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Preliminary Guide to the Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Anne Tyler, 1958-1998

Collection Overview

The collection consists primarily of first editions, limited editions, translations, and other editions (many of them autographed or inscribed, 1965-1998) of the works of Anne Tyler, delineating her prolific career. Also includes books about or containing contributions by Tyler (1958-1993); issues of periodicals containing her contributions or reviews of her work (1965-1996); and three pieces of her original correspondence (1979-1989).

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Anne Tyler 1958-1998
Creator
Hunter, Jody Jones
Extent
3.6 Linear Feet, 82 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

First UK edition, signed; Chatto and Windus, 1965
Box 1
Second UK edition; Severn House, 1984
Box 1
Knopf, 1965
Box 1
Macmillan, 1966
Box 1
First edition, inscribed; Knopf, 1970
Box 1
First UK hardcover edition; Severn House, 1983
Box 1
First edition; Knopf, 1972
Box 1
First UK edition; Chatto and Windus, 1973
Box 1
First edition; Knopf, 1974
Box 1
First edition; Knopf, 1976
Box 1
First UK edition, signed; Chatto and Windus, 1976
Box 1
A La Recherche de Caleb, first French edition; Stock, 1981
Box 2
First edition, inscribed; Knopf, 1977
Box 2
First UK edition; Chatto and Windus, 1977
Box 2
Toujours Partir, first French edition; Stock, 1979
Box 2
Possessi Terreni, first Italian edition; Ugo Guanda, 1991
Box 2
Uncorrected proof of first edition, tall format; Knopf, 1980
Box 2
First edition; Knopf, 1980
Box 2
First UK edition, signed; Chatto and Windus, 1980
Box 2
Morgan L'Insaisissable, first French edition; Stock, 1982
Box 2
First edition, signed; Knopf, 1982
Box 2
First UK edition, signed; Chatto and Windus, 1982
Box 2
Le Dejeuner de la Nostalgie, first French edition; Stock, 1983
Box 2
Uncorrected proof of the first edition; Knopf, 1982
Box 3
Uncorrected proof of the first edition, bound upside-down, signed; Knopf, 1982
Box 3
Restaurang Hemlangtan, reprint of first Swedish edition; ManPocket, 1983
Box 3
Uncorrected proof, first state; Knopf, 1985
Box 3
Uncorrected proof, second state; Knopf, 1985
Box 3
First edition, signed on a tipped-in leaf; Knopf, 1985
Box 3
First UK edition, Chatto and Windus, 1985
Box 3
Den Till Fallige Turisten, first Swedish edition; Bokforlaget Trevi, 1986
Box 3
Turist Ved et Tilfaelde, first Danish edition; Gyldendal, 1986
Box 3
Le Voyageur Malgre Lui, first French edition; Stock, 1987
Box 3
Voyageur Malgre Lui, first mass market French edition with variant title; Stock, 1989
Box 3
Turista Por Acidente, first Portuguese edition; Dom Quixote, 1987
Box 3
Nakljucni Popotnik, first Slovenian edition; Salazba Mladinska knjinga, 1990
Box 3
True first edition, original leather, signed with a special 2-page message not included in other editions; Franklin Library, 1988
Box 4
Uncorrected proof of first trade edition; Knopf, 1988
Box 4
Uncorrected proof, copy for presentation, signed on extra blank leaf bound at front; Knopf, 1988
Box 4
Signed copy; Knopf, 1988
Box 4
Ejercicios Respiratorios, first Spanish edition; Editorial Lumen, 1990
Box 4
First trade edition, signed on tipped-in leaf; Knopf, 1991
Box 4
First UK edition; Chatto and Windus, 1991
Box 4
First separate edition, number 34 of 40 hardbound, signed; William B. Ewert, 1992
Box 4
First separate edition, number 19 of 60 handsewn, signed; William B. Ewert, 1992
Box 4
First edition of children's book; Orchard Books, 1993
Box 4
Uncorrected proof; Knopf, 1995
Box 4
First trade edition, signed on tipped-in leaf; Knopf, 1995
Box 5
First trade edition; Knopf, 1998
Box 5
Edited by Tyler; uncorrected proof, signed; Houghton Mifflin, 1983
Box 5
Edited by Tyler; first edition; Houghton Mifflin, 1983
Box 5
Freshman Writing: Essays by Students in English 1 and 2 at Duke University

