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New Rochelle, Elizabeth Press, (1965). Later printing. Poetry by a writer of Cherokee-French descent, also known as Gogisgi. His first book. Inscribed by the author to Joe and Carol Bruchac in 1982, "your warmness keeps me." Small spot to front edge of front panel; else fine in stapled wrappers. An excellent association copy. [#025306] $200
(Art)
click for a larger image of item #2192, Three Chromolithograph Prints Undated nineteenth century prints of Indian scenes from the Pacific Northwest, each measuring approx. 6-1/2" x 9" and mounted in 12" x 14" mats. The first is a portrait of a "Mahlemute Man and Woman" in traditional dress standing at a riverside camp, with salmon being dried and smoked in the background. The second depicts a "Beluga Hunter and Dwellings - Lower Kuskokvim, Alaska," with the hunter, dressed for kayaking, and his wife standing at water's edge, ready to launch the kayak. The third depicts two Indian men, a "Thlinkit [sic] and Man From Copper River," showing the different traditional dress of the two, with the Tlingit carrying a rifle and the Copper River man a bow and arrows. An interesting glimpse at an early view of the various native tribes of that region. All three are slightly age-darkened, else fine. [#002192] $115
click for a larger image of item #13509, Los Ojos de Los Enterrados Buenos Aires, Losada, (1960). The first edition of the final installment of Asturias' Banana Republic Trilogy. An attractive, very good copy in illustrated self-wraps. [#013509] SOLD
1986. Stanley V. Baginsky (of the Human Rights Association) sends Pauline Kael an autograph note signed (along with a copy of Jozef Tischner's The Spirit of Solidarity, which he has inscribed) and a 3-page photocopy of his essay/letter to the editor, titled "The Meaning of Shoah" in which he defends Kael against charges of anti-Semitism following her review of Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah. The pages are folded, else fine; the book is very good in a very good dust jacket. [#035484] $150
NY, Winter House, 1970. The issue in wrappers of this collection of short pieces and photographs, with illustrations by Mayo Thompson. Gift inscription front free endpaper; mild foredge foxing; one crease and general dustiness to white covers; a very good copy. [#035346] $150
click for a larger image of item #32457, The World Uranium Hearing and Autograph Letter Signed (West Germany), World Uranium Hearing, 1992. Program for the World Uranium Hearing, founded by Biegert, and held in Salzburg in 1992, timed with the quincentennial of Columbus' landing in America. Bilingual program, English and Russian. With an autograph letter signed laid in from Biegert to Matthiessen, reminding him that he is looking for "world renowned authors from all continents who will be the reporters at the World Uranium Hearing." Also laid in is a folded 11-3/4" x 19-1/2" poster publicizing the event, with the heading, "The Death That Creeps From the Earth." The program is near fine in stapled wrappers, with Biegert's address written on the front in Matthiessen's hand, along with "Contact: K. Vonn/ John I./ Robt Hughes/ W. Merwin" -- presumably referring to Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, Robert Hughes, and W.S. Merwin, all of them good friends of Matthiessen as well as "world renowned authors" who might be enlisted to support this event. [#032457] $175
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
Verona, (Stamperia Valdonega), 1974. One of 300 copies printed, this copy inscribed by Campbell to Pauline Kael, "in admiration." Edge-sunning to wrappers; near fine. [#035487] $125
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1971). The uncorrected proof copy. Signed by the author. Tall, comb-bound galley sheets. Edge-tanned, else fine. [#031230] $115
click for a larger image of item #32274, December Songs Porthenys, [Self-Published?], 1988. Copy #58 of 100. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen and with a typed letter signed laid in: "I found this one copy of this tiny book, and I thought to send it to you the night before our departure for the old world (well it's all old and new isn't it?). I hear that you had a similar experience to what these little poems speak out from..." Chaskey continues in the letter with more personal news. More than 100 words. Poet-farmer Chaskey was the longtime head of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, New York, in eastern Long Island, and is considered "the spiritual father of the community farming movement." His first full-length book, the influential This Common Ground, was published in 2005; this chapbook precedes that book by nearly two decades. Near fine in self-wrappers. [#032274] $150
NY, Taplinger, (1982). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone in 1984. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple short, closed edge tears. [#033707] $100
(Comics Anthology)
click for a larger image of item #33208, Blab! #6 Princeton, Kitchen Sink Press, 1991. The sixth issue of this alternative comics anthology, signed by contributors Doug Allen, Skip Williamson, John Petrie, Daniel Gillespie Clowes, and Monte Beauchamp. The theme of this issue is alcohol and alcoholism, with illustrated stories and comics by more than a dozen writers and artists. Clowes illustrated Petrie's and Beauchamp's piece on alcoholic cartoonists -- an early work for him. Light general wear; near fine in wrappers. [#033208] $150
