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NY, Macmillan, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received first book, which was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 10 best novels of the year. Inscribed by the author. Covers dust-soiled; else fine in wrappers. [#006083] $150
NY, Charterhouse, [1974]. A review copy. Inscribed by Schickel. Subtitled: "A Speculation on Celebrity in America, Based on the Life of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#014254] $50
NY, Basic Books, (1964). A review copy of this early book by Schickel, the longstanding and respected film reviewer for Time magazine. Near fine in a very good dust jacket chipped at the spine extremities. [#014252] $20
(Hippies)
Los Angeles, Sherbourne Press, (1971). Scarce novel of a hippie chick who upsets the life of a young, relatively straight man, and embroils him in a complicated and dangerous affair. By a small Los Angeles publisher known for its books aimed at the youth/ counterculture market. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#007821] $35
Santa Fe, Sunstone Press, (1997). A novel set among the Navajo featuring a Navajo doctor, by a writer who is from Montana and is himself a doctor. Signed by the author. Spine base bump; else fine in fine dust jacket. [#017267] SOLD
Santa Fe, Sunstone Press, (1999). His second novel, this one set in the South Pacific and also featuring a doctor as its protagonist. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#017268] $25
(NY), New Directions, (1950). His fifth collection of poems. Some minor edge sunning; else fine in a slightly dusty, near fine dust jacket. An attractive copy of this title. [#004835] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his highly praised second novel, now a movie. Fine in plain printed wrappers. Considerably scarcer than the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers. [#012453] $25
October 31, 1987. A short letter to another writer, thanking him for his comments on her book, declining to submit anything to a literary magazine, and recommending a friend and fellow writer as a possible contributor. Folded in sixths for mailing; otherwise fine. [#012456] $20
(Vancouver), Polestar, (1996). His second collection of poetry. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#016849] $20
London, Secker & Warburg, (1964). Unlike most of his other fiction, this novel is set in Spain and deals with bull-fighting as well as writing itself, by focusing on the unfinished manuscripts of a novelist who dies at the outset of the book. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with mild tanning of the spine lettering. [#019335] $20
NY, Viking, (1972). A historical novel by a writer who has focused on the history of the West, as well as reinterpreting classics by Mark Twain and Owen Wister, among others. Inscribed by the author on a typed note tipped to the front pastedown spoofing advance copies. Small bump to lower board; else fine in a fine dust jacket with one tiny edge tear. [#017934] $80
London, Gollancz, 1965. The first British edition of her first book, a memoir of her family's escape from the Nazis in Vienna when the author was ten years old. Spine-cocked; thus only very good in a spine-faded dust jacket that is internally and externally tape-repaired along the upper edge of the front panel. A notable book, uncommon in any edition. [#018163] SOLD
West Roxbury, B&R Samizdat Express, 1974. A fable about loss of innocence and hope in an impersonal, technological age. The text reproduces the author's holograph and the volume is illustrated with line drawings by Christin Couture. Inscribed by the author in 1975. Near fine in wrappers. [#009698] $20
(Caribbean Literature)
London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. Second printing of a collection of stories first published in 1959. Howes/Smith bookplate front pastedown; several pencilled marks in text; foxing to page edge and endpages; very good in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. [#018564] $20
(DILLARD, Annie)
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1986). The first trade edition of this novel (preceded by the Franklin Library edition). Inscribed by the author to Annie Dillard: "For Annie, who is/ a long time whisperer-and-/ laugher-and- understander/ togetherer -/ Much love/ Mary Lee." One page corner turned; fine in a near fine, edge-sunned dust jacket. A nice inscription by the author of the Beulah quintet and the National Book Award-winning Blood Tie, and an excellent literary association. [#017269] SOLD
NY, Scribner, (1993). An advance reading excerpt consisting of Chapter 9. Inscribed by the author. Fine in printed wrappers. [#005481] SOLD
NY, Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947). The limited edition of this collection of poems and a play. Number 214 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. A near fine copy, lacking the original tissue dust jacket, in a somewhat worn slipcase that is split at one seam. [#004845] $25
NY, Viking Press, (1971). First American edition of the first novel by this South African author. Fine in a near fine, slightly spine-faded dust jacket. [#006593] SOLD
