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click for a larger image of item #32730, Galley Sheets for Confessions of the Barbarian Santa Barbara, Capra Press, [1986]. Two sets of galley sheets, one bound and one unbound, for the small Capra volume, Confessions of a Barbarian, which was an advance excerpt of the book later published as The Fool's Progress. Two sets of sheets, each on legal-sized paper and printed on rectos only. 42 pages, including the "Editor's Introduction" in which Abbey recounts his first meeting with "Henry Lightcap," the narrator of the novel. The first set of sheets, unbound, has the alternate titles "Festival of Fools" and "A Fool's Progress" written at the top, with a question mark, and "read by E. Abbey 2/86" written across the bottom. The second set, comb-bound at the top, includes a pictorial cover and the text of "Red Knife Valley" by Jack Curtis, which was bound back-to-back with the Abbey piece in the finished book. This second set is marked as having been read by E. Abbey on 3/4/86. Both versions have been copy-edited. On several pages in the unbound version, Abbey has served as his own copy editor: on page 24 in the first version Abbey himself writes: "two pages of typescript missing here," and signs the comment, "EA." The two pages of heavily corrected (photocopied) typescript are inserted into the second version. And on page 29 of the first version, under the typeset message "NOTE! Manuscript pages 46 & 47 need to be inserted here. I did not receive them," Abbey again interjects: "Yes you did," and initials there, "EA." These additional two photocopied and corrected "missing" pages are also laid into the second version. In a few other places Abbey has corrected typos, although without signing his edits, and he has used the verso of one sheet to make a note, presumably to himself, apparently about a sizable bank deposit. Both sets of galleys are fine and laid into one custom clamshell case. A unique, working copy of one of Abbey's last books: he died shortly after the full-length version of The Fool's Progress was published. Working copies of his books and papers seldom appear in the marketplace; most have been sold or donated to institutions. [#032730] SOLD
London, Secker & Warburg, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition of his second novel. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. Note: number line begins with "2". [#912194] SOLD
NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996). The advance reading copy of his second novel. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912195] $60
NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (1995). The advance reading copy of his first novel. Signed by the author. Slight tap to crown, still very near fine in wrappers. [#912208] SOLD
NY, Grove Press, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912215] SOLD
Brooklyn, Hanging Loose, (2003). The advance reading copy of the screenplay based on Alexie's first book of stories and prose poems, which was published in 1992. Alexie also directed the film, which won a number of film festival awards, including the Jury Award at the Durango Film Festival and two Grand Jury Awards at the L.A. Outfest. The book also includes a two-page introduction by Alexie, a section of scenes that did not appear in the film, short personal pieces by a number of the actors, photographs of the production, complete film credits and an essay about Alexie's filmmaking by Brian Miller. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912223] SOLD
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] SOLD
Brooklyn, Hanging Loose Press, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poems and prose poems. Fine in wrappers. [#912231] SOLD
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] SOLD
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] SOLD
NY, Knopf, (2001). The uncorrected proof copy. Sticker shadow front cover, else fine in wrappers, with the afterword, "A Word About the Spanish," laid in. [#914713] $19
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy of the third novel by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies. Fine in wrappers. [#914710] $19
NY, Knopf, 2008. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of Amis' collection of essays and two stories focused on the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath. Fine in wrappers. Oddly uncommon in an advance issue. [#027169] SOLD
(NY), Miramax/Hyperion, [2003]. An advance reading excerpt of the first American edition, printing Chapter One. Signed by Amis. This novel was the subject of considerable controversy when it was given a prominent, scathing and, many thought, over-the-top review in the British press upon publication, which was followed by a similar review in The New York Times when the book was published here. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#915802] $19
(Anthology)
click for a larger image of item #32999, Imagining America. Stories from the Promised Land NY, Persea Books, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of this multicultural anthology of American fiction of the 20th century. More than three dozen contributors: signed by contributors Bharati Mukherjee, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gish Jen, Richard Bausch, Oscar Hijuelos and Helena Maria Viramontes. Fine in wrappers. [#032999] SOLD
London, Heinemann, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of his first novel. Tiny creases to spine from binder's glue; still fine in wrappers. [#914720] $70
(n.p.), Viking, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first novel, which helped get him selected as one of The New Yorker magazine's "20 best young American writers." Fine in wrappers. [#914416] $50