First and only printing, thought to be Tyler's first appearance in print; 1958-1959

Box 5
The Young Writer at Work

By Jessie Rehder, second printing; Odyssey Press, 1962

Box 5
Under Twenty-Five: Duke Narrative and Verse, 1945-1962

William Blackburn, ed., first edition, includes first publication of "I Never Saw Morning" ; Duke University Press, 1963

Box 5
A Duke Miscellany: Narrative and Verse of the Sixties

William Blackburn, ed., first edition, signed by Tyler; Duke University Press, 1970

Box 5
Works in Progress, Number Six

Martha Saxton, ed.; Literary Guild/Doubleday, 1972

Box 5
The Best American Short Stories 1977

Martha Foley, ed., first edition; Houghton Mifflin, 1977

Box 5
First Person Singular

Joyce Carol Oates, ed., first edition; Ontario Review Press, 1983

Box 5
The Available Press/Pen Story Collection

First edition, introduction by Tyler; Available Press/Ballantine, 1985

Box 5
Contemporary American Women Writers

Catherine Rainwater and William J. Scheick, eds., first edition; University Press of Kentucky, 1985

Box 5
Art and the Accidental in Anne Tyler

By Joseph C. Voelker, first edition; University of Missouri Press, 1989

Box 5
Louder Than Words: 23 Authors Donate New Stories to Benefit Share Our Strength's Fight Against Hunger, Homelessness and Illiteracy

William Shore, ed.; Vintage, 1989

Box 6
Birch Lane Press Presents American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers

Michael C. White and Alan Davis, eds., introduction by guest judge Tyler; uncorrected proof; Birch Lane Press, 1990

Box 6
The Fiction of Anne Tyler

C. Ralph Stephens, ed., first edition; University Press of Mississippi, 1990

Box 6
Forward Into the Past: For May Sarton on her Eightieth Birthday May 3, 1992

Susan Sherman, ed., limited edition; William B. Ewert, 1992

Box 6
Anne Tyler

By Elizabeth Evans, first edition, signed by Tyler and Evans; Tawyne, 1993

Box 6
The Book of Absent People

By Taghi Modarressi (Tyler's husband), first edition; Doubleday, 1986

Box 6
Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring (April) 1965
Box 6
Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1967
Box 6
Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1967 (copy 2)
Box 6
Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer (July) 1975
Box 6

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15 June 1986; He Did It All for Jane Elizabeth Firesheets, first publication of Tyler's review of Off for the Sweet Hereafter by T. R. Pearson
Box 6
14 April 1991; Tribal Rites in Westchester, first publication of Tyler's review of Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen
Box 6
Vol. 268, No. 4, October 1991; In the Land of the Lolita, first publication of Tyler's review of Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years by Brian Boyd
Box 6
New Series No. 3, January 1996; Introduction: Best of the South, expanded version published in the actual book Best of the South, Shannon Ravenel, ed.
Box 6

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8 Sept. 1985; Life is a Foreign Country, review of The Accidental Tourist by Larry McMurtry
Box 6
11 Sept. 1988; About Maggie, Who Tried Too Hard, review of Breathing Lessons by Edward Hoagland
Box 6
25 Aug. 1991; The Accidental Convert, review of Saint Maybe by Jay Parini
Box 6
Typed letter, signed, 7 February 1979, to John Norbutt
Box 6
Typed letter, signed, 9 November 1985, to bookseller Bernice Weiss
Box 6
Autograph postcard, signed, 21 January 1989, to first edition dealer Bev Chaney
Box 6

Historical Note

Hunter is a collector of works by certain southern authors taught by William Blackburn. Tyler is a Duke alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer, whose best-known works include novels The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Anne Tyler, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Anne Tyler was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Arnold

Completed June 13, 2003

Encoded by Elizabeth Arnold

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.