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[Lot of Ephemera and Photographs, ] by  Katherine Anne Porter - various dates - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT74484)

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by Porter, Katherine Anne

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Various places, various dates. Quarto and small octavo. Eleven photographs, two printed items, and one publicity print of a dust jacket. Generally very good to fine (with exception noted below). Included are five original prints of portrait photographs, 3 5x7", 4 8x10", four in color; of the 8x10s, one (b&w) is captioned on the verso by her nephew (the photographer), and one is extensively annotated and inscribed in the lower margin by Porter in 1976, but was laminated by the recipients causing a bit of smudging to the ink, and another is captioned by her nephew, as well as by Porter, with place and date on verso, and place in lower margin in her hand. There are an additional four copy prints (5 x 7" approx), one of a late painted portrait, and two of Porter in her 20s, and one as a child. Also present is an 8x10" copy publicity photograph of the front panel artwork and letterpress for the dust jacket for THE DAYS BEFORE, along with a three leaf press release about the adoption of SHIP OF FOOLS by the BOMC and a copy of the March 1956 issue of THE ATLANTIC, printing an early segment from SHIP OF FOOLS, featured on the cover (creased tear in rear wrapper).


William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
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[Lot of Ephemera and Photographs, ]
Porter, Katherine Anne
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Various places
Date Published
various dates

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

All material is shipped subject to approval, but notification of return must be made within ten days and returns made in a prompt and conscientious fashion. As our inventory is housed in two locations, queries about availability should be made by e-mail rather than telephone. We do not drop-ship to third parties.

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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.


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Book-of-the-Month Club These are popular books republished and sold at a discounted price by one of these many clubs, the... [More]
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
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