(NY), Viking, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of his first novel, which received considerable praise and helped get him selected as one of The New Yorker magazine's "20 best young American writers." Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914718] $100
London, Secker & Warburg, (1997). The advance reading copy of the first British edition of his second book. Publication date changed in ink on rear cover; fine in wrappers and laid into the covers of the finished book. [#914725] $19
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy of his third novel. Signed by the author in March 20, 2000, the month after publication. Two small dents to front cover; very near fine in wrappers. [#914727] $60
(London), Bloomsbury, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of his third novel. Fine in wrappers. [#914729] $30
click for a larger image of item #28849, The Kentucky Trace NY, Knopf, 1974. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel of the American Revolution by the author of The Dollmaker, as well as several highly praised books of nonfiction on Kentucky and the Cumberland Valley. This novel is a fictional counterpart to her nonfiction history The Flowering of the Cumberland, published in 1963. Small date written at top spine; small crease mid-spine and mild spotting to rear cover; about near fine in tall wrappers. The critical and commercial success of The Dollmaker -- it was a runner-up for the National Book Award, which was won that year by William Faulkner -- made Arnow an iconic figure as female novelist, and her strong, and strong-willed, female characters caused her to be identified in later years as something of a proto-feminist writer. [#028849] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy. Slight rubbing to folds; still fine in wrappers. Publicity information stapled inside front covers. [#912896] $35
NY, Henry Holt, (2002). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911292] $60
click for a larger image of item #29626, Pure NY, Grand Central Publishing, (2012). The advance reading copy of the first book of a dystopian trilogy for young adults, in which detonations have fused humans to animals and objects, except for those living in the Dome. Film rights have already been sold, and the marketing seems to aim to position this series alongside The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight series and similar bestselling and critically well-received young adult books. A blurb from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler calls it "the most extraordinary coming-of-age novel I've ever read." This copy is signed by Baggott. Spine creases; a read copy. Very good in wrappers. A somewhat uncommon advance copy, and scarce signed. [#029626] $25
click for a larger image of item #29909, U and I (London), (Granta Books), (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of Baker's third book, nonfiction, a personal essay and analysis of the effect that the writings of John Updike have had on the author. A unique portrait in ideas more than a criticism of Updike, nonetheless a serious meditation on Updike's work and a self-examination of Baker's own thoughts on writing. Sticker residue to spine; corner crease to front cover; near fine in wrappers. An innovative approach to literary analysis, and an important addition to the overall canon of writings on Updike. Scarce in proof form. [#029909] $50
NY, Random House, (1992). The advance reading copy of his fourth book, an unlikely bestseller -- a literary novel that takes the form of a telephone conversation between two strangers, a man and a woman, about sex. Fine in wrappers and enclosed in publisher's plain brown paper wrapper. [#914737] $30
click for a larger image of item #33324, The Drowned World London, Gollancz, 1962. The uncorrected proof copy of Ballard's second book, which he later called his "first novel" after disavowing The Wind From Nowhere as "a piece of hackwork." Signed on the title page by Ballard. In this novel, global warming has rendered most of Earth uninhabitable, making The Drowned World not only one of the great works of dystopian fiction, but one of the earliest works of climate fiction. Tapebound, in unprinted wrappers; spine slant to text block; near fine in a near fine, mildly spine- and edge-tanned proof dust jacket with a "0/0" price on the front flap. Scarce: we have never seen another proof copy of this, nor any earlier Ballard proof (i.e., of The Wind From Nowhere), and can find no indication of institutional holdings in OCLC, nor any auction records for a proof copy. A rare, perhaps at this point, unique, state of a seminal novel in a genre that is only now melding into the field of mainstream literature, outside of the genre of speculative science fiction. [#033324] SOLD
(n.p.), Viking, (1999). The advance reading copy, marked "advanced uncorrected proof." Fine in wrappers. [#915823] $19
(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
NY, Hyperion, (1999). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#912912] $19
(NY), (Dell), (1988). The advance reading copy of her first book, which was published as a Delta paperback original. Signed by the author. Trace rubbing at folds, near fine in wrappers. Prepublication copies of books that are published in softcover are generally uncommon. [#914745] SOLD
(Children's Literature)
click for a larger image of item #34438, The Wonderling (Somerville), Candlewick Press, (2017). The advance reading copy of Bartok's Dickensian, steampunk middle grade fantasy about orphaned "groundlings," which even before publication was slated to be both a movie and a Broadway musical. Signed by the author. Textual differences exist between this advance copy and the finished book. Light tap to spine crown, else fine in wrappers. Bartok won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir The Memory Palace. Uncommon as an advance copy, and especially so signed. [#034438] $150
