My Mother, In Memory

Elmwood CT: Raven Editions, 1988.

Price: $1,850.00

Hardcover. First edition. Frontispiece by Russell Chatham. Quarter leather and pastepaper over boards. Fine. Of a total edition of 140 copies, only 40 were hardbound, this is copy number 11 of 14 copies marked for presentation. Signed by Ford, and initialed by Chatham. Although not called for, this copy is also signed by the printer and designer, Carol Blinn of the Warwick Press. Scarce.

Item #340152
ISBN: 9999135978

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My Mother, In Memory. Richard FORD.

Richard Ford
birth name: Richard Ford
born: 2/16/1944

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Biography

American writer of novels and short stories.more

Collecting tips:

Richard Ford is a wonderful writer. His first two books, A Piece of My Heart (1976) and The Ultimate Good Luck (1981 - poorly constructed, the rear hinge is almost always cracked - or repaired) are moderately expensive in fine condition. His breakthrough novel, The Sportswriter (1986) was published by Vintage Contemporaries in paperback, and in considerable numbers, so while it is not by any means rare, the paper tends to yellow easily, so copies with bright, white pages are harder to find than one might think. This novel set the state for his next novel to feature the same protagonist, Independence Day (1995) which won both the Pulitzer and the PEN/Faulkner awards. It is not particularly expensive.more