DANCE OF THE HAPPY SHADES: Stories. Foreword by Hugh Garner (INSCRIBED)
Edition: First printing
Toronto: Ryerson, 1968. Octavo, light green cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, as usual, small light ink name at front, else fine in fine jacket, no gold G-G's sticker. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For___, Alice Munro." The author'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.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.