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

Boston, Little Brown/Back Bay, (1993). The first paperback edition 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. [#915207] $45
Boston, Little Brown, (1993). His first book, a highly praised collection of stories that was nominated for the National Book Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915202] $45
London, Jonathan Cape, (2002). Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913120] $60
click for a larger image of item #33472, Demon Box (NY), Viking, (1986). A review copy of this collection of short pieces, both fiction and nonfiction. Signed by Kesey. Trace top edge foxing and slight edge bump; else fine in a fine dust jacket, with review slip laid in. [#033472] $300
(Burton), Subterranean Press, 2001. Original stories by Ketchum, John Shirley and David B. Silva. This copy is inscribed by Ketchum using his real name, Dallas. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030637] $40
click for a larger image of item #23880, At the Bottom of the River NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1983). The highly praised first book by this Caribbean writer, a collection of stories that won an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Kincaid was born in Antigua and moved to the U.S. to become an au pair. She changed her name when her family disapproved of her writing, and she began writing for The New Yorker, which she did for almost twenty years. Signed by the author. One page with minor marginal stains; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#023880] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1990. His first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915243] $30
click for a larger image of item #31423, God of the Razor Holyoke, Crossroads Press, (1992). A story by Lansdale, published as a limited edition with an introduction by the author and nine illustrations for it by nine different artists. This is a super-limited edition: supposedly issued in an edition of 500 numbered copies that were signed by the author alone, this is copy "A-23/23" and is not only signed by Lansdale but also signed by the eight artists: S. Clay Wilson, Elman Brown, A.C. Farley, Mark Masztal, Mark Nelson, Timothy Truman, and Michael Zulli. Stamp of another author inside the front cover; fine in stapled wrappers. An extremely rare edition of one of Lansdale's early stories, with the title character imaged by a group of well-respected fantasy artists, and signed by all. [#031423] $285
Orlando, Harcourt, (2005). Includes Lapcharoensap's story "Farangs." Signed by the author at his contribution. Front cover splayed, else fine in wrappers. [#913216] $40
(NY), (One Story), (2004). His first solo appearance in print, a story that was later included in his collection Sightseeing. Published as Issue 46 of One Story. Lapcharoensap was named as one of Granta's best young American novelists, despite the fact that his one book to that point was a short story collection. Fine in stapled wrappers and signed by the author. [#913211] $125
(NY/London), Granta, (2003). Includes Lapcharoensap's story "Farangs." Signed by the author at his contribution. Fine in wrappers. [#913215] $40
NY, Grove, (2005). An advance reading excerpt printing three of the stories from the final collection. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913214] $40
(Dallas), Saybrook, (1987). The Texas author's first work of fiction, a well-received collection of stories. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone in 1989. A fine copy of the simultaneous issue in wrappers. [#027647] $40
click for a larger image of item #33180, Field Notes NY, Knopf, (1994). The author's copy of the uncorrected proof of this collection of stories, with his corrections in ink throughout. With a typed note signed by Lopez attesting to the fact that these came from his personal library (Lopez does not, as a rule, sign proof copies). Approximately 75 changes total, the majority very small corrections; the handful of larger changes are at most several words. These changes were made prior to the published version of the text, so this proof offers a glimpse of the author's final rewrites. Near fine in wrappers. [#033180] $750
NY, Knopf, 1994. A collection of stories, his first since Winter Count. Signed by the author and with an additional gift inscription from him on behalf of a friend. Spine cloth slightly mottled; near fine in a dusty, near fine dust jacket with a small vertical spine slice and a bookstore inventory label on the rear panel. [#027039] $60
NY, Knopf, 1994. A collection of stories, his first since Winter Count. Inscribed by the author: "___ -- / How lovely, to have / had your friendship, / your affection, all / these years. -- / Love, B." Spine cloth a bit mottled; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bookstore inventory label on the rear panel. A nice copy, and an extremely warm personal inscription. [#027038] $115
