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San Francisco, Cadmus, (1993). A poetry collection by a Vietnam vet. Fine in wrappers. [#010356] $20
San Francisco, Cadmus, (1993). A poetry collection by a Vietnam vet. Near fine in wrappers. [#010357] $20
(Art)
NY, Harrison House/Harry N. Abrams Inc., (1982). A reissue of a volume that first appeared in the late 1960s. A massive quarto, with 300 illustrations, including 60 full color plates. Text block sagging slightly, which seems inevitable; else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a light crimp at the crown. [#016498] $50
NY, Jargon Society, 1972. The hardcover issue. Fine in a fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author in 1978. [#001442] SOLD
NY, Jargon Society, 1972. Fine in self-wraps and inscribed by the author in 1976. [#001441] SOLD
London, Fortune Press, (1967). A volume of poetry by this Gloucester, MA, poet who was a longtime friend and sometime rival of poet Charles Olson, who directed a critical part of The Maximus Poems at Ferrini. Ferrini's response was a 30-page love poem, which was published as In the Arriving and which Olson later said was Ferrini's best book. Despite a rivalry that has been characterized as "brotherly," they remained close friends throughout Olson's life. Inscribed by the author: "____/ the heart of the book/ Vincent." The recipient's name was deliberately abraded by the recipient. Fine in a near fine, modestly edgeworn dust jacket. [#016201] $350
NY, Norton, (1983). The author's second book, a collection of essays focusing, as did his first book, on the people and land of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Inscribed by the author. Dusty top edge; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few spots on the rear panel. Glowing blurb by Annie Dillard. [#015165] $50
NY, Norton, (1983). Uncorrected proof of his second book, a collection of essays focusing, as did his first, on the people and land of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. "P.C." (Press Copy) markings; fine in wrappers. [#018592] $25
NY, Dutton, 1958. A noir novel of Las Vegas. Lower corners bumped; near fine in a rubbed, near fine dust jacket. [#014809] $50
(n.p.), Little Brown, 1999. Advance copy, in the form of 8-1/2" x 11" bound typescript, with pages 15-28 laid in. A well-received first novel, which was selected for Oprah Winfrey's book club. Acetate front cover creased; else fine. [#019475] $25
(NY), Brentano's, (1944). A bilingual (French and English) compilation of idiomatic expressions selected by Dorval, illustrated by Carlu, and introduced by Flanner. A wrappered reissue in smaller format and with several corrections from the earlier text. Inscribed by Dorval and signed by Carlu. Some corner creasing, and rubbed along the folds; very good. [#016218] $250
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Tapebound advance copy, consisting of 8 1/2" x 11" sheets reproducing word-processed typescript; a very early state of the book. Fine. Laid in is a typed letter signed by the author. [#008119] $25
Kathmandu, Bardo Matrix, 1974. Starstreams Poetry Series No. 3. One of 500 numbered copies printed on rice paper and signed by the author. Lower corner of last page torn, and spine bumped there, otherwise fine in stapled wrappers. [#001465] $60
NY, Knopf, 1997. The first trade edition of this collection of three novellas. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#014468] $20
NY, Knopf, 1923. The first American edition of this series of short essays derived from Forster's stay in Alexandria and first published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press at Leonard's invitation. Owner name in pencil on verso of flyleaf; cloth spine-sunned and surface soiled with dampening apparent on the rear panel. Still a tight copy with clean text; about very good, lacking the dust jacket. [#019831] $20
NY, Doubleday, (2000). The advance reading copy of this novel by a writer who won the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Fine in wrappers. [#019477] $20
(Princeton), (Princeton University Library Chronicle), (1974). An offprint from the Chronicle; reportedly fewer than fifty copies printed for the author's use. Signed by Fowles. A scarce Fowles "A" item. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#006704] $350
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1987). The first separate edition, one of 350 copies, of a story first published in The Ebony Tower. Signed by the author. An attractive limited edition printed in Italy at Tipografia Nobili, on special Michelangelo paper made in Pescia, Italy. Part of the Eurographica series of Contemporary Authors in Signed Limited Editions. Fine in wrappers and fine dust jacket. [#010580] $150
London, Jonathan Cape, (1974). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition of this collection of novellas. Spine-creased; still about near fine in a very good proof dust jacket. [#011457] $150
London, Jonathan Cape, (1974). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition of this collection of novellas. Owner name; near fine in a very good proof dust jacket. [#011456] $150