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
NY, Swords, 1907. The second American edition. Contains "The Economy of Vegetation" and "Loves of the Plants." 1844 gift inscription; owner name; backstrip mostly gone; front board missing entirely. A poor copy, priced accordingly. [#600046] $100
click for a larger image of item #32641, Typed Letters Signed 1980, 1982. Two letters from Dickey to John Crelan, director of the Boston-based cultural organization Arts and Society. The first (1980) says he may be willing to do a reading; the second says that his teaching schedule only permits local (South Carolina) appearances. Foxing to the first letter; near fine. The second letter is fine, with envelope. [#032641] $150
click for a larger image of item #13579, El Charleston Santiago, Nascimento, 1960. An early collection of short stories, the fourth book by this Chilean writer, which was not translated into English or published in the U.S. for 17 years. This book precedes any publication of Donoso's work in the U.S. by five years. Pages browning with age but still near fine in self-wraps. A scarce volume, given the Chilean imprint, the fragile binding and the cheap, acidic paper used in production. [#013579] $100
London, Cassell, (n.d.). Parts 1-11, of a projected 18 parts. Three Dore illustrations per part. Advertisements (mostly for soaps, detergents) laid in. Foxing to pages; covers separating at spine: good copies, with the Dore plates well-preserved. [#600049] $200
London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin, (n.d). Illustrations by Dore. Supplied to Subscribers Only, in 20 parts. All 737 pages present, possibly only 19 covers. One section re-numbered by hand. The 20th part may be the unnumbered first section: Contents; Biographical Notes; Author's Preface. Possibly bound at one time; now decidedly unbound. Covers detached; prior dampstaining evident. A fair copy only, but apparently scarce in this subscriber's edition. [#600047] $200
click for a larger image of item #30714, Broken Vessels Boston, Godine, (1991). His first book of nonfiction, a collection of essays, which was a finalist for the 19992 Pulitzer Prize in the category of General Nonfiction. Inscribed by Dubus to another author (of children's books) who at the time lived in a neighboring town. Also signed in full by Dubus on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A nice literary association, and a reminder that Dubus was famous for being supportive of, and a mentor to, younger writers: for many years he held a weekly writers' workshop in his home, free of charge, as a way (he said) of giving back for all the help he received from his literary friends and colleagues after his traumatic accident. [#030714] $100
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 was 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 #32975, Pinspot #1: Famous Drawings Presents Marcel Dzama (Santa Monica), Smart Art Press, (1998). The first appearance in print for the artist who, among his other successes, would become the "house artist" for the first McSweeney's store, in Brooklyn. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#032975] $150
click for a larger image of item #32977, The Berlin Years (n.p.), (McSweeney's), (2006). A fundraiser for 826NYC. Thirty-two 9" x 13" reproductions of drawings by Dzama, in a cardstock folder on which is printed an introduction by Sarah Vowell and an interview with Dzama by Vowell. Issued together with a facsimile of one of Dzama's spiral notebooks, filled with text and art. Still shrink-wrapped. Fine. [#032977] $150
click for a larger image of item #33164, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? NY/San Francisco, Knopf/McSweeney's, 2014. The uncorrected proof copy of this Eggers novel, built entirely of a conversation between the protagonist and his kidnapped astronaut. Fine in wrappers, with a Knopf Canada label on the rear cover that changes the contact information printed beneath, as well as the publication date and price. [#033164] $100
(Anthology)
click for a larger image of item #786, The Best American Short Stories 1980 [Boston], [Houghton Mifflin], [1980]. An advance issue consisting of unbound 8-1/2" x 11" sheets of this collection edited by Stanley Elkin and with stories by John Updike, John Sayles, Donald Barthelme, Frederick Busch, William Gass, Larry Heinemann, I.B. Singer, Grace Paley, Peter Taylor, Mavis Gallant, Elizabeth Hardwick and others. Elkin's introduction bears copyeditor's marks throughout. Minor edge wear to a few pages; else fine. [#000786] $150
click for a larger image of item #12793, Partial Typescript pertaining to Theodore Dreiser (n.p), (n.p), (n.d.). Farrell's typescript pages (pp. 4, 5, 11) for what appears to be an introduction to a work by or about Dreiser. Reportedly, this was from an introduction to a Collier Books edition of Sister Carrie, but we have been unable to verify that such an edition existed. It is not from the 1975 Sagamore Press edition (which does have a Farrell introduction). Nor, as best as we can tell, is it from Farrell's introduction to The Best Short Stories of Theodore Dreiser, nor the 1955 volume The Stature of Theodore Dreiser, nor the 1962 volume Theodore Dreiser. What it is: three pages of text (two ribbon copy; one carbon copy), with holograph corrections, with an additional two pages (p. 11, p. 12) of notes/inserts, in manuscript. It is verifiable as Farrell's by the fact that in the text he quotes from letters to himself from H.L. Mencken, about Dreiser. The manuscript pages are darkened; page 11 has some offsetting; near fine. Farrell wrote about Sister Carrie repeatedly in his career, including a piece for the New York Times Book Review in 1943. Dreiser's book claimed the #33 spot on the Modern Library's list of Books of the Century, four spots behind Farrell's Lonigan Trilogy. [#012793] $225