click for a larger image of item #29327, Field Notes and Typed Letter Signed NY, Knopf, 1994. A collection of stories, the third in a trilogy that began with Desert Notes and continued with River Notes. This copy was sent by Lopez in the month of publication to William Rueckert, literary critic, coiner of the term "ecocriticism," and the author of "Barry Lopez and the Search for a Dignified and Honorable Relationship with Nature," which appeared in the North Dakota Quarterly in 1991. With a typed letter signed from Lopez to Rueckert conveying the book, in part: "You were so insightful about River Notes, I thought you would want to see the book, though I know you've moved on to other things." The letter is approximately 125 words, folded in fourths to fit into the book, else fine. The book has Rueckert's signature on the front pastedown under the flap, and is otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket with a corner crease to the front flap. In its early conceptualization, the trilogy was going to include Desert Notes, River Notes and Animal Notes. Animal Notes was never written: Lopez turned his inspiration for Animal Notes into the groundbreaking nonfiction work Of Wolves and Men, and Field Notes then completed the sequence. [#029327] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33030, Pulling Wire (Minnesota), Red Dragonfly Press, 2003. A fine press edition printing one story from Iron Horse Magazine, about the intrinsic rewards of a good day's work. Letterpress printed on handmade Japanese paper, with a title page woodcut by Gary Young. This is the deluxe issue, printed on Barcham Green handmade paper and bound in cloth and boards. Copy No. 18 of 36 numbered copies signed by the author. An additional 240 copies were issued unsigned, in wrappers. A couple small spots to rear cloth, else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#033030] SOLD
Reno, University of Nevada Press, (1996). Fiction, a book of interrelated stories featuring Coyote, Raven, Old Bear and various human characters as well. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#025605] $40
click for a larger image of item #32707, Pictures of Fidelman NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1969). A novel in the form of six related short stories, three of which had appeared in earlier collections of his, two of which were uncollected, and one of which was previously unpublished. Inscribed by Malamud, "For Mike and Katharine/ With love/ Bern," presumably his long-time friends Michael Seide and his wife. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032707] $265
London, Chatto & Windus, (2000). The first British edition of this collection of stories by the award-winning Australian author. Signed by Malouf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915290] SOLD
NY, Turtle Bay Books, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of her first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914548] $100
On Sale: $65
NY, Turtle Bay Books, (1993). Her first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914547] $60
NY, Dutton, (1986). A collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911719] $40
London, Secker & Warburg, (1987). The first British edition of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911720] $100
NY, Dutton, (1986). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Trace sunning to spine; still fine in wrappers. [#911717] $100
NY, Dutton, (1986). A limited advance reading excerpt, printing only the title story. One of 250 copies printed. Signed by McGuane. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#911718] $80
click for a larger image of item #25624, In the Presence of the Sun NY, St. Martin's, 1992. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories and poems from 1961 to 1991. An earlier limited edition by Rydal Press printed a portion of this collection. Signed by the author. Publicist's card stapled inside the front cover; fine in wrappers. [#025624] $135
Allston, Primal Publishing, (1997). A small booklet collecting stories by four writers: Moody, Eileen Myles, Michael McInnis and Laurie Weeks, plus one photographer, Suara Welitoff. Moody's contribution, "Wilkie Ridgeway Fahnstock, the Boxed Set," was later collected in Demonology. An uncommon item by a group of interesting artists. This copy is signed by Moody. 4" x 5-1/4." Fine in wrappers. [#911766] $100
(n.p.), Little Brown, (n.d.). An advance excerpt of the American edition. Prints only the title story. Signed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#911761] $100
Boston, Little, Brown, (1995). His third book and his first collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911765] $19
Vancouver, Press Gang, (1993). Her first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915417] $35
click for a larger image of item #6530, Vanishing Animals & Other Stories Boston, Godine, (1979). The uncorrected proof copy of her first book, a collection of stories that won an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Spine and lower rear panel abraded from label removal; still about near fine in wrappers. Signed by the author. [#006530] $95
Santa Barbara, John Daniel, 1990. His first book, a collection of related stories only issued in wrappers. Signed by the author in 1992. Fine. [#913672] $40
