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Short Stories for the Shorter Days. Signed by the Author.

(NY), New Directions, (1977). His third book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. This is the simultaneous hardcover issue. Fine in a mildly edge-sunned, else fine dust jacket. [#914403] $125
On Sale: $81
(New York), New Directions, (1975). His second book of fiction, his first major collection of stories. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914402] $70
Brooklyn, Hanging Loose Press, (2000). Stories, poems, and prose poems. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912204] $70
NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (1993). The advance reading copy of his first collection of stories to be published by a major trade publisher. Winner of a special citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award as well as the winner of the 1994 Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers' Award. On the strength of this collection, Alexie was chosen as one of Granta magazine's 20 Best Young American Authors; he was also selected to The New Yorker 20. Stories from this collection were the basis of the film Smoke Signals, which won an award at the Sundance Festival, among many others. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912226] $40
NY, Grove Press, (2001). The advance reading copy of the first paperback edition of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912235] $30
click for a larger image of item #25276, The Toughest Indian in the World NY, Atlantic Monthly, (2000). The advance reading copy, marked "uncorrected proof" by the publisher, of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#025276] $45
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click for a larger image of item #32966, McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales NY, Vintage Books, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy of the Vintage edition (previously published, in slightly different form, as issue #10 of McSweeney's Quarterly). Signed by editor Michael Chabon and contributors Sherman Alexie, Harlan Ellison, Jim Shepard, and by Elmore Leonard, who has changed the title of his story to "Showdown at Checotah." Slight splaying to cover, else fine in wrappers. [#032966] $150
San Francisco, Chronicle Books, (1993). Stories. Signed by the author in 1995.. Only issued in wrappers. Fine. [#915813] $19
NY, Fiction Collective, 1975. The hardcover issue of his fourth book and first collection of stories. This was Banks' first hardcover publication: his previous fiction had been issued only in paperback, and two volumes of poetry were issued as chapbooks. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine, slightly rubbed dust jacket. [#911308] $175
On Sale: $114
NY, Harper & Row, (1986). A collection of stories, whose venues range from New England to Latin America to Southeast Asia. Inscribed by Banks to author Nicholas Delbanco: "For Nick, news from the near past, with friendship, Russell." A bit of extra glue on the rear spine cloth; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#029283] $40
(NY), HarperCollins, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy. Six previously uncollected stories; 22 previously collected stories, here revised; and three unpublished stories. With an introduction and an Author's Note by Banks. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911323] $45
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981. A collection of related stories set in a New Hampshire trailer park. Signed by the author. Foredge foxing; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911313] $60
NY, Norton, (2002). A review copy of this collection of stories by the author of the National Book Award-winning Ship Fever. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with press release laid in. [#914752] $100
NY, Norton, (1996). A collection of stories that was a surprise winner of the National Book Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914750] $70
(NY), HarperCollins, (2003). Signed by the author. Together with an advance reading excerpt, printing two stories. The excerpt is fine in stapled wrappers; the book is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915864] SOLD
Worcester, Metacom Press, 1981. The hardcover issue. The first separate appearance of this short story, which first appeared in Antaeus. Of a total edition of 276 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies, signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911362] $300
click for a larger image of item #29439, Saint Englewood, Pineapple Press, (1985). Her first book. Signed by the author in Miami in 1992. Together with a three page original story by Bell, in the form of letter, about a gang of three circus dogs gone bad that hang out behind Vinnie Tellarino's Steak House & Restaurant, emerging only to steal purses and books that need to be signed. The book has foxing to the endpages and page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket foxed on verso. Blurbs by Anne Tyler, Gail Godwin and James Dickey. The letter/story is a dot matrix print out that is folded in thirds and is also signed by Bell. As best we can tell, the story has not been published. Bell wrote the novel that was the basis for the 1995 film, The Perez Family, with Marisa Tomei and Anjelica Huston. [#029439] $225