click for a larger image of item #28632, Crimson Joy London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962. Warmly inscribed by the author to Jean Gilbert in 1967. Dusty top edge; spine roll; near fine in a very good dust jacket splitting at the front flap fold. Laid in is a typed letter signed from Fenn to Gilbert expressing gratitude for a very delightful evening in 1965. Folded in fourths; fine. [#028632] $115
(Film)
click for a larger image of item #33333, 2nd Experimental Film Showing Gorham/Portland, [University of Southern Maine], 1971. Poster advertising two dates for a showing of a film "featuring a history of experimental cartoon work and animation" by Charley Murphy and Stan Vanderbeek, and "a new film by Kenneth Anger," plus a "surprise film." 14-1/2" x 16". Black on gold; near fine. [#033333] $100
(Film)
click for a larger image of item #27360, Cinema Now (Cincinnati), (University of Cincinnati), (1968). The text of a symposium on American Underground Film, featuring John Cage, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Stan Vanderbeek, and moderated by Jim McGinniss, a University of Cincinnati film professor. A historic symposium that brought together four of the leading avant garde artists of the time, whose work still resonates. Small marginal notation and stain to one page; near fine in stapled wrappers. [#027360] $100
(Film)
click for a larger image of item #33334, Three Hours of Experimental Films on Alchemy Astrology, Magic Gorham/Portland, [University of Southern Maine], 1971. Poster advertising two showings of films by Kenneth Anger, Harry Smith, Stan Brakhage, Ed Emshwiller, and "one unannounced film on an American Mythical Event," to be held on two campuses of the University of Southern Maine. Anger's films were his landmark Scorpio Rising and his 1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother, which had a soundtrack by Mick Jagger and won a Film Culture award in 1970 for best experimental film. Brakhage's films included the Dog Star Man sequence and two others from the early 1960s, one of which includes a typo in its title ("Theigh" instead of "Thigh"). 19" x 24". An attractive and compelling design, four color on green background; near fine. [#033334] $150
(Film)
click for a larger image of item #33336, Three Hours of Experimental Films on Alchemy Astrology, Magic Gorham/Portland, [University of Southern Maine], 1971. Poster advertising two showings of films by Kenneth Anger, Harry Smith, Stan Brakhage, Ed Emshwiller, and "one unannounced film on an American Mythical Event," to be held on two campuses of the University of Southern Maine. Anger's films were his landmark Scorpio Rising and his 1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother, which had a soundtrack by Mick Jagger and won a Film Culture award in 1970 for best experimental film. Brakhage's films included the Dog Star Man sequence and two others from the early 1960s, one of which includes a typo in its title ("Theigh" instead of "Thigh"). 19" x 24". An attractive and compelling design, four color on what we believe to be the more common white background; near fine. [#033336] $125
(Film)
click for a larger image of item #33335, Three Hours of Experimental Films on Alchemy Astrology, Magic Gorham/Portland, [University of Southern Maine], 1971. Poster advertising two showings of films by Kenneth Anger, Harry Smith, Stan Brakhage, Ed Emshwiller, and "one unannounced film on an American Mythical Event," to be held on two campuses of the University of Southern Maine. Anger's films were his landmark Scorpio Rising and his 1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother, which had a soundtrack by Mick Jagger and won a Film Culture award in 1970 for best experimental film. Brakhage's films included the Dog Star Man sequence and two others from the early 1960s, one of which includes a typo in its title ("Theigh" instead of "Thigh"). 19" x 24". An attractive and compelling design, four color on blue background; near fine. [#033335] $150
click for a larger image of item #16218, The Heart on the Sleeve (NY), Brentano's, (1944). A bilingual (French and English) compilation of idiomatic expressions selected by Dorval, illustrated by Carlu, and introduced by Flanner. A wrappered reissue in smaller format and with several corrections from the earlier text. Inscribed by Dorval and signed by Carlu. Some corner creasing, and rubbed along the folds; very good. [#016218] $100
NY, Harper & Row, (1972). The first American edition of this novel by the noted director of King Rat, The L-Shaped Room, The Raging Moon and others. Warmly inscribed to film critic Pauline Kael: "'Spare my face, aim at my heart'/ with admiration for the fact/ that you always care -- / and/ With kindest regards/ from/ Bryan Forbes," and dated in 1974. Foredge foxed; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Kael, with her studied disdain for the "auteur theory" of film -- which argues in part that any film by a great filmmaker must be viewed in light of that greatness, and forgiven its defects -- was fiercely independent in her reviewing, often praising one of a director's films to the sky while panning another brutally. Many of her correspondents in the film world, like Forbes, recognized and respected that in her writings, even when she had savaged one or more of their films. Forbes inscription here is typical of the kind of response Kael elicited from many filmmakers -- respect, and even admiration, for her integrity. Kael's 1974 book, Deeper Into the Movies, was the first book on film to win the National Book Award. [#022697] $150
