E-list # 110

From the Library of Peter Matthiessen

NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1979). Poetry by the Caribbean Nobel Prize winner. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife. Near fine in wrappers. [#032537] SOLD
NY, Norton, (2001). An investigation into "Gulf war syndrome," a mysterious series of illnesses that afflicted veterans of the first Gulf war. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], "with love from your godson." Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket, marred only by staining on the verso. [#032538] $125
NY, St. Martin's, (1993). A dedication copy of the third of White's popular Florida mysteries featuring marine biologist, Doc Ford. Inscribed by White to Peter Matthiessen: "For Peter Matthiessen, to whom this book is dedicated. Thanks for your friendship over many years. Randy Wayne White/ Pineland, Florida/ January, 1994." Matthiessen is the sixth of 15 people White names on the dedication page as "allies who have, during many travels and trails, proven steadfast in their friendship and unfailing in their support." White has been called "the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald" for his Doc Ford series; Ford is a marine biologist and the mysteries have been highly praised for their sensitivity to the Florida environment and ecology. Matthiessen of course won the National Book Award for his Florida trilogy that became Shadow Country. Light foxing to the endpages and page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear to the crown. [#031545] SOLD
NY, Putnam's, (1998). A mystery novel in the Doc Ford series, featuring a Florida fishing guide and marine biologist, both of which the author is or has been. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen: "For Peter Matthiessen/ my dear friend & fellow traveler. Thanks for many years of fun & guidance. Love, Randy." Also signed in full and dated at Christmas, 1999. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032540] SOLD
(NY), Lyons Press, (1999). Nonfiction: adventure, travel and fishing. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 2000: "My life is the better for knowing you, the world a kinder place." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032541] SOLD
NY, Putnam's, (2009). The advance reading copy of this mystery novel in the Doc Ford series. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen: "For Capt. Peter Matthiessen, my friend and spiritual advisor, who will understand why I signed this: In the Spirit of Geronimo!" Dated two months prior to publication. Small abrasion front cover; very good in wrappers. [#032542] $550
NY, Putnam's, (2012). The first in a series introducing fishing guide and private investigator Hannah Smith. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen in the month of publication: "For Peter Matthiessen, a favorite travel partner, a treasured friend -- Hannah would adore you." With an autograph note signed to the Matthiessens laid in, with a "We miss you!" Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with the rear flap re-folded so as to better serve as a bookmark. [#032543] $500
NY, Scribner, (1984). An autograph letter signed to Peter Matthiessen, written in 1989 and addressed, "Dearest Peter," asking if he would sign her copy of The Snow Leopard, which she has been rereading and adding, "It is a gift to meet you, to have shared these two evenings in Jackson Hole. Bless you. You inspire me." Folded in thirds; fine. Laid into Matthiessen's copy of Williams' first solo book, Pieces of White Shell, which won the Southwestern Book Award. Modestly foxed; a near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#032544] SOLD
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1975). The author's highly praised second novel; his first won a Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year in 1969. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife, in 1984: "with best wishes, and with admiration for your work & life, and with love." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#032545] $175
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1977). A collection of poetry. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1980, "mas y mas," and signed "L." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032546] $150
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1981). The book is inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1982, and with a full-page typed letter signed laid in, which discusses both Matthiessen's writing and his own, including Poppa John, "a recent whipping boy for the Eastern press..." Letter folded, with some small stains. The book is near fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket, with one edge tear to the upper rear panel. [#032547] $300
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