AMATEURS. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty stories. Barthelme is "known primarily as a surrealist and black-humorist ... [his stories] are thoroughly bizarre and contain ideas and themes taken from myth, fantasy and SF." - Nicholls (ed), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia, p. 61. Birthday gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Tiny stain on fore-edge of text block, else a fine copy in fine priced-clipped dust jacket. (#161492).
"First Printing, 1976" on copyright page.