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Uncorrected Proofs and Advance Copies

click for a larger image of item #31477, Trust (NY), New American Library, (1966). The uncorrected proof copy of her first book, one of a handful of literary first novels published by NAL during the mid-60s, including John Gardner's The Resurrection and William Gass's Omensetter's Luck. Tall, comb-bound galley sheets. Laid in is a letter sent by editor David Segal to author John Barth, sending him "yet another first novel" and requesting "the pleasure of reading your opinion," as it appears Barth had made it clear that he would not be offering "a quotable quote." A noteworthy letter: Segal took over the newly founded hardcover publishing branch of New American Library, which previously had specialized in paperback publishing only -- notably the Signet and Mentor imprints, which reprinted classics and bestsellers. Segal immediately began publishing literary fiction by young, unknown writers, and in the course of a couple of years introduced William Gass, John Gardner, Michael Shaara, Alice Adams and Cynthia Ozick to the world, all of whom went on to become major American authors. It's a bit surprising that Barth would have been averse to providing a "quotable quote" for the likes of these, but apparently that was the case. This copy is signed by Barth on the first page and with his address stamp on the front cover. Ozick's name was left off the cover and has been added in ink. Mild sunning and curling to the covers; small tear at upper spine; about near fine. A very scarce proof of an important first book, and a copy with exceptionally interesting provenance. [#031477] $1,500
NY, Harcourt Brace, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. Together with the advance reading excerpt, which is fine in stapled wrappers. [#914254] $30
Orlando, Harcourt, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#916657] $19
NY, Doubleday, (2001). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911872] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #34470, Fight Club NY, Norton, (1996). The advance reading copy of his highly praised first book, made into a well-received movie, both of which have become cult classics. Touch of lift to the front cover, else fine in wrappers. Laid in is a signed Palahniuk trading card, (#445), issued by The Booksmith in conjunction with the release of the author's 2001 novel Choke. On the card, Palahniuk has given himself a mustache, a forehead scar, a black eye, and two missing teeth. Uncommon in the advance issue, and unique with the author's customized trading card. [#034470] $600
(NY), Bloomsbury, (2002). The advance reading copy of the first American edition. Signed by the author. Trace rubbing to spine ends, else fine in wrappers. [#916665] $19
NY, Grove Weidenfeld, (1992). The advance reading copy. Faint spots to foredge; else fine in wrappers. [#913682] $19
NY, Simon & Schuster, (2002). The uncorrected proof copy. Tapebound in cardstock covers; fine. [#913685] $19
NY, Doubleday, (1993). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers, with an invitation to a reading laid in. [#914582] $19
NY, Random House, (2004). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#916692] $19
(n.p.), Viking, (1993). The advance reading copy of her second novel. Fine in wrappers. [#915466] $70
click for a larger image of item #24593, Vernon God Little (London), Faber and Faber, (2003). The advance reading copy of his Guardian Prize- and Booker Prize-winning first novel. Extremely slight corner bump; still fine in wrappers. [#024593] $60
click for a larger image of item #31745, Shadow Box NY, Putnam's, (1977). A working copy of the uncorrected proof, with more than a half dozen of Plimpton's photocopied inserts stapled to existing pages, notations where the inserts occur, and a renumbering of chapters after Chapter 17 is broken in two. "Zeroxes [sic] of Plimpton corrections attached" written on front cover. Handling apparent to covers; reading creases to spine; very good in wrappers. An interesting glimpse of both the work-in-progress and the publication methodology of the 1970s: an artifact of a now long-gone era. [#031745] SOLD
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1998). The advance reading copy, in white glossy wrappers with black type. Fine. [#911894] $30
NY, Morrow, (1993). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel, a technically brilliant and highly moving story of wounded children in an age that can barely recognize them, let alone heal them. A finalist for the National Book Award. Fine in wrappers. [#911888] SOLD
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#911897] SOLD
London, Heinemann, (2003). The advance reading copy of the first British edition. Fine in wrappers, then wrapped in a flapless (by design) dust jacket of notably different design than the advance reading copy itself, and obscuring the faint praise that Powers is "the greatest author you've never heard of." [#911901] $45
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2003). The advance reading copy. Barely perceptible crease to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. [#911904] SOLD
(Minneapolis), Milkweed, (2002). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914274] $19
