LE GUIN, Ursula.

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences; Dancing at the Edge of the World: thoughts on words, women, places; Searoad Chronicles of Klatsand; Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight; Four Ways to Forgiveness; Unlocking the Air and other Stories; Lavinia.

Santa Barbara; New York; San Francisco; Orlando: Capra Press; Grove Press; Harper Collins; Pomegranate Artbooks; Harcourt, Inc., 1987-2008 Stock Code: 132670
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First editions, first printings, of which four are inscribed by the author to Philomena Guillebaud, three of which have an additional inscription from Le Guin's close friend Martha West. Additionally Dancing at the Edge of the World is inscribed solely from West to Guillebaud; Buffalo Gals and other Animal Presences and Lavinia with Guillebaud's ownership inscription to front free endpapers. Guillebaud was a local historian of the Cambridge region, and great niece of the economist Alfred Marshall. Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come out Tonight is also signed by the illustrator, Susan Seddon Boulet.

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences: Ownership inscription of Philomena Guillebaud to front free endpaper.

Dancing at the Edge of the World: gift inscription from Martha West to front free endpaper, "Happy Birthday to Philomena from Ursula's friend Martha, and your friend Malithak, July 1989".

Searoad: gift inscription to title page, "A very merry Christmas to Philomena with love from Ursula, December '91", with West's additional inscription, "and from all the Wests".

Four Ways to Forgiveness: gift inscription to title page, "For Philomena, with warmest good wishes for the new year & every year from Ursula 1995", with West's additional inscription, "and Christmas love from Martha".

Unlocking the Air: gift inscription to title page, "For Philomena, with love from Ursula* Happy Birthday! July 11, 1996", "*and from Martha, a Narrative American, see p. 95", referencing the short story "Ether, Or: For the Narrative Americans".

Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come out Tonight: gift inscription by Le Guin and signed by the illustrator to front free endpaper, "for Philomena with Christmas cheer, Ursula K Le Guin, Susan S. Boulet 1994".

Lavinia: Guillebaud's initials to the front free endpaper.

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7 volumes; 6 of which are octavo. Original various coloured cloth-backed paper covered boards, titles to spines in red, gilt, silver, purple, various coloured endpapers. With dust jackets. [Together with Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come out Tonight:] quarto. Original pale blue imitation leather, titles to spine in white. With dust jacket.


Minor shelfwear to extremities, glue residue to spine and small mark to rear board of Dancing at the Edge of the World; a near-fine set in the jackets, peeling and chips to foot of spine of Searoad, short closed tears and nicks to edges of Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences (Dancing at the Edge of the World, Searoad, Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come out Tonight, and Four Ways to Forgiveness price-clipped).


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