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E-list # 164

From the Library of Robert Stone

Robert Stone (1937-2015) wrote adventure novels that doubled as spiritual journeys. He won the National Book Award for Dog Soldiers, a thriller about corruption in Vietnam and the post-Vietnam U.S. His first novel, A Hall of Mirrors, won the Houghton Mifflin Fellowship and the William Faulkner Foundation Award, and overall his books were finalists for the National Book Award five times and the Pulitzer Prize twice. Two of his novels were made into films. He was a longtime friend of counterculture icon Ken Kesey, from the early 1960s at Wallace Stegner’s Stanford writing workshop, and his memoir Prime Green told the story of the 1960s from the perspective of one of the pioneers of the psychedelic movement. His dark humor was reminiscent of Nathanael West; his writings often featured political conflict, or war, and were tinged with both a mordant humor and a sense of awe and the mystery of life that bordered on the religious. His sense of the numinous – the inherent spiritual reality of our world — was powerful, and unique among novelists of his time.

Items 1 to 148 are books inscribed to Robert Stone

Items 149 to 183 are books by Robert Stone, from his own library

Items 184 and 185 are featured Stone items, though not from the estate

1.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Her second collection, the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1978 of the Academy of American Poets. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "To Robert Stone, a writer whose work I admire/ Ai/ '82." Both Stone and Ai would win National Book Awards, albeit 25 years apart. This is the hardcover edition; near fine in a nearly very good jacket, with some chips and wear to the tanned spine. [#033664] SOLD
2.
NY, Random House, (1972). The first American edition of this now-classic study of suicide. Signed by the author, who was the poetry editor of The Observer in the UK, and a friend of Sylvia Plath, who figures prominently in this book. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Offsetting to endpages; mild wear to boards. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#033687] SOLD
3.
NY, Knopf, 1989. A novel, his first, inscribed by Badanes to Robert Stone, "with admiration," in the month of publication. Trace edge sunning, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033688] $75
4.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, 1996. A poetry collection, inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with admiration," in 1998. Balakian won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2016. Slight cover splay; else fine in wrappers. [#033689] $45
5.
NY, Broadway Books, (1998). Later printing of this memoir, which focuses on the author's Armenian heritage and the Armenian genocide of 1915. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with admiration," in 1998. Slight cover splay; else fine in wrappers. [#033690] $35
6.
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "with fondness & gratefulness, from their old PEN/Faulkner pal." Dated in 1991, i.e. prior to publication. Fine in a very near fine, mildly spine-faded dust jacket. [#033692] $75
7.
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "with much affection & admiration," in the year of publication. Fine in a very good dust jacket, with some fading to the spine and a small but jagged edge tear on the lower back panel. [#033691] $65
8.
NY, Knopf, 2008. A hardcover advance copy, marked "Special Preview Edition." Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone, who blurbed (elsewhere), that "Richard Bausch's novels are among the best being written in America today," a blurb reprinted on the promotional sheet in this volume. Small spot to front flyleaf; else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#033693] $45
9.
Athens, University of Georgia Press, (1982). One of the first books to look at the literature of the Vietnam war. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with best wishes," in 1984. Stone's novel Dog Soldiers receives about a half dozen pages of text in the book. A fine copy in a good, dampstained and edgeworn dust jacket. [#033694] $75
10.
(NY), Simon & Schuster, (1997). A memoir, inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with great admiration," in the year of publication. The author's father, Bartley Cavanaugh Crum, was an adviser to Harry Truman, a key figure in the founding of Israel, and a defender of blacklisted Hollywood writers and artists. Dampstaining to the lower corners of the early pages; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033695] $45
11.
Pittsburgh, Hydrangea, (2001). Watercolors by Bowden. Signed by the artist. This copy has been inscribed by another couple as a birthday gift to Robert Stone, with a card laid in as well. Mild splaying to boards; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033696] $45
12.
NY, Vintage Books, (1995). The first Vintage Books edition, with a new introduction by Dorothy Allison. Inscribed by Boyd to Robert Stone and his wife, "with much affection." Fine in wrappers. [#033697] $50
13.
NY, Vintage Books, (1995). Later printing of the first Vintage Books edition, with a new introduction by Dorothy Allison. Signed by Boyd. From the library of Robert Stone. Fine in wrappers. [#033698] $25
14.
NY, Vintage Books, (1998). The first Vintage Books edition. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "with much love." Mild prior dampening; near fine in wrappers. [#033699] $25
15.