NY, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1977. Photocopied script, which reproduces holograph changes to the text; designated as "Version A/June 20, 1977." A play from the most productive period of Shepard's career as a playwright: he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for Buried Child and his classic True West was written in 1981. Fine in a near fine binder, with one month's production/rehearsal schedule laid in. [#017586] SOLD
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1993). First American edition of this highly praised novel loosely based on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Fine in a fine dust jacket. and signed by the author. [#012030] SOLD
NY, Scribner, 1935. A play by a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who later became a speech writer for Franklin Roosevelt. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1936, 1939 and 1941. Owner name of Barrett Clark (author, critic, publisher) on front flyleaf; foxing to endpages and jacket flaps; near fine in a very good, foxed dust jacket with slight edgewear. [#015719] $300
Toronto, Random House, (1992). First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket and inscribed by the author on a publisher's label tipped to the half-title. [#006109] $50
Durham, Moore, (1968). Uncommon anthology featuring Charles Cooper, Alicia Loy Johnson, a.o. Very good in dust jacket chipped at spine crown. [#006067] SOLD
NY, Summit, (1985). Survey of American Jews by a noted writer on social issues. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#011278] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of her second novel, an ambitious attempt to retell 500 years of history from a Native American perspective, by viewing the damaged lives of a group of contemporary Indian drug dealers and misfits, and the anger and fervor of a group of revolutionaries. The central image of an "almanac of the dead" -- a pre-Columbian book of divination -- provides the historical link that unites her contemporary characters with their more glorious forebears. Small coffee stain front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#019721] SOLD
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of essays. Fine in wrappers. [#016017] $25
Elmwood Park, Dalkey Archive, (1991). The first American edition of a 1987 novel by this Nobel Prize-winning author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#017271] $20
(NY), Warner Books, (1993). His second book, published to substantial critical praise. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#009499] $35
(NY), Warner, (1992). The author's well-received first novel. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#009498] $35
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985). The uncorrected proof copy. A collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Fine in wrappers. [#013357] $20
NY, Harper & Row, (1980). The first book by the highly-regarded author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. This copy belonged to the author Robb Forman Dew -- who provided dust jacket blurbs for Smiley's next two books -- and bears her ownership signature. A little dampstaining to lower spine and foxing to top edge; near fine in a very good, dampstained dust jacket with light chipping at the crown. A nice association copy, albeit not a presentation copy. [#019624] $300
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State U. Press, 1981. The author's first novel. Uncorrected proof copy. Fragile padbound proof with front cover detached but complete and unmarred; still near fine and signed by the author. [#011287] $50
Washington, D.C., Counterpoint, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy of this epic poem, on which Snyder had been working for four decades -- the first excerpts from it having appeared in print in the Fifties. Small stains, one corner crease; very good in wrappers. [#019630] SOLD
1996. May 9, 1996. An aerogramme to Diane di Prima, written from Japan, agreeing to something, with the exception being that she leave off the "respectfully yours." Snyder adds: "the cherry blossoms having departed for the Other Shore, the azalea blossoms send back their answer." He closes: "yours fraternally in the workers & peasants struggle." Folded in fourths for mailing, and mildly edgetorn in opening; very near fine. A wonderful association between two of the most important poets of postwar America. [#017274] $475
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1989). An extended essay on the disease, updating her earlier volume Illness as Metaphor. This is the uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#004371] $20
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967). The second novel by the National Book Award-winning writer who was also a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 1990. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one edge tear and a small patch of lamination peeling. [#019345] $20
(Trumansburg), (Crossing Press), (1973). Hardcover. Near Fine in pictorial boards and signed by the author. [#011299] $20
August 12, 1985. One page, single-spaced. A passionate letter to another writer which begins with a simple confirmation of her agreement to give a reading and then launches into a heartfelt and angry commiseration regarding unfair negative reviews both she and her correspondent received in The New York Times Book Review: "...what bites my bones and curdles my heart, is the fact that the Times lets this shit stand. Let the editors edit...Let them demand that a man at least make his case...Let us know what we're dying for." Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine. [#012997] $25
