955). The second novel by this writer who was a longtime contributor to The Partisan Review and The New York Review of Books and was married to the poet Robert Lowell for more than two decades. Watermark at spine base, visible only on verso of dust jacket; still near fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket and inscribed by the author to a well known book collector "who finds everything."
196. -. Another copy. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
197. HARDWICK, Elizabeth. A View of My Own. NY: Farrar Straus Cudahy (1962). Advance review copy of this collection of essays, mostly from The Partisan Review. Inscribed by the author. Very near fine in like dust jacket with a tiny chip at upper front spine fold.
198. HARDWICK, Elizabeth. Seduction & Betrayal. NY: Random House (1974). A collection of essays on women and literature. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light wear at spine extremities and a few small stains. Signed by the author.
199. HARLOW, Jean. Today is Tonight. NY: Grove (1965). A posthumously published novel purportedly by the 1930's film star. Very fine in fine dust jacket. An as-new copy.
200. HAWKINS, Bobbie Louise. Almost Everything. Toronto/East Haven: Coach House Press/Long River Books (1982). A collection of her writings, "almost everything" that had been published previously, plus new stories. The hardcover issue, of which this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Fine in mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket.
201. HAZZARD, Mary. Sheltered Lives. Seattle: Madrona, 1980. Well-received first book, a novel of coming-of-age in the Sixties. Fine in very slightly spine-faded but still fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in January, 1981.
202. HAZZARD, Shirley. The Evening of the Holiday. NY: Knopf, 1966. Her second book, first novel. Fine in a bright, very near fine dust jacket with just a few tiny edge tears.
203. HAZZARD, Shirley. The Transit of Venus. NY: Viking (1980). Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Fine in a dust jacket with one very small edge tear at the spine crown, else fine.
204. HENLEY, Beth. Crimes of the Heart. NY: Viking (1982). Uncorrected proof copy of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which was later made into a successful movie. Fine in wrappers. Uncommon.
205. HENLEY, Patricia. The Secret of Cartwheels. (St. Paul): Graywolf (1992). A collection of stories. Henley's first book of fiction won the Montana First Book Award. This volume is inscribed by the author to writer Andre Dubus, who provides a blurb for the collection. Laid in is an autograph note signed by the author. The note is edgeworn; the book is fine, in wrappers. William Kittredge also provides a blurb.
206. HERBST, Josephine. Nothing is Sacred. NY: Coward-McCann, 1928. The author's first book, inscribed by her on the front flyleaf in the year of publication. Spotting there, affecting the first few letters of the author's signature; otherwise this is a near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket.
207. HILL, Susan. Air and Angels. (London): Sinclair-Stevenson (1991). A novel by the author of In the Springtime of the Year and The Bird of Night. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
208. HOFFMAN, Alice. Second Nature. NY: Putnam (1994). A highly praised novel of a contemporary "werewolf" by the author of Property Of, among others. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
209. HOMES, A.M. The Safety of Objects. NY: Norton (1990). Her second book, a collection of stories. Fine in fine dust jacket.
210. HOMES, A.M. In a Country of Mothers. NY: Knopf, 1993. Her third book, a novel. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
211. HOOD, Mary. How Far She Went. Athens: U. of Georgia Press (1984). Her first book, a collection of stories which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Signed by the author, and additionally inscribed, with a quote about literary celebrity, in 1986. Fine in fine dust jacket. A notable first book.
212. HOOD, Mary. And Venus is Blue. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. Review copy of her second book, her first to be published by a major publisher. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a trace of wear at the spine base.
213. HOSPITAL, Janette Turner. The Ivory Swing. (Toronto): McLelland & Stewart (1982). Uncorrected proof copy of her first book, winner of Canada's Seal First Novel Award. Light edge-soiling to lower front cover; else near fine in ringbound cardstock wrappers.
214. HOWARD, Maureen. Not a Word About Nightingales. NY: Atheneum, 1962. First American edition of her first book, published in England in 1960. Fine in a very near fine jacket with a couple small faint spots on the upper spine.