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1987. The author's fourth book and first collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912257] $19
NY, Viking Press, (1968). Second printing of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket. [#021427] $60
NY, Doubleday/Talese, (1992). The publisher's limited edition of the second collection of stories by the author of Town Smokes. One of 500 copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a corner crease to the front flap. [#913773] $19
NY, Doubleday, (1997). His first book, a collection of stories, two of which were published in The New Yorker. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915906] $100
NY, Random House, (2000). Her third book, second story collection. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915920] $19
(Augsburg), Maro Verlag, (1997). The German language issue of the first separate appearance of a story that first appeared in the Georgia Review in 1979. Illustrated with woodcuts by Sophie Dutertre. Fine in self-wrappers, with a one sheet, four-page author/illustrator biographical supplement laid in, also illustrated by Dutertre. Uncommon. This copy is signed by Boyle. [#911383] $175
click for a larger image of item #29443, Descent of Man Boston, Little Brown, (1979). His first book, a highly praised collection of stories. Inscribed by the author "con amistad" in 1994. Recipient's signature to front flyleaf; fine in a rubbed, near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#029443] $190
(NY), Viking, (1985). His second collection of stories. Signed by the author. Slight top edge foxing; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911397] $60
NY, Viking, (1989). His third collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911399] $30
click for a larger image of item #23165, First Love and Other Sorrows NY, Dial, (1957). Brodkey's first book, a collection of stories that had the literary world virtually on tenterhooks for the next three decades, eagerly awaiting his first novel, which wasn't published until 1991. Inscribed by the author "with great affection" in 1991. Faint offsetting to front flyleaf; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear and a bit of rubbing to the folds but none of the spine-fading common to this title. An uncommon book signed, and a very nice copy. [#023165] $300
Chapel Hill, Algonquin, 1990. The uncorrected proof copy of the third book by the author of Facing the Music and Dirty Work, a collection of stories that became the basis for a 2001 movie with Arliss Howard and Debra Winger. Inscribed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#027552] SOLD
NY, Harper & Row, (1989). The first paperback edition of his first book, a collection of stories. Brown, from Mississippi, was the first writer to twice win the Southern Book Award, the major literary award given out by the Southern Book Critics Circle. Signed by the author. Fine. [#912281] $80
click for a larger image of item #912303, Street Games Garden City, Doubleday, 1974. Her first book of fiction, a collection of stories. Inscribed by Brown to the writer Andre Dubus and his then-wife: "For Tommie and Andre, For such whole-hearted listening and such generous approval -- THANKS seems a tiny word. Rosellen/ May 1976." A little rubbing to the cloth edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with wear at the spine extremities. A nice inscription and an excellent association. [#912303] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #25371, Turtle Meat and Other Stories Duluth, Holy Cow! Press, 1992. The first published collection of this Abenaki author's original short stories. This is the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to another Native American writer "whose work has always been an inspiration, whose friendship has been a blessing." Near fine in wrappers. [#025371] SOLD
NY, Henry Holt, (1992). A review copy of his first collection of stories, after six highly-praised novels. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award. Published originally in small numbers (reportedly 6000 copies) and reprinted many times after the announcement of the prize. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip laid in. [#912994] $175
NY, Henry Holt, (1996). Butler's second collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912999] $19
London, Faber and Faber, (1980). First thus: the first British edition of this collection of stories, some of which appeared in the collection War Crimes, which was not published outside of his native Australia, and the others of which are from his first book, which was published in Australia with this same title in 1974. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911418] $175
click for a larger image of item #32754, Cathedral NY, Knopf, 1983. The uncorrected proof copy of his third collection of stories to be published by a major trade publisher, and a major literary event that confirmed Carver's preeminent place among American short story writers of the day, and signaled a full-fledged resuscitation of the short story in American literature. Signed by the author. In addition, Carver has made a change to the text in the last paragraph of the story "Careful" and initialed and dated the change on May 30, 1983. The changed text was incorporated into the published version of the story, so this was apparently a working copy of the proof. Fine in wrappers with a tinge of spine sunning. [#032754] $1,750
