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The Necessary Lie

The Necessary Lie

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The Necessary Lie

by Williams, John

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Denver, CO: Verb Publications, 1965. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. 47 pp. Signed by John Williams on the front free end paper, and inscribed to a former owner, Thomas McClean. Bound in publisher's grey cloth over boards, stamped in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Rubbing to extremities and gilt. Previous owner has written his name to front paste down, and added three words on the contents page. Williams' extremely scarce collection of poetry which was published the same year as Stoner, printed in an edition of merely 425 copies.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140938385
Title
The Necessary Lie
Author
Williams, John
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Verb Publications
Place of Publication
Denver, CO
Date Published
1965
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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