215. HOWARD, Maureen. Before My Time. Boston: Little Brown (1975). Advance review copy of her third book. Inscribed by the author in December, 1974, one month prior to publication. Fine in fine dust jacket, with review slip and promotional photo laid in.
216. HOWARD, Maureen. Facts of Life. Boston: Little Brown (1978). Her fourth book, a memoir. Fine in fine dust jacket and warmly inscribed by the author to the recipient of the above book: "To ____ -/ with so much/ thanks & love -/ from a downtown/ girl -/ Maureen." A very nice inscription in a well-received personal account of coming of age in the postwar years.
?17. HOWE, Margaret. The Good Thief. NY: Persea Books (1988). The author's first book, a collection of poems that won the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, selected by Margaret Atwood. This copy is warmly inscribed by the author to Andre Dubus. Very good in wrappers.
218. HULME, Keri. Te Kaihau/The Windeater. NY: Braziller (1987). A collection of stories by the Maori author of the Booker Prize-winning The Bone People. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
219. HUMPHREYS, Josephine. Dreams of Sleep. NY: Viking (1984). Review copy of her highly praised first book. Fine in a fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author.
220. HUNTER, Kristin. The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou. NY: Scribner's (1968). Her acclaimed and award-winning young adult novel. Owner name in pencil on front flyleaf; about very good in a dust jacket with substantial edgewear and thus only about good. Still, a scarce book.
221. HUNTER, Kristin. The Lakestown Rebellion. NY: Scribner's (1978). Advance review copy of the fourth novel by this author who is perhaps most well-known as an author of children's books. Fine in dust jacket with publisher's slip and promotional sheet laid in.
222. HURSTON, Zora Neale. I Love Myself When I Am Laughing. Alice Walker, ed. (Old Westbury): Feminist Press (1979). A Zora Neale Hurston reader, edited by Walker, with a four-page "dedication" by her. This was the book that incited the resurgence of interest in Hurston, who has since become virtually a household name and whose books have all come back into print and are now standard reading on college campuses. As an independent-minded black woman writer in the period of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston had to overcome substantial obstacles to pursuing her literary career. That she succeeded as well as she did enabled a later generation of black women writers, including Walker herself, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Terry McMillan and others to follow the path that she opened up. This book was issued simultaneously in wrappers and in a very small hardcover edition. This is the issue in wrappers. Very good. Uncommon in any edition.
223. INGALLS, Rachel. Binstead's Safari. London: Faber & Faber (1983). A novel by the author of Mrs. Caliban. Fine in fine dust jacket.
224. JACKSON, Laura (Riding). The Telling. NY: Harper & Row (1972). One of 100 copies hand-numbered and signed by the author on the front flyleaf. Jackson has also changed one word on the copyright page. An interesting edition, apparently created by the author, rather than the publisher. Mild bumps to corners; else fine in fine dust jacket.
225. JACKSON, Shirley. The Lottery. NY: Farrar Straus, 1949. Her second, and most famous book, a collection of short stories, including the title story-a chilling classic of contemporary fiction that, when first published in The New Yorker, elicited more comments and letters than any story they had ever printed. In it Jackson exposes the underside of a society that is obsessed with appearances of normalcy, while it in fact acts out a primitive and barbaric ritual. This copy is signed by writer, editor and bibliophile William Targ, and dated 3/18/49. Cloth stained, and some mild staining to page edges; a good copy in a poor first issue dust jacket ($2.75 price) missing several large pieces and with some rubbing and staining. An interesting copy for a collector primarily because of its provenance, having come from the library of a noted bibliophile.
226. JACKSON, Shirley. Hangsaman. NY: Farrar Straus Young (1951). Her third book, second novel. Spine slightly cocked; else near fine in a substantially edgeworn dust jacket.