click for a larger image of item #21499, Introduction: Remembering Cruikshank (Princeton), (Princeton University Library Chronicle), (1974). An offprint from the Chronicle, reportedly fewer than fifty copies printed for the author's use. Signed by the author. Shallow edge-sunning; near fine in stapled wrappers. [#021499] $225
click for a larger image of item #29924, "The Corrections" in The World of FSG NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001). An advance audio excerpt from his then-forthcoming novel The Corrections, along with excerpts of ten other books in FSG's Fall 2001 line-up. Cassette tape, signed by Franzen on a small label affixed to the printed cardstock sleeve. Fine. The Corrections won the National Book Award and is consistently cited as one of the top books of the 21st century's "new canon." An unusual advance issue for a literary novel, and likely the only signed copy. [#029924] $125
(Port Townsend), Graywolf Press, 1976. The poet's second book, this being the issue in wrappers, one of 1350 copies of a total edition of 1500. Inscribed by the author to another poet in 1981, with reference to "our days in Seattle," and signed with "Love." With the recipient's ownership signature. Fine in wrappers. A nice literary association. [#022701] $100
click for a larger image of item #34445, A City (Amherst), Swamp Press, 1982. Copy No. 75 of 100 hardcover copies, signed by the author. This copy is a presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher/printer, Edward Stuart Rayher, "with thanks," on stationery laid in. Quarterbound in leather. Edge-sunned boards; near fine. An early publication by this small press, which is now also a type foundry. [#034445] $125
click for a larger image of item #31395, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Promotional Mobile London, Jonathan Cape, 2003. A promotional cardboard mobile with five Volkswagens: 2 red, 1 blue, 1 black, 1 yellow; therefore, according to the code of the book, signifying neither a Good Day nor a Black Day. Fine. The only such mobile we have seen. [#031395] $150
click for a larger image of item #32647, Dying with the Wrong Name Princeton, Contemporary Poetry Press, (2013). First published in 1980, this is a new edition, with a foreword by Carlos Fuentes. This copy is inscribed by the author to the Chinese poet Bei Dao: "For the great poet Bei Dao -- on a wonderful meeting and in memory of [?], Mahmoud Darwish, Ramallah and freedom and justice." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Laid in is a typescript copy of Hamod's poem "Sabra/Shatilla: In Sorrow," which does not appear in the collection. [#032647] $115
NY, Macmillan, (1963). A play, with a 58-page autobiographical preface. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Bill Sloane,/ colleague at Bread Loaf -/ with good wishes." William Sloane was a longtime faculty member at the Bread Loaf writers' conference. After his death, a Bread Loaf Fellowship was instituted in his name. Faint foxing to top edge; else fine in a lightly spine-faded dust jacket with a couple small corner chips; still about near fine. [#016252] $100
click for a larger image of item #26340, The Primal Mind. Vision and Reality in Indian America NY, Harper & Row, (1981). A discourse on the characteristics and components of an Indian aesthetic and perspective, which attempts to also define the differences between the "Western" world view and that of "primitive" cultures, particularly Native American. A PBS documentary series was launched based on the ideas put forth in this book. Inscribed by the author: "For Hank [i.e., Henry Kurth]/ with much affection & loving friendship/ Jamake." A good association copy albeit, like all of the author’s self-representations as Native American, ethically dubious in retrospect. Recipient's name under front flap. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#026340] $100
click for a larger image of item #27921, The Blind Pig NY, Random House, (1978). His second book, featuring Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen. Inscribed by Jackson to Steve Krauzer: "For my beloved, esteemed and always fascinating pal, Love, Jon." Krauzer is unnamed in the inscription, but the book is from Krauzer's estate. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027921] $150
San Francisco, Fields Book Store, [1979]. A survey of the titles that had influenced or entertained him. Inscribed to Pauline Kael, with an autograph letter signed laid in telling Kael how much she is missed and urging her to see a Margarethe Mather exhibit in NY. Fine in stapled wrappers, with mailing envelope. [#035494] $125
click for a larger image of item #30350, The Stephen King Companion Kansas City, Andrews and McMeel, (1995). A presentation copy of the limited revised edition. "PC" on the colophon, which is signed by Beahm and four others: Stephen Spignesi, David Lowell, Michael Collings, and Kenny Ray Linkous. With a typed note from Beahm to recipient laid in. Bookplate of recipient front flyleaf. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued; lacking slipcase. [#030350] $150
