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NY, Random House, (2004). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#916692] $19
click for a larger image of item #4289, Black Tickets (NY), Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1979). The uncorrected proof copy of her well-received first collection of stories, her first book to be published by a major, mainstream publisher. Inscribed by the author to publisher Seymour Lawrence and signed only as "the witch." Spine sunned; else fine in wrappers. A nice association copy. [#004289] SOLD
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#006052] $20
click for a larger image of item #28012, Bloodbrothers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. The uncorrected proof copy of the second book by the author of The Wanderers and Clockers. Like those books, this was the basis for a major Hollywood movie. Price has written a number of well-received screenplays himself, including The Color of Money and Sea of Love, and worked on the highly praised HBO series The Wire -- which are all characterized by a facility with dialogue that is also evident in his novels; the books also exhibit a sense of humor and compassion that is remarkable, particularly given their gritty, urban settings. Inscribed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#028012] $225
click for a larger image of item #28010, The Wanderers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1974. The uncorrected proof copy of his well-received first book, the basis for the Philip Kaufman film. Inscribed by the author: "To ___/ may all your Xmases be white. Richard Price." Dated January 24, 1976. Fine in wrappers with a promotional sheet stapled to the first blank. [#028010] $565
(NY), HarperCollins, (2002). The advance reading copy of this book of nonfiction about nine women and the artists they inspired. Signed by the author. Small spot of rubbing to front panel; else fine in wrappers. [#915470] $30
click for a larger image of item #27705, Postcards NY, Scribner's, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of her second book of fiction and first novel. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Signed by the author. "Received" stamp front cover. Corner crease to rear cover; coffee staining to front cover and spine. Very good in wrappers. [#027705] SOLD
NY, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1986). The uncorrected proof copy. A novel set in the 1920s in which a veteran of World War I -- an Ojibwa Indian -- returns to his Midwestern town and claims parentage of a white couple's son. Signed by the author. Mild spine sunning; else fine in wrappers. [#030032] SOLD
NY, Viking Press, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Spine and edge sunned, with a corner crease to the rear cover; near fine in wrappers. [#030030] $60
(Anthology)
NY, Random House, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy, inscribed by George Quasha. Light dust soiling; else fine in wrappers. [#001208] $20
click for a larger image of item #20904, Playing the Bones Boston, Little Brown, (1996). The advance reading copy of her well-received first novel about a white Southern woman who falls in love with a black blues musician. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication "with thanks for your support." Fine in wrappers. [#020904] $20
NY, RH, (1973). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and the editor of Yardbird. Near fine in tall wrappers and signed by the author. [#006636] $60
(Toronto), Knopf Canada, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy of her second book, first novel. Crease to lower front spine fold; else fine in wrappers. Together with a small vile of "sand from Monkey Beach." In a small card handmade and signed by the author for Women in Print. Fine. [#915512] $80
Boston/NY, Little Brown, (2004). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915514] $19
click for a larger image of item #33487, The Givenness of Things NY/London, Farrar Straus Giroux/Virago, (2015). Two advance copies of this collection of essays: the American advance reading copy, signed by Robinson, and a hybrid advance copy that uses American sheets bound into Virago wrappers as a British proof copy. This was Robinson's ninth book after four books of fiction and four books of nonfiction, which together brought her a Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Critic Circle Awards, and an Orange Prize. Robinson, who was interviewed by President Obama in 2015, also received a 2012 National Humanities Medal from the President. The U.S. arc is fine in wrappers; the U.K. hybrid is fine, but fragile: the perfect binding is not of the highest caliber. A Virago press release is laid in. [#033487] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #911964, Deception NY, Simon & Schuster, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel which was the first time Roth used his own name for the main character of a novel. He did it again in Operation Shylock and The Plot Against America, both books that accumulated multiple awards and award nominations. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. This is the only signed copy we have seen. [#911964] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #32317, Operation Shylock NY, Simon & Schuster, (1993). Harold Bloom's copy of the uncorrected proof copy of Roth's novel, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and Time magazine's Book of the Year; also voted one of the best works of American fiction in a quarter century in a New York Times Book Review survey. Bloom is perhaps most famous for his controversial book The Western Canon, which argued against "the Balkanization of literary studies" and presented an exhaustive list of what he considered to comprise the canon. Six Philip Roth books made it onto Bloom's list, including this title. With a typed note signed by Roth, from two years prior, laid in, in which Roth raves to Bloom about Douglas Hobbie's first novel, Boomfell. The note is folded, else fine. The proof has Bloom's notations on the front cover and summary page; handling apparent to covers; very good in wrappers. A good association copy between one of the leading novelists of his time and one of the leading critics of the day. [#032317] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #32676, Echoing Women [Self-Published], 2001. A self-published artist's book, of a story that takes place over the last 91 minutes of one August day in 2001. Text and illustrations by Savage. Signed: "Artist's Proof 2001, CHS" on the final page. Ring-bound, with rubbed acetate covers; else fine. This material inspired a dance piece by Jennifer Chin, although we have found no evidence of its having been formally published nor listings for it in OCLC. [#032676] $150
