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The Patriot by  Pearl S BUCK - Signed First Edition - 1939 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and

The Patriot

by BUCK, Pearl S

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New York: The John Day Company, 1939. Hardcover. 8vo. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-embossed decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 372pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with several tiny edge chips. A tight, attractive first edition of the eighth novel from the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner (1892-1973) -- and handsomely signed by her in full in blue ink on an inner flyleaf. Interestingly, neatly tipped to the front flyleaf is a very good first edition of Richard John Walsh's uncommon "A Biographical Sketch of Pearl S. Buck" (New York: John Day, [1936]), a small 8vo 28-page promotional booklet about Buck in brown wrappers. Near fine. Inside front wrapper bears the inked ownership signature of noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93).


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