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

NY, Dial, 1967. His first book, and his only novel, a story of the peacetime military and the challenges to manhood and honor that its rigid code of morals creates. Dubus was once quoted as saying that after he wrote this novel someone introduced him to Chekhov's short stories, and he threw away the manuscript of what was to be his next novel and began writing short fiction -- to become one of our most acclaimed and accomplished practitioners. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with very mild shelf wear. [#911167] $1,000
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990. A collection of related stories that share a number of characters as well as the narrator -- a "Tim O'Brien" whose experience bears certain similarities to the author's own. Inscribed by O'Brien to fellow writer Andre Dubus: "to Andre, Best, Tim. Call me!". The Things They Carried is a meditation on war and death, and on the place that storytelling has in bringing these ultimately unfathomable experiences within our grasp. Nearly three decades after its first publication, this is by consensus one of the best, if not the best, work of fiction to come out of the Vietnam war. Dubus has marked several passages in the text, mostly to do with bravery and regret, and he has written two names and some numbers on the rear flyleaf. An outstanding association copy, being inscribed to a writer whose time in the military, and the sense of honor and sacrifice that came with that, influenced his own writings throughout his life. Trace edge foxing, thus near fine in a fine dust jacket (second issue, with the spine lettering properly aligned). [#033257] $750
NY, Atlantic Monthly, (1987). The first collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Independence Day. Inscribed by Ford to Andre Dubus, himself a master of the short story form: "with long-overdue admission of my admiration for your wonderful work. I hope some day we meet. I hope your work flourishes, as it has." Trace foxing and bumping; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a bit of fading to the spine lettering. A nice association copy between two of the preeminent fiction writers of their era. [#033255] $550
NY, Dial, 1967. His first book, and his only novel -- a military tale not unlike William Styron's book The Long March -- a story of the peacetime military and the challenges to manhood and honor that its rigid code of morals creates. Dubus was once quoted as saying that after he wrote this novel someone introduced him to Chekhov's short stories, and he threw away the manuscript of what was to be his next novel and began writing short fiction -- of which he became one of our most acclaimed and accomplished practitioners. This copy is stamped "Sale" on the front flyleaf, but is otherwise fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a speck of rubbing on the rear panel. A very sharp copy of a book that seldom turns up in this condition. [#013582] $500
Boston, Godine, (1977). The third book and second collection of short fiction by this writer who was considered a master of the form, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in the 1980s. Signed by Dubus on the title page and additionally inscribed by him on the half title, in 1985: "For Carol/ with wishes for blessings, luck, and other mysteries - Love/ Andre." The author and the recipient had been friends at the Iowa Writers Workshop in the early Sixties, and both had studied with Richard Yates there. Foxing to top edge of text block; minor splaying to boards; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace edge wear. [#029305] $375
London, Godine, (1990). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition, and the first proof to contain the full complement of all 23 stories: the U.S. proof was intended to be issued with only ten of the stories; was mistakenly issued with the "left out" 13; and then re-issued with the intended 10. Signed by Dubus. Foxing near the spine; near fine in wrappers. [#033260] $250
(Otisville), Birch Brook, (1989). The first separate appearance of this story from The Times Are Never So Bad. A small, attractive letterpress limited edition. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by the author. Approximately 6" x 4-1/2". Mild spine roll, else fine in wrappers. [#912453] $175
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 is the father of the acclaimed novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#021063] $150
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] $125
(n.p.), Stuart Wright, (1984). His first limited edition, a single story issued in an edition of 200 copies. Dubus was a contemporary master of the short story form and the most accomplished writer of novellas in the U.S.; he was compared on numerous occasions to Chekhov. Signed by the author. Clothbound, with paper spine label, issued without dust jacket. Covers splaying, as is common with this title; spine label faded; near fine. [#007359] $125
(n.p.), Stuart Wright, (1984). His first limited edition, a single story issued in an edition of 200 copies. Signed by the author. Clothbound, with paper spine label, issued without dust jacket. Covers splaying slightly, as is common with this title; near fine. [#912452] $125
Boston, Godine, (1988). An uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories by the late master of the form. This is presumably the first issue proof, in yellow wrappers, without reviewer blurbs, and erroneously featuring the 13 stories not indicated as being part of the "ten tales for reviewers" that are promised on the front cover and asterisked in the Table of Contents. Signed by Dubus. Fine in wrappers. [#033259] $125
