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    Richard Ford. Four Signed First Editions, including: A Piece of My Heart. [and:] The Ultimate Good Luck. [and:] Independence Day. [and:] The Sportswriter. 1996. First American hardcover edition. All books are near fine or better in dust jacket.

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    This lot includes: A Piece of My Heart. New York: Harper & Row, [1976]. First edition. Signed by Ford on the title page. Octavo. 297 pages. Publisher's bronze-stamped brown cloth over brown paper boards; top edge stained red. Small area of light discoloration to top corner of front board. Very minor shelf wear to bottom edge of lightly toned dust jacket. Else, a fine copy. Ford's first book. [and:] The Ultimate Good Luck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. First edition. Signed by Ford on the title page. Octavo. 201 pages. Publisher's silver-stamped black cloth. A couple of light scratches and a couple of faint white marks to rear board. Near fine in slightly toned dust jacket. Ford's second book. [and:] Independence Day. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First edition. Signed by Ford on the title page. Octavo. 451 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth over light brown paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. The second "Frank Bascombe" novel (the sequel to The Sportswriter), winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the first novel ever to win both awards in the same year. [and:] The Sportswriter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First American hardcover edition. Inscribed by Ford on the title page: "For Pat, With happy wishes for you / Richard Ford / January 31.1997." Octavo. 375 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped dark orange paper over light orange paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. Originally published in softcover in 1986, this is the first American hardcover edition.



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