Richmond, Tiger of the Stripe, 2006. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "two of the good buddies of all time." Stone gets a mention in the text. Fine in wrappers. [#033744] $100
click for a larger image of item #26286, In Search of Light NY, Exposition Press, (1969). A volume of vanity press poetry by Kelly, distinguished by a front cover blurb by Harper Lee, from a period of time when it was not uncommon for vanity publishers to simply warehouse their print runs for a predetermined length of time and then destroy them, with the majority of copies receiving distribution coming out of the author's allotment. For most vanity press works -- regardless of how many were originally printed -- the number of copies that ever made it into the marketplace probably averages in the low dozens. That fact, combined with the fact that Harper Lee published so little other than To Kill a Mockingbird, makes this a rare occurrence in print by the author of one of the best-loved American novels of all time. Kelly was a native of Excel, Alabama, which is less than 10 miles from Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with wear to the spine crown. [#026286] $200
(Tel Aviv), (Yedioth Ahronoth/Chemed Books), (1999). "The story of the joint research project with the Israel Air Force that led to peaceful coexistence between steel winged birds and their feathered companions in the sky." Inscribed by Leshem to Peter Matthiessen on a card tipped to the front flyleaf, along with Leshem's business card from the Department of Zoology at Tel-Aviv University. Trace foxing; else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#031982] $100
NY, McGraw-Hill, (1969). Inscribed by the author: "For ____/ with feelings that cannot speak in ink and cannot help it in tears./ Kenny/ Princeton/ 17 September 1969." A bulky book with a bit of a sag to the text block and vertical creasing to the half-title where the book is inscribed; still near fine in a very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and a bit of dampstaining visible on verso. [#028799] $115
(MARITAIN, Jacques)
(Ancona/Rome), Institut International J. Maritain, 1978-1990. 24 volumes, totaling 34 issues (including double issues), as follows: Numbers: 10/11, 15, 17, 22/23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29; and New Series Numbers: 1, 2/3, 4, 5/6, 7, 8, 9/10, 11/12, 13, 15/16, 19/20, 21/22, 23, 26, 27/28. About 1/4 of the covers are dampstained, although the texts are mostly unaffected but for some moderate foxing. The price of the lot has been reduced for condition. Text in French. [#035813] $100
click for a larger image of item #30006, Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks Los Angeles, Scream, 1986. The World Fantasy Convention Edition. Foreword by Stephen King. Inscribed by Matheson to horror writer Stanley Wiater: "For Stan, and making a mark that feels good. Thanks for the support & faith. Your pal, R.C." With Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate inside the front cover. Bottom inch of half title (with inscription) detaching, else near fine in wrappers. An uncommon edition signed, and a nice association. [#030006] $200
click for a larger image of item #31447, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse NY, Viking, (1983). An author's copy of his controversial and suppressed book about the confrontation between American Indian activists and the FBI in the early Seventies at Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee that left two federal agents and one Indian dead, and resulted in AIM activist Leonard Peltier being imprisoned for life, convicted of the agents' murder in a case that Matthiessen describes as rife with government malfeasance. Matthiessen, his publisher, and even some bookstores who had stocked the book were the targets of lawsuits brought by two government officials who claimed they were slandered by the hard-hitting book, which made no bones about its advocacy of the Indians' case. Until a landmark Supreme Court decision upholding Matthiessen's (and Viking's) First Amendment rights, the book was shelved with remaining copies of it being pulped; paperback publication, as well as foreign publication, were blocked for nearly a decade. A significant volume, both for the incendiary nature of its content, as well as the First Amendment battle surrounding its publication and suppression. This copy is from Matthiessen's own library. A little Long Island foxing in evidence; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Letter of provenance available. [#031447] $125
click for a larger image of item #32352, Lost Man's River NY, Random House, (1997). The second novel in the trilogy that began with Killing Mr. Watson, based on a series of events in Florida at the turn of the last century and using the novel form to explore the settling and development of that frontier, with an awareness of the ecological implications of that development. Inscribed by Matthiessen to Mike [Geary], with "many thanks again for a great day." For reasons unknown to us, not given to Geary; from Matthiessen's own library. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032352] $150
(Climate Fiction)
click for a larger image of item #33888, Austral London, Gollancz, (2017). The advance reading copy of McAuley's science fiction novel of a genetically-edited woman hiding out with a hostage in the newly established Antarctic Peninsula, in a world where the climate has changed dramatically faster than the politics of power, ethnicity or gender. Signed by McAuley. Fine in wrappers, with an announcement for the book signing laid in. [#033888] $100
