New York: Delacorte, 1977. Uncorrected Proof. A close to fine book in red, illustrated wrappers. Light edgewear and faint sunning and bumping to the spine. The letters "OCT" (October?) are written on the spine. A long, galley proof of Yates' novel of two sisters victimized by the whims of their mother and haunted by memories of a father they scarcely knew.
New York: Delacorte, 1976. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some darkening to the jacket spine, wear to the jacket spine ends and light chipping at the extremities. Signed and inscribed by Richard Yates on the front free endpaper to writer Kent Anderson, author of Sympathy for the Devil, and to his wife, Judith. Signed by the author.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the uncommon British edition of Yate's masterful novel. A close to fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Foxing on the page edges. Some wear at the extremities of the jacket and at the head and foot of the jacket spine. A short closed tear on the top of the rear panel. Price of 18s net is present on the front flap.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in nearly fine jacket. Minor wear at the head of the of the jacket. Some sunning to the jacket spine. Price of $4.75 present on jacket flap. Evidence of a label removed on the front endpaper. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the much ballyhooed movie starring Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decapio and directed by Sam Mendes.
Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket, sunning to the spine. A small chip at the head of the jacket. Some foxing to the page edges, minor stain on top edge. Price of $4.75 present on jacket flap. The author's powerful first book and destined to be a one of the literary classics of the mid 20th century. The basis for the much ballyhooed movie that featured Kate Winslett and Leonardo Decaprio and directed by Sam Mendes.
New York: Scribner, 1958. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. This book contains short stories by Richard Yates, Gina Berriault, B. L. Barrett and Seymour Epstein and was published before any of the writers had published a book. The Yates stories are: The Best of Everything, Jody Rolled the Bones, Fun with a Stranger and A Really Good Jazz Piano. The book was published three years before Yates debut novel, Revolutionary Road, was published. This is signed by Yates on the front free endpaper. A very uncommon book signed. Signed by the author.