227. JACKSON, Shirley. Raising Demons. NY: Farrar Straus Cudahy (1957). Her second book of nonfiction, domestic reminiscences. Near fine in a dust jacket that is quite spine- and edge-darkened, with some minor edgewear and internal tape-strengthening; still, about very good.
228. JANOWITZ, Tama. A Cannibal in Manhattan. NY: Crown (1987). Humorous novel of contemporary Manhattan, by the consummate, self-styled hip insider. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
229. JEN, Gish. Typical American. Bos: HM/SL, 1991. Her first book, published to exceptional critical praise. Fine in jacket and signed by the author.
230. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. The Nature of Passion. London: George Allen and Unwin (1956). The scarce second novel by this author who won the Booker Prize twenty years later for Heat and Dust. This copy belonged to Nelson Algren, and bears his lavish ownership signature. Fine in an about near fine dust jacket, internally tape-strengthened at spine crown and with some external edgewear. An uncommon title and a nice literary association.
231. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. The Householder. NY: Norton (1960). First American edition, bearing scrawled review notes on the rear endpages, belonging to Benjamin DeMott of the New York Times. Near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with an edge tear at the upper front panel. Again, an uncommon title.
232. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. Like Birds, Like Fishes and Other Stories. NY: Norton (1964). First American edition of this collection. Warmly inscribed by the author "with love" in Delhi in 1966. Some mottling to cloth at spine crown; else near fine in near fine dust jacket.
233. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. A Backward Place. NY: Norton (1965). First American edition of this novel. Fine in near perfect dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this moderately scarce book.
234. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. Heat & Dust. (London): John Murray (1975). Her Booker Prize-winning novel, the basis for a well-received film. Inscribed by the author: "For ____ and ____/ - another kind of/self-portrait -/ Ruth." Fine in fine, later dust jacket, with a publisher's wraparound band and text on the front flap, both reporting the winning of the Booker Prize. An odd amalgam-presumably the publisher's doing: after Jhabvala won the prize, the publisher must have re-jacketed copies in inventory, including first printings. This "marriage" would make no sense from a collector's standpoint. An interesting copy of her award-winning novel, with a nice inscription.
235. -. Same title, the first American edition (NY: Harper & Row, 1976). Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with the Booker Prize label affixed to the front panel.
236. JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. How I Became a Holy Mother. (London): John Murray (1976). First edition of this collection of stories, her fourth. Fine in fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in the year of publication.
237. (JOHNSON, Joyce). GLASSMAN, Joyce. Come and Join the Dance. NY: Atheneum, 1962. The author's first book, written under her maiden name; all of her subsequent books have been published as "Johnson." A coming-of-age novel by a young writer who was closely involved with the Beat movement in the late Fifties, having been for a time Jack Kerouac's girlfriend. Fine in a very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds.
238. JONES, Gayl. Corregidora. NY: RH (1975). The author's highly praised first novel. Fine in fine dust jacket. Blurbs by James Baldwin and James Alan McPherson.
239. JONES, Gayl. Eva's Man. NY: RH (1976). Highly praised novel, the author's second. Fine in very near fine dust jacket with blurbs by Maya Angelou and John Updike, among others.
240. JONG, Erica. Half-Lives. NY: HRW (1973). Uncorrected proof copy of the author's second collection of poetry. Inscribed by the author. Fine in tall wrappers. Jong's breakthrough novel, Fear of Flying, redefined the parameters of acceptable commercial fiction in the wake of the newfound freedoms of the Sixties and the women's movement to the extent that its title became a byword, and a part of the vernacular of contemporary political discussion.
241. JONG, Erica. Fear of Flying. NY: HRW (1973). Uncorrected proof copy of her breakthrough book, a landmark of women's literature. A novel that addresses issues of women's sexuality in a frank manner that was heretofore unknown. Fine in wrappers. A scarce proof of an important novel.
242. JONG, Erica. Loveroot. NY: HRW (1975). Advance review copy of her third collection of poetry. Fine in near fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in 1977.