NY, Henry Holt, (1994). The advance reading copy of this political thriller set in a near future, involving a constitutional crisis. Fine in wrappers. [#915838] $19
NY, Morrow, (1993). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914422] $19
(n.p), HarperCollins, (1996). The advance reading copy, marked "Advanced Uncorrected Proof." Tiny bump to spine base; else fine in wrappers. [#915859] $19
(n.p.), Viking, (1985). The uncorrected proof copy. A well-received collection of stories, which was the author's first book from a major trade publisher, after a couple of poetry chapbooks and a story collection from a university press. Fine in wrappers. In our experience, quite an uncommon proof. [#004980] $60
NY, Scribner, (2001). The advance reading copy of this collection of stories. Fine in wrappers. [#911374] $30
NY, Random House, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy. Bumper at the upper rear edge, near the crown; near fine in wrappers. [#911368] $19
NY, Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#911366] SOLD
NY, Pantheon, (1993). The advance reading copy of his fourth book, a combination satire-thriller that posits the theory that the Gulf War was a deliberate creation of the Bush reelection campaign -- a staged event to bolster an incumbent President's sagging fortunes. Basis for the popular film Wag the Dog. Fine in wrappers. [#914426] $19
(n.p.), Viking, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy, with textual variations between this and the published text. Hint of a crease to front cover; very near fine in wrappers. [#912261] $45
NY, Doubleday/Talese, (1994). The advance reading copy of his third book, first novel. Fine in wrappers. [#913777] $19
NY, Penguin Press, 2005. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912927] $40
click for a larger image of item #15474, The Lights of Earth San Francisco, North Point, 1984. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of The Stone Boy (made into a well-received film with Robert Duvall) and The Infinite Passion of Expectation, among others. Her story collection, Women in Their Beds, published in 1997, won the PEN Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reviewer's notes (Alan Cheuse's?) on rear blank. Near fine in wrappers and proof dust jacket. [#015474] $30
click for a larger image of item #32742, Home Economics Berkeley, North Point, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy of this essay collection reported to have had a first printing of only 900-1000 copies. Slightly dusty, else fine in wrappers. [#032742] SOLD
NY, Atheneum, 1993. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914784] $19
NY, Doubleday, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914788] $19
NY, Knopf, 1993. An advance reading excerpt. 55 pages. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912931] $19
click for a larger image of item #33930, An Intimate History of Killing London, Granta Books, (1999). An advance copy, in the form of velobound typeset sheets, of this treatise on "face-to-face killing in twentieth century warfare," and its repercussions for the individual and society. Unmarked, but from the library of Philip Caputo, whose memoir A Rumor of War appears in the bibliography. Fine. [#033930] $75
click for a larger image of item #33932, Guests of the Ayatollah NY, Atlantic Monthly, (2006). The advance reading copy of Bowden's book on the Iranian hostage crisis. This copy was used for review by author Philip Caputo, for Publisher's Weekly, and bears his highlighting and turned page corners, as well as 1-1/2 pages of draft text written on the recto and verso of the first blank. Covers splayed; very good in wrappers. [#033932] $175
(NY), Viking, (2001). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#911390] $19
(NY), Viking, (1995). The uncorrected proof copy. A comic novel that brings two illegal Mexican immigrants into contact with a wealthy Southern California yuppie couple, and explores the culture clashes that ensue. Fine in wrappers. [#911406] $19
NY, Knopf, 2001. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Small sticker shadow front cover; else fine in wrappers. [#912959] $45
click for a larger image of item #25042, Life at the Top London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962. The uncorrected proof copy of the sequel to his highly acclaimed first novel, Room at the Top, both of which were turned into films. Spine faded and creased from glue; covers and pages mildly edge-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#025042] SOLD
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1993). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914431] $19
Chapel Hill, Algonquin, 1990. The uncorrected proof of his third book, a collection of stories that became the basis for a 2001 movie with Arliss Howard and Debra Winger. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912272] SOLD
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 2001. The uncorrected proof copy of his second book of nonfiction. Fine in wrappers. The title piece was published as a limited edition by Wisteria Press in 1997. [#912274] SOLD
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 2001. An advance reading excerpt from his second book of nonfiction. One chapter from the then-forthcoming book. Signed by Brown. Fine in stapled wrappers and original envelope. [#912275] SOLD
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1988. An advance reading excerpt from his first book, featuring only the title story. 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. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912280] SOLD
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1991. The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth book, second novel. Faint crease near the front spine fold; still fine in wrappers. [#912290] SOLD
NY, Free Press, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#912298] SOLD
(Climate Change)
