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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #30769, Correspondence File 1989-2001. Three typed letters signed; two typed postcards signed; one holiday card and roughly forty pieces of promotional material, tearsheets, press releases, article photocopies, etc., pertaining to Bruchac's roles as writer, speaker, activist, story-teller, father, and the drummer for the Dawn Land Singers. In the correspondence, Bruchac is encouraging of the recipient's writing and generous with family updates and updates on his own projects; the longest letter concerns his decision to turn down a co-editing project with his correspondent, apparently involving a collection of Native American writing and art. In part: "It takes a long time to put a special issue of any magazine together -- trust me on this after more than three decades of editing. It takes, on average, twice as long to get work from Native American writers." All items near fine or better. [#030769] $450
click for a larger image of item #16536, Indian Mountain and Other Poems Ithaca, Ithaca House, (1971). The second book, and first regularly published volume, by this writer of Abenaki descent, who has carved out a unique place in contemporary American Indian literature as a publisher, poet, novelist, anthologist, storyteller and chronicler of traditional stories. Warmly inscribed by the author to his grandmother: "For Grandma/ For her birthday./ July 4, 1972/ Love,/ Sonny." Joseph "Sonny" Bruchac was raised by his grandparents, and his grandmother influenced his early love of reading. Some staining to front cover and some rubbing and surface peeling there. Very good in wrappers. A nice association copy. [#016536] $375
click for a larger image of item #25353, The Buffalo in the Syracuse Zoo and Other Poems Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review, (1972). An early collection of poetry, and the first of his books to be published by Greenfield Review Press, the press he founded. Greenfield Review Chapbook #3. Near fine in tan stapled wrappers. [#025353] $30
Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review, (1972). An early collection of poetry, and the first of his books to be published by Greenfield Review Press, the press he founded. Greenfield Review Chapbook #3. This copy is near fine in textured blue stapled wrappers. [#025352] $30
Memphis, Ion Books, (1986). Of a total edition of 750 copies, this is one of 25 copies numbered and signed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers and dustwrapper. An attractive and uncommon chapbook. [#025369] $30
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click for a larger image of item #34464, Native American Literature Catalog Hadley, Ken Lopez, Bookseller, 1996. Bruchac provides the introduction to this catalog of Native American literature: over 3 pages, he tells how he learned the power of strong stories. As best we know, not reprinted elsewhere. Fine in wrappers. [#034464] $25
Golden, Fulcrum, (1993). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to a Native American poet: "with deep/ respect/ for your vision/ and with gratitude/ for your friendship." According to the publisher, this is his first novel; actually, it is only his first novel to be published in hardcover. Based on myths and legends of the Abenakis, this is an attempt to forge a link between two disparate forms -- the traditional Native American oral tale and the Western novel. Recipient's handmade bookplate front flyleaf; fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a strip of dampstaining on verso. [#025372] $20
Austin, Cold Mountain, 1975. One of 700 trade copies in wrappers, of a total edition of 1000. According to the colophon, these were distributed free to Patrons of the Cold Mountain Press. Although not called for, this copy is signed by the author at the end of the text. Fine. [#002227] $20
Syracuse, Syracuse University, (1967). A collection edited by George P. Elliott. Contains Bruchac's "To Die in Madrid." Printed in an edition of 1250 copies. Spine- and edge-sunned; small chip rear upper cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. Bruchac earned his Master's degree at Syracuse University. [#025376] $20
(Austin), Cold Mountain Press, (1978). A novel by Bruchac, his second. Apparently only issued in wrappers. Slight spine rubbing, else fine. Signed by the author. [#025363] $20
Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review Press, (1991). An anthology of Alaskan Native writing, with both established writers and young, less well known ones, edited by Joseph Bruchac and with an introduction by James Ruppert. Includes work by Mary TallMountain and Fred Bigjim, among many others. Inscribed by contributor Lincoln Tritt. Fine in wrappers. [#025250] $20
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