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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 #30137, Farm NY/(Chicago), Feature/ICI, (1988). An early issue of this small periodical of gay fiction, printing Sedaris' story "My Manuscript," which was collected in his first book, Barrel Fever, in 1994: there are enough textual differences between this version and the collected version to consider this text an earlier draft. An uncommon early appearance by Sedaris. [#030137] $750
click for a larger image of item #31754, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls NY, Little Brown, (2013). The advance reading copy of this collection of "essays, etc." that debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Fine in wrappers. Like other contemporary advance reading copies, this appears to have been issued in very small numbers, with few having turned up on the market. [#031754] $55
click for a larger image of item #32996, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules NY, Simon & Schuster, (2005). The uncorrected proof copy of this anthology, edited and introduced by Sedaris, and published, not by McSweeney's, but as a benefit for 826NYC. Authors include Alice Munro, Richard Yates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Patricia Highsmith, Lorrie Moore, Dorothy Parker, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Amy Hempel, Jincy Willett, Charles Baxter and others. Front corner crease, else fine in wrappers. [#032996] $20