First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy of these fugitive essays, either unpublished or which had appeared in scattered and often obscure periodicals. A posthumous title which is becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially in this condition.
Occasional prose, selected & edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald. 8vo, pp. 237. A nice copy in slightly chipped dj. O'Connor left a body of unpublished essays, lectures, and critical articles. This is a selection from those works.
Very slight fading to top-edge, tiny erasure mark on front flyleaf (barely noticeable), else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. O'CONNOR, Flannery. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE [Short Stories by] Flannery O'Connor. (Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald). [Farmer A5.I.a.1; states 'First printing' on copyright page]. Octavo, dark blue cloth spine, light blue paper-covered boards, pp. xxxiv, 269, illustrated (with a frontispiece portrait of the author). Robert Fitzgerald contributes a 28-page introduction. A collection of nine short stories, published posthumously; Includes "The Lame Shall Enter First" (basis for the 1993 film by Ukranian director Mikhail Kats).
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1965. 269 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Clipped DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the rear panel of the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 449; 1.1 x 8.3 x 5.7 Inches; 269 pages.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Signed. Presentation & Association Fine Copy In Like Jacket. First Edition/First Printing. Presentation & Association Copy to Great Reviewer Bill Starr."For Bill Starr with gratitude for a perceptive review, and with all best regards, Sally Fitzgerald Charleston 1980." Starr Review Included. Awesome Very Rare Copy.
Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Introduced by Robert Fitzgerald. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth over light blue boards, lettered in white and ruled in royal blue; in the original white dust jacket, lettered in black, blue, and green. About near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, a hint of fading to the board edges, some minor residue and light creasing pages xxiii-xxx, otherwise bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some a hint of light wear and minor creasing to the spine ends, a few faint smudges to the otherwise bright and clean panels. An excellent copy. Everything that Rises Must Converge is a posthumously published collection of nine of O'Connor's short stories, seven of which had previously been published in literary journals and magazines. Specifically, it includes "Greenleaf, " "A View of the Woods, " "The Enduring Chill, " "The Comforts of Home, " "The Lame Shall Enter First, " "Revelation, " "Parker's Back, " and Judgment Day" in addition to "Everything that Rises Must Converge." O'Connor, who passed away at the young age of 38, was working on these pieces during the last decade of her life and up until her death. Accordingly, this volume was published by O'Connor's estate not only to complete the author's intention of publishing this collection but also in memorial for her life and writings achievements. As the dust jacket explains, "Each of the nine stories carries her highly individual stamp, and could have been written by no one else, " making this collection "the most worthy memorial that Flannery O'Connor could have left behind."
Fine, Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. Pristine.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
First Printing. Octavo (21cm. ); red marbled paper over boards, quarterbound in dark gray textured cloth, titles stamped in gray and white on the spine with a gray topstain; dustjacket; 243pp. Faint tidemark to lower textblock edge at the gutter, small darkened patch to cloth at the base of the spine, with minor fading along the upper board edges; Very Good+. The unclipped dustjacket has a bit of shallow chipping at the spine ends, light soiling to the rear panel and flap folds, with some toning and a few old dampstains at the spine panel, most noticeable on the verso; Very Good. The author's third book and second novel.
Good in Good dust jacket. Originally priced at $3.50/black HB with purple and gold lettering on spine with illustrated jacket/worn and soiled with chip; 8vo; 251 pages; Tear at top spine and small tears at front and back upper corners/gold book shop sticker at bottom back end page.
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Book Light shelfwear to bottom boards. Short tape shadow to top of rear flap of jacket. Slight fading to jacket spine, else light rubbing. Issue point is present on page 125.
Top edge and fore-edge lightly foxed, half-title page and final leaf of text are browned along inner hinge, else a near fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket; pictorial jacket (designed by Guy Nichols) is lightly tanned on spine, few tiny tears on... O'CONNOR, Flannery. WISE BLOOD [A Novel]. Small octavo, orange cloth, 232 pages. Anthony Burgess 99 title.
NF/VG. AUTHOR'S THIRD BOOK/"FIRST EDITION" NOT STATED ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE AS IS THE CASE WITH THIS TITLE. D.J. HAS A SMALL BIT OF WEAR AT THE CORNERS WITH WEAR, SHORT TEARS, AND SHALLOW SURFACE CHIPS AT THE SPINE TOP, A ONE INCH TEAR AT THE TOP OF THE FRONT PANEL NEAR THE SPINE, AND SOME MODEST TANNING OF THE WHITE AREAS OF THE DJ. A NICE COPY.
Author's scarce second book and first collection of short stories, near fine in very good dust jacket, in fresh mylar cover; typical fading to jacket spine, gentle soiling on back of jacket, one small tear at top of jacket front, owner's initials on free front endpaper and his ownership stamp on front pastedown and title page else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket bearing a $3.50 price; true first printing with typo on page 125 and "Wise Blood" blurbs on jacket back; widely considered the author's tour de force; this copy appears unread.
Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities, slight sunning to the jacket spine and soiling to the rear panel of the jacket. Price of $3.75 is present on the front jacket flap. This second novel by the author of Wise Blood tells the story of Francis Marion Tarwater, an orphan who lives backcountry with his great-uncle in Powderhead, Tenn. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Good+ No Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt, Brace. Flannery O'Connor's first novel. Good+ copy. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Top of pages slightly stained, rear board shows minor blemishing along with some wear along the top edge. The previous owner signed her name in pencil on the first page; it has been erased but is still faintly visible. Otherwise this is a very good copy of this scarce collector's item! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Good in Fair jacket. Book Yellow boards are lightly faded, tanned, rubbed, and soiled. Corners and spine are bumped and fraying w/ small tears on the edges. Dust jacket is tanned, rubbed, soiled, chipped, and torn. $3.00 price on flap. Endpapers are tanned and lightly foxing. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
VG/VG. STATED FIRST EDITION. FIRST STATE BOOK & DJ (TYPO ERROR, PAGE 125, TYRING, WISE BLOOD BLURBS TO REAR PANEL DJ. UNCLIPPED 3.50 (SMALL CHIP TO THE 3), OWNER'S SEAL TO FFEP. FADING TO THE PUB. NAME TO SPINE AREA OF DJ. BOOK TITLE IS UNFADED.
First edition, first issue. Very slightly cocked, and a little rubbed, near fine in near very good first issue dustwrapper with only modest fading to the red portion of the spine, a couple of small chips, and dampstains on the rear panel. The author's masterpiece, her second book and first of short stories. A breathtaking collection of horror tales that probe the darkest heart of the South through the use of traditional "Southern Gothic" writing mixed with a nightmare vision seemingly derivative of German expressionism. A nice, presentable copy. See this book in 3D on our site.
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