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    A Signed Copy of Burke's Scarcest Book

    James Lee Burke. The Convict, Stories by James Lee Burke. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

    First edition. Signed by Burke on the title page. Octavo. 145 pages.

    Publisher's full blue cloth with dark pink lettering on spine. Binding very slightly cocked. Faint evidence of adhesive residue or offsetting on both boards. Very minor puckering along top edge of three leaves. A near fine copy in an absolutely pristine dust jacket.

    Burke's first collection of short stories and his rarest book. Published in an edition of only about 500 copies, most went to libraries and institutions. Copies signed by Burke are especially scarce.

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