NY, Henry Holt, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of essays and occasional writings. Fine in wrappers. [#012286] $25
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. An installment in the popular and critically well-received Flashman series of comic historical novels. Crease to mid-spine; near fine in wrappers. [#017432] $20
(French Language Editions)
Hanoi, Foreign Language Editions, 1958. Heavily illustrated survey of Vietnamese crafts. Stamped "Library of Congress Surplus/Duplicate" on the verso of the title page. Rebound, original wrappers bound in. Near fine. [#009963] $20
Urbana, U. of Illinois, (1971). The author's first book, a collection of stories from the 1960s, touching on various issues of the time. Fine in a near fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#012146] $20
(Rock Handbill)
Denver, 1967. "Washday Detergent." A postcard for a performance of Blue Cheer and Superfine Dandelion in Denver on November 3rd and 4th, 1967. 5" x 7", done by Robert Fried. Art of Rock, #FD D-10. Fine. [#008044] $25
(Film)
London, Chatto & Windus, 1973. The first British edition of his first book, a novel of bodybuilding in the New South that became Arnold Schwarzenegger's first major film release. The film also starred Jeff Bridges and Sally Field. Inscribed by Gaines in 1976. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#007396] $25
Toronto, Macmillan, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of the true first edition of this collection of stories. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, it is increasingly clear that most Canadian proofs are printed in tiny quantities -- often as few as a couple of dozen copies. Fine in wrappers. [#005753] $80
NY, Knopf, 1980. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel set up as a novel-within-a-novel and in part based on Nordic literature and legends, a field with which Gardner was familiar as a scholar of Old English literature and its antecedents. Fine in tall wrappers. [#019849] $25
Dallas, Press Works Publishing, (1981). A literary magazine edited by Gardner and L.M. Rosenberg, with an introduction by Gardner. Issued in a hardcover edition of 250 supposedly numbered copies and 26 lettered copies reserved for the use of the editors and publisher. This copy is not lettered but has "Compliments of the Publisher" written on the colophon and is signed by Gardner and Rosenberg. Minor foxing; very good in a very good, chipped, original acetate dustwrapper. [#010589] $25
London, Secker & Warburg, (1987). A review copy of the first British edition of this posthumously published volume, edited from Gardner's notes and introduced by Nicholas Delbanco. Age toning to page edges; still fine in a fine dust jacket. Scarce as a review copy; equally scarce in collectable condition. [#019482] $60
January, 1967. Reprinted from Philological Quarterly, Vol. XLVI, No 1., January, 1967. An offprint of this critical work on one of the "great sequences" of The Canterbury Tales. 17 pages, stapled wrappers. Gardner was a scholar of Old and Middle English literature, particularly Chaucer, in addition to being a novelist and teacher of creative writing. Fine. Offprints such as this are usually produced in tiny quantities, often 25 copies or fewer. [#011465] $125
Carbondale, Southern Illinois U. Press, (1978). First thus, a softcover edition of his scholarly study of Chaucer, published to complement his biography The Life and Times of Chaucer. Done by a university press, this title had a very small hardcover first printing -- 1819 copies in 1977, which was followed by a second hardcover printing prior to this edition. Signed by the author. One light corner bump, else fine in wrappers. [#019681] $150
NY, Riverhead Books, 1999. A review copy of the first American edition of the author's second book. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with publisher's promotional material laid in. [#018915] $25
NY, Riverhead Books, 1998. The advance reading copy of the first American edition. Trace edge rubbing, still fine in wrappers. [#018916] $20
(DILLARD, Annie)
Garden City, Doubleday, 1985. A collection of new and selected stories. Inscribed by Garrett to his former student, Annie Dillard: "For Annie & Gary/ with all the best/ there is and can be -- ." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice copy of a not particularly well-made book, and an excellent literary association. [#017096] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1970. His third book, and first book of nonfiction. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a bit of wear at the spine base. Laid in is an announcement of a 1980 lecture by Gass on "Culture, Self and Style." [#010594] SOLD
NY, Hill and Wang, (1972). The uncorrected proof copy of this play by the author of The Connection, who is also known for his association with The Living Theater, an experimental theater group. Notes in text and name of Richard M. Buck on cover. Very good in tall wrappers. Uncommon. [#018598] $50
(Port Townsend), Copper Canyon Press, (1978). A collection of poems, one of 1000 copies in wrappers of a total edition of 1100 copies. Inscribed by the author to poet Linda Gregg. Fine. [#001482] $25
