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1996. Typescripts of O'Nan's screenplay based on Tim O'Brien's National Book Award-winning Vietnam novel. Two clean copies, each signed by O'Nan on the title page. 126 pages each, and in a Kinko's box that is hand-labeled "Going After Cacciato/ 27 August 96/ Original - Top/ Copy - Bottom." The screenplays are fine; the box has two broken corners. This same year, O'Brien provided a jacket blurb for O'Nan's highly regarded Vietnam novel The Names of the Dead. Several years back it was rumored that Cacciato would be filmed, with Nick Cassevetes as director, and with a different screenwriter. For now, we have only O'Nan's vision. [#029952] $1,750
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
(Milan), Leonardo, (1990, 1991, 1992). Three Italian editions of his fifth book, a collection of related stories that was first published in 1990. Each is signed by the author. The first edition is fine in a near fine dust jacket; the second edition is fine in a very good dust jacket with dampstaining to the crown; the third edition is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#019575] $300
NY, Broadway Books, (1998). The uncorrected proof copy, in white wrappers. Much scarcer than the advance reading copy in pictorial wrappers. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in wrappers. [#911810] $175
The first Japanese edition, issued in two volumes, each fine in fine dust jacket with publisher's wraparound band torn and laid in to Volume II. Signed by the author. [#019570] $150
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1998. The Franklin Library edition. A leatherbound limited edition, with an introduction written especially for this edition that keeps us from calling this title a departure for O'Brien: "Though I am known as a 'Vietnam writer' -- whatever that may be -- I have always pegged myself more as a 'love writer,' and in that regard Tomcat in Love is no departure at all." Signed by the author. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#911811] $150
NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of O'Brien's fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911797] $100
Paris, Plon, (1992). A later French edition -- 1993, the year the title won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the French award for the best foreign book of the year. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. [#019580] $80
(Milan), A Vallardi, (1987). The first Italian edition of The Nuclear Age. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with outwardly imperceptible dampstaining. [#019572] $80
The first Japanese edition. Fine in wrappers, with publisher's wraparound band. Signed by the author. [#019574] $80
NY, Knopf, 1985. O'Brien's fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author with the added phrase from the book, in quotes: "It's love I want. Worship." Remainder stripe; else fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket. [#025152] $80
(London), Flamingo, (2002). The uncorrected proof copy of the British edition. Fine in wrappers. [#911820] $45
(NY), Dell, (1979). First printing of the Dell paperback edition. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#911795] $40
(NY), Dell, (1976). First printing of the Dell paperback edition. Signed by the author. Tiny corner chip to rear cover; slight wear; near fine in wrappers. [#911794] $40
NY, Knopf, 1985. The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Paperclip mark inside front cover; publicity material laid in that was previously stapled to front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#020469] $40
NY, Penguin, (1994). Pamphlet. Penguin Reading Group Guide. Includes author bio, interview and questions for discussion. Very Good in stapled wrappers. [#707357] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707358] $20
(NY), (Dell), (1993). The first printing of the American paperback reprint. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#019573] $20
NY, Knopf, 1985. A review copy of his fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author. Nick to the front cloth (apparently a binding flaw), else fine in a mildly spine-faded dust jacket. [#015985] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Very Good in Very Good (spine-faded) DJ. [#707359] $20
(London), Flamingo, (1991). A British reprint edition. Fine in wrappers. [#010714] $20
NY, Broadway Books, (1998). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#014911] $20
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