Notes: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book, a collection of short stories published in the UK several years before it appeared in the US. An uncommon debut book.
Your cataloguer can't decide if the subtitle reflects brio—writers' "collected works" usually cap careers, not start them—or modesty, with Egan's collected works just one slim volume of stories.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with a numberline ending in 1). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page.
Publication: London: Picador, 1993.
Item No: #361375