The Troll Garden.New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905 Stock Code: 26021
THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK - INSCRIBED COPYFirst 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. A rare book inscribed.
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, decoration to front board in blind. Housed in a custom red solander box.
Hinges cracked but perfectly sound, trifling paper flaw to rear endpaper, tips of cloth very lightly rubbed but a splendid copy and not common in this condition.
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