Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series)

Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, 2004.

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Hardcover. 2004 (current) edition. 8 page bibliography and price-guide. A thorough guide to identifying and collecting first editions, advance copies, limited editions, etc. The AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES (APGs) include a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; an up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American and British) with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies printed (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values. You can view the Instructions For Use, also included with your order, which shows a sample listing and complete instructions for identifying first editions of the author's works.

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Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series). John CHEEVER, The Staff of Quill, Inc Brush.

John Cheever
birth name: John Cheever
born: 5/27/1912
died: 6/18/1982
nationality: USA

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Biography

American short-story writer and novelist whose work described, often through fantasy and ironic comedy, the life, manners, and morals of middle-class, suburban America. He is noted for his clear and elegant prose and his careful fashioning of incidents and anecdotes.more

Collecting tips:

Cheever is a wonderful short story writer, and his Wapshot novels are excellent, but he seems to have fallen out of favor of late (which by the way, isn't necessarily a bad thing if you are looking to collect an author's books). He was apparently not enamored of his first book, a collection of stories The Way Some People Live (1943) and he didn't allow it to be reprinted -- conveniently, at that time, anyway, no one wanted to reprint it. Printed in relatively small numbers during wartime, pretty much insured that fine copies would not grow on trees, and they don't. Cheever's family objected to some elements of the planned publication of The Uncollected Stories of John Cheever 1930-1981 and publication was suppressed. The uncorrected proof was the only complete version that saw the light of day, and commands a premium.

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