New York: Boosey & Hawkes. Paperback. This is a full score of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra. There is no date but there is a price of $5 on the title page. Light green cover in staples with sunning tothe spine and page edges. Ink marks to several passages. Owner name on front cover. Aaron Copland has signed and inscribed the score on the title page: "For Rachel Welke. Aaron Copland. 1962."
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New York: Norton, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of very short stories, most no longer than 750 words. There are 72 very short stories by many of the the best known names in literature. Five of the stories are signed by: David Foster Wallace, Tim O'Brien, Gordon Lish, Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood. The Wallace signature is particularly uncommon.
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.
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.
London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 2001. Paperback. First British edition. Fine in wraps. A small format paperback original. Five erotic stories by young writers in England, edited by Zadie Smith. Signed by all five writers and by Zadie Smith. Signed by contributors Matt Thorne, Toby Litt, Rebecca Ray, James Flint and Daren King. All signatures on the title page. Signed by the author.
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.