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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.
San Francisco: McSweeney's, 2013. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is an anthology celebrating 15 years of publishing of the McSweeney's magazine. Signed on the title page in black marker by founder and editor Dave Eggers as well as contributors Peter Orner, Jessica Walter, Arthur Bradford, and Andrew Greer. This is a special, signed edition done by Powells Books of Portland as partof their Indiespensable Club. Comes with Powells certificate. Signed by the author.
San Francisco: McSweeney's, 2009. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book without dust jacket, as issued. This is the fur cover edition. This is Dave Eggers' adaption of the book by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay he wrote for the Spike Jonze film. Signed by the author on the title page.
Brooklyn: McSweeney's, 1999. First printing. Near fine in original printed wraps. This is issue number 2 of Dave Eggers quirky and influential magazine published in the late winter/early spring of 1999. It includes work by Eggers, Jim Stallard, Ann Marie Cox, Jonathan Lethem, David Shields, Neal Pollack, Sarah Vowell, Amanda Davis, Heidi Julavits, and others. Light soiling to the page edges. First state issue with the last page, #192, mis-numbered as page 125. Signed by Dave Eggers on the dedication page. Signed by the editor.
New York: Holt, 1986. Paperback. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An early copy of Erdrich's second novel, following the well-received novel, Love Medicine. This copy is signed and inscribed by Erdrich and her partner, Michael Dorris, to Pacific Northwest author Ivan Doig and his wife Carol. Signed by the author.
New York: FSG, 1993. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine copy in illustrated wraps with a cover that is quite different from the later trade edition. Basis for the movie of the same name. He was chosen as one of the top 20 young writers in America by Granta magazine. This is the first book by Eugenides who later won the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, Middlesex. Signed by the author on the title page.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Minor soiling to the top edge Minor chipping at the foot of the spine and some light sunning to the jacket spine. Intriguing jacket illustration is by Don Louis Perceval. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page.
New York: Soho, 1991. Paperback. Advance Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. An unread copy of the the advance issue of the second book by Fergus. This copy belonged to novelist Ivan Doig who contributed a blurb for the hardcover edition. Laid into the book is a series of correspondence between Fergus and Doig concerning the review. Doig's blurb for the book is handwritten on the half-title page of this book. An interesting association.
Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1943. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in full leather. Deluxe Limited and Signed First Edition. Bound in black Morocco leather with gilt-stamped front board design and spine lettering. Top edge gilt. This is the first book in the 'Testament of Man' series. This is #73 of 100 copies signed by the Author on the limitation page. Still wrapped in the original Caxton Printers package with the original label showing the book title and printing.
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.