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002. A paperback original, a collection of stories set in the Pacific Campaign of World War II, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Inscribed by Murray to the writer Robert Stone. Page edges darkening; still fine in wrappers with a PEN/Faulkner Award sticker on the front cover. [#027676] $40
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969). A review copy of his third book, a collection of stories and a novella, again set in the ghettos of New York City. The title novella won the Transatlantic Review Novella Award and is the story of a baseball player, continuing the author's propensity for using sports as a metaphor for, and a window onto, the problems of the larger society. Inscribed by the author in 1976. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a bit of fading to the spine title. [#012938] SOLD
Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, (1987). Co-winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914235] $30
Ann Arbor, Bear Claw Press, (1976). Apparently Norman's first book, a collection of Swampy Cree Naming Stories, told by Samuel Makidemewa'be, and translated and introduced by Norman. Precedes his collection The Wishing Bone Cycle, also published in 1976, and which incorporated the tales in this volume. The size of the edition is unknown, but a later book by Norman published by the same press had a printing of 1000 copies, and this seems considerably scarcer. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913383] $500
click for a larger image of item #34469, Old Morals, Small Continents, Darker Times Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, (1971). His first book, warmly inscribed by O'Connor, over a full page, to Andy and Carol, hoping that a more substantial friendship can come from Andy's visit and reading. Dated May 24, 1974. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction, 1971. [#034469] $125
Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, (1993). His first book, a collection of short stories that won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which was selected that year by Tobias Wolff. Three years later Wolff was one of the judges for Granta magazine in selecting the "20 Best Young American Authors" and O'Nan was among those selected. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#911821] $80
Tucson, Blue Moon Press, 1978. A collection of short stories. Cover photograph by Lee Marmon. Inscribed by the author to a Native American poet "in brotherhood and strength." Near fine in wrappers. An excellent association copy. [#025678] $150
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(Tsaile), Navajo Community College Press, (1983). Edited by and signed by Simon Ortiz. A collection of short fiction by Native American writers, including Silko, Louise Erdrich (preceding her first book of poetry or fiction), Hogan, Bruchac, Cook-Lynn, Paula Gunn Allen, Mary TallMountain, Robert Conley, and many others. This is the scarce hardcover issue: small spot to lower edge; else fine in a mildly rubbed dust jacket. [#025237] $95
click for a larger image of item #29703, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1974). The second collection of stories by one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary masters of the short story. Nominated for the National Book Award. Inscribed by the author to Shirley Solotaroff: "Shirley my old pal/ love/ Grace." Fine in a fine dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the black front panel. [#029703] SOLD
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1994). The limited edition. Collects all the stories from her first three volumes of short fiction. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#914255] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #914269, Black Tickets (NY), Delacorte Press, (1979). The uncommon hardcover issue of her well-received first collection of stories. Signed by the author in 1980. This title was issued simultaneously in hardcover by Delacorte and as a paperback by Dell/Delta. The hardcover used the same sheets as the paperback, an acidic paper that tends to brown with age. These pages are slightly browned, otherwise this is a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. [#914269] $300
click for a larger image of item #4293, Fast Lanes (NY), Vehicle, (1984). A small press volume, the first book appearance of this story. Issued in an edition of 2026, this is copy "K" of 26 lettered copies, signed by the author and the illustrator, Yvonne Jacquette. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Phillips to Seymour Lawrence: "For Uncle Sam --/ my companion/ in the fast lane --/ love,/ the speedy witch/ Jan. 24, '85." This story was later reprinted as the title story of a collection of Phillips' fiction published by Seymour Lawrence at Dutton. Fine in a near fine slipcase. [#004293] $450
click for a larger image of item #4290, How Mickey Made It St. Paul, Bookslinger Editions, 1981. An attractive limited edition of this story, one of 150 numbered copies. Signed by the author and additionally inscribed to Seymour Lawrence: "For the heroic Uncle Sam,/ intrepid publisher --/ love, JA." Clothbound without dust jacket; spine-sunned; near fine. [#004290] $375
