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click for a larger image of item #911167, The Lieutenant 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
click for a larger image of item #33672, Blessings Elmwood, Raven Editions, 1987. The first separate edition of this story by Dubus, expanded from its magazine publication back to its original length. An attractive limited edition, designed and printed by Carol Blinn of Warwick Press. Copy No. 34 of 60 numbered copies, of a total edition of 70 copies signed by the author. Unmarked, but from the library of Robert Stone. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#033672] $500
click for a larger image of item #13582, The Lieutenant 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] $375
click for a larger image of item #29305, Adultery and Other Choices 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] $285
click for a larger image of item #33260, Selected Stories 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
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] $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
click for a larger image of item #33258, Selected Stories 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
click for a larger image of item #33259, Selected Stories 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
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 is the father of the acclaimed novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#021063] $115
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
click for a larger image of item #7359, Land Where My Fathers Died (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] $95
(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] $60
NY, Knopf, 1998. His last book, a collection of essays. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in jacket. [#019170] $60
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] $60
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] $60
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
click for a larger image of item #5104, Broken Vessels 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] $20
NY, Knopf, 1996. An advance reading excerpt consisting of three of the stories from the collection. Fine in wrappers. [#013181] $20
click for a larger image of item #26236, Dancing After Hours 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] $20
NY, Knopf, 1998. The uncorrected proof copy of his last book, a collection of essays. Fine in wrappers. [#013584] $20
Boston, David R. Godine, (1984). Very Good in Very Good (price-clipped) DJ. Ownership inscription on half-title page. [#704657] $20
Boston, David R. Godine, (1984). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#702071] $20
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] $19
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] $19
NY, Knopf, 1996. An advance reading excerpt, consisting of three stories from the published collection. Fine in wrappers. [#912449] $19
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