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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 #33373, The Abundance (NY), Ecco, (2016). The advance reading copy of this collection of "narrative essays old and new." Stray pencil mark to cover, else fine in wrappers. Uncommon: advance copies -- so-called "galleys," in the contemporary vernacular -- have always been scarcer than the corresponding trade editions, usually issued in hundreds of copies versus thousands for the published editions. But in the past couple of decades, since the start of the digital age, they have gotten even scarcer, as many of the marketing purposes they were used for are now accomplished using digital media and online resources. [#033373] $100
NY, Harper & Row, (1987). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#709519] $20
Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1974. Very Good in Good (soiled, tape-repaired) DJ. [#709488] $20
click for a larger image of item #13494, The Best American Essays 1988 NY, Ticknor & Fields, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of this selection edited and introduced by Annie Dillard. With work by William Kittredge, Elizabeth Hardwick, Paul Horgan, Charles Simic, Mary Lee Settle, James McConkey, and others. Near fine in wrappers. [#013494] $20