click for a larger image of item #29605, An Infinite Summer London, Faber and Faber, (1979). Signed by Priest, and with an autograph letter signed by Priest to John Fowles laid in, saying Faber was intending to send him a copy but Priest feared it would be misconstrued as a review solicitation, given the strong review Fowles had given a previous book [A Dream of Wessex], so Priest was sending a copy along himself so that it be received only as "inadequate appreciation for a lot of kind encouragement. You do not even have to read it! (However, if you have the time to glance through "The Negation" you might discover a fingerprint I put in for you....)" One may infer Priest means a metaphorical fingerprint, as no actual fingerprint is in evidence. An Infinite Summer is a collection of stories, including the first of his stories to feature the Dream Archipelago, which appears in a number of his works. Priest has won the James Tait Black Memorial Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the British Science Fiction Association's award for Best Novel four times. The book is fine in a fine dust jacket, with Fowles' blindstamp on the front flyleaf; the letter is folded to fit in the book, else fine. Fowles, in his A Dream of Wessex review, had called Priest "one of our most gifted young writers of science fiction...I think not only H.G. Wells but Thomas Hardy himself would have enjoyed and approved of it." A nice literary association copy between two highly regarded British writers. [#029605] $450
click for a larger image of item #29606, Collected Stories London, Chatto & Windus, 1956. Inscribed by Pritchett, "To mother and father with all my love Victor." A novelist, critic, travel writer and short story writer, Pritchett was most well-known, and most highly regarded, for his short fiction. He has been compared to Chekhov, about whom he wrote a well-received biography of Chekhov. A couple of incidental turns to page corners; very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with several tiny edge chips. A very nice family association copy. [#029606] SOLD
NY, Scribner, (2005). His first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915471] $60
(New York), New Directions, (1957). The author's first regularly published book, after two collections that were privately printed. Collects the stories of 63: Dream Palace and Don't Call Me By My Right Name, plus two previously unpublished stories. One of the dedicatees of this book is Dame Edith Sitwell, an early admirer and supporter of Purdy who helped arrange for the publication of 63: Dream Palace. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear. [#030023] $95
(Erin, ON), Porcupine's Quill, (1996). Short stories. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "Dear ___: Thanks for providing me with all the essentials!! Yours, Andew Pyper." Fine in wrappers. [#916723] $45
click for a larger image of item #32517, Blood Line (Saint Paul), Graywolf, (1988). A collection of short fiction by a writer who is now best-known for his writings in science and natural history, including Song of the Dodo, which won a John Burroughs Medal, and Spillover, which tracked contagious diseases that pass from animals to humans. Warmly inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]. Near fine in wrappers. [#032517] $265
NY, Metropolitan/Holt, (1996). Her first book, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915508] $55
click for a larger image of item #33652, Not Safe After Dark Norfolk, Crippen & Landru, 1998. The limited edition. Copy No. 20 of 250 copies signed by the author and with a typescript page from one of the stories tipped to the rear pastedown. This copy has page 22 of "Anna Said," which has marked differences from the published version. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just a tiny scrape to the rear panel. [#033652] $100
NY, Random House Trade Paperbacks, (2006). First thus. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife, in Key West, in 2007, "with admiration and thanks for the story of the wrinkles." Slight age toning to pages, else fine in wrappers. [#033771] $25
click for a larger image of item #911247, His Mistress's Voice (Lewisburg), Press of Appletree Alley, 1995. A fine press limited edition of a story that first appeared in The Partisan Review in 1986. One of 195 numbered copies, signed by the author. An uncommon edition: although the stated limitation was 195, the press was selling unbound copies a couple of years after the initial publication date, suggesting that not all of the sets of sheets were bound. Fine in quarter leather, burgundy cloth boards, in a fine slipcase. The nicest edition done of one of Roth's works. [#911247] $950
click for a larger image of item #25729, The Dancing Horses of Acoma and Other Acoma Indian Stories Cleveland, World, (1963). A compilation of Acoma stories by a non-Native writer, aimed at children age 10 and up and illustrated by an Acoma artist, who was also a chief of the tribe. Inscribed by Rushmore to fellow author Inez Hunt. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. [#025729] $115
West Hartford, Raven Editions, 2004. A limited edition of a single story. Of a total edition of 110 copies, this is copy 6 of 75 numbered copies signed by Salter and by Robert Dente, the artist. Fine in wrappers. [#915547] SOLD