click for a larger image of item #912325, If It Please You Northridge, Lord John Press, 1984. A short story published as a limited edition. Of a total edition of 226 copies, this is copy "R" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#912325] $500
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
click for a larger image of item #31646, Where I'm Calling From Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1988. The correct first edition of this title, preceding the trade edition. Leatherbound; page edges gilt; with a silk ribbon marker bound in. An attractive edition in the Franklin Library's "Signed First Edition" series, with an interesting introduction by Carver which does not appear anywhere else. Signed by the author. Because Carver died shortly after the publication of this collection, signed copies of this title are uncommon, other than the Franklin Library edition. Carver prepared this volume knowing that he was dying of lung cancer, and many of these stories, although they had been published previously, were revised for this edition and stand as his definitive versions of them. Fine in publisher's original shrinkwrap. [#031646] $60
Port Townsend, Graywolf, 1984. The wrappered issue of the simultaneous trade edition. A collection of Kittredge's stories edited and with an introduction by Raymond Carver. Signed by Carver. Fine. [#912365] $100
NY, Norton, (1998). Her first book, a novella and stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914829] $19
NY, Norton, (1999). His first book, a collection of stories. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone: "Thank you for the inspiration and for continuing to write such righteous works. Hope I can be up to the standard." With a full page handwritten fan letter from Clark laid in. The letter is folded, with a corner crease; near fine. The book is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#028407] $60
NY, Norton, (1999). His first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914838] $19
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, 2001. A debut collection of stories, published as a paperback original. Signed by the author. Fine. [#914852] $19
NY, Arcade, (1990). A collection of stories. Inscribed by the author in 1992 to another Native American writer, "a teller of stories whose work I much admire & respect." Recipient's handmade bookplate front flyleaf; fine in a fine dust jacket. [#025424] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33925, Conversation Hearts (Burton), Subterranean, 2008. The advance reading copy of these two intertwined stories, one that takes place on Earth, the other a children's story that takes place on another planet. Signed by the author. Crowley is one of our most highly regarded fantasy writers, having won the World Fantasy Award for a novel, Little, Big in 1982; a novella, "Great Work of Time," in 1990; and for Life Achievement, in 2006. Minor cover splaying; near fine in wrappers. Scarce in this advance issue, especially signed. [#033925] $175
(Big Timber), Seven Buffaloes Press, (1978). Northern Plains Indian stories. Published in an edition of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author to a Native American poet: "For _____/ One reviewer said these were not bedtime stories. But to those who know why revenge is sweet they may give some consolation. 2/9/82. Art Cuelho." Fine in stapled wrappers. Laid in is a dual prospectus for two Seven Buffaloes titles with introductions by Cuelho: Home Valley and 99 Vintage. [#025430] $45
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914886] $30
(Hay), Hay Festival Press, 2004. The first separate appearance of this story, with an introduction by De Bernieres for this edition. Number 63 of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#911483] $250
NY, Dutton, (1979). The fourth book, two novellas and a short story, by this Montana writer who has written more than 15 books in a 35-year career, and is one of the writers who helped make Montana one of the epicenters of contemporary American literature. DeMarinis has received numerous awards for his writing, including two NEA fellowships, the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Drue Heinz Prize for short fiction, and others. This copy is inscribed by the author to Steve [Krauzer], another Missoula, Montana writer: "for Steve, much luck & success & other good things -- Rick." A little sunning to spine heel; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. A good association. [#027881] SOLD
NY, Random House, (1984). The limited edition of this collection of six stories and a novella, his first book of short fiction. One of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine slipcase with a few shallow scratches at one corner. [#911493] $80
NY, Random House, (1984). A collection of six stories and a novella, his first book of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a slight tap to the crown. [#911494] $40
