CHEEVER, John; Richard Eberhart; and others.
New Letters in America.
Editor Horace Gregory. Associate editor Eleanor Clark.
First edition, first printing. Inscribed by John Cheever and Richard Eberhart on the front free endpaper, “Jack and Bernice Fein, this is a pleasure at Hanover in the fall of 1979, with best wishes, Richard Eberhardt”, and directly beneath, “To Jack and Bernice Fein, with my cordial regards, John Cheever”. New Letters in America is a selection of short stories, poems and critical essays by young American writers, including Elizabeth Bishop, as well as Cheever and Eberhart. Also featured are short pieces by European writers such as W. H. Auden, Kafka and Rimbaud (in translation in the two latter cases).
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Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on a red background, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Faint dampstaining to bottom corner of boards and text block but not affecting contents, spine a little darkened, light partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in a rubbed and slightly edge-chipped jacket with a few short closed tears.