NY, Henry Holt, (1998). A posthumous collection of Stegner's writings on the American West, edited and introduced by his son, Page Stegner. This is the uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#015411] $25
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1947. An early novel by the author of The Big Rock Candy Mountain, one of the foremost American writers of the last century, and an important influence in establishing the literature of the American West as a regional genre worthy of national attention. This novel, however, unlike most of his books, takes place in New England. Mild offsetting between two sets of pages where reviews have been laid in; owner bookplate on the front pastedown under the jacket flap; a very near fine copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with a couple closed edge tears, one corner chip, and a few water droplets on the spine. [#012999] $175
(Anthology)
Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1964. Includes Robert Stone's first book appearance, two excerpts from his first novel, then in progress. Other contributors to this volume include Ed McClanahan, Hugh Nissenson, and Merrill Joan Gerber. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#009509] $80
NY, Knopf, 1951. Quarto. Inscribed by Steig. Near fine in a very good, spine- and edge-darkened, price-clipped dust jacket. [#013374] $150
Reno, University of Nevada Press, (1993). The advance reading copy of this history of the Chiricahua Apaches in captivity, by a white writer. Fine in wrappers. [#016888] $25
NY, Knopf, 1973. Review copy. This is the hardcover edition. Fine in fine dust jacket and warmly and poetically inscribed by the author in 1974. [#001945] $25
NY, Knopf, 1973. Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, and inscribed by the author in 1974. [#005511] $35
Hartford, Bartholomew's Cobble, (1975). Of a total edition of 250 copies, this is number 25 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by the author in a doodle of "house wrecking" in the year of publication. Some sunning to spine; near fine in wrappers. [#001952] $20
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy of his highly praised first collection of stories, spanning the years 1969 to the present. Fine in wrappers. [#004381] $20
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. His first collection of stories, spanning the years 1969 to 1997. Bound galley sheets; 8-1/2" x 11"; tapebound in cardstock covers. Presumably produced for in-house use only; we've never seen any indication of these having been distributed outside the publishing house. Fine. [#008297] $175
(London), Picador, (1998). The advance reading copy of the first British edition of this novel, a densely plotted political and metaphysical thriller set in contemporary Jerusalem. Fine in wrappers. [#010977] $25
NY, Ticknor & Fields, (1992). The limited edition of Stone's first bestseller. Chosen by the New York Times as one of the dozen best books of the year, covering all categories, and nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Stone's first limited edition. Fine, in slipcase. [#012052] $50
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of original essays by Isabel Allende, Robert Stone, Gore Vidal, Charles McCarry and Marge Piercy. Mild spine sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#000319] $60
Hadley, Numinous Press, 1992. A first bibliography of Robert Stone, describing in detail the American and British editions of his "A" items up through Outerbridge Reach, along with an extensive listing of his appearances in others' books, in periodicals, in translation, etc. Illustrated with photographs, and including a critical introduction, as well as a previously unpublished piece by Robert Stone: the transcript of an impromptu talk that Stone gave at the Library of Congress for the tenth anniversary of the PEN Faulkner Award in 1989, about his exposure at a young age to the effects of writing, experienced upon reading Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Stone, who won the National Book Award for his novel Dog Soldiers, was widely considered one of the most important American novelists to emerge from the era of the Vietnam war and the Sixties counterculture, and the short list of his published novels does not give an accurate indication of his pervasive influence on contemporary American literature. By tracing the secondary appearances (the bibliography includes over 240 entries), one begins to appreciate the scope of his writing and the points at which his voice was one of those that defined our current situation and gave us the terms with which to understand it. The limited edition. One of 150 numbered copies, signed by Robert Stone. With a marbled paper dust jacket created expressly for this edition by Light of Day Bindery in Northampton, MA, and printed letterpress by Wild Carrot Press. Can be signed by Ken Lopez, if desired. [#010984] $125