NY, Random House, (1970). A review copy of this play, which was filmed in 1972, with Gershe writing the screenplay. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip laid in. The film version won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for several others. Although not indicated explicitly, this copy is from the library of noted film critic Pauline Kael. [#017819] $125
NY, Scribner's, 1944. Inscribed by the author. Very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#010598] $20
Boston, Little Brown, (1983). Her second book, first novel. Signed by the author. Remainder dot bottom page edges and some associated smudging there; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#017098] $40
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979). Subtitled "The Strange Life of an Epithet." This is the uncorrected proof copy. Paper clip imprint front cover; else fine in tall wrappers. [#011837] $40
(Anthology)
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of six talks given at The New York Public Library by Allen Ginsberg, Mary Gordon, Hugh Nissenson, Frederick Buechner, David Bradley and Jaroslav Pelikan. Edited by William Zinsser. An uncommon Ginsberg appearance. Fine in wrappers. [#010846] SOLD
London, Secker & Warburg, (1967). A collection of this British sportswriter's pieces, inscribed by the author. Near fine in dust jacket. [#010610] $20
Baltimore, Contemporary Poetry, 1944. A collection of poems, one of 1000 copies. A nice association copy, inscribed by the author to a painter, the wife (for a time) of a poet. A fine copy in a worn dust jacket severed at the spine. A fragile wartime book. [#016232] $250
London, Faber & Faber, (1959). The uncorrected proof copy of the fourth novel by the Nobel Prize winner, author of Lord of the Flies. Bound in light gray wrappers, as opposed to green, and perhaps thus a second state although we don't have any conclusive indication of priority. Near fine. [#005154] $200
Boston, Houghton Mifflin/S. Lawrence, 1990. The publisher's copy of Gold's third book, from the library of Seymour Lawrence. Hand-bound in full leather, with raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. One of probably only two copies bound thus -- one for the author and one for the publisher. Fine. [#004117] $375
Philadelphia/NY, Pilgrim Press/Knopf, 1970. Review copy of this thick book, styled in some measure after the groundbreaking Whole Earth Catalog -- i.e., a large-format softcover publication that is a combination compendium, guide, resource reference, etc. for the counterculture. Includes contributions by Ginsberg, Kesey, Chomsky, Levertov, DiPrima, and many, many others. Inscribed by the compiler. Quarto, wrappers; spine-creased, minor sunning; near fine. [#007496] SOLD
NY, Viking, (1980). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of stories. Mildly spine-sunned; else fine in wrappers. [#000929] $20
NY, Knopf, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this novel by the South African Nobel Prize winner, this being the issue in white wrappers. Fine. [#012300] $20
London, Cape, (1987). A novel set in southern Africa by the Nobel Prize winner. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#013213] $20
NY, Viking, 1960. First American edition. A collection of stories and a novella. Foxing to endpages; near fine in a very good, spine- and edge-faded dust jacket with a few edge tears. [#000925] $20
NY, Viking, (1963). One of her least common books in this country--"a novel of love and hate in the shadow of racial conflict." Fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and edgewear, particularly at the spine crown. [#005774] $20
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy. Paper clip imprint front cover; else fine in wrappers. [#009307] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1952). First American edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories. Near fine in a near fine, edge- and spine-tanned dust jacket with light edgewear. [#006383] $150
(n.p.), Penguin/Lipper, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy of a volume in the Penguin Lives biography series. Several page corners inadvertently turned; else fine in wrappers, with a note from the series editor James Atlas laid in, requesting a review. [#017440] $20
NY, Harmony Books, (1998). The advance reading copy of this collection of essays on natural history from the author's long-running column in the magazine, Natural History. Fine in wrappers. [#013630] $20
NY, Clarkson Potter, (1983). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of The House of Breath, The Fair Sister, and others. Fine in wrappers. [#017823] $20
NY, Random House, (1952). Inscribed by the author in 1976. Fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket. [#010618] $50
NY, Clarkson Potter, (1984). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of new and selected stories, published shortly after the author's death. Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. Fine in wrappers. [#017824] $25
Garden City, Doubleday, 1963. Inscribed to his bibliographer, Stuart Wright, on the front endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. [#008878] $80
