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1 (Cabell, James Branch). Davis, Joe Lee JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1962). 0805701206 / 9780805701203 Reprint. Twayne United States Author Series: TUSAS 21. With listing of Twayne titles on reverse of dust jacket. Hardcover. Hint of discoloration to the dark blue endsheets (as usual), mild age-toning to pages, light rubbing to front cover eagle device, else fine, in blue binding with gilt stamping; in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
Objective in method and impartial in tone, this study of the eccentric Virginia fantasist reveals Cabell to be a writer of great versatility and originality. 174 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, (1993). 08705622X First edition. Fine in a photo-pictorial jacket. Index, works cited. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
The reputation of the unique fabulist, quintessential Virginian, and one-time household literary name has been in eclipses for decades, and this definitive biography seeks to restore to Cabell the recognition the author believes he deserves. 373 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Faulkner, William). Blotner, Joseph FAULKNER: A Biography, Volume One & Volume Two
New York: Random House, (1974). 039447452X / 9780394474526 First edition, second printings. Two-volume set in maroon cloth, with photo-pictorial dust jackets. Hardcover. A near fine to fine set: Volume One has a remainder mark to the lower page edges and a few scratches to the rear panel; Volume Two has a faint remainder mark to the top page edges, else fine; in slightly nicked and very lightly shelfworn dust jackets. 
William Faulkner's life and work--with over 100 illustrations: photographs, drawings, facsimiles, notes and index, chronology, and genealogy. Remains the quintessential resource on the Nobel laureate's life and work. 1846 pages; plus 269 pages of notes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 (Faulkner, William). Fadiman, Regina K. FAULKNER'S INTRUDER IN THE DUST: Novel Into Film
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, (1978). 0870492144 / 9780870492143 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder spray to upper page edges, else near fine, in clay colored cloth with gilt and black spine stamping; in a mildly age-toned, very very lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 329 pages, including index. Photo-illustrations. 
Detailed study of the classic adaptation of Faulkner's novel into the MGM film, including the full annotated screenplay by Ben Maddow. Fadiman records the major steps in the process: genesis, studio disagreements, shooting, aftermath. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Faulkner, William). Gwin, Minrose C. THE FEMININE AND FAULKNER: Reading (Beyond) Sexual Difference
Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, (1990). 0870496190 / 9780870496196 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A series of "conversations" with the feminine in Faulkner's poetics, this critical study explores the major Faulkner texts in terms of feminist and post-structuralist theory. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 (Faulkner, William). Sensibar, Judith L.; with the assistance of Nancy L. Stegall FAULKNER'S POETRY: A Bibliographical Guide to Texts and Criticism
Ann Arbor/London: UMI Research Press, (1988). 0835718794 / 9780835718790 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with debossed green foil lettering; in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photos of manuscript pages. Annotated bibliography, index of first lines and titles. 
Building on Keen Butterworth's 1973 "Census" of Faulkner's poetry, Sensibar compiles a complete list of Faulkner's works in this genre, both published and unpublished, complete and fragmentary, including the contents of his fourteen extant poem sequences. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 (Foote, Horton). Porter, Laurin ORPHANS' HOME: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (2003). 0807128457 / 9780807128459 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 233 pages, including index. 
Study which focuses on Foote's 9-play cycle, ORPHAN'S HOME. "In her accessible and sensitive analyses, Porter nudges Horton Foote into the rare company of O'Neill and Chekhov while allowing this versatile dramatist to plead his own case."--Kurt Eisen. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 (Gordon, Caroline). Makowsky, Veronica A. CAROLINE GORDON: A Biography
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Study of the life and works of the novelist and short story writer, wife of poet Allen Tate, and author of PENHALLY and ALECK MAURY, SPORTSMAN. 260 pages; notes and an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 (Powell, Lawrence Clark). Wolfe, Thomas OF TIME AND THE RIVER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Large stain to the rear cover and a small stain to the front, minor split to the upper spine end, evidence of bookplate removal to the front endpapers, dark offsetting to the front endpaper, else very good in age-toned black cloth; no dust jacket. 
This copy is from the library of librarian/author Lawrence Clark Powell with his ownership signature in ink, dated 1935, Los Angeles on the front pastedown. There is also a small sheet with penciled notations laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 (Stuart, Jesse). Clarke, Mary Washington JESSE STUART'S KENTUCKY
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1968). 007011238X / 9780070112384 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with blue line bleed-through to the flaps (from old-style jacket protector), and some light creasing to edges of rear panel. 
