New York: Ecco, 1981. First Edition. First issue, with publisher's price of $14.95 present at the top right corner of the front flap. The author's first collection of stories, and his first book published in the US. A lovely copy, and one of only a handful of first issue examples we have encountered.
INSCRIBED by Wolff to fellow author Chris Offutt on the half title page: "For Chris / Whose stories I love / Toby / Sept 23, 1994."
From the collection of Chris Offutt.
Offutt is the author of “Kentucky Straight” and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by “Granta” magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
Small owner name at the top of the front endpaper, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.