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April Twilights: Poems by Willa Sibert Cather. Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Good/Fair. Chipping to backstrip and bi-color paper label on front board. Previous owner’s bookplate on verso of front board. Mild foxing. Pages clean and unmarked. SIGNED by Cather. A scarce signed edition of this beloved Nebraska author’s first book. Although Mark Twain appreciated her poem, The Palatine, reviews were mixed. According to Cather scholar Bernice Slote, Cather purchased the remaining copies of the book and destroyed them.
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks. Anchor Doubleday, 1995. First American Edition. Good Hardcover in Very Good dust jacket in archival mylar. Not price clipped. Flat signed on title page. Prior to her career as a novelist, Geraldine Brooks spent years as a news correspondent in the Middle East. In this provocative book, she offers a look at the lives of Islamic women. The result is an intimate narrative about the forces in their lives – the contradictions and constraints. A little more than a decade later, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, March. This is Brooks’ first book.
Out of stockThe Tower by W.B. Yeats. NY: Macmillan, 1928. First American Edition. Fine Hardcover bound in original green cloth with elaborate gilt designs on front board and spine. Rare dust jacket shows significant chipping and is protected in archival mylar. Binding is tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Front free endpaper is slightly marred where a sticker may have been removed, otherwise Fine. A nice copy of Yeats’ first collection of poetry after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This book contains some of his finest work.