(Edinburgh), Canongate, (2001). Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914906] $40
click for a larger image of item #29305, Adultery and Other Choices Boston, Godine, (1977). The third book and second collection of short fiction by this writer who was considered a master of the form, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in the 1980s. Signed by Dubus on the title page and additionally inscribed by him on the half title, in 1985: "For Carol/ with wishes for blessings, luck, and other mysteries - Love/ Andre." The author and the recipient had been friends at the Iowa Writers Workshop in the early Sixties, and both had studied with Richard Yates there. Foxing to top edge of text block; minor splaying to boards; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace edge wear. [#029305] $285
click for a larger image of item #33672, Blessings 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
click for a larger image of item #7359, Land Where My Fathers Died (n.p.), Stuart Wright, (1984). His first limited edition, a single story issued in an edition of 200 copies. Dubus was a contemporary master of the short story form and the most accomplished writer of novellas in the U.S.; he was compared on numerous occasions to Chekhov. Signed by the author. Clothbound, with paper spine label, issued without dust jacket. Covers splaying, as is common with this title; spine label faded; near fine. [#007359] $95
(Otisville), Birch Brook, (1989). The first separate appearance of this story from The Times Are Never So Bad. A small, attractive letterpress limited edition. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by the author. Approximately 6" x 4-1/2". Mild spine roll, else fine in wrappers. [#912453] $175
click for a larger image of item #21063, Meditations from a Movable Chair NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his last book, his second collection of essays. Dubus was best known as a short story writer, and his last collection of stories was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996. He won the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1991 and a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 1988. He is the father of the acclaimed novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#021063] $115
click for a larger image of item #33260, Selected Stories London, Godine, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition, and the first proof to contain the full complement of all 23 stories: the U.S. proof was intended to be issued with only ten of the stories; was mistakenly issued with the "left out" 13; and then re-issued with the intended 10. Signed by Dubus. Foxing near the spine; near fine in wrappers. [#033260] $250
click for a larger image of item #33258, Selected Stories Boston, Godine, (1988). An uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories by the late master of the form. Featuring "ten tales for reviewers" out of the 23 stories that appeared in the published book. Signed by Dubus. Foxing to the front edges; near fine in cream wrappers, with blurbs by reviewers, including John Updike, on the rear cover. This is likely the second issue proof, as there was another issue that erroneously featured the 13 stories omitted from this version. [#033258] $125
click for a larger image of item #33259, Selected Stories Boston, Godine, (1988). An uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories by the late master of the form. This is presumably the first issue proof, in yellow wrappers, without reviewer blurbs, and erroneously featuring the 13 stories not indicated as being part of the "ten tales for reviewers" that are promised on the front cover and asterisked in the Table of Contents. Signed by Dubus. Fine in wrappers. [#033259] $125
Boston, Godine, (1983). Second printing of this novella and eight short stories. Signed by Dubus on the title page and additionally inscribed by him on the half title, in 1985: "For Carol/ and truly the times are not so bad for you have endured/ Love/ Andre." Foxing to edges of text block; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with one short edge tear, light rubbing to folds, and foxing to verso. [#029306] $60
NY, Norton, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of his first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Spine-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#912476] $225
NY, Norton, (1991). His first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912475] $150
Candia, John LeBow, 1996. Limited edition consisting of two stories and thirteen poems. Of a total edition of 476 copies, this is Copy #1 of 150 numbered copies in wrappers, signed by the author. Although not called for, this copy is also signed by the artist, Dina Knapp. Fine. [#912477] $45
Candia, John LeBow, 1996. Limited edition consisting of two stories and thirteen poems. Of a total edition of 476 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies. Signed by the author and the artist, Dina Knapp. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912478] $100
Boston, Godine, (1985). The author's first book, a collection of short stories, mostly set in the South. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914915] $30