click for a larger image of item #27323, Art & Outrage London/NY, Putnam/Dutton, 1959/1961. A review copy of the American edition, consisting of the true first (British) edition, copyedited on the title page and front flap to reflect changes to be made in the American edition, with a pencil note on the front flyleaf about the projected change in size. With review slip laid in. Correspondence about Miller between Lawrence Durrell and Alfred Perles, with interjections by Miller. Miller met both Durrell and Perles in Paris in the Thirties. Dusty top edge; fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Together with a copy of the American edition, as issued. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027323] $100
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
NY, St. Martin's/Marek, (1982). Warmly inscribed by the author. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Mild offsetting to front flyleaf, partially over but not obscuring inscription. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with foxing on verso and one lower edge tear. [#031040] $150
(Native American Periodical)
(San Francisco), (American Indian Historical Society), 1976-1983. An incomplete run of 8 issues of this "National Newspaper of Indian America," as follows: Vol. 4, No. 2; Vol 5, Nos. 2, 3; Vol. 9, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Vol. 10, Nos. 3, 4. Mailing labels; tanning to the edges and folds. Vol 9, No. 3 has a pink stain on the front page. Overall, very good. [#035730] $100
click for a larger image of item #32506, Simple Gifts (Thetford), Self-Published, (2001). The uncorrected proof copy, published by Nichols himself in an edition of 100 copies. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen and with an autograph note signed laid in, written across the top of a photocopied letter to friends about the writing of the work. This proof covers "Part One - Revised" and "Beginning Part Two." As best as we can tell, Simple Gifts remains unpublished. Nichols died in 2010. The Vermont author was a neighbor and friend of Grace Paley and of Peter Schumann, the founder and director of the Bread and Puppet Theater. The letter is folded and near fine; the proof is fine in wrappers. [#032506] $185
click for a larger image of item #16779, The Wishing Bone Cycle NY, Stonehill Publishing, (1976). Swampy Cree Indian narrative poems, translated by Norman, with a preface by poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg, founder of Alcheringa. Winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. This is the hardcover issue; there was a simultaneous issue in wrappers. This is also Norman's first book from a regular trade publisher, rather than a small press; two of his later books of fiction were nominated for the National Book Award. Faint spot to top edge and faint sticker removal on front panel of jacket; else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#016779] SOLD
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] SOLD
1993. A typed letter signed by Ouellette to a friend and fellow writer, mentioning another screenplay he is working on based on an H.P. Lovecraft story -- which apparently never went into production -- and appending a printout of his four-page short story "The Fourth Witch," which appears to remain unpublished. Edge-creased, folded in thirds for mailing; near fine, with envelope included. [#031476] $175
click for a larger image of item #31734, Birch Bark Legends (Lockport, NY), (Union Printing), (1884). "Copyrighted December 6th, 1883." Scarce in any edition, but more commonly seen printed in 1884 in St. Catharine's, Ontario, by Journal Printing Co. 56 pages; text fine. String-tied wrappers, with multiple small edge chips to the front cover; pictorial front cover present, rear cover absent, thus only a good copy. [#031734] $115
click for a larger image of item #11223, Counting (NY), (Vehicle), (1978). Her second book, a collection of short prose poems. Of a total edition of 500 copies, this is one of 474 copies in wrappers. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Slight rubbing to the spine folds, else fine; a very nice copy. [#011223] $125
click for a larger image of item #27456, Cinco Poesias de Ezra Pound Miami, Pandanus Press, (1952). One of 225 copies of this attractive oversize volume that collects Spanish translations of five of Pound's poems, including three of the Cantos. This copy is inscribed by one of the translators, Margaret Bate, to fellow translator Doris Dana. Covers foxed; near fine in self-wrappers with small edge chip. [#027456] $175
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. Very mild spine-sunning, else fine in wrappers. [#023936] $200
1985. A letter written by Reed in his capacity as a fiction contest judge. Although not stated in the letter, the contest celebrated the 1985 Mark Twain Sesquicentennial and sought a story that captured the spirit of Twain. Reed gives his first, second and third choices, and the points to be assigned each vote, as well as a critique of his first two choices. Signed by Reed. Folded for mailing, else fine. [#029529] $115
(n.p.), International Collectors Library, 1976. First thus: the International Collectors Library edition. Gold on black hardcover binding. Slight loss of gilt to spine, else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. The date (1976) is the copyright date: possibly issued later. [#035371] $100
(Rock Handbill)