London, Fourth Estate, (2000). The first British edition of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912736] $35
NY, Knopf, 1987. Her fourth book, a collection of stories and a novella that sold fewer than 6000 copies. Two of the stories were O. Henry prize winners. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a shallow crease to the upper front panel. [#912791] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #915756, The Life of the Body Minneapolis, Coffee House Press/Espresso Editions, 1990. A story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, with six linoleum cut illustrations by Susan Nees. Number 99 of 170 numbered copies signed by the author and artist. A couple small faint spots to spine cloth; else fine in boards and publisher's ribbon-tied plexiglass case. An attractive production. [#915756] $950
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
(n.p.), Dim Gray Bar Press, 1993. The first separate edition of this story, which appeared in The New Yorker and later was included in the Best American Short Stories 1988. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Thin quarto printed on Rives. Fine in slipcase, with erratum slip laid in. [#912824] $225
click for a larger image of item #32326, Maturity (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Rune Press/Minnesota Science Fiction Society, (1979). Three stories by Sturgeon, plus a 30+ page bibliography. A limited edition. Of a total edition of 750 copies, this is number 337 of 700 numbered copies. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, very slightly sunned dust jacket. [#032326] $55
NY, Knopf, 1983. Her second book, first book of fiction, a collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915605] $35
NY, Knopf, 1987. Her second story collection. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915607] $19
click for a larger image of item #23087, In the Miro District NY, Knopf, 1977. A collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Inscribed by the author in Memphis in the month of publication. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with one edge tear. [#023087] $115
click for a larger image of item #21357, The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969). A review copy of this collection by an author whose reputation has been built largely on the strength of his stories and who won, in the last years of his life, both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Faulkner Award. Inscribed by the author in 1990: "For ___ ___/ with all good wishes/ and with much appreciation/ for the cordial and the kind/ words of your letter./ Peter Taylor." Spotting to top stain; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#021357] $210
click for a larger image of item #33489, The Early Guest (n.p.), Palaemon Press, (1982). "A sort of story, a sort of play, a sort of dream." Copy No. 30 of 100 copies offered for sale (of a total edition of 140), signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers and fine dust jacket. [#033489] $75
click for a larger image of item #19351, The Widows of Thornton 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] $375
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1980. A review copy of the first American edition of this collection of stories. Signed by the author. Foxing to page edges and mottling to spine cloth; near fine in a fine dust jacket with promotional sheet laid in. [#026422] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #916926, On the Rivershore NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1990). A chapbook printing a single story from his then-forthcoming first book, In a Father's Place. Issued as a New Year's greeting, preceding the book by several months. Signed by the author. Fine in self-wrappers. [#916926] $45
(Dublin), Tuskar Rock Press, (2010). A limited edition of a single story from Toibin's collection The Empty Family. Copy 17 of 50 Roman-numeraled copies bound in full leather and signed by the author. Published by the fine press that Toibin and his literary agent, Peter Straus, set up to publish fine collectible editions of modern literary works. A very handsome production. Fine in a fine cloth slipcase. [#031518] $500
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. [#912867] $19
Worcester, Metacom, 1990. A story that originally appeared in The New Yorker but was revised and given a foreword by the author for this edition. Of a total edition of 176, this is copy 47 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030232] $115
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1988). Three sonnets and two stories, with a one paragraph foreword that does not appear elsewhere. Copy 121 of 350 numbered copies, signed by the author. Light foxing to edges of text block, else fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#030220] $95
(Warwickshire), Sixth Chamber Press, 1987. A limited edition of this story. Of a total edition of 201 copies, this is copy "N" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Quarterbound in leather and marbled paper boards; fine in slipcase. An attractive production, uncommon in the lettered issue. [#911255] $450
