DescriptionWilla Cather. Lucy Gayheart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. Advance salesman's dummy as well as a first edition of Lucy Gayheart. Salesman's dummy is fine in dust jacket; the first edition is very good in jacket.
This lot includes: a salesman's dummy in publisher's green cloth with printed paper label on front cover and spine, to match the first edition binding. Slightly faded on spine, but otherwise fine. In a very bright, fine example of the publisher's dust jacket from the first edition. Printed sheets in the book consist of an announcement of Cather's new novel, title page, six pages of lined order forms that remain blank, and then blank pages to the end. Previous owner's name on the front pastedown endpaper under the dust jacket flap. Nine pages of literary quotes handwritten by a previous owner on the first blank pages. The first eight pages have passages from Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, the last has a quote from Lucy Gayheart by Cather. [and:] Willa Cather. Lucy Gayheart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First edition. Octavo. 231 pages. Publisher's green cloth with printed paper label on front cover and spine. Publisher's dust jacket. Binding sunned on spine and slightly around edges. Price-clipped jacket slightly dulled and soiled. Altogether, a very good copy.
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