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Sapphira and the Slave Girl by  Willa Cather - First Edition - 1940 - from Grimalkin Books and Biblio.co.uk

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

by Cather, Willa

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: Knopf, 1940. Although this book was published in 1940 as noted on the title page and copyright page, it does not state First Edition and therefore is an early printing. It's a clean, handsome copy in very good condition, with light green cloth covers and pastedown labels on the front panel and spine. There is some light spine fading, as well as toning of the spine label. As for the interior, the book is tightly bound. There is an attractive bookplate on the ffep from the original owner. The text pages are clean and bright, with no tears, stains, or foxing. The book measures 5 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches and includes 296 pages. See photo.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Chap Book.

Willa Cather was born near Winchester, Virginia, in 1873. When she was ten years old, her family moved to the prairies of Nebraska, later the setting for a number of her novels. At the age of twenty-one, she graduated from the University of Nebraska, and she spent the next few years doing newspaper work and teaching high school in Pittsburgh. In 1903, her first book, April Twilights, a collection of poems, was published, and two years later The Troll Garden, a collection of stories, appeared in print. After the publication of her first novel, Alexander’s Bridge, in 1912, Cather devoted herself full time to writing, and over the years she completed eleven more novels (including O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, The Professor’s House, and Death Comes for the Archbishop ), four collections of short stories, and two volumes of essays. Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours in 1923. She died in 1947.




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