(n.p.), Yale Review / Southwest Review, 1997. Two offprints, one each from the Yale Review and the Southwest Review, featuring Section III and Section IV, respectively, from his longer poem. Both offprints are inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife in 1997. Side-stapled wrappers; near fine. [#033700] $75
16.
(Foster City), IDG, (1999). Bookplate and wine label on the front endpapers. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife in the margin of the bookplate, in 2000. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033701] $50
17.
(NY), Viking, (1987). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "in friendship," in the year of publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033702] $50
18.
NY, Bellevue Literary Press, (2007). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with gratitude and deep respect," in the year of publication. Near fine in wrappers. [#033703] $40
19.
click for a larger image of item #33666, The Stories of Raymond Carver (London), Picador/Pan, (1985). Inscribed by Carver to Robert Stone: "For Bob - with admiration and good wishes always. With love and in friendship -- Ray. July 22. Port Angeles!" This was the first publication in Great Britain of Carver's collected fiction, this being a volume with no U.S. equivalent, and including all three of his major collections: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?; What We Talk About When We Talk About Love; and Cathedral. Uncommon signed, and an excellent personal and literary association copy: Stone visited Carver in Port Angeles, Washington, and the two got on well, went fishing together, and generally found a quick and easy rapport. Stone won the National Book Award for his second novel, Dog Soldiers, in 1975; Carver's first collection -- Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? -- was a National Book Award finalist in 1977, and his influence on the American short story continued until his death in 1988. Only issued in wrappers. Age-toned, foxed, and spine-creased; about very good. [#033666] $1,500
20.
click for a larger image of item #33665, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water NY, Random House, (1985). Inscribed by Carver to Robert Stone: "For Bob, with hopes you'll find some of these to your liking. With love, Ray. Port Angeles. July 22, 1985." A collection of poetry. Mild foxing; near fine in a very good, partially faded dust jacket with one short edge tear and a creased front flap. A good association copy. [#033665] $1,500
21.
click for a larger image of item #33667, Those Days Elmood, Raven Editions, 1987. A collection of early pieces by Carver that were written prior to the publication of his first book, Near Klamath. William Stull turned these up in the course of bibliographic research, and he edited them and provided notes and an Afterword. Carver himself wrote an introduction. This is Copy No. 39 of 100 copies in wrappers, of a total edition of 140. Signed by Carver. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. [#033667] $450
22.
click for a larger image of item #33668, Bill Burke Portraits NY, Ecco/Polaroid, (1987). An essay by Carver, "Where He Was: Memories of My Father,"' in this collection of Burke's photographs of country people in Appalachia and elsewhere. Inscribed by Carver to Robert Stone: "For Bob, from Ray/ with love. Port Angeles. July 16, 1987." Fine in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. A scarce book to be found signed by Carver. [#033668] $500
23.
NY, St. Martin's, (1996). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "Your generosity, the wonderful words you offered on behalf of this book, will never be forgotten. I look forward to great friendship in years to come." Stone has a blurb praising this title on the rear cover, which is excerpted and repeated on the front cover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033704] $75
24.
NY, Grove Weidenfeld, (1990). From the library of Robert Stone, and with a blurb by Robert Stone on the rear cover of the book. Oddly, warmly inscribed by the author to someone else. Fine in a very near fine, mildly sunned dust jacket. [#033705] $25
25.
NY, Taplinger, (1982). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone in 1984. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple short, closed edge tears. [#033707] $100
26.
(Naperville), Sourcebooks, 2011. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife in the year of publication. Minor edge bump, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033706] $75
27.
NY, Doubleday/Talese, (2007). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, with an added "Thank you! For sharing your wisdom! For being my teacher!" Stone has provided a blurb for the rear cover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033708] $50
28.
(NY), Dial, (2000). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with admiration for your work, which has meant so much to me," in the month of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033709] SOLD
29.
click for a larger image of item #33791, Book of Longing (NY), Ecco, (2006). Second printing of the first American edition. A collection of poems, prose poems and drawings, his first such collection in over 20 years. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "For Janice and Bob/ suffering together/ Leonard." Dated in Washington in 2006, when Cohen and Stone were both at BookExpo America. One slight corner tap, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Cohen was a folk hero, known as much -- or more -- for his music and songwriting as for his literary writing; the inscription reflects both the darkness one finds in his work as well as the humor, both of which traits he shared with Stone. A wonderful association copy. [#033791] SOLD
30.