NY, Knopf, 1966. The first issue of this collection of stories, with the transposed lines on page 46. Signed by the author. Light splaying to boards; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#912072] $450
click for a larger image of item #30861, Three Stories (NY/West Stockbridge/Prague), Thornwillow Press, 2002. One of the more attractive and lavishly produced limited editions in the Updike oeuvre. Three stories that appeared in the New Yorker ("Personal Archaeology," "Free," and "The Guardian") plus an Author's Note. Bound in full black leather with raised bands and gilt stamped spine; marbled endpapers; illustrated with tipped-in photographs; and laid into a velvet-lined black linen clamshell case. This is copy number 149 of 250 numbered copies, signed by Updike, by the photographer Mariana Cook, and by the designer Luke Ives Pontifell. This copy is additionally inscribed by Updike: "for some generous patron of the 2003 St. John's Fair/ with thanks, John Updike." Fine. [#030861] $1,750
NY, Knopf, 1987. Short stories. Signed by the author. Slight foxing to foredge and (faded) top stain; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030213] $60
Hanover, Wesleyan University Press, (1991). A collection of "crossblood stories" by "the supreme ironist among American Indian writers of the twentieth century" (N. Scott Momaday). This is the scarce hardcover issue. Signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#025800] $30
[Sacramento], (CoTangent Press), [1993]. A limited edition of a story from Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs, preceded, in 1990 by a CoTangent edition of one handwritten folio copy, and issued here with revisions. This is copy number 23 of 200 numbered copies signed by Vollmann and by the designer, Ben Pax. Illustrated by Vollmann. Fine in sewn wrappers and dust jacket. [#912137] $700
click for a larger image of item #11337, The Rainbow Stories (London), Deutsch, (1989). The correct first edition, preceding its U.S. issue. A massive book, a collection of stories, published in a small edition of only 1250 copies. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#011337] SOLD
(London), Deutsch, (1991). A collection of stories. Signed by the author. One corner tapped; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#024235] $150
(Brooklyn), Hanging Loose Press, (1985). Poems and short prose. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914353] $40
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985. His fourth book and second collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with trace rubbing to the flap folds. [#915716] $80
click for a larger image of item #915757, In the Garden of North American Martyrs NY, Ecco, (1981). The scarce first issue of the author's first collection of short fiction, with the dust jacket with a "$14.95" price. The price was lowered to $10.95 prior to publication and the later jacket was printed with the lower price. Signed by the author. Faint foxing to cloth; near fine in a near fine, lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with a closed edge tear at the upper front spine fold. [#915757] $1,000
NY, Ecco, (1981). The first paperback printing of his first collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine. [#915714] $100
(Vineburg), (Engdahl Typography), 1989. A limited edition of this story, attractively printed and bound. The entire edition consisted of 200 numbered copies, of which the first 50 were given marbled endpapers and were signed by the author. This is copy number 26. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915720] SOLD
(Vineburg), (Engdahl Typography), 1989. A limited edition of this story. One of 200 numbered copies, the first 50 of which were signed by Wolff. Although this is copy number 155, it too has been signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915719] $450
On Sale: $293
NY, Knopf, 1996. A collection of short fiction. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. This is the full collection, not the limited advance edition that printed only the title story. [#915724] $70
Derry & Ridgewood, Babcock & Koontz, (1989). A short story printed in a handsome limited edition by the Coffee House Press. With a frontispiece illustration by Gaylord Schanilec. Of a total edition of 240 copies, this is one of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. Clothbound, fine without dust jacket, as issued. The first limited edition by the author of This Boy's Life, The Barracks Thief, and others. [#915717] $125
Derry & Ridgewood, Babcock & Koontz, (1989). A short story printed in a handsome limited edition by the Coffee House Press. With a frontispiece illustration by Gaylord Schanilec. Of a total edition of 240 copies, this is one of 40 Roman-numeraled copies signed by the author and the artist. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#915718] $250
Columbia, University of Missouri, (1994). Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915738] $45
Columbia, University of Missouri Press, (1998). Stories. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914384] $19
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