A biography and critical study of the writer from the hills of Kentucky, including an extended section on his life as a teacher and an advocate for education. 240 pages, awards and honors, bibliographical commentary, books by Stuart, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 (Stuart, Jesse). Foster, Ruel E. JESSE STUART
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). 0805707042 / 9780805707045 First edition. Twayne United States Author Series #140. Hardcover. About near fine: light wear to the covers, fading to the blue endpapers, very mildly bumped corner tips, penned addition to the Chronology on page 15; in a lightly worn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Scarce critical study of the life and works of the popular regional author, including sections on his autobiographical writings, poetry, short stories, and novels. 168 pages, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 (Taylor, Peter). McAlexander, Hubert H., editor CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER TAYLOR
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1987). 0878053247 / 9780878053247 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Collection of fourteen interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Chekhov." Index, chronology. In the UM's Literary Conversations Series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Random House, [circa 1997]. 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Movie tie-in re-issue; with promotional band. Hardcover. Fine in black boards; in the familiar photo-illustrated dust jacket; with publisher's wraparound band announcing the release of Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the book. 
"A gorgeous and haunting blend of travel book and murder mystery. It is enchanting and disturbing and deeply atmospheric."--Michael Herr. This copy SIGNED by Berendt to the front free endsheet. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Brown, Carrie ROSE'S GARDEN
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998. 1565121740 / 9781565121744 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered blue cloth shelfback over dusky yellow boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"This unusual novel blooms on the page like a rare, exquisite, and finally gorgeous flower, a quiet miracle, true testimony to the abiding power of love."--Lee Smith. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 Burke, Emily PLEASURE AND PAIN: Reminiscenses of Georgia in the 1840's
Savannah: The Beehive Press, (1978). First edition thus. Hardcover. Owner's signature on front pastedown endpaper, 1/4 inch spot of stain on the front cover and light soiling on back cover, otherwise a near fine copy without dust jacket with an attractive vine illustration on the front. 
This work, originally published as REMINISCENCES OF GEORGIA in 1850, is presented as a journal, chronicling the author's 10 year stay in the colony of Georgia just after the Revolution. Frontispiece portrait. A lovely Beehive Press production. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Caldwell, Erskine A HOUSE IN THE UPLANDS
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1946). First edition, first printing. So stated on copyright page. Hardcover. Very faint darkening to endsheets, else fine, in green cloth with silver lettering and rules; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket showing some minor nicking and edgewear, jacket art bright and vivid. 
"Charming, sulky, violent-tempered, Grady, the last of a long line of proud and pampered aristocrats, emerges as one of the most fascinating and pitiful characters of modern fiction."--jacket blurb. Novel of the decay of the Southern gentry. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Caldwell, Erskine TOBACCO ROAD
(Shelton, Connecticut): (The First Edition Library), No date. Facsimile edition: Faithfully reproduced from the first edition published in 1932 by Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. Fine; in a nearly fine dust jacket with barely noticeable, short tears to the shelf edges; housed in a fine slipcase. 
The author's first major success was TOBACCO ROAD, about the Lesters, poor white farmers struggling to eke out an existence in the Deep South. Succesfully adapted for the stage; a much bowdlerized film version, directed by John Ford, appeared in 1941. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Chappell, Fred MORE SHAPES THAN ONE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312064187 / 9780312064181 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, beautifully illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Andrea Futter. 
Southern poet and novelist Chappell offers 13 stories that use conventions of genre writing to metaphysical and metaphorical ends.--Kirkus, July 1991. World Fantasy Award-nominated collection of dark fantasy and horror. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Chappell, Fred SPRING GARDEN: New and Selected Poems
Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. 0807119482 / 9780807119488 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped black cloth over green-and-black patterned boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration: ''The Great Turf,'' by Albrecht Durer. 
Selections from six of the North Carolinian's previous collections plus thirty poems published in book form here for the first time. "Chappell's poems reveal both enormous erudition and a profound commitment to what he has called 'folk art."'--John Lang. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1943). First edition, first printing. Limited SIGNED Maxwell House Edition, SIGNED by the author on a special tipped in sheet. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in gilt-titled and decorated red silk cloth, menu designed endpapers; without dust jacket. 
Presentation copy with a warm Christmas 1943 inscription, SIGNED by the author to the verso of the front endpaper. Dr. Crabb was best known for his trilogy of historical novels that featured Nashville landmarks. Second volume in his Nashville trilogy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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