NY, Putnam, (1994). The advance reading copy of the well-received first novel by this Native American author, which weaves the lives and memories of a group of characters over a span of 120 years to reveal the textures and depths of their relationships and the underpinnings of their contemporary situation. Fine in self-wrappers. [#916708] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #28012, Bloodbrothers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. The uncorrected proof copy of the second book by the author of The Wanderers and Clockers. Like those books, this was the basis for a major Hollywood movie. Price has written a number of well-received screenplays himself, including The Color of Money and Sea of Love, and worked on the highly praised HBO series The Wire -- which are all characterized by a facility with dialogue that is also evident in his novels; the books also exhibit a sense of humor and compassion that is remarkable, particularly given their gritty, urban settings. Inscribed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#028012] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #28010, The Wanderers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1974. The uncorrected proof copy of his well-received first book, the basis for the Philip Kaufman film. Inscribed by the author: "To ___/ may all your Xmases be white. Richard Price." Dated January 24, 1976. Fine in wrappers with a promotional sheet stapled to the first blank. [#028010] SOLD
(NY), HarperCollins, (2002). The advance reading copy of this book of nonfiction about nine women and the artists they inspired. Signed by the author. Small spot of rubbing to front panel; else fine in wrappers. [#915470] SOLD
NY, Scribner, (2002). The advance reading copy of this novel. Fine in wrappers. [#911917] SOLD
NY, Scribner's, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of her second book of fiction and first novel. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in wrappers. [#911919] $500
click for a larger image of item #23936, Postcards NY, Scribner's, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of her second book of fiction and first novel. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in wrappers. [#023936] $375
click for a larger image of item #23041, Shadow in the North NY, Knopf, (1988). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of the second book in his Sally Lockhart trilogy. "Press Copy" markings to cover and summary page; title and date handwritten on spine; else fine in wrappers. Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, published just after the Sally Lockhart books, became worldwide bestsellers and modern fantasy classics. [#023041] $285
click for a larger image of item #23042, The White Mercedes NY, Knopf, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this dark young adult novel that was later reprinted as The Butterfly Tattoo. Slightly dusty; else fine in wrappers. [#023042] $150
NY, Viking Press, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Spine and edge sunned, with a corner crease to the rear cover; near fine in wrappers. [#030030] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #28528, Mason and Dixon NY, Henry Holt, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy in plain blue wrappers (not to be confused with the more common advance reading copy in beige wrappers). This is the second issue uncorrected proof, distinguished from the first issue by virtue of a tipped-in title page that adds the ampersand between "Mason" and "Dixon" that was missing in the first issue. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts, Pynchon's editor, inside front cover. The critic Harold Bloom named Mason & Dixon as his choice for the "single work of sublime fiction from the last century." Fine in wrappers. [#028528] SOLD
(London), Quercus, (2010). The advance reading copy of the first British edition (preceded by the Australian edition but preceding the American edition) of this highly praised first novel. Fine in wrappers. [#028537] $150
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 2001. The advance reading copy of the controversial re-imagining of Gone with the Wind. Fine in wrappers, with author interview bound in. Together with a promotional packet, which includes two author interviews (one being the one included in the advance reading copy), and several pages on the legal case to block publication of the book, as well as the usual press. [#916730] $50
NY, RH, (1973). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and the editor of Yardbird. Near fine in tall wrappers and signed by the author. [#006636] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #14623, Pandora NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of vampire tales. A bit of smudging to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. [#014623] $45
(London), Little Brown, (2004). The advance reading copy of the British edition of this massive novel, which was loosely based on the author's life story, including his escape from an Australian prison and living on the run for a number of years. He wrote the novel while in prison, after being recaptured, and it became a bestseller. He is now working on a sequel to it. Labeled "uncorrected bound proof." Fine in wrappers. Uncommon in an advance issue. [#914678] $250
(Toronto), Knopf Canada, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy of her second book, first novel. Crease to lower front spine fold; else fine in wrappers. Together with a small vile of "sand from Monkey Beach." In a small card handmade and signed by the author for Women in Print. Fine. [#915512] $80
NY, Metropolitan/Holt, (1996). An advance reading excerpt of her first book, printing the story "Contact Sports." Fine in wrappers. [#915509] $19
Boston/NY, Little Brown, (2004). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915514] SOLD
(NY), Anchor, 1993. An advance reading excerpt of this first novel, published as a paperback original. Fine in wrappers. [#915516] $19
click for a larger image of item #31753, Lila NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2014). The advance reading copy of this novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead; this novel, also set in the town of Gilead, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Slight splay to cover; else fine in wrappers, with publisher's promotional pages laid in. Like a number of other ARCs of recent years, this appears to have been done in minuscule quantities; we have seen very few of them on the market. [#031753] $95
