DANCE OF THE HAPPY SHADES: Stories. Foreword by Hugh Garner [INSCRIBED]
Octavo, light green cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, as usual; tidy June, 1969, ink owner name in upper corner of front free endpaper; soft crimps at spine ends and minute rubbing to spine ends; else fine. The dust jacket has light sunning to the pink portion of the spine, as often; soft vertical crease to inner margin of front panel; small crease to upper outer corner of front panel and upper edges of flaps; in all, a VG+ attractive copy. no tears, chips, or clips. no gold G-G's sticker. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For [first name], Alice Munro." The inscribee is a published Canadian short story writer, novelist, and playwright. The 2013 Nobel Laureate's FIRST BOOK, arguably the most important book in the history of Canadian literature, launching as it did the career of one of the world's greatest living short story writers. A collection of 15 short stories, all winners. It won a Governor-General's Award, the first of three such. Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, well deserved. Signed copies are now uncommon on the market.