(NY), Warner, (1998). Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. One previously dampened corner; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033710] $25
31.
(NY), New Directions, (1984). Later printing. Inscribed by Coles to Robert Stone in 1988, "with much respect and warm regards," and with a typed note signed laid in. Rubbing to front spine fold; near fine in wrappers. [#033711] $50
32.
Cambridge, Backeddy Books, 1992. Third edition of this guide to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Inscribed by Conley to Robert Stone, "with great regard and admiration," in 1995. Very good in wrappers. [#033712] $25
33.
San Diego, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "inspiring teacher, teller of stories, helpful mentor. With admiration and thanks," in the year of publication. Stone has provided a blurb for the rear panel. Mild age toning, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033713] $75
34.
Northridge, Lord John, 1991. A "Presentation Copy," as printed on the colophon of this limited edition. Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#033714] SOLD
35.
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1999). Later printing of his fourth book, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Inscribed by Cunningham to Robert Stone, "with admiration," and dated 5/16/99. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the PEN/Faulkner Award label. [#033669] $100
36.
NY, Vintage Books, (2007). The first Vintage Contemporaries edition. Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine in wrappers. [#033716] $35
37.
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1983). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in 1984. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033715] $35
38.
click for a larger image of item #33671, The Annie Dillard Reader (NY), HarperCollins, (1994). Excerpts from her earlier books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and a revised version of her third book, Holy the Firm, in its entirety, plus selected new work. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "For Janice and Bob, love, Annie." Also signed in full, "Annie Dillard." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033671] SOLD
39.
click for a larger image of item #33670, Mornings Like This (NY), HarperCollins, (1995). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "For Janice and Bob/ from Annie." Also signed in full, "Annie Dillard." Light edge bumps; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033670] $300
40.
Elmwood, Raven Editions, 1987. The first separate edition of this story by Dubus, expanded from its magazine publication back to its original length. An attractive limited edition, designed and printed by Carol Blinn of Warwick Press. Copy No. 34 of 60 numbered copies, of a total edition of 70 copies signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#033672] $500
On Sale: $325
41.
NY, Hyperion, (2005. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife (in French) in 2006, wishing them happiness. Paradise of the Blind, her first book published in the U.S., in 1993, featured a blurb by Stone. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some internal dampstaining. [#033734] $85
42.
London, Secker & Warburg, (2002). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "who has always inspired me, first by his magnificent example, and then by his encouragement." With a Robert Stone blurb on the rear cover that is excerpted and repeated on the front cover. Near fine in wrappers. [#033717] $85
43.
click for a larger image of item #33718, Twilight of the Superheroes NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2006). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with decades of intense admiration," in the year of publication. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a small patch of dampstaining on the verso. Laid in is the 2006 program for the Brattleboro Literary Festival, with both Stone and Eisenberg listed. [#033718] $150
44.
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2006). Later printing. Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine in a fine, later state dust jacket, with a PEN/Faulkner finalist label. [#033719] $35
45.
NY, Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, (1983). Text by Carolyn Forche. Inscribed by Forche to Robert Stone, "with my warm gratitude for your support and care, with affection and regards." Additionally, signed by the three editors, Harry Mattison, Susan Meiselas, and Fae Rubenstein. Pages detached and detaching from spine, thus only a fair copy, in a very good, edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket. [#033720] $95
46.
Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, (2006). Inscribed by Galef to Robert Stone. Near fine in wrappers. [#033721] $50
47.
click for a larger image of item #33673, Willingly (Port Townsend), Graywolf Press, 1984. The softcover issue. Inscribed by Gallagher to Robert Stone: a long inscription, referencing time spent together and commenting on three of the poems in this collection, concluding, "with affection and admiration," and dated July 23, 1985. Near fine in wrappers. [#033673] $150
48.
click for a larger image of item #33674, Moon Crossing Bridge (St. Paul), Graywolf, (1992). A collection of poetry, much of it reflecting on the death of her husband, Raymond Carver. Inscribed by Gallagher to Robert Stone: "For Bob -- many rivers & bridges, that one man we knew & loved -- Ray -- Love, Tess." Dated in Port Angeles, 6/2/92." Fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket with a closed gutter tear. [#033674] $150
49.
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1980). The first paperback printing. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with warm esteem," in 1989. Modest staining, sunning, creasing. Still about very good in wrappers. [#033723] $25
50.