click for a larger image of item #32459, Plan B 3.0.: Mobilizing to Save Civilization NY, Norton, (2008). The advance reading copy of the revised and expanded edition (following Plan B and Plan B 2.0 in 2003 and 2006, respectively). This copy has a sticky note tipped in on which Brown has inscribed the book to Peter [Matthiessen] in 2007, prior to publication: "Hi Peter/ Thought you might like an advance copy/ Cheers/ Les Brown." With Peter Matthiessen's underlinings and notations in the preface and the first chapter. By this time, Matthiessen himself had been publicizing climate change for a half century: his book Wildlife in America was published in 1959. Well-worn, with dampstained upper corners. A good copy in wrappers. [#032459] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #5660, Street Games Garden City, Doubleday, 1974. The uncorrected proof copy of her first book of fiction, a collection of stories. Publisher's informational sheet present but detached from front cover, leaving glue residue there. Mild creasing to rear cover; still near fine in tall, white wrappers. Uncommon format. There was also a comb bound issue in red wrappers. [#005660] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33372, The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow, 2001. Two comb-bound advance copies: one shot from typescript and printed on rectos only, 298 pp.; the second copy is typeset and printed on both sides of the page, 355 pp. Laid into the first copy is an earlier version of one included poem: "oh to be young in 1942!," here titled just "oh, to be young!" The poem is two pages, the first being ribbon copy. Photocopied emendations to the table of contents in the first copy, removing the titles of poems not included; penciled notes to the table of contents in the second copy. The first one has the date "2/3" and the publisher's initials, "JM," on the cover; the second one is also initialed and is dated "4/11." Each is fine with an acetate cover. From the collection of John Martin, publisher of Black Sparrow Press, which printed most of Bukowski's work for the last nearly 30 years of his life, and which was in turn supported by the success Bukowski had with his poetry and his fiction, which rewrote the boundaries of what was acceptable as art. [#033372] $1,250
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1993). The advance reading copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#913545] $19
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1994). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#912983] $19
click for a larger image of item #32272, For Kings and Planets NY, Random House, 1998. An advance copy in the form of a bound photocopied typescript. 467 pages, double-spaced and double-sided, with the title header "Orno & Marshall" and the date header "11/4/97," and significant textual variations between this and the published text. Sent by a Random House editor to Peter Matthiessen, hoping for a publicity comment. An additional handwritten letter is laid in, from John [Sterling?] to Matthiessen's wife, expressing happiness that the Matthiessens will be coming to Sun Valley [likely the Writers Conference]: "It will be a social zoo, of course, but we will have one another (and Mark Salzman's humor) as comfort." Tapebound, with an acetate cover; near fine. An early -- and at this point possibly unique -- version of the second novel by Canin, with distinguished provenance. [#032272] $250
(NY), HarperCollins, (1992). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#913548] $19
(n.p.), Faber and Faber, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of the novel by this two-time Booker Prize winner. Corners tapped; near fine in wrappers. [#022874] $30
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] SOLD
Concord, William B. Ewert, 1986. A collection of poems. One of 10 sets of advance sheets prepared by the publisher. Twelve 9" x 12" double flat gatherings printed on the rectos only, laid into a gray folding cardstock case, with a card laid in presenting the sheets with compliments, indicating the limitation, and signed by the publisher. A fine set of this rare advance issue. [#912317] $350
London, Collins Harvill, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of a collection of seven stories for which there is no comparable U.S. edition. Five of the stories appeared in Where I'm Calling From -- copyright problems reportedly kept the publisher from reissuing the other stories included in that collection. Tiny, shiny spot to front cover; else fine in wrappers. [#912320] $175
Concord, Ewert, 1987. The first publication of this story. One of 12 advance copies, signed by the publisher, William Ewert, but not by Carver. Fine in wrappers. [#912329] $325
NY, Vintage, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of the American edition. A posthumous collection, edited by William Stull and with a foreword by Tess Gallagher. Fine in wrappers. [#912333] $45
NY, Random House, (1986). The uncorrected proof copy of his second major collection of poems. Near fine in wrappers. [#011391] SOLD
NY, Atlantic Monthly, 1988. The definitive collection of his fiction, published just before he died and containing therefore the "final" versions of a number of his most important and frequently anthologized stories, as well as seven stories previously uncollected. This is the uncorrected proof copy of the trade edition, which was preceded by the Franklin Library edition. Lip print on the epigraph page; first leaf loosening; one short and unnecessarily glued edge tear to front cover. Overall, still near fine in wrappers. [#004064] $95
Boston, Little Brown/Back Bay, (2003). Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in wrappers. Together with the advance reading copy, also fine in wrappers. With 11 pages of promotional material, including an author interview, laid in. [#915978] $65
