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    Shirley Jackson. The Lottery. New York: 1949. First edition, second printing; presentation copy, inscribed.

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    Shirley Jackson. The Lottery. New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. Second printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Jackson on the front free endpaper: "For Irina - Red - Jerry - Butch -/with love and/best wishes./Shirley/1949-August". Octavo. [viii], 306, [4, blank] pages. Publisher's full turquoise cloth, spine lettered in red. Publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine toned; front joint torn; spine soiled and edgeworn; some rubbing, soiling to boards; two corners bumped; front endleaves quite offset. Dust jacket spine a bit dull; jacket tattered with numerous tears and chips; tape repairs to verso; front flap and rear panel loose from the rest of the jacket. A fair copy. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

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    March, 2018
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