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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 #34749, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. His irrepressible second novel. Inscribed by Robbins: "To Paul, with 'eternal' gratitude for introducing me to the Clock People. Your friend, Tom Robbins." Paul Dorpat, who is the first person acknowledged in Robbins' Author's Note for the book, was a co-founder with Robbins and others of Seattle's first underground newspaper, Helix; and an issue of the paper featured a story about The Great Clock and the legend of the Eternity of Joy, the text of which parallels Chapter 59 of Cowgirls (in addition to "the clockworks" playing a larger role in the novel as a whole). A dozen or so ink and pencil notes in the text, presumably by Dorpat. Apart from the annotations and a bit of spotting to the boards, this is a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a chip at the upper rear spine fold. One of the best possible association copies of this beloved novel. [#034749] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #23606, Skinny Legs and All [NY], [Bantam], [1990]. Point of sale display for this title. (No book included.) Cover art: 14" x 16" at longest point, meant to attach to display rack. Rubbed, mild edge wear; near fine. Suitable for framing if cropped. [#023606] $60
(various places), (various publishers), (1977-2000). Six magazines with pieces by and about Robbins. Two articles and four interviews, as follows: an interview in Rolling Stone, November 1977; a brief essay on living in La Conner, WA in Pacific Northwest, April 1986; an interview in Interview, November 1993; an interview in Seattle Weekly, April, 1994; a cover article on living in the Northwest in Seattle Times, August, 1994, (plus a newspaper ad for the same) and, lastly, an interview in High Times, June 2000. All issues are near fine or better, and span his career from the year after Even Cowgirls Get the Blues to Fierce Invalids from Hot Climates. [#023608] $40
(Chicago), Chicago Public Library, 2003. Newsletter of the Chicago Public Library for May 2003, announcing a reading by Tom Robbins, "author of such bestsellers as Welcome to the Monkey House." Robbins once said that he was determined not to read Vonnegut or Brautigan until he finished writing his first novel. He failed at not reading Brautigan, but the Vonnegut influence on his early work might be over-exaggerated. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#023610] $20
NY, Bantam, (1990). Good in Very Good (creased) DJ. Bumped corners. [#708390] $20
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