Garden City, Doubleday, 1963. A short novel, inscribed by the author and additionally signed by him. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. [#010617] $50
(NY), Hyperion, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of the third book, second novel, by the author of Unravelling. Fine in wrappers. [#014483] $20
Garden City, Doubleday, 1973. Fine in a fine dust jacket with trace wear at the spine crown. [#012833] $20
NY, Summit, (1978). The advance reading copy of the author's first book, one of the self-consciously "big" novels of the war -- an ambitious book that explores the important issues of the time from various angles through different characters. Near fine in wrappers. [#009990] $20
San Francisco, Sierra Club, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy of this book on astronomy and the sky in science and myth, written by a well-known poet and literary scholar, who established Io magazine and the North Atlantic Press, both of them well-respected, serious literary undertakings. Spine-sunned; else fine in wrappers. [#015187] $20
NY, Dutton, (1979). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers and inscribed by the author "with... gratitude" in the month of publication. [#010631] $25
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1982. The uncorrected proof copy of the sixth novel in his series about the settling of the West, which began with the classic The Big Sky and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Way West. Vertical cover crease; near fine in wrappers. [#018918] $20
Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon, 1986. Fourth book of poetry. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#001538] $25
Greensboro, Unicorn Press, (1974). Uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by Halpern. Fine in wrappers. [#001541] SOLD
(London), Chrysalis, 1985. 7" record, with side one, "19," being a song about Vietnam: 19 was the average age of the combat soldiers in Vietnam. Fine in original sleeve, illustrated with photographs from the war. An unusual example of Vietnam war commentary in popular culture. [#010006] $20
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. Inscribed by the author to a well known book collector "who finds everything." Watermark at spine base, visible only on verso of dust jacket; still near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. [#005802] $150
(Anthology)
Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy. With work by Julian Barnes, Donald Barthelme, William Gass, Cynthia Ozick, Joyce Carol Oates, Joseph Brodsky, and Gore Vidal on Italo Calvino. Near fine in wrappers. [#012156] $20
NY/Chicago, Thunder's Mouth Press, (1983). The simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication. Rubbed at the folds and with a few light corner creases; still about near fine. [#002409] SOLD
Urbana, U. of Illinois Press, (1971). His second collection of poems. This is the hardcover issue, signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with slight wear near the spine base. [#000140] $20
NY, Macmillan, (1963). A play, with a 58-page autobiographical preface. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Bill Sloane,/ colleague at Bread Loaf -/ with good wishes." William Sloane was a longtime faculty member at the Bread Loaf writers' conference. After his death, a Bread Loaf Fellowship was instituted in his name. Faint foxing to top edge; else fine in a lightly spine-faded dust jacket with a couple small corner chips; still about near fine. [#016252] $175
(Pittsburgh), University of Pittsburgh Press, (1979). Essays spanning nearly thirty years. One of his less common books, having been published by a university press that probably did a small first printing, by trade publisher standards, and geared most of its sales toward the library market. Fine in a slightly rubbed, near fine dust jacket. [#016261] $20
NY, Macmillan, (1957). Near fine in a spine-faded and price-clipped dust jacket; about near fine. [#016247] $20
(London), Deutsch, (1960). The first British edition. The introductory blurb has been changed for this edition. Offsetting to endpages and a bit of edge-sunning to cloth; near fine in a very good, spine-darkened dust jacket with a small, internally tape-mended chip at the base of the spine affecting the publisher's name. [#016251] $80
NY, Hyperion, 1995. A well-received first novel of the "new Montana," written by the daughter of novelist and poet Jim Harrison. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with blurbs by Peter Matthiessen, James Crumley, Rick Bass, and others. [#015595] $20
NY, Bantam, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of his second novel, a sequel to The Short-Timers, with several of the same characters, including the title character. Tiny white specks to rear (red) panel; else fine in wrappers. [#000342] $250
(Tulsa), (Cardinal Press), (1982). A collection of poetry, illustrated by Hauptman and with an introduction by Meridel LeSueur. Inscribed by the author to the poet Jay Wright: "Listen to this hiss and roar -- undulating fury of the dance." Only issued in wrappers; fine. [#014490] $25