click for a larger image of item #31490, The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill NY, Simon & Schuster, (2014). The advance reading copy of this collection of original writing by Marilynne Robinson, Rick Moody, Jeffrey Eugenides, Donald Antrim, Edwidge Danticat, Susan Cheever, Lois Lowry, Andrew Sean Greer, Meg Wolitzer, David Shields, Jincy Willett, and many others reminiscing about their time at Brown. A collection notable both for the extraordinary and amusing range of experiences included and also, frequently, for its behind the scenes glimpses of these authors as, not just emerging writers, but emerging adults. Robinson contributes "Higher Learning," about, among other things, discovering the writing of Jonathan Edwards. Because of the extent to which publishers' promotional efforts have become digitally oriented in recent years, printed advance copies like this one have become increasingly scarce, even more so than they had been in prior years when their numbers were already only a tiny fraction of the numbered of copies published. Trace wear to the spine ends; very near fine in wrappers. [#031490] $95
click for a larger image of item #915530, The Trespassers NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1992. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#915530] $19
(Native American)
click for a larger image of item #34644, Voices of the Rainbow NY, Viking, (1975). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of "contemporary poetry by American Indians." Edited by Kenneth Rosen, this was the companion volume to the fiction anthology The Man to Send Rain Clouds published a year earlier. Contributors include Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Anna Walters, Lance Henson, Peter Blue Cloud, Ray Young Bear, Janet Campbell Hale, Roberta Hill, Ramona Wilson, Anita Endrezze-Probst, and others. Owner names on flyleaf -- poet, novelist and playwright Irving Benig and his wife, Barbara; fine in wrappers. A key book of Native American literature, and an uncommon proof. [#034644] $150
NY, Vintage, (1998). The advance reading copy of the Vintage edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and one of the series of award-winning novels Roth published in the 1990s that, by general critical consensus, surpassed anything he had done before and elevated him to the front rank of American novelists, and a legitimate candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Fine in wrappers. [#911982] $70
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1998. The advance reading copy. A novel set in the McCarthy era, and the second book in the trilogy that includes American Pastoral and The Human Stain. Fine in wrappers. [#911986] $40
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of this winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and Time magazine's Book of the Year; also voted one of the best works of American fiction in a quarter century in a New York Times Book Review survey. Fine in wrappers. [#911970] $70
click for a larger image of item #32317, Operation Shylock NY, Simon & Schuster, (1993). Harold Bloom's copy of the uncorrected proof copy of Roth's novel, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and Time magazine's Book of the Year; also voted one of the best works of American fiction in a quarter century in a New York Times Book Review survey. Bloom is perhaps most famous for his controversial book The Western Canon, which argued against "the Balkanization of literary studies" and presented an exhaustive list of what he considered to comprise the canon. Six Philip Roth books made it onto Bloom's list, including this title. With a typed note signed by Roth, from two years prior, laid in, in which Roth raves to Bloom about Douglas Hobbie's first novel, Boomfell. The note is folded, else fine. The proof has Bloom's notations on the front cover and summary page; handling apparent to covers; very good in wrappers. A good association copy between one of the leading novelists of his time and one of the leading critics of the day. [#032317] $1,500
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1995. The advance reading copy. Winner of the National Book Award. Fine in wrappers. [#911975] $40
click for a larger image of item #30383, The Counterlife NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1987). The uncorrected proof copy. Voted one of the best works of American fiction in a quarter century in a survey conducted by the New York Times Book Review. Of the 22 titles named in that survey, Roth was the author of six of them. Promotional sheet stapled inside the front cover; slight spine-fading, thus near fine in wrappers. [#030383] $150
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 2001. The advance reading copy. A novel featuring professor David Kepesh, who first appeared in Roth's novella, The Breast, in 1973 and again in his novel The Professor of Desire. Front cover splayed, else fine in wrappers. [#911996] $40
London, Jonathan Cape, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Fine in wrappers. [#911991] $60
(NY), (Houghton Mifflin), (2009). The advance reading copy of Roth's 30th book, a novella. Trace corner wear; very near fine in wrappers. A scarce advance copy. [#028318] $60
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 2004. The advance reading copy. An "alternate history" novel, which imagines a pro-Nazi Charles Lindbergh defeating Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Fine in wrappers. Together with an audio CD on which Roth reads an excerpt from Chapter 1. Fine. [#911998] $70
