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Two fine press titles by or about Raymond Carver  

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Two fine press titles by or about Raymond Carver


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  • Carver, Raymond. Carnations: a Play in One Act. vi, [2], 35, [4] pp. Illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Mayona Engdahl. Edited with an Afterword by William L. Stull. Introduction by Richard Cortez Day. (8vo) tan cloth with paper cover and spine labels. Unnumbered out of series copy, matching the issue of 45 copies in full cloth (from a total edition of 200). Vineburg, CA: Engdahl Typography, 1992.
  • Carver, James. My Brother, Raymond Carver. 35 loose sheets and 10 Black and white photographs, 13x17.5 cm (5x7") housed in separate compartments in an archival handmade box, 31.5x22 cm (12x8¾"). No. 9 of 12 signed and numbered copies. San Francisco: Sore Dove press, 2015.

My Brother, Raymond Carver is a book in 35 loose sheets, featuring highly personal recollections, new and controversial biographical details about Raymond Carver by his only brother and sibling, James Carver. The archival handmade box has a section with 10 photographs straight from the Carver family photo album. Some of the photos are being printed and seen for the first time. The last sheet of text is signed and numbered by James Carver. Scarce and unique piece on one of the 20th century's most celebrated story writers. Also here is the first appearance of Carnations, a one-act play, written by Raymond Carver when he was a student at Humboldt State University.

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