Books by Barry Hughart

Possibly the shortest bibliography on the web, as he has written only three books, and no short stories. Still, I am attempting to compile a list of all editions of his books, including uncorrected proofs.

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A.1 Bridge Of Birds
The first of the "Master Li" and "Number Ten Ox" books. Co-winner (with Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood) of the 1994 World Fantasy Award.

a. New York: St. Martins Press, 1984. 256 pp. $13.95.
Uncorrected proof. Although the front cover shows the correct title, the rear cover and spine add a leading "The". I know of only two copies in existence.


White wrappers with black printing.

aa. New York: St. Martins Press, 1984. 256 pp.
First edition. Reportedly 35,000 copies were printed. A number of boxes of remaindered (but unmarked) copies were purchased by Dreamhaven Books in Minneapolis, and sold in a few years, as reported to me by the manager in 1990.


Yellow cloth. Issued with dust jacket (shown).

b. London: Century Publishing, 1984. 248 pp.
First British edition, first state dust jacket. Apparently this dust jacket was only sent with review copies. The jacket was changed after the book won the World Fantasy Award, but before the book was shipped to stores.


Black cloth. Issued with dust jacket (shown).

ba. London: Century Publishing, 1984. 248 pp.
First British edition, second state dust jacket.


Black cloth. Issued with dust jacket (shown).

c. New York: Ballantine Books, May [April] 1985. 278 pp. $2.95.
First paperback edition. ISBN 0-345-32138-3. In print.


d. London: Corgi, July [August] 1986. 271 pp. 2.50.
ISBN 0-552-12646-2.


e. London: Century Hutchinson, November 1986. 400 pp. 8.95.
ISBN 0-7126-0862-1.


f. London: Corgi, March 1990. 271 pp. 2.99.
ISBN 0-552-12646-2. Cover art by Mark Harrison.



A.2 The Story of the Stone
The second of the "Master Li" and "Number Ten Ox" books.

a. New York: Doubleday (Foundation), July 1988. 240 pp.
Uncorrected proof. Not an uncommon proof.


Blue printed wrappers with black printing.

aa. New York: Doubleday (Foundation), July 1988. 240 pp.
First edition. Reprinted once (number line missing the "1".)


b. New York: Science Fiction Book Club #14229, November 1988. 249 pp. $4.98.


c. London: Doubleday (Bantam), April 1989. 272 pp. 12.95.
ISBN 0-593-01631-9.


d. London: Doubleday (Bantam), April 1989. 236 pp. 6.95.
ISBN 0-593-01711-0. Cover art by Mark Harrison.


e. New York: Bantam Spectra, November 1989. 289 pp. $4.50.
ISBN 0-553-28278-6.


f. London: Corgi, March 1990. 272 pp. 2.99.
ISBN 0-552-13400-7. Cover art by Mark Harrison.



A.3 Eight Skilled Gentlemen
The third of the "Master Li" and "Number Ten Ox" books.

a. New York: Doubleday (Foundation), January 1991. 256 pp.
Uncorrected proof.


Blue printed wrappers with black printing.

aa. New York: Doubleday (Foundation), January 1991. 255 pp.
ISBN 0-385-41710-1. Cover art by Mark Harrison. First edition. Reportedly only 2000 copies were printed, issued simultaneously with the trade paper edition.


b. London: Corgi, March 1991. 256 pp. 3.99.
ISBN 0-552-13401-5. Cover art by Mark Harrison.


c. New York: Bantam Spectra, February 1992. 255 pp. $4.99.
ISBN 0-553-29563-2. Cover art by Mark Harrison.



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