Book Collection - Acquired Since 12/01/2021

Eggers, Dave ed. McSweeney's Issue 22 2007 McSweeney's NY. First edition. McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction -- of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes -- poets!) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet-chains, picking a poem of their own and one by another poet. The next poet will then do the same, and then again, and again, and so on. In section two, Fitzgerald (yes -- F. Scott Fitzgerald!) provides a list of unused story premises first cataloged in The Crack-Up ; his mission is completed by writers like Diane Williams and Nick Flynn. In section three, finally, the president of France's (yes -- France!) legendary Oulipians offers a rare glimpse into his group's current experiments with linguistic constraint. Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Book Arts Craftsmanship) 2008. Fine sans DW as issued.

Galland, Nicole Master of Revels 2021 (February) William Morrow NY. Advance reading copy of the first edition. Sequel to D.O.D.O., which she co-wrote with Neal Stephenson. Letter to independent booksellers laid in. Tiny tear to top edge of front cover, else fine in pictorial wrappers.

Henry, Gabe Eating Salad Drunk 2021 (September) St. Martin's Griffin NY. Uncorrected proof of the first edition, Haikus by Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Aubrey Plaza, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk, and many other famous comedians. Fine in pictorial wrappers.

Hughart, Barry Eight Skilled Gentlemen 1991 (January) Doubleday Foundation NY. First edition. Author's third book. Only 2000 copies printed. Review sheet laid in. Fine in DW.

Hughes, Matthew Barbarians of the Beyond 2021 Spatterlight Netherlands. Uncorrected proof of the first edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in printed wrappers.

Hughes, Matthew Costume Not Included 2021 Angry Robot UK. Second printing, ten years after the first (2011). Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Hughes, Matthew The Damned Busters 2021 Angry Robot UK. Second printing, ten years after the first (2011). Review sheet and a note from the author laid in. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Hughes, Matthew Hell To Pay 2021 Angry Robot UK. Second printing, ten years after the first (2011). Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Mieville, China This Census-Taker 2016 Random House. First edition. Very good with bumping to the corners, one page dog-eared, in very good DW with barcode labels on lower spine and lower back panel.

Moore, Christopher Sacre Bleu 2012 Morrow NY. First edition. The quest to discover the truth of Van Gogh's death. Near fine in decorated boards, sans DJ.

Winters, Jonathan Mouse Breath, Conformity and Other Social Ills 1965 Bobbs-Merrill NY. First edition. Includes an additional dust jacket is a promotional one from Hefty trash bags. This one has a chair on the front with the words "Hefty Star" on it, and the back features the Hefty and Mobil logos. Inside flaps of promotional dust cover advertise/promote Jonathan Winters' ad campaign for Hefty and list programs that carry the commercials. Inside flap also accordion folds out to 6 panels featuring stills from Hefty commercials. This dust cover is from 1970, and just placed over the 1965 book and dust cover. Book and Hefty dust cover in very good plus condition. Fine in DW.

Number of items: 11
Number of authors: 8

Exported 5/9/2022 10:07:57 PM
2022 by Mike Berro