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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 #29580, Suppose One Were A Fish [Seattle], Incunabla, 2007. The lettered limited edition of this poster, a broadside excerpt from Crowley's 1981 novel Little, Big, issued in conjunction with what was to be the 25th anniversary edition of Crowley's World Fantasy Award-winner, but which is being released in its 35th year (2016). (The website littlebig25.com, provides updates). A 24" x 37" poster, with art by Peter Milton, whose haunting drawings, etchings, engravings and prints are to grace the new edition. When Little, Big was first published, Ursula Le Guin famously wrote that "all by itself it calls for a redefinition of fantasy"; Thomas Disch called it "the greatest fantasy novel ever." The literary critic Harold Bloom listed three books by John Crowley, including Little, Big, in his book The Western Canon. Bloom is listed as providing an introduction to the anniversary edition of the novel. One can get a sense, from this poster, of the aesthetic of the anniversary volume, as one can from various parts of the above website. One of 26 lettered copies, this being letter "L," signed by John Crowley, artist Peter Milton, editor John Drummond and book designer John D. Berry. Rolled; else fine. A scarce artifact of a prolonged publishing project and labor of love, associated with one of the best-loved and most highly regarded fantasy novels of all time. [#029580] $750
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
click for a larger image of item #18870, Daemonomania Norwalk, Easton Press, (2000). The limited edition of the third book in the ambitious tetralogy that began with Aegypt, which was selected as one of David Pringle's 100 best fantasy novels of all time. Both Aegypt and the second volume of the tetralogy, Love and Sleep, were nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Issued in an edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is an out of series author's copy signed by Crowley. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#018870] $60
Minneapolis, DreamHaven Press, 2000. A single story, illustrated by Charles Vess. Signed by Crowley. Fine in stapled wrappers. An uncommon Crowley "A" item. [#020183] $20
(NY), Morrow, (2005). Second printing of the author's highly acclaimed novel. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#026222] $20
[Seattle], Incunabla, 2007. A broadside excerpt from Crowley's Little, Big, issued in conjunction with what was to be the 25th anniversary edition of Crowley's World Fantasy Award-winning novel, which is still a work-in-progress but has yet to be published. A 24" x 37" poster, with art by Peter Milton, whose haunting drawings, etchings, engravings and prints were to grace the new edition. When Little, Big was first published, Ursula LeGuin famously wrote that "all by itself it calls for a redefinition of fantasy"; Thomas Disch called it "the greatest fantasy novel ever." The literary critic Harold Bloom listed three books by John Crowley, including Little, Big, in his book The Western Canon. Bloom is listed as providing an Introduction to the anniversary edition of the novel. One can get a sense, from this poster, of the aesthetic of the anniversary volume, as one can from various parts of the above website. Rolled; else fine. [#029648] $20
click for a larger image of item #21859, The Translator (NY), Morrow, (2002). A mainstream novel set at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by the author of a number of highly praised, award-winning fantasy novels, including the classics Little, Big and Aegypt. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#021859] $20
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