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Trash: Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Firebrand Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200743

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. Near fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 174 pp. Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent.First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the... View more info

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Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

By: Allison, Graham; Blackwill, Robert D.; Wyne, Ali; Kissinger, Henry A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 2013

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2276316

ISBN: 0262019124

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. Sticker on jacket rear. 2013 Hard Cover. xxviii, 186 pp. Grand strategist and founder of modern Singapore offers key insights and controversial opinions on globalization, geopolitics, economic growth, and democracy. When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspec... View more info

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Lady Sackville: A Biography

By: Alsop, Susan Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292330

ISBN: 038511379X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. x, 273 pp. Biography of the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish dancer who became the mother of the author Vita Sackville-West and the grandmother of Nigel Nicholson. View more info

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CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush

By: Alter, Cathy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206984

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and mystery that is our first celebrity crush. View more info

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Seven Trees: Limited Fine Press Edition

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Kat Ran Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2195946

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, hand numbered #35 on limitation page, and signed by Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner. Faint stain on rear panel of clamshell case. Original mailing envelope from Kat Ran Press containing a duplicate prospectus laid in. 1998 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Folio in publisher's clamshell case with prospectus. One of 65 copies, only 50 of which were available for sale. Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner have worked separately to create the combined suite of poems and prints, Seven Trees. This second offering from the Kat Ran Press is the firs... View more info

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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719

ISBN: 1565121570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1... View more info

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Finding Miracles

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200723

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. Milly Kaufman is an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story... View more info

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The Woman I Kept to Myself: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200725

ISBN: 1565124065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the ... View more info

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In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739

ISBN: 1565120388

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictat... View more info

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Something to Declare: Essays

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200751

ISBN: 1565121937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 300 pp. In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she's learned on her way to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. In 1960, when Alvarez was ten years old, her family fled the Dominican Republic. Her father participated in a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and exile to the United States was the only way to save his life. The family settled in New York City, where Dr... View more info

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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200755

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, ... View more info

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The Other Side (El Otro Lado): Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200756

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Promotional postcard laid in. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. English text. Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Los... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came To [Visit] Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200758

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dom... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759

ISBN: 1565122763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another.Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena,... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The ... View more info

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A Cafecito Story

By: Alvarez, Julia; Ramirez, Belkis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200761

ISBN: 1931498008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. 58 pp. Woodcuts by Belkis Ramirez. A Cafecito Story is a story of love, coffee, birds and hope. It is a beautifully written eco-fable by best-selling author Julia Alvarez. Based on her and her husband's experiences trying to reclaim a small coffee farm in her native Dominican Republic, A Cafecito Story shows how the return to the traditional methods of shade-grown coffee can rehabilitate and rejuvenate the landscape and human culture, while at the same time preserving vital winter habitat for threaten... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268632

ISBN: 0743252128

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265 pp. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt. He recounts Andrew Jackson's stunning defeat of a s... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2002

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294820

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 2002 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265, [7] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. In To America, Stephen Ambrose, one of America's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as and explains what an historian's job is all about. When Stephen Ambrose became interested in American history at age 18, there was much that America had done that made him proud, but there were some things he condemned as well, for instance slavery, the treatment of Nati... View more info

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Lucky Jim

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Compass Books / Viking Press: 1963

Seller ID: 1838261

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly toned, minor marginalia. 1963 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pages. Lucky Jim is a comic novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954. It was his first novel, and won the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the titular protagonist James Dixon, a reluctant history lecturer at a provincial English university (inspired in part by the University of Leicester). The novel exemplifies the use of a precise but plain-spoken narrative voice. Jim Dixon is not particularly dedicated ... View more info

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Night Train

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276291

ISBN: 0609601288

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide Detective Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of Colonel Tom, is ready to put the case down. Suicide. Closed. Until Co... View more info

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The Top and the Ball

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ideals Children's Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199996

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch tear to jacket spine head. 1992 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 32 pp. A fine leather ball snobbishly refuses to marry a plain wooden top; but years later, after Ball has fallen on hard times and Top has a shiny new coat, she is eager for his friendship. By the famous Danish author who also wrote The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, etc. View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (Avon Edition)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: F.M. Lupton Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2265936

Condition: Good


Large stain to bottom corner, no publisher date, title page and contents page stuck together, pages toned. iv, 377 pp. Hans Christian Andersen (/?ænd?rs?n/; Danish: [han?s ?k?æsdjan ??n?sn?] (About this sound listen)), often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no fewer t... View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (McKay's Colored Classics)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: David McKay, Publisher: 1905

Seller ID: 2276836

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1905. 1 inch tear to spine head, owner bookplate on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 377 pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt and red titles, ten full-page color plates and sixty woodcuts from designs by various well-known artists. Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H.C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes th... View more info

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The Complete Andersen: All of the 168 Stories [Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286225

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine lightly rubbed with minimal loss of gilt. 1949 Hard Cover. One-volume edition. 297, [3], 445, [3], 430, lxvii, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth spine, pictorial paper over boards. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an appendix containing the unpublished tales, a chronologic listing, and the edit... View more info

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Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean; Mondschein, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canterbury Classics: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265948

ISBN: 1626860998

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 760, [4] pp. 8vo. Light blue faux leather binding with pink double border, metallic red roses on green stems along inside of border, white titles, small girl in a flower pictured on front board, green frog with metallic red crown on spine. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an introduction ... View more info

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Fairy Tales [by Hans Christian Andersen]

By: Andersen, Hans [Christian]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281275

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on ownership page, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1932 Hard Cover. 272, [2] pp. 8vo. A collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an introduction by Ken Mondschein. Color illustrated endpapers. View more info

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Hans Andersen's Story Book. with a Memoir [Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans [Christian]; Howitt, Mary

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Allen Brothers: 1869

Seller ID: 2283812

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, ink name stamp crossed out on title page, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1869 Hard Cover. vi, 9-154, 7-187, [3] pp. Beautiful blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Andersen from a painting by Carl Hartmann, and several other illustrations in text. A collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Includes: Memoir of Hans Christian Andersen (by Mary Howitt), A Picture-Book without Pictures; My Boots; Scenes on the Danub... View more info

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Robert Frost and John Bartlett: The Record of a Friendship

By: Anderson, Margaret Bartlett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202144

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1963 Hard Cover. xiv, 224 pp. As a young English teacher at the Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire, Robert Frost first met Margaret Abbott and John Bartlett in 1907 when they were his students. Walking miles down the country roads with John, talking of astronomy or Greek mythology or simply observing nature, Frost established a friendship with the boy that was to last the rest of their lives. After John and Margaret married, in 1912, Rob was not only a faithful correspondent but also the most welcome guest in their home. On Frost's request, the letter... View more info

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Letters of Sherwood Anderson

By: Anderson, Sherwood; Jones, Howard Mumford; Rideout, Walter B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by one-inch chip to jacket spine head, one and a half inch chip to top edge of rear jacket panel, one and a half inch tear to front jacket flap hinge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. xxv, 479 pp. From libraries, collections and private individuals he has obtained the great body of Sherwood Anderson correspondence from 1916 to shortly before Anderson's death in 1941. Four hundred and one of the most important, characteristic and revealing letters he has reproduced here--most of them for the first time. These he has arranged chronologically, commented u... View more info