click for a larger image of item #6083, Falling 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] SOLD
Boston/NY, Little Brown, (2003). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913694] $19
NY, Knopf, 1989. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Spine sunned; else fine in wrappers. [#914303] $80
NY, Knopf, 1992. The advance reading copy of her second novel. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers and publisher's folding cardboard box. [#032581] $20
NY, Knopf, 1991. An advance reading excerpt from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. Slipcased together with an excerpt from Mating by Norman Rush, which won the National Book Award; also fine in wrappers, but not signed. A remarkable package of prepublication excerpts from the two major award-winning novels of the year. [#912773] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 2003. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. With an interview with Smiley laid in. [#912781] $60
NY, Pantheon Books, (1995). An advance reading excerpt printing three of the chapters from the book. Signed by Smiley at her contribution, "Bathroom." Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912783] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 2000. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915584] $30
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912786] $40
NY, Knopf, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912789] $70
click for a larger image of item #11287, Onliness 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] SOLD
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 2002. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Splaying to covers; else fine in wrappers. [#913718] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #30138, Just Kids (NY), Ecco/HarperCollins, (2010). The uncorrected proof copy of Smith's National Book Award-winning memoir of her pre-fame life with Robert Mapplethorpe, with textual differences from the published version. One of the most highly regarded memoirs to come out of the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s. This copy is signed by the author. Trace rubbing to the spine lettering; still fine in wrappers. An uncommon proof, especially signed. [#030138] SOLD
NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Inscribed by the author. Very Good in wrappers. [#709840] $20
NY, Viking Press, (1975). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Inscribed by the author. Very Good in wrappers. [#709895] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1973. Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, and inscribed by the author in 1974. [#005511] $30
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2003. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers, with a photo of the author laid in, which is also signed by Stone. [#912806] $70
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy of his first collection of stories, spanning the years 1969 to 1997. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912809] $70
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Bound galley sheets; 8-1/2" x 11"; tapebound in cardstock covers. Presumably produced for in-house use only. Signed by the author. Fine. [#912808] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of the American edition. A dark Hollywood novel, with themes from Kate Chopin's The Awakening and King Lear and one of the best, and most hard-hitting, Hollywood novels since Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers with promotional material stapled inside the front cover. [#912815] $100
click for a larger image of item #912822, Dog Soldiers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (1974). The uncorrected proof copy of his second novel, winner of the National Book Award and one of the best novels to link the impact of the Vietnam war on American society in the Sixties to the dark side of that era -- the official corruption and the underside of the drug experiences of a generation. This is the second issue proof, in gold-brown wrappers with a publisher's letter to booksellers reproduced on the front cover. Signed by the author. Shallow creases to three corners; near fine in wrappers. [#912822] $500
click for a larger image of item #22553, My Vita, If You Will Washington, D.C., Counterpoint, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of McClanahan's previously uncollected work. With a foreword by Robert Stone, a longtime friend dating from the early 1960s at Stanford, where McClanahan introduced Stone to Ken Kesey and the other members of the Perry Lane crowd. Signed by Stone. Fine in wrappers. [#022553] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of the second novel, and first in 36 years, by this Southern writer who was renowned as a master of the short story. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912852] SOLD
Arlington Hts, Dark Harvest, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy, in glossy yellow wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Stamp of another author on the summary page. Mild spine sunning, else fine in wrappers. [#031142] $40
(Comics)
