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New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition. Inscribed by Ruth Suckow to prolific British-born writer John Cowper Powys and his wife, signed in Claremont, California and dated May 17, 1959. Near Fine with light wear in unclipped with dust jacket, spine panel sunned, rubbing along back panel, Very Good+. The author's final novel, signed little more than six months before her death; she is often remembered as a regionalist novelist for her books set in Iowa. A nice association.
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- Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- The John Wood Case
- Suckow, Ruth
- Book condition
- Used - Near Fine
- Jacket condition
- Very Good+
- Quantity available
- First Edition
- The Viking Press
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- signed, John Cowper Powys, inscribed, Iowa, regionalism, regionalist,
- Bookseller catalogs
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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.
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