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1986). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "Love, gratitude, mystery," in the year of publication. Stone has provided a blurb for the rear panel of the book. Near fine in a faintly spine-sunned, else fine dust jacket. [#033722] $85
51.
(NY), Viking, (1989). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "with love." Trace foxing to the top edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033792] $45
52.
click for a larger image of item #33675, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1998). A moving account of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. This copy is inscribed by Gourevitch to the author Robert Stone: "For Bob Stone/ with warmest regards -- Philip Gourevitch." The rear jacket panel is entirely taken by a Stone blurb: "Young Philip Gourevitch brings us a report from the killing fields of Africa that marks him as a major successor to the handful of great correspondents who have risked life and safety to bring dark truths to a world reluctant to know of them. Like the greatest war reporters, he raises the human banner in hell's mouth, the insignia of common sense, of quiet moral authority, of blessed humor. He has the mind of a scholar along with the observative capacity of a good novelist, and he writes like an angel. This volume establishes him as the peer of Michael Herr, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and Tobias Wolff. I think there is no limit to what we may expect from him." Fine in a fine, if dusty, jacket. [#033675] $250
53.
Miami, Banyan Books, (1978). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, in 1986: "Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and insights with such candor and elegance." Near fine in wrappers. [#033724] $75
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(London), Quartet Books, (1996). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with utmost admiration and respect." Fine in self-wrappers. [#033725] $50
55.
(NY), Morrow, (2009). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "To my literary idol. I owe you more debt than you know." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033726] $85
56.
(London), Picador/Pan, (1992). First Picador edition. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone. Near fine in wrappers. [#033727] $35
57.
(London), Reaktion Books, (2007). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "On this first day of the rebirth of the Republic. With admiration for Prime Green." Dated November 5, 2008, which was the day after the election of President Obama. Fine, without dust jacket. [#033728] $45
58.
click for a larger image of item #33676, Off to the Side NY, Atlantic Monthly, (2002). A memoir. Inscribed by Harrison to Robert Stone: "To Robert/ my bro' in writing for so many years/ Jimmy." Fine in a fine dust jacket. A wonderful association between two of the most esteemed writers of their generation. [#033676] SOLD
59.
NY, Scribner, (2006). Later printing. Collects Hempel's four previous story collections, with an introduction by Rick Moody. Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine in a fine dust jacket with both a New York Times "one of the 10 best books of the year" label and a PEN/Faulkner finalist label. [#033729] $65
60.
NY, Doubleday/Talese, (1997). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "in friendship," in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033730] $45
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click for a larger image of item #33677, The Big Room (London), Picador/Pan, (1986). The first British edition of Peellaert's portraits of entertainers and who have played "the big room" either in Vegas or metaphorically in the world at large, each accompanied by dramatic and compelling verbal portraits by Herr, author of Dispatches, widely considered one of the best books to come out of the Vietnam war. Inscribed by Herr to Robert Stone and his wife in London in 1987: "Dear Bob and Janice -- I hope you enjoy this. I persist in calling it a book. Am I Dilaudid [sic, opioid pun]? Love, Mike." Near fine in wrappers. Books signed by Herr, who was known to be reclusive, are quite uncommon, especially an association copy with a good and humorous inscription like this one. Stone, whose 1974 Vietnam-themed novel Dog Soldiers won the National Book Award, reviewed Dispatches for the Chicago Tribune when it was first published in 1977, and gave it a glowing review. [#033677] $450
62.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (1988). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "America's best novelist and a very good bowman besides. Thanks for the kind words you contributed to the book." Dated in the year of publication. Stone's words praising the book appear on both the front and rear covers; in part, "The best writing about the Yukon since Jack London." Age toning to pages, else fine in a very good, faded dust jacket. [#033731] $85
63.
(Toronto), HarperCollins, (1997). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with best wishes." A bit of dampstaining to lower spine cloth; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with dampstaining on verso. [#033793] $45
64.
Columbia, University of Missouri Press, (1998). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, in 2003, "with the pleasure of seeing you again, and with admiration." Fine in wrappers. [#033732] $50
65.
NY, Knopf, 1982. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in 1992: "Here's to the Great San Juan Expedition -- and wishing you all the best." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033733] $55
66.
NY, Pantheon, (1999). Later printing. Winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, also a National Book Award-winning author, "with great respect," in 2000. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with both award labels on the front panel. [#033735] $50
67.
