29 June 2005
ANDERSON, Sherwood (1876-1941). Winesburg, Ohio. New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1919.
8o. Original yellow cloth, printed paper spine label (spine darkened with label worn); ORIGINAL PRINTED DUST JACKET (small chip on upper edge front panel, spine darkened with a little wear at ends, soiled); cloth folding case. Provenance: Henry J. Smith, Chicago-based journalist and author (presentation inscription from the author on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with top edge stained yellow, with "lay" in line 5 p. 86 and "the" in line 3 on p. 251 in broken type. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Anderson on the front free endpaper: "To Henry J. Smith, With Regards, Sherwood Anderson." The Chicago-based journalist and author, Henry Justin Smith, was an early friend and supportor of Anderson. He also helped the careers of such writers as Carl Sandburg, Ben Hecht, Harry Hansen, as well as other mid-Western authors. Inscribed copies of this title are SCARCE. Sheehy & Lohf 9. AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.
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