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By Lurie, Alison




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V.R. LANG: A MEMOIR

Lurie, Alison

Munich: [: Privately printed for the Author], 1959. Quarto. Pictorial wrapper over stiff wrappers. Very near fine in lightly edgeworn glassine wrapper. First edition of the author's first book, a tribute to the co-founder of the Poets' Theatre, Cambridge, Mass. One of three hundred copies. The wrapper illustration is by Edward Gorey. This work predates Lurie's first novel by three years.

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V. R. Lang: a Memoir.

LURIE, Alison.

Munich: [privately printed],, 1959. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers with cover design by Edward Gorey. With the glassine dust jacket. A few tears to glassine jacket, light offsetting from rear wrapper to endpaper. An excellent copy. First and limited edition of Lurie's first book, 300 copies were printed. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title: "For Wong, Alison Lurie". The character "Walter Wong" appears in Lurie's novel The Nowhere City (1965). "One of Lurie's first projects when she began to write again [following two unpublished novels and the birth of her three children] was a memoir of her Poets' Theatre friend V. R. (Bunny) Lang, who had died of cancer in 1956. It was published privately in 1959. 'I wrote it because I was afraid I would forget all that stuff and I wanted some sort of record... Some friends got 200 copies [sic] printed in Europe and we sent them out. Someone then sent a copy to an editor in New York, who wrote to me asking if I had a novel. But if the photocopy hadn't been invented, who knows, I might never have been published'" (The Guardian online).

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V.R. Lang: A Memoir.

LURIE, Alison.

Munich: (np), 1959.. First edition.. 79 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art by Edward Gorey. One of 300 copies. INSCRIBED by Lurie, “for Tony - also a gifted actor - / director - producer - and playwright - / Alison.” Lang’s first book, a memoir of Bunny Lang.

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V. R. Lang

LURIE, Alison

LURIE, Alison. V. R. Lang. A Memoir. Orig. pictorial wraps. Munich: [Privately printed], 1959. 8vo. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book. This memoir precedes her first novel by three years. Front wrap attractively illustrated by Edward Gorey. V. R. "Bunny" Lang (1924-56) was an American actress, playwright, poet, and a founder of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Fine in orig. glassine dustjacket with light wear to spine ends and short tear to front panel.

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V.R. Lang: A Memoir

Lurie, Alison

Munich: self-published, 1959. 1st. Softcover. Very Good None. SIGNED. 80 pages, bound in stiff paper wrappers illustrated by Edward Gorey. In an age-toned glassine wrapper. The paper spine has separated from the binding but sound and very repairable. Limited to 300 copies, this copy INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to Nora and Roger(Roger Shattuck, literary historian and critic, and his wife). Record # 403398

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V.R. Lang: A Memoir

Lurie, Alison

Munich: Private Edition, 1959. First Edition . Wrappers. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Gorey, Edward [cover]. Small crease to one outer corner, trifle rubbed at head and tail of spine, else fine. Lacks the unprinted glassine supplementary dust jacket. Unobtrusive bookplate to inside front cover. One of 300 copies. A nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize winner's first book. Nice Gorey artwork to the dust jacket cover.

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Price: $280.00


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V.R. Lang: A Memoir

Alison Lurie

Munich: Self-published, 1959. Original wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, near-pristine copy of this uncommon 1959 self-published tribute to poet and playwright V.R. Lang. Clean and Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers. And in a crisp, Near Fine example of the glassine dustjacket, with just a touch of wear at the spine ends. Octavo, limited to only 300 copies.

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Price: $200.00