click for a larger image of item #9690, BLUE CHEER San Francisco, 1967. "Spirit of '67." Playing with Sopwith Camel, July 7th and 8th, 1967. Four color, with an Uncle Sam motif. 5" x 7". Corresponds to the poster depicted in Art of Rock, #2.149. This performance was at California Hall in San Francisco. Fine. [#009690] $175
(Rock Handbill)
click for a larger image of item #8044, BLUE CHEER Denver, 1967. "Washday Detergent." A postcard for a performance of Blue Cheer and Superfine Dandelion in Denver on November 3rd and 4th, 1967. 5" x 7", done by Robert Fried. Art of Rock, #FD D-10. Fine. [#008044] $125
On Sale: $81
click for a larger image of item #33546, Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (Bretenoux), (Braad Press), (1977). Number 115 of 300 numbered copies, with woodcuts by Ian Tyson laid in. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "a book from the cove country. With love." Near fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#033546] $125
click for a larger image of item #33557, The Lorca Variations, I-VIII La Laguna, Zasterle Press, 1990. Number 51 of 300 numbered copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "some more invasions from elsewhere, with much love." Rothenberg was working on translations of Lorca at the time he wrote these poems; both he and Eshleman have translated Spanish language poetry, in addition to sharing an interest in indigenous, tribal, and prehistoric arts. Near fine in wrappers. [#033557] $100
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
On Sale: $98
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
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] $185
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] SOLD
(Women)
click for a larger image of item #33906, Game Changers. The Unsung Heroines of Sports History NY, Simon & Schuster, (2016). A compendium of approximately 150 women of the countless who had to bring twice the fight to their game than their male counterparts, as they had to fight for their place on the field or the court or the starting line before their race could even begin. Signed by Schiot. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. An inspiring book, and a remarkable reference work. Uncommon signed. [#033906] $150
click for a larger image of item #34581, The Experiment NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1980). Inscribed by the author to Pauline Kael "who has the dubious distinction of having first put my name and writing between hard covers. With admiration, Rich Setlowe." Setlowe was, among other things, the longtime film reviewer for Variety, and Kael quoted his review, in 1970, of Michelangelo Antonioni's film Zabriskie Point in her own New Yorker review of the same, which was later collected in Deeper Into Movies. Some dust soiling to page edges and covers; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034581] $150
(Shanachie)
Dublin, Maunsel & Co., 1907. An illustrated Irish Miscellany: originally a literary periodical that ran from 1906-1907, then published in book form. Edited by J.M Hone, and with contributions by W.B. Yeats, Padraic Colum, J.M. Synge, Lord Dunsany, and others. Only 6 copies in OCLC. Backstrip absent, thus a fair copy, and priced accordingly. [#600034] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #32523, A Yes-or-No Answer Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2008. A collection of poems, warmly inscribed to Peter and Maria Matthiessen. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032523] $100
(KESEY. Ken)
NY, Time Out New York, 2001. An article on Gary Sinise, who played McMurphy in Dale Wasserman's stage revival of Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This copy of the magazine is signed by Sinise and by Terry Kinney, who directed the play. Together with a display card for the play, also signed by Sinise and Kinney. Both items fine. [#027227] $100
click for a larger image of item #19624, Barn Blind NY, Harper & Row, (1980). The first book by the highly-regarded author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. This copy belonged to the author Robb Forman Dew -- who provided dust jacket blurbs for Smiley's next two books -- and bears her ownership signature. A little dampstaining to lower spine and foxing to top edge; near fine in a very good, dampstained dust jacket with light chipping at the crown. A nice association copy, albeit not a presentation copy. [#019624] $150
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1967. Second printing. From the author's own library and inscribed by Stone: "To Aunt Ruth/ with every best wish/ Bob Stone." Two names written on the rear flyleaf; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033825] $200
[various], [various], 1981-1997. Five various editions of the author's first book, all from the author's own library. Five paperbacks: three first printings (Houghton Mifflin 1981; Penguin 1987; Mariner 1997) and two later printings (Picador and Penguin, both 1987). The Penguin edition has a rear cover crease; otherwise the lot is near fine or better. [#033841] $150
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] $125
On Sale: $81
NY, Quantuck Lane Press, (2007). Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone, who provides a brief foreword: "Thank you for being such a kind first reader -- I appreciate your support!" Fine in a fine dust jacket, which has a blurb by Stone on the rear panel that is excerpted from his foreword. [#033781] $125
