February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 72
 

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[Literature] Berryman, John
Stephen Crane

(New York): William Sloane Associates, Inc., (1950). First edition. 8vo. 327 pp. Inscribed: "To Ames W. Williams/with thanks for help/& regret that it's not/better/Sincerely/John Berryman/21 Nov 1950" on front free endpaper. Original dark red cloth, stamped in gilt; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed; original unclipped dust-jacket, spine slightly faded. Part of the American Men of Letters Series.

Ames W. Williams was a lawyer, judge, and a great collector of Stephen Crane. He co-wrote the standard bibliography, and his collection now resides at Syracuse University. Berryman refers to Williams and his work on Crane four times in his notes. A great association.

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(New York): William Sloane Associates, Inc., (1950). First edition. 8vo. 327 pp. Inscribed: "To Ames W. Williams/with thanks for help/& regret that it's not/better/Sincerely/John Berryman/21 Nov 1950" on front free endpaper. Original dark red cloth, stamped in gilt; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed; original unclipped dust-jacket, spine slightly faded. Part of the American Men of Letters Series.

Ames W. Williams was a lawyer, judge, and a great collector of Stephen Crane. He co-wrote the standard bibliography, and his collection now resides at Syracuse University. Berryman refers to Williams and his work on Crane four times in his notes. A great association.

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