243. JONG, Erica. How to Save Your Own Life. NY: HRW (1977). Advance review copy of her second novel. Near fine in near fine jacket and inscribed by the author in the year of publication.
244. JONG, Erica. At the Edge of the Body. NY: HRW (1979). Uncorrected proof copy of her fourth collection of poetry. Name in marker half blotted out on front wrapper (presumably the reviewer to whom the book was assigned); overall very good and inscribed by the author "with love."
245. -. Same title, a review copy of the first edition, this being the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Near fine, and inscribed by the author.
246. (JONG, Erica). "East-West Blues" in Four Visions of America. Santa Barbara: Capra Press (1977). Review copy of this collection of four essays by Jong, Thomas Sanchez, Henry Miller and Kay Boyle. This is the hardcover edition. Fine in foil jacket that has mild overall rubbing but is otherwise also fine. Inscribed by Jong in 1978, with an extravagant inscription, which plays on the title of the book-"For ____ - Whose vision of America is as wierd [sic] as mine - With much affection - Erica Jong." Uncommon in hardcover.
247. -. Same title, the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Also inscribed by Jong. Fine in wrappers.
248. "KAVAN, Anna" (pseudonym of Helen Ferguson). I Am Lazarus. London: Cape (1945). The third book written under the Kavan pseudonym by the author of Asylum Piece, among others. A collection of short stories, most of them dealing with people on the verge of mental breakdown; the author was a lifelong drug addict and familiar with life at or near the limit of tolerance. Fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with some mild darkening and tiny edge chips. A fragile wartime book and, as such, a remarkably nice copy, and scarce thus.
249. KAYSEN, Susanna. Girl, Interrupted. NY: Turtle Bay Books, 1993. The author's third book, a well-received memoir of her time as an adolescent in a psychiatric hospital. Fine in a dust jacket with a few lamination scratches on the rear panel, else fine. Inscribed by the author.
250. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. The Bean Trees. NY: Harper & Row (1988). An advance review copy of the author's highly praised first novel, which combines a strong sense of place, warm humor and an active social conscience. Fine in fine dust jacket. One of the most sought-after, and most elusive first books of recent years. A very nice copy of this advance state of an uncommon first book.
251. KINGSOLVER, Barbara. Another America. Otra America. (Seattle): Seal Press (1992). A bilingual edition of poetry. This is the hardcover edition; there was a simultaneous paperback. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author.
252. KINGSTON, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior. NY: Knopf, 1976. Her first book, a highly praised coming of age memoir which was also a substantial commercial success, being reprinted a number of times very quickly and being selected by Book of the Month Club. Subtitled "Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts," it eloquently explored the cultural conflicts faced by Chinese-Americans, a subject that Amy Tan later developed in her bestselling novel, The Joy Luck Club. Near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Quite a nice copy of an important first book.
253. KINGSTON, Maxine Hong. China Men. NY: Knopf, 1980. Her second book, also nonfiction, this time focusing on images of men as refracted through the lens of Chinese-American culture. Very good in very good dust jacket and signed by the author.
254. KIZER, Carolyn. The Ungrateful Garden. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press (1961). First regularly published book, a collection of poems by a writer whose work is strongly associated with the Pacific Northwest, and who later won the Pulitzer Prize. This is a fine copy of the cloth issue, in spine-faded but otherwise near fine dust jacket, inscribed by the author in 1963 to poetry editor and anthologist Oscar Williams. A nice association copy of an important first collection.
255. (KIZER, Carolyn). "From the Chinese" in Ten Poets. (Seattle): (n.p.) (1962). An attractive production, limited to 537 numbered copies, of which this is one of 500 unsigned copies. Contributors include Kizer, Richard Hugo, David Wagoner, Eve Triem a.o. This collection was done "...for the benefit of the Seattle Peace Information Center Fund"-at a time when the "peace" referred to would not have been in Southeast Asia but rather the threat of imminent war between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., over such then-contemporary issues as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, etc. Oversize wrappers slightly wrinkled at edges, otherwise a fine copy.