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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 #913495, New Hope for the Dead NY, St. Martin's, (1985). The second of his acclaimed Hoke Moseley crime novels. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket with trace rubbing to the flap folds. A very nice copy, scarce signed. [#913495] $850
click for a larger image of item #6648, Proletarian Laughter NY, Alicat Bookshop Press, 1948. Alicat Chapbooks No. XII. Willeford's first book, a collection of poems, preceded only by a group of poems in broadside format, issued as part of another Alicat Press collection. These poems contain the only descriptions Willeford ever committed to writing of his experience in World War II, which, by the evidence included here and by comments he made to others about them, were apparently horrific. Acidic paper browning with age and some wear to spine; otherwise near fine in stapled wrappers. [#006648] $115
NY, Alicat Bookshop Press, 1948. Alicat Chapbooks No. XII. Willeford's first book, a collection of poems, preceded only by a group of poems in broadside format, issued as part of another Alicat Press collection. These poems contain the only descriptions Willeford ever committed to writing of his experience in World War II. Acidic paper browning with age and some wear to spine; a couple pages with 1" to 1-1/2" tears; about near fine in stapled, lightly sunned wrappers. [#002033] $95
NY, Random House, (1988). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on top edge. [#710980] $20
NY, Random House, (1988). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913496] $19
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