Chapel Hill, Mud Puppy Press, (1987). The first separate appearance of this story. A limited edition: one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#914477] $30
click for a larger image of item #1425, The Orchid Stories Garden City, Doubleday, 1973. The uncorrected proof copy of this large collection of stories and prose poems, in the form of tall, bound galley sheets printed on rectos only. Stamped "Final Galley." A number of the galley pages are loose but all are present. Near fine in wrappers and signed by the author. Scarce, fragile format. [#001425] $60
NY, Knopf, 1999. His first book, a collection of stories that earned extraordinary praise. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#916163] $30
click for a larger image of item #33450, Soaked in Light Toronto, Quantum Theology, (2000). The first book by this Canadian horror fiction writer, a collection of four stories, signed by the author in 2001. One of the stories, "The Emperor's Old Bones," won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Story of 1999. Files was also a contributor to the Canadian television series The Hunger, an erotic horror anthology produced by Tony and Ridley Scott, and hosted in its two seasons by Terence Stamp and David Bowie. Files provided four of the stories for the 44-episode series, which was compared favorably to The Twilight Zone when it aired in 1997-2000. Fine in stapled wrappers. Includes a bibliography of her published short fiction up to that point. Uncommon; no copies listed in OCLC. [#033450] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33451, The Narrow World Toronto, Quantum Theology, (2001). Her second book,signed by the author in the year of publication. Laid in are two autograph notes signed by Files. A collection of five short stories, including a reprint of her award-winning story, "The Emperor's Old Bones," which was included in her first collection, Soaked in Light. This volume has an introduction by Michael Rowe, the Canadian writer, and an updated bibliography of Files's short stories. Fine in wrappers. Only one copy listed in OCLC. [#033451] $200
NY, Knopf, 2002. The uncorrected proof of the first American edition of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912523] $70
NY, Knopf, 2002. The first American edition of this collection of stories, which was published in England the previous year. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914979] $40
click for a larger image of item #914963, Communist Derry/Ridgewood, Babcock & Koontz, (1987). Ford's first limited edition and the first and only separate appearance of this story, which was originally published in Esquire and later collected in Rock Springs. Of a total edition of 240 copies, this is copy "IV" of 40 hardcover, Roman-numeraled copies signed by the author. Fine. [#914963] $500
click for a larger image of item #911206, Privacy (n.p.), (Grenfell Press), (1999). One of 35 numbered copies of the first book publication of this story that first appeared in the New Yorker. An elaborate and elegant production by one of the premier fine presses in the country, with seven etchings by artist Jane Kent. Signed by Ford and Kent. This is copy number 21. Unbound folios, 10-1/4" x 15-1/2", laid into the publisher's clamshell case, which was made by Claudia Cohen, with tissue guard protecting each of the etchings. Fine. At the publisher's price. [#911206] $5,000
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (1987). A review copy of his fourth book, first collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket lightly tapped at the crown. Publisher's press release and author photo laid in. [#912540] $60
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (1987). An advance reading excerpt from his fourth book, first collection of stories. Warmly inscribed by the author: "For ___. With great gratitude to you. And with the happy memories of seeing you again. Richard. Portland. June 30, 1995[?]." Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912543] $70
NY, Vintage, (1988). The first Vintage Contemporaries printing of his 1987 book, his first collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914964] $30
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (1987). An advance reading excerpt from his fourth book, first collection of stories. Prints the story "Children," which was changed significantly by the author prior to the publication of the book, making this the only appearance of this version of the story. Signed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912542] $45
London, Harvill Press, (2001). The first separate appearance of this story, which first appeared in The New Yorker and is here published as an advance reading excerpt from the collection A Multitude of Sins, with small textual variations from the final, published version. No comparable U.S. issue. Signed by the author. Mild crease to the rear cover near the spine; else fine in stapled wrappers. [#914981] $70
NY, Scribner's, (1957). The first book, a collection of stories, by a prolific writer who influenced a generation of students that passed through the Hollins College writing program, including Annie Dillard, Lee Smith and Madison Smartt Bell. Inscribed by the author: "For ____ with love, hope & faith/ this early effort" and signed "George Garrett." Mild offsetting to endpages; else fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with slight edge wear. [#028918] $45
