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    Eudora Welty. Two Signed First Editions, including: The Robber Bridegroom. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Octavo. 185 pages. Publisher's light blue cloth with white titles and ruled in pink along the middle of the spine and front board. Original pictorial dust jacket. Light rubbing along the bottom edge. Top edge with noticeable insect damage to the cloth. Mild toning to the textblock. Previous owner's name and address on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket chipped, worn, and toned, with staining to the rear panel. Spine lightly sunned. A good copy of Welty's first novel. "I had such a good time writing it! I had been working for the WPA or for the Mississippi Advertising Commission. I had to do a lot of reading on the Natchez Trace. Reading these primary sources fired my imagination. I thought how much like fairy tales all those things were. And so I just sat down and wrote The Robber Bridegroom in a great spurt of pleasure." (Prenshaw, Conversations with Eudora Welty, 24) [and:] Delta Wedding. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1946]. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Octavo. 247 pages. Publisher's tan cloth with purple titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Slightly shelf-cocked. Mild edge and corner wear. Toning to the textblock, mostly confined to the edges and endpapers. Chipping and some paper loss to the edges of the dust jacket. Rear panel somewhat foxed. Overall, a good copy of a Welty classic.

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