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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 #34432, The Island Martinique Washington, DC, National Geographic, (2003). One of Wideman's least common books, presumably because National Geographic publications do not generally get the same kind of exposure and promotion in the retail book trade as do those of commercial presses. Inscribed by Wideman to James Tate (as "Jim," but from the estate of James Tate). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034432] $125
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, (2001). A highly praised memoir by the African-American author -- a Rhodes Scholar and MacArthur Fellow, among other awards and honors -- who is perhaps best known for the Homewood Trilogy. Inscribed by Wideman to James Tate. Front cover very slightly splayed; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034435] $75
NY, Pantheon, (1994). Inscribed by Wideman to James Tate and Dara Wier. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Laid in is an index card serving as a bookmark, with notes (in Tate's hand?): Russell Edson/ $1000/ and three dates. [#034433] $50
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Inscribed by Wideman to James Tate. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034434] $50