Hadley, Numinous Press, 1992. A first bibliography of Robert Stone, describing in detail the American and British editions of his "A" items up through Outerbridge Reach, along with an extensive listing of his appearances in others' books, in periodicals, in translation, etc. Illustrated with photographs, and including a critical introduction, as well as a previously unpublished piece by Robert Stone: the transcript of an impromptu talk that Stone gave at the Library of Congress for the tenth anniversary of the PEN Faulkner Award in 1989, about his exposure at a young age to the effects of writing, experienced upon reading Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Stone, who won the National Book Award for his novel Dog Soldiers, was widely considered one of the most important American novelists to emerge from the era of the Vietnam war and the Sixties counterculture, and the short list of his published novels does not give an accurate indication of his pervasive influence on contemporary American literature. By tracing the secondary appearances (the bibliography includes over 240 entries), one begins to appreciate the scope of his writing and the points at which his voice was one of those that defined our current situation and gave us the terms with which to understand it. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Can be signed by Ken Lopez, if desired. [#010985] $20
Carlisle Barracks, Strategic Studies Institute, 1981. An important study of the war by a career officer, applying Clausewitz's principles to the actual conduct of the war. A controversial study even before publication, this has since come to be recognized as one of the pieces of writing to formally articulate the "lessons of Vietnam" in a way that attempts to understand the mistakes and build for the future from the basis of that understanding. Summers focused on the questions at the intersection of military strategy and national policy, and the effect of his (and later, others') analyses of such questions have been amply demonstrated in the U.S. conduct of the Gulf War, for example. This is a 1984 printing of the 1982 revised edition, which added 10 pages of new material. Signed by the author. Near fine in wrappers. [#010258] $25
NY, Scribner, (1967). A review copy of the hardcover edition of this collection of poems. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip and promotional material laid in. [#016410] $40
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1954). The third book and second story collection by a writer considered a contemporary master of the form and one of the key figures in Southern literature in the 20th century. Taylor was born in Tennessee, where much of his fiction is set, and he is one of the writers who was strongly influenced by the Fugitive movement in Southern writing and counted several of the leading writers of that movement as his mentors. Taylor's biographer credited him with establishing the dysfunctional family as a major subject in American literature. Inscribed by Taylor in 1968. Trace wear to board edge; else fine in a rubbed, thus very good, dust jacket. [#019351] $500
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1987). The uncorrected proof copy of his third novel. Reportedly there are a number of differences in the text between this and the final published book. Fine in wrappers. [#012471] $20
(Santa Barbara), (Unicorn Press), (1968). The second edition of these poems by a Vietnamese Buddhist who was one of the most prominent exponents of Buddhism to the West. Fine in brown wrappers. [#010372] $20
(Haiti)
NY, Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). A novel of Haiti by these two Haitian brothers, which won a prize in the Second Latin American literature contest sponsored by Farrar & Rinehart. Inscribed by Thoby-Marcelin to Barbara Howes in 1971. Poet Barbara Howes edited From the Green Antilles, one of the first anthologies of Caribbean literature to appear in the U.S., in 1966. She was married to the poet William Jay Smith. This book has the Howes/Smith bookplate on the front pastedown. Translated by Edward Larocque Tinker, who designed and illustrated the book, and who provides an introduction to it entitled "Haitian Background," explaining both the history and the metaphysics of Haitian religious beliefs. Fine in a good, price-clipped dust jacket threatening to split at the flap folds. An important book, and especially scarce signed. [#018565] $450
(Haiti)
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1951. Their second collaboration, inscribed by Thoby-Marcelin to Barbara Howes in 1971. Howes/Smith bookplate front pastedown, causing offsetting to flyleaf at inscription. Introduction by Edmund Wilson, with Howes' pencilled markings in the text of the introduction; spine cloth faded; very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with several small edge chips. Uncommon, especially signed. [#018567] $350
NY, Villard, (1997). The advance reading copy of Volume One of "The Fear and Loathing Letters," printing Thompson's letters from 1955-1967. Fine in wrappers. [#007209] $25
NY, Simon & Schuster, 1956. "Special printing," so stated, which consisted of 3000 copies printed on better paper than the trade edition and issued in a slipcase without dust jacket. Owner name; spine cloth darkened; near fine in a very good slipcase. [#019358] $20
Boston, Little Brown, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of previously unpublished letters. Fine in wrappers. [#017597] $25