click for a larger image of item #911956, The Prague Orgy London, Cape, (1985). The uncorrected proof copy of the first edition of this volume not separately published in the U.S. until the 1996 paperback edition. Slight abrasion to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. A Roth rarity. Roth became one of the most highly acclaimed American novelists in recent memory with a string of award-winning books in the 1990s and 2000s and inclusion of six volumes of his writings in the Library of America series. [#911956] $500
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1981). The uncorrected proof copy. Spine a bit faded, else fine in wrappers. [#911950] $70
(London), HarperCollins Children's Books, (2011). The advance reading copy of the first British edition, and first paperback edition, of the first book in her bestselling young adult dystopian trilogy, written while Roth was a senior at Northwestern University and filmed in 2013. Gentle corner creasing; very near fine in wrappers. Uncommon in any advance issue. [#030798] $95
London, Jonathan Cape, (2001). The advance reading copy, marked "uncorrected proof," and in pictorial wrappers that differ from the imagery and layout of the final dust jacket. Fine. [#019029] $40
click for a larger image of item #7163, The Great White Hope (n.p.), (Dial Press), (1968). The uncorrected proof copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Quarto, 8" x 11"; paper clip imprint to front cover and first few pages (clip still present); sunning to covers and the number 48 written in pencil on front; near fine. An uncommon format, suggesting that not many copies would have been done. [#007163] $190
NY, Putnam, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy. Faint spots to rear cover; very near fine in wrappers. [#913422] $19
NY, Holt, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, with promotional material stapled inside the front cover. [#915552] $19
click for a larger image of item #32676, Echoing Women [Self-Published], 2001. A self-published artist's book, of a story that takes place over the last 91 minutes of one August day in 2001. Text and illustrations by Savage. Signed: "Artist's Proof 2001, CHS" on the final page. Ring-bound, with rubbed acetate covers; else fine. This material inspired a dance piece by Jennifer Chin, although we have found no evidence of its having been formally published nor listings for it in OCLC. [#032676] $150
Boston/NY, Little Brown, (2003). The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#913694] $19
Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1993. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#915557] $19
NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1988. The second book by this author who has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" as well as a Lannan Foundation award, and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. An advance issue consisting of folded and gathered sheets. Fine, laid into a near fine dust jacket worn where it overlays the sheets. Uncommon. [#021311] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33945, The Tender Hour of Twilight NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2011). The advance reading copy of Seaver's memoir of "publishing's golden age," i.e. Paris in the '50s and New York in the '60s. Unmarked, but from the library of Philip Caputo, whose memoir A Rumor of War was published by Seaver at Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1977. Fine in wrappers. [#033945] $35
London, Hamish Hamilton, (2001). The hardcover uncorrected proof of the first English language edition. Fine. [#912025] $200
click for a larger image of item #31754, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls NY, Little Brown, (2013). The advance reading copy of this collection of "essays, etc." that debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Fine in wrappers. Like other contemporary advance reading copies, this appears to have been issued in very small numbers, with few having turned up on the market. [#031754] $55
NY, Scribner, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, with publication date written on front cover, and author photo and four pages of promotional information laid in. [#916817] $19
click for a larger image of item #27093, La Turista Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, (1968). The galley sheets of this early play by Shepard, his first two-act play. Laid in are the galleys of Elizabeth Hardwick's introduction, dated 1967; Hardwick had reviewed the play for the New York Review of Books. At the time Shepard wrote La Turista, he was a member of the counterculture rock band The Holy Modal Rounders, which had a cameo appearance in the film Easy Rider. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff; he won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for Buried Child, and he won eleven Obie awards and was nominated for two Tonys, for Buried Child and True West. He received the Gold Medal for Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992. Claspbound, printed on rectos only, front cover tanned and separating; rear cover has date and price and "DUPL NYPL." Front cover has the name of Paul Myers, curator of the Theatre Collection at the New York Public Library. Very good. A fragile and rare early state of this play by one of the most important playwrights of the latter half of the 20th century. The only copy of the proof we have seen. [#027093] $2,500
NY, Knopf, 1989. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Spine sunned; else fine in wrappers. [#914303] $80
(Willimantic), Curbstone Press, (2004). The uncorrected proof copy of the third book of poetry by this writer of mixed Native American/Chicano/European ancestry. Fine in wrappers. [#025741] $30
(NY), Warner Books, (1993). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914594] $19
