E-catalogue 20: Signed by the Author
There is something seductive about a book or a document that bears the signature, or better yet, the inscription of a well-known author. Publishers recognize this appeal and offer signed limited editions of works separately from their regular counterparts. Manuscripts and letters allow us to get even closer to the author, providing a snapshot of the creative mind at work. This offering contains a bit of both signed limited editions and original signed manuscripts. Also, in honor of the Charles Dickens bicentennial, it contains a small selection of books by the man who gave us Oliver Twist, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Pip, and many others, as well as items inspired by his work.
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NY: Knopf, 1931. Second edition, third binding. This edition contains fourteen new poems, while dropping three from the original edition. The complete printing of the second edition consisted of 1,500 copies, which were bound over a period of thirteen years. This copy is inscribed by Stevens on a preliminary blank.....