NY, Trident, (1968). "The story of a young draftee who refuses to fight in a war he cannot believe in." Three pages torn at the bottom edge due to a production flaw; near fine in a very good, rubbed dust jacket with an edge tear at the crown and a couple of small chips. [#010265] $20
NY, Trident, (1968). "The story of a young draftee who refuses to fight in a war he cannot believe in." Review copy with photo laid in. Fine in a near fine, modestly edgeworn dust jacket with one small spot of rubbing on the spine. The author, a reporter, wrote most of this book while on assignment in Vietnam. An early novel to have a distinctly antiwar theme. [#010264] $25
NY, Viking, 1951. The first book, a novel, by this writer who became a longtime New Yorker editor and contributor. Signed by Tomkins. Slight rubbing to the spine ends; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with modest edge wear. [#008314] $125
(NY), Carol Publishing, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of this anthology of the "Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers," as judged by and introduced by Tyler. Fine in wrappers. [#000745] $25
NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected so that Tyler's previous publications are listed on the verso rather than the recto. Near fine in gray wrappers. [#011636] $25
NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected so that Tyler's previous publications are listed on the verso rather than the recto. Fine in wrappers. [#018767] $50
NY, Knopf, 1988. The second issue proof of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, with the first leaf corrected. Bumped at mid-spine and shallow creases to cover; about very good in wrappers. [#013397] $25
Markham, Penguin, 1985. The uncorrected proof of the Canadian edition of the novel that solidified Tyler's place as one of the foremost writers of her generation. Spine creasing; else fine in wrappers. [#000734] $35
NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy. A novel made into an award-winning movie that solidified Tyler's place as one of the foremost writers of her generation. This is the second issue proof, in red wrappers. A little surplus glue on the spine; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#018218] $80
London, Chatto & Windus, 1985. The uncorrected proof of the British edition. Shot from typescript. Fine in a rumpled proof dust jacket. [#000736] $50
NY, Norton, (1997). The first book by this Western writer, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with blurbs by William Kittredge, John Dufresne, Thom Jones and others. Laid in is an autograph note signed by the author. [#012067] $20
London, Hamish Hamilton, (1985). Spine slant; else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Unsworth won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, and his novel Pascali's Island, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, was made into a well-received movie that was a finalist for the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival. [#017604] $25
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 75 copies of the suppressed first issue, with the front cover drawing printed upside down. Fine in stapled wrappers. Uncommon. [#011637] $200
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 400 copies, of which this is one of 260 without the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#015749] $50
(Anthology)
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1984. The uncorrected proof copy. Edited and with an introduction by John Updike. With stories by Andre Dubus, Paul Bowles, Madison Smartt Bell, Mavis Gallant, Susan Minot, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Lowry Pei, Jonathan Penner, Norman Rush and James Salter, among others. Very near fine in wrappers. [#009161] $30
[NY], [Knopf], [1978]. The Quality Paperback Book Club edition of this novel about an African political coup, a sharp break from his usual focus on middle- and upper middle-class suburban Americans. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. Trade paperback format following the design of the dust jacket of the publisher's edition; no comparable edition was offered for sale by the publisher. [#019056] $25
(London), Deutsch, (1979). The first British edition of this novel about an African political coup, a sharp break from his usual focus on middle- and upper middle-class suburban Americans. Small sticker shadow front pastedown; fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#015751] $20
Cambridge, Leavitt & Peirce, 1958. A very early appearance in print by Updike, Roberts B2. Harvard alumni commemorate the 75th anniversary of a pool hall/tobacco store. This is the issue in stapled wrappers. Upper outer corner bumped; else fine in stapled wrappers. [#011643] $25
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1997. The Franklin Library edition of this novel, which was initially published to mixed reviews: Margaret Atwood, in The New York Times Book Review, loved it; David Foster Wallace, a self-proclaimed Updike fan, wrote a scathing review of it in The New York Observer. Signed by the author, with a special introduction by him for this edition. Leatherbound, page edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#013863] $125
