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CATHER, Willa Sibert.

Rare books by Willa Cather, including first editions and signed first edition copies of The Troll Garden, December Night, and Alexander’s Bridge.

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  1. The Troll Garden.
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    The Troll Garden.

    First edition of the author's first prose work (succeeded only by April Twilights, a 1903 poetry collection). With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather, Lincoln, August twenty-sixth, 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of W. L. Westermann: William Linn Westermann was a fellow member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska. Learn More
    £6,250

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 26021

    Signed: Yes

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  2. The Troll Garden.

    The Troll Garden.

    First edition, first printing, of the author's first prose work; presentation copy, inscribed to the great American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle: "Will Mr. Howard Pyle accept through me the love of seven big and little children to whom he taught the beauty of language and of line, and to whom, in a desert place, he sent the precious message of Romance. Learn More
    £40,000

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 43240

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  3. Alexander's Bridge.
    signed

    Alexander's Bridge.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Doctor George Merritt, from his friend, Willa Sibert Cather". The author's first novel, the story of an engineer torn between love for his wife and the woman he had loved during his youth, "neatly plotted with London and Boston settings in imitation of Henry James" (DAB). Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1912

    Published: Boston & New York

    Stock Code: 100726

    Signed: Yes

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  4. December Night.

    December Night.

    A scene from Willa Cather’s novel, Death Come for the Archbishop.
    First edition in this format, originally published in Cather's 1927 novel, Death Came for the Archbishop. In this poignant scene, the Archbishop of New Mexico is undergoing a crisis of faith one snowy winter's night, and on his way to church to pray, meets an old enslaved Mexican woman, Sada, who, despite her terrible life has never given up her faith. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 97069

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  5. Lucy Gayheart.

    Lucy Gayheart.

    With the salesman’s sample copy.
    First edition, first printing, together with the salesman's sample copy. This dummy copy has an ownership signature to the front pastedown, and the first few pages have been used by the owner, Vera Boicourt, to write out favourite passages from Anna Karenina and Lucy Gayheart. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 101922

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