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Sapphira and the Slave Girl by  Willa Cather - First Edition - 1940 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000057)

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Sapphira and the Slave Girl by  Willa Cather - First Edition - 1940 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000057)

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

by Cather, Willa

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/No Jacket
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About This Item

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.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Grimalkin Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
000057
Title
Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author
Cather, Willa
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1940
Bookseller catalogs
General Fiction; American Literature; Women's Literature;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Terms of Sale

Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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jacket
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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
spine label
The paper or leather descriptive tag attached to the spine of the book, most commonly providing the title and author of the...[more]
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...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
12mo
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