click for a larger image of item #30703, Taboo (Wilmington), (Totleben & Bissette)/[Spiderbaby Grafix], (1988). An advance copy of the first issue of Taboo, a landmark comix/graphic novel anthology, inscribed by the editor (Totleben), with the written note "#3.5 in 25 preview copies." Tapebound 8-1/2" x 11" galley sheets, with a handwritten "Taboo!" label on the front cover. Contributions by Clive Barker, S. Clay Wilson, Alan Moore, Chester Brown, Charles Burns, Eddie Campbell, Charles Vess, Dave Sim, and others. Taboo published edgier graphic fiction than could be done by mainstream presses, including Alan Moore and Chester Brown's From Hell, and work by Charles Burns, famous for his later graphic novel Black Hole. Front label lifting; ownership stamps; else fine. Together with an 8-page solicitation of contributions dated the previous year, delineating the guidelines and the vision. Again, an ownership stamp; near fine with one corner stapled. Together with the published version of the first issue, inscribed by Totleben and the publisher, Stephen Bissette, as well as Taboo 2 and Taboo 3. A notable collection, particularly with the advance copy -- a handmade production apparently limited to 25 copies but doubtless far fewer still exist. [#030703] $750
St. Paul, Graywolf Press, (1995). The advance reading copy of this Ojibway writer's first novel, set on a fictional reservation in Minnesota. Signed by the author, with added sentiment "Wow!" Near fine in wrappers. [#025787] $40
NY, Picador, (1999). The advance reading copy of his second novel. Inscribed by the author: "For ___/ Where'd you get this?/ David Treuer." Fine in wrappers. [#025788] $40
click for a larger image of item #31524, The Lovelorn Astronomer (Boston), G.K. Hall and Marquis Who's Who, Inc., (1978). A poem by Updike, published as a holiday greeting card. Signed by the author. Fine, with original (unused) mailing envelope. Together with a presumed proof copy, with the copyright notice handwritten (in an unknown hand) rather than printed on the rear cover. Also fine. Both housed together in a G.K. Hall envelope. A scarce ephemeral piece, especially uncommon signed, and notably rare in the variant with the handwritten copyright notice. [#031524] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #33050, Cutting for Stone NY, Knopf, 2009. The uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by the author "For ____ - with great pleasure in meeting you after reading your blog! My best wishes, Abraham Verghese 2/11/09," the month of publication. Cutting for Stone was well-received, a bestseller, and made numerous "Best of" lists. The proof is uncommon, not to be confused with the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers. Near fine in wrappers. [#033050] SOLD
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] $60
NY, Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy of his second novel. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in edge-sunned tall wrappers. Uncommon. [#013025] $60
NY, Dial, (1979). The uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by the author in 1978. Fine in wrappers. [#000355] $40
(London), Macmillan, (1995). The limited advance reading copy. One of 1001 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913472] $30
NY, Norton, (2002). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#916974] $19
NY, Norton, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth novel. Inscribed by the author. The faintest of spine fading; still fine in wrappers. [#025821] $135
NY, Norton, (1994). The advance reading copy of Welch's first book of nonfiction, a retelling and reimagining of the Custer myth and the Battle of Little Bighorn, from the Indian perspective. Stekler is a documentary filmmaker, and he and Welch collaborated on the script for "The Last Stand," which was nominated for an Emmy Award. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#025822] $30
click for a larger image of item #911191, Trainspotting London, Secker & Warburg, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first novel, acclaimed upon publication and later the basis for the phenomenally successful movie that became a cultural milestone of the 1990s. The first edition of this book is scarce -- preceding the movie and its associated cultural uproar by a couple of years, it was issued in a hardcover edition reported at only 600 copies; the proof is many times scarcer; we have seen it only a handful of times. This copy is signed by Welsh. Shallow corner creases; very near fine in wrappers. [#911191] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #32542, Dead Silence 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] SOLD
NY, Scribner, (1996). An advance reading excerpt printing two of the ten chapters from Quammen's ground-breaking volume focusing on "island biogeography in an age of extinction." This copy is signed by fellow author Terry Tempest Williams, who has added the note "For Comment." Dampstaining to lower edges, not affecting text; near fine in wrappers. [#015375] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 2004. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel, billed as his first, discounting Ugly Rumours, which was published in London in 1975. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915728] $100
NY, Knopf, 1996. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. Wolff's novella, The Barracks Thief, won the PEN/Faulkner Award. His memoir, This Boy's Life, was made into an award-winning movie. [#021396] SOLD
NY, HarperCollins, (1994). Advance Reading Copy. Signed by the author. Very Good in wrappers. [#711188] $20
NY, HarperCollins, (1993). Advance Reading Copy. Signed by the author. Very Good in wrappers. [#711189] $20
NY, HarperCollins, (1992). Advance Reading Copy. Signed by the author. Very Good in wrappers. [#711192] $20
NY, Knopf, 2001. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers, with promotional material laid in. [#915739] $19
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