DEATHBIRD STORIES. New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, printed light blue wrappers, blue cloth tape spine, yellow review slip taped to front wrapper (so prepared by the publisher). Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. Signed by Ellison on the review slip affixed to the front cover. Collects nineteen stories. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-375. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 73. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 269. Tiny tear and associated nick to tail of spine panel (a minor production flaw, not abuse), else a fine copy. An uncommon proof. (#80142).