NY, Bantam, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy. Unevenly sunned, thus very good in wrappers. Stamp of another author inside the front cover. Letter from the publisher's publicity director laid in. Also laid in is a fold out pictorial promotional item. [#031074] $40
NY, Knopf, 2003. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. With an interview with Smiley laid in. [#912781] $60
NY, Knopf, 2000. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#915584] $30
NY, Knopf, 2000. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912786] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1995. The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#912789] $70
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#912793] $19
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1984). The uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#914323] $30
NY, Fawcett Columbine, (1993). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914324] $19
NY, Knopf, 1993. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914327] $19
NY, Random House, (2002). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of her second novel. Fine in wrappers. [#913721] SOLD
NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in wrappers. [#913722] $19
(n.p.), Avon Books, 2000. The advance reading copy ("Special Preview Edition/Uncorrected Author's Text") of his first solo novel, after several books with John Skipp. First released by Avon with this title (A Question of Will); later released by Stealth in hardcover as To Bury the Dead. Printed from Spector's third draft of 9/99. Fine in wrappers. [#031101] $40
NY, Harcourt Brace, (1993). The advance reading copy. Slight rubbing and edge sunning; very near fine in wrappers. [#914601] $19
(NY), HarperCollins, (1991). The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers. [#914600] $19
NY, Knopf, 1973. Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers, and inscribed by the author in 1974. [#005511] $30
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2003. The advance reading copy. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers, with a photo of the author laid in, which is also signed by Stone. [#912806] $70
(London), Bloomsbury, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition of his first collection of stories, spanning the years 1969 to 1997. Near fine in wrappers. "Not for sale" has been inked out on the rear cover, and a price tag has been added. [#912811] $19
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
click for a larger image of item #8297, Bear and His Daughter Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. His first collection of stories, spanning the years 1969 to 1997. Bound galley sheets; 8-1/2" x 11"; tapebound in cardstock covers. Presumably produced for in-house use only; we've never seen any indication of these having been distributed outside the publishing house. Fine. [#008297] $135
NY, Knopf, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of the American edition. A dark Hollywood novel, with themes from Kate Chopin's The Awakening and King Lear and one of the best, and most hard-hitting, Hollywood novels since Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers with promotional material stapled inside the front cover. [#912815] SOLD
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Both the first edition and the advance reading copy: both from the author's own library. In this densely plotted political and metaphysical thriller set in contemporary Jerusalem, Stone tackles the religious hatreds, political intrigues and spiritual aspirations and malaise that intersect in one of the most historically significant, and volatile, places on earth. Finalist for the National Book Award. The book is fine in a fine dust jacket; the advance copy is fine in wrappers. [#033835] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #912822, Dog Soldiers Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (1974). The uncorrected proof copy of his second novel, winner of the National Book Award and one of the best novels to link the impact of the Vietnam war on American society in the Sixties to the dark side of that era -- the official corruption and the underside of the drug experiences of a generation. This is the second issue proof, in gold-brown wrappers with a publisher's letter to booksellers reproduced on the front cover. Signed by the author. Shallow creases to three corners; near fine in wrappers. [#912822] $500
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of original essays by Isabel Allende, Robert Stone, Gore Vidal, Charles McCarry and Marge Piercy. Mild spine sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#000319] $45
click for a larger image of item #33399, My Absolute Darling (NY), Riverhead, 2017. The uncommon advance reading copy of this highly praised and controversial first novel. Fine in wrappers. [#033399] $75
click for a larger image of item #28554, The Joy Luck Club NY, Putnam, (1989). The advance reading copy of her first novel, which was a surprise bestseller and went into over 30 printings in its first year. Made into a well-received film by Wayne Wang in 1993. Tan co-wrote the screenplay, which was nominated for a BAFTA, Writers Guild, and USC Scripter award. Spine-faded; near fine in wrappers. [#028554] $115
NY, Pocket Books, (2000). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#915624] $19
NY, Morrow, (1994). A hardcover advance copy of his first book, consisting of a first edition with an extra "Advance Copy" leaf tipped in. Fine, with publisher's vertical promotional wraparound band. [#915621] $19
Arlington Hts, Dark Harvest, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy, in glossy yellow wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Stamp of another author on the summary page. Mild spine sunning, else fine in wrappers. [#031142] $40
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