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, (1992). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with admiration and thanks," in the year of publication. Tiny nick at crown; else fine in wrappers. [#033736] $45
68.
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "superb writer, thinker, and friend," in the month of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033737] $100
69.
NY, Knopf, 1997. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "in admiration," in the year of publication. A line from Stone's A Flag for Sunrise is used in Kazin's prelude. Dampstaining to boards, not affecting text block; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#033738] $50
70.
click for a larger image of item #33739, Spit in the Ocean #1 Pleasant Hill, Intrepid Trips, (1974). The first issue of Kesey's homegrown magazine, edited by him and with contributions by Kesey himself, Ken Babbs, Wendell Berry, Paul Krassner and others, including Kesey's alter-ego "Grandma Whittier." This is the scarce first printing, with no writing on the spine. Inscribed by Kesey to Robert Stone: "Awright Stone/ you worthless sack of sociallistic [sic] psallipsisms [sic] !!! You were supposed to be in this issue -30 - Ken Kesey." (-30- being used to connote "end of story.") Hand-addressed (then corrected) mailing label for Stone on rear cover; about near fine in wrappers. Stone and Kesey had a longtime friendship, going back to their time at Stanford in the early 1960s, where both were in Wallace Stegner's writing workshop. Stone went to Mexico to visit Kesey and write about his circumstances when Kesey fled the U.S. after a drug bust, and they stayed friends until Kesey died in 2001. [#033739] $750
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Pleasant Hill, Intrepid Trips/SITO, (1974-1981). Five of the six issues of Kesey's homegrown magazine, edited by him and with contributions by Kesey himself, Ken Babbs, Wendell Berry, Paul Krassner, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Thomas Pynchon, Larry McMurtry, Jerry Garcia, John Clellon Holmes and others, including Kesey's alter-ego "Grandma Whittier." Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Issue #1 is the second printing. The lot is near fine in wrappers. [#033740] SOLD
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Pleasant Hill, Intrepid Trips/SITO, (1979, 1981). Two of the six issues of Kesey's homegrown magazine, edited by him and with contributions by Kesey himself, William Burroughs, Larry McMurtry, Jerry Garcia, John Clellon Holmes and others, including Kesey's alter-ego "Grandma Whittier." These two are the Pyramid issue and the Neal Cassady issue. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Near fine in wrappers. [#033741] $150
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click for a larger image of item #33742, Spit in the Ocean #6 Pleasant Hill, SITO, 1981. The sixth issue of Ken Kesey's psychedelic/literary magazine, this being "The Cassady Issue." Edited by Ken Babbs, and with input from Kesey, William Burroughs, Larry McMurtry, Jerry Garcia, John Clellon Holmes and others. This copy is inscribed by Babbs to Robert Stone and his wife. Laid in is a typed letter signed from Babbs to Stone, congratulating Stone on his book (likely A Flag for Sunrise), suggesting a joint reading with Kesey and himself, and saying Kesey had had to pay for the printing of this issue of SITO. Also laid in is a prospectus for an audio cassette "sampler" of recordings of Neal Cassady, produced by Ken Babbs from the Prankster Archives. The prospectus has Babbs' writing on it, identifying it as a cassette and highlighting the ordering information. The letter and prospectus are folded in half, with a bit of the upper right corner torn away; the issue is near fine in wrappers. [#033742] $375
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Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1982. The hardcover trade issue of this collection of poems that won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Inscribed by Kinnell to Robert Stone and his wife in the year of publication. Near fine in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. [#033678] SOLD
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NY, Henry Holt, (1998). Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033794] $35
76.
NY, Pantheon, (1988). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with great admiration for your art, and appreciation for the great lifting pleasure and inspiration it has given me." Copy of the New York Times review laid in. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033743] $50
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NY, Scribner, (2013). Later printing. Inscribed by Kushner to Robert Stone, who has provided a jacket blurb: "For Robert, a master, and if my say [sic], a master to me, as a reader, for so many years of my life. And still, now. With warmest regards, Rachel Kushner/ 2013." In the blurb, Stone calls the book "masterful: and Kushner "brilliant," adding that she is "going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight and wisdom we'll be needing in hard times to come." Fine in a fine dust jacket with a printed National Book Award Finalist label. [#033679] SOLD
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London, Polytantric Press, 1975. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "I'm gonna read at Bradlys March 14th/ Maybe you guys'll come see me. I miss you." Light corner creasing and lamination peeling; near fine in wrappers. [#033800] $60
79.