(NY), Simon & Schuster, (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of Drawing Dead, among others. Very near fine in wrappers. [#013646] $20
(Oberlin), Cleveland State U., (1976). Advance review copy of the author's first book written in English. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Very good in wrappers. [#001560] $25
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1984). Second novel by the poet and author of When the Tree Sings, this novel taking place in the author's native Greece, in the years immediately following the Second World War. Warmly inscribed by the author to a well-known poet in the year of publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#012845] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1979). A novel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, and inscribed by the author in the year of publication, with a small illustration. [#001561] $20
Garden City, Doubleday, 1978. Warmly inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#000158] $25
Garden City, Doubleday, 1975. A review copy of her third novel. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket, with review slip laid in. [#000156] $35
Garden City, Doubleday, 1976. The uncorrected proof copy of her fourth book. Signed by the author. Partial title ("Another") written on bottom page edges; glue residue showing through publisher's printed label on the front cover; near fine in tall wrappers. [#008143] $25
Garden City, Doubleday, 1976. Review copy. Warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication, alluding to her appearing in the recipient's book -- a collection of authors' self-caricatures he published in 1976. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#000157] $25
NY, Knopf, 1973. A review copy of her second novel, winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Fiction Award. Inscribed by the author "with love." Fine in a fine dust jacket with trace dust soiling, with review slip and photograph laid in. [#000155] $80
Harrisburg, Christian Publications, (1974). Nonfiction, about two American missionaries who were captured during the Tet offensive and died of malnutrition in captivity after months of forced marches through the jungle. Owner name on title page, foxing to boards; about very good in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with internal foxing and an external tape repair to a lower edge tear. Uncommon. [#010020] $60
NY, Viking, (1981). The first book by the award-winning author of Stones From the River, among others. Warmly inscribed by Hegi in 1982: "For ____ - whose character Duane keeps haunting me - Ursula." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#018924] $125
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1986). The author's second novel, about a badly maimed Vietnam vet who is the only survivor of a vicious firefight, and his life after returning from the war. Surprise winner of the National Book Award. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#010022] $20
NY, Summit, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of this study of ravens -- their social structures, communication, etc. Heinrich is also the author of Bumblebee Economics, which was nominated for a National Book Award and was the first study to popularize the notion of bees communicating the location of sources of nectar to other bees by means of an elaborate "dance." Blurbs by Peter Matthiessen and E.O. Wilson, who calls this book "one of the most interesting discoveries I've seen in animal sociobiology in years." Small spot on cover; else fine in wrappers. [#015193] $20
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of the well-received memoir of the author of Catch-22, Something Happened, and others. This is the first state, in plain wrappers. Fine. [#009325] $25
Fremont, Sumac Press, (1972). The author's first book, a collection of poems. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author of a total hardcover edition of 126. Additionally inscribed by Heller to poet Cid Corman, whose accession notation is written at the bottom of the front endpaper: "For Cid/ I've tried to make the book/ justify its last three lines. I hope/ you enjoy, are moved, by some of this.../ with friendship, respect & love./ Mike." The last three lines of the book read: "for the otherness is beautiful/ and terror and delight/ in the same moment flood the heart." Cloth mottled; about very good in a near fine dust jacket, designed by Heller. A nice association. [#001572] $50
(London), Picador, (2000). The advance reading copy of this inventive and highly praised first book, a collection of stories by a writer from Sarajevo, for whom English is a second language. Fine in wrappers. [#017460] $25
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. [#005812] SOLD
NY, Dutton, 1959. His first book, published after the success of his play, Blue Denim. Tiny edge tear to spine crown; ownership label (of a reviewer) on flyleaf; still a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a corresponding tear at the crown, obstructing the "H" in Herlihy. [#017121] $20
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