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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 #32950, Original Art (n.p.), McSweeney's, (2000). A drawing by Eggers of a broken bird-like creature, executed on the previously blank dust jacket of Timothy McSweeney's Issue No. 5. Signed (initialed) by Eggers. Additionally initialed by Eggers in 2001 and signed by Lydia Davis, Susan Minot, Ben Greenman, Lawrence Weschler, Paul LaFarge, Ann Cummins, and Sarah Vowell Issue No. 5 was the first hardcover issue of Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and it was issued in three variant bindings and four variant dust jackets. This is the Ted Koppel binding with the previously blank white front. One tiny corner tap, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket. [#032950] $1,000
click for a larger image of item #32951, Original Art (n.p.), McSweeney's, (2000). An ink drawing by Eggers of a malformed human, captioned "Things have changed since then, executed on the previously blank dust jacket of Timothy McSweeney's Issue No. 5. Signed (initialed) by Eggers. With an additional ink drawing by Eggers on the flyleaf, of an amoeba shape, captioned, "At one time they were all like this." Eggers has been selling his captioned paintings and prints of captioned animals to benefit ScholarMatch (which he also founded), an organization that funds college educations. Additionally signed by Ben Greenman. Issue No. 5 was the first hardcover issue of Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and it was issued in three variant bindings and four variant dust jackets. This is the Ted Koppel binding with the previously blank white front. Two tiny spots to foredge and small lower board nicks; near fine in a very good, mildly dusty jacket with a couple of closed tears. [#032951] $850
On Sale: $595
click for a larger image of item #27358, What is the What. The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (San Francisco), (McSweeney's), (2006). The advance reading copy of this highly praised "nonfiction novel" based on the life story of Deng, one of the Sudanese "Lost Boys," as told to Eggers. With different cover art from the published book and with blurbs by Khaled Hosseini, Philip Gourevitch and John Prendergast on the rear panel. Uncommon in advance form. McSweeney's is a small press, with little in the way of marketing dollars: its best advertising tends to be the buzz created by its publications, and this book exemplified the process, reaching #25 on The New York Times bestseller list without the benefit of promotional clout. This is the only copy we have handled or seen. Slight splaying to covers and a bit of shelf dirt to the lower edge; else fine in wrappers. [#027358] $450
(n.p.), McSweeney's, (2004). A re-definition of terms, by over 200 American writers, artists and musicians. Signed by co-editor and contributor, Dave Eggers. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with CD tipped to the rear pastedown. [#912490] $100
On Sale: $65
click for a larger image of item #33164, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? NY/San Francisco, Knopf/McSweeney's, 2014. The uncorrected proof copy of this Eggers novel, built entirely of a conversation between the protagonist and his kidnapped astronaut. Fine in wrappers, with a Knopf Canada label on the rear cover that changes the contact information printed beneath, as well as the publication date and price. [#033164] $100
click for a larger image of item #30716, The Circle (NY/San Francisco), Knopf/McSweeney's, 2013. The uncorrected proof copy of Eggers' novel about the dark side of the internet and a 21st century company modeled on several of the current internet giants. Eggers co-wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film version, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Not a common proof, especially compared to the 200,000 announced first printing, but not as scarce as McSweeney's proofs done without the backing of Knopf. Fine in printed white wrappers, with the cover art bound in. [#030716] $25
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