London, Jonathan Cape, (1978). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "who (or whom) I love." A hint of cover creasing; near fine in wrappers. [#033801] $60
80.
(London), Sun Tavern Fields, (1992). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, with "much love." Fine in wrappers. [#033797] $50
81.
(London), Golden Handshake, (1996). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "Sorry we missed each other. Maybe next time. Anyway/ Much love/ Fran/ P.S. Check out p. 60 I think that's one I owe to Bob." The poem on page 60 is entitled "California of the Mind." Fine in wrappers. [#033795] $60
82.
(London), Golden Handshake, (1997). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife "Miss you!" Near fine in wrappers. The cover has a label offering a CD inside; no CD included. [#033796] $50
83.
(London), Golden Handshake, (2001). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in the year of publication:"Good seeing you though too briefly. Wish the winds of chance would blow you my way. There's never time in N.Y." Fine in wrappers. [#033798] $60
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(London), Golden Handshake, (2004). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "If you don't write to say how swell you think this book is I won't blame you. Just had a visit from Joey Brooks. Spoke of you & the great old days in Gethly." Laid in is an autograph letter signed from Landesman to the Stones, talking about a grandchild, and her eyesight, and the included poem "A Luddite Lament." The letter is near fine; the book is fine in wrappers. [#033799] $85
85.
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1992). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "Keep the good times rolling." Stone is mentioned twice in this memoir, and he has a blurb on the rear cover about Landesman's first book, Rebel Without Applause. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033745] $100
86.
Richmond, Tiger of the Stripe, 2006. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "two of the good buddies of all time." Stone gets a mention in the text. Fine in wrappers. [#033744] $100
87.
London, Tiger of the Stripe, (2004). A biography. Inscribed by the subject, Landesman, to Robert Stone and his wife, "fellow conspirators in the game of life." Publicity sheet laid in, also inscribed: "Hi - My last shot - and not a minute too soon." Stone has a blurb on the rear panel and a mention in the book. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033746] $85
88.
NY, Freundlich Books, (1984). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in the year of publication, "with respect and admiration/ your biggest fan." A blurb by Stone appears on the rear panel. Foxing to edges of text block, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033749] $100
89.
NY, Freundlich Books, (1985). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in the year of publication: "I do miss seeing you two." Stone has a blurb on the rear flap, and a quote from his novel A Flag for Sunrise is used as an epigram. Foxing to top edge; dampstaining to spine cloth. Very good in a near fine dust jacket with a strip on staining on the verso. [#033748] $100
90.
NY, New American Library, (1989). The advance reading copy. Inscribed by the author (but not signed) to Robert Stone and his wife. Very good in wrappers. [#033747] $75
91.
NY, St. Martin's, (1997). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in the year of publication, "dear friends that I miss seeing." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033751] $75
92.
(NY), Morrow, (2004). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "dear friends." Robert Stone blurb on the rear panel. Small spot to foredge; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a slight corner crease. Half of an article about Leuci laid in. [#033750] $85
93.
NY, Broadway Books, (2001). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with the greatest admiration," in the year of publication. A blurb by Stone, about Lipsyte's Venus Drive appears on the rear panel. Fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. [#033752] $100
94.
(NY), HarperCollins, (2005). Later printing. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "with love, always." A blurb by Stone appears on the rear panel. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033753] $50
95.
(n.p.), Kant, (2000). Bilingual (English/Czech) edition. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone in the year of publication. Fine in a very good dust jacket. [#033757] $85
96.
NY, Doubleday, (1990). Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. From the library of Robert Stone, although the inscription is not to Stone. Very good in a good, internally stained dust jacket with one long, closed edge tear on the rear panel. [#033758] $25
97.
(NY), Viking, (1990). Signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033754] $85
98.
NY, Metropolitan, (1998). The first American edition. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, "with respect & admiration." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033680] $125
99.
Monterey, Larkspur Press, (2002). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, "with fond affection," in the year of publication. One of 700 copies, of a total edition of 765. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with several numbers written on the rear panel. [#033802] SOLD
100.
NY, Simon & Schuster, (2000). Signed by the author in the year of publication. Laid in is a typed letter signed from McColley to Robert Stone, conveying the book. The letter is edge-stained; the book is near fine in a near fine dust jacket, both with prior dampstains. [#033759] $30
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