NY, Atheneum, 1977. Uncorrected proof copy of his highly praised first book, which was called by The New York Times Book Review "the best novel of the year." Casey's third book, Spartina, won the National Book Award. Erasure abrasion on front cover, and a small surface gouge on (blank) rear panel; otherwise fine. An auspicious debut. [#006300] $60
NY, Knopf, 1979. Uncorrected proof copy of his second book, a highly praised collection of stories. Laid in are two pages of publisher's promotional material, with review excerpts from Casey's first novel, including a John Irving blurb. Fine in tall wrappers, with a label pasted over bottom edge of pages. [#005033] $60
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1971). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Tall, comb-bound galley sheets. Edge-tanned, else fine. [#031230] $115
NY, Random House, (1974). Uncorrected proof copy of this collection of poetry, her first book. Signed by the author. Publisher's ink comments crossed out in pencil on front cover; else near fine in tall wrappers. [#001343] $40
click for a larger image of item #31672, In Patagonia London/NY, Jonathan Cape/Summit, 1977/1978. A hardcover advance proof copy of the American edition of Chatwin's first book, created from a first British edition, with the addition of a U.S. proof dust jacket, featuring quotes from British publications (including Paul Theroux, writing for the London Times). The British trade edition has had its free endpages excised and pasted over the pictorial pastedowns; and the photographs that graced the text of the British edition have also been excised, in keeping with the appearance of the American edition. This copy was obviously sent out and used for review: reviewer's marks and comments in text, and the blank jacket flaps have been filled with the reviewer's notes. The book, apart from the intended excisions and notes, is fine; the proof jacket (again, apart from the reviewer notes), is spine and edge-sunned, with the title and author handwritten on the spine, largely faded; overall near fine. An uncommon issue, presumably done prior to the issuance of an American proof copy and different from the U.K. first edition in ways that parallel the eventual U.S. edition (and U.S. proof). [#031672] $750
click for a larger image of item #26516, The Songlines London, Jonathan Cape, (1987). The uncorrected proof copy. By general consensus, Chatwin's best book -- a "novel of ideas," as the publisher puts it, of Australian aborigines, and the questions about man that arise from the vast gulf that separates the culture of contemporary, Western civilized man from that of the wandering tribes of Australia, whose "dream tracks" or "songlines" delineate both a physical and a psychic geography. Production crease near front joint; else fine in wrappers. [#026516] $150
NY, Morrow/HarperCollins, (2002). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#915986] $19
NY, Morrow/HarperCollins, (2002). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author in the month of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915987] $30
NY, Putnam, (2001). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913844] SOLD
NY, Pocket Books, (1991). The advance reading copy of Carroll's first novel, of Navy combat pilots in Vietnam. With a 3-page introduction by Tom Clancy. Fine in wrappers. [#915999] $19
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#916001] $19
(London), Orion, (2005). A limited edition advance reading copy, one of only 120 numbered copies. Given that the first trade printings of this novel in the U.S. and the U.K. were likely huge, this is doubtless the scarcest issue of this novel. Fine in wrappers. [#914445] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #31676, Foe (n.p.), Viking, (1987). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. Fine in wrappers. [#031676] $30
click for a larger image of item #912387, Artemis Fowl. The Eternity Code (London), Puffin, (2003). An advance reading excerpt. Prints the first chapter of the third book, preceded by several pages of games based on the series. Issued free with purchase of the second book, The Arctic Incident. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912387] $45
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1993. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914446] $19
NY, Doubleday/Talese, (1995). An advance copy in the form of velobound photocopied sheets. Signed by the author. Fine. [#911461] $200
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1986. The advance reading copy of his fifth book, third novel, which was made into a well-received movie. Signed by the author. Slight bump to spine; else fine in wrappers. [#911458] SOLD
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, 2001. The advance reading copy of this debut collection of stories, which was published as a paperback original. Fine in wrappers. [#914853] $19
click for a larger image of item #914447, Losing Eddie Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1993. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914447] $19
NY, Putnam, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#914860] $19
NY, Harper & Row, (1987). The uncorrected proof of the first American edition of his first book, a collection of related stories that won the Whitbread Prize, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian Fiction Prize. An auspicious debut. Fine in wrappers. [#014779] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #5066, The Knockout Artist NY, Harper & Row, (1988). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel about a boxer, which combines the toughness and sweetness, as well as the humor, that Crews was known for. This is the first issue, shot from typescript and paginated to 382. Fine in yellow wrappers. [#005066] SOLD
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