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CATHER, Willa.

Lucy Gayheart.

With the salesman's sample copy.

Published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935

Stock code: 101922

Price: £750

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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.

2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, printed paper labels to spines and front boards in black and orange, top edges orange. With the dust jackets designed by Rudolph Rudicka. Bookplate to front pastedown of the first edition. Spines a little faded, board edges lightly toned. An excellent set; the first edition in the price-clipped jacket, mildly toned jacket, the sample copy in a bright, unclipped jacket, with extremities of both slightly rubbed and with a few nicks.

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