THE MUDDY FORK & OTHER THINGS: SHORT FICTION AND NONFICTION - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED [COPY #1]
Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1991. First Edition. A substantial collection of short fiction and nonfiction, culled from various magazine appearances, alongside interviews, and the beginnings of several novels. Provenance: While not marked in any way, this copy is from the collection of Montana author and screenwriter William "Gatz" Hjortsberg (1941-2017). Both men were friends and frequent collaborators who formed part of Montana's thriving literary community; Crumley would write the introduction to the Centipede Press reissue of Hjortsberg's supernatural detective novel Falling Angel. Item #5092
Limited Issue, one of 125 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.1. Octavo (22.25cm); beige and hunter green cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine, and decorative elements embossed onto front cover; publisher's matching green cloth slipcase; xii,239,pp. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, with part of the inner cloth lining around the opening a little loose.