Boston, Godine, (1988). An uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories by the late master of the form. Featuring "ten tales for reviewers" out of the 23 stories that appeared in the published book. Signed by Dubus. Foxing to the front edges; near fine in cream wrappers, with blurbs by reviewers, including John Updike, on the rear cover. This is likely the second issue proof, as there was another issue that erroneously featured the 13 stories omitted from this version. [#033258] $125
NY, Knopf, 1998. His last book, a collection of essays. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912455] $100
(n.p.), (n.p.), [2001]. The screenplay by Festinger and Field, based on the Dubus story "Killings," and submitted to the Academy for award consideration. Bradbound in cardstock covers; small label removal abrasion to front cover; else fine. [#912464] $100
(n.p.), Stuart Wright, (1984). His first limited edition, a single story issued in an edition of 200 copies. Dubus was a contemporary master of the short story form and the most accomplished writer of novellas in the U.S.; he was compared on numerous occasions to Chekhov. Clothbound, with paper spine label, issued without dust jacket. Covers splaying slightly, as is common with this title; spine label faded; near fine. Although the edition was done as a signed edition, this copy is not signed -- the only copy we have seen thus. [#026975] $80
NY, Knopf, 1998. His last book, a collection of essays. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in jacket. [#019170] $80
NY, Dial, 1967. His first book, and his only novel -- a military tale not unlike William Styron's book The Long March -- a story of the peacetime military and the challenges to manhood and honor that its rigid code of morals creates. Dubus was once quoted as saying that after he wrote this novel someone introduced him to Chekhov's short stories, and he threw away the manuscript of what was to be his next novel and began writing short fiction -- of which he became one of our most acclaimed and accomplished practitioners. Dampstaining to lower boards; a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with a small droplet on spine, light corner chipping, and one internally mended edge tear. [#029303] $80
Boston, Godine, (1983). Second printing of this novella and eight short stories. Signed by Dubus on the title page and additionally inscribed by him on the half title, in 1985: "For Carol/ and truly the times are not so bad for you have endured/ Love/ Andre." Foxing to edges of text block; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with one short edge tear, light rubbing to folds, and foxing to verso. [#029306] $80
NY, Crown, (1984). A collection of his novellas, all of which had been previously published in other collections together with short stories. Only issued in wrappers in this country. Near fine. [#912463] $50
NY, Knopf, 1996. The uncorrected proof copy, in plain printed wrappers, and far less common than the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers which is sometimes identified as a proof. Fine. [#912447] $45
(London), Picador/Pan, (1987). The first British edition of his only novella to be published on its own, outside of a collection. Billed as "a novel" for marketing purposes. Only published in wrappers in the U.K. Page edges darkening; else fine. [#912462] $45
Boston, Godine, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of this well-received collection of essays, Dubus' first book of nonfiction. With an introduction by Tobias Wolff. Near fine in wrappers. [#005104] $25
NY, Knopf, 1996. The advance reading copy of a collection of stories that was published to enormous critical acclaim and, for the first time, widespread public recognition and commercial success. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers and very near fine publisher's cardstock slipcase. [#026236] $25
Cambridge, Green Street Press, 1988. A collection of stories edited by and introduced by Dubus, one of the most acclaimed writers of short fiction of his time. Contributors include Gina Berriault, Mark Costello, Susan Dodd, Pam Durban, Tobias Wolff, Thomas Williams, Don Hendrie Jr., and others, most of whose writings in this volume are the first book appearances of their respective pieces. "[Short story writers] can not rest because they are human, and all of us need to speak into the silence of mortality..." [From Dubus' introduction.] Fine in wrappers. No indication of a hardcover edition. Quite an uncommon book, with a roster of writers ranging from the well-known to the little-known, but all of them selected by Dubus for the quality of their short fiction: one writer, Nancy Zafris, received a fiction prize for her first story, which is included in this volume; two years later her first book won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. [#024515] $25
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his last book, a collection of essays. Fine in wrappers. [#013584] $25
Boston, Godine, (1991). His first book of nonfiction, a collection of essays. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With an introduction by writer Tobias Wolff, a longtime friend of Dubus. [#912445] $20
NY, Knopf, 1996. A review copy of his last collection of stories, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912446] $20
NY, Knopf, 1996. An advance reading excerpt consisting of three of the stories from the collection. Fine in wrappers. [#013181] $20
NY, Knopf, 1996. An advance reading excerpt, consisting of three stories from the published collection. Fine in wrappers. [#912449] $20
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