The Rare Galley Proof Copy of Carson McCullers' Second Novel, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Inscribed by Her
Carson McCullers. Reflections in a Golden Eye.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Original Galley Proofs.
Inscribed by McCullers on the first page: "For Gene Andrewsky
[?]/Best/Carson McCullers". Printed paper label on front cover
with a price ($2.00) and a date (January 28/41, possibly
publication date) written in manuscript in an unknown hand at
bottom. Oblong octavo. Approximately 11.5 x 6.75 inches. 547
unnumbered pages, printed on rectos only. Publisher's burgundy
cloth backstrip over plain grey paper and plain cardboard (front
cover is paper, rear cover is cardboard). 291 unnumbered pages,
printed on rectos only. Some dampstaining to binding, especially
near backstrip, some wear and a few creases to front cover, mild
dampstaining and wear to rear cover, corners of text a bit bumped,
some minor soiling to fore-edge of text. A wonderful example of a
very rare item. Housed in quarter brown morocco clamshell case.
This controversial book is considered by literary scholar Anthony
Slide to be one of only four familiar gay novels of the first half
of the twentieth century in the English language.
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