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CHINA TRACE by  Charles WRIGHT - Signed First Edition - (1977) - from Brian Cassidy, Bookseller and Biblio.co.uk

CHINA TRACE

by WRIGHT, Charles

Condition: Fine/fine


Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 8vo. Full grey cloth. In original illustrated jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to first endpaper: "For Charlie, / Who continues / to show me the / way - / from / Charles / April 1978." SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR again to title page. Trace jacket wear near spine extremities, tiny bits of foxing to outer page edge and a few interior leaves, else about fine throughout.

Association copy of an early Wright book, inscribed to fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Simic. With three instances of marginalia in an unknown hand, though likely Simic's. 65pp.



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