New York: Random House, 1982. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket flaps and some soiling to the rear panel. A collection of the best work in American literature in 1982. Signed twice by Raymond Carver: once on the front free endpaper and once at his entry for his short story, Cathedral. Uncommon. Signed by the author.
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New York: Granta, 1996. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine in illustrated wraps. In June, 1996 Granta magazine named its top 20 American novelists under the age of 40. There were some surprises, but the selection set off a wave of publicity and focused increased interest in many of the writers. This issue is signed by: Sherman Alexie, Jeffrey Eugenides, Edwidge Danticat and Jonathan Franzen who also has drawn horns and eyeglasses on his portrait. Signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and head and foot of the jacket, soiling to the rear panel. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns and evidence of sticker removal to the front pastedown. Signed by Arthur Laurents on a bookplate laid into the book. And signed and inscribed by Sondheim on the front free endpaper "For Jane and Bob from Stephen Sondheim 12/31/81." Jane and Bob Emerson managed the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan for many years, the go-to bookshop for theater professionals and aficionados. An uncommon book signed. The show closed after 12 previews and 9 performances but has since been acclaimed as part of Sondheim's canon and a cult favorite.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1973. First edition, first printing. This is a close to fine copy of the Summer, 1973 issue of the New York Quarterly. A clean tight copy with minor toning to the white rear panel. This is the first appearance of Updike's poem "Cunts: (Upon Receiving The Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation)." There is a limitation notice, #57 of 457 copies. Signed by the author at the end of the poem.