Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver SIGNED! [LIMITED FIRST EDITION / THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY]
Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
LIMITED SIGNED FIRST EDITION  THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY
SIGNED by Raymond Carver in blue ink on the front free endpaper. Fully bound in two-tone dark burgundy leather with gilt swirl designs on the spine and front and rear covers. All edges gilt,. marbled endpapers, red satin ribbon bookmark. Illustrated with a color frontispiece. This is the true first edition, with an introduction by Carver not found in the trade edition.
Book is in excellent condition; pristine and like new with just a faint hint of rub wear to gilt on frontispiece [see final photo.]
A gorgeous addition to any collection!
The last story collection published during Carver's life (he died in 1988) contains most of his greatest hits from his earlier books, as well as seven stories that hadn't been collected up to that point.
The breadth of the collection makes these 37 stories an extremely complete map of Carver territory, of a particular area of America and of the specific texture of the people Carver writes about — their difficult attempts at survival in a world where happiness does not arrive wrapped up in neat packages but comes in far more peculiar parcels, if it comes at all.