Call by Tim Powers
1992 William Morrow
The uncorrected proof of the first trade edition (preceded by a limited edition from Charnel House). An ink date written across the front cover is very common, and usually indicates when the proof was received for review by an organization. This copy has written in pencil "(name) -- Is this fantasy? / If not, ditch! / from Francis." It was fantasy, and apparently not "ditched." Later, Powers inscribed the front cover, assuring Francis it was indeed fantasy. Inside, he inscribed it to me, insisting that it was all true, though.