First Edition Points and Criteria for Close Range Wyoming Stories

Year Published: 1999
Author Last Name: Proulx
Author First Name: Annie
Publisher: Scribner
Original Price: $25.00
Pages: 283

There was a numbered first edition, limited to 150 copies, and signed by the author and the illustrator, William Mathews. Mathews painted seven watercolors included in the both the limited and first trade editions. The signatures and number are on a special attached bookplate. The book was issued in a light oatmeal cloth slipcase.

Close Range is a collection of eleven stories. The final (and most famous story) in the collection is Brokeback Mountain, which was previously published in The New Yorker in 1997, and in book form by Fourth Estate, London in 1998. The identification photos on this page are of the first trade edition, which has a full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page."

Close Range Wyoming Stories was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

This is the first trade edition dust jacket for Close Range.
This is the first trade edition dust jacket for Close Range.

This is the first trade edition copyright page for Close Range.
This is the first trade edition copyright page for Close Range.

The original $25.00 dust jacket price is found here for Close Range.
The original $25.00 dust jacket price is found here for Close Range.

This is the back dust jacket for the first trade edition of Close Range.
This is the back dust jacket for the first trade edition of Close Range.

This is the first trade edition Scribner boards for Close Range.
This is the first trade edition Scribner boards for Close Range.

This is the back dust jacket flap for Close Range.
This is the back dust jacket flap for Close Range.

This is the first trade edition title page for Close Range.
This is the first trade edition title page for Close Range.

William Mathews painted seven watercolors - six full pages plus the book cover.
William Mathews painted seven watercolors - six full pages plus the book cover.

Watercolor by William Mathews.
Watercolor by William Mathews.

Watercolor by William Mathews.
Watercolor by William Mathews.

Watercolor by William Mathews.
Watercolor by William Mathews.



Other first edition points for books by Annie Proulx include: The Shipping News, Postcards, That Old Ace in the Hole.

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