Livingston, Clark City Press, (1990). Stories. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Only issued in softcover; fine. [#915020] $30
click for a larger image of item #22378, Nickel Miseries NY, Viking, (1963). Gold's first book, a well-received collection of stories; the entire rear panel of the dust jacket is a blurb by Lionel Trilling, recounting having first read one of Gold's stories ten years earlier when the author was still an undergraduate, and going on to praise the rest of this collection. Inscribed by Gold. Slight edge sunning to rear board; still fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of rubbing and a couple small edge tears. Uncommon signed. [#022378] $60
London, Gollancz, 1960. A collection of stories and a novella. Signed by the author. Owner name and contemporary date front flyleaf, small ding to upper board edge; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with a chip to the spine base, with loss of the publisher's name and part of the logo. [#028434] $70
click for a larger image of item #28435, Not for Publication London, Gollancz, 1965. A collection of stories by the South African Nobel Prize winner, her seventh book to be published outside her native country. The U.K. edition is the true first. Signed by the author. Tape shadows to endpages from previous jacket protector; thus only near fine in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with dampstaining to the lower edge and tape shadows to the flaps and verso. Small set of ink numbers to lower front flap. [#028435] SOLD
Austin, Place of Herons, 1984. The simultaneous wrappered issue of this collection of stories and poems by a writer of Choctaw descent, with illustrations by the author. His second book, the earlier one having been published in 1972. Inscribed by the author to Joseph Bruchac. Fine in wrappers. Blurbs by Gary Snyder, Leonard Cohen, and others. [#025503] $60
Palo Alto, La Questa, (1995). Stories. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Front cover slightly splayed; else fine in wrappers. [#915038] $19
(Durham), (North Carolina Wesleyan College Press), 1981. The first separate publication by the author of the acclaimed Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. A single short story, printed in an edition of 500 copies; this is one of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#913081] SOLD
San Francisco, Momo's Press, 1981. An early book by the Filipino-American author of Dogeaters, among other well-received books. Stories, poems and prose poems. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to another poet. Rubbing to the spine folds; minor wear. Near fine. A good association copy. [#028437] $50
NY, Talese/Doubleday, (2002). His first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915069] SOLD
(London), Picador, (2000). The first book, a collection of stories, by a writer from Sarajevo for whom English is a second language. The U.K. edition is the first English language edition, preceding the U.S. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915088] $85
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
(Acomita), Acoma Press, 1985. A collection of stories by Hogan derived from a tale her father and grandfather used to tell. Her father's version (by Charles Colbert Henderson) is the first one in the collection; the rest of the writing is by Hogan. Signed by Hogan. Fine in wrappers. An attractive, uncommon volume published by a small press in Acoma Pueblo. [#916294] SOLD
(NY), HarperCollins, (2002). The advance reading copy of this collection of stories. Inscribed by the author. Hint of a ripple to the rear cover; still fine in wrappers. [#915143] $30
NY, Norton, (2004). A collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915152] $19
(NY), Riverhead Books, (2001). The advance reading copy of the first American edition of this anthology of stories, edited by Hornby. With contributions by Hornby, Dave Eggers, Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh, Zadie Smith, Helen Fielding, and others. Signed by Hornby. Fine in wrappers. [#914143] $70
(NY), Riverhead Books, (2001). An advance reading excerpt of the American edition of this anthology of stories, edited by Hornby. Printing the stories by Hornby, Zadie Smith, and Nick Harris. Signed by Hornby. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#914144] $70
NY, Norton, (1992). Her first book, a collection of stories, one of which was selected for The Best American Short Stories 1990. The collection won the 1993 Western States Book Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915156] $75
NY, Scribner, (2005). Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915191] $100
Boston, Little Brown, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first book, a highly praised collection of stories that was nominated for the National Book Award. Signed by the author in 1994. Fine in wrappers, with publicist's card stapled to the front cover. [#915203] $100
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From the Libraries of Pauline Kael and Cheryl Crawford