[1984?]. Dated Jan 2. Addressed to "Gentlemen," Updike queries, "Did you guys run that little squib you elicited from me years ago, about Reviews that Hurt, or some such?" He taped a newspaper clipping where his response is alluded to, although Updike never saw the article run. 5" x 8". Folded for mailing; fine. [#013418] $125
[1980]. Dated "Jan 1". One paragraph, agreeing to sign books for the recipient's wife. Written on the verso of the colophon for the limited edition of Problems. Signed in blue, with recipient's address hand-written in pink across the top; the colophon has some math written in pink. Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine. [#013416] $150
(U.S. Government Publication)
(Washington, D.C.), Department of State, (1961). Part II, the appendices only. Includes photographic reproductions of numerous Viet Cong agents' confessions, etc. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#010268] $20
(Madison), Sixties House, 1962. Twenty poems by the Peruvian poet, chosen and translated by John Knoepfle, James Wright and Robert Bly, with introductory remarks about Vallejo by Knoepfle and Wright. From the library of poet Barbara Howes, with a couple of her pencilled marginal marks; near fine in wrappers and very good, sunned dust jacket with tears at the spine extremities. [#018778] $50
Memphis, St. Luke's Press, (1985). A novel of interracial relations in the South, by a writer who is part American Indian. Jacket pattern sunning to boards; else fine in a very good, spine-faded dust jacket with light wear. [#016907] $20
NY, Harcourt, Brace, (1953). The memoirs of this director of more than fifty films, among them Northwest Passage, Billy the Kid, An American Romance, La Boheme, The Champ, Wedding Night, The Texas Rangers, The Citadel, Duel in the Sun and The Fountainhead. Inscribed by Vidor. The boards show wear at the corners; a near fine copy in a very good, rubbed dust jacket with several very small edge chips. With 16 pages of photographs. [#015759] $300
(Minneapolis), Nodin Press, (1967). A collection of haiku. Near fine in wrappers. [#003263] $20
Minneapolis, Callimachus, (1964). A collection of haiku. Very good in wrappers and in a good, price-clipped dust jacket with tears at mid-spine and splitting along the folds, and a 1" chip missing from the spine crown. With ink paintings by Judith Horns Vizenor, and Japanese calligraphy by Haruko Isobe. A scarce, early title by this important writer. [#002716] SOLD
NY, Pantheon, (1991). First American edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#004889] SOLD
London, Jonathan Cape, (1997). The advance reading copy of the first British edition. Fine in wrappers. [#011047] $50
NY, Putnam, (1997). The advance reading copy of this novel in which Vonnegut and his fictional alter-ego, Kilgore Trout, each touch on stories they would have liked to have told and, in doing so, tell another, about the whole in life being the sum of the parts one attends to. Fine in wrappers. [#007237] $50
(East Hampton), (Glenn Horowitz), (1999). Vonnegut provides the introduction to this booklet showcasing the paintings of April Gornik and published to coincide with an exhibit of her work. This is the limited edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Signed by Vonnegut and Gornik. Clothbound; fine in a fine slipcase. An attractive production, with 12 color plates tipped in. [#014689] $500
(East Hampton), (Glenn Horowitz), (1999). Vonnegut provides the introduction to this booklet showcasing the paintings of April Gornik and published to coincide with an exhibit of her work. This is the trade edition. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#014949] $20
Hollywood, The Wanda June Co., 1971. Vonnegut's first screenplay, for the 1971 film based on his stage play, which opened off-Broadway in 1970 and then moved to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. This copy is identified on the front cover as a "Rehearsal Script" and dated March 25, 1971. Signed by Vonnegut on the front cover, with the added comment: "Genuine Relic." 8-1/2" x 11" sheets, printed on rectos only. Several penciled corrections in the text; claspbound in cardstock covers; faint coffee ring on rear cover; near fine. Rare. [#009540] $1,750
NY, Seven Stories Press, (1998). The advance reading copy of this memoir of life on the street, for which Vonnegut provides a foreword. Fine in wrappers. Uncommon. [#012489] $25
Garden City, Doubleday, 1976. The uncorrected proof copy of an account of the making of the popular TV soap opera, All My Children, and because of the popularity of the show one of Wakefield's best-loved books, albeit not one of his most well-known in the literary community. Inscribed by the author. Glue shadows on the front cover from a removed label (laid in); near fine in tall wrappers. [#013027] $80
Garden City, Doubleday, 1976. An account of the making of the popular TV soap opera, All My Children, and because of the popularity of the show one of Wakefield's best-loved books, albeit not one of his most well-known in the literary community. Inscribed by the author. Tiny nick to the cloth at the spine crown; fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice copy of a cheaply-made 1970s Doubleday book. [#013026] $50
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