NY: Harper & Row. (1982). The author's own copy of this collection of essays, her fifth book. Signed by the author, with her corrections to at least five pages of text, and with her markings and self-instructions for what appears to be a reading from the text. Dillard has taped a square of paper to the front board listing the pages with "Corrections," under her heading "be wise - write it down." Small sticker taped to the spine, with the fading word, "MINE." "Ex Libris Annie Dillard" bookplate on the front pastedown. One essay in this collection was chosen for the Best Essays of the Twentieth Century volume and another won New York Women's Press Club award for its year. Several page corners turned. Outer corner of text block stained. A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket and, with the author's own markings and changes. Unique. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. (Inventory #: 032717)
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