NY, Modern Library, (1931). First Modern Library edition. Green balloon cloth. Penciled owner name on flyleaf and penciled notes rear endpages, as well as several instance of underlining. Fading to the spine ends; a very good copy in a good edge-chipped dust jacket, with a 2" chip to the lower spine. [#035957] $100
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
click for a larger image of item #34413, Matrix Pittsburg, Kansas State College of Pittsburg, 1963, 1965. Two issues of this college literary magazine -- Vol. iii, No. 2 (1963) and Vol. 6, No. 2 (1965) -- each with poetry by Tate (one poem in the first issue; five in the second, one of which won an award). The 1963 issue is item B-1 in the author bibliography published in 1972; the 1965 issue is B-4. From the author's library. Covers rubbed; each is near fine in stapled wrappers. [#034413] $150
click for a larger image of item #34375, Poetry Cards (various). Four cards (three postcards, one notecard) each printing a poem by Tate. From the estate of the author. The postcards are "Dream of a Prose Poem" and "In a Motel on Lake Erie" (Some, no date) and "The Immortals" (Unicorn Press, 1970). The notecard prints "The Plaza" (Metacom Press, 1981, with a linoleum cut by Elaine Quick). Each is near fine or better. [#034375] $100
click for a larger image of item #34403, The Route as Briefed (n.p.), (Self-Published), (ca.1990s). Not to be confused with the 1999 collection of the same name, this is only the title piece, tapebound in printed cardstock covers. Unmarked, but from the author's library. Uncommon. Near fine. [#034403] $100
(Theatre Magazine)
(NY), (Theater Magazine Co.), 1913-1919. 13 issues: July, August, and December 1913; March 1914; March 1915; March and September 1916; January, May, August 1917; February and June 1918; and March 1919. Very good in wrappers; wear to the spines and edges; a few covers separating. (1/2 of the issue for April 1909, and just the cover for June, 1913 included at no charge.) [#600054] $100
click for a larger image of item #32911, Extracts from The Proud Highway (London), Bloomsbury, (1998). The advance reading copy of the British paperback edition (one year after the American and British hardcovers). Fine in wrappers. Uncommon advance copy. [#032911] $150
click for a larger image of item #30843, A Slipping-Down Life NY, Knopf, 1970. A review copy of her third book, a rock and roll novel focused on an alienated teenage girl in an unlikely romantic relationship with a small-time rock singer. A 1999 film adaptation won two film festival prizes and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with trace foxing to verso, with review slip laid in. A very attractive copy of this early Anne Tyler novel. [#030843] $150
click for a larger image of item #30276, 75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt & Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men Cambridge, Leavitt & Peirce, 1958. The hardcover issue of this very early appearance in print by Updike. Harvard alumni commemorate the 75th anniversary of a tobacco store and gathering place; Updike contributes a poem, "The Old Tobacconist." Slight foxing to top edge, else fine in a near fine, orginal glassine dustwrapper. [#030276] $225
On Sale: $146
click for a larger image of item #26900, 75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt & Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men Cambridge, Leavitt & Peirce, 1958. The hardcover issue of this very early appearance in print by Updike [Roberts B2]. Harvard alumni commemorate the 75th anniversary of a tobacco store and gathering place; Updike contributes a poem, "The Old Tobacconist." Two very slight bumps to the boards and a small tear at the front joint; else very near fine, lacking the glassine jacket. [#026900] $175
NY, Knopf, 1965. His first collection of nonfiction, short pieces from The New Yorker and a number of other publications, collected the year after Updike won the National Book Award and was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ Best wishes to a former Beverlyite/ John Updike." Foxing to foredge and cloth, thus very good in a very good dust jacket, which is also foxed, predominantly on verso. Most of the signed copies of this title that show up have been signed on a tipped-in leaf. Inscribed copies are uncommon. [#030159] $175
NY, Random House, (2003). A holiday collection from The New Yorker, with a five-page introduction by Updike. This copy is inscribed by Updike: "For ___ ___/ Christmas cheer, John Updike." Laid in is a mailing label addressed to the recipient and her husband, in Updike's hand. Fine in a near fine, mildly finger print-smudged dust jacket. [#030294] $200
(n.p.), (Ewert), (1997). A poem by Updike from A Child's Calendar, here issued as a holiday card. Printed in an edition of 150 copies, this is one of 100 copies issued unsigned, but this copy has been inscribed by the author: "A small item for [your] enormous collection. Sent to both of you with my warm regards of the season. Cheers, John." Fine. [#030255] $150
NY, Knopf, 1992. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ a great collector of me (and others)/ All best, John U." Top stain a tad faded, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030236] $100
click for a larger image of item #30226, Mites Northridge, Lord John Press, 1990. A miniature book of poems. Of a total edition of 226 copies, this is copy 39 of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. 3" x 2-3/8". Fine. [#030226] $200
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